"the shepherd, the ferryman"
Deep emotional need
to guide others via
word and gesture
"the shepherd, the ferryman"
Deep emotional need
to guide others via word and gesture
Madhuca Indica = "Honey Tree" = Sacred to Revati Nakshatra
Nakshatra Trine of Budha = Media-Communicator Instructor Advertiser Explainer Evangelist Messenger:
Pada (quarter) lords:
Revati Pada-1 = Dhanushya navamsha
Revati Pada-2 = Makara navamsha
Revati Pada-3 * Kumbha navamsha
Revati Pada-4 = Meena navamsha
Messenger of Path and Direction
Chandra in Revati = "Meeting on the Path"- connection, growth and increase
Revati the Instructor = a "talking guide".
Also consider these musical performers who have Revati radical lagna:
Revati the Shepherd loves children, defends the powerless, is quite verbal, often gifted in handcraft such as musical or artistic production, and possessed of a lovely voice with which to call the flocks.
A bit of a 'diva' or 'high-maintenance personality' usually due to their high-strung Budha-engine sense of divine mission to guide the masses toward a more wise, more conscious future.
When Revati Chandra is well-supported, one will be properly equipped to complete the mission of providing guidance via modeling of gesture and vocal expression.
One's sense of having been specially chosen is generally well acknowledged as there is often some evidence of Revati-Chandra's genuine ability to guide others. Despite their potentially overbearing diva qualities, their guidance offerings are accepted.
On the other hand if the Revati-Chandra is not well supported one may seem spoiled and autocratic, Nevertheless there will be evidence of good works, especially defense of the weak.
All of Revati nakshatra resides within the final 13:20 degree portion of Meena .
Budha sees wise teacher Guru as a neutral party; however Guru the bringer of knowledge is annoyed by Budha's immature mentalism and superficial, conversational approach to information. Guru dislikes Budha as an enemy.
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.
From this odd situation, Revati gets some of its odd qualities. one is filled with the Meena spirit of generosity, open-mindedness, and compassionate love. Under the guidance of Pashupati, there can be an expansive, inclusive love for animals and children. The common people are ferried across that bringe from life to death in the same boats used by the monied elite. Revati does not discriminate by class or caste.
And yet, Budha has a tendency to reduce Guru's grand knowledge into merely functional, conversational information. Transcendent religious truths are boiled down into social program and policy. The mission of a great soul is drained by the petty chat of attending meetings, reading reports, and following instructions.
Further, Budha reduces Chandra's profoundly parental caring and sheltering behaviors to a mere psychological narrative; a discourse upon intuitive perception; of a scientific study of needs and feelings.
Emotional Environment (nakshatra) is verbalized:
Poetry, literature, song
In the end, similar to placements like Budha in Dhanushya/Meena or Guru in Mithuna/Kanya, Revati is beautifully ineffective.
The small narrative Budha-Mind constrains and distracts the large visionary Guru-Mind. Chandra itself, moved helter-skelter by the conflicted Guru-Budha pair, has no opportunity to stay in one place, laying deep roots, learning to live properly in the divine cycles and cooperate with the spirits of a land.
Energy is expended in frequent short-term travel. one is gifted in the verbal and literary arts (Budha); a few works of fine art may be produced if Budha is influenced by Shukra. Through their expansive compassion, Revati are naturally dedicated to the betterment of children's circumstances. Some lucky children are benefitted.
But overall, a great vision will go unfulfilled due to the downward pull of petty administrative and high-frequency cycles of hyper-mentalized tasks. Go here, do this, go there, do that. Much movement for little purpose, in the end.
one lives well and dies well, delighted in the details of each glorious, fruitful day.
Signal-sender and messenger [Budha], articulator, pointer toward the Other Side, ferryman and conductor;
Unfortunately, the dissolution of attachment can be either spiritual (nice) or moral (not so nice) or physiological (drugs) depending on the consciousness of one .
Great shepherd-like healers, with lifelong love of dreams, music and children.
Deep sense of Destiny.
Offers intuitive guidance to others, along the path of truth. Strong and clear inner voice, directing one along the path toward unification with the Divine.
Disturbance of the inner voice may cause radical disorientation. Inner sensing device is extremely delicate. Best to remain in the company of children, animals, and other intuitively attuned beings. Otherwise this native's sensitive inner "GPS" can be deranged by hostile invasion.
Delicate aura needs to be protected.
It may not be clear that the creative expressions of Revati = providing specific spiritual signalingfor an attuned group of followers coming up the path behind this native.
Caring, emotionally responsible, committed to wholeness, redemption, reunion, reintegration, and restitution after wrongdoing.
Pushan the Conductor
Guru and Budha have a somewhat adversarial relationship because they both compete for the mental attention.
As a result one is typically rather lucky, able to move freely from one mental engagement to the next, like a monkey with long agile arms swinging from one tree branch to the next.
Revati are typically unconcerned with matters of the distant past, and although capable short-term planners due to the Budha influence Revati = not worried or even much aware of broader philosophical issues.
Pashupati (Shiva) the lord of animals calls attention to the freedom, alacrity, and grace of animal movement from one small concern to the next. Animals are blessed by a lack of engagement with the larger truths of existence. Animals are focused on the minutia of their immediate environment (Budha) and seem to be protected by God from the suffering caused by complex human problems.
Pushan = the ferryman, yearning to cross over, shooting in great curves like a star, a great arch, a rainbow, or a bridge, or the suckers of a wide-spreading plant.
Guidance issues in childhood
Often emotionally damaged in childhood through failure of moral guidance from their own trusted leaders - particularly the father . However what is lacking from father may be supplied by grandfather (Guru).
The experience of betrayal through lack of moral character in the childhood guide (father or father-figure; may also be a failed spiritual teacher) will remind the Revati-born of the lifelong human need for connection and redemption through forgiveness.
Prenatal epoch maternal narrative and Born into Budha Mahadasha
A central structural challenge to the healthy development of
the emotional personality which faces the Jyestha birth is
that one will be born into the period of Budha. Budha as
lord of the 4th and 7th from Meena Chandra suffers from
kendra adhipati dosha,
i.e. Budha does not enjoy the rulership of any
L-4+L-7 Budha suggests that the mother (Chandra) is not fully
available to the child emotionally during the critical early
Budha is an enemy of Chandra. As lord of 4th-from Chandra,
Budha period suggests Mother's emotional ungroundedness and
distraction due to excessive mentalizing of the matters of the
home and household. Mother is often over-involved in
messaging, conversations, sales-business meetings, or
writing-publishing projects while the child is young.
Budha as lord of 7th-from Budha suggests incomplete
emotional availability to the child due to Mother's
mentalization of a relationship narrative in which
mental traffic consumes too much of her life force energy,
which ideally should ideally have been directed toward
nurturing the child. This is the basis of Revati's reputation
as a Diva who is forever seeking a validating
embrace for their
flamboyant if generous and compassionate behavior. Like
Azlesa and Jyestha, Chandra-Revati is karmically locked into a
pattern of trying to get the
soothing and holding reassurance that young children
naturally need, and without which they feel socially insecure regardless of
their spiritual-guidance, world-healing, and charitable
Budha as lord of the 4th and 7th from Meena Chandra suffers from kendra adhipati dosha, i.e. Budha does not enjoy the rulership of any trine angle.
L-4+L-7 Budha suggests that the mother (Chandra) is not fully available to the child emotionally during the critical early years.
Budha is an enemy of Chandra. As lord of 4th-from Chandra, Budha period suggests Mother's emotional ungroundedness and distraction due to excessive mentalizing of the matters of the home and household. Mother is often over-involved in messaging, conversations, sales-business meetings, or writing-publishing projects while the child is young.
Budha as lord of 7th-from Budha suggests incomplete emotional availability to the child due to Mother's mentalization of a relationship narrative in which mental traffic consumes too much of her life force energy, which ideally should ideally have been directed toward nurturing the child.
This is the basis of Revati's reputation as a Diva who is forever seeking a validating embrace for their flamboyant if generous and compassionate behavior. Like Azlesa and Jyestha, Chandra-Revati is karmically locked into a pattern of trying to get the soothing and holding reassurance that young children naturally need, and without which they feel socially insecure regardless of their spiritual-guidance, world-healing, and charitable (Meena) achievements.
Mother and Mother-Figure
Mother has a need for manual and mental communications which deliver validation via charitable generosity .
Spiritual director of this section of the path:
Navamsha Moon in Revati (intimate relationships).
In order to mirror one's own subconscious emotional patterns, one attracts a core partner who expresses Revati behavior.
The partner seems loving, responsible, protective and nourishing of families and children.
The partner may seem spacey, overly intuitive, perhaps in denial about the amount of confusion and false information in the world. On the plus side, the partner - if adequately protected from psychic interference - is a reliable guide to one's deepest certainty along the spiritual path.
Under stress, Revati-Chandra may retreat into impractical, ineffective, visionary, or magical childlike state of mind, insisting that everything is connected and whole and that conflict is imaginary. An ult view of the same problem might not be so idealistic, and would certainly be more pragmatic .
May "throw money at problems" using wealth as a balm when rational problem-solving processes break down.
file update: 17-Aug-2014
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"And now my friends,
all that is true,
all that is noble,
all that is just and pure,
all that is loveable and gracious,
whatever is excellent and admirable -
fill all your thoughts with these things."
~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8