Shukra occupies 12th-from-Chandra
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Sukhraya - Thukra
Bhrigu - Bha
Venus - Venera
Freya - Frigg [Friday]
Phosphoros - Heosphoros
Lucipheros [Lucifer, light-bringer]
Morgensteorra - Aefensteorra
Dianna - Inanna - Nin-si-anna
Nogah - Ba'ah - Seba-djai
the 12th house
preference for private arrangements
harmonious invisible activities
pleased in distant worlds
Tenzing Gyatso and Renuka Singh . The Path to Tranquility. (2002).
" Laziness will stop your progress in your spiritual practice.
One can be deceived by three types of laziness:
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Shukra in vyayabhava-12 ruled by Brihaspati
identified with relationships in other, private worlds
imaginative, psychically guided harmony
[celebrated fantasy arrangements]
paradigm of belief balances pleasant invisible relationships, private research
identified with relationships in other, private worlds
[mūlatrikoṇa if within 0-10 deg]
[invisible bargaining for fair exchanges] [psychically guided agreements] [gracious trading in the dreamworld]
[harmonious private arrangements] [in husbandly nativity, meets wife in cloistered secluded environment]
imaginative relationships, private sensuality, spiritually guided harmony
[private inspirational relationships] [invisible indoctrination by feminine guides]
profits from a sensually pleasing imagination
[imaginatively balanced psychically guided harmony]
Princess Damayanthi talking to a Royal Swan messenger
by the Kerala painter Raja Ravi Varma c. 1900
Shukra-12 appreciates private enclosures and is generally quite charitable.
Feminine figures are identified with enclosure, seclusion, isolation. In a masculine nativity, Shukra-12 may represent the wifely figure who seeks privacy and invisibility, such as an artist who cherishes their studio time.
Wealth and luxury in distant lands, in the private bedroom, behind walls, in cloister, via meditation, via prayers of gratitude, via reflection, via fantasy and the images of the inner mind.
In a husbandly nativity, the wifely-companion may hail from a distant land. Alternatively, the wifely mate may indulge in intoxicants or other private sensuality. She may simply be a deeply private person.
Adjacent parallel life (12) = likely a feminine incarnation, easily imagined. Tendency toward sweets addictions, although there is no criminal element.
Pleasure from long sojourn in gracious, distant lands
Enjoys privacy, sanctuary, hermitage, meditative and imaginative relationships
Shukra-12 craves sanctuary. Seeking sleep and peacefulness of a retreat to the astral, may choose to use numbing drugs to achieve that unconscious recharging state.
diplomacy in matters of private guidance
graceful balance in invisible, intimate relationships
prefers a cloistered, enclosed environment
Bedroom Pleasures and Prayer Sanctuary
Shukra the Sensualist is not especially well placed in a natural sthāna of religious-teacher Guru, but Shukra does bring a delicious dose of pleasure into the imaginative life.
Spirit guides are active in this life and much imaginative intelligence is engaged. Yet, the instructions of the ancestral Guide's tend to direct one along a portion of the astral-to-material path (12) which develops material art forms [Shukra] rather than the channel which develops intuitive wisdom via dreams or reflective prayer [Guru].
Excellent placement for balanced conditions within research enclosures, sanctuary environments, and things that happen when everyone else is sleeping
Prayer and psychic guidance with a specifically spiritual focus [Guru] will tend to be replaced by a deeply reflective appreciation for the beauty of the physical form .
In the 12th amza, the Muse is unleashed.
Particularly high value is placed upon feminized, magnetically attractive, receptive sensual beauty . One's relationship to the artistic Muse is often strong or more important than one's relationship to other humans..
That which functions in bhava-12 can drain the vitality from bhava-1.
Shukra in 12 causes a draining and dissolving of the life-force through guidance of the artistic Muse, distant travel and women in distant lands, along with indulgence in sweet fantasy and bedroom pleasures.
also out the back door and back-room deals, agreements and arrangements
enjoys international travel (Guru's sthāna 12) to pleasure destinations.
enjoys the private world of feminine companionship, pleasure, tastes.
Meditations upon a beautiful female deity in a lushly decorated sanctuary. Loves love long journeys in foreign lands, particularly in the company of Feminine Nativities.
Dreams and fantasies of Luxurious wealth. Tendency toward sensual indulgence in private dalliance. Aesthetic appreciation for pleasure of hotels, spas, and enclosed properties.
Not an easy position for marriage. The pleasure-relationship karaka Shukra occupies 6th-from-7th, the things which provide Shukra-12 with the deepest experience of pleasure are simultaneously those things which are inimical to marriage, and may provoke animosity from the spouse.
Some attraction * akarshana * to narcotics (dream-drugs) in many chemical and behavioral forms. Alcoholism over time, due to using alcohol to fall asleep. Sleeping pills. Pleasure from sleep and dreams .
Enjoys the psychic reading and healing environment; inner reflection; Astral travel .
May be gifted in art and music drawing resources from fantasy and imagination.
The reflective imagination; and meditation including disembodied interior (non-petitionary ) prayer.
treasury comes from distant locales; private subject matter (Barbara Walters), secluded behaviors
Selecting a gift for Shukra-12 with Shukra in 12? These folk enjoy sleep and dreams, pleasures of the bedroom. Accouterments of the bedroom, such as lavender oil for calm sleep, pillows, fine sheeting, sleepwear, or other luxurious items of sanctuary, may be much appreciated gifts.
Fashion-design, Art and Beauty
In the material world of beautiful human decorative forms and objects, Shukra-12 loves the fashionable art form of shoes, footwear, and ornamentations of The feet.
Privacy and the Bedroom
Shukra in 12 gives the sensual, musical, and artistic ability to enjoy private things, such as clandestine foreign diplomacy
private or highly personal information
meditative, private prayer
Sensual taste for fantasy in art and literature. Enjoys watching movies in a darkened room, read fantasy fiction, experience imaginative worlds, and confessional performance in which the speaker innermost private perceptions are dramatized.
Shukra in Vyaya bhava delights in the artistic imagery of astrology and dreams without necessarily understanding these informational messages on an intellectual level. Shukra's tastes luxuriate in the lush imaginary traffic on the bridge between the astral plane (subconscious) and the material plane (conscious).
Shukra in 12 also contributes to the dissolution of the material plane identity. Shukra sensual indulgences tend to siphon off the vitality from the animal, blood-fed, muscular body and transmit the life-force back into the dream world. As a result Shukra becomes associated with losses and the two domains which are ruled by the Daityaguru will get drained of their positive reserves.
If additional graha occupy bhava-12, Naturally, these traits would be modified r.
Naturally, the yuvati-pati-7 from Chandra and from lagna do play an important role in defining marriage, but the karaka for marriage which is Shukra is doubly important for males.
In a masculine nativity , Shukra-12 is a complex placement.
The wifely-figure is not clearly apprehended as a person. Often she is of distant origin.
Marriage union remains a bit of a beautiful fantasy.
Most of the marriage bonding activity occurs in the bedroom, rather than in public settings. No matter what outward stress the marriage is suffering, the bed pleasure component remains intact.
Losses through impulsive love or misdirected affection, caused by projections of the romantic imagination. Unrequited love, or long-term behind-closed-doors love relationships. Often the private lover of one who cannot leave their unloving spouse. Sacrificial love.
Well-liked by denizens of the astral plane, and by one's own spirit guides. Seduced and pleasured in dreams; attractive to those from foreign lands.
When Shukra occupies the sthāna of Bed Pleasures, escapism through indulgent sexual pleasures, and potential for sexual pleasure addiction if Shukra is strong.
If Shukra is empowered in bhava-12, the escapist sexual pleasures may be coupled with alcohol or drug use. The identity is dissolved through sensual pleasuring and intoxicating indulgence.
Ironically, excess animal sensualism may damage the balance of marriage, since Vyaya bhava is 6th-from-7th indicating animosity in the partnership. bhava-12 is absorptive. While Shukra-12 takes in much pleasure, one provides little pleasure for others. A pleasure junkie.
If Shukra is well-disposed, the dreams are vividly artistic and musical. Much pleasure through the private imagination. The real lover is never as fabulous as the lover in one's imagination.
Often, a husband meets the life-partner [Shukra] in a secluded, private, invisible environment, a walled compound, a hotel or dormitory, a research laboratory, a foreign land, or in a dream. The life-partner's ability to reflect his fantasies is important to him, and her imaginative powers may form the basis of the marriager.
Shukra (Luxmi) = karaka for luxurious wealth
Wealth from foreign posting during government or corporate service.
Shukra-12 loses vitality in the act of spending money [Shukra] on luxuries as a style of escape from reality. In a rashi of Budha, in bhava-12, Shukra makes an"impulse buyer" who may have a very complex rationalization for one's behavior, but who is still a fantasy-driven money spender.
Often Shukra-12 with Shukra in bhava-12 will manifest some behavior in the categories of Addiction to private imaginative pleasures and fantasies of affluence .
Fantasy of treasuries can occasionally become the seed of a genuine working plan to earn or develop capital. Some nativities indeed will profile a highly intuitive capitalist who worked forward from the imaginative first step to conceptualization to making a grounded plan to work and organize resources.
Such a native may be very successful materially, and Shukra in bhava-12 in this rare circumstance will be found to receive the drishti of a strong Shani or there is some important lagna featuring Śrāvaṇa or Dhaniṣṭha - Delphinus .
As a general rule however, wealth fantasies related to Shukra/12 are vitality-dissolving private imaginings which actually drain the energy from practical earthly pursuit of building material worth. Based on a fantasy resource, Shukra-12 may feel that one is entitled to spend capital without limit. Such a native is unsatisfied by modest amounts of financial wealth .
One may insist that"nothing less than endless money" is acceptable to them. Such an overspender may be willing to engage in unscrupulous business (notably, prostitution) in order to generate the money to buy luxury items. Not surprisingly, Shukra-12 with Shukra in bhava-12 unrestrained by Shani may pose a serious difficulty to harmonious marriage relationships
If Shukra is combined with Rahu, gambling addictions, prostitution addictions, and other expensive private habits may develop.
If Shukra is combined with Chandra, Shukra-12 is spoiled by material indulgence from the parents, who did not make clear to the child that wealth is generally earned through an exchange of values. The adult child expects to receive pleasures but does not comprehend that another value (such as record-keeping labor-2, or support of the partner's interests-7) must be exchanged.
The keynotes of all graha in bhava-12 = "unrealistic" ,"dissolving boundaries "and"world of dreams ". bhava-12 is the bridge between the current life (1) and the past-life (12). Perhaps one remembers The treasuries of a parallel life and consider it available to spend, even when the coffers of the current life accounts are factually quite empty. Images lingering just underneath the floor of consciousness do not provide factual information, but rather strong impressions, memories, and impulses.
The vague images and barely-heard instructions of vyaya bhava may empower a gifted psychic medium -- who handles the messages for what they are, living dreams. Unfortunately, the same imagery may dis-empower one too attached to the material plane -- who misinterprets faint images of a previous life as valid instructions for the current incarnations.
Shukra-12 with Shukra in bhava-12 must proceed carefully with wealth, luxury, and pleasure fantasies. These images can potentially form the positive seed from which a concrete plan to earn and spend cintamani * mani * money can grow. However,
Shukra notices abundance sensual pleasures in the dream space
Splendid artistic imagination , and bodes well for valuable art and music production in the confines of studio or sanctuary space. Yet, the material manifestation of the two sthāna s ruled by Shukra will be expressed only in the world of dreams.
Abundant sensual skill makes a master of bed pleasure , but the material manifestation of the two sthāna ruled by Shukra will be expressed only in the world of dreams.
Shukra in bhava-12 wishes to keep love relationships and one's aesthetic tastes as private as possible. The love of sweets such as alcohol and sensual bed pleasures is much increased, possibly to the point of addictions.
Dissolves the first wife in a husbandly chart and in a wifely chart weakens her relationships to other womenfolk. In a husbandly nativity, either loss of a wife by death or social-emotional dissolution of the relationship to the first wifely figure. For wifely-figures, same vis-à-vis her sisters and close associates among womenfolk.
Meditative daydreams and fantasies
Topics of reflective visualization are related to Shukra's karaka behaviors: acquired wealth, sensual pleasures, attractiveness, harmonious and mutually beneficial agreements, balanced architectural and social designs, music, fine arts, and aesthetic, appreciative love.
Acquisitive material-luxury Shukra is unhappy in a preaching-teaching sthāna of Guru. There is often discomfort from the conflict between fantasies of sensual wealth and pleasure [Shukra] which have carried through from a parallel life , versus the more spiritual values of peacefulness and intuitive knowledge that are naturally promoted by Guru.
Shukra-12 was indeed a person of luxurious sensuality and artistic talent in a parallel life , with a strong connection to music, dance, and perfumes. By default, graha in bhava-12 are 'dissolved' into astral imagery. Whether this distinction will manifest again in the current life depends on the supporting graha.
Favors scientific research into women's tastes and into the psychology of marriage.
" Venus produces a material impulse . It leads you towards sensual gratification and involvement in unethical relationships which bind the soul strongly in chains of materialization.
One may remember that Venus is the advisor to the demons who command the anti-devic (godly) forces.
These tendencies are greatly accentuated when Venus occupies the Twelfth sthāna, which can finally fix you in your pleasant sleep (of illusion) and in the enjoyment of a comfortable couch (karmic bondage).
You may gain wealth; but spend it every day . Sensual. Makes best efforts; want of virtue; sudden disputes with friends.
Extravagant , discord with friends and seniors. A liar and unpopular amongst relatives. Sick and ailing. infidel, unkind, debauch and gross body. You get pleasure through own spouse; prosperous and impressive.
Inert, happy, ugly, characterless, vile, purified diet, skilled in amorous sport.
This Venus indicates a love for romance and adventure; desire to unravel the mysteries of nature, secret arts, medicine, chemistry;
The stronger is Shukra by rashi, the more powerful Shukra-12 's luxury and pleasure fantasies .r.
Danger of extravagant spending when Shukra [uchcha], or Shukra in a rashi of either Shukra or Budha.
If lacking the discriminatory intelligence to separate the dreams of treasuries -luxury-sensuality versus the material reality of the real money in the bank account, real salary, real professional earnings capability, these natives may slip into the trap of addictive, expensive indulgences. (Does not provide elegant taste, just expensive taste!)
The fantasy perception of accumulated wealth is very strong when Shukra occupies Guru's sthāna of expansive abundance.
The memory of a large spendable hoard is a carry-over from a previous life (12th sthāna = parallel lives ) in which there was much accessible financial well-being.
Shukra-12 may recognize that this powerfully sensed treasury exists in dream form only, may be feel entitled to spend the current lifetime's real cintamani * mani * money in quite excessive patterns. In the modern world, The imaginary hoard may be simply a credit card.
Shukra-12 may enjoy a vision of one's own personal beauty and seductive attractiveness. Such a person frequents beauty services and spends on fashions, as usual with the 12th-from behaviors, trying to materialize a past-life entitlement in the current life.
For both masculine-identified and feminine-identified Nativities, Shukra's attracting function is submerged in vague depths of the subconscious
one suffers shifting perceptions of the beauty and attractiveness of oneself and others.
Fantasy expectations of visual attractiveness of real femininity. A husbandly-figure may wish the wifely-figure to materialize an imaginary feminine charisma.
12 = 6th-from-7
Attracted to partners outside marriage, hoping each time to revisit dream of the ageless, timeless, boundary-less feminine Muse.
For Mesha and Vṛścika indriya-lagna, Shukra = yuvati-pati-7 .
If Shukra occupies vyaya bhava, Shukra resides in 6th-from-7th. There may be a persistent disagreeable animosity regarding the spousal conduct or appearance. The conflict although continuous may be addressed attempts to heal the rift via sensuality of bed pleasure and fantasy denial of the imbalance, accusation, or disagreements.
Characteristics of the Environment where ones meets the life-partner(s)
When Shukra occupies Vyaya bhava, it is expected that the marriage partner would first be encountered in a dream or fantasy, while sojourning in a distant land, or in a meditation hall, hospital, convent, or similar sanctuary space. Possibly a prison or refugee camp. There are many varieties of sanctuary and enclosure, internal and external..
Shukra-12 = meeting the partner in internal enclosure (dream, reflection) or external enclosure (walled space).
what seems "unfair" in the relationship
shad-ashtaka 6-8 angles from Shukra = trouble areas for alliances
adversarial, conflicted 6th from Shukra-12 = putra-bhava-5
shocking, secret 8th from Shukra-12 = yuvati-bhava-7
[Shukra-Mesha] = bhava-12
Escape into simple excitements, such as hunting and fighting.
Likes the world of imaginative imagery involving foreign lands, conquests, winning competitions, and fighting for dominance.
Sensuality of blood sport and wars in foreign lands. Dreamy love of horses especially in Aśvini.
[Shukra-Urisha] = bhava-12
Escape into sensual fantasies, oral fixations, extraordinary visual, auditory, and tactile pleasures; addiction to fine wines, food, music, textiles, oils, and all other vehicles of five-senses sensual pleasure.
A love of luxury 'escapes' such as the 'getaway weekend' or 'spa weekend'. (Also may 'escape' into fine music, although this is more a behavior of [uchcha] Shukra-Meena.
in 12, enjoys the deepest sensual pleasuring in foreign lands, and in the private imagination. Sexually, often an interest in artistic styles of pornography.
Drugs used in pursuit of the illusion of a more dream-like beauty may lead to serious disease.
A protective personality who prefers to have a hermitage, private retreat, or place of quietude. Escape into delightfully sexualized conversations and a private sanctuary of encoded communication. There is often a sibling "twinning" quality to the intimate relationships.
Private signals and a two-faced public-private arrangement permits long-term management of extra-marital affairs 
disposed to feel the pleasure of talkative enclosure. Aesthetic of invisible transactions, the busy bedroom, the scheduling of arrangements - away from the preying eyes of the public.
Property, security, friendships, and revenues result from Shukra-related matters such as finance, diplomacy, brokerage, middleman-meddler, bargaining, match-making. Most of the economic dealings are unidentifiable to the public. Yet the results of behind-the-scenes negotiation are tangibly beneficial for real-estate  and marketplace  roles.
" Venus produces sensuous cravings .
A political personality who prefers to have a hermitage, private retreat, or place of quietude. Escape into familiar surroundings, pleasant marital routines, parental security, protective arrangements.
disposed to feel the pleasure of safe enclosure. Aesthetic of invisibility, the childhood bedroom, the comforts of home - away from the preying eyes of the public.
Prosperous career in Shukra-related matters such as finance, diplomacy, brokerage, middleman-meddler, bargaining, match-making. Most of the professional dealings are unidentifiable to the public. Yet the results of behind-the-scenes negotiation are tangibly beneficial for business  and government  roles.
[Shukra-Singha] = bhava-12
Escape into royal privilege and glamour. In the private imagination, one is the radiant center of attention. Like most royalty, you have competition for your throner.
Shukra-Simha-12 Das commentary:
" You will not be attracted to ultimate spiritual goals;
Such a strong urge to dwell among the material world,
[Shukra-Kanya] = bhava-12
Escape into humiliation, rejection of one's own beauty, and argumentation regarding failure of one's ability to give or receive affection.
Trouble from fallen women.
Attracted to Drugs, partly to ease digestion.
[Shukra-Vanika] = bhava-12\
Escape into a sanctuary of private, perhaps completely imaginary, relationships. Shukra-12 may be better suited to avoid material marriage.
Excellent imagination which can produce splendid designs, including deep psychological understanding of relationship negotiation and balance.
Yet, in the physical world, such a balanced relationship seems quite ephemeral.
[Shukra-Vṛścika] = bhava-12
Escape into imaginary tantrik quests for secret knowledge. A delusion of tantra, involving psychic exposure , which can make Shukra-12 vulnerable to penetration by invisible agents of disease. Self-destructive sexual indulgencer.
[Shukra-Dhanus] = bhava-12
Vidyapthi-5+karmesha-10 Shukra-Dhanus for Maraka lagna = a highly benevolent
yogakaraka graha. However, the benefits of this otherwise fine graha are dissolved into astral imagery and give limited results on the material plane.
Wealth (5) and respect (10) from other-worldly activities.
Escape into imaginary religious ceremonies, contrived priesthoods, and moral soliloquies.
Inflated beliefs regarding one's own power and attractiveness.
One wishes to be sensually worshipped.
QUOTATION Das commentary,
[Shukra-Makara-Draco] = bhava-12
bandesha-4 +dharmesha-9 Shukra-Makara for Kumbha indriya-lagna = a highly benevolent
yogakaraka. However, the benefits of this otherwise fine graha are dissolved into astral imagery and give limited results on the material plane.
Property (4) and wisdom (9) from other-worldly activities.
Splendid bone structure; typically quite handsome. Escape into imaginary proofs of elegant living, prestige, respect, and social status.
[Shukra-Kumbha] = bhava-12
vikrama-pati+randhresha-8 Shukra-Kumbha = a less benevolent graha for the Meena indriya-lagna . Harmonious relationships are hard to come by.
Escape into conceptual and social-philosophical imagination, envisioning social progress through movement toward future goals.
Enjoys to reflect upon - but not necessarily participate in -- mass gatherings, assemblies of like-minded, and visionary futuristic networks.
One dreams for a better future, but the present reality is rather uncomfortable.
Conditions of life prevent one from living out most of one's egalitarian social ideals. However, Shukra-12 is immensely charitable.
QUOTATION Das commentary WRT Shukra -Kumbha bhava-12
" Venus in this sign will deny all personal comfort and pleasure,
Shukra ruler of 2 + 7 becomes an empowered maraka
Escape into imaginary musical and artistic harmony, a world of memories, full of brilliant signaling and path-finding, that use gorgeous dreamlike colors and designs.
Extraordinary richness of the private imagination. Spiritual guidance from aesthetic sources. Entreasurement from private partnerships.
Quotation Das commentary WRT Shukra-Meena-12
"You will live luxuriously and in dignity,
Your mind will be both poetic and musical,
Your spouse will be a real help."
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