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Shri Shri Ganapati

Rashi Lagna


Om Vishnave Namah

12 Bhava

from Mesha Lagna

Chandra-Mesha

the 12 houses counted from Aries ascendant

Bhava 1 - Physical Appearances- Mesha = Aries


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The Archangel Michael

by Juan de la Abadia, c. 1490

Bhava 1 = Appearances, Physical Form

Competition for social validation .

In order to win the competition for validation a person needs the power to move. Ideally, the spirit should manifest a fleshly form that is energetic, kinetic, dynamic, hot-blooded, healthy, vital, muscular.

The annamayakosha (food-eating-body) when successfully developed should be capable of movements such as running, swimming, hunting, dancing, birthing, and all types of active pursuit.


If Mangala = well-disposed, Mesha-1 = a natural athlete. Mesha-1 may enjoy a powerful body which is an exemplary model of physical movement and musculature.

  • USA Pres-38 Gerald R. Ford = Mangala in lagna = national athlete + sports coach in football + boxing

  • Margaux Hemingway = Mangala + Shukra = top fashion model

  • "Gitanjali" polymath Rabindranath Thakur Tagore = Shukra + Surya + Budha in Mesha lagna while Budha enjoys parivartamsha with Kuja lagnesha. A forceful (Mangala) personality brimming with original (Mesha) ideas and splendid literary talent (Budha). Ennobled via his aristocratic rank but also by the force of his will (uttama-Surya in lagna.)

Psychology

  • birth, flesh, cooking, hunting, sport, conquest, weapons, and all types of competition and challenge.

  • A straightforward personality presuming that Mangala is in good condition.

  • Tends to be most comfortable in physically oriented tasks and environments. Takes the initiative. Not often a leader, unless karma bhava is very well disposed. Rather, is an athlete and a fighter by nature.

  • Self-enobling Aryan energy asserts primacy of place. It claims to be first. Can easily place one's own interests before the welfare of family and community. The active premise is that 'if I do well, everyone does well'.

  • (May be very surprised when others don't see it that way.)

Physical

  • Pitta(reddish) cast to the complexion. Inhabits one's physical body with enthusiasm for life, so long as Kuja is strong.

  • vigorously active, affinity for high-energy environments, competes for the championship, manly sport, weapons, best suited to an active outdoor life (so long as the other graha permit)

  • affinity for guns, scalpels, knives, spears, automobiles (cars as a weapon = USA Pres-43 partner, Mrs. Laura Welch Bush).

Social

  • Athlete, comes in first, innovator, competitor, eye on the prize. (Gerald R. Ford, winner of many political elections, winning player in university-pro football.)

If Mangala is ill-disposedthelife force may be weakened by internal disturbance.

  • USA Pres-43 partner, Mrs. Laura Welch Bush

Bhava 2 - Values- Vrishabha = Taurus

Shukra -Venus: Pleasure rules swabhava ofShukra.

Shukra's governance is not impeded in His own natural house.

Natural values promote pleasure and beauty. Lover of nature.

Enjoys having money and if Shukra is strong, acquires lots of it.

A happy hoarder. Eats for pleasure.

Self-indulgence through the eyes and mouth.

Loves history and tradition, visual beauty, sensual indulgence.

If Rahu or Shukra in 2, may become very wealthy.

Sahaja_bhava - Bhava 3 - Mental Process- Mithuna = Gemini

  • talking, writing, explanations and instructions

Budha -Mercury: Mental Tasking rules swabhava ofBudha.

Budha's governance is not impeded in His own natural house.

L-3+L-6 Budha

Mental narrative processes --tends to be "mercurial" - many changes, constant re-argumentation and re-announcement. Provides a "simple answers to complex questions" and "get it now" approach to information management.

This speedy mental behavior can be beneficial and productive in fast-paced information-exchange environments of commerce and communications media.

Naturally the quick and superficial style of Budha in His natural houses = dysfunctional in environments which require sustained reflection upon multi-leveled meanings, absorption of complex concepts, or any treatment of mental-conceptual apparatus that is deeper than Budha's characteristic superficial level.

Not the mark of a philosopher but rather a do-er and a competitive user of words.

  • Reduced mental flexibility if Shani drishti to bhava-3, but generally stable and busy mentally.

  • A quick study. Depending on Budha's condition, thinking process itself may be sharp or foggy. Processes input quickly and self-validates their own perceptions.

Likes to talk, often prefer to chat or banter when emotionally difficult or confusing subjects are discussed. Broad tolerance for meetings and continuous social engagements, good skills for staying on the surface of issues. Skillful talker, regardless of content. Friendly handshake. Enjoys the company of their siblings, neighbors, and co-workers. Good skills for small-group process: facilitation, conversation, etc.

Bhava 4 = Karka * Cancer

Chandra rules swabhava of Chandra.


Home, parents, schooling, security, vehicles

  • Caretaker of security
  • needs a kitchen-centered, mother-centered home property
  • ideally near a marine source -- ocean, estuary
  • home shelter = pale red, pink in color
  • may conduct home activities which reinforce the ethnic culture, such as festivals and local-deity rituals

Sympathetic, nourishing, sheltering Chandra rules bhava-4; therefore, Meza is fundamentally patriotic toward the nation, comfortable in the homeland, and parochial toward education and local religion.

Dedicated to the rythmic habits of the ethnicity, the customs of the settlement, to schoolteaching and parenting. Needs to police the boundaries. Emotionally tied to the land, its farms and villages, one's birth home, the waters, roads, bridges, and buildings of familiar landscape. Often does not wander far from home during the lifetime.

May defend and protect (Chandra) any fellow citizen of the homeland ethnicity, even fellow who has harmed others. If Chandra is afflicted, emotionally based home issues may arise.


Home and country, parents, schooling, security, vehicles

  • the physical and emotional basis of personal security will inevitably fluctuate.

  • Naturally, whichever bhava is ruled by Chandra the Lord of tides and flows will fluctuate.

  • Mesha-1 will have an ebb-and-flow experience of property ownership, schooling and parenting throughout life.

  • Mesha-1 feels most comfortable when one is close to home .

  • Security is derived from ownership Of buildings (esp homes and schools), vehicles, and lands.

  • However those items are not as 'fixed' for Mesha-1 as for others. Watery effects such as storms (both meteorological and interpersonal) can cause emotional high tide.

  • Mesha-1s is happy to make one's nest near the ocean, or an estuary river.


Childhood Home and Parents.

  • Profound emotional dedication to the parents, especially when become weakened and in need of protection from Mesha-1 .

  • One remains emotionally attached to the childhood home, and the parents' own emotional conditions tends to affect Mesha-1 rather more profoundly.

  • Schoolteachers in the primary grades also have a stronger emotional impact on Mesha natives, who depend on teachers' validationfor their sense of belongingness and roots.

  • If Chandra is not well-disposed, the Mesha lagna parent may be needyand unsatisfied in the childhood home; also an emotionally cranky or insecure parent in relation to one's own children as well.

  • If Chandra is well-disposed in bhava-4 (not in a dusthamsha, not in a rashi of Mangala) Mesha-1 will have a dedicated and grounded parenting style that is emotionally sensitive, reliable and repetitive.

  • very young children- infant through school age.
  • However one may not have quite the same contented happiness from dealing with less shelter-seeking adolescents or young adults.


Mother

  • Mesha lagna natives are often born totraditional, stay-at-home mothers.

  • The mother may have a conventional women's profession such as housekeeper, caretaker, teacher or nurse, but she will stay home while her children are small.

  • Alternatively, mom might run her business from the home.

Security

  • Chandra = "belonging".

  • Mesha natives like to share the cultural base of security and trust by inviting "extended family" such as neighbors and co-workers into their home-based circle of relationships.

  • Characteristics of Chandra will determine the quality of the home and one's experience of the Mother. Mesha-1 has a profound need for security. When Chandra is well-disposed, this need is met through

  • parent relationships rooted and grounded through the maternal line;

  • patriotic service to one's land and country;

  • stewardship of lands, properties, buildings, and vehicles.

Schooling as a cultural-roots validation

  • Mesha-1 will be especially satisfied emotionally through the support of school buildings and school teachers

  • particularly via teaching or providing support for a culturally rooted curriculum focused on care of the land and effective citizenship.


Sample Placements:

  • Mangala (unfortunate) = repressed anger and emotional manipulation in the home. Unstable parents. Exaggerated and unsupportable entitlements to property ownership.
  • Chandra (fortunate, swakshetra) = deep and reliable roots in the birthplace. Devoted and emotionally available parents. Nourished by the sea life. A stable and home-centered parent oneself, often a stay-at-home parent or a part-time schoolteacher extending the parent role into the local setting. Whether male or female, this native takes the Mother role at home.
Bhava 5 * Simha = Leo

Romance, Creativity, Children, Performance Art, Authorship, Genius


  • theatre of self-glorification, divine brilliance

  • performance art of celebrity, idealism, heroic acts

Surya * Sun: the Soul-Self rules swabhava ofRavi. Surya's governance is not impeded in His own natural house.

Rational self and ethical intelligence = focused on children, politics, and creative adventure. Wonderful scouting guide, camp counselor, and sports coach. Loves teaching.

  • Dynamic self-expression finds a wellspring of energy for self-promotion in literature and performance arts.

  • Children are independent, selfish and self-directed, as is Mesha-1 .

Bhava 6 * Kanya = Virgo = "Problematics" (recurring conflicts)

Budha -Mercury: Mental Taskingrules swabhava ofBudha.

Budha's governance is not impeded in His own natural house.


Imbalance: Enemies, Debt-Loans, Drugs and Diseases, Livestock-Pets, Servantsand Employees, the Workplace

Kanya = 6th from Mesha

Conflict and resentment with the Mother's Relatives, Younger Sibling, and Employees

"puer complex"

Argumentation


Mesha folk are direct, active beings who have planned an incarnational script featuring disappointment and distress (6) from argumentative, exploitive, promise-breaking subordinates or employees. Tendency to be overly friendly with subordinates. Worse trouble from women. Diseases from prostitutes. Unwanted pregnancies.

  • False promises, inappropriate invitations, exploitive relationships with inferiors. Scandal.

Budha = "sexual communication". The classic trouble scenario = inappropriate, non-contractual, unbalanced sexual relationships in the workplace.

  • Bill Clinton Chandra-Mesha, younger female workers in prostitution, 6.

  • Kanya = his radix lagna, therefore his repeating pattern of dalliances with female employees became part of his public identity

Periods of L-3+L-6 Budha = predictably problematic in the workplace

The profile of puerile trouble-maker Kumara starts in childhood with annoying, misrepresenting, promise-breaking and perhaps solicitous younger siblings, cousins, playmates, and other youngsters in the environment.

Frustrations and disagreements with similar sibling-figures continue into adulthood with betrayal by subordinates and employees who exploit one's loyalty and good will toward them.

Includes subordinates such as those who may have their own authority but nevertheless report to Mesha-1 as their workplace overseer, or simply younger co-workers particularly females or those in a receiver role.

  • If Budha is unpleasantly strong, subordinates may be highly manipulative and deceptively argumentative.

The subordinate may attempt to subjugate Mesha-1 by contributing a voice of deprecation, belittlement (6) and false accusations.

Mesha lagna's personal narrative develops a script featuring lifelong workplace conflicts based on a distrust of the mental motives of co-workers (Budha = L-6) .

The script rolls out a repeating victimization theme of chronic exploitation of Mesha-1 's tendency to work long hours on detailed projects (Budha) form egalitarian friendships with subordinates or otherwise do workplace socializing that is off the record, involves exploitive or unbalanced interaction, or creates opportunity for accusation.

Alternatively, one may have the type of work tasks (6) which are inherently conflicted such as an attorney doing legal analysis of criminal accusations, and thus one can become significantly involved in the drama of divorce, disagreement, and disreputable actions while maintaining personal disengagement. This is the best non-sexual resolution but to achieve it the criminal, polluting, or exploitive narratives that the professional handles in the workplace must be scandalous in nature.

Like most karmic situations in the nativity, it improves when Mesha-1 learns to detect and avoid the entrapment pattern, see the forest as well as the trees (unfocus on details and form a big-picture view of a subordinates probable motives) and in general with consciousness and time.

Also Budha is a very flexible mental agent who depends on His lord for definition and direction. If Chandra occupies Mesha and Budha happens to rule a kendra or a trine while the Kumara's lord is auspicious, a workplace liaison for unmarried partners can be favorable, perhaps even developing into marriage. However the underlying feeling of trickery or exploitation may be felt as a permanent undercurrent in the history of the relationship.


L-3+L-6 Budha

The sthana that is ruled by Kanya shows where Mesha-1 's inventory of information is concentrated. For Mesha lagna, the strongest concentration of data and knowledge lies in the health field. Ability to deploy this information profitably depends of condition of Budha.

Although this native possesses a good deal of health information and may in fact choose a career in medicine (because Budha is a career indicator) the rationalizing aspect of Budha tends to defeat good personal health practices.

  • L-2 Shukra tends toward pleasure-sensual eating, and Budha as L-6 substitutes mental activities for physical exercise.

  • Native tends toward a sedentary, pleasure-oriented lifestyle except during Mars periods, when one may be vigorously active.

  • May be more clever than their advising physicians, and try to out-reason the doctors.

Talks to criminals, converses with physicians, chats with pets. Does well in military, policing, jails, or conflict-management settings. Likes medical emergencies, where his organizational skills and huge inventory of information are useful and admired. Prefers to talk through conflicts rather than fight.

Rarely in trouble with police despite his affinity for weapons. If Kuja is strong, may be greatly concerned with and has a great deal of organized information about the topic of weapons safety.

Bhava 7 * Thula

Balance:

Marriage, Alliance, Partnership, Agreements

Shukra * Venus: Pleasure rules swabhava of Shukra.

Shukra's governance is not impeded in His own natural house.

Marriage is dominated by a deep sensual love, and a lasting desire for social harmony. Mesha natives are good lovers who take their relationships seriously, seeing them as works of art to be constantly refined. If Skukra is fortunate, the spouse is quite lovely and marriage is a reliable pleasuring experience.

Contracts, agreements, legal discussions, all types of advising are approached with a desire for harmonious outcome. Shukra being L2+L7, divorce or death of the spouse is not always the end of love; the second marriage may be quite as nice as the first. Because Shukra rules both 1st marriage and 2nd marriage domains: more than any other lagna, Mesha is inclined toward the remarkable pattern of divorcing, then remarrying, the original spouse.

Spouse tends to be attractive (according to Shukra) and amiable, although the typical Shukra issues of alcohol/sugars are also attending their beauty. Career of spouse = 10th-from-7th = Karka. Female spouse tends toward traditional homemaking or work with ocean life; male spouse tends toward career with ocean products, shipping, or parenting at home.

~~ Bhrigu Sutram Ch. 2 4 Shloka 11
  • "If Vrisa or Libra or Venus's Navamsha be descending, the husband will be of good form and of good look and will be fond of his wife."

~~ BPHS Ch. 80, shloka 22-25
  • "If at woman's birth, the 7th bhava or the setting Navamsha be that of Venus, her husband will be fortunate, very good looking and will be liked by women."
Bhava 8 =

Emergency, Disaster, Eruption of sudden Force, Shock, Trauma, Secrets, Hidden Wealth


Vrischika = Scorpio

Sudden, forced changes; catastrophic upheavals; Joint assets of marriage, pooled monies;

secret matters; surgery and therapeutic healing, taboos, taxes, tantra

in-laws; joints monies of marriage; speech and values of the spouse

Lagnesha Kuja -Mars: Kinetic Energy rules swabhava of Kuja.

Mangala's governance is not impeded in His own natural house.

Competitive or adversarial relationship with in-laws. Native is a tantrik healer of some stripe, who may find a medical or psychiatric or spiritual expression for his therapeutic instincts.

Direct action in emergencies.

For Mesha lagna and Vrischika lagna, lagnesha Mangala in residence of Randhra bhava often signifies professional action in one of the emergency response skill sets.

  • For example: ambulance driver, medical technician, emergency room physician, military security, explosives control, secret police (security emergency), surgeon, crime investigator, drug addiction interventions, national emergency notification, etc.

  • Naturally the power of the lagnesha = limited by the career-determining function of the lord of the 10th navamsha. However particularly if the navamsha lagna = Karkata or Kumbha (thus rashi of Mangala will govern the 10th navamsha) this native is very well suited to emergency response professions.

Special ability to intervene in catastrophic or disaster situations of sudden and unpredicted change, depending on the character of Mars. If lagnesha Kuja is strong, native may be a surgeon, detective, archeologist or psychiatrist.

Spouse may not contribute much equity into the joint assets of marriage, because Mesha-1 ambitious and wants to be recognized as being the main provider - whether native is male or female, Mesha lagna tends to be the primary provider in their family. If there is a dispute over dividing the joints assets of marriage, ceteris paribus, Mesha-1 will win.


Similar to Thula lagna, nativities developed from a baseline of Mesha lagna must accommodate the psycho-physical reality that one's social identity is subject to periodic upheavals.

Surgeries.

If L-10+L-11 Shani in Vrischika-8, karmic difficulties related to surgery. Often a poor reaction to anesthetic, or a need to re-invade the body surgically to repair an unsuitable operation.

This phenomenon is due to the fact that lagnesha Mangala rules both the fleshly-form, social-attribute-package baseline of the Mesha lagna, as well as the sudden-change-of-form, disruption-of-development 8th bhava.

Thus, Vimshottari periods of Angarika function as a double-edged sword, creating experiences which radically redefine the social-material identity, often via some challenge or alteration to the integrity of the physical appearance.

If there are exacerbating contributors such as malefic graha in either bhava-1 or bhava-8 (esp in 8) or Mangala has a relationship to 8th-from-Chandra, there can be truly catastrophic upheavals in the material-social identity during Kuja periods.

The total outcome is often positive in a life-defining spiritual way.

Mangala periods cause Mesha-1 to hold as firmly as possible to the material identity (lagnesha function) while simultaneously the function of the L-8 is explicitly a breaking apart, un-sticking, in-coherence in Mesha-1 's psycho-physical self-recognition.

One is forced to assume a higher viewpoint of the greater cycles of life and in the process one becomes open to absorption of transformative "tantrik" knowledge (8).

Bhava 9 * Dhanus = Sagittarius


Ceremonial Religion; the Temple; Priesthood; Guru; Professor; University; Wisdom; Father; Religious teachers and beliefs; Divine Law

Guru- Jupiter:Wisdom Expansion rules swabhava ofGuru.

Guru's governance is not impeded in His own natural house.

Unless Surya or Guru occupy bhava-9 ( karako bhavo nashto), Mesha-1 's religious and spiritual life is blessed. Native has a natural, expansive view of religion which accommodates all faiths. A natural priest and spiritual leader; may officiate at ritual passages whether he is officially sanctioned or not. Popularly recognized as a priest

Bhava 10 * Makara = Capricorn

Shani -Saturn: Karmic Cleanup rules swabhava ofShani.

Shani's governance is not impeded in His own natural house.

Public Status:

Career, Profession, Public Dignity

Depends on condition of Shani. In general, career in conservative hierarchical organizations.

Climbs the ladder with determination. Many setbacks.

May have to work harder than average to achieve dignity, but once he has achieved it, s/he will not abandon their position.

Very attentive to rules and protocols. Starts out low in the pecking order; during Shani periods, steps up the ladder.

Bhava 11 * Kumbha = Aquarius

Shani yuti Rahu rule swabhava ofShani.

Shani's governance is thwarted by Rahu.


Marketplace of Goods and Ideas;

Networks = electronic, social, conceptual, financial

Friendships, Associations,

Economic Income, Gains

If Shani is favorable, this native earns adequately from a well-maintained network of friends and associates. Eccentric style of operating in the marketplace. May change jobs on an irregular cycle or have several streams of income, some high some low.

Associates with people from extremely diverse backgrounds. Goals include community building and visionary future communal lifestyle. However this native is usually constrained in their ability to reach all of their goals; Shani slows their achievements, and limits the income.


The Rahu-afflicted Kumbha domain:

Mixed signals operate in the social network of associations and in one's approach toward meeting goals and gaining income (11). The income is stable and scientifically managed, but Mesha-1 or members of one's network of gainful associations (the people who help one to earn, such as paymasters and accountants, referring friends and mentors) may interrupt (Rahu) the steady development (Shani) of income by imprudently making passion-driven changes in Mesha-1 's goals.

While overall a socially stable group with definite goal-orientation, the network of friendly associates and co-operators in the marketplace is nevertheless subject to sudden emergencies and upheavals due to passionate and risky behavior of the friends. Most of the people in the social network may be ideologically rigid, bound to the ideological positivism of the masses, and possessed of a culturally unusual identity.

Naturally there will be more upheaval in the network, sudden changes of goals and objectives, and more contact with unreliable mentors during any dasha period of Rahu or transit of Rahu-Ketu through the Simha-Kumbha axis.

Seeks the company (11) of scientists (Kumbha), philosophers, distributive commercial interests, radio operators, signal managers, social change theorists, network programmers, and those who engage in large, complex, highly regulated systems activity.

General Effect on Friendship Networks

Vriddhi bhava ruled by Shani yuti Rahu

Mesha lagna is generally conservative in the choice of friends; however Rahu as co-lord of Kumbha allows a foreign element into the network.

Despite the presence of cultural conservatism there may be numerous aliens counted as sincere and active friends

One prefers to socialize with persons who conform to a predictable standard of behavior, and who share one's own sense of propriety, but Rahu will often introduce friendships with poseurs who may appear to have proper network credentials yet the authenticity of their background may come into question.

Networking behaviors may be contradictory and less successful than expected in advancing one's goals, due to the Shani-Rahu conundrum.

Check the role of Rahu in the nativity since Rahu is too much of a wildcard to speculate upon generalities.


if L-6 in 11:

Presence of L-6 Budha in 11 can indicate one who becomes friendly with the sick or whose friends are always in debt. Ailments of the elder sibling.

Bhava 12 * Meena = Pisces

Guru- Jupiter:Wisdom Expansion rules swabhava of Guru.

Guru's governance is not impeded in His own natural house.


Dissolution of Physical Identity; Meditation, Sanctuary, Confinement, Privacy, Loss of Identity

The meditation and inner sanctuary house is hugely benefited by vyaya-adhipati all-good L-9+L-12 Guru.

Mesha lagna typically has an expansive inner life with vividly artistic sound-and-color, spiritual dreams. High permission to cross and re-cross the boundary between the world of the body-free and the world of the embodied. Auspicious graha in 12 may signify a splendidly capable death facilitator or a genteel and compassionate astral-to-material ferryman-guide.

Enemies of the marriage = L-12 and graha within vyaya bhava.

When 12 = Meena, these 'enemies' may be ancestors and disembodied spirits as well as Guru-generously provided children.

This is not a bad situation at all, but it does indicate that bed-pleasures (12) in the marriage enter into adversarial relationship (6th-from) with one's beliefs and expectations (Guru) about entitlement to private meditation time used to commune with the spiritual messengers (12), or beliefs about the priorities in married life more favoring the children (Guru) and rather less spiritual importance granted to the peer alliances such as marriage (12 = 6/8 from 7th).

Body-calming meditation and spa-type deep relaxation are accessible especially in a lakeside or still-water environment. Mesha lagna enjoys foreign travel if Guru is empowered; Guru periods may signal foreign residence or extended periods of religious study in a foreign land. One feels at home in a variety of spiritual traditions; one may embark upon an extended wander during the mahadasha of Guru.

Meena-Shukra uttama-amza, vyayasthana = an exceptionally auspicious placement for all matters of the imaginative arts and music, as well as meditation and spiritually reflective or contemplative practices. Although Shukra-ratna is never otherwise prescribed for the Mesha lagna nativity, if uttama-Shukra occupies bhava-12 a diamond may be worn during Vimshottari periods of Shukra.

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