BPHS Shani Mahadasha
Om Sham Shanaishcharaye Namah
in Yuvati Bhava-7
* dig-bala *
= Shani in 7th navamsha = Shani in 7th-from-Chandra
Saturn in the Seventh House
must stay yoked
karmic duty imposes effort to maintain lawful alliances
digbala Shani = yogic discipline vows
Social duty defines the marriage yoke.
difficult contractual decisions
dry, rigid (external) genitalia; seizure of paired organs
fear of alienation and imbalance
|~~ poet, occultist, Sen-Irish Free State 1922-1928 W.B. Yeats||
"A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal
People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation."
|Shani narrative in bhava-7||
Shani gains dig-bala
"dignified value" in bhava-7 which greatly stabilizes (but does
not lessen) the effects of age, sloth, and bitterness upon matters
Despite the fact that society benefits from the native's loyalty to vows and contracts, agents of yuvatisthana nevertheless are empowered to enact a fearful, life-threatening (Shani) script of punishment and restriction.
Agents of bhava-7 = partners, mates, match-makers, advisers, counselors, advocates, bargainers and brokers, traders, negotiators, arrangers of deals and contracts, legal officials who determine resolution in the law courts.
The bhava-7 agents say:
You follow the rules, or else we (the mate, the brokers, the weight-balancers) will eject you from the avowed agreements and freeze your access to the shared wealth held in our partnership.Shani-7 narrative of the threat of alienation and imbalance is further embroidered with contributing voices from Shani's rashi, incoming drishti to bhava-7, Shani's angle from Chandra, Shani's placement in navamsha, planetary tenants in those bhava ruled by Shani, etc.
Shani in Yuvati bhava-7 Core Karma = Terms of Contract, Marriage, Alliance, Bargains, Trades
graha-drishti to domains: 9, 1, and 4.
See: dealing with the negative expectations of Shani in bhava-7
All forecasts improve with planetary support from Shukra.
Residing in bhava-7, Shani gains special directional strength = dig-bala = His power to build character through endurance tests of loyalty in partnership.
Benefits of Shani in Kendra:
Advocacy = 7 = balance, representation, equity
Shani social structures = regulated vertical hierarchies (Makara) and lateral systems (Kumbha) . Shani in bhava-7 = alliance-regulating and contractual duty structures. Work and respectability = core values of life's core partnerships.
Despite feeling oppressed the native insists upon fulfillment of marital duty when Shani in 7. Rigidity in marital practice and resistance to counseling can be an obstacle to happiness but the relationship remains social fixed unless a catastrophic change occurs via actions of the L-8 or Mangala.
Mutual aspect of Shani + Mangala is highly oppressive and when Shani obtains a kendra the native feels obliged to absorb this potentially deadly (7) stress.
Shani-7 in rashi of Budha may generate anxiety regarding Terms of the Contract. Fear and worry regarding agreements and unions.
Must work hard to earn validation of the alliances.
"Not equal enough " syndrome. Attracts a partner who values work and social station more than amiability or pleasure. Marriage arrangements emphasize material stability and fulfillment of social duty.
= a legal functionary who works the socially approved system of contracts and alliances.
Shani-7 must apply sustained effort with limited resources (Shani) toward the maintenance of systems of negotiation and arbitration, marriage and partnership arrangements, counseling and advising, crafting of alliances and treaties, and balancing mechanisms at every level of reality.
Attitude toward marriage contract, business partnership, agreements and the negotiating process is fundamentally stubborn, persistent, conservative and slow.
Shani-7 life union requires sacrifice and personal discipline. Supports marriage to an older, socially conservative, rather plain, conventional, simple, or hardworking person.
Some difficulties or maturation required before obtaining the blessings of wisdom/father (9) and security/mother (4) via the full 3/10 aspects whilst casting the 75% aspect upon body image/self (1).
Shani-7 harms ALL of life's fundamental -childhood relationships of mother-father-self.
Traditionally, for females:
Habits of bargaining and negotiation in contractual relationships are resistant to change. Marriage is not possible until after the conventional age (according to culture) has passed. Marriage counseling, labor contract bargaining, and other adjustments to alliances which might accommodate the changing needs of the partners, is slowed or prevented entirely.
The marital contract is fixed; therefore unless other factors (such as Kuja dosha) might interrupt Shani's tightly regulated conventional march of Time, the marriage persists by carrying a heavy burden of responsibility but divorce is not likely and in many cases not socially possible. If marriage is arranged, the spouse hails from a lower social class and has common habits..
the native who wishes to change the spouse's behavior, will find such a project to be slow-going and demanding much time.
Try as one might to change the package of marital attributes, the spouse's expectations are fixed.
Good results: the spousal appearance and behavior may change very little over time. The spouse may have a surprisingly youthful appearance as a result. This spouse looks old or world-weary (Shani) in the first part of life, but because Shani resists change, this one may look surprisingly "timeless" in elder years.
Hard-working, stable and pessimistic spouse.
Marriage is oppressive, entailing heavy social and material responsibilities, yet dig-bala Shani produces a lasting balance and community approval.
The spouse may be experienced as a humble person; judged perhaps from the outside as a burden and a disappointment. Yet the partners are typically faithful to each other, and to their contractual vows. Each sees the other as hailing from a lower social class (each believes they have "married down").
Barring the presence of other more lovely graha in yuvati bhava, the spouse may be less educated and less reputed socially.
The partner shares a powerful work ethic with the native . Shani is good for career in 10th-from-10th. With Shani's solid material focus, the the spouse will shoulder any necessary burdens and work long hours to build a respectable public profile. Shani gives longevity, so this partnership even if crushingly difficult typically lasts a long time, again barring any complications.
(Complications example: Shani in Dhanushya in 7 catching the glance of Mangala-Kanya from 4 is positively unsustainable, and no matter Shani's sober contractual diligence it may break. )
The partners work very hard to stay in the contract to maintain respectability, and getting out of the promise if that becomes necessary may be quite difficult.
Accepting limitations - sometimes stringent limitations - may be the key to happiness with this position.
Good placement for spouses who work together, especially in humble service work or agriculture where the material outcome of the partnership can be proven. It is important when Shani occupies 7 for the value (Shukra) of the contractual output to be materially measurable.
Shani in bhava-7 is undeniably difficult emotionally. Consider that from kalatra bhava, Shani casts oppressive drishti upon one's wisdom and guidance from the father (9); body/self appearance (1); and social security, home, schooling (4). the native may feel much criticized and constrained by public opinion regarding how one should or should not (Shani, Shani) conduct a marriage union or business partnership.
Realism and low expectations will help maintain good marital health.
Shani in bhava-7 = deficiency of harmonious agreement
core areas of initial lack of understanding + required repetition =
Repeating Homework Assignments
One= judged according to one's balancing and diplomatic skills.
Repetitive task = Karma = dealing with people who are unbalanced and disagreeable. Always short of equity. Does not extract value equal to the investment. Carries the heavier burden of responsibility in marriage and contractual partnership.
the native is challenged to repeat many "practice" iterations while learning art of crafting and keeping agreements. The lifetime is devoted to the slow and patient eradication of the at-birth deficiency regarding loyalty and consistency to the terms of agreement, arts of negotiation and diplomatic skill, valuation and validation of the partner and the partnership,
Shani friend of Shukra = in 7 = good for pragmatic, working relationships because Shani resists impractical agreements.
Four areas of special difficulty caused by karmic necessity to correct a deficiency of agreement.
One never quite in agreement. 100% drishti to 9 and 4 = both mother (4) and father (9) judge the native (overtly or covertly) and the 75% drishti = one judges oneself.
Core Practice Environments which require repetitive drill and careful study:
Repetitive Ignorance-Purifying Exercise = Effects of Shani-7
Distrust and suspicion toward the spouse, who may hail from a lower social class and whose equality to oneself seems doubtful. Dislike of the constraints of marriage, but these are grudgingly accepted in exchange for conjugal pleasures. The spouse is ignorant or intractable. Possibility of widowhood if other effects also point toward that outcome.
Shani in a hospitable rashi of Shani, Shukra, or Budha = a deeper acceptance of the value of stability which is stronger than the oppressive constraint. In rashi of Guru, Kuja, or Surya, extreme Resistance and delay to the contractual bond, feeling of servitude to the spouse, or of being chained to someone below one's own status who suffers bad habits.
Shani-7 is a legalist who specializes in rules, terms, and conditions of contractual relationships. Shani cherishes few expectations of "unconditional love" from mother, father, spouse, or self. One becomes a duty-oriented spouse focused upon conditional requirements and material achievements as the means and method of achieving a lasting balance.
Minimal inspired love in the marriage, yet dig-bala Shani produces plenty of respect for a dignified partner who can follow the rules of committed partnership. Good material success due to dedication and work ethic of the partner. Emotionally it may be unbearably materialistic and duty-oriented, unless yuvati bhava receives softening drishti from a friendly graha.
First Epistle to Timothy (1 Timothy )
"... Honor widows who are truly widows.
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.
She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day, ..."
file update: 17-Nov-2013
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