Navamsha * Navans * Navamsam
the 1/9 Portion
Ninth Divisional [Harmonic] Chart
"the fruits of faith"
**Accuracy of divisional charts depends entirely on accuracy of birth time .**
Varga charts can be exceptionally useful.
However, if accurate birth time is not available, divisional charts are misleading, and should be ignored.
I think of the navamsha as a map of who I am becoming. I am trying to
judge whether, based on the Rahu-Ketu placements in D-9, I am better suited
to either a future in finance or a future in social work. |
But I am getting stuck on the differences between different ways of calculating the Rahu-Ketu placements in D-9.
To make matters worse, some of my "cusp" planets at the end of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces can "jump" wildly in the navamsha just by adding a single degree.
As a sincere student of Jyotish, I am feeling misled by my own hopes to see into the future.
Can you help me see the way to use D-9 information to predict my future self?
A: Utility of the navamsha varga * astral
plane mapping |
The navamsha varga generally displays the psycho- emotional and higher-astral features of the terrestrial personality (such as predispositions and polarities).
The radical kundali displays primarily the social and material outcomes.
The navamsha astral map might not be the ideal tool for predicting the material-plane future. Use the D-1 for material-plane predictions (or sometimes the bhava-chalit).
One is not so much "becoming" the D-9. One "is" the D-9.
See You on the Flip Side
All beings are alive in multiple
lifetimes and multiple dimensions. D-9 shows one of those dimensions of
ongoing and simultaneous experience: the astral life which is
occurring in the always-on, mirror-image obverse of
3rd-dimensional Earth life. The social memory complex called Ra
has a useful nomenclature for separating these two sides of the terrestrial
Ra refers to the social-material plane as Time-Space (where Time controls the
flow of experience and Space is secondary). Ra refers to the astral plane
which surrounds and interpenetrates Earth as Space-Time (where Space
controls the flow of experience and Time is secondary.)
The social memory complex called Ra has a useful nomenclature for separating these two sides of the terrestrial coin.
Ra refers to the social-material plane as Time-Space (where Time controls the flow of experience and Space is secondary). Ra refers to the astral plane which surrounds and interpenetrates Earth as Space-Time (where Space controls the flow of experience and Time is secondary.)
Astral (Akasha) Always Engaged
Humans have predominantly astral consciousness for typically 8+ hr/day during their sleep state. The human attention shifts into the material consciousness for the remaining 16/hr/day. Yet evenwhile one is "awake", the astral information is always humming in the background. It is delivering a steady stream of other-life experiences, weird fears and lusts, prejudices and phobias, fantasy expectations, and - for some - profound intuitive certainty, clairsentience, and bliss.
In fact, for those who are aware of it, a detailed always-running view of the astral world is always accessible in the waking state. It can be known by watching the viewing screen that dispalys at the edge of the field of awareness. It runs like cinema with a continuous stream of images, dialog, and music.
However so few people know how to watch this screen, so few have lucid recall of their astral lives (dreams), and so few meditate or engage in contemplative reflection, that the attributes of D-9 may seem unreal, mysterious, or woo-woo.
How Many of Me Are There?
Folks may ask, "how can there be two of me, one D-1 and one D-9?" The answer is that there are always two versions of the person operating in this planetary dimension and on further inspection there are many more also.
There is nothing mushy, poetic, or super-esoteric about the D-9 map. It is the astral you. The D-9 is a bit more originating than the D-1 because the astral you precedes the material you. One fabricates the incarnational plan while in astral consciousness, endures the plan under material duress, then returns to the astral resting place.
D-9 is the pre-determiner * Mind (D-9) is the Builder
As the great psychic channel Earth Changes 1877-1945 Edgar Cayce often repeated, "Mind is the Builder!"
Of the two planes, astral versus material, the astral patterns are lighter and more agile and therefore slightly antecedent to the material patterns. So it might be more clarifying to appreciate that the D-9 self works to pre-determine the range of possibility of the D-1 material outcomes. In other words, what you really want is more accurately seen via D-9, and the D-1 shows what you may do within the confines of the material plane in order to skillfully, materially, tangibly manifest that deeper D-9 truth .
The D-1 shows the map of the material experience and the D-9 is the map of the astral experience. They are two sides of the same coin. D-9 is not particularly about the future. It is happening now.
(P.S. there is no future. Only a now. A very diverse, multi-dimensional, and elegantly complex Now. )
Specifically, making a decision about Rahu-Ketu placements
Assessing accuracy of Rahu-Ketu placements is a two step process because one must not only match the upagraha behavior to the biographical facts but also the graha ruler must be considered in proving the position. To distinguish between two possible D-9 Rahu placements, look back at what has occurred during Rahu bhukti periods in the past, and check significant samchara Rahu transits too. Your biography is your truth-checker!
|Interpretive Principle||In general,
Bhrigu is the
leading significator of marriage-matters within the D-9 varga.
Zukra's qualities in D-9 should be scrutinized, linked to Zukra's behaviors in the D-1, and Zukra as a kalatrakaraka predicting the harmonizing character of the wife-figure should be estimated. (Wife is a social role, not an anatomical definition.)
Some Jyotishi opine that 9th-from-Zukra represents the status of adherence to the terms of the marriage contract.
All graha in D-9 are important.
To estimate the relationship between the astral (D-9) aspirations and the social-material (D-1) realities, each astralized 9th-portion graha in D-9 should be linked back to its behavioral characteristics in the materialized 1st-portion D-1. The relationship between a D-1 character and a D-9 character of a graha can expose the harmony (or not) between the psycho-emotional imagery and expectations (D-9) and the concrete material consensus reality (D-1).
Professor Newton's legacy has imposed a lasting structure (Shani) upon the scientific (Shani) thinking of the western Academy. He was a gay man prone to tumultuous romance (arudra-Chandra-5) His mentality (3) while inventive (Meza) was also violent )Kuja) resulting in aggressive feuds with his adversaries (bharani-Kuja-3). Yet his enduring contribution to western science was highly dignified.
In 1689, Newton was elected to Parliament representing Cambridge (government, Shani) . In 1696, during Budha-Shani bhukti and Saturn return his age 56, Newton obtained a royal appointment to the position of Warden of the Mint. This role managed coin-manufacturing and treasury, but it also allowed the appointment-holder to line one's own pockets with bribes and other bonus opportunities.
Newton's D-1 Shani occupies Purvabhadra nakshatra, suggesting that his tangible, social-material expression of Shani's strictly lawful, rigidly working character is outputting via the conceptual, theoretical, scientific filter of Guru-ruled, expansive, big-picture Purva-bhadra.
Shani-yuti-Ketu puts Newton on the fringe of mainstream society (Ketu, dissolving edges). In bhava-2, it puts Newton also on the edge of the mainstream scientific discourse (2) of his era, causing periods of social obloquy. Per se, the D-1 character of Shani does not predict either his scientific accomplishments or the social rise that he eventually gained as Warden of the Mint.
Consider then the character of Newton's navamsha Shani.
A significantly different Shani picture emerges from D-9, exposing the antecedent intentions which form the seeds of Newton's unfolding Shani narrative.
Energy moves from the spiritual dimension, to the mental level, to the astral-emotional level, and only lastly into the material realm. Therefore Newton's inherent expectations and wishes, in their astral imaginary form, show that he intended to achieve a respected but corrupt government position (Pushya Shani).
Rahu-6 is a strong and positive placement for success via toxic, polluted, diseased, corrupt, and criminal environments. For this success to fully manifest, he needed to wait for several decades (Shani delay). However at the age of 56 during the Shani-return and a Shani bhukti, he got the appointment to Warden of the Mint, and after that his social rank was assured.
Physicist, philosopher, mathematician, Warden of the Mint * 1642-1726 * Sir Isaac Newton
Fruits of Dharma
All of the divisional charts show the fruits, attainments, results of life's basic undertakings.
The goals, attainments ,fruits of any matter, are seen in the bhava which form a 3/11 angle to bhava-X.
The house which occupies the 3/11 position from the matter in question can tell us whether a goal is properly set and properly energized to reach manifestation.
The fruits of dharma are shown by 11th-from-9th = radix bhava-7.
Therefore a major fruit of one's dharma = breadth of one's worldview = one's marriage, and the spouse who along with self creates the marriage emvironment.
Because dharmasthana-0 is the seed which creates the outcome fruition of marriage-alliance, to know more about the spouse and the marriage environment, it is necessary to inspect the astral-expectations of navamsha varga.
Internal psycho-emotional interactions of marriage environment are the outcome of one's own implicit psycho-emotional expectations. The interactions of marriage create an echo-pattern which evoke often ancient fears, hopes, dreams, wishes, aspirations, from childhood and antecedently from other lifetimes. The immediate conditions of the echo-pattern of marriage stimulus-response emotions is evident in navamsha. Final-final-final outcomes should be read from conditions of Zukra and yuvathipathi within the Shastyamsha D-60.
|Dharma and non-material, higher dimensional consciousness via D-9|| |
The psycho-emotional = astral truth of bhava-9 reveals the seeds of this dharma-fruit of marriage.
The seeds display the true origins of marriage interactions, as these psycho-sexual dynamics arise first IN THE MIND.
Dharma = non-altered seeing, things as they are, phenomena, truth without added attributes.
The religious implications of dharma = "accurate teachings " = "accurate behavior" result from a neutral, non-reactive viewpoint, seeing things as they are without social conformity, moral judgment or punishment anxiety (Shani).
The seeds (bija) = repeating psycho-emotional patterns of any bhava, which are stored in the treasury of accrued past-life influences, are seen in the portions = amsha of that bhava. Amsha = storage containers.
The amsha = the private, intimate seeds that eventually create the public, visible fruit = marriage = NAVAMSHA.
of course, the seeds of dharma have a major effect on one's spiritual consciousness, children, and the breadth of perspective signified by the overall D-9 influences one's ability to recognize one's fortune.
Everyone is blessed but rarely does everyone realize their blessings. D-9 indicates whether there is a working link between
The navamsha lagna = Swamsha = very important in Jyotishavidya because D-9 lagna (particularly its nakshatra) shows the higher path of conscious awareness. There are infinite dimensions of truth. The nature of a person's conscious awareness of layers of reality beyond the D-1 social-material concensus is not easily seen in the D-1. Varga are important for the purpose of identifying meta-awareness.
Most Jyotishi say that the D-1 and the D-9 must be interpreted"equally". Why? They are two different charts. How can they be"equally" predictive?
They are two different charts. How can they be"equally" predictive?
The life experience = a series of projected ideas. The ideas originate in the treasury of memory-mind (conscious or unconscious = usually unconscious).
Each idea forms a"picture" . As the subject-mind projects the ideas out of memory onto the mirror of object-external-reality, a stream of pictures flashes back at us. A sequence of Gazillions of pictures. Each picture has an emotional tag attached to it.
The Core Reality of human experience is *not* the pictures. We are actually quite neutral to the pictures themselves. Watching the projections fly by is a strictly non-reactive mental event just like watching a movie, reading a book, or playing a video game.
The core reality of human experience is the *feeling* that we get when we experience the pictures.
My birth time is fairly accurate but I've often had a doubt about the accuracy of my navamsha lagna.
How can I determine the correct rashi of my navamsha lagna?
With your own knowledge of Jyotisha, you might want to do some simple and often very accurate assessments of 10th navamsha = career that can expose the correct navamsha lagna.
The easiest method is to input your birth data into a good Jyotisha software package, for example Shri Jyoti Star. Then use the software to move the birth time up and down, by one minute increments. When you get skillful, change the D-1 + D-9 snapshots via 15-second increments or the traditional water-clock unit = ghati.
The lord of the 10th navamsha is a reliable indicator of career so make sure there is a fit between
To establish the nakshatra portion = rising navamsha portion, look at the table of nakshatra-navamsha correspondences = Pushkara Navamsha.
You can also check the marriage behaviors. Your spouse-partner will have (usually) notable charteristics of the rashi upon the 7th navamsha. (About 20% of cases however evoke the qualities of the navamsha varga lagna in the spousal profile.)
if you want really fine tuning, there should be a match between your core attitude and behaviors in marriage and the lord of the rising nakshatra. Of course settling this question requires more neutral objective self-observation than settling the career question, but it can be decided accurately upon guilt-free, should -free meditative introspection.
|D-9 = Field of Psychic Expectation for Matters of:||Relationships with Other Humans |
Marriage, Unions, intimate psychological and emotional bargains, core relationship of the human being with the Divine Presence -- manifest via the partner
|topics related to Navamsha |
Navamsha Assessment = sample first-pass readings
All Jyotisha predictions must consult the Navamsha
When asked to review a Jyotisha nativity, one of my first assessments = visual scan of the navamsha varga = D-9.
If navamsha Graha are concentrated in only a few rashi, then the radix lords of those high-traffic D-9 rashi are going to be major players in the native 's life.
|Why is the 7th house articulated in the 9th harmonic?|| |
Because marriage and human relationship behavioris considered to be the most prominent result of religious development in parallel lives .
The spouse(s) we marry in the current life have been the spiritual partners in parallel lives . If we developed compassion and understanding for others in parallel lives , all should go well indeed. If not...
What one profoundly expects to happen, will happen!
(Not what one wishes or hopes or calculates, but subconsciously deeply expects.)
Navamsha shows a great many things but pre-eminently is profiles the marriage partner behavior and shows the path of one's own spiritual evolution via the discipline of steady commitment to marriage. In every case the marriage partner fulfills the subconscious expectations of thrills and disappointments in marriage, and usually also we can see the replay of the parents' marriage in one's own navamsha. Luckily one can re-set the defaults via meditation and intentional therapeutic change, although this does require considerable self-knowledge.
Particularly we live vicariously through the life of the Spouse. Predictions for Marriage, development of psycho-spiritual awareness, developments in intentional religious education, moral consciousness, and (following from spiritual intentionality) happiness in general are read through the navamsha.
The joy and also the unresolved conflict of one's marriage situation is founded upon the physical, electro-magnetic emotional, social, and spiritual consciousness which obtained in parallel life (and which usually continues unconsciously into the present life).
A smooth and prosperous navamsha indicates committed spiritual work in previous lives. If you have reflected the divine in others so will others reflect the divine in you.
Meaningful events trigger strong feelings.
Ideally, these strong feelings can serve as signals of the underlying trauma to ego-membrane development, which can in turn help the conscious person to accept and heal childhood and past-life trauma.
But unfortunately the default is simply to experience the feelings on schedule, and maintain a cycle of continuous, unconscious action/reaction and continuous seeking of someone else to blame..
(Let us pray for conscious intervention!)
D-1 Graha may indicate material manifestation of people and events. However, navamsha determines the psychic valence of an experience. As things happen "to" one and around one, the mind constantly reacts emotionally and infuse actions with personal meaning.
Navamsha can be dramatically determinative because the psycho-emotional reactions to a material person or event can be much more intense than the normal five-senses perception.
|Predicting the tangible effects of Vimshottari dasha periods is a three-step process:|| |
The life experience = a series of projected ideas. The ideas originate in the treasury of memory-mind (conscious or unconscious = usually unconscious).
Each idea forms a"picture" . As the subject-mind projects the ideas out of memory onto the mirror of object-external-reality, a stream of pictures flashes back at us. A sequence of Gazillions of pictures. Each picture has an emotional tag attached to it.
For humans, events have value only when they have meaning! Psycho-emotionally charged events such as major public validation through marriage, childbirth, professional awards, (or invalidation through divorce, fleshdeath, firings et-cetera.) are only importance because of the emotional meanings invested in those events.
Navamsha shows the psycho-emotional experiences in a person's life, initiated through relationships, which interpenetrate and color events on the material plane. The psycho-emotional qualities of a Vimshottari can be extremely vivid and even cause material decisions, especially if navamsha lords of the bhukti-pat are stronger than its radix lords. Therefore we always consider navamsha effects.
All All of life's truly meaningful events (for good or ill) are trauma-triggered through the navamsha.
I am getting confused about whether to expect navamsha results to demonstrate my wife's behavior or my own.
Some astrologers say that the navamsha graha in D-9 can correct problems with the root graha in D-1. Other astrologers say that the navamsha is a spiritual chart with no material meaning. Others say that the navamsha is only useful to predict the actions of the marriage partner. Which of these is true?
How should I read the navamsha?
My navamsha does have a few similar items to my wife's D-1, but many (most) of the graha are placed differently, so if I try to read my navamsha as the"map" to my wife it contradicts the"map" from her own kundali. ??
Maybe I am making problems by seeing too many equal possibilities? Some possibilities are factored out in some contexts?
Thanks for your guidance.
You are right about all of the options for interpreting the navamsha; and there are additional meanings too.
D-9 = a rich treasury of information.
The process of interpreting D-9 patterns versus D-1 patterns can seem contradictory, tautological, or re-iterative, as in"which comes first the chicken or the egg?"
It is a bit complex."Navamsha studies "can be approached from several different angles. Let's approach the"past-life, future-life"angle first.
Immediate Future Life
In terms of lifetimes, D-9 indicates the 'default' attributes of one's next life, in detail. The D-9 shows the direction in which one's thoughts and electro-magnetic emotions are already flowing, toward that next life.
As you know, we are all working on building the next life / alternate life even now, during the current life. The "next" life is not really next since all lifetimes are occurring in the identical same NOW. However, there is a viable Earth-based perspective applying a linear sequencing to events, and through that linear time filter it is viable to assert that each "subsequent" lifetime sets where the"closing set" of thoughts and emotions (which one has been developing during the present lifetime) leaves off. There is considerable multi-use of resources across incarnations and what happens in one of them consistently interacts with all of them.
To ensure a pleasant rebirth experience, it is important to be in the clearest, most neutral state of mind at the time of flesh-body death in those incarnations that involve fleshbodies.
How can the D-9 show both the spouse's current patterns and the native 's future patterns?
Seeds * Bija
Time is Circular
Thus the starting point for the next life is not much different than the starting point for the current life. It might be infinitesimally advanced by a brief awakening, but the awakening should be intact at the time of death to establish an awakened foundation for the next life.
The starting point for the next life, presuming that it won't be altered via exceptional consciousness of the present life, is the present-life navamsha. It is quite a reliable next-life blueprint for the sleepwalkers, and a powerful to-do work program for anyone who is trying to wake up.
Marriage and emotionally privileged relationships
The main setting for education and skills practice in the present life is of course the constant ego-pounding interaction of human-to-human relationships. The most powerful thoughts and emotions arise in connection with emotionally privileged, psychically interactive relationships.
Marriage-unions are first and foremost signification of the D-9, but also other privileged relationships are encompassed in the 'field of expectations for relationships' including employee-boss (check also D-10 ), sibling-sibling (check also D-3 ), parent-child (check also D-12 ) student-teacher (check also D-20 and D-24 ).
Present Life behavior of the Partner
The D-9 script projects the (largely subconscious) expectation of Other, that which is "not me". Thus the D-9 defines the way in which one encounters the spouse, the way in which one apprehends the spouse's material personality.
Other people might encounter one's spouse-partner quite differently. I'm sure you've heard divorcing couples complain about some atrocious behavior of their Other which no one else has even remotely noticed.
The partner enacts one's own subconscious unrecognized programming. the extent that one is aware of one's own expectations - perhaps as a result of meditation, psychological inquiry, prayerful reflection, or Jyotisha study - one will not be entirely surprised when a new drama emerges in the intimate relationship. Perhaps no one else even sees it.
Yet the experience of the seeds of expectation rather suddenly sprouting into drama is quite authentic within one's own reality.
Emotionally privileged partners serve as the material mirror of one's own beliefs and expectations.
|Present life conditions of the native|
Navamsha shows the native 's astral personality, which could be called the 'field of psycho-emotional expectation'.
Previous to material manifestation of any event, there is a very long chain of build-up. Signals originate on the spiritual plane. If not directly apprehended in their spiritual nature (which is rare; few people are skilled enough to see things "as they are")
|Present life psycho-spiritual agenda|
Things only develop on a material level if there is either (1)significant ignorance of the astral and causal seeds so that one is unable to control the unfoldment of experience (2) the astral-causal motive is strong and purposefully focused on a specific materialization for the benefit of others.
Psychic Projection creates the Other
Try to remember that the partner = a projection of one's own unacknowledged interior field of expectations. At the root of truth, the partner is not really a separate person. You two share a level of delusion, that's all.
Spiritual practice points:
The partner is not ultimately to blame for whatever happens in the marriage. If the partner does socially criminal actions, then social law will punish the criminal.
|One's own past-life and early childhood of the present life|
Most of the karma-reinforcing (not karma-releasing) relationship reactivity of the present lifetime is attributable to the way in which one was raised by the parents.
|D-9 and Family Patterns|
Within a family there is always a predominant pattern = "family culture".
Once the Jyotisha pattern-recognition skills are sharpened, one can detect the path along which the parents' unrecognized blaming karma has simply transmitted to the next generation.
Reading the D-9 for a variety of purposes
Read the D-9 with savvy style.
It forecasts the spousal character and events that are motivated and contextualized by one's reactions to other humans (which is to say, the vast majority of events in life).
The navamsha will not show things like earthquakes, floods, and fires which are absolutely material but it will show how one interacts and reacts with other humans in those emergency, life-threatening situations.
Things don't just manifest once in life and then we're done with that experience. There is a constant recycling of particulate matter from it's highest most subtle spiritual state, percolating down into its slightly less subtle slightly more gross mental-causal state, then further percolating down to its slighter less subtle than mental but more gross that physical astral state, then finally if nothing is done about it on those higher planes, the sense data will materialize on the physical and social share-human-experience planes.
It's much more efficient to make changes in one's expectations and assumptions while those seeds are in their astral state. Examine the D-9 to see the reactive patterns vis-a-vis other humans, and make changes as desired.
Almost always there is a powerful connection between one's D-1 graha and the spouse's D-9 graha - and of course, vice-versa. That is because the D-9 shows "recessive" traits, knowledge and awareness which have been waiting for this particular person to mirror them to oneself as clearly as possible. When that person is located, one may feel more whole.
Generally, married people realize that getting along with the spouse requires being honest,, and being honest requires and getting along with one's self. If it was a love marriage, one may remember the feeling of falling in love, and if the marriage was arranged there is also a feeling of certainty and a bond is formed. The higher reason for the bond is that each partner intends to learn to become more like the other , or at least to become maximally aware of one's own knowledge by hitting the boundary of the other person, and more consciously then operating in one's own space.
Dishonest marriages are painful affairs seething with anger and guilt, victimization and blaming. Honest marriages are exercises in developing consciousness. It seems terribly ironic but also is brutally logical to understand that in fact, in the next or parallel life, one is or will"be" the spouse.
Just as the student becomes the teacher, so the husband becomes the wife and the wife becomes the husband. The dormant traits will -- through that spouse's evocative role-modeling -- become manifest. One will, oh yes, become exactly the opposite of the present self-concept, which self-concept has been juxtaposed against this inscrutable Other. One will indeed and must via the march of consciousness become precisely those traits which seem impossible, bizarre preposterous or undesirable today. The cycle of incarnations continues until the full ranger of experiences and relationships and transformations is complete.
to profile the first spouse, Look to the 1/7 axis in D-9 .
traditionally Jyotisha reads the rashi = 7th navamsha-varga bhava as lagna for the first spouse.
Keep in mind a peculiarity that is sometimes called the"80/20 rule": 1st partner may be profiled from either 7th navamsha (most common) or 1st navamsha.
First, try to match 7th navamsha = spouse's character and known events, such as 10th-from-7th-navamsha should = partner's profession.
However, if 7th-navamsha cannot be successfully matched to the character and events of the partner, consider the"20%" possibility that the first spouse and all of their relationships - parents, children, previous spouses, et-cetera. - may be more accurately read from the D-9 first bhava, when the D-9 seventh bhava fails to match.
If there have already been several marriages, it can be easier to test the profiles of previous spouses against the D-9 first bhava vs. the D-9's 7th bhava to see which offers a more accurate match to historic reality.
In fact, it may be that there is a correlation between folks who have multiple marriages and their navamsha patterns, which must be read"spouse-wise" from the D-9 lagna rather than the D-9's 7th house.
If the birth time is correct and 7th-navamsha doesn't work, then testing for a better match using 1st navamsha as spousal lagna = warranted.
In Light on Relationships, the respected Jyotishi-team deFouw and Svoboda discuss this "80/20 rule" D-9 lagna-as-spouse-lagna option.
The choice between using the navamsha lagnesha-1 or ruler of navamsha-7 as lagna for the first spouse is not a big problem, because all 12 rashi-signs are "yoked" into six yoga-pairs. For example, Simha must be understood never in isolation but always as the solar half of the Simha-Kumbha polarity. (There is no king without commoners; there is no politics without privilege.)
|Best method to find the core character of the spouse.|| |
This link represents the aspect of their reality which keeps you linked to him or her. This link when articulated can explain what the native is trying to become (or un-become) in the marriage:
IMO, here is single most valuable technique for finding the point of matching energy which serves to attract the spouse. This matching energy maintains the work roster within the marriage until at least one of the parties has completed the transformation from ignorance into wisdom in regard to the contents of the link.
This small set of core characteristics forms the matching energy link that is being used to create consciousness of the own preconceptions, presumptions, and unconscious reactionary behavior.
The vehicle of marriage (including bhakti devotional marriages to a deity) provides the ongoing psychic laboratory for self-knowledge.
Want to see what you are working on and why?
|D-9 lagna and its lord: Basic Attitudes toward Marriage|| |
When the lord of D-9 lagna, significator of one's own behavior in marriage, falls into a dusthamsha (6, 8, 12), there are negative implications for marriage.
When the lord of D-9 occupies radix lagna, the native's personality dominates the marriage.
If the D-9 lord becomes strong and dominating, such as hot uttama or swakshetra graha, spousal concerns must take a back seat to the native 's personality development
Spouse-partner must often"take it or leave it" having little power to negotiate for accommodation or change which might conflict with the direct interests of the native 's personality growth.
|Navamsha and Soulmate|
The navamsha can define the soulmate (or soulmates)
.... if soulmate can be defined as
.... the person(s) with whom one is karmically, etherically, astrally scheduled to yoke in this lifetime.
In other words, the soulmate shares with you the recognition that you are both engaged in a profound agreement, contract, obligation, attraction * akarshana *, and work plan to participate in an extended, sustaining balancing yoga.
Can the nature of these partners and their entrance into the life-theatre be seen via Jyotisha? Yes. Do these soul-partners look beautiful, act sweet, and add instant material pleasure? Rarely.
Perhaps the single most important misunderstanding of this soulmate concept, as popularized in modern discourse, is the idea that soulmates must share the material space, that they are natural marriage partners, or that they even have flesh bodies.
Soulmate is an astral identity. It has no inherent material value. Many people in fact find that their soulmate(s) lives primarily in the astral or causal realm.
The disjunct between the modern western concept of"soulmate"and the profile of spouse in navamsha is, however, that the"soulmate concept" has been commercially marketed. Unfortunately, the modern western concept of"soulmate" tends to be immature, sugar-coated and materialistic.
By contrast, Authentic Marriage is one of the most difficult spiritual practices available.
As Dr. Phil says,
If one's concept of soulmate" can mature into the full expression of committed partnership, with all the ego-stress and material difficulty that long-term commitment enforces, then one will discover that the navamsha of one's own nativity gives a very accurate picture of one's soulmate.
Dr. Phil the television psychologist, speaking on the "Soulmate" concept:
-- Dr. Phil writing on Soulmates - Ladies' Home Journal magazine, January 2006
What's a soul mate?
It's just a term somebody made up, and with it comes some pretty mystical expectations.
I've long believed that if you're looking for that perfect partner, you're making a big mistake.
If you can find an 80 percent fit and hope that you'll grow together on the other 20 percent, you'll find happiness a lot quicker.
You wait for a 100 percent partner and you're going to be looking a long time, maybe forever.
But if you're okay on the core issues -- children, careers, division of labor, religion, handling in-laws -- then you jump in and handle the other things as they come along.
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I 've been told that the navamsha represents the second half of life ? Also, does the navamsha have something to do with marriage? Can you tell me what the navamsha is, and how to read it, and what I should be looking for to indicate ups and downs? I think my marriage is excellent but I want to be realistic about what to expect. My parents had their struggles and I imagine hubby and I will too : ) I think I can use the radix pretty well, tracking the Vimshottari Dasha and the major transits but the navamsha I'm just not sure how to use it as a separate chart or an extension of the radix??
Also, does the navamsha have something to do with marriage? Can you tell me what the navamsha is, and how to read it, and what I should be looking for to indicate ups and downs? I think my marriage is excellent but I want to be realistic about what to expect. My parents had their struggles and I imagine hubby and I will too : )
I think I can use the radix pretty well, tracking the Vimshottari Dasha and the major transits but the navamsha I'm just not sure how to use it as a separate chart or an extension of the radix??
The navamsha is equally important to the radix birth chart (kundali). The Navamsha reveals the psycho-spiritual path whereas the radix reveals the material-social manifestation of events.
Because the navamsha indicates the spiritual orientation, and because marriage is the primary spiritual practice for most people(including people who are married to their ishta-devata such as celibate monks and nuns) the navamsha is the primary indicator of the behavior of the spouse and one's psycho-spiritual response to that behavior
The spouse-mate is not a separate person; the spouse is a projected extension of the self. Remember this mate can easily be using the angelic astral body or even the conceptual mental body. The mate need not use a fleshbody. (And if the mate is not using that protector-shell of the fleshbody, it is much easier to recognize that this being is a part of oneself; not separate.)
Implicitly in all readings whether for radix placements or navamsha placements we assume that one is creating one's own reality on a minute to minute basis.
Therefore when events are predicted based on the radix chart or when the spouse's behavior is predicted based on the navamsha chart the origin of all phenomena whether psychic, psychological, material, social, emotional, mental, financial, or political is always one's own subconscious.
Although few people have the skills to enter their own subconscious and make adjustments to the originating thoughts, some people can make changes while in meditation and some can use clairsentient psychic healing or other devices to consciously alter the projection.
Most people however simply sleep-walk through the prewritten script believing that things happen"to" them. Nothing could be farther from the truth, but that is what the sleeping mind asserts. In fact, the navamsha like any other varga shows the plan which one's spirit has designed for spiritual progress via the means of marriage, and other intimate interactions with others.
Spouse as spiritual helper and Guru
The spouse shows what we are becoming, the spouse reflects back the pieces of the personality that have been hidden in the subconscious but are just now emerging into the field of awareness.
The spouse is a spiritual helper who shows one the parts of oneself - good, bad, and neutral - which need to be known and acknowledged so that one can proceed along the spiritual path toward merger with the divine.
The spouse is a great spiritual helper and the spouse should be appreciated even to the point where in some cultures the spouse is actually worshipped.
Spiritually the fact that spouse's show us mysterious and hidden wisdom about one's true behavior not the ego's false ideal is a reason to acknowledge that one's spouse is one's guru. It is really amazingthe amount of information about the self that one's spouse can expose just in daily interaction.
One attracts the matching object to the inner expectation image.
This inner psychic image is described in the navamsha.
It is the funny truth that we attract partners who provide us with the missing puzzle pieces about the own personalities.
Partners, especially the long committed partners, reflect back like a mirror the parts of one's own subconscious projection of which one is not yet consciously aware. That is why marriage is such an intense and essential spiritual practice. One comes to understand that everything the spouse is doing is nothing more or less than a direct projection of one's own expectations and memories. Once that realization is in place the practice of marriage becomes a matter of"Projection Management".
However in the beginning there is the semi-conscious experience of the spouse as being a separate person with their own motive force who imposes conditions upon the native and these restrictions can create discomfort as well as support.
Look into the navamsha to see what type of subconscious projection pattern the native has designed to be made manifest through the agency of the marriage partner. Remember that the marriage partner is merely an agent and that all of the behaviors of the spouse are mirror projections of one's own paradigm of belief.
When astrologers say that navamsha is the chart for marriage and the navamsha is the chart for spiritual characteristics, they mean the same thing. Navamsha rules the higher self and that is what the spouse will expose, whether we can recognize what is exposed as having a 'higher' value or not.
For a navamsha with Karkata lagna, look to Chandra to shape the profile of one's own expectations for one's own behavior in marriage
All daughters eventually imitate their mothers when their own children are born and parenting behaviors naturally imitate the treatment one grew up with. The navamsha suggests that in marriage relationships you have a penetrating, boundary-invading style of emotional bonding with the spouse.
(Chandra is fallen in Vrizchika not because emotional invasion and manipulative control is morally bad, but because as a pragmatic life strategy it simply fails.)
Most spouses are deeply attracted to each other so none of this incisive vocabulary is meant as a criticism. We are simply looking at the pattern of expectationsand how certain behaviors by oneself and by the spouse fulfill the pre-existing expectationswhich have been part of the life script for many incarnations.
Getting Wise to the Navamsha Mirror-cycle
At some point in their reincarnational cycle, people burn out on marriage. The karmic completion point occurs when it becomes clear that mating = a mirrors game = one partner reflects back to the other partner the contents of each other's subconscious mind.
At the burn-out or abandonment point (= "ketu") a yogi, monk, or other celibate-by-choice will usually figure out that it is more efficient to work on one's own subconscious without taking the polarizing catalysis to get into high drama interaction with the mirror.
At that point they quit getting married and arrange to get born conveniently near a monastery or a nice cave, then as soon as marriage time comes around they conveniently disappear into the cloisters...
of course neither you nor I are quite there yet so when reading the navamsha it will help to have a smile and say, oh boy, look what the future may hold.
The parent's marriage replays during one's own marriage. The parents marriage is represented in the perhaps unexamined expectations which are embedded in the sun-moon (father-mother) angle within the navamsha.
Making Changes to the Navamsha Script?
Is there a way to alter these expectations whether they are apparently positive or apparently negative? (In reality the expectations are just script, and there is no harm in letting them play out, but of course it is fearful to anticipate events which may seem to have a moral or immoral quality. Really, don't worry.)
YES it is actually quite easy to adjust one's expectations by looking into one's own heart and becoming very clear about precisely what one wants (that is easier) and precisely what one fears (that is scarier) in a relationship.
But absolutely yes it is possible if one can resist the urge to judge and react, but rather simply look into the expectations carried over from childhood, then discuss not with the partner but with ONESELF what fears can be released, very major changes are possible.
But that is a big 'if' as most people are buffeted by public opinion, fear of abandonment, fear of non-conformity, fear of freedom, et-cetera. and so the script has a great deal of control and they feel rather like victims of another's actions. That is sad, because they could feel like authors of a great novel! It is all in the consciousness.
Reading the Navamsha as an independent chart
The navamsha is very important in evaluation and assessment of any nativity, and it is especially important for timing the milestone emotional experiences like marriage and the birth of the first child. It can be read as a separate chart which responds to transits and corresponds to the Vimshottari Dasha.
Also transits to the navamsha are significant for major life events.
Navamsha is also important for determination of marital compatibility.
In long-lasting marriages with high levels of mutual emotional recognition (empathy) and long term compatibility, we should see the radix Moon of partner-1 matching the navamsha lagna (swamsha) or the navamsha nodal axis of partner-2, and vice versa.
And yes it can be said that the navamsha indicates the second half of life because almost everyone makes a mid-life values switch from material to spiritual, reflecting an awareness of impending death but also a disappointment with material attainments, somewhere in mid-life depending on the dasha timeline.
Navamsha = who the spouse is now = who is the native in next life
Yes it is complicated, requiring many reflections and fine-combing to find patterns which one is conscious enough to acknowledge
Hopefully the above discussion is helpful for your increasing understanding of Jyotisha. Considerable study is required to understand the myriad implications of any nativity. But your study will be rewarded in value of self-knowledge, and the more you reflect on one's own divinity, the most you will be able to use your own interpretive powers to help others who are seeking clarity and release.
Wishing you best success in Jyotisha studies,
Sincerely, BP Lama
Navamsha represents both soul and spouse?
My spouse doesn't seem to "appear" in my D-9. In fact, his behavior is quite the opposite of what I would expect to see in my deepest inner self.
I have a beautiful soul; but he is hardly a beautiful person. In fact, he appears quite physically and morally ugly to me.
Regarding the varga function representing both 'soul' and 'spouse', the philosophical principle underlying the multiple meanings of the D-9 navamsha varga is that lacking a full understanding of the Self, one attracts others who provide essential mirrors to reflect the missing information.
Ideally, the native would possess adequate consciousness to appreciate that each behavior of the partner is a spiritual offering of a much-needed mirror that provides information that one cannot detect unaided, at least in the current state of mind. This is true whether a marriage partner, a work partner, or an Other in any polar arrangement including the Other in the spiritual form of an ishtadevata.
AAccording to this principle of relationships serving as "mirrors ", one of the reasons that some people choose to enter monasteries might be that their ishtadevata, the divine god of their heart, might be sending stronger easier-to-interpret information signals that their human-to-human partners, and these monastics might want to focus primarily on these spiritually characterized signals.
Others might marry someone who appears to act aggressively, disrespectfully, or dismissively toward the native. However according to the mirror principle there is nothing ultimately wrong with getting the missing information in this fashion.
The process of filling in the missing pieces of the Source-Self is like composing a large jigsaw puzzle. All methods for obtaining this missing consciousness are ultimately successful. Various methods are more complex, simple, difficult, easy, resistant, smooth, painful, pleasurable, quick, or time-consuming - however they are all ultimately successful.
Sometimes the Mirrored Information is socially approved, or socially disapproved; sometimes it is comfortable or uncomfortable; sometimes the missing information is exciting or boring, healthy or deadly, vulgar or delightful. Yet it is always essential to the life progress. Every type of descriptive adjective can be used to describe mirror relationships and the information conveyed within them. The D-9 is fascinating and worth a lifetime of study!
Sometimes a soul may be suffering under layers and layers of fear, shame, judgment, anxiety, self-contempt, and other effects of traumatic ego-injury. Such an ego-injured personality may be so saturated with pain that they might temporarily be unable to accept the mirrored information."Temporarily" may mean for the length of an hour, or lasting through several incarnations.
Others other humans, as well as spiritual personalities, guides, angels. Despite having constructed a detailed plan to partner with this Other personality, when the time comes to mirror-signal each other, one or both parties may have reached a state of injured misery that forces them to interpret the incoming information as dangerous or hostile.
The incoming information may feel toxic, invalidating, or threatening. The Other may be perceived as hateful, evil, intolerable, or horribly wrong. However even in this miserable condition, some personalities may be able to utilize the mirrored information to add to their conscious Source-completeness in a positive way, by interpreting the offensive signals from the Other as a constructive boundary defining what one is "not".
So, even in a toxic state, one may be able to profit from as clear-headed-as-possible evaluation of the navamsha. If one is suffering from ego-injury, the first ego-defensive instinct may be to project one's own misery into blame of Other.
It is easy and common for the ego-injured to preemptively block unmanageable incoming information as wrong or not me by projecting the shame, the guilt, the grief, the fear of failure, and other drama of ignorance upon the Other. In this painful, self-defensive state of Mind, the D-9 will not make sense unless it is seen as a neat definition of what I am not.
But even in the polarized mentality, the D-9 is worthy of study. As the pain begins to heal, one may begin to see that even an apparently adversarial Other was intentionally placed into the life stream to provide more insight into the phenomenon of psychic polarization in general, and into one's particular personality traits pulls in particular.
Eventually the dialogue of 'what I am, what I'm not' will mature into a broader understanding that one is ALL of those opposites, and further that the sum is greater than its parts. All of the all is contained in each One of One.
Each and every Other-self in this lifetime is a step on the ladder to self-realization, and the D-9 carefully defines 12 of those steps.
file update: 26-May-2019
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