woodcut from Liber Astronomiae by Fra. Guido Bonatti, c. 1277
Om Vishnave Namah
Mesha * Kriya
the 12 houses counted from Aries ascendant
The Archangel Michael by Juan de la Abadia, c. 1490
Bhava 1 = Appearances, Physical Form Competition for social validation. In order to win
Competition for social validation.
In order to winthe 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 pioneer, start-up, innovator and inventor. Competitive, forceful Mesha-1 may enjoy the power of initiation and first-arrival.
Examples of Mesha-lagna nativities: bringers of New Ideas and Inventive Technologies
If Mangala is ill-disposed The life force may be weakened by internal disturbance.
|Bhava 2 - Values - Vrishabha = Taurus |
Shukra's governance is not impeded in His own bhava.
Graha in Bhava-2 expression prize * price * appreciation * preciousness or changes to the appreciativeness of the family (2) toward the native. The type of appreciation is determined by the character of the graha.
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 financially privileged via lineage capital (either monetary values or knowledge values).
Surya in bhava-2 * the family is charismatic, political, and theatrical with characteristically bright faces. Their ability to appreciate the native depends upon the treasury that one brings into the family coffers. Father may be primarily concerned with maintaining the financial well being of the lineage. Father may be involved in banking, storage, collections, conservation, value, lineage knowledge, animal breeding, historical records. Father is often the center of the lineage.
Surya occupies Vrishabha * ruler of 5 resides in 2
Chandra in bhava-2 * the family is sensitive and routinized in their style of showing appreciation to the native. Mother may be primarily concerned with maintaining the financial well being of the lineage. She can be involved with banking, storage, collections, conservation, value, genetic breeding, traditional knowledge, historical records. Mother is often the center of the lineage with pale, moonglow faces. She often owns property.
The family lineage is deeply identified with the Old Ways (Soma) of agriculture and the rhythms of the seasons, but feels a need to further enrich the values of the traditional folkways via capitalization and breeding.
Mangala in bhava-2 * the family is competitive and outspoken in their style of showing appreciation to the native. . Brothers are dominating and vigorous. The native and the brothers are concerned with financial well-being, which is typically present at birth and dynamically pursued by the native.
Mangala-Vrishabha * ruler of 1-8 resides in 2
Budha in bhava-2 * the family is communicative and gesturing in their style of showing appreciation to the native. . Younger siblings of either gender may be managers of the financial well being of the lineage. Siblings and cohort-members can be involved with banking, storage, collections, conservation, value, animal breeding, lineage knowledge, historical records. Siblings are often active in the center of the lineage.
Budha in Vrishabha * ruler of 3-6 resides in 2
Guru in bhava-2 *Guru in bhava-2 * the family is expansive and inclusive in their style of showing appreciation to the native. . In the nativity of a wife, her husband (dhava-karaka Guru) is a curator of the marriage finances. In the nativity of a husband, the finances are influence by the paradigm of belief. One's own knowledge of values and history is expanded by the presence of teacher-preachers in the family lineage. Sacred doctrine may play a central role in the family tradition.
Guru-Vrishabha * ruler of 9-12 resides in 2
Zukra in bhava-2 * the family is balanced, aesthetic, and aligned to financial well-being in their style of showing appreciation to the native. . For a husbandly nativity, Shukra indicates the wife. For either husband or wife, Shukra indicates sister, sisters-in-law, aunts, and female associates are lovers of luxury and beautiful in a mysterious way. The native often has a seductively attractive voice. The sisterly-ones are concerned with financial well-being, which is typically present at birth and improved by the contractual, agreement-making abilities of the women and the native.
Zukra-Vrishabha * capital reserves * ruler of 2-7 resides in 2
Shani in bhava-2 * the family is delayed or stalled in their style of showing appreciation to the native. , but in time the necessary assets will arrive. Shani is comfortable in Vrishabha. He casts drishti into 4-8-11 bringing a degree of aesthetic austerity into the childhood home, imposing order in the foundational education, delaying the inheritance, and slowing economic gains. The treasury is considerable but slowed acquisition. The family carries a weight of perceptual limitation due to materialism, preventing it from fully appreciating its own lineage.
Shani is exceptionally well placed in Vrishabha, but still His effects are delaying and austere. Agents of the government, officers of the social order, the elderly, hierarchs, and other Shani-figures may retard and reduce the family's acquisitions. Shani produces heavy restraint and social obligations upon the lineage, constraining but not denying wealth acquired via genetic breeding, collections of beautiful items, fruits of the earth such as foods and wines, textiles and perfumes, music and art, banking and capitalization.
Shani in Vrishabha * yogakaraka ruler of 9-10 resides in 2
Rahu in bhava-2 * The family is ambitious and seeking social mobility. Often the lineage is irregular in some fashion; most typically an imposter from another line is claiming legitimacy in the family line (usually a case of disguised parentage. Rahu's angle from Chandra will reveal this impostor.). Rahu-2 indicates a craving to expediently obtain the privileges accorded to the class of bankers, hoarders, treasurers, and preservers.
May an obsessive collector of beautiful things, and use this collection as a platform for social ascendance. Vrishabha favors sensual pleasures ; the family's response to the native is often deceptively sweet and indulgent. If the family finds it expedient to promote and appreciate the native, this may occur. If the family finds it expedient to disgrace the native, this may also occur. Find Rahu's ruler, and evaluate other graha in 2, to determine which path is most instrumental for shape-shifting Rahu.
Lineage features individual or family over-reaching (Rahu) via banking storage, warehousing, collections, or historical acquisitions.
Ketu in bhava-2 * the family is dispersed and disregarding in their style of showing appreciation to the native. . The family's lineage wealth may dissipate over the period of one's lifetime. Second marriage is somewhat unusual with Ketu-2, and if it occurs the spouse is eccentrically detached from oneself. Find Ketu's ruler Shukra, and evaluate other graha in bhava-2, to determine which outcomes are likeliest.
Budha -Mercury: Mental Tasking rules swabhava of Budha.
Budha's governance is not impeded in His own swabhava.
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 Professor Budha in His swabhava = 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.
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
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
Childhood Home and Parents.
Schooling as a cultural-roots validation
| Bhava 5 * Simha = Leo |
Romance, Creativity, Children, Performance Art, Authorship, Genius
Surya * Sun: the Soul-Self rules swabhava ofRavi. Surya's governance is not impeded in His own swabhava.
Rational self and ethical intelligence = focused on children, politics, and creative adventure. Wonderful scouting guide, camp counselor, and sports coach. Loves teaching.
Budha's governance is not impeded in His own swabhava.
imbalance-seeking-a-remedy: Enemies, Debt-Loans, Drugs and Diseases, Livestock-Pets, Servants and Employees, the Workplace
Kanya = 6th from Mesha
Conflict and resentment with the Mother's Relatives, Younger Sibling, and Employees
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.
Budha = "sexual communication". The classic trouble scenario = inappropriate, non-contractual, unbalanced sexual relationships in the workplace.
Periods of L-3+rogesha-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.
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 = rogesha-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 benevolent, 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.
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.
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 |
Marriage, Alliance, Partnership, Agreements
Shukra * Venus: Pleasure rules swabhava of Shukra.
Shukra's governance is not impeded in His own swabhava.
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 Zukra 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,
|~~ BPHS Ch. 80, shloka 22-25|
"If at woman's birth, the 7th bhava or the setting Navamsha be that of Venus,
|Bhava 8 = |
Emergency, Disaster, Eruption of sudden Force, Shock, Trauma, Secrets, Hidden Assets; discovery-recovery
Vrizchika = Scorpionis
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
Mangala's governance is not impeded in His own swabhava.
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 Vrizchika lagna, lagnesha Mangala in residence of Randhra bhava often signifies professional action in one of the emergency response skill sets.
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.
If karmesha-10 +Vriddhipathi-11 Shani in Vrischika-8, karmic challenges 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 * especially 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 randhresha-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 paradigm of belief; Divine Law
Guru- Jupiter: Wisdom Expansion rules swabhava ofGuru.
Guru's governance is not impeded in His own swabhava.
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 of Shani.
Shani's governance is not impeded in His own swabhava.
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 Aquila |
Shani and His co-ruler Rahu rule a swabhava of Shani.
Shani's governance is thwarted by Rahu.
Marketplace of Goods and Ideas;
Networks = electronic, social, conceptual, financial
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 co-ruled by Shani and His co-ruler 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 rogesha-6 in 11:
Presence of rogesha-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 swabhava.
Dissolution of Physical Identity; Meditation, Sanctuary, Confinement, Privacy, Loss of Identity
Meditation, enclosure, and inner sanctuary are expanded by vyaya-adhipati natural ruler dharmesha-9 +L-12 Professor Guru.
Mesha nativities typically enjoy 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-12.
When 12 = Meena, these 'enemies' may be ancestors and disembodied spirits as well as Guru-generously provided children.
This is not a negative situation, 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-Zukra 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 Zukra-ratna is never otherwise prescribed for the Mesha lagna nativity, if uttama-Zukra occupies bhava-12 a diamond may be worn during Vimshottari periods of Shukra.
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