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Bhava-11 rulers = Shani - Rahu

Vimshottari Dasha - Rashi - Gochara - Bhava - Graha - Ratna - Nakshatra - Amsha - Karaka - Varga - Bala

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  3. bhava-3
  4. bhava-4
  5. bhava-5
  6. bhava-6
  7. bhava-7
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  10. bhava-10
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  12. bhava-12

Vimshottari Periods of the Rulers of Bhava-1-to-12

Ruler of bhava-11 occupies the 12 bhava

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Learning Pathway 11

networks & Systems


Labhasthāna लभस्थान [place of getting, obtaining]



vRddhi-daya वृध् [aggregate, increase]


11th-from-any-lagna (earnings)

11th-from-Chandra (yearnings)



Professor Shani +++ Professor Rahu

Earnings and Yearnings

publicly recognized expression of values


knitted structure of nets and knots

regulated intention = goals and gains

regulated extension of systems

economies, networks, webs, communities,


Prizes and Prices

samsaric achievement

Vriddhi-pati-11 in the 12 bhava


decoration of the Tuman Aqa complex.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan


QUOTATION from Pema Chödrön, The Places that Scare You , pages 12

" We can begin anything we do—start our day, eat a meal, or walk into a meeting—with the intention to be open, flexible, and kind. Then we can proceed with an inquisitive attitude.

As my teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche used to say, "Live your life as an experiment.

At the end of the activity, whether we feel we have succeeded or failed in our intention, we seal the act by thinking of others, of those who are succeeding and failing all over the world. We wish that anything we learned in our experiment could also benefit them."

table of 12 subportions of bhava-11

Labha Bhava: Angles to the 12 Houses

bhava-2"stored wealth" vs. bhava-11"revenue stream"

Gains and Achievements via 11th-from

Vriddhi-pati-11 goes to 12 bhava

Surya in bhava-11

[Chandra in bhava-11]

bhava-11 characteristics can indicate the general longevity of the biomother * 8th-from-4th

Economies and Ecologies

Ordered, linked Systems

Prizes and Material Achievements

Fruits, Results, Outcome, Gain, Achievement of Material Goals - 11th-from = fruits, profii

distributive and associative networks; communities

decarceration = release from prison [12th-from-12]

complex, diverse, extensive, lateral, regulated systems

popularity and prizes, communities, economies and ecologies, distributive networks, connections,

income, gainfulness, material achievements, marketplace, large gatherings, social participation activism, opportunities for economic participation,

fan-clubs, support networks

Economic systems, Community, Networks, Friendship, Gain, and Goals; Nervous system, skin

friendships, social network, community, revenues, collectivity, mass movements, social participation goals, material achievements

  • Faith Community / Brotherhood / Sangha

  • Ambitions, aspirations, favorites

  • contracts with friends

  • wealth savings from career

  • extra-marital romance

  • spouse's romantic, idealized love affairs

  • deities

  • contingencies

  • The Marketplace, The Agora, the Assembly

  • return from foreign lands, arrival

  • enemies' debts (6th-from-6th)

  • gain from personality integrity, profit from physical appearance

  • Hopes, Dreams, Desires

  • one's spouse's lovers (5th-from-7th)

  • release from misery - release from prison (12th from 12th)

  • Loss of Privacy (12th from 12th)

  • Networks of All Kinds: electronic, social, conceptual

  • social and political influence networks (when labha is damaged, includes criminal gangs )

  • Acquaintances, social gatherings

  • Sons and Daughters-in-law (7th-from-5th)


shareholders meeting

Vocabulary for Labha bhava


from ~~ Koeln Digital Sanskrit Lexicon


  • get, obtain, gain, acquire
  • have, possess, be in possession of
  • Take, receive
  • find, meet with
  • recover, regain
  • know, learn, perceive, understand
  • be able or be permitted

-- V. S. Apte, Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary , p. 1358


  • going; the going or the turn of the cows
  • name of a periodical sacrifice; a kind of formula inserted at particular occasions of a sacrifice
  • A move towards the right at chess
  • A die
  • The number four
  • good luck, favorable fortune
  • in this manner, thus
  • arrival, approach; To come near or towards
  • income, revenue; gain, profit

  • The eleventh lunar mansion
  • The guard of the women's apartments
  • To reach, attain, enter
  • To get or fall into any state or condition
  • To be reduced to
  • To become anything
  • fortunate, lucky


  • Advent, occurrence
  • reach, range, extent; reaching, arrival at
  • The power (of the wind) to enter or penetrate everywhere
  • The power of Obtaining everything (one of the 8 superhuman faculties)
  • saving, rescue or deliverance from
  • Attaining to, obtaining, meeting with, finding, acquisition, gain
  • The being met with or found
  • discovery, determination
  • Obtainment, validity, holding good (of a rule)
  • A joyful event, successful termination of a plot
  • A conjecture based on the observation of a particular thing.
  • lot, fortune, luck
  • The 11th lunar mansion"


Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273)

Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)

Translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne

A Community of the Spirit

There is a community of the spirit.

Join it, and feel the delighi

of walking in the noisy streei

and being the noise.

Drink all your passion,

and be a disgrace.

Close both eyes

to see with the other eye.

Open your hands,

if you want to be held.

Sit down in the circle.

Quit acting like a wolf, and feel

the shepherd's love filling you.

At night, your beloved wanders.

Don't accept consolations.

Close your mouth against food.

Taste the lover's mouth in yours.

You moan, " She left me. He left me."

Twenty more will come.

Be empty of worrying.

Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison

when the door is so wide open?

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.

Live in silence.

Flow down and down in always

widening rings of being."

BPL Commentary * bhava-11 GUNA

social-economic networks, achievement of material goals, linkages via friendship, large assemblies, fayres and rallies, marketplace gains, praised and socially rewarded accomplishments, networks of voluntary association, children's marriages; elder sibling, father's siblings, and elder mentors, community development, body's skin and nerves

friendly, gainful, economic-systems, gridworked, social-networking 11th-amsha defines labha-bhava.

Vriddhi-sthāna = /birth place of gainful, guna, increasing/

Vriddhi-bhava = Shani's svabhava co-ruled by Rahu . Any activity of the rule-breaker rogue Rahu in bhava-11 is usually profitable if not always legitimate. Bhava-11 is the only sthāna in which all of the papa-graha = Surya, Mangala, Shani, and Rahu = do a good job.

The marketplace is built upon a complex infrastructure of social relationships, a rule-driven system governed by multiple levels of law and policy.

Yet due to risk-rewarding Rahu's influence, the hierarchy-threatening risks which are not allowed in conservative bhava-10 = encouraged in gainful, universal bhava-11.

Vriddhi-bhava = increasing scope of goals and achievements. Here both are permitted: Shani's inflexible rules of scientific system-maintenance and the convention-penetrating innovative pursuits of Mangala which extends the reach of the economic rules.

economies, connections, webs, assemblies, the marketplace, the electorate, the masses, collectivity, Large Groups, social movements, goal-oriented social activism, social participation, principled communal living, regulated lateral systems, associative distribution networks

The Mark (marche, market) = common low pastureland + water-well in ancient village structure where folks come to meet (e.g., Kumbh = coomb = hollow, low place),

common-wealth , marché, market, market value, market economy, marketplace, mapped pathways

mercatus, merchandise, to march, to mark, to measure, the Mark (unit of market currency)

arena, assembly, agora (the low Shani place where people gather in common)

Gains, Goals, And the Achievement of Objectives = "the Take"

Outcome, results, returns, progress, profits, fruition

infrastructure, development of regulated linkage, Opportunity, interlocking sets of friends, elder sibling, father's brothers, mentors

income via any marketplace channel: rents, royalties, dividends, bonus, salary

bhava-11 = house of Shani = Lawful

Natural Communities by 11th-from-Lagna

Community, income, friendships: earnings, salary, friends, science, income, profits; networks (cosmic, conceptual, electronic and social); goals and accomplishments, large gatherings, large groups; ideologies and social connections . Fifth marriage.

Views of // Labha // [the extent to which the native is] making a favorable turn, connecting, meeting, and gaining permission

  1. 11th bhava from kundali indriya-lagna ; vriddhi-pati-11

  2. 11th- from- Chandra (gains on basis of mother, gains on basis of emotional disposition)

  3. 11th-from-11th, or Dharma Bhava

  4. Radix (D-1) planets in Kumbha (Aquarius)

  5. 11th-from-Shani

  6. Radix Vriddhi-pati-11 within navamsha

  7. 11th from Surya (gains on basis of father, gains on basis of creative performance)


QUOTATION Das commentary


11 has at least one beneficial placement attribute.

and 11 has at least one beneficial placement attribute. "Your wealth and other forms of gain are improved.

If there is an elder sibling,

they may be very successful and be of help to you."

It Matters Who Your Friends Are

QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso Lighting the Way, pages 31-32r.

" In relation to the attainment of liberation from cyclic existence, which is known also as "definite goodness "; the role of other sentient beings is indispensable.

In the Buddhist understanding, the key spiritual practices that lead to the attainment of liberation are the Three Higher Trainings:

  • higher training in morality,
  • in meditation,
  • and in wisdom.

The last two are based upon the foundation of the first, namely the training in morality.

  • As I said before, the presence of other sentient beings is indispensable for this training.

This is how we come to the powerful realization that the role of other sentient beings is essential in all areas of our mundane and spiritual activities." [end quote]

QUOTATION from Shri B.V. Raman. 300 Important Combinations . #59. Vidyuta Yoga

Definition -

When the 11th lord is in deep exaltation

and joins Venus in a Kendra from the lord of the lagna ,

  • Vidyut Yoga is caused.


  • Charitable, pleasure-loving,

  • a treasurer or controller of wealth

  • and a great king or an equal to him


  • Depending upon the exact strength of the two lords causing the yoga,

    • the person either be a king or equal to him.

    He will control wealth and he will be a man of generous instincts.

Here Venus, the 11th lord and Lord of Lagna are required to be disposed in a particular manner.

Venus is the planet of pleasure and comforts, whereas the lord of the 11th indicates gains.

Naturally, when the Lagna is strong,

  • and the house of gains and lord of comforts and luxuries is equally strong,

  • one is bound to be well off in life

QUOTATION -- Madhya Parashari, Sarga-9, Shloka-11

"The eleventh house for gains;

elder brother [sibling];

ears; and thigh."

QUOTATION -- BPHS Sarga-7, Shloka-39-43

" Whatever effects are to be known from .. Labha Bhava be also known from similar bhavas counted from Surya. ...

QUOTATION -- BPHS Sarga-7, Shloka-39-43

Whatever results are to be known from ... Labha, ... should also be known from the ... 11th... from Chandra respectively."

Gains , Income, Fruition, Achievement of Goals

11 = Kumbha = distributive and associative networks = economies of all types (not only financial).

  • A foremost signification of labha bhava is However, the financial economy = the marketplace , with all the gains of association which come through interconnections of people with similar interests.

  • Labha bhava is responsible for all forms of gains and income. Method of income may be salary, commission, rents, royalties, or any other gainful means.

VIEW of WEALTH-Entreasurement-WORTH

reserves bhava-2 stored wealth

vs. revenue

bhava-11 income stream

  • bhava-11 = sources of financial well-being or revenue streams ; earnings; money coming in.

  • bhava-2 = The Keep. Collections, capital, cattle. Skandha. Static , hoarded, treasuries; banked savings . Food reserves. Money or values historically preserved by one's family history. Includes wealth stored in traditions of art, music, theatre, and craft.

  • Along with the relationship with domains 5, 9, and 1 (which determine past-life credit), the relationship between bhava-11 and bhava-2 (sources and resources) determines the total Treasury situation.

Earnings and Yearnings

Hopes, Dreams, Wishes, Desires, Attainments

Labha bhava is all about obtaining PERMISSION, the right to enter, right to communicate, right to circulate, right to gain information. It is the house of ambitions and aspiration, manifestation and achievement. The seed energy of all manifestation is the wish, hope, desire, or dream that gets it all started.

Benevolent planets in labha bhava show the type and quality of permission in the person's life. When permission levels are high, one may experience satisfaction of needs, and gaining of pleasurer.

[uchcha- Budha] in labha gives unlimited permission to gain system-related information regarding every variety of economy = social, financial, conceptual, biological, etc. Also, grants a network of highly communicative, well-connected, often mentally gifted friends.

[uchcha] Shani in 11th makes a tremendously hard worker who holds a dedicated commitment to improve one's material circumstances. Through significant effort, one obtains significant material gains.

Rahu-11 in almost any rashi much amplifies the ambition for material gain, and exaggerates the desire to associate with persons from a diverse variety of demographic backgrounds. Major marketplace revenues during Vimshottari periods of Rahu.

Rahu-11 is strongest when in His uttama-amsha = Vrishabha rashi

pinched graha in Labhasthāna show the person lacks permission even to wish for better things. Without the initiating desire, nothing happens.

Cramped conditions in labha-bhava give poor circulation in the physical embodiment and also in the marketplace, resulting in limited flow of resources, especially information.


bhava-11 = one's Immediate elder Sibling and father's younger brother, as well as "those who have gone before" who are just slightly ahead of one on life's path.

  • Guru and professors who speak as more distant moral authorities giving philosophical wisdom belong to dharma bhava. Financial and social advisors giving elder-sibling type of advice are found in bhava-11.

  • 11 = 3rd-from-9th = elder siblings (at least in traditional societies) are seen by their younger brothers and sisters as being "brothers to the father" in the sense of being more senior in social status. Father's brothers may also include father's younger colleagues as well as his younger siblings who are often called Uncle. who traditionally assume a mentoring or advising role toward father's sons.


uncle (n.) Late 13c., from Old French oncle, from Latin avunculus " mother's brother" (" father's brother" was patruus), literally " little grandfather," diminutive of avus " grandfather,"

from PIE root *awo- " grandfather, adult male relative other than one's father" (source also of Armenian hav " grandfather," Lithuanian avynas " maternal uncle," Old Church Slavonic uji " uncle," Welsh ewythr " uncle" ).

Replaced Old English eam (usually maternal; paternal uncle was fædera), which represents the Germanic form of the root (source also of Dutch oom , Old High German oheim " maternal uncle," German Ohm " uncle" ).

If Vriddhi-pati-11 is strong and well-placed

  • the immediate elder sibling can be a very helpful person in one's life, particularly in matters of gain in the marketplace.

if Vriddhi-pati-11 = uttama or otherwise exceptionally strong,

  • the native is often oneself the eldest.
  • One may have well-placed friends

ne may gain substantially from the matters signified by that exalted graha.

  1. For Mithuna indriya-lagna , [uchcha] Surya gains through leadership, gamesmanship, charisma, celebrity, politics and theatre

  2. For Karkata indriya-lagna, [uchcha] Chandra gains through economics of nurture, shelter, schooling, care-taking, protection, parenting, patriotism, foundations

  3. For Meena indriya-lagna, [uchcha] Kuja gains through economic competition, championship, athleticism, pioneering, invention

  4. For Vṛścika indriya-lagna, [uchcha] Budha gains through speech and writing; discrimination and distinction; logical argument; logistical planning; medicine and physicians

  5. For Kanya lagna, [uchcha] Guru gains through housing and real estate;

  6. For Urisha indriya-lagna, [uchcha] Shukra gains through music and fine arts

  7. For Dhanus indriya-lagna, [uchcha] Shani gains through social justice, government, diplomacy and institutionalizing fair processes.

Kumbha-1 can become independently financially privileged if both bhava (3) and (11) are powerful.

Friends , Friendliness, Networks human and technological

Kumb = "low place, hollow, flatland, broadland"

Naturally, the marketplace is a gathering arena for friends.

  • Labha bhava/Aquarius rules acquaintances, social gatherings, agreements between friends, community activities, development work, and networks of all kinds (including electro-magnetic device networks like computer, telephone, internet, etc.)

bhava-11 activates free associations, networking, setting and achieving goals, and the marketplace of good and ideas.

Labha-sthāna is Shani's svabhava but it is oh-so important to remember that bhava-11 is co-ruled by Renegade Rahu the Opportunist.

  • The marketplace is built upon a large and regular but highly complex infrastructure of social relationships.

  • A rule-driven system governed by multiple levels of ordered principles, law and policy.

Due to Rahu's influence, risk which is not allowed in bhava-10 is encouraged in bhava-11. Vriddhi-bhava = goals and achievements, involving both inflexible rules of science and the extension of rule-driven connectivity which permits access to those who understand the rules of the system.

Vriddhisthāna = site of social participation via extension of lawful opportunity to participate which is granted to previously unconnected classes of ideas, people, behaviors, and objects.


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