BPHS Shukra Mahadasha
|Aum Shum Shukraya namah |
Bhrigu * Asuraguru
Vyaya * Shala * Sthana 12
Inanna * Ishtar * Aphrodite * Venus * Ba'ah * Seba-djai
in the 12th house
harmonious fantasy, private relationships, imaginative partnerships
Santa Barbara * Greek Orthodox icon
Princess Damayanthi talking to a Royal Swan messenger
by the Kerala painter Raja Ravi Varma c. 1900
Public Figures * Shukra in vyayabhava-12
Shukra-12 appreciates private enclosures and is generally quite charitable.
Wealth and luxury in distant lands, in the private bedroom, behind walls, in cloister, via meditation, via prayers of gratitude, via reflection, via fantasy and the images of the inner mind.
For males, the wife often hails from a distant land or alternatively the female mate may indulge in intoxicants or other private sensuality.
Immediate parallel life (12) was likely a female incarnation. Tendency toward sweets addictions although there is no criminal element.
Enjoys privacy, sanctuary, meditative and imaginative relationships
diplomacy in matters of private guidance
graceful balance in invisible, intimate relationships
prefers a cloistered, enclosed environment
Bedroom Pleasures and Prayer Sanctuary
Shukra the Sensualist is not especially well placed in a natural Sthana of religious-teacher Guru, but Shukra does bring a delicious dose of pleasure into the imaginative life.
Spirit guides are active in this life and much imaginative intelligence is engaged. However the instructions of the ancestral Guide's tend to direct one along a portion of the astral-to-material path (12) which develops material art forms (Shukra) rather than the channel which develops intuitive wisdom via dreams or reflective prayer (Guru).
Prayer and psychic guidance with a specifically spiritual focus (Guru) will tend to be replaced by a deeply reflective appreciation for the beauty of the physical form .
In the 12th amza, the Muse is unleashed.
Particularly high value is placed upon feminized, magnetically attractive, receptive sensual beauty . One's relationship to the artistic Muse is often strong or more important than one's relationship to other humans..
That which functions in bhava-12 will drain the vitality from bhava-1.
Shukra in 12 causes a draining and dissolving of the life-force through guidance of the artistic Muse, distant travel and women in distant lands, along with indulgence in sweet fantasy and bedroom pleasures.
also "out the back door" and "back-room" deals, agreements and arrangements
enjoys international travel (Guru's Sthana 12) to pleasure destinations.
enjoys the private world of feminine companionship, pleasure, tastes.
Meditations upon a beautiful female deity in a lushly decorated sanctuary. Loves love long journeys in foreign lands, particularly in the company of females.
Dreams and fantasies of Luxurious wealth. Tendency toward sensual indulgence in private dalliance. Aesthetic appreciation for pleasure of hotels, spas, and enclosed properties.
Not a good position for marriage. The pleasure-relationship karaka Shukra occupies 6th-from-7th, the things which provide Shukra-12 with the deepest experience of pleasure are simultaneously those things which are inimical to marriage, and may provoke animosity from the spouse.
Some attraction * akarshana * to narcotics (dream-drugs) in many chemical and behavioral forms. Alcoholism over time, due to using alcohol to fall asleep. Sleeping pills. Pleasure from sleep and dreams .
Enjoys the psychic reading and healing environment; inner reflection; Astral travel .
May be gifted in art and music drawing resources from fantasy and imagination.
the reflective imagination; and meditation including disembodied interior (non-petitionary ) prayer.
Financial wealth comes from distant locales; private subject matter (Barbara Walters), secluded behaviors
Selecting a gift for Shukra-12 with Shukra in 12? These folk enjoy sleep and dreams, pleasures of the bedroom. Accouterments of the bedroom, such as lavender oil for calm sleep, pillows, fine sheeting, sleepwear, or other luxurious items of sanctuary, may be much appreciated gifts.
Fashion-design, Art and Beauty
In the material world of beautiful human decorative forms and objects, Shukra-12 loves the fashionable art form of shoes, footwear, and ornamentations of the feet.
Privacy and the Bedroom
Shukra in 12 gives the sensual, musical, and artistic ability to enjoy private things, such as clandestine foreign diplomacy
private or highly personal information
meditative, private prayer
Sensual taste for fantasy in art and literature. Enjoys watching movies in a darkened room, read fantasy fiction, experience imaginative worlds, and confessional performance in which the speaker innermost private perceptions are dramatized.
Shukra in Vyaya bhava delights in the artistic imagery of astrology and dreams without necessarily understanding these informational messages on an intellectual level. Shukra's tastes luxuriate in the lush imaginary traffic on the bridge between the astral plane (subconscious) and the material plane (conscious).
Shukra in 12 also contributes to the dissolution of the material plane identity. Shukra sensual indulgences tend to siphon off the vitality from the animal, blood-fed, muscular body and transmit the life-force back into the dream world. As a result Shukra becomes associated with losses and the two domains which are ruled by the Daityaguru will get drained of their positive reserves.
If additional graha occupy bhava-12, naturally these traits would be modified .
Naturally the L-7from Chandra and from lagna do play an important role in defining marriage, but the karaka for marriage which is Shukra is doubly important for males.
For a male , Shukra-12 is a complex placement.
Most of the marriage bonding activity occurs in the bedroom, rather than in public settings. No matter what outward stress the marriage is suffering, the bed pleasure component remains intact.
Losses through impulsive love or misdirected affection, caused by projections of the romantic imagination. Unrequited love, or long-term behind-closed-doors love relationships. Often the private lover of one who cannot leave their unloving spouse. Sacrificial love.
Well-liked by denizens of the astral plane, and by one's own spirit guides. Seduced and pleasured in dreams; attractive to those from foreign lands.
When Shukra occupies the Sthana of Bed Pleasures, escapism through indulgent sexual pleasures, and potential for sexual pleasure addiction if Shukra is strong.
If Shukra is empowered in bhava-12, the escapist sexual pleasures may be coupled with alcohol or drug use. The identity is dissolved through sensual pleasuring and intoxicating indulgence.
Ironically, excess animal sensualism may damage the balance of marriage, since Vyaya bhava is 6th-from-7th indicating animosity in the partnership. bhava-12 is absorptive. While Shukra-12 takes in much pleasure, one provides little pleasure for others. A pleasure junkie.
If Shukra is well-disposed, the dreams are vividly artistic and musical. Much pleasure through the private imagination. The real lover is never as fabulous as the lover in one's imagination.
Often, a husband meets the life-partner (Shukra) in a secluded, private, invisible environment, a walled compound, a hotel or dormitory, a research laboratory, a foreign land, or in a dream. The life-partner's ability to reflect his fantasies is important to him, and her imaginative powers may form the basis of the marriage.
Shukra (Luxmi) = karaka for luxurious wealth
Wealth from foreign posting during government or corporate service.
Shukra-12 loses vitality in the act of spending money (Shukra) on luxuries as a style of escape from reality. In a rashi of Budha, in bhava-12, Shukra makes an"impulse buyer" who may have a very complex rationalization for one's behavior, but who is still a fantasy-driven money spender.
Often Shukra-12 with Shukra in bhava-12 will manifest some behavior in the categories of Addiction to private imaginative pleasures and fantasies of financial wealth .
Fantasy of financial wealth can occasionally become the seed of a genuine working plan to earn or develop capital. Some nativities indeed will profile a highly intuitive capitalist who worked forward from the imaginative first step to conceptualization to making a grounded plan to work and organize resources.
Such a native may be very successful materially, and Shukra in bhava-12 in this rare circumstance will be found to receive the drishti of a strong Shani or there is some important lagna featuring Sravana or Dhaniztha .
As a general rule however, wealth fantasies related to Shukra/12 are vitality-dissolving private imaginings which actually drain the energy from practical earthly pursuit of building material worth. Based on a fantasy resource, Shukra-12 may feel that one is entitled to spend capital without limit. Such a native is unsatisfied by modest amounts of financial wealth .
One may insist that"nothing less than endless money" is acceptable to them. Such an overspender may be willing to engage in unscrupulous business (notably, prostitution) in order to generate the money to buy luxury items. Not surprisingly, Shukra-12 with Shukra in bhava-12 unrestrained by Shani may pose a serious difficulty to harmonious marriage relationships
If Shukra is combined with Rahu, gambling addictions, prostitution addictions, and other expensive private habits may develop.
If Shukra is combined with Chandra, Shukra-12 is spoiled by material indulgence from the parents, who did not make clear to the child that wealth is generally earned through an exchange of values. The adult child expects to receive pleasures but does not comprehend that another value (such as record-keeping labor-2, or support of the partner's interests-7) must be exchanged.
The keynotes of all graha in bhava-12 = "unrealistic","dissolving boundaries "and"world of dreams ". bhava-12 is the bridge between the current life (1) and the past-life (12). Perhaps one remembers The financial wealth of a parallel life and consider it available to spend, even when the coffers of the current life accounts are factually quite empty. Images lingering just underneath the floor of consciousness do not provide factual information, but rather strong impressions, memories, and impulses.
The vague images and barely-heard instructions of vyaya bhava may empower a gifted psychic medium -- who handles the messages for what they are, living dreams. Unfortunately, the same imagery may dis-empower one too attached to the material plane -- who misinterprets faint images of a previous life as valid instructions for the current incarnations.
Shukra-12 with Shukra in bhava-12 must proceed carefully with wealth, luxury, and pleasure fantasies. These images can potentially form the positive seed from which a concrete plan to earn and spend money can grow. However,
Shukra notices abundance sensual pleasures in the dream space
Splendid artistic imagination , and bodes well for valuable art and music production in the confines of studio or sanctuary space. Yet the material manifestation of the two Sthana s ruled by Shukra will be expressed only in the world of dreams.
Abundant sensual skill makes a master of"bed pleasure", but the material manifestation of the two Sthana ruled by Shukra will be expressed only in the world of dreams.
"Venus produces a material impulse . It leads you towards sensual gratification and involvement in unethical relationships which bind the soul strongly in chains of materialization.
One may remember that Venus is the advisor to the demons who command the anti-devic (godly) forces.
These tendencies are greatly accentuated when Venus occupies the Twelfth Sthana, which can finally fix you in your pleasant sleep (of illusion) and in the enjoyment of a comfortable couch (karmic bondage).
You may gain wealth; but spend it every day . Sensual. Makes best efforts; want of virtue; sudden disputes with friends.
Extravagant , discord with friends and seniors. A liar and unpopular amongst relatives. Sick and ailing. infidel, unkind, debauch and gross body. You get pleasure through own spouse; prosperous and impressive.
Inert, happy, ugly, characterless, vile, purified diet, skilled in amorous sport.
This Venus indicates a love for romance and adventure; desire to unravel the mysteries of nature, secret arts, medicine, chemistry;
The stronger is Shukra by rashi, the more powerful Shukra-12 's luxury and pleasure fantasies ..
Danger of extravagant spending when Shukra-uttama, or Shukra in a rashi of either Shukra or Budha.
If lacking the discriminatory intelligence to separate the dreams of financial wealth -luxury-sensuality versus the material reality of the real money in the bank account, real salary, real professional earnings capability, these natives may slip into the trap of addictive, expensive indulgences. (Does not provide elegant taste, just expensive taste!)
The fantasy perception of accumulated wealth is very strong when Shukra occupies Guru's Sthana of expansive abundance.
The memory of a large spendable hoard is a carry-over from a previous life (12th Sthana = parallel lives ) in which there was much accessible financial well-being. Shukra-12 with Shukra/12 who does recognize that this powerfully sensed wealth exists in dream form only, may be feel entitled to spend the current lifetime's real money in quite excessive patterns. In the modern world, The imaginary hoard is usually a credit card.
Shukra-12 may enjoy a vision of one's own personal beauty and seductive attractiveness. Such a person frequents beauty services and spends on fashions, as usual with the 12th-from behaviors, trying to materialize a past-life entitlement in the current life.
For male and female nativities, because Shukra's attracting function is submerged in vague depths of the subconscious, one suffers shifting perceptions of the beauty and attractiveness of oneself and others.
Unrealistic expectations of visual attractiveness of real women. A man will want his wife to materialize an imaginary feminine charisma. Attracted to women outside marriage, hoping each time to materialize that dream of the ageless, timeless, boundary-less feminine Muse.
For Mesha and Vrischika lagna, Shukra = L-7. If Shukra occupies vyaya bhava, Shukra will be in the 6th-from-7th. There may be a deep animosity with the spouse, which is met with attempts to heal the rift via excess sensuality of"bed pleasure"and fantasy denial of the disagreements.
|Meditative daydreams and fantasies|| |
Topics of reflective visualization are related to Shukra's karaka behaviors: acquired wealth, sensual pleasures, attractiveness, harmonious and mutually beneficial agreements, balanced architectural and social designs, music, fine arts, and aesthetic, appreciative love.
Acquisitive material-luxury Shukra is unhappy in a preaching-teaching Sthana of Guru. There is often discomfort from the conflict between fantasies of sensual wealth and pleasure (Shukra) which have carried through from a parallel life , versus the more spiritual values of peacefulness and intuitive knowledge that are naturally promoted by Guru.
Shukra-12 was indeed a person of luxurious sensuality and artistic talent in a parallel life , with a strong connection to music, dance, and perfumes. By default, graha in bhava-12 are 'dissolved' into astral imagery. Whether this distinction will manifest again in the current life depends on the supporting graha.
Favors scientific research into women's tastes and into the psychology of marriage.
Shukra in bhava-12 wishes to keep love relationships and one's aesthetic tastes as private as possible. The love of sweets such as alcohol and sensual bed pleasures is much increased, possibly to the point of addictions.
Dissolves the first wife in a male's chart and in a female chart weakens her relationships to other women. For a male, either loss of a wife by death or social-emotional dissolution of the relationship to the first wife. For a woman, same vis-à-vis her sisters and close female associates.
Characteristics of the Environment where ones meets the life-partner(s):
When Shukra occupies Vyaya bhava, it is expected that the marriage partner would first be encountered in a dream or fantasy, while sojourning in a distant land, or in a meditation hall, hospital, convent, or similar sanctuary space. Possibly a prison or refugee camp. There are many varieties of sanctuary and enclosure, internal and external..
Shukra-12 = meeting the partner in internal enclosure (dream, reflection) or external enclosure (walled space).
shad-ashtaka 6-8 angles from Shukra = trouble areas for alliances
what seems "unfair" in the relationship:
adversarial, conflicted 6th from Shukra-12 = putra-bhava-5
shocking, secret 8th from Shukra-12 = yuvati-bhava-7
|Shukra in Mesha = bhava-12|| |
Escape into simple excitements, such as hunting and fighting.
Likes the world of imaginative imagery involving foreign lands, conquests, winning competitions, and fighting for dominance.
Sensuality of blood sport and wars in foreign lands. Dreamy love of horses especially in Azwini.
|Shukra in Vrishabha = bhava-12|| |
Escape into sensual fantasies, oral fixations, extraordinary visual, auditory, and tactile pleasures; addiction to fine wines, food, music, textiles, oils, and all other vehicles of five-senses sensual pleasure.
A love of luxury 'escapes' such as the 'getaway weekend' or 'spa weekend'. (Also may 'escape' into fine music, although this is more a behavior of uttama- Shukra in Meena.
in 12, enjoys the deepest sensual pleasuring in foreign lands, and in the private imagination. Sexually, often an interest in artistic styles of pornography.
Drugs used in pursuit of the illusion of a more dream-like beauty may lead to serious disease.
|Shukra in Mithuna = bhava-12|| |
Escape into sexualized conversations and a private sanctuary of encoded communication. Private signals and a"two-faced" public-private arrangement permits long-term management of extra-marital affairs.
|Shukra in Karkata = bhava-12|| |
Escape into parental security and protection.
Seeks to feel the pleasure of safe enclosure of the childhood home.
|Shukra in Simha = bhava-12|| |
Escape into royal privilege and glamour. In the private imagination, one is the radiant center of attention. Like most royalty, you have competition for your throne.
Shukra-Simha-12 Das commentary :
"You will not be attracted to ultimate spiritual goals;
Such a strong urge to dwell among the material world,
|Shukra in Kanya = bhava-12|| |
Escape into humiliation, rejection of one's own beauty, and argumentation regarding failure of one's ability to give or receive affection.
Trouble from fallen women.
Attracted to Drugs, partly to ease digestion.
|Shukra in Thula = bhava-12|| |
Escape into a sanctuary of private, perhaps completely imaginary, relationships. Shukra-12 may be better suited to avoid material marriage.
Excellent imagination which can produce splendid designs, including deep psychological understanding of relationship negotiation and balance.
Yet in the physical world, such a balanced relationship seems quite ephemeral.
|Shukra in Vrischika = bhava-12|| |
Escape into imaginary tantrik quests for secret knowledge. A delusion of tantra, involving psychic exposure , which can make Shukra-12 vulnerable to penetration by invisible agents of disease. Self-destructive sexual indulgence.
|Shukra in Dhanushya = bhava-12|| |
L-5+L-10 Shukra-Dhanushya for Maraka lagna = a highly benevolent
yogakaraka graha. However, the benefits of this otherwise fine graha are dissolved into astral imagery and give limited results on the material plane.
Wealth (5) and respect (10) from other-worldly activities.
Escape into imaginary religious ceremonies, contrived priesthoods, and moral soliloquies.
Inflated beliefs regarding one's own power and attractiveness.
One wishes to be sensually worshipped .
|Shukra in Makara = bhava-12
L-4+L-9 Shukra-Makara for Kumbha lagna = a highly benevolent
yogakaraka. However, the benefits of this otherwise fine graha are dissolved into astral imagery and give limited results on the material plane.
Property (4) and wisdom (9) from other-worldly activities.
Splendid bone structure; typically quite handsome. Escape into imaginary proofs of elegant living, prestige, respect, and social status.
POTUS-09 "Tecumseh" William Henry Harrison was said to have maintained a clandestine (12) relationship (Shukra) with his Black slave mistress which produced six children. The fate of those children seems to have been lost to history. (He also produced ten children via his legal wife.)
|Shukra in Kumbha = bhava-12
L-3+randhresha-8 Shukra-Kumbha = a less benevolent graha for the Meena lagna. Harmonious relationships are hard to come by.
Escape into conceptual and social-philosophical imagination, envisioning social progress through movement toward future goals.
Enjoys to reflect upon - but not necessarily participate in -- mass gatherings, assemblies of like-minded, and visionary futuristic networks.
One dreams for a better future, but the present reality is rather uncomfortable.
Conditions of life prevent one from living out most of one's egalitarian social ideals. However Shukra-12 is immensely charitable.
Quotation Das commentary upon * Shukra-Kumbha bhava-12
"Venus in this sign will deny all personal comfort and pleasure,
|Shukra in Meena = bhava-12|| |
L-2+L-7 Shukra-Meena for Mesha lagna = an empowered maraka.
Escape into imaginary musical and artistic harmony, a world of memories, full of brilliant signaling and path-finding, that use gorgeous dreamlike colors and designs.
Extraordinary richness of the private imagination. Spiritual guidance from aesthetic sources. Wealth from private partnerships.
|Quotation Das commentary upon Shukra-Meena-12||
"You will live luxuriously and in dignity, towards which you will spend lavishly .
Your mind will be both poetic and musical, and in these pursuits you will spend much of your time.
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