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Varga * Amsha


D-9

Navamsha * Navans

nawamaunsh kundali

Dharma-Varga


the 1/9 Portion

Ninth Divisional [Harmonic] Chart

"the fruits of faith"

dharma

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Golden Angels

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Caveat emptor!

**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.

Fruits of Dharma

All of the divisional charts show the "fruits", "attainments" = "results" of life's basic undertakings.

The goals, attainments, or "fruits" of any matter, are seen in the bhava which form a 3/11 angle to bhava-X.

  • 11th-from-bhava-X shows HOW THE GOAL IS DEFINED

  • 11th-from-bhava-X shows native's COURAGE TO REACH THAT GOAL

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 is one's marriage, and the spouse who along with us creates the marriage.

Because the 9th-house is the "seed" which creates the outcome "fruition" of marriage, to know more about the spouse and the marriage, we need to know more about the psycho-dynamics of the 9th house.

Internal interactions of marriage = clearly defined in the divisional-9th-house, "Nav-amsha".

Dharma

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 = "things as they are" = "phenomena". 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" = 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 life, children, and fortune in general. That's why the navamsha lagna = Swamsha = very important in Jyotisha.

Q:

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?

A:

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.

  • D-1 = social-material reality = the pictures

  • D-9 = the psycho-spiritual experience = the tags

Q:

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?

A:

With your own knowledge of Jyotisha, you might want to do some simple and often very accurate assessments of 10th navamsha = careerthat can expose the correct navamsha lagna.

The easiest method is to input your birth data into a good Jyotisha software package. (I use Shri Jyoti Star by Andrew Foss). 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

  • what you do for a living

  • the nature of the rashi upon the 10th bhava in the D-9

  • the behavior of the lord of the 10th navamsha as that lord operates in the radix.

  • BTW even if you've done a variety of "jobs" there will be a consistent theme.

  • If the Lord of the 10th navamsha = combust in D-1 or an unfavorable bhava-pati (e.g. Guru for the Thula D-1 lagna or Budha for the Mesha D-1 lagna) then there won't be too much notoriety in career even if that lord is in a hospitable rashi in D-1.

  • However, if there is ANY graha in the 10th navamsha varga, the career will be well-defined and publicly recognized. (See George Bush-43 for a huge Simha D-9 10th bhava.)

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

  • Fruits (11) of Faith (9) = gain of alliances, partners, mates, and agreements based in the accrued life wisdom and faith in Divine providence

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 past lives.

The spouse(s) we marry in the current life have been the spiritual partners in past lives. If we developed compassion and understanding for others in past lives, all should go well indeed. If not...

  • Navamsha is an exceptionally valuable varga for the key questions of life, which all devolve upon how much and what kind of wisdom has been acquired in past lives.

  • Generally matters signified by the "Swamsha"(lord of navamsha lagna) and the house which Swamsha rules in radix, are easy to accomplish in this life due to past-life build-up of skill and wisdom in those matters. (Not necessarily morally good or profitable or approved ... just easy! If Swamsha is a criminal planet there will be an easy life of crime.)

  • Navamsha gives a richly detailed micro-view ones' disembodied life conducted through psycho-mental projections. Navamsha represents the psychic field of perception, including hidden assumptions and expectations.


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, emotional, social, and spiritual consciousness which obtained in past 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 Grahawill 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.

    • E.g., having a chronically late partner may be a neutral fact (Shani) for one person but a continuing crisis of rejection and abandonment (Ketu) for another.

  • The deepest psycho-emotional programming is carried forward from trauma embedded over many lifetimes. This trauma-triggered programming is acted out in relationships. The more intimate the relationship, the more psycho-emotionally intense the reactions.

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:
  1. D-1: examine the bhukti lord in detail within radix, including His character, all drishti He receives, all yoga in which He participates

  2. D-9: find the bhukti lord's position in navamsha.

  3. Back to D-1: find the ruler the bhukti-pat's navamsha in D-1. The D-1 character of the lord of the bhukti-pat's navamsha will reveal the material effects triggered by the psycho-emotional trauma underlying the material events.


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.

  • D-1 = social-material reality = the pictures

  • D-9 = the psycho-spiritual meaning of those pictures = the tags


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, death, firings etc.) 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.

Q:

Namaste Barbara,

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.

A:

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 emotions are already flowing, toward that next life.

As you know, we are all working on building the next life even now, during the current life. The next life is composed of the "closing set" of thoughts and emotions which one has been developing during the present lifetime. To ensure a pleasant rebirth, it is important to be in the clearest, most neutral state of mind at the time of flesh-body death.

How can the D-9 show both the spouse's current patterns and the native 's future patterns?

  • First the navamsha manifests in the spousal behavior and then in the next life it will manifest in the native 's material behavior. Thus it is said that one will become one's spouse in the next life. It's true.

Seeds

  • Yes the direction and content can be altered. However it is not common for people to adjust the seed-qualities of one's navamsha. It's not that hard with sufficient consciousness. The main tool for release of negative seeds (expectations) is forgiveness, which is a super-powerful karma cleaner that can set in motion a nice clean program for liberation in the next life. Sadly, however, most people are sleepwalking and they just go with the flow of blaming others for one's own mistakes and feeling upset with the conditions of one's own life.

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).

  • Future life conditions are based significantly upon present-life experience. Future happiness depends on whether one can accept the reality of the Other, inclusive of its many attributes, as sacred (if mysterious) expressions of the Divine will.

  • Or whether one remains stuck in the karmic punishment cycle, emotionally reactive from ignorance, judging and rejecting the Other's attributes as unacceptable, wrong, inferior, immoral etc.

  • One's psycho-mental response to the behavior of others as indicated in navamsha will to a large extent determine one's limits and opportunities in the next life.

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.

  • A client not too long ago mentioned that during her divorce, she claimed that her ex-husband had said and done some truly criminal things to her and her children. Because of the criminal accusations, the ex-husband's divorce attorney solicited "character reference" depositions from the ex-husband's parents (who thought him a living angel), his previous bosses (who described a respectful, reliable, productive, a model employee) and even old friends and neighbors (who found him to be a great guy, handy with the barbeque, liked to fish, shared his tools etc - the ideal neighbor). Even old professors said this man was a good student, honest and disciplined, a pleasure to teach.

  • Good lord, what happened? Was this woman insane? No, she was telling the truth. Her navamsha shows a damaged programming for marriage, based partly on her damaged relationship with her father. The D-9 seed-pattern was surging with negative expectations of oppression and, ultimately, attack. A psychiatrist and several police reports were able to confirm that her description of her husband's violence (in the deteriorating days of their long marriage) was accurate.

  • It was the unique matching of their nativities which allowed her to evoke this particular drama in him. Socially she was criticized for instigating his bad behavior. However according to Jyotisha she was simply acting out a historic programme, and this man had the perfect set of triggers that allowed her to "push his buttons".

The partner enacts one's own subconscious unrecognized programming. The 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")

  • D-1 shows the main patterns of materialization in one's own life. D-1 is the result of past-life karma which has already passed the gateway from the astral particle shape into the material particle shape. D-1 patterns are destined to manifest in the sense-data world of physical and social reality.

  • The D-1 reality is a tangible world of experiences that can be described by a vocabulary that most people would recognize as the shared human frame of reference.It is rarely so vague and psychologically intuitive rather than rational as the D-9 can be.

  • The D-1 describes ideas and expectations which have not been halted at higher levels of consciousness. D-1 patterns are barreling down the path of materialization and are difficult to retract. (Not impossible, but difficult. )

  • It is generally recommended to adopt an attitude of neutrality toward the characteristics of the D-1, since they are controlled by physical-plane and social-plane laws (Shani) which operate in a very slow, rigid, regulated, time-enslaved fashion.

  • Matters of the D-9 are more ephemeral. Although matters of the D-9 are harder to detect because of their subtle particulate constitution, D-9 patterns are also easier to change if one is able to grasp these ghostly seeds before they blossom.

  • The D-9 has a significant role in determining the outcome of the present-time manifestation pattern for the native, via one's reaction to the behavior of others. The vast majority of the creative life force is engaged in reacting to other people.

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.

  • Generally it is less beneficial for astral imagery to materialize because material experiences are so gross and cumbersome and hard to change once the pattern reaches the material plane. It's so much easier to work in the magic (imagery) realms where ideas and emotions are fluid and fast-changing.

  • The navamsha is a good place to look to see what is getting ready to blossom on the astral plane. What are one's (usually unconscious) beliefs and expectations? The first level of materialization, before one's script manifests in the material world, is that it will dramatize in the spouse.

  • One will be tightly matched with a partner who has the central characteristics of D-9's seventh rashi and in addition all of the other characteristics of the D-9 will eventually manifest -- e.g., partner's profession, partner's family, partner's mental health.

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.

  • When there is a need for adjustment in the marriage, one rarely (without meditative awareness) says 'I want to be the origin of this marriage adjustment'. More normally, one says, 'I want my spouse to change their behavior'.

  • Many men in cultures around the world rely on women to act out their emotions; many women similarly rely on men to make their social, professional, and financial decisions.

  • Rather than say, 'I want to feel differently in this partnership', the typical man may say, 'I want my partner to treat me better'. And the typical female may say, 'I want my male partner to be more financially powerful or more professionally ambitious'.

  • Of course the lines of division of responsibility by gender are changing in modern societies but the projection syndrome remains the same. Partnerships are without exception the result of matching energy.

  • The partner can only do what one expects the partner to do. Albeit that awareness of the expectations maybe deeply buried under generations of heavy karma of blaming and victim-mind. The D-9 will reveal it.

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.

  • Within an intimate relationship however there is much more involved than simple actions. Actions on the material plane are always the result of higher-up patterns; the material plane is never the cause of anything. Material level is the "last stop" on the tagged-image projection route, the dumping grounds for unacknowledged karma. ("The buck stops here, on the material plane!")

  • Of course, if marriage or other privileged relationship (even with one's government) has become violent or terribly unsatisfying or oppressive in some unbearable way, it can be highly desirable to end an extremely negative mirroring relationship. One may be completely unable to handle the violence or abusiveness of one's own projections.

  • In that case: take a break, and do some spiritual strengthening, before heading back into intensive-projection interactions again! However it is critically important to remember that the evil-doer, no matter how vile, is mirroring back one's own unacknowledged script for privileged relationship.

  • Negative experience in privileged emotional relationship should appear as a fairly obvious feature of the D-9. If one is able to detect the negative expectations (and positive ones too!) in D-9 one can gain a tremendous advantage in understanding and predicting the course of life.

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.

  • One's adult marriage assumptions, principles, reactions, and other behaviors by default repeat the assumptions, reactions, etc. behaviors of one's parents or primary adult role models from childhood.

  • Modern psychology asserts that the deep wheel-rutsof the largely unconscious relationship patterns of one's parents (and other adult pairings such as grandparent sets, close aunt-uncles) will have an over-determining influence upon one's own marriage choices and expectations.

  • As the student of Jyotisha becomes more skillful in comparing various nativities, it becomes increasingly obvious how much matching there is between the nativities of one's parents and oneself.

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.

  • At this level of analysis it is recognized that one's partner (husband, wife, S.O.) has nothing at all to do with one's experience of the privileged union. One is simply carrying forward an ancient family lineage, reacting to a partner in the prescribed fashion which is the family custom.

  • The carry-forward of family relationship patterns into marriage is one of the reasons that arranged marriages within a uniform cultural group are often easier. Not perhaps as fertile with potential for enlightenment as a truly incompatible cross-cultural marriage, but indeed easier...

  • BTW it matters naught whether the native was bio-born or adopted or anything in between. We are taken into the fold of those who have matching psychic expectation patterns, so that we can materialize the karma of expectation manifesting into tangible material reality. One could be raised by wolves so long as the wolves had the proper karmic signature (just joking, animals are not complex enough to parent humans).

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.

  • D-9 predicts the native 's own outcome within the "ocean of emotion" of privileged relationships and eventually as the manifest physical and social reality of one's future life.

  • For example a man with nichha-Budha in radix but uttama-Budha in navamsha could be said to be moving out communicative fogginess of nichha-Budha and he is on the way (not there yet) to an uttama expression of mental narrative. In the meantime he will attract a sharp-witted and categorically analytical mentalized wife. She will act out his logical-argumentation process first before he gets full manifestation.

  • Chandra-Mangala yoga in D-9 says good fortune for the partner in capital wealth from matters of Guru and the birth lineage (navamsha lagna); in one's present life, the Guru Meena portfolio which operates on the bridge between material and astral reality, the bridge between the waking state and the dream or death state, this bridge wisdom about sounds and images (the vehicles of astral communication)is getting better developed for you but it's really the spouse who will enact the stronger purchase on the wisdom in this present life. For you this divinatory Meena discourse only is meaningful in spiritual or mystical terms. For the spouse, the sound-bridge is already manifest and wealth-bringing.

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 smarter 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.

Links between native's D-1 and partner's D-9

Almost always there is a powerful connection between the native 's D-1 planets and the spouse's D-9 planets - and of course, vice-versa. That is because the D-9 shows "recessive" traits/knowledge/awareness which have been waiting for this particular person to mirror them to us as clearly as possible. When we find that person we feel whole.

All married people realize that getting along with the spouse requires being honest and getting along with one's self. We know we fell in love with them (or were otherwise bound to them) for a reason. That reason is that we are trying to become more like them, or at least to become maximally aware of their knowledge operating in the 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 life, we 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.We will, oh yes, become exactly the opposite of the person we think we are, whom we have juxtaposed against this inscrutable Other. We will all become precisely those traits which we are SURE that we could never be!

To see spouse(s)-partner(s) in navamsha:

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.

  • E.g., to see the first spouse's values/wealth, consider the 2nd-from-7th in navamsha which is D-9's 8th house (and its lord) within the D-9.

  • To see the first spouse's mother, consider 10th-from-7th, or bandhu bhava in the navamsha (and its lord) within the D-9.


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, etc. - may be more accurately read from the D-9 first bhava, when the D-9 seventh bhava fails to match.

  • It may also be the case that the second spouse/life-partner's lagna would = 8th navamsha, and second spouse's mother would = 4th-from-8th or the 12th navamsha. Etc.

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 L-1 or navamsha L-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 we are using 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?

  1. find L-7, planetary lord of radix seventh house

  2. locate radix L-7 in the navamsha.

  3. determine the lord of this navamsha sign

  4. Then find this lord, who rules L-7's navamsha, back in the radix chart

  5. study this planet carefully. Study its character, rashi influence, drishti by sign and house, everything about it. T his is the matching energy point.

  6. Your experience of the spouse is grounded in this point. If L-7's navamsha lord is a genial, wise planet in radix, the marriage relationship will be delightful. The celibate religious often have exquisite marriage planets! However, if this graha is in a rough spot, so will be the spouse.

  7. The point is to take responsibility for the connection, the ongoing psychic tug-of-war with the Other. All those traits that one may have projected upon the spouse, are indeed the unrecognized or unacknowledged characteristics of one's own behavior.

D-9 lagna and its lord: Basic Attitudes toward Marriage

When the lord of D-9 lagna, significator of the native 's own behavior in marriage, falls into a dusthamsha (6, 8, 12), there are negative implications for marriage.

  • 6 (Budha-ruled) = jealous and overtly warlike, with the likelihood of chronic animosity.

  • 8 (Kuja-ruled) = secretive and conniving, with the prospect of catastrophic upheaval.

  • 12 (Guru-ruled) = not conflicted but tends to become disconnected. The marriage energy gets dissolved by spiritual concerns.

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, 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.

  • Navamsha shows the profile of one's partner(s) with whom one has agreed to partner - long before the current birth - for the purpose of advancing one's spiritual development.

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.

  • Look to the 7th navamsha for dominant pattern of expectations of the spouse. The partner whose Chandra matches one's 1-7 navamsha axis (or one's navamsha nodal axis) is that soul-mate, meant to be. Not easy - just properly matched!

By contrast, Authentic Marriage is one of the most difficult spiritual practices available.

As Dr. Phil says,
  • "Marriage is not a long date.

  • It's a partnership.

  • Partnerships involve give-and-take and sacrifice.

  • Men are really bad about understanding this."

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" on the "Soulmate"concept:

-- Dr. Phil writing on Soulmates - Ladies' Home Journal magazine, January 2006

Q:

  • Many people say that when it comes to marriage, they're seeking nothing less than a soul mate. Is that asking too much?

Dr. Phil:

  • 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.

Q:

I 've been told that the 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??

A:Navamsha for marriage evaluation and prediction

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 the native '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 beliefs.

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 ownexpectations for one's own behavior in marriage

  • Karkata lagna has no occupying graha, therefore we get most of the information about how you operate in relationships esp marriage by examining the lord of Karkata who is Chandra.

  • Go to the radix to find Chandra and see how you act in relationships on the material plane.

  • Now relationships can be very complex so by starting with the planetary lord of the navamsha lagna we are only inspecting the overall archetypal behaviors, which are according to Chandra's nature both very maternal and parental, protective and lushly sensual in a healing style, but also because Mangala casts drishti upon Chandra which Chandra resides in a rashi of Mangala, you have an aggressive behavior emotionally in marriage, with a need to be in control that is rooted in early childhood trauma.

  • Chandra in the nichha (fallen) condition receiving the outward-propelled drishti of Mangala according to Jyotisha tradition indicates a mother with an invasive, penetrating emotional style who may due to her disregard for boundaries plunge past respectful psychic limits and enter the realm of emotional abuse.

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.

  • To the extent that the spouse has a corresponding set of expectations (which he will!) he will enjoy being sheltered, protected, and parented by an emotionally dominating partner.

  • The spouse welcomes you as one who tries to acquire and maintain more power in the relationship than is ultimately sustainable.

(Chandra is fallen in Vrischika 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 trouble 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.

  • Until one is able to perform intensive introspection and re-scripting then the defaults of the navamsha which are carry-overs from triumphs and disappointments of past lives, will control the outcome of the projections.

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, etc. 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.

Marriage nearly always occurs when transiting Rahu-Ketuare traveling across either the navamsha lagna, the navamsha Rahu-Ketu axis, the radix lagna or axis, or the axis of the radix Moon.

  • Right now Rahu-Ketu are transiting your 6-12 navamsha, which is not disruptive, but which causes deep inner reflection upon marriage as a spiritual practice and ultimately causes you to think about ultimate realities such as the passage back over the bridge to the astral plane from whence we came and to which we all return.


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 or the navamsha nodal axis of partner-2, and vice versa.

  • Therefore one indicator of compatibility for you who have a Karkata Navamsha lagna and nodes in the navamsha Meena-Kanya axis, is when your spouse has a Jyotisha radix Moon in Karkata, Makara, Meena, or Kanya rashi.

  • If the spouse's moon is not in one of these four rashi, then there is also a good compatibility if the spouse has Chandra-Vrishabha because you have a radix Vrischika lagna, but the Vrishabha radix Moon for a spouse should be accompanied by more supporting matches to ensure longevity of the partnership.

  • The best spousal matches for you who have Karkata Navamsha lagna and nodes in the navamsha Meena-Kanya axis plus a Shani-ruled Anuradha Chandra in radix lagna would be a spouse with Shani-ruled Chandra in Uttarabhadrapada or Shani-ruled Chandra in Pushya

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

  • The spouse shows what the native is 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 one's own elf - 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.

Yes it's complicated, requiring many reflections and fine-combing to find patterns which one is conscious enough to acknowledge

I hope the above discussion is helpful for your increasing understanding of Jyotisha. As you can tell it involves considerable study 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

Q:

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.

A: Namaste,

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" in this lifetime is a step on the ladder to self-realization, and the D-9 carefully defines 12 of those steps.

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