Aum som somaya namah
"Man is what he thinks all day long."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
in Randhra Bhava-8
healer * destroyer
familiar (Chandra) to the hidden forces (8)
Moon in the Eighth House
Chandra in Vrishabha * uchcha
Chandra in Karkata= swakshetra
Chandra in Vrischika neechchamsha
Emotional need for secrecy and hidden identities
Chandra in a natural bhava of Mangala
Bhava-8 = Sudden, unexpected movement
Emotionally attached to the partner's family (2nd from 7th)
Chandra residing in bhava-8 suggests that, for the purposes of the present incarnation, the sources of emotional well-being (8) have been designed to be in disagreement (6) with the sources of physical well-being (1 = 6th-from-8th).
Further, the the sources of emotional well-being (8) have been designed to promote sudden, transformative changes (8) in the sources of mental well-being (3 = 8th-from-8th).
Thus Chandra-8 is distinguished by a nearly constant emotional cycle of psycho-emotional self-destruction and rebirth.
In childhood, the mother is prone to emotional outbursts (8).
Throughout adulthood, the rhythmic patterns of life (Chandra) often include events of violent shock and upheaval which profoundly affect not only the emotional state but also radically impact the physical life-force (typically, a vigorous but shortened lifespan) .
If the higher consciousness is developed in this lifetime, a preternatural intuitive awareness of impending disaster may often protect (Chandra) the lifestyle and livelihoods of human settlements (4, Chandra).
Life span = generally rather short unless other graha (notably Shani) would extend it.
Chandra-8 may appear to be emotionally unstable, yet the placement is deeply creative as the native has access to rich stores of occult (8) intuition (Chandra).
As always with the super-impressionable Lord Chandra, the outcome must factor in the character of the dispositor of randhra-sthana.
Emotionally most comfortable in environments such as:
Perhaps a noticeable gap between public facade and private activities.
In a hidden environment, Chandra-8 engages with frightening or forbidden conditions.
Life provides a habitual pattern of frequent upheaval, contact with the conditions of death and rebirth;
many changes of life conditions followed by periods of rejuvenation and recovery from shock
In redemption religions,
Strong emotional attachment to secret relationships and hidden wealth. Emotional need for mystery, healing and transformation.
Matter's of Chandra's house are subject to sudden upheaval and destructive change.
For Simha and Kumbha lagna Soma-randhrasthana = a boost up.
Special benefits for "disease destroyer" Soma-8 for Kumbha lagna (e.g., Deepak Chopra) where major obstacles from Aristhana, such as enemies, conflicts, debts, and disease, are intuitively destroyed.
Chandra-8 is perhaps the most difficult placement for Soma.
However Chandra-8 produces a mother who is unpredictable and subject to sudden, catastrophic change of personality. The emotional foundation of life is subject to constant disasters of psycho-emotional earthquake, flood, and fire.
the Chandra-8 mother is also characteristically secretive in her behavior. She masks and hides her activities, disguising her relationships and clouding her whereabouts.
It can be very difficult for a child to have a mother -- supposed to be the soul of reliability and routine - the very ground of one's existence - that is so volatile and changeable in their affections.
Often the child becomes so habituated to sudden and violent changes in relationships that according to deep expectations they act preemptively sabotage their unions, causing a chronic cycle of intense desire for nurturing followed by catastrophic breakups.
The identity of one's parents - esp the mother - may be kept secret. Chandra-8 = a common placement in the nativities of children who were adopted with sealed documents or no documents at all. Also a common placement for persons living with an occluded identity.
The hidden identity of the birth parents is an important part of the native 's development plan.
Interestingly, even when the identity of one's parents is revealed to oneself or others may also know, it is possible for the native 's own tantrik reasons that one makes an effort to prevent public discovery of these facts.
When Chandra occupies Bhava-8, 7th-from-Chandra becomes Bhava-2. The spouse is highly acquisitive, and may be focused on continuing a family lineage of material wealth, historical knowledge or other values.
the native is more concerned with matters of confidential transactions, emergencies, hidden wealth, or secret initiations; whereas the spouse is grounded in tangible values, ideally a large hoard of material assets. Both spouses are concerned with developing wealth, therefore this is likely to be a materially wealthy couple.
The main trouble with Chandra in randhra bhava is that one ABSORBS the shocks of life's sudden, forced changes into oneself. One feels considerable emotional pressure to maintain a veil of mystery around one's hoard of confidential knowledge. This becomes a problem when the secret knowledge needs to be released, or when the ethics of the situation demand honesty and full disclosure.
Transformation can be gentle or violent, according to the consciousness of the nativity overall. This native craves deep and profound change.
Soma in Bhava-8 may produce profound healers who can move an individual or small group from one life stage into the next, e.g. death healers. Natural transformers of thoughts, landscapes, and identities..
Some attraction to sorcery. Intuitive awareness of the cycles of re-in-carn-ation. Personal life always tumultuous because the Moon wants emotional stability and these natives are marked as agents of profound and constant change.
Energized by always-moving Mangala, men and women who are born with Chandra in Bhava-8 are much constrained emotionally by Shani's strictures; thus they have characteristically little patience with fear and often blast through (Kuja) the walls of social taboo.
Chandra-8 healing= need to be surrounded by healers. If the native becomes a professional healer, or is born into a lineage of physicians, this need can be met by friendly association. Yet the default path is to experience Ongoing psycho-somatic illness, which attracts physicians of all traditions, who may give conflicting medical advice. Karaka for iatrogenic disease.
Native has a deep intuitive attraction to medical healing esp. surgery, but one must be cautious to obtain the proper training and comprehend the rational element of medicine. The training issue is always a concern with 8th-house graha because Bhava-8 is the house of loss of the temple, which means that the native does not have direct access to the conventional university or priestly lineage training. There is a need to psychically attract a non-traditional teacher or guru.
Most of the negative implications are cancelled if Chandra = L-12. I.e., for Simha lagna, Moon in Bhava-8 is a beneficial placement esp. for a trained physician..
Disagreement, disappointment, emotional servitude
The man will experience his mother as a sexual person much earlier than children normally notice. He sees her powers because he is psychically attuned to secret powers at birth, and the first power he notices is in the aura of the mother.
The mother may have lovers or the parents are not afraid to show the child some of their sexual energy. (BTW this Moon does not indicate child abuse, rather it signifies child's heightened magical awareness.) He gains early knowledge of sexual healing and the cycle of birth and death; having this knowledge he both loves and fears women. Women are often very attracted to a man with Chandra in Bhava-8, because he too seems to have secret and charismatic powers.
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Native is emotionally oriented toward secrecy, and may be a compulsive keeper of secrets.
Sudden, forced changes in the mother's life conditions.
Secret sexual and emotional relationships.
Needs to keep one's emotional life hidden.
When highly evolved, an exceptional tantric healer.
Matri-karaka in bhava-8 = similar to Shukra in bhava-8
Circumstances of death are highly emotionalized, and attachment to those left behind remains strong. the native will be long cherished by loved ones; a secret bond persists.
Behari says that Makara Chandra in randhra bhava intensifies the psychological problems associated with a sudden rise from obscurity to glory:
"There may be some psychological problems presenting material temptations.
You will be intensely interested in the mystical side of life, but interest will be primarily guided by the desire to acquire personal glory.
You will succeed in attaining goals, perhaps so suddenly that you will be surprised. ...."
Disagreement, disappointment, emotional servitude =
for Chandra in Bhava-8
spouse brings forth emotional content of native's bhava-2
first marriage is emotionally triggered and sustained by deep memories of 7th-from-8th = bhava-2:
second marriage is emotionally triggered and sustained by deep memories of 2nd-from-8th = bhava-9:
third marriage is emotionally triggered and sustained by deep memories of 9th-from-5th = bhava-1:
|Das / Bepin Behari comments upon Chandra-5:||
"Moon in the 8th house harms the mental composure.
Well, you know, everything outside you really is simply a story
“out there” for you to come home.
It does not matter how horrific you judge it to be. All of the stories of your life which recreated and recreated and recreated the pain, are simply that which is to bring you home.
You store it within you
and every time you think you have forgotten,
you build a wall around your heart higher and thicker so that you will not feel anything anymore.
What occurs is that pain you hold within you is what kills you.
file update: 02-Jun-2013
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