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  1. [Shani-Mesha] [nīcha]
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  3. [Shani-Mithuna]
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  10. [Shani-Makara-Draco] [svakshetra]
  11. [Shani-Kumbha] [svakshetra] [mulatrikona if within 0-20 deg]
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OM sham shanaishcharaye samah

Professor Shani

Sauri - Sauron

Shanicarya - Sanisvaraya

Shanideva Bhagavan

अर्कपुत्र arka-putra = son of Sun

नीलवसन nīla-vasana = dark-blue visage

काल kāla = time

resides in




Kita [stinger]

Saturan - Sauran

Sætern - Saturnus

the seventh one - Satu = Saturday

kevan - kaiwan




kρονος - kronos



El - Eli

// The Old Sun // the best Sun //

resides in



Mount Fuji, Japan

" Progress comes by maintaining constant effort in daily practice."

~~ 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso (1997).

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

~~ 2 Timothy 1:7



[collaborative-communicative sahaja-pati for Vṛścika indriya-lagna] [homebound-anchoring bandesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

resistance to transformative impulse + hidden pressure to make regular, stepwise movements



[Yogakaraka homebound-securing bandesha for Tulā indriya-lagna] [Yogakaraka speculative-creativr vidya-pati for Tulā indriya-lagna]

required maintenance of occult historical values + hidden pressure to lawfully conserve

  • King of Pop 1958-2009 Thriller Michael J. Jackson [populist-profitable Jyeṣṭha-3] [in 10th-from-Chandra-5]


[witty-speculative vidya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna] [inimical-medicating rogesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

brilliant expression of social-order communications

required maintenance of transformative collaborations + hidden pressure to respectfully discuss

  • Ethica ordine geometrico 1632-1677 Baruch Spinoza [diplomatic-accommodating Anuradha-3] [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] [Shani-yuti-Shukra] + [Budha-yuti-Surya]

  • POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln [diplomatic-accommodating Anuradha-3] [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha]

  • Sound and Fury 1897-1962 novelist William Faulkner [dramatic-displaying Anuradha-1]

  • Purple Rain 1958-2016 guitarist Prince [imaginative-philanthropic Jyeṣṭha-4] [Atmakaraka] = [10th-from-Chandra-6]


[inimical-medicating rogesha for Simha indriya-lagna] [balancing-bargaining yuvati-pati for Simha indriya-lagna]

required maintenance of transformative dwellings + hidden pressure to protect the ethnic folkways


[bargaining-balancing yuvati-pati for Karkata indriya-lagna] [mysterious-revealing randhresha for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[politics of secret empowerments] [tight restrictions on hidden genius] [responsible for transformative initiations] [must control danger to children]

lawful undisclosed political powers

  • El Castilo Interior 1515-1582 St. Teresa de Avila [inspirational-dogmatic Jyeṣṭha-1]

  • Israel-PM 1898-1978 Our Strength Golda Meir [ideological-optimistic Jyeṣṭha-1]


[Shani-6] [sarala yoga]

[mysterious-discovering randhresha for Mithuna indriya-lagna] [believing-philosophical dharmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[old enemies in mystery initiation] [6, imbalance, exploitation]

required maintenance of transformative conflict + hidden pressure to argue about injustice

[Shani-7] [dikbala]

[Yogakaraka dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Urisha indriya-lagna] [Yogakaraka believing-philosophical dharmesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

required maintenance of transformative relationships * hidden pressure of secret agreements

[stubbornly lawful, responsibly orderly, contract-respecting, mature, unyielding, rigidly doctrinal, optimistic, hiding, camouflaging lifepartner]

  • Psycho 1899-1980 film noir Alfred Hitchcock [profitable-gridworked Jyeṣṭha-3]


[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Mesha indriya-lagna] [friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[staunch resistance to change of control status] [undisclosed legitimacy of hidden assets] [punitively secretive in-laws]

[must regulate dangerous energetic eruptions] [imposes normal powers during times of catastrophe] [dry hardening of inner reproductive powers] [lawfully obliged to mask therapeutic openings] [must hide old tantric initiations]

  • Pak-PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto - denounced by both Hindu and Muslim authorities


[gainful-friendly labha-pati for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna] [contemplative-visionary vyaya-pati fpr Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

[class-concious change-resisting orthodoxy] [believes in slow transformation] [maintains the initiatory credenda] [old priesthood continues mandatory rejuvenations] [lawfully controling patriarchs] [strict rules for public rebirth] [fear of weighty secret philosophy]

[vyaya-pati required regulatory force upon isolated distant places] [labha-pati Dhanayoga ruler of 11 occupies 11th-from-11] [pragmatic patronage of discovery]

[rigidly disciplined dogmatic undisclosing father] [father may impose hidden principled judgments] [father-figure may be a presbyter, surgeon, professor, master of disguise]

[Shani-10] [svabhava] [svabhava]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna] [researching-sojourning vyaya-pati for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[required maintenance of transformative leadership roles] [hidden pressure to fulfill iconic public roles]

  • Origin of Species 1809-1892 naturalist Charles Darwin [arranging-contractual Anuradha-3] [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha]

[Shani-11] [svabhava]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna] [conserving-acquiring dhana-pati for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[Dhanayoga Shani-11 rules 2]

[lawfully acquired treasury] [must regulate secret earnings]


[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna] [collaborative-communicative sahaja-pati for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

[social regulators may threaten imprisonment] [required transformative hospital surgeries] [must endure invisible poisons such as anasthetics]

[survives on dangerously limited sleep] [intense self-regenerating meditation occurs in rigid isolation] [disciplined use of camouflaged sanctuary time]

[withstands the pressure of hidden terrors] [staunch resistance to invasive psychic overload] [frightening disaster dreams contain private spiritual guidance]

[financial commercial emergency backchannel duties] [strict contemplative reflection upon sound-values communication] [must maintain secluded tantric retreat] [behind-the-scenes responsibility for business monies]

intimidated by traumatic shock

resistance to identity change

fear of unexpected eruptions

hidden pressure

camouflaged, secretive efforts

fairly challenging placement involving

great bursts of pent-up change energy spaced between

long periods of resistance to new identities

check Mangala's disposition for the motivation behind Shani's rumbling-grumbling quiet-explode-quiet cycles.

[Shani in Vṛścika ]

Shani-Viśākha - Rādhā expansion-contraction cycle

Shani-Anuradha - Maitreya slow change-cycles with explosive bursts of transformation

A team with an eruptive, evolutionary, transformative social mission

Often unpopular healers with the vitally important social-change mission, which may provoke mass resistance to the inevitable evolutionary change which they help to initiate [Vrischika initiation]

The typical transformer-team has three iterations [Tryam]. [e.g., John-the-Baptist, christ, st. Paul]

Andrew Johnson, Charles Darwin, and Abraham Lincoln were all born within a six week period.

Darwin and Lincoln arrived on the same day = 12-Feb-1809. "Andy" Johnson was Abe's friend.

cycles of death-and-rebirth

  • Origin of Species 1809-1892 naturalist Charles Darwin [arranging-dealing Anuradha-3] [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] [10, public symbolic authority] Darwin cautiously imposed a tedious multi-decade research structure [Shani rules 12] This tightly regulated method allowed CRD to organized his observations into one comprehensive evolutionary theory. CRD became the iconic [10] leader of this structured overview of long-term changes in [apparently fixed] genetic evolutionary change [Vrischika]. He scientifically identified [Shani lagnesha identification] the lawful effects of time. This regulated, orderly process [Shani] of millennial adaptation was shown to remain consistent [Shani] over vast cycles of death-and-rebirth [Vrischika]

  • POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln [bargaining-contractual Anuradha-3] [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] [3-depression]

  • POTUS-17 Reconstruction 1808-1875 Andrew Johnson [analytical-complaining Anuradha-2] [Shani-1 personality, working class-identity] AJ was a lifelong proponent of the rights of small-holder white Euro-immigrant craftsman-farmers to own slaves. AJ framed his /alternate reality/ interpretation of the USA constitution to guarantee the right of citizens to own slaves as a marketplace mandate [Shani-11] Shani the Dehumanizer interpreted slaves not as people, but as economic utilities. When slavery was outlawed after the Civil Law, aJ staunchly resisted [Shani] enforcement of the humanizing new law.

  • Sound and Fury 1897-1962 novelist William Faulkner [dramatizing-creative Anuradha-1] [3, depression]

  • Puttarpathy 1926-2011 Sathya Sai Baba [theatrical-demonstrating Anuradha-1] [Surya-yuti-Budha] + [Shani-yuti-Shukra] [1 personality, appearance, kinetic energy, dynamic movement]

  • Iran-Pres 1956- traffic engineer Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [calculating-logistical Anuradha-2] [Shani-yuti-Rahu] + [Shani-1 parivartamsha Kuja-4]


Shani-Jyeṣṭha - Antares * I know better than you seniority, certainty


  • El Castilo Interior 1515-1582 St. Teresa de Avila [inspirational-dogmatic Jyeṣṭha-1] [5]

  • Israel-PM 1898-1978 Our Strength Golda Meir [ideological-optimistic Jyeṣṭha-1] [5, mandatory political work]

  • Material Girl 1958- dance song cinema Madonna

Mangala = neutral toward anti-movement Shani

  • Shani experiences the aggressive, invasive rashi of Mangala = hostile environment

  • Generally, ameasure of frustration and delay accompanies this placement due to the counter-active sabotage of aggressive Mangala and dispersing Ketu which combine to cripple the structuring, lawful, carefully time-oriented works of Shani.

  • Better results, as always for Shani, in bhava-7 [dikbala] , bhava-10 social hierarchy, and bhava-11 network systems

Shani-Vṛścika game-plan scripted elements may include:

  • heavy effort required to obtain transformed, new

    identity without dematerialization

  • survival fear of the wyrd, fear of secrets

  • resistance to rupture, fear of eruption of unexpected forces, fear of disaster

  • obligation to impose lawful public order upon transformative processes, sudden eruptions, cataclysm, revolutionary change and emergency response

[Vṛścika Shanaicarya-1] rules 3 + 4

heavy workload for the physical-embodiment

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within the physical appearance and material identity. There may be hidden empowerment in the act of restricting the muscular movement. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-1 as some angle from Chandra.

Ultimately, via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of physicality.

  • POTUS-17 Reconstruction 1808-1875 Andrew Johnson [argumentative Anuradha-2] Shani rules 3-4, businessman and property-owner. AJ identified with the small-holder merchants and craftsmen whose pathway to wealth was perceived to be slave-labored plantation agriculture. AJ himself had achieved social mobility via exploiting those below him, per Shani, and he respected that time-honored pathway [Shani-1] Even when slavery was declared permanently illegal in America, intrepid AJ denied the new law [Shani against innovation] and stuck by his constituents.

  • Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi [regulating-structuring Jyeṣṭha-2] 5th-from a mega-powered [Aśleṣa-Chandra-yuti-Rahu-9] suggesting the power of resistance in the paradigm of belief

  • Puttarpathy 1926-2011 Sathya Sai Baba [dramatic-creative Anuradha-1] [Surya-yuti-Budha] + [Shani-yuti-Shukra] famed magical productions converting astral forms to material forms - Shani rules 3-manual-mental process [1, personality, vitality, unique appearance]

  • Jyotiṣika 1956- educator BP Lama [creative-demonstrating Anuradha-1] [Shani-yuti-Rahu] [Shani-1 parivartamsha Mangala-4]

Vṛścika Shanaicarya-2

overburdened by the family-of-origin

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within stored foods, historic knowledge, family genetic lineage, contained values. There may be hidden empowerment in the act of restricting the foods. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-2 as some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of history and language.

  • King of Pop 1958-2009 Thriller Michael J. Jackson [populist-systematic Jyeṣṭha-3] perpetual limitations, heavy burden of duty, and an enduring scarcity narrative within the family [2]. As an adult, mJJ complained about the extreme workload and resource deprivation that he endured as a child in a large family with strict disciplinarian parents. [Shani -2 family engulfment] MJJ's opinion of his iconic family seemed to range from neutral to negative [Shani].

QUOTATION Behari commentary upon Shani-Vṛścika-2

  • " A high social status and an extraordinary intellectual capacity, but these will fail to bestow a peaceful heart or pleasant associations. You will always be short of money and thus miserly."

Vṛścika Shanaicarya-3 * melancholy

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within the mentality, writings, publication, cohort, collaboration.

See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-3 as some angle from Chandra.

Ultimately, via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of process, procedure, instruction, conversation, and mentality.

  • Ethica ordine geometrico 1632-1677 Baruch Spinoza [balancing Anuradha-3] [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] [Shani-yuti-Shukra] + [Budha-yuti-Surya] [3, writing-publishing] the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra . Spinoza was constantly in danger. His books were banned by both Jewish and Christian authorities. He was excommunicated from his synagogue. His closest friend and patron was stabbed to death with a knife. Several of his works were only privately circulated among his adoring small team of translators and editors, who loved him. They were never published to the general book audience. [3] Still, he continued to write while he could still breathe [Shani-3] and died of lung ailment, age 44..

  • POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln [diplomatic-accommodating Anuradha-3] [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] Shani-3 occupies 11th-from-Chandra, suggesting that constraint from committees, commercial business, and personal mental depression were the main culprits geenrating Shani's anti-transformation stress. Lincoln was treated for melancholy using the typical toxic remedies of the day, which likely made his condition worse.

  • Sound and Fury 1897-1962 novelist William Faulkner [dramatic-displaying Anuradha-1] ; master of the written conversation, dialog-heavy narratives, screenwriter

  • Purple Rain 1958-2016 guitarist Prince [imaginative-philanthropic Jyeṣṭha-4] [Atmakaraka] = [Vrischika-3 business, touring =10th-from-Chandra-6]

Vṛścika Shanaicarya-4

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within the mother, the homeland, the childhood home, schooling, and patriotic sentiment.

See also the emotional agency indicated by bandhusthāna-4 as counted from Chandra-lagna. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of ancient rhythms.

Potential to be (or believe oneself to be) poisoned in one's own home.

Vṛścika Shanaicarya-5

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within children, romantic idealism, the political ideals, and the mother's family.

The children may be constrained by secret forces, and potentially the children, the romantic lovers, and charismatic figures may oppress one's power to forward at a pleasant pace. Politically motivated intrigue.

See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-5 as some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of divinely creative intelligence.

  • El Castilo Interior 1515-1582 St. Teresa de Avila shani-5 = the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort evangelical instructional team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra , suggesting that constraint from younger siblings, publishers, the work-group, and the neighbors produces much of Shani's anti-transformation stress.

  • Origin of Species 1809-1892 naturalist Charles Darwin [arranging-dealing Anuradha-3] [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] [1 personal determination] CRD endured a lifetime of [holding the fort] on his published works. Shani-1 rules 3-publication. The social pushbacj [Shani] on CRD came from the conservative uppermost-and-lowest classes. The middle, bourgeois class was much more enthusiastic about natural science. Shani in the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra indicates that CRD's persistence [Shani] eventually paid handsome revenues.

  • POTUS-04 USA-Constitution 1751-1836 James Madison [governing-institutional Jyeṣṭha-2] [Shani-yuti-Rahu]

  • Mad Monk 1869-1916 Romanov Grigori Rasputin [faith healer] [governing-institutional Jyeṣṭha-2] [Atmakaraka] Shani-5 = the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra , suggesting that constraint from unseen forces of catastrophic upheaval and rebirth produces much of Shani's anti-transformation stress.

  • Israel-PM 1898-1978 Our Strength Golda Meir [ideological-optimistic Jyeṣṭha-1] [15, mandatory political work]

Vṛścika Shanaicarya-6

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within the chronic criticisms, complaints, ailments, and accusations. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-6 as some angle from Chandra.

Normally there is some significant impact upon the health of the sexual-reproductive system. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of disease and enslavement.

Vṛścika Shanaicarya-7 [dikbala]

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within contractual deals, alliances, and partnerships. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-7 as some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of equity and communion.

Vṛścika Scarcity-imposing Shanaicarya-8

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within realms of confidential, classified, or camouflaged empowerments. See also the electro-magnetic emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-8 as some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained efforts one may grasp the identity-transforming system, and penetrate [Vṛścika] the mystery of the containment-and-release cycles of birth-and-death (8).

Vṛścika Scarcity-imposing Shanaicarya-9

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within the dogma, dharma, philosophy, paradigm of belief ++ the indoctrinating father-figures. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-9 = some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of divine doctrine.

Vṛścika Shanaicarya-10

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within leadership duties and the father's family. See also the emotional agency indicated by bhava-10 = some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of social order.

  • Origin of Species 1809-1892 naturalist Charles Darwin [arranging-contractual Anuradha-3] [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] The common folk [Karkata] hated and complained about [6] Vrischika Shani's discovery challenge to the social order [Karkata = 6th-from-Kumbha. Nevertheless, cRD's theory of species evolution was orderly, and impeccably data-supported. Reactions notwithstanding, cRD maintained his authoritative position. [10]

Vṛścika Shanaicarya-11

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within economic community and elder siblings. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-11 = some angle from Chandra.

Bhava-11 is a natural placement for Professor Shani. In 11 He must attend diligently to earnings, but His efforts here are properly rewarded. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of connectivity and networks.

constraint from economic systems, marketplace regulations, and community networks, produces much of Shani's anti-transformation stress.

Shani-11 = 2nd-from-Chandra , suggesting that constraint from the family of origin, from bankers, and from historical resistance, produces much of Shani's anti-transformation stress.

  • UK-Queen 1926-2022 Elizabeth-2 [customary-habitual Viśākha-4] [Shani-11 parivartamsha Kuja-1-uchcha] [Dhanayoga Shani-11 rules 2] Shani-11 = 5th-from-Chandra, suggesting that constraint from politicians and other charismatic entitled agents produces much of Shani's anti-transformation stress. However, the 1-11 parivartamsha is much alleviating.

Vṛścika Scarcity-imposing Shanaicarya-12

enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within Other Worlds and private enclosures. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-12 = some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of clairsentient guidance.

[12, tricked into self-imprisonment, imposed surgical hospitalizations, dangerously limited sleep, fear of poisonous isolation, invasive psychic overload]

[in Vrischika, threatening dreams]

  • Old Path White Clouds 1926-2022 Interbeing Thich Nhat Hanh [ancestral-sheltering Viśākha-4] [Shani-yuti-Chandra-nīcha]

  • POTUS-pair-39 Caregiving 1927-2023 Rosalynn Smith Carter [ministering-logistical Anuradha-2] [12] as the lifepartner of Jimmy Carter and via other responsibilities, rSC accepted the burden of slow but steady therapeutic change in the taboo worlds of mental health, imprisonment [12] addictions, and health-care access for the isolated-or-ostracized [12]. After seven decades of effort, much of it camouflaged [Vṛścika] in secretive efforts [Vṛścika Shani] RSC's work has begun to show healing results for the normally-invisible beneficiaries.

Professor Shani working the classroom of Vṛścika rashi must teach a challenging lesson. He must instruct on the topic of eruption, the rupture of old containers. He must drill the student in the ways of sudden, forceful, and unexpected changes [Vṛścika] . He must deliver the lesson of hidden agency, unknown operators, sudden upheaval, and the recycling of old identities into new containers.

When delivering the Vṛścika lectures, professor Shani becomes an agent of no-change , conformity, uniformity, non-movement, non-innovation, freeze-up, seize-up, stop. Shani's rashi shows the environment that He must be situated within, Yet, he must always resist. Shani's rashi shows the difficult environment with its features and actors, who create the venue in which Shani expresses fear, anxiety, and punishment, along with stepwise earning of the privilege to advance in hierarchies and imposition of lawful social order.

In Vṛścika, shani says "no" to the mysterious, invasive, penetrating, sometimes sneaky, unexpected, disastrous, implosive, catastrophic, emergent, surgical, transformative characteristics of Vṛścika. Although Shani cannot prevent the existence of Vṛścika's hidden agitations, its sexual mysteries, or its ability to discover hidden assets, shani can prevent these behaviors from moving forward.

Shani fears invasive movements in Vṛścika. Shani resists penetration. Shani resists sudden transformations, new

identities emerging after catastrophic change. He hates the irregular, the unanticipated, the instinctual, and the sudden - Yet, these are precisely the actions of Vṛścika.

Shani does His best to deny, withhold, constrain, and restrain action but in Vṛścika the rashi of active, competitive, aggressive Mangala, professor Shani feels intimidated and always under attack by a younger, bloodthirsty avenger. Therefore, shani becomes quite weak in Vṛścika. Psychologically, shanaicarya is always on the defensive. He fears that people are trying to penetrate His inner core, get into His inner sanctum, crowd Him, invade Him, drill into Him. And living in this state of fear wears Shani down.

The people around Him are controlling, subtly manipulative, unpredictable, harboring hidden forces which threaten to attack Shani at any time. Shani's job is to say"no" to sudden changes, particularly identity changes; He resists surgeons and psychiatrists; He resists anyone trying to invade His secret inner world; He freezes their predatory actions in real time; He stalls and prevaricates to distract and discourage the predators. Shani tries to prevent drilling, mining, incursion, discovery, revelation of secrets.

A person with Shani in Vṛścika is Typically, rather hard to interpret because their defensive stone wall [Shani] protecting their inner reinvigorating life-force writhing fuel core (the inner snake, Vṛścika) is so cold and so thick and so determined to ward off intruders. More than anything, shani-Vṛścika dislikes sudden upheavals and forced changes of identity; yet this is precisely the karmic situation which must be apprehended and regulated.

Shani has to learn to order this hostile environment through regulation of behavior not cessation of behavior. He must to apply His resistance judiciously so that life itself does not come to a halt via His inability to respond and adapt in a disastrous upheaval.

The particular maintenance of Shani-Vṛścika is often poisoning, albeit Typically, not physical poison but rather the psychological poison of fear of annihilation by shadowy, controlling predators and resentment of a lifetime under attack by an unending series of emergencies.

Shani bhukti tends to generate various emergency scenarios, including unexpected deaths or difficult births, urgent need to defend hidden assets or keep the cover on occult knowledge, or profound but slow invalidation of an outdated identity which forces a painful emergence of a new social role.

Typically, the agents and the processes of regeneration and rebirth obliged by Vṛścika meet with staunch resistance but despite Shani's one-step-forward, two-steps-back pattern of frequent freeze-up that stalls forward movement, one will reinvent oneself by the end of the period or the transit.

maintenance of Sudden Change and Quick Transformation

Shani-Vṛścika operates from the expectation that 'what can go wrong will go wrong'.

Shani tends to put most of His regulatory, ordering, step-wise energy into building a shield of resistance against sudden, forced changes.

One lives in terror of sudden attack as if under siege.

Often the parents were the first psychological attackers, and social conditions of the upbringing were rife with threats of annihilation specifically 'slow poisoning'.

Ketu Co-lord of Vṛścika

Ketu. Focus and location of Shani's difficult work depends considerably upon the placement of Ketu.

The most beneficial placement = Ketu in Bhava-8 which gives unrestricted access to open secrets via ability to detect patterns in apparently scattered movements

Low vitality

Life-force vitality starts out fairly low due to most resources being deployed in battle. But reserves of available life-force increase over time. Shani gives better results with age, and the second half of life is always better with this placement. Eventually Shani-11 comes to understand the nature of the battle and this hard-won understanding deploys one's energy in a more shrewd and effective manner.

Compensating Jyotisha factors can increase or decrease the vitality levels at birth.

Gains of strength are expected when Shani = in kendra. Shani in Vṛścika will gain the power of Endurance when in parivartamsha with Mangala in a rashi of Shani.

Additionally weakening of this disadvantageous placement may occur if Shani is simultaneously fighting other battles, such as Shani in hostile putra bhava or Shani-yuti-Rahu , which are both rather debilitating situations for the Lord of Static Anti-Change.

Overall However, it is a"slow start" placement characterized by a fear of invasive, dominating personalities which creates a psychology of resistance [Shani] to regenerative change [Vṛścika] in the context of constant [Shani] regenerative change!

Resistance is Futile = begin Yogic Consciousness

The maintenance of Shani in a hostile rashi of Mangala is that precisely those invasions and intrusions that one resists will surround and dominate one's reality .

  • In the end, because the powers of Shani vs Mangala are equally matched in this placement, the resistance is largely futile."You can run but you cannot hide."

  • A"stand-off" is called as Shani-11 recognizes that most of one's life-force energy is being consumed in the battle between the irresistible force and the immovable object.

  • Shani's goal of species-survival will be met, although many dangers and obstacles do indeed obstruct the life-path.

Better life in the Second Half

Shani in Vṛścika is similar to Shani in randhra bhava = it lengthens the lifeline somewhat.

  • Typically, shani-11 abandons the struggle-against-psychic-invasion immediately before being exhausted and annihilated by the battle against blood-sucking, life-force depleting, psychically (and sometimes physically) predatory forces.

Available reserves of life-force energy actually increase in the second half of the lifetime.

  • The vitality increase occurs when Shani-11 withdraws from the social-material levels of the battle and limits one's engagement with opposition forces to the places where it is likely to be able to win: the astral and mental planes.


Shani-Vṛścika = ultimately a yogic character due to Shani's survival resistance forced to balance against Mangala's sudden change aggressions and eruptions.

Shani-11 breaks through to the next level of consciousness, having gained a working appreciation of the role of hidden [Vṛścika] invasive [Vṛścika] transformative and tantrik forces in the operation of the universe.

Shani-11 learns

  • that eruptions [Vṛścika] of destructive evil are a fixed [Shani] part of the natural system [Shani]

  • that entity-destruction is always and inevitably followed by rebirth in a new form

  • and that there is no need to be personally quite so intensely controlling of their environment, since one is indeed surrounded by a higher-level protective shield that materialistic Shani did not at first recognize.

Once in possession of this hard-won consciousness, shani-Vṛścika may evolve into a splendid tantriki, healer, and guider.

Incomplete Understanding of Life-force Impulse

  • resists rebirth, rejuvenation, sudden movement, revitalization, renovation, insurgency, upheaval

  • Obligation to Practice the Rules of self-destruction and rebirth; creates kalachakra expertise

  • Repayment of the Consequences of revolutionary or disruptive actions

  • regulation of emergencies,maintenance of invasion and penetration

  • negative effects of stiffening, seizing, freezing, drying, gravity, weight, sloth, or aging upon the sexual-reproductive organs

Chronic Transformation

  • Rigidity [Shani] of invasive control [Vṛścika] behaviors

  • Legality [Shani] of transformative [Vṛścika] methods

  • The maintenance of constricting institutional or societal resistance [Shani] toward invasive, penetrating occult knowledge [Vṛścika]

  • The [akashic memory patterning] [Shani] of emergencies, disasters, violent upheavals [Vṛścika], and obligation to heal.

  • The struggle to achieve social validation for one's pursuit of hidden [Vṛścika] treasures.

maintenance of Sudden Shocks

Shani is fixed, formal, and materialistic. Shani seeks to prevent change . When Shani sets a skeleton or structure, He wants it to remain permanently. Any alterations should remain entirely consistent with the principles of the existing structure. Innovation is not allowed. However, mangala is the great innovator and challenger. Shani is unhappy and on the punitive defensive when He is born in Vṛścika.

In Vṛścika, cold, dry, brittle, and hard Shani is under attack by aggressive, young, hot, bloody enemy Mangala. In this hostile environment, Shani feels constant anxiety of imminent and uncontrollable change - particularly, the intensive form-change of biological death.

Yet, shani has a special affinity for randhra bhava and for Vṛścika. Although Shani characteristically resists form-change, shani is Nevertheless, the constant-karakatva for the inevitability and finality of death.


The immovable object [Shani] has met the irresistible force [Kuja]. The result is Typically, asomewhat passive-aggressive style of resistance with a long-term agenda (M Gandhi ) to try to control the uncontrollable, and to attempt to personally manage powerful cyclical forces of sudden often catastrophic change.

Psychic attack

Shani-Mesha fears physical attack.

Shani-Vṛścika fears attack by invisible forces, such as psycho-emotional or psychological attack (including brain-washing, self-doubt, and insanity).

Unlike Shani-Mesha who lives in a state of reactive fear and trepidation, shani in Vṛścika maintains a state of irritated frustration with uncontrollable changes and angry maintenance of penetration [Kuja] by the forces of self-destruction and traumatic shock.

Psychologically, Vṛścika Shani endures a lifetime pattern of chronic intractability in matters of secret (8th) workings of the life- force [Kuja]. If Shani is well placed (e.g., yogakaraka) one may obtain substantial knowledge of the occluded shadow-world to which the life-force retreats in preparation for its next eruption.

However, shani-11 will never be lulled into a state of fascinated trance, vulnerable to invasion [Kuja] either by healing forces or by evil powers unknown. Shani-Vṛścika is generally alert to the constant potential for psychic attack. The psychological barriers to penetration by unknown agents - whether those agents are good or bad - are sturdy, thick and strong.

One cannot accept the existence of shapeless, undefined energies or random occurrences. One asserts the presence of a principled, structured framework in all matters of the mysterious occult. Death is accepted as a permanent feature of a fixed-pattern life cycle. But the natural volatile terror of the "unknown" in death, for Shani in Vṛścika, must be ordered and regulated through maintenance of over-reactive emergency and constant psychological control.

Death cannot be interrupted but it can be prepared for in a disciplined way [Shani] on a personal level. On a social level, under the direction of Vṛścika Shani, catastrophically destructive and violent upheavals such as social revolutions are materialized, systematized, and contained.

  • POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln= following the catastrophic destruction of the southern economy and horrific loss of life via war-death and infectious disease, USA civil war, rebirth into union

  • Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi- destruction of the colonial Raj, rebirth into Indian independence

  • UK-Queen 1926-2022 Elizabeth-2- destruction of the British colonial Empire, rebirth into independent nations

Secret-keeper obligations

There is little enchantment with mysterious secrets. Confidential information is felt as a burden. Psychological secrets however fearful (Hitchcock) must be made public [Shani] via some systematic method that strengthens the fabric of social understanding. Naturally as the primary agent of karma Shani will require Shani-11 to bear a heavier than average quota of secrets, and thus Shani-11 is often called into vocations like psychiatry, astrology, pastoral counseling, secret police, and political advising.

The family member indicated by Shani's bhava is often a highly secretive and controlling person.

Even in nativities which show liberation from fear via parivartamsha correction

  • UK-Queen 1926-2022 Elizabeth-2 corrected via [uchcha] Kuja

this karaka-agent is often a catastrophic influence which generates a lifelong duty to carry on a hidden [Vṛścika] legacy.

As always, shani does better in upachaya bhava 3, 6, 10, and 11 and in rashi of Tula, makara, or Kumbha.

  • Material Girl 1958- dance song cinema Madonna * chronic sexual homework-problems; stamina overcomes enemies

  • Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi 1= personality identity. Gandhi demanded that his physical body become a vehicle of transformation under punishing circumstances including hunger strikes and barefoot marches

  • Coretta Scott King 3 - siblings

  • UK-Queen 1926-2022 Elizabeth-2 - 10 government officials

Struggle to contain trauma and grief [Vṛścika]

Vṛścika = death-and-rebirth. Shani = pre-incarnationally planned obligation.

In the present life, shani-11 may feel forced [Shani] to re-invent [Mangala] the social status [Shani].

One fears the consequences of loss and re-birth. One resists [Shani] the flow of energy [Mangala] required to move through major life cycles including shock and emergency.

Yet, one is obliged to endure a series of shocks tied to the movements of Shani and Mangala, including the difficult Shani-Mangala and Mangala-Shani bhukti, as well as the period of lord of randhra bhava.

Despite the fear of sudden eruptions of violence , one may respond violently in the attempt to fend off threats to one's survival [Shani].

Despite feeling intimidated by those more aggressive than oneself, and reluctant to engage in upheaval of the established order, one may be the object of unlawful activities and indeed be required to break the law oneselfr.

Life presents an endless, seemingly relentless, series of shocks which require perpetual [Shani] self-re-birth. The keynotes of Shani are subject to constant and occasionally catastrophic upheaval.

  • Shani's portfolio which is most affected by the requirement for chronic change and re-definition includes: professional identity, social status and social networks, reputation and public respect, lawfulness and dignity, hierarchical placement, the sinews and the bones, matters of wood and stone

  • Shani in Vṛścika = all matters of social law and rank or position are vulnerable to upheaval, and must be met with acceptance of the need for rebirth.

Vṛścika - Thrikettamodus operandi = tantrik, intuitive, hypersensitive, restless and alert . The shaman-hunter's musculature is poised for pursuit of the quarry. The body is energized, senses on alert, searching for movement. All awareness trained to detect the life-force of the prey.

  • The penetrating, incisive drive of the hunter, the miner, the psychiatrist, the archeologist, or the criminal detective does not comfortably include Shani's fearful, law-abiding, cautious, bureaucratic character. Shani feels overworked and exhausted in Vṛścika's "eternal emergency" state.

  • Scorpionis is always scheming a sudden movement , and plunging deeper into unknown terrain. Shani is busy holding ground, resisting that vital exploratory movement with His characteristic no permission blockade.

  • As the irresistible force meets the immovable object, the result = paralysis, while Shani waits for the next devastating eruption of violent movement from the subconscious.

Fearful Shani controls the threat of emergency by being chronically over-prepared. Emergency Preparedness.

Dicey position. Repressed anger. Obligation to do Transformative work with scarce resources .

Kuja's tantrik drive to gain power by discovering the hidden secrets of human motivation conflicts with Shani's mandate for conformity, stability and rules.

Displaced magical and psychic powers due to death of tantric guru or rejection by spirit guides.

  • One knows the spirits are there, but beings without bodies tend to be threatening and conflicted rather than supportive, and one often chooses to avoid them.

Time-delay anxiety, containment, frustrations

Blocked sexual-muscular instincts

Oppressed vitality of pursuit and limitation upon the force of movement toward the object of desire; repressed drive toward healing transformations. Imposes a painful sense of psychic separateness and abandonment regardless of material support. Tends to stay stuck in the fear of annihilation, choosing to work rather than heal.

  • maintenance of obligation to contain [Shani], either overtly or covertly, the emergence [Vṛścika] of male sexual instinct (Vṛścika = eruption, penetration) within the established boundaries of conservative social law [Shani].

  • Shani-Vṛścika is required to make controlling social judgments upon the sexual behaviors of others.

Can give good career results with parivartamsha yoga or kendra location, although generally not well-liked in the work-place due to intense, driving, critical work style. Workaholic. Without a supporting yoga, shani in Kuja's shaman-hunter sign is moody and unpredictable . Follows their intuition without regard to due process. Because of this trait, best suited to independent and esoteric work.

Frustrated by attempts to do two mutually exclusive things: achieve leadership recognition and risk following their intuition. Seeks a wide scope of power but cramped by limited resources. Technical expert who wants opportunity and promotions yet dislikes conservative management. Feels cramped by mindless bureaucratic routine Yet, afraid to risk losing what power they have.

  • (Exception to the large-organization problem: if Shani enjoys parivartamsha with [uchcha] Kuja, finds a well-paid niche with servants.)

  • If Kuja is well-placed, the technical expertise will succeed but this native will not be well-liked in management roles. Will be considered unfair slave-driver, pushing too hard on underlings.

Repeating patterns of limitation and delays

Shani-Vṛścika imposes the [akashic memory patterning] obligation to learn to accept limitations [Shani] in matters of penetration and discovery of secret wealth, hidden liaisons, and occult knowledge of the Conditions of dematerialization [Vṛścika].

The going is slow However, with Shani-style perseverance and the fullness of Time the hidden truths sought will be revealed.

Shani-Vṛścika = typically burdened [Shani] with responsibility for revealing a mysterious truth [Vṛścika] to the lowest-common-denominator level of the public [Shani].

Yet Shani's environment [Vṛścika] = impatient, instinctive, bloody, primitive, sexualized, and prone to fighting [Mangala]

Few persons in the society into which Shani-11 is born [Shani] are supportive of one's systematizing, regulatory work in matters of mystery and deepest truths . Most components of the social order are in fact specifically adversarial and hostile to Shani-Vṛścika's work.

Shani must attempt to cool, delay, slow, order and legally regulate Vṛścika's hot-tempered, aggressive, invasive, explosive environment.

There is considerable social hostility to the Shani's pre-incarnationally planned obligation. Shani must lead a primitive force [Mangala] into a more orderly social system informed by deeper truths. Vṛścika = violently explosive, eruptive, invasive, and largely uncontrollable by mere humans.

This difficult work agenda places Shani-Vṛścika in a state of relentless stress and anxiety. Even with the best Jyotisha placements, such as Shani = yogakaraka for Thula or Vrishabha, one often feels isolated, frustrated, overwhelmed, and exhausted.

Examples = success after a long struggle

Obligation to regulate the orderly transformation of society via the Conditions of fleshly decease

Must discover a system which allows society [Shani] to persevere against the onslaught of cataclysmic seizures and eruptions of violently transformative hidden animal force.

  • Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi= denounced by both Hindu and Muslim authorities = Shani-1 social approval

  • Pakistan-PM Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto = denounced by both Hindu and Muslim authorities = Shani-8

  • King of Pop 1958-2009 Thriller Michael J. Jackson [populist-profitable Jyeṣṭha-3] [Shani-Vrischika, poisons, withstands dangers]
  • Ethica ordine geometrico 1632-1677 Baruch Spinoza [diplomatic-accommodating Anuradha-3] [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] [Shani-yuti-Shukra] + [Budha-yuti-Surya] denounced for blasphemy by both Christian and Jewish authorities. After many dangerous threats to his life and banning of his works, sP's cosmic architectonic philosophy books have endured 400 years . SP's works continue to inspire each new generation, and are still required reading in universities.

  • El Castilo Interior 1515-1582 St. Teresa de Avila long struggle to establish the reformed 'shoeless' dis-calced Carmelite contemplative community network = Shani-5 restrictions on amusements, delights

Shani-2 Stress zone

hidden [not visible to the eye, covered] parts of the sexual-reproductive system, uterus, ovaries, prostate, the secreting glands

QUOTATION Das commentary WRT Shani in Vṛścika

" Hasty, stubborn,

jealous, acquisitive,


  • vain, greedy,

  • success in cheating others,

  • danger from poison or weapons.

  • Many losses and ill health,

  • interest in geology, chemistry.

  • Gain through hard work ."


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