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Bepin Behari

Earth-birth Sunday-08-Feb-1925

dematerialization 23-Jul-2005 (age 80)




government economist



Bepin Behari

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BIRTH AND DEATH DATA: Source Dennis Flaherty February 8, 1925 11:25am LMT Chapra India * decease : July 23, 2005 at his home in New Delhi, India

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Public-Figure Examples

Kṛttikā - Pleyades

Agneya - Riksya - Karthika - Alcyone


For Krittika births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the splendidly Surya-ruled paradigm of Riksya, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of the Pleyades. Their purpose is confidence-raising and light-bringing in creative pursuit of values fulfillment.

Radiant Certainty

Agneya-born gentlemen are often found in politics, in gambling and speculation, or in creative finance. Natural dramatists, Riksya-born are brightly idealistic and self-directed seekers of attention.

Mesha pada 1 represents nakshatra-pati Surya's empowerment in romance and celebrity entitlements. In the rashi of Champion Mangala, sparkling Surya asserts radiant genius. Typically pada 1 are dramatists, politicians, royalty, celebrity, creative artists, and unique charismatic figures.

[Vrishabha - Urisha] -pada-2-3-4 express the tension between two-party bargainer Shukra versus one-party autocratic singular nakshatra-pati Surya. Often the intelligence of pada 2-3-4 is focused into the Values-fulfilling sectors of banking and finance, natural resource conservation, music, wines and perfumes, arts, and beauty. Depending on [Yogakaraka] Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward government positions.

Themes of self-importance, individual entitlement, creativity, and confidence may contextualize Krittika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Kṛttikā - Pleyades

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80

"a proud, dignified, and honorable person

  • - an executive type.

He is very ambitious and eager for power

  • and has the ability to achieve his desires.

He has an innate sense of the importance of his destiny .

He expects everything to come to him as his due

  • and usually gets what he sets out to obtain ."

[end quote]


Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Earth-birth Sunday-08-Feb-1925

dematerialization 23-Jul-2005

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

[Sparkling Surya]

pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)


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

[bright focus of hierarchical elite]

[confidently displays conventional social authority]

[center-stage command roles in regulatory governance]

[tends to dull the independent intelligence, yet can shine in status-ranked, legitimating corporate institutional structures]

[class-conscious bureaucratic boss-leader-executive father]


[dramatizing-showy Dhaniṣṭha-1] [navamsha Surya-Simha]




[Atmakaraka certainty, entitlement, political appointments, central roles, brilliance]

  • [Surya-Makara-Draco] Savitra * the stimulator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the hierarchical structuring rashi of Shani

  • [Surya in bhava-10] bright center of hierarchy * confidently governing * legislative intelligence * focus on social order * regulatory entitlements * political authority * brilliant career * eye on elite positions * radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama * father may be a governor-regulator-boss

  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] confidently conversational * brightly explaining messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance

  • [Surya-yuti-Shukra] confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger

  • [Surya-yuti-Ketu] confidently detached * bright observer * entitled to surrender * apathetic toward the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent abandonment * disregards patriarchal power * politically disinterested * wandering father-figure * radiantly unconcerned


iconic uniqueness, high visibility intelligence, autocratic style, socially prominent, radiantly regulatory, confidently commanding, sparkling center-stage public creatives [Surya in bhava-10] rules

  • 5- Politics, center-stage roles, theatre, demonstration, display, charming brilliance, genius, poetry, choice-making, showmanship, gambling and gamesmanship, romantic idealism, creativity, fashion-shows, flamboyance, celebrity entitlements, confidence, artistic performance, drama, children, financial speculation, intelligence, entertainments, fun


[Comfortable Chandra]

matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

[svabhava] [dikbala]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[karako bhavo nashto for patriots, parents, property owners]

[comforted by stable habitual ethnicities]

[culturally sensitive to familiar rhythms of the settlement]

[needs to sense the ancient pulse of seasonal flow]

[protector of the ancestral agricultural folkways]

[emotionally aligned to nourishment routines]

[environmentalist feelings attuned to soothing watery deva]

[anchoring mother may be an empathic schoolteacher-householder-local caretaker]


[Somana-yuti-Rahu] [believing-optimistic Aśleṣa-1] [navamsha Chandra-Dhanus] intuitively sensitive inspirational-guiding

  • [Chandra in Aśleṣa - Naga] soothed by restraining embrace * guards the ethno-cultural environment * needs familiar folk narratives

  • [Chandra-Karkata] comforted by maternal soothing * settled into tidal rhythms * needs to protect

  • [Chandra in classroom-4] comfort in familiar routines * calmed by caretaking * seeks continuous oscillating motion * sensitive to ethnic folkways * contented by recurrent rituals * soothed by customary habits * tranquilized by rhythmic waves * needs pulsation * nurtured by gardening * follows local pathways * feels rooted into the land * settled into home-keeping * undulating patriotism * mother may be a farmer, fisher, builder, schoolteacher, border-defender

  • [Somana-yuti-Rahu] Emotionally expedient * sensitive to exotic folks * over-stimulated feelings * unconventional parenting style * soothed by unusual environments * undulating desires * craves passionate nurturing * feels exceptional



[folk-reputation 10th-from-Chandra energetic-kinetic, competitive, moving, innovative invasive warlike champion Mesha-1]

[Competitive Kuja]

bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)

[svakshetra] [svabhava]

[Ruchaka Yoga]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[Kuja Dosha for alliance-1]

[identified with transformational energy]

[personally promotes dynamic innovation]

[actively pushes into new activity]

[individual pursuit of dominating championship]

[moves vigorously into catastrophic unexpected change]

[embodiment of independent fiery conquest]


[managing-collaborative Aśvini-3] [mūlatrikoṇa] [navamsha Mangala-Mithuna]

  • [Mangala-Mesha] vigorous pursuit of dominance * straightforward dynamic actions * competitive winner * propulsive battering weaponry * push toward conquest * pioneering vitality * hot yang-energy * thrusting force * forward-driving movement * champion of innovation

  • [Mangala in bhava-1] forward fighter * muscular champion * competitive winner * drive toward performance vitality * embodied action * primal sexuality * pursuit of progress * direct movement * physical engineering * thrusting vigor * dominating personality * pushy * dynamic innovator * energized conquests * athletic body


both D-9 navamsha + D-10 dashamamsha -10 have Kuja in Mithuna

Kuja in Mithuna in D-9 = karaka for astrological activities due to Mangala's energy expressing via explanations, descriptions, instructions, diagrams , communications oral and written, transmission of information, media messages, conferences, seminars, trainings.

Only in retirement from government career during Kuja mahadasha, did Behari enjoy the "leisure" to begin editing his writings to make them less obscure (as much as possible in any case considering Budha-yuti-Ketu ). In Kuja mahadasha he was energized to negotiate with foreign publishers, and to write new materials, which made his Jyotisha viewpoint internationally known.

Competitive Kuja is not a leisurely graha. Mangala = energized. Despite his advancing age, BB was vigorously active during the mahadasha of Mangala, producing some of his best Jyotisha work during the final years of the incarnation.

Kuja can do this demanding material and spiritual work due to power of

  • Ruchaka Yoga = panchmahapurusha svakshetra Mangala-1
  • Bhagyavahana Yoga = ruler of 9 in 9 while lord of 1 in 1.

Relationship between Guru Dharmesha-9 and Kuja lagnesha-1 generates Mangala's dynamic power to produce some potent Jyotisha works even after a long and demanding career in public service. At the end of a 40-year service career, most people would have stopped producing books and enjoyed a leisurely retirement. BB continued writing Jyotisha books until the day of his death.

According to the effect of Rahu-Ketu engaging Chandra, Shukra, Surya and especially Budha, Shri BB does things his own way at all times.

He does not kowtow to conventionalist piety in his Jyotisha interpretations. Due to his personal integrity arising from strengths of Shani, Guru, and Kuja, there was no need to seek social safety by pandering to the pundits.

[Bantering Budha]

jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandesha-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

[collaborative-communicative sahaja-pati for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[socially regulatory messaging]

[lawfully structured communications]

[conventionally styled speech-gesture]

[narrative of orderly public conduct]

[discusses orderly maintenance of hierarchies]

[genteel documentation of elite status markers]


[systematic Uttarāṣāḍha -3] [navamsha Budha-Kumbha] intuitively detail-explaining economic distributive systems




  • [Budha-Makara-Draco] bureaucratic communications * articulation of lawfully orderly process * proletarian phrasing * delivers procedure for imposing rules * descriptive explanations of the social order * messages about governance * documentation of regulatory procedures * diagrams the hierarchies * status-conscious mentality * hands-arms-shoulders send normalizing gestures

  • [Budha in bhava-10] communications publicity * narrative of leadership * makes official pronouncements * describes social responsibilities * conversations about policy decisions * talks about maintaining order * explainer of governance * detailed executive announcements * delivers lawful information * chats about social authority * scripted hierarchical management methods * dignified sibling-cohort * reputation for writing

  • [Budha-yuti-Surya] amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures

  • [Budha-yuti-Shukra] explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners

  • [Budha-yuti-Ketu ] mentally disconnected * explainer of impermanence * describes dissociation * articulates the process of dissolution * evacuated meeting spaces * incoherent conversations * sends prayers to the ineffable * apathetic narratives * script of martyrdom * spacey siblings * surrenders the attempt to render a complete message * speaks as the observing Witness * may channel the talkative spirits


[Generous Guru]

dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

[svakshetra] [svabhava]

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Mesha indriya-lagna]

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

[karako bhavo nashto for fathers, patrons, chieftains, indoctrinators]

privately guided understanding in a public guidance role]

[many preaching father-figures]

[multiple inspirational theories]

[expansive doctrinal view]

[privately guided understanding in a public patronage role]


[analystical Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2] [navamsha Guru-Kanya] intuitively principled expansive logical detailed complaining argumentation

  • [Guru-Dhanus] much philosophy * wide worldview * doctrine of inclusive diversity * broad scope of guidance * humanistic ideology * jovial principled outreach * permission to preach * expands the range of beliefs * understanding of multiple theories * generous priests * global beneficence * many sacred teachings

  • [Guru in bhava-9] tolerance for diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * expansive ideology * much sermonizing * broad humanistic understanding * Sanctimonious father * multiple father-guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophy * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an ideologue or spiritual guide


expansively philosophical, abundantly global, multiple worldviews, numerous patrons, optimistic father-figures, broad-scope of understanding [Guru in bhava-9] rules

  • 9-ideology , paradigm of belief, principled convictions, higher understanding, father-figures, priestly patronage, preaching, patriarchal entitlements, philosophical convictions, theory, public spiritual guidance, celebrated doctrines, sangha, sacred teachings, credenda, globalism, dharma, worldview, mother's health

  • 12 enclosures, the bed, fantasies, privacy, interior spiritual guidance, clandestine undertakings, intuitive awareness, non-linear conceptual undertanding, concealment, seclusion, invisibility, dissolved identity, meditation, contemplation, dreamworlds, astral plane, imaginary scenarios, sanctuary sleep, distant lands, health of the avowed partner


[Guru in bhava-9] international, theoretical, broad-worldview engaged in philosophical teaching, patronage, patriarchal dogmatics

BB's spiritual perspective is guided by distinctively theosophist theoretical interpretive principles

BB draws deeply from this logically argued framework of belief in his presentation of the gridworked principles of esoteric Jyotishavidya.

For some, BB's theosophical interpretive framework is constricting or even offensive to local traditions (9 = 5th-from-4th). For other readers, the theosophical perspective is liberating from local customs and superstitious accrued beliefs. BB's writings are often deeply reflective, often struggling for clear expression, praiseworthy for the effort and sometimes shockingly insightful.

BB's economics publications appear to have faded into academic history, but his writings in Jyotishavidya continue to inspire controversy, confusion, appreciation, and debate.

[Suave Shukra]

svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

[acquisitive-preserving dhanesha for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[balancing-bargaining jaya-pati for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[traditional elite financial decision-maker]

[class-conscious justice-seeking organizational commander]

[respected for hierarchical values-based leadership]

[lawful diplomatic brokerage professions]

[marriage union supports a conventional public career]

[in a husbandly nativity, wife-figure may be dignified advocate, attorney, deal-maker]

[pleasantly structured governance agreements]

[feminine-figures have pleasant regulatory seniority]

... ... ...

[conceptual-philanthropic Uttarāṣāḍha-4] [navamsha Shukra-Meena-uchcha] intuitively harmonizing artistic contemplative understanding

[Shani-7 parivartamsha Shukra-10]




  • [Shukra-Makara-Draco] appreciation of authoritative status * likes architectural structure * attracted to officials * conducts lawful negotiations * beautiful bones * enjoys social position * class-conscious aesthetic * pleased by social regulation * hierarchical arrangements * prefers an orderly partner

  • [Shukra-10] seeks pleasure via regulated order * enjoys regulatory authority * socially prominent contractual agreements * reputation for gracious balancing * institutional finance * respects feminine-figures * harmonious governance * aesthetic of beautiful structures * appreciation of order * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold an elite social position

  • [Shukra-yuti-Surya] balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners

  • [Shukra-yuti-Budha] sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort collaborative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements

  • [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] sweetened surrender * gracious abandonment * attracts vacuous feminine-figures * appreciation for fair terms of dissolution * disoriented negotiations * unconcerned with conventional beauty * empty contracts * apathetic arrangements * impermanent agreements * prefers relationships with spiritual partners


QUOTATION from Behari, Planets in Signs and Houses

dhanapati-2 + yuvati-pati-7 Shukra-Makara-Draco in bhava-10

" Personal comforts are taken away you give these up in order to realize your mission in life. You have tremendous sensitivity, which allows you to establish an immediate rapport with others , but this same quality also makes you suffer emotionally because you sympathize with the masses. You may also display extraordinary skill in the creative arts ."

[Sober Shani]

duro-karaka (endurance) *jara-karaka [Jahre, years]




[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[friendly-gainful labha-pati for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[graciously dutiful, persistently orderly, mature, unyielding, stubbornly justice-imposing, gainful, networking life partner]


[pioneering-inventive Viśākha-1] [navamsha Shani-Mesha-nicha]

[Shani-7 parivartamsha Shukra-10]

permanent tension via Shani mutual drishti Mangala

  • [Shani-Tula] overburdened agreements * restricted leverage * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * structural compression upon kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * must form socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * mandatory fairness * must normalize social justice * unyielding obligatory diplomacy * must advocate for equity * exchanges must be lawful * must continue conventional negotiations * scarce trading resources * maintainer of old bargains

  • [Shani in Bhava-7] [beneficial placement] enduring partnerships * heavy vows * must balance-and-rebalance * lawful relationships * tense bargaining * grim determination to maintain the contract * chronic marital responsibilities * compression of the visible genitalia * pressured bargaining * negotiation fatigue * unyielding alliances * slow-moving advisors * resists new arrangements * elders maintain respected old promises


formally promising, systematically bargaining, trust-imposing, lawfully pledging, seriously oath-taking [Shani in Bhava-7] rules

  • 10-career, profession, regulatory roles, social authority, symbolic recognition, iconic visibility, leadership, reputation, commanding positions, public respect, executive power, elite roles, lawful imposition, organizational director

  • 11-fruitful revenues, interconnected income, profits, material achievement, social networking, friendships, community linkage, fan-clubs, mass participation gatherings, collectivism, marketplace gridworks, distribution, association, populism, economic systems, fundraising, gains-and-goals


parivartamsha yoga of Shukra-Makara-Uttarāṣāḍha (psychic) -10 with [dikbala] viśākha-Tula-Shani-7 = BB's extraordinary dual career. His productive expertise spanned two demanding professions: traditional Jyotishavidya, international diplomacy, and industrial development economics.

Primarily an applied economist (uttama Shani-7 activates 11-economic systems) BB was educated at both Patna University and the University of London. He retired from formal service at the level of diplomat of the government of India.

While simultaneously holding administrative, advising, and executive roles of substantial importance, during the period of India's mid-century industrialization, BB also maintained a scholarly practice in Jyotishavidya.

KarmaBhava -10

The work ethic = Shani stamina + Budha verbosity + Ketu psychic awareness

[Budha-yuti-Ketu] [Budha-yuti-Shukra] [Budha-yuti-Surya] = all in the professionalized karma-sthāna.

  • One places duty to the social order above all other obligations.

Karma-pati-10 [uchcha] Shani public leadership, very much strengthened in kendra-7, suggests very strong leadership roles in government or large corporate hierarchies.

Shani-vs-Kuja, Ketu in 10 + rogesha-6 Budha in 10

Bhava-10 accepts drishti of Rahu and AśleṣaChandra. The total picture is a highly visible distinguished governance career. But, as Behari points out, certain contradictions between the individually positive influences do generate some personal frustration.

[Risk-taking Rahu]

rajyalobha-karaka (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)

[for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-4 casts passionately property-owning habitual drishti into 8-10-12]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's rhythmic entrancement


[governing-hierarchical Aśleṣā-2] [navamsha Rahu-Makara]


  • [Rahu-Karkata] shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * ambitious home-building * mask of ancestral belonging * extravagant loyalty to the homeland * tantalizing defenses * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms * exceptional fisheries * grandiose gardens *passion for oceans * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned-stewarded properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of caretaking * seeks privilege via protective roles

  • [Rahu in bhava-4] passion for prestige property * unusual home routines * exotic roots * in svabhava of Comforting Chandra, the Shadowy Specter seeks homestead advantage * outsider who cleverly insinuates into the local settlement * culturally-mixed kitchens * fascinating vehicles * extraordinary ships * glamorous guardianship * important infrastructure * irregular land-use * over-reaching protectionism * exciting real-estate * expedient nationalism * instrumental environmentalism * unorthodox parenting * trespasses customary seasonal limits * disrupts habitual agriculture * over-extended fencing * Strange traffic on roadways * craves a showcase home * marvelous gardens * desires fabulous shelters * ambitious mother * social mobility sought via patriotism

  • [Rahu-yuti-Soma] amplified emotion * magnified familiarity * extraordinary mother * exotic habits * tricky routines * opportunistic patriotism * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of sympathetic caretaking * hypnotic rhythms * emotionally attuned to cross-cultural mixing


Rahu Mahadasha age 65-79

Rahu Mahadasha brought accolades for valuable cultural-education (4, Chandra) and"roots " proliferation work . Most of the praise came from foreigners (Rahu, mixing) who expressed gratitude for his choice to write in English thereby making his views accessible to a worldwide English-reading audience.

Death in Rahu-Chandra bhukti . Soma bandesha-4 = "the end of things ". Behari abandoned his aging body only a few months after his beloved life-partner's decease.

[Collapsing Ketu]

kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

[for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[dispersed engagement with official leadership]

[dissolution of commanding hierarchical positions]

[restlessly anarchic toward high-ranking regulatory roles]

[may abdicate a top director-level position]

[surrenders useless organizational authority]

[apatheticly forgives the trespass of executive pontificators legislators]

[abandons unsustainable statutes]

[absent from imposition of empty state-regulated standards]

[disregards respected bureaucratic conventions]

[widely-known eccentric conduct may symbolize dematerialization of the regime ] [reputation for erratic governance]

[has the principled faith and the status, but walks away from public empowerments]

[passively fixated on ambitiously protective-defensive Rahu-Karkata-4 parents, householders, property-owners, gardeners, stewards of Earth]


[customary-ritualized Śrāvaṇa-4] [navamsha Ketu-Karkata]


  • [Ketu-Makara-Draco] formally dissociates from strict regulations * dissolves caste hierarchy * meaningless rules * vacuous laws * walks away from social authority positions * severance from executive roles * not limited by public protocol * normalized martyrdom * ignores conventional structure * disregards class barriers * releases a cold blue cloud of institutional order into the misty abyss

  • [Ketu in classroom-10] disregards social rank * no barriers in class-pyramid * fearless toward regulations * martyr to corporate elites * well-known for surrendering * absent from officialdom * irrelevance of government protocols * ambivalent toward public opinion * disinterested in high positions * ignores hierarchical ordering rules * abandons organizational authority * unless other graha in 10, may prefer to live free from heavy leadership duties

  • [Ketu-yuti-Surya] uncertain * abandons entitlements * sparkling empty drama * wavering confidence * proudly aloof father * apathetic politics * intellectual disengagement * dispersed vision * avoids power-games * unfulfilled creative genius * half-hearted gambling * charmingly incoherent entertainments * brightly wandering intelligence * liberation via surrendered egocentricity

  • [Ketu-yuti-Budha] miscalculations * incoherent references * empty talk * unsustainable explanations * irrational statements * chats about non-existent events * spacey sibling-cohort * apathetic evangelism * incomplete details * witty misnomers * vacuous plans * unfulfilled deliveries * illogical messaging * liberation via mental surrender * for commercial nativities, may dissolve the cooperative team

  • [Ketu-yuti-Shukra] unsatisfied * unsustainable arrangements * invalid promises * broken bargains * dissolved contracts * beautiful injustice * sweetly unfulfilled vows * fragmented negotiations * nicely abandoned alliances * absence of equity * apathetic brokerage * peculiar music * distrust * pleasantly empty relationships * liberating release of vows * for husbandly nativities, may dissolve-or-disconnect the wifely-figures.

Planets in Signs and Houses - Ketu in classroom-10 profession, public authority

"You are an idealist, though an unhappy one, uninterested in life."


[Ketu in classroom-10] brings esoteric perspectives [Ketu] into high-visibility public roles (10)

BB undertook to Explain the fundamentals of Jyotishavidya [Ketu] to a conventionally, academically minded international audience

Possessed of international cultural fluency along with acadenuc training in western social sciences, BB was able to translate esoteric concepts of an older Indic civilization into modern social-psychological vocabulary. BB published primarily in English. Thus his Jyotishavidya viewpoint became accessible and distributed widely to the post-WorldWar-2, English-reading generations.

BB published more than a dozen English-language books in Jyotishavidya, most of which are still in print and highly valued. Esoteric Astrology is widely considered to be the magnum opus of the writing team, Bepin and Madhuri Behari.

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

[Budha-yuti-Ketu] involves both pragmatic administrative procedures and esoteric, anti-materialistic perceptions * Ketu

The overall nativity is strengthened by the presence of graha in all four corners * kendra.This remarkable pattern applies to BOTH the D-1 and the D-9 varga.

In D-1 kendra, all four cardinal chara * rashi

In D-9 kendra, in all four mutable * dviswa-bhava

Radical svakshetra Graha

Public Career

Yuvati bhava 10th-from-10th - day-to-day interactions, daily reality, advising

[uchcha] Shani-7 engages the lawful balancing order in matters of high importance to the conduct of public affairs. Indicates consultants to government ministers.

Uttama karma-pati Shani occupies the career-driving 10th-from-10th yuvatisthāna. This balancing, yoking Shani-yoga guarantees a long and lawful governance career [Shani] in specialties of consulting, advising, diplomacy, relationships (Tula, 7).

Powerful and stable career. Longevity in career. High dignity and respect in public life.

Dignified success in public endeavors, despite whatever internal frustration s may arise from the

Also in karma-sthāna: Shukra in parivartamsha yoga with Shukra's mithragraha S Shani

Kuja-Drishti toward bhava-4, bhava-7 and bhava-8 shows a competitive and adversarial quality, of a sporting and masculine nature, in the advising behaviors. Abundant physical energy and a blunt Kuja dosha afflicts Chandra-4, Rahu-4, Shani-7.

dikbala - Shani-Tula [uchcha] * Sasya Yoga [Shani in Bhava-7] Shani's austere adherence to marriage vows keeps the core relationships chaste. Opportunities for challenge and competitive excitement are found within the business partnerships but marriage remains fixed.

Yuvatisthāna = 10th-from-10th = central to career. Daily interactions and agreement-building consensus with peers form the foundation of professional achievement. A good career must be strong in both bhava-7 and bhava-10.

Shani drishti to Chandra produces a hard worker, materialistic, often unable to accept direct physical affection, but appreciative of duty performed, laws abided, and material acquisition.

Rahu, Kuja, and Shani affect the Chandra-Rahu pair in bhava-4. Many house-shifts and career-driven changes in dwelling. Yet unshakably dedicated to the perpetuation of ancient [Chandra] folk customs and cultural norms and maintenance of traditional rhythms in the home.


ego-membrane identification

  • ruler of 2nd from Chandra
  • ruler of 5th from radical lagna

[Atmakaraka] Surya

Ego-identified as

  • Surya vidya-pati vidya-pati-5 * literary author
  • Surya-Makara in bhava-10 * governance officer, policy director
  • Surya in 9th navamsha * teacher of doctrine
  • Surya-Simha navamsha * bright presence in politics, drama, royal or celebrity environments

Long-term duty and dedication to public service in matters of finance (Vrishabha) indicated by the muted Surya-Shani pair in 6th dashamamsha -10 Vrishabha.

Surya-yuti-Ketu * detached from the punitive, conformist pressures of public opinion


Bepin Behari commentary Planets in Signs and Houses WRT the awkward 6/8 angle produced by vidya-pati-5 Surya-Makara in bhava-10

" You are very ambitious and hard-working.

However, you often fail to hit the target, and consequently feel immensely frustrated."

Guru-Dhanus [Guru in bhava-9]

Bhagyavahana Yoga = ruler of 9 in bhava-9 while ruler of 1 in bhava-1

provides the overall fortune of

being in the right place at the right time" (9, wisdom)

provides the theosophical perspective

internationalizes the viewpoint

expands the scope of orthodoxy

Behari was born into a Budha mahadasha due to his Budha-ruled AśleṣaChandra. Therefore his material terra-lifespan did not include a mahadasha of either Guru or Shani. The effects of both of these powerhouse graha must be experienced via drishti upon other graha.

Broadminded and philosophical Guru casts drishti upon radix Kuja and upon bhava-5 for literary authorship (in Simha, the realm of royal Vishnu and divine intelligence)

Guru joins Kuja in D-10. Kuja bhukti really brought forth the effects of indoctrinator Dharmesha-9 Guru, through Jyotisha writing and lecturing.

The only graha lying outside the grand square in radix is the most excellent dharmesha-9 -in-9, Guru. since He will not have His own Vimshottari mahadasha, Guru's main contribution is the benefic ray He casts upon Ruchaka-Yoga Mangala.

Guru can have a karako bhavo nashto down-side affecting the father. The father may be over-confident of his own knowledge, pompous, or a priest locked into ritual who is unable to see the truth underlying ceremonial religion.

Chandra Yoga

  • rules radical bhava-4
  • Chandra-Mangala Yoga via drishti

  • Chandra-Mangala yoga via drishti to bhava-4. Financial advantage via competitive energy, innovation, physical movement of Mangala-Mesha plus Chandra-Rahu mixing with those who belong outside the home culture.

  • Kapata yoga in bhava-4. Less stability in home life. The home is much influenced by foreigners, due to Rahu and some internal conflict via house-shifts and rapid movement, due to Kuja

  • Kahala Yoga - a strong bandhesha-4 Chandra receiving drishti of a strong karma-pati-10 Shani. Produces extreme stubbornness and rigidity in the home life, but softens the leadership style adding a parental quality. Can be patronizing and rigid yet protective and reliable. Takes leadership roles with conviction that the customary way (4) is best for the social order (10). Not swayed by others due to strong foundations in life (4).

10th-from- Chandra - psycho-emotional true service

Kuja again. Self-defining and overflowing with physical combative energy. Luckily that energy is skillfully but firmly constrained by the [uchcha] Shani. Result is many challenges and obstacles overcome - some instantly, through heroic action most slowly and patiently, through maturity and the turning of the wheels of government bureaucracy and time.

Jyotisha studies must have provided a healthy outlet for the creative, competitive, individualistic energies of Kuja when the pressures of large, conformist organizations and their internal entropy would begin to weigh heavily on this bright independent thinker. Jyotisha provides the"big picture" view that his Chara square craves, while promising more action than the procedural rules of diplomacy could ever hope to produce.

Budha activates [10th navamsha]

Chattering Kumara ruler of career-profile Navamsha-10 occupies radical 10th in rashi of politically conservative, government-service Makara, suggesting a profession at the highest levels of the social order.

Budha's relationship to the highly benevolent

parivartamsha Shukra-Makara brings luxury wealth and structural, architectural beauty.

[Budha-yuti-Ketu] , Budha-yuti-Shukra, Budha-yuti-Surya

The career is complex and diverse, due to bidding bantering Budha's numerous relationships.

The Ketu influence is always dispersing, pulverizing, eroding the ego-attachments to material rank or praiseworthy social performance. Ultimately, one's reputation derives more from his spiritual contribution and less from his material status.

A straightforward, talented, rule-abiding and steadfast public servant who is a master of policy and planning detail. An administrative economist-by-day Yet, an esoteric Jyotiṣika-by-night.

Shani-7 in auspicious 9th-from-11th rules vriddhi-bhava-11 Kumbha-Ghata . One is steadily employed with pragmatic judgment on matters of hierarchy and rank [Shani] and fair contracts (Shani-Tula). Gradually goal-gainful over time (Shani, lente, slow). His materially gainful activity (11) is socially normative [Shani] and regular in its productive pace.

Bepin Behari commentary Planets in Signs and Houses

WRT the awkward 6/8 angle produced by bhratru-pati-3 Budha-Makara in bhava-10

Budha ruler of bhava-3 and bhava-6 = Typically, the most growth-challenging graha for Mesha nativities

" You find that mental acuity, sociability, and comprehension of the deeper principles of nature and society depend on experiences gathered by the soul throughout many incarnations.

You work virtuously to acquire knowledge, especially esoteric wisdom, but somehow remain at the periphery of enlightenment.

You are very opinionated and cannot be submissive to anyone, as a result of which you fail to make much headway in life."


self-identification with a specific social activity

location of life force

natural sphere of action

Kuja = independent, innovative, athletic, impulsive, and dominating. Mangala's energetic, invasive effects are felt via drishti in 4-home, 7-marriage, and 8-hidden tantra.

Kuja activates 1 and 8. The double effect upon bhava-8 -- Kuja owns and casts His eye there -- suggests a powerful but nicely camouflaged pursuit [Kuja] of the esoteric treasuries.

  • [uchcha] Shani in bhava-7 protects the marriage.

  • Home life must have been frequently disrupted.

  • Kuja drishti upon Rahu-4 produces impatience with conventional schooling.

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