(Thula portion = pada 3, 4) * Mangala mulatrikona =
bhava-7 = Diplomacy, Bargaining, deal-making, contracts,
design, *arrangements*, agreements, exchange, peerage, parity, equity, equanimity, equability,
= regulated by Risk-taking,
* Rahu mulatrikona =
Kumbha bhava-5 = performing arts, theatre, delightful
children, literary genius, fashion,
poetry, amusements, charismatic glamour
Swati people are risk-takers, often in government, politics and drama;
yet sincerely religious albeit with a slightly arrhythmic, unorthodox
portion = pada 3,4) * Guru mulatrikona =
Dhanushya 3rd counted from Thula = writing, hand-craft,
tools, technology, meetings, printing,
publication, instruction, media-messaging, work-group, collaboration,
ensemble, equipe, commercial
business, frequent travel
USA Secy State, Sen
of Egypt 1936-1952
Pres France 1944-1946; 1959-1969 Gen. Charles de Gaulle
Nazi Germany dictator 1934-1945 Adolph
Dictator of Fascist Italy 1922-1943
B. P. Lama
Das/ Behari comment on Thula
"A Libra Ascendant usually bestows a
long face, an attractive appearance, tender eyes, and
sparsely set teeth.
You are generally above average
height, lean and thin.
Mentally, you are disorganized,
emotionally unstable, and socially unbalanced.
You are extravagant, generous,
helpful and simple at heart.
You crave social contact and the
assurance that other people need you.
You are also subject to contradictory
thoughts and actions;
Your friends and benefactors tend to
be well-placed individuals,
but you can also associate
with dishonest people who, unfortunately, stick with you
Physically you appear strong and
but you may secretly suffer from
diseases relating to the loins and kidneys,
and should take precaution
against urinary tract infections.
You may have a strong desire for
artistic achievement but fail to actualize it.
Saturn is a very powerful
planet for you.
Jupiter is also very good.
Fond of helping the lowly, and
so much so that you may use base acts to achieve your
You respect spiritual leaders
because you respect principle centered persons,
but you are often too driven to
stick strictly to principles yourself,
General Traits of
Thula in radix Lagna = Chandra in Thula
Thula = a
Other-oriented, mutual-benefit, always-bargaining
environment which enforces the yogic discipline of
availability, awareness and response to the
arranging, mutually accommodating, deal-making, brokerage, negotiation, seeking
balance of weights; parity, diplomacy;
- Contracts, promises,
agreements, alliances; law courts, legal remedies and conflict
marriage, partnerships, pairings,
equal participation; polarities, sexual relationships;
satisfaction, equity; crime-and-punishment,
truth-and-consequences; social justice
Any type of
partnered , fair, equitable, yoked-yoga, balanced phenomenon or activity.
Pairs of Equal Opposites,
Polarities, Positive-Negative, Black-White, Self-Other,
Vocabulary for Thula
the sign Libra
to hold in or put on a balance, weigh, compare; a balance , weight, measure;
to be in a balance; be equal with
the balance as an ordeal
equal measure, equality, resemblance; to become equal to
to resemble any one or anything
a kind of beam in the roof of a house
A balance or the scale of a balance
ordeal by the balance
the sign of the zodiac Libra
old cloth or raiment
a piece of cloth worn over the privities
T. Subba Row. (1881). "The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac"
Years Of Theosophy. George Robert Snow Mead (ed.). London.
Philosophical, Theosophical, Historical and Scientific Essays, Selected
from "The Theosophist".
Available at www.gutenberg.org
When represented by numbers
according to the method above alluded to, this word will be converted
This sign, therefore, is evidently
intended to represent the 36 Tatwams.
(The number of Tatwams is different
according to the views of different philosophers
but by Sakteyas
generally and by several of the ancient Rishis, such as Agastya,
Dvrasa and Parasurama, etc.,
the number of Tatwams has been stated
to be 36).
Jivatma differs from Paramatma, or
to state the same thing in other words,
from "Mukta" * in being encased as it were within these 36
Tatwams, while the other is free.
This sign prepares the way to
earthly Adam to Nara.
As the emblem of Nara it is
properly placed as the seventh sign.
(* As the Infinite differs from
the Finite and the Unconditioned from the Conditioned.--Ed. Theos.)"
= rajas , energetic action
manushya group = humane,
= air or gassy element
zirshodaya = shirsho-daya group
daya = presentation,
delivery, or showing-portion
Three Hundred Important Combinations.
Mangala (2 + 7),
Budha (9 + 12),
Shukra (1 + 8),
Shani (4 + 5)
Guru (3 + 6)
11th-from = Natural Friendship
befriends "Simha-05" types:
kings and super-stars
queens (including 'drama-queens')
the Very Confident (including "cons")
the charming and the charismatic
literati and glitterati
attention-getters; royalty, celebrities, politicians,
who receives acclaim and applause
Bright Dry Burning Red Ones
genius and creative intelligence,
literary genii and performance artists; the glamorous, the fashionable,
those disconnected (12th-from) service work and
leaders (10th-from) of secret
empowerment and charismatic agents of sudden,
If Surya = swakshetra, the Thula native becomes very
selective in the choice of friends and may consider only the
truly brilliant ones as suitable company for voluntary association.
of Gems for Thula lagna
Aid to three friends of Shukra:
Shani-ratna = blue sapphire supports yogakaraka Shani
Budha-ratna emerald supports dharmapati Budha)
Shukra-ratna = diamond supports lagnesha Shukra
Surya ratna =
generally, no. Surya a natural enemy of lagnesha Shukra = L-11. (There
are some specific exceptions = see Surya below)
Chandra ratna =
no, because Chandra = L-10 and
does not rules any other house (exceptions may be prescribed for
those carrying important leadership responsibilities)
= no, almost always, because maraka Mangala = L-2
Budha ratna =
yes, because Budha = L-9+ L-12 (quite good for religious
Guru ratna =
almost always no, because Lord Guru = L-3 + L-6
= probably yes, because lagnesha Shukra = L-1 + L-8
Shani ratna =
Yes, because Yogakaraka Shani = L-4
Rahu-ratna = unknown, depends on Rahu's lord
Ketu-ratna = unknown, depends on Ketu's lord
There are exceptions to
all of these general rules.
Exceptions are caused by the
position of Chandra, the active Vimshottari time lords, and the native 's
personal goals inter alia.
Raja Yoga for Thula lagna
An exchange of Rashi between Karma's Lord and Lagna-Lordwill make the native associated with the king in a great
~~ BPHS ,
Ch. 40, Sl. 13
If the lord of the Lagna and the 10th exchange houseswith each other
then they form a Raja Yoga .
They will confer high position, reputation and power.
BPHS ,Ch. 5, Sl. 41
Natural communities, friendship networks, and sangha
befriends those who are in the center of power
royalty, celebrities, politicians, persons
genius and creative intelligence,
literary genii and performance artists;
males and father-figures; the father himself
is a friend
the glamorous, charismatic, fashionable, and
those less concerned with service work and
those who take center stage; the dramatically oriented
Identifies with Partners and Pleasures
Nativity = Thula lagna or Thula
Chandra = strongly identified with peer relationships
and fair agreements.
damage to dhana-bhava or to the dhana-pati, most natives of
Vrishabha and Thula become wealthy and knowledgeable, over
One may be socially most comfortable
in the advocate or peer-adviser role and in company of other
match-makers and balancers, and may prefer the social
environments of materially elegant, enriched, luxurious
Thula natives are typically very aesthetic, with
an advanced sensitivity to balance in art and design. A
highly developed Shukra (Hillary Clinton)
may become an extraordinary diplomat and agent of
For Thula lagna, the
character, placement, drishti re: gracious, acquisitive lagnesha
will determine the conditions of social satisfaction.
for the Thula native
In general, the most challenging life periods for any lagna occur
during the Vimshottari dasha lordship of graha which rule no trikona
in the nativity.
Easier Periods = Shukra, Shani,
Shukra, Shani, and Budha rule domains 1, 5, 9 respectively.
No matter how much challenge from other
factors such as difficult transits or the effect of the other
non-trine bhava, there is always some positive compensationfor the Thula native during periods of Shukra, Shani, and Budha.
Even when some features of the life experience are challenging due
to evocation of the karma of their non-trine bhava (8, 4, 12) the
effects of their trikona will be rewarding enough that one will plod along
with reasonable amounts of validation from society and spiritual hope.
Moderate Periods = Chandra, Surya
For Thula natives, periods Lord Chandra = L-10enjoy the
special compensation of a distinguished public reputation despite
a very heavy leadership workload.
Lord Surya L-11 while not a trikona pati does facilitate
achievement of social-material goals and development of the
conceptual and social network.
Difficult Periods = Guru, Mangala
for Thula, the inherently most difficult periods can be
expected occur under the auspice of Lord Guru = L-3+L-6 and maraka Lord Mangala L-2+L-7.
Mangala periods have a certain
compensatory power. L-2 can energize the Treasury (2) of money and
knowledge. L-7 can energize the building of alliances, and connect
the native to new advisers such as physicians, attorneys, brokers,
etc. The negotiation skills are fueled and sharpened like a fierce
warrior's sword. Nevertheless Mangala brings death. In the earlier
years Mangala will be the agent of death for the mother, father,
and other family members. In the later years, Mangala will provide
the sharp scissor which cuts that silver cord linking the spirit
into the flesh-body.
One of the reasons that Thula rashi is significantly
over-represented amongst the lagna of
political leaders and
captains of industry is that the "personal" graha - Chandra
L-10, Budha L-9, and Shukra L-1 - are all good house lords.
Whether one's goals are truly noble (Mahatma
Ammachi ) or
truly despicable ( Adolph
) the native is charming and people like to form alliances with this one.
However it is the remarkable
who yokes the house of upbringing and schooling (4) to the house of
genius and personal intelligence (5). The Thula nativetends very
much to be a good student who is able to coordinate the root
cultural customs of one's own people (4) with the channeled divine
intelligence often called 'genius'. Thulais thus good at
games (5) especially politics(5) and also respectful (Shani)
Workplace leadership issues
for the Thula native:
Strict, punitive, lawful
Shani sees tolerant, forgiving, emotional
Chandra as an
Despite their natural, protective
kindness in leadership roles, the Thula native may become
associated with a soft, ineffective, inconsistent or overly
feminized (Chandra) leadership style.
Some Thula nativities
contain powerful corrections to this Thula-lagna
= L-10 Chandra + yogakaraka L-4+L-5 Shani
= enormously strengthening. She graduated from a top
law school, and enjoyed a lifetime career in private
legal practice followed by a second career as a
public legislator (senator) and diplomat. Clearly
her competence in matters of the social order
(Shani) is publicly trusted. From a Jyotisha
perspective, Mrs. Clinton's success in matters of
leadership and law is due to her powerful
On the plus side, Chandra = intensely patriotic; Thula's
love of homeland = palpable, and patriotic
emotion is generally a trusted feature of their
If Chandra is positioned at a
favorable angle from Karma Bhava, public leadership
prospects are improved.
Chandra in bhava that are
located 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 from karma bhava are better
i.e., for the Thula
native, Chandra-Thula, Chandra-Vrischika,
Chandra-Makara, Chandra-Meena, and Chandra-Mesha are
better suited for leadership roles.
there may be improved public
appreciation of one's parental style during periods of
Chandra in these locations.
However even with the more favorable
placements, Thula leaders may struggle to overcome emotional
softness in order to appear strictly lawful in their
professional social-ordering and regulatory roles.
Crazy-making "opposite style"
workplace communication issues
for the Thula native:
Wise, inclusive Guru
sees argumentative, discriminating Budha as
L-3+L-6 Guru rules 2 natural
bhava of Budha.
Periods of Guru = problematic
for Thula lagna folk. the native may become unpopular at
philosophical long-view teaching behavior in
Budha environments where
short-term, superficial, technical collaboration
is normally required.
The Thula person tends to talk
in terms of broad conceptual knowledge (Guru) when it is
time to use short-term, pragmatic information (Budha)
The Thula person tends to go
into teacher-preacher configuration (Guru) when the
workplace situation calls for collaborative,
twinning, cooperative behavior (Budha)
The natural worlds of Budha =
commercial business, announcements and reports,
short-term clinical assessment, accusative litigation,
and normal daily exchange of trivial
information. In Budha's worlds, the Thula
native may give the impression of being a bossy
know-it-all, straying off target,
and creating mountains out of molehills.
L-6 = "the problematizer". Guru
L-6 produces a style of problematization
(framing and describing a problem) that is often far too
religious or moralistic for the mundane clinical environment of bhava-6.
Guru tries to solve daily
problems from a higher philosophical perspective. Coworkers may feel that neither the staff nor the
time for philosophical rumination nor deep
discussions upon the meaning of life.
They want to get in, get the
process done, and get out. The Thula native may be seen
as an obstacle to efficient
workflow in many cooperative workplace settings.
The workplace exception =
pastoral counseling or other forms of human services
ministry such as social work where it is understood
that the client might benefit from a Guru-style
compassionate outreach to the deeper meanings of
Yet, even in these more
humanistic environments, there is often a caseload
waiting for quick, superficial Budha-style
processing. The Thula person who indulges in
behaviors while employed in a technical (Budha) job may find oneself
working a great deal of unpaid overtime.
L-9 + L-12 Budha governs the two natural
bhava of Guru.
No graha sees Guru as an enemy.
team-centered, chatty Budha sees
wise, teacher-centered, sermon-preacher
Periods of Budha are less
difficult overall due to the Kumara's auspice as
The ceremonially ritualized
temple and university environment (9) and the
reflectively imaginative and clairsentient private
sanctuary environments (12) are NOT places that
evoke natural teacher-preacher-believer behaviors.
logical rules of evidence
upon matters of religious belief (Guru). Budha is
unable to prima facie accept, without
credible explanation, the efficacy of
temple rituals nor accept "on faith" the guidance of dreams, imagination,
meditation or clairsentient apprehension.
The two main problematics
(endless argumentative loops)
generated by Budha when He
encounters Guru's two bhava of religion =
or unquestionable religious beliefs
lack of transparency and
accountability in the entitled priesthoods (including
the civil religion's priesthood, such as judges)
Often the Thula native experiences
periods of Budha as intellectually frustrating
In matters of dharma-bhava
and vyaya-bhava, Budha the Analyzer cannot accept
Guru's guidance "on
Budha wants to instruct,
explain, classify, discriminate, and articulate human
religious traditions, priestly sacraments, and
L-9+L-12 Budha "the
questioner" is particularly challenged by
attributes of religious culture (Guru) that
explicitly forbid or transcend questioning such as dogma,
orthodoxy, scriptural 'fundamentalism', priestly
empowerment, and assertions of "holy mystery" based
on unaccountable or unexplainable phenomena.
For Thula natives, Budha's
engagement with religious practice and clairsentient
intuition is not always completely dysfunctional.
Because Budha the Explainer = lord of
dharmsthana, Thula has
a natural talent for delivering detailed explication and
instruction in religious studies such as critical social
ethics, theology, comparative religions, or historical
patterns of priestly ritual.
Indeed if Guru happens to be the
lord of 10th
navamsha, the Thula native may somewhat ironically find
oneself teaching in the problematic
university and temple environments, because a well-placed Budha is capable
of explaining almost anything!
In particular for the Thula
nativity+ L-9 Budha is gifted in the development of
philosophical argumentation in any of the university
Uchcha Budha in 12 or swakshetra
Budha in 9 can mature into an excellent instructor of
the philosophy and history of religion, anthropology of
religion, social ethics, history of consciousness,
intellectual history, exegesis and critical literary
analysis of sacred scripture, and similar analytical
specialties which problematize the human experience of
religious ritual, spiritual conscious, and divinatory prayer.
Uchcha Budha in 12 is
particularly gifted at explaining, instructing, and
cataloging processes of dream interpretation,
comparative meditation practice, clairsentient
perception and reporting, and perceptions which occur on
the boundary between life and death.
[Thula ]... "Literally means scale. It refers to the seventh sign of
the zodiac also known as Libra. Thula also means one's position or stance, which
is similar to one's weight on a scale.
The word 'Thula' is used throughout Indian
languages to mean one's position.
For example, in the west if someone is known as
a "heavyweight", or "a major player", such references are
in regard to one's 'Thula', position or stance in relation to others.
of judgment can be likened to the balance of a scale. "---
In classical Greek, the seventh sign = "yugos" the
yoke. (Sometimes spelled 'zugos' or 'zygos'.)
Yugos = a balance, scales, a
yoke, or a slave bound to a master. Yugos = a common term in the koine
Greek of the Christian scriptures 'New Testament'.
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