tadyatha om gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha
from O.Fr. value
"worth, value"pp. of
"be worth," from L.
"be strong, be
well, be of value"
"equal in value to," from P.Gmc.
opposite, hence equivalent, worth" (cf. O.Fris.
wairžs "worth, worthy")
Psychic validation is the key to feeling "good" about
Humans feel good when validated, and
humans feel bad
validation = a normal and
constant psycho-emotional state of approval, value,
worthiness, suitability, appropriateness, inclusion,
appreciation, and protection which arises from being
infused with values of goodness and core rightness by the
persons who are tasked to provide that assessment.
As a child one derives the core validation from the
parents and schoolteachers.
As a young adult often the
primary validation comes from cohort peers.
most humans experience their core validation from
employers and life-partners,
with many levels of
additional validation sought from government officials, friends, siblings, in-laws, children, co-workers,
employees, students, professors, priests, and the various
constituents of one's ministry.
Certain roles have
a formal validation requirement built-in, such as
professional performance review.
Other roles, notably the
life-partner, provide constant informal feedback that can
"make or break" the native 's self-esteem.
Jyotisha predictors of validation and invalidation
The psychic fact is that all yin turns to yang, and
all yang goes toward yin.
There are times in life which offer ego-boosting
validation from highly visible social positioning in the
pyramids and networks of people and ideas. There are times
of wealth and knowledge acquisition; sensual luxury; rich
food and drink. There are times of agreement and alliance,
of material fruitfulness including creative performance
and the birth of children. There are times of clever
analysis and persuasive argument, delicious gossip and
There are also times
in life, particularly periods of the planetary lords of
dushthamsha, which forecast moderate to severe
Periods of the accusatory and
argumentative L-6 from radix yuvati bhava are
notorious for invalidation from partners including
spouses, because L-6 = broken contracts. Divorce is
one of the more severe outcomes of periods of the L-6
and the psychological depression from invalidation in
the wake of divorce is also unfortunately quite
Periods of the hidden and
mysterious L-8 predict sudden, forced changes in the
validation stream, especially the loss of transparency
and accountability in the core partnership (often
however compensated by validation from hidden,
non-public alliances or dalliances)
Periods of the drained and
obscured L-12 predict loss of physical identity and
loss of fleshly energy to move and start new projects.
The 12th-from any lagna indicates dissolution of the
form of the lagna. There are many opportunities for
loss of material validation during periods of
Some nativities features very
low level of overall validation matching low ego
needs. Others show amplified ego needs matched by
dangerously high expectations or craving for
social-material validation .
Limits of validation from humans.
Why dangerous? Because human validation is inherently
inconsistent and volatile.
Jyotisha charts show a role for Ari bhava and lord of 6th
bhava as counted from numerous lagna.
There is a 6th from
Chandra, 6th from Surya, 6th from the navamsha lagna, 6th
from karma lagna, 6th from all of the pada and graha.
The backlog will
roll out on schedule in behaviors of blaming, accusation,
criticism, toxicity both emotional and physical, crime,
exploitation = the typical expressions of a human
Humans are notoriously fickle in
their loyalty to people, places, and ideas. A grand
declaration of lifetime conviction can easily turn to a
trivial dismissal. Except for the mother's bond to her
children, no bond of human-to-human loyalty or promise of
continuing appreciate will be quite reliable throughout this
Shukra = validation via
material wealth, beauty, attractiveness, social
Shukra = kalatrakaraka +
dhanakaraka = the primary and most obvious karaka
for social-material "value" in the Jyotisha nativity.
Shukra's two primary containers of
treasuries of material
wealth and knowledge (2, Vrishabha)
partnerships and alliances,
whether personal, professional, commercial,
counseling, advising, or other peer relationship (7,
Shukra problems = social
If there is Jyotisha stress in
bhava-2, bhava-7, or related to Shukra, then the native may feel unworthy -- UNLESS one is blessed by
discriminating consciousness to know that the
"default" validation is based almost entirely on
fleeting material values which cannot be ported across
the bridge after death.
As it Jesus is quoted to have
is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a
needle than for a rich one to enter the gates of
heaven". [synoptic gospels, copies of the
speech-report in Matthew-19, Mark-10 and Luke-18]
Take care to understand the
implicit and explicit approval of 'worthiness' one seeks
to obtain from the life-partner, from the boss, the
government, the religious teacher, the parents, the
school-master, the neighbors, the political electorate,
the publications industry, news media, stock-holders,
customers, colleagues, boards of directors, students,
children, bankers, in-laws, co-workers, and the "public"
as a whole.
What sort of "value" are these
designated judges and approvers likely to be capable of
Naturally, their default values
are material = Shukra + Shani + Budha. The two central
gauges of value are money-price and
partner-attractiveness, followed closely by social and
economic rank, and finally by communicative and logical
However, after the initial psychic
surge of social-material well-being which energizes the native with a feeling of worthiness traceable to the
unconditional love of the mother, will the "high" feeling
of super-worthiness be maintained?
The ideal marriage partner is
conscious of a duty to constantly validate the spouse.
In the modern era one might send loving
communications, present flowers and jewels, provide
luxurious pleasures, or otherwise pump a continuous
stream of sensual delight into the marriage.
In a business partnership, the
money speaks for itself: not only verbal appreciation
but growing financial worth of the joint venture
provides the validation .
In social ranking and economic
Response to social invalidation :
What happens when the material
validation recedes or dries up completely? It is time
to leave the partnership?
What happens if validation reverses to devaluation and praise turns to criticism
in the partnership or in the bank account? Is it time
Is it really possible to
escape social-material invalidation by moving
expectantly into yet another human alliance?
Probably not, because:
The psychic fact is that
all yin turns to yang, and all yang goes toward yin.
Great pledges of fidelity in
partnership (Shukra) and great hoards of collected
items (Shukra) are sensually enriching and feel
utterly wonderful in the temporary moment.
However they are almost
impossible to sustain even during earthly life and
being flesh-body based have virtually no value after
death of the body.
The only exception is the
value of learning which can be accomplished using
eyes, ears, touch, hearing, and taste, when the
learning produces spiritual knowledge gained from
sacred texts and wisdom practices (which includes
much more than socially approved scripture.)
So when the sense-pleasures cease,
the life partner becomes critical or abusive, or the bank
account dwindles, is the person spiritually invalid?
Social prestige notoriously
comes and goes. Honor and dishonor, power and
humiliation, are ego-validation extremes on a very
temporary continuum governed by Shani, lord of Time.
Is the humble farmer, the wrinkled old actress, or the
disgraced dictator spiritually invalid?
Mentality (Budha) while it is
the least ego-seductive of the material enrichments,
is perhaps the trickiest because it is the most
distracting from the spiritual goals. When mental
quickness is lost (for example, after a crippling
accident or due to senility) is the person then
It is said that the definition of
insanity is to do the same action repeatedly each time
expecting different results. After several experiences
of invalidation (sometimes quite devastating ) it might be
much more pragmatic to stop depending on these very
limited utility outside sources of validation .
Consider drawing primary validation from within.
Have a look into the role of
Shukra, Shani, Budha, and self-elevating Rahu to
predict periods of strongest materialization and the
natural consequences of attachment to form, sense
pleasure, praise, attainment of material goals, etc.
What is acquired will
eventually be lost, then re-acquired ad infinitum.
Do you really want your
self-esteem to be emotionally dependent on this comically
fickle cycle of getting "stuff"?
What goes up must come down and
indeed if Rahu-Ketu are involved the up-down cycle can be
perilous to mental and emotional equanimity.
alliances join and separate
elite status comes and goes;
celebrity fame becomes irrelevance
mental-brain acuity is
followed by dullness and biochemical breakdown.
Eventually we are reborn with a fresh new brain and
can start again.
Luckily, there are
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now my friends,
all that is true, all that is noble,
all that is just and
all that is loveable and gracious,
whatever is excellent and admirable -
fill all your thoughts with these things."
Epistle to the Philippians 4:8