Mount Meru "the top of the world"
depicted in a traditional Tibetan thangka painting
Nakshatra of Mangala
Dhanishtha * Sravishtha
social climbers, upwardly mobile, spiraling up
"around and around and around they go"
Nymphaea nouchali = Indian red water lily = Hyderabad, AP
Nakshatra kona of Mangala =
= emotional 'alpha' = Competitive, Arrives First, innovates, elevates, pushes ahead, wants to Go Faster, high emotional vitality, always moving; needs to Motivate:
Acacia ferruginea blossom
Sacred to Dhanishtha Nakshatra
Kumbha portion: Dhanishtha pada-3 * Thula navamsha
Deep emotional need to reach the top via dancing,, driving, and climbing upward movement
Spiral Movements - Social Aspirations = reaching the Spire = "social climbers"
Radix Moon in Dhanishtha =
"social climbing and revolving upward"= "I'm dancing as fast as I can"
Dhanishtha hears the drumbeat. It may be the conventional drumbeat, or Dhanishtha may "march to the beat of a different drummer".
Lifelong association with vital pulse, life-force energies including sexual pulsation, dance and music-based performance arts
Comfortable and familiar (Chandra) and usually quite successful (because the work feels natural) in any business associated with
drumming or dance.
rhythmic, sonorous, pulsating use of language
pulsation, heart-beat, blood pressure, circulatory movements of the life-force vitality, movements of 'prana', 'chi'
Trying to get to heaven via pushing forward (Mangala). Generally an easier placement for beings-in-male-bodies, but female dancers and those concerned with orderly, pushing-upward movement are also successful in Dhanishtha.
"Achievement by Hearing the Beat". Emotionally motivated pursuit of ascension, promotion.
Nourished (Chandra) by the rhythmic pulse of life. Happiest when engaged in percussive use of language, or physically gyrating.
Like to host and attend parties, esp dance parties.
The Dhanishtha female is often an accomplished and recognized socialite who rises via entertaining with a focus on dancing from mundane beginnings to a height of privileged association.
One dances in a spiral pattern, up the mountain of achievements, gracefully and relentlessly pushing into wealthy or powerful circles.
Dhanishtha are instinctive "social climbers".
Strong leadership skills and talent in performance arts due to a profound intuitive sense of rhythmic movement.
Dhanishtha Nakshatra indicates success in professions
The Kumbha portion (influenced by Rahu) = more social-networking and populist; the Makara portion is more law-and-order and elitist.
Dhaniztha-Chandra is a diligent worker on a task that requires extraordinary commitment and persistence with the ability to handle constant frustrations with people who lose the beat and obstacles on the path.
In the sense of emotional expectation of struggle against social barriers and a continuous attitude of resentment, Dhanishtha is similar to another inherently problematic Shani-Kuja combination: Anuradha.
The beat is steady and the climb is consistently upward, but the climb is hard, requiring endurance (Shani) and athletic skill (Kuja).
Despite an outward allure of friendliness, the native may become emotionally aggressive (Kuja) if blocked in pursuit of their "dancing upward" movement.
One may feel a need to push forward proactively if one perceives a threat to forward movement; if it appears that one's upward-spiraling routine or socializing-for-gain partying patterns could be interrupted.
Seeks capital wealth. If yuti the uttama-Mangala in Makara, may produce spectacular earnings from commercial business according to the bhava.
If Chandra is damaged (for example by Rahu) one may suffer from self-obsessed greed for more, more, more and emotional fixation on the elite public image.
Needs constant upward-spiral movement
natural affinity for movements that go around and around in circles toward a higher goal
may become insecure and disoriented if the drumbeat or cyclical movement stops
Marital conflict due to inability to tolerate dissent. Obsession with being "heard" by important people, and self-absorption.
Retains adolescent love of social excitement well into adulthood. Sustains high-energy or impulsive behaviors, supported by high levels of muscular coordination and goal-focused ambition to go faster.
Dhanishtha is famous for getting revenge on people who block their upward path, in any way. The crime is usually some tarnishing of their moral reputation or eligibility to join a high-moving group.
Unfortunately the victim of Dhanishtha anxious anger is often the spouse, who is seen as a threat to Dhanishtha control of family culture and keeping the beat. If widowed or divorced, Dhanishtha will almost immediately remarry.
If the native hails from modest origins
the climb may be long and high.
Professional socialite/politician with wonderful enthusiasm for prestige social events in the world of politics, arts and dance.
Can be a top caliber fundraiser and host/hostess of glamorous social events for charitable music programs, and many other good purposes, but the primary motivation is always to hear the beat which signals that one is climbing into the privileged realm of the gods (where the music is always playing).
Spiritual director of this section of the path:
All three of the Mangala-ruled nakshatra of Chandra =
competitive, sporting, pro-active and usually wonderful dancers.
In any social situation they aim to win. It is a function of many other features of the nativity to find out what in their mind is the "winner's prize" .
In Dhanishtha, whatever objective the native has determined to represent the "top of the mountain" = the place toward which they direct their "upward-spiral" motion.
These people move, move, move - their comfort zone is an upward-spiral moving zone. It can be physically upward, socially upward, or spiritually upward depending on the rest of the nativity.
Dhanishtha-Chandra enters the comfort zone whenever vigorous competition, sexual pursuit, or athletic movement is happening.
Did I mention that they aim to reach the top of their personal mountain and they need to get there?
Dhanishtha-Chandra = most emotionally comfortable around other people who also feel comfortable in highly competitive, dance-and-sport, aggressive, sometimes militarized, innovative, engineering, inventive, and forward-pushing environments.
Dhanishtha-Chandra = individualistic and rarely have long-term friends. They start relationships with a powerful surge of penetrating (Mangala) emotional intimacy.
Their emotional comfort depends on establishing dominance ('alpha' Mangala) within a ranked hierarchy and getting ahead of others during that up-the-pyramid race.
Dhanishtha-Chandra = emotionally-driven social climbers who utilize the physical muscle-power of climbing in their quest to find emotional comfort.
They like to socialize as a type of competitive behavior esp at dances, fundraising sports events, and other organized, structured challenge-pursuits.
Going around in circles
Where is the summit?
From the outside, Dhanishtha-Chandra folks seem to be, emotionally and often materially also, "going around in circles" in some frenetic attempt to achieve a goal which is not fully known to the native .
If Dhanishtha folk are able to articulate and visualize their life goals, then they do indeed have the best chance of anyone to achieve their objectives. By nature these folk are extremely energetic plus they have a natural understanding of social law and structure.
The problems which typically beset them emotionally are all related to not clearly identifying the goal.
When uncertain of the end-point, their mental targets shift too often and that long drive to success gets push out of whack. Numerous "mid-course corrections" are generally necessary to remain on target, and even so there is wide opportunity to lose sight of the summit in the usual windy fog of the high mountain environment.
Dhanishtha is either super-successful materially or super-frustrated due to self-thwarted ambition.
They have a big strong psycho-physical engine and they can drive nearly anywhere but in order to succeed the driver's emotional eye must be able to see or clearly imagine the destination and remain undistracted from that goal.
As soon as equality is established in an alliance, the Dhanishtha-Chandra native feels a comfort-seeking urge to "get ahead". One feels a need to prove that one is stronger than, smarter than, faster than, more advanced than the partner.
Naturally the opportunity for longer-term interpersonal balance and harmony in relationships is much reduced.
Dhanishtha-Chandra feels emotionally driven to make impulsive marriages based on physical attraction. Both males and females express their feelings naturally through sexual behaviors, particularly the pursuit-and-penetration dynamic associated with conquesting Mangala.
Neither males nor females enjoy the social balancing behaviors of committed, repetitive, day-to-day marriage.
Partnerships have a better chance if one can find a non-competitive Other who is willing to "dance-up" right behind one. Yet this spousal job description is tricky because the Other has to also be a fast dancer, comfortable in dynamic fast-moving environments, yet be less competitive than the native .
A helpful characteristic for those who might wish to partner with Dhanishtha may be the ability to play a sport for fun but not to win, or to prefer explicitly to hold a background role.
Dhanishtha-Chandra = not happy in conventional marriage with all of its required adjustments, negotiation, bargaining, "pull-back" and compromise. Dhanishtha-Chandra feels highly uncomfortable when asked "for the sake of the marriage" to pull back in order to allow another to pass ahead of oneself.
On the other hand, a Dhanishtha-Chandra woman may believe that a strategic marriage to a go-getter guy is her main chance for reaching the summit. She will indeed "pull back" and get married. Nevertheless, for her this will be a tactical decision, relative to her temporary perceptions. She will be scanning emotionally for optimal ways to advance upon the terrain of her upward trail at the moment.
Her distinctive leadership-not-partnership tendencies will soon emerge. Unless she has married someone who shares her high standards for social-professional performance and her intense drive toward the summit *and* who can follow her specific choreographic lead, the Dhanishtha female may feel frustrated with a less-goal-oriented partner.
These folk must push forward, going backward only as a competitive tactic, only briefly, and only in preparation for a forward surge.
Sacrificing their dominant position for the happiness of a single Other is a rare trait in Dhanishtha. Yet these natives are indeed capable of extraordinary leadership on behalf large groups of Other who are coming up behind. Their dynamic leadership of charity campaigns and social-progressive fundraising projects is legendary. However the key word is 'lead'.
Dhanishtha-Chandra have team-mates, professional colleagues, fellow competitors, and brothers in arms (armaments) . They can forge deep fraternal team-bonds in short-term, high-pressure settings like political campaigns
However, these folk generally need too much emotional stimulation to be able to maintain placid, trusting relationships in times of peace.
Mangala = bhratrukaraka. Dhanishtha-Chandra develops warlike, dominance-striving relationships with siblings. These bonds may last a lifetime if the sibling also enjoys the pattern of lifetime struggle for 'alpha' position. It is easier for brother-to-brother but sisters can also compete for goals of social-professional rank and prestige positions in the designated social hierarchy.
Trauma profile = infant abandonment.
The subconscious recycles ancient memories of forced march and pogrom. The infant felt threatened with loss of family unity. Angry fighting of parents caused incoherent sound patterns and "missing the beat" in pattern of nurturing care.
As a result of this underlying insecurity, the Dhanishtha native works obsessively to keep their family group together, constantly re-establishing connection through coherent sounds of talking and drumming, and harbors a neurotic fear of abandonment.
Dhanishtha cannot bear to be alone. Onemust feel that one is "dancing upward in a group" toward a superior and protected realm. If the dance is interrupted, Dhanishtha will react with extreme vindictive angerat whoever is breaking up the forward, secure movement.
Dhanishtha clings obsessively to parents and children, urging everyone to "keep moving" in a constant cultural performance, driven to drum and dance.
Navamsha Moonin Dhanishtha(intimate relationships)
In order to mirror one's own subconscious emotional patterns, one attracts a core partner who expresses Dhanishtha behavior.
Under emotional stress in relationships, Dhanishtha navamsha Chandra can evoke the native 's inner fear of loss of constant movement.
Anxiety reactions to this fear of losing core vitality include compulsive drumming, dancing, party-going and traveling in moving groups, in order to keep the movement alive.
Like the dancers moving up the spiral path, on the rhythm of perpetual drumbeat, toward the top of Mount Meru, the partner is determinedly upwardly mobile.
S/he "never stops dancing" - demonstrating an amazingly intrepid and comprehensive ability to advance progress along the path toward higher values.
Whether the values are understood (by the partner) as principles of personal morality, spiritual realization, social justice, financial acquisition, scholarly accomplishment, professional recognition, or all of the above -- the partner is a veritable perpetual-motion engine, moving forward in pursuit of goals at the top of their personal mountain path.
file update: 19-Nov-2014
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