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Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

by Pema Chödrön, page 70

"Underlying hatred, underlying any cruel act or word, underlying all dehumanizing, there is always fear - the utter groundlessness of fear.

This fear has a soft spot. It hasn't frozen Yet, into a solid position.

However, Much we don't like it, fear doesn't have to give birth to aggression or the desire to harm ourselves or others.

When we feel fear or anxiety or any groundless feeling, or when we realize that the fear is already hooking us into I'm going to get even" or I have to go back to my addiction to escape this," then we can regard the moment as neutral, a moment that can go either way."

[end quote]

AUM shum shukraya namah

Addiction = behavioral or substance use disorders

indications of Addictive behaviors

Rahu-Ketu = low/no boundaries, 6 = imbalance, and the Daityaguru = sweets

[Suave Shukra] * Venus * Phosphoros (morning star) * Hesperos (evening star) * Ishtarra * Ashtatara * Zuci * Frigg (germanic beauty-goddess)

BPL COMMENTARY Vimshottari dasha of Shukra

BPHS Shukra Mahadasha

" Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water."

- W. C. Fields

An addiction is a habitual behavior that is intended to numb suffering and over-ride painr.

Addiction = a personal behavior which is considered to become a health disorder when it damages or interrupts one's ability to perform one's normal tasks.

All addictions are exploitive. Addictions produce the perception of short-term pleasure followed by a cycle of victimization [being eaten] (6) powerlessness (6) and shame (6).

Almost any behavior can become exploitive (6) and addictive.

  • Any behavior that creates emotional intensity (whether positive or negative) can become compulsively repetitive and any desire can become insatiable.

  • Any human behavior has the potential to force abandonment [Ketu] one's normal, culturally-approved life task routines [Shani] within marriage, family, profession, civic duty, et-cetera. in pursuit of an obsessive [Rahu] pleasure [Shukra].

The most obvious addictions involve amplified sense-pleasures such as sexual gratification, oral pleasures of food and drink, and nerve pleasures such as numbing drugs and other brain-chemistry alterations.

However, one may also develop a disordered relationship to gambling, to extracting bribes and illegal payments, to patterns of deceit or theft, to marital argument, to criticizing and belittling others, and a hundred other dysfunctional attempts to make oneself feel better.

Unfortunately, addictions are insatiable; therefore Shukra's ultimate pleasures of satisfaction, harmony, balance, completion through union et-cetera are rarely realized when one suffers from addiction. In addition, one falls victim to social criticism for the crime of exiting normalcy.

Luxury-loving Shukra = karaka for all pleasures including addictive pleasures

Sweet-seeking Shukra = the lord of Sugar.

Professor Bright Beautiful Bhrigu specializes in a wide range of subjects linked to pleasures of the senses and the experience of matched balance.

One of the subjects upon which He teaches is the doctrine of sexual pleasuring, numbing drugs, and delirium of alcohol . If Shukra is disturbed or over-empowered in relation to the other graha, His curriculum can become so ambitious that one may be encouraged to over-do the natural pleasures which can result in syndromes of sex addiction, drug addiction, and alcoholism.

In any bhava, Shukra-yuti-Rahu or Shukra-yuti-Ketu may provide some experience of obsessive-compulsive [Rahu] or boundary-dissolving [Ketu] sensual behavior. Addictive tendencies are enhanced but not assured when Professor Shukra is either amplified by Rahu or when concern with consequences is dissolved [Ketu].

[uchcha] Shukra , svakshetra Shukra in kendra , or any planetary situation in which Professor Shukra gains significant empowerment suggests a long-term attraction [Shukra] to achieve interior (physical-emotional) and exterior (social-material) balance via sensual ease and pleasure


Flag for potentially amplified addictions in search of extraordinary sense pleasures.

Professor Rahu has a powerful ambition to obtain sense-pleasure coupled with an ambitious love of boundary-challenging extremes.

Addictive substances favored by Professor Rahu when He couples with Shukra may include beautiful women, exquisite music, fine art, precious wines, magnificent diamonds, and other artifacts of Shukra.

QUOTATION from Pema Chödrön,

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change , p. 31


"Many of our escapes are involuntary: addiction and dissociating from painful feelings are two examples.

Anyone who has worked with a strong addiction - compulsive eating, compulsive sex, abuse of substances, explosive anger, or any other behavior that's out of control - knows that when the urge comes on it's irresistible.

The seduction is too strong. So we train again and again in less highly charged situations in which the urge is present but not so overwhelming.

By training with everyday irritations, we develop the knack of refraining when the going gets rough.

It takes patience and an understanding of how we're hurting ourselves not to continue taking the same old escape route of speaking or acting out."

Sugar and sweets

Shukra in bhava-6 or bhava-12 particularly indicates imbalance regarding sugars and pleasures.

  • When Professor Shukra establishes His classroom in the inherently imbalanced, remedy-seeking bhava-6, drug addiction and sexual exploitation can involve the Shukra's instructions with in underworld environments (6) of decadence, poverty and crime. If Professor Budha is also residing in or casting drishti into bhava-6, the imbalance-seeking-a-remedy environment may feature lying and involvement with criminal finance such as predatory loan-making and sale of illicit substances.

An otherwise wonderful [uchcha] Shukra in the satkona may produce financial treasures, external beauty, and artistic talent. Yet, in addition, a potential exists to discover a profound underlying alcoholism or other pleasure addiction.

The addictive behaviors often attract substances of delicate and exquisite characteristics such as fine wines, beautiful lovers, and delicate perfumes; However, the relationship to these items is addictive.

Unlike bhava-6, matters of vyayabhava-12 are not always criminal, rough, or enslaved to the chandala classes.

There can be addiction to private sensuality such as extramarital affairs, a lifelong unrequited love, self-pleasuring fantasies. Bhava-6 involves the exploitation of commercial trafficking, but bhava-12 is by nature private, personal, and enclosed Bhava-12 connotes the gracious alcoholic housewife, the artist or meditation student who needs alcohol or marijuana to achieve their intuitive state, or the otherwise pleasant person who increasingly needs a fuzzy, numbing chemical shield around them in order to keep things "sweet" in their inner terrain.

Unlike the unsavory implications of a Shukra accepting malefic drishti in bhava-6, drug planets in bhava-12 usually indicate nice people with no connection to crime.

Shukra can cause addictions in any bhava.

The stronger Shukra's influence in radix or navamsha, the stronger potential for compulsive sensual behaviors.

beautiful young female alcoholic, destroyed by party drugs and red-wine Venus.

Learning Pathway Role of the Rogesha

  • Lights Out 1968-2023 singer Lisa Marie Presley [ceremonial-dramatic Pūrvāṣāḍhā-1] [Shukra-1] suggests a beautiful singer with a substantial network of friendships [Shukra rules-11 community]. However, rogesha Shukra must introduce key challenges regarding substance-disorders, medications and medical treatments, divorce, and toxicity into the Learning Pathway. Treasury and musical talent, combined with lifelong health and addiction issues.

[uchcha] Shukra

  • Ring of Fire 1932-2003 rockabilly Johnny Cash [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] [10 public recognition] located in the emotionally self-medicating [6th-from-Chandra] JC lived through a lifetime struggle with self-medication, played out on the public stage

Perhaps not surprisingly, [uchcha] Shukra in almost any location may become a karaka for pleasure-addictions. [uchcha] Shukra gains even more strength in kendra, in particular the first and 10th angles from kundali indriya-lagna or from the Moon.

The super-strong Shukra may yield remarkable artistic talent and constructive output. Yet when associated with indulgent graha such as "rationalizing" (in the negative sense) [nīcha] Budha or the dreamlike Meena Chandra , [uchcha] Shukra can easily produce a very gifted alcoholic who follows a long downward path toward addiction and decline.

As the notorious daityaguru , Shukra is capable of diverting one's artistic genius from creative production into a deadening, sugary entropy. There may be a clinical addiction to sweet foods (including most carbohydrate foods) which matures into an alcohol problem.

[uchcha] Shukra + Chandra, when either = lord of a dusthamsha, can produce obesity and alcoholism. The native pursues excessive, emotionally-driven self-nourishment and addictive eating in search of sensual satiation through foods. (Typically, accompanied by problems with a beautiful and artistic but materialistic and malnourishing mother.)

[uchcha] Shukra + [nīcha] Budha , can result in [nīcha-bhanga] for Budha.

but if this yoga occurs in a dusthamsha, the native suffers addiction masked by psychological denial of personal agency. (, one blames the problem on others, as is typical of the [nīcha] Budha mind.)

Shukra in bhava-6


Shukra in [6th-from-Chandra]

  • Mood-Smoothing substances or behaviors -- including Workaholism

Shukra occupies 6th-from-Chandra

Ave Maria 1935-2007 tenor Luciano Pavarotti * ferocious eater

Rus-Pres 1952- First Person Vladimir Putin [Budha-yuti-Shukra] [7]

POTUS-20 Universal Education 1831-1881 James Garfield

POTUS-29 Teapot Dome 1865-1923 Warren G. Harding * [nīcha] Shukra-yuti-Rahu + Shukra-parivartamsha-Budha * sex addiction

Waste Land 1888-1965 publisher T.S. Eliot [Shukra-yuti-Budha] (2, smoking)

Puttarpathy 1926-2011 Sathya Sai Baba [Surya-yuti-Budha] + [Shani-yuti-Shukra] [Shukra-1 appearance]

Ring of Fire 1932-2003 rockabilly Johnny Cash [uchcha-Shukra-yuti-Rahu] [10, public icon]

POTUS-42 My Life 1946- Bill Clinton [nīcha- Shukra + Mangala]

USA-Sen-Tenn VPOTUS Climate Change 1948- Al Gore [7] [Kṛttikā-3]

UK-King 1948- Charles-3 * [nīcha- Shukra-parivartamsha-Budha]

King of Pop 1958-2009 Thriller Michael J. Jackson [Shukra-Karkata-8 rules-6]

UK-Prince 1984- Harry [nīcha]


POTUS-pair-11 Polk Place 1803-1891 Sarah Childress Polk + Surya-yuti-Ketu

POTUS-pair-18 Civil War 1826-1902 Julia Dent Grant [asta-Shukra-yuti-Surya]

POTUS-pair-45 fashion 1970- Melania Knavs Trump [Shukra-yuti-Kuja]

Cleopatra 1932-2011 AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor [uttama Shukra-yuti-Rahu] [9] self-medication, scoliosis

Iran-Shahani 1932-2001 Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari + [Surya-yuti-Budha]

need for mood-smoothing substances-or-behaviors due to Shukra in 6th-from-Chandra

Sweets-seeking Shukra in the emotionally conflicted and self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra suggests behavioral addictions or substance addictions (Typically, alcohol, but also food-and-sex addictions and other conflict-numbing sweetening practices also)

A dignified Shukra signify professions in medicine, military, or ministry of service

  • POTUS-20 Universal Education 1831-1881 James Garfield [Shukra -1] Brigadier General, Civil War. Also a heavy smoker and afficionado of extramarital love affairs.

Karaka for the workplace romance.

Shukra (pleasure) in bhava-6 (unbalance, illness) in any rashi = addiction to sense-pleasures, self-medication via toxins.

Mood regulation [Chandra]

Shukra 6th-from-Chandra signals emotionally sourced need [Chandra] for mood-smoothing via self-medicating with a numbing, sweet, satisfying substance or behavior

  • USA-Sen-Tenn VPOTUS Climate Change 1948- Al Gore [Shukra-Urisha-7] [populist-profitable Kṛttikā-3] indulgent food-eating  [Apah-Somana-yuti-Guru-Mula] [2, food] amplifying the high-permission, sensual-overload patterns of [Bharani-Rahu-6 mutual drishti Somana-yuti-Guru]

  • Ave Maria 1935-2007 tenor Luciano Pavarotti [Shukra -Simha-10 artistic performance] Pavarotti was famed not only as a performer who delivered lavishly beautiful, over-dramatized singing to charmed audiences worldwide [10] . He was also known as a ferocious eater whose health concerns were increased by his mood-regulating appetites.

  • UK-Prince 1984- Harry [nicha-Shukra-Kanya] [10] suggests that the self-medicating behavior which aids mood regulation becomes public [10] and that the feminine lifepartner is an agent of emotional toxicity.

  • Ring of Fire 1932-2003 rockabilly Johnny Cash [uchcha-Shukra-yuti-Rahu] [10, public icon] lifelong struggle with self-medication for depression, addictive patterns, drugs interwoven with second marriage, misuse of alcohol

  • King of Pop 1958-2009 Thriller Michael J. Jackson [Shukra-Karkata-8 rules-6] Surgical anesthetic drugs [Surgery 8]

  • Puttarpathy 1926-2011 Sathya Sai Baba [Surya-yuti-Budha] + [Shani-yuti-Shukra] [1, physical appearance, personality] pedophilia shaming-scandal, medical distress, financial misdeeds

Shukra in bhava-6 or Shukra in [6th-from-Chandra]can produce a physical level of sensual addiction that causes or is associated with workplace, exploitation, servitude, loss of equality, disease-discomfort, debt, and arguments.

The addictions may be associated with criminal law, abuse of medical services, police action, warfare, and the inner argumentation of the victim script mentality.

  • King of Pop 1958-2009 Thriller Michael J. Jackson [Shukra-Karkata-8 rules-6] battled several addictive cycles and succumbed to a medically administered overdose of surgical anesthetic, age 50. [Shukra-Karkata-8 rules-6] [Shukra occpies 6th-from-Chandra] hidden use of iatrogenically [6]applied drugs and hidden [8] relationships

Shukra's rashi will describe the nature of the addictive substances or behaviors.

More at Shukra Main Page.

Shukra-Mesha + Shukra in bhava-6

[Vimala Yoga]

Vṛścika indriya-lagna

[Shukra-Arya]in [6th-from-Chandra]

This specific placement of Shukra-Mesha-6 is protected by viparita raja yoga * [Vimala Yoga] which prevents imprisonment. Vimala yoga also prevents unfortunate consequences of isolation, involuntary sanctuary, or occurrences of the private bedroom

The substance addiction or behavioral addiction pattern remains in effect, but the material consequences are rarely harmful. One may survive and thrive in an addicted state without the public knowing.

Addiction to the mix of animal sexuality and either the middle-class workplace, or dens of iniquity. The workplace (6) tends to become an addiction-related environment.

One may require immediate fleshly satisfaction, constant novelty, and competitive excitement .

Adolescent (Mesha) selfishness may lead to exploitive situations, and when the pleasure wears off, one is stuck in the servitude of debt or doubt.

QUOTATION Das commentary


" Any upsurge of carnal passion or the slightest temptation towards profligacy may drive you headlong into trouble.

  • At worst you may suffer from venereal ailments

  • and end up heavily in debt.

You will not always be well spoken of.

  • Such experiences teach, though very slowly, the desirability of basic honesty in human relationships."

Shukra-Urisha + + Shukra in bhava-6

Dhanus indriya-lagna

Shukra-Urisha in [6th-from-Chandra]

Shukra-Urisha = karaka for the family history, banking, and stored values.

When a strong benefic falls into the mahadusthamsha, the result may be profligacy, degeneration, and poverty caused by overspending on sensual addictions.

Addiction to wine, women, and song. Or at least, wine. Or other sensuality of what-goes-in-the-mouth.

Luxurious sensual experiences of all kind are sought in unsavory environments full of fighting, exploitation, and disease. Shukra-Urisha overspends on luxuries, leaving the pocketbook empty when time comes to pay the rent.

Delights in massages, sexual entertainments, seductive music and scents, the company of docile lovers. Associated with prostitution and alcohol addiction. On the downward spiral, one may appear as high bred, gentle, and kind. In the imbalanced 6th-from-Chandra, Shukra-Urisha may spend the family accounts, down to the last dropr.

QUOTATION Das commentary


" You may be a debauch who, under affliction, incurs debt on account of profligacy and degrade the status of your family."

Shukra-Mithuna and Shukra in bhava-6

Makara indriya-lagna

[Shukra-Mithuna] in [6th-from-Chandra]

[Shukra-Mithuna] - 6 may have an a sensual addiction to touching, talking, and sexual encounters in the workplace. Tends to get involved with employees, office staff, house servants, service workers.

Pleasuring behavior is spliced into the schedule of work tasks. The native appears to be extremely busy. Much of the sexuality is conversational (by letter, by phone, by text-message, etc.)

Shukra-Mithuna may derive as much pleasure from a sensual telephone conversation or a pleasuring-language email message as from a physical encounter.

Thus in the proclivity toward workplace affairs under cover of volunteer service or other business communication. Sensual pleasure from a multiplicity or simultaneity of partners.

QUOTATION Das commentary


" Venus increases sexuality to the point where it interferes with the rest of your life.

  • You tell lies, meet people surreptitiously, and get involved in scandals.

  • TThe possibility of divorce, litigation, or loss of job is high."

[Shukra-Karkata] ++ [Shukra in bhava-6]

Kumbha indriya-lagna

[Shukra-Karkata] in [6th-from-Chandra] Kumbha

  • King of Pop 1958-2009 Thriller Michael J. Jackson [Shukra-Karkata-8 rules-6] Surgical anesthetic drugs [Surgery 8]

Addiction to mothering the underclass. Shukra-Karkata takes care of homely criminals, ailing servants, domestic animals, and the chronically bickering and sick.

  • King of Pop 1958-2009 Thriller Michael J. Jackson [Shukra-Karkata-8 rules-6] Surgical anesthetic drugs [Surgery 8] famed for his exotic-animal estate [6] and his charitable support for children's hospital [12]. Also famed for addiction to a powerful surgical anesthetic [Shukra-8] and the physician-administered [6] overdose of which sadly ended his life.

One's own family home may become a hostel for the unwell.

Women in the family tend to be sickly and require one's nourishment and nursing care.

QUOTATION Das commentary


" You support many family members and are very religious.

  • In spite of all this, you are accused of miserliness, and are short of money,

  • get into serious fits of depression due to problems caused by female relatives ,

  • and may often dispose unwillingly of some of the family assets."

[Shukra-Singha] and [Shukra in bhava-6]

[Sarala Yoga]

Meena indriya-lagna


Shukra in [6th-from-Chandra]

Shukra-Simha-9 in 6th-from Meena-Chandra-4

  • UK-Duchess of York 1959- Sarah Ferguson * alcohol misuse, dieting syndrome, financial errors, yet flourishing overall. [Shukra-Singha]

[Sarala Yoga]

This specific placement of Shukra-Simbha-6 is protected by viparita raja yoga [Sarala Yoga] which prevents catastrophic identity change and unmanageable disasters.

There is still plenty of secrecy and hidden pleasure, with the ever-present threat of catastrophic disclosure, but generally Shukra-Singha survives the upheavals and indeed may prosper from identity-changes and mysterious (and usually illicit 6) goings-on.

Addiction to theatrical glamour in the world of exploitation, drugs, and crime.

Gets flattery and praise from domestic animals, employees and servants.

Enjoys the attentions of those in a service role, such as those laboring in the workplace. For Shukra-6-Simha, the workplace is typically oriented to entertainment and politics.

As it is said in the entertainment industry, there is no such thing as bad publicity. (Simha bright lights)

  • Ave Maria 1935-2007 tenor Luciano Pavarotti enjoyed a reputation for profligacy in particular with the ladies who served in musical-drama productions, such as the cosmetic, costume, lighting, and other theatrical service providers. His ongoing romance with his personal assistant resulted in a pregnancy, divorce from a longstanding union, and remarriage. These unexpected events shocked the religious morality of his older fan base in Italy. Yet perhaps not surprisingly, the sudden publicity surrounding his extramarital adventures benefitted his career. Photos (light) of the lovely second wedding and cherubic child were widely published and admired. Audiences flocked to his musical concerts.

QUOTATION Das commentary * Shukra-Simha-6

" With Venus, your adversaries increase.

  • Many secret schemes are worked out against you.

You suffer from diseases pertaining to the urinary tract

  • and are also susceptible to venereal diseases. "

[Shukra-Kanya] [nīcha]

[Shukra in bhava-6]

Mesha indriya-lagna

  • POTUS-pair-39 Caregiving 1927- Rosalynn Smith Carter * does not take alcohol * national-level advocate for the addicted, the mentally-ill, the incarcerated, and those mistreated by a healthcare system that stigmatizes their conditions


[Shukra-Kanya] in [6th-from-Chandra]-Mesha


Serve or Suffer

Exemplary Service

distinguished, high-profile Shukra-Kanya-10 in [6th-from-Chandra]

  • POTUS-pair-39 Caregiving 1927- Rosalynn Smith Carter [Kanya-Shukra-10] RSC held nationally visible positions as adviser to her husband Jimmy Carter .

  • After completing their official governance duties, husband-and-wife moved into a relentless ministry of service in aid of the homeless, the mentally ill, the addicted, victims of election violence, and many other varieties of disadvantage.
  • Their shared commitment to a life of service has become an American legend. Importantly, the Carters do not partake of alcohol.

Addiction to argumentation and critical analysis.

  • POTUS-29 Teapot Dome 1865-1923 Warren G. Harding * [nīcha] Shukra-yuti-Rahu + Shukra-parivartamsha-Budha * WGH was a newspaperman who wrote incisive critical articles on a daily basis. His sensationalist journalism was often supported by half-truths and anecdotal observation. Still, opinions were so defamatory (6) and so widely quoted (Rahu amplification) that WGH appeared as a sharp debater (Rahu shimmering appearance). WGH gained enough political influence -- and was also handsome Shukra-yuti-Rahu -- that the political strategists decided to run him.

  • Despite his known personal penchant for sexual misdoings, the Party backed WGH's POTUS candidacy. They presumed that being not much formally educated, and controlled by his wife (at least in public) WGH would be easy to control.

Sex addiction + substance addiction + exploitative relationships + preference for company of underlings and service class

  • Yet WGH was not a good puppet. When WGH created a high-profile sex shaming-scandal inside the Whitehouse, the party handlers sent WGH on an extended train tour of the Far West in order to get WGH past the reach of the press. Sadly, WGH had a fatal heart attack on the tour.

  • POTUS-42 My Life 1946- Bill Clinton [Kuja-yuti-Shukra] [nīcha] would seem to have taken a page from the WGH playbook.

QUOTATION Das commentary

Shukra-Kanya -6

" You must be careful , you may not expect comfortable living.

  • Divorce, loss of money, venereal diseases and heavy debt

are some of the factors which are likely to disturb your mind."

Shukra-Tula + ++ Shukra in bhava-6

lagnesha + rogesha for Urisha indriya-lagna

Shukra-Tula resides in 6th-from-Chandra

Benefic graha in a malefic bhava gives serious polarizing catalysis , usually through lack of common sense about the evil side of human nature. Shukra is strong and relationship-oriented in Thula.

For Shukra-Tula-6 the love of sweet, easy balance in the bhava of servitude spells addiction to sentimentality, sweet deals, being nice, and superficial solutions to deep problems like making a living and paying back debts.

Lagnesha identified with indulgent self-medication

  • Basic Instinct 1944- drama-commerce Michael Douglas MKD, Shukra-Tula is not only rogesha but also Shukra rules Urisha-lagna = [6th-from-Chandra]-Dhanus. MKD displayed a wide variety of drug-alcohol misuses, along with self-medicating sexual behavior. -- for decades, sensationally reported by a voracious Hollywood press [His Rahu-3]

  • MKD continued to battle the habit of self-medication via smoking and alcohol well into his 70's, even after receiving diagnosis and chemotherapy treatment for tongue cancer. [Urisha 6th-from-Chandra]

Shukra-Tula-6 = persistently foolhardy in trusting the wrong people with one's affections. One is comfortable with and attracted to the underclass victimology . One spends a lifetime trying to sweeten this bitter bhava with promises of love to those who only intend to exploit.

For example, the prostitute who falls in love with her clients, or the client who falls in love with the prostitute. Or the nurse who falls in love with the junkie, or the junkie who falls in love with the drug dealer.

Usually fair-complected, and attractive in countenance. Yet, found loitering in unsavory venues due to one's attraction to the victim experience. Potential STD infection. Yet, Shukra-Tula-6 never surrenders the belief that sentimental love is the best medicine.

When Shukra ruler of Chandra occupies 6th-from-Chandra

  • Waste Land 1888-1965 publisher T.S. Eliot [Shukra-yuti-Budha] (2, smoking). A career smoker who eventually died of emphysema, TSE's writing [Budha] performed had a public, highly honored service of brilliantly describing the Modern Exhaustion with war, overwork, and self-medication.

  • His oeuvre spanned many decades. Some of his writings (especially the earliest decades) are viciously racist, misogynistic, obscenely violent, lewd, and demeaning.

QUOTATION Das commentary


"You may be a debauch with all the associated vices and diseases."

[Shukra-Vṛścika] + + [Shukra in bhava-6]

[Vimala Yoga] [for Mithuna indriya- lagna]

[Shukra-Vṛścika] in [6th-from-Chandra]

This specific placement of Shukra-Vṛścika-6 is protected by viparita raja yoga * [Vimala Yoga] which prevents imprisonment.

[Vimala Yoga] also prevents unfortunate consequences of isolation, involuntary sanctuary, or occurrences of the private bedroom

Addiction to alcohol is prominent, but there can be also behavior addictions to tantrik sexuality, intense psychological penetration, and relationships of psychic dominance.

One is seduced by servants. Dishonor. STD Venereal diseases.

Pleasure from emergencies, explosions, eruption of hidden forces.

Loves the life of secrecy.

If with Rahu, a fascination with criminal worlds, and much power gained via dealing with the agents of invasive surgeries, biological weapons, or war.

Attraction * akarshana * to the criminal element, to animals and servants, to the psychology of out castes and those who live in dark places.

Shukra-6-Vṛścika apprehends oneself as a healer of the fallen. Falls in love with criminals, master-slaves, and military-police.

Very deceptive placement which leaves the native exposed to venereal diseases. May be a supportive position for undercover work on the vice squad, but one tends to be seduced into the evil world rather than helping to clean it upr.

QUOTATION Das commentary


" Your voluptuous nature and extreme indulgences combined with a lack of any sense of family obligation may lead to problems with venereal disease.

  • You also suffer from financial difficulties and may be greatly dishonored in society."

Shukra-Dhanus + + Shukra in bhava-6

Karkata indriya-lagna

Shukra in [6th-from-Chandra]

Repeating addictive, argumentative behavior of preaching, teaching, priesthood, conducting rituals. Dysfunctional paradigm of belief. Approaches conflict with a mandate to argue about philosophical principle. Love of holy scripture finds an accusing, adversarial expression.

Pleasure derived from religious belief may may result in marital disagreement, even divorce. Attraction to exploitation, mistreatment, illness, injury, inequity finds an ideological framework.

Addiction to belief systems [Dhanus].

Ideology replaces religion, and religion replaces common sense.

[Shukra-Dhanus] believes in the great upliftment [Dhanus] of the underclass, only to be seduced into its negative argumentation and the science of victimology.

  • Mad Monk 1869-1916 Romanov Grigori Rasputin * Adversarial ideology. Advanced alcoholism.

QUOTATION Das commentary


" Venus causes disharmony with the mother's side of the family .

  • Adverse slandering comments are inflicted on you by associates,

  • and you may even be accused of adultery.

Shukra-Makara-Draco + Shukra in bhava-6

Simha indriya-lagna

  • animator Walt Disney OCD, compulsive hand-washing

Shukra-Makara in [6th-from-Chandra]

Repeating addictive behavior of ordering, regulating, structuring, legislating, imposing limitations .

Addiction to sweets can generate candidiasis . Often a karaka for recurring bladder infections , especially if Shukra receives drishti of Shani.

  • Pleasure derived from imposing law and order may may result in marital disagreement, even divorce.

The infections disturb the sexual pleasure function, irritable .

Does not much enjoy sex due to the tissue inflammation, and constant irritation breeds hostility in the marriage.

Otherwise a handsome person with attractive bone structure.

In advanced nativities, a deep aesthetic pleasure via service in government or hierarchically structured conventionalized social environments

QUOTATION Das commentary


" Venus has a restrictive effect on sociability,

  • and you will not be successful in establishing a happy conjugal relationship.

You will incur hostile feelings from the opposite sex ,

  • some of whom will scandalize you

  • and damage your career.

Diseases related to The genito-urinary tract are possible.."

[Shukra-Kumbha] + [Shukra in bhava-6]

Kanya indriya-lagna

[Shukra-Kumbha] in [6th-from-Chandra]

Repeating addictive behavior of networking, acting communally , socializing with friends.

Addiction to network participation.

One may prefer the open relations between friends to the restrictive exclusivity contract of marriage.

Pleasure derived from free movement within the distributed web of the marketplace may may result in marital disagreement, even divorce.

Visionary social-philosophical thinking and highly abstract conceptual beliefs give permission for toxic excess of indulgence.

Wants to express affections in an open, egalitarian society liberated from restrictive, elitist ethics.

Loves to explore the sensuality of the skin, brain, and nervous system.

In advanced nativities, a deep love of service in socially-networked, electronic, communal, or economic communities

Perhaps a bit of conventional addictive behavior as well.

QUOTATION Das commentary


" Venus produces extreme sensuality. Under its influence,

  • you often flaunt all religious injunctions and moral tradition

  • with promiscuity, drunkenness and gambling."

Shukra-Meena + [uchcha] Shukra in bhava-6

sarala yoga

Tula indriya-lagna

Shukra-Meena occupies [6th-from-Chandra]

This specific placement of Shukra-Meena-6 is protected by viparita raja yoga * sarala yoga which prevents catastrophic identity change and unmanageable disasters.

There is still plenty of threat, danger, secrecy, and hidden pleasures, with the ever-present threat of catastrophic disclosure.

Generally, one survives the upheavals and indeed may prosper from identity-changes and mysterious (and usually illicit 6) goings-on.

Repeating addictive behavior of dreaming, fantasy, private bedroom relationships, meditation, and prayer.

Physical beauty and musical talent are entrapped in the world of exploitation, disease-discomfort, and fighting.

Shukra-Meena-6 indicates relationships with womenfolk of extraordinary beauty who are nevertheless envious (6) and who undermine one's marital balance. Alternatively for a masculine nativity, the wifely-companion may be musically gifted but beset with some disfigurement which is in its own odd way rather charming.

  • POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant + [nīcha] Budha was married to Julia Dent Grant for his entire adult lifetime. Mrs. Grant effectively controlled his extremely debilitating alcoholism, to the extent of entering his military encampments and moving into his tent in order to ensure that he stayed sober during important battles. When USG was elected POTUS-18, her musical and entertainment abilities shone brightly, and were especially appreciated after the long depressing Civil War years finally ended. However, Mrs. Grant was also cross-eyed. This condition did not inhibit her social or musical grace but it did give her a skewed appearance. USG often commented that he loved her unique look, and he did not want her to get corrective surgery.

Pleasure derived from clandestine relationships and activities in sanctuary may may result in marital disagreement, even divorce.

One may succumb to temptation to sell one's talent or beauty in trade for addictive substances.

In a husbandly nativity, indicates that the wife However, beautiful is also one's enemy. Betrayal through her beauty. In a wifely nativity, beware of female friends and relatives who are as lovely as oneself, yet through jealousy may cause disruption of one's marital harmony.

In advanced nativities, a deep aesthetic pleasure via service in dreamlike environments which support private prayer, reflective thought, and imagistic immersion.

QUOTATION Das commentary


" You are extremely sensitive to the feelings of others,

a highly evolved person who will be subjected to much misunderstanding.

  • Your equanimity of mind will raise you above the pain and sorrow of debt, disease and humiliation.

You will be well off as far as money is concerned,

  • comprehension of situations will be very sharp,

  • and power to tackle opponents will be adequate.

You will move in the higher echelons of society."

Shukra in bhava-12

[Shukra in bhava-12]

Sound and Fury 1897-1962 novelist William Faulkner [Somana-yuti-Shukra]

Shukra in 12th-from-Chandra

[Shukra in bhava-12] suggests an astral or imaginative level of sensual addiction that functions as an escape mode.

The pleasuring patterns associated with Shukra tend to focus within the private sanctuary environments of bhava-12, such as the bedroom, hospitals and hotels, camps and convents, cloisters and enclosures.

Shukra-12 may indicate sensually pleasuring relationships that are conducted in isolation, in spaces such as sanctuaries, caves, foreign lands, or the bed-chamber.

Vyaya bhava addictions originate in the imagination, and usually do not involve a breakdown of the social contract. Yet, these addictive patterns do eventually erode the social identity, so that the native fades into obscurity through the entropy of the addiction.

Shukra in bhava-12 being 6th-from-7th (public alliance) a husband may be addicted to private, hidden relationships with womenfolk who are naturally playing the role of 'enemy of the public marriage'.

  • Despite his splendid talents + prodigious literary output, Sound and Fury 1897-1962 novelist William Faulkner [Somana-yuti-Shukra] [12]was reputed to have been highly promiscuous and a career alcoholic. His wife [Shukra] was also addicted to liquor.

A woman may be addicted to sensual pleasures (persons, hobbies, or behaviors) which cause animosity within her marriage.

  • UK-Queen 1947- Camilla Rosemary Shand was famously involved with her "Dark Prince" for many years, causing animosity within both public marriages

Shukra yuti ruler-of-6
  • Christian Science 1821-1910 Mary Baker Eddy + rogesha [Budha-yuti-Surya] Morphine addiction - however this drug dependency was by prescription and socially normalized in her era

Chronic pain conditions may exacerbate the taste for relief via dreamlike numbness

  • Christian Science 1821-1910 Mary Baker Eddy [Shukra-4-Aslsha] + rogesha [Aslesha-Budha-yuti-Surya]

  • Like many of her generation, MBE was prescribed morphine for pain control. The concept of drug dependency was not well understood, and many trusting patients became addicted.

  • Although commented upon by her students and assistants, MBE's morphine addiction was not considered to be a medical problem in her day. Morphine was routinely prescribed by physicians for all manner of women's ailments [Shukra].

Hypocrisy = rogesha Budha

  • What did catch the public's attention was the obvious logical conflict-of-claims between MBE's doctrine of self-healing through prayer versus the reality of her multi-decade dependency upon morphine.


may exhibit a self-medicating tendency that can be associated with addictions to food, alcohol, drugs, or other behaviors that are calming [Chandra] and sweet [Shukra]

  • POTUS-pair-37 Watergate 1912-1993 Pat Ryan Nixon [Chandra-yuti-Shukra] [5] [3rd-from-3, lungs] [while nicha-Shani-yuti-Rahu occupies 3rd-from-Chandra] PRN chain-smoked cigarettes throughout life as a stress-calmer. PRN also suffered from a controlled alcoholism, which increased following the Nixon's banishment from the Whitehouse.

  • POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford [Chandra-yuti-Shukra] developed a severe addiction to painkillers and alcohol. [Chandra-4 parivartamsha Shani-9] Chandra-yuti-Shukra 6/8 from [Shani occupies [6th-from-Chandra]After several decades of addictive disorder, a tough Sade-Sati evolved into a high-level ministry of service. BBF developed a women-centered addictions clinic [Shukra] which became a model for the nation. Shani takes a long time.

Public Figure Examples


Masculine Public-Figure Examples

[Ketu-yuti-Shukra ]


Shukra with Rahu or Shukra with Ketu

[Shukra-yuti-Ketu] [Shukra-yuti-Rahu]

[Shukra-yuti-Rahu] while [Shukra in bhava-6] may amplify the permissive and pleasure-seeking behaviors while also magnifying the narrative of broken trust (6) disease + injury (6) accompanied by disagreement, victimization [being eaten] or servitude.

[Shukra-yuti-Rahu] + [Shukra in bhava-12] in a masculine nativity, signals the addictive tendencies of the alliance partner.

Rahu amplifies the desire and Ketu dissolves the boundaries. With Shukra + nodes in bhava-12, the imagination gains tremendous power.

[Shukra-yuti-Rahu] = love relationships which break conventional barriers and challenge social taboo.

  • Ring of Fire 1932-2003 rockabilly Johnny Cash [uchcha-Shukra-yuti-Rahu] [10, public icon] Their music catered to a religiously conservative audience who criticized divorce as a moral failure, and reviled extramarital passions as the work of the devil. Yet, the very-married Cash and his equally-very-married, religiously devout fellow singer =June Carter conducted a high-tension affair which culminated in two divorces-with-children, and his asking, during a public musical performance, on stage, for her hand in marriage. Shukra-Rahu-10 is very visible in its pairings and Rahu brings the tantalizingly forbidden directly into the public eye. The audience was delighted.

Shukra-Urisha , Tula, or Meena

  • When Shukra enjoys strength by rashi, and Shukra is either amplified or boundary-dissolved by Rahu-Ketu, effects may be dramatic.


Depletion of vital energies and vulnerability to invasion by predatory spirits.

  • Foursquare Evangelist 1890-1944 Aimee Semple McPherson [9, trance-preaching] following a remarkable career in nationally visible Charismatic Christian revivalism [in which spirit possession is a central experience] ASM tragic liberation from the Earthen-body, via overdose of barbiturates, her age 53

  • Moral Majority 1933-2007 Rev. Jerry Falwell financial malfeasance, misattribution of funds [Shukra]

[nīcha] Shukra-yuti-Rahu

Exotic, potentially exploitive, barrier-bending, taboo-twisting , privilege-seeking involvements with women . Willing to take risks [Rahu] to help exploited women [Kanya]

  • POTUS-29 Teapot Dome 1865-1923 Warren G. Harding was a notorious philanderer but also well-liked by women for his support of women's right-to-vote. Nevertheless, his presidency was nearly destroyed by a blackmail threat from a jilted former lover and mother of his love-child. Harding's wife was an ambitious divorcee which was also a taboo-bending identity in those prudish days.

  • POTUS-pair-32 Learn by Living 1884-1962 Eleanor Roosevelt like Harding, ER was a staunch supporter of women's rights and a leading voice in the successful passage of the laws which guarantee women political - but not economic (yet) equality in the USA. EAR's husband's liaisons as well as her own romantic relationships with womenfolk were legendary.


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