The Final Bhukti (sub-period)
of each Mahadasha
A time of closure, forgiveness, and release
"chid" from Koeln Sanskrit dictionary
chid (chedi) - IE cognate Latin 'scindo' (rescind)
final bhukti = Ketu-Budha
Closure, forgiveness, and release for unmet withdrawal and spiritual practice goals, and for the matters of Ketu's lord and Ketu's occupied house.
Ketu's bhava and His lord determine the style of these seven years of pilgrimage. Ketu-Budha period signals the end of the era of detachment from materialism, and the beginning of a 20-year period of love and attraction (Shukra Mahadasha) toward beauty and sensual pleasure in the material world.
(Except for Thula lagna and Mesha lagna, for whom the forthcoming period of Shukra-Shukra = L-8 or L-2, and thus an early destruction of sensual attachment may ensue.)
How Ketu-Budha officiates the "clean-out" and preparation for Shukra Mahadasha:
The method of forgiveness and release for Ketu's life period is determined by Budha's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
A mentalized, analytical assessment of accomplishment with a "cut your losses" attitude allows the native to accurately account (Budha) for what worked and what didn't. It is time to release any Ketu-oriented expectations which have not been realized in the past seven years.
For Dhanus lagna, Budha = L-7+L-10. At the end of Ketu Mahadasha, even if one has been wandering mentally or physically for the previous six years, one's career will prosper briefly. Yet to sustain an executive trajectory, the next period of Surya Mahadasha must be quite strong.
For Thula lagna by contrast L-9 + L-12 Budha is prone toward religious teaching (9) and meditation (12). The era of excessive passivity and lack of material focus (Ketu) is ready to be released in Ketu-Budha period. This release may involve a planned (Budha) emergence from quietude and from unconscious acceptance of materially negative or constraining religious beliefs.
Much depends on the angle between Ketu and Budha.
final bhukti = Shukra-Ketu
Closure, forgiveness, and release for unmet love relationship and sense-pleasure goals, and for the matters of Shukra's two sthana
How Shukra-Ketu officiates the "clean-out" and preparation for Surya Mahadasha :
The method of forgiveness and release for Shukra's life period is determined by Ketu's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
If Ketu occupies a favorable angle to Shukra (not 4th- or 6th-from-Shukra) then a marriage may remain intact. Yet the native draws inward, into the realm of psychic intuition and austere spiritual practice. One may become emotionally unavailableto the core partner, and the prospect of gaining spiritual nourishment through human love in any form may seem quite remote.
If Ketu occupies the 4th, 6th, 8th, or 12th from Shukra, physical separation due to Adversarial or moksha reactionto unmet relationship expectations is likely to occur.
In either case, matters of Ketu's radix sthana will provoke actions of attempted escape.
Incomplete separations during Shukra-Ketu:
Ironically for a supposed "completion" period, Ketu cannot finish the job. Ketu is never able to escape His bondage to eternal drishti of Rahu. Ketu-Rahu are locked into a fixed orbit of Chandra.
Ketu gazes longingly at His head, His passion, His sense of identity, purpose, and drive - Shri Rahu - knowing that Ketu's deep hunger to rejoin the Other half, to feel whole again, will never be realized.
Thus, the "closure" and "separation" indicated during Shukra-Ketu period are not truly accomplished. One retains awareness of the presence of Other through deep psychic connection to the partner.
The alliances formed during Shukra Mahadasha will drift apart, but these bonds are not destroyed. Nevertheless, a physical relationship, a shared living arrangement or even a shared country may be a thing of the past.
Much depends on the angle between Shukra and Ketu.
final bhukti = Surya-Shukra
This is a bit of a balancing act, and the success of the balance depends significantly on the angle between Surya and Shukra.
How Surya-Shukra officiates the "clean-out" and preparation for Chandra Mahadasha :
The method of forgiveness and release for Surya's life period is determined by Shukra's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
Except in the most difficult cases where Shukra occupies a hostile 6-8 angle from Surya, it should be possible to achieve a final state of mutual appreciationin the core partnerships.
After a sustained campaign of forgiveness, it is time to release of Tastes or attractions (or even addictions) which according to Surya's reasoning power simply cannot be sustained.
If Shukra should occupy the shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle from Surya, the love partner may assume the role of enemy. In shad-ashtaka, the most fundamental partnerships in one's life may be on schedule for more profound closure.
Undertakings based on reasoned moral principle and higher-love relationships - from the earliest idealized romantic "crushes" to later partners in marriage vows - are on schedule to be forgiven for the disappointments they have caused.
Due to Shukra's natural inclination toward balance and pleasure, essential love connections can be sustained. Marriage and business partnership are not unduly threatened during this "close-out" period. Yet due to Surya's positive intention to live a higher moral life, it is certainly time to release the legacy "emotional baggage" which can prevent intelligent relationship from moving forward into a more nurturing future (Chandra).
Expect frustration due to the natural conflict between Shukra's natural mandate to attract and attach vs. the mandate of any final bhukti to achieve separation and closure.
Future plans and emotional attachments which are morally sustainable(Surya), even after a strong campaign of release and forgiveness for ethical harm done, can indeed deepen emotionally in the forthcoming period of Soma. However, unethical relationships and projects will be released..
E.g., in Thula lagna nativities, Shukra = L-8+L-1; one must, indeed, forgive oneself (L-1) and forgive the cycle of birth and death (L-8) for enforcing those sudden, catastrophic changes which cause even the best-laid plans to go awry.
E.g., for Mesha lagna, Shukra = L-2+L-7. In Surya-Shukra period, one seeks closure on matters of wealth and family history, and also of the marriage contract and the whole business of making alliances and agreements.
Marriage remains intact, but an outdated marital contract (implicit or explicit) may need to be rewritten. Old love expectations which have outlived their time, past which one has simply matured and wizened, can be cheerfully released.
Much depends on the angle between Surya and Shukra.
final bhukti = Chandra-Surya
How Chandra-Surya officiates the "clean-out" and preparation for Mangala Mahadasha:
Essential nurturing relationships to mother, one's own family, to sources of food and security, ownership of lands and vehicles, can probably be sustained.
Chandra-Kuja period may bring considerable wealth if the Chandra-Kuja angle is auspicious (evoking Chandra-Mangala Yoga).
Friction with the mother. If Kuja, a natural maraka, is also L-2 or L-7 from Chandra, death of the mother or of oneself can be predicted.
However, relationships or commitments which have proved unpatriotic, unsupportive or emotionally dysfunctional, and clearly lacking improvement during the past ten years, are on the chopping block.
Surya can be ruthless. Much depends on the angle between Chandra and Surya. If Chandra = L-7 or L-10, signals the end of career.
final bhukti = Mangala-Chandra
How Mangala-Chandra officiates the "clean-out" and preparation for Rahu Mahadasha:
The method of forgiveness and release for Mangala's life period is determined by Chandra's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
Competitive sport and adversarial legal contests that have not been "winnable"; military and police incursions that have not succeeded (such as lost wars or unsolved crimes); sexual practices which are emotionally harmful; are all examples of relationships which Chandra will eliminate in a "know thyself emotionally" frame of mind.
Much depends on the angle between Kuja and Soma.
final bhukti = Rahu-Mangala
How Rahu-Kuja officiates the "clean-out" and preparation for Guru Mahadasha:
The method of forgiveness and release for Rahu's life period is determined by Kuja's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
A competitive, sporting attitude of enthusiasm for life, informed by hunter's instinct to capture its prey and a need to move vigorously, allows the native to make a final decision.
One uses the warrior's desire to win, engaging the five material senses, as the primary tool of evaluation to determine what worked and what didn't, during Rahu Mahadasha. The basic measurement is "winning". Was the object of desire obtained? If so, enjoy it. If not, it is time to "cut one's losses".
It is time to release any Rahu-oriented expectations which have not been realized in the past eighteen years. Kuja has the instinct to kill.
Rahu Mahadasha reigns for 18 years. The end of this epic period is also the closure of a very significant portion of one's total life path.
Much depends on the angle between Rahu and Kuja.
final bhukti = Guru-Rahu
How Guru-Rahu officiates the "clean-out" and preparation for Shani Mahadasha:
The method of forgiveness and release for Mangala's life period is determined by Rahu's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
For Makara lagna, Rahu eliminates unsustainable or unexpandable projects and relationships in foreign lands (12) or amongst siblings-team-mates (3).
For Vrischika lagna, Rahu is the "executioner" who eliminates unexpandable aspirations in wealth accumulation (2) and speculations, including children (5)
It is time to release any Guru-oriented expectations which have not been realized in the past sixteen years.
Much depends on the angle between Guru and Rahu.
final bhukti = Shani-Guru
How Shani-Guru officiates the "clean-out" and preparation for Budha Mahadasha:
The method of forgiveness and release for Shani's life period is determined by Guru's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
Relationships based on duty and responsibility which have become unrealizable, unsustainable, or incapable of reaching a socially validated conclusion, will be eliminated.
A spirit of good-will And Optimistic expectations for future improvement through wisdom (Guru) pervades the Shani-closure experience. Forgiveness is enthusiastic and heartfelt. One moves forward into the fast-paced, youthful attitudes of Budha Mahadasha with the pleasant knowledge that one's most severe and demanding duties are completed, as far as one is capable, in this life.
Likely continuation of relationships which involve children and their welfare, wisdom teachings, support of priests, or ceremonial religion. Social obligations that have been measurably completed, responsibilities fully satisfied, and conditions of law and order that have been dutifully maintained during Shani Mahadasha, can now be liberated into a fresh state of mental fluency and communicative speed.
Shani Mahadasha reigns for 19 years. The end of this epic period is also the closure of a very significant portion of one's total life path. Much depends on the angle between Shani and Guru.
Sen. John McCain was in the "closure" period of Shani-Guru-Kuja, with only five months left until the final day of Shani's 19-year mahadasha, when he lost the 04-Nov-2008 U.S. presidential election to his competitor, Sen. Barack Obama.
L-5+L-6 Shani-Kumbha in bhava-6 is an excellent graha, good for eradication of enemies, and lord of Chandra in politics bhava-5. Shani was a good political support for McCain for 19 years!
Yet, considering the exhaustion any person would feel at the end of Shani Mahadasha, it was no wonder that McCain's concession speech on the night of 4-Nov-2008, sounded to many as if he was expressing not sadness or resentment - but just plain Relief!
final bhukti = Budha-Shani
How Budha-Shani officiates the "clean-out" and preparation for the wandering era of Ketu Mahadasha:
The method of forgiveness and release for Budha's life period is determined by Shani's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
To be eliminated: unmet youthful expectations; failed sibling, school-mate, and team-mate relationships; claims and arguments that have not borne out any satisfying truth; dysfunctional communication habits; socially invalid self-narrative accounts; naive, adolescent honesty in relationships; and general immaturity or lack of realism. the native feels obliged to become more shrewd and less trusting.
Shani will sustain those communicative relationships which support physical and social safety. Behaviors that facilitate maintenance of food, clothing, and shelter will continue. All else must go. Shani is unsentimental and His decisions can be harsh.
In preparation for the ungrounded spacey wandering of Ketu, Shani institutes a mental "clean-up" campaign. Shani insists that "mental patterns in one's thought-world" (Budha) must match up with "material patterns in the social world" (Shani).
In the big picture of the 120-year Vimshottari dasha, Shani's punitive realism is actually an essential safety correction designed to protect the native on one's forthcoming boundary-permeable, and confusion-prone era of Ketu
It is time to release any Budha-oriented expectations which have not been realized in the past 17 years. Budha-Shani is a famous period for "growing up" mentally.
If Budha-Shani period occurs in social-biological youth, before the Saturn Return at age 29-31, this period may signify devastatingly painful "reality-check" shocks via failed adolescent expectations. A very young adolescent could be completely overwhelmed by Shani's demand to assume adult pragmatic attitude and workloads. As with all Shani periods, results improve with chronological age and adult experience.
Shani in 3rd-from-Budha
The bad angle here is Shani in 3rd-from-Budha. Results of Shani in 3rd-from-Budha include isolation, negative thinking to the extent of clinical depression. Draconian punishments which drive lighter thoughts from the youthful mind, imposing premature survival responsibilities through heavy work demands.
Somewhat easier when Shani = Yogakaraka, but generally Shani in 3rd-from-Budha = a very difficult era of "closure". Forgiveness = not possible under the survival pressures of the Shani in 3rd-from-Budha angle
For all angles except the 3rd-from, much depends on the ease of the angle between Budha and Shani.
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