Aum som somaya namah
"Man is what he thinks all day long."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
in Bandhu Bhava-4
familiar (Chandra) to the homelanders (4)
Moon in the Fourth House
Chandra in Karkata * swakshetra
Chandra in a swabhava of Chandra
Rhythmic, habitual, parental, comfortable, protective, patriotic. Carries on the Old Ways and Customs.
Generally quite close emotionally to the mother (presuming Chandra is not harmed via Ketu or Shani).
Defends the ethnic claim to a people's ancient Way of Life.
Chandra-4 spends much of one's emotional energy taking care of weaker creatures.
Deep engagement with sheltering of infants and elders; environmental protection of homes and farmlands;
preference for the marine coastlands and safe harbors; must own property and frequently has a private vehicle in some fashion, whether oxcart, bicycle, or automobile.
Deep emotional attachment to the Mother Culture. Patriotic and sentimental in matters of the Homeland.
protective emotional grounding via the mother, and via the agency of any bhava-pati there
(for example, L-7 in 4 = protective shelter via the life partner; L-5 in 4 = sheltered by the children)
Soma-4 = nearly always advantageous for matters of home and house, farmlands and pastures, shelter and building construction, personal emotional security, the social stability of one's parents, and deep understanding of the deeply rooted, rhythmic, reliable ethnic folkways culture into which one was born.
Natural affinity for homeland security, protective policing, parenting, guardianship, and school-teaching.
Foundations, ancient habits, Spirits of the Land, transmission of the root-culture via schooling:
Emotionally identified with shelter = vehicles and real estate.
Strongly attached to the early childhood home, has deep emotional roots in the birth culture, and rarely moves far from the region of birth.
The main trouble with Chandra in Bandhu bhava is that one ABSORBS the human craving for stability and security into oneself. This can create some emotional pressure at times when swift movement or adventurous risk are required.
When Chandra occupies Bhava-4, 7th-from-Chandra = Bhava-10.
Mate may be almost invulnerable to scandal, whether or not misbehavior on the part of the native should occur. Chandra-4 indicates a very stable union as a rule.
Strong emotional attachment and deep loyalty to the parents and the childhood home.
Dedication to the homeland
attends to the cultural roots of one's people.
Wants stability and predictability.
Splendid placement for police, security guards, protectors and guardians.
Health suffers from excess sensitivity to small emotional fluctuations, and from the rather hopeless psychic task of managing the emotional lives of others.
If Chandra is very strong, the mother may be short-lived, so that the native recovers one's own power of self-nurturing.
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Chandra is a highly impressionable graha; drishti and house lord are exceptionally influential in rendering the final result of Chandra's behavior in bandhu bhava.
Generally a positive placement presuming Chandra is well-disposed by rashi and drishti.
Strong emotional attachment to the mother, home, property, nation-state, tribe, and most of all the land.
Can be a protective, earth-grounded environmentalist. Natural care-taker with powerful nurturing instincts. These instincts will express along the lines set by the rashi lord, and within limits or with additional permissions as created by drishti.
Mother is a nurturing personality with giving breasts and embracing arms. Contributes a self-protectiveness to the character which is learned from the mother and her lineage. Instinct to shelter and protect self and others. Deeply parental orientation whether the native is male or female.
As a parent, the native is deeply concerned with the delicate pre-verbal stages of childhood. Strong focus on food, nurturing, emotional well-being and safety. May be fearful of releasing the child into the greater world; more "home-schoolers" here.
As a teacher, often specializes in early childhood education and infant care. May operate a school inside their home.
The home environment while emotionally rich may also be troubled if the child feels overwhelmed by the parents' feelings. Yuti Rahu, can create a "smother-mother" who binds the child too tightly to her own views, and becomes dependent on the child for her own security.
Yuti Kuja will produce the auspicious Chandra-Mangala yoga, giving wealth and commercial ambition. Yuti Guru, may produce a great many children. Yuti Shani, a "permanent saade sati" which binds the child to the family or the land without benefit; a demanding but absent or emotionally unavailable mother.
Whether easy or difficult, emotional attachment to the mother and property is deep and self-defining.
The man will experience his mother as a powerfully protective and nurturing force. She is attached to owned property and loves the land of her birth. The mother's feelings feelings define the childhood environment. The mother's mother is usually important also.
(Although, mother's mother and mother's childhood home are better seen through 4th-from-Chandra.)
The adult man's relationships with women are generally traditional . He seeks a female companion as wife and mother to his children. He needs emotionally to continue the home-centered nurturing experience he had with his own mother.
If the Moon is auspicious his adult relationships are stable and sensitive but quite traditional .
For the man with Chandra in Bhava-4, the wife will be a reflective image of his mother. This man is deeply attached to his birth place (not always to the people, but to the place). Deep need for landed property, vehicles, and buildings. Setup for a multi-family home where the man's mother is the ruler of the roost. Moon in bandhu bhava creates a helpful emotional protection for the man, who attracts an environment full of doting women. But perhaps not so easy for his spouse(s)!
The woman will see herself as carrying on a strong female lineage of caretaking for families and their land. Supportive relationship with her own mother so long as Chandra is auspicious. If Chandra is disturbed, the very core of the woman's being may be out of emotional balance because this position of Chandra completely rules the psycho-emotional life. May be deeply intuitive in communication with the spirits of the lands (devas).
Does not favor emotional risks (unless with Rahu) and is not interested in traveling too far from the roost, unless doing so furthers her long-term security and anyway not for long. Even if she owns property in several places, she will surely maintain a connection to her ancestral home. May carry a stone or soil from the birthplace in some amulet near her heart. A person of place.
Disagreement, disappointment, emotional servitude =
When Chandra occupies Bhava-4, the most difficult house emotionally becomes 6th-from-4th = dharma bhava.
The father (or the parents as a pair, if the father dominates the parental marriage) are a particular source of that problem of disappointment or exploitative overwork. Even when all are adults, the father continues to demand more in service than he rewards.
The third marriage (Bhava-9) is particularly problematic.
Marriages for Chandra in Bhava-4
first marriage is emotionally triggered and sustained by deep memories of 7th-from-4th = bhava-10:
second marriage is emotionally triggered and sustained by deep memories of 2nd-from-4th = bhava-5:
third marriage is emotionally triggered and sustained by deep memories of 9th-from-4th = bhava-12:
|Das / Bepin Behari comments upon Chandra-4:||
"The Moon is a soothing planet which replaces the Sun's radiance with an attractive coolness.
The Moon in the Fourth house makes you approachable by everyone, high and low, rich and poor.
You are affluent, but often afflicted by physical problems.
file update: 14-May-2013
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