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  1. Chandra in Azvini
  2. Chandra in Bharani
  3. Chandra in Krittika
  4. Chandra in Rohini
  5. Chandra in Mrigashira
  6. Chandra in Arudra
  7. Chandra in Punarvasu
  8. Chandra in Pushya
  9. Chandra in Azlesa
  10. Chandra in Magha
  11. Chandra in Purvaphalguni
  12. Chandra in Uttaraphalguni
  13. Chandra in Hasta
  14. Chandra in Chitra
  15. Chandra in Swati
  16. Chandra in Bishaja
  17. Chandra in Anuradha
  18. Chandra in Jyestha
  19. Chandra in Mula
  20. Chandra in Purvazadha
  21. Chandra in Uttarazadha
  22. Chandra in Shravana
  23. Chandra in Dhanishtha
  24. Chandra in ShataVishaka
  25. Chandra in Purvabhadrapada
  26. Chandra in Uttarabhadrapada
  27. Chandra in Revati

Nine Trines of the Nakshatra

Relationship Compatibility


Earth's Moon = Chandrama

Ayurvedic Nadi of the Nakshatra

from The Nakshatr by Dennis Harness, p. 122


  1. Asvini
  2. Bharani
  3. Krittika
  4. Rohini
  5. Mrigashira
  6. Arudra
  7. Punarvasu
  8. Pushya
  9. Azlesa


  1. Magha
  2. Purvaphalguni
  3. Uttaraphalguni
  4. Hasta
  5. Chitra
  6. Swati
  7. Vishaka
  8. Anuradha
  9. Jyestha


  1. Mula
  2. Purvazadha
  3. Uttarazadha
  4. Shravana
  5. Dhanishtha
  6. Shatavishkya
  7. Purva bhadrapada
  8. Uttara bhadrapada
  9. Revati

As a general rule, the nakshatra which are ruled by graha that are hostile to Chandra have special difficulties in their task to host the Moon on her monthly journey through the 27 nakshatra.

  • Chandra sees no enemies.

  • Chandra travels through all 27 nakshatra on the most regular of all regular paths, a full circuit around the Earth, every 28+ days.

  • However, Budha, Shukra, Shani, and Rahu-Ketu *all* dislike Chandra .

  • These graha are discomfited when Chandra passes through their field [kshetra, campus, camp].

  1. Chandra in a nakshatra of Surya

  2. Chandra in a nakshatra of Chandra

  3. Chandra in a nakshatra of Mangala

  4. Chandra in a nakshatra of Budha

  5. Chandra in a nakshatra of Guru

  6. Chandra in a nakshatra of Shukra

  7. Chandra in a nakshatra of Shani

  8. Chandra in a nakshatra of Rahu

  9. Chandra in a nakshatra of Ketu

Nakshatra Guna Nakshatra Trines
  1. parental Chandra-ruled "sensitive + needy" trine

  2. vital Mangala Competitive nakshatra kona

  3. ambitious Rahu's Great Leap Upward trine

  4. wise Guru = teaching + global travel

  5. pragmatic Shani: psychic Builders + Regulators

  6. conversational, sexual, hands-on Budha trine

  7. scattered Ketu's "Emotional Observer" trine

  8. sensual Shukra's sweet pairing trine

  9. regal Surya's center-stage trine

Chandra in a nakshatra of Surya

Surya + Chandra Relationship = compatible, very Friendly

Surya's "center stage" navamsha trine=

  • Krittika + Uttaraphalguni + Uttarazadha

Chandra in Krittika

Chandra in Uttaraphalguni

Chandra in Uttarazadha


Surya-ruled Nakshatra = a deep emotional need to receive constant, effusive praise.

Emotionally attached to Father. the native 's ability to find lasting happiness in life depends considerably upon the disposition of Surya, which reveals the character of one's Father.

Nourished and social validated by the effusive rays of the hot, dramatic, political Sun upon one's regal countenance.

Splendid placement for politicians, showmen, and creative-dramatic performers.

  • Need frequent public and family expressions of applause, approval, and acclaim.

  • sym-pathy * matching feeling * for exhibitionists, stage performers, politicians, royalty, celebrities and the fashion-forward

  • Without a steady stream of political successes or prize-winning celebrity accomplishments to keep one in the bright light and hearing the sound of praise, the native may slip into a sad, dark, lost, confused, unwanted feeling.

"Narcissistic personality disorder" = the inordinate need for constant centrality and applause (whether the action = socially positive or negative). When Surya-Father is damaged, may be associated with dysfunctions of the praise-craving Surya-ruled nakshatra Chandra.

E.g., Chandra in Krittika or Chandra in Uttaraphalguni or Chandra in Uttarazadha and also in 6, 8, or 12.

Mother and Mother-figure

  • = bright, confident, creative, politically savvy, self-centered, dramatic

  • In general, the parents and caretakers in one's family are politically active and dramatic in personality. It is a tribe of center-stage, me-me-me performers. They like to have fun and praise each other in a mutual admiration society.

  • For a male, the wife will have ego-intensive, dramatic, brilliant Surya attributes also.


Krittika + Uttaraphalguni + Uttarazadha placements of Chandra need center-stage attention for their entire lives.

Thus their career in the public eye, usually in celebrity roles of royalty, entertainment, fashion, or politics, tends to begin early and continue until very late in life.

Retirement away from the lights and the attention is really not emotionally possible for them.

Retirement would mean losing their source of psycho-emotional nourishment, which might feel like a sort of a psychic suicide. Chandra in a Surya-ruled nakshatra rarely ceases emitting their delightfully sensitive, emotionally attuned charismatic radiance until the last possible moment.

According to the nativity one may be highly willing to serve noble (Surya) causes to work for low-no pay and other virtuous choices. Surya is motivated by glory; whereas the Shukra-ruled nakshatra are more needy of luxury and money. So long as this activity provides the essential nutrient of center-stage entitlements, one can endure a lack of material luxury and serve long hours in the public eye.

Krittika, Uttaraphalguni, and Uttaraphalguni locations for Chandra often indicate the political activist who remain in the limelight, serving high-visibility public interest causes - both in and out of public office.

Lacking regular confirmation of their to the family, the marriage, the work team, or the nation (depends on where Chandra is placed) one may fall into a deep emotional depression.

Culturally, an easier placement for a male adult or a child, who may have higher permission socially to demand inordinate amounts of attention from the denizens of their environment.

May be a smooth and socially favorable placement for those in the creative and political arts, performers, the fashionable and (self) important, expressers of literary and speculative genius, celebrities, royalty, and brilliant persons of every variety.

Surya has Shani problems

May be a somewhat difficult position for those nativities with an abundance of influence from Shani, who is the mortal enemy of Surya. In Shani-Surya situations, the native may crave emotionally a huge amount of ongoing center-stage attention and yet one questions one's own entitlement to glory due to the self-effacing modesty and fear of Shani.

This native may be a glory-hound who is nevertheless unable to bear criticism; suffering boastfulness in embarrassment for a lack of secure accomplishment. An unhappy person although perhaps appearing accomplished at first.

Compatibility Partnership

Surya-ruled Nakshatra of Chandra =

  • Krittika + Uttaraphalguni + Uttarazadha

Easy Pairs:

Difficult and probably unsustainable Pairs:

Chandra in a nakshatra of Chandra

Chandra = Chandra = identical, perfect relationship

  • family, food, faith

Prime Motive = ethnic roots, security, possession of lands

*Ethnic religion

Chandra-ruled "sensitive and needy" navamsha trine =

Rohini + Hasta + Shravana

Chandra in Rohini "gaze upon me"

Chandra in Hasta * drawings, diagrams

  • missionary swami Vivekananda

  • "Secret Doctrine" theosophy H.P. Blavatsky

  • Pope Benedict XVI Josef Ratzinger

  • "My Inventions" electro-magnetic scientist Nikola Tesla

  • "Knowledge of Higher Worlds" Anthroposophy Rudolf Steiner

  • Disney animation Walt Disney (d'Isigny)

Chandra in Shravana * listening

Nakshatra Kona of Chandra = sensitive, intuitive, absorptive, reactive = practical, affectionate, attached to Mother

Nakshatra of empathetic Chandra tend to feel extremely sensitive to the feelings and opinions of others.

Natural affinity for one's own ethnic folk, the folkways-keepers, keepers of the faith, groundsmen, land-keepers, patriots, parents, custodians, stewards, caretakers, property-managers, fleet-managers, fisher-people, boaters, marine life, schoolteachers, licensers and examiners.

Extremely sensitive and sympathetic but often trapped in the lesser emotion of pity and moves into higher compassion only when consciousness is available.

Tends to be very habitual and does not like routines to be disrupted.

Parent Figures

Chandra in a nakshatra of Chandra = the 'uber-parents'. Often produces the children quite early in life, following an early marriage (early = relative to the cultural norms in place at the time).

Would prefer to be associated with a large brood, although it is not necessary for Chandra to personally produce a huge family.

After breeding one's own children, Chandra reaches out to care for a school, a vulnerable population, or a nation.

Self-image based in the parent role or schoolteacher role; alternatively may be a tremendous defender of the land or of small defenseless beings such as animals, the homeless, or orphaned children.

Hasta is slightly different from Rohini and Sravana. Hasta is inconvenienced by the incompatibility of Chandra vs. Budha host of Kanya. Therefore Hasta often has fewer children, or none.

Mother and Mother-figure

  • = nurturing, sheltering, customary, peasants and cultivators, land-owners

  • In general, the parents and caretakers in one's family are traditionalists with a deep ethnic identification. Ownership or stewardship of the land and the oceans, physical and emotional security, customary foods and dances, and roots into a place are their most important feelings.

  • For a male, the wife will have nurturing, enfolding, maternal Chandra attributes also.

the native s are happiest when located on coastal lands near the oceans, such as estuary or marine economies.

Folk-Faith, Family-Food, and Ethnic Roots

Voices of the natural animosity between religious wisdom and ethnic custom

Rohini + Hasta + Shravana, ruled by Chandra, are all three notably oriented to ethnic roots, cultural customs, folk ways, traditional curriculum in schooling, traditional dress and dance, ethnic religion, conventional 'ethics' tests for gaining of licenses and diplomas.

  • Rohini tends to be focused on the immediate family

  • Hasta tends to be focused on the workshop and craft-guild

  • Sravana tends to be focused on large hierarchical corporations and government

  • sym-pathy (matching feeling) for mothers, parents and grandparents, school-teachers, security forces, guardians, land-owners, patriots, defenders

Emotional Parochialism

A vocabulary of family, food, and faith (Kinder, Küche, Kirche ) permeates the emotionally-charged talk of these natives, reflecting their deep feelings of attachment to customary place.

Religion is rarely understood theologically in these nativities. Neither are one's ideological convictions pressed for a closer inspection by logical reason (Budha).

More characteristically, the native prefers to exercise a sense of security (Chandra) and social reinforcement of the ethnic ways. Preference is not toward broad generosity of faith (9) but rather the narrower folk practices (4). Prone toward simple repetitions - like the ocean tides - of slogans like "fascism is the only right form of government" (Benito Mussolini ) or "the Emperor is the Golden Sun of all peoples" or "Labor unions foster bolshevism" (Henry Ford ) - whether these are true of false is not important, that they are simple, traditional, and strengthen upon repetition is what counts.

for the Chandra-ruled nakshatra, Faith -- including ideological conviction and the civil religion of agnostics = folk-roots morality handed down the generations + land entitlements + customs of language and dress.

Although they are prone to speak with emotional fervor about their religious and ideological convictions indeed this group's frequent "professions of faith" are driven almost entirely by their own deep need for social-material security within their ethnic bubble.

This trait is important to keep in mind when nativities bearing a Chandra-ruled-Chandra nakshatra gain political positions in society. Naturally these home-loving and security craving natives use a vocabulary of "sovereignty" (4) and anti-globalization (9) language dominates their rhetoric.

Ethnic Homeland and Emotional Need

They must cater to their own ethnic lineage, exalting the birth-place folk culture, often (sadly) while chanting anti-minority and anti-diversity slogans.

  • Some ethnicities generate exponents of enlightened philosophies which have historically superseded the ethnic religion in that line.

  • Shri "Raja Yoga" author Swami Vivekanandapromoting tolerance for world religions are indeed both exponents of their ethnic roots.

  • the lineage had developed a more mature identity, so that their emotional viewpoint interprets "home" as Earth itself.

These natives who tout a forced conformity to a single ethnic standard (often under the facade of religion) are rarely great leaders.

  • However they do provide a reactive counterpoint to the forces of globalization and diversity which are gaining with the spread of universities and world culture. They tend to appear as a loud "last gasp" reach for security when an ethnic lineage is losing prominence or dying out.

Bandhu bhava, Chandra's home, occupies a natural shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle regarding dharma bhava, Guru's house of religious wisdom. There is a permanent and substantial animosity between customary and parochial ethnic religious practices (4) versus the higher but often inaccessible levels of true philosophy and wisdom teachings (4).

On the logic that everything received from their parents (Chandra, 4) must be true, Rohini + Hasta + Shravana often feel strongly that their customary religion is the only possible true religion. Combined with profound patriotism, this conviction makes them staunchly dogmatic in principle and generally ready to fight to defend the True Faith.

These three nakshatra also particularly feel an affinity for patriotic national defense, ethnic land ownership, right of an ethnic majority to impose customs upon an ethnic minority, hunting and fishing 'rights' related to tribal possession of the land, and other political expressions of land ownership entitlements. They enjoy very strong feelings driven urgently by a need for social belonging and ownership of place.

Security, reliability, parochial scope

  • Emotionally possessive and dislikes change of established calendar.

  • Needs a regular lunar cycle of ritual returns.

Security-oriented emotional preferences, which support their being quire reliable family members, workers, and community participants.

The roots relationships which provide social, emotional, financial, mental, and physical security are exceptionally important to their emotional well-being.

Unless Chandra yuti Rahu or Chandra + Mangala, wild adventure into unknown lands does not make these folk happy.

  • Benito Mussolini = Chandra in Rohini in Thula lagna

    • yuti Rahu in 6/8 from Chandra

    • Mussolini's life = a wild ride on Rahu's desperately self-elevating roller-coaster. His life story was a long tale of internal upset and contradiction. For Rohini, external excitement directly harms internal safety and peace.

  • T. S. Eliot = Chandra in Rohini = remarkably gifted writer + a reliable bank employee and later worked regular hours at a publishing house.

  • His quietude surprised many of his regular associates, who were awed at the passionate depth of his writing. But Mr. Eliot's Rohini Moon made him a man of regular habits who preferred a quiet life amongst well-known family and friends.

    Excellent Pairs:

    Easy Pairs:

    • USA former Sen John Edwards Rohini (Chandra) + mistress Rielle Hunter Mrigashira (Mangala)

    Difficult and probably unsustainable Pairs:

Chandra in a nakshatra of Mangala

Mangala + Chandra = Friends

Mangala = "Competitive" Nakshatra kona =

Competitive, Arrives First, high emotional vitality, Needs movement, acts impulsively:

  • Mrigashira + Chitra + Dhanishtha

Chandra in Mrigashira : "a social animal"

  • USA Pres-30 Calvin Coolidge

  • Empress of Russia, reigned 1762-1796Catherine the Great

  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto yuti Rahu

  • TV journalist Barbara Walters

  • political videographer Rielle Hunter

  • USA Sen-MA, Secy State John Forbes Kerry

  • Jyotishi Shri B.V. Raman

  • golf champion partner Elin Nordegren Woods

  • fashion model, tragic figure Anna Nicole Smith

Chandra in Chitra

Chandra in Dhanishtha


Nakshatra of vital, energetic Mangala tend toward brisk and constant movement Mrigashira, Chitra, Dhanishtha.

  • Affinity for soldiers, explorers, and conquerors.

  • Gainful through combat, competition, and war.

  • sym-pathy (matching feeling) for warriors, champions, the 'alpha' male, competitors, sexual pursuers, surgeons, cutters and swordsmen, exploders, drillers, handlers of fire and metal

Mangala-ruled nakshatra = emotionally nourished by competition and active, often aggressive, movement.

They have an affinity for sport and weapons of all kinds, including weapons of challenging speech.

Emotionally these natives seek validation of their ability to compete, dominate, and win.

Mother and Mother-figure

  • = energetic, dynamic, warlike, sporting, sexual, dominating, innovative, needs to move

  • In general, the parents and caretakers in one's family are somewhat adversarial in behavior. They tend to view life as an emotional challenge that must have a clear winner and a defeated loser.

  • For a male, the wife will have vital, competitive, sexual, active-moving Mangala attributes also.

Women born in a lunar nakshatra of Mangala may find that in order to feel comfortable emotionally, they need to express movement, initiation, innovation, and competition. Some situation may feel as if they require aggressive intervention.

Socially, the women of Mrigashira, Chitra, and Dhanishtha may feel more comfortable and intuitively engaged in the company of active males. Themselves excellent dancers, these women especially value partners who are capable dancers.

They enjoy sexual pursuit

Can impress their female friends with feats of emotional sport such as challenging a predator or quickly initiating a new relationship. The Mangala-ruled Chandra type of lady would rather socialize by taking a mountain hike or riding a horse to the next village than by sitting quietly to talk. Non-Mangala ladies often like to have at least one Mangala-lady friend in order to keep a dose of active sport in their lives.

However it is generally somewhat of a liability in conventional gender-categorized environments for a woman with Mangala-driven emotions, who needs movement and quick instinctive response, to find acceptance in conventional female social roles.

She may be branded as a troublemaker, interrupter, or busy-body (esp Mrigashira) unless she knows herself well enough to place herself in roles that regard assertive, even aggressive, behaviors (such as policing).

Some of the best jobs in which these women feel most comfortable include surgeon, social worker, interviewing journalist, soldier, sports director, acrobat, police officer, athlete. Dhanishtha are superb, athletic, emotionally intuitive dancers.

Mangala has Budha problems

  • May be a somewhat difficult position for controlling the communicative responsiveness of those nativities with an abundance of influence from Budha = enemy of Mangala.

  • Intimate Partners with a Budha-ruled Chandra feel attacked by the Mangala-one, and will probably leave the union sooner rather than later.

  • Too much influence of the talkative, argumentative, mentalized Budha can frustrate Kuja's desire for direct and forceful action.

  • Often a sibling or co-worker in business becomes problematic for a native with Mangala-ruled nakshatra Chandra.


Compatibility Partnerships

Mangala-ruled nakshatra of Chandra

  • Mrigashira + Chitra + Dhanishtha

In the gentler world of intimate relationships, the Mriga native, Chitra, or Dhanishtha may feel compelled to compete with one's partners in marriage, work, and friendship.

Often raised in a competitive, sporting, ambitious sibling group, the native whether male or female has an instinctive emotional need to try to dominate the supporting partner.

Should the spouse also be born into a lunar mansion of Mangala, Guru, or Surya the prognosis is excellent! The partner will be able to compete sexually, socially, financially, and verbally with the native and the whole experience of that union will be felt as a comradeship of good will and good sport.

Should the partner have a less ambitious, less vigorous emotional nature, the less aggressive one could easily be dominated.

Excellent pairings for Mangala-ruled-Chandra:

  • Pakistan-PM Benazir Bhutto Chitra + Asif Ali Zardari = Chitra

  • USA Sen John Kerry Dhanishtha + Mrs. Teresa Heinz Kerry = Dhanishtha

Easy = friendly, competitive, both partners like movement and ambition:

not-so-easy for the dominated non-Mangala partner; may require long separations to be endurable :

Difficult and probably unsustainable

  • CNN media, wastelands magnate Ted Turner Chitra (Mangala) + Jane Fonda Azlesa (Budha) - however note his Chitra-Chandra + her Chitra-lagna

  • Marla Maples Trump Dhanishtha (Mangala) + "Play to Win" real-estate financier, televisadero Donald Trump = Jyestha (Budha)

  • Elin Nordegren Woods (ex-Mrs-Tiger Woods) Dhanishtha (Mangala) + golf champion Tiger WoodsAnuradha (Shani)

Shri Vishnu in ocean with Naga

Shri Vishnu with 10 Protector Naga

Rahu 's Great Leap Upward trine =

  • Arudra + Swati + Shatavisakhya

Chandra in a Nakshatra of Rahu

Chandra in Arudra

Chandra in Swati

Chandra in Shatavishaka

Rahu-ruled nakshatra feature a distinctive sense of entitlement to privilege.

It may not be clear to outsiders on what basis the privilege is claimed, but the Rahu-ruled native feels a powerful sense of urgency to assert the right to enjoy higher respect and to access the enjoyments of those who have perhaps worked much harder to earn their station in life.

Just as Lord Rahu the clever and ambitious Naga King inserted Himself into the ranks of the True Deities, so the Rahu-ruled native will live with a daily sense of self-elevating self-entitlement .

It may irk those less possessed of the Rahu Swagger, but the Rahu native is not concerns with those who would stand by and be irked. Rahu is only concerned with those who possess the rank and title He craves. All others are invisible to Him.

Arudra, Zatataraka, and Swati folk are much more complexly involved in unconventional, taboo-breaking activities (Rahu) than their balanced superficial appearance might immediately reveal.

Rahu "leapfrogs" over the lawful ranking system. Chandra in a Rahu-ruled nakshatra has qualities of sudden self-elevation, expedient motivation in making choices, quick-springing upward, sudden release of kundalini empowerment.

  • Arudra- Chandra is wild like a Rudra storm.

Nakshatra of adventurous Rahu tend toward wild desire and a need for spatial freedom to spring upward toward a higher level of privilege. They typically move forward emotionally via exotic or surreptitious means.

Rahu-ruled graha characteristically aspire to obtain privileges above the birth station in life.

One will crash barriers to gain a higher privilege.

One born in a Chandra-nakshatra ruled by Rahu will remember unfulfilled or incomplete past-life desire

Emotionally one has a need for physical as as well as psychic space; the tactile interaction is sporadic within a polarity of attraction and repulsion. Sexual-emotional pursuit of desired object is quick, urgent, self-serving, animal-like.

  • sym-pathy (matching feeling) for rogues and disrupters, risk-takers, the impulsive and the passionate, self-elevators, frauds and impostors, ghosts and phantoms, pretenders to the throne, the temporarily god-like, high-rollers, masters of illusion and legerdemain

Emotionally hungry for greater recognition, higher position, wealth, enhanced prestige, and amplified social power = compensations for the shortcoming in the nurturing support from the never-satisfied mother.

Mother and Mother-figure

  • mother = ambitious, self-elevating, subtle or sneaky in method.

  • In general, the parents and caretakers in one's family tend to form instrumental relationships, targeted toward the goal of moving from a base social station to a higher rank, always thinking of new ways to move up in the world.

  • For a male, the wife will have self-elevating Rahu attributes also.

  • Best for the Rahu-Chandra folk to marry each other, so that they can be each other's instrumental means and double their rise-up empowerment.

Rahu the Rogue = a great enemy of Chandra.

Eclipse-causing, light-obscuring Rahu is a core enem of the Luminaries Surya and Chandra.

  • Emotional bonds = instrumental (Rahu) = formed with an ambitious eye toward toward acquisition of unearned privilege.

Rahu's achievements are somewhat temporary and His methods usually involve breaking social barriers (crashing through a taboo limit)

  • Rahu-ruled nakshatra of Chandra may be very loving, sincere and virtuous but always according to one's own rules

  • Rahu is not beholden to social protocol

Often a parent esp the Mother becomes problematic for a native with Rahu-ruled nakshatra Chandra. Surya and Mangala are also Rahu's enemies = emotional (Chandra) problems with the Father and father-figures as well as with Brothers and male co-workers.

  • Chandra in a Rahu-ruled navamsha is rather uncomfortable emotionally even though due to Rahu's passion for self-elevation the native may be very successful in material life.


  • The core problem is usually found in the native 's relationship with a mother who was dedicated to social and material self-elevation above all other tasks including child-nurturing.

  • Her self-elevation goals could have even included lofty targets such as getting quickly into heaven.

  • Whatever the mother's self-goals whether petty or great, they have disrupted the nurturing process.

Rahu Moon feels an emotional need for self-elevation to a higher social station.

Rahu-Moon craves what it lacks, and that craving generates an acute understanding of the object of desire which is Acceptance. Thus this clever group of Rahu's lunar mansions may engage in emotional trickery (Rahu) by posing as an "amplified Chandra" of the most parental, accepting, nurturing variety.

They are very skillful projectors of a false but compelling image of the most stable and customary (Chandra) type of emotional personality.

The Exemplary Facade

These = the conservative church-goers, the Tories, defenders of the land and the ethnic customs (Chandra); those who cry for law-and-order. But in the core of emotional need, one = ruthlessly emotionally driven to ignore the broader interests of social and personal stability (Chandra) and stewardship of the ancient customs of one's people (Chandra).

One is driven by need for acceptance to exploit all emotional bonds (4, Chandra) to family, home, and ethnic traditions, as a basis for self-promotion. Their emotional trickery is necessary in order to gain a stable platform (a marriage, a political or financial position) for their impending self- launch into higher social privilege.

The Rahu-Moon female vigorously promotes her husband's business. She provides an impeccable outside facade to the marriage even when the inside relationship has decayed.

Rahu being the co-lord of Kumbha rashi of networks, the Rahu-Moon native whether male or female = an intuitively skillful and shrewd networker. Rahu moons are intuitively focused upon the strategic process of connecting with the right people.

For a woman, these may be her husband's higher-ups. For a man, it may be those highly placed in his industry. For any lifestyle, Rahu Chandra is all about making instrumental connections - under whatever pretense might seem shrewd at the time.

Rahu Moons can be gate-crashers at private partiers because they feel so deeply that they should belong to more exclusive ranks.

They have a tendency to fabricate or glamorize some elements of their background in order to penetrate higher echelons. The costume is appropriate, the language is genteel, and the natural way the Rahu Moon carries oneself in exalted company provides the perfect disguise.

Rahu Moon may give the subtle impression that one is a graduate of a prestigious university or a landed aristocrat or a holder of important privilege when there are no fact of education, social station, or professional accomplishment to prove their claims.

They simply act the part, deflect awkward questions, and expect the accouterments of rank and grace to be provided.

Emotional behavior = distinguished by an exaggerated (Rahu) facade of social 'propriety'. Tendency to be moralistic (not moral) and intolerant as a cover-up for inner wildness.

Living behind a sanitized facade, one may become emotionally uncomfortable with and indeed threatened by the honest truth. Thus these natives may project a "squeaky clean" = "family-values" (Chandra) public image to compensate for inner corruption. [USA Sen. John Edwards, Arudra-Chandra,2008 sex scandal]

  • Often their disguise is successful for extended periods of time: 18 years in the case of Rahu's mahadasha.

  • If Rahu = yuti Mangala, or yuti Guru, or both, the native may conduct an elaborate charade which last as long as 40 years!

The Rahu-ruled Chandra native feels (Chandra) special. These natives expect to receive recognition and claim entitlements. One may feel deeply, emotionally that one is more special than one really is.

Like all nakshatra groups, they tend to coagulate within families. Rahu Moons do not bond well with any other nakshatra group, except to some extent Ketu Moons. Therefore they tend to marry each other and be born into family groups with each other.

During the early lifetime most Rahu moon nativities have the experience of a dramatic increase in social standing caused by foreigners, such as the father's assignment to a distant land or the mother entering a wealthy second marriage to a husband from a different ethnicity.

One has very little use for social protocol, kow-towing to authority figures, or public displays of piety. Within the first eighteen years of life conditions are likely to be both exceptionally difficult and distinctively socially unusual, due to the native 's birth into the mahadasha of Rahu.


Story of a Family

Years ago I saw a very interesting three-generation family full of Rahu moons.

The mother was born in the late 1800's into deep poverty. Also she suffered social stigma from paternal suicide in the conservative climate of the time. As an ostracized child, Mother responded to the threat of social marginalization by becoming exceptionally ambitious (Rahu).

Shrewdly (Rahu) she identified a "good prospect" husband and "married up" . She promoted her husband's business by skillful, targeted social entertaining (Kumbha, networks) of influential men in her husband's line of business. She flattered the men and pretended to befriend the women.

Her Rahu mahadasha began in 1915 and she had fully nine children during the "Roaring Twenties". Her husband's business was enormously prosperous and the family sprung into a higher social class (Rahu).

  • Six of the children were girls, and all six had birth certificates proving moons in Swati, Shatavisakhya, or Arudra. Mother ruled with an iron hand maintaining strict control over the family facade.

  • In the conservative Christian subculture of the time, purity and modesty were the highest virtues of pious women. To ensure the family's new, higher-class standing, the girls were not allowed to have friends, travel, or otherwise potentially endanger their purity. Yet they received a modern education because that too was an essential component of higher class status in the mother's eyes.

  • Each of the girls harbored a deep emotional resentment against the mother for her conflicted and manipulative use of the children for her own social exaltation. Yet each matured to duplicate their mother's life strategy of marrying financially "good prospects" toward whom they felt little natural affection, and each girl pushed into yet a higher social class by these methods.

  • By the end of this generation there was high wealth in the family line but also much toxicity from emotional lying and fraud. Finally the next generation of cousin-daughters, the female offspring of the Rahu-ambitious, money-marrying, husband-promoting moms, showed a remarkable abundance of Rahu Moons.

  • The cycle of expedient (Rahu) nurturing (Chandra) and conditional acceptance by mothers who judged their children on performance and did not acknowledge the children's divine perfection (something unknown to Rahu) had born a third generation of disturbed fruit.

  • Another cycle of socially instrumental relationships and a new moralistic facade had begun.

Compatibility Partnerships

Rahu-ruled nakshatra of Chandra

  • Arudra + Swati + Shatavisakhya

Nodal people are not easy partners, due to their moodiness.

However, an emotional nodal person often has higher compassion for another with a similarly fluctuating cycle. Intuitively, nodal people know better when to leave other nodal people alone.

Matched placements of lunar nakshatra do not guaranteed compatibility in all areas of life but it is a vital component in emotional affinity and ability to sympathize with the other person even if the partner is behaving unsociably or caught in a nodal funk.

High-compatibility Pairings (although excellent does not mean forever with Rahu who is never satisfied)

Easy-match Rahu-Ketu-ruled Chandra pairs:

Not easy = probably sustainable for only very short periods of time


Guru + Chandra= Friendly Relationship

Guru trine = wisdom-teaching + global travel, world religions, ritual, philosophy of law, university culture, and temples:

Punarvasu + Vishaka+ Purvabhadrapada

Chandra in Punarvasu

Chandra in Vishaka

Chandra in Purvabhadra

Emotionally attached to "theos" = "Big View"

Punarvasu, Vishaka, and Purvabhadrapada form the "theopathic" Guru trine. Nakshatra of wisdom-teacher Guru promotes growth and understanding

= wisdom-teaching, generosity, inclusiveness, diversity, philosophical knowledge, priesthood, professorship, university culture + world travel

Mothers and Mother-figures

  • inclusive, wise, generous and religious

  • In general, the parents and caretakers in one's family are philosophically inclined and great believers in the power of humanistic education. the native will be well endowed by the family largesse.

  • For a male, the wife will have educational, teaching-preaching and priestly Guru attributes also.

Nativities bearing important lagna or graha in these nakshatra are emotionally aligned with philosophical religion; world travel for educational purposes; and priestly activities of ritual performance, preaching, and teaching.

  • sym-pathy (matching feeling) for teachers, priests, pujari, world-travellers, spiritual and religious guides

  • if Budha is strong, can be a splendid position for professional theology, training of religious guides, interpretation of religiously important sites, scriptures, events

As their expansive and inclusive psychic energy expresses outward through the physical plane, natives are natural teachers who tend toward a rounded, robust and golden-toned physique.

They are lovely and smiling and jaunty and humor-filled, always enjoying a good joke and capable of understanding advanced philosophy without ego-doubt and other mentalistic interruptions.

These are the grand folk of the world. They are not materialists therefore they may be quite happy to earn (Shani) and own (Shukra) rather little; however if other factors in the nativity suggest grand estates they may Guru-expand into largesse including big philanthropy. The key element is the emotional goodwill and humor toward all events and non-essentialness of material structure. There are as many kinds of teachers as there are kinds of students; however Guru blesses all teachers with wisdom and acceptance of all the diverse forms in the universe.


  • The Guru -ruled Nakshatra trine expresses optimistic humanistic educator qualities of Lord Brihaspati.

  • As a broad pattern, Punarvasu + Vishaka + Purvabhadrapada = natural educators, with a distinctive propensity toward world travel, a pronounced interest in religious belief systems and ritual traditions, and as a rule they adore the spontaneous natural creativity and faith of children.

Excellent pairs:

Emotionally easy-match Guru-ruled Chandra-nakshatra pairs:

  • USA civil rights champion Rev. Martin Luther King (Purvabhadrapada) + Coretta Scott King (Purvabhadrapada)

Guru is so inclusive that good will + a philosophical view can overcome most emotional conflicts. However partnerships with those whose birth star occupies a nakshatra of Guru's enemies are likely to feel difficult and require long separations to make them habitable:

These couples were together for a long time but they also had long periods of separation:

  • USA Pres-39, intl elections Jimmy Carter (Vishaka-Guru) + Mrs. Rosalynn Carter (Bharani-Shukra)

  • California 3-time governor Jerry Brown Punarvasu (Guru) + balladeer Linda Ronstadt Sravana (Chandra)

  • "Cleopatra" dramatist, AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor (Vishaka-Guru) + dramatist Richard Burton (Purvaphalguni -Shukra)

Shani + Chandra = enemies

Shani Trine = Emotional Builders and Regulators=

"The Capable Ones" with Materializing intuition Pushya + Anuradha + Uttarabhadrapada

High marriage compatibility within this sober trine.

Workers, rule-makers, system-builders. Agents of orderly process and material manifestation

Chandra in a nakshatra of Shani = emotionally validated by one's work and ability to contribute effort toward the stability of the social order. Fundamentally (Chandra) an unpretentious person who needs good structure (Shani) in order to feel grounded and secure. Needs to receive respect for labor and for age.

Chandra in Pushya

Chandra in Anuradha

Chandra in Uttarabhadrapada


  • Nakshatra of lawful Shani ends toward emotional expression that is highly regulated and self- defensive.

One's behavioral strategies for building emotional security favor resistance and self-defense.

Chronic worrying, and urge to defend one's social position. The Shani-ruled Nakshatra are scientifically objective And goal-oriented in their psycho-emotional relationships.

Sympathy for the common man.

Building of protective fortresses, in order to achieve emotional trust

Intuitive gifts: Chandra in a Nakshatra of Shani may possess heightened intuitive awareness of repeating patterns in the physical and psychological environment.

  • Pattern-recognition skills help virtually every type of learning task.

  • Chandra in a Nakshatra of Shani sharpens and strengthens the native 's intuitive detection of networked relationships between people, between things, and between ideas.

  • Particularly gifted with intuition regarding the structure of economies (financial, political, biological, historical, ethical, aesthetic, social, cultural, linguistic, et cetera ad infinitum).

Nakshatra ruled by task-master Shani= emotional workers who are crafty and shrewd in the use of material resources.

karmic obligation to build hierarchies and networks

  • One may be emotionally engaged in work roles at very high levels of social leadership, yet one's emotional response promotes the dignity of service to humanity and is explicitly the opposite of the personal, regal entitlement of Surya.

  • alliances for social stability One born in a Shani-ruled nakshatra remembers past-life duties and the constrictions of slavery, forced labor, or exploitation. In memory of scarce resources and the daily need of daunting hard work, one takes a conservative and safety-promoting approach toward emotional interaction with others.

  • Character of Shani in the radix will determine overall success of these strategies within the the core emotional relationships of the current lifetime.

Mother and Mother-figure

  • = distinctively hard-working, law-abiding, and either scarcity-minded or profoundly service oriented. It may seem that these women are constantly working, often holding 2 or more jobs.

  • In general, the parents and caretakers in one's family = identified with the contribution of their labor toward the orderliness and reliability of the social structure.

  • For males, the wife also is loyal, dedicated to material labors, and an explicitly lawful personality.

Usually an unpretentious, realistic person who needs to 'make it real'

  • sym-pathy (matching feeling) for workers, the rank-and-file, the masses and the classes, the common man

  • the native may crave emotionally an environment structured to assure safety, predictability, and unchanging routine.

Although Chandra sees Shani as a neutral, Shani in reverse sees Chandra as an enemy. This disparity is mainly due to Shani's harsh realism which has little tolerance for Chandra's parental softness and retraction into the sheltered roots.

The Shani-Chandra relationship is not entirely adversarial but it is complex, and that complexity influences the emotional constitution of the three Shani-ruled Nakshatra :

Makara vs Karkata = Friendship vs Kinship.

  • Shani's Makara function holds a stable 1-7 angle to Chandra's job in Karkata. From Makara, Shani's job of providing social government is quite compatible with Chandra's job of providing home shelter. Indeed these two functions of human life, external social structure and internal emotional security, are "married" in Jyotisha via 1-7 yoke.

  • Makara focuses its lawful (Shani) hierarchical, crime-and-punishment intelligence directly upon the traditional ethnic (Chandra, mother) loyalties. Makara's drishti upon Karkata provides a supportive, strengthening governance structure which stabilizes the

Kumbha vs Karkata = Friendship vs Kinship.

  • Shani's Kumbha function however holds an awkward span shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle regarding Karkata. From Kumbha, Shani's job of providing large, complex, free-association systems is incompatible with Chandra's need for kinship-based, emotionally bound relationships.

  • Networks of public association such as friendship groups and economic relationships developed in the marketplace tend to disregard (look away from, 6/8) emotionally rooted claims of family-based loyalty.

  • Kumbha focuses away from traditional ethnic (Chandra, mother) loyalties toward broader social-material (Shani, society) engagement in the economies of goods and ideas.

Shani as natural regulator of 10 and 11 is a systematic and regulating force which acts decisively in the social world. Although conservative in social practice, Shani is neither parochial nor nostalgic. Chandra in a Nakshatra of Shani will therefore tend to feel emotionally pushed out into the world by society's need for capable humans to continue to push forward their civilization in a complex but orderly process.

  • In their Makara aspect, Shani-ruled Nakshatra have a natural capability for governance, a respect for Time, and a strong intuition for the emotionally stabilizing benefits of work and routine.
  • In their Kumbha aspect, Shani-ruled Nakshatra have an intuitive understanding of economies: social, financial, natural resource, psychic, cultural, and philosophical. Any economy that can be articulated can likely be developed by one with Chandra in a Nakshatra of Shani. Additional graha in Kumbha will facilitate additional expansion of this materializing intuition.
  • Chandra in Shani-ruled Nakshatra therefore often manifest their emotional predisposition toward materialization (Shani) of structures by pursuing an orderly lifestyle.

  • Their intuition tends to reveal the conceptual structures underlying apparent material reality, and their emotions are deeply involved in their work as capable rule-makers, resource organizers and system-builders.

    Shani has Surya problems

    Shani sees Surya, Chandra, and Mangala as enemies

    The Shani-ruled lunar nakshatra may be a somewhat difficult position for those nativities with an abundance of influence from Surya = the mortal enemy of Shani; or a strong Chandra ; or energized Mangala. Shani-ruled Chandra along with Rahu-ruled Chandra has the most karma in family relationships.

    Too much influence of the brilliant, self-centered Suraja can endanger Shani's fragile sense of lawful process and cause the native to live in fear of one's own native genius.

    Of the three enemies of Shani - Surya, Chandra, and Mangala - Surya is the most intense because it is mutual. Surya dislikes Shani just as much as Shani dislikes Surya. Therefore for the Shani-ruled Chandra, an ego-centric father-figure is often problematic.

    Yet Chandra and Mangala are also Shani's enemies therefore the opportunity for problems with the Mother and mother-figures as well as with Brothers (males) and co-workers is ever-present.

    nakshatra of Shani = Emotionally incompatible with nakshatra of enemies of Shani:

    • nakshatra of Surya

    • nakshatra of Chandra

    • nakshatra of Mangala

    • nakshatra of Rahu

    • nakshatra of Ketu

      Uttarabhadrapada, Anuradha, Pushya, = rather formal and routinized in their emotional behavior. They need dignity and predictability in emotional interaction. The enemies of Shani have various ways of upsetting Shani's sense of emotional orderliness and regular pace of affairs. When the Shani-ruled native must deal with these irregular folks, it is usually an unhappy experience.

      Shani-ruled natives do not like and often cannot tolerate showboating politicians (Surya) whiny co-dependents (Chandra) predatory aggressors (Mangala) swaggering gangsters (Rahu) or homeless nutcases (Ketu).

      The fifteen types of people that Shani-ruled Moons rarely get along with:

      Surya-ruled :

      • Krittika, Uttaraphalguni, Uttarazadha


      • Rohini, Hasta, Sravana


      • Mrigashira, Chitra, Dhanishtha


      • Arudra, Swati, Shatabisaja


      • Azwini, Magha, Mula

    Compatibility Partnerships

    High-compatibility Shani-Shukra Pairs:

    • Microsoft philanthropist Bill Gates Uttarabhadrapada * Shani + Melinda French Gates Anuradha * Shani * Bill Gates D-9 Chandra also occupies Anuradha

    • Microsoft philanthropist Bill Gates Uttarabhadrapada * Shani + * business partner "Berkshire Hathaway" mutual-funds capitalist Warren Buffett Anuradha * Shani

    Easy-Friendly Pairs:

    Challenging and probably unsustainable Pairs:

    Shani's "Emotional Builders and Regulators" trine:

    "The Capable Ones'

    = High marriage compatibility within this Shani trine.

    + Chandra in Pushyami

    + Chandra in Anu-radha

    + Chandra in Uttarabhadra

    Emotionally attached to Lawful Ascendance

    Workers, legislators, executive decision-makers, organizers, and system-builders

    Although Chandra sees Shani as a neutral, Shani in reverse sees Chandra as an enemy. This disparity is mainly due to Shani's harsh realism which has little tolerance for Chandra's parental softness and retraction into the sheltered roots.

    The Shani-Chandra relationship is not entirely adversarial but it is complex, and that complexity influences the emotional constitution of the three Shani-ruled Nakshatra :

    Makara vs Karkata = Friendship vs Kinship.

    • Shani's Makara function holds a stable 1-7 angle to Chandra's job in Karkata. From Makara, Shani's job of providing social government is quite compatible with Chandra's job of providing home shelter. Indeed these two functions of human life, external social structure and internal emotional security, are "married" in Jyotisha via 1-7 yoke.

    • Makara focuses its lawful * Shani hierarchical, crime-and-punishment intelligence directly upon the traditional ethnic * Chandra, mother loyalties. Makara's drishti upon Karkata provides a supportive, strengthening governance structure which stabilizes the

    Kumbha vs Karkata = Friendship vs Kinship.

    • Shani's Kumbha function however holds an awkward shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle angle regarding Karkata. From Kumbha, Shani's job of providing large, complex, free-association systems is incompatible with Chandra's need for kinship-based, emotionally bound relationships.

    • Networks of public association such as friendship groups and economic relationships developed in the marketplace tend to disregard * look away from, 6/8 emotionally rooted claims of family-based loyalty.

    • Kumbha focuses away from traditional ethnic * Chandra, mother. Loyalties toward broader social-material * Shani, society) engagement in the economies of goods and ideas.

    Shani as natural regulator of 10 and 11 is a systematic and regulating force which acts decisively in the social world.

    Although conservative in social practice, Shani is neither parochial nor nostalgic. Chandra in a Nakshatra of Shani will therefore tend to feel emotionally pushed out into the world by society's need for capable humans to continue to push forward their civilization in a complex but orderly process.

    Chandra in Shani-ruled Nakshatra therefore often manifest their emotional predisposition toward materialization * Shani * of structures by pursuing an orderly lifestyle .

    Their intuition tends to reveal the conceptual structures underlying apparent material reality, and their emotions are deeply involved in their work as capable rule-makers, resource organizers and system-builders.

    Mother and Mother-figure

    Shani-ruled nakshatra of Chandra

    When Chandra occupies a nakshatra of Shani, the mother = emotionally focused upon her work on behalf of the welfare of the broader social community.

    • Chandra in Pushya = the mother has a need to sustain work duties which deliver validation via emotional security * Karkata

    • Chandra in Anuradha = the mother has a need to sustain work duties which deliver validation via invasive control * Vrischika.

    • Chandra in Uttarabhadrapada = the mother has a need to sustain work duties which deliver validation via dissolution of the physical into the spiritual * Meena. The mother is often a spiritual guide to others. She may serve in a secluded or sanctuary setting * such as a hospital, children's home, or monastery. E.g., the mother of Bill Gates was a tireless social-worker who often said "to whom much is given, from whom much is expected."

    Budha's "Hands-on" Communicator-Explainer-Messenger trine

    Chandra in Azlesa

    Chandra in Jyestha = nichha

    Chandra in Revati

    Chandra in a nakshatra of Budha feels an emotional need to give instructions to others (whether one has the authority or knowledge, or not) . the native 's emotional style is conversational and instructional, collaborative (or conspiratorial) sexual, twinning, emotionally manipulative, "hands-on".

    • conversational, scheduling, planning, instructional, gesturing messengers

    • the intense mix of rationalizing Budha and needy Chandra creates a difficult emotional agenda leading potentially to manipulation and deception.

    • In general, one's parents and caretakers (Chandra) are commercially savvy businesspeople and administrators (Budha). They feel a characteristic need to give instructions. Sometimes their need appears bossy, self-appointed, or compulsive.

    • For males, the wife also has messaging, communicative, narrative Budha qualities.

    Chandra has no planetary enemies. However, the relationship between Chandra and Budha represents the inherent difficulties between Chandra the Parent and Budha the Adolescent.

    Budha is overly confident on inadequate foundations, for which He is censured by Chandra.

    As a typical teenager, Budha disregards Chandra almost entirely - going about His merry way, on a path to failure due to excess mentalization, but determined nonetheless.

    the native born in a Budha-ruled Nakshatra will tend toward adolescent styles of overconfidence based on one's presumed knowledge or natural superiority or "chosen-ness".

    Nakshatra ruled by talkative Budha tend to be talkative and entwining (twinned):

    • Azlesa = sneaking, stealing, manipulation in order to achieve emotional trust

    • Jyestha = misinformation, lying or boasting about one's superiority in order to achieve emotional trust

    • Revati = misleading, misrepresentation, or fraud regarding one's divinatory or intuitive powers, in order to achieve emotional trust.

    Mother and Mother-figure

    When Chandra occupies a nakshatra of Budha, the mother = emotionally focused upon her message delivered to her audience, which is generally composed of siblings, co-workers, neighbors, and participants in small-group meetings. the native 's mother-figure needs to deliver reports, train others in literacy + numeracy skills, and announce the "news".

    • Chandra in Azlesa = Mother has a need for manual and mental communications which deliver validation via emotional security . She may place security above honesty in her quest to nurture others (Chandra).

    • Chandra in Jyestha = Mother has a need for manual and mental communications which deliver validation via invasive control. She may place control above honesty in her quest to dominate others (Mangala).

    • Chandra in Revati= Mother has a need for manual and mental communications which deliver validation via charitable generosity . She may place charity above honesty in her quest to guide others (Guru).

    The Nakshatra of Budha are also fundamentally hostile places for Chandra, who gets battered by the relentless thinking, formulating, arguing and discussing of Lord Budha.

    • Chandra and Budha suffer an infamous one-sided animosity .

    Established Old Chandra, lord of the Fundament (foundations, 4) is not in the least threatened by upstart adolescent Budha. Budha rules a subset or island within Chandra's territory.

    Budha controls a relatively small "new" part of the Mind (Chandra) . Budha's small - almost trivially small - department of the Mind is dedicated to logical, comprehending, and communicative functions.

    However the vast remainder of Chandra's ocean of "mind" is fundamentally intuitive, apprehending, and reactive in nature

    Any position of Chandra in the nativity will express one's deepest intuitions regarding life as a whole and regarding the emotional sub-stratum of human relationships in particular.

    However, when Chandra occupies a nakshatra of Budha (Azlesa, Jyestha, or Revati) the native may experience a nervous (Budha) apprehension that one's "message" (Budha) is likely to be washed over by a Chandra-motivated tsunami of comfortable, emotionally established old-culture ways.

    Chandra in a Budha-ruled nakshatra is born to deliver instructions (Budha) and demonstrate the way of reason.

    To try to get their point across, the Budha-ruled Chandra native may choose publication methods such as

    film-production Angelina Jolie

    book-writing Stephen King

    delivering lectures Mohandas Gandhi

    radio announcements UK-Queen 1953- Elizabeth-2

    Communication may sound high-strung, pushy, preachy, or strident, due to underlying emotional insecurity.

    The insecurity is not a distrust of the instructions but of the audience's ability to hear the message. There seems to be something awry with the instructions, or with the delivery package.

    Unfortunately these positions of Chandra are less likely to accept editing as they resent incursion upon what is already a delicate but to them essential message of truth. Chandra in a nakshatra of Budha has a sense of singing in the wind.

    However, Budha has so opportunity to influence Chandra's emotionally habitual and ethnically traditionalized behaviors that one may, with increasing frustration, give up the attempt to argue, lecture, cajole, explain or persuade others of the value of one's own intuitive viewpoint.

    Chandra in the Navamsha Trine of Budha can be nervously 'high strung' and prone to be an overly mentalized "Diva".

    One may display that charming 'Mona Lisa' smile, suggesting they know something you don't (or or don't want to) know.

    In intimate partnership, the Budha-ruled Chandra is flexible and impressionable, usually taking on the attributes and goals of the partner.

    The only exception is Mangala-ruled Chandra partners who are toxic for the Budha-ruled person.

    The Budha-ruled female will have a particularly easy time to mate with and bask in the sunlight of a confident, attention-loving Surya-ruled male

    Compatibility Partnerships

    Highly compatible pairings:


    Easy pairings:



    Uneasy, usually unsustainable pairings:



    • golf champion Tiger Woods Anuradhaex-wife Elin Nordegren Mrigashira

    Ketu and Chandra suffer an enemy relationship.

    Ketu's "Emotional Observer" trine =

    • Azvini + Magha + Mula

    Chandra in Azvini

    Chandra in Magha

    • "Autobiography of a Yogi" Paramahamsa Yogananda

    • "TM" Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    • "Path to Power" UK-PM 1979-1990 Margaret Thatcher

    • Supreme leader of USSR 1953-1964Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev

    • USA Sec-State, Natl Security Advsr 1969-1977 Henry Kissinger

    • Kaiser Wilhelm (b. 1797)

    • USA Pres-27 William Howard Taft

    • Queen of Jordan, Rania al-Abdullah

    • "Runaway Bride" dramatist Julia Roberts

    Chandra in Mula

    Ketu-ruled Chandra = dispersed, detached, and scattered to edge of their energy field

    Nakshatra ruled by chidakaraka Ketu tend to exhibit apathy, eccentricity or detached emotional response to their environment. "Not of this world"

    • Birth in a Ketu-ruled Chandra-Nakshatra remembers past-life disorientation to material life and disassociation or forced disconnection from the supporting environment.

    • A tight bond was severed, and the native was set adrift. The subconscious emotional expectation at birth = this pattern will repeat.

    Nakshatra ruled by Ketu feel a special sym-pathy (matching feeling) for free wanderers and mendicants, yogi and fakir, homeless and dispossessed, the rejected and abandoned, sacrificial victims, the beheaded, witnesses and bystanders, observers, those not bound by any hierarchy or vow.

    The Ketu ruled nakshatra share the Ketu trait of extraordinary emotional detachment. They are rarely ambitious unless Rahu in the nativity links to another strongly fueled graha. They tend as a group to be passive observers and often very accurate, dispassionate commentators upon the foibles of others.

    As a result of their distant perspective, Ketu-ruled native realize the ephemeral nature of physical formation, and they are largely unconcerned with material consequences.

    the native is intellectually spiritualized in orientation rather than dogmatically religious, philosophical rather than ritualistic. Detachment and affinity for the unaffiliated persons in society can yield a certain recklessness driven not by desire, but rather by a permanent ennui. They go where the wind blows.

    The guillotine.

    Expedient decisions are easy for them as long-term material consequences do not intimidate the Ketu mind. Are often directed by stronger personalities and indeed like to a great extent to have their emotional decisions made for them by those with a truly vested interest.

    In positions of power, the Ketu-ruled native may go along with handlers and directors who have more ego-investment in the outcome. If bonded with a partner having Rahu-ruled Chandra, the Rahu spouse = more materialistic and ambitious, and partner tends to control the material direction of the union.

    • Chandra in Azvini folk enjoy a famous detachment from matters of Mangala's flesh-and-blood environment. Often the Azvini native is faced with scenes involving the carnage of war, blood, weapons and wounds, and the grievous effects of to-the-death bodily competition. Yet Azvini remains calm and skillful in these primal, bloody moments: they are reputed as excellent surgeons, field medics, and veterinary physicians. The lower forms of Azvini may utilize Kuja's blood-cutting character in roles of butchers, skinners or tanners.

    • Chandra in Magha folk enjoy a famous detachment from matters of Surya's heat-and-light environment: often the Magha native is faced with scenes involving high concentrations of political power and the brilliant flame of royal display. Intensely charismatic energy surges through their astral being and they attract fervent attention (both hostile and devotional). Yet Magha remains calmly detached in the gambler's stance, witnessing each brilliant political move as no more than another roll of the cosmic dice. The lower forms of Magha may seek the spotlight as willful speculators and gamblers.

    • Chandra in Mula folk enjoy a famous detachment from matters of Guru's guide-and-grow environment: often the Mula native is faced with scenes involving broad expansion of religious knowledge and priestly entitlements. Yet Mula remains calmly detached in the Witness role, embracing no orthodoxy and largely unconcerned to practice what they preach. The lower forms of Mula are in fact amoral nihilists who accept no ethical truth.

    Mother and Mother-figure

    • detached, witness, observers - sometimes highly spiritualized, sometimes disloyal and degraded, depending on Ketu's lord. The mother is generally not much emotionally available, and may have some mental health issues which deeply affect the child.

    • In general, the parents and caretakers in one's family = detached, witness, observers. This may be an entire tribe of what is affectionately known in the US Midwest as "Norwegian Bachelor Farmers" = people who seem to have little emotional sensitivity and who speak quite sparingly, as they quite honestly have nothing to say

    • For males, the wife also has detached and observant but uncommitted Ketu qualities.

    Females Only = Ketu-ruled Moon

    Ashvini * Magha * Mula

    the female Ketu-ruled Moon = "partner-optional"

    Although companionship may be appreciated

    and a female with Ketu-ruled Moon may cheerfully marry with positive expectation (so long as partner also enjoys a Rahu-Ketu ruled Chandra)

    indeed a female with independent and self-sufficient Ketu-ruled Moon may live in Ketu-conscious-contentment without a full-time partner.

    particularly after a first marriage ends, the Ketu-ruled Moon female (Azvini, Magha, or Mula) is often disinclined to remarry

    Compatibility Partnerships

    Ketu-ruled Nakshatra of Chandra

    • Azvini + Magha + Mula

    Ketu-ruled Chandra are very special people. These nativities can form a long-term trusting emotional bond only with other Ketu-ruled or with Rahu-ruled nakshatra of Chandra.

    Very compatible pairs:

    Incompatible pairs = troublesome. It is generally the incoherent scattered-focus Ketu person who gets emotionally "left behind" by a more coherent Other:


    • UK-Prince, environmentalist Charles AzviniUK-Princess, humanitarian Diana Spencer Dhanishtha

    • USA VP environmentalist Al Gore Mula + Mrs. Tipper Gore Dhanishtha


    sensual Shukra's sweetly indulgent navamsha trine =

    Chandra in Bharani

    Chandra in Purvaphalguni

    Chandra in Purvazadha

    As a general rule, nakshatra of sensual Shukra tend to attract treasuries of capital wealth and knowledge. Attraction-power is proportional to the strength of Shukra in the nativity.

    • One remembers past-life pleasures of capital wealth-accumulation and agreeable alliances, and the emotional expectations promote continuation of a stable, acquisitive lifestyle with partners who value capital wealth and sensual pleasures.

    If Shukra is well-disposed in the radix, the native enjoys a natural affinity for partnering, negotiating, wheeling-dealing, and balancing the mutual interests of various parties via legal trusts and contracts.

    It is an excellent position for an attorney, diplomat, match-maker, arbitrator, mediator, or business negotiator. Also good for social roles involving storage such as management of inventories, warehousing, shopkeeper, banking, and custody of collections.

    • the native 's emotional strategies favor pleasuring and material reward.

    Mother and Mother-figure

    One of the most notable features of the mother of a person who is born with Chandra in a nakshatra of Shukra is that Mom may instinctively prefer and prioritize her relationship with her husband (or lovers) above her relationship with her children.

    Any mother must choose at times, whether to invest her emotional attention into her mate and co-parent or whether she should direct her healing energies into her ever-needy children.

    It is simply a choice that every mother makes and there is no harm either way. If she invests in her spouse, the children derive great security from knowing that their parental unit is secure. If she invests preferentially in her children, the younglings receive direct emotional nourishment which makes them feel recognized and important as individuals. It is generally not possible to fully attend to all the needs of both spouse and children; in terms of outcome, it is a natural trade-off and both ways are good.

    When Chandra occupies a nakshatra of Shukra, the mother = emotionally focused upon her intimate relationship contracts.

    • Chandra in Bharani= the mother has a need a need for relationships which deliver physical-sensual or financial validation and she may place the needs of her lover above those of her children, when a choice must be made.

    • Chandra in Purvaphalguni = the mother has a need for relationships which deliver theatrical-political validation and she basks in the attention of her audience, including the children, the spouse and his cronies.

    • Chandra in Purvazadha = the mother has a need for relationships which deliver doctrinal-ideological validation and she may place orthodoxy of belief above nurturing protection.

    • sensual, sweet, self-indulgent, harmony-seeking, designing, decorating, lover of luxury

    • In general, the parents and caretakers in one's family = wealthy, collectors and accumulators, may be knowledge collectors also such as historians and linguists, bargainers and negotiators, storage of foods oils wines and beautiful ornaments

    • For males, the wife also has sweet sensual harmonizing balancing Shukra qualities.

    Emotionally nourished by:

    • Wine, women, and song

    • Luxury, lusciousness, sensual delights

    • Gathering wealth

    • Sense pleasures, physical beauty, attraction to women, food and drink, taste smell and touch.

    • like to start, maintain relationships but rarely end a union therefore a culture of taking lovers in addition to the marriage partner may pervade

    • Fashion design, beautiful colors and patterns, ornaments,

    • perfumes and oils, sweets, food delicacies.

    • Emotional relationship with natural resources. May be an emotionally engaged environmentalist.

    Chandra in a nakshatra of Shukra must be in touch (literally) with the beauty of Mother Earth. Needs to commune with the fields and forests. (Vrishabha, Shukra)

    If other unfortunate graha destroy one's relationship to the beauties of nature, the native will strive only for women, wine, and money.

    Gross materialism will, after the point of sensual saturation, lead to a deep unhappiness.

    Often has a "sweet tooth".

    Compatibility Partnerships

    Shukra-ruled nakshatra of Chandra

    Superior compatibility pairs:

    Easy compatibility Pairs:

    Shukra loves to form partnerships and Shukra works assiduously to harmonize.

    Yet when Chandra occupies a nakshatra of Shukra's enemies, unions can be difficult to sustain:

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