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14. Chitra Nakshatra

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.

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 Mrigasira, 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 = Cooperation / 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, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, Jyeshta and Revati are all forward looking.

Maintenance:

Demonic nature:

Female:

West:

Sage Kratu: “The one who inspires.” An aspirant 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. Chitra is also a kama nakshatra focused on fulfilling desires

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. 

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. 

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. 

Pearl:

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. 

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: A Virginis: : fixed star

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. 

Libra: Balance, harmony, agreement, trust, marriage, one-to-one relationships, the other, fairness, 

Virgo + Mars: Aggressive, active problem solving and exploitation. 

Libra + Mars:

Pada 1 (Virgo + Mars + Leo): 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. 

Calamity Jane (1), Caravaggio (1), Zoe Fleischer (1), Madame Helena Blavatsky (1), Swami Vivekananda (1), D.H. Lawrence (1), Ray Charles (1), George Bush Jr (1), Clive Wearing (1), Tasmin (1),

Pada 2 (Virgo + Mars + Virgo): Vargottama pada

Those born in the second pada are highly intelligent, devoted to learning, sweet-speakers, womenisers, experts in all jobs, happy, and respected by the learned.

Sheila Ireland (2), Prity Baxani (2), Steven Seagal (2), Sylvester Stallone (2), David Carradine (2), Sidney Poitier (2), Buzz Aldrin (2), Ray Dolby (2), Rob Ford (2), Prostitute #3 (2), George Bush Sr (2), Togo Heihachiro (2), Martin Heidegger (2), Marie Antoinette (2),

Pada 3 (Libra + Mars + Libra): 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. 

Knut Hamsun (3), Nicholas Cage (3), Jack Dorsey (3), Michael Arth (3), Noam Chomsky (3), Ted Cruz (3), Nicolas Dodar (3), Vijendra Kushwaha (3), Louis XVII (3), Pope Benedict VIII (3), Diana Gonzalez (3), Alan Pinkerton (Detective (3)), K.N. Rao (3), Feodor Ingvar Kamprad (3),

Pada 4 (Libra + Mars + Scorpio): 

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.

Madame Helena Blavatsky (4), Alexis Radha (4), Komilla Sutton (4), Robert Hand (4), Jenn Child (4), Molly Ringwald (4), Allysa Koch (4), Lesie France (4), Ted Turner (4), John MacKey (Whole Foods (4)), Ferdinande Porsche (4), Mikhail Bakunin (4), Edward Norton (4), Dwight Eisenhower (4), Korean War (4), Iraq War (4).

Ascendant in Chitra

Japan (1), Thomas Beatie, Louis Pasteur (4), Stephen Jay Gould (2), Gazi Yasargil, Linus Pauling, Antoine Lavoisier, Kaia West (1), Sharvangi Varanasi, Anastasia Varanasi (1), Anita Kausa, Sheila Ireland, Kunti Devi (3), Lali, Carly Maa Victoria, Hanin, Bhairava Anutara (4), Emma Trinaist, Margot?, Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo, Tamara Dawn, Lucy London (4), Emily Carr, Danielle Steel, Anne Heche Degeneres (1), Roman Polanski (1), Walt Disney, Rossano (1), Michael Straus, Cary Grant, The Rock, Joe Rogan, Falon Web, Wild Bill Hickok, Michael Maa, Hunter S. Thompson (3), James Boswell, Frank Sinatra, Courtney Love (3), John Bon Jovi, Peaches Geldof (3) Ramana Maharishi (2), Leo Strauss, John Calvin (3), Peter Frost, Antonin Scalia (4), Gerald Ford, Frank Loyd Wright, John F. Kennedy, Sam Walton, Jimmy Carter, Hitler, William T Vollman, Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, King Louis XVII of France (2), Empress Wu Zetian, Pope Innocent IX,  Pope John Paul II,  Sheldon Anderson, James Garfield, WW I, 

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

Sun in Chitra 

Jack Anderson (1), Mangala (1), Winston Churchill (1), Amitabh Bachhan (1), Steve Yeat (drawing baba (2)), Aleister Crowley (2), Margaret Thatcher (2), Arthur Schlesinger Jr (Liberal intellectual (2)), Dwight Eisenhower (2), George Floyd (2), Stock Crash 1907 (2), Isabel Myers-Briggs (3), Nietzsche (3), Nuria Cab (3), Pierre Trudeau (3), Evander Holyfield (3), Johnny Stompanato (3), Deepak Chopra (4), Kamala Harris (4), Ursula Le Guin (4), James Boswell (4), Barbara Walter, Tim Robbins, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hannah Arendt, Saint Francis Assisi, Sylvia Brown, Bankers Panic Stock Crash, Black Monday Stock Crash, Jean Claude Van Damme, Sarah Ferguson, Thich Nhat Hanh, John Lennon, Auguste Lumiere, Lee Harvey Oswald, Youvan Patal, Lydia Shir, Bhagat Singh, Kate Welsh

Sun in Virgo 

Sun in the 1st house: Rules the 12th house for Virgo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in 1st leaves the person with “very little hair on their head, makes him inactive, short tempered, impetuous, tall haughty, has soiled eyes and a lean body. He is valiant, impatient and cruel hearted.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 1st house native “has thin hair, shows laziness in doing things, tends to be angry, has a very extreme temperament, is sensual or amorous, has diseases eyes, bodily dryness, is brave, lacks spirit of forgiveness and is cruel.” “They will suffer from bilious disorders: fever, chicken pox, croup, TB, irregular bowel movements (diarrhoea or constipation). He does not adjust well to those around him because he does not wish to conspire against anyone, and because he his frank and clear in his speech. They are prone to sudden anger but it’s short lived. They lead a life of freedom and independence as they do not like to lose their sense of originality which is lost when he works under others. They generally have righteous and moral conduct.”
    • Sun conjunct Moon: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.,    

Sun in the 2nd house: Rules the 1st house for Leo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in 2nd house will “deprive the native of learning, modesty and riches; and it will cause them to stammer.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 2nd houses “causes the native to remain without wealth, progeny and conveyance. They are intelligent, jealous of virtuous people, and living in another mans house.” “They are endowed jewels, gold, and silver; gifted in rhetoric, witty, and capable of winning one his enemy through courteous conduct.” “If there is even little malefic influence on this Sun then the native will suffer diseases to the mouth and disorders to the eyes. Their fat will be copper coloured. They pay close attention to the cleanliness of the house and the orderly maintenance of things. They will clash often with their own people, speech is commanding, family is large, and eyes are red. There occurs enmity between brothers when the division of paternal property is made.”
  • Commentary: Central figure in the family and strongly identified with their family lineage, speech, languages, stored wealth. The one who speaks with authority about war, health care, imbalance and the problems in the family. They are truth speakers, with a bright, happy, confident face, but they might suffer vision problems necessitating glasses, especially if Venus is here. They might seems a little smug at times. Excellent grammarians & rhetoricians; the voice of authority who are often the one to give the last word on things. Alcohol addiction for at least some part of their lives is likely, especially, as the classics say, if this Sun is conjunct Moon in 2nd; but the Moon is not necessary for this addiction.   
    • Steve Yeats, Dwight Eisenhower, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., 2nd from Moon: Margaret Thatcher, Hannah Arendt, 

Sun in the 3rd house: Rules the 2nd house for Cancer ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 3rd house will make a person “strong, brave, wealthy and generous, but unfriendly towards relatives.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in the 3rd house “gives sweet speech and makes a person very rich. One has conveyances and the joy of doing virtuous deeds. They have servants, a few brothers and are strong and healthy.” “It makes a person valiant and vigorous, quick in taking decisions which are often correct. They are rich in religious mentality, sattvic, they do hard penance and is and ascetic without malice, a benefactor to others. They are exceptionally enthusiastic in doing things and they achieve fame due to their virtues. They follow their plan with steadfast mind and firm determination; they do not change plans very often. This is not auspicious for younger brothers and may be the cause of death to elder brothers.”
    • Aleister Crowley, Jack Anderson (anti-government crusader), Winston Churchill, 3rd from Moon: 

Sun in the 4th house: Rules the 3rd house for Gemini Ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 4th house person will be “born without happiness, relatives, lands, friends or a house to live in. He will serve the ruler and waste away the ancestral property.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 4th “causes one to be devoid of happiness, conveyance, wealth. Paternal property is squandered and they will change residence many times.” “This position can also bring fame and praise in society, of higher status and a position of rank in comparison with other people of the community.” 
  • Commentary: Central figure in the home for the disadvantaged, orphans. Educational architecture for disadvantaged people; especially young girls. Confident charismatic instructors, skills trainers.
    • Mangala, Hannah Arendt, Saint Francis Assisi, 4th from Moon: 

Sun in the 5th house: Rules the 4th house for Taurus ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 5th house person will be “bereft of happiness, riches and children and will be short lived. They will be intelligent and tour the forest regions.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in the 5th house person is a devotee of Shiva & Parvati. They have a few issues and get happiness, but are devoid of wealth, doers of inauspicious deeds and have and erroring mind; mistaken intelligence.” “There can be great fear of abortion or miscarriage. Any slight malefic influence on this Sun can give disease of the heart or liver. Their power of intelligence is typically strong, but they can be careless with the exhilaration of an holy man.” 
  • Commentary: They seek a lot of attention. Excellent at news media where their complaints about health care, crime, war, inequity can receive the spotlight.
    • 5th from Moon: Jack Anderson (anti-government crusader)

Sun in the 6th house: Rules the 5th house for Aries ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 6th native will be “a famous king of good qualities; wealthy and victorious against enemies.” “Fear of fever.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in the 6th house native “remains happy, destroys their enemies, are strong and have expensive nice conveyance. They are valiant a valorous and are a minister to the king.” “Brings evil to the uncles (mother’s brothers) and cattle. As strong sun gives strong resistance to disease, but one will never the less gain experience with fever causing illness. They will have a strong digestion. If the Sun. Is strongly afflicted here he can bring serious disease of the heart, cancer, bones, back ache, urinary diseases. These illnesses are not usually the cause of death.” 
  • Commentary: Afflictions can easily bring trouble from authorities, king, government. They may be leader of a criminal gang. Benefic aspects can lead them along a righteous path as the central figure representing the disadvantaged people, possibly working with  children, though they will be no less harsh against enemies. Floyd and Mangala both lost their fathers early in life receiving no significant inheritance, or unable to hold onto the inheritance they have received. Saint Francis Assisi renounced his inheritance.  
    • 6th from Moon: George Floyd, Mangala, Saint Francis Assisi

Sun in the 7th house: Rules the 6th house Pisces ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 7th will cause one “to suffer the displeasure of rulers and be disabled. He will wander without wife and suffer humiliation.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 7th house person “remains without property, his body seems lacklustre; he is fearful and diseased, bad natured, remains distressed due to fear of royal punishment and has a weak body.” “Exceptional wealth can occasionally be found by establishing an industry in partnership with someone else.”
    • 7th from Moon: Aleister Crowley, Sarah Ferguson, 

Sun in the 8th house: Rules the 7th house Aquarius ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 8th will cause “loss of wealth and friends, and one will be short lived. Eyesight will be defective or lost.” “Death from fire, high fever, bile or weapon.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 8th house “gives small eyes, eye disease is possible. The native has many enemies, is wrathful, dull witted, has scarce wealth and a weak body.” “Dim eye-sight, loss of paternal wealth, mental anguish and suffering, deprivation of good conduct and decay of vitality. They lack enthusiasm and liveliness and they may suffer broken bones. Gives distress and adversity in old age.” 
  • Commentary: Killed by a person in authority. Death by gun shot. Killed in a conspiracy. 
    • George Floyd, John Lennon, 8th from Moon: Kate Walsh, Steve Yeats 

Sun in the 9th house: Rules the 8th house Capricorn ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 9th house causes one to “lose their father, but the one will have children and relatives and revere the gods and brahmins.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun the 9th house “keeps the person engaged in doing the rites of his religion and endowed with noble and excellent intellect. Happiness from son and friends, but enmity towards mothers family.” “A strong Sun gives a religious attitude, patriotism, ascetic with reverence for elders and teachers. Their sons make good progress, their partner is virtuous, and their fathers heath is sound, and he himself is long-lived. Reputed for good and virtuous deeds, and gets distinctions from the king, and collects great wealth.” 
  • Commentary:
    • Amitabh Bachhan 9th from Moon: Winston Churchill, John Lennon

Sun in the 10th house: Rules the 9th house Sagittarius ascendant. Digbala.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 10th “will bless the native with sons, vehicles, tributes, wisdom, wealth, strength and fame. They will rise to kingship.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 10th house “endows the native with right intellect and wisdom, wealth, conveyance, royal favour, and the happiness of a son. They give reverence to saints and are endowed with gems and jewels.” “If there is no malefic influence they get fame, benefits and profits from government. Favourable for father. They like to celebrate festivals and marriages with great pomp and show.” 
    • Thich Nhat Hanh, Kate Walsh, 10th from Moon: 

Sun in the 11th house: Rules the 10th house for Scorpio ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 11th “will grant the native longevity and wealth. He will be the ruler and know no sorrows.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 11th house native has a love for music and singing. He has a great interest in completing virtuous deeds. They are rich and receive glory, honour and profit from the king.” “This person makes big plans and achieves success. They can be ambitious, make huge profits, get favours from powerful friends, and attain a place of distinction in society.” 
  • Commentary: Central figure of large organisations.  
    • 11th from Moon: Thich Nhat Hanh , 

Sun in the 12th house: Rules the 11th house for Libra ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 12th house “will cause discord between the native and his father, defect his vision, leaving him without wealth or children.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 12th house “causes the eyesight of the native to be weak, his ideas clash with the father and the mind bends towards improper conduct and thinking is opposed to every accepted assumption and common sense.” “This is an inauspicious place for sun: eye trouble, bodily pain, trouble to the uncle, losses and troubles in travel. They may be educated in a foreign country, have trouble with the government, and think about things opposed to morality and religion. These natives are selfless, have the spirit of renunciation, are of wrathful disposition and remain as if intoxicated. If this sun has malefic influences they may suffer kidney stones, failure in politics and have to visit a prison.” Sun conjunct Moon in the 12th house can give alcohol addiction. Additional malefic influence will certainly give problems to the eyes and heart.” 
  • Commentary: This position brings exhaustion from leadership duties and profits from foreign sources. Moon conjunction is not necessary for alcohol addiction. Strokes, assassination attempts can also Nucor under this Sun.  
    • Sarah Ferguson, Margaret Thatcher, 12th from Moon: Amitabh Bachhan, Dwight Eisenhower 
Sun in Libra

Sun in the 1st house: Rules the 11th house for Libra ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in 1st leaves the person with “very little hair on their head, makes him inactive, short tempered, impetuous, tall haughty, has soiled eyes and a lean body. He is valiant, impatient and cruel hearted.”If Sun is in Libra ascendant they will suffer poverty and loss of children.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 1st house native “has thin hair, shows laziness in doing things, tends to be angry, has a very extreme temperament, is sensual or amorous, has diseases eyes, bodily dryness, is brave, lacks spirit of forgiveness and is cruel.” “The native will suffer from bilious disorders: fever, chicken pox, croup, TB, irregular bowel movements (diarrhoea or constipation). He does not adjust well to those around him because he does not wish to conspire against anyone, and because he is frank and clear in his speech. They are prone to sudden anger but it’s short lived. He leads a life of freedom and independence as he does not like to lose his sense of originality which is lost when he works under others. They generally have righteous and moral conduct.”Sun in Libra 1st house native remains poor and without progeny.”
  • Commentary: With Sun approaching debilitation it can be a pessimistic outlook. The parson suffers by the loss of individuality, they may be a spokesman for a more powerful partner, 
  • Pierre Trudeau has an exchange between Sun & Venus (1st and 11th house) reversing this debilitation. He had a partner/advisor who was said to be the one running the country from behind the scenes. Although he was a controversial politician, as politics is bound to be), he is no doubt one of the great Prime Ministers of Canada and could connect with everyday people. We find many politician diplomates with a similar exchange. 
    • Pierre Trudeau, Sun conjunct Moon: Nuria Cab

Sun in the 2nd house: Rules the 12th house for Virgo ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in 2nd house will “deprive the native of learning, modesty and riches; and it will cause them to stammer.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 2nd houses “causes the native to remain without wealth, progeny and conveyance. They are intelligent, jealous of virtuous people, and living in another mans house.” “They are endowed jewels, gold, and silver; gifted in rhetoric, witty, and capable of winning one his enemy through courteous conduct.” “If there is even little malefic influence on this sun then the native will suffer diseases to the mouth and disorders to the eyes. Their fat will be copper coloured. They pay close attention to the cleanliness of the house and the orderly maintenance of things. They will clash often with their own people, speech is commanding, family is large, and eyes are red. There occurs enmity between brothers when the division of paternal property is made.” “Sun conjunct Moon in the 2nd house can give alcohol addiction.”
  • Commentary: These natives squander their family wealth through addiction to pleasures. 
    • James Boswell, Oscar Wilde 2nd from Moon: James Boswell, Deepak Chopra, Jean Claude Van Damme

Sun in the 3rd house: Rules the 1st house for Leo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 3rd house will make a person “strong, brave, wealthy and generous, but unfriendly towards relatives.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in the 3rd house “gives sweet speech and makes a person very rich. One has conveyances and the joy of doing virtuous deeds. They have servants, a few brothers and are strong and healthy.” “It makes a person valiant and vigorous, quick in taking decisions which are often correct. They are rich in religious mentality, sattvic, they do hard penance and is and ascetic without malice, a benefactor to others. They are exceptionally enthusiastic in doing things and they achieve fame due to their virtues. They follow their plan with steadfast mind and firm determination; they do not change plans very often. This is not auspicious for younger brothers and may be the cause of death to elder brothers.”
  • Commentary: They us media to gain attention to sports and fitness. They might be a coach working one-on-one teaching martial arts, yoga or dance. They are very courageous and good at designing classes and forms for the group to follow.
    • Lydia Shire, Jean Claude Van Damme, Nuria Cab, 3rd from Moon: Auguste Lumiere, 

Sun in the 4th house: Rules the 2nd house for Cancer ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 4th house person will be “born without happiness, relatives, lands, friends or a house to live in. He will serve the ruler and waste away the ancestral property.” This is especially true for debilitated Sun.
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 4th “causes one to be devoid of happiness, conveyance, wealth. Paternal property is squandered and they will change residence many times.” “This position can also
  • Commentary: Under special circumstances this this Sun can bring fame and praise in society, of higher status and a position of rank in comparison with other people of the community. But a planet in debilitation typically brings ruin to the house it’s placed in. Education professionals speaking about the foundational architecture of education and defence. 
    • 4th from Moon: John Dewey, Isabel Myers-Briggs, Pierre Trudeau, Oscar Wilde, 

Sun in the 5th house: Rules the 3rd house for Gemini ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 5th house person will be “bereft of happiness, riches and children and will be short lived. They will be intelligent and tour the forest regions.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in the 5th house person is a devotee of Shiva & Parvati. They have a few issues and get happiness, but are devoid of wealth, doers of inauspicious deeds and have and erroring mind; mistaken intelligence.” “There can be great fear of abortion or miscarriage. Any slight malefic influence on this Sun can give disease of the heart or liver. Their power of intelligence is typically strong, but they can be careless with the exhilaration of an holy man.”
    • Lee Harvey Oswald, Lydia Shire  5th from Moon: Evander Holyfield, 

Sun in the 6th house: Rules the 4th house for Taurus ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 6th can make a person into “a famous king of good qualities; wealthy and victorious against enemies.” “Fear of fever.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in the 6th house native “remains happy, destroys their enemies, are strong and have expensive nice conveyance. They are valiant a valorous and are a minister to the king.” “Brings evil to the uncles (mother’s brothers) and cattle. As strong sun gives strong resistance to disease, but one will have to experience that themselves. They will have a strong digestion. If the Sun. Is strongly afflicted here he can bring serious disease of the heart, cancer, bones, back ache, unrinary diseases. These are typically the diseases we have to learn to live with rather than those that kill us as represented in the 8th house.”
  • Commentary: Fighters for social justice and equity. Disputes with authority over equity.  They may be an authority in criminal justice or social equality. 
  • Kamala Harris: Sun – Venus are making an exchange between the 4th & 6th houses allowing her to gain greatly by from the social justice movement that favours females and minorities. She went from being an incompetent civil servant to being appointed vice president on the basis of being a woman of colour. Her Sun Mahadasha began in July 1989, just after her first failed attempt at passing the bar exam and continued until July 1995. She had her infamous relationship with Willie Brown from about 1992-1995 and she rose quickly in her career in this period while being. 
    • Kamala Harris, 6th from Moon: Ursula Le Guin

Sun in the 7th house: Rules the 5th house for Aries ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 7th will cause one “to suffer the displeasure of rulers and be disabled. He will wander without wife and suffer humiliation.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 7th house person “remains without property, his body seems lacklustre; he is fearful and diseased, bad natured, remains distressed due to fear of royal punishment and has a weak body.” “Exceptional wealth can occasionally be found by establishing an industry in partnership with someone else.”
  • Commentary: This can bring a love relationship, but one may be somewhat star-struck by their partner. Powerful partners who help advance their career.
    • Ursula Le Guin, Johnny Stompanato,  7th from Moon: Kamala Harris, Lydia Shire, 

Sun in the 8th house: Rules the 6th house for Pisces ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 8th will cause “loss of wealth and friends, and one will be short lived. Eyesight will be defective or lost.” “Death from fire, high fever, bile or weapon.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 8th house “gives small eyes, eye disease is possible. The native has many enemies, is wrathful, dull witted, has scarce wealth and a weak body.” “Dim eye-sight, loss of paternal wealth, mental anguish and suffering, deprivation of good conduct and decay of vitality. They lack enthusiasm and liveliness and they may suffer broken bones. Gives distress and adversity in old age.”
  • Commentary: Bhagat Singh was executed by the government for fomenting revolution. 
    • 8th from Moon: Bhagat Singh, Kim Kardashian, 

Sun in the 9th house: Rules the 7th house for Aquarius ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 9th house causes one to “lose their father, but the one will have children and relatives and revere the gods and brahmins.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun the 9th house “keeps the person engaged in doing the rites of his religion and endowed with noble and excellent intellect. Happiness from son and friends, but enmity towards mothers family.” “A strong Sun gives a religious attitude, patriotism, ascetic with reverence for elders and teachers. Their sons make good progress, their partner is virtuous, and their fathers heath is sound, and he himself is long-lived. Reputed for good and virtuous deeds, and gets distinctions from the king, and collects great wealth.”
    • Auguste Lumiere, Deepak Chopra, 9th from Moon

Sun in the 10th house: Rules the 8th house for Capricorn ascendant. Digbala;

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 10th “will bless the native with sons, vehicles, tributes, wisdom, wealth, strength and fame. They will rise to kingship.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 10th house “endows the native with right intellect and wisdom, wealth, conveyance, royal favour, and the happiness of a son. They give reverence to saints and are endowed with gems and jewels.” “If there is no malefic influence they get fame, benefits and profits from government. Favourable for father. They like to celebrate festivals and marriages with great pomp and show.”
    • Sylvia Brown, 10th from Moon: 

Sun in the 11th house: Rules the 9th house  for Sagittarius ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 11th “will grant the native longevity and wealth. He will be the ruler and know no sorrows.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 11th house native has a love for music and singing. He has a great interest in completing virtuous deeds. They are rich and receive glory, honour and profit from the king.” “This person makes big plans and achieves success. They can be ambitious, make huge profits, get favours from powerful friends, and attain a place of distinction in society.”
    • Evander Holyfield, 11th from Moon: Lee Harvey Oswald, 

Sun in the 12th house: Rules the 10th house for Scorpio ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Sun in the 12th house “will cause discord between the native and his father, defect his vision, leaving him without wealth or children.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Sun in 12th house “causes the eyesight of the native to be weak, his ideas clash with the father and the mind bends towards improper conduct and thinking is opposed to every accepted assumption and common sense.” “This is an inauspicious place for sun: eye trouble, bodily pain, trouble to the uncle, losses and troubles in travel. They may be educated in a foreign country, have trouble with the government, and think about thing opposed to morality and religion. These natives are selfless, have the spirit of renunciation, are of wrathful disposition and remain as if intoxicated. If this sun has malefic influences they may suffer kidney stones, failure in politics and have to visit a prison.” Sun conjunct Moon in the 12th house can give alcohol addiction. Additional malefic influence will certainly give problems to the eyes and heart.”
    • Kim Kardashian, John Dewey, Nietzsche, Bhagat Singh,  12th from Moon: Sylvia Brown, Nietzsche, Johnny Stompanato, 

Moon in Chitra

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.

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 wary be 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. 

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, the the field, in the markets and in business. They are good at both planning strategising as well as carrying it 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 n to 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. 

Virgo: Calamity Jane (1), Caravaggio (1), Zoe Fleischer (1), Swami Vivekananda (1), D.H. Lawrence (1), Ray Charles (1), George Bush Jr (1), Clive Wearing (early classical music specialist; Amneisia (1)), Tasmin (1), Sheila Ireland (2), Priti Baxani (2), Steven Seagal (2), Sylvester Stallone (2), David Carradine (2), Sidney Poitier (2), Buzz Aldrin (2), Ray Dolby (2), Rob Ford (2), Prostitute #3 (2), George Bush Sr (2), Togo Heihachiro (Great naval commander (2)), Martin Heidegger (2), Marie Antoinette (2), Pope Benedict XIII (2), Libra: John MacKey (Whole Foods (4)), Feodor Ingvar Kamprad (Ikea founder (3)), Alan Pinkerton (Detective (3)), Jack Dorsey (Founder of Twitter. (3)), Michael Arth (Pint maker, Town design (3)), Noam Chomsky (3), Knut Hamsun (3), Nicholas Cage (3), Ted Cruz (3), Nicolas Dodar (3), Vijendra Kushwaha (3), Louis XVII (3), Diana Gonzalez (3), K.N. Rao (3), Alexis Radha (4), Komilla Sutton (4), Robert Hand (4), Jenn Child (4), Molly Ringwald (4), Madame Helena Blavatsky (4), Allysa Koch (4), Lesie France (4), Ted Turner (4), Ferdinande Porsche (4), Mikhail Bakunin (4), Edward Norton (4), Dwight Eisenhower (4), Korean War (4), Iraq War (4).

Moon in Virgo

Moon in the 1st house: Rules the 11th house for Virgo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Waxing moon in the 1st house provides and strong body and long life, power, wealth and freedom from fear.” Waning moon in the 1st house is “just the opposite.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in the 1st house “with malefic influence causes the native to lack restraint and do base and evil deeds, they may be deaf or dumb, disabled.” Malefic influences will have a powerful effect on both moon and ascendant when the moon is here as there is no secondary ascendant to defuse some of the affliction, so even minor afflictions may be acutely felt.” 
  • Commentary: They are focused on achievement, and achievement might be very body based. Make-up, nice dress or costume will be an indication of wealth and social caste. They are very focused on the fine details of the body and of the image their identity. They can be very sensitive to the needs of the body as well as the desires of the massed. They will try to draw you in. Thy typically need some form of physical exercise. They might reflect he collective consciousness of the masses. They are typically comfortable with themselves which puts others at ease as well. What they might not be comfortable with are the unmet needs of the masses as one will be called to attend to those needs. Those moon makes them very sensitive. Women will be very motherly and in to dolls, fashion, shaping the body and the image. The man might also be very focused on creating themselves through the image the project, but their relationship with the mother and the women in their life becomes somewhat more difficult at they take on the caregiver personality which is greatly influenced by the mother as well as motherly figures and women in their life. Good family men, but maybe a little soft for fathering roles. Women make wonderful mothers. For both sexes their attention to details of dress and body can distract from higher meaning and purpose of the body they are in.
  • Prostitute #3, with Sun – Moon conjunction was murdered in her booth in Amsterdams red light district in 1967 at the age of 28. 
  • Stallone has a half Moon waxing in conjunction with Jupiter and making and exchange with Mercury. 
    • Sidney Poitier, Prostitute #3, Sylvester Stallone,

Moon in the 2nd house: Rules the 12th house for Leo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 2nd will make one “rich, very learned, soft spoken, blessed with all worldly pleasures, but occasionally stammering.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: “Full moon in 2nd house brings prosperity, happiness, humility, progeny, good looks and wealth. Slim moon in 2nd causes the native to be a liar, penurious, has little intelligence, lacks foresight and has a narrow outlook on life. He cannot estimate his means, resources, or the situation in order to do anything or turn a profit.” 
  • Commentary: A sleepy, dreamy, comforting manner of speech. They will seek to preserve the lineage of their ancestors, the incantations, the recipes, the natural remedies.
    • Zoe Fleisch, Swami Vivekananda, 

Moon in the 3rd house: Rules the 1st house for Cancer ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 3rd supports “lascivious brothers, gives one strength but makes very miserly.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 3rd house “tends to make a person violent, given to pride, miserly, lacking intelligence, dependent on relatives, devoid of kindness but without fear. If Moon is full they will have vitality and vigour, an invisible desire to live, and strength to fight against disease. If a slim moon has malefic influence here, the native is stupid, insolent, impolite, making decisions without thinking.” 
  • Commentary: This gives a bit of tribal identity, and attaches them to the team, group or guild to which they belong; though they are likely to be fairly friendly, neighbourly people. They like to have a steady routine of meetings, appointments, short travels. They might have a poor memory ceasing them to leave many notes to themselves. None-the-less they can be good artists, designers, music composers. They are the ones chosen to give messages of war, illness, exploitation.
    • George Bush Jr, Clive Wearing, 

Moon in the 4th house: Rules the 2nd house for Gemini ascendant. Digbala

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 4th house makes a person “happy, enjoying sensual pleasures, liberal in gifted, having dependable friends, vehicles and fame.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 4th house “allows the native to gain from products of the water: fish, pearls, corals, conches, etc. they get happiness of agricultural land, wife, conveyance, son, etc. They are devoted to gods and brahmins.” “The native may inherit or succeed a kingdom, they will be happy when the people of their home are happy, but they will not be happy in childhood. They are popular in their home place but change residence, they have good health and the mother is long lived. They get the affection and cooperation of their mother, conveyance, cattle, mental peace and good health.” 
  • Commentary: They tend to put their family savings into home and land and fixed assets. They may run a bed and breakfast. They usually have a very comfortable home and vehicle. 
    • Buzz Aldrin, Tasmin, 

Moon in the 5th house: Rules the 3rd house for Taurus ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 5th house has “good sons, wisdom, a gentle gate and is a minister to the ruler.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 5th house “allows one to subdue their passions and senses, they may be an aesthetic, they are truthful, cheerful, full of wealth, progeny, comforts and happiness; they are of noble disposition.” “Strong Moon here gives a clear and pure mind, exceptional memory, ability to make clear and successful plans and investment. But if the Moon is weak here the effects may be reversed. If Moon is in a female sign they may worship Goddess Durga and be devoted to wife and children.” 
  • Caravaggio has Sun Moon Mercury conjunction. His passions and senses were not subdued. He was known for being a scoundrel, grouchy, lying, always indebted, unhappy. As a famous painter he was an aesthetic. 
    •  Caravaggio, 

Moon in the 6th house: Rules the 4th house for Aries ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 6th house “shortens ones life span. One is ignorant, suffers stomach ailments and has to face humiliation.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 6th house “makes the person suffer indigestion and gives them a tendency to be cruel, exceptionally lazy, severe, evil, given to anger and having many enemies.” “The native does not bear discipline put in him by anyone else and will not sleep until he subdues the opponent. This native will have poor relations with their mother and many enemies. They lack appetite and tend towards professions which demand less enterprise, have a fondness for litigation, a smaller family, and a weak body. They can be fierce and practical.” 
  • Commentary: Cruel. Lazy, angry, many enemies, much litigation and suffers indigestion causing them to go from one health problem to another. They are typically comfortable with addictions, criminals and states of imbalance. They will seem to be always looking for a fight. 
    • Ray Dolby?, Rob Ford, Steven Seagal, 

Moon in the 7th house: Rules the 5th house for Pisces ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 7th give “attractive personality and good looks. One marries a young and charming damsel and there is much love between the two.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon the 7th house “native gets extremely proud, love-sick or lustful. They have a lean body, are devoid of wealth, politeness or humility.” “The native is exceptionally influenced by his wife.” 

Moon in the 8th house: Rules the 6th house for Aquarius ascendant. Vipreet Raj Yoga. Harsha Yoga.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 8th makes one “suffer from disease and shortens the life span.” “Death may come from cholera, water disease like jalodara, ascites of pulmonary disease in general.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 8th house “has a decayed body due to having many diseases, is extremely penurious and poor. He gets trouble from enemies and the king and remains restless in mind and heart.” “If the Moon is weak they will be short lived suffering from many diseases. The native fears accidents. This moon rouses their curiosity for mystery sciences like astrology, tantra, tarot. A weak moon here will cause the native to be involved in disputes over the mothers will. They will change residence often; moving from city to city. The will be disappointment, nervous disorder, worries, mental conflict, psychological problems, eye trouble, water born disease and fainting spells.” 
  • Commentary: They are good fighters, martial arts, samurai; comfortable with the unknown course of battle. They can act very quickly in the face of emergency. They will have very quick reflexes. 
  • David Carradine death was ruled accidental affixation and Togo Heihachiro died of neck cancer. 
    • David Carradine, Togo Heihachiro (Naval Commander)

Moon in the 9th house: Rules the 7th house for Capricorn ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: make one “effluent, virtuous, blessed with children; he is victorious and all his enterprise is crowned with success from the outset.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 9th house “endows the native with wife and sone, a fondness for Puranic literature and stories, and a desire to do auspicious deeds and go on pilgrimage.” “People, especially women will have a feeling of respect and reverence around such a person. If the 7th lord is involved they will become lovers and might marry into such a relationship. They become popular of their good deeds and philanthropic works. The native gains lands, conveyances, harmonious atmosphere in domestic life, physical pleasures and comforts. There are many rises and falls in their life.” 
  • Commentary: Religious tendencies. Rise and fall of fortune.
    • Helena Blavatsky, 

Moon in the 10th house: Rules the 8th house for Sagittarius ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 10th house: One “performs good acts and is helpful to the virtuous.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 10th house “native does not remain a person for good conduct and character. He has no friends, suffers eye disease, is of angry disposition, and has many enemies.” “Many rises and falls in profession and finances. They will be fond of festivities, earn livelihood from their fertile imagination, by trade of household articles, luxury items, or entertainment. Everything conceived and started by him is fulfilled.” 
  • Commentary: Set design, entertainment, architecture, multimedia; garland makers. They are comfortable as project leaders. They will use their hidden knowledge to gain leadership and may be known for their partner’s wealth. This moon is in a comfortable position for service providers, caretakers of the underprivileged and they might also be known for the revolutionary character of their progressive leadership style. They can be emotionally exploitive and are not suitable for holding any real power. All those things that are meant to be left unsaid and unseen will be used to gain a reputation; usually has negative repercussions for ones reputation.
    • Marie Antoinette, Priti Bax, Calamity Jane, Ray Charles, 

Moon in the 11th house: Rules the 9th house for Scorpio ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 11th: “The native is high minded, long-lived, endowed with riches, children and servants.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 11th house “native gets exceptional honour, happiness of several kind of conveyance, is rich in righteous fame, sensual enjoyments and virtues.” “Ambitions are fulfilled, popular, attains glory, and has many daughters. A weak and heavily afflicted moon here will cut one off from society.” 
  • Martin Heidegger has Sun – Moon conjunction with no significant aspects. He achieved righteous fame, wealth, virtue, and the glory of being considered one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. These two luminaries also form an auspicious yoga between the 9th & 10th houses. He had no children of his own but he was popular with female students; two of whom he dated. Hannah Arendt being one of them. (Birth time needs a more extensive check for accuracy). 
    • Martin Heidegger?, 

Moon in the 12th house: Rules the 10th house for Libra ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon the the 12th native is odious to others, miserable, humiliated and indolent.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 12th house “person does not show good conduct or character, has no friends, suffers from eye disease, is of angry deposition, ands has many enemies.” “This native is emotional, sentimental, very imaginative and seeks imaginary happiness. He leaves his native area to live somewhere else.”
  • Good position for writers, for literary achievement, working from an isolated office space. They are often isolated people who don’t always deal well with other’s, they have their own ideas which match the intensity of these Scorpio natives. Researchers in the lab, psychoanalysts working with dreams, or contrarian writers. Some of their work may meet the censor. 
    • Noam Chomsky?, Sheila Ireland, D.H. Lawrence?, 
Moon in Libra

Moon in the 1st house: Rules the 10th house for Libra ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Waxing moon in the 1st house provides and strong body and long life, power, wealth and freedom from fear.” Waning moon in the 1st house is “just the opposite.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in the 1st house “with malefic influence causes the native to lack restraint and do base and evil deeds, they may be deaf or dumb, disabled.” Malefic influences will have a powerful effect on both moon and ascendant when the moon is here as there is no secondary ascendant to defuse some of the affliction, so even minor afflictions may be acutely felt.”
  • Commentary: Founders, CEOs. 
    • John Mackey (CEO & Founder of Whole Foods), Alan Pinkerton (Founder of Pinkerton Detective Agency), Jack Dorsey (founder of Twitter), Feodor Ingvar Kamprad (founder of Ikea), 

Moon in the 2nd house: Rules the 11th house for Virgo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 2nd will make one “rich, very learned, soft spoken, blessed with all worldly pleasures, but occasionally stammering.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: “Full moon in 2nd house brings prosperity, happiness, humility, progeny, good looks and wealth. Slim moon in 2nd causes the native to be a liar, penurious, has little intelligence, lacks foresight and has a narrow outlook on life. He cannot estimate his means, resources, or the situation in order to do anything or turn a profit.”
  • Commentary: Creates a special yoga for wealth. Gainful for weapons manufacturers, health care providers and other beneficiaries of war. 
    • Iraq War, Korean War,  

Moon in the 3rd house: Rules the 12th house for Leo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 3rd supports “lascivious brothers, gives one strength but makes very miserly.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 3rd house “tends to make a person violent, given to pride, miserly, lacking intelligence, dependent on relatives, devoid of kindness but without fear. If Moon is full they will have vitality and vigour, an invisible desire to live, and strength to fight against disease. If a slim moon has malefic influence here, the native is stupid, insolent, impolite, making decisions without thinking.”
    • Mikhail Bakunin, Dwight Eisenhower, Diana Gonzalez

Moon in the 4th house: Rules the 1st house for Cancer ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 4th house makes a person “happy, enjoying sensual pleasures, liberal in gifted, having dependable friends, vehicles and fame.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 4th house “allows the native to gain from products of the water: fish, pearls, corals, conches, etc. they get happiness of agricultural land, wife, conveyance, son, etc. They are devoted to gods and brahmins.” “The native may inherit or succeed a kingdom, they will be happy when the people of their home are happy, but they will not be happy in childhood. They are popular in their home place but change residence, they have good health and the mother is long lived. They get the affection and cooperation of their mother, conveyance, cattle, mental peace and good health.”
  • Commentary: Landowners, strongly connected with the local community. Patriotic,
    • Ted Cruz, Knut Hamsun, Vijendra Kushwaha, 

Moon in the 5th house: Rules the 2nd house for Gemini ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 5th house has “good sons, wisdom, a gentle gate and is a minister to the ruler.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 5th house “allows one to subdue their passions and senses, they may be an aesthetic, they are truthful, cheerful, full of wealth, progeny, comforts and happiness; they are of noble disposition.” “Strong Moon here gives a clear and pure mind, exceptional memory, ability to make clear and successful plans and investment. But if the Moon is weak here the effects may be reversed. If Moon is in a female sign they may worship Goddess Durga and be devoted to wife and children.” 
  • Commentary: They like to spend time with their children and greatly value the creative process. They like the rhythm of family celebrations, scripted and choreographed performance. They are very good at using their voice to get attention. Wealth might come through their children in some way.
    • Louis XVII, Alexis Radha, Molly Ringwald, Robert Hand, Pope Benedict XIII, 

Moon in the 6th house: Rules the 3rd house for Taurus ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 6th house “shortens ones life span. One is ignorant, suffers stomach ailments and has to face humiliation.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 6th house “makes the person suffer indigestion and gives them a tendency to be cruel, exceptionally lazy, severe, evil, given to anger and having many enemies.” “The native does not bear discipline put in him by anyone else and will not sleep until he subdues the opponent. This native will have poor relations with their mother and many enemies. They lack appetite and tend towards professions which demand less enterprise, have a fondness for litigation, a smaller family, and a weak body. They can be fierce and practical.” 
  • Commentary: They likely suffer some emotional problems or psycho-somatic illness. The They are comfortable with broken contracts and broken trusts: agreed to disagree.
    • Alyssa Koch,

Moon in the 7th house: Rules the 4th house for Aries ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 7th give “attractive personality and good looks. One marries a young and charming damsel and there is much love between the two.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon the 7th house “native gets extremely proud, love-sick or lustful. They have a lean body, are devoid of wealth, politeness or humility.” “The native is exceptionally influenced by his wife.” 
  • Commentary: Good position for auto design.
    • Ferdinand Porsche, 

Moon in the 8th house: Rules the 5th house for Pisces ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 8th makes one “suffer from disease and shortens the life span.” “Death may come from cholera, water disease like jalodara, ascites of pulmonary disease in general.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 8th house “has a decayed body due to having many diseases, is extremely penurious and poor. He gets trouble from enemies and the king and remains restless in mind and heart.” “If the Moon is weak they will be short lived suffering from many diseases. The native fears accidents. This moon rouses their curiosity for mystery sciences like astrology, tantra, tarot. A weak moon here will cause the native to be involved in disputes over the mothers will. They will change residence often; moving from city to city. The will be disappointment, nervous disorder, worries, mental conflict, psychological problems, eye trouble, water born disease and fainting spells.”

Moon in the 9th house: rules the 6th house for Aquarius ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: make one “effluent, virtuous, blessed with children; he is victorious and all his enterprise is crowned with success from the outset.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 9th house “endows the native with wife and sone, a fondness for Puranic literature and stories, and a desire to do auspicious deeds and go on pilgrimage.” “People, especially women will have a feeling of respect and reverence around such a person. If the 7th lord is involved they will become lovers and might marry into such a relationship. They become popular of their good deeds and philanthropic works. The native gains lands, conveyances, harmonious atmosphere in domestic life, physical pleasures and comforts. There are many rises and falls in their life.”
    • Komilla Sutton, 

Moon in the 10th house: Rules the 7th house for Capricorn ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 10th house: One “performs good acts and is helpful to the virtuous.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 10th house “native does not remain a person for good conduct and character. He has no friends, suffers eye disease, is of angry disposition, and has many enemies.” “Many rises and falls in profession and finances. They will be fond of festivities, earn livelihood from their fertile imagination, by trade of household articles, luxury items, or entertainment. Everything conceived and started by him is fulfilled.” 
  • Commentary: Doing the same line of work as their partner. Possibly marrying due to professional connections. 
    • Jenn Child, 

Moon in the 11th house: Rules the 8th house for Sagittarius ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Moon in the 11th: “The native is high minded, long-lived, endowed with riches, children and servants.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 11th house “native gets exceptional honour, happiness of several kind of conveyance, is rich in righteous fame, sensual enjoyments and virtues.” “Ambitions are fulfilled, popular, attains glory, and has many daughters. A weak and heavily afflicted moon here will cut one off from society.” 
  • Commentary: They might earn by risking life and limb, by bringing magic to the marketplace, special effects, death, sex transformation. They will be familiar figures and comfortable with masses of people. Their mother likely had a service job and many friends. They will always tell their secrets to friends and unexpected sexual relationships with friends or fans can come up.
    • Nicolas Cage, Leslie France

Moon in the 12th house: Rules the 9th house for Scorpio ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Moon the the 12th native is odious to others, miserable, humiliated and indolent.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Moon in 12th house “person does not show good conduct or character, has no friends, suffers from eye disease, is of angry deposition, ands has many enemies.” “This native is emotional, sentimental, very imaginative and seeks imaginary happiness. He leaves his native area to live somewhere else.” 
  • Commentary: Excellent for pursuing mystical religion, taking pilgrimage in foreign lands.
    • Michel Arth, Nicholas Doda, Edward Norton, Sinead O’Connor, 

Mars in Chitra

Virgo: JK Rowling (1), Pope Francis (1), Dalai Lama XIV (1), Sheldon Anderson (1), Jean Beliveau (1), Chamunda Devi (American Aghore dead (1)), Anais Nin (1), Candy Barr (1), Augustus Rey (1), Curtis Joseph (1), Edgar Allan Poe (2), Alan Shepard (2) William Faulkner (2), Hunter Schafer (model, actress, LGBTQ activist (1)), Pamala Anderson (2), Kim Basinger (2), Michael Douglas (1), Nicole Kidman (1), Donna Holliday (1), Nikola Tesla (2), Peter Kropotkin (2), Reverend Jerry Falwell (2), Pope Alexander VI (2), Pope John Paul II (2), Libra: Ukraine Revolution (3), Sexual Abuse #4 (3), Sexual Abuse #7 (3), Tenoya Poolesland (4), Emma Trinaistic (4), Sydney Biddle Barrow (Stripper (4)), Andreane (3), Andrea (3), Jenny P (3), Jasmine Milette (3), Vin Diesel (4), Michael Dodaro (3), David Gilbert (3), Antoine Lavoisier (4), Samuel Johnson (4), Tins Ken (4), Karl Benz (3), Roman Polanski (3), Richard Burton (4), Bill Nye (4), Charles Darwin (4), John Locke (4), Sarah Ferguson (3), Ron DeSantis (3), George Docking (3), Ralph Klein (4), Margaret Thatcher (3), Abraham Lincoln (4), 

Mars in Virgo

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

Mars in the 1st house: Rules the 3rd & 8th houses for Virgo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in 1st house causes one to “suffer broken limbs, they are short lived, cruel and adventurous.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 1st house “will cause the native to have hallucinations, his body will have marks or wounds, he will be very courageous, enthusiastic and extremist in nature; given to roving and wandering.” “Malefic influences on this Mars will certainly give cuts, burns and marks to the body; possibly from small pox or eruptions of the skin. They might fear being wounded by fire or weapons. This is not good for the health of the natives wife and the person has to work extra hard for success.” “When Moon & Mars are conjoined the native is devoid of good conduct, crooked, valorous, a trader, makes quarrels, opposes his mother, has pains due to disease. The native is energetic, enthusiastic assiduous and rash. Not auspicious for married life. If conjunction occurs in 1st, 8th, 10th, or 11th house it can make the native descent from noble ancestors and very strong. In other houses they are devoid of wealth. If Saturn also aspects this combination they will have incurable blood disease.” 
  • Commentary: They might be associated with magic, technical skills, shocking behaviour. They can become a symbol for speaking the truth that nobody wants to hear. They can be good writers about revolutionary or taboo topics and will likely receive a lot of criticism. They are strong, forceful agents of social change. They can be very sexual, embodied, actively connection with others and actively taking part in secret or taboo activities. Powerful agents of change. Their penchant for risking life and limb will likely bring at least one serious accident in life, and they will be no stranger to various catastrophes and their anger will bring many problems into their life. This can be especially difficult for women. They will likely change their place of residence frequently.
    • Chamunda Devi, Anais Nin, William Faulkner Mars conjunct Moon: Pope John Paul II, Pope Paul VI, Nikola Tesla, J.K. Rowling,

Mars in the 2nd house: Rules the 4th & 9th houses for Leo ascendant. Yoga Karaka planet.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 2nd house is “ugly looking, adverse, devoid of learning and wealth and is dependent on bad people.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 2nd house “makes a person poor, dependent upon wicked people, foolish, ignorant, cruel, and opposed to own men. In fiery sign or conditions it will inspire them to get rich quick. If 6th lord associates with this Mars there will be fights and disagreements in the family and one will have difficulty collecting loaned money. Surgery to the eyes. He will like to eat hot foods and drinks (tea, coffee, alcohol?), suffer tooth problems, loss by fire and fear of thieves. Partners longevity is decreased.” 
  • Commentary: This position gives very good foresight and financial stability.
    • 2nd from Moon: Candy Barr, William Faulkner, Dalai Lama XIV, 

Mars in the 3rd house: Rules the 5th & 10th houses for Cancer ascendant. Yoga Karaka planet.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 3rd house “brings good qualities of wealth and courage, he is unassailable, happy but without brothers.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 3rd house “brings happiness from favours of the king and makes a person generous hearted, vigorous, valorous, healthy and very rich; but he does not have happiness from a brother, especially if this Mars is afflicted.” 
  • Commentary: Gives good knowledge and training with weapons, fire, and steel. Jewellery maker, gem cutter, 
    • Donna Holliday (3), Augustus Finland,  3rd from Moon

Mars in the 4th house: Rules the 6th & 11th houses for Gemini ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 4th house “person remains friendless, without mother, land, happiness, shelter, conveyance. All the significations of the 4th house are destroyed.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 4th house brings “pain and grief through friends, conveyances and growth of disease in the body. The native gets no cooperation from relatives, disputes over immovable property, and strife that often causes the native to live away from home. The native lacks power, courage and endurance; or their courage may be the wrong kind of courage. They are frenzied, fitful, emotional and rash. This position is unfavourable for marriage and the wife may have a blood disorder of heart disease. If this Mars is in a fire sign with fiery aspects, the natives house might catch fire.” 
  • Commentary: This Mars brings about the destruction of just about everything related to the 4th house. The natives home may be destroyed due to war. There may be violence in the home; between the parents and against the children. Parents, especially the mother, may be suffering or perhaps even brutally exploited. Home is likely to be unstable.  
    • Pope Paul VI, 4th from Moon: Dalai Lama XIV, 

Mars in the 5th house: Rules the 7th & 12th houses for Taurus ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 5th house person is “unhappy, weak-minded and without children; their life is full of set-backs and back-bitting.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 5th house “makes a person restless due to wind and phlegm, he lacks the happiness of having a wife, friend, son; his thinking get reversed and he is unable to think in the right way. Ones father is not long lived. If this Mars has malefic aspect there is possibility of early death of father and loss of children. In a woman’s chart any negative influence to this Mars can give abortion, disease related to the uterus, menstrual problems. When poorly placed the person lacks ability to do trade and business because of poor bargaining and speculation abilities. If Mars is conjunct 6th lord the person may have a disease in the brain.” 
  • Commentary: They have a love for high risk activities, romance, sports, competitive games. But ultimately they do remain unhappy, weak-minded, without children or significant marriage partner. Losses due to speculation, as well as loosing them selves to too much fun and games. Abortions, miscarriages, too much heat in the womb. Or the male sperm may be ineffective due to heat. They can be very restless, sexual, sensual; sleep is likely to be disturbed
    • Candy Barr, Priyanka Chopra, Pamala Anderson, Reverend Jerry Falwell,  5th from Moon: Sheldon Anderson, Priyanka Chopra, Hunter Schafer

Mars in the 6th house: Rules the 1st & 8th houses for Aries ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 6th house person is “exceedingly smitten with love, wealthy, famous; he becomes king and is virtuous over his enemies.” “Danger from ulcer.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 6th house “gives strong digestion and a strong hunger. This person destroys their enemies and established friendship with gentle people.” “This is a favourable position for Mars, but if it’s situated with malefic influence then it will give fear of accidents, heart disease or liver trouble. It’s not good for the natives uncles.” 
  • Commentary: They might die from an accident, stomach or digestive troubles, fever, They could die from an illness or under suspicious circumstances. They are very aggressive to destroy their enemies. They might themselves be victims of violence.Women might find this mars especially punishing, but both sexes will face very powerful competitors. Lots of accidents, active and restless. Might nurture heavy alcohol addictions in the night, setting the scene for more trouble from criminal intentions. 
    • Pope Francis, Nikola Tesla,  6th from Moon: Pamala Anderson, Chamunda Devi, Reverend Jerry Falwell

Mars in the 7th house: Rules the 2nd & 9th houses for Pisces ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 7th house “causes them to do all improper acts and be afflicted with disease, lose their wife and wander here and there.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars 7th house causes a “person to suffer much harm, losses, dangers, he suffers meaningless worries and anxieties and his body is weakened from torture by his enemies. He suffers an excess of grief due to love for his wife. The health of ones wife might be harmed, as will the longevity of the marriage partnership.”
    • 7th from Moon: Jean Beliveau, Augustus Finland, Alan Shepard, Pope Alexander VI, 

Mars in the 8th house: Rules the 3rd & 10th houses for Aquarius ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 8th house “bring physical deformities and causes a person to be condemned by the people, suffer poverty and live a shortened life span.” “Danger from ulcer. If this Mars is influenced by Rahu they may develop carbuncles or cancer.” “Death may be caused by accidental fire, magical spells, witchcraft or weapons.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars 8th house subjects the native to an evil fortune, blood sickness, eye disease, a tendency to do base deeds; they are dull witted, and will blame and critics wise saintly people. One’s own and ones wives longevity is shortened; the person suffers unmentionable diseases like piles, wounds, fissure, ulcer, or anxiety. Weak or afflicted Mars can cause imprisonment, criminal mindedness, fear of death. Extra fiery influence on this Mars by sign and aspect can cause death by gunpowder. This person is deprived, troubled by obstacles, chronically ill with stomach cramps, irregular bowel movements. This person attracts blame and accusations and may be censured, grief stricken, attacked with weapons, and full of grief due to ones partner. 
  • Commentary: Leader of secret missions. Revolutionary leadership qualities.  revolution. They might have knowledge of weapons and some military training; perhaps just basic training and skills competence. They can do undercover work or have some kind of special security clearance. Much of their work and activity might remain secret, messages and documents might be classified top secret. 
    • Pope John Paul II, Peter Kropotkin (anarchist, communist), Alan Shepard (aviator, first US space mission),  8th from Moon: Peter Kropotkin, Edgar Allan Poe, 

Mars in the 9th house: Rules the 4th & 11th houses for Capricorn ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 9th house “gives friendship with the ruler while being hated by everyone else. One is fatherless and guilty of being a homicide [sic].”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 9th house “causes the native to tend towards violence; they get honour from the government but no advantage comes from it. They are less holy, less virtue, less wealth. They are courageous and have a strong healthy body, they like adventure travel and are the makers of their own destiny. If Jupiter aspects a well placed Mars here, they may worship fire and perform yajnas and fire ritual.” 
  • Commentary: They go to war for their beliefs. Well fortified homes. Roaming spiritual places and universities around the world. Very active in the university, challenging orthodoxy. Very good position for wealth.
    • Kim Basinger, J.K. Rowling 9th from Moon: Pope Francis, Curtis Joseph,

Mars in the 10th house: Rules the 5th & 12th houses for Sagittarius ascendant. Digbala.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 10th house “makes a person a cruel king, but liberal and praised by important people.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 10th house “makes the native a king, or like a king. He is very contented, courageous, adventurous, always ready to do good to others. This person obtains beautiful ornaments, gems and precious jewels. This is consisted a very auspicious placement for Mars. If this is a Raja Yoga Mars, the native will gain distinction in police or army. And honourable title due to their good works. The person is skilled in games, sports, horseback riding, wrestling, athletics, and agricultural activities. They take others under their influence and their commands will be obeyed. With benefic influence they will succeed in everything, become popular, endowed with good fortune, good character, devoted to guru and brothers will be long lived.” 
  • Commentary: Working with criminals, disadvantaged children. Forensic psychology, working at a prison, group home, correctional facility. Workplace might have strong security; nonetheless, it can be a very unpredictable place with a lot of enmity, competition, violence,
    • Curtis Joseph, Pope Alexander VI (studied law), 10th from Moon: Kim Basinger, Michael Douglas, Donna Holliday (forensic psych nurse), Anais Nin,

Mars in the 11th house: Rules the 1st & 6th houses for Scorpio ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 11th house “endows riches and happiness; one is bold and courageous, happy and of sound character.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 11th house allows the native to gain much copper, coral, gold, red cloth, excellent conveyance, and government favour. There are frequent celebrations and festivities in the home. If well placed with benefics this native will earn through taking great risk in trade of Mars trip merchandise. Wealth may be had through agriculture or the purchase and sale of land. The native gets rich due to own abilities, courage and industriousness; he will not like low level of small deals. If this Mars is debilitated or heavily afflicted they are ready to earn by fair or foul means. Elder brother and children are harmed by this Mars. 
  • Commentary: Gain from divorce, dispute, from the enemy. Usually identified as the eldest sibling; perhaps after some tragedy to the eldest. They often have issues with the system and can be a bit counter culture while also using the system to gain power or wealth.
    • Jean Beliveau, Hunter Schafer,  11th from Moon: Nicole Kidman,

Mars in the 12th house: Rules the 2nd & 7th houses for Libra ascendant. Mangalik. Maraka (death inflicting) planet.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 12th house person has defective eyes. They are cruel, without wife, a slandered and mean person.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 12th house causes enmity among friends, gives disease to the eyes, distress to the limbs, anger disposition, excessive expenses, and if heavily afflicted, time in jail and decay of energy and lustre, operations to the eye, diseases of the blood, ears, throat, or injury to the feet. The native might face adverse propaganda against themselves, fear from thieves, quarrels, hostility among relatives, pain and grief from servants, trouble due to slavery, lowly actions leading to a corrupt mind. They wish to snatch wealth from others and are fickle and restless.  
    • Sheldon Adelson (casino resorts and political philanthropy), Michael Douglas, Nicole Kidman, Edgar Allan Poe (gothic poet celebrating death and the macabre),   12th from Moon
Mars in Libra

Mars in the 1st house: Rules the 2nd & 7th houses for Libra ascendant. Powerful maraka (death inflicting) planet.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in 1st house causes one to “suffer broken limbs, they are short lived, cruel and adventurous.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 1st house “will cause the native to have hallucinations, his body will have marks or wounds, he will be very courageous, enthusiastic and extremist in nature; given to roving and wandering.” “Malefic influences on this Mars will certainly give cuts, burns and marks to the body; possibly from small pox or eruptions of the skin. They might fear being wounded by fire or weapons. This is not good for the health of the natives wife and the person has to work extra hard for success.” “When Moon & Mars are conjoined the native is devoid of good conduct, crooked, valorous, a trader, makes quarrels, opposes his mother, has pains due to disease. The native is energetic, enthusiastic assiduous and rash. Not auspicious for married life. If conjunction occurs in 1st, 8th, 10th, or 11th house it can make the native descent from noble ancestors and very strong. In other houses they are devoid of wealth. If Saturn also aspects this combination they will have incurable blood disease.”
    • Jenny P, Jasmine Milette, Sarah Ferguson, Vin Diesel, Mars conjunct Moon: Tenoya Poolesland,

Mars in the 2nd house: Rules the 3rd & 8th houses for Virgo ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 2nd house is “ugly looking, adverse, devoid of learning and wealth and is dependent on bad people.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 2nd house “makes a person poor, dependent upon wicked people, foolish, ignorant, cruel, and opposed to own men. In fiery sign or conditions it will inspire them to get rich quick. If 6th lord associates with this Mars there will be fights and disagreements in the family and one will have difficulty collecting loaned money. Surgery to the eyes. He will like to eat hot foods and drinks (tea, coffee, alcohol?), suffer tooth problems, loss by fire and fear of thieves. Partners longevity is decreased.”
    • Emma Trinaistic, Donald Sutherland, Roman Polanski, Antoine Lavoisier (father of modern chemistry), 2nd from Moon: Andrea, Ukraine Revolution,

Mars in the 3rd house: Rules the 4th & 9th houses for Leo ascendant. Powerful yoga Karaka planet.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 3rd house “brings good qualities of wealth and courage, he is unassailable, happy but without brothers.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 3rd house “brings happiness from favours of the king and makes a person generous hearted, vigorous, valorous, healthy and very rich; but he does not have happiness from a brother, especially if this Mars is afflicted.” 
  • Commentary: Very courageous, self-willed people. Good for crafting things by hand, with like work with fire, steel, glass blowing. They can be good at mechanics, set design, handling tools. The intense competition against powerful brother figures often teaches them that they have to be aggressive to get what they. They might have some special training with swords or knives and it’s like they will know how to fight. They need active hobbies that allow them to blow off some steam, otherwise they will find less healthy ways to do this. With the Leo ascendant they already feel entitled in some way; this Mars will make sure they get what is theirs. They might even come to live in a vehicle as they roam around. They will face difficulties with formal education and will be better served with skills training or apprenticeship studies.
    • Tenoya Poolesland, Karl Benz, Andra, 3rd from Moon: Richard Burton,

Mars in the 4th house: Rules the 5th & 10th houses for Cancer ascendant. Powerful Yoga Karaka planet. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 4th house “person remains friendless, without mother, land, happiness, shelter, conveyance. All the significations of the 4th house are destroyed.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 4th house brings “pain and grief through friends, conveyances and growth of disease in the body. The native gets no cooperation from relatives, disputes over immovable property, and strife that often causes the native to live away from home. The native lacks power, courage and endurance; or their courage may be the wrong kind of courage. They are frenzied, fitful, emotional and rash. This position is unfavourable for marriage and the wife may have a blood disorder of heart disease. If this Mars is in a fire sign with fiery aspects, the natives house might catch fire.”
    • Ralph Klein, Tins Ken, Sexual Abuse #4, 4th from Moon: Sexual Abuse #7, Andre-Anne, Sidney Biddle Barrow, Ralph Klein,

Mars in the 5th house: Rules the 6th & 11th houses for Gemini ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 5th house person is “unhappy, weak-minded and without children; their life is full of set-backs and back-bitting.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 5th house “makes a person restless due to wind and phlegm, he lacks the happiness of having a wife, friend, son; his thinking get reversed and he is unable to think in the right way. Ones father is not long lived. If this Mars has malefic aspect there is possibility of early death of father as well os for the possibility of ones own fatherhood (ie. loss of children). In a woman’s chart any negative influence to this Mars can give abortion, disease related to the uterus, menstrual problems. When poorly places the person lacks ability to do trade and business because of poor bargaining and speculation abilities. If Mars is conjunct 6th lord the person may have a disease in the brain.”
    • 5th from Moon: Roman Polanski,

Mars in the 6th house: Rules the 7th & 12th houses for Taurus ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 6th house person is “exceedingly smitten with love, wealthy, famous; he becomes king and is virtuous over his enemies.” “Danger from ulcer.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 6th house “gives strong digestion and a strong hunger. This person destroys their enemies and established friendship with gentle people.” “This is a favourable position for Mars, but if it’s situated with malefic influence then it will give fear of accidents, heart disease or liver trouble. It’s not good for the natives uncles.”
    • Andre-Anne, 6th from Moon: David Gilbert, Sexual Abuse #4, Karl Benz, George Docking,

Mars in the 7th house: Rules the 1st & 8th houses for Aries ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 7th house “causes them to do all improper acts and be afflicted with disease, lose their wife and wander here and there.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars 7th house causes a “person to suffer much harm, losses, dangers, he suffers meaningless worries and anxieties and his body is weakened from torture by his enemies. He suffers and excess of grief due to love for his wife. The health of ones wife might be harmed, as will the longevity of the marriage partnership.”
    • Ukraine Revolution, Ron DeSantis, 7th from Moon: Jasmine Milette, Bill Nye, 

Mars in the 8th house: Rules the 2nd & 9th houses for Pisces ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 8th house “bring physical deformities and causes a person to be condemned by the people, suffer poverty and live a shortened life span.” “Danger from ulcer. If this Mars is influenced by Rahu they may develop carbuncles or cancer.” “Death may be caused by accidental fire, magical spells, witchcraft or weapons.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars 8th house subjects the native to an evil fortune, blood sickness, eye disease, a tendency to do base deeds; they are dull witted, and will blame and critics wise saintly people. One’s own and ones wives longevity is shortened; the person suffers unmentionable diseases like piles, wounds, fissure, ulcer, or anxiety. Weak or afflicted Mars can cause imprisonment, criminal mindedness, fear of death. Extra fiery influence on this Mars by sign and aspect can cause death by gunpowder. This person is deprived, troubled by obstacles, ironically ill with stomach cramps, irregular bowel movements. This person attracts blame and accusations and may be censured, grief stricken, attacked with weapons, and full of grief due to ones partner.
    • Richard Burton, Sexual Abuse #7, 8th from Moon: Sarah Ferguson, Samuel Johnson,

Mars in the 9th house: Rules the 3rd & 10th houses for Aquarius ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 9th house “gives friendship with the ruler while being hated by everyone else. One is fatherless and guilty of being a homicide [sic].”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 9th house “causes the native to tend towards violence; they get honour from the government but no advantage comes from it. They are less holy, less virtue, less wealth. They are courageous and have a strong healthy body, they like adventure travel and are the makers of their own destiny. If Jupiter aspects a well placed Mars here, they may worship fire and perform yajnas and fire ritual.” 
  • Commentary: Politicians active on the global stage, fighting for their ideology. Fighting for peace and independence.
    • Abraham Lincoln, George Docking, 9th from Moon: Ron DeSantis, John Locke, 

Mars in the 10th house: Rules the 4th & 11th houses for Capricorn ascendant. Digbala.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 10th house “makes a person a cruel king, but liberal and praised by important people.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 10th house “makes the native a king, or like a king. He is very contented, courageous, adventurous, always ready to do good to others. This person obtains beautiful ornaments, gems and precious jewels. This is consisted a very auspicious placement for Mars. If this is a Raja Yoga Mars, the native will gain distinction in police or army. And honourable title due to their good works. The person is skilled in games, sports, horseback riding, wrestling, athletics, and agricultural activities. They take others under their influence and their commands will be obeyed. With benefic influence they will succeed in everything, become popular, endowed with good fortune, good character, devoted to guru and brothers will be long lived.” 
  • Commentary: Solid scientific education.
    • Bill Nye, Samuel Johnson, Sidney Biddle Barrow, 10th from Moon: Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, Jenny P, Donald Sutherland, Emma Trinaistic,

Mars in the 11th house: Rules the 5th & 12th houses for Sagittarius ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 11th house “endows riches and happiness; one is bold and courageous, happy and of sound character.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 11th house allows the native to gain much copper, coral, gold, red cloth, excellent conveyance, and government favour. There are frequent celebrations and festivities in the home. If well placed with benefics this native will earn through taking great risk in trade of Mars trip merchandise. Wealth may be had through agriculture or the purchase and sale of land. The native gets rich due to own abilities, courage and industriousness; he will not like low level of small deals. If this Mars is debilitated or heavily afflicted they are ready to earn by fair or foul means. Elder brother and children are harmed by this Mars.
    • 11th from Moon: Michael Dodaro, 

Mars in the 12th house: Rules the 1st & 6th houses for Scorpio ascendant. Vipreet Raja Yoga.

  • Phala Deepika: Mars in the 12th house person has defective eyes. They are cruel, without wife, a slandered and mean person.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mars in 12th house causes enmity among friends, gives disease to the eyes, distress to the limbs, anger disposition, excessive expenses, and if heavily afflicted, time in jail and decay of energy and lustre, operations to the eye, diseases of the blood, ears, throat, or injury to the feet. The native might face adverse propaganda against themselves, fear from thieves, quarrels, hostility among relatives, pain and grief from servants, trouble due to slavery, lowly actions leading to a corrupt mind. They wish to snatch wealth from others and are fickle and restless. 
  • Commentary: They embrace danger in their lives. They may work with fire, combustion or explosives.
    • Michael Dodaro, Charles Darwin, David Gilbert, 12th from Moon: Vin Diesel, Tins Ken, Antoine Lavoisier,

Mercury in Chitra 

Virgo: Leonard Cohen (1), Ip Man (1), Amitabh Bachhan (1), Tasmin (1), Ivanka Trump (1), King Francis I of France (1), Caitlyn Jenner (2), Kate Winslet (2), Putin (2), Confucius (2), Caravaggio (2), Sara/Tegan Quin (2), Olivia Harris (2), Andrea (2), Michael Faraday (2), Ralph Klein (2), Horatio Nelson (2), Clive Barker, Sarah Bernhart, Ojos Bhavsar, Margareth del Valle Bellorin Casique, Leonard Cohen, Larry Flynt, Kaushal Son, Buster Keaton, Ken Kesey, Charles Koch, Mario Lemieux, Sofia Loren, Terry Rands, Patrick Roy, William Howard Taft, Tanya Tucker, Squire Whipple, New Zealand Libra: James Boswell (3), Genghis Khan (3),  Martin Heidegger (4), Ivan Pavlov (4), Serena Williams (4), Jack Anderson, Bridgette Bardot, King William the Conqueror, Robert Curry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette France, Invasion of Grenada, Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, Vladimir Poolesland, Male prostitute, Susan Sarandon, Lydia Shire, Emma Stone, Margaret Thatcher, Turkey, Johannes Vermeer, Dr Howard Eugene Wasdin, Moon Unit Zappa,

Mercury Virgo

Mercury is Vargottama in the 2nd pada of Chitra. 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 in the 1st house: Rules the 1st & 10th houses for Virgo ascendant. Bigbala. Yoga Karaka planet. Bhadra Maha Purusha Yoga. Digbala. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 1st house person “enjoys longevity, is sweet, soft, appropriate in speach, sharp-whetted and learned in the Sastras.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 1st house “makes a person peace loving, curious, extremely generous, of good conduct, patient, learned with knowledge of the arts.” “Benefic influences will certainly make them a craftsman and artist, good at math, writing, astrology, business, trade, education, oratory, printing and grammar. This Mercury destroys the negative influence of other planets. The natives body has brilliance and they are vigorous and energetic. They will appear much younger than they actually are.” “Moon & Mercury conjunction gives receptivity, sharp memory, imagination, love for travels, writing, knowledge of language. The native is most excellent in eloquence, wealthy, handsome, kind hearted, meek, has great love for his wife, is very talkative and performs many religious deeds.” 
  • Commentary: Very strong, flexible, coordinated body. They are likely trained in yoga or martial arts, and have beautifully crafted bodies. They typically retain their youth and a level of playfulness in their personality. They are friendly neighbourly people; often a kind of diamond in the rough.
    • Putin (2), Kate Winslet, Mercury conjunct Moon: Andrea Mouna, Caravaggio, Confucius, Tasmin, Kate Winslet

Mercury in the 2nd house: Rules the 2nd & 11th houses for Leo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 2nd house “allows one to earn wealth by dint of their own effort. He is a poet, sincere, attractive in his speech, and eats sumptuously.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 2nd house endows the native with good character and disposition, they are devoted to their guru, happy earning money with their skill, have extreme lustre or loveliness and makes great progress.” “They are exceptionally witty speakers; if this Mercury has benefic influences the native will have higher education, his economic standard is of a higher level and his plans are useful.” 
  • Commentary: This is a very powerful yoga for wealth, the problem is that any negative influence on Mercury have a powerful effect on ones wealth. Leonard Cohen, with Rahu aspecting Mercury had a thieving agent who fudged the numbers for years in order to swindle him out of millions. They make their wealth speaking or singing about war, crime debt, servitude. They are very good money managers.
    • Ivanka Trump, Sara/Tegan Quin, Andrea Mouna, Leonard Cohen,  2nd from Moon: Ojous Bhavsar, Horatio Nelson, William Howard Taft, Tanya Tucker, 

Mercury in the 3rd house: Rules the 3rd & 12th houses for Cancer ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 3rd house person will be “brave, of medium life, and have good brothers. They will get tired easily and quickly feel dejected.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 3rd house “gives the courage to remain free from bondage from their relatives, they are devoid of happiness, their heart is not pure, but they get what they want by clever devices. The person is perplexed by so many plans but has a talent for for performing work with some intelligent device and getting success.” 
  • Commentary: Well crafted multi-media messages. They have many expenses related to media and advertising. Gives a good imagination for crafting messages, much private communication,
    • Sarah Bernhart, Tanya Tucker, Ralph Klein, Ojous Bhavsar, Buster Keaton, Clive Barker 3rd from Moon: Michael Faraday, Larry Flynt, Olivia Harris, Ralph Klein, 

Mercury in the 4th house: Rules the 1st & 4th houses for Gemini ascendant. Yoga Karaka planet. Bhadra Maha Purusha Yoga. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 4th house “person is witty and happy with plenty of good friends, land, corn, wealth and pleasure.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 4th house endows the native with excellent conveyance, wealth, jewels, prosperity, interest in crafts, drawing, music and dance and knowledge. This is an auspicious house for Mercury. If this mercury has benefic influence the native will make balance and, effective decisions allowing them to enjoy worldly comforts, popularity, good houses and conveyance. Sharp memory, logical and effective arguments, strong intellect. This person will weigh each side carefully before making decisions but will be firm once they do. If this mercury suffers affliction or weakness they might be deceived by friends, face social censure or blame, jealousy and conflict with his own men. Obstacles in education will surely arise and the native can be adept at trickery.” 
  • Commentary: Dual citizen, two homes and homelands. Strongly identified with their home; good teachers, home schoolers.. Beautiful architecture, arrangement. Vastu Shastra, Feng Shui go into the home. Good teachers of adolescents and many students in the home.
    • Larry Flynt, King Francis I, Tasmin,  4th from Moon

Mercury in the 5th house: Rules the 2nd & 5th houses for Taurus ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 5th house makes a person “learned, happy and courageous. He has good progeny and is learned in mantras (charms & spells) [sic].”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 5th house “grants the happiness of having a son, many friends, skill in counselling and debate, great interest in sports and games an of good character. Mercury is an impotent planet so it’s not good for having a son if Saturn also afflicts the 5th house or 5th lord. The native will certainly be wise and intelligent with knowledge of Mantra sastra if there are benefic influences. Such a native makes his destiny with skill of his own intelligence and loves entertainment.”
    • Caravaggio,  5th from Moon: Buster Keaton, Ken Kesey, Ip Man, Putin (2), Sara/Tegan Quin, New Zealand

Mercury in the 6th house: Rules the 3rd & 6th houses for Aries ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 6th house person is “short tempered when dealing with disputes. They are impolite, idle, and destroy the strength of their enemy.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 6th house involves the native in arguments and disputes, they may have some disease, they are stone headed, and lazy. This is not considered an auspicious position for Mercury. Influenced by malefic they may have abdominal troubles, respiratory illness or skin problems. Heavy afflictions can give leprocy, indigestion, irregular bowels. They express themselves in such a way that no one can possibly agree with them. If this Mercury has benefic influence mothers relatives will prosper. 
  • Commentary: Stories about war, exploitation, crime. Narrative of imbalance. Media messages, logical debate might be one of their greatest enemies. They might have learning difficulties, fights with student groups, 
    • Caitlyn Jenner, Sophia Loren, William Howard Taft   6th from Moon: Clive Barker, 

Mercury in the 7th house: Rules the 4th & 7th houses for Pisces ascendant. Bhadra Maha Purusha Yoga.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 7th house “native is learned, well dressed and possessed of all the merits man may be known by. Partner is wealthy.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 7th house “endows the native with good character, wealth, truthful speech, gold, wife and son.” “If this Mercury has benefic influences the native will have many friends, a deep intimate relationship with someone of the opposite sex early in his youth, This person will have charm and youthful manners, attraction and his wife will have exceptional lustre to her face. They may suffer premature or quick ejaculation during sexual intercourse. If Mercury is with Venus and Saturn there is a possibility of impotence or low sperm count. This is not an auspicious position for giving birth to strong, healthy progeny. If the natives does his own trade, he will be very skilful at it.”
    • 7th from Moon: Sarah Bernhardt

Mercury in the 8th house: Rules the 5th & 8th houses for Aquarius ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 8th house “brings great renown, longevity; it makes him a great supporter of his family and lord and leader of an army.” “Death is ceased by anemia, bloodlessness, vertigo and similar diseases.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 8th house “gives prosperity due to favour and kindness of the king. The person suffers from pride, opposes others and destroys their work. Vipreet raja can make this Mercury very auspicious; the native may be long lived, fame spreads far and wide, he remains cheerful, has sex with many different women, but has strength and supports his family. The person may have poor handwriting and be opposed to their brothers. Problems arise due to signing contracts, borrowing or lending without first thinking it through.”
    • Terry Rands, 8th from Moon: Leonard Cohen, Sophia Loren, 

Mercury in the 9th house: Rules the 6th & 9th houses for Capricorn ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 9th house “The native is of great learning and wealth, of saintly temperament and spiritually inclined. They are conversant in anything and of eloquent speech.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 9th house gives respect for education and giving help to others and alms to beggars. They get wealth, happiness from servants and sons. A well placed Mercury with benefic influences will give religious tendency, study of philosophy and scripture, havan, yajna, and religious rites. The person will be devoted to father, a good orator, famous but will oppose ostentatious shows of religion.” 
  • Commentary: Policy debates, debate about criminal law and policy. Higher knowledge is achieved and problems are solved through debate, strategy, logic, debate. They might try to straddle both sided of ideological disputes.
    • Amitabh Bachhan, Confucius, Ken Kesey  9th from Moon: Caitlyn Jenner, Mario Lemieux, Patrick Roy, Terry Rands, 

Mercury in the 10th house: Rules the 7th & 10th houses for Sagittarius ascendant. Bhadra Maha Purusha Yoga.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 10th house “brings success in every enterprise, good education, strength, wisdom and happiness. He is noble and acts truthful in speech.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 10th house “endows the native with great learning, knowledge, all kinds of wealth and property, and is the door of Nobel deeds, sweet spoken, sensual and pleasure loving. This is considered a very auspicious placement for Mercury. Wealth is earned through teaching, crafts, music, writing, work relates tot he courts. They usually have more than one career and possibly multiple sources of income. The person gets paternal wealth in exceptional measure, he is tactful, get royal authority and respect in society. They are economical with words, handsome, happy, patient, religious with sattvic mind, and is sincere and honest in their aims and objectives.”
  • Commentary: 
    • Ip Man, Olivia Harris, Charles Koch, New Zealand, 10th from Moon: Charles Koch, 

Mercury in the 11th house: Rules the 8th & 11th houses for Scorpio ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 11th house “grants longevity, truth, riches, happiness and several attendants.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 11th house “native is sensual and pleasure loving, extremely wealthy, courteous, cheerful, good natured, strong and studies many branches of learning. This native is capable of achieving all objectives by his own skill while taking on many things at once, Multi-dimensional thinking, skill as a public relations officer, children may become successful traders, and the person will fulfil every promise.” 
  • Commentary: 
    • Margareth del Valle, Bellorin Casique, Patrick Roy, Michael Faraday, Mario Lemieux 11th from Moon: Ivanka Trump, 

Mercury in the 12th house: Rules the 9th & 12th houses for Libra ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 12th house “makes life miserable, devoid of learning and full of humiliation. One is cruel and indolent in temperament.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 12th house causes the native to be deserted by his own men, devoid of mercy, dexterous, clever, cunning, deceitful and has a dirty impure heart. The person wastes their mental powers and time, and they go to extremes in everything. The native is learned, but cannot make use of it since he cannot decide his aim.”
    • Horatio Nelson,12th from Moon: Amitabh Bachhan, Francis I, Margareth del Valle Bellorin Casique,
Mercury in Libra

Planets in the 3rd pada are 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.  

Mercury in the 1st house:  Rules the 9th & 12th houses for Libra ascendant. Digbala. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 1st house person “enjoys longevity, is sweet, soft, appropriate in speech, sharp-whetted and learned in the Sastras.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 1st house “makes a person peace loving, curious, extremely generous, of good conduct, patient, learned with knowledge of the arts.” “Benefic influences will certainly make them a craftsman and artist, good at math, writing, astrology, business, trade, education, oratory, printing and grammar. This Mercury destroys the negative influence of other planets. The natives body has brilliance and they are vigorous and energetic. They will appear much younger than they actually are.” “Moon & Mercury conjunction gives receptivity, sharp memory, imagination, love for travels, writing, knowledge of language. The native is most excellent in eloquence, wealthy, handsome, kind hearted, meek, has great love for his wife, is very talkative and performs many religious deeds.”
    • Juliette France, Margaret Thatcher, Mercury conjunct Moon: Howard Eugene Wasdin, 

Mercury in the 2nd house: Rules the 1st & 10th houses for Virgo ascendant. Yoga Karaka planet.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 2nd house “allows one to earn wealth by dint of their own effort. He is a poet, sincere, attractive in his speech, and eats sumptuously.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 2nd house endows the native with good character and disposition, they are devoted to their guru, happy earning money with their skill, have extreme lustre or loveliness and makes great progress.” “They are exceptionally witty speakers; if this Mercury has benefic influences the native will have higher education, his economic standard is of a higher level and his plans are useful.” 
  • Commentary: Masters of imitating accents, especially when the Moon is in Hasta. Leonardo DiCaprio stared in “Blood Diamonds” and began investing in and promoting Lab-Grown Diamonds. Antoine Van Leeuwenhoek had a special technique for making microscope lenses.
    • Invasion of Grenada, Antoine Van Leeuwenhoek, James Boswell, Leonardo DiCaprio, 2nd from Moon: Vladimir Poolesland, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Heidegger, James Boswell, Emma Stone, 

Mercury in the 3rd house: Rules the 2nd & 11th houses for Leo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 3rd house person will be “brave, of medium life, and have good brothers. They will get tired easily and quickly feel dejected.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 3rd house “gives the courage to remain free from bondage from their relatives, they are devoid of happiness, their heart is not pure, but they get what they want by clever devices. The person is perplexed by so many plans but has a talent for for performing work with some intelligent device and getting success.” 
  • Commentary: Excellent for wealth from media, commercial enterprise, small groups or teams.
    • Lydia Shire, Emma Stone, 3rd from Moon: Margaret Thatcher, Serena Williams, 

Mercury in the 4th house: Rules the 3rd & 12th houses for Cancer ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 4th house “person is witty and happy with plenty of good friends, land, corn, wealth and pleasure.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 4th house endows the native with excellent conveyance, wealth, jewels, prosperity, interest in crafts, drawing, music and dance and knowledge. This is an auspicious house for Mercury. If this mercury has benefic influence the native will make balance and, effective decisions allowing them to enjoy worldly comforts, popularity, good houses and conveyance. Sharp memory, logical and effective arguments, strong intellect. This person will weigh each side carefully before making decisions but will be firm once they do. If this mercury suffers affliction or weakness they might be deceived by friends, face social censure or blame, jealousy and conflict with his own men. Obstacles in education will surely arise and the native can be adept at trickery.” 
  • Commentary: Narrative of a unity.
    • Genghis Khan, Jack Anderson, 4th from Moon: King William the Conqueror,

Mercury in the 5th house: Rules the 1st & 4th houses for Gemini ascendant. Powerful Yoga Karaka planet.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 5th house makes a person “learned, happy and courageous. He has good progeny and is learned in mantras (charms & spells) [sic].”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 5th house “grants the happiness of having a son, many friends, skill in counselling and debate, great interest in sports and games an of good character. Mercury is an impotent planet so it’s not good for having a son if Saturn also afflicts the 5th house or 5th lord. The native will certainly be wise and intelligent with knowledge of Mantra sastra if there are benefic influences. Such a native makes his destiny with skill of his own intelligence and loves entertainment.” 
  • Commentary: Narrative of being in the centre of the wold balancing two sides. They may be very skilled at political games, calculating risk. They can be very skilled at drama and acting putting one in mind of a slightly tacky dramatic quality called Arabesque.
    • Turkey, 5th from Moon: Genghis Khan, Turkey,

Mercury in the 6th house: Rules the 2nd & 5th houses for Taurus ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 6th house person is “short tempered when dealing with disputes. They are impolite, idle, and destroy the strength of their enemy.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 6th house involves the native in arguments and disputes, they may have some disease, they are stone headed, and lazy. This is not considered an auspicious position for Mercury. Influenced by malefic they may have abdominal troubles, respiratory illness or skin problems. Heavy afflictions can give leprocy, indigestion, irregular bowels. They express themselves in such a way that no one can possibly agree with them. If this Mercury has benefic influence mothers relatives will prosper.” 
  • Commentary: They bring their drama to the fight as part of their style of argumentation. Verbally argumentative. They typically don’t like negotiating, interviews
    • Serena Williams, 6th from Moon: Juliette France, Jack Anderson, Johannes Vermeer, Invasion of Grenada,

Mercury in the 7th house: Rules the 3rd & 6th houses for Aries ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 7th house “native is learned, well dressed and possessed of all the merits man may be known by. Partner is wealthy.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 7th house “endows the native with good character, wealth, truthful speech, gold, wife and son.” “If this Mercury has benefic influences the native will have many friends, a deep intimate relationship with someone of the opposite sex early in his youth, This person will have charm and youthful manners, attraction and his wife will have exceptional lustre to her face. They may suffer premature or quick ejaculation during sexual intercourse. If Mercury is with Venus and Saturn there is a possibility of impotence or low sperm count. This is not an auspicious position for giving birth to strong, healthy progeny. If the natives does his own trade, he will be very skilful at it.” 
  • Commentary: They may be gay or bi-sexual or experiment with other improper or inappropriate relationships.
    • King William the Conqueror, Male Prostitute, 7th from Moon: Lydia Shire, 

Mercury in the 8th house: Rules the 4th & 7th houses for Pisces ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 8th house “brings great renown, longevity; it makes him a great supporter of his family and lord and leader of an army.” “Death is ceased by anemia, bloodlessness, vertigo and similar diseases.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 8th house “gives prosperity due to favour and kindness of the king. The person suffers from pride, opposes others and destroys their work. Vipreet raja can make this Mercury very auspicious; the native may be long lived, fame spreads far and wide, he remains cheerful, has sex with many different women, but has strength and supports his family. The person may have poor handwriting and be opposed to their brothers. Problems arise due to signing contracts, borrowing or lending without first thinking it through.”
    • Bridgette Bardot, 8th from Moon: Male Prostitute

Mercury in the 9th house: Rules the 5th & 8th houses for Aquarius ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 9th house “The native is of great learning and wealth, of saintly temperament and spiritually inclined. They are conversant in anything and of eloquent speech.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 9th house gives respect for education and giving help to others and alms to beggars. They get wealth, happiness from servants and sons. A well placed Mercury with benefic influences will give religious tendency, study of philosophy and scripture, havan, yajna, and religious rites. The person will be devoted to father, a good orator, famous but will oppose ostentatious shows of religion.”
    • 9th from Moon: Antoine Van Leeuwenhoek (micro-biologist),

Mercury in the 10th house: Rules the 6th & 9th houses for Capricorn ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 10th house “brings success in every enterprise, good education, strength, wisdom and happiness. He is noble and acts truthful in speech.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 10th house “endows the native with great learning, knowledge, all kinds of wealth and property, and is the door of Nobel deeds, sweet spoken, sensual and pleasure loving. This is considered a very auspicious placement for Mercury. Wealth is earned through teaching, crafts, music, writing, work relates tot he courts. They usually have more than one career and possibly multiple sources of income. The person gets paternal wealth in exceptional measure, he is tactful, get royal authority and respect in society. They are economical with words, handsome, happy, patient, religious with sattvic mind, and is sincere and honest in their aims and objectives.”
    • Susan Sarandon, 10th from Moon: Ivan Pavlov, Susan Sarandon,

Mercury in the 11th house: Rules the 7th & 10th houses for Sagittarius ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 11th house “grants longevity, truth, riches, happiness and several attendants.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 11th house “native is sensual and pleasure loving, extremely wealthy, courteous, cheerful, good natured, strong and studies many branches of learning. This native is capable of achieving all objectives by his own skill while taking on many things at once, Multi-dimensional thinking, skill as a public relations officer, children may become successful traders, and the person will fulfil every promise.” 
  • Commentary:
    • Vladimir Poolesland, 11th from Moon: Robert Curry, 

Mercury in the 12th house: Rules the 8th & 11th houses for Scorpio ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Mercury in 12th house “makes life miserable, devoid of learning and full of humiliation. One is cruel and indolent in temperament.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Mercury in 12th house causes the native to be deserted by his own men, devoid of mercy, dexterous, clever, cunning, deceitful and has a dirty impure heart. The person wastes their mental powers and time, and they go to extremes in everything. The native is learned, but cannot make use of it since he cannot decide his aim.”
    • Martin Heidegger, Robert Curry, 12th from Moon:

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.

Jupiter in Virgo

Jupiter in the 1st house: Rules the 4th & 7th houses for Virgo ascendant. Bad boy Jupiter. Digbala.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 1st house “makes a person handsome, attractive, fortunate, long living, fearless, and blessed with children.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: “Moon & Jupiter conjunction makes a person courteous, of firm disposition, keeps his thoughts secret, remains engaged in virtuous acts and is good to others. They are religious and have faith in the gods, are devoted to teachers, extremely popular, ready to do works for public welfare; they are pure, clear, liberal, theistic.
    • Shirley MacLaine, Jupiter conjunct Moon: Sylester Stallone, George Bush Jr

Jupiter in the 2nd house: Rules 5th & 8th houses for Leo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 2nd house makes the “native good at speech, a good judge of food articles, they are handsome, wealthy and learned.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 2nd house endows the native with a handsome appearance, education, virtues, fame, a charitable disposition, wealth and a lack of enemies. The native loves poetry, speaks authoritatively: loquacious and eloquent. The natives wife will also have a beautiful face. If this Jupiter is in a sign of Mars the native might have a very short span of life and may die as early as 6 years old. 
    • Mozart, Trump, Jack Kerouac 2nd from Moon: Jack Kerouac, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Serena Williams, 

Jupiter in the 3rd house: Rules 6th & 9th houses for Cancer ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 3rd house “causes one to suffer disrespect, they are miserly, have a well known brother, is sinful and wickedly disposed.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in the 3rd house “native is devoid of courtesy, politeness, and generosity; they are misery and ungrateful. The native makes many pilgrimages and makes his destiny by dint of own effort and intellect, but due to over ambition conditions are never quite satisfactory. Interested in writing, thoughtful, intelligent, wise, performing work with intelligent devices and has a tendency towards spiritualism.” 
    • George Bush Jr,  3rd from Moon: Gloria Steinem, 

Jupiter in the 4th house: Rules 7th & 10th houses for Gemini ascendant. Bad boy Jupiter

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 4th house “grants the native company of his mother, friends, attendants, sons, wife, happiness and plenty of corn (food).”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 4th house endows the native with honour and respect from society, happiness from wealth, conveyance, and favour from the king. The native will have all kinds of comforts and convenience, will be large hearted and wise. He will have a good house, lands, cattle, wealth. If Moon, Venus and Jupiter are all strong the person will have conveyance of the highest standard. They will gain recognition from the world, If Jupiter is weak and afflicted the native will lack happiness in all of these things.”
    • Cher, William Godwin 4th from Moon: Jeanne d’Arc

Jupiter in the 5th house: Rules 8th & 11th houses for Taurus ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 5th house person “suffers at the hands of his sons; he is intelligent and an advisor to rulers.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 5th house enjoys the happiness of a good son and a good friend. “The person has knowledge of mantras (spells and charms), is soft spoken and has much wealth and conveyances. This person is an epicurean, believing pleasure to be the greatest good of life. He makes good use of intelligence and logic and may gain wealth from investments, trading shares, speculation, lottery or gambling. But if this Jupiter is poorly placed with malefic influence there will be loss of son.” 
    • Matthew McConaughey, Serena Williams,  5th from Moon: Rue McClanahan

Jupiter in the 6th house: Rules 9th & 12th houses for Aries ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 6th house “person is indolent and disrespected, but destroys his enemies and is clever with mantras (charms & spells).” “May develop consumption.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 6th house “gives a love for music and a desire for fame and glory. The person will be victorious over enemies, but will be lazy in completing tasks once they are started. The person is full of pride and will show favour to his own caste. If this Jupiter is well placed with favourable aspects the person will benefit from faithful servants. If this Jupiter is poorly placed the person will suffer liver disorders and ulcers etc.”
    • 6th from Moon

Jupiter in the 7th house: Rules 1st & 10th houses for Pisces ascendant. Yoga Karaka.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 7th house “gives good wife and sons. He is amiable and more generous than his father.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 7th house make s the natives mind joyfully engaged in reading the Shastras. He is by nature courteous, very happy through wife and wealth, an excellent advisor, and good poet.” “This native earns a high income, gets success in their hopes, and has a great personality. He enjoys physical and bodily health, and get cooperation from their younger brother and other partners. This is considered very favourable for achieving grandeur, majesty and prosperity.” 
    • Johann Sebastian Bach 7th from Moon: Doc Holliday, William Godwin, 

Jupiter in the 8th house: Rules 2nd & 11th houses for Aquarius ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 8th house “native is poor and earns his living as a lowly servant. They are sinful but enjoy longevity.” “May develop consumption.” “Brings about death without much trouble, or through Kapha (phlegm).”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in the 8th makes “the native a servant, baser, fowel, dirt, humble, poor, lacking discrimination and discernment, discourteous, given to laziness and suffering from bodily weakness. They may be opposed to learned people and their own father and will not get favour or kindness form distinguished people. The person is diseased, opposed to family traditions and customs, will be base and mean, and suffer insults accordingly.”
    • Henry Ford I,  8th from Moon: Johann Sebastian Bach, Paul Cezanne, Prince, 

Jupiter in the 9th house: Rules 3rd & 12th houses for Capricorn ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 9th house allows one to “rise to be a famous minister endowed with wealth and children and is anxious to perform Nobel deeds.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 9th house “native becomes a minister tot he king, does many auspicious deeds, has knowledge of the shares, is learned, follows rules and is devoted to Brahmins. A well placed Jupiter with benefic influence makes the native well cultured, courteous, polite, a benefactor to others, leads a pious religious life, enjoy showing reverence to wise men, is modest in behaviour, interested in performing yajna, completes penance, and attains a position of distinction among a friendly circle. The person is sincere, pure, transparent without any character flaws.” 
    • 9th from Moon: Henry Ford I, Michael Green (founder of String Theory), Rue McClanahan, Neil Young

Jupiter in the 10th house: Rules 1st & 4th houses for Sagittarius ascendant. Yoga Karaka.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 10th house “endows the native with marks of royalty (like and umbrella); the person is a high official in the state, has happiness from wife and children, is victorious and achieve glory. The person has a large home and enjoys good health, home and career are sattvic, and they are a doer of dignified and prestigious deeds. Reputed for performing ceremonies, is successful in every field, has excellent conduct and devoted to doing their duty.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 11th house “makes the native competent and powerful, extremely wealthy, prosperous, rich in beautiful robes, gems, excellent conveyances and royal favour.” 
    • Sylvester Stallone, 10th from Moon: Cher, Pope Innocent IX, Cheech Martin, 

Jupiter in the 11th house: Rules 2nd & 5th houses for Scorpio ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 11th house “native is wealthy, fearless, travelling by own conveyance, and long lived; but they will have few children.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 11th house “makes the native competent, powerful, extremely wealthy with beautiful robes, gems, excellent conveyances and royal favour. Wealth from lands, worship, conveyances, or teaching. This person is ambitious; if well placed with benefics, they will achieve their goals, otherwise they will face difficulties. Happiness from wife, sons, cattle and quadrupeds.”
    • Jeanne d’Arc, Doc Holliday, 11th from Moon: Yuri Gagarin, Mozart, Trump, 

Jupiter in the 12th house: Rules 3rd & 6th houses for Libra ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 12th house native is “condemned by others, uses abusive language, is issueless, sinful, idle and menial.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 12th house “makes the native full of anger because of too many agitated feelings. He is sinful, given to idleness, shameless, devoid of intelligence and does not get respect.” “The native is full of too much pride and egotism; has a tendency to exaggerate his virtues, due to which no one gives him respect. He spends wealth extravagantly and is easily deceived by flattery, he will lose wealth many times before learning his lessons. He lacks the spirit of cooperation, his speech is lacking in refinement, and culture and begins to irritate others. They have no restraint for food and drink and may be addicted to wine. The native is give to idleness, jealous of his teachers, has enmity with his servants and his own brothers, loves to travel to foreign lands and has some disease of the private organs. They are give to anger, prosperous with paternal wealth and is full of anxiety by nature.”
    • Paul Cezanne, Cheech Martin, Jean Chretien, Pope Innocent IX, Prince, Gloria Steinem, Neil Young, 12th from Moon: Jean Chretien, Yuri Gagarin, 
Jupiter in Libra

Jupiter in the 1st house: Rules the 3rd & 6th houses for Libra ascendant. Digbala. 

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 1st house “makes a person handsome, attractive, fortunate, long living, fearless, and blessed with children.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: “Moon & Jupiter conjunction makes a person courteous, of firm disposition, keeps his thoughts secret, remains engaged in virtuous acts and is good to others. They are religious and have faith in the gods, are devoted to teachers, extremely popular, ready to do works for public welfare; they are pure, clear, liberal, theistic.
    • Woo, David Lynch, Diane Keaton, David Gilmore, Jupiter Conjunct Moon: Oxford, 

Jupiter in the 2nd house: Rules the 4th & 7th houses for Virgo ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 2nd house makes the “native good at speech, a good judge of food articles, they are handsome, wealthy and learned.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 2nd house endows the native with a handsome appearance, education, virtues, fame, a charitable disposition, wealth and a lack of enemies. The native loves poetry, speaks authoritatively: loquacious and eloquent. The natives wife will also have a beautiful face. If this Jupiter is in a sign of Mars the native might have a very short span of life and may die as early as 6 years old.
    • Rossano, Oxford, Bill Clinton, 2nd from Moon: Kira MacDuffee, Swami Vivekananda, Woo

Jupiter in the 3rd house: Rules the 5th & 8th houses for Leo ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 3rd house “causes one to suffer disrespect, they are miserly, have a well known brother, is sinful and wickedly disposed.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in the 3rd house “native is devoid of courtesy, politeness, and generosity; they are misery and ungrateful. The native makes many pilgrimages and makes his destiny by dint of own effort and intellect, but due to over ambition conditions are never quite satisfactory. Interested in writing, thoughtful, intelligent, wise, performing work with intelligent devices and has a tendency towards spiritualism.”
    • Swami Vivekananda, Ivanka Trump, Uma Thurman, Manhattan, Pope Pius IX, Akbar the Great, Leonard Cohen, Ruth Benedict, 3rd from Moon: David Lynch, Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rossano,

Jupiter in the 4th house: Rules the 6th & 9th houses for Cancer ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 4th house “grants the native company of his mother, friends, attendants, sons, wife, happiness and plenty of corn (food).”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 4th house endows the native with honour and respect from society, happiness from wealth, conveyance, and favour from the king. The native will have all kinds of comforts and convenience, will be large hearted and wise. He will have a good house, lands, cattle, wealth. If Moon, Venus and Jupiter are all strong the person will have conveyance of the highest standard. They will gain recognition from the world, If Jupiter is weak and afflicted the native will lack happiness in all of these things.”
    • Samasati,, Jack Anderson, 4th from Moon: Samasati,

Jupiter in the 5th house: Rules the 7th & 10th houses for Gemini ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 5th house person “suffers at the hands of his sons; he is intelligent and an advisor to rulers.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 5th house enjoys the happiness of a good son and a good friend. “The person has knowledge of mantras (spells and charms), is soft spoken and has much wealth and conveyances. This person is an epicurean, believing pleasure to be the greatest good of life. He makes good use of intelligence and logic and may gain wealth from investments, trading shares, speculation, lottery or gambling. But if this Jupiter is poorly placed with malefic influence there will be loss of son.”
    • Madonna, Sharda Gupta, 5th from Moon

Jupiter in the 6th house: Rules the 8th & 11th houses for Taurus ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 6th house “person is indolent and disrespected, but destroys his enemies and is clever with mantras (charms & spells).” “May develop consumption.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 6th house “gives a love for music and a desire for fame and glory. The person will be victorious over enemies, but will be lazy in completing tasks once they are started. The person is full of pride and will show favour to his own caste. If this Jupiter is well placed with favourable aspects the person will benefit from faithful servants. If this Jupiter is poorly placed the person will suffer liver disorders and ulcers etc.”
    • Michelle Pfeiffer, Sophia Loren, 6th from Moon: Jack Anderson, Brigette Bardot, Cicero, Nathaniel Hawthorn,

Jupiter in the 7th house: Rules the 9th & 12th houses for Aries ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 7th house “gives good wife and sons. He is amiable and more generous than his father.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 7th house make s the natives mind joyfully engaged in reading the Shastras. He is by nature courteous, very happy through wife and wealth, an excellent advisor, and good poet.” “This native earns a high income, gets success in their hopes, and has a great personality. He enjoys physical and bodily health, and get cooperation from their younger brother and other partners. This is considered very favourable for achieving grandeur, majesty and prosperity.”
    • Michael Jackson, Alexander the Great, 7th from Moon: Andrea Celeste, Bill Clinton, David Gilmore, Sharda Gupta, Karla Holmoka, Carl Jung,

Jupiter in the 8th house: Rules the 1st & 10th houses for Pisces ascendant. Yoga karaka.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 8th house “native is poor and earns his living as a lowly servant. They are sinful but enjoy longevity.” “May develop consumption.” “Brings about death without much trouble, or through Kapha (phlegm).”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in the 8th makes “the native a servant, baser, fowel, dirt, humble, poor, lacking discrimination and discernment, discourteous, given to laziness and suffering from bodily weakness. They may be opposed to learned people and their own father and will not get favour or kindness form distinguished people. The person is diseased, opposed to family traditions and customs, will be base and mean, and suffer insults accordingly.”
    • Prostitute, Carl Jung, Brigette Bardot, 8th from Moon

Jupiter in the 9th house: Rules the 2nd & 11th houses for Aquarius ascendant. Wealth planet. 

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 9th house allows one to “rise to be a famous minister endowed with wealth and children and is anxious to perform Nobel deeds.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 9th house “native becomes a minister tot he king, does many auspicious deeds, has knowledge of the shares, is learned, follows rules and is devoted to Brahmins. A well placed Jupiter with benefic influence makes the native well cultured, courteous, polite, a benefactor to others, leads a pious religious life, enjoy showing reverence to wise men, is modest in behaviour, interested in performing yajna, completes penance, and attains a position of distinction among a friendly circle. The person is sincere, pure, transparent without any character flaws.”
    • Andrea Celeste, 9th from Moon: Leonard Cohen, Pope Pius IX, Michael Jackson, Sophia Loren,

Jupiter in the 10th house: Rules the 3rd & 12th houses for Capricorn ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 10th house “endows the native with marks of royalty (like and umbrella); the person is a high official in the state, has happiness from wife and children, is victorious and achieve glory. The person has a large home and enjoys good health, home and career are sattvic, and they are a doer of dignified and prestigious deeds. Reputed for performing ceremonies, is successful in every field, has excellent conduct and devoted to doing their duty.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 11th house “makes the native competent and powerful, extremely wealthy, prosperous, rich in beautiful robes, gems, excellent conveyances and royal favour.”
    • Naomi Campbell, 10th from Moon: Manhattan, Akbar the Great, Alexander the Great, Diane Keaton, Uma Thurman, Syed Modasser (nose, throat, eye surgeon), Prostitute,

Jupiter in the 11th house: Rules the 1st & 4th houses for Sagittarius ascendant. Yoga Karaka.

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 11th house “native is wealthy, fearless, travelling by own conveyance, and long lived; but they will have few children.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 11th house “makes the native competent, powerful, extremely wealthy with beautiful robes, gems, excellent conveyances and royal favour. Wealth from lands, worship, conveyances, or teaching. This person is ambitious; if well placed with benefics, they will achieve their goals, otherwise they will face difficulties. Happiness from wife, sons, cattle and quadrupeds.”
    • Karla Holmoka, Cicero, 11th from Moon

Jupiter in the 12th house: Rules the 2nd & 5th houses for Scorpio ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Jupiter in 12th house native is “condemned by others, uses abusive language, is issueless, sinful, idle and menial.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Jupiter in 12th house “makes the native full of anger because of too many agitated feelings. He is sinful, given to idleness, shameless, devoid of intelligence and does not get respect.” “The native is full of too much pride and egotism; has a tendency to exaggerate his virtues, due to which no one gives him respect. He spends wealth extravagantly and is easily deceived by flattery, he will lose wealth many times before learning his lessons. He lacks the spirit of cooperation, his speech is lacking in refinement, and culture and begins to irritate others. They have no restraint for food and drink and may be addicted to wine. The native is give to idleness, jealous of his teachers, has enmity with his servants and his own brothers, loves to travel to foreign lands and has some disease of the private organs. They are give to anger, prosperous with paternal wealth and is full of anxiety by nature.”
    • Kira MacDuffee, Nathaniel Hawthorn, 12th from Moon: Ruth Benedict, Naomi Campbell, Ivanka Trump,

No good time George Handel, Syed Modasser (nose, throat, eye surgeon)

Serena Williams (1), Jeanne d’Arc (1), Sylvester Stallone (1), Trump (1), George Bush Jr (1), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (2), Doc Holliday (2), Ivanka Trump (3), Carl Jung (3), Bill Clinton (3), Rossano (3), Woo (3), Madonna (3), Leonard Cohen (3), Michael Jackson (4), Naomi Campbell (4), Alexander the Great (4), Akbar the Great (4),Swami Vivekananda (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.

Venus in Virgo: Vargottama debilitation in the 2nd pada.

Venus in the 1st house: Rules 2nd & 9th houses for Virgo ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 1st house person is “healthy, of sound and charming body.  He is happy and enjoys long life.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: “Moon & Venus conjunction makes the native skilled in buying and selling clothes, subjected to addictions, has practical abilities, is for of perfumes, flowers, and excellent clothes. If there is no other malefic influence on this conjunction then married life remains full of happiness. The native has an extremely loving disposition and is happy due to many physical comforts and conveniences. Rajasic mentality with a love of arts, music, poetry and nature.”
    • Albert Camus (TB), Jesse James, Antoine Lavoisier (father of modern chemistry) Venus conjunct Moon: Sean Connery, Martin Dubois, 

Venus in the 2nd house: Rules the 3rd & 10th houses for Leo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 2nd house gives “poetic talent and all kinds of wealth.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 2nd house “provides the native with tasty, delicious food and makes him a man of taste in regards to new cloths. He is wealthy, prosperous, has conveyance, and is well versed in many sciences. The native speaks with a refined accent and easily attracts others, he honours the family traditions and is devoted to them. He is greatly loved by his own family and there is affection and peace amongst the members; this person gets the paternal property without any obstacles. His face is lovely and charming, If this Venus is debilitated or heavily afflicted then the conditions may be reversed, inviting disputes and even loss of family wealth, imperfections in speech, and the true purity of food and drink.” 
  • Commentary: Collections of music, film, video as well as the tools of these trades: cameras, instruments, microphones, etc.  
    • Woody Allen, Nuria Cab, Martin Dubois, Peter Sellers,  2nd from Moon: Matthew McConaughey, 

Venus in the 3rd house: Rules the 4th & 11th houses for Cancer ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 3rd house “causes a man to be wifeless, poverty stricken, unhappy, miserable, miserly and unpopular.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus 3rd house “causes the native to have a weak bodily structure and be miserly and of evil conduct; extremely lustful and excessively sexually indulgent. It does harm to the Nobel and gentle and remains engaged in doing evil deeds in many ways.” “The guru of the Asuras gives interest in art. If afflicted or debilitated he will be extremely lustful and easily charmed and become infatuated by any damsel. By temperament he is pleasure loving and enthusiastic; but if this Venus is badly afflicted the natives assiduousness and industriousness will be affected.” 
  • Commentary: They go to live in a neighbouring place, perhaps hiding out like a criminal or exiled. 
    •  3rd from Moon: Jesse James, Pompey, Desmond Tutu

Venus in the 4th house: Rules the 5th & 12th houses for Gemini ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 4th house give “good means of conveyance, house, property, jewels, clothes, scents, etc.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 4th house gives “numerous kinds of happiness, benefits from friends, agriculture, village, conveyance. This person is a devotee to God and full of joy. Abundant comfort and conveyance, good instincts, urbane mentality (polite, refined, diplomatic), morale upright, prudent, appreciates the arts, and does many deeds for the welfare of others. Exceptional gains through conveyance, cattle, wealth and agriculture is possible. But if this Venus is heavily afflicted there will be losses of all these things, the body will be weak and character doubtful. Effects can occur with exceptional quickness.” 
  • Commentary: They will likely go into debt in order to purchase a nice home. It might be arguable where it turns out to be a good investment. This can be auspicious for bankers dealing in loans for home or education. Lots of energy can be lost in keeping a beautiful home when they are rarely there.
    •  Sharda Gupta,  4th from Moon:

Venus in the 5th house: Rules the 1st & 6th houses for Taurus ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 5th house gives “vast wealth, living like a king, protector of mankind, wise, with children.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 5th house “endows the native with sons, talent, skill in the whole of the art of poetry, wealth, conveyance and honour of the king. With benefic influences this Venus will give strong power of consultation and deliberation. He is skilled in policy maters, counselling, mantra sastra, and will earth from his intellectual abilities. His ways of recreation and entertainment are worthy of imitation. If this Venus is badly afflicted the native will be driven to grief by the loss of a child, will remain without learning, stupid, falling into wicked company they will enjoy low class entertainment.” 
  • Commentary: They bring all their addictions and imbalances to the centre of attention. Great parties: sex drugs and rock’n’roll man. They take it all the way. Charlie Sheen destroyed his marriage and found himself on the from page of the news for a couple years as he partied with porn stars throughout his Venus period. Matthew MacConaughey got off light be merely filming “Dazed & Confused,” though I suspect it was a pretty toke friendly set. Rose McGowan came out on the other end of it as the exploited young star herself. It makes a big difference which side of the gender spectrum we are experiencing life from. Though in both cases it’s a rather messy and dramatic affair.. They’re fighting for peace and using the most crass means of getting attention: it’s not for any achievement of great thing, but rather crass level of humour or enjoyment. This may, however, help them appeal to the masses. And in the end, it works, they get the attention they wanted, and the help they need.
    • Matthew McConaughey (“Dazed & Confused”), Rose McGowan, Charlie Sheen   5th from Moon: Jerome Deschampes (theatre director), Peter Sellers (Pink Panther detective)

Venus in the 6th house: Rules the 2nd & 7th houses for Aries ascendant. Maraka (death inflicting) planet.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 6th house person has “no enemies, no wealth, is spoiled by young damsels and is much aggrieved.” “Disease in the private parts should be expected.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 6th house “causes the native to be disliked by women, has little desire for sexual intercourse and is weak and fearful of enemies. If this Venus is weak and afflicted there will be bodily disease, sorrows, mental trouble, poor diet, and little interest in sex. But if this Venus is well placed with benefic aspects, their experience will be just the opposite.” 
  • Commentary: Kidney problems are likely to be the cause of death and will probably be something they deal with for most of their lives. Improper relationships and exploitation of young female servants. Will have to fight for your choice of marriage partner with much of the family thinking she is beneath them. A woman is likely to be in a relationship with her marries employer. She will have to fight for her love as well This can create permanent rifts in the family and lineage entitlement. 
    • 6th from Moon: Henry Ford II (died of pneumonia), Sharda Gupta, Harry Prince of Wales, 

Venus in the 7th house: Rules the 3rd & 8th houses for Pisces ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 7th house gives a good wife and many intrigues with wicked women. He will suffer lose of wife and have more income.
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 7th house native is skilled in many  crafts, enjoys sporting or frolicking in the water, is happy and contented having intercourse with his beautiful wife, but also has a love for prostitutes (but no other women). Happy marriage, healthy, beautiful wife, diplomatic, sweet relations with partners of trade, cooperative, well behaved friends. The native is attractive and charming with hereditary qualities to their lineage. The natives semen will be strong so children and lineage will be strong. If Venus is debilitated of otherwise afflicted the native is devoid of good character, there is much flattery and little sincerity, much selfishness and little nobility, He becomes very irritated when he doesn’t win or get his way. 
  • Commentary: Samuel Johnson’s wife died from her addictions to alcohol and opium. He always spoke lovingly of her. She wore heavy makeup and was criticised for her gaudy style.  
    •  7th from Moon: King Henry V (died from heat stroke 2 years after his marriage; she was 19 when they married), Samuel Johnson (TB, testicular cancer), Berni Sanders (married for ideological reasons), Max Stirner (Philosopher, failed dairy business, 

Venus in the 8th house: Rules the 4th & 9th house for Aquarius ascendants. Yoga Karaka planet. 

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 8th house people enjoy “longevity, wealth, and are rulers of the earth.” “Death by Venereal complaints as those which are caused by sex with bad women.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 8th house makes the native cheerful and gives recognition from the king. The native is cunning and deceitful, fearless, full of pride and arrogance and on occasion has anxiety and care with regards to his wife and son.” “They do not lack wealth or money. If Venus is strong with beneficial aspects she will earn wealth by fair and honourable means, but if Venus is debilitated and poorly placed the means of wealth accumulation will be of a lower standard and they will try to gain the wealth of others. This person considers themselves to be the most intelligent but lacks reasonableness and cannot argue on the right lines. He does not hesitate to practice hypocrisy and pretension. Such natives will misuse mantras, have mental problems and be subject to some addiction. If Venus has beneficial aspects and no malefic influences the effects will be opposite. The person will have a beautiful wife; sweet spoken, devoted and faithful. They will earn property by inheritance, gain wealth from their wife, profit from partnership, and get wealth as a trustee.” 
  • Commentary: Loss or separation from father figures. 
    •  Henry Ford II, 8th from Moon: Woody Allen, Albert Camus

Venus in the 9th house: Rules the 5th & 10th houses for Capricorn ascendant. Powerful yoga karaka planet.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 9th house “blesses a man with wife, friends, children; they gain favour and fortune through royal favour.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 9th house “native is very hospitable and reverential to guests, gurus and gods. The native collects money from pilgrimages and is happy due to wealth and conveyances. They wear clothes line a muni and are not at all wrathful. The native leads a pious religious life, performed religious rites, has able worthy sons, gets advantage from government, uses far means to acquire wealth. This is an exceptionally fortunate position for Venus. If Venus is weak or has malefic influences there may be a deterioration of moral life, he is selfish, makes illegitimate relations with older women, becomes a hen pecked husband under the control of his wife; the wife is also not happy.” 
  • Commentary: Balanced philosophical argument.   
    • Samuel Johnson,  9th from Moon

Venus in the 10th house: Rules the 6th & 11th houses for Sagittarius ascendant.   

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 10th house person is “a widely celebrated personality, having friends and is happily employed in dominating positions.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 10th house “makes the native extremely fortunate and respected in the world. The person baths and perfumes daily, performs godly worship, and is happy due to having a contented wife and son. They may earn by trade in jewels. This Venus is considered auspicious for wealth; profit from government, rise in status, honour, prestige. Wealth from farmers or ladies makes one extremely rich. It gives conveyance, home, comforts and conveniences. Malefic influences can bring trouble from the king, disrespect from society and losses of glory, and difficulties in ones career.” 
  • Commentary: High profile diplomatic leadership receives much appreciation. They may lead mass movements based on accusations, war, debt, inequality. Leadership in the non-profit organisations; especially those designed to uplift woman. Sadhguru established the Isha foundation In his Moon-Venus dash. In Sun Venus period seven years later he opened the Dhyana Lingam temple to the public.
    • Warren Buffet, Sean Connery, Pompey, Harry Prince of Wales (Left his family to become a feminist victim of society in California) 10th from Moon: Rose McGowan, Sadhguru, Charlie Sheen

Venus in the 11th house: Rules the 7th & 12th houses for Scorpio ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 11th house” makes the native rich, sexy and indulging in the wives of other men.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 11th house native “respects the arts of music and dance, always obtains wealth, devotes his mind and heart in doing virtuous deeds and following religion. If Venus is strong the person will have excellent character, righteous, and many good qualities. This is considered a very auspicious placement for Venus. Wealth and gain will bring prosperity, affluence and grandeur. They might earn from agriculture and dairy a well. If Venus is debilitated or has malefic influence one will earn wealth by investing in shares, speculation and gambling. Relations with elder brother may not remain cordial, and children will face difficulties in marriage.”
    • Sadhguru, King Henry V, Berni Sanders, 11th from Moon: Warren Buffet, Antoine Lavoisier (father of modern chemistry), 

Venus in the 12th house: Rules the 1st & 8th houses for Libra ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 12th house “grants sexual pleasure in abundance, wealth and splendour.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 12th house “makes the native averse to good, righteous deeds, opposed to progress, extremely lustful, devoid of kindness and lying. They may have a phlegmatic condition spending monty of their time in recreation, He has a feudalistic nature, purchases lower quality items.”
    • Jerome Deschampes, Desmond Tutu,  12th from Moon: Nuria Cab
Venus in Libra

Venus in the 1st house: Rules the 1st & 8th houses for Libra ascendant. Malavya Maha Purusha Yoga. 

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 1st house person is “healthy, of sound and charming body.  He is happy and enjoys long life.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: “Moon & Venus conjunction makes the native skilled in buying and selling clothes, subjected to addictions, has practical abilities, is for of perfumes, flowers, and excellent clothes. If there is no other malefic influence on this conjunction then married life remains full of happiness. The native has an extremely loving disposition and is happy due to many physical comforts and conveniences. Rajasic mentality with a love of arts, music, poetry and nature.”
    • D.H. Lawrence, Larissa, Michael Douglas, Venus Conjunct Moon: Zack Hanson, 

Venus in the 2nd house: Rules the 2nd & 9th houses for Virgo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 2nd house gives “poetic talent and all kinds of wealth.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 2nd house “provides the native with tasty, delicious food and makes him a man of taste in regards to new cloths. He is wealthy, prosperous, has conveyance, and is well versed in many sciences. The native speaks with a refined accent and easily attracts others, he honours the family traditions and is devoted to them. He is greatly loved by his own family and there is affection and peace amongst the members; this person gets the paternal property without any obstacles. His face is lovely and charming, If this Venus is debilitated or heavily afflicted then the conditions may be reversed, inviting disputes and even loss of family wealth, imperfections in speech, and the true purity of food and drink.” 
  • Commentary: Gives higher knowledge of science and medicine. Bashar Assad began Med School in his Saturn-Venus period; under Mercury-Venus he prepared for leadership by attending Syrian Military academy. He later went to military academy. General Custer was educated at west Point military academy. Brigadier general. Civil War.
    • Stephen Jay Gould (Science), Bashar Hafez Al-Assad, General Custer, 2nd from Moon: D.H. Lawrence,

Venus in the 3rd house: Rules the 3rd & 10th houses for Leo ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 3rd house “causes a man to be wifeless, poverty stricken, unhappy, miserable, miserly and unpopular.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus 3rd house “causes the native to have a weak bodily structure and be miserly and of evil conduct; extremely lustful and excessively sexually indulgent. It does harm to the Nobel and gentle and remains engaged in doing evil deeds in many ways.” “The guru of the Asuras gives interest in art. If afflicted or debilitated he will be extremely lustful and easily charmed and become infatuated by any damsel. By temperament he is pleasure loving and enthusiastic; but if this Venus is badly afflicted the natives assiduousness and industriousness will be affected.”
    • Christopher Reeve, Karl Benz, 3rd from Moon: Frederich Engels, Larissa, 

Venus in the 4th house: Rules the 4th & 11th houses for Cancer ascendant. Digbala. Malavya Maha Purusha Yoga.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 4th house give “good means of conveyance, house, property, jewels, clothes, scents, etc.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 4th house gives “numerous kinds of happiness, benefits from friends, agriculture, village, conveyance. This person is a devotee to God and full of joy. Abundant comfort and conveyance, good instincts, urbane mentality (polite, refined, diplomatic), morale upright, prudent, appreciates the arts, and does many deeds for the welfare of others. Exceptional gains through conveyance, cattle, wealth and agriculture is possible. But if this Venus is heavily afflicted there will be losses of all these things, the body will be weak and character doubtful. Effects can occur with exceptional quickness.” 
  • Commentary: May teach music, art, architecture. They are likely to live in a beautiful home or travel frequently to luxury destinations, chain hotels. They might profit from rents. They are usually strong supporters of local customs and seasonal celebrations and they may decorate their homes or offices quite elaborately.
    • Frederich Engels, Aleister Crowley, Zack Hanson, Samastati, 4th from Moon

Venus in the 5th house: Rules the 5th & 12th houses for Gemini ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 5th house gives “vast wealth, living like a king, protector of mankind, wise, with children.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 5th house “endows the native with sons, talent, skill in the whole of the art of poetry, wealth, conveyance and honour of the king. With benefic influences this Venus will give strong power of consultation and deliberation. He is skilled in policy maters, counselling, mantra sastra, and will earth from his intellectual abilities. His ways of recreation and entertainment are worthy of imitation. If this Venus is badly afflicted the native will be driven to grief by the loss of a child, will remain without learning, stupid, falling into wicked company they will enjoy low class entertainment.”
    • Ranabir, 5th from Moon: Ranabir Daught,

Venus in the 6th house: Rules the 1st & 6th houses for Taurus ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 6th house person has “no enemies, no wealth, is spoiled by young damsels and is much aggrieved.” “Disease in the private parts should be expected.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 6th house “causes the native to be disliked by women, has little desire for sexual intercourse and is weak and fearful of enemies. If this Venus is weak and afflicted there will be bodily disease, sorrows, mental trouble, poor diet, and little interest in sex. But if this Venus is well placed with benefic aspects, their experience will be just the opposite.”
    • 6th from Moon: Ranabir, Karl Benz,

Venus in the 7th house: Rules the 2nd & 7th houses for Aries ascendant. Maraka (death inflicting) planet. Malavya Maha Purusha Yoga.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 7th house gives a good wife and many intrigues with wicked women. He will suffer lose of wife and have more income.
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 7th house native is skilled in many  crafts, enjoys sporting or frolicking in the water, is happy and contented having intercourse with his beautiful wife, but also has a love for prostitutes (but no other women). Happy marriage, healthy, beautiful wife, diplomatic, sweet relations with partners of trade, cooperative, well behaved friends. The native is attractive and charming with hereditary qualities to their lineage. The natives semen will be strong so children and lineage will be strong. If Venus is debilitated of otherwise afflicted the native is devoid of good character, there is much flattery and little sincerity, much selfishness and little nobility, He becomes very irritated when he doesn’t win or get his way.
    • 7th from Moon: Stephen Jay Gould (Science),

Venus in the 8th house: Rules the 3rd & 8th houses for Pisces ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 8th house people enjoy “longevity, wealth, and are rulers of the earth.” “Death by Venereal complaints as those which are caused by sex with bad women.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 8th house makes the native cheerful and gives recognition from the king. The native is cunning and deceitful, fearless, full of pride and arrogance and on occasion has anxiety and care with regards to his wife and son.” “They do not lack wealth or money. If Venus is strong with beneficial aspects she will earn wealth by fair and honourable means, but if Venus is debilitated and poorly placed the means of wealth accumulation will be of a lower standard and they will try to gain the wealth of others. This person considers themselves to be the most intelligent but lacks reasonableness and cannot argue on the right lines. He does not hesitate to practice hypocrisy and pretension. Such natives will misuse mantras, have mental problems and be subject to some addiction. If Venus has beneficial aspects and no malefic influences the effects will be opposite. The person will have a beautiful wife; sweet spoken, devoted and faithful. They will earn property by inheritance, gain wealth from their wife, profit from partnership, and get wealth as a trustee.” 
  • Commentary: Skilled in magic, incantation, secret ritual.
    • 8th from Moon: Aleister Crowley, 

Venus in the 9th house: Rules the 4th & 9th houses for Aquarius ascendant. Yoga Karaka planet.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 9th house “blesses a man with wife, friends, children; they gain favour and fortune through royal favour.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 9th house “native is very hospitable and reverential to guests, gurus and gods. The native collects money from pilgrimages and is happy due to wealth and conveyances. They wear clothes line a muni and are not at all wrathful. The native leads a pious religious life, performed religious rites, has able worthy sons, gets advantage from government, uses far means to acquire wealth. This is an exceptionally fortunate position for Venus. If Venus is weak or has malefic influences there may be a deterioration of moral life, he is selfish, makes illegitimate relations with older women, becomes a hen pecked husband under the control of his wife; the wife is also not happy.”
  • Commentary: They have a great appreciation for the ceremonial and artistic side of religious faith. They may, however, allow ostentatious displays of wealth distract from the true faith. May be a government functionary involved with various forms of swearing in ceremonies, official openings. They might be a secularist, and hold hopelessly romantic beliefs about world peace. They sincerely believe the we should all live in peace. They will have a good global secular humanistic education. Father will may be a global diplomate.
    • 9th from Moon: Bashar Hafez Al-Assad (4),

Venus in the 10th house: Rules the 5th & 10th houses for Capricorn ascendant. Yoga Karaka planet. Malavya Maha Purusha Yoga.

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 10th house person is “a widely celebrated personality, having friends and is happily employed in dominating positions.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 10th house “makes the native extremely fortunate and respected in the world. The person baths and perfumes daily, performs godly worship, and is happy due to having a contented wife and son. They may earn by trade in jewels. This Venus is considered auspicious for wealth; profit from government, rise in status, honour, prestige. Wealth from farmers or ladies makes one extremely rich. It gives conveyance, home, comforts and conveniences. Malefic influences can bring trouble from the king, disrespect from society and losses of glory, and difficulties in ones career.”
    • 10th from Moon

Venus in the 11th house: Rules the 6th & 11th houses for Sagittarius ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 11th house” makes the native rich, sexy and indulging in the wives of other men.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 11th house native “respects the arts of music and dance, always obtains wealth, devotes his mind and heart in doing virtuous deeds and following religion. If Venus is strong the person will have excellent character, righteous, and many good qualities. This is considered a very auspicious placement for Venus. Wealth and gain will bring prosperity, affluence and grandeur. They might earn from agriculture and dairy a well. If Venus is debilitated or has malefic influence one will earn wealth by investing in shares, speculation and gambling. Relations with elder brother may not remain cordial, and children will face difficulties in marriage.”
    • 11th from Moon: Michael Douglas,

Venus in the 12th house: Rules the 7th & 12th houses for Scorpio ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Venus in 12th house “grants sexual pleasure in abundance, wealth and splendour.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Venus in 12th house “makes the native averse to good, righteous deeds, opposed to progress, extremely lustful, devoid of kindness and lying. They may have a phlegmatic condition spending monty of their time in recreation, He has a feudalistic nature, purchases lower quality items.”
    • Ranabir Sharvangi, 12th from Moon: General Custer, Christopher Reeve,

Jesse James (1), Max Stirner (1), Nuria Cab (1), Sadhguru (1), Sean Connery (1), Henry Ford II (1), King Henry V (1), Warren Buffet (2), Albert Camus (2), Rose McGowan (2), D.H. Lawrence (3), Stephen Jay Gould (3), Aleister Crowley (3), Zack Hanson (3), Larissa (4), Bashar Al-Assad (4), 

Saturn in Chitra 

This is often a rags to riches story where a person works very hard in order to gain respect from society. 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. 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.

Saturn in Virgo

Saturn in the 1st house: Rules the 5th & 6th houses for Virgo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 1st house “causes one to be afflicted with sorrow and misery from early childhood and is sure to suffer from poverty and want. He is untidy and indolent.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: “Moon & Saturn conjunction allows the native to enjoy sex with many women, loves and prostitutes. They have a guilty disposition, mixed blood and are devoid of manliness. They do agriculture or labour work and often take part in local elections and may be successful. In a female, this conjunction in the 7th house will give menstrual irregularities and in a male chart they might lack interest in sexual intercourse.” 
  • Commentary: They are lamplighters, fire-starters, very hard workers, exploited labourers who rise but virtue of hard work, commitment and dedication. They may be perfectionists; wound a bit tight, their presentation is typically perfect and professional. They might be in military or public service.
    • Putin (1), Joshua Jones, Jean Paul Palomeros, Chamunda Devi,  Saturn conjunct Moon: Jane Austen, Sheila Ireland, Jean Paul Palomeros, 

Saturn in the 2nd house: Rules the 6th & 7th houses for Leo ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 2nd house “will give an ugly look, cause one to be without wealth and take an evil path. At a later age he will go to live in a foreign country. He will own vehicle wealth and other luxuries.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 2nd house native lives with other men, is addicted to some evil habit (like drinking), is deserted by his own men, wanders in different countries, get honour from the king, wealth and conveyance.” “It often happens that they have to live far away from their family. Their speech is harsh, they are thrifty, there is some possibility of disease of the mouth and they might not not pretty.”
    • Ronnie Gale Dreyer, Nikita Khrushchev,  2nd from the Moon: Hulk Hogan, Nikita Khrushchev, 

Saturn in the 3rd house: Rules the 7th & 8th houses for Cancer ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 3rd house “will make a man sharp, liberal in giving gifts, and contented with his own wife. He will, however, be inactive and suffer from grief.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 3rd house” person will get honour from government, have excellent conveyance, be chief of a village, valorous and supporter of many people.” “Ill will, aversion and separation from ones brothers. Slow in executing plans and less income from trade establishments than he expects.” 
    • Jane Austen, Hulk Hogan, Hermann Oberth (founding father of rocketry), Clive Barker, Hank Williams 3rd from the Moon: Norman Mailer, 

Saturn in the 4th house: Rules the 8th & 9th houses for Gemini ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 4th house will make the native live an unhappy homeless life without any conveyance, deprived of his mother and sickly during early life. 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 4th house “weakens the native due to excess bile and wind, the person has a wicked disposition, is lethargic, quarrelsome, weak and dirty. The native constructs a house far from place of birth and has an interest in farming, working with iron, taking part in politics, The person might live in a paternal property with great inconvenience, face mental anguish due to slander, trouble from animals. The person remains full of anxiety, lethargic, worried. Adverse effects can be predicted for the natives mother as well.” 
  • Commentary: Many rules in the home enforced by the father or elder father figures.
    • Brittney Spears, Christopher Columbus, 4th from the Moon: Kate Duchess of Cambridge, 

Saturn in the 5th house: Rules the 9th & 10th houses for Taurus ascendant. Yoga Karaka.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 5th house “will make a person irruption and roam about bereft of children, wealth and happiness. He will be crooked and evil-minded.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in the 5th house “makes the native weak bodied, constantly suffering from some disease, devoid of wealth, semen, happiness and children. The native lives in a hostel for his education, and may study electronics. His intelligence follows science and reality. Fertility will be diminished.” 
  • Commentary: Banking, engineering, city planning.
    •  Rakh Raju (Masters in Commerce; Bank Manger), Tony Blair, 5th from the Moon: Rosanna Barr, Ibram X Kendi, Putin (1), 

Saturn in the 6th house: Rules the 10th & 11th houses for Aries ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 6th house “makes the native a glutton, wealthy, vanquished by the enemy, stubborn but with a strong sense of self respect.” “Native developed neurotic troubles.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn 6th house “native conquers his enemies, appreciates the qualities of the other person, obeys the commands of brahmins, has a strong body, strong digestion and good appetite. This Saturn is considered auspicious, they do not fear thieves, profit from cattle, instil fear in their enemies, obtain prosperity, and many followers and attendants as well as kindness from the king. One suffers from windy disease. A weak Saturn with malefic influence hare can bring very inauspicious effects: difficulties in profession and losses to servants.” 
  • Commentary: They quite literally use fire, coal, sticks and stones to make magic. They sell some kind of fire magic to the masses who are seen as bringing beneath them. They are pedlars of fear and loathing, hypocrites who take advantage of the masses and mass mentality. They might be stuck in this way of thinking themselves. Of course beneficial placement of Mercury can turn this around, as can the coordination between the Ascendant and Moon. They are working all the time burning the candle at both ends; often working two jobs. They are prone to periods of exhaustion, depression, digestive troubles, dry stool. Aries native already run a little hot so this Saturn can bring excessive dryness and attention to detail. Too much nervous tension locking up their stomach and affecting their breathing, their feet are hard and tired, their messaging is exact. This can be an exploited office worker, over worked and under paid; often caught by the fine details of a contract somehow. They might be interns, administrators, activists, or volunteers; leaders of thieves as then classics so eloquently say.
    • Astra, Kate Duchess of Cambridge (exploiting the exploited in a cultural war)  6th from the Moon: Clive Barker (horror stories), Chamunda Devi (Aghore), Christopher Columbus (probably used gun powder to instil fear in the local people), Stan Lee (super-villain stories), 

Saturn in the 7th house: Rules the 11th & 12th houses for Pisces ascendant. Digbala.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 7th house “gives and ugly wife, poverty, and misery to one who is always loitering.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 7th house “native is weak bodied, suffers disease, earns livelihood baby lower standard, live with low persons, and remains unhappy due to wife, house and wealth. Not auspicious for health of ones wife, one lacks enthusiasm and get disrespect from women, and ones wife remains unhappy, disappointed, despaired. May loose business partnerships. But if Saturn is well placed and influenced by benefics and lords of auspicious houses they profit from partnership, get a wife with clear uncomplicated thoughts and views.” 
  • Commentary: They can gain from contracts but they will suffer disputes. Stan Lee gained through contracting with the industrial military complex. But with Rahu there he got in way over his head, and Saturn as 12th lord he suffered some losses. Like selling your soul to the devil. 
    • Ibram X Kendi, Stan Lee, Norman Mailer, 7th from the Moon: Jen Lagzdins

Saturn in the 8th house: Rules the 1st & 12th houses for Aquarius ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in the 8th house “makes the native untidy and poverty stricken. He suffers fro piles and starvation; is cruel minded and condemned by his own friends.” “Native developed neurotic troubles.” “Brings death from windy conditions (too much vata), or by dreadful fever like typhoid.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: “Saturn in the 8th houses give a person a weak body, suffering from diseases like ringworm, itching etc. is without fear, discontented and lethargic complaining of constipation and fearful of diseases of a private nature. Their right eye is weak and he has to suffer the loss of original capital in his trade. If no other malefic aspects this Saturn they will have a long span of life.” 
  • Commentary: Gives top secret clearance. Hidden war crimes. Very identified with their secret knowledge. Can be good for astrology if Mercury is well placed; but only after a long persistent study. They might fear the dark and fear the unknown which put them in a position of constantly confronting it. In order to face the unknown they go so far as to learn astrology, joytish to shine a light on life. They are researchers, technical people. Often secretive,
    • Jen Lagzdin, Komilla Sutton, 8th from the Moon: Astra, Gale Dreyer, Joshua Jones, Hermann Oberth (father of rocketry), USA

Saturn in the 9th house: Rules the 1st & 2nd houses for Capricorn ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 9th house “deprives the person of good luck, wealth, children, father and religious merit. He is wicked besides.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn 9th house “native has faith in his religion and acts in conformity with it. His body is disabled, he is stupid or foolish but extremely beautiful.” “Enthusiastic towards religious traditions and unshakable faith in scriptural traditions. He is considered hard or stiff for not adapting a more flexible  attitude; this makes them foolish. It gives feelings of pride and arrogance and causes loss of destiny. If this Saturn is debilitated, the wife remains diseased and sickly, and one will die of a windy disease, or paralysis all of a sudden.” 
  • Commentary: Wealth might be tightly controlled by the father figure.
    • Rosanna Barr, 9th from the Moon: Tony Blair, Brittney Spears, Rakh Raju, 

Saturn in the 10th house: Rules the 2nd & 3rd houses for Sagittarius ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 10th house “native will be a king or minister, or depend on agriculture. He will be brave wealthy and famous.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in the 10th makes a prime minister of the kings court, exceptionally prudent, courteous and official manner, chief of villages, officer if cities, extremely clever dexterous and wealthy. They make slow progress in their career, lack happiness from father, perform religious celebrations with cheer and according with family tradition.” 
  • Commentary: Leader of a criminal gang. Possible source of public anger. Planning and administration work with much focus on the details. They are typically better suited for lower level administration but will likely and up in a position of higher leadership without the necessary resources to lead. They tend to keep to themselves, have very strong security in the home and exhibit a high degree of loyalty. Much of their working like is focused on damage control. Despite all opposition they can rise to a high position.
    • 10th from the Moon: Chi Friend

Saturn in the 11th house: Rules the 3rd & 4th houses for Scorpio ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 11th house “grants longevity, affluence, a regular source of good income. He is brave, free from sickness and has plenty of riches.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 11th house person has “gain of income from black horses, blue sapphires, wool, elephants, etc. Saturn in 11th is extremely auspicious, making the native extremely wealthy, long lived, courageous, realising profits from projects, of fixed mind, free from illness; his trade and professional activities are always profitable. Not good for the happiness of getting a son.” 
  • Commentary: Celebrates writers whose work resonates with the exploited masses. Regardless of their celebrated status they will usually maintain a simple home and a fairly simple life. They will have a preference for wild lands rather than cultivated. They might see a big gain in wealth over the course of their lifetime. Folk musicians, people who seek slower grassroots changes in local culture.
    • 11th from the Moon: Hank Williams

Saturn in the 12th house: Rules the 4th & 5h houses for Libra ascendant. Yoga Karaka.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 12th house “makes a person impudent, indigent, childless, disabled, stupid, defeated by his enemies.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 12th house person is “merciless, extremely poor, unhappy because of expenses, effort, and expenditure. The person is lethargic and living in company of mean people. He is devoid of some bodily organ and deprived of all kinds of happiness. Poor eyesight, excitable temperament, miserable, dirty, wicked, devoid of wealth. One is often oppressed by own men or he is opposed to them.” 
  • Commentary: Private education,  private home; possibly living in a fortress or at least a gated community.. Secretive family lineage and hidden wealth. Pragmatic beliefs. They may have investments in foreign wars, sweat shops, or agriculture.
    • Chi Friend, Sheila Ireland, John Mackey, 12th from the Moon: John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods), Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks), Komilla Sutton, 
Saturn in Libra

Saturn in the 1st house: Rules the 4th & 5th houses for Libra ascendant. Powerful Yoga Karaka. Shasha Maha Purusha Yoga.

  • Phala Deepika: When Saturn is in Libra ascendent, the person is as high of a status as a king, governor, chief or mayor of the city. 
  • Jataka Bharnam: “Moon & Saturn conjunction allows the native to enjoy sex with many women, loves and prostitutes. They have a guilty disposition, mixed blood and are devoid of manliness. They do agriculture or labour work and often take part in local elections and may be successful. In a female, this conjunction in the 7th house will give menstrual irregularities and in a male chart they might lack interest in sexual intercourse.”
    • Henry Every Pirate, Valeri Cizek, Mao, Jeffery Epstein, Saturn conjunct Moon: Nuria Cab, Edward Snowden, Joslin West, 

Saturn in the 2nd house: Rules the 5th & 6th houses for Virgo ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 2nd house “will give an ugly look, cause one to be without wealth and take an evil path. At a later age he will go to live in a foreign country. He will own vehicle wealth and other luxuries.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 2nd house native lives with other men, is addicted to some evil habit (like drinking), is deserted by his own men, wanders in different countries, get honour from the king, wealth and conveyance.” “It often happens that they have to live far away from their family. Their speech is harsh, they are thrifty, there is some possibility of disease of the mouth and they might not not pretty.” 
  • Commentary: The chance of everything is 50/50; “you’re either with me, or you’re against me.”
    • 2nd from Moon: George Bush Sr., Anne Hathaway, Henry Every Pirate,

Saturn in the 3rd house: Rules the 6th & 7th houses for Leo ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 3rd house “will make a man sharp, liberal in giving gifts, and contented with his own wife. He will, however, be inactive and suffer from grief.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 3rd house” person will get honour from government, have excellent conveyance, be chief of a village, valorous and supporter of many people.” “Ill will, aversion and separation from ones brothers. Slow in executing plans and less income from trade establishments than he expects.”
    • Joslin West, Marie Pascal Orphee, John Stuart Mill, Nuria Cab, 3rd from Moon

Saturn in the 4th house: Rules the 7th & 8th houses for Cancer ascendant. Shasha Maha Purusha Yoga.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 4th house will make the native live an unhappy homeless life without any conveyance, deprived of his mother and sickly during early life. 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 4th house “weakens the native due to excess bile and wind, the person has a wicked disposition, is lethargic, quarrelsome, weak and dirty. The native constructs a house far from place of birth and has an interest in farming, working with iron, taking part in politics, The person might live in a paternal property with great inconvenience, face mental anguish due to slander, trouble from animals. The person remains full of anxiety, lethargic, worried. Adverse effects can be predicted for the natives mother as well.”
    • William Butler Yeats, Caroline Dupras, Isambad Kingdom Brunel, 4th from Moon: Woo-Suk Hwang, Mandika Devi, Mao, 

Saturn in the 5th house: Rules the 8th & 9th houses for Gemini ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 5th house “will make a person irruption and roam about bereft of children, wealth and happiness. He will be crooked and evil-minded.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in the 5th house “makes the native weak bodied, constantly suffering from some disease, devoid of wealth, semen, happiness and children. The native lives in a hostel for his education, and may study electronics. His intelligence follows science and reality. Fertility will be diminished.”
    • Turkey, Guys Fawkes, 5th from Moon: Turkey, John Stuart Mill, Marie Pascal Orphee,

Saturn in the 6th house: Rules the 9th & 10th houses for Taurus ascendant. Yoga Karaka placement.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 6th house “makes the native a glutton, wealthy, vanquished by the enemy, stubborn but with a strong sense of self respect.” “Native developed neurotic troubles.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn 6th house “native conquers his enemies, appreciates the qualities of the other person, obeys the commands of brahmins, has a strong body, strong digestion and good appetite. This Saturn is considered auspicious, they do not fear thieves, profit from cattle, instil fear in their enemies, obtain prosperity, and many followers and attendants as well as kindness from the king. One suffers from windy disease. A weak Saturn with malefic influence hare can bring very inauspicious effects: difficulties in profession and losses to servants.”
    • Edward Snowden, Afghanistan, 6th from Moon: Sara A, Zoe Nars

Saturn in the 7th house: Rules the 10th & 11th houses for Aries ascendant. Shasha Maha Purusha Yoga. Digbala. 

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 7th house “gives and ugly wife, poverty, and misery to one who is always loitering.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 7th house “native is weak bodied, suffers disease, earns livelihood baby lower standard, live with low persons, and remains unhappy due to wife, house and wealth. Not auspicious for health of ones wife, one lacks enthusiasm and get disrespect from women, and ones wife remains unhappy, disappointed, despaired. May loose business partnerships. But if Saturn is well placed and influenced by benefics and lords of auspicious houses they profit from partnership, get a wife with clear uncomplicated thoughts and views.”
  • Commentary: They become known for keeping their promise regardless of the difficulties involves. For this reason they will hesitate to get married and make agreements; the process of negotiation can also go on for a long time. They might dedicate themselves too caring for a member of their family. They will have a very strong reputation in the local community; perhaps known as the wife or partner of someone who is very well establishing in the land. They have good discipline for professional success later in life. In many ways that are masters of modern yoga with a very well structured and difficult practice. They are known for their incredible balance in many aspects of life.
    • Sara A, Isil, 7th from Moon: 

Saturn in the 8th house: Rules the 11th & 12th houses for Pisces ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in the 8th house “makes the native untidy and poverty stricken. He suffers fro piles and starvation; is cruel minded and condemned by his own friends.” “Native developed neurotic troubles.” “Brings death from windy conditions (too much vata), or by dreadful fever like typhoid.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: “Saturn in the 8th houses give a person a weak body, suffering from diseases like ringworm, itching etc. is without fear, discontented and lethargic complaining of constipation and fearful of diseases of a private nature. Their right eye is weak and he has to suffer the loss of original capital in his trade. If no other malefic aspects this Saturn they will have a long span of life.” 
  • Commentary: They gain by some kind of secret business; this could be simple tax avoidance, or it could be more revolutionary, some kind of collusion. In one way of another they are sitting on some really top secret stuff. Their earnings will likely see big ups and downs.
    • Zoe Nars, 8th from Moon: Jeffery Epstein, Ranjan Bose, Guys Fawkes, Alan Shepard,

Saturn in the 9th house: Rules the 1st & 12th houses for Aquarius ascendant.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 9th house “deprives the person of good luck, wealth, children, father and religious merit. He is wicked besides.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn 9th house “native has faith in his religion and acts in conformity with it. His body is disabled, he is stupid or foolish but extremely beautiful.” “Enthusiastic towards religious traditions and unshakable faith in scriptural traditions. He is considered hard or stiff for not adapting a more flexible  attitude; this makes them foolish. It gives feelings of pride and arrogance and causes loss of destiny. If this Saturn is debilitated, the wife remains diseased and sickly, and one will die of a windy disease, or paralysis all of a sudden.” 
  • Commentary: This gives really good technical knowledge, capable of working with blueprints  a conservative outlook
    • Alan Shepard (early aviation), 9th from Moon: Caroline Dupras, Guilda,

Saturn in the 10th house: Rules the 1st & 2nd houses for Capricorn ascendant. Shasha Maha Purusha Yoga.

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 10th house “native will be a king or minister, or depend on agriculture. He will be brave wealthy and famous.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in the 10th makes a prime minister of the kings court, exceptionally prudent, courteous and official manner, chief of villages, officer if cities, extremely clever dexterous and wealthy. They make slow progress in their career, lack happiness from father, perform religious celebrations with cheer and according with family tradition.
  • Commentary: It’s takes them a long time and a lot of work, but they become masters of negotiated settlements,
    • 10th from Moon: Isil, Valeri Cizek, William Butler Yeats,

Saturn in the 11th house: Rules the 2nd & 3rd houses for Sagittarius ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 11th house “grants longevity, affluence, a regular source of good income. He is brave, free from sickness and has plenty of riches.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 11th house person has “gain of income from black horses, blue sapphires, wool, elephants, etc. Saturn in 11th is extremely auspicious, making the native extremely wealthy, long lived, courageous, realising profits from projects, of fixed mind, free from illness; his trade and professional activities are always profitable. Not good for the happiness of getting a son.”
    • Anne Hathaway, 11th from Moon: Isambard Kingdom Brunel (one of the great engineers of the industrial revolution),

Saturn in the 12th house: Rules the 3rd & 4th houses for Scorpio ascendant. 

  • Phala Deepika: Saturn in 12th house “makes a person impudent, indigent, childless, disabled, stupid, defeated by his enemies.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Saturn in 12th house person is “merciless, extremely poor, unhappy because of expenses, effort, and expenditure. The person is lethargic and living in company of mean people. He is devoid of some bodily organ and deprived of all kinds of happiness. Poor eyesight, excitable temperament, miserable, dirty, wicked, devoid of wealth. One is often oppressed by own men or he is opposed to them.”
    • George Bush Sr., Ranjan Bose, Mandika Devi, 12th from Moon: Robert B Neller, Afghanistan

Hermann Oberth (founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics (1)), Christopher Columbus (1), USA (1), Susan B (1), Brittney Spears (1), Joshua Jones (1), Putin (1), Kate Duchess of Cambridge (2), Chamunda Devi (American Aghore dead (2)), Ronnie Gale Dreyer (2), Komilla Sutton (2), Howard Schultz (Starbucks (2)), Hulk Hogan (2), Nikita Khrushchev (2), Norman Mailer (2), William Butler Yeats (3), Mao (3), Nuria Cab (3), Afghanistan (3), Isil (4), Mandika Devi (4), Sara Nares (4), Joslin West (4), Jefferey Epstein (4), Edward Snowden (4), Henry Everyman Pirate (4), Clive Barker, Rosanna Barr, Tony Blair, Howard Schult, Stan Lee, Jean-Paul Palomeros,  

Rahu in Chitra 

Unique architecture, patch job. 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.

Rahu in Virgo

Rahu in the 1st house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 1st house “makes a person short lived. He has wealth and strength but suffers from ailments in the upper part of the body like the face or head, etc.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 1st house “gives a wicked and vicious nature. The person deceives his own men, suffers from disease of the brain, is sickly, is extremely lustful and victorious in debate. The native will experience bodily pain in Rahu dasha; he does not have any moral scruples or hesitation in using others of their things, but cannot bear injustice done to themselves. They are extremely clever and cunning in fulfilling their selfish desires.” 
  • Commentary: they might feel like they have been chosen for a special destiny that marks them as one who doesn’t have to follow the rules of society or even really consider the view point of “the other” except as it relates to fulfilling ones own desires. There are many evil effects of Rahu in the first: they can be deceptive, lack morals, and change to match any situation. Many of these traits actually help them to succeed in the modern world. They will feel like they can solve any problem and will be quick to offer their help; though quite often there is nothing they can do and they may take credit anyways. They are typically untrustworthy and inconsistent people.
    • Peter Frost, Anais Nin  Rahu conjunct Moon: Alexander Graham Bell

Rahu in the 2nd house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 2nd house “will make the person insecure in their speech, suffer from diseases of the mouth or face. They will be contemptible, receive wealth from the ruler, be happy but short tempered.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 2nd house “disturbed the natives speech making in unpleasant and unwelcome, wealth is destroyed and the person becomes a rover, a wanderer and a loiterer. Conflict, sorrow, and separation from family, loss of connection to paternal property, difficulty accumulation wealth, and valuables may be lost, stolen or eaten by ants.” 
  • Commentary: Opportunistic values. They will corrupt family values and never understand the true value of anything.
    • Pelosi 2nd from Moon: Peter Frost, Leo Tolstoy, Tanya Tucker, 

Rahu in the 3rd house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 3rd house native “will be proud, hostile to his brothers, strong minded, enjoying longevity and wealth.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 3rd house “native has no fear of the enemy, his fame and glory spreads around the world, he always has the attainment of welfare, grandeur, majesty, happiness, licentiousness or luxurious life; but there is the destruction of younger brothers and cattle. Rahu is auspicious in the 3rd house and allows them to complete their plus quickly, surprise others with their power of discretion or taking decisions and fulfilling his responsibility.” 
  • Commentary: They might use very unconventional means to get what they want. Messages of war, illness, broken contract, break up, or lack of trust. They might say anything if it serves them, they can be very hypocritical and inconsistent in the messaging.
    • Al Pacino (2), Pope Urban VIII, Pope Leo XIII, David Koch, Tanya Tucker, 3rd from Moon: William the Conqueror, 

Rahu in the 4th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 4th house person “will be a fool, contemptuous, causing misery to friends, short lived and seldom happy.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 4th house native “losses all happiness, opposed by own people, sons, friends, and waders in lands other than his own. Health of native’s mother is disturbed, he suffers mental tension, disputes over immovable property.” 
  • Commentary: They might find themselves living in  a draughty, rustic or makeshift servant quarters. This can be quite a nice situation if Mercury is well placed. Since they are never comfortable at home and don’t usually have a career they are interested in they often think of dropping everything and going travelling; but this also ensures they never make the house they are in into a home.
    • Liv Tyler, Jesseca Doyen, 4th from Moon:

Rahu in the 5th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 5th house “will give a nasally voice to the person, cause them to be issueless, hard-hearted and suffering from stomach ache.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 5th house “makes the native devoid of happiness and friends, they suffer a sharp pain in they abdomen and they loiter and wander aimlessly.” “ There may be obstacles in the birth of the first child.” 
    • Thomas Edison, 5th from Moon: Rudyard Kipling, 

Rahu in the 6th house: 

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 6th house man is born “troubled by enemies or oppressed by malefic planets [sic], has ulcers in his rectum, is wealthy and enjoys longevity.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 6th house “causes the destruction of enemies and makes the native wealthy giving strength from the company of dirty, sinful people. He suffers back pain and cattle remain sickly and diseased. One may have an ulcer.” 
  • Commentary: Fascinating crimes. They will destroy their enemies by any means. These can be dangerous folks. Poor medical treatment can disfigure the face
    • Michael Jackson, William the Conqueror 6th from Moon:

Rahu in the 7th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 7th house “native loses his wealth through his association with women, deserted by his beloved, suffers from loss of semen, is self willed and foolish.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 7th house give “opposition from ones own wife or ones becomes the cause of death of ones wife. The natives partner is wrathful, angry, quarrelsome, sickly, and diseased; one remains dissatisfied with married life. Intercaste marriage, losses from business partners, and delay in beginning ones profession.” 
    • 7th from Moon: David Koch, Chuck Norris, Pope Urban VIII, 

Rahu in the 8th house: 

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 8th house “native is short lived, does impure acts, is disabled, developed gout, and rheumatism and is blessed with few children.” “Rahu with Mars can bring cancer.” “Causes death by leperocy, by taking food mixed with poison, by venomous bites, or small pox and the like.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 8th house brings the “destruction of one’s enemies, but there is pain in the anus, urinary disease, windy disease, enraged testicles and he remains restless and troubled. Disputes and quarrels over inheritance, fear of theft and wealth earned in questionable ways.”
    • Alexander Graham Bell, Rudyard Kipling,  8th from Moon: Michael Jackson, Michelangelo

Rahu in the 9th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 9th house “makes a person unfavourable in their speech (ie. overly critical). One becomes the headman of a community or village, mayor of a city and sinful in deeds.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 9th house “makes a person irreligious but happy; roving and devoid of wealth. Wealth is lost, happiness from co-borns in lost, and one suffers pain in their body. Gives sudden attainment of wealth but father might face exceptional financial crisis. They person reforms religious law to suit his own needs, but he is religious. He openly opposes any kind of exploitation and outward hypocrisy in religion.”
    • Leo Tolstoy 9th from Moon

Rahu in the 10th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 10th house makes “a person reputed, with limited children and busy with other peoples business. He does not do any good act and is fearless.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 10th house “native is devoid of happiness from father, devoid of wealth, destroyer of enemies, suffers windy diseases and gets injury from conveyance. The native will turn towards mean base deeds, addiction, intoxication, relations with several women to satisfy their lust. Profit from trade, much litigation, trouble in foreign countries, habit of stealing, lack of moral decency, and given to pride. Rahu in Pisces can be the cause of much pain and trouble. Auspicious influences can give bathing in holy rivers (Ganga), and lack of malefic influence may influence them to perform yagna. The native is exceptionally skilful, dexterous in trade or professional activities, uses any means to remove obstacles that come in his way and he does not pay heed to the sanctity or purity of means. For these reasons others take special care doing business with the native.”  
    • Michelangelo, Chuck Norris,  10th from Moon: Thomas Edison, Anais Nin, Liv Tyler, 

Rahu in the 11th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 11th house “grants the native prosperity, few children, longevity and ear ailments.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 11th house “native gains all kinds of things: happiness, honour from the king, clothes, gold, quadrupeds and victory. Wealth comes from trade relations with foreigners and this person will use any means to increase their profit. One may suffer diseases of the ear, difficulty with progeny, and elder brothers health is likely to suffer. Such a native is fond  of investing in shares, speculations, gambling, lottery and races.” 
    • 11th from Moon: Jesseca Doyen, Al Pacino (2), Pope Leo XIII, 

Rahu in the 12th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 12th house “makes a person always intent upon committing sinful deeds secretly, they spend a lot and suffer from ailments like dropsy etc.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu 12th house gives “disease of the eyes, problems with the feet (especially left eye and left foot), makes him a deceitful trickster, affectionate and loving, having affection for wicked people, and giving service to ordinary people.” “This is not auspicious for economic development and one spend much of ones time in unproductive activity. There is the possibility of difficulties in travels, and the natives wife may be afflicted with illness.” 
    • 12th from Moon: Pelosi, 
Rahu in Libra

Rahu in the 1st house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 1st house “makes a person short lived. He has wealth and strength but suffers from ailments in the upper part of the body like the face or head, etc.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 1st house “gives a wicked and vicious nature. The person deceives his own men, suffers from disease of the brain, is sickly, is extremely lustful and victorious in debate. The native will experience bodily pain in Rahu dasha; he does not have any moral scruples or hesitation in using others of their things, but cannot bear injustice done to themselves. They are extremely clever and cunning in fulfilling their selfish desires.”
    • Rahu conjunct Moon

Rahu in the 2nd house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 2nd house “will make the person insecure in their speech, suffer from diseases of the mouth or face. They will be contemptible, receive wealth from the ruler, be happy but short tempered.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 2nd house “disturbed the natives speech making in unpleasant and unwelcome, wealth is destroyed and the person becomes a rover, a wanderer and a loiterer. Conflict, sorrow, and separation from family, loss of connection to paternal property, difficulty accumulation wealth, and valuables may be lost, stolen or eaten by ants.”
    • 2nd from Moon: Clifford Olsen, Ukraine Revolution,

Rahu in the 3rd house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 3rd house native “will be proud, hostile to his brothers, strong minded, enjoying longevity and wealth.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 3rd house “native has no fear of the enemy, his fame and glory spreads around the world, he always has the attainment of welfare, grandeur, majesty, happiness, licentiousness or luxurious life; but there is the destruction of younger brothers and cattle. Rahu is auspicious in the 3rd house and allows them to complete their plus quickly, surprise others with their power of discretion or taking decisions and fulfilling his responsibility.”
    • Clifford Olsen, Chris Martin, Dana Black, 3rd from Moon: Madonna,

Rahu in the 4th house: 

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 4th house person “will be a fool, contemptuous, causing misery to friends, short lived and seldom happy.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 4th house native “losses all happiness, opposed by own people, sons, friends, and waders in lands other than his own. Health of native’s mother is disturbed, he suffers mental tension, disputes over immovable property.”
    • William Butler Yeats, Henrik Ibsen, Eugene Herrigel, 4th from Moon: Chris Martin, Shakira,

Rahu in the 5th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 5th house “will give a nasally voice to the person, cause them to be issueless, hard-hearted and suffering from stomach ache.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 5th house “makes the native devoid of happiness and friends, they suffer a sharp pain in they abdomen and they loiter and wander aimlessly.” “ There may be obstacles in the birth of the first child.”
    • Lee Harvey Oswald, Madonna, 5th from Moon: Anoushka Silva Gibbs,

Rahu in the 6th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 6th house man is born “troubled by enemies or oppressed by malefic planets [sic], has ulcers in his rectum, is wealthy and enjoys longevity.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 6th house “causes the destruction of enemies and makes the native wealthy giving strength from the company of dirty, sinful people. He suffers back pain and cattle remain sickly and diseased. One may have an ulcer.”
    • Anoushka Silva Gibbs, 6th from Moon: Cicero, Henrik Ibsen,

Rahu in the 7th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 7th house “native loses his wealth through his association with women, deserted by his beloved, suffers from loss of semen, is self willed and foolish.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 7th house give “opposition from ones own wife or ones becomes the cause of death of ones wife. The natives partner is wrathful, angry, quarrelsome, sickly, and diseased; one remains dissatisfied with married life. Intercaste marriage, losses from business partners, and delay in beginning ones profession.”
    • Ukraine Revolution, 7th from Moon:

Rahu in the 8th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 8th house “native is short lived, does impure acts, is disabled, developed gout, and rheumatism and is blessed with few children.” “Rahu with Mars can bring cancer.” “Causes death by leperocy, by taking food mixed with poison, by venomous bites, or small pox and the like.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 8th house brings the “destruction of one’s enemies, but there is pain in the anus, urinary disease, windy disease, enraged testicles and he remains restless and troubled. Disputes and quarrels over inheritance, fear of theft and wealth earned in questionable ways.”
    • Shakira, 8th from Moon:

Rahu in the 9th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 9th house “makes a person unfavourable in their speech (ie. overly critical). One becomes the headman of a community or village, mayor of a city and sinful in deeds.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 9th house “makes a person irreligious but happy; roving and devoid of wealth. Wealth is lost, happiness from co-borns in lost, and one suffers pain in their body. Gives sudden attainment of wealth but father might face exceptional financial crisis. They person reforms religious law to suit his own needs, but he is religious. He openly opposes any kind of exploitation and outward hypocrisy in religion.”
    • 9th from Moon

Rahu in the 10th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 10th house makes “a person reputed, with limited children and busy with other peoples business. He does not do any good act and is fearless.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 10th house “native is devoid of happiness from father, devoid of wealth, destroyer of enemies, suffers windy diseases and gets injury from conveyance. The native will turn towards mean base deeds, addiction, intoxication, relations with several women to satisfy their lust. Profit from trade, much litigation, trouble in foreign countries, habit of stealing, lack of moral decency, and given to pride. Rahu in Pisces can be the cause of much pain and trouble. Auspicious influences can give bathing in holy rivers (Ganga), and lack of malefic influence may influence them to perform yagna. The native is exceptionally skilful, dexterous in trade or professional activities, uses any means to remove obstacles that come in his way and he does not pay heed to the sanctity or purity of means. For these reasons others take special care doing business with the native.”  
  • Commentary: Commission sales.
    • 10th from Moon: Dana Black,

Rahu in the 11th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 11th house “grants the native prosperity, few children, longevity and ear ailments.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu in 11th house “native gains all kinds of things: happiness, honour from the king, clothes, gold, quadrupeds and victory. Wealth comes from trade relations with foreigners and this person will use any means to increase their profit. One may suffer diseases of the ear, difficulty with progeny, and elder brothers health is likely to suffer. Such a native is fond  of investing in shares, speculations, gambling, lottery and races.” 
    • Cicero, 11th from Moon: Eugene Herrigel, Ray Kroc, Lee Harvey Oswald,

Rahu in he 12th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Rahu in 12th house “makes a person always intent upon committing sinful deeds secretly, they spend a lot and suffer from ailments like dropsy etc.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Rahu 12th house gives “disease of the eyes, problems with the feet (especially left eye and left foot), makes him a deceitful trickster, affectionate and loving, having affection for wicked people, and giving service to ordinary people.” “This is not auspicious for economic development and one spend much of ones time in unproductive activity. There is the possibility of difficulties in travels, and the natives wife may be afflicted with illness.”
    • 12th from Moon: Ray Kroc,

Virgo:  Jesseca Doyen (1), Anis Nin (1), Rudyard Kipling (1), Leo Tolstoy (1), Pope Leo XIII (1), Pope Urban VIII (2), Michelangelo (2), Michael Jackson (2), Al Pacino (2), Tanya Tucker (2), Liv Tyler (2), Chuck Norris (2), King William the Conqueror (2), Nancy Pelosi (2), David Koch, Thomas Edison (2), Alexander Graham Bell (2), Peter Frost (2), Libra: Madonna (3), Ray Kroc (3), Chris Martin (3), Clifford Olsen (3), Dana Black (3), Eugene Herrigel (Zen & Archery (3)), Cicero (3), William Butler Yeats (4), Anoushka Silva Gibbs (4),   Cleopatra (4), Henrik Ibsen (4), Lee Harvey Oswald (4), Ukraine Revolution (4), William Butler Yeats (4),  Shakira, 

Ketu in Chitra 

Ketu in Virgo

Ketu in the 1st house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 1st house “makes a person always suffer from ingratitude, remain unhappy, and carry tales against others. He is an outcaste, fallen from his position, disabled, keeping company with the wicked.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 1st house “native is a maker of cotton threads, sickly and diseased, distressed, troubled with fear, worried about his wife, agitated, perturbed, and suffering from windy diseases. Head aches and brain disease is possible, suffering caused by wicked people.”
    • Woody Guthrie Ketu conjunct Moon: Lydia Schmutz, Nikola Tesla, 

Ketu in the 2nd house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 2nd house “deprives the native of good education and riches. His language is foul and he has a sinister look. He depends on others for food.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 2nd house brings loss of wealth, opposition against own men, disease of the mouth. Loss of wealth due to punishment of the king. Loss of grain due top theft and birds. The native get refuge with great difficulty in his time of need. If Ketu is in his own sign, or sign of a benefic friend, the native gets very much happiness. According to BPHS Ketu is exalted in Taurus, moola trikona in Cancer, and ruler of Virgo. Phala Deepika say Ketu is strong in the later half of Taurus, Virgo, Sagitarius, Pisces. 
    • 2nd from Moon:

Ketu in the 3rd house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 3rd house “promotes longevity, strength, wealth and fame. The native lives happy with his wife and enjoys good food. He loses a brother.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 3rd house bring about the destruction of the natives enemies, disputes and quarrels, gains of wealth, a luxurious life, obtainment of grandeur, dignity and an increase in energy. They also see the destruction of their own men and pain in their arm. This Ketu generally give auspicious effects. Vigour and valour will rise up very quickly. But they will have a lot of worries. If this Ketu is exalted of in own sign the native get fear, agitation and happiness.
    • Lisa Marie Presley, 3rd from Moon: Robert Duvall, Woody Guthrie, Olivia Harris, Mao,  

Ketu in the 4th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 4th house “destroys land, vehicle, mother and happiness. He is made to leave his native place and is made to live in a foreign land at the mercy of others.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 4th house “gives loss of happiness from mother and friends, losses through the father and they have no brothers. If Ketu is in own or exalted sign they get happiness for a short time, but remains full of worries and anxiety. If this Ketu is afflicted by additional malefic the mother suffers greatly and one has disputes over land. They live in an atmosphere of quarrels and disputes.”
    • Francis Hickey, Molly Ringwald, 4th from Moon:

Ketu in the 5th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 5th house “makes the person suffer the loss of children, stomach ailments, haunted by evil spirits. They are evil minded, wicked and sinful.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 5th house “causes wounds to the stomach, from windy disease or from falling, and surgical procedure may be necessary. The person is dear to siblings, has a righteous mind, few children and is wealthy strong, and vigorous. They make quick decisions, ideas flash in their mind. Favourably placed this Ketu can bring great luck, gain through shares or lottery.” 
    • 5th from Moon: Wernher von Braun, Ip Man

Ketu in the 6th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 6th house makes “a person very magnanimous, embodying the best of human qualities, firms and fame. He will possess high authority, destroy his enemies and fulfil his ambition.” “Danger from ulcer.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in the 6th houses “brings the destruction of a persons enemies, happiness from animals, gain of wealth, no disease of the body, but disrespect with relatives on mother’s side.” “Ketu in the 6th is very auspicious, due to which the native is dear and loved by brothers, is generous with good qualities, is famous and gets reputation and prestige due to learning and education.” 
    • Usain Bolt, Caitlyn Jenner, Sigourney Weaver, Timothy McVeigh, Nicola Tesla,   6th from Moon: Descartes, Sigourney Weaver,

Ketu in the 7th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 7th house “causes a person to be disrespected, live in the company of wicked women, suffer from disease of the bowels, lose wife and vital power.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 7th house “gives fear during travel, and enemies destroy ones wealth. If in Scorpio, conditions are always profitable but wife gets troubled, worries, anxiety, and expenditures are ever increasing. Wife suffers headaches and sudden physical troubles. This Ketu is not considered auspicious; travel in Ketu periods tend to be fruitless and expensive.”
    • Katyanna Maa,  7th from Moon: Usain Bolt, Titanic Sinks, 

Ketu in the 8th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 8th house “native will be short lived, remain separated from his dear friends and engage in feuds, be injured by a weapon and meet with disappointments in all efforts.” “Danger from ulcer.” “Unnatural death like suicide or association as a result of the hatred of enemies, or through worms.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 8th house person. “If in Cancer, Virgo, Gemini, the native has disease of the anus but gains wealth from conveyances. If in Aries, Taurus, or Scorpio they will see exceptional gains of wealth. If associated with any other malefic they will suffer piles or fistula, money lent out is not returned, and despite their love and affection for animals will be bitten or injured by them”
    • Descartes, Sanj Hall 8th from Moon: Sexual Abuse #5, Sanj Hall, Timothy McVeigh, Lisa Marie Presley, 

Ketu in the 9th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 9th house “makes a person take a sinful course, commit unrighteous acts, and be deprived of father. They are unfortunate, poverty stricken and speak ill of good people.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 9th house “releases the person from their troubles, gives happiness from son, rise of fortune through foreigners, distress or diseases of the arm. Blessings from doing penance, religious activities and giving alms.”
    •  Lydia Schmutz 9th from Moon: Caitlyn Jenner, Katyanna Maa, Pope Sixtus V, 

Ketu in the 10th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 10th house “makes a person have to overcome great obstacles in order to do any good act, or he may himself be responsible for the obstacles. He is impure and engages in evil deeds. He is energetic, wise and reputed.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 10th house “native is devoid of happiness from father, destroys enemies despite being unfortunate oneself. Conveyances get wear and tear and one suffers from windy diseases. Trouble from horse back riding. Ketu in Virgo 10th house makes a person happy and wealthy. Aries, Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio is good for gains.”
    • Olivia Harris, Pope Sixtus V, Richard Gere, Ip Man,  10th from Moon: Sarah McLachlan, Leslie France, Francis Hickey,

Ketu in the 11th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 11th house “makes a person hoard money, possess many noble qualities, enjoy himself well, and gives every opportunity to collect good materials and be successful in achieving all desires.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 11th house makes the “native sweet spoken and excitable, they get good education, has charming appearance, is voluptuous, vigorous, valorous, wears beautiful clothes, but suffers disease of the anus and unhappiness from children. In own sign aspected by benefits this Ketu can give quick gain, much wealth and give success in all objectives.”
    • Titanic Sinks, Sarah McLachlan, Sexual Abuse #5, Robert Duvall 11th from Moon: Richard Gere, Gurdun Anais Sunberg, 

Ketu in the 12th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 12th house native “commits sinful deeds secretly and squanders away his wealth on vile things. He destroys his wealth and is of questionable conduct suffering from ailments of the eyes.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 12th house gives trouble to feet and eyes, heavy expenses, destruction of enemies, lacks desire for happiness, and suffers disease to the anus and loins. The native might not have wealth but will spend money lavishly.”
    • Mao, Gudrun Anais Sunberg, 12th from Moon: Leslie France, Molly Ringwald, 
Ketu in Libra

Ketu in the 1st house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 1st house “makes a person always suffer from ingratitude, remain unhappy, and carry tales against others. He is an outcaste, fallen from his position, disabled, keeping company with the wicked.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 1st house “native is a maker of cotton threads, sickly and diseased, distressed, troubled with fear, worried about his wife, agitated, perturbed, and suffering from windy diseases. Head aches and brain disease is possible, suffering caused by wicked people.”
    •  Lilly Wachowski, Charlotte Little, Ketu conjunct Moon

Ketu in the 2nd house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 2nd house “deprives the native of good education and riches. His language is foul and he has a sinister look. He depends on others for food.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 2nd house brings loss of wealth, opposition against own men, disease of the mouth. Loss of wealth due to punishment of the king. Loss of grain due top theft and birds. The native get refuge with great difficulty in his time of need. If Ketu is in his own sign, or sign of a benefic friend, the native gets very much happiness. According to BPHS Ketu is exalted in Taurus, moola trikona in Cancer, and ruler of Virgo. Phala Deepika say Ketu is strong in the later half of Taurus, Virgo, Sagitarius, Pisces.
    • Anastasia Varanasi, Sigmund Freud, 2nd from Moon: Amber Heard, Ray Charles, Sean Connery, Martin Dubois,

Ketu in the 3rd house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 3rd house “promotes longevity, strength, wealth and fame. The native lives happy with his wife and enjoys good food. He loses a brother.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 3rd house bring about the destruction of the natives enemies, disputes and quarrels, gains of wealth, a luxurious life, obtainment of grandeur, dignity and an increase in energy. They also see the destruction of their own men and pain in their arm. This Ketu generally give auspicious effects. Vigour and valour will rise up very quickly. But they will have a lot of worries. If this Ketu is exalted of in own sign the native get fear, agitation and happiness.
    • Gavin Newsom, Martin Dubois, 3rd from Moon: Jeanne Weber, Mary/Kate Olsen, Julia Roberts,

Ketu in the 4th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 4th house “destroys land, vehicle, mother and happiness. He is made to leave his native place and is made to live in a foreign land at the mercy of others.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 4th house “gives loss of happiness from mother and friends, losses through the father and they have no brothers. If Ketu is in own or exalted sign they get happiness for a short time, but remains full of worries and anxiety. If this Ketu is afflicted by additional malefic the mother suffers greatly and one has disputes over land. They live in an atmosphere of quarrels and disputes.”
    • George Soros, Mary/Kate Olsen, Genghis Khan, Shubhra Dixit, 4th from Moon: Moon Unit Zappa,

Ketu in the 5th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 5th house “makes the person suffer the loss of children, stomach ailments, haunted by evil spirits. They are evil minded, wicked and sinful.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 5th house “causes wounds to the stomach, from windy disease or from falling, and surgical procedure may be necessary. The person is dear to siblings, has a righteous mind, few children and is wealthy strong, and vigorous. They make quick decisions, ideas flash in their mind. Favourably placed this Ketu can bring great luck, gain through shares or lottery.” 
  • Commentary: First child is odd, abandoned, lost or cut off. They usually are not interested in getting attention they they get it anyways. They might have an unusual talent, but little interest in performance or intellectual life. They can however “act out” in odd ways at odd times. This is a favourable position for teachers hosting student who may be a little discombobulated, confused, spaced out or odd. They typically have many network connections of varied caste, wealth and social position; but they are more focused gaining wealth from this network rather than engaging in . They might have position which necessitates many ceremonies and celebrations, but will have little interest in it.
    • Joe Tamba, Danah Blanco, 5th from Moon: Shubhra Dixit, Genghis Khan, Rick Levine, Charlotte Little, Anastasia Varanasi,

Ketu in the 6th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 6th house makes “a person very magnanimous, embodying the best of human qualities, firms and fame. He will possess high authority, destroy his enemies and fulfil his ambition.” “Danger from ulcer.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in the 6th houses “brings the destruction of a persons enemies, happiness from animals, gain of wealth, no disease of the body, but disrespect with relatives on mother’s side.” “Ketu in the 6th is very auspicious, due to which the native is dear and loved by brothers, is generous with good qualities, is famous and gets reputation and prestige due to learning and education.”
    • Meryl Streep, Rick Levine, Niki Lauda, Shiva Biswas, Neil Armstrong, 6th from Moon: Donovan Bailey, Sigmund Freud,

Ketu in the 7th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 7th house “causes a person to be disrespected, live in the company of wicked women, suffer from disease of the bowels, lose wife and vital power.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 7th house “gives fear during travel, and enemies destroy ones wealth. If in Scorpio, conditions are always profitable but wife gets troubled, worries, anxiety, and expenditures are ever increasing. Wife suffers headaches and sudden physical troubles. This Ketu is not considered auspicious; travel in Ketu periods tend to be fruitless and expensive.”
    • 7th from Moon: Meryl Streep, Shiva Biswas, Cynthia Breazeal, Jeremy Corbyn, Jackson Pollock,

Ketu in the 8th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 8th house “native will be short lived, remain separated from his dear friends and engage in feuds, be injured by a weapon and meet with disappointments in all efforts.” “Danger from ulcer.” “Unnatural death like suicide or association as a result of the hatred of enemies, or through worms.” 
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 8th house person. “If in Cancer, Virgo, Gemini, the native has disease of the anus but gains wealth from conveyances. If in Aries, Taurus, or Scorpio they will see exceptional gains of wealth. If associated with any other malefic they will suffer piles or fistula, money lent out is not returned, and despite their love and affection for animals will be bitten or injured by them”
    • Stephane Charbonnier, 8th from Moon: Kristen Gilbert, Tanya, 

Ketu in the 9th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 9th house “makes a person take a sinful course, commit unrighteous acts, and be deprived of father. They are unfortunate, poverty stricken and speak ill of good people.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 9th house “releases the person from their troubles, gives happiness from son, rise of fortune through foreigners, distress or diseases of the arm. Blessings from doing penance, religious activities and giving alms.”
    • Moon Unit Zappa, Donovan Bailey, 9th from Moon: Stephane Charbonnier, George Soros, Joe Tamba, Kate Walsh,

Ketu in the 10th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 10th house “makes a person have to overcome great obstacles in order to do any good act, or he may himself be responsible for the obstacles. He is impure and engages in evil deeds. He is energetic, wise and reputed.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 10th house “native is devoid of happiness from father, destroys enemies despite being unfortunate oneself. Conveyances get wear and tear and one suffers from windy diseases. Trouble from horse back riding. Ketu in Virgo 10th house makes a person happy and wealthy. Aries, Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio is good for gains.”
    • 10th from Moon: Danah Blanco, Lena, 

Ketu in the 11th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 11th house “makes a person hoard money, possess many noble qualities, enjoy himself well, and gives every opportunity to collect good materials and be successful in achieving all desires.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 11th house makes the “native sweet spoken and excitable, they get good education, has charming appearance, is voluptuous, vigorous, valorous, wears beautiful clothes, but suffers disease of the anus and unhappiness from children. In own sign aspected by benefits this Ketu can give quick gain, much wealth and give success in all objectives.”
    • Kate Walsh, Tanya, Julia Roberts, Jackson Pollock, Lena, Kristen Gilbert, Sean Connery, Ray Charles, Warren Buffet, 11th from Moon: Neil Armstrong, Niki Lauda, Gavin Newsom,

Ketu in the 12th house:

  • Phala Deepika: Ketu in 12th house native “commits sinful deeds secretly and squanders away his wealth on vile things. He destroys his wealth and is of questionable conduct suffering from ailments of the eyes.”
  • Jataka Bharnam: Ketu in 12th house gives trouble to feet and eyes, heavy expenses, destruction of enemies, lacks desire for happiness, and suffers disease to the anus and loins. The native might not have wealth but will spend money lavishly.”
    • Jeanne Weber, Jeremy Corbyn, 12th from Moon: Warren Buffet, Lilly Wachowski,

No good time: Cynthia Breazeal, Amber Heard, 

Virgo: Katyanna Maa (1), Sigourney Weaver (1), Mao (1), Caitlyn Jenner (1), Nikola Tesla (2), Ip Man (2), Usain Bolt (sprinter (3)), Michael Jackson (2), Olivia Harris (2), Werner Von Braun, Descartes, Robert Duvall, Richard Gere, Woody Guthrie, Sanj Hall, Francis Hickey, Leslie France, Sarah McLachlan, Timothy McVeigh, Lisa Marie Presley, Terry Rands, Molly Ringwald, Lydia Schmutz, Gudrun Anais Sunberg, Titanic Sinking, Pope Sixtus V, Libra: Sigmund Freud (3), George Soros (3), Danah Blanco (3), Sean Connery (3), Jackson Pollock (3), Genghis Khan (3), Warren Buffet (3), Jeremy Corbyn (3), Joe Tamba (4), Anastasia Varanasi (4), Gavin Newsom (4), Stephanie Charbonnier (4), Julia Roberts (4), Cynthia Breazeal (robotics (4)), 







9. Ashlesha Nakshatra

9. Ashlesha

Medusa – Caravaggio

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

The Clinging star. Power to Inflict & Remove Poison.

Meaning: Embrace, Entwine, Coiling, Clinging

Main Deity: Snake king, Shesha, The Remainder, 

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

 

Western Myths: The Hydra, Hermes,

Secondary Gods: Garuda, Laxman, Balarama

Sexual-Creative Expression: Male Cat

Body Parts: Joints, Nails, Ears

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

Trimurti: Shiva/Dissolution

Gotra/Clan: Sage Vashishta

Gana/Race: Rakshasa/Demon

Varna/Caste: Mleccha

Motivation/Goal: Dharma

Nature: Hard/Sharp/Dreadful

Activity: Active

Place: 

Guna: Sattvic

Element: Water

Tridosha: Kapha

Sex/Gender: Female

Downward Facing

Direction: South

Colour: Blackish Red

Animal: Male Cat

Words for the Classics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Auspicious Activities: 

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

Special Considerations

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

Key Themes

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

Qualities of Ashlesha

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

Sage Vashistha, his wife Anudhati, and Kamadenu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gods & Symbols of Ashlesha

Charmed by the snakes of Varanasi

Coiled snake: Kundalini Shakti, Nagaloka

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

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

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

Kundalini Shakti in Practice

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

Masutatsu Oyama

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

Pattabhi Jois

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

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

Caduceus

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

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

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

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

The Staff of Aesculapius

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

Bowl of Hygieia (hygiene)

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

Vishnu reclining on Shesha nag
Shesha 

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

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

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

Vasuki 

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

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

Nagadev

Tankshka

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

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

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

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

Garuda 

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

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

Laxman

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

Balarama

Balarama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harmes

Hermes

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

Ashlesha Association

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

Stars of Ashlesha

Hydra: 

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

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

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

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

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

Trees of Ashlesha

Nagkesar Tree: Mesua Ferrea

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

Nag Champa:

Michelia champa, yellow champa, golden champa

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

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

Health: 

Joints, nails, ears

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

Bacteria & Water Born disease

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

Snake Venom

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

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

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

Hearing loss

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

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

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

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

Good and Evil in the Brain

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

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

Cancer represents the Breast

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

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

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

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

Remedies

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

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

Exposition

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

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

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

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

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

Pada’s of Ashlesha

Mercury 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hiroshima

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

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

Planets In Ashlesha

Ascendant:
Energy Body by Alice Bailey

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

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

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

Otto von Bismark’s Walking Stick

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

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

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

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

Jean Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
Sun

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

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

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

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

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

Mars

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

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

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

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

Mercury

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

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

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

Jupiter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturn:

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

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

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

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

 

Frederick the Great inspects the potato harvest

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

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

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

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

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

Rahu:

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

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

“Converse with Adam, […]

and such discourse bring on,

As may advise him of his happie state,

Happiness in his power left free to will,

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

Yet mutable; whence warne him to beware

He swerve not too secure: tell him withall

His danger, and from whom, what enemie

Late falln himself from Heav’n, is plotting now

The fall of others from like state of bliss;

By violence, no, for that shall be withstood,

But by deceit and lies; this let him know,

Lest wilfully transgressing he pretend

Surprisal, unadmonisht, unforewarnd.”

~Paradise Lost~

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

Ketu

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

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

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

 

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

― Edward Snowden

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

 

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

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

Case Studies

Cheryl Crow (Rahu Ashlesha): sleep  paralysis.

Elon Musk – Ketu in Ashlehsa

Elon Musk’s Vedic Astrology chart

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

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

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

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

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

Caravaggio (Mars & Rahu in Ashlesha)

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

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

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

Saint Matthew and the Angel – Caravaggio

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

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

Hillary Clinton (Mars & Saturn in Ashlesha)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 17 2009: broken elbow. successful surgery.

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

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

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

 

 

 




7. Punarvasu Nakshatra

“The Bow and Zen are One.”

Aditi: Mother of the Gods; Womb of the Universe

Ruled by Jupiter. (20° 00’ Gemini – 3° 20’ Cancer.) Castor & Pollux (Alpha & Beta Gerinorium).

The star of Renewal. The power to Achieve the Objective.

Main deity: Aditi – Great Mother – Womb of the Universe, the Unbound – Mother of the 33 Devas.

Main symbols:  Bow & Quiver of Arrows.

Meaning: “Return to the Light,” Good Again, to Dwell Again, to become ‘vasu” again 

Associations: Punctual, punitive, pun, puny

Secondary deities/myths: Bhishma, Twins: Aditi & Diti; The 8 Punarvasu Devas. Lord Rama has Punarvasu as his Ascendant

Western Deities: Artemis & Apolo; Luv & Kush; Castor & Pollux; Romulus & Remus; Jacob & Esau.

Secondary symbols: House, Home & Shelter; 

Tree – Incense: Bamboo

Body parts: Fingers & Nose

Sexual – creative animal: Female cat

Trimurti: Brahma/Creation

Gotra/Clan: Sage Kratu

Gana/Race: Deva/Godly

Varna/Caste: Vaishya/Merchant

Motivation/Goal: Artha

Nature: Movable/Changeable

Activity: Passive

Place: 

Guna: Sattvic

Element: Water

Tridosha: Vata

Sex/Gender: Male

Facing Forward/Level

Direction: North

Colour: Lead

Animal: Female Cat

Classical References

Rulerships: Rules over people who are honest and truthful, generous, pure (clean), high-born, handsome, intelligent, famous, the rich, best varieties of cereal, merchants, servants, and artisans.

Hora Sara:The native born in Punarvasu will be liberal in charity, happy, of good qualities, a dunce, sick, and suffer from thirst. He will be satisfied with a small income and will have little wisdom. 

Jataka Parijata: Who has moon in Punarvasu will be dull-witted, strong in wealth, famed, learned and lusting for women.

Sage Narada: One born in Punarvasu will be mean minded, charming in appearance, patient in disposition, be happy with little and will walk fast.

Brihat Samhita: One born under the star Punarvasu will be self-controlled, happy, of good character, dull-witted, ailing, very thirsty and easily satisfied.

Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Punarvasu, the people of the Punjab,Saurashtra, Sind and Sauvira as well as cave-dwellers are harmed.

Varahamihira: They will be easily contented, self-controlled, slow-witted, fortunate, and of good character.

Auspicious Activities 

This a good day to make changes or multi-task. It’s not a good day for marriage (punarvasu and pushya are both considered inauspicious for marriage. Begin the kinds of things that once begun will have a momentum of their own. Movement and change are the themes of the day along with recycling, reusing, repurposing. Change the way you see the world, the way you do things; be open to the other side of the coin. It’s mostly an auspicious day for ceremonies, health and healing. It’s an excellent day for setting a goal or taking a vow to achieve some objective. Plants seeds for the future. Create and be creative, mentally spar with your friends, debate the topics of the day. Nothing too serious, but be open to seeing things differently. Perhaps heading north from your home will help you find something lost or left behind. An interesting remedy for this nakshatra is to plant seeds on the north side of your home which suggests plants that don’t like direct sunlight. This might be especially beneficial to Punarvasu natives who can benefit by getting in touch with their alter ego hiding in the shadows. Keep in mind the Pushkara amsha in the 2nd pada.

Special Considerations

  • Pushkara amsha 24º Gemini. Nourishing point. Moons transit brings auspicious and nourishing results. Good time to plan auspicious events.
  • Pushkara Navamsha: 23º20′ to 26º40′ Gemini (Pada 2 – Taurus Navamsha). 
  • Pushkara Navamsha: 0º to 3º20′ Cancer (Pada 4 – Cancer Navamsha)

Qualities of Punarvasu

Brahma – Creative energy: The energy of this nakshatra can be very creative introducing new things to society, such as communications devices and turns of phrase. 

Sage Kratu: “The one who inspires.” Live in two time periods. He had 60 000 children in his first life, a species of human no bigger than the joint of the thumb. In his second life he became an unmarried sanyas; adopting only the son of sage Agastya.

Deva: They are naturally a little bit above everyone else and they may hold themselves to a somewhat higher standard than the rest of us.  This is very much a “holier than thou” kind of nakshatra. The position of Jupiter will say much about the person’s actual level of enlightenment. This kind of thinking often pushes them to be better and do better; they are always trying to reach some goal. The planets relating to the Devas will promote more refined and righteous behaviour; but may struggle with pride and entitlement. They are more capable of understanding the subtitles of life. 

This is also used in chart matching. They say it’s best if both parties belong to the same tribe (8 points). However, they say that a deva and a rakshasa will get one point for the attraction of opposites). This is a very important classification suggesting that the way these three tribes (devas, humans & rakshasa) live is so different as to have a major effect on marriage compatibility and living together. 

Vaishya: Merchant caste, traders, negotiators, networkers. Punarvasu is like the Brahmin of the Vaishya caste. They are often of the educated class: managers, educators, advisors, lecturers. They are usually comfortable in teacher-student, superior-subordinate relationships. They facilitate the movement of knowledge from one generation to the next. They like to see progress and they are not comfortable unless they can see some hope for the future. Education fields, community organising, health, wellness or spiritual advisors or coaches are common but I will go more into careers below.

Artha: They are motivated to make money; perhaps because this is a very clear cut and dry goal. But it’s not just money but the safety, security, and stability money provides for their family. They want to create things that will last, grow and gain in value. Money is also a means of long term happiness. Accounting and accountability are important to them. A strong Moon, Jupiter, Mercury or Venus will all do well here. 

Chara – Movable: Ephemeral. Moving and making changes to home & garden, career, relationship. Good for exercise, travel, vehicles or anything with moving parts. Many of the same kinds of activities as you’ll find in quick-light nakshatras may be performed here..  Punarvasu, Swati, Shravana, Dhanishta and Shatabhisha are all movable. Mondays have this kind of energy as we get moving again after the weekend. 

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

Sattwic: Punarvasu natives are instruments of the divine. Their inspiration ultimately comes from the soul. They usually recognise that purity needs to be achieved within ourselves which somehow sets them up for a struggle between the ideal and the reality. There are also a lot of Rajas in this Nakshatra which keeps them ever striving. Rajas – Sattva – Rajas

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 

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)

Male: Provides masculine energy to planets placed here. The 5th owner, for example,  increases the likelihood of having a male child. 

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, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, Jyeshta and Revati are all forward looking.  

North: Plants transiting here will tend to manifest their energies in a northern direction.

Female Cat (pairs with Ashlesha) Female cats are sexually aggressive and loud. 

They typically mate with various partners and can give birth to a single litter of kittens that have different fathers. They do not typically begin to ovulate until the sexual act begins. Female kittens can have their first heat at about 4.5 months old. Once the first heat comes it will continue until she is fixed or gets pregnant. She will do anything to get outside to find a male to mate with. Once they give birth they can be fiercely protective of her kittens who she watches over for about one month. The ability of cats to see in the dark as they roam around at night relates them with black magic (along with the owl).

Shashti Devi

Devi Shashti rides on a cat. She is depicted as a motherly figure with one child sucking her breast and the other holding her hand. She is worshiped to produce and protect children. Her father is Brahma and her husband is Subramanya. 

Once upon a time one of the step daughters from the house found herself strongly craving for more food. Unable to stop herself so took some extra morsels for the family kitchen. In time, this missing food was noticed and became a topic of conversation in the household. While they were talking about who could be taking the food, the culprit noticed a black cat moving past the kitchen and latched upon the opportunity pointing out that perhaps the cat had taken the food. The next time the cat came near the kitchen it received a solid beating. But the food kept going missing. And eventually the real culprit lied saying she had seen the cat taking choice piece of food. The poor creature received several beatings after this, but there was no effect on the missing food. Of course the cat knew what was going on and had complained to Devi Shashtri but the devi just told the cat that its time would come. And eventually that time did come when the woman gave birth to a fine baby boy. The whole family was jubilant. But the next day morning the child was gone. The cat had taken it to Ma Shashtri to care for as revenge for all the beatings I took due to the mothers lies. The cat kept this up every year for several years snatching away each baby that the woman had. Eventually the woman stayed up watching her new born child when she saw the cat come in and snatch it away. She followed the cat to Devi Shashtri’s abode and was astonished to see all her children there. Well, you can imagine, there was a big row over this, but eventually her children were returned to her and she promised to never tell a lie or falsely accuse another person again; also that she would maintain worship to Devi Shashtri in the proscribed method on the sixth day of each lunar month as well as on the sixth day after a child’s birth.

Divine Myths Related to Punarvasu

Aditi: 

She is Devamata, mother of the Gods; mother of the universe. She had 33 children and most of them exceptionally famous like the 11 Rudra’s, the 12 Adityas, the Ashwini Kumaras, and Lord Indra himself, but here we will focus on the 8 Vasus.  

She is a personification of the boundless sky; she is free from all bonds; limitless. She rides on a rooster and holds a trishul and a sword; which she used to protect her children.  She is a symbol of hope, strength and encouragement. Like seeing the porch light on at the end of the land.

The mother of the demons is her counterpart. Without light there is no shadow, so the solar deities typically have a shadow projection like the shadows on Plato’s Cave.

As Devamata she nourishes her children by keeping them safe and satisfied. She is the great mother in service to the needs, demands and wants of her children. She is the source of power for others. Her job is to prepare the ground for healthy seeds. She is known as “visible infinity,” indivisible, unsplit, eternal, endless mother of the demi-gods. She teaches the next generation as a way to prepare for the future. 

Eight Vasus: the bright ones

One of the Vasus living at a temple in Khajuraho.
  1. Antariksha or Aha: Space or pervading
  2. Dhruva: the motionless pole star protected by the seven brothers or seven sages.
  3. Apa or Soma: Water or the lord of the vegetation who inspires with emotion
  4. Prithvi or Dhara: Earth, fertility, reproduction or support
  5. Vayu or Anila: wind
  6. Agni or Anala: fire or living
  7. Aditya or Pratyusha: Eternal light or the bright dawn
  8. Dyaus or Prabhasa: sky or light

One day the 8 Vasus were walking through the forest with their wives when suddenly Dyaus’ wife spots a lovely cow and convinces her husband to steal it. He convinces his seven brothers to help him. Of course it turned out to be Vashishta’s prize cow Kamadenu, and he knew right away what was happening. He quickly caught up with them and sentenced them to be born as mortal humans on earth. They pleaded with him for leniency so he allowed seven of them to live less than one year on earth; only Dyaus would have to live out the full span. They requested that Ganga-ma be their mother and this led to her affair with King Shantanu where she killed the first seven children she bore to him without allowing him to ask any questions. The eighth child grew up to be the powerful Bhishma.

This doesn’t seem like much but this momentary lapse of judgement by the Vasu’s when Dyaus gives into his emotional nature is considered to be the start of the whole Mahabharata war. This is how addiction and bad habits get us: we just give into the once and the next thing we know we have a war on our hands. The ultimate lesson is: don’t give your power away.

But there is also something deeper to these 8 Vasus. The pole star is often compared to the spinal cord and the other seven Vasus relate with the 7 chakra which are the ultimate power source of the body. In order to harness this energy we are told over and over again not to be a slave to our emotions and our desires.

(We should note that the Vasus are the lords of Dhanishta nakshatra which has a female lion as it’s sexual symbol both suggesting a strong connection between these two planets.) 

Bhishma

Bhishma, the great Archer dying on a bed of arrows.

Each of the seven Vasus offered the best part of themselves to their eighth brother Bhisma whose karma it was to live a full span of life on earth as a human. His mother was Ganga-ma who spared him at the desperate request from her husband, King Shantanu , after having drowned the first seven of their children to full-fill a karmic curse which they had earned. But due to the king’s protest, which went against their marriage agreement, she took the child with her to heaven to be taught kingmanship and the vedas. He flourished there learning directly from the greatest masters and he became the ideal Prince in every way. One day he was on earth frolicking with his bow when he decided to use his arrows to dam a river so he could cross. The king saw this spectacle and just as he wondered by whose hand such a thing was possible, Ganga-ma appeared with their son to offer an introduction.

The boy went with his father to Hastinapur to prepare to one day take over the kingdom and he was beloved by all; especially his father, the king. But then one day as the King was walking by the river he met a beautiful woman and quickly fell in love and she agreed to marry him with her fathers permission. The father agreed on the condition that their first born child inherit the kingdom. This is where the tension comes into the story. The father could not make such a promise that would harm mighty son so he went home without his freshly beloved. And he suffered from his broken heart like any man. He stopped eating and sleeping and became weak. His devoted son eventually discovered the reason for his fathers decline in power.

Bhishma took it upon himself to meet with the chief fisherman to try to persuade him to change his mind but he helped firm. Bhishma promised him that he would make no claim, but the fish chief had no way to ensure that Bhishma’s children might not make a claim. Eventually Bhisma agreed to remain celibate for the rest of his life. Upon this vow the fisher-chief agreed and the Gods rejoiced.  This is when he became known as Bhishma and was praised for his devotion to his father. The people of the kingdom didn’t like this arrangement much though. They had been looking forward to the reign of such an enlightened as Bhishma promised to be. But Bhisma made an agreement with them too that he would always serve whoever was king of the land and thus he would remain in service to the people as well. Of course such a vow foreshadows trouble.

Satyavati mother of Vyasa with Sage Parashara

Eventually King Shantanu and his fish woman bride Satyavati had two children together: Chitrangada & Vichitravirya. Bhishma was like a father to them and had retained a place in the hearts of everyone. After his father died and the older step-brother was crowned King, Bhisma continued to support the new ruling dynasty. It was until Chitrangad was killed and the younger step-brother took the throne that problems began.

Bhishma was sent to Kashi to retrieve the three daughters for the young king to marry. He was an invincible warrior so he had little problem fighting off their suitors. But he began to feel bad for Amba who was deeply in love with a man in Kashi so he let her go back to him. The problem is that his ego was bruised and he would no longer have anything to do with her. She then went back to Bhisham and insisted he marry her, but he was living under a vow of celibacy so he could not marry her. She was now a scorned woman who went to Narashima to request that he defend her honour and kill Bhishma; but it was not possible as Narashima already knew that his student Bhishama could defeat him. Amba then completed rigorous tapas to get Lord Shiva’s attention and requested a boon to be reborn as a great warrior who would kill Bhishma.

The youngest brother Vichitravirya went ahead and married the two sisters from Kashi, but he fell ill and died before impregnating either of them. Satyavati asked Bhishma to do so for the family lineage, but he could not due to his vow. Satyavati had had an illustrious son out of wedlock with the great Sage Parashara. This son was the great Vyasa who recorded many of these epics, he agreed to father a child with his step brothers, widowed wives and he impregnated the head maid just to be sure. The three children from this union are well known in the Bhagavad Gita: the blind Dhritarashtra, Pandu, the head of the Pandavas and Vidur. Bhishma once again found himself in a mentoring role taking care of the kingdom while teaching these child kings and princes the wisdom of stagecraft.

Pandu went on to father 5 children with his two wives. These five became known as “The Pandavas,” while Dhritarashtra’s 100 children, once again with the help of Vyasa, became known as the Kauravas. Bhishma taught them all he knew, but he had a special place in his heart for the Pandavas, especially Arjuna who was his prize student in archery. But when war was declared between the two clans, Bhishma was bound by his vow to support whoever was in charge of the kingdom, which in this case meant supporting the Kauravas.

Many times over Bhishma ignores what he knows in his heart to be justice but does not follow the correct course because he is so tightly bound by his rigid orthodoxy and narrow interpretation of his vows. These impulsively taken oaths, for an unworthy cause, coloured his judgment and decisions throughout his life.

On the other hand he was greatly praised for his willingness to sacrifice everything in order to keep his promise. Bhisma had made one other vow which would be the death of him. He swore to nave take up weapons against a woman or transgender person. This when Shikhandi, the reincarnation of Amba walks into he picture forcing Bhisham to lay down his arms just as Arjuna is mounting and attack with his bow. He is pierced so many times that when his body falls, it remains suspended on the arrows.

He had the boon to choose his time of death and so wanted to wait for an auspicious time, when the moon is on its northern course. Krishna takes pity on him and takes away Bhishma’s pain the the duration of his life. This allows Bhishma to share all he had for knowledge with the young warriors who had gathered around.

Of course Drona, Arjuna and Eklavya were all formidable archers as well so there might be something in their stories as well, but we will leave them for now.

Bow and Quiver of Arrows: 

Elastic potential energy.

The bow is essentially a spring that stores mechanical potential energy when the string is pulled back, increasing the curve in the bow. The “draw weight” is a calculation of the amount of force on the bow that will go into the arrow when the string is pulled.. This is also known as elastic potential energy. The bow was a devastating invention of war and hunting. It’s almost exclusively an offensive weapon  used in the early stages of battle when the two sides are still at a distance; though of course there are exceptions for crossbow use which the Mongols mastered.  

The arrow is the projectile that does the damage. The bow and arrow are in some sense inseparable, they are each pretty much useless without the other. The power of the arrow is just a reflection of the power of the bow. The arrow projects the power of the bow into the world. The arrow also symbolises any other kind of projectile that flies through the air: airplanes, bullets, missiles, foot balls. It also seems to connect with just about anything else that needs to go into a straight line like pens or road building equipment, or race horses. 

The string also seems to be an important consideration here too, the tightness of the string, but also just for the string itself. Musical string instruments can be found in their hands, especially since it goes so well with finger dexterity. But even string theorists have placements here, as do some others working with spools of electrical cables. There are two main actions with the bow: 1. There is the build up of potential energy with the drawback, and then there is the release, the trigger, which, through the snap back, fires the projectile. The feathers on the arrows allow it to fly straight by giving it some spin. This spin that Punarvasu are able to put on things is part of their magic. They can be great storytellers who may be prone to embellishments.

 In 1363 by kings proclamation: “every man in the same country, if he be able-bodied, shall, upon holidays, make use, in his games, of bows and arrows… and so learn and practise archery.” “The skeleton of an archer reveals he was in his early 20s and 178cm (5ft 10in). He was taller than many of the crew and well built, with strong legs. The middle of his spine is twisted, making one shoulder lower than the other – a feature is seen on other skeletons found with archery equipment. One of his right finger bones has grooves on the inside, forming a ridge. This could have been made by repeatedly pulling a longbow string.”

Arrows

Refers to the astral weapons which returned after fulfilling their mission. On the other hand, arrows, once released will continue straight until they hit the target or theri power expires. They shoot straight. Eros’s Arrow? Linear movement.

The Twins Stars

“The Two, Sun-child and Moon-child, antagonistic yet cooperative, represent a single cosmic force, polarised, split and turned against itself in mutually supplementary portions.  The life-supporting power, mysterious in the lunar rhythm of its tides, growing and decaying at a time, counters and tempers the solar fire of the zenith, life desiccating in its brilliance, yet by whose heat all lives.” ~ Joseph Campbell ~

Castor and Pollux: 

Castor & Pollux

Two brightest stars of Gemini: Pollux, known as Beta Geminorum, is the brighter twin. It’s the closest giant star to the sun being only 34 light years away. It’s also 2x the mass and 9x the diameter, and 30x the brightness of the sun. It creates non-visible infrared radiation and sends it into space; some comparisons suggest that it’s 43x more energetic than the sun. A large planet, 2.3x the mass of Jupiter, orbits Pollux every 590 days. Castor is the dim brother known as Alpha Geminorum.

Castor & Pollux

Castor and Pollux are said to have the same mother but different fathers. Castor’s father was the king of Sparta. Pollux’s father was Zeus from the time Zeus disguised himself as a swan to seduce their mother, Leda. Helen of Troy was their famous sister. Clytemnestra was also a sister

They were the patron saints of sailors who prayed for favourable winds; to whom they appeared as St Elmo’s fire. Travellers in general sought safe passage from them.. Boxers and athletes would pray to them to intervene at moments of crisis in order to get a second wind. They were also associated with horsemanship and the horse twins (See Ashwini). They would get involved with breaking or taming horses as well as tending flocks. They were excellent hunters who joined Jason on his ship the Argo. They are also known as twin gardeners whose job it is to restore, rehabilitate and renew lost knowledge.

Jacob & Esau: Biblical Sons of Isaac 

Esau, the elder brother, was coerced into giving away his birthright for a morsel of food. His hunger was uncontrollable. This story highlights the problems we get from lack of self-control, envy, greed or uncaring attitude. In haste we can make choices which may relieve a temporary problem, but have long term consequences. In addiction we forget about the consequences as our mind focuses on satisfying immediate desire. There is a loss of perspective as forbidden or taboo desires create inner turmoil.

Jacob & Esau

The necessary sacrifice of the short term desire for the long term goal does not take place in this nakshatra. The thinking here can be a very single track playing over and over again. Samskara are found here, grooves, habitual thinking, obsessive thinking. There is some relationship with brain plasticity and the work of meditation, focus and conscious repetition that it takes to break us of our bad habits. 

Jacob & Esau

Romulus and Remus

The twin founders of Rome. Usually depicted as twin children suckling from their she-wolf mother. The two brothers dispute the exact locations where the city should be and by death or some other method Remus gets put out of the picture.  Romulus is credited with founding Rome’s armies, its system of rights and laws, its state religion and government, and the system of patronage that underpinned all social, political and military activity. The god Mars is sometimes cited as their father, which sets them up  as helpers on the way to war. But Punarvasu are not likely to get in the middle of a war, but like the archers, snipers, drone-warrior they might take part from a safe distance. In many way we find that the nosy people who are just trying to help are usually causing more harm than good. Their humanitarian drive might not flow so much from the heart as from a need to check off the right box. 

“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster, when you gaze long into the abyss the abyss also gazes into you.” 

~ Nietzsche `~

Health: 

Fingers and nose are the primary body parts represented by Punarvasu 

[It should be noted that much of this is merely theoretical with some quick research to back me up.  I still have many birth times to rectify or confirm before I go over all of this some more. I will of course be happy for any comments as well.]

  • Neurological symptoms, neurotransmitters, memory, 
  • Impulse control diseases like drug, alcohol, or sex addiction as well as the rehabilitation program to help people over come these urges.
  • Conditions that arise due to issues of  impulse control, like diabetes, liver problems, venereal disease, or short and long term mental problems.
  • Injection medicines like insulin or other intravenous drugs. 
  • Hand/finger dexterity: Fine motor skill,

Memory storage, processing, recall. Temporal Lobe:  Hippocampus, Amygdala, Anticholinergic, Acetylcholine, neurotransmitters generally, the Central Nervous System, fine motor function, olfactory, breathing, lungs.  

Temporal lobe: 

This vital structure helps process sensory input, including pain and auditory stimuli. It also helps you understand language, retain visual memories, and both process and remember emotions. The left temporal lobe is associated with understanding language, learning, memorising, forming speech and remembering verbal information. The right temporal lobe is associated with learning and memorising non-verbal information (e.g. drawings and music), recognising information, and determining facial expressions. vital for declarative memory and long-term memory, as well as making us good at selective hearing.

Loss of short term memory can be a symptom of:  brain injuries and diseases, epilepsy, neurological disorders, schizophrenia, thyroid disorders, diabetes, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, hypertension, menopause, stroke, a side effect of surgery, or from substance abuse (alcohol and drugs).

The neurotransmitter acetylcholine turns short term memories into long term ones. It’s one of the main neurotransmitters for learning, memory, arousal, attention and reward. Relates with unconscious and involuntary activities of the body. There is also some relations between acetylcholine and the memory loss experience in  Alzheimer’s and dementia memory loss. Neuromuscular disorders, Polio, multiple sclerosis. Seizures might also be caused by problems in the temporal lobe.  

Amygdala 

controls our emotional response, memory processing, and decision-making. An “amygdala hijack” is an emotional response that is immediate, overwhelming, and out of measure with the actual stimulus because it has triggered a much more significant emotional threat. Problems related to this impulse control are regularly found here. Obsessive compulsive disorders, pathological gambling, kleptomania, and Tourette’s syndrome. Other antisocial  behaviours related to drugs and alcohol or compulsive sex disorders like  pedophilia which burdens the person with repetitive thoughts and urges.

Three standard pharmacotherapy treatments can be used for this: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH), and leuprolide acetate (LA). Many of the drugs of this class are essentially anti -psychotics which seek to remove the emotional impact of our memories, thus removing the internal trigger which can be effective for all kinds of impulse controls. Of course due to side effects and controversies about over-prescription and diagnosis of these kinds of diseases, treatment does remain controversial. Life time dedication to a complete and disciplined yoga practice seems to be the safest long term solution. Quick, or intensive tantric options can be dangerous for the snap back unless they have long-term support to keep them going with a more moderate program. And of course in all cases we have to be realistic and revert to the remedial treatment most suitable for the individual.

Aditi relates this asterism to the central nervous system and modern theories of brain plasticity, while the eight Vasudeva’s may relate with seven of the main neurotransmitters with the pole star acting as the Central Nervous System itself. (more research needs to be done here as there is likelihood of a strong connection with the chakras.)

  1. Acetylcholine: Found in different areas of the CNS, at the synapse of glands and in muscles. It stimulates our muscles, activating motor neurons. It promotes memory and association as well as helping us to transition from sleep to wakefulness
  2. GABA: Inhibits the action of excitatory neurotransmitters so that our reactions are not exaggerated beyond the initial fear
  3. Dopamine: Well being, pleasure, relaxation. Also helps coordinate movement. It’s also essential for the proper function of the CNS. It produces a depolarising effect in the neurons to facilitate communication between them; this helps with learning, attention & memory.
  4. Glutamate: The main excitatory neuron of the CNS. Important role in memory and other mental processes.
  5. Adrenaline: Very similar to noradrenaline in relation to our stress response to real or imagined dangers. Controls breathing and blood pressure.
  6. Noradrenaline: Serves double function as neurotransmitter and hormone. It activates the sympathetic nervous system, helps regulate heart rate in tandem with our attention and stress response.
  7. Serotonin: serves as a hormone as well. Its job is to regulate other neurotransmitters. It’s involved with digestion, regulations of stress & anxiety, body temperature, sleep, mood and appetite for food and sex.
  8. The central nervous system itself may be represented by the pole star.

Tree of Punarvasu

Bamboo is incredibly versatile.

Bamboo: 

Fast growing, strong, straight, hollow used in building and scaffolding for reaching heights. They flower only once in their lifetime. Likes moist lands. It’s actually not a tree, but very large grass similar to wheat, rice & sugarcane. It absorbs high amounts of CO2 & emits a high level of O2. It’s Stronger than oak and resists warping or rotting. It also gets used for textiles and makes an excellent source of supply for both bows and arrows. It’s an important crop for war as well as for growth.

Bamboo is incredibly versatile.

Vanshlochan: 

Vansh: bamboo + Lochan: eyes = a discharge of liquid from the “eyes” (joints) of female bamboo, found inside the hollow stems. It absorbs water, but is not easily dissolved in water. It’s released as a fluid but dries into a white solid.

Ayurveda classifies vanshlochan as a stimulant, astringent, sweet, cooling, tonic, expectorant, haemostatic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, anti-cough. It is light, sharp and dry. It’s cooling with a post digestive effect that is sweet. It pacifies vata & pitta and contains important minerals and trace elements: 

  • Silica: beauty mineral, good for bones, connective tissue, hair, skin & nails; increases mineral density. 
  • Potash & Potassium: electrolytes that regulate the transfer of nutrients in the cells, tissues, organs, muscles: an electrolyte that carries a small electric charge.
  • Iron: essential component of blood production and formation of the hemoglobin that carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Iron deficiency is the cause of anemia

Effective for debility, impotence, male sexual disorders, cough, asthma, bronchitis, burning sensation, diseases of the blood, TB, leprosy, fever.Genuine Vanshlochan is very rare these days but it’s often combined with other compounds for treatment of the lungs or infertility. 

Common Ayurvedic formulas that contains vanshlochan: dadimashtak churna, vilwadi churna, prabhakar vati, brahmi vati, sitopaladi churna, talisadi churna, musli pak, mandan prakash churna, chyvanprash, ashwagandhe pak, saubhagya sunthi pak, stri rasayan.

They are vocal and can be insistent but benevolent to their children. Punarvasu are descendants of Sage Kratu and they are often employed in educated trades. They are focused on making money, but usually want to do it in the right way and they like things smoothly. They may have a windy temperament and can be very changeable. They usually seek a partner, career and lifestyle that can ground them and contain them to some degree. Or perhaps someone who can give them direction. There is a real establishment of a dual identity here; the us and them division between the Devas and the Asuras. Punarvasu people usually aim to be on the right side of history. They typically try to do what’s right and they typically have high expectations of themselves; but this high expectation can also set them up for failure and disappointment (usually in themselves).  They’re goal and achievement orientated which typically keeps them from abject poverty no matter how bad things might get. At worst they will probably always have someplace from their past that they can return to. Aditi will keep the porch light on for them. They often follow the simple poetry for householders laying the foundation and preparing the ground for future generations.

“The writer must be able to revel and roll in the abundance of words; he must know not only the direct but also the secret power of a word. There are overtones and undertones to a word, and lateral echoes, too.”      ~Knut Hamsun~

Key Themes

  • Reconciliation, reunion, rehabilitation, redemption, reincarnation, virtue signals, messages of hope and optimism.
  • Memory, remember, regurgitate, regenerate, recognition, habits, mnemonic devices, transference, projection, mirroring, mentors.
  • The assembly line, production line, the straight line, the linear processes, the straight-shooters, the straight and narrow, triggers, shooters, archers, arrows, footballs, projectiles, airplanes, missiles.
  • Strings, guitars, harps, pianos, string theory, quantum physics, the tension of opposing forces, the atom, the hybrid
  • Polar opposites, split personalities, twins, step-brothers, step fathers, foster families, dual paternity.

Exposition

“The hand that stretches the bow must open like a child’s hand opens. What sometimes hinders the precision of the shot is the archer’s overactive will. He thinks: “What I fail to do will not be done”, and that’s not quite how things work. Man should always act, but he must also let other forces of the universe act in their own due time.” ~Eugen Herrigel (Punarvasu Ascendant) ~

These are very goal orientated creative people. They know where they come from and they know where they’re going. Punarvasu are usually kind, friendly, happy people who enjoy small talk and light philosophical discussion. In modern times they are often stewards of the land who believe in recycling and reusing; small things that make a statement.

They are usually cheerful, attentive, devoted parents who inspire their children and keep a nice home. A woman will show devotion to her husband and support him in his faith. Both sexes are likely to be active in the community and they will gain the respect of their peers. Health problems are likely to be due to over indulgence. 

They usually have some kind of mentor, father figure or ideal for which they are striving; some spirituality or religion is usually present. They may suffer many setbacks but are likely to stay the course, or return back to it. They are natural preachers, teachers and lecturers and they can often be found working with children in a position of trust. They might also have a habit of treating other adults also like children; the whole world might be under their care somehow.

They are creative, but not in an original way, they usually create copies or duplicates but they can build off another work. The student should, after all, surpass the master. Aditi teaches us how to regenerate from a seed; they like to be prepared for the future and ensure the ground is fertile for the next generation. It seems even the tiniest affliction here will bring difficulties bearing children, though they are likely to have several of them (though there are often tragic deaths early in the lives of their children). They tend to be sensitive to the biological rhythms of plants and make excellent gardeners and herbalists. They are happy to follow the rhythms of the seasons and the local cultural community. They are usually cheerful optimistic rule-followers who work well with others in the community to promote abundance and growth. 

They can be a bit high-strung and they are usually forward moving and goal orientated as they look to where they are going . They can be the virtue-signalling social justice warriors full of bright ideas. They may be busy bodies who stick their nose into everybody else’s business (the “Karen” of the zodiac). They like telling others how to run their lives which often leads them to advisory and education settings, coaching, spa work, life coaches, self-help gurus. This is due to their natural nourishing instinct and will expand to include caring for pets or animals, and well as the natural world in general.

They can also become the wise sage: always there to forgive and to help lift up those who are underprivileged or going through a hard time. Sri Ramana Maharishi has his Punarvasu moon in 10th house with Ketu aspected by Jupiter to give it an extra spiritual boost. They tend to be more idealistic than realistic as they try to apply global solutions to local problems. They can also have very good memories, especially when Mercury is here, but each planet lends it’s own flavour. Afflictions here can have a negative effect on their memory and they may be prone to dementia and Alzheimer’s later in life. Post-traumatic stress and various mental disturbances from emotionally charged memories is also possible. Issues related to addictions and impulse control, not just drugs and alcohol, but gambering, sex, food or most any other addiction you can think of.. Of course these kinds of negative behaviours need harsh planets like Rahu to afflict this nakshatra as well as other difficult placements in the chart. 

They often have some tension from their past that moves them forward. Sometimes an alter ego will get triggered in certain situations and it’s quite likely they will have a few doppelgängers running around. They are often acutely aware of the devil and the angel on each shoulder. They can at times become slaves to their impulses even when they know better. If they are not dealing with the alter ego inside of themselves they will be certain to have to deal with such a character in their lives. It’s like they will have some kind of sibling figure who represents their opposite. Step brothers are also common here and there may be issues with the inheritance which is unlikely to follow the cultural norms of succession.

One way or another we often find them reconciling opposites. Isabell Myers-Briggs was born with her moon here. She was just trying to reconcile her relationship with her husband when she came up with this list of four sets of opposites that combine to represent 16 different personalities. It’s now one of the most popular personality test out there. Carl Jung also has placements here. Electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, the splitting of the atom, and string theory all came about under some influence from Punarvasu.

“And what impels him to repeat this process at every single lesson, and, with the same remorseless insistence, to make his pupils copy it without the least alteration? He sticks to this traditional custom because he knows from experience that the preparations for working put him simultaneously in the right frame of mind for creating. The meditative repose in which he performs them gives him that vital loosening and equability of all his powers, that collectedness and presence of mind, without which no right work can be done.” ~ Eugen Herrigel ~

This can make good scientists and technical people who have to keep following the same old formula (especially with Saturn influence. Some of the people with this placement may have repeated the formula for regime change as well. Just follow the rules, believe the science, do as you’re told, don’t step out of line, and everything will be ok. 

They usually are not particularly original creators but they can be magicians when it comes to restoration and reproduction. They might be masters at copying the techniques of the masters from the past. These people usually recognize on some level of awareness that we stand on the shoulders of the giants who have brought civilizations to where it is today. And I suppose since this happens to be the time we are living in, it’s way better than any other time. The Jupiter influence here tends to keep them optimistic. 

Restoration spans every field: historians and antique dealers, classic car enthusiasts, architects, builders doing renovation work, all kinds of recovery work can be performed here. The whole reuse and recycle movement rides on the back of this nakshatra. 

People who take their show on the road and are constantly setting things up and taking them down. Cover bands, theatre groups, generic arts, karaoke, formulaic dime-store book writers.

From a spiritual perspective Punarvasu is all about redemption, forgiveness, and reconciliation. They are usually acutely aware of the dark side of humanity. They can also be exceedingly judgemental, pretentious and hypocritical. They do well to find a god, guru, mentor or someone whose virtues are worthy of emulation. They are goal orientated and don’t often admit to being wrong, but when they do they will promise to change their ways and seek forgiveness. They may need some time away but they return again. This is a Vishnu ruled nakshatra so they will seek stability and do the work to maintain what they have. They usually attend and are likely active with community events, groups, celebrations, ideological or religious services. do very well with schedules and time keeping. The last pada can be especially sensitive to the natural rhythms of the days and the seasons while the other might be more focused on the calendar itself.

“The hand that stretches the bow must open like a child’s hand opens. What sometimes hinders the precision of the shot is the archer’s overactive will. He thinks: “What I fail to do will not be done”, and that’s not quite how things work. Man should always act, but he must also let other forces of the universe act in their own due time.”~Eugen Herrigel ~

The interesting thing about Punarvasu is that they appear so normal in so many ways; perhaps even models of perfection like Martha Stewart, but they often have an alter ego. Well we all do to some degree, but placements here will make this duality stand out. This is, after all, the only twin nakshatra of Gemini.  They might be the functional addict; they are not usually as off the wall or in your face like Ardra. They are usually good people who stray from the righteous path and later seek forgiveness to be welcomed back into the fold. 

How many of these people come back from the dead we will never know for sure,  but they often have some event in their life that turns things around and gives them purpose. For many it might be as simple as family. Punarvasu people are not usually very complicated. They are usually good with their fingers flipping chips and doing card tricks, good shufflers, They might also be fidgety with their hands. They are quite often good at guitar or some other string instrument (including piano). Though they may also suffer problems with their ears.

The connection with archery relates to all kinds of projectiles flying through the air. And there seems to be a fairly phalic theme to this nakshatra as well. Arrows, bullets, missiles, rockets, airplanes all seem to come up here, but so do pens, pointers, footballs, directional arrows and needles (for injection, for acupuncture, for sewing), knives, shanks, hole punches, staples. 

Aviators seem to be well represented with this nakshatra but any kind of delivery person or bus driver following a repeating route may have this. Mars here certainly seems to propel people forward as they use fire and steel to reach their goal. 

Planetary Rulers of Punarvasu

Jupiter: Expansive, permissive, philosophical, provides gravity, ideology, dogma, globalism, travel, doctrine, optimism, generosity, humanism, permissive, can be heavy and prideful, beliefs, the big picture, husband, father figures, gurus, theory, inspiration, 

Gemini: Younger siblings, teammates, band members, youth groups, rights groups, neighbours, messages, signals, media communications, mentality, short travel, commuting, associations, trade guilds, hobbies, hand crafts, calendars, itineraries, plans, lists, instruction, measurement.

Gemini + Jupiter: Philosopher-writer, religious communications, public speaker/preacher, intellectual work, spiritual teachers, professors, communicating an ideological or dogmatic vision. Explaining or describing a global humanistic perspective with expansive messages. Virtue signaller.  

Cancer + Jupiter: Teachers, homemakers, fertility experts, caring for children. The best gardeners and herbalists but can be a bit off due to some kind of persistent physical, mental or relationship imbalance in their life. They can do well in land development, real estate, property management and they make excellent caretakers of churches, temples or universities. But whatever they do will be accompanied by some kind of exploitation, imbalance or accusation. Alcohol addiction and divorce are often seen here.

Pada’s of Punarvasu

Pada 1 (Gemini + Jupiter + Aries): They are usually intelligent and enterprising. They are not afraid to take a risk and are typically capable of following through with their. They are action orientated people who may prefer less talk and more action. They can be less social than many other Gemini placements.They make good coaches capable of inspiring others. They can be very direct in the way they express themselves.  Makes good yoga teachers, very active, athletic and capable of multitasking. 

Sun: USA (1), Sylvester Stallone (1), Steven Crowder (1), Jen-Child (1), Freida Kahlo (1), George W Bush Jr (1), Candy Barr (1). Moon: Kate Duchess of Cambridge (1), Hugo Chavez (1), Jacques Fresco (1), Francisco de Goya (1). Mars: Don McLean (1), Oliver Cromwell (1), David Gilmour (1), Picasso (1). Mercury: Hugo Chavez (1), Andre-Anne (1), Carol Hemingway (1), Carl Jung (1). Venus: John Calvin (1), Nikola Tesla (1), Baghdad (1). Jupiter: Mark Twain (1), Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) (1), Warren Buffet (1), Hugo Chavez (1), Bobby Fischer (1), Billy Graham (1), Knut Hamsun (1), Jesse James (1), Judias Welty  (killed for insurance money (1)). Saturn: Ingrid Bergman (1). Rahu: Castro (1), Eric Clapton (1), Charlie Chaplin (1), Hitler (1). Ketu: Woody Allen (1), Hugo Chavez (1), Jack Welch (1), Jeff Holliday (1), Angela Merkel (1).

Pada 2 (Gemini + Jupiter + Taurus): Pushkara Navamsha Pada – Bhagya 24°. Pushkara navamsa typically bring higher intelligence and other natural skills that make achieving fame and success a little easier. Here we find Gemini’s coupling energy combined with the permissiveness of Jupiter and the sensual pleasure of Taurus. They will like to have fun, take small speculative risks and try to get back what was lost. Gambling and attraction to sensual pleasures can lead to addiction. They wiIll likely have several long term relationships. May be scientifically minded, practical, pragmatic, calculating risk and odds of success. They want stored wealth and good investments. They often attract partners who are into tantra, occult, underground activities in order to spice up their relatively grounded lives, but this doesn’t always work out well for them. Hospitality, tourism, storage,

Sun: Marcel Proust (2), Dave Toschi (2), Courtney Love (2), Josep Rhodes (2), Nikola Tesla (2). Moon: Shakespeare (2), Lizette (2), Robertson Davies (2) Drew Barrymore (2), Hiroshima (2), Mary Ann Polly Seguin (killed husband (2)), Rick Levine (2). Mars: Rossano (2), Anthony Kennedy (2), Marie Antoinette (2), Richard Baldwin (2), Paul Bernardo (2). Mercury: Arnold Schwarzenegger (2), Marcel Proust (2), Venus:  Paul Bernardo (2), Meryl Streep (2), George Bush Sr (2), Carol Hemingway (2), Carl Jung (2), Jennifer Lawrence (2), Edward Norton (2). Jupiter: John Gottselig (2), Bruce Willis (2), Benio Mussolini (2). Saturn: Rossano (2), Hiroshima (2), Russell Brand (2), David Gilmour (2), Angelina Jolie (2). Rahu: Astra (2), Bill Ayers (2), Marilyn Monroe (2), Miles Davis (2), Allen Ginsberg (2), Mia Farrow (2), Stock Crash 1907 (2), George Floyd (2), Che Guevera (2). Ketu: Sri Ramana Maharshi (2), Alyssa Milano (2), Rabindranath Tagore (2), Michael Moore (2). 

Pada 3 (Gemini + Jupiter + Gemini): good eaters, poets, stingy, show in action, and long-lived. They speak a lot good, capable of doing all jobs, of forgiving temperament they keep anger for themselves and look to be normal outside.

Vargottama Pada. They have a strong hunger that insists on satisfaction. These people are very attracted to the opposite sex out of a desire to have a conversation partner, and someone to bounce ideas off. They are usually clever, they like to gamble and play the odds, and they enjoy music. They make excellent writers and communicators giving clear descriptions or explanations of theoretical ideas. They would make good technical writers or writers of instructional manuals. They often become teachers or advisors in intellectual or spiritual fields and many work with or share similar work as their partners. They are friendly, neighbourly people who know little of the feelings of bitterness or anger.

Sun: Gerald Ford (3), Harrison Ford (3), Cheech Martin (3), Conor McGregor (3). Moon: Qasem Soleimani (3), John Gottselig (3), Dale Evans (3), Courtney Love (3), Harrison Ford (3), Conor McGregor (3), Roman Polanski (3), Sri Ramana Maharshi (3). Mars: Julius Caesar (3), Albert Camus (3), Erwin Schrodinger (3), Karl Marx (3). Mercury: Salman Rushdie (3), John Calvin (3), Pamala Anderson (3). Venus: Dante Alighieri (3), Benito Mussolini (3), Jenn-Child (3). Jupiter:Stephane Abrail (3), Paul Gauguin (3), Steve Jobs (3), Freida Kahlo (3), AOC (3), Ernest Rutherford (3). Saturn: Diane Keaton (3), Michael Green (Physic: String Theory(3)). Rahu: Hugh Hefner (3), Whitney Houston (3) Britney Spears (3), Johnny Depp (3), Kate Duchess of Cambridge (3), Chamunda Devi (American Aghore dead (3)). Ketu: Gerald Amirault (3), Candy Barr (3), Gwyneth Paltrow (3), Erdogan (3), Johann von Goethe (3).

Pada 4 (Cancer + Jupiter + Cancer): Pushkara Navamsha Pada & Vargottama Pada: planets are said to get more strength when they are in the same sign in both the Rashi chart and Navamsha chart. They give strong results essentially because it puts us and our partner on the same page. And our partner is just a convenient way to say “the other.” The reflection we get back from society matches. Of course this is good if the planet is in dignity, but if it’s not, then look out. The other thing that we need to keep in mind is that vargottama can suggest a bit of a bubble and due to the extra focus on one area of life, we might lack development in other areas.

The 4th pada is uniquely set in Cancer. These people are focused on the natural cycles of the day and the seasons, they are good caretakers of the home and the land. They are usually good gardeners and good parents who take part in community cultural events, especially the seasonal ones. They could be home schoolers, or preachers whose beliefs or ideologies are in conflict with the concerns of the local community. Women tend to think their identity as a mother or a caretaker of the land trumps everything. In modern terms this is “the responsibility to protect,” which is essentially the human rights excuse for war. They have a need for rhythm: Moon and Venus placed here are especially auspicious for music. They are said to be especially fond of string instruments. They make excellent housewives and their partners tend to reflect this by being more serious about their career

Sun: Angela Merkel (4), Pranaal Baba (4), Hunter S Thompson (4), Ginger Rogers (4), John Calvin (4). Moon: Marla Runyan (4), Randall Woodfield (“I5 Bandit Killer” (4)). Meredith Black (4), Michael Faraday (4), Isabel Myers-Briggs (4), Black Thursday 1929 (4). Mars: Audrey Hepburn (4), Gaddafi (4), Stephen King (4), Sara Aldrete (4), Henry Ford II (4), Patsy Cline (4). Mercury:Julian Assange (4), Lance Alworth (4), Martin Sheen (4), Martha Stewart (4), Night of the Long Knives (4), Johnathan Luckhurst (3),, Bill Cosby(4). Jupiter: Amitabh Bachhan (4), Joe Biden (4), Kurt Cobain (4), Ralph Klein (4). Venus: Jordan Peterson (4), Arnold Schwarzenegger (4), Trump (4), Castro (4), Robertson Davies (4) Saturn: Don McLean (4), Derek Chauvin (4), Michelangelo (4), Trump (4), Richard Baldwin (4). Rahu: Mikhail Bakunin (4), Ivanka Trump (4), Carlos Castaneda (4), Freida Kahlo (4), David Gilbert (4), King Henry V (4), Horatio Nelson (4). Ketu: Robert Hand (4), Margaux Hemingway (4), Robert William Johnstone (4), Tamara Dawn (4), Jim Duggan (4), Josep Rhodes (4), John Travolta (4), Oprah Winfrey (4), Christopher Columbus (4), Davy Crocket (4).

Planets in Punarvasu

Ascendant in Punarvasu   

Orest (2), Salvador Dali (3), Tucker Carlson (4), Jonathan Luckhurst (4), Bobby Hull (4),  Elie Anuttara, Ausha, Danah Blanco, Brooke, Cheryl Crane, Ram Das, Anne Frank, Mel Gibson, Johann van Goethe, Vincent van Goth, Deni Montana Harrelson, Hermann Hesse, Teddy Kennedy, Stephen King, D.H. Lawrence, Suleiman the Magnificent, Mangala, Tailor Mora, Ranabir, August Rey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sivananda, Joe Tambakis (2), Teresa de Avila, J.R.R. Tolkien, Trump Jr, Allan Watts, Shir Werbner

Sun in Punarvasu

A singular planet in a dual sign does not do so well. They might have a very adolescent way of expressing themselves. The first pada, where Sun is exalted in the navamsha, can add a very strong sense of entitlement to their ego. It can be very hard to change their mind as they tend to believe their version is the truth. They may not accept that the other side has any validity at all. 

USA (1), Sylvester Stallone (1), Steven Crowder (1), Jen-Child (1), Freida Kahlo (1), George W Bush Jr (1), Candy Barr (1), Marcel Proust (2), John Archibald Wheeler (2), Dave Toschi (2), Courtney Love (2), Phineas P Gage (2), Tom Hanks (2), Josep Rhodes (2), Nikola Tesla (2), Gerald Ford (3), Harrison Ford (3), Cheech Martin (3), Conor McGregor (3), Angela Merkel (4), Praanal Baba (4), Hunter S Thompson (4), Ginger Rogers (4), John Calvin (4) Varanasi Ghat Astrologer, 

Moon in Punarvasu

The person will keep his mind away from doing wrong, is happy, good natured, humble, of dull intellect, sickly, thirsty, and is satisfied with even a little.

They might not remember what happened, but they will certainly remember how it made them feel.  This connection with the emotional memory sets them up for addictions and trouble from various cravings. It also makes them sensitive to the needs of others and they will often do their best to fulfill those needs.  

It’s interesting to note that Qasem Soleimani was killed by a missile with this moon in his 8th house; and there is now a missile named after him. Elon Musk went to Russia to purchase an ICBM to provide the rocketry to go to the moon. When they turned him down he started SpaceX and started to build his own. Hiroshima is also synonymous with missiles. Shakespeare has also become a name for a company specialising in archery. 

Kate Duchess of Cambridge (1), Peter I of Russia (1), Hugo Chavez (1), Jacques Fresco (1), Francisco de Goya (1), Shakespeare (2), Lizette (2), Robertson Davies (2) Drew Barrymore (2), Hiroshima (2), Mary Ann Polly Seguin (killed step-father (2)), Rick Levine (2), Qasem Soleimani (3), John Gottselig (3), Dale Evans (3), Courtney Love (3), Harrison Ford (3), Conor McGregor (3), Roman Polanski (3), The United Kingdom (3), Eddie Gallagher (3) Sri Ramana Maharshi (3), Marla Runyan (4), Orest (4), Randall Woodfield (“I5 Bandit Killer” (4)). Meredith Black (4), Michael Faraday (4), Isabel Myers-Briggs (4), Black Thursday 1929 (4),

Guernica “This picture was not made for decorating rooms. It’s an offensive and defensive instrument of war against the enemy.” ~In Pablo Picasso’s own words ~

Mars in Punarvasu

“This picture was not made for decorating rooms. It’s an offensive and defensive instrument of war against the enemy.”
Pablo Picasso’s own words about the painting.

This Mars propels people forward with fire or with passion. They might weaponise dogma, ideology, religious belief using short statements of wisdom as a means to attack or challenge others. They are likely to challenge the status quo or become figures of controversy.  Just consider Ford’s motorcar: everyone wants to drive; but nobody wants the pollution. Marxism is similar in that common property sounds ok unless we are talking about my property.  “Schrodinger’s Cat” experiment was a mental experiment that challenged the very notion of knowledge by showing us that two opposing and contradictory realities can exist at the same time. (Multi-dimensional theory is just one of the explanations for this, but there might be some relation between the eight Vasus and the other seven explanations (but this is research for another day.)

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”~ Picasso ~

Mars here brings a lot of dexterity and coordination to their fingers. People with this placement almost always play guitar or some other string instrument requiring good fingers; even Marie Antoinette played the harp. They can be very reactive and often have a kind of competitive nemesis (usually a sibling figure) in their life. David Gilmour had to deal with Roger Waters. Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn worked and fought together. Marx and Engels also had their thing going on; but Marx also offered his theories in opposition to capitalism. Mars really sets one up for a fight between black and white.

Keeping in mind that Castor (or was it Pollux???) was a horse trainer. We find Henry Ford with Mars here using the internal combustion engine to propel his carriage forward. Saturn is nearby providing a braking system as well.  & Saturn conjunct in the 4th pada Cancer Navamsha which puts his internal combustion engine in a box to make a horse, but he also kept it in a box in the home: the garage. Mars propelled it forward and Saturn operated the break. Stephen King who also has Saturn & Mars conjunct in the 4th pada found his own way to package our fears & nightmares, as we were driven to read on even though we wanted to stop. 

In the song “American Pie” Don McLean “Drove his chevy to the levee but the levee was dry.”   Stephen King had a similar assembly line of books. Both these charts show an exchange of houses between the Moon and Mars. Stephen King has the exceptionally psychological thrilling exchange between Scorpio and Cancer while Ford’s exchange involves the innovative Moon in Ashwini nakshatra. Picasso also became a kind of assembly line artist, he was the father of cubism, who painted more than 50 thousand works in his lifetime. The Saturn aspect on Mars made him very focused on his work and the vigorous action he took to reach his goals. 

Don McLean (1), Oliver Cromwell (1), Picasso (1), David Gilmour (1), Picasso (1), Isil (2), Rossano (2), Anthony Kennedy (2), Marie Antoinette (2), Carl Wernicke (2), Richard Baldwin (2), Paul Bernardo (2), Julius Caesar (3), Alexander The Great (3), Albert Camus (3), Wesley Switzer (3), Erwin Schrodinger (3), Karl Marx (3), Audrey Hepburn (4), Gaddafi (4), Stephen King (4), Sara Aldrete (4), Henry Ford II (4), Patsy Cline (4),  Andy Hug (4), Frank Sinatra (4), 

Mercury in Punarvasu

This is a very powerful position for the mass media. These people get a lot of duplicates made. Think how many times John Calvin’s proclamation was copied and pasted, or Pamala Anderson’s picture, Julian Assange’s news. And it’s not just their work which gets copied and pasted, they also have a number of imitators. They will not have any compulsion about telling you what is on their mind. 

It’s an excellent position for syndicate journalists and meme makers. In today’s world these people might go “viral.” It’s good for all kinds of communications work, printing, publishings. They might be legal secretaries or other administrators involved in reproducing media or communication projects. 

In the 1st house it makes Bhadra Yoga`which brings out Mercurial qualities to the highest degree. They are usually very intelligent,  their intelligence might be a little bit shallow but they usually have a very good mind for business. They usually retain their youthfulness throughout life. It gives them a powerful youthful physique. They are adaptable and might have multiple personalities to match with different groups they spend time with. They are friendly and easy going people who can fit in anywhere. They usually have fairly strict boundaries and may live by a fairly simple set of rules. They are typically patriots and/or environmentalists as they will feel a natural connection with the land. 

In the 3rd house can be especially good for copy-writers making them quick and efficient, but these people, regardless of their career title are engaged in adolescent groups which is good for college of high school teachers, they are doing lots of writing, printing and reproducing, [This write up on mercury assumes Mercury to be in one of the first 3 pada’s in Gemini.)

In the 5th house this Mercury can provide a stage for the 8th house deep subconscious to present itself. They are excellent researchers of the mind, and the mental processes. 

In the 6th house they can gain from publishing secret materials, this could be a journalist or a whistleblower. They might write or produce anonymous media. They could study tantra and occultism and share both sides.  They could be into bootlegging media. They are likely to have secret friends and they will have a way of cycling through these old friendships. Sex is likely to be fairly light fun hobby for them rather than anything serious. They might also find themselves going back to old sexual partners. 

In the 11th house is especially good for singers or speakers whose voice might go viral with reproduction. This is also a powerful yoga for wealth, especially cash wealth and liquid assets for recording and producing. 

This is also a good position for craftsmen who are always assembling and reassembling their products, scaffolders, cabinet makers, people building from kits like Ikea, but this could be home builders, assembly line workers. 

Elon Musk (1), Hugo Chavez (1), Pattabhi Jois (1), Andre-Anne (1), Carol Hemingway (1), Carl Jung (1), Arnold Schwarzenegger (2), Tymm Poolsland (2), Marcel Proust (2), Salman Rushdie (3), John Calvin (3), Pamala Anderson (3), Julian Assange (4), Lance Alworth (4), Martin Sheen (4), Martha Stewart (4), Night of the Long Knives (4), Johnathan Luckhurst (3),, Bill Cosby (4), , WW I, Hunter S Thompson (4)

Venus in Punarvasu

This is a position of the classical narcissists looking in the mirror and falling in love with themselves. The jilted lover also has this as they seek to be loved again, to trust again. They have to renew their vows over and over again; they keep making the same promises. But usually a solid position for a durable marriage as it is likely to become part of the faith messaging, They may have a strong attachment to their partners and they are typically willing to compromise. They might even have two marriages at the same time, They will have very flattering images of themselves and they will be popular in front of a camera. Their instagram profiles are likely to be full of pictures of themselves. And they might see their work beautifully reprinted or reproduced. They might be artists who repurpose junk piles, Nikola Tesla is likely to have built many of his inventions from scraps  

John Calvin (1), Kuntidevi (1), Tesla (1), Baghdad (1), Paul Bernardo (2), Meryl Streep (2), George Bush Sr (2), Carol Hemingway (2), Pattabhi Jois (2), Carl Jung (2), Jennifer Lawrence (2), Edward Norton (2), Dante Alighieri (3), Benito Mussolini (3), Jenn-Child (3), Woo (3), Jordan Peterson (4), Arnold Schwarzinegger (4), Trump (4), Castro (4), Robertson Davies (4),

Jupiter in Punarvasu

Jupiter here brings out something of a Robin Hood persona’; stealing from the rich and to the poor. They find a way to justify their criminal activity somehow. Jupiter has a way of throwing a warm glow over the whole scene which is being projected. This is probably where they signal their virtue to the strongest. Sean Connery and Kevin Costner actually played Robin Hood on film. Warren Buffet says he will give away his fortune to charity. Joe Biden won the election justifying the violence and riots while offering more and more free money to the masses. Jupiter is vargottama in Cancer which suggests open borders which may translate globally due to the 9th house placement. (I should note that Trump’s Saturn in the same 4th pada prefers a closed border; but we’ll talk more about borders and boundaries through the Cancer nakshatras.   Jesse James, Billy Graham, AOC could also justify anything with their ideology and belief and they were (are) the darlings of the masses.. They stick to their message. One of the problems with this placement is that it highlights the idealist perspective of how things should be while somewhat dismissing how things are.

 

Warren Buffett’s Astrology Chart

Warren Buffet reminds us that Punarvasu has much to do with preparing for and securing ourselves against an unknown future (planting seeds). He reminded us that “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” And to highlight the Jupiter placement he highlights how knowledge is the best seed we can plant to reduce risk. “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” He also had a couple of good reminders for those of us with involvement with astrology: “Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.” And for those of us seeking any kind of self improvement thru astrology would be wise to remember that “predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.” He was certainly a man who could plant seeds for the future. He has this in his 7th house so trading, shares, trusts and of course negotiation are all meant to generate returns for a man like this.

 

Mark Twain’s Astrology Chart

Mark Twain was a printer, publisher, writer, and lecturer. Jupiter is fully exalted and vargottama in the 4 pada. They have a way of expanding or exaggerating the past. Mark Twain did this with his writing. There’s a lot of hope and optimism in their messages and they are not afraid to say, “let me get back to you on that.” They can give a lot of speeches and lectures with this position. Mark Twain was also in the printing and publishing business, but he was a failure in that regard. His characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn offer.a good example of the kind youthful hope and optimism exemplified by this placement,“Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.” ― Mark Twain, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” 

Mark Twain (1), B.K.S. Iyengar (1), Sean Connery (1), Tymm Poolsland (1), Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) (1), Warren Buffet (1), Hugo Chavez (1), Bobby Fischer (1), Billy Graham (1), Knut Hamsun (1), Jesse James (1), Judias Welty  (killed for insurance money (1)), John Gottselig (2), Carl Wernicke (2), Bruce Willis (2), Benito Mussolini (2), Barron Trump (2), Stephane Abrail (3), Paul Gauguin (3), Steve Jobs (3), Freida Kahlo (3), AOC (3), Ernest Rutherford (3), Amitabh Bachhan (4), Joe Biden (4), Kurt Cobain (4), Ralph Klein (4), Tattoo Baba (4), 

Saturn in Punarvasu

Saturn causes the lighting to get darker exaggerating the contrast of this dual Nakshatra: In Ingrid Bergman’s case they used a cinematography technique to darken her features and contrast the shadows. Michelangelo also had a unique way of using sharp contrasting tones rather than blending shadows to achieve depth of field. And these days they often talk about the poor lighting conditions he had to work under compared to today. 

When Trump entered politics he provided a stark contrast to just about everything. There is certainly little middle ground left in American politics. Saturn rules 6th and 7th houses in his chart so we can see allegations (6th) of foreign (12th) collusion (7th). We can also consider the harsh light under which his comments about there being “good people on both sides” were seen and projected. So Saturn here offers a harsh replay of events. Fortunately for him this is all happening in his 12th house so it should mostly dissolve away.

“I feel as lit by fire a cold countenance

That burns me from afar and keeps itself ice-chill;

A strength I feel two shapely arms to fill

Which without motion moves every balance.” ~A rather apt description of Saturn in Punarvasu by Michelangelo ~

Punarvasu Saturn in the 1st house can give some level of bipolar or split personality; even if it’s just in the way of seasonal affective disorders. This sense of confinement or stone wall seem to be a theme with this placement as well. Heavily afflicted it could mean a noose. 

Saturn goes into a debilitated navamsha in the first pada. They have a very strong sense of resolve which they have to renew from time to time. Goals are delayed, returns are delayed.  They might have a very strict calendar. The same tired old thing might come up again and again. These are the people who dust off the old hat to be worn again. The revert to the same tires old cliches, they repeat old news,

David Beckham (1), Ingrid Bergman (1), Martin Poolsland (1), Rossano (2), Hiroshima (2), Russell Brand (2), David Gilmour (2),Tasmin (2), Angelina Jolie (2), Diane Keaton (3), Michael Green (Physic: String Theory(3)), Don McLean (4), Derek Chauvin (4), Michelangelo (4), Trump (4), Richard Baldwin (4), Peter Jossa,, Sunil, Tsunami,

Rahu in Punarvasu

Rahu in Punarvasu is typically a more difficult placement as it clouds the memories and implants false or exaggerated memories which is sometimes described as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a mental condition characterised by unstable relationships, seeing things all good or all bad, drastic switches between euphoria and desperation, fear of abandonment and possible usage of drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. In modern times they can often be found coming in and out of rehab or possibly prison or some other form of forced confinement if Saturn is involved. All of this does however also lend to their unique intellect which often goes against the social norm of the day. They might have fascinating fingers, something unusual about them; they may be broken or bent, double jointed. 

They often don’t know where they’re going and their goals might be mixed up and their actions at odds with themselves. They might desperately want to be “straight shooters,” and they might even disguise themselves as one, but quite often they return again. Needle injections are common with this placement; this could also be for diabetes or some other injection medical treatments as well as for the more obvious heroin and other self-medications.  Coherent belief is not important to these people, the belief underlying their message doesn’t really matter so their messaging can become confusing. 

Cocaine, heroin or pharmaceuticals are common addictions for this placement. Eric Clapton was addicted to Heroin and alcohol for almost 20 years. He now helps others get sober. Marylin Monroe was addicted to pharmaceuticals. Horatio Nelson took a daily dose of Laudanum. Hitler is said to have been on everything: Barbiturates meth, cocaine, opiates, steroids and even some kind of hormone injection. Charlie Chaplin’s wives were all in their early teens and he had several paternity battles with families of young daughters practically until he died. Castro facilitated cocaine traffic to the USA. Miles Davis was into heroin and cocaine. Mia Farrow was into drugs and a couple of her children died by drug overdose. Mia also had polio when she was young suggesting this could be related to deeper neuromuscular disorders. George Floyd was also a known addict, Allen Ginsberg was a heavy drug user. They might have a very shady double life. Obsessive compulsive thoughts and phobias may all be there for natives with this placement, 

Castro (1), Eric Clapton (1), Charlie Chaplin (1), Hitler (1), Astra (2), Bill Ayers (2), Marilyn Monroe (2), Miles Davis (2), Allen Ginsberg (2), Mia Farrow (2), Stock Crash 1907 (2), George Floyd (2), Che Guevara (2), Hugh Hefner (3), Whitney Houston (3) Britney Spears (3), Johnny Depp (3), Kate Duchess of Cambridge (3), Chamunda Devi (American Aghore dead (3)), Mikhail Bakunin (4), Ivanka Trump (4), Carlos Castaneda (4), Freida Kahlo (4), David Gilbert (4), King Henry V (4), Horatio Nelson (4), Krishnamacharya (4),

Ketu in Punarvasu 

Non-linear thinkers. Shatter shot like grape shot; ambivalence about where the shot goes, they don’t care. Shooting from the hip, they don’t really care where it goes, they don’t aim, they just shoot. Ancient narrative running through the mind. Rahu and ketu here can both give a person a strong shadow side. Those shadow sides are heavily cloaked. They might even black out so that parts of their memory are just missing. The counterpart for these people may be an ancient civilisation like it was for Columbus, or a saint, an alien or a refugee. They might be accompanied by memories of abandonment, non-linear (of scattered memories), memories of messages or signals that seem completely random. Alyssa Milano has certainly made a name for herself with random messages online. People with this position are so fascinated by the ideological image that they don’t even notice the message they are sending out.  They will often experience some kind of numbness or tingling due to neurological issues.

Woody Allen (1), Hugo Chavez (1), Tymm Poolsland (1), Jack Welch (1), Jeff Holliday (1), Angela Merkel (1), Sri Ramana Maharshi (2), Alyssa Milano (2), Rabindranath Tagore (2), Michael Moore (2), Gerald Amirault (3), Candy Barr (3), Gwyneth Paltrow (3), Erdogan (3), Johann von Goethe (3), Kirk Douglas, Robert Hand (4), Margaux Hemingway (4), Robert William Johnstone (4), Tamara Dawn (4), Jim Duggan (4), Josep Rhodes (4), John Travolta (4), Oprah Winfrey (4), Christopher Columbus (4), Davy Crocket (4)

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5. Mrigashirsha Nakshatra

Chandra – Soma

Ruled by Mars. (23° 20’ Taurus – 6° 40’ Gemini.) Pi2, 3, 4 Orionis & Bellatrix.

The “Searching Star.” The power to give fulfilment. 

Meaning: “Benevolent”

Primary Symbols: Head of a deer, Pot of Soma, Group of Lotuses, Arched Bow

Main Deity: Soma

Secondary deity: Parvati has her moon on the Taurus side of this Mrigashirsha

Sexual/Creative Animal: Female serpent

Body Parts: Eyes and eyebrows. 

Tree – Incense: Kutch Tree – Acacia Catechu – Kattha

Trimurti: Vishnu/Maintenance

Gotra/Clan: Sage Palasthya

Gana/Race: Deva/Godly

Varna/Caste: Shudra

Motivation/Goal: Moksha

Nature: Mridu – Soft/Gentle

Activity: Passive

Place: 

Guna: Tamasic

Element: Earth

Tridosha: Pitta

Sex/Gender: Neutral

Facing Forward/Level 

Direction: South (or east)

Colour: Silver Grey

Animal: Female Serpent

Classical References

Rulership: Rules over fragrant articles, garments, aquatic products, flowers, fruits, gems, foresters (or forest dwellers), birds, beasts, those who partake in Soma juice (in sacrifices), musicians, lovers and carriers of letters.

Hora Sara: The person born in Mrigasira Nakshatra will be fickle minded, will have a broad body, will be sickly, prone to several accidents in boyhood, enthusiastic, and will have many enemies and miseries.

Jataka Parijata: If at a person’s birth, the Moon is in Mrigashirsha, he will be soft-hearted, wandering, squint-eyed, love-sick and ailing.

Sage Narada: One born in Mrigasira will be enthusiastic, unstable and timid in disposition, wealthy, a peace-lover, pure in conduct, will have knowledge of Tantra (inculcating the methods of worship of Lord Siva and Mother Sakthi), be lordly, learned and skilful.

Brihat Samhita: One born under the star Mrigasirsa becomes fickle, clever, timid, eloquent, industrious, wealthy and endowed with sensual pleasures.

Varahamihira: One is fickle, clever, timid, shrewd, energetic, wealthy, and delighting in enjoyment. 

Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Mrigasira misfortune befalls the people of the Vatsa country, those conducting or undertaking some kind of sacrifice, officiating priests, nobles and those living in the middle country.

Auspicious Activities:

Mrigashira is a good nakshatra for auspicious activity. The soft & gentle nature makes it an ideal time for nice relaxing easy fun. Activities which are focused on maintenance, but nothing too strenuous. Short trips, community events (picnics, dates, movies, mild to medium yoga classes or workshops. Tonification, strengthening and nourishing remedies will have the best effect. Anything that gets you out running with the herd; nothing too unorthodox though. Sage Palasthya might suggest studying or teaching astrology or mythology on days when the moon transits Mrigashirsha. The forward gaze suggests one could spend the day planning for the future. It’s considered one of the more auspicious nakshatra for a wedding. Heading south on these days can also be auspicious. It can be a good day for starting remedies relating to Mars or Mercury; especially if it happens to be a Tuesday or Wednesday respectively. Although there is also the perspective that Moon passing through Mrigshira on a Saturday can be especially auspicious, bringing certain success to any endeavor begun on such a day. 

Special Considerations

  • Moon Moolatrikona; last 27ºs of Cancer.
  • Moon transiting Mrigasira on a Saturday is especially auspicious. 

Month of Margashirsha

  • Margashirsha begins on the new moon preceding the full moon in (or around) Mrigashirsha. Occurs somewhere around mid-December to mid-January. 
  • 9th month of the hindu calendar. In Bhagavad Gita Krishna says that of the months, he is Margashirsha, marking it as the preeminent month of the year. The main event of the month is to try to please all the dead ancestors, not only from your family, but from humanity. Appreciation is given for the good times and the bad; even for the misfortunes we’ve suffered; everything that makes us who we are today and allows us to do what we do. Basically a month to recognize that whether we like it or not, we stand on the backs of everyone who was here before us; even animals, nature, gods; everything that exists on any level.  
  • Margashirsha Purnima is an important date for celebration and revelry because of the Soma relationship. Bathing in a sacred river or some kind of water ritual performed while chanting Om namo narayanaya can be performed by laypeople. 
  • Kaal Bhairava Ashtami: Devotion to Kal Bhairava and gifts to Brahmins, priests, and advisors. 
  • Dattatreya Jayanti is a day of sacrifice, charity & penance. Surya is also worshipped on this day. 
  • Gita Jayanti celebrates the birth of the Bhagavad Gita. Readings and reenactments can be done. 
  • Vivah Panchami celebrates the wedding anniversary of Sita and Rama, Marriage is not recommended on this day, but you’re encouraged to attend readings or reenactments for Ramayana. 
  • Other festivals happen for Amavashya (fasting), Mokshada Ekadashi, Maha Laxmi Vrat, Annaporna Jyanti & Utpana Ekadashi. 
  • The whole month should be filled with story and song, bhajan, kirtan, prayer, and devotion to the gods and ancestors. Enjoy this most auspicious month of the year. 
  • Tuesdays of Margashirsha are considered very auspicious. 

Qualities of Mrigashirsa

Vishnu – Sustaining, Maintaining, Organising principle: Focus is to maintain order in the universe, in society and life. Their focus is to maintain what is here and keep things going. It primarily does this through organization of the available resources. Sage Palasthya: Author of the Vishnu purana which details fundamental concepts of jyotish and mythology. Originator of the Puranas: Brahma told him the stories and he passed them down to Sage Parashara. He also transmitted the knowledge of Jyotish to Parashara. Vishrava, Agastya, Kinnaras and all the Rakshasa were his children. Kubera and Ravana his grandchildren.

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

Shudra Caste: They are natural servants and hard workers. Their friendly attitude and nice looks allows them to easily win over the public and they do well in customer service. Shurda’s are also hard workers and community-minded people.

Moksha: Motivated by moksha. They are freedom seekers and fighters. They are also peaceful and care free and are very unlikely to instigate confrontation. They want others to be just as free as themselves. Mrigashirsha, like all the gentler undomesticated animals of the forest, are freedom lovers.

Mridu – Soft / Mild: Gentle like a deer in the forest; they like to relax and enjoy themselves. The moon’s transit here makes it a good time for peaceful, easy activities. Mrigashirsha can be flirty and enjoy dating, romance, ceremonial events like weddings and other things that bring them in touch with the group consciousness. 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. Chitra, Anuradha, Revati are the other Nakshatras that share this temperament. Friday’s are also meant to be a little relaxed. 

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

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

Earth element: Stability, grounding, solid, heavy. The earth element is ruled by Mercury and is connected to our sense of smell and our excretion. The earthiness perhaps provides a boundary for the water to pool (for Soma to become deeper). Soma also connects this nakshatra to plants and agriculture which depends on the earth. Transits here are a good time to get close to the earth. 

Pitta: Pitta nature reminds us that this is still a Mars Nakshatra. so despite the gentle godlike nature they can also be affected by the qualities of heat, oiliness, lightness, sharpness, and roughness. They can get a little rough sometimes, even in play and of course their tempers will flare if you don’t give them any way out. 

Neuter: Neither male or female characteristics. Adrogynos, asexual. Natives might have their sexuality questioned as they are unlikely to follow traditional gender roles. My personal files have a few transgender natives with placements here. And JK Rowling who has her 6th lord Jupiter places here finds here self in an ideological war with he transgender activists. 

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, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, Jyeshta and Revati are all forward looking.  

South: Planets here are likely to give their results in the south (some say east). When this asterism is placed in the southern quadrant of the chart it gains extra strength to give results. Travelling south from their home or place of birth is typically more auspicious. 

Female Cobra: (Pairs well with the Male Cobra Ashlesha): 

Snakes represent the underground, entwining, poisonous, mysterious, crafty, cunning, sneaky aspects of humanity. Their sexual habits are shrouded in mystery. 

Cobras like to live in uninhabited places near water, like abandoned gardens or garbage heaps. Males are larger than females (which is rare for snakes). Males get up to 18 feet long and weigh 44 Lbs, while females have only been seen to get as large as 12 feet long. Females will build a nest for their eggs and lay about 20 – 30 eggs and then spend the next 2 months defending the nest, until the eggs hatch, and then she leaves. Only one or two survive until adulthood. The males will rub up against the female and if she is agreeable they will entwine themselves for up to several hours. Although the male does not stick around afterwards, it’s believed that he comes back to the same female every year. If there is any competition with other males it typically remains non-violent.

Male snakes have two penises but only use one at a time. The second penis is only used if they meet another partner shortly after the first one since the sperm from the first one would be used up. The male will occasionally kill a female after having sex, even if they have spent weeks together in a kind of courtship. After killing her he will swallow her and throw her up. (It’s not uncommon for king cobras to eat other snakes). When king cobras feel threatened they will usually raise their bodies and spit venom (up to 6 feet) before attacking. 

If the female has been fertilised by many males, she can store the sperm for up to a year and possibly even choose the sperm she wants.

Gods & Symbols of Mrigashirsha

Soma

The god and the drink

Soma the God also goes by the name Chandra (God of the Moon); Vacaspati (ruler of speech who makes an ordinary man wise). He was the son of Sage Atri and his virtuous wife Anusuya. Born from a powerful boon granted to Anusuya when the trinity came to her home demanding that she satisfy their hunger by wearing no clothes. She transformed them all into babies and fed them from her breast one after the other. Soma’s Godfather was Vishnu himself.

Soma is known as the husband of all 27 nakshatras who are daughters of Daksha. His is the lord of the stars, of flowing waters and of all plants and vegetation. He is the ruler of our hormones allowing us to experience inspiration in ecstasy as well as sacrifice and penance. He has great power over our subconscious and emotional minds and has the ability to regulate our life force through these channels. 

Soma has the powers to extract, distill and sprinkle. He has knowledge of plant medicines, growing herbs, and mixing prescriptions. 

Soma was held captive by an archer named Krshaanu. A falcon stole Soma and him to Manu (the first sacrificer/the first man). “He covers the naked and heals the sick. The blind man sees and the lame steps forth. Let those who seek find what they seek; let them receive the treasure. Let him find what was lost before, let him push forward the man of truth.” (Rigveda)

Soma the drink was an intoxicating and possibly hallucinogenic drink made from a now unknown mixture of mountain herbs. It’s said to be the nectar of immortality that takes away all pain. It’s stored in the moon so as the gods drink the soma, the moon wanes. Indra was exceptionally fond of Soma and drank large amounts of it before fighting the serpent demon Vritra. 

The Jewelled Deer

Sita & the Golden Deer

In order to kidnap the “doe eyed” Sita, Ravan disguises himself as a jewelled deer in order to lead Rama away from here. After Rama tracks him down and shoots the deer with his bow, Ravana mimics Rama’s voice to draw the rest of her guards away ,He then circles back disguised as a monk and kidnaps the beautiful Sita. Mimicry, disgust, deceit, and abduction may all relate with the life of a Mrigashirsha native. But they also have to be careful about following their materialist side because it will often come back to cause trouble.

Brahma and His Daughter

Brahman becomes infatuated with his daughter out of a desire to populate the world with humans. As she grows more and more uncomfortable under his watch, he continues to sprout heads in each direction so that he might always gaze upon her. When at last she changes herself into a deer to run away to the heavens and Brahma grows his 5th head to look upwards, Rudra grows impatient with his impudence and chops of his head.

The Divine Feminine

All the stories of Mrigashirsha highlight the feminine principle and some kind of imbalance in the relationship. Sita the doe eyed one, Saraswati who lives on the time of the tongue, Parvati, the daughter of Daksha who patiently does tapas by herself until she marries Shiva. And of course Brahma’s own daughter who takes on so many forms.

Orion: 

Born from Hyrieus as a boon from the gods whom he unselfishly fed with his only ox. He was told to bury the hide of the animal and to urinate on it for nine months. Orion, the great hunter, was born from this. He was such a great hunter that he was hired by the local king to kill the ferocious beasts that terrorized the locals. He became so proud that he claimed he would kill all the beasts of the earth. This angered the great mother Gaia and she sent a giant scorpion to kill him. Orion was taught to respect wild animals. He was said to have moved to a remote island for a simple life of peace: sleeping by day and hunting at night. Orion was madly in love with Merope, daughter of king Oenopion, but he could not have her. One night he indulged in too much wine and tried to steal her but was caught by the king and blinded for his transgression. He regained his sight when he looked up at the sun. Artemis, huntress goddess of the moon and daughter of Zeus, was said to be in love with him and may have even come down from Mount Olympus to live with him, but this may have been his down fall as he may have died by her virgin hands while trying to rape her, or Apollo may have killed his out of jealousy. In the sky, he chases after the Pleiades while being chased by a scorpion. 

Deer / Antelope head: 

Deer are curious, fickle, wandering. They like to follow familiar paths, moving around predominantly at dawn or dusk. They can be hyper vigilant and twitchy but still stare frozen in the headlights of their fate. They are polygamous and compete against other males for the right to mount a female. 

The demon Vritra took the form of a deer before being killed by Indra. Rohini became a deer in order to escape from her father. Sita was led away by a jewelled deer so that Ravana could capture her.

Health:

Mrigashirsha rules over the eyes & eyebrows. They are often recognised by big doe eyes and especially beautiful or shapely eyebrows or eyelashes. They can be light sensitive in various ways. Of course this also means that malefic placements like Rahu can bring unusual problems to the eyes or at minimum will some kind of “birthmark” on the eyebrows. 

Being on the cusp of Taurus & Gemini relates it with that area so malefic can also affect the nose, throat and ear. Of course there are medical specialists who combine these specialties. They may have some problems with breathing or something unique about their voice.

Soma brings issues related to blood plasma, gastric juice, urination & hormones. Afflictions can bring blood toxicity, digestive problems, kidney stones, bladder infections or other issues relating to reproduction and elimination.

Circadian rhythms (or biological clocks) are our natural way of anticipating what comes next. It allows us to wake up two minutes before our alarm goes off, it sends us for food at the same time every day, it tells us when to use the toilet and even when it might be a good time to change our schedule for the season. This plays a huge role in stress reduction when we follow a set schedule; it’s even better if our internal clock matches the external clock. This is one area of medicine that everyone can agree on: modern medicine, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine

The main hormones involved in this process are melatonin & serotonin, but their effects on the thyroid, pineal and hypothalamus connect this nakshatra with the whole endocrine system. Anyone with a serious interest in healing, administering medicine, offering treatments for health, or even yoga will be wise to do their best to match their activities with natural timings. Astrology also has a complex system for understanding the periods of each day, month and year and epoch.

They might be especially sensitive or adaptive to seasonal allergies, seasonal affective disorder, and jet lag. Anything that breaks their routine can affect their whole body. And since this is a pitta Mars nakshatra they may get grouchy when meals are late or sleep is missed. Afflictions to this nakshatra will of course break up their schedule so they are unable to anticipate what will come next; which causes cortisol related stress.

Perhaps the most common problems faced by Mrigashishra natives comes from their addiction to intoxicants: ganja, alcohol, pain medications, hallucinogens,

Stars of Mrigashirsha

Three, four or five stars near the left shoulder and head of Orion also form the shape of a deer head. 

  • Bellatrix (Gamma orionis): Stars Pi2, Pi3, Pi4 Orionis
  • the constellation of words, is the brightest of these stars and is located on the left shoulder of Orion (Betelgeuse is on the right shoulder). 
  • Means “female warrior” or “the conqueror.” Women born under this constellation will have wicked tongues. Men will be destined for great civil or military honours. 

Tree of Mrigashirsha

Cutch Tree / Khadira / Acacia Catechu:

Cutch Tree

A medium sized tree that grows to about 9 – 12m, it has pale yellow flowers that become flat brown pods with 3 -10 seeds per pod. The leaves look like feathers with 50 pairs of leaflets each. It likes a variable climate. Bark, heart wood and resin are used and harvested Nov – Jan.

Ayurvedic Classifies its taste as bitter & astringent, quality is light and dry with a cooling effect, the post-digestive effect is pungent. It’s used for skin problems like itching and blood related disorders. Great blood purifier and skin rejuvenating herb. Good for leprosy. Good for teeth problems, obesity, worms, diabetes, fever, ulcers, and leucoderma. It’s used to pacify kapha disorders. Its fresh stems are used to massage the teeth and gums.It’s the main ingredient in Khadirarishta, which is used to detoxify the body of accumulations. 

Key Themes:

Mrigashirsha natives are always seeking and searching for something more from life. They can be very passionate about life or at least for their chosen direction in life and they are quick to take action. The Mars rulership makes it a very active nakshatra as they seek our sensual pleasures, information and connection with others . On the Taurus side the search may be for more value (monetary or metaphysical) or for sensual beauty (in a crass or a refined way). On the Gemini side they will seek out ways to communicate their message, share information, and occasionally run with the pack.

Mrigashirsha people love maps.

They all love treasure maps, tracking and seeking, following clues. Mrigashirsha seems to get many of the qualities we might associate with the Martian qualities of being 8th from the 8th house. Soma has a mysterious quality, a kind of drunken Sufi mysticism but with an orientation towards research; not so much to find something new, but to put what already existed together in a new way. The 4th pada of Mrigashirsha is in Scorpio navamsha so it can be especially strong for occultism, research, underground publications, or secret societies. Placements in Mrigashirsha are generally good for prediction or anticipation of the future. Many visionaries and astrologers have planets here.

The Soma qualities of this nakshatra blur the edges between things allowing them to make connections between things where connection is not obvious. They can be very intuitive and tend to run on inspiration. They may be divinely inspired or merely inspired by drink. They are often found with some kind of addiction to drugs or alcohol. Words like distill or even still relate to this nakshatra in many ways. In addition to the connection with a still for making alcohol, we might also notice how deep they will stand still when they feel they can’t get away. Think of a deer in the headlights.  They act from inspiration and thus they often inspire others.

The nose and the eyes get special attention in this nakshatra. They are especially sensitive to smell and vision and they can often be recognised by their big doe eyes. It reminds me of the infamous eye’s of Guadalajara: the women from that part of Mexico have the most beautiful eyes: big, wide open, almost childlike and naive as they soak in the sights and smells of the world. But all forms of light come into play here: television, lasers, cameras and other light machines. A fondness for fragrances like perfume and incense can also be found here. They often have sensitive eyes and nose.

Their zest for love, life and experience means they will often try anything once and they can be branded a bit “crazy” by their friends. Early life is often more difficult than later life. In their early years they often don’t really know what they want so they run around with different groups of people and try different things in search for their path. This will typically carry them through a gauntlet of sensual pleasures without any real commitment. Mrigashirsha are more curious wanderers rather than serious researchers; they can seem to lack direction. But as they get older all those early skills and experiences of life start to come together for them and they find that they themselves are the common link and are able to forge a unique path as a jack of all trades. They are multitaskers who bring together a variety of experiences.

They are usually capable of filling every role in the workplace; they can do the whole thing by themselves if they must; and some might even prefer it this way rather than give up any control. They can be impatient and mistrustful of others.

The connection between Mars – Venus & Mars – Mercury are always fraught with some conflict. Although Mrigashirsha is well known as a very gentle nakshatra, when the passion takes hold they can be very aggressive and nothing will stand in their way.  Mars – Gemini combinations make good strategists for war or any action. Mercury measures and Mars cuts so together they benefit careers like engineering, carpentry, manufacturing, gem cutting, or even editors. They purify things by cutting away the impurities as what happens through pasteurisation and distillation. 

The Gemini side of this nakshatra can give them a very sharp mind as it brings information-intensive Mercury together with critical Mars. Of course these people always over think things. They’re out of their mind and they often live in their own little world cutting everything down and measuring everything against each other.

Mrigashirsha: Taurus - Gemini

Taurus - MrigrashirshaGemini - Mrigashirsha
Treasure hunterInformation gatherer
Image, art, sensual beauty Information, communication,
Differences between the two sides of Mrigashisha

They are wizards with information: gathering it, sorting through it, disseminating it. The more information they collect, the better they feel about themselves. Their style of communication is good for short term neighbourly interactions, quick, small scale commercial interactions, sales, real-estate, marketing, politics. They give clear, quick descriptions and explanations. They like to have a bit of sporting competition, flirty, sexual, competitive conversation and will do well working with the public

There’s something a bit animalistic about Mrigashirsha. It’s not a wild vicious animal like the beasts signified in the next nakshatra, Ardra. Nor is it a domesticated cow like the previous nakshatra. Mrigashirsha is a herbivore: a gentle, curious, aimlessly wandering doe in the forest. They are skittish and shy; they can be quick to signal danger: a fickle bunch of people. They can also be captivating and aggressively sensual. This nakshatra does have the sexual energy of a female snake. They can be charming and mesmerise the audience to lure them in.

They tend to have troubles in relationships for a few reasons but it essentially comes down to the thrill of the chase or the complexity of the lure is what is important to them. Once they get what they want they can easily discard it since it was never about getting the person or thing, it was about knowing that they can get it. If that’s not hard enough on a relationship their continual quest for something more will continually disturb the marriage bond.

They are nostalgic folks who love to go back and walk familiar paths, noting the landmarks on the way. They make good guides and herdsmen. They typically have a good sense of direction, they like to keep moving and appreciate short trips. They can be quite routine and may even follow seasonal routes like a nomad. The Mars – Moon influence on this nakshatra suggests that they may have a strong connection to the circadian rhythms giving them extra sensitivity to daylight both daily and seasonally.

They may be involved in all kinds of seasonal jobs or activities. One of the main advantages to the biological clock is that it allows us anticipate what is coming up which is another strong trait in Mrigashirsha natives. This also makes them good at astrology since they are able to anticipate the future. Of course it’s also why they have a reputation for being fickle or paranoid. After all, the deer wants to start running before the lion attacks; they have to be prepared to act at all times.

Farming, working with animal herds or migratory species, veterinary medicine, and animal trainers can all be found with planets in Mrigashirsha. Sitcom actors often have this, along with seasonal construction workers, sports players, tax accountants, tourist guides, or any other job that is performed in a particular season. You may even find Santa Clause at the shopping mall with placements here.

This is a Mars nakshatra known for being gentle and doing all they can to avoid confrontation. Their curiosity can get them into trouble and if they get backed into a corner they can be vicious. Deer are gentle creatures but they have incredibly sharp hooves and horns which can be deadly. But typically they are usually able to anticipate trouble and get away before it starts.

Soma also connects Mrigashirsha with elixirs of all kinds. They might be bartenders, brew masters, or wine makers; or they might sit on the other side of the counter enjoying such beverages. But Soma also gives a strong connection with plants, herbal medicine, ganja and other naturally grown intoxicants. Many of the modern tonics like Kombucha would also fall under the domain of Mrigashirsha. 

Soma’s main task is to provide divine inspiration. This connects Mrigashirsha with many of the great thinkers and inspiring leaders throughout time: writers, musicians, teachers, mystics, adventurers, explorers, philosophers…. They can be very productive, passionate, spontaneous, inspiring leaders and some level of fame is not uncommon (almost certain to be known in their field) or the leader of their group. 

Since this is a Mars-ruled nakshatra, Mrigashirsha natives are usually adept at handling fire, steel and weapons, and they can be very competitive. This can make them handy with kitchen implements, pins & needles, golf clubs, weapons, tools, campfire, welding, scissors, clippers, hairdryers and heating implements. 

Mrigashirsha natives are usually very social and will go out of their way to help others. They are not afraid to take action, They are likely to be involved in (or leaders of) community groups, local council, church or school activities; or perhaps they merely have a loyal tribal following or a close group of friends. They lead the pack in some way. For women this is often seen in their pioneering fashion sense and quickness to get the latest gadgets for the home. Men will often lead the work crew and will likely be the first to get the latest tool or gizmo. 

Men are particularly prone to seek leadership and may do so aggressively. They make good coaches and managers and will likely have some close brotherhoods, guild association, world crew, or band that they spend time with. There is no shortage of world leaders with planets here. Their limited tribal perspective can cause them to miss the bigger picture making them seem narrow minded, quaint, provincial, like village people. Knowledge of hunting or shooting is not uncommon (especially when Mars or Sun is placed here).

“When someone seeks,” said Siddhartha, “then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”― Herman Hesse, Siddhartha

Planetary Rulers of Mrigashirsha 

Mars: Competitive, warrior, inventive, penetrating, provocative, dynamic, active, cutting, drilling, hot, brotherhoods, athletes, innovative. 

Taurus + Mars: Sleek, sexy athletic image, competitive image based behaviours, driven to enjoy, takes action to please others, can be a good negotiator. Values activity. actively seeks pleasure. The mix of mars’ hot passion and Venus’ sensual pleasure is best suited for short term relationships or relationships where the negotiated agreement can be continually renegotiated. Can be good for commercial success, but they might be better off working in the privacy of the studio or behind closed doors. They may do well hosting retreats or tours, working in secluded research environments or private clubs. 

Gemini + Mars: They often experience a mix of success and failure in commercial enterprise and group initiatives. They often have many different projects going at once. Communication can be sharp and commanding, making them appear grouchy, but they may excel in communications business: teaching, instructing, describing. Gemini’s group initiatives and Mrigashira’s herd instincts come together with Mars’ quick instincts which allows them to be at once the leader of the pack while also jumping to conclusions that can lead them astray. Can be beneficial for those working in therapeutic settings; otherwise they may find themselves in the middle of large scale problem sets or be scandalized by secrets. May resort to crime, theft, or breaking contracts in order to gain advantage. 

Pada 1 (Taurus + Mars + Leo): 

Usually very intelligent, critical minded. They have good taste and likes to receive a lot of attention. Entertainment value. Central figures in fashion, beauty, arts, movies, music industries. One may be famous but still make less money. May be an aggressive collector or banker. Actively seeks to make things shine. Actively seeks the most unique and original side of oneself. Seeks self empowerment and authority. 

Pada 2 (Taurus + Mars + Virgo): 

Top notch servers. Problems during childhood. Bring disease to the mouth or throat. Healthcare with focus on face, eyes, mouth, teeth, throat, or nose. Can be a medical writer or run a commercial business offering a writing service for hire. Traveling speakers, conferences, meetings, announcements. They will have good knowledge of human nature. Actively seeks to fix things, may appreciate the value of broken things, sick people, litigation, argument, imbalance, The Mars-Virgo side of this can be very critical, always looking for mistakes of others; though they can also be hard on themselves as well. They can get lost in their work and there are usually a lot of small details that need their attention. In some instances this may delay the release of their work (possibly indefinitely as they move onto the next project). This 

Pada 3 (Gemini + Mars + Libra): 

Sociability and the mental side of relationships. Can make a person a little flaky. Excellent explorer but too much suspicion or the motives of others. Providing balanced or harmonious communications. Can be very attractive and diplomatic public speakers. They often become teachers or caretakers of the herd. Often working under contract or agreement. These are peace-loving people who do well with children or in other protective caretaking environments.

Pada 4 (Gemini + Mars + Scorpio): hate others, sexy, endowed with many children, with injured head, always sick, fools and daring

The moon is debilitated in this pada and Saturn and Rahu also give difficult results. This is the most manipulative, dark, and sexual pada filled with secrets. It can be channelled into research, psychology, surgery, or trauma counselling, but for most people difficult placements here can bring deadly or traumatic results.  They might feel the need to look into the abyss and comment on it. 

Planets in Mrigashirsha

Ascendant

Arthur Conan Doyle (2),  Andy Hug (2), Joel Cran (2), Patrice Alegre, Dante Alighieri, Christina Applegate, Shive Biswas, Meredith Black, Anders Breivik, Garth Brooks, Robert Bruell, Kim Campbell, Castro, Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Edison, Teah Field, Larry Flynt, Chris Griscom, Kamala Harris, Werner Heisenberg, Andrew Jackson, Michael Kirdy, Patsy Cline, Niki Lauda, James LeBron, Rush Limbaugh, Lizette, Malin Lowery, Jean Piaget, Gordon Ramsay, Christine Victoria, Tiger Woods

Sun in Mrigashirsha:

Highly unique and creative-intelligence. They can be very independent people who follow their own path. They are often ahead of their time in some way. They might become icons of a movement and they don’t shy away from controversy  and can get into trouble due to their self indulgent nature. They shine a light on the chase, or the quest. They are the pioneers who show the rest of us the path.

Sun gets extra power in the first pada of Leo but is likely to be weak in his debilitated 4th pada. First pada can be very unique, creative and artistic since Taurus brings beauty and Leo brings originality. We find a broad array of top billed artists and creative types involved with different genres: writing, painting, radio, film, and music. They can be instant on having creative control and are unlikely to sell out on their values. The 2nd pada is more likely to shine a light on and express themselves through war, illness and imbalance seeking remedy. The 3rd pada gives a friendly neighbourly way of expressing oneself which may be because of an inferiority complex which results in much compromise for the native in order to please others. They might even find themselves fully under the control of their partner. This position can also lead to a weakened immune system Sun in the 4th pada highlights the dark side of sex and death. They might deal in mythology or fantasy and will likely be involved in scandal of some kind. They will likely have secret communications and guilty pleasures.

Dante Alighieri (1), Gauguin (1), Jian Ghomeshi (1), Wilber Cohen (1), Johnny Depp (1), Natalie Portman (1), Prince (1), George Bush Sr (2), Anne Frank (2), Paul Hugh Laurie (House MD/Actor) (2), Trump (2), Jordan Peterson (2), Woo (2), Alice Bailey (3), Kuntidevi (3), William of Cambridge (4), Salman Rushdie (4), Boy George (2), Patrice Alegre, Andre-Anne, Friedrich Bayer, Mick Foley, Paul gauguin, Elizabeth Hurley, Jonathan Luckhurst (4), Rebecca, Edward Snowden, Woo, William Butler Yeats, Zameen

Moon in Mrigashirsha: 

Fickle and timid, good speakers, sensitive to seasonal changes. They are always watching for a sign that it’s time to move and then they move on instinct. They are not comfortable unless they know what’s coming next. This has certainly influenced myself and BV Raman to study astrology. We are soothed by knowing the future. They are also likely to seek positions of command since this allows them to control the situation. I’m put in mind of the lawyers dictum to never ask a question in court unless you already know the answer. Or from the Art of War: don’t go into battle unless you have already won the war.  

The moon does well in all but the 3rd pada, where it finds itself in a debilitated navamsha. These are crisis-junkies who become addicted to shocking unexpected events. They might try to control the narrative but when the unexpected arises it could be deadly. They may try to keep their communications a secret, or they may bring a message to transformation  

Louis Pasteur (1), Ip Man (1), Jim Carry (1), BV Raman (1), Franco (1), Donovan Bailey (2), Che Guevara (2), Steve Austin (2), George Carlin (2), Mike Holliday (3), Kathy Witt (3), Mark Duplass (3), Genghis Khan (3), Tom Thompson (3), Jeanne d’Arc (4), Franklin D Roosevelt (4), Salman Rushdie (4), Anoushka Silvia Gibbs (4), Jean Cabot, Kirk Douglas, Martina Klein, Vitali Klitschko, Sonny Liston, Terry MacKinnell, Sara Nares (4), Elisa Jean Odum, New Orleans, Marie Pascal Orphee, Ranabir, Morihei Ueshiba, Sarah Yogi 9/11,

Mars in Mrigashirsha:

This is Mars’ own nakshatra so despite being an enemy of Mercury & and neutral to Venus (while they are both neutral to Mars) Mars gives good results here. Strength or quickness of arms, courage to do what everyone else is thinking but no one wants to admit. They can be divisive figures which is more likely to give them a cult-like following than mass appeal but they may be widely known in either case, Very active in seeking something more from life: more power, more control, their assault may be multi-pronged. They can be control freaks. Since Mars is also the karaka for the circadian rhythms, they usually have an impeccable biological clock allowing them to act in anticipation of a competitor’s next move. They seem to not only know what is going to happen next, they act upon this intuition (anticipation). They tend to boil things down to their essence, thin things out, or cull the herd. They are the essence of the movement they represent. It’s likely that they will have some kind of weapons training or knowledge: guns, knives, golf clubs, fire and steel generally.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1), Night of the Long Knives (1) (Event: Germany), George Soros (1), Tiger Woods (1), Arnold Schwarzenegger (2), Susan Strasberg (2), Martin Luther King (2), Mike Tyson (2), Naomi Campbell (2), Robertson Davies (2), Tom Robbins (2), Martin Brodeur (3), The Rock (3), Tagore (3), Alejandro Jodorowsky (3), USA (3), Phineas P Gage (3), Allan Pinkerton (3), Sharvangi Varanasi (3),  Beethoven (3), Kris Kristofferson (4), Candace Owens (4), Franklin D Roosevelt (4), Virginia Woolf (4), Sandra Bullock (4), Descartes (4), Enzo Ferrari (4), Pope Benedict, Patrice Alegre, Elie Anuttara, Baghdad, Martin Brodeur, Charlemagne, Daria Sivcode, Sean Connery, Keya Datta,Tenzin Paljor Dirkhipa, Jeremy Jai Ditchwitch,  Doc Holliday, Alyssa Koch, Ivan Pavlov, Jacques Plante, Edward Snowden, George Soros,   USA, Lev Simkhovich Vygodsky, Sienna West, Kate Winslet, Count Zeppelin

Mercury in Mrigashirsha:

Their inspired or inspiring media can really tap into the collective consciousness. They are excellent communicators, logical and quick minded. They are good at thinking outside of the box. They seek to capture the essence through their writing and they can be good poets, writers and media professionals. They like to talk about, analyse the hunt, the search. The diary of Anne Frank is a personal account of this. Herman Hesse’s characters were infamous seekers of self knowledge. Bob Dylan has numerous songs about being on the road, folk tales sung about fighters, and his “Self Portrait” albums which have numerous songs that sum up Mrigashirsha quite well. The song Copper Kettle is especially interesting in this regard for the story of the prohibition battle against excessive taxation by the mountain moon-shine makers. Take note of Dylan’s Mercury in the 2nd pada of Virgo which gave him great sympathy for the working man. Hugh Laurie played the role of House M.D. who was a fictional diagnostician and surgeon with an addiction to pain meds. Laurie’s Mercury is in the 4th pada of Scorpio, highlighting the psychological, surgical, qualities of this nakshatra.

In the 3rd Pada Libra we find Mercury analysing and discussing relationships, yoga, and unions. Astrologers, mystics and tantrics are well represented here. They are very good at putting people at ease. It can be an especially flirty position, they are great talkers, chatty and friendly, but the Mars influence can bring a competitive or provocative edge to their communication. Relationships tend to be casual and remain on the light side. They might use the products of Soma (drugs or alcohol) in order to foster an agreeable atmosphere.

In Nikola Tesla, the “Father of Free Energy,” with Mercury in the 4th pada of Scorpio, we find a vast array of inventions and discoveries as well as numerous visions of the future that were far ahead of their time.  He called alcohol an elixir of life but did not use tobacco or caffeine. He believed “everything is light” and  by the end of his life lived on a diet of milk and honey.  A very high intelligence and an incredible memory which seems to be common with people who have Mercury in Mrigashirsha generally; as is the ability to predict (or anticipate the future.

Anne Frank (1), Fraser Roudbowl (1), Jeremy Corbyn (1), Wild Bill Hickok (2), Angelina Jolie (2), Herman Hesse (2), Pence (2), Bob Dylan (2), ZoeFleischer (Western Astrologer/Mystic (3)), Candy Barr (3), Ghat Astrologer Varanasi (3),  Gaddafi (3), Chris Griscom (3), Emma Bruere (3), Hugh Laurie  (4) (House MD; actor), Jean-Paul Sartre (4), Nikola Tesla (4), Argentina (4), Patrice Alegre, Bhairava Anuttara, Argentina, Pierre Paul Broca, Russel Brand,   Elizabeth Hurley, Manhattan Oxford, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Camillo Wieth

Jupiter in Mrigashirsha:

Their ideology may be a bit cloudy but perhaps all the more inspiring for it. They find themselves on a spiritual or ideological quest though they may retain many materialistic attachments. They seek the essence (god) in everything.  If they are more ideological than spiritual their quest might involve some rights movements especially those involving guns, animals, alcohol, hunting, This can be an executive placement (jet-setters) filling their life with short travels and meetings with various groups. They often have excellent business sense: Cindy Crawford and Oprah stand out as stars (Leo pada) who have been able to use their stage to promote extensive business empires dealing in high quality housewares. Jupiter will give his best results in the first pada.

 Arther Schopenhauer (1), Liv Tyler (1), Oprah Winfrey (1), Teresa de Avila (1), Hacksaw Jim Duggan (1), Jane Austen (1), Gerald Amirault (1),  Hermann Oberth (1), David Carpenter (“The Trail Side Killer (1)), Erdogan (1), Cindy Crawford (2), Jean-Paul Palomeros (NATO commander (2)), J.K. Rowling (2),  Stephen Jay Gould (2), Berni Sanders (2), Clint Eastwood (3), Michael Moore (3), Wesley Switzer (3), Samantha Fox (3), Gaddafi (4), Chris Griscom (4), Billy Idol (4), Trump Jr (4), Shania Twain (4), King Henry VIII (4), Arthur Conan Doyle (4), Phineas P Gage (4), Bashar Hafez Al-Assad (4), Kim Basinger, Confucius, Abdul Rashid Dostum, Hulk Hogan, David Ivad, Salman Khan, Proclus, John Henry, Swartz, Komilla Suton, Oprah Winfrey

Venus in Mrigashirsha:

Anytime Venus is activated by Mars there are sexual overtones. These people love the chase and may play catch-and-release so that they can continue hunting. Due to this they tend to have a lot of relationships; and they tend to seek out the real stunners: young and sexy. This means they have to keep themselves groomed in a competitive manner. They love to drink, or at least the females in ones life will like it. They may prefer the fancy, colourful cocktails, dance clubs, and the finer things in life. The search for love, appreciation, balanced agreements can be a little aggressive and stocking can occur here; or the women in one’s life might experience this. Venus will give them an appreciation for Soma influenced atmosphere: bars, nightclubs, waterside resorts and spas. They might like fantasy and role playing.

It’s interesting that we find a couple championship goaltenders from hockey with this placement (and it’s obviously not an exhaustive list). Venus in Mrigashirsha seems to highlight the passive nature of tracking the enemy. Of course Venus is expected to do especially well in the first two padas, though Venus does end up in her debilitation sign in the 2nd pada suggesting that Venus might be most comfortable in the 3rd pada. But regardless of where Venus sits there is likely to be some relationships with younger, possibly much younger partners. In the 2nd pada this relationship might be inappropriate due to an imbalance in power, and in the 4th pada it’s likely to be taboo and secretive and transformative. It’s been reported that Krishnamurti had a couple much younger girlfriends he met in his tours. Of course women with Venus in the 4th pada are likely to exude and alluring sexuality.

John F Kennedy (1), Elon Musk (1), Curtis Joseph (1), Alice Bailey (1), Courtney Love (2), Robert Boustany (1), Canada (1), Al Pachino (2), Anastasya Varanasai (2), David Beckham (2), Shakiyamaan (2), Tom Hanks (2), Sandra Bullock (3), The Rock (3), Joel Cran (3), Julian Assange (3),  Argentina (3), Swami Yukteshwara Giri (3), Freida Kahlo (3), Krishnamurti (4), Kris Kristofferson (4), Tom Robbins (4), Martin Brodeur (4), Naomi Campbell (4), Fraser Roudbowl (4), Zoe Fleischer (Western Astrologer/Mystic(4)) , Patrice Alegre, Argentina,  Pierre Paul Broca,Tenzin Paljor Dirkhipa, Jeremy Jai Ditchwitch, Teah Field, Leon Festinger, Harrison Ford, Michael Green,  Woody Harrelson, Calamity Jane,  Kate Poland

Saturn in Mrigashirsha:

The friction between Mars and Saturn can lead to a long drawn out battle and some kind of controversy is common with this placement.

This position seems to highlight the slow trench warfare of WWI, de Nero’s “most realistic gun fight in movie history” in the movie “Heat,” and Thunberg’s stubborn battle against global warming. In any case, Saturn is exalted in the 3rd pada, suggesting they really stick by their convictions. They need to deal with the world in a very straight forward legally correct manner. There is likely to be a big age difference with their partners.

The fourth pada highlights topics of repressed sexuality, abuse, and trauma. James Blunt’s Song “You’re Beautiful” epitomises the deadlier qualities of Mrigashirsha. In his own words: “‘You’re Beautiful’ is not this soft romantic fucking song. It’s about a guy who’s high as a fucking kite on drugs in the subway stalking someone else’s girlfriend when that guy is there in front of him, and he should be locked up or put in prison for being some kind of perv.” This from a guy with Ketu & Saturn conjunct in Mrigashirsha: the harshness of drugs, crime and stalking are all there through the planets, but in a very soft Mrigashirsha way. And of course Ketu is always going to be misunderstood just as this song has been.

Swami Yukteshwara Giri (1), Joe Louis (1), Albert Camus (1), Robertson Davies (1), Kieth Richards (2), Alexander The Great (2), WW I (3), Copernicus (3), Robert De Nero (3), Greta Thunberg (3), Alan Watts (4), Kate Moss (4), Thomas Beatie (4), Kathy Witt (4), James Blunt (4), Sigmund Freud (4), Cheryl Crane, Bonnie Franklin, Britney Halford, Gwyneth Paltrow, Proclus, Swami Sachinanda Sarawati, Roger Waters,  Iraq War, 

Rahu in Mrigashirsha:

This is a Captain Ahab placement that causes people to become obsessed with the hunt, with research, with seeking something more from life. But unfortunately they often use intoxicants for this search. They may have an addictive personality. Steroids, pain killers, ganja or other illicit or exotic elixirs are common. Several prominent ganja  The Taurus side of this is especially prone to illicit pleasure seeking and sex. Since this nakshatra relates with fulfillment, Rahu’s insatiable quest becomes all the more urgent due to the anticipatory qualities of Mrigashirsha, but no satisfaction can be found. The Gemini side is more likely to make someone obsessed with their research. This can be wasted a google scholar or keyboard warrior, or it can be more effectively used for journalism, police detective work, psychology, or science. They tend to get into peoples heads somehow. Possibly in the way that they say Trump lives in liberal minds rent free. His media witch-hunt is also a good example of Rahu in Mrigashirsha. They are likely to represent the outcaste of society (but in a way they are misfits who are accepted by society). Think of the character played by Stallone in Rambo First Blood, or the kind of media attention given to criminal minds like Aldrete, Bernardo and Dr Dre. They are often liars who like to play mind games and manipulate people. To some extent all Mrigashira natives play some kind of mind game, but those with Rahu here are especially manipulative. 3rd pada will make all kinds of promises they can’t keep just to please people and keep the peace; but of course this often backfires and they can use the peaceful nature of others against them.

Rahu in the 4th pada can be especially deadly, but they all make good public relations people capable of manipulating the masses. They tend towards excessive selfishness, indulgence, vulgarity or narcissism.  Clintons war on drugs, Bush’s war on terrorism and his hunt for Osama and Saddam. Now Harris found power in her quest against racism. These are all useful pretexts for never ending war due to the foggy nature of their quest.

Dwight Eisenhower (1), John Leslie (1), Lucy London (1), Bill Clinton (1), Steve Austin (2), Sylvester Stallone (2), Trump (2), Eddie Vedder (2), Isil (2), George Bush Jr. (2), Emily Carr (2), Dr Dre (2), Brandon Lee (2), Cheech Martin (2),  Dr Dre (2), Chris Rock (2), Simone de Beauvoir (3), Sara Nares (3), David Gilmore (3), Van Goth (3), Kamala Harris (3), Ernest Rutherford (4), Brittney Halford (4), Sara Aldrete (smuggler/killer(4)), Andy Hug (4), Paul Bernardo (4), Valerie Cizek, Heather Dunward, Diweight Eisenhower, Michael Green,  Syed Modasser,  Marie Pascal Orphee, NItali Dilip Patel, Rossano, Edward Snowden, 

Ketu in Mrigashira

These people jump to conclusions, take leaps of faith and get on the bandwagon. Their intuition lacks a filter and they may smell a rat where there is none. They don’t want to be left behind and they may want to move others forward as well. There may be something shadowy about their search

Claude Rivière (1) (thief), Swami Vivekananda (1), Bill Gates (1), John Calvin (1), Bill Nye (1), Maurice de Rothschild (1), Warren Beatty (1), Ghat Astrologer Varanasi (3), James Blunt (3), Napoleon Bonaparte (3), Sylvia Brown (3), Betty Ford (3), Arthur Schopenhauer (3), Leo Strauss (3), AOC (4), Kathy Witt (4), Kate Moss (4), Thomas Beatie (pregnant man) (4), Sharvangi Varanasi (4), Jitendra Hassija (4), Patrica Varanasi (4), Bhairava Anuttara, Friedrich Beyer, David Carradine, Chris Chalifoux, Robbery Curry, Betty Ford, Pope Francis, Brittney Halford, Deni Montana Harrelson, Howie Mandel

Our individuality is all that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life’s bittersweet route.”― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

2. Bharani Nakshatra

Ruled by Venus. (13° 20’ – 26° 40’ Aries) The Bee (the Fly) #35, #39, #41 Arietis.

The star of Restraint. Power to Clean and Remove Impurity

Meaning: She who Bears 

Main deity: Yami & Yama – Gods of Life & Death.

Main symbols: A Vagina; a Doorway or Cave (the gatekeeper),

Associations: Bondage of time and karma, how we make choices. Yamas and Niyama of Patanjali. 

Secondary deities: Ganesha, Kali, Saturn and sacrifice. Radha – Krishna and Chandra. Hades and Persephone (Pluto and Proserpina).

Secondary symbols:  Triangle,  Boat (which carries you to the other side), and an elephant. 

Tree – Incense: Amla – Indian Gooseberry 

Body parts: Top of the Head & Bottom of the Feet

Sexual – creative animal: Male Elephant – Musth 

Trimurti: Vishnu/Preservation

Gotra/Clan: Sage Vashishta

Gana/Race: Manushya/Human

Varna/Caste: Mleccha

Motivation/Goal: Artha

Nature: Fierce /Severe

Activity: Balanced

Place: Street

Guna: Rajasic

Element: Earth

Tridosha: Pitta

Sex/Gender: Female

Downward Facing

Direction: West

Colour: Blood Red

Animal: Male Elephant

 

Guernica – Picasso

Classical References

Moon in Bharani: 

Brihat Samhita Rulership: Those who feed on blood and flesh, cruel men, those that are engaged in killing, imprisonment and beating others, low-born persons, and those who are devoid of courage (character or nobility).

Hora Sara: They will have a quietly disposed mind, will be unsteady in their thinking, they will chase after women, be dear to their brothers, self-respected, courageous, helpful to friends, and long lived. They will have fewer sons.

Jataka Parijata: They will have a defective limb, be addicted to another’s wife, be cruel and ungrateful but will possess wealth.

Sage Narada: They will be skilful in sexual acts, be truthful, resolute in their undertakings, bereft of sickness, fortunate and will eat limited food.

Brihat Samhita: They will be determined and carry out what they set out to do. They will be truthful, free from ill health, efficient and happy.

Varahamihira: They are resolute, honest, healthy and happy.

Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Bharani, dancers, actors, musicians or singers, those who play on musical instruments, the wicked and hunters will all come to harm.

Auspicious Activities

Bharani is a fierce, severe nakshatra so it’s not good for auspicious activities. Marriage, travel, and ceremonial events should not be undertaken when the Moon transits Bharani. The classics suggest that we destroy our enemies, administer poison, or work with fire for this transit. The energy of Bharani is works for preservation and to establish order; despite it’s fierceness, it’s not really a destructive nakshatra. Bharani like’s to impose harsh discipline to maintain order. This can be alright if we are on the side of imposition rather than the one being imposed upon, but it’s ultimately nasty business for both parties. This logic generally extends to the marketplace to make this a “sellers day;” which is not so good for the buyer. Unorthodox tantric practices that demand discipline and harsh austerities can proceed in Bharani.

Special Considerations

  • Pushkara Amsha: 21º Aries. Nourishing part of the sign. Transiting planets give auspicious results when they cross this point.
  • Saturn is debilitated at 20º Aries.
  • Pushkara Navamsha is between 20º – 23º 20’ (Libra navamsha).

Qualities of Bharani

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 of the available resources.

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 7th sister who stays in the handle of the Big Dipper with her husband (a star called Mizar) instead of with her six sisters in Pleiades (the Vedic seers only recognised 6 stars in Pleiades). The star Mizar is sometimes worshiped by married women in thanks for the blessings of married life. The seven sons of Vashishta and Arundhati all became great sages themselves. Vashishta was the keeper of the wish fulfilling cow, 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.

Human: Humans are the balance between the gods and the demons. While we may be blessed with compassion and higher virtues, humans are not afraid  to “dance with the devil.” Although we wish to make healthier, more meaningful choices, Bharani deals with the temptation of natural human desires.

Outcaste: Living on the fringes of society, capable of mixing with all classes, connected with the underground communities. Dark cruel plants here will bring a person to a dark cruel place.

Artha: Bhairani is motivated to make money and provide safety & security through material abundance while building things that will last, grow and gain in value. Bharani has much to do with natural resources and stored wealth. Planets that support wealth acquisition will do well here.

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: Bharani people are always seeking some kind of balance. Balance between right and wrong, life and death, past and future, fate and free will. Justice, human rights, and business all seek to find some balance between competing interests.

Rajasic: function through the mind, emotions, intellect in a spiritually active way.

Earth element: A solid, dense, stable, grounded nakshatra dealing with the material world. Planets here show less subtlety in their results.

Pitta: Hot, oily, light, sharp, rough. Will influence a pitta constitution on the Karaka features of the planet. Lagna here could influence pitta physical constitution. If the moon is here it will be their mind, if Mars is here the brothers and competitors and activities might have qualities of pitta.

Female: This nakshatra lends feminine traits to the significations of the planets involved. The 5th lord here may give a daughter, the 10th lord can give a female boss, and the Sun may give female authority figures. Masculine plants can disturb the polarity.

Kali has a strong influence on this nakshatra and the triangle brings our awareness to the chaotic, downward moving, materialistic, time aware power of the divine feminine. Kali is the one who destroys our darkest demons. She is the divinity we find when we sink to our lowest point, and by her power we raise ourselves up again.

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.

West: Planets here are likely to give their full results in the West. When this asterism is placed in the western quadrant of the chart it gains extra strength to give results. 

Male Elephant 

Elephants mating

Males and females usually live separately, with the females forming matriarchal groups with the leader directing the route to all the others. Males usually leave the group when they are around 12 or 15 years old. They will roam alone or spend time with other males. They will often have a close friendship with an older male who they seem to learn from. Although sexually mature around 15 years old, they do not usually become sexually active until 30 years old when they become capable of asserting their dominance, which is necessary in order to find a mate.  

Musth: Means ‘intoxicated’ in Hindi. This happens when the bull elephants’ testosterone spikes making them hyper-aggressive and increasing their power so that even smaller bulls can occasionally defeat larger, older males in the fight for dominance that allows them to mate with females who are in estrus. It only lasts for a few days. A gland between their eye and their ear swells and releases a sticky dark liquid with a strong smell. Their urine which dribbles from them also releases a foul hormonal fragrance. 

The male elephant penis can be up to four feet long while the female reproductive canal can be up to 8 feet long. Females are usually only fertile for a few days of their four month estrus cycle.  These are usually the later days in order to increase the chances of reproduction with the strangest and most dominant male capable of defeating all the rest. Males only mate when they are musthing, which leaves very small windows for natural selection to work and maintain the diversity of the herds.

Males may “flirt” by offering food to the female and by probing their vulva and inspecting their urine. He might even chase her around for a short time, but there is relatively little foreplay and the mounting only lasts a couple of minutes. They will hang out together afterwards swishing their tails and wrap their trunks around each other. The female will have many partners during the time she is in estrus. Estrus cycle only happens every 4-6 years. Male too have their musth periods governed by nature so that only a few have it at any given time. 

Both genders emit a variety of vocalisations throughout the mating period: predominantly described as a low growl or a rumble.

Notice the elephants supporting the world when they churn the Ocean of Milk

Ganesha was an elephant, and Indra, Balarama, Skanda, Aiyanar all rode elephants. 

Elephants guard and support the world in the four cardinal directions. As many as sixteen elephants. They are said to cause earthquakes when they move. They support the milky way disk which bulges in the middle from the tortoiseshell and the milky way itself swirling like snakes around it. We find these three (elephant, tortoise, snakes) supporting the world in multiple myths. They are all in place just below the surface in the myth of the churning of the ocean. Gaja, the traditional word for Elephant, relates to Gaia and the milky way. Elephants personify a number of positive attributes including  fertility and richness; boldness and strength; and wisdom and royalty.

Airavata was given to Indra. Airavata’s death was used as anexcuse by Yudishtra to say that a soldier of the sam name had died. Yudhishtra’s only lie. His feet came back to earth immediately.

Airavata, who emerged from the churning of the ocean of milk, was the first elephant. He became the mount of Indra and had the same name as Drona’s son, which gave Yudhisthira just enough of a loophole to say that Airavata was dead. Drona assumed it was his own son who had died and this broke his morale and he soon stopped fighting. 

Bharani – Ashwini Comparison

AshwiniBharani
Headless, random activityHierarchy of value to our activity
Aware of nowAware of past and future
DopamineSerotonin
Always looking for a fixSacrifice
Particulars in between. Universal polar opposites.
The accelerator (freedom)The brake (consequences)
Moves thru spaceMoves thru time
Looks like a ponyLooks like death

Gods & Symbols of Bharani

Yama & Yami 

Yamraj – Dharmaraj

Yama is the god of death, Dharmaraj, lord of the underworld, lord of the pitris (ancestors). Second child of Surya, he is the younger step brother of Saturn and the elder brother of the Ashwini Kumars. He is also known as Manu, the first mortal; the person to die. Yamuna (or Yami) is his twin sister. He is considered one of the great Agnis (fires). His relation to time connects him with Kali, Saturn and the crow. He lives in the underworld surrounded by various kinds of hell to punish the sins of man. 

He has four arms, protruding fangs, a complexion of storm clouds with a wrathful expression surrounded by a garland of flames, dressed in red, yellow and blue; holding a noose, a mace, and a sword. He rides a buffalo. He’s known to inflict torture and he fills men’s hearts with great fear. He gives individuals the power to bear any path in life.

Yama means: twin, moral rule or duty, self control, forbearance, cessation, retribution, to rein in. He dispenses law and punishment to sinners, and makes them repent. He rules the southern direction, likes the Sandal tree and knows the arts of poetry and the sacred hymns.

Yama & Yami

His when his sister Yami reached puberty she famously tried to persuade him to have sex with her.  She offered many arguments as to why it would not be breaking dharma, but he knew that sexual intercourse with his own sister would go against dharma in the mortal world where every action provokes a reaction seen or unseen. His reward for such self control was to become the chief justice of the universe. 

Yama was the father of Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandavas, who was famous for always speaking the truth. Yama once took the form of a Yaksha (a nature spirit) to test Yudhishthira’s righteousness with a series of riddles. Pleased with his answers he brought two of the Pandava brothers back to life after they drank from the forbidden waters. This is a very famous passage of the Mahabharata called the “Yaksha Prashna.”

Yudhishthira once asked sage Markandeya if there has ever been a woman whose devotion matched Drupadi’s. Markandeya told him of a time when Yama went to take the soul of Satyavan after he died. Yama was so impressed with the dedication to dharma of Satyavan’s wife, Savitri, that he brought Satyavan back to life. 

Yama once incarnated as a shudra named Vidura after being cursed by Sage Mandavya for being too harsh in his punishments. While he played this role, Krishna was forced to take Yama’s seat in dispensing justice. But Krishna didn’t take anyone. Births continued, but nobody died. After some time the extra weight caused the earth to sink into the great ocean. Varaha had to dive down and rescue earth; raising it up with his tusk.

Meanwhile, Yama personified as Vidura, got kicked out of the family home by his elder brother for speaking in defence of the Pandavas. To pass the time he went on pilgrimage meeting other devotees of Krishna. Sage Maitreya told him the truth of his divine birth. Bharani natives are capable of realising deep truths about themselves while on pilgrimage. Namely that we all have a divine immortal core within us. 

Krishna and Balarama were known to have traveled to the underworld home of Yama to retrieve the son of their guru Sandipani Muni. Recognising Krishna’s true nature as Vishnu, Yama offered obeisance to the two visitors and returned the boy without hesitation. The Maha mantra “Hare Rama Hare Krishna” relates to the sun and moon, day and night aspects of Bharani.  

His mother cursed him to his father which caused his grandson, Vena, to turn his back on dharma. We are taught that sins in this life will be paid for in future generations. 

Sage Markandeya used Trayambakum mantra to keep Yama from taking him.

Yama was destroyed by Shiva when he came to claim the soul of Sage Markandeya, who passed the auspicious tryambakam mantra down to us. Shiva was eventually convinced by the other gods to revive him.  Kartikeya, the ruler of the next nakshatra, may have carried out the killing for Shiva.

Yama was the teacher of the Brahmin boy Nachiketa to whom he gave three boons: The first was the restoration of family bonds and values. The next was for the knowledge of fire sacrifice to attain heaven.  And the third boon was to know the mysteries of what is beyond the world of life and death and the cycles of karma. Yama tries to avoid this final boon by offering wealth, pleasures, and sensual delights but Nachiketa refuses all of these, showing that he had self control. 

Yama once fought with Janamejeya in hell. He lost and offered him  knowledge of emancipation. 

Yama Gayatri Mantra

“Om surya puthraya vidhmahe maha kalaya

Dheemahi thanno yamaha prachodayath”

“Om, let me meditate on the son or the Sun god

Oh great Lord of time, give me higher intellect, 

And let the God of death illuminate my mind”

The five Yamas
Patanjali’s Yama & Niyama

The five restraints of Patanjali yoga

  1. Ahimsa: Non-violence
  2. Satya: Truthfulness
  3. Asteya: Non-covetous
  4. Brahmacharya: Self restraint
  5. Aparigraha: Non-possessiveness
Hades – Pluto

Lord of the underworld and everything under the earth. The unseen one, the one who distributes riches from below. Master of the three-headed guard dog Cerberus who protected the gates of the underworld. He is known to be cold, stern and duty driven; holding everyone equally accountable to his laws. He was intent on keeping the souls he had and keeping the schedule for departure from the earthly world. Only a handful of heroes ever dared make the journey to the underworld and survived. 

When the man Asclepius became such a great physician that he was capable of bringing the dead back to life, Hades had Zeus kill him with a thunderbolt. Hades is known to have left his underworld home only twice: Once to bring Persephone down to the underworld for their marriage, and another time he went to Mount Olympus to heal after Hercules shot him with an arrow. 

La Vie – Picasso

His underworld was a miserable place, but there were three roads: one to the Island of Blessed for the Heroes (a kind of heaven), a kind of middling (purgatory) world for those who were neither good or evil, and a kind of hell for the wicked ones. There were pools where memory could be erased and other pools for the mystery seekers where memories could be revived. The five rivers of Hades are: Acheron (the river of sorrow), Cocytus (lamentation), Phlegethon (fire), Lethe (oblivion), Styx (hate), which forms the boundary between the upper and lower worlds. Narcissus and cypress plants are special to Hades. Some suggest that Hades was a cover name for Dionysus to hide the mysteries of the cult; and there are certainly many mysteries related to Hades and his underworld. 

Hades & Persephone (Goddess of Nature)

When Hades fell in love with Persephone he made a plan with Zeus to kidnap her. While she was playing with her freshwater nymph friends, Zeus and Hades caused the earth beneath her feet to open up and she fell into the underworld. Hades married her. She may also have been led away by her fascination with a yellow flower (a narcissus/by her own narcissus). Nymph Cyane tried to help her but was no match for Hades; she melted into a pool of tears to form the river of her name. 

Persephone’s mother, Demeter, went mad looking for her daughter. She cursed the nymphs to become old and fat with scaly bodies known as Sirens. She even disguised herself as an old lady with a lighted torch and roamed the earth for nine days and nights. When she found her daughter in the underworld she pleaded with them to allow her to live on the surface. She was then allowed up for 6 months and had to remain with her husband in Hades for the other six months; marking spring and winter respectively. She was not happy at first but grew to love her husband. 

Pirithous tries to kidnap Persephone

Pirithous & Theseus decided they wanted to marry the wives of the gods. They first kidnapped Helen for Theseus to marry and then they went into Hades’ underworld to kidnap Persephone for Pirithous to marry. Hades, knowing their intention, lured them to dinner and then had them sized by snakes as they ate. Hercules saved Theseus but Pirithous has never left. Hades put him in the chair of forgetfulness.

Hercules & Cerberus
Hercules’ final labour to steal Hades’ dog

He first had to get initiated into the Eleusinian mysteries in order to absolve his guilt for killing the centaurs. He also had to learn how to get in and out of the underworld alive. He had much help from the gods by this time and Hades agreed to let him take the dog as long as he promised to take good care of him and do him no harm. 

Health

Top of the head, the brain & bottom of feet

    • Genetic Inherited illness

The brain and the endocrine system. It may deal with the entire Pituitary – Hypothalamus – Adrenal axis. The pituitary as the seat of the soul is particularly related to Bharani. Serotonin and its relationship with delayed pleasure is highlighted with this nakshatra while  Endorphins bring to question the relationship between pleasure and pain and offer as a reward for bearing some pain or sacrifice. Oxytocin relates a lot with the sense of trust, caring, and comfort. (Dopamine and Cortisol may belong more to Ashwini who is seeking reward and achievement might be related more with Ashwini, but in this regard Bharani and Ashwini also work together as twins: the execrator and the brake.

Most of the health problems with this nakshatra are hereditary and come down to making poor lifestyle choice: smoking, drinking, drugs,  poor diet, taboo sex. Stress can be.incredibly high for people just doing their duty and they are often found in positions of trust. Though of course heavy malefic will break the trust somehow and rather than hand out the consequences one will suffer them.

Evolutionary Biology

Saturn is debilitated in Bharani. He has a restrictive influence on the happy hormones in some way. Drug or alcohol abuse is common among them all at some point of their lives. They’ve all dealt with the devil inside of themselves and tend to meet with the worse side of human nature. Mental illness, depression, anxiety, poor diet affecting digestion, nutrition, blood, heart, lungs, body pain and stiffness. Both extremes of sexual perversity and frigidity (or impotency) can be experienced with this placement. As levels of oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins are diminished by Saturn then we are forced to suffer the consequences possibly through several generations.

Deficiency in Serotonin, GABA, and endorphins is usually correlated and expressed through addictive behaviour, stress, anxiety, depression, self-destructive behaviour, pain in the body, Fibromyalgia, emotional sensitivity, pleasure seeking behaviour, taboo breaking behaviour. A well placed Mars is likely to be familiar with the endorphin rush of exercise and sudden bursts of activity; but if Rahu Ketu or Saturn are disrupting this energy in Bharani they can develop a self destructive streak.

Serotonin is related with achievement and the satisfaction of delayed pleasure. Low serotonin, gives OCD effect: obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviours: anxiety, stress, agitation, depression, poor digestion or appetite, poor breathing, body pain, mental stagnation.

Oxytocin is the bonding hormone triggered by children, childbirth, human contact and bonding. Low Oxytocin makes a person feel disconnected, lonely, cut off from others, but anxious when they are with others.

Dopamine is the hit, the reward, yes! Low Dopamine is connected with high stress, drug use, and poor diet. They may show low levels of iron magnesium and zinc as well. Addiction, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Bi-polar disorder. Inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, epilepsy.  (Dopamine may relate to Ashwini more than Bharani.)

Parkinson disease, brain tumours, aneurysms, epilepsy, memory problems can also be found in Bharani.

Reflexology gets some standing in Bharani by connecting the soles of the feet to the brain. It’s through Bharani that we are able to experience the inactivity in activity & and the activity in inactivity.

Musca Borealis

Stars of Bharani

Musca Borealis: Apis; the Bee, the Fly, Vespa. 

Most of this constellation remains below the northern horizon. The bee is said to provide nourishment for the next constellation, the “Chameleon” (with its tongue out to catch the bee or fly). Radiation which is emitted into space is produced through a process of positron annihilation. Stars #39 & 41 are parts of the constellation Lilii Borea (Lilium – the Lily – Fleur de Lille) of antiquity. This relates Bharani to bee’s, honey, and flying insects generally.

Star #41 Arietis: The star called Bharani.  A triple star system, shining a blue-white hue. This is the main and brightest star of Musca Borealis. There are ‘nebulous’ absorption lines in the star’s spectrum caused by the Doppler effect of rapid rotation. 

Star #39 Arietis: A giant star. It’s at the evolutionary stage known as the “red clump,” indicating that it generates energy at its core through the fusion of helium. 1.6 times the mass of the sun, 11 times the radius and shines 56 times brighter. Energy is radiated into space. Cool orange hue of a K-type star.  

Star #35 Arietis: binary star with 490 day orbit. Shines with a blue-white hue of a B-type star

Tree of Bharani

Amla – Indian Goose Berry

Amla: Indian Gooseberry, Amalaki, Phyllanthus Emblica:

Small to medium size tree (1 – 8 m). Flowers are greenish-yellowish, Fruit is nearly perfectly round and smooth with 6 vertical stripes and is hand picked in the autumn. It’s commonly pickled with salt, oil and spices but can also be eaten raw or cooked into food like dal or sweets. The bark is also used to impart a bitter-astringent taste to traditional fish soup called Holat in Indonesia.

All parts of the tree are used in Ayurvedic medicine. It’s classified as having sour & astringent as primary flavours, with sweet, bitter & pungent as secondary flavours. Qualities are light and dry. Post Digestive effect is sweet and cooling. A fibrous fruit that is high in vitamin C & antioxidants. Main ingredient in the rejuvenating tonic is called Chyawanprash. It’s also used in inks and textiles for colour fixing.

Exposition

Bharani is the doorway that we cross at the moments of birth and death. The metaphysical birth of the subject and the object and the merging of the two. This can be a powerful nakshatra for yogis practicing the restraints, binds, locks; those concerned with severing the knots that keep us bound to this limited reality. Karmic bonds are paramount to karma yogis; they know only too well that we cannot escape our karma. They can be very duty bound people no matter how distasteful the job. They know that the path of life is but the road to death.

Sex and death connects Bharani to the mystery school, esoteric, occult and tantric perspectives of the world. Bharani makes us grapple with  time, mortality and the ticking clock. Since there is limited time, it matters what we do. Bharani helps give deeper meaning to our actions. Yama gathers up all our actions, thoughts, words, sense impressions and doles out our karma accordingly.

Bharani has a lot to do with regulating the headless energy of Ashwini, Yama is the one who holds the reins and teaches us to sacrifice our present for the future, and to sacrifice our innocence to a higher purpose. Yama also teaches the consequences. This leads to all kinds of jobs as police, lawyers, judges as well as all related fields. But also to fields related to disciplining children or breaking horses.

Childbirth, babies and children can all be strong themes in Bharani.  Midwives, fertility experts, early education or childhood development, They might also work at the end of the road as well, working as hospice workers, hospitals, other positions of trust or expectation that they will do their duty.

Anything related to female sexuality can be prevalent in this nakshatra, making them well suited for modern hospitality and entertainment industries: yoga teachers, dances, influencers, or musicians . They may often have a look like death; or as if something has died inside of them. 

Any careers related to genetics, heredity, agriculture, animal husbandry, fertiliser, seed germination; anyone working under the awareness of generational wealth.

They can be very good at business: gatekeepers for the transfer of value, payments, shipping, receiving, taxes, banking, trusts, loans, debts. They have a keen understanding of value

On the dark side they can be involved directly in the business of death. They may be butchers or killers, cooks or hunters, crematory or cemetery workers, soldiers or mercenaries. All of the dirtiest jobs relate to Bharani. “It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it.” It’s usually a Bharani doing it.

Underworld mafia and dark, shady underground places are represented here. Sexual exploitation, drugs, crime, addiction, terrorists, and those involved with making the tools (like guns, S & M toys, caskets, bong shops) of these dark trades. If you want to know about the consequences of bad decisions, just talk to a Bharani person.

Bharani is also involved with all kinds of literal underground resources: oil, mining and minerals, public utilities, buried treasure. The  earthquakes, volcanoes and geology and any studies and understanding of the wealth which is buried underground.

Mars & Venus

Planetary Rulers of Bharani

Venus: All of the Venus nakshatras including Bharani, Purva Phalguni & Purva Ashadha will enjoy Music and sensual pleasures. These are places that value women, women, balance, and harmony. Beauty is important to them as are their possessions. These are places where arrangements are made, agreements & contracts are signed and there’s an air of mutual interest. Venus also likes advocacy & equity, building trust & making promises; she is the peace-keeper of astrology. Alone, Venus is devoid of aggressive tendencies, she wants to make a deal and bargain; in such a setting, image becomes everything and Venus is not adverse to wearing a mask, Venus also relates with storage places and every kind of collection you can imagine.

Mars – Aries: Selfish, anger, aggression, power, courage, brothers, fire, steel, blood, direct penetration, competition, fresh, active, assertive, impatient, anticipation, impulsive, crude, daring, dominant, pioneer, sharp, cutting, kinetic energy, dynamic, direct pursuit, direct conquest, head to head, courage, first to arrive, the head. 

Mars + Venus: Love becomes a weapon that can penetrate deep; it brings a lot of passion to Bharani. This can cause them to roam relationships a little bit in search of that passion. They are looking for love in all the wrong places. Anger and aggression can be used as tools of diplomacy. They might be constantly in search of some kind of new balance as they actively pursue life’s pleasure. We get some competitive beauty here; both sexes/genders will tend to aggressively try to attract attention from the other and gain the trust of others. Bargaining and agreement seeking can be competitive with both sides seeking to beat the other; to get just a little bit bigger slice of the pie. They will vigorously seek the acquisition of valuable objects. 

Pada’s of Bharani

Pada 1 (Aries + Venus + Leo): 

They hold themselves with pride (stately). ingly, with good qualities, daring, winners of wars, mixed results with family and friends, wide eyed, golden complexioned, and always carry weapons.

They value creativity and originality. They may work with children to develop their creativity, and intelligence. They make natural leaders and may be an authority of what is right and wrong which could take them into criminal justice or the realm of morals and ethics.Oddly enough this trait can make them good at choreography and getting everyone on the same page so to speak.   They can be good at dance, yoga, and sports and are not likely to have any issue with expressing themselves or their opinion. Which might just be one of their greatest hurdles: big ego, strong opinions. The Sun gets some extra power here in this regard due to being in his own Navamsha; they are typically intelligent and have a good education as well.

Ascendant: Charles Bukowski (1), Isaac Newton (1), Mr Fred Rogers (1), Heidi Loeppky (Neo-Tantra (1)), Richard Wagner (Supreme Court Judge Canada (1)) Sun: Michell Pfeiffer (1), Candace Owens (1), Ulysses S Grant (1), Uma Thurman (1), Daven (1), Curtis Joseph (Goaltender(1)). Moon: Quentin Tarantino (1), Richard Wagner (Judge (1)), Yoichiro Nambu (Physics (1)), Jean Jacques Rousseau (1), Bret Weinsteinn (Evolutionary Biology (1)), Bill Nye (1), Reverend Jerry Farwell (1), George Floyd (Doorman (1)). Mars: Edward Smyth-Osbourn (1), Eddie Gallagher (1), Castro (1), Kate Moss (1), Henry David Thoreau (1), Rose McGowan (1),  Jupiter: Dick Cheney. Saturn: Dick Cheney, Mel Gibson

Ulysses S. Grant in vigorous pursuit of union.

Pada 2 (Aries + Venus + Virgo): Venus Debilitated in navamsha. 

Logic, rhetoric and argumentation skills essential for law and politics can be found here. They can be very critical about the value of things. This could involve them in work that involves appraisal and they might be called in to figure things out for people in a general sense. This position involves giving an opinion and supporting it; one has to take a stand. And of course this can also be controversial; they will likely face a lot of criticism. Planets here will involve them in some kind of exploitation, imbalance, crime; likely in different degrees in their both their private and professional lives: clinical settings, crime scene, courts, theatres of war, Saturn here really increases the chance of exploitation of labour. If Venus is here, pleasure, beauty, and “agreement” can be used to mask the problems or cover up the crimes. 

These people are usually pretty comfortable in their bodies but their power can be reduced due to over indulgence in pleasures. They can be good fighters, they could be ambidextrous and usually fairly agile. They usually have a pretty good idea of what hell is; either through their personal or professional lives. They will have a very strong sense of duty.  Virgo can also involve criminal enterprise: financial crime or petty crime and the story of lost innocence becomes especially potent in this pada. Sanjay Rath has stated that if the Sun is 17°-18° STD’s are possible. If the Sun is 18°-19° then serious skin diseases are indicated

Ascendant: Dick Cheney (2), Charles Arthur (2), Robert Yeats (Geologist (2)), Ron DeSantis (2), Mia Farrow (2), Al Pacino (2), Sun: Willie Nelson (2), The Rock (2), Christine Texas (2), Oliver Cromwell (2), Karla Holmolka (2), Shakespeare (2), David Backham (2), Maria Slemionow (2),Jane West (2), Moon: Carlos Castaneda (2), Baruch Spinoza (optical lenses & philosopher (2)), Meryl Streep (2), Descartes (lawyer (2)). Mars: Isaac Newton (2), Thomas Beatie (2), Cheryl Crane (2), Jordan Peterson (2), Tamerlane (2), Alena (2), Mercury: Sid Vicious. Venus: Descartes, Willie Nelson. Jupiter: Edmond James Rothchild. Saturn: Uma Thurman. Rahu: Karl Marx

Pada 3 (Aries + Venus + Libra): Pushkara Navamsha

Harmoniser of opposites. Highlights the side of Venus that actively pursues balance, harmony, trust, union and agreement. They can be quite wealthy and many of the business and deal making abilities get highlighted here. They are good yogis, dancers, musicians, Radha – Krishna types, entertainers, and influencers. They can be very caring and trust is important to them. They might even have a trust fund. They might work with relationship, sex industry, hospitality, entertainment, dance teachers, but they will have to balance two distinctly different lives somehow. This is not a good position for the Sun since he becomes debilitated in the Navamsha. No matter how high of a position they start out with they will lose everything: from a king to a pauper. Steadfast worship of the Sun in his periods is the only remedy but Savitri was successful in retrieving her husband from Yamraj using this method. Saturn typically gives good results since they are likely to have a partner to go thru hell with and those commitments will be all the firmer for it. 

Ascendant: Edmond Jamse de Rothchild (3), Dave Toschi (3), Joseph Campbell (3), Joseph Campbell (3),  Sun: Karl Max (3), Tony Blair (3), Martin Brodeur (Goaltender (3)), David Carpenter (3), Mary Ann Polly Seguin (3), Jeremy Jai Ditchwitch (3), Audrey Hepburn (3), Calamity Jane (3), Moon: Swami Sivananda (doctor (3)), Karl Marx (3), Cliana Ireland (Psychoanalyst (3)), Ronald Reagan (3), Bugsy Siegel (3), Teresa de Avila (3), Russia (3),Chamunda Devi (foreign aghori baba living in Varanasi. died Aug 2020 (3)). Mars: Meredith Black (3), Jennifer Lawrence (3), Madonna (3), Eliana Trinaistic (3), Swami Yukteshwar Giri (3),Chuck Norris (3), Jesse James (3), UK (3), Sri Ramana Maharshi (3), Jen Angosta (3), Charlie Chaplin (3), Bruce Willis (3),  Jupiter: Ulysses S Grant. Venus: Candace Owens Saturn:  Lance Alsworth (3), Robert Buell (3), Naomi Campbell (3), Winston Churchill (3), Ted Cruz (3), Martin Sheen (3), Benjamin Franklin (3), John Lennon (3), Jackson Pollock (3),

Pada 4 (Aries + Venus + Scorpio)

Sex, death and the dark side of the human psyche get highlighted here. Underground resources, mining and oil are also favoured as are war, emergency response, and dealing with catastrophe. This can be a very high energy, productive, investigative, discovery, research orientated position but it certainly has a dark and mysterious side. They often face many unexpected problems growing up and there may be an air of secrecy around many things. They can be degenerate, poor, cruel, deceptive, and far too cunning for one’s own good.  

Ascendant: Bepin Behari (4), Susan B (4), Yoichiro Nambu (4), Sun:  Stanislawa Leszczynska (incarcerated midwife (4)), Sonny Liston (Boxer – Doorman (4)),Maxmillian Robespierre (4), Rabindranath Tagore (4), Sigmund Freud (4), Sid Vicious (4), Leon Festinger (4), Ronnie Gale Dreyer (Philosopher – Astrologer (4)),. Moon: Bob Dylan (4), Mother Teresa (4), Cynthia Breazeal (robotics (4)), Joan Collins (child advocate (4)), Cheryl Crane (4),Stephen Jay Gould (pianist), Emmanuel Macron (investment banker (4)), Demi Moore (4), Mars: Timothy McVeighm (4), Jeremy Corbyn (4), JFK (4), Harvey Cushing (4), Leon Festinger (4), Thich Nhat Hanh (4), Hitler (4), Kathy Witt (4), Liv Tyler (4). Saturn: Roy Rogers. Ketu: Sid Vicious

Planets in Bharani

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