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14. Chitra Nakshatra

“Being and time determine each other reciprocally, but in such a manner that neither can the former – Being – be addressed as something temporal nor can the latter – time – be addressed as a being.” — Martin Heidegger

Ruled by Mars. (23º 20’ Virgo – 6 º40’ Libra.) Spica (Alpha-Virginis).

Star of Opportunity. Power to accumulate merit.

Meaning: Pleasing to look at, Beautiful, Variegated, Illusory, Magical

Main deity: Tvasar – Vishwakarma – Celestial Architect & Craftsman

Western Deities: Hephaestus

Main symbol: Big Bright Shining Jewel

Secondary symbol: A Pearl

Body parts: Neck, Forehead

Tree – Incense: Bilva – Bael

Rulership: Those skilled in making ornaments, jewellery, dyeing, painting, writing, singing and perfumery, mathematicians, weavers, ophthalmic (eye) surgeons and the king’s corn.

Hora Sara: If Chitra should be one’s birth Nakshatra, one will like bad women, be sinful, enthusiastic in several ways, argumentative in nature, will have luxurious robes, live in foreign countries and be happy.

Jataka Parijata: A person born under Chitra will be very wary, good natured, and endowed with a high sense of honour, but they will chase after the wives of other men.

Sage Narada: One born in Chitra will be splendorous, wealthy, scholarly, fond of garlands and robes, learned in the Kama Sutras (the science of sexual love), will enjoy many pleasure in life.

Brihat Samhita: One born in Chitra comes to have colourful garments and flower-garlands as well as beautiful eyes and limbs.

Varahamihira: One born in Chitra will be sexy, have an attractive physical body, beautiful eyes  and will wear bright clothes and accessories. 

Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Chitra, trouble befalls women, writers, painters and painted vessels.

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Qualities of Chitra

Trimurti: Vishnu/Maintenance

Gotra/Clan: Sage Kratu

Gana/Tribe: Rakshasa/Demon

Varna/Caste: Shudra

Motivation/Goal: Kama

Nature: Soft/Mild/Gentle

Activity: Very Active

Place: River Bank

Guna: Fully Tamas

Element: Fire

Dosha: Pitta

Sex/Gender: Female

Facing Forward/Level

Direction: West

Colour: Black

Animal: Female Tiger

Shudra – Servants – Labourers – Artisans: They are the skilled labourers, craftsmen, designers, engineers, town planners, civil servants; perhaps the top of the labouring, service class. Even if uneducated the will be skilled garland makers, jewellery, decorating, entertaining and offering alternative services in the markets place like tarot, magic, illusion and astrology. Services or some kind of labour work that takes a special combination of skill and imagination; or some kind of specialised technical knowledge They might like to source their materials through the community, working directly with producers and growers.

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 organisation, management, and skilled use of available resources.

Pitta: Fire + Water = Hot, oily, light, sharp, rough. Vibrant, successful, aggressive. Disturbed by sour (Venus), pungent (Sun). Pacified by bitter (Mars) & sweet (Jupiter)

Kama: They are motivated to fulfil their hopes & desires; to enjoy life and love, making friends and social connections, and to indulge in the pleasures of life. Planets that have some natural social talent will do well here while the others will show their awkwardness for easy enjoyment.

Mridu – Soft / Mild: Gentle like a like a pleasing picture; they like to relax and enjoy themselves without causing any trouble. Chitra can be flirty and fun, they like to have. Good time and get attention. They like to go out and have a good time: romance, ceremonial events, weddings and other things that keeps them active. Of course this goes along with they love for craft making and decorating. In many ways they just want to bring beauty into this world Mrigasirsha, Anuradha, Revati are the other Nakshatras that share this temperament.

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

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

Fire: rises up, expands, illuminates, transformers burns, cooks, assimilates. Fire + Air = cooperation / Earth & Water are cooperative / Space cooperates with all. Earth does not cooperate with Fire and impedes Air. Water does not cooperate with Air and impedes Fire

Triyanga Mukha – Facing Straight Ahead (Level): This is a level-headed and forward looking position. It’s good for mundane, everyday tasks that allows us to prepare for the future. This nakshatra promotes an honest, realistic assessment. It marks a good time to level with others or yourself, to ensure that the playfield and the ground are all level. It can be a good time to start surveying, building, laying pipe, or sticking a level on anything. Mercury and Venus share this perspective. Ashwini, Mrigasirsha, Punarvasu, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, Jyeshta and Revati are all forward looking.

Rakshasa / Demon: Aggressive tendencies, can be driven by self interest and strong desires. They see the importance of living a beautiful life but might be less inclined to do what’s rights.

Female: The energy of Chitra seems to work better for women since they like to arrange things in a pleasing manner. It’s suggested that feminine planets will do better here. Fire planets certainly bring too much heat.

West: One is likely to move in a westerly direction in periods of planets placed here. The planet may show it’s results in that direction somehow. If it’s Venus or Jupiter one might go looking for their spouse in this direction.

Sage Kratu

“The one who inspires.” A mind born son of Brahma; born of his hand. Married to Kriya, daughter of Kardama in his first life. By blessing of Lord Shiva he had 60 000 children in his first life. The all became hermits called Balakhilyas. They are said to be a species of human no bigger than the joint of the thumb.

In his second life he was born from Sage Bhṛgu and a Deva; he’s said to be seated in Bhuva loka. He became an unmarried Sanyas; adopting only the son of sage Agastya.

Kratu was present at the birth-celebration of Arjuna & Skanda. He went to visit Bhīṣma when he was lying on the bed of arrows awaiting death. It was Sage Kratu who convinced Sage Parashara to cease his the Raksasa Sattra (a sacrificial fire that was killing the Rakshasas like moths to a flame).

Kratu was in the company of Bharata when he recited the Naaṭya Veda “tell us about the character of the god who appears in the Pūrvaraṅga (preliminaries: just before a theatre performance is to begin)? Why is music applied there? What purpose does it serve? What god is pleased with this, and what does he do on being pleased? Why does the Director being himself clean, perform ablution again on the stage? How, O sir, is the drama has been dropped down to the earth from heaven? Why have your descendants come to be known as Shudras?” Natya Shastra is the shastra of performing arts, outlining the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya). Naṭya refers generally to theatrics, drama, dance, music. He is also said to be the author of a Dharma Shastras: Parashara Smrti & Shudra Dharma Tattva.

Kratu is the name of a Pratyeka Buddha mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Manjushreemulakalpa: one of the largest Kriya Tantras devoted to Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of wisdom which is concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism.

Female Tiger (pairs with Vaishakha):

Strong sexual desires and an aggressive sexual style. Chitra is also a kama nakshatra which is motivated by fulfilling desires. A Mrigashirsha might feel like they are being eaten by them. They do fairly well with the other cats.

Bilva – Bael:

Home of Laxmi. Shiva is fond of bael and its often used in worship and for ceremonial purposes.  One of Shiva’s names is “Bilvadanda, the Staff of Bilva.” The fruit is known as Shiphala, the fruit of Sri, the goddess Laxmi. The twigs are often used for kindling for starting the holy fire. Bilva leaves cool and refresh the heated deity of the lingam. The three leave symbolise creation, preservation and destruction; Satwa, rajas, tamas, as well as the three eyes of lord Shiva.

There are some different stories about the origins of the Bilva tree. As source of solar power:

1) “The Gods thought of making storage for yonder Sun who did not shine; they offered a white cow to Surya, thereby they restored his brilliance. The Bilva tree was born at the very reappearance of yonder Sun.”

Or as an amalgamation of the faces of Devi:

 2) “One day while Parvati was resting some drops of sweat fell from her forehead on the mountain Mandara, from which grew the bel tree, Girija lives on the root of the tree, Maheswari on its shoulder, Dukshayani on its branches, Parvati among its leaves, Katyayani in its fruit, Gaori in its flowers while in thorns the numerous Saktis find a home. It is also believed that Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, also lives in the bel tree.”

Each part of the bilva has a special qualities that can be uses medicinally. The fruit is excellent for both diarrhoea (ripe fruit) or constipation (unripe fruit) and is often used in pickles. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory to release pain but also to cut the heat of a hot summer. Modern researchers are mostly interested in the anti-diabetic properties. Bilva seems to increase the production of insulin to help break down sugars. Numerous skin diseases can be treated with bilva, as can many typical female problems.

Ayurveda classifies bilva as pungent, bitter & astringent; absorbent, unctuous, & sharp. It’s potency is considered sharp and the post digestive effect is pungent.

Special Considerations

      • Venus debilitated 27º Virgo.
      • Saturn exalted in the first 5ºs of Libra.
      • Month of Chaitra in March April when the Sun transits Pisces in late spring.

Auspicious activities

The Moon’s transit here is a good day to keep things soft and find some gentle relaxing peaceful activities. All the typically Chitra activities like craftmaking, decorating, keeping things maintained can be successful. And of course it can be great for a day at the pub, going shopping, taking a walk in the park, or just chilling out somewhere. It can be good for a little TLC, some gentle healing, shanti yoga, an art class, or just watching a movie. Nothing too stressful or dynamic, just a nice peaceful day.

Gods & Symbols of Chitra

Tvatar / Vishwakarma:

“Even in the womb Lord Tvastar, the vivifier, showing all forms, made consorts for us.”

The celestial architect, craftsman and master of magic who made many of the weapons, tools, homes and chariots used by the gods. He’s often associated as being the father of Brihaspati and Indra, though he and Indra are often at odds. As when Indra kills his son steals the cattle which Tvasar is guarding and then later steals the Soma. Tvasar is said to be afraid of Indra. However it was Tvastar who made the Vritra to kill Indra; if not for a small mispronunciation in the reciting the spell he would have been successful.

Vishwakarma (meaning; creator of the universe) considered an alternate name for Tvasar though their myths differ slightly. It’s believed Vishwakarma had five children who represent the five subgroups of skilled craftsmen: carpenters, blacksmiths, bronze smiths, goldsmiths and stonemasons. Some consider them to be a sub-caste of the Brahman caste while others dismiss them as being a part of the unscheduled castes.

Father in Law of the Sun. He cut off pieces of the Sun so he did not shine so harshly to please his daughter. He used those pieces from Surya to make several of the divine weapons.


Three brothers, the divine craftsmen from the Rig Veda. They are earthly counterpart to Tvasar. Tvasar is the architect, the Rbhus carry out the work.

Rbhu was the eldest brother connected with creative ability, transformation and rejuvenation. Renovation and rehabilitation, he could shape and transform objects. A divine artisan. Vaja was the middle brother known for his strength, vitality and power of speech. Through poetic elegance and divine inspiration he was able to pursuade and empower others. Vibhvan was the third brother associated with energy, agility, swiftness; the dynamic aspect of the divine craftsman. He was the driving force behind the work highlighting efficiency.

HYMN CX. Ṛbhus.

1. THE holy work I wrought before is wrought again: my sweetest hymn is Sung to celebrate your praise. Here, O ye Ṛbhus, is this sea for all the Gods: sate you with Soma offered with the hallowing word.
2 When, seeking your enjoyment onward from afar, ye, certain of my kinsmen, wandered on your way, Sons of Sudhanvan, after your long journeying, ye came unto the home of liberal Savitar.
3 Savitar therefore gave you immortality, because ye came proclaiming him whom naught can hide; And this the drinking-chalice of the Asura, which till that time was one, ye made to be fourfold.
4 When they had served with zeal at sacrifice as priests, they, mortal as they were, gained immortality. The Ṛbhus, children of Sudhanvan, bright as Suns, were in a year’s course made associate with prayers.
5 The Ṛbhus, with a rod measured, as ’twere a field, the single sacrificial chalice. wide of mouth, Lauded of all who saw, praying for what is best, desiring glorious fame among Immortal Gods.
6 As oil in ladles, we through knowledge will present unto the Heroes of the firmament our hymn,— The Ṛbhus who came near with this great Father’s speed, and rose to heaven’s high sphere to eat the strengthening food.
7 Ṛbhu to us is Indra freshest in his might, Ṛbhu with powers and wealth is giver of rich gifts. Gods, through your favour may we on the happy day quell the attacks of those who pour no offerings forth.
8 Out of a skin, O Ṛbhus, once ye formed a cow, and brought the mother close unto her calf again. Sons of Sudhanvan, Heroes, with surpassing skill ye made your aged Parents youthful as before.
9 Help us with strength where spoil is won, O Indra: joined with the Ṛbhus give us varied bounty. This prayer of ours may Varuṇa grant, and Mitra, and Aditi and Sindhu, Earth and Heaven.

HYMN CXI. Ṛbhus.

1. WORKING with skill they wrought the lightly rolling car: they wrought the Bays who bear Indra and bring great gifts. The Ṛbhus for their Parents made life young again; and fashioned for the calf a mother by its side.
2 For sacrifice make for us active vital power for skill and wisdom food with noble progeny. Grant to our company this power most excellent, that with a family all-heroic we may dwell.
3 Do ye, O Ṛbhus, make prosperity for us, prosperity for car, ye Heroes, and for steed. Grant us prosperity victorious evermore, conquering foes in battle, strangers or akin.
4 Indra, the Ṛbhus’ Lord, I invocate for aid, the Ṛbhus, Vājas, Maruts to the Soma draught. Varuṇa, Mitra, both, yea, and the Aśvins Twain: let them speed us to wealth, wisdom, and victory. 5 May Ṛbhu send prosperity for battle, may Vāja conquering in the fight protect us.
This prayer of ours may Varuṇa grant, and Mitra, and Aditi and Sindhu, Earth and Heaven.


1 WHY hath the Best, why hath the Youngest come to us? Upon what embassy comes he? What have we said? We have not blamed the chalice of illustrious birth. We, Brother Agni, praised the goodness of the wood.
2 The chalice that is single make ye into four: thus have the Gods commanded; therefore am I come. If, O Sudhanvan’s Children, ye will do this thing ye shall participate in sacrifice with Gods.
3 What to the envoy Agni in reply ye spake, A courser must be made, a chariot fashioned here, A cow must be created, and the Twain made young. When we have done these things, Brother, we turn to you.
4 When thus, O Ṛbhus, ye had done ye questioned thus, Whither went he who came to us a messenger? Then Tvaṣṭar, when he viewed the four wrought chalices, concealed himself among the Consorts of the Gods.
5 As Tvaṣṭar thus had spoken, Let us slay these men who have reviled the chalice, drinking-cup of Gods, They gave themselves new names when Soma juice was shed, and under these new names the Maiden welcomed them.
6 Indra hath yoked his Bays, the Aśvins’ car is horsed, Bṛhaspati hath brought the Cow of every hue. Ye went as Ṛbhus, Vibhvan, Vāja to the Gods, and skilled in war, obtained your share in sacrifice.
7 Ye by your wisdom brought a cow from out a hide; unto that ancient Pair ye gave again their youth. Out of a horse, Sudhanvan’s Sons, ye formed a horse: a chariot ye equipped, and went unto the Gods.
8 Drink ye this water, were the words ye spake to them; or drink ye this, the rinsing of the Muñja-grass. If ye approve not even this, Sudhanvan’s Sons, then at the third libation gladden ye yourselves.
9 Most excellent are waters, thus said one of you; most excellent is Agni, thus another said. Another praised to many a one the lightning cloud. Then did ye shape the cups, speaking the words of truth.
10 One downward to the water drives the crippled cow, another trims the flesh brought on the carving-board. One carries off the refuse at the set of Sun. How did the Parents aid their children in their task!
11 On the high places ye have made the grass for man, and water in the valleys, by your skill, O Men. Ṛbhus, ye iterate not to-day that act of yours, your sleeping in the house of him whom naught can hide.
12 As, compassing them round, ye glided through the worlds, where had the venerable Parents their abode? Ye laid a curse on him who raised his arm at you: to him who spake aloud to you ye spake again.
13 When ye had slept your fill, ye Ṛbhus, thus ye asked, O thou whom naught may hide, who now hath wakened us? The goat declared the hound to be your wakener. That day, in a full year, ye first unclosed our eyes.
14 The Maruts move in heaven, on earth this Agni; through the mid-firmament the Wind approaches. Varuṇa comes in the sea’s gathered waters, O Sons of Strength, desirous of your presence.

Hephaestus or Vulcan

The blacksmith of the Greek and Roman pantheon. Said to the son of Zeus and Hera or Jupiter and Juno. He was famed not only for his craftsmanship in making weapons, but also for his strength and ugliness. Vulcan in particular is associated with volcanic activity, fire and brimstone.

Demeter & Persephone:

Mother and Maiden; Mother and daughter. They are often pictured together. Demeter is the Goddess of the harvest, of fertility. Persephone is her daughter who was takes by Hades, with permission from her father Zeus, and made the Queen of the underworld. The problem is that nobody told the ladies whet was happening so Persephone felt as though she was kidnapped and Demeter spent 9 days looking for her daughter before finding out what had happened. Hades actually agreed to let her go back to the surface as long as she had followed all the rules of hell while she was there, one of which was to refrain from eating. Unfortunately she had eaten some pomegranate seeds which meant she could only leave Hell for half her time. This story actually refers to the storage of crops and corn in jars under the ground. Most of this is eaten, but some is used for planting in the next season so that the daughter once again grows into he mother.

A couple significant events happened while Demeter was looking for her daughter. The first is a controversial story about a devotee exposing her vulva to Demeter to please her, and it was pleasing. The second is that she tried to make a kings son immortal by burning about his mortal self but had to abandon this due to the fright it cause in the humans. She taught him agriculture instead. When Demeter gets mad, there is death and famine.

The Triple Goddesses: Kore, Persephone, Hecate:

Demeter is sometimes considered name for these three phases of female life. Kore is the young plant shoot (Swati?). Persephone is the young Nymph who has been fertilised and is ready for harvest. Hecate is the dry harvested grain.

Trika: Durga

Durga is the power goddess

Bright Jewel:

Sparkling, eye catching, valuable. Vipasana and some other eastern traditions refer to their practice as the three jewels. I have noticed, especially when there is a spacial combination involving Chitra that these people can go deep into these kinds of meditation. The three jewels, the triple gems are the Buddha, the dharma (one’s spiritual path), and the sangha (the spiritual community).

Key Themes

Make up is emphasised in all its forms, they are well versed in the not only the arts, but in embellishment, accessorising. They take interest is the little details, they know that all those little things matter, like where the ingredient for food comes from, or the materials they use to craft things. They like to make things shine, but they know true value comes from what is inside. Chitra natives are always pleasing to look at like a pretty picture, beautiful, bright, brilliant. Skill and imagination come together in Chitra making them good at all kinds of design, dance, choreography, music, languages, magic, illusion. They are versatile geniuses, good with their hands, capable of using most tools, making beautiful arrangemets that catch the eye. This might include industrial design, drafting, construction, stone carving, jewellery making, 

They often have a serpentine, well-proportioned body, beautiful eyes and are sexy and mystical. They can develop a passionate persona: charismatic and charming. Although they typify have some kind of unique skill, they need inspiration in equal measure, but these flashes of inspiration can sometimes cause them to speak without thinking. Behari suggest they will “wake up at the 11th hour and try to rectify one’s utterances when it’s too late.” Sexual urges can also come on very suddenly and very strongly for Chitra natives. 

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Health: Neck & forehead

  • Stomach ulcers, kidney problems, sunstroke, insect bites, skin problems
  • Look for genetic problems when Saturn is in 2nd house virgo. ?
  • Part of pituitary adrenal axis?
  • Thyroid??

Stars of Chitra

Spica Virginis

The Virgins ear of corn (or bundle of wheat). It’s a massive source of ex-rays. It can be seen in the night sky from about April to October in the Northern Hemisphere.

Ruled by Demeter (Ceres), the goddess of the harvest. Or Astraea who lived with humans in the golden age but fled to the sky when crime became rampant. She sits there to remind us of more innocent times.

The wine god Dionysus taught a mortal, Icarius, to make wine, which he unwisely shared with some shepherds. Experiencing the first hangover of their lives made them think Icarius had poisoned them, and they killed him and buried his body.

Spica is the star in the Brazilian flag. Since it’s a considerable distance from and bright neighbouring stars, they call it “The Lonely One.” They sometimes say Spica mean refinement.

Spica gives success, renown, riches, a sweet disposition, love of art and science, unscrupulousness, unfruitfulness and injustice to innocence.

According to Ptolemy, it is of the nature of Venus and Mars: shameless, vain, self-indulgent, abandoned, violent passions, the danger of seduction, riotous living but often self-respecting and decent. As the star of the grain harvest, it is the provider of our material needs. But we will only reap what we have sown.

Spica also brings spiritual and religious qualities, these native can do quite well in these fields. They typically have tightened psychic awareness, especially if the more sensitive planets, Moon, Venus, Neptune or Lilith are with Spica. It brings good fortune to scientists, writers, artist, painters, sculptors and musicians. Saturn or Mars in Spica are not good and could give downfall after initial rise ending in tragedy.

Planets & Pada of Chitra

Mars: Challenging, aggressive, penetrating, sharp, hot, invasive, competitive, dominating, technical, force, masculine energy, brothers, strength, fire, cooking, hunting, combustion, strength of arms, force, fight to win, courage, pioneer (first to arrive), innovation, anger, passion, sex, dynamic, kinetic energy, iron, copper, blood, marrow, bile, pitta, redness, 

Virgo: Virginal, innocent, young unmarried, easily exploited, victims class, no contract, no equity, disenfranchised, marginalised, loss of trust, loss of balance, war, enemies, toxic, pollution, accidents, exploitation, debt, accusation, litigation, logic, problem solving, criminals, prostitutes, addictions, animosity, enmity, complaints, obstacles, clinical, wellness, analysis, diagnostics, health care service, servants, pets. 

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Ascendant in Chitra

Behari General Indications: “a lean body. In some cases there is an indication of a stout and tall body. You can be recognised or identified in a crowd of hundreds of people through your magnificent dealings and expressions. There is a hidden inherent gift of having wonderful ideas that may initially appear silly but are later viewed as excellent. There is also an inherent gift of intuition. You are the type of person who is very much fit for the astrological profession where intuition is very much needed. In some cases it is also noticed that you may experience dreams that come true. This indirectly indicates that a divine power may be installed in the psyche of Chitra born. You are the type of person who is not bothered about the sentiments of others, nor are you selfish to others. Your dealings with the poor will be very cordial and full of kindness. You may be mistaken by others as rude and stingy. Guard your tendency to speak before you think. You may have to confront your enemies at every step but are capable of escaping any conspiracy. You have a soft spot for those in need and spend your energy in their upliftment. Obstacles in life are no problem for you. You can overtake all hurdles with courage and hard work. You may not lead a comfortable life up to the age of 32 years. The period between 33 years and 54 years of age will be your golden period. One of the redeeming features of Chitra born is that you receive help from unexpected places without much effort. While you love and respect your siblings and parents, you may experience some doubts concerning them. You may not enjoy the benefit, love and affection of your father. You may even live separate from him, even while he may be famous or successful. You are more attached to your mother and enjoy benefit from the maternal side. There is a saying that the Chitra born cannot stay in the house where you are born; this may manifest in many ways, you may travel and live far from your home town, or your childhood home may be destroyed. In any case you will settle far from home. Married life may be considerably strained. While the marriage will be stable, the relationship between the couples may not be cordial, at times leading to frequent friction on small matters. There may be some difficulty with internal organs.”

Shil-Ponde Male with Chitra Ascendant: “Chitra natives are quiet, thoughtful, and profound. Very slow in movement and of great dignity in bearing and manner. They like to read books on serious and philosophical subjects. They make good students in their youth. They are also extremely clever with their hands, which are strong, supple, and dexterous. They like to do things or fashion things with their hands and could be sculptors or artists or surgeons.”

Shil-Ponde Female with Chitra Ascendant: “An expensive and luxurious person. One who is fond of clothes and beautiful surroundings and revels in them. She spends much money on jewels, perfumes, cosmetics and her taste in these matters is expensive. She likes to change costumes several times a day and always look like an animated fashion plate. Variety is the spice of life to this woman and she will be inconstant and fickle in love affairs, having many during her life and marrying often. Many actresses, musicians, artists and opera singers have Chitra rising. If she is born on the day before the New Moon, with this asterism rising, she will have a husband who will die four years after her marriage to him and she will never have any children. If she is born with Chitra on the Rising Point on the day before the Full Moon she will be immoral and promiscuous in her love affairs and will support some of her lovers or spend money on them and she will die in poverty.”

AstrologyKing: Spica Ascendant: “Unbounded good fortune, happiness, ecclesiastical preferment, unexpected honor or advancement beyond native’s hopes or capacity.

Well-known, famous, resourceful, very learned, fond of philosophical dissertations, eloquent, creative, insightful, ingenious, fond of music and the arts, kind-hearted, agreeable and with a delicate life, happy, sensible and thoughtful, skilful and fortunate. Self-taught, esteemed for reasoning ability, a propensity for what is virtuous, well-spoken and pleasant to talk to, amiable and well-tempered manners, solicitous, possesses the art of judgment, and generous. 

A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities, bountiful resources, well known or feared in cities and regions, prosperity from youth and in own city.

Spica rising or culminating makes the interpreters of sacred things, the high and honored priests or philosophers, the inspired interpreters of some mystery or initiatory rites, or those who refuse some foods and are greatly assisted by the gods.”

B.V. Raman Virgo Rising: “Impulsive, emotional, fond of learning. They love music and fine arts. They lack self-confidence. Methodical and ingenious, they have active minds. They will be middle sized. Their chest will be prominent, and when afflicted, weak also. They have a straight nose, cheeks are massive and forehead is good. They exhibit their intelligence when quite young. They are discriminating and emotional and get carried away easily by impulse. They are cautious regarding their own interests, prudent, economical, diplomatic and shrewd. As autors they make process in physical and chemical sciences. They acquire much power and influence over others. They are liable to suffer from nervous breakdowns and paralysis when this sign is afflicted. They are of a speculative nature.”

B.V. Raman Libra Rising: “idealistic, quick-witted, vindictive, forceful and positive. They generally have a fair complexion, middle-sized stature, phlegmatic constitution, handsome appearance, broad face, fine eyes, broad chest and regular features. Youthful appearance. They generally have a sensuous disposition. They are keen observers of human nature. They have keen foresight and reason things out from the standpoint of their own views. They love justice, peace, and order and are agreeable persons. They are ambitious, more idealistic than realistic or practical; they often contemplate schemes that are like building castles in the air. They are not sensitive to what others say of them. As political leaders or religious reformers they exert tremendous influence over the masses and sometimes their zeal and enthusiasm can go to such a pitch that they can force their views on unwilling minds. They are not easily amenable to reason. They are great lovers of music. Truth and honesty have a special appeal for them.”

Queen Bloody Mary: conducted a brutal campaign to wipe out the protestant opposition. She burned over 280 people at the stake as she sought to reverse the course of the reformation. “With laws against heresy once more in place, trials of leading Protestants began. On 4 February 1555, John Rogers became the first priest to be burned to death under the revived laws, but he was followed by hundreds of others, including several bishops. The most notable was Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and a noted theologian.”― Charles River Editors


Ascendant in Chitra Pada 1, Leo Navamsha:: “You may have bent shoulders and hands. You will be a sweet speaker, and passionate. There is an indication of two daughters. You will be expert in various arts. There may be frequent quarrels among siblings.” — Behari “Considered handsome by most standards. Very grave, but witty in a quiet way. Would make a good surgeon. Very fond of music.” — Shil-Ponde

Ascendant in Chitra Pada 2, Virgo Navamsha:: “You are truthful and charitable. You may live in foreign places, have two daughters and suffer from upper respiratory disorders.” — Behari “Considered handsome by most standards. Very grave, but witty in a quiet way. Would make a good surgeon. Very fond of music.” — Shil-Ponde

Ascendant in Chitra Pada 3, Libra Navamsha:: “You will be learned in scriptures and are intelligent, and calm in speech. You will be satisfied with small profits. You may have a strong temper but still enjoy a good reputation. This position of the Moon (or lagna) may cause problems with your parents. You may suffer from diseases that cause burning sensations. You may also suffer from upper respiratory disorders.” — Behari “Inclined to the study of occult subjects, religious but quite unorthodox. Would be good at designing patterns and weaving in textiles. Likes artistic work with the hands. Usually a widower at the close of life. Career is a changing one.” — Shil-Ponde

Ascendant in Chitra Pada 4, Scorpio Navamsha:: “You are charitable. You may travel frequently for your earning. You serve your parents and teachers with full devotion. However, you may have to undergo several sorrows of life before attaining results.” — Behari “Inclined to the study of occult subjects, religious but quite unorthodox. Would be good at designing patterns and weaving in textiles. Likes artistic work with the hands. Usually a widower at the close of life. Career is a changing one.” — Shil-Ponde

Celebrities with Chitra Ascendant

John F. Kennedy (1), James Garfield (1), Lev Simkhovich Vygodsky (1), Jerry Garcia (1), Peter Frost (sick priest (1)), John Henry Schwarz (1), Werner von Braun (Rocketry; Operation Paperclip (1)), Leo Strauss (1), Roman Polanski (1), Jon Bon Jovi (rock musician (1)), Imhotep (1), Rossano (1), Neil Diamond (pop musician (1)), The Rock (wrestler (1)), Jeffery Dahmer (serial killer (1)), Curt Siodmak (science fiction (1)), Anne Heche Degeneres (1), WW I (1), Japan Meiji Constitution (1), 

Sri Ramana Maharishi (2), Sam Walton (2), Stephen Jay Gould (2), Antoine Lavoisier (Father of modern Chemistry (2)), Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo (2?), James Boswell (2), Nicole Kidman (2), Sarah Jessica Parker (2), Ernest Hemingway (2), Voltaire (Satire, social criticism, “Candide”(2)), Eminem? (3), Keanu Reeves (2), Samuel Colt (2), Thomas Beatie (2), Gazi Yasargil (2), Gerald Ford (2), Molly Ivins (journalism (2)), Banks Fail (2), 

John Calvin (3), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (3), Felix von Luckner (3), Frank Lloyd Wright (3), Jimmy Carter (3), Jose Feliciano (blind guitare vocals (3)), Courtney Love (3), Jennifer Aniston (3), Peaches Geldof (3), 

Empress Wu Zetian (4), Pope Innocent IX (4), Mohandas Gandhi (4), Antonin Scalia (4), Isaac Newton (4), Stephen Hawking (4), Linus Pauling (chemical engineer, biochemist (4)), Louis Pasteur (chemist, microbiologist (4)), Feodor Ingvar Kamprad (founder of Ikea (3)), Chevy Chase (actor (4)), Walt Disney (4), Cary Grant (4), Wild Bill Hickok (4), Queen Bloody Mary (4), Diane Hegarty (Satanist (4)), Emily Carr (artist (4)), 

[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 in Chitra 

Architecture design, technology, arts, crafts, they want to polish to perfection. The Sun seeks a kind of perfection, light radiating in all directions, they want illuminate all the imperfections. They can express themselves in a very gracious way, but the purity might only be seen on the outside. Inside they can still be a mess. They make good critics, editors, cleaners, detail orientated doting all the ‘i’s and crossing all the ’t’s. This makes them good students capable of pleasing their teachers. The Virgo side will be more interested in fixing things while the Libra side is more interested in symmetry, balance, beauty, peace and agreement. Their independence can be a point of contention in relationships and also with authority figures, but your own authority might keep you out of trouble.

Sun conjunct Spica: Great and lasting preferment, eminent dignity, immense wealth, great happiness to native’s parents and children, help from friends among clergy, favorable for public and legal affairs. If culminating, Church and State preferment. If with Venus and Mars also the native is a potent king obeyed by many people, but subject to many infirmities.

Bepin Behari Sun in Virgo: “synchronises with the ascendant, the individual will be capable of getting mysterious knowledge of the universal spirit pervading every event of life. It will demand that the individual gives up his personal attachments.”

Bepin Behari Sun in Libra: “will send a very disturbing message. The individual will be surrounded by undesirable situations and will feel that he is missing something precious in life which he is unable to comprehend. A kind of veil of ignorance, a shadow of illusion will intensify around him and his soul will weep from the core of his being and he will not know from where that sorrowful voice is coming.”

Chamatkar Chintamani Sun in Libra: “Rude mean, wicked, much travelling, loss of honour and wealth, living by metals, jealous, service, debauchee, disrespect from superiors. Early marriage. Sincere, impartial and intuitive. If Moon aspects the native will be a prostitute suffering from venereal diseases; gain through shipping, fishery and such. With Mars aspecting the native is hasty, has capacity for games and sports, martial spirit and courage. Mercury aspecting the native is fond of music, painting, writing, composing poems and literary works. With Jupiter aspecting the native is a governor, charming personality, in advisory capacity with friends and foes alike. With Venus aspecting the native I wise but times, affluent with women and pleasure, gain through refinement. If Saturn is aspecting the native is sick, feeble, poor, cruel, mean and suffers loss in business.”

Celebrities with Sun in Chitra

Sun in Virgo: Thich Nhat Hanh (1), Amitabh Bachhan (1), K.N. Rao (1), Jack Anderson (founder of modern investigative journalism (1)), Kate Walsh (1), Darryl Anka (1), AOC (1), Lina Franziska Fehrmann (child model, poverty, book binding (1)), 

Saint Francis Assisi?? (2), Dwight Eisenhower (2), Arthur Schlesinger Jr (Liberal intellectual (2)), Aleister Crowley (2), Tim Robbins (2), George Floyd (street crime, drugs, killed by cop (2)), Hannah Arendt (2), Margaret Thatcher (2), Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York (2), Bankers Panic Stock Crash 1907 (2), 

Sun in Libra: Rumi (3), Nietzsche (3), Pierre Trudeau (3), Bhagat Singh (freedom fighter, cop killer, bomb (3)), Lee Harvey Oswald (3), Johnny Stompanato (3), Evander Holyfield (3), Jean Claude Van Damme (3), Eminem (3), Oscar Wilde (3), Lydia Shire (Chef (3)), Isabel Myers-Briggs (3), Black Monday Stock Crash 1987 (3), 

Deepak Chopra (4), John Krasinski (4), James Boswell (4), John Dewey (4), Auguste Lumiere (4), Kamala Harris (4), Barbara Walters (4), Ursula Le Guin (4), Kim Kardashian (4), 

Eleanor Roosevelt (), Sylvia Brown (3), Roshni Baxani (), Bianca Beauchamp (), Lina Franziska Fehrmann (child model, poverty, book binding ()), Kartik (), Nataliya Kastsianok (), Evel Knievel (), Penny Marchall (), Bobby Joe Morrow (),  Susan Somers (), Ian Thorpe (

Moon in Chitra

The classics say they will have beautiful “eyes and limbs,” sexy body, they will chase after bad women and other peoples wives, they will be knowledgeable about the sexual pleasures and enjoyments of life. They will generally have high sense of honour and a good nature. They will be very sinful, enthusiastic in several ways, argumentative in nature, will have garlands, accessories, luxurious robes, wealth, live in foreign countries and be happy. Chitra is essentially the garland maker caste: they can make anything look beautiful with the ornaments they make, arts and crafts that blend a knowledge of mathematics, good eye for design, and knowledge of aesthetics. There is most often some sparkle and shine about them; they know how to work the crowd and typically do well in the marketplace making or working with jewellery, costumes, the street hustle or the “song and dance.” They might do a little art, a little writing, sing, dance or play music. Many of them are into tarot, astrology, magic, illusion. They are multi-talented and they can be good with their bodies. The 2nd Pada is Vargottama in Virgo making these people powerful warriors with strong body and an extra shot of courage.

Rulership: those skilled in making ornaments, jewellery, dyeing, painting, writing, singing and perfumery, mathematicians, craftsmen, weavers, stone carvers, ophthalmic (eye) surgeons and the king’s corn.

They also have a strong logical, critical, numerical side to them that brings success in book-keeping, accounting, architecture, design, town planning, making business plans. The founders of Whole Foods, Twitter, & Ikea all have this Moon. And we should no forget the Noam Chomsky wrote the book on manufacturing consent, they know the art of war in the ring, in the field, in the markets and in business. They are good at both planning strategising as well as carrying out those plans. They many be seekers of equitable agreement and balanced design. They are very good at drawing people in. There is an interesting connection with the eye in Chitra since it not only makes one pleasant to look at, but it can also relate to the ophthalmic surgeons who corrects the eyesight so that is may also view a more pleasing reality.

We might also note that those born in Mars nakshatra’s and therefore Mars Mahadasha, are unlikely to live long enough to see their Moon Mahadasha.

AstrologyKing: Moon conjunct Spica: Gain through inventions, success, wealth and honour from Mercury, Venus or Jupiter people. A splendid and illustrious life; great, distinguished and opulent nature.

Bepin Behari Moon in Virgo: “makes the psyche susceptible to influences of earthly life and involved in pleasures derived from sensual gratifications. It will be almost shut against admonitions coming from the higher plane.”

Bepin Behari Moon in Libra: “induces greater movement towards the pleasures of life: at this stage, the psyche will struggle to have increasingly more and more intense experience of worldly pleasures. It becomes incapable of of learning spiritualising lessons from the earthly experiences. The tamasic proclivities will be greatly accentuated.”

Chamatkar Chintamani Moon in Libra: “Much movable property, gain and success through partnership, morose and irritated for nothing, soft-spoken, courteous and warm hearted, success in love and marriage, balanced and artistic if Mercury is in good aspect. Much travelling. If aspected by the Sun the native lives through misfortunes and great struggle, disrespected, travelling and issueless. Aspect from Mars makes him aggressive, a prig, mean, debauchee, foolish and having visual defects. Aspect from Mercury grants him art, wealth, learning, name and fame. Jupiter aspect can make him a famous jeweller. Aspect from Venus allows the native to enjoy good health and wealth. He will be a great scholar with an attractive personality. Asperity from Saturn give him conveyance and devotion to mother, but misfortune.”


Moon in Chitra (Virgo) Pada 1, Leo Navamsha: They are leaders, respected for their deceptive nature and their eagerness to destroy their enemies. Their friends circle grows day by day and they will have many children or students who gather around them, They are bright, happy, handsome, sexy, and like to roam.

Moon in Chitra (Virgo) Pada 2, Virgo Navamsha: Vargottama pada. Highly intelligent with sharp, critical, logical minds that catches on quick and figure out almost anything. Excellent military tactician and many are trained fighters. devoted to learning, sweet-speakers, womanisers, experts in all jobs, happy, and respected by the learned.

Moon in Chitra (Libra) Pada 3, Libra Navamsha: Vargottama pada. Those born in the third pada are brave, daring, successful in any job, famous, having control over their senses, peaceful, always enjoyers, interested in varied type of sex, endowed with family and good children and earn respect and fame in the world.

Moon in Chitra (Libra) Pada 4, Scorpio Navamsha: Moon is in debilitated Navamsha. Secretive, sensual, sexy. They are full of courage but often come to sadness when they express it. The women very often associate themselves with magic, witchcraft, spell casting and that kind of thing; witchy women who may undergo big fluctuations in their hormone cycle. They can be vey emotionally sensitive; it can be very hard to keep secrets from them. Many astrologers have their Moon in this pada suggesting they have a critical investigative mind. Good communicators, good at mathematics. They often make trouble for those around them despite their efforts to help. They affected by some kind of mental trouble, having increase in the circle of enemies.

Celebrities with Moon in Chitra

Moon in Virgo: George Bush Jr (1), Stonewall Jackson (1), Caravaggio (1), Aung San Suu Kyi (1), Kate Winslet (1), Marie Antoinette (1), Leila Arcieri (model, actress, natural sweetener (1)), Calamity Jane (1), Jane Austen (1), Prostitute #3 (1), 

Pope Benedict XIII (2), Martin Heidegger (2), Togo Heihachiro (Great naval commander (2)), Buzz Aldrin (2), Shivaji (2), David Carradine (2), Steven Seagal (2), Sylvester Stallone (2), D.H. Lawrence (2), Sidney Poitier (2), Fred Vargas (2), Wilibald Gurlitt (music & autobiography (2)), Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (2), Anne Hathaway (2), 

Moon in Libra: Louis XVII (3), Sri Rammya (3), Noam Chomsky (3), Jack Dorsey (Founder of Twitter. (3)), Feodor Ingvar Kamprad (founder of Ikea (3)), Ray Dolby (3), Nicolas Cage (3), John Krasinski (3), Allan Pinkerton (Detective (3)), Rob Ford (3), K.N. Rao (3), Michael Arth (Child sexual abuse and black magic (3)), Knut Hamsun (3), Carl Wernicke (3), Richard Klemm (played cello (3)), Sinead O’Connor (3), 

Dwight Eisenhower (4), John MacKey (Whole Foods (4)), Mikhail Bakunin (4), Ferdinand Porsche (4), Edward Norton (4), Ted Turner (4), James Watson (zoology, genetic biology (4)), Molly Ringwald (4), Madame Helena Blavatsky (4), Komilla Sutton (4), Robert Hand (4), Iraq War 2003 (4), Korean War (4), 

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Mars in Chitra

Technical minded people, craftsmen, builders, workman, service techs. They can be physically strong and verbally aggressive. They are very active trying to remove impurity and while working with corrective measures. They could work with prison systems, criminals, with drug and alcohol rehab or detoxification. They might also have many tools and weapons for battle, to defeat the competition. They can be gem cutters, stone carvers. The Virgo side can be especially critical and cutting.

Many pope and heads of religious institutions have Mars in Virgo-Chitra. Leaders of large institutions. They have to fight to get anything done or do anything

AstrologyKing: Mars conjunct Spica: “Popular, social success, may have good judgment and quick decision or be violent in dispute, rigid, and nearly or quite a fool. Sometimes promiscuous and easily aroused by the pleasures of Venus. And if Mars is angular, involved in some trouble due to documents or driven by passion, especially if also with Mercury.”

Chamatkar Chintamani Mars in Libra: “The native has the eye of a scientist. Cultured growth of the native. Much opposition and rivalry. Deaths, losses but gain through opposite sex. Reverses through business and love affairs; develops sanity later in life. Blessed with noble offspring. If afflicted, trouble through relatives, friends and partner. With Sun aspecting the native will be practical in his approach to life and business, a successful executive, income, expenditure and pleasure are rife. When excited, trouble though partner and much opposition from friends and foes. Moon’s aspect makes him quick in action and indifferent to the consequences. More than one union, averse to mother, much sickness and fear from water. Aspect from Mercury famous gain through literary and scientific pursuits. Fond of art and music, untrustworthy, Progeny denied. Aspect from Jupiter brings good fortune, time for new ventures, philanthropic and noble. Aspect from venus gives energy, the spirit of adventure and a passion for women folk. Government recognition. Aspect from Saturn boosts his leadership, brings great name in the native place; a friend of the community. Prosperous.”

Celebrities with Mars in Chitra

Mars in Virgo: Genghis Khan (1), Winston Churchill (1), Dalai Lama XIV (1), Pope Francis (1), Alex Grey (1), Curtis Joseph? (1), Jean Beliveau (1), Freddy Mercury (1), Michael Douglas (1), Aaron Kosinski (Jack the Ripper (1)), Candy Barr (1), Mylene Farmer (singer (1)), Anais Nin (1), Jessica Biel (1), J.K. Rowling (1), Nicole Kidman (1), Hunter Schafer (model, actress, LGBTQ activist (1)), Banks Fail (1), 

Pope John Paul II (“The Warrior Pope” (2), Reverend Jerry Falwell (2), Nikola Tesla (2), Edgar Allan Poe (2), William Faulkner (2), Alan Shepard (astronaut aviation (2)), Peter Kropotkin (2), Pamala Anderson (2), Priyanka Chopra (Actress, tech investments, a haircare brand, a restaurant, and a homeware line (2)), Barbara Walters (2), /25 Feb2023

Mars in Libra: Pope Alexander VI (nepotism in 1492 (3)), Ron DeSantis (3), Oliver Stone (3), Roman Polanski (3), Donald Sutherland (3), Karl Benz (3), David Gilbert (communist, armed robbery (3)), George Docking (3), Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York (3), Mary Tyler Moore (3), Sexual Abuse #7 (3), Ukraine Revolution (3), 

Abraham Lincoln (4), Charles Darwin (4), Bill Nye (4), John Locke (Father of Liberalism (4)), Samuel Johnson (4), Ralph Klein (4), Wade Davis (3), William French Anderson (physician, father of gene therapy (4)), Vin Diesel (4), Sydney Biddle Barrow (professional madam, escorts (4)), Richard Burton (4), Bunny Andrews (4), Will Smith (4), Antoine Lavoisier (4), Sexual Abuse #4 (3), 

Mercury in Chitra

Chain of command. Media design, communication architecture. They have a powerful logical intelligence. They are good media editors,

AstrologyKing: Mercury conjunct Spica: Neat, tidy, clever, ingenious, favor of clergy and people in authority, gain through investment, responsible position. Mercury conjunct Spica trine Uranus (No orb): Mercury must be directly on this degree. This can be used either in a negative or positive way. It affects the outlook of the individual with respect to situations that occur n the person’s life. The aspect of Uranus here is important. A trine of Mercury to Uranus at this point would make the natives rather superficial and insensitive to the situations of other people. They would only utilise their thought patterns for their own pleasures and happiness, and would not see the needs of other persons around them. They have their own little group, whether it be it be those they work with or those in their own neighbourhood. They stay within a small group and do not let others infiltrate their little communication network. This is not necessarily a status symbol, but just a lifestyle they have chosen. They simply do not wish to reach out or search for other things in life. There is a laziness in mental pursuits for they are basically happy in this type of situation. Mercury conjunct Spica opposite Uranus (No orb): Mercury must be on the degree. These persons develop communications far beyond the normal. They extend out to many different levels of communication by listening and learning from others. They have the ability to relate to people on many different levels, and they feel quite comfortable will all of them. They learn to understand the many different intellectual levels of human beings.”

Chamatkar Chintamani Mercury in Libra: “Gain through better business management, large hearted, witty, rational, respect for God and Guru. Best suited for any kind of intellectual exercise. If Sun aspects the native will be poor, easily provoked, head strong, mental powers, debauchee. Moon indicates trust, god fearing, firm, popular and full of advisory capacity. Aspect from Mars causes physical affliction, trouble though enemies and state; much travelling. Aspect from Jupiter makes him a trusted leader of the community. Cheerful and jovial. Aspect from Venus will make him close to women folk, trusted by them, fond of decent attire, charming personality. Aspect from Saturn causes nothing but adversity: friendless and unfortunate.”


Mercury in Chitra (Virgo) Pada 2, Virgo Navamsha: Vargottama. This powerful Mercury will likely be channelled towards celebrity politics or war. The have a very practical decisive technical mind. Excellent “war room” strategist.

Mercury Chitra (Libra) Pada 3, Libra Navamsha: Vargottama. Mercury is more comfortable in situations where there are problems to solve. When it’s time to make agreement in Libra, Mercury can be hesitant, immature and somewhat untrusting. Their adolescent side comes out in relationships and they do better when negotiations are kept fairly casual. They might find themselves in cycles of talking about the same thing over and over again.

Celebrities with Mercury in Chitra

Mercury in Virgo: Charles Koch (1), William Howard Taft (1), Amitabh Bachhan (1), Buster Keaton (1), Ip Man (1), Mario Lemieux? (1), Patrick Roy (1), Clive Barker (1), Art Tatum (1), Leonard Cohen (1), Karl Theodor Komer (poet, philosopher, nationalist, soldier (1)), Darryl Anka (1), Margaret Lockwood (British child actress, born in Pakistan (1)), Ivanka Trump? (1), Sarah Bernhardt (1), Tasmin (1), Margareth del V.B.C. (1), New Zealand (1), Banks Fail (1),

Confucius (2), Putin (2), Queen Elizabeth I of England (2), Genghis Khan (2), Horatio Nelson (2), Ralph Klein (2), Sri Rammya (2), Ken Kesay (2), Michael Faraday (2), Caravaggio (2), Squire Whipple (2), Larry Flynt (2), Kate Winslet (2), K.D. Lang (2), Tegan/Sara/ Quin (2), Tanya Tucker (2), Caitlyn Jenner (2), Evelyn Waugh (2), Rita Wilson (2), 

Mercury in Libra: Turkey (3), William the Conqueror (3), Margaret Thatcher (3), Saint Francis Assisi?? (3), Johannes Vermeer (3), F. Scott Fitzgerald (3), James Boswell (3), Robert Curry (3), Chad Smith (Drummer (3)), Susan Sarandon (3), 

Dr Howard Eugene Wasdin (4), Christiaan Barnard (heart surgeon (4)), Miguel de Cervantes (4), Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek (4), Ivan Pavlov (4), Martin Heidegger (4), Michael Landon (4), Jack Anderson (founder of modern investigative journalism (4)), Jim Caviezel (actor who played Jesus (4)), Leonardo DiCaprio (4), Bridgitte Bardot (4), Serena Williams (4), Olivia-Newton John (4), Emma Stone (4), Lydia Shire (Chef (4)), Moon Unit Zappa (4), Invasion of Grenada (4), 

Jupiter in Chitra: 

Spiritual or ideological architecture. Lots of partners and expensive dynamic agreements. Broad negotiations; open-ended deals. They tend to put their faith in security architecture and design; military tools. Chitra’s typically take an aggressive course to making peace, establishing balance, or coming to an agreement. But Jupiter rules over our beliefs which are often irreconcilable with the beliefs of another. Their advisors may be weapons dealers, designers, architects, makers of magic.

Celebrities with Jupiter in Chitra

Jupiter in Virgo: Donald Trump (1), George Bush Jr (1), William Godwin (Utilitarianism, anarchism, journalist (1)), Michael Green (Quantum Physics: String Theory (1)), Gottfried Herder (1), Andre the Giant (1), Sylvester Stallone (1), Cheech Marin (1), Henry Ford I (2), Bon Scott (1), Neil Young (1), Jack Kerouac (1), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1), Serena Williams (1), Goldie Hawn (1), Shirley MacLaine (1), Cher (1),

Pope Innocent IX (2), Carl Gustav XVI of Sweden (2), Jean Chretien (2), Jean Charest (2), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (2), Johann Sebastian Bach (2), Prince (2), Paul Cezanne (2), Drew Carey (2), Matthew McConaughey (2), Doc Holliday (2), Eric Douglas (2), Yuri Gagarin (2),Jeanne d’Arc (2), Rue McClanahan (2), Gloria Steinem (2),  , Rene Levesque (), Prostitute (), Bill Russell (), Jim Thorpe (),  //21jul2023///

Jupiter in Libra: Bill Clinton (3), Pope Pius IX (3), Oxford (3), Winston Churchill (3), Leonard Cohen (3), Carl Jung (psychoanalyst (3)), George Fredrich Handel (3), Freddy Mercury (3), Hank Aron (3), Terry Fox (3), Rossano (3), Madonna (3), Ivanka Trump? (3), Sophia Loren (3), Michelle Pfeiffer (3), Diane Keaton (3), 

Alexander the Great? (4), Akbar the Great (4), Swami Vivekananda (4), Cicero (4), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd singer, songwriter, guitar (4)), Syed Modasser (nose, throat, eye surgeon (4)), Oliver Stone (4), David Lynch (4), Jack Anderson (founder of modern investigative journalism (4)), Nathaniel Hawthorne (4), Michael Jackson (pop star, dancer (4)), Ruth Benedict (4), Karla Homolka (4), Naomi Campbell (4), Bridgitte Bardot (4), Uma Thurman (4), Calgary City (4), Manhattan (4), 

Venus in Chitra

“Peace is the only battle worth waging.”

Albert Camus

“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.”

—Albert Camus

“Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”

—Albert Camus

“Problems are like toilet paper. You pull one and ten more come.”

— Woody Allen

Venus goes from being debilitated in pada 2 of Chitra (27 degrees), to being in its own sign and navamsha in pada 3, before falling to the sway of Mars in the 4th pada.

Women in your life will be beautiful and sexy; active and passionate.  There can be a fine line in hasta between sexy and beautiful on one hand, and cheap objectification of sex and beauty on the other hand. in the pursuit of balanced design; balanced architecture. Men with this placement often have a love for guns and weapons (especially on the virgo side).. These people typically find that society and partners can be quite agreeable and they are typically able to get what they want through negotiation. The sense of agreeability typically works both ways in a partnership. If I say yes to the things you want to do; you also have to say yes to the things I want to do. They are typically very good diplomats seeking a fair deal.

Celebrities with Venus in Chitra

Venus in Virgo: Pompey (1), Harry Prince of Wales (1), Sadhguru (1), Max Stirner (1), Jerome Deschamps (1), Jesse James (1), Sean Connery (1), Charlie Sheen (1), Henry Ford II (1), Claudia Schiffer (1), K.D. Lang (1), Saint Bartholomew Day Massacre (1), 

Desmond Tutu (2), Warren Buffett (2), Antoine Lavoisier (2), Berni Sanders (2), Albert Camus (2), Samuel Johnson (2), Peter Sellers (2), Woody Allen (2), Matthew McConaughey (2), Franklin Pierce (2), Rose McGowan (2), Banks Fail (2),

Venus in Libra: Stephen Jay Gould (3), Karl Benz (3), D.H. Lawrence (3), Aleister Crowley (3), F. Scott Fitzgerald (3), Forrest Ackerman (science fiction writer, editor, agent (3)), Margareth del V.B.C. (3), 

Suleiman the Magnificent (4), King Henry V of England (4), Dr Howard Eugene Wasdin (4), Bashar Hafez Al-Assad (4), General Custer (4), K.N. Rao (4), Christopher Reeve (4), Freddy Mercury (4), Michael Douglas (4), Jim Caviezel (actor who played Jesus (4)), Henrietta Maria of France (4), 

Fredrich Engels (4), Kathryn Bigelow (), Rudolf Harbig (), Claire Paphitis (), Friedrich Christian Elector of Saxony (), ///25July2023/

Saturn in Chitra 

This is often a rags to riches story where a person works very hard in order to gain respect from society. Occasionally it may be a more wealthy trust fund manager who lives as if poor. In the chart of the USA, Saturn rules the 2nd and 3rd house and represents that common American narrative that with hard work a person can go from having nothing to having everything. Putin’s chart (strangely enough) embodies this more than anyone having grown up on the streets and is now one of the most powerful men in the world.

The classics say that they will “make magic with charcoal, sticks and stones” and this seems to be correct. They will likely have a thing for gemstones, candle magic, fire, stone patterns, making designs and plans. This can be Columbus and the “magic” of gunpowder, Khrushchev witnessing the magic of washing machines in the 1950s. Norman Mailer’s books were filled with magic. Britney Spears excels at stagecraft which is mostly done by hired hands, lighting people, make-up artists and other servants or service personnel. She also came from nothing.

The main career themes of this placement in Engineering, Finance, Military science, gun powder, and I’m sure there would have been many black smiths with this placement as we.

AstrologyKing:Saturn conjunct Spica: Apt to be suspicious, sharp or rugged, but does much good, occult interests, good speaker, popular, many friends, gain through legacies but extravagant, good health, favorable for domestic matters. Expert in medicine or prediction, versed in occult books and initiations into mysteries.”


Saturn in Chitra (Libra) Pada 3, Libra Navamsha: Vargottama pada. Stem Cell something. One researcher for stem cells has this and one client of stem cell therapy.

Saturn in Chitra (Libra) Pada 4, Scorpio Navamsha: Science, military engineers, financial managers, trust fund managers. Dancers, poets, musicians).

Celebrities with Saturn in Chitra

Saturn in Virgo: Putin (1), Christopher Columbus (1), Hermann Oberth (rocketry (1)), Ibram X Kendi (1), Stan Lee (super-villain stories (1)), Rocky Marciano (boxer (1)), Clive Barker (1), Ava Gardner (1), Brittney Spears (1), USA (1), 

Tony Blair (2), Jean Paul Palomeros (2), Nikita Khrushchev (2), Howard Schultz (Starbucks (2)), John MacKey (Whole Foods (2)), Leonardo Da Vinci (2), Aldous Huxley (2), Norman Mailer (2), Hulk Hogan (2), Hank Williams (singer songwriter (2)), Ronnie Gale Dreyer (2), Komilla Sutton (Vedic Astrology (2)), Jessica Biel (2), Jane Austen (2), Kate Duchess of Cambridge (2), Rosanna Barr (2), 

Saturn in Libra: Mao (communist leader (3)), Jefferey Epstein (finance (4)), George Bush Sr. (3), Friedrich Christian Margrave of Meissen (3), Christiaan Huygens (mathematics,, lens grinding, invention (3)), Friedrich August III King of Saxony (3), Ranjan Bose (electrical engineer (3)), Guy Fawkes (military engineer (3)), William Butler Yeats (poetry (3)), John Stuart Mill (philosophy & economics (3)), Gert-Heinrich Wollheim (expressionist painter (3)), Turkey (3), Afghanistan (3),

Woo-Suk Hwang (stem cell researcher (4)), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (civil engineer (4)), Edward Snowden (Intelligence contractor, whistleblower (4)), Robert B. Neller (General of Marines (4)), Alan Shepard (astronaut aviation (4)), Henry Every Pirate (4), Michael Bolton (4), Anne Hathaway (4), Nat Albright (), Carol Ortega Choung (),  Ian Thorpe (), /// 25 July2023/

Rahu in Chitra 

Unique, strange, foreign architecture, patch jobs, handyman dream. Asymmetric warfare. Ability to create something really unique, technical design, hardware or software. Very well-placed on the Libra side, but on the Virgo side where the craft get more attention than the craftsman. The Virgo side can be a little provocative, breaking things so they can put them back together. The Libra side will be more focused on connection and relationships at any cost to themselves. They can end up with a partner who doesn’t seem to match.

Celebrities with Rahu in Chitra

Rahu in VirgoPope Leo XIII (1), Rudyard Kipling (1), Leo Tolstoy (1), Anais Nin (1), 

William the Conqueror (2), Pope Urban VIII (military ruler, opponent of Copernicus & Galileo (2)), Nancy Pelosi (2), David Koch (2), Thomas Edison (Inventor (2)), Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysics, pop. Science (2)), Alexander Graham Bell (2), Michelangelo (2), Michael Jackson (2), Al Pacino (2), Chuck Norris (martial arts actor (2)), Tim Robbins (2), Peter Frost (sick priest (2)), Aaron Kosinski (Jack the Ripper (2)), Tanya Tucker (2), Liv Tyler (2), Jaime Lee Curtis (2), Andrea Bocelli (2), 

Rahu in Libra: Cicero (Bateman, Orator (3)), Ray Kroc (McDonalds (3)) Chris Martin (3),, Eugene Herrigel (Zen & Archery (3)), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (boxer (3)), Terry Fox (ampute runner (3)), Clifford Olsen (serial killer (3)), Jamie Sale (figure skating (3)), Madonna (The Material Girl (3)), 

Jean Charest (4), William Butler Yeats (4), Harry Babasin (experimental jazz (4)), Henrik Ibsen (4), Lee Harvey Oswald (Kennedy killer (4)), Eric Douglas (4), Curt Siodmak (science fiction (4)), Cleopatra (4), Shakira (4), Tina Turner (4), Ukraine Revolution (4), 

Ketu in Chitra 

They might work with futuristic technology. They can be very spiritual, mystical,

Celebrities with Ketu in Chitra

Ketu in Virgo: Mao (1), Descartes (1), Friedrich Christian Margrave of Meissen (1), Louis Sullivan (1), Robert Duvall (1), Richard Gere (1), Caitlyn Jenner (1), Timothy McVeigh (1), Woody Guthrie (1), Molly Ringwald (1), Sigourney Weaver (1), Lucy Lawless (1), Celine Dion (1),

Werner von Braun (Rocketry; Operation Paperclip (3)), Nikola Tesla (2), Usain Bolt (sprinter (2)), Ip Man (2), Lisa Marie Presley (2), Sarah McLachlan (2), Titanic Sinking (2), Alfred Elton van Vogt (2), Pope Sixtus V (anti-corruption & heavy taxation (1)), //

Ketu in Libra: Genghis Khan (3), Warren Buffett (3), Jeremy Corbyn (3), Jacques Parizeau (economist, Quebec separatist (3)), Sigmund Freud (3), Jackson Pollock (3), Rick Levine (3), Ray Charles (3), Donovan Bailey (3), Sean Connery (3), Lilly Wachowski (3), Gottfried Herder (3), Meryl Streep (3), 

Winston Churchill (4), Gavin Newsom (4), Neil Armstrong (4), Stephanie Charbonnier (4), Niki Lauda (race car driver & aviation (4)), Layne Staley (4), Ken Wilber (transpersonal psychology & his own integral theory (4)), Cynthia Breazeal (robotics (4)), Lady Gaga (4), Mary-Kate Olsen (4), Moon Unit Zappa (4), Julia Roberts (4), Kate Walsh (4). Kristen Gilbert (nurse who killed her patients (4)),  Tsunami 2004 (4),

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12. Uttara Phalguni 

King Francis I in the Royal Blue coronation attire.

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

Star of Patronage. Power to give prosperity.

Main Deity: Aryaman 

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

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

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

Shiva & Parvati were married under Uttara Phalguni

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

Body Parts: Lips, Sex Organs, Left Hand

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Trimurti: Shiva/Destructive

Gotra/Clan: Sage Palasthya

Gana/Tribe: Human

Varna/Caste: Kshetriya

Motivation/Goal: Moksha

Nature: Fixed

Activity: Balanced


Guna: Rajasic

Element: Fire

Dosha: Vata

Sex/Gender: Female

Downward Facing

Direction: East

Colour: Bright Blue

Animal: Male cow – Bull

Classical Sources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Considerations

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

Qualities of Uttara Phalguni

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

Sage Palasthya

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Auspicious Activities

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


Lips, sex organs & the left hand

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

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

Gods & Symbols of Uttara Phalguni

Lord Aryaman

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

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

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

Story of Shukra Dev, King Janaka and the Lamps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patronage system simplified

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

Fresh Rudraksha mixed with the dried seeds.

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

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

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

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

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

Stars of Uttara Phalguni

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

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

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

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

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Tree of Uttara Phalguni

Rudraksha tree (Jivri tree, wavy leaf fig)

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

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

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

Key Themes

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

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

Planetary Rulers of Uttara Phalguni

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

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

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

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

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

Pada of Uttara Phalguni

Pada 1 (Leo + Sun + Sagittarius): 

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

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

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

Pada 2 (Virgo + Sun + Capricorn)

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

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

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

Pada 3 (Virgo + Sun + Aquarius)

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

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

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

Pada 4 (Virgo + Sun + Pisces): 

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

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

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

Planets In Uttara Phalguni

Ascendant In Uttara Phalguni

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

Male Uttara Phalguni: “A proud and arrogant disposition, with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples’ opinions. They are extremely intelligent, but because of their inordinate pride, they accept favours ungraciously even when in need and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favours.” They are infamously hot-headed.

Female Uttara Phalguni: “A joyous healthy disposition yet quietly so. She has a very soft pleasing voice, bubbling over with fun and humour. She is born to a family with social background and loves to mingle with her friends in various social activities. Yet, she is not frivolous, but beneath her joyous manner, rather serious minded. She has fixed principles from which she will not deviate. She prefers to choose her friends from among the people who are artistically inclined and cultured. She is efficient and adept at managing her home and her domestic life.”

Ascendant in Uttara Phalguni, Leo Rising, Pada 1, Sagittarius Navamsha: Pushkara navamsha. They need a lot attention. They will get it through politics, entertainment, hospitality, fashion, theatrics or drama. These are the masters of the patronage system, people come to them for favours all the time. They run an empire in come way. They are not just up on the stage, but they are the headliner; the one every one came to see. Political power, or being close to those in power is certainly a theme.

Leo Rising: “Ambitious, avaricious, warm-hearted, with a big liking for art, literature and music. They are cheerful and unimpulsive. Magnetic in appearance with broad shoulders, bilious constitution, average height, oval faced, thoughtful countenance and upper body is generally better formed than the rest. They can adapt themselves to any condition in life. They have faith. They are sincere in affection. They stick to orthodox principles in religion but are perfectly tolerant. Generally good tempered and sensitive. They are lovers of music and literature and generally possess a certain amount of philosophical knowledge. They are voracious readers. In life they do not succeed as they would like and often struggle throughout life and their ambition remains unfulfilled. They lack a natural policy and hence get into difficulties. They are forgiving and do not hold a grudge for long. They are likely to suffer from nervous troubles and are generally misunderstood by their boss and superiors.” — B.V. Raman

Ascendant in Uttara Phalguni, Virgo Rising, Pada 2,3,4,
Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces Navamsha’s

Virgo Rising: “Impulsive, emotional, fond of learning. They love music and fine arts. They lack self-confidence. Methodical and ingenious, they have active minds. They will be middle sized. Their chest will be prominent, and when afflicted, weak also. They have a straight nose, cheeks are massive and forehead is good. They exhibit their intelligence when quite young. They are discriminating and emotional and get carried away easily by impulse. They are cautious regarding their own interests, prudent, economical, diplomatic and shrewd. As autors they make process in physical and chemical sciences. They acquire much power and influence over others. They are liable to suffer from nervous breakdowns and paralysis when this sign is afflicted. They are of a speculative nature.” — B.V. Raman

Ascendant in Uttara Phalguni, Virgo Rising, Pada 2, Capricorn Navamsha: They are fixers of structural

Ascendant in Uttara Phalguni, Virgo Rising, Pada 3, Aquarius Navamsha: Populist, leader of the opposition.

Ascendant in Uttara Phalguni, Virgo Rising, Pada 4, Pisces Navamsha:Seems like a position for foreign patrons and disputes behind closed doors. Many of these natives found themselves a the centre of a attention and a power struggle. Late in life their whole life might be turned upside-down. They often travel of live in another country where there get much more attention than they do at home. They find their confidence when they are alone of far from home. Some of them seem to be serving foreign masters to some degree or other.

Celebrities with Uttara Phalguni Ascendant

Uttara Phalguni Leo: King Qin Shi Huang (1), Charles Koch (1), Robert Koch (1), Heinz Kohut (psychoanalyst (1)), John Dalton (Chemistry, physics (1)), Syed Modasser (nose, throat, eye surgeon (1)), Ray Kroc (McDonald’s (1)), Ron Paul (1), Gavin Newsom (1), J.M.W. Turner (1), Charles Dickens (Novelist, social  critic (1)), Tom Hanks (1), Renzo Piano (architect (1)), Dan Ackroyd (1), John Candy (1), Shivaji (1), GG Allin (1), Billy Idol (1), Joe Frazier (1), Jean Cabut (illustrator (1)), Judias Welty (killed and burned for insurance multiple times (1)), Ayn Rand (1), Shannen Doherty (bad girl actress (1)), Louisa May Alcott (1), Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind (1)), Melissa Ethridge (singer songwriter (1)), Olivia-Newton John (1), 

Akbar the Great (2), Franco (2), Franklin D. Roosevelt (2), Charles de Gaulle? (2), Jack Dorsey (Founder of Twitter. (2)), Bill Ayers (Radical Communist (2)), Hugh Hefner (Playboy magazine (2)), Haralabos Voulgaris (Gambler (2)), Patrick Swayze (actor, dancer (2)), Hank Aron (baseball (2)), Kevin Costner (actor (2)), Paul Bernardo (serial killer (2)), Zsa Zsa Gabor (socialite, actress, 9 marriages (2)), 

Nicolas Sarkozy (3), Count Zeppelin (3), Donald Sutherland (actor (3)), Bruce Willis (actor (3)), Dave Chappelle (comedian (3)), Joseph Pilates (founder of pilates (3)), Chris Bruusgaard (mid-wife (3)), Ken Dryden (hockey (3)), Princess Diana (spoiled rich girl (3)), Emma Watson (3), Jane Austen (3), Shirley MacLaine (3), Russia (3), Iraq War 2003 (3), 

Rudy Giuliani (4), Bashar Al-Assad (4), Alexei Navalny (4), Leonardo DiCaprio (actor (4)), Andre the Giant (actor wrestler (4)), Harrison Ford (actor (4)), Jean Charest (politics (4)), Warren Beatty (3), Friedrich Serturner (pharmacist, discovered morphine (4)), Thomas Sowell (4), Howard Hughes (4), Jesse James (Gun slinger (4)), Florence Griffith Joyner (Olympic sprinter (4)), Brook Shields (), //

[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.]

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Sun in Uttara Phalguni

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

King Henry V

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

To do our country loss; and if to live,

The fewer men, the greater share of honour.

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

By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,

Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;

It yearns me not if men my garments wear;

Such outward things dwell not in my desires;

But if it be a sin to covet honour,

I am the most offending soul alive.

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

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

As one man more, methinks, would share from me

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

Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,

That he which hath no stomach to this fight,

Let him depart. His passport shall be made,

And crowns for convoy put into his purse.

We would not die in that man’s company

That fears his fellowship to die with us.

This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.

He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,

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

And rouse him at the name of Crispian.

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

Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,

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

Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,

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

Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,

But he’ll remember with advantages

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

Familiar in his mouth as household words,

Harry the King, Bedford, and Exeter,

Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,

Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.

This story shall the good man teach his son;

And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,

From this day to the ending of the world,

But we in it shall be remembered,

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

For he to-day that sheds his blood with me

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

This day shall gentle his condition;

And gentlemen in England now a-bed

Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,

And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks

That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

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

— Shakespeare, “King Henry V”

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

Bepin Behari Sun in Leo:: “Will make the individual extremely self-centred: the message is that “you are the god.” In case the individual could rightly, in all his humility, which can happen if he is spiritually evolved, comprehend the message, it will lead him to all glory. Otherwise, the strain of the impulse may be unbearable, often leading to nervous breakdown.” 

Bepin Behari Sun in Virgo: “synchronises with the ascendant, the individual will be capable of getting mysterious knowledge of the universal spirit pervading every event of life. It will demand that the individual gives up his personal attachments.”

Sun in Virgo: “They express themselves in a somewhat argumentative way that is sure to make problems for them when they are young. They are typically very bright, logical and reasonable, good with taking care of all the details, following the correct procedures and solving problems. They tend to be at the centre of controversy, war, blame and accusation, health initiatives trying to fix things through favours.”


Sun in Uttara Phalguni (Leo) Pada 1, Sagittarius Navamsha: Pushkara navamsha. Political power. Celebrity entitlement, powerful position for patronage entitlements. This position can burn a little too brightly bringing with it ego issues, expressing themselves like the top dog while other planetary placements decide where they actually are entitled too this position of patronage.

Sun in Uttara Phalguni (Virgo) Pada 2, Capricorn Navamsha: They get close to the seat of power through hard work. They are often kinda spokes-people for the minority they represent. BB King was king of the black culture. Tegan and Sara Quin are spokesmodels for lesbian and LJBDQ culture. Ken Kesay was On the Road, even Modi is portrayed as a chai walla speaking for those who have no voice. Agatha Christie made huge money shining a light on crime and logic. As Ken Kesay say’s; these people are not here to kiss ass, they are noise makers, complainers.

Sun in Uttara Phalguni (Libra) Pada 3, Aquarius Navamsha: Writers, musicians, dramatists with large populous fan base, many friends and connections; but a close inner circle of all the popular kids. Of course most of their friends also suffer addiction, and imbalance in life and potentially crime running rampant in the places the visit in the marketplace. Clinics, hospitals.

Sun in Uttara Phalguni (Scorpio) Pada 4, Pisces Navamsha: Pushkara navamsha. Social work. Hospital and health care. Patronage of foreigners. Eye, spinal cord or neurological problems.

Celebrities with Sun in Uttara Phalguni

Sun in Leo: Harry Prince of Wales (1), Ron DeSantis (1), Oliver Stone (1), Richard Gatling (1), Barry White (1), Margaret Lockwood (British child actress, born in Pakistan (1)), Renzo Piano (architect (1)), Mary Anne Adan-Harter (market analyst (1)), ////17jan23/////

Sun in Virgo: Narendra Modi (2), William Howard Taft (2), Squire Whipple (2), John McAfee (anti-virus computer programer (2)), B.B. King (blues singer gutar (2)), Hank Williams (folk country (2)), Ken Kesay (2), Agatha Christie (detective novels (2)), Tegan/Sara Quin (2), Banks Fail (2), 

Peter Smith (AI, Comp. Science, Mathematics (3)), David Frawley (3), Samuel Johnson (3), Stephen King (3), H.G. Wells (3), Leo Strauss (3), Leonard Cohen (3), Andrea Bocelli (3), Sophia Loren (3), Priyanka Yadav (3), 

Queen Elizabeth I of England (4), Margareth del V.B.C. (4), Olivia-Newton John (4), Michael Faraday (4), Robert Curry (4), Christopher Reeve (4), Michael Douglas (4), Miguel de Cervantes (4), Ray Charles (4), F. Scott Fitzgerald (4), Aaron Kosinski (Jack the Ripper (4)), Catherine Zeta Jones (4), Male Prostitute (4), New Zealand (4), H.G, Wells (3),

Moon Uttara Phalguni 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charles Bukowski

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Moon in Uttara Phalguni (Leo) Pada 1, Sagittarius Navamsha: Pushkara navamsha. They are favoured by women (even if they are a woman themselves) and they tend to radiate heat so those who have a cooler constitution like to be close to them. They are obedient, devoted to work, proud, happy, handsome, learned and the most important person in their group, clan, family. They are usually big people who often serve as the power behind the success of others and they are able to project their power through them. They don’t necessarily want power for themselves; they are happy to be a reflection of the power and patronage of others. By this method there are no constraints to creativity and originality. They can be charismatic leaders, popular, entitled to shine, to express themselves. They are, however, said to be a danger to their fathers; perhaps because of being so closely identified with the father who is a domination figure. The solar energy is strong for any planet in this 1st pada.

Moon in Uttara Phalguni (Virgo) Pada 2, Capricorn Navamsha: They live more simply and seek to be of service to the lower classes. and other disadvantaged groups. They can be fickle; unkind, stubborn and only interested in grabbing other’s money and  self praise. In truth they often despise others. They do, however, bring a penetrating insight to any situation. They can be very systematic in their approach to problems.

Moon in Uttara Phalguni (Virgo) Pada 3, Aquarius Navamsha: populist. They are full of pride, short-tempered, jealous, sad, and cause problems for others. They are destroyers of property. They have a way of using their connections to make money rather than committing to a particular job. They can be very good at trade and commerce. They might have special insight into the mysteries of like and be able to exploit peoples fears. 

Moon in Uttara Phalguni (Virgo) Pada 4, Pisces Navamsha: Pushkara navamsha. They are witty, religious, liked by others, learned in shastras, support their relatives, and are in the service of those more powerful; government, corporations.

Celebrities with Moon in Uttara Phalguni

Moon in Leo: Oliver Cromwell (1), Galileo Galilei (astronomy, physics, engineering (1)), Stephen Hawking (1), Fredrich Engels (1), Trump Jr. (1), William Faulkner (novelist (1)), Waylon Jennings (folk country (1)), Bill Cosby (accused actor (1)), Satya Sai Baba (fake guru (1)), Peter Frost (sick priest (1)), Serena Williams (tennis, investment (1)), Susan Miller (Sun Signs (1)), Anne Heche (1), Anna Steel (1), Black Monday Stock Crash 1987 (1), 

Moon in Virgo: Queen Bloody Mary (2), Sara Aldrete (killer/smuggler (2)), Ann Coulter (2), J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter (2)), Wyatt Earp (2), Sean Connery (James Bond Actor (2)), Bunny Andrews (baseball (2)), Hugh Dillan (Musician (2)), Gordon Ramsay (Chef (2)), Steve Irwin (Land & Wildlife Conservation (2)), Alex Grey (Energy Painter (2)), Leo Tolstoy (2), Alexander Graham Bell (2), Tony Esposito (2), Jean Claude Van Damme (martial Arts Actor (2)), 

Andrew Jackson (3), Jules Dumont d’Urville (3), Deepak Chopra (Guru of Ayurveda (3)), Jack Nicholson (actor (3)), Mel Gibson (actor, producer (3)), Anton Lavey (Church of Satan (3)), Johnny Rotten (lead singer Sex Pistols (3)), Teresa d’Avila (The Interior Castle (3)), 

Confucius (4), Rumi (4), Subhas Chandra Bose (Free India Leader (4)), Jean Paul Palomeros (NATO Airforce Commander (4)), Henry Every Pirate (4), James Boswell (4), Charles Bukowski (4), Mick Foley (wrestler (4)), Gordon Lightfoot (singer (4)), Wilber Wright (4), Alice Bailey (4), Billie Jean King (tennis, gender equality, social justice (4)), Mary Anne Adan-Harter (market analyst (4)), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (), Dore Hoyer (), Bruce Montreal (), Steig R. (), Anila Hoxha (accounting, finance ()), Romain Vionnet (Business ()), Nicolaus Zinzendorf (), ////6aug2023

Mars in Uttara Phalguni

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

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

Claud Monet – Blue Cathedral

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

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

Celebrities with Mars in Uttara Phalguni

Mars in Leo: Pope Pius IX (1), Bernard Montgomery (WW II Commander (1)), Barack Obama (1), Ray Dolby (1), Ernest Hemingway (1), Claud Monet (1), B.B. King (King of the blues (1)), Tom Waits (1), Eddie Vedder (1), Stevie Wonder (1), Michael Landon (1), Jeff Bridges (1), Matt Damon (1), Mick Foley (1), Maria Siemionow (nerve regeneration surgeon (1)), Hannah Arendt (1), Elizabeth Hurley (1), Nicole van Kulmiz (1), Sexual Abuse/Escort (1), ///17Jan23////

Mars in Virgo: Empress Wu Zetian (2), Rajiv Gandhi (2), Stephen Wolfram (Mathematics (2)), Davy Crocket (2), John Leslie (Children’s show host; resigned due to accusations (2)), Dr Dre (2), Britney Spears (2), Lana Wachowski (transgender, sci-fi, gaming (2)), Emma Goldman (anarchist (2)), Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo (acupuncturist of princes Diana (2)), Earthquake/Tsunami Philippines 1976 (2), 

Chester Arthur (3), Nietzsche (3), John Dewey (3), Chris Rock (3), Brandon Lee (3), Eva Green (3), Jesseca Simpson (3), Gwyneth Paltrow (3), Simone Biles (gymnast (3)), Christine Chubbuck (news reporter (3)), 

King Henry VIII of England (4), Jawaharlal Nehru (4), Benjamin de Rothschild (banking, sailing, racing, vineyards (4)), Miguel de Cervantes (4), Saint Francis Assisi?? (Franciscan monk (4)), Ip Man (4), Paul Cezanne (4), John Lennon (4), Cat Stevens (4), Robert Wadlow (Giant (4)), Lisa Kudrow (4), Sinead O’Connor (4), Molly Ivins (journalism (4)), Carla Van Raay (“god’s call girl” (4)), 

Mercury in Uttara Phalguni 

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

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

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

Saint Francis of Assisi with a Blue Cross.

Canticle of the Sun

“Most high, most powerful, good Lord,

Praise, glory, honor and blessing are yours.

To you alone do they belong, most High,

And there is none fit to mention you.

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

Especially to my reverent Brother Sun,

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

Beautiful is he and radiant with splendor great;

singing of your significance.

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

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

Praised be my Lord for Brother Wind

And for the air and clouds and every kind of weather

by which you give your creatures nourishment.

Praised be my Lord for Sister Water,

helpful and humble and precious and pure.

Praised be my Lord for Brother Fire,

By which you light up the dark.

Fair is he and joyful and mighty and strong.

Praised be my Lord for our sister, Mother Earth,

which sustains and keeps us

And brings forth diverse fruits with grass and flowers bright.

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

and bear weakness and tribulation.

Blessed are those who shall in peace endure,

for you, most High, will crown them.

Praised be my Lord for our sister, Death,

from which no living thing can flee.

Woe to them who die apart from you;

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

For the second death shall harm them not.

Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks,

And be subject to him with great humility.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Mercury in Uttara Phalguni (Leo) Pada 1, Sagittarius Navamsha: Pushkara navamsha. Political analyst, celebrated writer, unique media. They are typically well educated in philosophy, the humanities, languages, multi-media, communications. Talk about current events politics and celebrity culture is a stepping stone to a deeper philosophical conversation. Political transactions. Powerful, confident political speeches; they are entitled to their say in the matter. Talks about truth and independence; fashion, celebrity culture, fame, drama, gossip, politics. Philosophical, ideological global.

Mercury in Uttara Phalguni (Virgo) Pada 2, Capricorn Navamsha: Talks about fixing the hierarchy, the corporate structure, design, engineering technical language. Talking about leadership, government, laws, reputation, brand recognition, structural problems. Their thinking and talking tends to follow a structure, one step after another it builds itself up.

Mercury in Uttara Phalguni (Virgo) Pada 3, Aquarius Navamsha: Systems analysts, scientific thinkers,

Mercury in Uttara Phalguni (Virgo) Pada 4, Pisces Navamsha: Pushkara navamsha. Mercury’s debilitation pada. Neurological problems are possible,

Celebrities with Mercury in Uttara Phalguni

Mercury in Leo: Sadhguru (1), Jimmy Carter (1), Rajiv Gandhi (1), Edmond James de Rothschild (1), Leo Tolstoy (1), H.G. Wells (1), Oliver Stone (1), Gabriel Lippmann (physics & photography (1)), Renzo Piano (architect (1)), Ferdinand Porsche (1), Coccinelle (1), Christine Chubbuck (news reporter (1)), Molly Ivins (journalism (1)), //17jan23////

Mercury in Virgo: Pope Paul VI (2), Narendra Modi (2), John Locke (Father of Liberalism (2)), Orville Wright (2), Davy Crocket (2), Allan Pinkerton (Detective (2)), Robert Buell (2), Jeff Conaway (acting, guitar, singing dabbler (2)), Avril Lavigne (singer (2)),

King Louis XIV of France (3), Stephane Abrial (3), Mother Teresa (3), Barbara Lama (3), Claudia Schiffer (3), Gert-Heinrich Wollheim (3), William Faulkner (3), Chevy Chase (3), Ray Charles (3), John Dalton (chemist, physics, studied colour blindness, atomic theory (3)), Sean Connery (3), 

James Norman Mattis (4), Ernest Rutherford (4), Samuel Johnson (4), David Gilbert (communist, armed robbery (4)), Matt Damon (4), Eddie Rickenbacker (4), Christopher Reeve (4), Berni Sanders (4), Michael Shermer (4), GG Allin (4), Ghwen Stefani (4), AOC (4), 

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Jupiter in Uttara Phalguni  

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

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

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

“Stay loyal, remain free, and always value honour.” Tucker Carlson quoting Hells Angels President Sonny Barger.

Tall, stately, priests, professors, advisors and father figures and patrons. Their beliefs seem to be mostly conservative or libertarian; they believe in individual freedom, liberty and sovereignty. On one hand they don’t like the state interfering with people’s lives, while on the other hand, they tend to prefer a coherent state religion or ideology. They have a very broad minded inclusive intelligence and believe in the power of the individual spirit, and the unique potential of every person. They might want to use faith or ideology to uplift the oppressed. Their beliefs may become controversial. And their use of ideology and morality in an aggressive way which risks making them immoral in the end (especially when Jupiter goes debilitated in navamsha.

Jupiter in Leo: They can have a great love for children, being very open and permissive with them. They have a great respect for law, and politics and will either donate of be beneficiary of political donations. They tend to have a lot of political charm, divine confidence, compassion, moral authority and may be self-righteous. They might show patronage through education, children or spirituality. This can be a good placement for children and women with this placement might land a husband who is into politics, education or is somehow a celebrated personality. Saturn influence by conjunction or aspect can bring disrepute and difficulties in childbirth. If aspected by Mars they can become cruel and aggressive despite performing noble deeds, being generally truthful and honest, and showing devotion to their elders. They will be very efficient and highly productive.

Jupiter in Virgo: This is a practical placement, but the true breadth of Jupiters expansive all inclusiveness gets boiled down to a logical argument; spiritual practice comes down to a patronage relationship. They typically follow the belief that is practical for achieving their goals. A religious functionary going through the motions that are expected of them.

There can be a lot of argument and blame law & policy, litigation. They believe in human development through service and they tend to take a broad minded liberal approach to solving problems or serving the disenfranchised. They can be ideological thinking the right belief is the answer to everything. They might have many servants or people working under them. They take it on as their duty to teach and preach to people; but their world view can be narrow, decisive, critical, sceptical, argumentative, perhaps focused on war, addiction, illness. Consider Tucker Carlsons expansive arguments night after night. Or Rod Fords expansive addictions which eventually killed him. They are capable of false hope or false piety.

They do well in technical fields, health care, social service, military, journalism, media and marketing. They can be good at fixing things: diagnosing the problem and outlining the tactics to solve the problem. But the problems never end, there is always more to do.

King Frances I Jupiter in Uttara Phalguni conjunct Jupiter & Rahu in Virgo. He was known as a prodigious patron of the arts, sciences and scholars of all kinds. He had a controversial military and trade pact with the Ottoman emperor, Suleiman the Magnificent. And as some point he must have vowed to take Milan and get his revenge against Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor leading Italian forces. He supported catholic priests to go to the new world to teach and spread the faith. When Portugal and Castile signed a treaty dividing the new world between them, King Frances is reported to have said “The Sun shines for me as it does for others. I would very much like to see the clause of Adam’s will by which I should be denied my share of the world.”

Celebrities with Jupiter in Uttara Phalguni

Jupiter in Leo: Jacques Chirac (1), Sheldon Adelson (casino resorts and political philanthropy (1)), William Henry Bragg (Mathematics, physics, chemistry (1)), Osama Bin Laden (1), Antoine Lavoisier (Father of modern Chemistry (1)), Eric Clapton (1), Sid Vicious (1), Jim Caviezel (actor who played Jesus (1)), Carvello Creighton (famed memory (1)), Mary Ann Polly Seguin (House wife killed by husband (1)), Rita Wilson (1), Fred Vargas (1), Yoko Ono (1), Nina Simone (1),,

Jupiter in Virgo: Pope Paul VI (2), Reverend Jerry Falwell (2), Prince Joachim of Denmark (Economics, Military Officer (2)), Erik Prince (2), Rob Ford (2), Richard Wagner (2), Tucker Carlson (2), Gustav Klimt (2), Ray Dolby (2), Mia Farrow (2), Niels Bohr (2), Nick Cannon (2), Roman Polanski (2), William Faulkner (2), Loni Anderson (2), Cate Blanchett (2), Professional Madam (2), Anne Heche (2), Hiroshima (2), 

Qasem Soleimani (3), Bill Ayers (3), Saint John of the Cross (3), Cecil Edward Bingham (3), Tom Selleck (3), Steve Martin (3), Rod Stewart (3), Bob Marley (3), Lawren Haris (3), Isabel Myers-Briggs (3), Kim Kardashian (3), 

King Francis I of.France (4), Glenn M. Walters (4), Joseph Goebbels (4), Herbert Hoover (Mining, President during great depression (4)), John D. Rockefeller (Founder of Standard Oil (4)), Bennett Cerf (4), Federico Garcia Lorca (surrealist poet, playwright, theatre director (4)), Ludwig Miles van Rohe (architect, interior designer (4)), Tulsi Gabbard (4), Mariah Carey (4), Jennifer Lopez (4), Jessica Alba (Actress; Housewares (4)), Natalie Portman (4), Evelyn Mary Booth (Botanist (4)), Glasgow (4),

Venus in Uttara Phalguni

They are excellent hosts and can be the life of the party, especially on the Leo side. They Men will like to have a wife who can host and serve guests. They are into art, light, beauty, film and photography. They love to bringing people together, mixing styles, mixing drinks, match-making; weddings a specialty for these natives; taking care of all the details. They can be very good clerks and service personnel.

There can be great imbalance in relationship, but they can work if each person sticks to the agreement; to their side of the bargain. This might be the office romance: the boss gets laid, and Betsy gets a raise. They both get what they want. Men might have escorts join them for parties just to have a woman on their arm. Since this is a Sun nakshatra marriage partnerships tend to be fairly independent, but Aryaman loves a vow, to love, to serve, to beautify, to balance or at least mask imbalance. The partners will always have a smile on their faces when they are in company. They will rarely be single, but true love and marriage is often delayed and there might be more than one.

They have good knowledge of arts, entertainment & hospitality are usually good party hosts, and partiers; the usually love the whole celebrity scene, fun in the Sun, beach walks, hanging out by the pool. They will probably like fancy fruity drinks. They will have good taste, love original art and do much to support the arts scene, patronage involving women.

They can commit to a relationship very quickly, so if there are afflictions or poor placement of this Venus they might find their heart broken many times in their younger years. It’s said that marriage is often delayed until their early 30s, at which point Aryaman blesses the marriage vow. These people love and admire independence, freedom, sovereignty; but they are appreciate the practical aspects of having a partner, even if it’s not all Sunshine. They can be very critical and nit-picky with their spouse; but they love being married or in a relationship and they can commit very fast.  They are usually ethical, committed to the details of marriage, relationship, terms of agreement. They can be fair and flexible in relationships since they value independence. They may have difficulty in relationships because they are so focused on the little details that they miss the bigger picture of what is going on. Or the marriage itself may be just a detail or duty that must be attended. Women with this placement might commit too quickly and be surprised when their partner isn’t also arranging the marriage on the second date. Men might meet women who blind-side them like this.

Men can get a wife with the qualities of Uttara Phalguni: gracious, charismatic, courageous, generous, a source of powe Their woman in their life are likely to be very independent. Natives with this placement can be very expressive in love, that are theatrical in balancing relationships, making premisses and trust. They will be able to easily disarm others with their charm. An interest in the arts is likely to be there, working with light, and ultra violet light. Nice style, unique, exclusive, likely to stand out.

They can be adventurous, dramatic and creative. They can have a special touch with photography and film. A good eye for photography, film, and colour. Gabriel Lippmann was actually the first person to take a colour photograph based on a phenomena called “interference.” Bryan Adams got into photography, Roman Polanski film maker, Shubhra D., Duane G., Luca L. are all into photography and film. And of course there are some questions about Neil Armstrong; he may have been more of the film-maker actor than and astronaut.

Venus in Virgo: Relationships tend to be unbalanced but providing some practical purpose. Females in ones life


Venus in Uttara Phalguni (Virgo) Pada 4, Pisces Navamsha: Pushkara navamsha. Venus in Venus debilitated sign but exaltation in navamsha. These natives can do very well financially through fantasy in some way, Steven King & Ursula Leguin were masters of fantasy and science fiction.

Celebrities with Venus in Uttara Phalguni

Venus in Leo: Charles Koch (1), Ron Paul (1), Robert De Nero (1), Oscar Romeo (1), Charlie Parker (1), Bunny Andrews (1), Gabriel Lippmann (physics & photography (1)), Caravaggio (1), Le Corbusier (1), Bridgitte Bardot (1), Evelyn Waugh (1), China Earthquake (1), 

Venus in Virgo: Fidel Castro (2), Henry Ford I (2), Neil Armstrong (2), Louis Sullivan (2), Roman Polanski (2), Bryan Adams (2), Molly Ivins (journalism (2)), Mary Anne Adan-Harter (market analyst (2)), Rita Wilson (2), 

Herbert Hoover (Mining, President during great depression (3)), Rutherford Hayes (Lawyer, military, president (2)), Johann von Goethe (3), Leo Strauss (3), Ray Kroc (McDonalds (3)), Edsel Ford (3), Isabel Myers-Briggs (3), Glasgow (3), Sex Pistols (3), Hank Williams (2), Roy Rogers (3), ),

Erwin Schrodinger (Quantum Mechanics (4)), Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysics, pop. Science (4)), Robert William Johnstone (4), Mikhail Kalashnikov (4), Jacques Parizeau (economist, Quebec separatist (4)), Jeff Conaway (acting, guitar, singing dabbler (4)), Lil Peep? (4), Stephen King (4), Leon Trotsky (4), Ursula Le Guin (4),

Saturn in Uttara Phalguni

Sauron, the main protagonist of Lord of the Rings.

“All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

The crownless again shall be king.”

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

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

At this point I notice that many of the Uttara Phalguni placements relate with some kind of fantasy story. In the case of Saturn we find truth emerging from darkness after (or through) a long struggle. Their creative endeavours usually take a meticulous plan and much time to carry out; a labour of love. If Saturn is the 7th lord then a long term, difficult, commitment to marriage might be in the cards, but all kinds of committed relationships vows can push a person to their limits. They often learn the hard way that reneging on a promis or breaking a vow has heavy consequences. They will eventually lead by example, highlighting discipline, structure and accountability in expressing ones individuality.

They can be very arrogant about making a deal, especially on the Leo side. They seek their own benefit but it bites them. They might even fear the negotiation process finding it a burden and fearing that others are trying to take advantage of them. They can be very harsh: take it or leave it. On the Leo Side these natives are more focused on the hard work it takes to express ones creative light. They often bring structure, administration, labour or service to creative expressions. They can sometimes seems like a stick in the mud. They are often the people working behind the scenes to allow others get out what they have inside. They have to work long and hard, but eventually their commitment will pay off.

Saturn does very well on the Virgo side of Uttara Phalguni for economists, administrators and others who are responsible for the details. They might not be able to really help people beyond the survival necessities. They might have some magic in helping people cope with time and delay. Saturn does better in the 2nd or 3rd pada, where he goes into his own house in the Navamsha. They want a fair and legal means of settling disputes and typically work in the service sector completing tasks for important people. They may be controlled or restricted by their patrons and will likely be controlling of those who are supported by them one day. Servants will also be really good business people who want to serve in a long-term position. They are very detail orientated; details are always correct unless some other affliction is present. It’s said that they are happy to sleep on a hard bed and a strong durable bed will bring durability to Saturn’s house rulerships in your individual chart. For example, if Saturn rules the 7th house they should have a strong bed for a durable marriage.

When Saturn is on the Virgo side of Uttara Phalguni their practical analytical approach gets highlighted. As usual, Saturn will show them the consequences of of not being logical in the approach early so that latter this becomes a specialty. Saturn in Virgo is always service related, and Uttara Phalguni is no exception. They are often charged with finding fulfilment in their work since they receive so little external validation. They are the humble servant in the spotlight.

Saturn in Uttara Phalgini can suggest various health complaints. Digestion can be weak, especially on the Virgo side. Bone problems are also likely with this placement. A consistent yoga practice can reduce the symptoms of various osteoporosis problems or arthritis. Dry skin. Stress, anxiety, hyper-tension can all be influenced by this transit so stress reduction techniques like meditation and pranayama should be practiced. They have to guard against self-criticism, self-doubt and a pessimistic attitude.

Celebrities with Saturn in Uttara Phalguni

Saturn in Leo: Narendra Modi (1), James Norman Mattis (1), Harry Babasin (experimental jazz (1)), John Krasinski (1), Gottfried Herder (1), Jesseca Simpson (1), Nicole van Kulmiz (1), Eva Green (1), Bitcoin (1), 

Saturn in Virgo: Cecil Edward Bingham (2), Dale Earnhardt (2), David Frawley (Vedic Priest (2)), Yoichiro Nambu (2), Seaborn Buckalew Jr (lawyer, politician, judge (2)), Jeff Conaway (acting, guitar, singing dabbler (2)), Adam Brody (2), Chelsea Clinton (2), Mary Pickford (2), 

Pope Urban VIII (military ruler, opponent of Copernicus & Galileo (3)), John Calvin (pastor, reformer, humanist lawyer (3)), Kurt Russell (actor (3)), Robin Williams (comedian actor (3)), John Candy (comedian actor (3)), Kent Cochrane (epileptic seizures & rare memory disorder (3)), Louisa May Alcott (3), Amy Purdy (3),  

Henry Ford I (4), J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings (4)), Nathaniel Hawthorne (writer (4)), Rush Limbaugh (radio republican (4)), Phil Collins (musician (4)), Ustad Zakir Hussain (Tabla (4)), Auguste Lumiere (4), Randall Woodfield (“I5 Bandit Killer” (4)), Christina Onassis (4), Harold Washington (4), Nick Cannon (4), Stadmen Graham (4), Natalie Portman (4), 

Rahu in Uttara Phalguni 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrities with Rahu in Uttara Phalguni

Rahu in Leo: Stephen Jay Gould (1), John Henry Schwarz (1), Frank Lloyd Wright (1), Oskar Ludwig Kummer (Engineer, Entrepreneur (1)), Norman Mailer (1), Berni Sanders (1), Jeffery Dahmer (1), John Legend (singer, songwriter, pianist (3)), Wolfgang Stresemann (conductor, composer (1)), Marie Antoinette (1), Malala Yousafzai (1), Rachel Entwistle (teacher, murdered by husband (1)), Katie Holms (1), Carol Hemingway (1), Anne Rice (1), Earthquake 1960 (most powerful ever(1)), ///17jan23///

Rahu in Virgo: Prince Andrew Duke of York (2), Pompey (2), Ron DeSantis (2), Lawren Haris (2), Wilber Wright (2), Martha Stewart (2), Niels Bohr (2), D.H. Lawrence (2), Stan Lee (super-villain stories (2)), Ava Gardner (2), 

Joseph Campbell (3), Salvador Dali (3), Rembrandt (3), Paul Gauguin (3), Val Kilmer (3), Reinhard Heydrich (SS Secret police (3)), Dorothy Dandridge (3), B.F. Skinner (3), Christiaan Barnard (heart surgeon(3)), Simone Biles (gymnast (3)), Florence Griffith Joyner (Olympic sprinter (3)), New Orleans (3), 

Suleiman the Magnificent (4), Dick Cheney (Vice President, Defence, Halliburton (4)), Chester Arthur (4), Bryan Adams (4), Bob Dylan (4), Jack Anderson (founder of modern investigative journalism (4)), Cary Grant (4), Carl Wernicke (4),

Ketu in Uttara Phalguni

They abandon the system of patronage, they might go numb from it. It means nothing to them anymore, They just don’t play the political games that are expected of them, they might abandon their own children while diligently caring for others. They might be attracted to care for the most alien culture or people they know. They might try to bring together a fission of cultures, but somehow it doesn’t stick, it’s too out there.

On the Virgo side there are a lot of military officers, foreign diplomates, and politicians have this Ketu. Numb to the imbalances, wars, fighting, This deep ambivalence can be comforting, it might seem like a deep faith that what will be will be; the the master controlling his mind and remaining calm in the most contentious on situations. And I’m sure they can be very good fighters, but there are also anti-war personalities with Ketu in Uttar Phalguni. They can be quite stoic around the sickness, war, litigation. They will rarely take this things personally.

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

Celebrities with Ketu in Uttara Phalguni

Ketu in Leo: Jiddu Krishnamurti (1), Fredrich Engels (1), Victor Hugo (1), Rush Limbagh (1), Edward Norton (1), Clay Walker (1), Randall Woodfield (“I5 Bandit Killer” (1)), Catherine of Aragon (1), Catherine Zeta Jones (1), Jennifer Lopez (1), Ghwen Stefani (1), /

Ketu in Virgo: John Edgar Hoover (Founded FBI (2)), Ted Kennedy (2), Friedrich Serturner (pharmacist, discovered morphine (2)), Albert Camus (2), Joseph Conrad (Heart ofr Darkness (2)), Robertson Davies (Author, Professor (2)), Francisco de Goya (2), Cate Blanchett (3), Christina Onassis (2), 

Narendra Modi (3), Gerald Ford (3), Prince Joachim of Denmark (Economics, Military Officer (3)), Erik Prince (3), William Howard Taft (3), James Norman Mattis (3), Rob Ford (3), Willis Eugene Lamb (physics professor, atomic measurements (3)), Alfredo Ferrari (3), Phillip Drinker (iron lung inventor (3)), John Updike (3), John Candy (actor comedian (3)), Paul Cezanne (3), Johnny Cash (singer songwriter (3)), David Frawley (Vedic Preist (3)), Tucker Carlson (news anchor (3_), Jeff Conaway (acting, guitar, singing dabbler (3)), Dian Fossey (primatologist, conservationist (3)), Chelsea Manning (trans, via whistleblower (3)), Elizabeth Taylor (3), Anne Heche (3),

Osho (Modern Guru (4)), Johnny Michael Spann (CIA Paramilitary (4)), Bret Weinstein (podcast & evolutionary biology (4)), Wilber Cohen (social science architect of the welfare state (4)), Gert-Heinrich Wollheim (4), Marilyn Manson (4), Dave Grohl (4), Mariah Carey (singer (4)), Jennifer Aniston (actress (4)), Paula Modersohn-Becker (4), Black Monday Stock Crash 1987 (4), Korean War (4), 

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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

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Trimurti: Vishnu/Maintenance

Gotra/Clan: Sage Atri

Gana/Tribe: Human

Varna/Caste: Brahmin

Motivation/Goal: Kama

Nature: Fierce/Severe/Cruel

Activity: Balanced


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 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. 


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. 

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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 in Purva Phalguni

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“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

General Indications: “You have an attractive personality. A stout body with mixed colour. Frequent sweating. A snubbed nose. You like full freedom. It is seen that you become famous in one field or another. However, your mind may be full of disturbances on one or the other matter. You have inherent intuitive powers to know the problems of others. Hence, even before the help is requested for, you extend a helping hand to the needy. You will possess sweet speech and are fond of traveling. You choose not to be a slave to anyone. Because of this quality, it is quite often noticed that you will not take up a job which involves subordination in its true meaning. There is a drawback in you that cannot be a ‘yes master’ even to your boss in the case of employment. You are not in a position to derive much benefit from your superiors. You want to be sincere in all the work you undertake. Neither can you be a party to any illegal activities nor have the power of tolerance to see such activities. This condition of your mind may drag you into several complications in life, but you are ready to face such problems. You do not like to get any benefit at the cost of others. You may have several hidden enemies. Hence, such enemies stand as a main obstacle in your progress. However, you are able to subdue such enemies and attain much success in all the work you undertake. You enjoy power. You give preference to position and authority rather than money. You pursue a righteous path of progress and may devote your valuable time for such a cause. Even though you are able and intelligent you cannot necessarily reach the place of your dreams. It does not mean though that you will not rise in life. In the employment field, you will frequently change your job, particularly at the age of 22, 27, 30, 32,37 and 44 years. You will attain the requisite position only after your 45th year of age. While you do not want other’s money you may be frequently in trouble in the financial matters from others. In other words, borrowers may not return the money to you. In spite of all the adverse positions mentioned above you will, after your 45th year of age, will reach a good position where power and authority vests in you. In the business field you can shine well. Your married life will be happy. You will have a good spouse and children and also derive much happiness from them. In some cases it has been noticed that you may not marry the person of your choice. You will lead a life away from your birthplace and other family members. Your health will generally be good. However, you may be prone to dental disease.” — Raman

Male Native: “A physical rather than a mental type. A healthy constitution not given to worry or anxiety regarding the problems of living. He must guard against impulsiveness since he is apt to act without sufficient thought and as a result he makes many mistakes which are difficult to rectify and which may be disastrous. He is very active physically and will be proficient at various sports revelling in the joy of mere action, even purposeless action. These people seem never to rest and are constantly in motion. As soon as they have finished one thing they start on another, frequently doing several things at a time.” —Shil-Ponde

Female Native: “.. an oval face, whose features are well proportioned and a quiet, well modulated voice, soft and cultured. She is modest and unassuming but has a strong and fine character beneath her quiet demeanour. Very hospitable and sociable, she likes to meet people and is interested in what they have to say and in their troubles. She likes to sew or embroider and is often occupied with such tasks. She also is keenly interested in occult subjects and likes to listen to discussions on these matters and to read about them. She is scrupulous in her obligations and a favour done to her will always be repaid promptly with something else added.” —Shil-Ponde

Leo Rising: “Ambitious, avaricious, warm-hearted, with a big liking for art, literature and music. They are cheerful and unimpulsive. Magnetic in appearance with broad shoulders, bilious constitution, average height, oval faced, thoughtful countenance and upper body is generally better formed than the rest. They can adapt themselves to any condition in life. They have faith. They are sincere in affection. They stick to orthodox principles in religion but are perfectly tolerant. Generally good tempered and sensitive. They are lovers of music and literature and generally possess a certain amount of philosophical knowledge. They are voracious readers. In life they do not succeed as they would like and often struggle throughout life and their ambition remains unfulfilled. They lack a natural policy and hence get into difficulties. They are forgiving and do not hold a grudge for long. They are likely to suffer from nervous troubles and are generally misunderstood by their boss and superiors.” — B.V. Raman

Ascendant in Purva Phalguni Pada 1, Leo Navamsha: Vargottama pada. This is a good position for celebrities and musicians. “You are courageous. You have trouble getting along with the opposite sex. You adore your mother. You may suffer from poverty and thus may suffer from hunger. You may earn out of chemicals or a hospital. You will have a good spouse and duty-bound children.” — Behari. “An expert in trade, one who deals in raw materials rather than in manufactured goods. Becomes wealthy in the latter part of life. the whole aim and incentive of life is money. Will travel much on business.” — Shil-Ponde

Ascendant in Purva Phalguni Pada 2, Virgo Navamsha: “You may possess a lot of anger. You will control your passion during the middle part of your life. You will be calm and quiet, come what may during your old age. You may experience dental and stomach problems.” — Behari. “Very polite; very fond of the opposite sex, drinking, dancing, and music. Usually lives away from his parents. Would be successful as an architect.” — Shil-Ponde

Ascendant in Purva Phalguni Pada 3, Libra Navamsha: Pushkara pada. “You shoulder many responsibilities. You may suffer from pain in knees and teeth. You may be aggressive but without sorrows. Theft may take place in your house, but losses may not be much. You will get back the articles stolen.” — Behari. “Fond of violent exercise , usually a boxer or fighter. Respects family traditions and will usually be found in the bosom of the family, surrounded by relatives. In the closing years of life, however, will be confined in a solitary place of life, in complete solitude.”— Shil-Ponde

Ascendant in Purva Phalguni Pada 4, Scorpio Navamsha:“You will accomplish work by various devices and techniques. You will find fame for your public activities. You will help others become financially stable. However, you may not derive any monetary benefits, other than mental satisfaction.” — Behari. “Fond of violent exercise , usually a boxer or fighter. Respects family traditions and will usually be found in the bosom of the family, surrounded by relatives. In the closing years of life, however, will be confined in a solitary place of life, in complete solitude.” — Shil-Ponde

Celebrities with Purva Phalguni Ascendant

Paramahansa Yogananda (1), Satya Sai Baba (1), Pranaal Baba (1), Copernicus (1), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1), Dwight Eisenhower (1), Tony Esposito (1), Will Smith (1), Peter Sellers (1), Clay Walker? (1), Celine Dion (1), Bob Dylan (1), Eric Clapton (1), Karl Benz (1), Rajiv Gandhi (1), Mick Foley (1),Amanda Nunes (1), 

Jesus (4), Yi Sun-Sin (2), Marcus Aurelius (2), Ray Charles (2), Rod Stewart (2), Chris Martin (2), Roger Waters (2), Clint Black (2), Bill Nye (2), Carl Wernicke (2), Rudyard Kipling (2), Daniel Negreanu (poker (2)), Jules Dumont d’Urville (2), Nigel Farage (2), Nikita Khrushchev (2), K.D. LangAA (2), Loni Anderson (2), Tegan/Sara/ Quin (2), 

Jean Jacques Rousseau (3), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (3), Jack Kerouac (3), Clifford Olsen (3), Vitali Klitschko (3), George Orwell (3), James Taylor (3), Layne Staley (3), Ivanka Trump? (3), Elizabeth Banks (3), Julius Mayer (3), Deva Premal (3), Katie Bouman (picture of a block hole (3)), Lydia Shire (Chef (3)), 

Richard Nixon (4), Mikhail Bakunin (4), Rembrandt (4), Oscar Wilde (4), Karl Wolff (4), Jeff Bridges (4), Gerald Amirault (child sex abuser (4)), Don McLean (4), Andrea Bocelli (4),Danielle Steel (romance novels (4)), Jane West (novelist (4)), Prostitute #3 (4), 

[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 in Purva Phalguni

1.“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.”2. “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.” 3.“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”4.“Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations.”5. “Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.” 6.“Know that wealth, sex-delights, power, learning are all bondage. This is the beginning of wisdom.” 7.“Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realise 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 wealthy, 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 & Ganesha . 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. Sivananda & Sadhguru 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 Di Angelo “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. They tend to clash egos with partners or almost anyone they get close to. They glamourise 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.

Bepin Behari Sun in Leo: “Will make the individual extremely self-centred: the message is that “you are the god.” In case the individual could rightly, in all his humility, which can happen if he is spiritually evolved, comprehend the message, it will lead him to all glory. Otherwise, the strain of the impulse may be unbearable, often leading to nervous breakdown.”

Celebrities with Sun in Purva Phalguni

Warren Buffett (investment guru (1)), Johann von Goethe (Writer, scientist, Treaties on colour (1)), Ernest Rutherford (Father of Nuclear Physics (1)), Richard Gere (actor (1)), Jean Beliveau (hockey & electrician (1)), Rocky Marciano (boxer (1)), Keanu Reeves (1), Teenage Runaway (1), Zenobia Camprubi (writer, translator (1)), Electress Maria Anna of Bavaria (1), Molly Ivins (journalism (1)), WW II (1), 

Sadhguru (2), John Locke (Father of Liberalism (2)), Roger Waters (2), Freddy Mercury (2), Charlie Sheen (2), Ferdinand Porsche (2), Louis Sullivan (architect: father of skyscrapers (2)), Rose McGowan (actress, Me too activist (2)), 

Sivananda (physician, pharmacy, guru (3)), James Norman Mattis (Marine Corps General (3)), Stephane Abrial (NATO Commander (3)), Jesse James (gang leader (3)), Andy Hug (kickboxer (3)), Berni Sanders (Activist politician (3)), John Dalton (colour blindness, chemistry, atomic theory (3)), David Phillips (Climatologist (3)), Robin Di Angelo (White Fragility (3)), Peter Sellers (comedian (3)), Buddy Holly (musician (3)), Sara Aldrete (killer/smuggler (3)), 

King Louis XIV of France (4), Bashar Hafez Al-Assad (eye doctor, President (4)), Leo Tolstoy (4), Bunny Andrews (4), D.H. Lawrence (writer (4)), Stephen Jay Gould (evolutionary biology, pop. Science (4)), Gert-Heinrich Wollheim (expressionist painter (4)), Jose Feliciano (blind guitar vocals (4)), Robert Buell (serial killer (4)), Patsy Cline (4), Margaret Trudeau (4),  9/11 (4), Henry Ford II (2), Michael Shermer (3),

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. 


Moon in Purva Phalguni Pada 1, Leo navamsha: 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 in Purva Phalguni Pada 2, Virgo navamsha: 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 in Purva Phalguni Pada 3, Libra navamsha: 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 in Purva Phalguni Pada 4, Scorpio navamsha: Moon’s debilitated navamsha. 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 intense situations. This is typically a more difficult pada for Purva Phalguni.

Celebrities with Moon in Purva Phalguni

Elon Musk (1), Horatio Nelson (1), Anders Breivik (1), Sugar Ray Leonard (1), Brett Hull (1), Hulk Hogan (1), B.B. King (1), Keith Richards (1), Peter Jennings (1), Shaun Lethbridge (1), Auguste Lumiere (1), Rudolf Steiner (1), Bob Saget (1), Kent Cochrane (epileptic seizures & rare memory disorder (1)), Florence Griffith Joyner (Olympic sprinter (1)), Mary Pickford (1), Madonna (1), 

Rajiv Gandhi (2), Dalai Lama XIV (2), Pope Gregory XIII (lawyer, Gregorian Calendar (2)), Hannah Arendt (2), Alan Watts (2), Andre-Marie Ampere (physics mathematics (2)), Max Planck (2), William Henry Bragg (Mathematics, physics, chemistry (2)), Leon Festinger (Psychologist (2)), John Travolta (2), Matthew McConaughey (2), Tanya Tucker (2), Frank Abbandando (2), 

Jack Welch (3), Ted Kennedy (3), Wim Hof (3), Frank Lloyd Wright (architect (3)), Jack Kerouac (3), Arthur Schopenhauer (3), Rudolf Kempe (Opera Conductor (3)), Catherine of Sienna (mystical marriage with Jesus (3)), Candy Barr (3), Michelle Pfeiffer (3), 

John F. Kennedy (4), Saint Francis Assisi?? (4), Marquis de Sade (4), Dustin Hoffman (4), Robert Redford (actor, filmmaker (4)), Natalie Portman (4), 

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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)

Celebrities with Mars in Purva Phalguni

Indira Gandhi (1), Jacques Chirac (1), Joan Collins (1), Ed Belfour (1), Sylvester Stallone (1), Antoni Gaudi (architect, designer (1)), George Bush Jr. (1), Adam Brody (1), Ludwig Miles van Rohe (architect, interior designer (1)), Canada (1), 

Fidel Castro (2), Rodney King (2), Devraj Singh (2), Sarah Jessica Parker (2), Bon Scott (2), George Michael (2), Hank Williams (2), Clark Gable (2), Trent Reznor (2), Prostitute #3 (2), 

Emperor Wu of Han (3), Napoleon Bonaparte (3), Spike Milligan (3), Woody Harrelson (3), Cheech Marin (3), Robert Buell (3), Buster Keaton (3), Richard Feynman (quantum mechanics (3)), Bill Ash (writer, broadcaster, fighter pilot, escapee (3)), George Nguyen Van Loc (police inspector, writer, actor (3)), Jeanne d’Arc (3), Mother Teresa (3), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (3), Nina Simone (3), Yoko Ono (3), Sylvia Brown (3), Betty Ford (3), 

Pope Benedict XIII (4), Pope Innocent IX (3), Clarence Thomas (Supreme Court Judge (4)), Sam Walton (Wallmart (4)), Sadhguru (3), BV Raman (Vedic astrology (3)), Robert Curry (Vedic Astrology (4)), Mikhail Kalashnokov (4), Oskar Ludwig Kummer (Engineer, Entrepreneur (4)), Peter Sellers (comedian (4)), Andre-Marie Ampere (physics mathematics (4)), Charles Manson (serial killer (3)), Gordon Ramsay (Chef (3)), Steve Austin (wrestler (4)), Dave Toschi (Dirty Harry Cop (4)), Sonny Barger (Hells Angels (4)), Alice Monroe (4), WW I (4), Invasion of Granada (3),  Georgia O’Keeffe (4), J, Clack Gable (), Prostitute ()

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. 

Celebrities with Mercury in Purva Phalguni

Ron Paul (1), Ron DeSantis (1), Robert William Johnstone (1), Jacques Parizeau (economist, Quebec separatist (1)), BV Raman (1), Sanjay Rath (1), Knut Hamsun (1), Ibram X Kendi (1), Keanu Reeves (1), B.B. King (1), Barry White (1), Kent Cochrane (epileptic seizures & rare memory disorder (1)), Jennifer Lawrence (1), Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo (1), Teenage Runaway (1), Nixon Address 1971 (dollar decoupled from gold (1)), 

Dustin Hoffman (2), Kenny Rogers (2), David Phillips (Climatologist (2)), Maxine Waters (2), Whitney Houston (2), Madame Helena Blavatsky (2),

Julius Caesar (3), George Soros (3), Sivananda (3), Frederich Hegel (3), John McAfee (anti-virus computer programer (3)), Michael Douglas (3), Brett Hull (3), Jean Beliveau (3), Paul Bernardo (3), Aaron Kosinski (Jack the Ripper (3)), Coco Chanel (3), Rose McGowan (3), 

Sri Aurobindo (4), David Frawley (4), Leo Strauss (4), Oscar Romeo (4), Doc Holliday (4), Larry Nassar (child abuser physiotherapist (4)), Edward Norton (4), Robert Redford (actor, filmmaker (4)), Robert De Nero (4), Gottfried Herder (4), Clay Walker (country music (4)), Henry Every Pirate (4), Melinda Gates (4), Ingrid Bergman (4), Andrea Bocelli (4), Elsie Inglis (female Surgeon WWI (4)), Sexual Abuse #4 (4), Prostitute #3 (4), Earthquake/Tsunami Philippines 1976 (4), Afghanistan (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.  

Celebrities with Jupiter in Purva Phalguni

Thomas Jefferson (1), Galileo Galilei (astronomy, physics, engineering (1)), John Dalton (chemist, physics (1)), Jozef Haller (1), Lev Simkhovich Vygodsky (1), Alexandre Dumas (1), Max Knoll (Electrical Engineer; Electron Microscope (1)), David Phillips (Climatologist (1)), Jesseca Simpson (1), Subhas Chandra Bose (1), Adam Brody (1), Eva Green (1), Gillian Anderson (1), Molly Ivins (journalism (1)), Barbara Lama (1), Patsy Cline (1), 

Peter the Great of Russia (2), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (2), Ivan Pavlov (2), Harry Babasin (experimental jazz (2)), GG Allin (2), Robin Di Angelo (White Fragility (2)), Ben English (2), Samuel Colt (2), Ben Underwood (blind, early death (2)), Barry White (2), Selena Gomez (2), Lupe Valez (2), 

Count Zeppelin (3), Mac Miller (3), Peter Smith (AI, Comp. Science, Mathematics (3)), Michael Douglas (3), Willie Nelson (3), George Nguyen Van Loc (police inspector, writer, actor (3)), David Gilbert (communist, armed robbery (3)), Simone de Beauvoir (3), Joan Collins (3), Fifth Business snowball (3), 

Andrew Jackson (4), Yoichiro Nambu (4), Tony Esposito (4), Evan MacKay (4), Seaborn Buckalew Jr (lawyer, politician, judge (4)), D.H. Lawrence (4), Michael Arth (Child sexual abuse and black magic (4)), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (4), Aung San Suu Kyi (4), Pricilla Presley (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. 

Celebrities with Venus in Purva Phalguni

Narendra Modi (1), Sheldon Adelson (casino resorts and political philanthropy (1)), Miguel de Cervantes (1), Nietzsche (1), Donald Sutherland (1), Vin Diesel (1), Ken Kesay (1), Don McLean (1), Chevy Chase (1), Oskar Ludwig Kummer (Engineer, Entrepreneur (1)), Darryl Anka (1), Tom Thomson (1), Ferdinand Porsche (1), Gottfried Herder (1), Martha Stewart (1), Ginger Rogers (1), J.K. Rowling ((1), Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York (1), Natalie Wood (1), WW II (1), 

Rajiv Gandhi (2), Stephen Wolfram (Mathematics (2)), Roger Waters (2), Patrick Swayze (2), Layne Staley (2), William T. Vollman (2), Machine Gun Kelly (2), Robin Williams (2), Denton Cooley (heat surgeon (2)), James Boswell (2), Kevin Spacey?? (2), Penny Marshall (2), Ghwen Stefani (2), Stephanie Charbonnier (2), Leonard Cohen (2), Robert Redford (actor, filmmaker (2)), Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex (2), Sophia Loren (2), Electress Maria Anna of Bavaria (2), Earthquake/Tsunami Philippines 1976 (2), 

Pierre Trudeau (3), Horatio Nelson (3), David Frawley (3), Louis Riel (3), Buster Keaton (3), Mike Bloomfield (guitar, vocals (3)), Joe Rogan (3), Eminem (3), Mick Jagger (3), Ray Bradbury (3), Lydia Shire (Chef (3)), Cheryl Crane (3), Sexual Abuse #1 (3), Invasion of Grenada (3), WW I (3),

Edmond James de Rothschild (4), Hugo Chavez (4), Saint Francis Assisi?? (4), Reverend Jerry Falwell (4), Kent Cochrane (epileptic seizures & rare memory disorder (4)), Peter Jennings (4), Kamala Harris (4), Julia Roberts (4), Christine Chubbuck (news reporter (4)), Sarah Bernhardt (4), Kim Kardashian (4), Male Prostitute (4),

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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. 


Saturn in Purva Phalguni Pada 1, Leo Navamsha: Vargottama pada. There seems to be an especially good chance that these folks will follow and orthodox lineage of tantra. Several Kashmiri Shaivists seem to have this position. They take aesthetics very seriously. People offering services in the arts and entertainment scene: sound producer, music business. They bring their work to the stage. They will take a very practical perspective of theatre and set the stage and put on the costume, but they usually know it’s all a play.

Celebrities with Saturn in Purva Phalguni

Charlemagne (1), Pierre Trudeau (1), Rudolf Steiner (1), Richard Gere (1), Descartes (1), Thomas More (1), Alexandre Dumas (1), Eddie Gallagher (1), Stormy Daniels (1), 

Bhimrao Ambedkar  (jurist, economist, social reformer (2)), Empress Wu Zetian (2), Thomas Spence (2), Mikhail Kalashnikov (2), Agatha Christie (detective novels (2)), Maria Siemionow (nerve regeneration surgeon (2)), Jigoro Kano (Founder of Judo (2)), Antoine Lavoisier (nobleman, chemist, metric system (2)), Eddie Rickenbacker (2), Anders Breivik (2), Charles Bukowski (2), Stevie Wonder (blind singer (2)), Banks Fail (2),

King Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (3), Dwight Eisenhower (3), James Garfield (3), Denton Cooley (heat surgeon (3)), Johann Sebastian Bach (3), Frank Costello (3), Charlie Parker (3), John Legend (singer, songwriter, pianist (3)), Ray Bradbury (3), Caitlyn Jenner (transgender, whistleblower (3)), Katie Holms (3), Sigourney Weaver (3), Rachel Entwistle (teacher, murdered by husband (3)), Korean War (3), Treaty of Lancaster 1744, (3), Manhattan (3), 

Lorenzo de Medici (Statesman, banker, renaissance patron (4)), Charles de Gaulle (4), William Henry Bragg (Mathematics, physics, chemistry (4)), Gustav Klimt (4), George Fredrich Handel (4), Tom Waits (4), Jeff Bridges (4), Larry Holms (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. 


Rahu in Purva Phalguni Pada 1, Leo Navamsha: Vargottama pada. Engineering and military science.

Rahu in Purva Phalguni Pada 2, Virgo Navamsha: Military, fighters, athletes, yogis, people who do their own thing, their own style, a new invention. Tough guys and gals who tend to keep in tip-top shape.

Celebrities with Rahu in Purva Phalguni

Gaddafi (1), Karl von Habsburg (1), Wayne Gretzky (1), Chris Griscom (Acupuncture, spiritual visionary (1)), John Krasinski (1), Ted Kaczynski (1), Alan Shepard (astronaut aviation (1)), Indian Demonetisation (1), 

Ulf Von Euler (Physiology: nerve impulses (2)), Albert Speer (architect, armament production (2)), Eddie Gallagher?? (disgraced Navy SEAL (2)), Masutatsu Oyama (founder Kyokushin Karate (2)), Rocky Marciano (boxer (2)), Charles Dickens (Novelist, social  critic (2)), Bailey Sherwood (child actor, civil engineer (2(), RuPaul (2), Hank Williams (folk country (2)), Catherine of Sienna (mystical marriage with Jesus (2)), Ayn Rand (2), Julianne Moore (2), Turkey independence (2), 

Stephen Hawking (3), David Duchovny (X-files (3)), Michael Bloomberg (business, New York Mayor (3)), William Godwin (Utilitarianism, anarchism, journalist (3)), Guy Fawkes (3), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Deaf (3)), Phil Esposito (3), Jean Claude Van Damme (martial arts actor (3)), John Wayne Gacy (serial killer (3)), Muhammed Ali (Boxer (3)), Margareth del V.B.C. (3), Bernardine Dohrn Ayer (3), Marie Curie (3), 

Canada (4). Anders Breivik (4), Stormy Daniels (4), Ludwig Miles van Rohe (architect, interior designer (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. 

Celebrities with Ketu in Purva Phalguni

King George VI of England (1), Saint John of the Cross (1), Ray Dolby (1), Robert Hook (1), Moki Sudoku (1), Darryl Anka (1), George Nguyen Van Loc (police inspector, writer, actor (1)), Karla Homolka (1), Nina Simone (1), Yoko Ono (1), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1), Naomi Campbell (1), Uma Thurman (1), WW I (1), 

General Custer (2), Hunter Biden (2), Robin Williams (2), David Eggers (2), Joe Louis (2), Olaf Kolzig (2), Kent Cochrane (epileptic seizures & rare memory disorder (2?)), Deva Premal (2), Melania Trump (2), Emma Stone (2), Jeanne d’Arc (2), 

Peter the Great of Russia (3), Jacques Chirac (3), Samuel Johnson (3), William Burroughs (3), Machine Gun Kelly (3), Connor McGregor (3), Alexandre Dumas (3), Frank Evers Beddard (Zoologist: worms (3)), Chyna (3), 

Charlemagne (4), Lorenzo de Medici (Statesman, banker, renaissance patron (4)), Max Planck (4), Herbert Reeves (astrophysics (4)), V.S. Naipaul (4), Tom Robbins (4), Ustad Zakir Hussain (4), Phil Collins (4), Matthew McConaughey (4), Kurt Russell (4), Dale Earnhardt (4), Amanda Nunes (4), Patsy Cline (4), Stadmen Graham (4), USA Peacetime Draft (4), 

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9. Ashlesha Nakshatra

9. Ashlesha

Medusa – Caravaggio

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

Ruled by Mercury
The Clinging star. Power to Inflict & Remove Poison.

Meaning: Embrace, Entwine, Coiling, Clinging

Main Deity: Snake king, Shesha, The Remainder, 

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

Western Myths: The Hydra, Hermes,
Secondary Gods: Garuda, Laxman, Balarama

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Trimurti: Shiva/Dissolution

Gotra/Clan: Sage Vashishta

Gana/Race: Rakshasa/Demon

Varna/Caste: Mleccha

Motivation/Goal: Dharma

Nature: Hard/Sharp/Dreadful

Activity: Active


Body Parts: Joints, Nails, Ears

Guna: Sattvic

Element: Water

Tridosha: Kapha

Sex/Gender: Female

Downward Facing

Direction: South

Colour: Blackish Red

Animal: Male Cat

Tree  Nagkesar (Nag Champa), Alexandrian Laurel

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Qualities of Ashlesha

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

Sage Vashistha, his wife Anudhati, and Kamadenu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kapha: Water + Earth = Cool, oily, heavy, stable, slow, soft, gross, sticky/cloudy, smooth. Stable, slow, methodical, greedy. Disturbed by sweet (Jupiter), salty (Moon), sour (Venus).  Pacified by pungent (Sun) and astringent (Saturn)

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

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

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

Water: heavy, cold, movable, fluid, moist, liquid, soft & hard, clear. Earth + Water = Cooperation. Water does not cooperate with Air and impedes Fire. Fire does not cooperate with Earth and impedes Water. Air does not cooperate with Water and impedes Earth

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

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

Planing the Transit: Auspicious Activities
Muhurtha – Electional Astrology

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

Special Considerations

  • Ashlesha is a Ganda-Moola nakshatra It sits on a junction point of fire and water. It’s inauspicious. A special ceremony is recommended every month when the moon transits one’s natal Moon in these nakshatra. The 3rd and 4th pada can bring suffering to mother figures or father figures respectively.
  • Mars is debilitated at 28º.
  • The Buddha is said to have had this nakshatra fishing with a benefic full moon. Like Shesha protecting Vishnu through meditation; the buddha was also protected.

Gods & Symbols of Ashlesha

Charmed by the snakes of Varanasi

Coiled snake: Kundalini Shakti, Nagaloka

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

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

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

Kundalini Shakti in Practice

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

Masutatsu Oyama

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

Pattabhi Jois

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Staff of Aesculapius

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

Bowl of Hygieia (hygiene)

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

Vishnu reclining on Shesha nag

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

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

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


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

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

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When Arjuna and the Pandavas conquered Khandavprastha they disturbed the nearby forest where the snakes were dwelling. Takshaka was greatly angered by this and attacked the army of the Pandavas, killing the whole army leav


ing only the Pandava brothers and their wife Draupadi. Arjuna then set fire to the Nagaloca forest. Takshaka vowed to kill one of the descendants of the Pandava lineage. 

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

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

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


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

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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Ashlesha Association

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

Stars of Ashlesha


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

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

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

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

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

Trees of Ashlesha

Nagkesar Tree – Iron Wood – Nag Champa (Mesua ferrea):

This likely includes a few different species of Champa. Magnolia champaca is most commonly used in Nag Champa incense. A slow growing tree known for the heaviness and hardness of the timber. It was once the wood of choice for railway ties, now they use concrete, but it’s still used as structural timber for building. To get a sense of the density of this wood they say it weighs about 72Lbs per cubic foot. It’s also appreciated for the deep red colour of the wood. It’s grown as an ornamental tree due to its graceful shape, lush foliage, and beautiful, fragrant flowers. Naturally it prefers wet marshy land or river banks in tropical areas, but it still grows in some of the dry, hot, dusty monastery areas where it was planted hundreds of years ago.  Older trees grow “suckers” or “shoots” from the base of the trunk, which become new trees when the old trunk falls down. This means that the root systems for some of these trees could be very old.

The beautiful, fragrant flowers that bloom in May – October are bisexual and the fruit usually contains one or two seeds. Nagkesar . Ayurveda classifies it as astringent, bitter; light, dry. It promotes coldness and its post digestive effect is pungent. They are easy to grow and maintain. A shallow root system allows them to be grown in pots, though in ideal situations they can grow to 30 metres. They love light and water. They will bloom only once in two or three years unless the flower is removed before going to fruit as they use excessive energy to grow seeds.

Nagkesar in Ayurveda: This is a famous herb for the treatment of fever, vomiting, urinary tract disorders, migraine headache etc. Many herbal jams constitute this herb. It’s anti-toxic properties are good for urinary tract disorders, gout, excessive itching. Anti-inflammatory properties relieve swelling, oedema and inflammation. It also gets used to treat recurrent fever, vomiting, nausea, various digestive disorders and excessive thirst. It can bring vigour to one’s digestion and appetite. Due to the floral fragrance, it’s used to relieve bad breath and excessive sweating. It even acts as an effective medicine to treat skin disease such as herpes. The seed oil of Nagkesar relieves the pain and inflammation of cuts when applied externally; the oil is used for haemorrhoids and piles; it’s said to have anticonvulsant properties. And it even gets used for respiratory disorders, liver and spleen issues. Individuals with Vaishakha placement may want to speak with their local herb specialist about using the jam with Nagkeshar on a regular basis. In Assam they used to get oil from the seeds that they used for lamps to light their homes in the evening. And the wood is very long burning.

Nag Champa Incense: A very popular incense for yoga, meditation, and religious rituals. It seems to have a harmonising effect and instills an attitude of serenity and devotion.


Joints, nails, ears

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

Bacteria & Water Born disease

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

Snake Venom

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

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

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

Hearing loss

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

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

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

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

Good and Evil in the Brain

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

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

Cancer represents the Breast

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Key Themes

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

Sign & Planetary rulers of Ashlesha

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

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



Planets In Ashlesha

Ashlesha Ascendant:
Energy Body by Alice Bailey

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

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

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

Otto von Bismark’s Walking Stick

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

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

General Indications: “You will possess the quality of a penetrating glare. You will have difficulty showing gratitude. You may be of a duplicitous nature. You will possess the gift of intriguing speech. You have the qualifications of a leader, possibly as a politician. You will be very intelligent. There is also an indication of being soft spoken and meek. But your external shyness may be misunderstood by others as arrogance. You are not easily swayed by others. Be cautious of this trait when dealing with those of questionable character. You do not keep any distinction between rich or poor, good or bad. You work well independently and would be suited towards managerial positions. You are not of a cheating nature, but are often mistaken by others. You have difficulty distinguishing between those who are truly in need and those who are not. You enjoy being recognised for your good deeds. You will be lucky and popular, but have difficulty controlling your temper. You may lose it at inappropriate times and remain silent when it may be necessary. You will have difficulty enjoying your fortune, mainly due to poor association. You will be the recipient of anonymous donations. You may have your education in arts or commerce. In the professional field, you will get speedy promotions and sudden reversals. A heavy loss of money at the age of 35-36; unexpected and unearned income when you are 40 years of old. You will have to shoulder much of the family responsibilities, due mainly to your being the eldest. You may experience some miscommunication with your spouse in the realm of finances. You may suffer from intestinal disorders. Be aware of addictive tendencies with intoxication.” — Behari

Female Ashlesha: “Careless and unclean in the way she dresses. She is usually not good looking and may be rather homely and have some distinguishing mark or disfigurement on her face. She is mostly miserable and unhappy. She is secretive and bitter, harsh and unkind with others. If she cultivated kindness and tact her shortcomings might be forgotten by those with whom she comes in contact. Neither her attitude or or appearance are conductive to popularity. Story tellers capable of manipulating peoples emotion. They are usually very patriotic and bound by their home culture; their roots. They might evoke ancestral guilt, ancient resentments, narratives of the home culture, the place of settlement, and the local people. They often represent a way of life which they seek to protect, they can be eco-warriors or environmentalist defending the land.”  — Shil-Ponde

Male Ashlesha: “Unpleasant and unsociable; they are awkward and gauche in their manners and are not quick to profit from their mistakes. They do no easily adapt to to their surroundings or situation and they are reluctant to be gracious or kind to others. Their cantankerous personality is itself a barrier to success and progress in life. They need to cultivate a habit of doing things for others, learn to appreciate the good of others, and live less introspectively. Intensely patriotic and often xenophobic, they are tied to their roots culture, local ethnic narratives, and possibly ancient resentments. They seek to defend the land, or local culture. They can easily draw others in with their stories and messaging style which can emotionally manipulate or mesmerise the audience. They often come to prominence when the tribe is weak and vulnerable.” — Shil Ponde

Cancer Rising: “Extremely sensitive, inquisitive, nervous, restless, interested in music and dexterous. They have a middle sized body, full face, slightly snub nose, fair complexion, long arms, long face and wide chest. They are very intelligent, bright and extremely frugal and equally industrious. Their frugality often takes the form of miserliness. The mind in intuitional, perceptive. They like pleasure. They are deeply attached to their family and children. They often meet with disappointment in love affairs. They are very talkative, self-reliant, honest and unbending. They have a reputation for justice and fair play. Their emotions are strong. They have psychic tendencies, are receptive to new ideas and adapt themselves to the environment. They are desirous of possessions and cautious. They can best take up occupations of a fluctuating nature.” — B.V. Raman

Prince Andrew Duke of York (1), Johnny Depp (1), Baba Ramdev (business, politics, famous yoga baba (1)), Sachin Tendulkar (1), Evander Holyfield (1), Ralph Klein (1), Denton Cooley (Surgeon, 1st heart implant (1)), Carrie Underwood (1), Christine Chubbuck (news reporter (1)), Alice Bailey (1), 

Otto Von Bismarck (2), Stephane Abrial (2), Sivananda (2), Sri Aurobindo (2), Andy Warhol (2), Frederick Engels (2), Alexandre Dumas (2), Jon Jones (MMA (2)), Marilyn Monroe (2), Mary-Kate Olsen (2), Mary Anne Adan-Harter (market analyst (2)), 

Thomas Jefferson (3), Hitler (3), Saddam Hussein (3), Ted Kennedy (3), Muhammed Ali (3), Michael Moore (3), Buster Keaton (3), Carl Rogers (person centred psychotherapy (3?)), Elizabeth Hurley? (3), Jorge Paulo Lehmann? (3), Christopher Reeve (paralysis (3)), Ella Fitzgerald (3), Gillian Anderson (3), Sarah Bernhardt (3), Tina Turner (3), Susan Strasberg (3), Fifth Business SnowBall (fiction (3)), 

Indira Gandhi (4), Jawaharlal Nehru (4), Edward Smyth-Osbourn (4), Stephen Wolfram (mathematics (4)), Terry Fox (4), Hulk Hogan (4), Leon Trotsky (4), Picasso (4), Robert Hand (4), Hugh Armstrong Robinson (pilot, inventor, daredevil (4)), Jian Ghomeshi (drummer, radio host, podcast (4)), Marilyn Manson (4), Tanya Tucker (4), Zenobia Camprubi (4), Joe Bungsund (4), 

[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.]

Jean Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development

Sun in Ashlesha

They spotlight puts them in a tight position and they tend to express themselves in a do or die fashion. Many of these folks have either been in trouble from the law or have had to undergo detox and/or rehab. Martin Sheen, Martha Stewart, Doc Holliday, Larry Nassar. The way they express themselves makes them hard to trust; as if there is some manipulation going on all the time, like they’re holding something back; they almost seem to lack sincerity. The express themselves like a snake. Maxine Waters is famous for race-baiting. India has the threat of riot and war hanging over its head since independence agreements poisoned the well of unity. Power can be a poison with this Sun, but many of these people become cultural icons. Many of them are very powerful people, and once they get power they will not let go of it without a struggle. The trick it so follow Jean Piaget’s advice and learn to restrain your own power, hold it in, allow it to build and express itself freely without with trying to force it or hold onto it.

Several of these natives are wrestlers or grapplers. The defend themselves by enticing the opponent in powerful holds. In many ways, this is what we call politics, these are the traits of a leader, someone who can play these political games, force the opponents move, give them a “boondoggle” to deal with. Many of them will have some kind of foundation for laundering money. Insider trading and other occupations that allow them to bet on a sure thing.

Bepin Behari Sun In Cancer “will send a message to understand the worldly obligations but not get emerged in it. Destroy your personal affiliations without the world realising that you are neglecting your social obligations.”


Sun in Ashlesha Pada 1, Sagittarius Navamsha: The Audacity of hope sums up this position nicely. They express themselves like a teacher, a mentor, a guide to show others the way. Many of them have been through addiction and were carried though by hope. They might even be kind of born again in a certain way. Even when times are tough they cling to their ideology and faith in some higher purpose. That purpose often becomes to show others the light at the end of the tunnel.

Sun in Ashlesha Pada 2, Capricorn Navamsha: This position makes them very independent and career and possibly in life, but they are likely to be celebrated for their lives work and an example for others to follow.

Sun in Ashlesha Pada 3, Aquarius Navamsha: These last two nakshatras are much more physical in nature. Here he get a number of wrestlers or grapplers. They need a sense of certainty to feel comfortable, they need to be a winner, and this will put them in the centre of large network of adoring fans. We find two of the most flour astrologer’s responsible for opening astrology to the world: Sanjay Rath & B.V. Raman. They trapped with truth, with finding certainty through the astrology charts and have done very well in this field.

Sun in Ashlesha Pada 4, Pisces Navamsha: We find the grappling here seeks a deeper form of certainty and winning might mean the death of the opponent, or at least something dying inside of them, submission. We find a few more astrologers with Sun in the 4th pada, but they are clairvoyants as much as they are astrologers. They do not have the same ability to find certainty through the interconnection of all things in the same way that the 3rd pada does.

Celebrities with Sun in Ashlesha

Barack Obama (1), Sheldon Adelson (casino resorts and political philanthropy (1)), Neil Armstrong (1), Curt Siodmak (science fiction (1)), Knut Hamsun (1), Martin Sheen (1), Lance Alworth (1), Kent Cochrane (epileptic seizures & rare memory disorder (1)), Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex (1), Jennifer Lawrence (1), Martha Stewart (1), Loni Anderson (1), 

Sanjay Rath (Vedic Astrology (2)), BV Raman (Vedic Astrology (2)), Dustin Hoffman (2), Andy Warhol (2), David Duchovny (X files (2)), Bailey Sherwood (child actor, civil engineer (2)), Tom Thomson (2), Ken Dryden (2), Whitney Houston (2), Hiroshima (2), 

Julius Caesar (3), George Soros (3), Herbert Hoover (Mining, President during great depression (3)), Jacques Parizeau (economist, Quebec separatist (3)), Reverend Jerry Farwell (3), Bill Ash (writer, broadcaster, fighter pilot, escapee (3)), Robert William Johnstone (3), Jean Piaget (3), Joe Rogan (3), Hulk Hogan (3), Brett Hull (3), Bobby Hatfield (3), Ben English (3), Gillian Anderson (3),

Fidel Castro (4), Jean Paul Palomeros (4), Jozef Haller (4), John MacKey (Whole Foods (4)), Oscar Romeo (4), Erwin Schrodinger (Quantum Mechanics (4)), Larry Nassar (child abuser physiotherapist (4)), Steve Martin (4), Doc Holliday (4), Ibram X Kendi (4), Maxine Waters (4), Madonna (4), Halle Berry (4), Madame Helena Blavatsky (4), Komilla Sutton (4), Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo (4), India (4), Baghdad (4), Nixon Address 1971 (dollar decoupled from gold (4)), 

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

King Louis XIV of France – “The Sun King”

Moon in Ashlesha

The classic say that the native born with Moon in Ashlesha will be straight in form but deceptive, deceitful, depraved, cunning, crafty, cruel, ungrateful, mischievous, insincere, sinful, false, fickle-minded, and quick to anger. This will be covered up by eloquence, wisdom, silliness and a leadership ability. They will have income from various sources and accumulate wealth. They will have strong desires and promiscuous hunger that causes them to chase the wives and wealth of others and devour everything without thought or discriminations. They do not see the work of others. They will have sons. (The Classics: Hora Sara, Jataka Parijata, Sage Narada, Brihat Samhita, Varahamihira.)

They are often strong nationalists bound the rhythms of the seasons, of the place and of the people. They are often protectors the ethnocultural environment, comforted by steady predictable rhythms, local narratives, folk wisdom. They like to be held, bound, embraced, restrained; they “Won’t let go.” They might go underground to feel safe. When they feel treated they will lash out or strike suddenly, quickly, deadly. They tend to have less trust, they are reflective of a culture of back-bitters, snakes, thieves where things are done on the lowdown. They often speak in hushed tones, with a kind of intimacy. The position of Mercury will have a lot of power over how this Moon position plays out.

These natives are often somewhat nomadic, moving with the seasons. They could be farmers, or educationist, or atheletes, or even construction workers anyone who has a steady rhythm of being in season and out of season. Some time to work, and some time to rest. They like to have steady habits and steady rhythm. They might like astrology for it’s predictive capabilities, they will at least have knowledge of the seasons of the sun and moon. Most of these natives are nationalists, they are are comfortable in their own culture, following their own season and predictable patterns.

We cannot forget that ashlesha relates with the mystery cults, prophecy, herbalism can be here. I mentioned astrology, prophecy, intuition: they are good at reading the ground, or reading a room, reading the natural signs that are all around us. They might not even understand this themselves but barring harsh aspects this can act as a powerful advanced radar in whatever house it’s in. They can seem a little sensitive emotionally and they will need some time to withdraw and get away from any public attention. This is perhaps why I have relatively fewer ashlesha natives in my records.

If this sensitivity is working well, it’s like mothers intuition. The receptive mother knows what her children need without asking. A teacher or coach with this also gives their students what they need. They are themselves merely a reflection of the local culture.

Too many details will draw energy away from their intuition and they are not usually great fans of ideology or blind faith, they like to know what’s in front of them and their comfort zone tends to remain fairly local. Theories and ideal tend to annoy them, and if they get caught up in this kind of thing it will only bring nothing but problems.

These natives can also be masters of subterfuge and can cause many problems to their enemies by underground, undisclosed means. It takes a little sting for us to learn, so says the Ashlesha. They know how to use both the carrot and the stick.

Moon in Cancer: Bepin Behari says that when the Moon is In Cancer “the psychic bridge of the individual is orientated towards the impulses coming from the higher sources. Many a time the individual may not understand what messages are flowing through his mind but he will be receptive to those messages and will like to express them at physical levels of existence.”

Moon in Ashlesha Pada 1, Sagittarius Navamsha: Usually belonging to the educated classes of diplomats, doctors, pharmacists, healers or lawyers generously working through the imbalances of the world. They may be involved in local policy initiatives or international political initiatives with diplomatic immunity. Work life and private life are likely to be quite different and there will be much secrecy. They can be cruel, daring, famous, devoted to work and endowed with children. They go to other countries and become wealthy. They are respected by their relatives. Mars here can weaponise and manipulate ideology for their own gain.

“Rich, kind & intelligent. You will earn a living through automobiles, will be respected in the community, amiable and of no trouble to others.” Usually labourers, service types. Bold, daring, thoughtless, cruel, ungrateful, easily angered and quite stupid. They area cause of anxiety and misery to mother; they might sell and use drugs, and contract a venereal disease. Often peddling some kind of drugs.” —Shil-Ponde

Moon in Ashlesha Pada 2, Capricorn Navamsha: The most manipulative pada, they can be very cunning, cruel and fighting dirty in their quest for power and status. They will not hesitate to deceive others to get what they want. They can be very possessive in their relationship and their things. “What’s mine is mine,” and sometimes what’s yours is mine too if they can find a loop-hole. They are said to be sad and interested in grabbing others property, stingy, knowledgeable, afraid of hell, astrologers and warriors. Can bring about the destruction of ones mother in law.

“You will have difficulty saving large amounts of money. Must be mindful of serious but preventable and curable disease. Thieves, or people who borrow money with no intention of returning it.” — Shil-Ponde

Moon in Ashlesha Pada 3, Aquarius Navamsha: Ghandanta pada. They are excellent at connecting the dots and make very good diagnosticians working in health care fields. Negative influences to this pada can be deadly for the mother; possibly filling her with poison in some way; possibly coming from a strong drinking culture. There might be rehab, getting on and off the bandwagon. Can bring about the destruction of ones mother in law. Shil-Ponde seems to be correct when he writes that: “May experience discord with relatives, sufferer from venereal disease, and has a troubled relationship with ones mother. Ones father will suffer much financially from ones acts.” I might add that despite the troubles there will be a closeness between them, perhaps even sone co-dependence (we might not like each other, but we both have to survive this.

Moon in Ashlesha Pada 4, Pisces Navamsha: Mars is debilitated at 28 degrees here. Ghandanta pada. Watery Moon does well in Jupiter’s pada. They may be involved with private schools or private tutors. They are less likely to be the manipulative one in relationships and they may end up as therapists or advisors in some capacity. They often do well in providing safe private space for others, possibly in the hotel or resort business, in drug rehabilitation, or perhaps even rental apartment studio, office or lab space. They grab after the wealth of others wealth. They are stubborn and hated by all people. They are fighters, distorted-faced, instructors in the science of domination. They are candid in their speech and bereft of money. Can bring about the destruction of ones mother in law.

“Mother and father will both face difficulties within a short span of time. May have secret means of earring money or go far from home to make some special gains. Same as 3rd pada, the father is likely to suffer financially from the natives actions.” Shil-Ponde

Celebrities with Moon in Ashlesha

Pope Alexander VI (nepotism in 1492 (1)), King Louis XIV of France (1), Jawaharlal Nehru (1), Herbert Hoover (Mining, President during great depression (1)), Johnny Michael Spann (CIA; Killed in prisoner revolt (1)), Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer (1)), Louis Braille (1), Bepin Behari (Vedic Astrology (1)), Michael Bolton (1), Queen Elizabeth II (1), Kathleen O’Toole Police Commissioner (1)),

Frederick II the Great of Prussia (2), Mao (2), Desmond Tutu (2), Frank Costello (2), Jacques Cousteau (2), John Dewey (2), Jean Piaget (2), Martin Sheen (2), Eddie Rickenbacker (2), Zsa Zsa Gabor (socialite, actress, 9 marriages (2)), Ghislaine Maxwell (2), Margaux Hemingway (2), Sydney Biddle Barrow (professional madam, escorts (2)), Jamie Brewer (Actress with Downs Syndrome (2)), Sexual Abuse #7 (2), 

William the Conqueror (3), Mikhail Gorbachev (3), Robert Koch (3), Larry Flynt (3), Hugh Laurie (House MD (3)), Oscar Wilde (3), Kris Kristofferson (3), Lance Alworth (3), Katie Holms (3), Simone de Beauvoir (avant guard (3)), 

Pierre Trudeau (4), Marilyn Manson (4), Miguel de Cervantes (4), Mohandas Gandhi (4), Pompey (3), Thomas Spence (4), Towns Van Zandt (4), George Michael (4), Chyna (4), Joe Frazier (4), Adam Segwick (Geologist, Anglican Priest (4)), Hariprasad Chaurasia (4), Ted Kaczynski (4), Jane Fonda (4), ////24feb2023/////

Mars in Ashlesha

Mars is debilitated in Ashlesha. Culture war. Mars typically weaponises the emotional manipulation in Ashlesha. It can be good for activism, environmental protection and occasionally for police officers and military who do a lot of dirty work, but this Mars usually causes many problems in a person’s personal life. It’s like having a passport to do violence, challenge or kill people who seem to be a threat or trigger ones insecurities.. They are usually suspicious of everyone, as if everyone is out to get them. This is the insecure man that nobody likes: always trying to prove himself without ever facing a enemy of the same caliber. They can easily devolve into being bullies who kick the dog after to tough day at work. Their actions get them nowhere and probably make things worse.

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

The role of Mars is to weaponise whatever he touches and in this case we find them weaponising whatever differences already exist. Language and rhetoric can be quite vicious with this placement as they seek to manipulate whatever they can for their own advantage. They never want to let go of anything that they believe is theirs. This can lead to codependent relationships.

Caravaggio (Mars & Rahu in Ashlesha)

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

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

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

Saint Matthew and the Angel – Caravaggio

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

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

Hillary Clinton (Mars & Saturn in Ashlesha)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 17 2009: broken elbow. successful surgery.

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

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

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


Mars in Ashlesha Pada 2, Capricorn Navamsha: Mars is exalted in the Navamsha. Any self respecting man would just kill himself if he found himself among the women with this placement: Helen Keller, Serena Williams, Hillary Clinton and Maxine Waters. This Mars makes for powerful women, but their idiots, they might come from abusive homes and then carry this with them their whole lives and then becomes the abuser themselves. Since ashlesha is the most psychological part of Cancer, we know where that abuse will be felt the most. Home life would a power struggle as they seek to balance two opposing activities. The right hand doesn’t always know that the left hand is doing and they can work against themselves in the end. They weaponise the home, the education system, the universities and they challenge every form of orthodoxy.

Mars in Ashlesha Pada 4, Pisces Navamsha: Mars is debilitated at 28 degrees here. Ghandanta pada.

Celebrities with Mars in Ashlesha

Emmanuel Macron (1), Jacque Fresco (1), Ray Kroc (1), John MacKey (Whole Food (1)), William Butler Yeats (1), Alexei Navalny (1), Andre the Giant (actor, wrestler (1)), Samuel Colt (1), Komilla Sutton (Vedic Astrology Guru (1)), Tegan/Sara Quin (1), Melissa Ethridge (1), Calamity Jane (1),

Sri Rammya (2), Sir Christopher Wren (Architect, mathematics, physics (2)), John Krasinski (2), Michael Green (quantum Physics (2)), Niels Bohr (2), Bailey Sherwood (child actor, civil engineer (2_), Robert Duvall (actor (2)), Leonard Cohen (2), Jet Li (martial arts actor (2)), Willie Mays (base ball (2)), Karl Theodor Komer (poet, philosopher, nationalist, soldier (2)), Frank Abbandando (mob killer (2)), Hillary Clinton (2), Maxine Waters (2), Helen Keller (2), Serena Williams (tennis (2)), Sophia Loren (2), Demi Moore (2), 

Al Gore (3), Maxmillian Robespierre (3), Andrew Loyd Webber (musical theatre (3)), John Smeaton (Father of cilvil engineering (3)), Kenny Rogers (country music (3)), Buddy Holly (musician (3)), Michael J. Fox (actor (3)), Glenn Ford (actor (3)), Harrison Ford (actor (3)), Lawren Haris (3), Franklin Pierce (3), Cher (glam rock (3)), Anne Frank (3), Bridgitte Bardot (3), Sigourney Weaver (3), Gigi Hadid (3), Jane West (novelist (3)), Diane Hegarty (satanist (3)), 

Thomas Jefferson (4), Kamala Harris (Lawyer, Vice President (4)), Arthur Schlesinger Jr (Liberal intellectual (4)), Max Stirner (post-Hegel: individualism, nihilism, existentialism (4)), Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido (4)), Joseph Pilates (body building, fitness (4)), Robert Boustany (physics & yoga therapy (4)), Rene Margotton (cubist painter (4)), Caravaggio (painter (4)), Matt Cameron (4), James Taylor (4), Boy George O’Dowd (glam rock (4)), Martin Sheen (4), Lance Alworth (4), Amy Winehouse (4),

Mercury in Ashlesha

Mercury does really well in this position. The native becomes the master of disguise, but they remain somewhat adolescent and emotional in their decision making process. Part of their ability to disguise themselves may stem from insecurities that they seek to hide from others. They can be great liars, engaging speakers who we want to trust. They can be good sales men; quite literally snake charmers.

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

Celebrities with Mercury in Ashlesha

King Henry VIII of England (1), George Bush Jr (1), John Calvin (pastor, reformer, humanist lawyer (1)), Sylvester Stallone (1), Mick Jagger (1), Bon Scott (1), Philip Johnson (architect (1)), Ben Affleck (1), Wolfgang Stresemann (conductor, composer (1)), Cheryl Crane (1), 

King Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia (2), Willis Eugene Lamb (physics professor, atomic measurements (2)), Denton Cooley (heat surgeon (2)), Usain Bolt (sprinter (2)), Dalip Singh (Wrestler Actor (2)), Mike Bloomfield (guitar, vocals (2)), Cheech Marin (2), Ray Bradbury (2), Patrick Swayze (2), Curt Siodmak (science fiction (2)), Baghdad (2), 

Herbert Reeves (astrophysics (3)), Stephen Wolfram (Mathematics (3)), Jorge Paulo Lehmann (3), Gerald Ford (3), Nelson Mandela (Lawyer; 1st post-apartheid president (3)), Yves Saint Laurent (fashion designer (3)), Robertson Davies (novelist, professor (3)), William T. Vollman (3), Kevin Spacey (3), Woody Guthrie (3), Selena Gomez (3), Gillian Anderson (3), Shania Twain (3), 

Jozef Haller (4), Vitali Klitschko (Mayor of Kiev, Boxer (4)), Oskar Ludwig Kummer (Engineer, Entrepreneur (4)), Robin Williams (4), Dave Chappelle (4), Virgin Mary (4), Natalie Wood (4), Electress Maria Anna of Bavaria (4), WW II (4), Calgary City (4), 

Jupiter in Ashlesha 

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Celebrities with Jupiter in Ashlesha

Jupiter in Ashlesha Pada 2, Capricorn Navamsha: Jupiter is debilitated in Navamsha. Career becomes associated with cultural indoctrinations, proselytisation, They might seem to have an abundance of faith of the surface while being immoral inside. Protector of land and culture. Special knowledge of the local culture, living off the land, broad foundational knowledge of the underground.

Bankers Panic Stock Crash 1907 (1), Pope John Paul II (“The Warrior Pope” (1)), Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (1), Friedrich Bayer (1), Robert De Nero (1), Bhagat Singh (freedom fighter, cop killer, bomb (1)), Bunny Andrews (1), Jean Beliveau (1), Vin Diesel (1), 

Sri Aurobindo (2), Pierre Trudeau (2), Roger Waters (2), John Updike (2), Elizabeth Taylor (2), Greta Thunberg (2), Kyle Rittenhouse (2), Wild Bill Hickok (2), 

Desmond Tutu (3), Robert Hook (3), Coenraad Jacob Temminck (Zoologist, museum director (3)), K.N. Rao (3), Towns Van Zandt (3), Rabindranath Tagore (3), Stephanie Charbonnier (3), Mikhail Kalashnikov (3), Layne Staley (3), Kerri Barton (3), 

Rudy Giuliani (4), Ted Kennedy (2), Osho (4), Rudolf Steiner (4), Jean Piaget (4), Robert Curry (4), Bob Saget (4), Paul Villard (physics, chemistry, discovered Gamma rays (4)), Alfredo Ferrari (4), Johnny Cash (2), Joe Rogan (2), Chevy Chase (4), Sugar Ray Leonard (4), Homer Simpson (4), Penny Marshall (4),  Dian Fossey (primatologist, conservationist (4)), Albuquerque (),

Venus in Ashlesha

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

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

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

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

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

“Study after study has shown that human behaviour changes when we know we’re being watched. Under observation, we act less free, which means we effectively *are* less free.” ~Edward Snowden

Celebrities with Venus in Ashlesha

George Soros (1), Peter Smith (AI, Comp. Science, Mathematics (1)), Doc Holliday (1), Jose Feliciano (blind guitare vocals (1)), Whitney Houston (1), Selena Gomez (1), 

William Howard Taft (2), Edward Snowden (Intelligence contractor, whistleblower (2)), Thomas Sowell (2), John Dalton (Chemistry, physics (2)), Hariprasad Chaurasia (2), Michael Jackson (2), Nicole Kidman (2), Malala Yousafzai (2), India (2), 

Emperor Wu of Han (3), Yves Saint Laurent (fashion designer (3)), George Orwell (3), Larry Nassar (child abuser physiotherapist (3)), Renzo Piano (architect (3)), Lupe Valez (3), Coco Chanel (3), Olivia-Newton John (3), 9/11 (3), Nixon Address 1971 (dollar decoupled from gold (3)), Calgary City (3),

King Francis I France (4), George Bush Jr (4), John McAfee (anti-virus computer programer (4)), Philip Johnson (architect (4)), Allan Pinkerton (Detective (4)), Nathaniel Hawthorne (4), Paul Villard? (discovered Gamma rays; studied uranium (4)), Sylvester Stallone (4), Gwyneth Paltrow (4)

Saturn in Ashlesha

Their work space is often toxic, polluted, and dangerous. Stone snakes: cold, hard, disciplined, controlled emotions. Tough love. Working in early in life. Works hard to get an education, often putting themselves though college or university with is typically delayed. They are disciplined and disciplinarians. Saturn in Ashlesha typically gives them a duty to teach the topics of the house. They are often involved with land development, underground work, water, sewer, irrigation, trenching, canals. They may also work in other underground fields like  astrology, tantra or the occult; working with kundalini energy. This is a very calculating position for Saturn. He always likes to know what will happen in the future. Habits, routines, roads become fixed.

There is often a step parent involved, mothering nourishment and care may have been lacking or restricted. Mother may have been busy with work. They typically grow up in the working class and have a working class home; cold house, chores, labour work early in life, child labour. They can be tough surly,  tactless, self medicated people who do not take criticism well.

Venus aspects to Saturn in Ashlesha in the 9th house is good for astrology, underground guru (not a popular one). Saturn with Venus or Jupiter can make a medicine man. Malefic influence can cause misuse of the knowledge. Saturn and Moon conjunct with with malefic influence can make the mother poison somehow.

Saturn in Ashlesha reflects the simple blue collar working class culture and rhythms. They may work with civil infrastructure. These people get a lot of experience being in a tight spot.

Emotions, thoughts, communication, are disciplined, organised, and structured.

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

This is a very calculating position for Saturn. He always likes to know what will happen in the future. Habits get fixed in stone,

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

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

Frederick II the Great of Prussia inspects the potato harvest[/caption]

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

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

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

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


Saturn in Ashlesha Pada 2, Capricorn Navamsha: This part of Ashlesha provides them with a very solid foundation to build their career on, slowly but surely they will make it to the top. They typically remain fairly callous, but this is often a prerequisite in their job. They might be surrounded by emotional manipulation but be unfazed by it. They should gain a leadership position or leadership responsibilities later in life. They are capable of the most difficult and unsavoury leadership tasks. They will have the difficult job of draining the swamp in some way; using harsh methods to remove poisons and toxins.

Saturn in Ashlesha Pada 4, Pisces Navamsha: They might use their work to escape from reality. Very hard workers who don’t get much rest. They have a tough skin, they can take anything, name calling, hard living, pain, whatever it is they are immune to it. They might, at some point in thei lives be confined

Celebrities with Saturn in Ashlesha

Steve Forbes (1), Frederich Hegel (1), James Boswell (1), Robert Owne (textiles, utopian socialism, co-op (1)), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1), Ken Dryden (1), Chris Martin (1), Robert Wadlow (1), Danielle Steel (1), Shakira (1), 

Frederick II the Great of Prussia (2), Hitler (2), Al Gore (2), Indira Gandhi (2), Nelson Mandela (Lawyer; 1st post-apartheid president (2)), Arthur Schlesinger Jr (Liberal intellectual (2)), Jean Jacques Rousseau (2), Ludwig Wittgenstein (2), Andrew Loyd Webber (musical theatre (2)), Jack Dorsey (2), Charlie Chaplin (2), Robert Boustany (2), Dominic Monaghan (2), Mark Duplass (2), Liv Tyler (2), Camillo Wiethe (dermatologist (2)), Alicia Machado (actress, singer, model (2)), Martina Klein (model, television, comedian (2)), Teenage Runaway (2), India (2), Israel Independence (2), 

Chester Arthur (3), Clarence Thomas (Supreme Court Judge (3)), Knut Hamsun (3), Eckhart Tolle (3), Stephen King (3), Galileo Galilei (astronomy, physics, engineering (3)), Ludwig von Beethoven (3), James Taylor (3), Jerome Deschamps (3), Mary Anne Adan-Harter (market analyst (3)), Japan Meiji Constitution (3),

Hillary Clinton (4), Edoardo Mangiarotti (Fencing (4)), John Graham Burge (4), Leon Festinger (Psychologist (4)), James Ensorr (4), Krishnamacharya (4), Ionannis Pallikaris (founder of LASIK (4)), Richard E. Byrd (4), Cat Stevens (4), 

Rahu in Ashlesha

Clever, scientific, and mind is filled with lots of ideas. Fascination with snakes, evil, currency. They seem to be in some way trying to regain that lost paradise.

Benefics like Jupiter or Venus with Rahu in Ashlesha are excellent for healers, capable of helping people to let go of differences and work together for a common cause; though the cause may be illusory. Rahu alone or with malefic influence can make an intense, greedy, manipulative, black magician who will use poison like a snake. May strike suddenly.

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

Cheryl Crow (Rahu Ashlesha): sleep  paralysis.

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

“Converse with Adam, […]

and such discourse bring on,

As may advise him of his happie state,

Happiness in his power left free to will,

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

Yet mutable; whence warne him to beware

He swerve not too secure: tell him withall

His danger, and from whom, what enemie

Late falln himself from Heav’n, is plotting now

The fall of others from like state of bliss;

By violence, no, for that shall be withstood,

But by deceit and lies; this let him know,

Lest wilfully transgressing he pretend

Surprisal, unadmonisht, unforewarnd.”

~Paradise Lost~

Queen Bloody Mary (1), John Walker Lindh (American Jihadist (1)), John Milton (1), Jordan Peterson (1), Philip Johnson (architect (1)), Edsel Ford (1), Justin Timberlake (1), Robbie Knievel (1), Francois-Henri Pinault (1), Paris Hilton (1), Rocio Perez (1), 

Bernard Montgomery (WW II Commander (2)), Bepin Behari (2), Mike Bloomfield (guitar, vocals (2)), Paul Newman (2), Robert De Nero (2), Roger Waters (2), Mick Jagger (2), Nick Cannon (3), Chevy Chase (2), Caravaggio (2), Jann Arden (2), Georgia O’Keeffe (2), Cheryl Crane (2), Lee Bowers (2), Penny Marshall (2), 

Oxford (3), James Garfield (3), Leon Battista Alberti (3), Grigori Rasputin (3), Sivananda (3), Steve Irwin (Land & Wildlife Conservation (3)), Steven Franklin Beard (Fox News Executive (3)), Le Corbusier (3), Alexandra Mueller (3), Samuel Beckett (3), Jim Carrey (3), Jon Bon Jovi (3), Clint Black (3), Jane Austen (3), Garth Brooks (3), Hanne Kristin Rohde (police: sex crimes. Writer (3)), Cheryl Crow (3), Ghislaine Maxwell (3), Kim Kardashian (3), 

Erwin Schrodinger (Quantum Mechanics (4)), Bugsy Siegel (mob boss (4)), Jimmy Carter (4), Hans Asperger (Physician, neurology (4)), Howard Hughes (industrialist (4)), Nicole van Kulmiz (4), Ruth Benedict (4), Jesseca Simpson (4), Meg Ryan (4), Zenobia Camprubi (4), Hunter Schafer (model, actress, LGBTQ activist (4)), Eva Green (4), 

Ketu in Ashlesha

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

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

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

Night of the Long Knives had this Ketu ascending when it started suggesting that the identity of those involved was well known, but kept slightly concealed.

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

Elon Musk has this in his 2nd house causing him to say the most random things. It’s truly like his mouth has no filter. I suspect more negative aspects could cause Tourette’s. The other interesting thing about Elon Musk’s 2nd house is that he once invested the last dime of the$36 Million dollars to keep Tesla in business. He actually had to take some small private cash loans from his friends just to get by. Of course he’s known today as one of the richest men in the world.

Elon Musk – Ketu in Ashlehsa

Elon Musk’s Vedic Astrology chart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrities with Ketu in Ashlesha

Night of the Long Knives (1), Augusto Pinochet (1), Jefferey Epstein (1), Andrew Jackson (1), Ma Huateng Pony (mobiles, messaging, payment(1)), Woo-Suk Hwang (stem cell researcher (1)), Michael Bolton (1), Rene Margotton (cubist painter (1)), John A. Alonzo (cinematographer, director (1)), Robert B. Neller (Marine corps commander (1)), Winona Ryder (1), Emma Watson (1), 

Glasgow (2), Baghdad (2), Nixon Address 1971 (dollar decoupled from gold (2), Subhas Chandra Bose (2), Ranjan Bose (electrical engineer, Vedic astrologer (2)), Vitali Klitschko (Mayor of Kyiv (2)), Elon Musk (2), Julian Assange (2), Rutherford Hayes (Lawyer, military, President (2)), Emil Lenz (physicist (2)), Shirley MacLaine (2), Janet Banzet (2), 

Banks Fail (3), Oliver Cromwell (3), Yuri Gagarin (first human in space (3)), Pattabhi K. Jois (3), John Dewey (3), Pranaal Papa (3), Hank Aron (3), Princess Maxima of Netherlands (3), Ingrid Bergman (3), Rue McClanahan (3), Rosanna Barr (3), Gloria Steinem (3),

Louis XVII of France (4), Catherine the Great (4), Putin (4), Jean Chretien (4), John Dalton (chemist, physics (4)), Adam Segwick (Geologist, Anglican Priest (4)), Lev Simkhovich Vygodsky (Childhood development Psychologist, often contradicts Piaget (4)), Christopher Reeve (paralysis (4)), John Goodman (4), Clive Barker (4), Patrick Swayze (4), Dan Ackroyd (4), Shiv Code (4),Knut Hamsun (4), Shannen Doherty (4),/

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