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Shri Shri Ganapati

Rashi Lagna

  1. Mesha

  2. Vrishabha

  3. Mithuna

  4. Karkata

  5. Simha

  6. Kanya

  7. Thula

  8. Vrischika

  9. Dhanusha

  10. Makara

  11. Kumbha

  12. Meena


Om Vishnave Namah

Om Hreem Sreem Lakshminarayana Namah

Mesha * Meza * Kriya * Aries

Chandra in Mesha

"the mover, the actor, the do-erl the one who arrives first"

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Regional Names for Mesha Rashi

  • Aries * Arya

  • Aja * Adya

  • Chaaga

  • Kria * Kriya

  • Mesh

  • Tumbura

Meanings for Mesha Meza Meja Meha
  • "first arrived", pioneer, Arya

  • new birth, new blood, new energy

  • blood, flesh, musculature, movement

  • athlete, Noble

  • competition, warriorship, championship = "best in the field" (champs, campus = 'field')

  • primitive life-force vitality

  • cooked food, vittles

Belier he Ram" medieval weaponry, Dictionnaire raisonné de l'architecture française

"Le Bélier"

Gravure représentant un bélier (arme médiévale.) [Woodcut showing a battering ram.]

Issu du Dictionnaire raisonné de l'architecture française du XIe au XVIe siècle, par Eugène Viollet-Le-Duc, 1856.

The type of Body that we humans have


from Becoming Enlightened

H.H. Dalai Lama, trans. ed. by Jeffrey Hopkins, p.151

"On top of the sufferings of birth, aging, sickness, and death, we encounter the pains of facing the unpleasant, separating from the pleasant, and not finding what we want.

  • The basic problem lies with the type of mind and body that we have.

Our mind-body complex serves as a basis for present sufferings in the form of aging, sickness, and death, and promotes future suffering through our usual responses to painful situations.

  • By reflecting on birth and on the nature of mind and body, you will be moved from the depths of your heart to seek relief, thinking, "If I could only be free from a life driven by afflictive emotions and karma!"

Without such reflection on pain, your knowledge of your own condition will be limited, which itself will put a limit on your compassion.

As Tsonghkapa says:

"If you do not cultivate a genuine sense of disenchantment with cyclic existence -- whose nature is a mind-body complex under the sway of afflictive emotions and karma

you will have no chance to develop a genuine attitude intent on liberation, and there will be no way to develop great compassion for beings wandering in cyclic existence.

Therefore, it is crucial to reflect on your situation."

Properties of Mesha Rashi


Parashara says:

" the natives of this lagna are of middle stature.

  • They possess a lean and muscular body.

  • They are neither stout nor thick.

  • Their complexion is rough and they have a fairly long neck and face.

  • They have bushy eyebrows and have a sharp sight.

They are active and ambitious, bold and impulsive.

  • Sometimes on account of a bad influence on Mars, the lord of this lagna, they become rash and aggressive.

  • With good influences on the lagna they become confident, courageous, enterprising with high aims and also liberal.

    • They have determination and force of character.

    • They have executive ability but they make changes often.

    • They are very optimistic.

    • They are good lovers and have a charm which attracts the opposite sex.

  • With bad influences on the lagna, they become passionate and jealous and go astray. "

BPHS Chapter 4: 6-7.

Mesha described.

"The Mesha is blood-red in complexion.

  • lt has a prominent (big) physique.

  • It is a quadruped Rashi and strong during night.

  • It denotes courage.

  • It resides in the East and is related to kings.

  • It wanders in hills and predominates in Rajo-Guna

    • (the second of the three constituent qualities

    • and the cause of great activity in living beings).

    It rises with its back (a Prishtodaya Rashi) and is fiery.

  • Its ruler is Mangala. "

Public Figures


Azwini = ruled by scattering, eccentric, no-barriers Ketu

* Ketu mulatrikona= Mithuna 3rd = message, explanation, instruction, demonstration, meetings, media, publication, announcement, report, signal, transaction, teamwork, coordination, conference, confrere, cohort, collaboration



Bharani * Ruler Shukra mulatrikona Thula 7th from Mesha. Bharani = balance, yoga, acrobatics, arrangements, agreements, contracts, deals, bargains, capital wealth from partnerships, mutual interest, equations, equity alliances, promise, trust and troth


Krittika= Mesha portion * Surya's mulatrikona= Simha 5th counted from Mesha = performing arts, theatre, charming children, literary genius, fashion, politics, celebrity, royalty, romance, charismatic glamour

Sanskrit Vocabulary for Mesha

Mesha

  • a ram; sheep; a ewe

  • the sign of the zodiac Aries

  • Nardostachys Jatamansi (Musk Root)

  • Dalbergia Ougeinensis(Tinisa)

  • small cardamoms


Adya

  • being at the beginning, first, primitive

  • immediately preceding


Kriyaa

  • ( Gk.) the sign Aries

  • doing, performing, performance,

  • occupation with, business, act, action, undertaking, activity, work, labor

  • bodily action, exercise of the limbs

  • action (as the general idea expressed by any verb), verb

  • a noun of action

  • a literary work

  • medical treatment or practice, applying a remedy, cure

  • a religious rite or ceremony, sacrificial act, sacrifice

  • "the last ceremony"', rites performed immediately after death, obsequies, purificatory rites

  • religious action, worship

  • judicial investigation

    • (by human means, as by witnesses, documents, or by superhuman means, as by various ordeals)

    atonement

  • means, expedient


Aja

  • a drove, troop (of Maruts)

  • a driver, mover, instigator, leader

  • name. of Indra, of Rudra, of one of the Maruts

  • of Agni, of the sun, of Brahma, of Vishnu, of Shiva, of Kama

  • the leader of a flock; a he-goat, ram

  • the sign Aries

  • the vehicle of Agni

  • beam of the sun (Pushan)

  • name of a mineral substance

  • of a kind of rice

  • of the moon

  • name of a people, of a class of Rishis

  • name. of Prakriti, of Maya or Illusion

  • a she-goat

  • name of a plant whose bulbs resemble the udder of a goat

  • not born, existing from all eternity

  • name. of the, first uncreated being

  • Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Kama

  • coming from or belonging to goats, produced by goats

  • a vulture

  • name of the lunar mansion Purva Bhadrapada (presided over by Aja Ekapada)

  • clarified butter


Chaaga

  • a he-goat; a she-goat

  • the sign Aries

  • coming from a goat or she-goat

T. Subba Row. (1881). "The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac" in Five Years Of Theosophy. George Robert Snow Mead (ed.).London. (1885, 1894).

"Mystical, Philosophical, Theosophical, Historical and Scientific Essays Selected from "The Theosophist". Available at www.gutenberg.org

"I. Mesha.

  • One of the synonyms of this word is Aja.

  • Now, Aja literally means that which has no birth, and is applied to the Eternal Brahma in certain portions of the Upanishads.

  • So, the first sign is intended to represent Parabrahma, the self-existent, eternal, self-sufficient cause of all."

Meanings for Mesha (BPL)

  • primacy, priority, being first

  • pure and noble action

  • original culture or bloodlines

  • invention and innovation

  • radically new ideas, new social movements, new territory

  • high-vitality, forceful, initiating movement

  • conquest and domination

guna

  • rago-guna

(rajas,energetic action)

niza-bala group =

  1. Mesha

  2. Vrishabha

  3. Mithuna

  4. Karkata

  5. Dhanushya

  6. Makara

tattva

("that-ness", element)

  • tajas (agni) tattva

(fire element)

Rashi Owner

  • Mangala (Mars)

rising portion

  • pristho-daya (tail first)

daya= 'presentation' or 'portion'

pRSThodaya= rising from behind ( = Mesha, Vrishabha, Mithuna, Dhanushya, Makara)

General Traits of Mesha lagna = Chandra in Mesha

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  • competition, hunting, male dominance, athletic achievement, primacy, warfare,

  • sexual conquest, adolescence, youth, ambition, blood sport,

  • Activity, pursuit, heroism, individual uniqueness, domination, supremacy,

  • prize-winning, originality, innovation, self-sufficiency,

  • heat, metals, engines, weapons, novelty,

  • the physical body, blood, skull, muscle, flesh, birth.

  • movement, competition, blood and genetic origins

    Animation, fast action, hot pursuit, military conquest, quick and competitive movement of all kinds. Violence of the hunt; domination in pursuit of a quarry. Youth; new birth; primary original or "blood" values; the animal body and its motive forces; original germ or seed in all things.

11th-from = Natural Friendship Community-Economy

befriends "Kumbha-11" types:

the father's relatives; friends of the younger siblings; scientists and network thinkers; those less concerned with dreams and spiritual guidance; social philosophers and theorists; those who become somewhat impersonal friends due to a shared goal or vision; communalists; electricians and systems engineers, system-oriented conceptual thinkers and social change activists

those disconnected (12th-from) spiritual guidance and reflective intuition; leaders (10th-from) of knowledge-collection and wealth-banking

General Suitability of Gems for Mesha Lagna

  1. Surya ratna = yes, because Surya = L-5 and does not rules any other house

  2. Chandra ratna = yes, possibly, because Chandra = L-4 and does not rules any other house

  3. Mangala ratna = yes, because Mangala = auspicious lagnesha and L-8

  4. Budha ratna =no-no-no. Budha = L-3 and L-6

  5. Guru ratna = yes. Guru = L-9 and L-12 (world travel, wisdom teachings, spiritual guidance, and meditation)

  6. Shukra ratna = no, because Shukra = L-7 and L-12

  7. Shani ratna = possibly, during Shani mahadasha only -- and even then, with caution. Shani = L-10 and L-11 therefore a blue sapphire could support professional recognition and material attainments; however due to Shani's lawful and hard-working nature, Seva is usually a more effective remedy than a gemstone.

  8. Rahu-ratna = unknown, depends on Rahu's lord

  9. Ketu-ratna = unknown, depends on Ketu's lord

There are exceptions to all of these general rules which are caused by the position of Chandra, the active Vimshottari time lords, and the native 's personal goals, inter alia.

Karaka significations of Mesha, the teenage boy:

Ambition, aspiration, eager autocrat with clean heart, desire to dominate and multiply, sense of desperation, energy for manifestation, very goal-oriented, forgiving, likes to pardon, ideals not yet achieved, not at all satisfied, head, start, beginning, feels constrained and impeded, newness where it influences noble, innovation, novelty, attempts movable, masculine, places with internal fire, potential, feels constrained, propound new theories, restless, Saturn hates, Sun loves, spirit of the being, vitality, world-to-be not as-it-is.

(this list is adapted from Das)

Power of Parivartamsha Yogafor Mesha lagna:

There are four possible pari-vart-amsha yogas for Kuja lagnesha:

Mangala in Makara + Shani in Vrischikha-

  • best for material gain because lord Shani is the gainful 11th from his tenant Kuja, while Lord Kuja is self-made-wealth 3rd from his tenant Shani.

Mangala in Kumbha + Shani in Vrischikha-

  • best for public status and professional recognition because lord Shani is the respectful 10th from his tenant Kuja, while Lord Kuja is the social-emotional security 4th from his tenant Shani.

Mangala in Makara + Shani in Mesha-

  • good for public status and professional recognition because the same 4/10 yoga obtains. Fallen Shani will occupy the dushthamsha 6th house, karmically obliging the person to handle the suffering of the masses - poverty, disease, hatred

  • Yet Shani emerges through the parivartamsha into the very powerful nichha-bhanga condition, causing the person to rise very high in organizations which serve the suffering.

  • There may be much combat in the life, yet the person has undeniable business skills from the exalted Mars which will give increasingly obvious results after age 28.

  • Superior performance in military and paramilitary settings.

Mangala in Kumbha + Shani in Mesha --

  • favorable for material gain because lord Shani is self-made-wealth 3rd from his tenant Kuja, while Lord Kuja occupies the gainful 11th from his tenant Shani.

  • Wealth may be gained via unscrupulous or selfish means, and there may be profound emotional turmoil (with an abstract, philosophical calm in the eye of the hurricane).

  • An exceptionally competitive and hard-working personality whose loner male (Mangala-Messha) exploration of new styles of connectedness (Mangala-Kumbha) mixes successfully (parivartamsha) with a message of social discontent (Shani-Mesha) and broad appeal to the masses (Shani-Kumbha).

  • Example: poet, songwriter, performer and generational icon: Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman)

Yogakaraka graha for Mesha Lagna

A yoga-karaka graha rules both a kona (triangle houses 1, 5, 9 = cone) and a kendra (quadrangle houses 1, 4,7,10).

  • Sun/Moon, when interpreted as a single planet, rule houses 4 and 5

  • (compare to the other Mars-ruled lagna Vrischika, where Sun/Moon are Yogakarakalords of houses 9/10)

  • Mars-ruled natives benefit from exceptionally strong and emotionally-coordinated willpower, presuming that Sun/Moon occupy good houses.

  • The self-concept is one of inherent capability. Aries rising are strong parents, born believing they should rule benevolently over home and children.

  • predisposed to assume parenting, teaching, and coaching authority

  • The details of how they parent and teach, depend largely on the house and sign position of Surya and Chandra, drishti to the luminaries, and other adjustments to the general truth that when Ravi is 5th lord the person is born to create (and procreate), and when Chandra is 4th lord the emotional, nurturing intuition is highly developed.


For example

  • Mesha rising with Surya/Chandra together in Ari bhava [ Kanya rashi]

will develop his home and children through trade and financial services, probably in the medical field. This combination gives the Black Moon of course, so often the money rules him rather than him ruling the money!

By contrast

  • Mesha rising with Surya powerful in karmaa-dharma bhava [ Makara rashi] while Soma occupies putra bhava [ Simha rashi]

is much more likely to express her parenting, caretaking destiny in the business, educational and entertainment fields. The yoga provides a 6/8 Sun-Moon angle, which is less favorable for smooth expression of leadership intelligence. Although she will be respected for her competence due to the powerful position of Surya, she may contradict herself due to the 6/8 and thus lose the people's trust. Inner and outer self are not fully coordinated/are imbalanced in the 6/8 Sun-Moon yoga.

  • Another arrangement might be Ravi in labha bhava [Kanya rashi] while Chandra occupies putra [Meenarashi].

Chandra as dharma lord brings many blessings to putra bhava and when Ravi occupies the 7th from Chandra, the White Moon (full moon) obtains, giving smooth coordination of inner and outer self-concepts in the world. Professional expression is sensible to the public. Material gains [Surya/11] and honor are granted for work of creativity [Soma/5] and romance [7/7 yoga Sun-Moon].

Yogas for Mesha Lagna

For Mesha lagna only, when ALL of these factors apply:

  1. Surya in Mesha

  2. Guru + Shukra in Meena

  3. Chandra in Thula

  4. Chandra receives drishti of Mangala

the native will be like a king, commanding a large army.

Raja Yoga for Mesha lagna

Mangala + Shani in Mesha lagna

  • An exchange of Rashis between Karma's Lord and Lagna's Lord will make the native associated with the king in a great manner. ~~ BPHS,Ch. 40, Sl. 13

  • "If the lord of the Lagna and the 10th exchange houses with each other then they form a Raja Yoga . They will confer high position, reputation and power." ~~ BPHS, Ch. 5, Sl. 41

Mangala = Vitality, Death and Rebirth

Kuja represents the life force energy which enlivens all sentient beings.

  • Kuja directs the cycle of death-and-rebirth.

  • Mesha = blood-birth = that visible, fleshly, body-based birth which incarnated (meaty) creatures repeatedly endure.

  • Mangala is the natural regulator of bhava-1. The baseline (base lagna) of any inquiry shows the vital basis or birth conditions of the matter in questions.

Natural Friendship communities and networks

Kumbha befriends :

  • the father's relatives; friends of the younger siblings; scientists and network thinkers; those less concerned with dreams and spiritual guidance; social philosophers and theorists; those who become somewhat impersonal friends due to a shared goal or vision; communalists; electricians and systems engineers, system-oriented conceptual thinkers and social change activists

Mesha Chandra

= emotional need to be first, to compete, a champion, in movement, feeling vitality in the flesh body, a challenger, fighting, alpha, using weapons, experiencing blood, birth, bodies,

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