BPHS Surya Mahadasha
Om Grinih Suryaya Namah
Om Graam Greem Graum Sah Gurve Namah
Arka * Ata * Aja * Athithyaya * Agni * Aditya * Khaga
Vyaya-sthana * Sthala-daya
Sun * Saule * Sol * So-Ra
Utu * Ata * Aten * Aton * Om * On * Amon-Ra * Ra * Shamash * Helios * Aurya
the twelfth house
bright center of the cloistered privacy-drama
Surya-Vrizabha * self-confidence in the cloistered realms of sense pleasures, treasuries
Surya-Mithunaya * self-confidence in the cloistered realms of conversation, commerce, announcements
Surya-Karkata * self-confidence in the cloistered realms of root culture, homeland, folkways
Surya-Kanya* self-confidence in the cloistered realms of argument, medicine, military, legal defense, ministries of service
Surya-Vrizchika * self-confidence in the cloistered realms of secrets, hidden assets, confidential information
Surya-Dhanuzya* self-confidence in the cloistered realms of doctrine, theory, ideology
Surya-Makara * self-confidence in the cloistered realms of governance, institutions, law
Surya-Meena * self-confidence in the cloistered realms of spiritual guidance, intuition
splendid placement for the politics of Foreign Affairs
confident clairsentience and imaginative brilliance, a central role in dream worlds, a central figure upon the bridge to the ancestors,
bright icon of contemplative thought, private spiritual guidance,
center-stage agent of ashrama, bedroom and privacy, imprisonment (when unfortunate) and retreat
intelligence focused mainly upon the unseen behind the walls, invisibility
a foreigner; ego-identified with distant and imaginary lands of origin
Professor Surya teaching in the classroom of swabhava-9 owned by Ravi's good friend Brihaspati radiates expansive, generous (Guru) personal charisma (Surya) in public ritual (9) and private guidance (12) roles =
creative, center-stage specialties =
diviner, trail guide, ferryman, shepherd, interpreter, conveyor, meditator, bridge-watcher
A somewhat ironic placement because Surya-12 indicates that the father is often unavailable or invisible.
Yet when Surya's rashi is strong, and the ruler well-placed, the native exhibits brilliance in dealing with distant worlds and private, sequestered or secluded political environments.
Surya-12 is a remarkably common position in the nativities of world leaders.
Just as a wise King fills the royal court with philosophers and priests, Surya the Royalist is well placed in a swabhava of Ravi's friend the religious-teacher Guru.
Spiritually the placement is beneficial.
Socially and psychologically however there is some struggle with lack (12) of recognition (Ravi) and recurring identity loss .
If Surya = strong (Mesha, Simha, Vrischika; yuti Mangala or yuti Guru in hot rashi)
One may have been a recognized royal figure in a recent parallel life. The confusion caused by clinging to that outdated centrality can enforce a cycle of dream-time searching for continuing present-time recognition.
Ravi's inner glittering brilliance is still there but it is deeply enclosed within The private psyche and not really visible to the wider society unless Surya is paired with other graha in 12.
Occasionally someone of socially central status (modern royalty, corporate executives, political heads of state) will recognize Surya-12 's remarkable qualities, usually in the context of a very private relationship .
Professor Surya teaching in classroom-12 may become instantly addicted (12) to the validation provided via restored recognition = one's absolute centrality (Surya) within that important person's universe.
However, especially for a female this is a difficult position socially: the recognizers are egoistic (Ravi) persons (for the female, typically males = Ravi) who may soon withdraw their praise and Surya-12 is plunged again into an un-admired darkness.
Spirit guides are active in this life and much imaginative personal intelligence (Surya) is engaged.
Professor Surya teaching in classroom-12 seeks recognition for solar intelligence regarding a distant land. This imaginary foreign charisma is naturally somewhat dulled in one's day-to-day land of living, and Surya-12 may find that tone's life-force energy is drained out by constant re-engagement with a land or culture that no longer anchors the social personality.
Professor Surya teaching in classroom-12 delivers instructions upon the expression of intelligence and charisma in the private, sequestered enclosure of the meditative imagination
One holds a royal court - in one's dreams."A legend in one's own mind."
There is a natural intuitive brightness which shines an intelligent light into the cloistered realms of invisible, enclosed, clandestine and foreign operations
and international clandestine business dealings
spiritual guidance, intuition
laboratory research, secluded experimentations and musings.
sanctuary-meditation, reflective imagination, spiritual guidance, and private prayer
distant and imaginary lands
the private lives of celebrities (Surya) and bedroom pillow-talk
Professor Surya teaching in classroom-12 highlights the personal uniqueness of one's own dreams.
Surya brings intelligent ego-brightness to the traffic on the bridge between the astral plane (subconscious) and the material plane (conscious).
The spirit guides are very confident and assertive (Surya) in their personality style of conferring certainty.
Professor Surya teaching in vyaya-bhava-12 also contributes to the dissolution of the fleshly identity. Surya's theatrical style and political approach to dealing with dream-like imagery tends 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 Surya-12 becomes associated with identity loss.
One finds a central position in the drama of imagination-based behaviors , matters of intuition, visionary wisdom, path-finding, guidance from the ancestors and spirits out-of-body, art studio, library, laboratory, the bedroom, hotel rooms, hospital rooms, mediation halls and prayer sanctuary.
A brilliant imagination
Father * Surya Pitrikaraka
Surya in dushthamsha (6, 8, 12) = generally unfortunate for the father.
Surya-12 indicates that the father's identity has receded largely into the cloistered realms of fantasy for the native, so that one may honor him and believe in him but there is little factual knowledge basis for a social relationship to him.
Often the Surya-12 child develops an elaborate imaginative construct about the father which is noble and bright in character, but is nevertheless a phantasm.
The father may be extremely busy with research or other cloistered duties,
hold a job far distant from the family home visiting only infrequently
hospitalized for a chronic illness
He may be known physically to the native, but part of his identity may be invisible
or even, having abandoned the family, be a completely unknown figure to Surya-12
The dramatist Orlando Bloom is an interesting example:
Vrihaspati's swabhava is a hospitable resting place for Surya.
Presuming the rashi is supportive, Surya is karaka for the Soul, and Ravi benefits the spiritual development when in Vyayasthana-12. Not religious in the conventional ritual sense. Purely spiritual.
Typically the nativity with Surya-12 carries a feeling of being a foreigner .
One is ego-identified with a land in which one is not currently living. Whether one is living in the land of one's birth but has ego-attachment to somewhere else, or one is living somewhere else (usually for a long time) and has ego-attachment to the homeland or even a third land, Surya-12 with Ravi in the ego-dissolving house of dreams and bridge to astral reality is never quite settled .
Professor Surya teaching in classroom-12 perceives identity in other worlds.
Karaka for a Foreign Identity. Often Surya-12 was born in and is socially identified with a culture foreign to the land of one's passport. If a native son, will be more famous outside the land of one's birth than amongst one's countrymen.
international attention upon world leaders very probably exceeded the attention paid them by residents of their own lands.
Powerful willpower targeted upon the vision of a better, more ethical world .Strong international identity; not a parochial ego.
Confusion between real and imagined social identities can make a creative theatrical performer or a criminal impostor, depending on all the other graha in the nativity. Surya-12 may indeed live two lives: one, the heroic idealized fantasy life, and the other, the timid, reality.
If Surya is lagnesha, Surya-12 may be a may be a public icon who brings the world of private imagination into the light of publicity
Lacking other planetary ego-membrane supports, one stays hidden in some reclusive place.
Meditative daydreams and fantasies of social importance, royal or celebrity recognition, enlightenment, brilliance, winnings, feats of courage, and eternal life emerge from past-life memories. Surya-12 was indeed a person of high creativity in a parallel life . 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.
The celebrities and world leaders featured in the column to the left are examples of nativities = Surya in 12 + other"structural" supports to the ego-membrane such as empowered graha in kendra. They were royal persons in parallel lives , and they were able to continue high levels of public recognition in the current life altho not (or rarely) in the divine-right regal role.
Surya-12 's early ego-membrane development often occurs in a private, secluded environment wherein one enjoys life as a privileged persona, born into status of celebrity, royalty, or creative distinction.
may hold a privileged position; perhaps he is also a charismatic personality in this protected, sanctuary environment. The father is popular and admired; yet he has a private life which is unknown to the child (dalliance, espionage, etc).
For Dhanau, the father is likely a politician or theatrical actor. For Vrishabha, he has military or athletic success. For Kanya lagna, the father has some status akin to royalty while he is stationed in a foreign land. For Simha, the child is socially identified with the father as parent, but the father is absent; perhaps the papa is stationed abroad or only a glamorous figure in the child's imagination.
Typical ego-development conditions may include: upbringing on the private estate of a distinguished family
or perhaps within a protected compound such a religious or diplomatic mission, within the outpost of a foreign government such as live-in embassy quarters or a military command, or perhaps Surya-12 was raised as the child of an expatriate executive living in protected international satellite colonies of a powerful multinational corporation.
The child's intelligence and appearance might not be counted remarkable nor would then native have privileged status in the mainstream world of one's home culture, but the unique conditions of foreign residence or the unique 'foreign dignitary' status of one's father creates a special bubble of apparent superiority, talent, or moral virtue.
Surya-12 lives a peculiar, not unhappy life, ever believing in one's own inherent creative intelligence (if Surya-Mesha, belief in one's inherent leadership capability).
Yet, one demonstrates very little material output in areas where a strong Surya, were it not sequestered in 12, would shine: politics, theatre, literature, performance arts, speculations, amusements, and games.
In a scientific nativity, Surya-12 in combination with other developing graha may indicate a personality that is confident in research undertakings, even after long years one may continue to pursue a line of research enquiry which is quite personalized and not necessarily conforming (anti-Shani) to public standards.
When Professor Surya lectures from the pulpit of classroom-12, the brightly confident social personality is rather proudly reserved , self-centered but not flamboyant, and persistently standoffish. If Vriddhipathi-11 or its lord is strong, this native may be quite goal-oriented and build a large network of instrumental friendships, but one's aristocratic airs may still be felt.
Surya-12 is not selfish in the negative sense, but rather one is disengaged from the business of self-promotion while simultaneously convinced of one's innate royal superiority. It is a difficult juxtaposition of convictions (Ravi) which creates a permanent "foreigner" identity; defined by a deep astral voice announces that one is a radiant, elegant, and privileged stranger in one's own land.
Surya-12 may often refer to imaginary glory days in another land or another time. Surya-12 's public behavior may strike outsiders as pretentious or unjustifiable based on the typically rather mundane conditions of the material life.
If Surya-yuti-Rahu or Surya-yuti-Ketu, Surya-12 may even be perceived to show a personality disorder of irrationally high self-estimation. But indeed Surya-12 is simply holding two rather internally inconsistent beliefs: first that one holds an ineffably superior entitlement in life (by blood, or by station, or by divine attention); and second that such an entitlement of intelligence or holds no mandate to material action on behalf of others.
There may be some expression of the creative intelligence toward the building of dormitories, ashrams, hospitals, foreign residences, and international charitable works.
However unless other, more motivated graha accompany Surya/12, overall Surya-12 does not utilize one's supposed extraordinary qualities for much material purpose. No matter how exemplary one may feel on the inside -- on the outside, one will easily blend in with the crowd.
Dramatic exceptions caused by strong companion graha in 12
Surya in bhava-12 tends to hide one's light under a bushel.
Surya-12 channels divine creativity primarily through works of the imagination, or through intense ego-engagement with foreign lands. Strong ego-identity as a foreigner regardless of the country of birth or permanent residence. There is much more to this person than meets the public eye. Full social recognition of one's personal genius is filtered and physical vitality is somewhat reduced by a focusing of the intelligence upon things protected from view. Damages the relationship to the father: either loss of a father by death or social-emotional dissolution of the relationship to the father. Exception: parivartamsha yoga with the lagnesha-1 may provide extreme publicity for the private, imaginative imagery and worldwide recognition.
There is much more to this person than meets the public eye. Full social recognition of one's personal genius is filtered and physical vitality is somewhat reduced by a focusing of the intelligence upon things protected from view.
Damages the relationship to the father: either loss of a father by death or social-emotional dissolution of the relationship to the father.
Exception: parivartamsha yoga with the lagnesha-1 may provide extreme publicity for the private, imaginative imagery and worldwide recognition.
Ravi's intelligence and romantic, self-admiring mentality tend to disappear when He is plunged into the imaginative, private depths of the 12th Bhava of dreams and sanctuary.
Surya-12 may be foreign-born. One brings, as personality structure, a set of ideals from the first culture which cannot be fully recognized in the culture into which one has migrated.
The father is a distant and poetic figure, not real. The father may feel entitled to maintaining a distance from the Surya-12 child as a fair consequence of his public duties.
Trouble for the eyes or sensitive to sulfurous fumes; glamour and glory in the private bedroom. Object of the fantasy lives of others.
When Professor Surya-12 is strong by rashi, the child romanticizes a distant father as an icon of royal elegance. If Ravi is weak, more softness and compassion but the father is still narcissistic or at the best prone to a self-romanticizing philosophical view.
There is little need to criticize shortcomings from the ideal standard within the world of dreams, meditation, and the imagination. Surya-12's inner light burns brightly and one harbors many perfect images. The intelligence does not find full expression and one's children are not quite perfect. Yet Surya-12 does not experience or express very much conscious conflict between real and ideal.
One's radiant, show-off, demonstrative public-personality energy is largely absorbed into the private aesthetic reflections, when it is consciously emergent at all.
Surya-12 is king of an imaginary kingdom.
Das - Behari commentary upon Surya-12
"You are interested in the real essence of manifestation.
It produces spiritual forces strong enough to counteract or restrict development along purely materialistic lines.
nor do you waste your vital energy in creative channels.
You withdraw from the path of going forth, on which you get involved in materiality.
Some may therefore consider you anti-social.
victor in competition;
Your eyes and uncle are hard hit;
unexpected loss of wealth on the way;
strange sickness; mercurial temperament;
Blessed with son and fortitude;
Foolish, sexy, debauch, cruel.
hostility to father,
weak and mean.
Sun in the 12th causes damage to the right eye.
Much expenditure through the government (by way of taxes, fines etc.)"
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