BPHS Shani Mahadasha
Om Sham Shanaishcharaye Namah
in Karma Bhava-10
= Shani in 10th navamsha = Shani in 10th-from-Chandra
Saturn in the Tenth House
must regulate the social order
karmic duty imposes effort to maintain lawful institutional governance
when compromised: fear of public exposure
difficult institutional decisions
rigid knees, dry bones
fear of repudiation and disregard
|Shani narrative in bhava-10||
Agents of karmasthana
enact a fearful,
life-threatening (Shani) script of
punishment and restriction.
Agents of bhava-10 = the government, lawmakers, bureaucrats, boss, master, social orderers, social elite, hierarchy toppers; also the father's family and father's resources. The bhava-10 agents say:
You follow the rules, or else we (the government officers, the father's family) will eject you from the respectable social roles, and freeze your access to our dignity, reputation, and privilege.Shani-10 narrative of the threat of repudiation and disregard is further embroidered with contributing voices from Shani's rashi, incoming drishti to bhava-10, Shani's angle from Chandra, Shani's placement in navamsha, planetary tenants in those bhava ruled by Shani, etc.
Shani in Karkata * "throne yoga"
Shani in Karma Bhava-10
Shani * swabhava
resistance to impulse + obligation to maintain respectability
Shani = well placed in His own karmasthana, where His agenda of orderly governance can be accomplished slowly and carefully, protected by the power of the State.
Opposite to Surya, Shani-10 generally dislikes excessive personal attention. However Shani-10 may be an effective regulatory agent, careful legislator and reliable bureaucrat.
Shani-10 generally develops a respectable and class-conscious career aimed at heavily responsible, elite governance roles and judicial or executive roles in social hierarchy.
Generally of sober temperament, systematic habits, and a top-down authoritative viewpoint. Shani-10 is prone toward a judgmental and often punitive worldview.
Shani-Kanya may be a notable criticizer and 'problematizer' of government.
Marriage and children
Shani's drishti upon bhava 12, 4, and 7 imposes this strict, conformist view upon the institution of marriage = 10th from 10th. Marriage favors duties related to the propagation of the species (survival) and because Shani in 10 cannot cast His restrictive drishti upon 5, Shani-10 may produce a large number of children.
No matter how large or diverse the family however there is little interest in the individual creativity or other expressions of divine intelligence in the children.
A second marriage, if indicated, is often easier and less duty-bound, because Shani's drishti will not reach dhana bhava.
Karma bhava = shad-ashtaka 6-8 from Putra Bhava
Troubles via imbalance between social ordering duties (Shani, 10) vs. creative life (Surya, 5).
Vimshottari periods of Shani may involve
Although quite capable of interacting with governing agencies and officials, one may prefer to hold a less exposed place in society in order to show modesty. Nevertheless, one may accept very responsible assignments from a deep sense of social duty .
A social regulator of the first order, especially when:
Much less favorable when in a rashi of Shani's enemies Mangala or Surya, as here Shani-10 becomes well-known but as a rebel or a troublemaker.
Shani-10 is law-abiding in the performance of social duties but not friendly in the classic sense of enjoying the company of others. Shani the survivalist will however develop marketplace relationships for the instrumental benefit of reaching one's material goals in social performance, maintaining good public reputation, and obtaining material profit.
It is a complex placement. Shani-10 is a morally good person with some socially dysfunctional habits. One becomes well-known (10, visibility) for good works which benefit society as a whole. Yet at the same time one is not an outgoing, friendly person nor especially well-liked.
Individualism (5) is anathema to this native, who experiences a very deep obligation to impose austerity, regularity, predictable governance, and moral order in the world.
Often Shani-10 practices a form of "reverse discrimination" in social relationships. One gives favor to members of the materially disadvantaged "underdog" classes regardless of their individual qualifications.
Also, friendship is harmed by a punitive judgmentalism toward those who hold different views to oneself.
However, all of this rather friendless difficulty is due to placing the welfare of society ahead of the welfare of any one individual; so that it becomes impossible to extend the privilege of personal friendship. However, in general the citizens know and appreciate the value of Shani-10 's social contribution. One has "friends" in the professional service corps and amongst those who share one's vision of a correctly ordered social pyramid.
Regarding Shani-10-Kumbha, Das says:
"Saturn impels you into the realm of objectivity, isolation, and philanthropic activities. You will be extremely rude and crude in social relationships, but inwardly you will be motivated by the urge to help others and show them the unity underlying all things."
|Graha drishti to domains: 12, 4, and 7.||
See: dealing with the negative expectations of Shani in bhava-10
All forecasts improve with planetary support from Shani.
Better results should be predicted if Shani occupies Thula, Makara, or Kumbha.
Saturn occupying karmaa bhava[bhava-10] will drishti 12, 4, and 7 from lagna. From karmaa sthana, Shani's 3rd aspect to the obscure 12th house is less damaging to public life. It damages mainly Shani-10 's inner peace by blocking meditation, sanctuary, and dreams (12) and love from the spouse (7). The home (4) is not comfortable so Shani-10 may prefer the workplace. Accepts a heavy workload.
Seva of Shani-10
In terms of liberation through conscious service, native is uncomfortable with excess publicity. Consider the difference between bhava-10 which is duty and respectability, versus bhava-5 which is celebrity and fun.
Benefits of Shani in Kendra:
Shani social structures = regulated vertical hierarchies (Makara) and lateral systems (Kumbha) . Shani in bhava-10 = governing and social-ordering structures. Shani-10 may not always enjoy one's work but it is clearly necessary to do it.
Often employed by a government bureaucracy. In Karkata, "throne yoga" = the very highest and most emotionally oppressive social-regulator duties
A strong regulator-Shani marks Shani-10 as an imposer of national and international governance. May be involved in high-level bureaucracy.
and realistic about human
Shani-10 karma is designed to convert ignorance about large human social organizations into wisdom about large human social organizations.
Laws of human groups: the larger the group, the lower the common denominator, the greater the need for law and order.
Fear and worry regarding responsibility for imposing a lawful environment
"Not respected enough " syndrome.
The experience of "getting the job done" = fundamentally stubborn, persistent, conservative and slow.
Shani in 12th from 11th = One step forward, two steps back in matters of achievement and goals.
Yet eventually Shani-10 achieves the respect accorded to those who earn measurable material accomplishments .
Expect serious delays in arrival goal-achievement timeline if the period of L-10 occurs much later in life.
Chandra born in a nakshatra of Budha, Ketu, or Shukra may have a very late mahadasha of Shani.
Leadership = work
Iconic roles = work
public recognition = work
Shani = characteristically resistant to forward movement.
In 10, public projects = slow-going and time-consuming.
Limited permission to move forward energetically along the path of public reputation
capacity to move vigorously toward completion of professional duties may be reduced due to the weight of the workload. In the large, pyramid-shaped hierarchies of Makara and bhava-10, the individual cannot move until the entire internally regulated organization is ready to move.
It takes a good long time to get anything done.
Ascending to high social status and achieving significant visibility in the world order is required by Shani-10 because the environment of high public recognition is precisely "Shani's workshop" where He imposes the regime of repeated practice exercises "until the ignorance has been converted to wisdom".
Try as one might to change the package of attributes, one's ability to enjoy the benefits of these positions of high dignity is much delayed.
To outsiders, it might look like Shani-10 has achieved the pinnacle of social success. Yet to Shani-10, it just feels like work.
Habits of leadership and orderly behavior =
Yet the organization one has been chosen to serve and the duties involved are so onerous that Shani-10 may induce a feeling of oppression despite the respect accorded to providers of responsible leadership.
Naturally, Shani-10 occupies swabhava, therefore the characteristic respectability behaviors of Shani - slow, careful fearful, conventional - will ultimately produce the basic social dignity which Shani-10 feels obliged to establish.
Shani + Mangala, the road to high public offices bumpy and hard, but success may occur if the lord of these two graha is well disposed
|Heavy public responsibilities.||
Some difficulties or maturation required before obtaining recognition in public positions. Strict adherence to public codes of conduct is required.
Delays or prevents access to sanctuary protection or ashrama or research lab+Libraries (12) ; heavy work and responsibilities in foreign lands. Limits settlement or security of family home because Shani-10 must move frequently for his work (4). Delays marriage; but supports marriage to a plain, simple, or older person (7).
Shani's natural houses, bhava-10 and bhava-11, are the least problematic locations for Shanaicharya's hard-working and determined behaviors. Shani always takes time (sometimes a loooong time) but in the end Shani gives stable position in public leadership roles.
Much depends on the rashi and location of the ruling graha, but in generally speaking, Shani's tasks are somewhat easier to complete in Karma Bhava and Labha Bhava. There is a tremendous amount of forced socializing and a huge duty roster in bhava-10 and bhava-11, but also usually also a large organization to support one's efforts.
Shani in bhava-10 = deficiency of legitimate governance
core areas of initial lack of understanding + required repetition =
Repeating Homework Assignments =
Karma bhava = Shani's natural house; Shani does well here. Believable personality who has credibility with the hoi-polloi, and is willing to work their way up the ladder. May have a vulgar style, but the people recognize him as one of their own.
Often found in government service, with trade unions, and other populist appeals to the common man. Stickler for the rules - but the letter of the law is what move him, not the spirit of the law!
Special ability to publicly represent scarcity, limitation, fear, and conformity.
A regulator of systems of karma and interpretations of human law.
An executive functionary who works the system of hierarchical positioning, leadership and government. Always short of time in which to accomplish a daunting list of public responsibilities.
May be given a heavy workload by the regulating bureaucracy, the professional elite, or the boss. The father's family faces some considerable scarcity of material or cultural resources.
Shani in 10 = good for common humanity because Shani resists rank and status.
Shani-10 = challenged to repeat many "practice" iterations while learning the art of lawful public behavior.
The lifetime is devoted to the slow and patient correction of the at-birth deficiency regarding leadership responsibilities, management of the public reputation, dignity of high office, and understanding of the elite roles of those who govern large social hierarchies. A very high responsibility position usually however typical of Shani one must invest more effort in the workload than one is able to extract in terms of dignity and respect. Possibility a scandal or fall from high place due to ignorant mismanagement of the public trust.
|Core Practice Environments which require repetitive drill and careful study:||
Effects of Shani-10
functionary who works the socially approved system of
organizational leadership and government. This person must apply sustained
effort with limited resources (Shani the worker) toward
the maintenance of executive powers, official duties, leadership
roles and positions, and iconic symbolism.
This person was raised with early responsibilities and unreliable supporters; as adults they believe that "if it is going to be done right I have to do it myself". By damaging the shelter/sanctuary of 12/4/7 and forcing the person to be on-duty so much, Shani/10 makes a highly competent manager but reduces the long-term leadership trajectory.
Dignified but very demanding. Shani the Limiter = rarely receives full recognition for the full scope of one's diligent efforts.
file update: 23-Nov-2013
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