L-1 * Lagnadhipathi
Ascendant Lord * Planetary Ruler of the Rising Sign * Planetary lord of Bhava-1
Planetary lord of the Radix Lagna
Vyayapa = 12th-from-lagnesha = lands one will visit
Lagna = "line"= "ascendant"
Radical Lagna = line of the earth's horizon at the time of birth
Most frequent use of the term Lagnesha = the planet which rules the rashi which is positioned on the radical lagna.
However lagnesha can refer to the planetary ruler of any line including the line of Chandra's degree or any lagna in any diagram (varga).
~~ BPHS Ch. 12
Effects of Tanu bhava
"Fame, wealth, abundant pleasures, and comforts of the body will be acquired
if Lagna lord is in a movable rashi and be drishtied by a benefic graha."
Lagnesha = social attributes of the flesh-body appearance
Lagnesha = planetary lord of the D-1 lagna
Lagnesha gives information about the physical body and its appearance, and the body's predisposition to seek a particular environment.=how the individual identifies oneself through bodily participation in particular undertakings, ventures, traditions, and departments of society.
a reliable guide to self-chosen social role .
Charisma (charm, delight) of lagnesha in radix lagna.
(To evaluate, combine the natural karaka significations + the character of the house lordships measured from lagna)
Lagnesha = active identity
Chandra = passive identity
The Moon and the ascendant ruler (lagnesha) are the two most important planets (graha) in any chart.
Happiness: emotional vs. social-behavioral
Chandra and angles to Chandra will profile the native's psycho- emotional condition.
Lagnesha profiles how the individual will fare socially in the outside world. How others view him and treat him, whether one has found a "good fit" with the external social environment, will contributes significantly toward happiness and self-satisfaction at the active, outward, bodily level.
Graha occupying the lagna = attributes which society assigns to the native 's identity.
Graha occupying the lagna indicate the force of social "pigeon-holing" =r social profiling = a strong social pressure upon the native to dramatize affinity with a particular social role or behavior.
Lagnesha in lagna
This native exhibits a distinctively strong affinity for a recognized social role.
Conflict between lagnesha and graha-in-lagna
If strong graha in lagna send a contradictory message to the self-concept per lagnesha, expect internal conflict and struggle for effective self-definition .
Physical Body = End Result of a Long Generative Process
The physical body is a direct expression of the astral bodies, the causal bodies, and the spiritual bodies which underlie and interpenetrate the physical form.
As the past-life information encoded in the subtle particulate matter of the finer bodies percolates into the physical form, the physical body receives its past-life-driven mandate to look and act in ways that carry out its ancient destiny.
|Physical Appearance and Social validation||
Radical lagna = the sign which was ascending on the eastern horizon at the moment of birth.
Radix lagna determines the appearance of the physical body and gross personality traits. Physical appearance and behaviors dictate to a considerable extent how the individual will be treated by others.
Lagnesha tells us about the individual's physical constitution, which in turn tells us how that individual is likely to be perceived by society.
|Social Identity Markers in the Lagnesha||
Psycho-socially, the lagnesha helps answer the question "Who am I? How do I see myself in my primary social context?"
Who, in my preconception of my social Self, am I really?
First, examine the position of lagnesha in D-1.
Bhava residence of Lagnesha = show the type of environments where the native prefers to express his/her destiny.
After looking for the house location and sign characteristics in radix, I recommend finding the navamsha-lord-of-lagnesha to answer the more intimate question of how the native truly sees oneself.
The self-view may be in conflict with public opinion, but it will help the consulting Jyotishi know how to advice the native on ways to live more happily and authentically.
One may or may not actually be recognized as either articulate or useful. There could be karmic blocks in radix which prevent public validation. But one's subconscious dharma expectations (D-9) which are the accumulation of awareness built up from parallel lives , tells one to pursue this belief in their higher self as one's real self..
Even when Shani is exalted, His concern is with the practical application of social justice. Shani is not a theoretician. Shani is about work, practice, work.
Did I mention practice?
Such a person is also rather unlikely to consult a Jyotisha, since they do not generally require spiritual information to complete their dharmic view of "how it is". However, you might see a lagnesha like this as a relative of a more spiritually inclined person.
One is naturally aggressive (or passive-aggressive); and strongly invested in being a busy, ambitious person. One enjoys the sporting challenge of contentious, conflicted, or quarrelsome environments This type of lagnesha is also unlikely to seek the Jyotishi's sage advice, but will often enter appear in the Jyotisha consultation as the male relative of a tamer client.
One will be physically strong and attractive, with past-life-acquired permission to have good self-esteem that is recognized by his parents, educators, and moral authorities in his culture.
the native 's area of highest praise may be known according to the sign and house of the exalted lagnesha.
On the other end of the scale, if the lagnesha is strongly disempowered- such as, nichha and/or receiving drishti of functional or natural malefics - the native will be born into less favorable family circumstances.
One will feel somewhat or perhaps extremely stigmatized, with limited past-life permission to receive social validation for their appearance, abilities, or conduct.
nichha graha = fallen planets = weakness = dysfunctionality of the planet's powers. The graha might be quite powerful in effect but this effect is not well-received in the native 's living environment.
Also nichha L5 + L10 Mangala in Karkata becomes a Yogakaraka. Although the native 's personal life may suffer some effects of hypocrisy or dishonesty, great contributions of literary or political arts (5) and social governance (10) can also be produced by these natives.
In a past-life setting, the native once deprived another of resources, took more than one's proper due, or misused the empowerment of which one is now deprived by the malfunctioning planet.
Before birth, one selects the timing of one's first breath to ensure that one will have the proper planetary rays in place in order to pay back whichever karmic debts one feels strong enough to undertake.
Fallen planets show not so much an arduous positive task one is obliged to perform; that is the role of Shani.
Nor do they show the bondage of obsession; that is Rahu.
Fallen planets indicate an expected capability which never manifests properly.
The normal resources of the planet are twisted, retarded, disoriented, or confused.
In that planet's area of expertise, society will expect its members to do, perceive, or cooperate in a culturally predetermined way.
Fallen planets indicate that the individual will fall short of social expectation, be considered unsuccessful, and feel marginalizedin that performance area.
One's social "error" may be known according to the sign and house of the fallen lagnesha.
Vimshottari dasha periods of the lagnesha
Lagnesha in career
Lagnesha is also influential in career choices because lagnesha is an indicator of social standing and natural ability to function in the environments which match the rashi, bhava, and drishti characteristics of the lagnesha.
Lagnesha shows broad environmental orientation, body type, musculature etc. which create natural suitability to certain career areas.
In determining career, also consider:
Commentary from Das:
"The lord of the 1 is in a kendra
or Venus is in a kendra
or Jupiter is in a kendra.":
"The Ascendant lord, Venus or Jupiter are located in a Kendra, which will bless your overall live to some degree.
Fortune, wealth and other material blessings would be almost guaranteed throughout life. "
Apathy regarding one's own role in society
Disregard toward the spiritual-physical connection
or disconnection from the physical body appearance
Eccentric personality, scattered or widely dispersed physical activities.
If Ketu + lagnesha + other graha, consider always the other graha.
Generally one may be uncertain of one's physical appearance.
Physically flighty or disconnected from the natural pattern of polarization of the muscular body.
May neglects basic grooming, chooses odd garments in which to clothe the physical form, and has an unusual appearance.
Flesh-form appears a bit scattered, or haggard, or greyish, more dispersed than natural. Ketu-1 + lagnesha may have less interest or discipline regarding maintenance of the physical body vitality. Can be particularly psychically sensitive or standoffish, somewhat lacking social connective interest. Rather unengaged to learn customary habits of decorum and dress
Circumstances of birth are peculiar in some way. May indicate a multiple birth or some peculiarity of the birth process.
If Shukra is involved with Ketu + lagnesha, potential for some type of eccentric hair or facial grooming (or lack of it) which makes an otherwise attractive person look odd. Such manifestation as infelicitous hair dye, awkward or unflattering spectacles, clashing patterns in the clothing textiles,
Native may feel socially disenchanted and as a result rather insecure. One does not quite know which social role is appropriate to the conditions of one's birth.
Flitting like a chameleon through various marginally satisfying roles, enjoying certain aspects of many different social environments but securely fitting in nowhere. one moves from pursuit to pursuit, environment to environment, looking for social validation but finding little of lasting value.
Always dissatisfied with one's social personality.
A longing for the imagined satisfaction of completed union with a fixed social definition.
Resignation to a separative, psychologically distanced relationship with one's "persona" in society.
Not clear quite who one is. A deep and ineffable, sense of loss for the individual identity, which seems to have been taken away by circumstances beyond one's control. A person whom one does not trust may be defining one's deepest identity.
For material success, the lagnesha and Shani (material grounding) should be strong. Then one will find safe harbor in some organization, ideology, or set of social practices which can provide self-definition.
In one's deep inner awareness, however, the fragility and temporary nature of the bodily manifestation will always be known, and attachment to a fixed social identity will remain rather weak.
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