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Nakshatra of Shukra


in Purvazadha * PurvaAshadha * Apah

"huge, early expansion"



Shukra-ruled nakshatra trine =

balancing, Alliance, bargaining, crafting agreements, negotiation, deal-making, contracts, unions, diplomacy, pleasures, wealth, luxury, sweet taste

Chandra in Bharani

Chandra in Purvaphalguni

Chandra in Purvazadha


  • ruled by Shukra

  • 13 Dhanusha 20 - until - 26 Dhanusha 39

Purvazadha Pada-1 = Simha navamsha

Purvazadha Pada-2 = Kanya navamsha

Purvazadha Pada-3 = Thula navamsha * Pushkara Navamsha

Purvazadha Pada-4 = Vrischika navamsha

  • "Pucci Prints" fashion designer, fighter pilot, fascist Emilio Pucci

  • televangelist, political pundit Pat Robertson

  • writer Ernest Hemingway

  • balladeer Cherilyn Sarkisian "Cher"

  • balladeer Tammy Wynette

  • television media producer Merv Griffin + Guru

  • Prince of Monaco Albert Grimaldi

Radix Moon in Purvazadha = "Early Victory"

After an amazingly powerful early start, tends toward less achievement in the mid-career. Excellent support for the relationship-building element of political careers as well as the musical and artistic elements of entertainment or fashion careers.

May give a huge early burst of success. Yet without strong support from other graha, later efforts may fall below expectations or "flame out". On the foundation of earlier successes, typically a pattern of "coasting" on previous accomplishments, into a less remarkable middle and later phase.

However all nakshatra of Shukra can grant good relationships skills, and the native is usually well-liked throughout life.

Having been invested with trust and appreciation (Shukra) during the earlier half, continues to receive good will (Guru) despite the lower energy of the later half.

Purvazadha resides entirely within the auspicious rashi of Dhanushya.

  • rulers = Shukra + Guru + Apah

problems in Purvazadha arise from the adversarial relationship between

  • Guru the Teacher of the Deities - vs - Shukra the Teacher of the Demons

Chandra + Guru:

Purvazadha "the invincible sea".

  • One is emotionally oriented toward ensuring connection

  • through being Absorbed into the Source, as water is absorbed into the ocean.

Shukra-ruled Purvazadha-Chandra = attractive; the eyes (Shukra-2) are quite entrancing .

Delusion in the Deluge

Sweet success (Shukra) comes to this native easily and often on a very broad scale (Guru).

yet Shukra-Guru influence upon Purvazadha Soma contains significant potential for self-deception and delusion.

Sensually luxurious Shukra = the great deceiver! Ultimately one may become absorbed into sensual overload. This can even happen in meditation and prayer of a particularly sensual type, esp adoration of the deity as love partner.

  • One may become addicted to the pleasures (Shukra) of religious satisfaction (Shukra-Guru), believing that a human (oneself) is so attractive to the higher powers that one has negotiated an equal relationship with the divine.

Purvazadha Soma is called to one's vocation Early in Life usually with several remarkable Early Successes, which raise the confidence high and give Purvazadha-Chandra a confirming experience of being Valuable and Attractive

  • Queen of England 1558-1603 Elizabeth-1 began her reign at age-25, and kept her regnancy in flourishing conditions for 45 years.

  • USA Pres-15 James Buchanan = Chandra-10 governance. He was elected to to Pennsylvania House of Representatives at age 23. Buchanan remained "in portfolio" with no gaps between political assignments - both elected and appointed - until his retirement from the 15th Presidency his age 70

  • USA Pres-21 Chester A. Arthur developed a successful network (Rahu-11) of relationships (Shukra) which elevated him into a large illicit income (Rahu-11) via the "machine politics" of 1860's-1870's New York. However in a sudden national reversal, Congress illegalized the machine, and Arthur's ability to offer patronage jobs to sustain his career quickly collapsed. Nevertheless - and typical of the Purvazadha Chandra "coasting" into middle age - Arthur had built enough good will + respect to be the compromise candidate for Vice President in 1881, and when USA Pres-20, Civil War Gen. James Garfield died Arthur

Higher truth can get twisted when inclusive and compassionate Guru must express His will through the auspice of Brihaspati's enemy the self-pleasuring Shukra.

Successful as these folk often are, there is nearly always some issue of incomplete understanding of the Truth, due to the gross conflict between Guru's expansive, cosmic, inclusive anti-materialism vs. Shukra's sensual, body-based materialistic pleasures.

Purvazadha-Chandra often sound like they know what they're talking about; many in the audience are convinced.

Shukra = daityaguru, teacher of the demons.

Shukra seduces Purvazadha-Chandra toward indulgence in the drugs of sensual experience and self-satisfaction.

Shukra uses Guru's influence of belief in great truths and guidance by doctrinal principles, to convince Purvazadha-Chandra that one is the path and proof of unassailable righteousness. Without sufficient consciousness, the Purvazadha native may become a victim of this nasty trick.

  • USA Pres-15 James Buchanan is accused of being the worst (or one of the worst) USA presidents in history. With typical Purvazadha "sweet arrogance", Buchanan -- an attorney who had not practiced law in decades (and who had lived outside the USA as a diplomat during the decade before the Civil War) -- trivialized the slavery debate as "a small matter" of Constitutional Law.

Falling into a typical Shukra "justification trap", Buchanan had been elected by northerners seeking leadership - but he was unable to lead due as he was beholden to the wealthy slave-owning planters who funded his lifestyle. Unable to decide, he dithered.

Instead of addressing the monumental moral questions, Buchanan spent four years pretending that there was no serious problem. As moral outrage reached the boiling point, he ignored the moral arguments, taking instead a legalist stance that while it was illegal for the southern states to secede from the union, it was equally illegal for the government to force reunification.Scholars see his tenure as the height of self-aggrandizing and the nadir of leadership. Meanwhile Buchanan enjoyed holding court at Washington D.C. salon-parties, and retired in comfort, leaving his country seething for war.

Purvazadha-Chandra enjoys a feeling of accomplishment. There is pleasure (Shukra) in believing (Guru) that one's early victories in life, which have brought luxury (Shukra) and expansion (Guru), are "proof" of the righteousness of one's path.

Aside from the interpersonal annoyance caused by Purvazadha's typical legalistic arrogance, the biggest problem facing Purvazadha-Chandra who wishes to achieve consciousness while born under the Purvazadha Moon = self-isolation from negative facts or criticism.

If the supporting graha are indeed inauspicious, one may sink deeper and deeper into addiction to the feeling of self-righteous satisfaction, particularly in matters of ideological doctrine(Dhanushya).

Being easily persuaded to blame the victim, Purvazadha-Chandra may "lack a moral compass".

It is possible for the Purvazadha-Chandra, supported by two contradictory benefics (Guru and Shukra) to achieve a sensually driven emotional addiction to self-justification.

  • As the Civil War began to rage, retired USA Pres-15 James Buchanan wrote a self-justifying book defending his presidential actions and blaming the slavery problem on impatient abolitionists.(The book was ignored; the war had started.)

Purvazadha-Chandra wants to believe (Guru) that one is a chosen "eugenic" leader whose words provide nourishment for the fairer (Shukra) people.

As one Chosen to the the Special Facilitator between the people and the Divine, or between the people and Celebrities, one may treat others - one's spouse and children, one's community, one's nation or the world -- with any degree of dehumanizing disregard.

When criticism, contradiction, principled disagreement, or other Antidotes to the emotional drug of divinely approved self-satisfaction come along, Purvazadha-Chandra may reject the humanity of others.

  • There is risk of extreme isolation from any source of realistic, correcting input that might disturb the righteous-pleasure state.

It is easy for Purvazadha to dance merrily down the path of dehumanizing self-righteousness, while believing that one has been granted some sort of divine privilege, based on "early victories".

USA Pres-41 partner ; USA Pres-43 mother Barbara Pierce Bush has the Chandra-yuti-Guru parochialism very strong in shelter-and-protect bhava-4.

Mrs. Bush shows the excessively padded self-protective buffering which occurs when a person surrounds oneself only with those who believe in one's inherent priesthood and who will approach only in a state of worship.

During her long period in the public eye, as the wife and mother of two presidents, she got considerable negative press for her apparent disinterest in charity work. She simply declined to participate in the traditionally socially important charitable social service undertaken by wives of elite public servants in the USA.

Though she was fiercely dedicated to the welfare of her own kith and kin (Chandra), and married to a very wealthy man who could certainly subsidize her charitable labors, the comfortably insulated world of Mrs. Barbara Bush apparently did not include any awareness of the needs of those outside her family.

Perhaps her most notoriously insulated comment was made when she was asked her view of the human cost of death, injury, and trauma of the new USA invasion of Iraq, which was being started by her son USA Pres-43 G.W. Bush at that moment:

"why should we hear about body bags, and deaths ... and how many ... it's not relevant ... why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?" (March 2003)

Mrs. Bush's parochialism and "emotional insulation" is increased by Chandra yuti expansive swakshetra Guru-4; also her Purvazadha-Soma receives graha-drishti from active Kuja, luxurious Shukra, and dignified Shani.

Purvazadha-Chandra, however wrong-headed one may be, will resist any change of course on their destined movement toward the Source. Faced with a challenge, this one cannot easily change strategy or tactic; but Purvazadha-Chandra will never give up the pursuit of the goal.

One achieves "early victory" through being in the right place at the right time to take skillful advantage of a grassroots social movement, a sudden marriage or business Opportunity, or a sea-change in public tastes. The early advantage is generally maintained throughout life.

When damaged by hostile effects, Purvazadha Moon creates religious fundamentalists, ideologues, and tyrants. Pursuit of personal aggrandizement often manifests as a lack of compassion for others.

When supported by friendly effects, Purvazadha Moon gives the power to sustain religious vows, and stay loyal to fundamental principle in any undertaking.

The key to success with Purvazadha-Chandra is, indeed, to choose one's commitments carefully. Because after making the first, early commitment, one will be emotionally unable to change course for the rest of one's life.

Should one's initial viewpoint turn out to have been wrong, Purvazadha moon will die trying. I.e., hoist by one's own petard, caught in his own web, and goes down with the ship.

Yet: when steady, loyal commitment to an early-life vow, or a simplistic, one-size-fits-all ideological solution to a complex human problem, are the keys to success, this native will achieve the pinnacle.

Positive traits include personal determination, work ethic, fierce loyalty to a person or a cause, and unshakable commitment to reach the goal regardless of its validity.

May be tremendous supporters of religious institutions, ideologies, and fundamental moral principles, especially in a dogmatic form.

Negative traits are more famous for Purvazadha.

  • Considerable difficulties in accepting professional and collegial advice from those holding a higher viewpoint.

  • Associated with constitutional stubbornness, and abuse of relatives including incest and embezzlement of family funds.

  • For Purvazadha, the ends may justify the means.

Purvazadha nakshatra: Tibetan Tradition Chu-do

Prenatal maternal narrative of Shukra and Born into Shukra Mahadasha

Strong planetary animosities:

  • Guru greatly dislikes Shukra
  • However Shukra feels neutral toward Guru.
  • Chandra has no enemies.
From Dhanushya-Chandra lagna, Shukra rules the ripu bhava (6) and the labha bhava (11). The parents are often significantly concerned with earning an income and they may be in marital conflict emotionally at the time of the prenatal epoch and Purvazadha-Chandra 's birth.

Purvazadha natives are born into a narrative of pleasure-and-treasure-accumulation (Shukra) - wealth and knowledge - and they keep that script close to their emotional hearts throughout life. The script is diversified by the application of Shukra's sensual talents to the tasks of logical argumentation (6) possibly exploitation and accusations (6) and the practice medicine (6). Purvazadha-Chandra is often drawn into exploitive (6) situations which are nonetheless quite profitable (11).

  • The devotees of OSHO Rajneesh were asked to sell all of their property and give the proceeds to the commune, where they then worked long hours without pay

The mother would have been especially concerned with matters of complaints and litigation (6) medicine and drugs (6) disappointed promises in relationships (6) as well as obtainment of earnings and income in the marketplace (11). Meeting material goals, esp financial ones (Shukra) would have been important to her. Due to Shukra's influence she would have been thinking about her own attractiveness, worthiness, and beauty. All of these concerns remain part of Purvazadha-Chandra 's psychic narrative throughout life.

Ketu yuti Chandra If Ketu is yuti Chandra in a nakshatra of Shukra, Purvazadha-Chandra may slowly lose the hair, teeth, or voice. There may be separation or abandonment in relationship during Ketu periods.

If Chandra is yuti Shukra Purvazadha-Chandra the mother indulges the Purvaphalguni child in sweets and treats; which spoils the child for life. Being spoiled does not harm the career and may in fact enhance it, as one will work hard for the luxuries. However the entitlement to sweet treats becomes unshakable when Chandra + Shukra, esp in a nakshatra of Shukra.

Sacred tree for Purvazadha from

western botanical = Saraca indica

Indic = Sita Asoka

Wealthy Collections and Design Arts

As with all the Shukra-ruled nakshatra (Bharani, Purvaphalguni, Purvazadha) this one is a collector and hoarder; therefore financial wealth (Shukra) is usually abundant (rashi of Guru).

Purvazadha-Chandra enjoys a natural affinity for the broad study (Dhanushya) of fine arts and design [Emilio Pucci, Aishwarya Rai] (Shukra) and global (Guru) diplomacy (Shukra).

Religious art (Dhanushya-Shukra) is a particularly engaging study for this native, and if other graha support significant wealth Purvazadha-Chandra may attract (Chandra-Shukra) to oneself a substantial collection of beautiful and valuable religiously themed works of art.

Dehumanization Dehumanization is the poisonous antidote to compassion.
  • It is probably the most demonic trait that a human being can manifest.

Purvazadha's victorious end is some sort of dominant power, and Purvazadha's ideologically-driven instinct can result in dehumanization of the human "obstacles" blocking the path to a triumph of orthodoxy.

Mother the mother feels a need for relationships which deliver religious-ideological validation

She may place orthodoxy above nurturing.

  • Purvazadha-Chandra will be comfortable in relationships with ideologues, high-priests, philosophical teachers, and dogmatic personalities.
  • Parenting style responds to Purvazadha-Chandra 's need for priestly recognition before attending to any concerns of children.

Females only

  • Because Guru is the kalatrakaraka for a woman's first marriage, a female native with Chandra in Purvazadha may find that her priestly affinities are expressed more vividly or more publicly via her husband.
  • The female tends to be a loyal and unquestioning spouse, unswervingly committed to her husband's programme.
The male tends to find a devoted wife who shares his philosophical beliefs.

Spiritual director of this section of the path:

  • Apah, god of Water

  • (Barun)

Trauma pattern:

  • fear of aggressive threat, fear of bondage, fear of being held back, or fear of enforced waiting

  • (needs pleasure and gratification now).

    • Deep emotional need for Absorptive connection.

Navamsha Moon in Purvazadha(intimate relationships).

In order to mirror one's own subconscious emotional patterns, one attracts a core partner who expresses Purvazadha behavior.

Under emotional stress in relationships, one with navamsha Chandra in Purvazadha can experience anxiety reactions that manifest as compulsive merging and clinging And obsessive repetition of claims based on vows or statements of commitment from the past.

Navamsha Chandra in Purvazadha indicates a deep resistance to "mid-course corrections" in one's own psyche, which if personally unacknowledged must be expressed through the partner's actions.

The partner needs clear sense of direction in the relationship, and a simple set of working principles or vows to ground the commitment.

The partner cannot handle too much complexity and the partner may be unable to adapt or change his/her life strategy if and when life circumstances require adaptive change.

Partner is hard-working, mono-focused, typically quite beautiful (Guru-Shukra) typically with lovely eyes.

Depending on the Nakshatra of Purvazadha-Chandra 's radix Moon, the partner's emotional resistance to change may be a source of conflict and eventually separation in a relationship.

Due to its sense of merging and flowing toward a fixed destination, Purvazadha Nakshatra is a good place for sustaining vows and partner commitments, but excessively rigid or legalistic interpretation of the early promises can cause resentment along the path of spiritual growth. It is good to introduce more compassion into the ongoing interpretation of early promises, if humanly possible.


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