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Bharani Nakshatra

Bharani Nakshatra: (13° 20’ – 26° 40’ Aries)

Star of restraint. Power to clean and remove impurity. Ruled by the god of death, Yama & and his sister Yami, “goddess of life.  ( Hades and Persephone from the western perspective). It’s about the bondage of time and karma and has a lot to do with his we make choices.

The main symbols are a vagina (childbirth and female sexuality), a doorway (the gate keeper), a boat (that which carries you to the other side), a triangle (I believe this would be a downward pointing triangle symbolising the feminine aspect of creation), an elephant (Ganesha).

Kali, Saturn and sacrifice have 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. The feminine aspect also connect this nakshatra to Radha – Krishna and the moon. 

Venus is the planetary ruler of this nakshatra opening us up to a world of competing values. 

Health

  • Top of the head (brain) and bottom of feet

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 it’s relationship with delayed pleasure is highlighted with this nakshatra while  Endorphins bring to question the relationship between pleasure and pain and offering as a reward for bear some pain or sacrifice. Oxytocin relates a lot with the sense of trust, caring, comforting. (Dopamine and Cortisol may belong more to Ashwini who is seeking reward and achievement might be relate 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 with break the trust somehow and rather than hand out the consequences one will suffer them.

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 thru several generations.

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, Alziemers, Bi-polar disorder. Inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, epilepsy.  (Dopamine may relate to Ashwini more than Bharani.)

Deficiency in Serotonin, GABA, and endorphins is usually correlated and expressed thru 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.

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 thru Bharani that we are able to experience the inactivity in activity & and the activity in inactivity.

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

Key Themes / Careers

Bharani is the door way 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 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 doorway are 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 makshatra making them well suited for modern hospitality and entertainment industries: yoga teachers, dances, influencers, or musicians might . 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 with 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 under ground 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.

Qualities of Bharani

Mleccha (outcaste), Artha, Human, Rajas – Rajas – Tamas, Fierce/Severe, Pitta, Balanced, Downward looking, Female, Earth element, Sustaining/Organising principle, Sage Vashishta

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 dark cruel place. 

Artha: Bhairani is motivated to make money and provide safety & security thru 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.

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.

Fierce / Severe: A provocative placement for starting fights, arguments, quitting your job, bringing and end to things or taking care of things once and for all. Serving justice, or carrying out a crime. Harvest, clearing land for development, activities that once done cannot be undone. 

Pitta: Hot, oily, light, sharp, rough. Will influence a pitta constitution to 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. 

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, business all seek to find some balance between competing interests. 

Downward looking: Good for research, underground activity, digging wells or laying a foundation, gambling, pessimism. Planets placed here are likely to keep their karaoke signification underground. Both malice and charity might be keep underground. 

Female: This nakshatra lends feminine traits to the significations of the planets involved. 5th lord here may give a daughter, 10th lord can give a female boss, Sun may give female authority figures. Masculine plants can disturb the polarity. 

Earth element: A solid, dense, stable, grounded nakshatra dealing with the material world. Planets here show less subtlety in their results. 

Sustaining / Organising principle: Focused is to maintain order in the universe. Its fierce properties like death and destruction are usually carried out for preservation. Like trimming an apple tree to give it a longer life and increase production.

Sage Vashishta: Symbol of the closeness that marriage brings to a couple. He taught electional astrology, vedanta, and yoga philosophy to the world. All of his seven sons went on to become great sages themselves and he was dedicated to the goodness and welfare of the world. He was the owner of the wish fulfilling cow, Kamadhenu and her child Nandini. The star Mizar is known as Vashistha and the nearby Alcor star is known as Arundhati, the name of Vashishta’s virtuous wife. Alcor is sometimes worshipped by married women to remind them of the virtues of being married.

West: Planets here are likely to give their full results in the West. When this asterism in placed in the western quadrant of the chart it gains extra strength to give results

Gods & Symbols of Bharani

Yama & Yami 

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 on the 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, 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.

His when his sister Yami reached puberty she famously tried to persuade him to have sex with her.  She offered many arguments 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 of 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 for 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. 

Yama was destroyed by Shiva when he came to claim the soul of Sage Markandeya, who passed the auspicious trayambakam mantra don 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 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:  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 of 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. 

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 upper and under 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 when 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 tries 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’ 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. 



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 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 the 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 called Chyawanprash.

It’s also used in inks and textiles for colour fixing.

Sexual – Creative Animal

Male Elephant 

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 reproducing with the strangest and most dominant male capable of defeating all the rest. Males only mate when they are musthing which leave very small windows for natural selection to work and maintain diversity of the herds.

Males may “flirt” by offering food to the female and by probing their vulva and inspect 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 happen 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.

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 would 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, 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 moral and he soon stopped fighting. 

Additional Points of Interest

  • Rahu in Bharani often breaks taboos related to sex and death. Smoky connection with stored values, underground organisations, and unusual people. Genetic disorders are possible. 
  • Saturn in Bharani can lead to confinement. One may be confined by an illness or handicap, depression, drug addiction, malnutrition. There may be heavy feelings of guilt possibly felt by the people signified by the houses involved. 
  • Venus, Moon or Jupiter here can be good for wealth and collections, but can weigh us down thru attachment.

Planetary Rulers of Ashwini

Venus: 

Music, enjoyment, sensual pleasures, value, women, balance, yoga, arrangements, agreements, contracts, deals, bargains, treasury from partnerships, mutual interests, equity, alliance, promises, trusts, advocacy. All Venus nakshatra may like drugs, alcohol or other pleasure stimulants. 

Aries + Venus

Innovative harmony, balanced beginnings, new balance, deathly sweet pleasures, active pursuit of trust, competitive bargaining, competitive value, beauty competition, active pleasures. Vigorously seek acquisition of valuable objects. 

Pada 1 (Aries + Venus + Leo): 

They value creativity and originality. They may work with children, development of creativity, and intelligence. They make natural leaders and may be an authority of what is right and wrong. They are good leaders and choreographers and do well in the physical arts of dance, yoga, sports. Too much ego and confidence can make them selfish to the point of narcissism. 

Ascendant: Mr Fred Rogers, Heidi Loeppky (Neo-Tantra), Richard Wagner (Supreme Court Judge Canada)

Sun: Candace Owens, Ulysses S Grant, Uma Thurman

Jupiter: Dick Cheney

Saturn: Dick Cheney, Mel Gibson

Pada 2 (Aries + Venus + Virgo): 

Excellent for lawyers and the art of argumentations or warriors and the art of strategy. They can be very critical about the value of one thing over another. Can be very good warriors or killers. They might carry out financial crime or petty crime and the story of lost innocence becomes especially potent in this pada. They might face a lot of criticism in life. They may have loose morals of someone whose been to hell and back. They may be oriented towards public or financial services. A sense of duty can be pronounced here and there may be exploitation present one their lives. They may be involved with war, crime, clinical medicine, poverty, drugs and other imbalanced aggressive situations,

Moon: Carlos Castaneda, Baruch Spinoza, Descartes

Ascendant: Dick Cheney, Robert Yeats (Geologist),

Sun: Willie Nelson, The Rock

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 and union 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, influencers. They can be very caring and trust is important to them. They might have a trust fund.. They might work with relationship, sex industry, hospitality, entertainment, dance teachers, they may  have to balance two lives distinctly different lives somehow.  

Moon: Swami Sivananda, Karl Marx, Bugsy Siegel, Teresa de Avila, Chamunda Devi (foreign aghore baba living in Varanasi. died Aug 2020)

Ascendant: Joseph Campbell, Edmond James Rothchild

Jupiter: Ulysses S Grant

Venus: Candace Owens

Pada 4 (Aries + Venus + Scorpio): 

Sex, death and the dark side of the human psyche get highlighted here. I would think underground resources, mining and oil would get favour here. War,  emergency response, dealing with catastrophe. It can be a very high energy, productive, investigative, discovery, research orientated. Call girls, influencers using sex or deception to sell, performers; they often have loose morals and may be hypocrites. They may have hidden empowerments, mysterious and confidential drive to control, manipulate, intrude, penetrate, implode or explode secrets.

Moon: Bob Dylan, Mother Teresa

Sun: Sigmund Freud, Sid Vicious

Saturn: Roy Rogers

Ketu: Sid Vicious


Descartes:

Rulers of 4, 5, 9, 6 & 8 Venus, Mercury, Moon conjunction in 3rd house attesting to the powerful influence his writing has had on the world. Much of his writing explored the mysteries of Yama – Hades as he sought to locate the soul in the pineal gland.

He is the father of cartesian dualism and the mind-body problem and is thought to have belonged to an occult brotherhood. He kept a secret notebook written in code.

His is 5th lord Mercury in 3rd house declared, “I think, therefore I am.” A position that undoubtedly influenced a quickness with mathematics, and general speed at dealing with small detail and facts, information. Bharani is also known for doubt and spiralling into darkness. Much of his writing was also forced to go underground to avoid the inquisition. But even when he joined the army in his youth he joined with a mercenary army in Moon-Mercury period.

He died under mysterious circumstances and his remains have been scattered. His skull, is on display in one place, his body was buried in another and one finger is missing. Ketu in 8th certainly has some influence on this.


Karl Marx

Rulers of the 6th & 7th house (and part owner of the 1st house) Sun, Moon, Rahu conjunct in third house Bharani.

Father of the communist underground revolutionary movement.

It’s not hard to see Bharani in the three laws of Dialectical materialism: 1. The law of the unity and conflict of opposites. 2. The law of the passage of quantitative changes into qualitative changes. 3. The law of the negation of the negation

He wrote extensively in defence of the impoverished and exploited classes. 6th lord and 7th lord combined to create the “class struggle,” which really becomes a struggle in how to classify things in the 3rd house. Rahu has a way of clouding it all so that we can’t quite see what he’s saying. The message is inconsistent and the philosophy doesn’t stick together.  These two lords (6th & 7th) bring a lot of struggle into the 3rd house of brotherhood, teammates, group members, as well as to meetings, communications.

He joined a controversial group of provocateurs in his Moon-Rahu period around the age of eighteen called the Young Hegelians, and his insolvent with underground revolutionaries continued for the rest of his life. He championed anyone who wanted to tear down the capitalist system.

His Moon Sun period, brought fight with group members, heavy pressure from government forced him to resign from a publication he was editing. He even got married and impregnated his wife in this time. She was his childhood sweet heart, the most beautiful girl in town. She was completely devoted to him and they remained married despite his harsh criticism of the institution of marriage. There was clearly something which bound them together. The ideas of Marx and Engels have also become inseparable. And to understand Marx, one also need to understand his Guru’s version of the dialect (the way we categorise things) as applied to the mind.

Mars is not in Bharani, but he does rule the sign it’s in. This means he will show result for the three planets that are in Aries as well. He published the Communist manifesto in Moon Mercury period which was widely disseminated with some help of Ketu 9th scattering his ideas around the globe.

 

Why do Tantriks talk about sex?

I’ve been lucky enough in my travels to meet a few Tantriks who were not trying to sell me anything, nor did they want anything from me: they never spoke about sex. They laugh at the west and their so called Tantric sex cults and the culture of permissiveness that has grown from the idea that we can somehow become enlightened if we can just have better sex.

When ever I have heard these less lustful Tantriks talk about sex, it’s been as a metaphor. We all know how overwhelming sexual desire can be. Our entire focus will shift to sex so that everything else that was in our minds is gone. One pointed in focus we take action to get what we want: satisfaction; a feeling of fullness that quenches all desires. The moments of orgasm they liken to the more eternal blessing of having your true desires fulfilled. But of course the orgasm of sex is over in a few moments and the feeling of fullness quickly begins to fade, especially when the feeling that we’ve perhaps chosen our partner too hastily stars to set in.

To continue the metaphor of sex, most of us these days know that the difference between average sex and good sex has little to do with the physical action and everything to do with how much heart the couple put into it. The more you attach by heart with your partner and the moment, the more intense will be orgasm as well as the feeling of fullness you receive.

Tantriks like to ask: “What do you want?” They push you to get to know yourself and become aware of your desires and discover what it is you truly want; your lasting desire. There’s nothing wrong with fulfilling your desires, but learn from them, use your experience to figure out what it is you really want. As you discover deeper and deeper desires you will discover that you are willing to sacrifice many lesser desires for the bigger one. Thru such sacrifice you will build more power and resolve to achieve the greater desire which in turn will make the satisfaction that much greater.

Tantrism is very practical. It’s not the mystical practice it’s so often portrayed as. Sure it takes a different view of The world, but it’s no hocus-pocus. All the knowledge of Tantrismis is contained in our actions: our hopes, desires, wisdom, will and joy. Just look at yourself, learn from your elders, learn from your experience, learn from sharing, and then put it all into practice in the direction you want to go. Moksha will be there only when you hold your desire and your direction firmly without going here and there and everywhere.

Today the world is full of youths who want Moksha, but they want it now and when they don’t get it, they move on. There is nothing wrong with this, everyone must follow their heart, and without age and experience the youth cannot be expected to know their heart. Many people in the world maintain their entire lives in fear of looking at what they might have inside, so having this courage at whatever age is a blessing alone, but at a young age we have not so many heart experiences to learn from. And at any age there are few people who know what it is they really want.

Most sages tell us that the greatest longing of the heart is for union with god (with energy), and though many of the tantriks of the west profess to this longing, few sacrifices are being made for it’s attainment. They are often much too busy following every little desire that arises to focus on the bigger picture. This is why moksha is reserved for the end of life, because by then, if we’ve really paid attention, we will have realized by heart and by experience that there really is no such thing as moksha. But if they’ve really been following Tantra way, they will experience the full fullness of life.

Tantrism has nothing to do with sex but everything to do with desire, you just have to keep your head out of the gutter to see it.

Om namah shivaya