dagdha * ashtangata harana
Cazimi * Casimi * Zaminium
Moudhya graha - Ashtangata?
B.V. Raman. (1992, 4th ed.). A Catechism of Astrology. Part I, p. 22
"Q. 27: Do planets in combustion get Astangata evil?
Moudhya Dosha of Thara planets (Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn)
when they are in certain positions in proximity to the Sun, causes evil,
technically known as Astangata.
Mercury and Sun occupying two different Rasis though in the same house do not cause much harm.
Saravali calls Moudhya planets as Vikala planets.
"A person having Vikala planets will be driven out of his country and home.
He will be unclean, will be living in foreign countries, molested by enemies.
He will have his wealth taken away by enemies."
Here the Sun must be strong, rule Ishta houses and occupy good places.
Nipuna Yoga, for example, is caused by Budha Moudhya.
Prasna Marga is silent on this point."
Is the view that Saturn has no moudhya (combustion) correct?
When a graha approaches too close to the burning rays of Surya,
and the graha occupies the same rashi with Surya,
that too-close graha becomes combust =
vikala = dagdha = moudhya =
ashtangata). Combust planets lose much of their
positive power and give only superficial benefits.
Combust planets lose much of their positive power and give only superficial benefits.
In practice, severely combust interior planets = Chandra, Budha, and Shukra = sitting within 2 or 3 degrees of Ravi = clearly have cancellation of strength for the affairs of their own bhava.
All seven of the Thara graha when suffering a moudhya weakness can reduce expected results in their dasha/bhukti period.
Usually the trouble is not serious, but merely a weakening of the greatest positive potential.
combustion is only one factor in evaluating a planetary ruler.
dristhi upon a planet from other benefic or malefic planets remains extremely important.
A minor degree of combustion = one of those planetary maladies that can be corrected by remedial mantra chanting, consciously offer Seva, or by a carefully inspected and properly energized gemstone.
|Vocabulary for Moudhya -Asta||
Cazimi (Casimi, Zaminium) = Arabic = [in the]" heart of the
This term is generally limited to western astrology which has different (and various) rules for combustion.
Moudhya Dosha = Traditional Distance from Ravi
Comments apply if Moudhya planets are weak
(Not all Jyotishi agree with these technical combustion rules.)
Chandra == combust within 12 degrees of Surya
BPL: if the dagdha Chandra also lacks favorable drishti, this condition can give an autistic effect in matters of home and housekeeping, care of children or elderly parents, and roots within a culture or place on Earth. the native is characteristically self-concerned and somewhat self-referential in emotional bonding behaviors. Being somewhat insecure in one's own emotional basis, the native may need extra reinforcement to ensure the strength of emotional bonds. to derive security via public praise (Surya) for parenting, caretaking, land stewardship, protection of the weak, patriotic acts (Chandra).
With no malice aforethought, the native is simply not aware of the spirits of a place, or the feelings of parents or children within the family. The family may feel "invisible" to the native who is noticeably self-concerned, lives much on the fashion stage, and somewhat rootless. the native may be able to promote the family's political interests but one has limited capacity to respond emotionally to the home life.
Mangala = combust within 17 degrees of Surya
BPL: if the combust Mangala also lacks favorable drishti, this condition can give an autistic effect in regard to the impact of one's personal outgoing actions, including violent actions, upon others.
If Kuja is an unfavorable influence e.g. for Kanya lagna, then moudhya Kuja can create a positive outcome by reducing the capabilities of a negative agent.
With no malice aforethought, the native is simply not aware of the psychic and physical harm that one's own competitive or aggressive actions may cause. The victim may feel (or literally become) "invisible".
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Budha = combust within 13 degrees
Combust graha lose their strength; they have less and less power as they get closer and closer to Ravi. Lord Budha rules Logic. He suffers less and less power as He becomes more and more solipsistic because Surya the Ego controls Budha's reasoning.
This is a very common situation and should not be over-weighted. However in general the effect = a self-reflexive mentality.
If dagdha Budha is severely combust receiving drishti from Shani, the native 's failure attribute proper credit to one's collaborators may cause trouble such as a lawsuit.
Otherwise: solipsism, narcissistic anxiety, and self-reflexive thinking are unfortunately quite normal.
If Budha is an unfavorable influence e.g. for Mesha lagna, then dagdha Kumara can create a positive outcome by reducing the capabilities of a negative agent.
combust within 12 degrees
BPL: if dagdha Guru also lacks favorable drishti, this condition can give an autistic effect in regard to matters of philosophy and religion, and an autocratic or solipsistic style of teaching.
Shukra= combust within 9 degrees
Behari: "If Venus is combust,
BPL: if the combust Shukra also lacks favorable drishti, this condition can give an unbalanced autistic effect in relationships.
With no malice aforethought, the native is simply not aware of the needs or expectations of the partner. The partner may feel "invisible".
The male native with asta Shukra may waste a good deal of time looking for a "divinely perfect" (Surya) female partner. As with Shukra-Simha, one expects marriage to provide ideal conditions for the promotion of one's own ego interests. One may be simply unable to identify the interests of the Other, and proceed on the working assumption that the Other has no interests and will not develop any.
Relationships with women are difficult in general as the native attracts highly egocentric or uncooperative women into his life, both professionally and personally. Often the spouse is reclusive; her husband outshines her.
If Shukra is an unfavorable influence e.g. for Meena lagna, then moudhya Shukra can create a positive outcome by reducing the capabilities of a negative agent.
Shani = combust within 15 degrees
BPL: if the combust Shani also lacks favorable drishti, this
condition can give an
autistic effect in social
behavior regarding the mainstream customary practices, laws, and conventions of a people.
BPL: if the combust Shani also lacks favorable drishti, this condition can give an unbalanced autistic effect in matters of government, regularity of habit, ability to undertake spiritual penance (fasting, austerities), personal and communal routine, lawfulness, ability to conform to the social model for correct personal behavior (ethics).
Weakness of ayusha-karaka Shani may result in weakened ability to manage Time, to be punctual, but also may have positive effects of disregard for aging, lack of fear, disinclination to "jump on the bandwagon" of negative public opinion, and general freedom-increase of nonconformity in the social viewpoint.
Despite a good university credential in technology and the
economy here is OK in my line of work, I've had such
relentlessly bad luck with work, unable to hold a position
for more than a year and numerous jobs over the past 10
years punctuated by long, long times of complete
Nothing seems to be moving forward; I feel listless and sick. I'm depressed - sometimes VERY depressed - just sitting at home with my parents who are retired. It's been over a year since my last paycheck. I should have been married years ago but with no income and no offers, I can't very well join the marriage market either.
What's wrong with me? Am I under attack by evil forces? Is there anything I can do to get out of this terrible slump?
The issue is the present mahadasha pati who is in the company of four graha three of which are combust and the fourth is Surya. Combust graha are weakened at birth and they must be strengthened via CONSCIOUS intention to be positive and independent in mind despite the presence of domineering personalities (Surya) in your environment.
Part of the problem is likely the ego of your father, since moudhya graha are "burned" in the aura of Surya which is the karaka for the bright, confident, all-attention-called-to-him Male Parent.
When combust graha become problematic in their weakness, it is psychologically matched to a father who might not actually want you to succeed. In order to maintain your dependence upon him, your father (you are living with your parents, right?) may be signaling you psychically that you are a failure (compared to him) that you are not as capable (as him) that you can't really be expected to provide for a family (like he does so well).
This scene can continue in the mind even after the father dies. When dad is still living and one endures the Vimshottari period of a graha that is getting "burned" by Lord Ravi, chances are that one is involved in what literary critics and psychologists sometimes call the "senex complex" wherein an older male is threatened by the vitality and ability of a younger male (usually the heir apparent). The older male tries to discourage the younger one by setting up difficult tests and criticizing or belittling the younger one.
Generally in literature the younger one does overthrow the older one eventually and life goes on. But in the earlier years of the incarnation, most people with Combust Planets do suffer from some intimidation and jealousy from the father, however well masked that behavior might be. It's hard to be honest about this problem in cultures where parents are worshipped almost like gods (India) but if we can be honest for a minute, the scene is set in the 17-year mahadasha of a combust Budha for "infantilism" of an adult son by a dominating father.
What can be done?
Well, it is unlikely that one would confront an elderly father and get him to stop this behavior, especially in such a traditional cultural setting in a land where 'denial' is the gram-masala of life.
However as an independent person who does have a life away from your parents - even though you might live in the home with them -- you must always do Selfless Service to maintain your independence from a dominating father. Try to serve others who are even more oppressed by ego-heavy males such as young women students.
When you are serving young female students via tutoring in skills for example maths and writing, you will see easily the ways in which they have been trained to capitulate when they are threatened by a dominant male. You will see how they suddenly lose identity and focus and simply act out the will of the brilliant dominator (Surya).
Start now. Make a life commitment to Seva in the form of tutoring and providing good educational assistance for girls or those who have been systematically "out-shined" by other more confident males. When you are more rich you can establish scholarships for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. Right now, make it a point to work every single day in an offering of service until your next job offer arrives.
Find a way to teach, tutor, and support those who lack confidence. The problem is that you have become mentally disengaged via weakened (combust) ideals (Surya). Be careful with the beliefs in which you place your confidence. You are a natural humanist and should maintain the highest faith in the power of education to help every individual to realize their full potential. You must eliminate the petty class and caste distinctions from your worldview; eradicate the idea of "high" (father, Surya) and "low" (self, combust bhukti-pati). Dehumanization toward "lower" classes and gender discrimination are your true enemies. Fight them.
Because the present mahadasha = Budha the Accountant, the best service = skills training in mathematical calculation, language grammar assistance in writing, accounting and commerce, computer and internet skills, every type of transaction and communications protocol. Each day having offered Seva, you will find that you think of yourself as a "working person" and your positive mental image of yourself as a gainful economic participant is very much strengthened.
As much as you might respect him, it is important to spend time away from your father.
From a Jyotisha perspective, your thinking can become weakened and when people with negative or predatory intentions feel jealous of you, they can criticize your success and then instead of appreciation for God's help and protection, you feel cheated and victimized by a lesser lifestyle.
It is very important to strengthen your thinking by offering a prayer of gratitude every morning to the divine powers. Make a list of all of the good things that you have (life, breath, food, family, housing, clothing, etc.) and mention these positive gifts in appreciation every time you pray.
By contrast be very careful to avoid complaining or criticizing others and take care not to slip into a mental state which focuses upon what one does not have. You must strengthen your mental attitude. It is false to say that you do not have a job. Every adult participates in the economy in some way. If you step out tomorrow and offer to tutor maths and writing in a public place such as in the courtyard or library of a school and furthermore if you treat your students with respect as if they were your business customers, the mind will get quickly into the regular habit of thinking that you are working in a respectable job. Also you must promise to work regularly at the Seva work until you receive a paying position and if at all possible even continue this seva after you have been offered a salaried job.
Even during future financially comfortable times it will be essential to continue to offer Seva. If your business becomes so successful that you do not have time to personally serve, then use some of your profits to fund scholarships for students from lower-ranked backgrounds who need to learn economic participations skills .
Be careful of making negative self-defining statements along the line of "not a possibility". Negative, self-deprecating statements serve the Dominator. Everything is possible unless and until the mind determines that it is impossible. No one is doing evil magic upon you; however your mind is very sensitive and it is essential to avoid persons who exhibit jealousy toward you, who complain about you, manipulate you, or who promote negative or divisive ideas. It is well known that "the company one keeps" determines the mental health and there is no time more representative of mental environment than the agile, mercurial, reflexive, responsive, narrative Mahadasha of the moudhya-dosha Budha.
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