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Amsha * Graha

"Karako Bhavo Nashto"

the significator destroys the house

Too Much of a Good Thing


"Table of Houses " from Das Goravani, JS.3

If the karakatwa-graha of a major life experience

should occupy the karakatwa-bhava which also signifies that major life experience,

  • then the matters of that bhava are damaged by overdevelopment.

Typically the normal patterns of the occupied house are quite overwhelmed by intense, dominating personality of the spouse, relative, or other agent whom is signified by the karaka planet.

By means of the excessive demands of the spouse, relative, or other agent of the bhava, the native experiences "too much spouse","too much guru", or"too much father" etc.

Despite potentially good external appearances, matters of the bhava are internally overblown or overextended, and the relationship becomes difficult to enjoy due to the extraordinary overconfidence or over-assertiveness of the karakatwa.

  • Caveat: one single factor like karako bhavo nashto does not a reading make.

  • drishtiupon the bhava, and navamsha position of the karaka, are critically important also.

  • Favorable drishti can alleviate most symptoms of karako bhavo nashto.

Robert Svoboda and Hart deFouw, Light on Relationships, p. 251

"While destruction (nashto) suggests that the beings indicated are somehow rendered null and void, in practice, such placements suggest that the significations are in some way blemished.

  • Jupiter occupying the fifth bhava, for example, "blemishes " one's children (the individual may not have any, or may be troubled through or by them).

  • The Sun in ninth"blemishes " father,

  • Mars in third, younger siblings,

  • Jupiter in 11th, elder siblings.

  • ...Venus... damages marriage, regardless of what it may imply about the partner's position, wealth, or attributes. Even when the spouse remains "unblemished" (remains strong, healthy, athletic, rich) the marriage may not work (it may"die"). ...

...Karako bhavo nashto can be applied to the navamsha lagna as well. Venus in the navamsha lagna often creates a kind of equivalent to Venus in the birth chart's seventh bhava, with the important exception that a Venus [which] occupies its own rashi is in a good position for marriage."

karako bhavo nashto for theFather = dharmabhava-9

karaka graha =

(although not technically a cause of karako bhavo nashto, Mangala in bhava-9 in any rashi can be an indicator of destructiveness or physical misfortune for the father.)

Swakshetra-Surya or uttama-Surya in 9 = karako bhavo nashto = arrogant, Authoritarian, autocratic, solipsistic, or self-important father.

By contrast, nichha-Ravi-Thula in bhava-9 also gives a blemish, but this is a father who dislikes himself and overdoes some form of sensual enjoyment to assuage his self-contempt.

In both cases there is "too much father" .

In swakshetra, there is public dignity despite his arrogance. In nichha, there is embarrassment over the father or disgrace.

uttama-Surya in 9 might make the father a tremendous military general or some kind of hero, but their role in the child's life is excessively ego-focused.

Such a child wishes to emulate their father however and may adopt the father's trade.

Surya-Karkata for the Vrizchika lagna is strong-willed and settled into the land. Whilst a protective patriarch, such a father may indicate that "there is not room enough for both of us "

karako bhavo nashto for priesthood, professorship, sacred doctrine = dharmabhava-9

karaka graha =

Uttama Guru or swakshetra Guru in dharma bhava = "too much priesthood" which can manifest as dogmatism and ritualism .

Guru-9 may be excessively identified with ritual training and the power that this training supposedly confers.

Over-valuation or idolatry of spiritual guru and sacred lineage .

Can be"church-proud"and patronizing toward those who hold other beliefs.

Also Guru = karaka for expansion. In bhava-9, a strong Guru can indicate boasting or overconfidence. Such a person may believe that they possess knowledge or abilities which they don't in fact have or can't legitimate.

Nichha-Guru = false, materialistic, or over-inflated doctrine

Spouse/partner = yuvati-bhava-7

karaka graha =




Uttama-Zukra or swakshetra-Zukra in bhava-7 = "too much sugar".

Zukra-7 may become overwhelmed by excessive marital sensuality or the spouse may possess inordinate amounts of attractive energy which generates further relationships.

Uttama-Zukra or swakshetra-Zukra in bhava-7 = a too-strong feminine power of beauty, charismatic diplomacy, or wealth-building negotiation. The agent is more typically an overwhelming female mate. However Zukra indicates relationships. A wealthy, handsome, socially connected, indulged and sensually entitled male spouse may also become problematic in marriage via his other relationships.

Sex-and-party marriages seen here; quickly exhausted by the "sugar-rush" and unhappily striving for more physical pleasure sensations.

Wealth-bargaining Shaukra-7 if excessively empowered must display more luxurious status-objects, experience more sense-pleasure, flaunt more beauty, indulge more appetites.

The wife or husband may be too beautiful, too sensual, too much concerned with material wealth, or too much gifted in the arts of relationship.

Supposedly uttama-Zukra or swakshetra-Zukra in bhava-7 produces Malavaya Yoga. Yet uncomfortable drishti can exacerbate the sensual-material elements in marriage.

Vrishabha: marriage may suffer from excessive focus on wealth and sensual luxuries.

  • Spouse = acquisitive and oriented to visual beauty. Marriage may devolve into sensual overload. Often financial well-being increases within the union. However the wife-figure player and the marriage itself, from a social perspective, is not amenable to finer feelings or even a high degree of literacy because of the over-emphasis on music, arts, wealth and sense pleasures.
Thula: marriage may suffer from excess concern with arranging the social and material environment.
  • Much emphasis on diplomatic and contractual arrangements. Focus upon the peerage * paréage. Concern with interior and exterior design of the home, prestige of clothing and furnishings, and making a balanced presentation in all things. Attempt to maintain a perfect balance.
Children, financial speculation, romance =- bhava

karaka graha =

Guru in bhava-5 "too much expansion" = a great many of romances, or huge literary and artistic production, or massive political activity = overwhelms the natural re-productive instincts.

Typically = few or no birth children when Guru occupies putra-bhava-5. However there are exceptions created via other graha in 5. For example if Guru yuti lagnesha in 5 or Guru-yuti-Chandra in 5 = at least one child. But Guru-yuti-Surya - unless Surya is also lagnesha = likely no offspring.

Guru has the most effective child-blocker powers when Brihaspati occupies 5th from Chandra .

Often a wonderfully gifted, childless teacher, but this position is not so ideal for a parent.

Guru in bhava-5 really only succeeds when Guru can"turn off" the expansive, inspiring, theatrical performance at the end of the day.

In parenting, Guru/5 tends to pump continuous permissive-expansive energy into the children, and the children don't get the non-activity"downtime" or even the sleep they need.

By contrast, the fertile drishti of Guru upon bhava-5 is very beneficial for both parent and child.

When Guru-5 yuti Rahu, children by adoption or via exotic means:

  • Material Girl 1958- dance song cinema Madonna yuti Rahu

Loss and sorrow

karaka graha =

Shani in bhava-12

Public Figure Examples:

So. African girls-school patron "O" 1954- multimedia Oprah Winfrey = uttama Shani. Ms. Winfrey was as a child bitterly punished by ignorant (Shani) caretakers in an isolated farm setting.

too much deprivation = a stunning weight of identity-loss and perhaps abuse by punitive authority figures in an isolated (Shani-12) setting.

May overwhelm the natural human capacity to move with nature and accept cycles of dissolution. The native may get stuck in bitter regret and have difficulty moving forward(Shani freeze) .

In favorable rashi such as uttama or swakshetra, may suggest long, sustained campaigns of social-justice effort (Shani) in distant lands that in involve many setbacks and resistance from government agents.

Shani can resist the gentle movement of neutral acceptance, replacing it with fearful rigidity and depression.

Post-traumatic shock disorder may be seen from structurally overwhelming loss of identity (12) during Shani bhukti s, with radix Shani in 12.

Work * public approval * profession - bhava-10

karaka graha = Guru, Surya, Budha, Shani

karako bhavo nashto in bhava-10 = "bossy"

Public Figure Examples:

Uttama or Swakshetra Surya-10

Uttama or Swakshetra Budha-10

Uttama or Swakshetra Shani-10 especially in Thula, Makara, Kumbha

  • anti-Nazi theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Uttama or Swakshetra Guru in bhava-10

Swakshetra Surya in bhava-10 * dig-bala = too much self-confidence

Surya-10 in any rashi gets dig-bala. Whilst one enjoys holding professional authority, one is also often perceived as an overwhelming ego-membrane force in the executive role.

= high visibility, autocratic, dominating father. A male native becomes himself the autocrat, distinguished by 'blindness' to the condition of those below.

Behari says,"You are able to attain a high social status, but your actions are self-centered and autocratic. Society is unhappy with you and you are not much respected."

Swakshetra Budha in bhava-10 = too much information

high visibility siblings or co-workers; too much publication or journalism

= bhadra yoga = the panch mahapurusha yogafor Budha = intellectual greatness.

Neutral chatty Budha = not harmful to career in quite the same way as the highly self-determined hot-bright swakshetra Surya can be, yet the native may be annoying to others and receive less favorable promotions as a result.

Swakshetra Shani-in-bhava-10 =too much social-rank-rigidity

Potentially bitter about the diligent effort required to climb the ladder of social success. May resent the perceived social advantages of those from more privileged backgrounds. One may feel isolated by having been born into commoner status.

Swakshetra Guru-in-bhava-10 = too much doctrine

Perhaps the least difficult condition of karako-bhavo-nashto dilemma, but nevertheless a "too much" placement. Theoretically, philosophically, dogmatically self-confident Brihaspati residing in karma bhava tends to prefer a program of expansive and tolerant preaching when conforming, constrictive lawful governance is required.

One may be seen as a well-intentioned and likeable public figure, but not a good governor. Hard-working karmasthana wants pragmatic, sober, orderly, rule-bound adherence to structured principles. Broad-ranging discussions of philosophical possibility are perceived as blustery and off-point in the contexts of 10 which are concerned not with theory but with social reality.


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