Chandra in bhava-6
Ministries of Service
12 amsha-angles of bhava-6
medicine, military, ministry
disproportion, disease, disagreement, distress, dishonesty, distrust
dwadamsha = table of 12 subportions of
See also: Shukra+Addictions
in shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle
"I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health." ~
"6th house is both for friends
and enemies, health and sickness, attachment and hatred, maternal relatives, cousins, servants
Its results are full of opposites
- sharpness of the opposites is felt according to the influence of the planet, its association, conjunction, or as aspected.
The 6th house protects against enemy, sickness, sorrow
and debt. "
~~ Madhya Parashari, Ch. 9 , Shloka 6
Sixth house stands for enemies, relatives, strength, illness,
and stomach problems etc.
~~ BPHS Ch. 7, Shloka 39-43
6th from Budha be also considered in regard to indications derivable from Ari Bhava.
~~ Mahatma Gandhi
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Regional names and denotations
Roga = sickness
= sixth angle
Vocabulary for Bhava-6:
Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon
Assiduous, not liberal , envious ,
A hostile planet
name of the sixth astrological mansion
the number six
A species of Khadira Or Mimosa
English 'sixth angle'
deceitful , treacherous , false
A deceiver , cheat , rogue
An enemy , adversary , foe
A hostile planet
name of the 6th astrological house
gall-nut (more about gall-nut, see
breaking up of strength
disease, infirmity, sickness (also
personified as an evil demon)
a diseased spot
Costus Speciosus = Arabicus
Poverty, exploitation, argumentation and conflict,
disease: imbalance, servitude,
service, Seva, loans and
health conditions, animals/pets,
the lower life forms, clinical medicine , drugs legal
addictions, police and military, dissolution of
alliance (including loss of marriage); disagreement;
cancellation or disruption of contract.
Criticism = Argumentation = "Problematics" -
Conflict, Criticism, Crime
Disproportion, Misalignment, Dyspepsia,
Divorce; Dislike; Distaste;
Disease (esp STD); Despair
accusations and litigation; argument
(12) of Balance (7) - Loss of Agreement - Loss of Mutual (7) Respect - Loss
Awkwardness - Jealousy
- Illness - Clinical Medicine - Toxins + Pollution
Poverty - Servants - Animals - Working Classes - Seva - Social Work
- Service Ministry
Ministries of Service to Sentient Beings =
Care of Victims
use and abuse
the satkona and its lord =
- disproportionate, impoverishing, imbalanced practices;
exploitive, blaming, argumentative, adversarial, dishonest, distrust
the satkona and its lord =
ministry on behalf the ill-proportioned: care of the
sick + exploited + conflicted; professions in medical, legal, and military
of Proverbs 11:2
James Version, c.1611
"He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour:
but a man of
understanding holdeth his peace. "
from300 Important Combinations,
name implies, Jaya Yoga gives success in all undertakings.
If the Yoga is
really powerful, the person will hardly meet with failures or
6th is a Dusthamsha and when the lord is debilitated,
then all the indications of the sixth house, viz., debts, disease and enemies
will be at a discount
so that all the obstructive forces in the way of the
person's prosperity will have been removed.
lord of the 10th or
house of effort, occupation and deeds will have to be in deep exaltation.
Otherwise, the yoga cannot have its full value."
From Victimhood to
The number of graha residing in bhava-6 is a significant
predictor of the amount of intractable trouble
one may encounter in this life.
Graha in 6 indicate life's
chronic, karmic imbalances: conflict, accusations, litigation,
exploitation, poverty due to cheating, every type of crime, every type of
disease, arguments, and addictions.
Like all karma, the scripts of
the graha in bhava-6 are the vestigial remnants of
unfinished business from past lives.
Each graha in 6 offers the opportunity to transform the victim experience
which is toxic, punitive and exhausting -- into the
conscious service experience, which is purifying,
nourishing, and uplifting .
The conditions of the satkona,
although they start as liabilities, can with consciousness develop into
the most valuable asset-behaviors of the incarnation.
becomes literally a karma-eating machine: each moment of "karmic-echo"
blaming or cheating from the past life can be identified and transformed
*on the spot* into a opportunity to serve the ignorant agent who seems to
be causing the problem.
However, the development of the "fortress"
of compassion must be undertaken with great seriousness in order to
prevent slippage into the victim mind.
Above all, the native who
chose to be born with a considerable karmic script based in bhava-6 (one
or more graha in 6 or in 6th from Chandra) *must* desist from blaming
One who has chosen an incarnation that is influenced by
graha in 6 should stand always ready to identify the "matching
energy" which again attracts
past-life litigants. These adversaries play an important role. Their
presence signals a precious opportunity to tidy up the final rebalancing
of mistakes from past lives.
Dramatis Personae in the bhava-6
Surya in bhava-6
= father is a victim, father is ill or
addicted, broken trust, is
exploited, a servant. Father may be adversarial, intimidating, or
cheating. Class-conflict. If conscious,
father may have a skilled ministry of service as social worker,
skilled physician, or military officer. Older men in the life-script
tend to be either ego-damaged exploiters, addicts, or medical-military
Chandra in bhava-6
= mother is a victim of broken trust, mother is ill, or
addicted, or exploited; underpaid, in servitude.
Parents in conflict, "broke"
(broken balance), overworked, sick. Childhood awkward and
upset. Older women in the life-script tend to be underpaid and
feeling "used". Blamers; false accusation by caretakers. If
compassionate, may be agents of professional medical-military service.
Mangala in bhava-6
= brother or peer male is a victim, brother is ill or addicted, broken
trust, is exploited, a servant. Peer males in the life-script
tend to be ill, adversarial, litigious, and blaming. If compassionate,
peer males may undertake medical-military service.
Budha in bhava-6
= peer cohort such as siblings, neighbors, co-workers may practice "victimology".
One's own narrative may express a litany of complaints. If
compassionate, may be agents of professional medical-military service.
Guru in bhava-6
= professors, priests, religious teachers may practice "victimology".
For a female, the first husband is a victim. If compassionate,
the Guiding Advisors may be agents of professional medical-military
Shukra in bhava-6
= conditions of behavioral addiction. Sister, aunt, peer female is a
victim, sister is ill or addicted, broken trust, is exploited, a
servant. For a male, the first wife is a victim. Peer females in
the life-script tend to be exploitive, blaming. If compassionate, may
be agents of professional medical-military service.
Shani in bhava-6
= the lower-class beings in one's environment, such as servants and
animals, may practice "victimology". For a female, the second husband
is a victim. If compassionate, may accept Professional Duties
for managing the social conditions of toxicity, disease, poverty, war,
crime, conflict. Favors a career in public medicine or public-interest
6th lord is
- Relief from extreme conflict
due to the self-focus of Surya, combust L-6
can produce the experience of "solipsism" that is
characteristic of moudhya graha
one may feel engaged with the topics of 6 (poverty,
disease, animosity) in a specifically self-reflexive and self-referential fashion.
On the positive side, the most brutal physical effects of 6 (enslavement,
crippling disease, devastating poverty) often do not harm the native
when L-6 is combust = asta, moudhya
Neither Surya nor Chandra can be combust; therefore neither Meena
nor Kumbha natives can be relieved of suffering via the benefits of
~~ Pancha Tantra, Book III
"Though one might be exceedingly strong and
clever, one should be wary of an unnecessary foe.
Though a doctor may be available, for no reason should
one carelessly drink poison."
Healers Who Handle Social and Physical Illness
Two examples of splendid careers
in service based in Ari Bhava:
= uchchamsha yogakaraka Shani in Ripu bhava (6).
Irritable Mangala rules the
With professional excellence, he
the full range of 6th-house sorrows:
poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse, prostitution, domestic
violence, toxic medications (poisons), and chronic
medical imbalances (6).
Shani accepts drishti from Guru and
from His lord Shukra. Parivartamsha of Shukra-9 + Shani-6.
attorney = papagraha L-6+L-11 Kuja in yuvati bhava =
legal settlements. In bhava-6, the super-malefic L-8 Shani = Viparita Raja Yoga (Harsha).
Rahu rules the Ardra lagna.
She is a
respected and wealthy agent of legal resolution for cases of severe
These dangerous (8) and costly (6)
criminal (6) situations originate in ignorance and
greed (6) . Toxic (6) chemical waste causes both visible
and invisible (8) harm to many.
Yet Harsha Yoga
points to imbalance, inequity, and misfortune as the
sources of life's best
Poison is in
everything, and no thing is without poison.
The dosage makes it either a
poison or a remedy.
"Ubi virus, ibi
strongest poisons make the best medicines"
Three Hundred Important Combinations (10th
ed., Delhi, 1991. Originally published in 1947.) p.281
Pittaroga Yoga, #279:
The sixth house must be occupied by the Sun,
in conjunction with a malefic,
and further aspected by another malefic.
the entire psychological activities of the body are
controlled and brought about by three important forces or basic
factors called thridoshas.
are Vatha (wind), Pitta (bile) and Sleshma
(phlegm). [BPL note: phlegm factor also called "Kapha"]
Pitta is said to
be responsible for metabolic activities.
For instance, the
attributes of pitta are heat, keenness, lightness, and slight
When there is excitement of pitta, the effects
burning, warmth, suppuration, gangrenous ulcerations, secretions, and
redness of complexion.
Where there is
(increase of bile) there will be disposition to jaundice,
sleeplessness, and increase of hunger.
I would refer the reader to
standard works on Ayurveda for greater details.
Sun's position in the 6th by itself is good.
the Sun is in the house of diseases, joined and aspected by
the native 's health will not be good
and he will
always suffer from one complaint or the other due to excitement or
pitta or bile."
Surya in 6
Chandra in 6
Budha in 6
Shukra in 6
The more graha residing in bhava-6, and the more influential the
drishti incoming to bhava-6, the more the native is involved with
medicines, toxicity, and conditions of imbalance.
Self-medication is especially common with Surya, Chandra, or Budha in
6. Drishti of Mangala into 6 + graha in 6 may produce invasive or
destructive self-medication, including addictions.
Chandra in 6 = 'folk medicine' including remedies from
the sea, mother's and grandmother's intuitive medicinal knowledge,
kitchen medicines, herbal concoctions and treatments, Ayurveda,
homeopathy, and naturopathy.
Surya in 6 likes to be in the bright
center of medical operations, often as a working
Budha in 6 likes to discuss, explain, instruct, and message about
drugs and medical practice
Shukra in 6 = Shukra
"Always forgive one's enemies;
nothing annoys them
~~ Oscar Wilde
Golden Tarot Deck
Nine of Swords
Dushthamsha - Difficulties
Superstition, fears, mental slavery
opponents/ oppositions / animosity
9th from 10th + 10th from 9th
Ari bhava = a professional placement,
representing the highest order professions in the service
ministries including medicine, law, divinity, and teaching
10th-from-9th = those who hold
earthly power (10) based in religion (9)
- unfair and exploitive labor practices
- master-slave relationships
- broken contracts
- disparity, inequity
- class conflict
12th-from-7th = unjust, unfair, exploitive, mistrusting relationships
out of balance
Medieval European serfs and their Divinely Authorized lord
(1869 - 1948) Non-Violence in Peace and War, vol. 2, ch. 248 (1948) --
is easy enough to be friendly to one'
the one who regards himself as one's enemy is the quintessence of
is mere business."
the easiest situation = bhava-6
AND 6th-from-Chandra= unoccupied.
The more graha in bhava-6, the
more agents who complain and criticize. If there are several graha in
bhava-6, each graha will cause its own variety of illness, poverty,
jealousy, and suspicion.
Bhava pati (house lords) which
occupy bhava-6 will result in
variety of exploitationdue to disagreement Or imbalanced
contract, that affects matters of the owned house.
L-4 in bhava-6
shows disagreement over owned properties (trouble with deeds of title),
and conflict with the institutions of cultural indoctrination and
validation(difficulties re: schools, diplomas, professional licensing,
Papa graha (malefics) = may yield a positive result in dushthamsha.
Even neechcha graha in dushthamsha can give
truly excellent results, under the right circumstances.
Papa graha = conflict and
difficulty re: health, digestion, conflict, debt, etc, however they
also assist problem-solving by providing a
earthy approach toward
negative realities of human life. the native does not
deny the reality of suffering and exploitation. The hard-line
realism, which is typical of a papa-graha in Ari Bhava, does not
fear combat with the indicated debt, animosity or illness.
Ironically, a papa-graha in Ripu Bhava often signals long-term
success in a deeply imbalanced situation. (For example, physicians
with success in treating chronic medical conditions.)
graha in dushthamsha = the same conflict and
difficulty re: health, digestion, conflict, debt, etc, but the
problems are managed with tools of
Typically the native suffers a
Pollyanna" worldview characterized by inability to accept or interpret the harsher realities
Mental illness through fabrication of excuses and physical illness
through compensatory addictions will generally increase body
In certain evil configurations, may be an abuser of some sort who
cheerfully ignores the harm one does to others.
"Sentient beings are the cause of our enlightenment.
bother us, we learn patience; when they're suffering, we learn
loving-kindness and compassion.
No matter what reaction they evoke, we can relate to them in a way that leads to buddhahood.
Instead of buying into aversion, we become tolerant.
Instead of staying
stuck in selfishness, we extend a hand to someone in distress.
Instead of letting jealousy sabotage us, we train in rejoicement
11th-from-8th = profit (11) from hidden funds (8), gain (11) from
mysteries and upheavals (8)
Ministries of Service to the Suffering
"All beings suffer in the same way as we do,
and some are even more deeply immersed in sorrow.
Yet all of these beings wish to experience only happiness and to avoid
all suffering, frustration, and pain. They wish lasting happiness but do
not know how to cultivate its causes, and they wish to avoid misery but
automatically collect only causes of further misery.
As Shantideva said, "Although seeking happiness, they destroy
their own causes of happiness as they would an enemy. And although
seeking to avoid misery, they treat its causes as they would a close
Were the countless sentient beings unrelated to us, or were they not
to mind their sufferings, perhaps there would be no need for us to bother
with their welfare.
Over the billions of lifetimes that we have experienced since
beginningless time, we have known all the living beings again and again.
Sometimes they have been parents to us, sometimes friends or
mates, sometimes enemies.
Without exception, each of them has been even a mother to us
again and again, performing all the kindnesses of a mother.
How can we be indifferent to them?
Wishing them to have only happiness and its causes and to be free of
suffering and its causes, we ourselves should generate a sense of
responsibility for their well-being.
Finally, as only an omniscient Enlightened One is effectively able to
benefit beings in deep, lasting, and ultimate ways, we must quickly
attain enlightenment. This is the wishing bodhimind, the inner basis of
Ministry of Service
is the medicine which revives and gives life to every sentient being who even
hears of it.
When you engage in fulfilling the needs of others,
needs are fulfilled as a by-product."
H.H. Dalai Lama
+ Renuka Singh. (2002).
Path to Tranquility.
The bad news about L-6
Periods of the lord of Ari Bhava (L-6)
are typically very stressful.
Events triggered by
periods of the L-6 include the breakdown of
agreement (sometimes leading to litigation and divorce),
physical imbalance (leading to disease conditions), and social conflict (on
a large scale may include war, on a local scale includes exploitation and
Every nativity has an L-6. Whichever
graha = the L-6, the periods of that graha will be problematic during one's
lifetime. Much depends on the disposition of the L-6 in terms of rashi,
bhava, drishti, and angular relationship to the current mahadasha pati.
However even the best graha becomes handicapped through loss of agreements
(12th-from-7th) when that graha becomes the L-6.
L-6 from lagna tends to bring
physical-material disharmony. L-6 from Chandra brings psycho-emotional
The good news about L-6
Untoward effects of periods of the L-6
may be substantially mitigated through selfless service to the less
Periods of the L-6 are the
perfect time to undertake a ministry
Personal misfortune which might be
predicted through the negative effects of the L-6 can be averted by serving
those who are victims of the same conflicts as oneself, however the
beneficiaries of service should be suffering that imbalance in a slightly
worse intensity than oneself. For example most of the karma of disease can
be averted through ministry of charitable service in medicine.
Vimshottari periods of L-6:
Vimshottari dasha periods of the
satkona-pati usually signals some type of
painful imbalance experience.
The main effects are
animosity (esp in marriage alliance), illness (inner animosity within the
body) and debt.
If there is a severe financial conflict or criminal proceeding, it
is usually brought on by Rahu who encourages "ends
justify the means" type of unbalanced money-spending, such as
taking on exorbitant student loans or
paying vast sums for uninsured medical treatments. Rahu pretends to
have legitimate expenses but the method will be found to be
usually not that bad, frustrating but manageable; however it often
reveals some problems in the imbalanced relationship to the mother,
often exploitation by the mother or parents (Chandra), and this old historic
pattern with the childhood caretakers is what is really repeating.
It is an interesting experience to try to sort out, if you like
Appreciate that the spiritual level is the
origin and whatever is not dealt with on the spiritual will
percolate down to the mental, if not dealt with on the causal-mental
plane will percolate down to the emotional-astral, and finally if
not dealt with on the emotional level everything that needs karmic
attention will manifest on social and material form level. That
means relationship problems and flesh-nerve pain.
There is usually a physical symptom (pain)
an emotional symptom (depression, grief, despair about life and
about the pain)
a social symptom (trouble getting along, even little
things causes suspicion and annoyance, which feels worse because of
a mental symptom (inner narrative of blaming and
accusation; going over the details of the cheating or betrayal or
the accident or the toxicity over and over again, without solving it
- just rehearsing the problem.)
Sometimes there is a noticed
spiritual symptom also, which is a loss of faith, a spiritual
in divine providence; made worse by the pain and the sneaking
suspicion that one is not really being cared for, it's all a scam
and there is no proof of God.
That sort of downward spiral into
grief and depression, caused mainly by feeling exploited and way off
center not treading the middle way of the spiritual path but having
gotten sucked up a bit too much in material concerns, the whole
business of entering into partnership with anyone including the
divine looks like a scam. There can be resentment and anger but
usually it is a victim feeling of 'why me'?
The bhava which occupies the 6th position from Soma and the graha
which is Lord of the 6th from Chandra give highly problematic agency
during the current incarnation. In their Vimshottari periods, the
lord of sixth-from-Soma as well as the lord and content of the house
which is 6th-from-Soma will cause much travail.
The fundamental mechanism of 6th-from
angles is chronic imbalance. Results include argumentativeness,
exploitation, illness, conflict, and servitude arising from the emotional
relationship with the agent of L-6 from Chandra and graha associated with
the bhava which occupies 6th-from-Chandra.
end result of these inconveniences
(often severe suffering) is the desirable outcome of intended payback of
moral errors in past lives. (Usually the error is caused by
intentional or inadvertent appropriation of the power of others.)
is especially difficult to recall one's spiritual intentions at birth when
engaged in the fast-paced lifestyle of the modern world. One intended the
benefit of recovery of balance through payback; yet in the present moment
the experience is one of acute disrespect, imbalance, and emotional pain.
Vimshottari periods of the L-6 from
Chandra are likely to contain significant emotional suffering and feelings
of servitude or exploitation by a manipulative master. Most notably period
of L-6 from Chandra are distinguished by the experience of
much more into the matters of that house than one is receiving in return.
If the bhava pati is benevolent then
one's servitude will be well-rewarded in some social, material, or spiritual
form of payment,
yet the feeling of having been exploited is emotionally
One suffers from the breakdown of contractual
agreements, the loss of relationship integrity, and the feeling of having
been unfairly accused, cheated or betrayed by the agent (L-6) of victimization and
6th-from angle from Chandra
represents chronic and often severe imbalance in emotional expectations,
which is normally manifest in expectation that a particular relationship
(with the agent of 6th-from) will be loving, caring, balanced, or otherwise
provide equity and respect of contractual agreement. Respect and equity will
not be forthcoming due to the condition of servitude and exploitation
implied by the 6th-from angle.
Should the L-6 from Chandra permanently
occupy some critical relationship house such as 7th-from-radix-lagna or
7th-from-Chandra, there may be a repeating cycle of victimization and broken
promises in key partnerings and unions. If the L-6 from Chandra and the
house which occupies 6th-from-Chandra are neutral and do not contain key
relationship karakas (such as Shukra for the first wife or Guru for the
first husband) then the only problematic item will be the actual Vimshottari
periods of that graha which is lord of sixth-from-Soma.
If Guru (karaka for husband-1) or Shukra
(karaka for wife-1) should occupy the 6th-from-Chandra, emotional
exploitation and suffering related to the health or debt of the first spouse
Guru for Thula lagna and Budha for Mesha
lagna are both particularly inauspicious graha. Should Guru or Budha also
occupy the 6th-from-Chandrain a nativity, expect periods of Guru (for Thula lagna ) or Budha (for Mesha lagna) to generate a narrative of intense
argumentation regarding the illness, debt, or broken promises of the
Each lagna has particular
pre-programmed karma of
inherent conflict + disappointment (6).
victim-mind past-life based attitudes and expectations
embedded in responses to the karaka people, ideas, and environments of
If there are graha in Ari Bhava,
expect an increase in the number and variety of people, ideas, and
environments regarding which the native is pre-disposed to find
broken agreements, ongoing conflict and social or physical imbalance.
A loaded 6th house = nearly always a
call to conflict-mitigation service via medicine, military, or
human-needs ministry. Naturally these professionals deal with a
relentless flow of animosity, exploitation, and disease.
Fewer graha in 6 means that the L-6
will carry more of the conflict karma.
L-6 in bhava-10 gives a
leadership career that is fraught with social conflict. the native becomes a public icon for fomenting society-wide disagreements,
usually in nations that are unstable because they are on the verge of
formulating a new social contract.
Although the default animosities are
also present from radix lagna, the Chandra lagna should be used to
show Emotional Reactivity - read the below table from the rashi of
Chandra occupies bhava-8 in any rashi, the flesh-body bhava-1
becomes the 6th-from-Chandra; naturally, body-image, vitality issues,
and discomfort with the physical body can arise.
When Chandra occupies
Chandra occupies bhava-2 in any
rashi, the marriage house bhava-7 becomes the 6th-from-Chandra;
naturally marital discomfort can arise.
6th-from-Chandra shows the past-life
embedded discomfort, animosities, and enslavements in the mind.
How to Resolve the
bhava-6 is indeed the house of the
victim-class, and its denizens tend toward extremes of poverty, illness, and
perpetual social conflict. The default identity of one with strong
markers in bhava-6 or 6th-from-Chandrais an underclass personality who is
always arguing and embedded in a victim mentality. the native is sick
from lifelong effects of irresolvable conflict originating in
negative thoughts (Budha).
However, it is worth noting that many of
those who hear the clarion-call toward a
of service are gracious personalities who hold deeply religious
or humanitarian beliefs. They are typically well educated, and born into the
bhava-6 is the house of
or suffer". Therefore one with strong markers in Ripu Bhava need
not suffer personal animosity or illness, if one chooses to serve.
cure for all ailments of Roga Bhava
is commitment to a spiritual practice of serving the needs of others.
particular Others who require the service of one who has karma in bhava-6
are those who have not yet achieved the consciousness to resolve their
A ministry of service directed to the
care of criminals, the outcast, the exploited, the sick, and the poor may
address all personal karmas of Ari Bhava with great success.
bhava and L-6 = three classes of people (gana)
Healing Service Ministry = those who
comfort and aid persons who are in conflict at spiritual,
social, mental, emotional, and physical levels: pastoral
counselors and religious ministers "in the streets",
medical workers, social workers, criminal judges and attorneys, physicians, police, etc. Anyone who deals
medicine, social work, money-lending, law-breaking, deep disagreements, or
of the disorder: criminals at all levels (includes
warmongering politicians and the criminally insane),
unscrupulous businesspeople, tyrants, abusers of all stripes
of the disorder: Prostitutes (not only sexual but anyone who
must sell their soul), victims, slaves, and the underclass as a
the overall karma of the nativity is good, the nativity showing
much engagement with Ari Bhava will have pure service motives
and their professions highly respected.
to create conflict
Personally engaged in breaking agreements
criminals, drug-dealers, victims, usurers, charlatans
to manage conflict
Not personally a law-breaker but rather a social control
force that identifies with disorder
Sustains unresolved conflict.
military, money-lenders, divorce attorneys, bankruptcy agents, Repo
to rebalance conflict
Address and define conflict, suggest
Not a victim of imbalance but a professional handler of
physicians, nurses, health managers,
pharmacist, pollution/hazardous waste managers, financiers, debt
managers, trade union organizer
Karmic Circumstances of Disproportion and Distrust:
medical treatments, esp. via drugs
misuse of drugs, illegally obtained drugs
arguments in the workplace,
litigation and lawsuits
servants and employees
police and military
marital discord, arguments with the spouse
jail short stay (not prison long stay)
In the physical body, Ari bhava signifies:
It is primarily the digestive system which processes the emotions of
Anger and Fear in the physical body.
Who gets sick? Why?
The astral-emotional results of "Indigestible"
experiences - those which feature disappointment, injustice, and abuse -
often cannot be accepted or released; the argument must be "figured out"
and explained mentally (Budha natural regulator of 6) before the release can
Victims of tragic abuse and exploitive contempt
for promises made may not be able to recognize the more delicate astral
plane manifestations of lingering pain and distrust (imbalance).
Iif the native is not equipped to work directly
with astral-emotional experience, the injury-image may need to materialize
and lodge in the digestive system of the flesh-body causing innumerable
expressions of fleshly disease.
How to release?
Forgiveness is the most powerful pain-relieving medicine.
However, once the subtle emotionally memories have
percolated down to a material form, material illnesses usually require
material medicines. If you are sick, seek medical treatment in cooperation
with spiritual and emotional practices of forgiveness and release.
= "Difficult Portion"
Ari bhava is considered the most severe
"dusthamsha" = "difficult house" because it is the
swabhava ofthe victim-mind. "Dush" means
"difficult" and "amsha" means portion.
Often when it
comes time to discuss the 6th house in a reading, astrologers stammer a bit
and look at the ground, because matters of the Sat-kona, the sixth angle, are
always difficult to honestly discuss..
Primary significations of Ari Bhava = Enemies/Conflict,
Debt/Finance, and Disease/Imbalance.
Ari Bhava's portfolio includes subjects
like pain, fear, superstition, illness, enslavement to debt, and the people who
instinctively dislike you.
These karmic disabilities appear to some
degree in every incarnation, because everyone has a rashi sixth house.
But the fact that matters of distrust,
exploitation, and illness are very common does not make them any
easier to talk about!
Pretty much everything that happens in Ari Bhava requires patient, neutral
effort. If there is excessive ego-defensiveness in matters of
this house, there can be big trouble. But with sufficient compassionate detachment, Ari bhava can produce great saints and
Ari is a dusthamsha but Ari
is also an upachaya house which improves over time. Slow,
gradual acceptance of the terms of the incarnation will counteract any tendency toward victim mentality or ego-bondage to "becoming
It's all a matter of neutrality.
BTW, Ripu bhava signifies Fear, but not Anger per se. We can
see active anger in Mars, and suppressed anger in Saturn. Yet unless these two marana-karaka
might influence Ripu bhava, there is no natural signification for anger in
the sixth house.
Ari bhava is a member of the 2-6-10 Artha
trine (material acquisition, employment, social position).
Wealth can be developed here, through
personal labor, dedicated servitude, ministries to victims, service
the working classes, theft, exploitation, loan-making, medicines,
war, divorce, litigation, various crimes, and other bhava-6
and Fear of Enemies
Everybody's got 'em. Jesus had 'em. Mother
Teresa had 'em. The Dalai
Lama has 'em.
You and I have 'em too.
when social agreements are imbalanced, when love contracts erode, when
arguments burst from the mind and control the manifestation of the inner
narrative. Enemies are people we have harmed in past lives.
Most likely we harmed them inadvertently, out of ignorance - seeking short-term
gain, not thinking of the longer-term spiritual consequences.
But the harm was done, and the action along with its immoral motivation was
recorded for all time in the akashic record. The spirit is responsible for
tidying up this record, converting the ignorance into wisdom, and clearing the
way for our reunion with the divine. A certain amount of negative backlog
is converted to wisdom in each incarnation.
Were you a thief in past lives?
Very few of us can
remember. But if you were, and one's spirit has determined that this
incarnation is pay-back time, you will be caught for petty infractions that
other people sail through, saddled with debt, and sick from stress. Life
will be a struggle - and why? You might feel like quite the victim.
Jyotisha offers numerous ritual remedies for purging the evils of
Ari bhava. Being an American, I continue to respect the deities, but I
also prefer empowering solutions such as education, healing, personal
responsibility, creativity, and awareness.
are some practical psychic and emotional suggestions about how to handle
~~ Bhagavata Purana8.7.44
"Relieving others of their suffering is the highest
worship of god."
Good Effects of the Satkona
bhava-6 surely contains many miseries,
such as marital conflict, poverty, and disease.
Do any good things happen in bhava-6?
The answer is - surprisingly - yes!
House-6 rules finance, loans,
credit. Of course for the common people, debt -
especially inherited debt - can be a terrible curse.
Yet, in capitalistic cultures, debt can
be a good thing. Bankers and financiers of all stripes will have
functional planets in house-6 and also
lLabha bhava, known as
the house of income.
All the good people whose incomes
depend on giving and managing financial credit, on repossessing defaulted
purchases, mortgaging and foreclosing homes... they all earn out of the
sixth and eleventh houses.
Also the people who treat diseases,
physicians of all cultures, flourish in house-6.
Even attorneys, mediators, marriage
counselors - the famous ones that take the really tough cases - must have strong 6th-house effects to handle the intense conflicts from which
Ripu Bhava gives the results of hidden matters. L-8 in bhava-6 is
usually very profitable, with gains resulting from confidential
financial arrangements, "private equity", undercover deals, etc.
These arrangements may be legal or illegal (the nature of L-8 will tell)
but for various reasons the transactions remain hidden from public view,
and the profits are often substantial.
So yes, bhava-6 gives good effects sometimes.
But those good effects arise from skillful management of the dark side of
human interaction. Professionals with strong bhava-6 markers may profit
considerably from handling the negative materials of conflict/imbalance,
hatred/animosity, ignorance/bad choices, exploitation/victimhood, and
However those same professionals must walk the line between
serving victims and becoming a victim.
L-6 and any occupants of Ripu Bhava must
have dignity to ensure ethical results.
~~ Mahabharata Adhiparva87.7
"The internal suffering of the
person who does not reciprocate the criticism and abuse hurled at him
down the abuser aking away all the latter's merit."
= a toxic environment
Anyone who functions in this dangerously
imbalanced domain will be affected by its negativity. Therefore those who
are karmicly positioned to profit from its evils need special awareness.
Physicians, attorneys, and human services
ministers need greater sensitivity to the
psychic realities of the victim complex, and higher than average levels of
If some well-meaning (?) friend gifts you
with a beautiful gem that happens to be the gem of one's 6th lord, donate
that gem to charity in the name of that fine friend :)
of L-6 = acute conflict, injury, accident, disease; usually a
rapid process; the native remains attached to the body - even in the case
of chronic conditions, the native stays in the body and remains
ego-engaged with the disease-disagreement process
things from bad people
Amusingly, sometimes good things come from bad people. Parashara tells us
that our enemies could make us rich!
~~ BPHS Ch. 24, shloka 18 = satru-mooladdhana
Dhana's lord is in Ari Bhava along with a benefic,
- the native will gain
wealth through his
emotional response to conflict
Graha in 6th-from-Chandra may indicate the habitual method of numbing
or comforting the unbalanced self when confronted with emotional
Surya here = self righteousness; Budha = excessive chatter and perhaps
sexual behavior; Mangala is directly confrontational; Guru is cheerful
and expansive, He overeats, philosophizes, and travels to relieve
stress; Shukra prefers alcohol, sweets, other drugs and ladies; Shani
goes to work - often a workaholic, and denial of conflict. Rahu seeks
risk, and Ketu is apathetic.
12th-from-any-house contains the
script which drains
and dissolves matters of the that bhava.
Day-to-day conflict is a part of
normal life for most people. Everyone has a 6th house, so
everyone has to deal with the phenomenon of imbalance
Ari Bhava =
12th-from-7th = all
the forces that erode yuvati bhava'sMarriage and Relationship TruSaint
Actions and attitudes of L-6
show the nature of marital and partnership conflict - especially the cause
of lack of trust re: the first spouse.
when social agreements are imbalanced, when trust is eroded, when
Fear-based thinking with the second spouse would be 6th-from-2nd, or the 7th
Since 7th house is the first spouse, the first spouse can create
lots of stress in one's second marriage.
You probably didn't need astrology to
8th-from-11th profiles the hidden forces that destroy income.
another yicky 6th-house energy that everyone fears.
caused by guilt, grief, and fear, carried over from past lives.
Debt is caused by having exploited others in past lives.
carry-over slavery habit, outdated punishment expectation,
antique fear of being judged for not having enough, not being
good enough, or simply being wrong.
Debt and its
causing fears are rooted deep down in the subconscious. It seems
odd that in America, a country founded on hatred of debtor's
prisons, where inherited debt is outlawed, and both personal and
corporate debt-forgiveness through legal bankruptcy very easy to
achieve, that so many people would be tortured by guilt and
despair over debt.
But it's only odd
until you look into those folks subconscious expectations, hear
the self-fulfilling negative prophecies chanted by their
families, and watch their self-defeating choices in the
marketplace... and there you see the manifestations of ancient
humiliations and servitude. Some unfinished karmic business.
conscious personal responsibility and a profound willingness to
release the matter into the hands of the Almighty, Debt can be
are some psychic and emotional suggestions for handling debt.
- 7th = trade
- 12th from 7th = trade in
International business is all
a matter of import-export. Like any business, its success depends on
management of debt.
One who intends to succeed in international
business should have strong financial planets in Ari Bhava.
This man has been materially successful
working for banks which specialize in
money-lending. Note his financially auspicious 9th, 10th,
and 11th lords in Ari Bhava: L-9 Chandra, L-10 Surya, and the gainful 11th lord Mercury.
Note also the 6th lord exalted 10 houses from swakshetra
auspicious for corporate leadership.
(Unfortunately graha in the satkona can
also create health problems; this fellow is an advanced
alcoholic due primarily to Ketu + Shukra no boundaries on the
sweets, but also the 6th-house graha generate a constant anxiety
from inner conflict.)
11th house rules gains and
income. As 8th-from-11th,
Ari bhava profiles the destruction of gains and income through debt.
With sufficiently beneficial conditions in the 6th house -- such as 6th lord
in the 12th from itself, which gives dissolution of debt -- even a crippling
debt may be resolved through legal bankruptcy.
Randhra bhava - the 8th house
- gives rejuvenation and healing. After bankruptcy is declared all
debts are forgiven or reorganized to become more easily payable.
admitting one's liability and also seeking justice within the court system,
the root of slavery is destroyed through the turning of the cycle of birth
and death. After bankruptcy comes financial rebirth.
a favorable 8th lord to guarantee complete financial healing. Note
the access to the privilege of bankruptcy comes with sufficiently high birth
only. In many world cultures inherited debt and ancestral slavery are still
The privilege of
bankruptcy is earned through compassionate
actions toward those in debt to oneself, in past lives. One forgave the debt
of others now one's debt is forgiven.
and How to Fix It
Imbalance. Disproportion. Internal argument
House 6 shows karma which sets health balance at
birth. Illness is a form of bondage to the physical body, which
like enemies and debt is a carry-over from slavery in past
root cause of the disease is "inner
argumentation" Of which the native may not be conscious. There
is a constant inner narrative which repeats conflict, criticism, jealous
rages, vindictive accusations, and a litany of victimization claims which
eventually program the physical body into a state of chronic imbalance, lack of
trust, and pain.
Bad planets in this "bad" house often
have excellent effects - see Healers Who Handle Toxins
below. Surprisingly, it's "good" planets in the 6th
house that spell "dis-ease."
means "not easy" or "uncomfortable" the good
news is that most disease can be cured through self-knowledge and
sincere desire to be well.
funny effect of a good
planet here in the house of illness it that it makes the person
not care too much about correcting the imbalance. Jupiter, normally a lovely planet, in house-6
owned by His enemy Budha, creates dietary excess that over-uses the intestines
and harms the health ("Oprah Winfrey Syndrome"). If
house-2 which rules the mouth is also out-of-whack, you might see
obesity. Venus, the pleasure planet, in house 6 creates all the
diseases of love - "venereal" diseases.
However, don't panic if you see scary stuff in
one's 6th house. Check house-12, which is the release house, for
corrective influences. House-12 gives "dissolution."
Dissolution is not helpful for starting a business but it's very
helpful for getting rid of disease. So check over there in house
12 and see if karmic imbalances in one's own health are righted by
one's willingness to Let God and Let Go.
Often, sickness is a temporary part of spiritual
growth - it shows the physical body taking a vibrational step
up, doing some internal reworking -- so even if you do see
illness, relax and enjoy. The spirit is magnificent.
Pets and Livestock
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog
will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of
that!'" -- Dave Barry
Relationships to lower caste people, animals
( = employees in the modern
West) is profiled in bhava-6 and
6th-from-Chandra. The domain which lies 6th-from-Moon,
if well-disposed, will show the person having
compassion toward those socially positioned lower than themselves. If
the career setup is right (e.g.+ L-6 in bhava-10 and Surya in 11)
such a person may succeed in large-scale efforts to eradicate poverty, end
exploitation, or improve animal welfare. Psychologically, people who may be
ego-attached to a victim mentality are also generally speaking highly
sensitive to the feelings of animals.
or favorably aspecting
Ripu bhava or 6th-from-Chandra= love of animals so
delightful that one takes an animal or servant as a pet - not asking it to
perform any work, simply enjoying and indulging the servant or animal as one would a family
Many people in the modern west have strongly affectionate
and intuitive relationships with their pets. Even Odysseus would not
enter heaven unless his faithful dog was allowed to accompany him!
Affliction to bhava-6 shows the ignorant treatment of
those positioned below oneself, particularly animals, or people whose karmic
predicaments make them victims of poverty or disease.
Usually the native receives a 'boomerang' effect of this type of cruelty within their own
lifetime. If not, you can be sure they are storing up plenty of evil
effects for themselves in future lives!
If the 6th house is strong while the 4th and 7th are weak,
the person may prefer the company of animals, employees or servants
companionship of one's human peers.
Papa-graha (malefics) in Domains 6, 8 and 12 do
their bad thing in a bad place = often helpful results.
Mangala in dushthamsha "fights
against" the difficulties of the inhospitable
environment of 6-8-12
Shani in dushthamsha "restricts
the inhospitable environment of 6-8-12
Surya in dushthamsha
"brightens and burns" the
inhospitable environment of 6-8-12
Rahu in dushthamsha
inhospitable environment of 6-8-12
Ketu in dushthamsha
inhospitable environment of 6-8-12
Bad planets in a bad
usually give good results
In Jyotisha: "Bad planets in a bad
house usually give good results."
Rahu-Ketu, Shani and Kuja - the 'bad boys' of earth's solar system - can give
excellent results in Ari Bhava if they are not encumbered there. However
they will always produce some degree of health concern, according to the sign
Malefic Graha tend to function rather well in
give particularly good results in the uber-dusthamsha, Ari Bhava.
Malefics are not generally harmed by Ripu-sthana's environmental toxins.
Rather, they seem to enjoy the challenge. Malefics in a dushthamsha seem
to be saying "no more mister nice guy."
Often malefic planets in bhava-6 draw the native into
service of the chronically ill or imbalanced, rather than to be
chronically ill in themselves. Serious malefics in Ari bhava such as Saturn,
Mars, and dushthamsha lords - combined with other virtue-laden graha
- often show "Imbalance professionals" such as public
health workers, clinic doctors and nurses, environmental activists,
hazardous waste managers, debt counselors (including financing debt to poor
countries) and others who work with spiritual,
social, emotional, mental, or physical illness.
However malefics in Ripu bhava do cause illness, according to the nature
of the malefic and the specialties of the rashi.
aging, cold and dryness; arthritis, stiffening, brittleness
Surya gives biliousness and burning; skin eruptions,
Mangala brings accidents, breakage, fevers and wounds
Rahu gives poisoning, including iatrogenic disease
Ketu causes the native to disconnect from medical
treatment, to not seek help
For example, Surya in Ari bhava yuti no other planets,
makes a person somewhat prone to egotistical overheating due to excess pitta
Eventually they will develop heart disease from the stress of self-assertion
(not necessarily fatal, just a known stress zone.)
However Surya with other malefics such as Kauja, Shani, or
Rahu-Ketu in bhava-6, can make
profound digestive sickness if Kuja's anger, or Shani's repression, or Rahu's
drug poisoning amplify the basic ego-overload of Surya.
Benefics in Domains 6, 8 and 12 do
their good thing in a bad place.
Chandra in dushthamsha "nurtures more attachment"
to the difficulties of the inhospitable
environment of 6-8-12
Shukra in dushthamsha "attracts more partners"
within the inhospitable environment of 6-8-12
Guru in dushthamsha
"expands teach-preach belief" within the
inhospitable environment of 6-8-12
Benefics in bhava-6 become
victims of the toxic, imbalanced environment in that evil house. The expected positive effects of
benefics which fall into a dusthamsha are not realized. Depending on the
strength of the benefic, results typically "backfire" - which is
to say that the best motivations give unexpectedly nasty results.
Benefics in a dusthamsha exemplify the old saying, "the road to hell
is paved with good intentions."
Shukra gives addictions, sexually transmitted disease,
Guru brings obesity, excessive feasting, swellings,
generous but unsustainable promises, gout
Budha encourages mental illness,
chronic argumentation, worrying, anxiety
Disagreement, debt, and
How and where does One express the karmic script of inner conflict and disagreement? Everyone
has an L-6!
The L-6 is an agent of Argumentationand relationship imbalance. Ari bhava is a swabhava ofBudha.
L-6 activities tend toward verbal expression including quarrelling,
complaining, blaming, Andcriticizing. Material effects
includepoverty and disease.
If L-6 is a dominating graha such as empowered
Mangala+ L-6becomes an activeexploiter, forcing others into
servitude,andenforcing a state of imbalancewithin matters
of the occupied bhava. Regarding marriage contract+ L-6 functions as an
agent of divorce .
If L-6 is weak or submissive, the L-6 occupied
house becomes a venue of servitudefor One , and the
activities of the house express make One feelexploited.
L-6 from Chandra = divorce, arguments, disagreements, criticism
Matters of the house occupied by L-6 may prove incapable of resolution through methods of reasoning.
A recurring problem inhabits the
house; and One feels enslaved to thisreiterative negative behavior. The litany of argument never gives beneficial results; yet
it is so deeply engrained in one's
subconscious expectation that apparent corrections of the imbalance only
repeat again later, in a slightly different form.
The L-6 = resists terms of
contract ; disability to keep a promise.
Driven by negative argumentation, One generates "reasons" why the imbalance must be simply accepted
or re-stimulated after apparent resolution.
The domain which contains L-6 shows
what part of life is the most *expensive*for One , where
debt is acquired, servitude endured, or illness experienced.
L-6 will point to the experience,
activity, knowledge, or object with which one struggles to obtain a
balanced and equable relationship, but equity is not available, and One must invest much more energy than one is allowed to
Health, Injury, Accident - and the wisdom of careful attention to the
workplace, the workload, and the general environment:
Naturally, be cautious of internal argumentation potentially spilling
over into an external accident during periods of L-6. The internal
argument can distract one's attention from skillful movement in the
It is a period which contains worry, anxiety (often
needless) and karma of exploitation or disagreements in the workplace.
So, naturally, it pays to check one's focus before engaging with the
Drive carefully. Be extra careful with behavior at
professional meetings. Listen carefully to the doctor and follow
treatment instructions. Nothing more scary than that! Just a period when
everyone in one's own Vimshottari dasha of the L-6 is benefitted by an
extra dose of caution.
Madame, I am facing a horrible
consequence of my actions.
My beloved wife has left me, finally, after
discovering my sexual indiscretions after marriage, with a former lover.
desperately want to restore the trust in my marriage to my beautiful and
devoted wife... but she has filed the divorce petition now and her entire family stands against me.
feel great misery and humiliation ... want terribly to reconcile with her,
whom I love deeply... but she will not speak to me. I know that what I
have done is wrong...
and I have no feelings for my old lover. (In fact, I
What can I do? Is there a remedy?
Here is a brief recommendation. It will only work if you are really
ready to change:
selfless service (Seva)
offered toward those who are suffering in a
similar way as oneself,
the beneficiaries of one's Seva should be those who suffer a worse intensity
-- therefore a worse case of
ignorance regarding the cause of their suffering.
This method transforms ignorance into wisdom
The best response in situations of
, such as the onethat
you presently are suffering, is to offer service to those who have A worse
degree of the problem than you have.
In one's own case, the karmic problem is
breaking a trust.
Therefore , look for an opportunity to offer Seva to men who whose
inability to respect trusts and agreements has landed them in prison.
Being already in physical prison, they are in more severe and more
long-lasting trouble than you
who are in the quicker-changing psycho-emotional prison of guilt and grief.
Find a charitable opportunity
to serve men who have
grossly mistreated their wives
(e.g., domestic violence or even spousal murder) or who have otherwise
severely harmed a trusting partner (even a business partner).
process, you can
learn about this
repeating karmic pattern
which they have
quite vividly but which you have probably to a lesser degree because you
are more intelligent and more self-controlling.
At the moment of accepting a targeted Seva, you can take solace in
knowing that one's cloud of ignorance is breaking up!
But clearly you share the
karmic pattern, and watching those lower than you as they do the
same dysfunctional thing will be very
Time, past and future
Due to the way that humans perceive Time, we cannot change the past.
What we can do however is to eliminate the cause of the moral error,
Worship and Service
Shri Ganesha empowers the removal of obstacles from the path of
Shri Shri Ganapati may be
for assistance in
removing an obstacle of ignorance from one's path toward a good life
in the future.
However after enlisting the moral support from Shri
Ganesha, it is essential to get out in the material world and perform
Not just as a penance but as an active quest for
Q: The lord of
Ari bhava is my strong and compassionate Guru in his own Rashi .
I'm heading into the mahadasha of my L-6 Guru, and starting to feel
worried about landing in the poorhouse from debt, or worse yet getting
tricked into doing something low-class.
I'm a good, religious person with
a solid family life, and I also have a responsible job with employees and
superiors. It seems unlikely that anyone in my family or professional
environment would get me into trouble.
Can I avoid most of the
forecast consequences of the major period -- indebtedness, mainly --
if I am scrupulously committed to refusing all loans? Just don't do
Forewarned is forearmed? Is there a way to outsmart the Wise Lord Guru?
Generally, the conscious (but not superstitious) attitude
you're describing will take the sting out of periods of L-6. When
promises are broken and it seems like you owe more than you can pay
(6), a wise smile and neutral attitude can allow the problem to get
solved much quicker. Yes the problems will pop up due to karma but the
fix can be swift and pragmatic when one knows what to expect.
Things to be aware of: the biggest debt, illness, or injury (physical
or social) events are likely in L-6 Guru-Guru and the bhukti periods
of graha which occupy the 6th-from-L-6
Benefic in dushthamsha = "The road to hell is paved with good
intentions."Because one's L-6 is a super-strong benefic, the
main agents of the difficulties with animosity, debts, criminal acts,
prostitution, illegal activities are not the typical bad guys. Not the
usual suspects at all. Trouble comes from Guru-type figures, such
as religious teachers, university professors, priests of the temple,
philosophers, physicians, and even veterinarians (bhava-6 rules
animals). Beware of those preaching compassion; beware of claims upon
one's generosity (Guru).The
key is to clearly distinguish between
sympathy and compassion -- acts of pity or rescue of apparent victims
is (During Guru L-6 period) a set-up for loss.
bhava-6 = broken promises and
Naturally if excess generosity and getting suckered into a bit of debt
by mistaking sympathy for compassion are one's two worst problems, this
L-6 period is not so brutal. You'll be quite fine overall.
For mere mortals it's not realistic to expect that there would be no
manifestation of financial, social, spiritual, mental or physical
imbalance during the 16-year period of Guru... but you're absolutely
right that the attitude of preparedness wins half the battle.
The karmic purpose of periods of L-6
is to help the native transform
the ignorance of victim-mind into an awareness that one is, at the
level of beliefs, actually causing the problem by via negative
So, the more awareness one can muster regarding the
power to control the outcome not simply by a financial tactic of
refusing new loans but a higher consciousness of family patterns,
relationship expectations, personal history, and religious beliefs
the faster one can locate and eradicate the seed belief which is
causing the victim experience.
In sum, yes, a policy of no loans will certainly help.
circumstances seem to be generating undue animosity, debt, or disease
-- look not to the spreadsheet, but to the belief system for the key
For quickly releasing
expectations of physical illness and injury during periods of L-6, I
recommend Louise Hay's 1984 classic book
"you can heal your life" because
of its extremely useful index of ailments matched to negative beliefs
(worth the price of the whole book). To cut down the rebalancing time,
use this index.
Q: I was
alarmed by one comment you made ("Naturally be cautious during
periods of L-6...") and was wondering what L-6 meant.
I know that Mangal is in my 6th house, but I'm not sure how to interpret this?
Not to worry! Or at least, not to worry any more than usual :
Everyone should be cautious of internal argumentation
and tendency to blame which might be potentially spilling over into an external accident during
periods of their L-6.
The internal argument can distract one's
attention from the normal process of balanced, skillful movement in the outside world. It is a
period which contains worry and karma of the workplace, and
disagreement in contractual relationships such as marriage.
naturally, it pays to check one's focusbefore engaging with
the physical world.
Nothing more scary than that! The
period of Vimshottari L-6 is just a
time period when everyone in one's own Vimshottari dasha of
the L-6 would be benefittedby an extra dose of caution.
H.H. Dalai Lama. (2003).
to practice compassion, you should have an enemy."
Real compassion extends to each and every
sentient being, not just to friends or family or those in terrible
To develop the practice of compassion to its fullest
extent, one must practice patience.
Shantideva tells us that if the practice of
patience really moves one's mind and brings about a change, you will
begin to see one's enemies as the best of friends, even as
Enemies provide us some of the best
opportunities to practice patience, tolerance, and compassion.
Shantideva [in "A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life"]
gives us many marvelous examples of this in the form of dialogues
between positive and negative aspects of one's own mind.
reflections on compassion and patience have been very useful in my
own practice. Read them and one's whole soul can be transformed.
is an example:
For a practitioner
of love and compassion, an enemy is one of the most important
teachers. Without an enemy you cannot practice tolerance, and
without tolerance you cannot build a sound basis of compassion. So
in order to practice compassion, you shouldhave an enemy.
When you face
one's enemy who is going to hurt you, that is the real time to
practice tolerance. Therefore, an enemy is the cause of the
practice of tolerance; tolerance is the effect or result of an
enemy. So those are cause and effect.
As is said, "Once something has the
relationship of arising from that thing, one cannot consider that
thing from which it arises as a harmer; rather it assists the
production of the effect."
I want you. I shall find you.
I shall take you to bed and have my way
I will make you ache, shake and sweat till you moan and groan.
will make you beg for mercy.
I will exhaust you and leave you weak for days.
All my love...
~~ THE FLU
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