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Surya occupies 10th-from-Chandra

  1. [Surya-Mesha] [uchcha]
  2. [Surya-Urisha]
  3. [Surya-Mithuna]
  4. [Surya-Karkata]
  5. [Surya-Simha] [svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa if within 1-10 deg]
  6. [Surya-Kanya]
  7. [Surya-Vanika] [nīcha]
  8. [Surya-Vṛścika]
  9. [Surya-Dhanus]
  10. [Surya-Makara-Draco]
  11. [Surya-Kumbha]
  12. [Surya-Meena]

  1. [Surya in bhava-1]
  2. [Surya in bhava-2]
  3. [Surya in bhava-3]
  4. [Surya in bhava-4]
  5. [Surya in bhava-5] [svabhava]
  6. [Surya in bhava-6]
  7. [Surya in bhava-7]
  8. [Surya in bhava-8]
  9. [Surya in bhava-9]
  10. [Surya in bhava-10] [dikbala]
  11. [Surya in bhava-11]
  12. [Surya in bhava-12]


OM grinih suryaya namah


Professor Surya

Arka - Ata - Athithyaya





resides in


kha = heaven

अम्बर ambara = sky, atmosphere

मान māna = respect

कर्मन् karman = work, obligation, duty


Soule - Saul


Sun = Sunday

Apollo - Paul

Sirius - Osiris


Utu - Ata - Aitha

Aten - Aton - OM - On

Amon-Ra - Aurya


Helios - Heli

Haul - Halo - Ha

Havar [havana]

Nyima - Nyayiru




the tenth house


autocracy * autonomy * authority

bright center of the hierarchical drama

brilliant, commanding, righteous roles in elite status positions

genius for leadership

Courtly Ruler, mughal era

  1. [Surya in bhava-1]
  2. [Surya in bhava-2]
  3. [Surya in bhava-3]
  4. [Surya in bhava-4]
  5. [Surya in bhava-5] [svabhava]
  6. [Surya in bhava-6]
  7. [Surya in bhava-7]
  8. [Surya in bhava-8]
  9. [Surya in bhava-9]
  10. [Surya in bhava-10] [dikbala]
  11. [Surya in bhava-11]
  12. [Surya in bhava-12]

Surya Main Page

BPHS Surya Mahadasha



[Surya-Mesha] [dikbala] [uchcha]

[conserving-acquisitive dhanesha for Karkata indriya-lagna]

check Mangala and Mangala-drishti for the defining source of Surya's forward-pushing aristocratic championship

[charismatic bright center of competition and conquest] [champion of innovative institutional governance]

[dominating focus of forward-pushing leadership] [empowered entitled autocrats]

public reputation for political values, self-confident language, proud speech , entitled treasuries, aristocratic historical knowledge, patriarchal family lineage




[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[brightly charming center of self-exemplified historical-musical values] [widely recognized elite financial figure [dignified public representative of language and lineage]

[charismatic social appeal to entreasured classes] [institutional leadership conduct may be affected by personal pleasure entitlements]

[high intelligence for personalized expression of precious heritage knowledge] [public sees radiant physical vitality via hair, eyes, voice]

[genetically shaped appearance may form the basis of command] [enriched father may be banker, asset collector-curator, warehouser, geneticist, evaluator, assessor]


[Surya-Mithuna] [dikbala]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

check Budha and Budha-drishti to see Surya's transactional, documenting, collaborative motivation

[bright center of commercial project leadership] [intelligence for high-visibility private information] [elite interpretive messaging roles]

[decision-maker for writing-publishing organizations] [radiantly confident display of imaginative scripts] [creative public media communications] [makes authoritative announcements ]

[socially respected explanatory instructions] [talkative father-figure may be businessman, team-manager, wordsmith, manufacturer, collaborator]


[Surya-Karkata] [dikbala]

[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Tulā indriya-lagna]

bright center of shelter + home-roots


[Surya-Simha [svakshetra]

[mūlatrikoṇa if within 1-10 deg]


[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[bright center of hierarchical drama]

[Surya-Kanya] [dikbala]

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

check Budha and Budha-drishti to source Surya's decisive intelligence for logical, analytical, calculating, assistive service

[bright center of principled iconic aid to the oppressed] [elite priestly service ministry] [dignified visage of mistreatment, upset, betrayal, or blame]

[charismatic social appeal to laboring classes] [institutional leadership conduct may be unbalanced or conflicted ]

[high intelligence for remediation of ideological complaints] [publicly linked to the father's recognized roles]

[analysis of doctrinal beliefs [9] may weaken the basis of command [10] [argumentative father may be exploiter, analyst, critic, military, physician, sick, servant, or animal-worker - yet of noble stature]


[Surya-Vanika] [nīcha] [dikbala]

[potentially nīcha-bhanga if Surya-yuti-Shani]

[shocking-transformative randhresha for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[confident institutional leadership uses camouflaged empowerments]


[Surya-Vṛścika] [dikbala]

[contractual-negotiating jaya-pati for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

bright center of secrets and mysteries

[Surya-Dhanus] [dikbala]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

check Guru and Guru-drishti for the defining source of Surya's philosophical, dogmatic, optimistic confidence

[bright center of philosophy] [confidently radiant symbol of doctrine]

entitled, self-referential, political, creative, high-visibility roles in service-ministry

[Surya-Makara-Draco] [dikbala]

[political-theatrical vidya-pati for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[bright focus of hierarchical elite] [confidently displays conventional social authority] [tends to dull the independent intelligence, yet can shine in status-ranked, legitimating corporate institutional structures]

[center-stage command roles in regulatory governance] [class-conscious bureaucratic boss-leader-executive father]


[Surya-Kumbha] [dikbala]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[intelligence for rank-status gridworks] [executive authority via economic linkage] [celebrated entitlement for elite connections]

[political focus on proletarian respect] [sparkling center of elite social network] [friendly romantic hub of community systems] [popular icon recognized by common folk]

[father-figure may be director, governor, executive, decision-maker, boss, leader]

[Surya-Meena] [dikbala]

[busy-messaging sahaja-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[reputation for visionary inspirational writings] [brightly radiating high status imagination] [intelligence for intuitive leadership] [celebrated entitlement for philosophical authority]

[political focus on contemplative executive roles] [entitled certainty via prayerful social duty]


Ravi receives dikbala in bhava-10

Indicates a socially recognized personality

nascent conditions of confident leadership

typically, the father is also a leader

Professor Surya residing in classroom-10 offers a splendid placement for the politics of executive legislative powers, high visibility social roles, royal entitlements, and autocratic style of governance.

Surya in svabhava of Ravi's bitter enemy Shani radiates structured, regulated [Shani] personal charisma [Surya] in highly visible, highly responsible roles.

Professor Surya teaching in bhava-10 has stationed Himself at the center of a government or corporate hierarchy. Surya-10 is typically, aregulator for some variety of government service, atop decision maker such as tribal chieftain, or an executive director of an organization. The key feature of elite Surya-10 is that there is no-one positioned above one in the hierarchy.

Professor Surya teaching in the svabhava of commonplace Shani may be handicapped to fulfill His ideal role as the radiant absolute-center flame around which all others orbit and reflect His light. Rather, the light is divided and distributed as countless smaller flames of intelligence organize themselves in a pyramid shape, with each level regulating its downstream in the lower bases.

Professor Surya teaching in classroom-10 shines in executive decision-making roles, and is admired by inferiors .

Regal Surya’s disdain for Shani's lowest common denominator” group dynamics makes Ravi-10 somewhat of an outsider who prefers to perch above the pyramid or at its periphery, so as to reduce the inevitable loss of creative individuality and preserve as much personal freedom as possible while fulfilling the [akashic memory patterning] of following strict Professor Shani's relentless imposition of conformity, uniformity, regulations and rules.

When Professor Ravi occupies svabhava of proletarian Shani, the unique personal intelligence must be harnessed to a greater social institution; there is less personality glitter and more class ranking effort. Greatest success in government service, elite executive levels, policy and decision-making roles.

Indira_with_Dad.jpg Professor Surya-10 tends to produce iconic figures in corporate and institutional leadership.

They are high-visibility public figures characterized by a self-directed, independent style.

According to the strength of Surya, these figures often hold elite (10) government and regulatory roles in high office.


Professor Surya-10 tends to produce creative, flamboyant, center-stage, dramatic, top-of-hierarchy roles - a leader in one's field of expertise

Because Surya is the arch-enemy of Shani-Fear, professor Surya-10 tends to produce the " fearless leader" type characterized by the long endurance of bhava-10.

  • POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson + [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] TJ provided a very bright light of championship, innovation, independence [Mesha] leading the new [Mesha] nation of USA into birth [Mesha].

If Surya-yuti-Shani in bhava-10, endurance in public leadership roles may be legendary.

The degree of visibility depends upon Surya's rashi. Professor Ravi is strongest in Karkata, simha, dhanus, meena, mesha, and Vṛścika.

[Surya-Mithuna] = a capable detail manager in leadership environments that feature administrative specialization, attending meetings, iconic representations of a Message.

  • POTUS-43 Decision Points 1946- George W. Bush [champion-challenger Punarvasu-1] [navamsha Surya-Mesha-uchcha] GWB managed an oil-and-gas concern [Urisha] a baseball franchise, the Texas governor's office, and the POTUS-43 cabinet of advisers. GWB was a subdued executive due to Surya-10-rules-12, which favors private discussions. GWB was not the darling of the USA electorate, who wanted a more visible and entertaining Commander-in-Chief. However, GWB was a team-oriented collaborator and a master delegator.

  • Pakistan-PM 1953-2007 Daughter of Destiny Benazir Bhutto masked-undisclosing Mriga-4] [Mangala-yuti-Surya]

[Surya-Karkata] * bright center of shelter + home-roots

[Surya-Kanya] [10] can only occur as Dharmesha for Dhanus-born.

Often an enduring leader due to the patronage (9) of believers. Associated with the paradigms of belief (dharmesha). In Kanya characterized environments which typically featre exploitation, argumentativeness and human problematics, the Brilliant One can rise to high visibility and executive empowerment.

Mula politicians, while practicing their usual exhilarating disregard for consequences, can benefit greatly from the calm, logical appearance radiated by Surya-Kanya-10. Can use their association with the patriarchal sacred dogma to regulatory advantage. Receive patronage from ideologues. May be associated with police (Kanya crime) with unfair contracts (Kanya imbalance) with professional medicine-military-ministry [Kanya].

  • Rus-Pres 1952- First Person Vladimir Putin [defensive-nationalistic Hasta-4] [Surya-yuti-Shani] [Surya-yuti-Shani] presenting as a devout loyalist of the Russian Orthodox sacred customs (9) VP is associated with crime, jails, police, enemies, exploitation, and use of logical argument (including computer hacking) to maintain power (10). Supported by ideological patronage. Exemplary leader of a kleptocracy.

In rashi of Surya worst enemies who are Shukra and Shani, professor Surya loses impetus.

  • Esoteric Astrology 1925-2005 Jyotiṣika Bepin Behari [Budha-yuti-Shukra] + [Surya-yuti-Ketu] . A low-power [Surya-yuti-Ketu] suggests apathy mixed with persistence in elite governance roles. Shri Behari's reputation (10) for writing leading interpretive texts for international Jyotishavidya (Ketu-10) is much greater than his bureaucratic positions (Surya-10) as a state economic planner and diplomat.

The one exception to a low-power Surya is a Tula-Surya placement which is a capable of boomerang into [nīcha-bhanga] . However, even in the case of nīcha-bhanga, one must endure plenty of nichha along with the bhanga.

Professor Surya's brilliant light of intelligence permits the native to "see" into government institutional bureaucratic hierarchies; step-wise routinized, orderly lawful processes; iconic roles; leadership responsibilities and public reputation

The universe seems to revolve around oneself when the native occupies the dramatic center of

  • government, social institutions, hierarchies, bureaucracies, law and order, rules and regulations, executive power,

  • legislation and legal authority, reputation and rank, respect and dignity,

  • elite positions, high visibility, top of the pyramid

Surya in 4th-from-7th = the mate's education, parents or mate's childhood foundation

Whether more specialized toward money, knowledge, or pleasure depends upon rashi, drishti, and co-tenants of bhava-8 .

Independence [Surya] vs. conformity [Shani] is a core polarity in human life. Bhava-10 is a tricky position for independent, creative Professor Surya.

The native must create [Surya] a respectable [Shani] yet self-determined [Surya] career role that balances personal intelligence against conformity to public standards and social duty. Gives comfortable results under the right circumstances.

karma-sthāna = the peak of the social prestige pyramid . Strong graha in 10 will inevitably distinguish one 's performance in public leadership roles. However, the Surya-Shani animosity will manifest in career frustration and friction with the forces of law and orderr.

Professor Surya = pitri-karaka

qualities of the Father

Father may holds a socially visible position (10). Whether his reputation is positive or negative depends upon the 10th lord * karma-pati, and its angle to Professor Surya-10.

  • Italy-Dictator 1883-1945 Fascist Benito Mussolini [secretive-discovering Pushya-4] [Surya-yuti-Budha] = [Surya-yuti-Budha-Karkata -10]. Mussolini's father was a labor union organizer (10, leadership) who was socially recognized in his own region among his own laboring class. According to Mussolini, his father was both a terror to young Benito and also a lasting inspiration.

  • Surya's ruler Chandra (mother) is both blessed-and-oppressed by a positive [uchcha] amza and a challenging nishturabhashi yoga. The father is ruled by the gainful mother, as Chandra ruler of Surya placed in 11th from Surya, showing that Mussolini's mother [Chandra] provided most of the family income from her schoolteacher salary, supporting her low-earning husband who was usually too busy with political organizing. Chandra is further provoked by a Chandra-Mangala-yoga. mother is emotionally over-stimulating perhaps but financially positive.

  • The father of Pakistan-PM 1953-2007 Daughter of Destiny Benazir Bhutto was the famed Pakistani politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. His daughter Benazir had a strong Mangala-yuti-Surya-Mithuna ya-10 accepting the drishti of her atmakaraka Kanya-Shani-1

Surya-10 indicates that the father holds a significant social position

One finds a central [Surya] position in the drama [Surya] of elite ranks of government and large corporations. (10)

Although they were both musicians and poets, both either served or were begged to serve in government leadership roles due to [dikbala] strength of Surya-10

Ironically this placement indicates a natural leader in the social order, who is however very independent by character and thus reluctant to lead -- except at very top levels where they can be protected from the hoi polloi.

The common people may resent the effusive solipsism of Professor Surya-10 personal style, even while the mass of worker-consumers enjoy basking in the confidence and pageantry of a king-like leader.

Unless protected by other graha, surya in 10 with strength (in a rashi of Mangala, Guru, chandra) will eventually get into situation with provike polarizing catalysis via one's insistence upon self-righteous privilege opposed to the law of the common manr.

If Professor Surya occupies Meza = uttama or Simha, one prefers expressions of personal genius rather than the well-admired but routine management duties imposed by Shani's house.

Business success for the owner-operator type who has both creative power and administrative control , even if the business grows quite larger.

For employee positions (even at the top) it is better if Surya is not too strong in Professor Shani's svabhava-10.

Better if the conflict between independent thought and action - a hallmark of empowered Professor Surya - is reduced, and the native can enjoy earning payment for his work, without independent ideas causing too much conflict.

If Professor Surya is strong here - and- Professor Shani casts drishti into Bhava-10, the result is likely a stalemate: when native fiercely defends their right to independent behavior but because society expects native to accept the constraints of leadership duty , social validation is withheld.

If Professor Shani owns and aspects Bhava-10 containing a medium-power Surya, naative may enjoy a solid bureaucratic career in large corporations or government service.

  • One seeks praise and recognition for one's leadership responsibilities, empowerment to enforce or provide social regulation, position in large, orderly, pyramid-shaped organization

Surya's brilliant effects within bhava-10

Surya in 2nd-from-9th-amsha = 2nd-from-pitribhava . wealth from guru-level guidance, from the father's tutelage, from credit for worthy actions performed in current and parallel lives .

Surya in 3rd-from-8th-amsha, much professional communication regarding confidential information and hidden assets. A career in managing secrets.

Surya in 4th-from-7th-amsha, property acquired through the spouse and business partnerships.

Surya in 5th-from-6th-amsha, handsome and intelligent enemies. The father is knowledgeable about conflict and imbalance-seeking-a-remedy in human relations. The native or one's father may have romantic relations with servants.

Surya in 6th-from-5th-amsha, animosity toward children and romantic partners caused by ego-membrane need to be in the leadership role. May act with hostility toward creativity and expressions of individual genius. Tends to move in lockstep with large organizations.

Surya in 7th-from-4th-amsha, strong ego-membrane identification with the mother's people. Moral sense of Right based in contracts and promises according to the cultural roots.

Surya in 8th-from-3rd-amsha, sudden, forced changes in the relationship with siblings and in one's own mental perspective. Mental illness or volatility in the character of the father.

Surya in 9th-from-2nd-amsha, excellent fortune financially, benefiting from a natural wisdom in handling hoarded monies and recorded knowledge. fortune from remarriages of one's own first spouse.

Surya in 10th-from-10th-amsha, strong ego-membrane identification with government and large hierarchical organizations.

In Karkata:

Professor Surya-10 is very bright, strong, iconic in Karkata-10

leadership roles use the image of the Self to promote the corporate or institutional agenda

customary, rhythmic, home-based Folkways.

Strong executive leadership capability, individual intelligence, confident decision-making skills.

Professor Surya has confidence in one's own ability to lead, whether the facts support this faith or not.

Invincible in one's own view but potentially arrogant.

Better results with a restraining drishti from Professor Shani.

In general, highly benevolent

when Professor Surya is well disposed. Parental guidance qualities injected into the public role.

If Professor Surya is too strong here, the public might not tolerate one's characteristic independence from social authority, and Surya may be unable to gain public trust except in celebrity or elite settings.;

Indicates social recognition for executive roles in government service, management at higher levels of large organizations, and especially political appointments. Surya has the Akashic memory patterning (action) and dharma (wisdom) to make decisions which affect many people.

If Professor Surya is well disposed in karma-sthāna, individualistic; leadership demonstrated in these top positions is exemplary and one successfully merges the bureaucratic ideation of hierarchical stepwise models with the brilliant independence of clear and decisive policy making. Generally, there is a preference for policy rather than law.

If Professor Surya is poorly disposed in karma-sthāna, there may be weak decisions, unreliable behavior in positions of authority, micro-managing, or petty controlling authoritarianism

Romantic view of leadership roles. Infuses mundane regulatory duties with high prestige. This is an awkward position of false kingship (10 = 6th from 5th, the natural king) but it improves with maturity.

karma-sthāna is Professor Shani's svabhava but also a kendra-10 where Surya gains dikbala .

Professor Surya-10 does well over the period of a lifetime, very much tempered by life experience, and flourishing after age 60.

Depends significantly on the natal position of Shani. If Shani is also in kendra, one may have very fixed ideas about proper leadership. However, one would be less prone to solipsism or excess pride and have a stronger dose of social realism [Shani].

Surya-10 usually does come to realize, via life experience, that social leaders, even in exalted positions of power and high titles, are indeed mere human beings. Leaders are inherently imperfect; they are themselves subject to a myriad of social and psychological pressure.

In reality, leaders are often lacking in ideal qualifications. They may be unethical, immature, and inappropriate. However, if their [akashic memory patterning] calls for public high position, they will receive public high position.

If such a level of realization could penetrate the mind of the native with a strong Surya in Bhava-10, one becomes an extremely wise, mature, capable, stable, and effective leader.

Otherwise there is great unhappiness regarding the gap between kingly and the common law, between Surya's natural autocracy and Shani's natural bureaucracy. Nevertheless Surya is capable of leadership in 10 .

Das / Behari commentary WRT Surya in karma-sthāna

" This placement draws you to the center of power .

You acquire a role in the administration of your country.

  • Your mind goes straight to the central point in any argument or discussion and you intuitively understand the motivations of others.

  • You are learned in Vedantic philosophy and are not interested in ritualistic observances.

  • You dislike flattery in social behavior.

  • You run your business or industry very successfully and profitably.

  • Your mother's ailments cause you constant worry.

  • You might feel remorseful due to separation from partner or friend.

  • You attain success, favor and reputation through hard work.

  • Parents suffer; wife and children cause anxiety; you tend to be friendless, dissipated and bold.

It may be observed that except for professional and vocational success, there is no relieving feature in your life.

With this placement you are blessed with wealth and jewels;

education, honor and success; valor,

love for music and art,

talent, kindness and generosity;

  • service to saints, high moral standard, power, authority, trust,

  • conveyance, frugality and firmness, kinsfolk and children.

You gain fame through great learning and are able to accumulate wealth;

When the Sun reaches the height at noon, human activities are at height.

  • Likewise, when you are in the Zenith in the horoscope of birth ( on the 10th cusp), one is likely to reach enviable heights in life.

  • You were born at such a time, and that is somewhat rare.

You are intelligent, rich, strong and will be endowed with conveyances, relatives and sons, you will succeed in your undertakings, be valorous, unconquerable and great.

At times you will be separated from your near and dear.

Your mother will contract many kinds of illnesses.

You will be wealthy, happy with regard to your father, be very learned, famous, strong, pure, liberal and happy.

  • You will be interested in music and dances.

You will suffer illness in the later part of your life.

You will, however, have mental worries throughout." [end quote]

QUOTATION Bepin Behari commentary

Planets in Signs and Houses

Surya in Karka-10

" The Sun occupying [Karka] provides vitality to your social interaction.

  • Intellectually, you are versatile to the point of genius.

It is not just social eminence which attracts people to you,

  • but the fact that you are always concerned with helping and working for others.

Your sense of responsibility is enormous;

whenever you accept the responsibility for any task,

  • you will certainly see it to its successful completion.

Your organizing skills are so extraordinary ,

  • your personality so commanding,

  • and your conduct is ethical

that everyone from whom you require service or work willingly cooperates with you." [end quote]


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