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Etymonline.com:
  • value from O.Fr. value"worth, value" pp. of valoir"be worth," from L. valere"be strong, be well, be of value"
  • worthO.E. weorš"equal in value to," from P.Gmc. *werthaz toward, opposite, hence equivalent, worth" (cf. O.Fris. werth, O.N. veršr, Du. waard, O.H.G. werd, Ger. wert, Goth. wairžs "worth, worthy")
Psychic validation is the key to feeling good about oneself.

Humans feel good when validated, and humans feel bad when invalidated.

  • We are wired that way.

validation = a normal and constant psycho-emotional state of approval, value, worthiness, suitability, appropriateness, inclusion, appreciation, and protection which arises from being infused with values of goodness and core rightness by the persons who are tasked to provide that assessment.

  • As a child one derives the core validation from the parents and schoolteachers.

  • As a young adult often the primary validation comes from cohort peers.

  • As adults, most humans experience their core validation from employers and life-partners,

    with many levels of additional validation sought from government officials, friends, siblings, in-laws, children, co-workers, employees, students, professors, priests, and the various constituents of one's ministry.

Certain roles have a formal validation requirement built-in, such as professional performance review.

Other roles, notably the life-partner, provide constant informal feedback that can"make or break" the native 's self-esteem.

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Jyotisha predictors of validation and invalidation

The psychic fact is that all yin turns to yang, and all yang goes toward yin.

There are times in life which offer ego-boosting validation from highly visible social positioning in the pyramids and networks of people and ideas. There are times of valuable goods and conserved knowledge acquisition; sensual luxury; rich food and drink. There are times of agreement and alliance, of material fruitfulness including creative performance and the birth of children. There are times of clever analysis and persuasive argument, delicious gossip and witty jokes.

There are also times in life, particularly periods of the planetary lords of dushthamsha, which forecast moderate to severe invalidation

  • Periods of the accusatory and argumentative rogesha-6 from radix yuvati bhava are notorious for invalidation from partners including spouses, because rogesha-6 = broken contracts. Divorce is one of the more severe outcomes of periods of the rogesha-6 and the psychological depression from invalidation in the wake of divorce is also unfortunately quite famous.

  • Periods of the hidden and mysterious randhresha-8 predict sudden, forced changes in the validation stream, especially the loss of transparency and accountability in the core partnership (often however compensated by validation from hidden, non-public alliances or dalliances)

  • Periods of the drained and obscured ruler-of-12 predict loss of physical identity and loss of fleshly energy to move and start new projects. The 12th-from any lagna indicates dissolution of the form of the lagna. There are many opportunities for loss of material validation during periods of 12th-from angles.

  • Some nativities features very low level of overall validation matching low ego-membrane needs. Others show amplified ego-membrane needs matched by dangerously high expectations or craving for social-material validation .

Limits of validation from humans.

Why dangerous? Because human validation is inherently inconsistent and volatile.

All human Jyotisha charts show a role for Ari bhava and lord of 6th bhava as counted from numerous lagna.

  • There is a 6th-from-Chandra, 6th-from-Surya, 6th from the navamsha lagna, 6th from karma lagna, 6th-from all of the pada and graha.

    • In other words, humans all enter their incarnation with a backlog of animosity, debt, and disease.

    The backlog will roll out on schedule in behaviors of blaming, accusation, criticism, toxicity both emotional and physical, crime, exploitation = the typical expressions of a human 6th-from angle.

Humans are notoriously fickle in their loyalty to people, places, and ideas. A grand declaration of lifetime conviction can easily turn to a trivial dismissal. Except for the mother's bond to her children, no bond of human-to-human loyalty or promise of continuing appreciate will be quite reliable throughout this life.

The Dharma Taken to Heart

The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-Kindness

by Pema Chödrön, p. 86

"The dharma should really be taken to heart, not just used as a way to get cozy and secure or to continue your habitual pattern of self-denigration or your habitual pattern of striving for perfection.

Initially you may find that you use the dharma as you've always used everything else, but then, because it's the dharma, it might occur to you that you're using it to denigrate yourself or to become a perfectionist.

"Oh my goodness! I'm using this to make the world into love and light or to make it a resentful, harsh place.”

Zukra = validation via financial well-being, beauty, attractiveness, social partnership

Shukra = kalatrakaraka + dhanakaraka = the primary and most obvious karaka for social-material value in the Jyotisha nativity.

Shukra's two primary containers of value =

  1. treasuries of stored valuable goods and conserved knowledge (2, Vrishabha)

  2. partnerships and alliances, whether personal, professional, commercial, counseling, advising, or other peer relationship (7, Thula)

  • , in social-material terms the primary vehicles for personal validation are"money and marriage ".

Shukra problems = social invalidation

  • If there is Jyotisha stress in bhava-2, bhava-7, or related to Shukra, then the native may feel unworthy -- UNLESS one is blessed by discriminating consciousness to know that the"default" validation is based almost entirely on fleeting material values which cannot be ported across the bridge after death.

  • As it Jesus is quoted to have said"it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich one to enter the gates of heaven". [synoptic gospels, copies of the speech-report in Matthew-19, Mark-10 and Luke-18]

Take care to understand the implicit and explicit approval of 'worthiness' one seeks to obtain from the life-partner, from the boss, the government, the religious teacher, the parents, the school-master, the neighbors, the political electorate, the publications industry, news media, stock-holders, customers, colleagues, boards of directors, students, children, bankers, in-laws, co-workers, and the public as a whole.

What sort of value are these designated judges and approvers likely to be capable of recognizing?

Naturally, their default values are material = Shukra + Shani-yuti-Budha. The two central gauges of value are money-price and partner-attractiveness, followed closely by social and economic rank, and finally by communicative and logical mentality.

  • Therefore, most normal people feel most deeply valued when receiving money and getting an offer of marriage (Zukra) when granted an important socio-economic rank or position (Shani) or when celebrated for their mental cleverness (Budha).

However, after the initial psychic surge of social-material well-being which energizes the native with a feeling of worthiness traceable to the unconditional love of the mother, will the"high" feeling of super-worthiness be maintained?

in Marriage

  • The ideal marriage partner is conscious of a duty to constantly validate the spouse. In the modern era one might send loving communications, present flowers and jewels, provide luxurious pleasures, or otherwise pump a continuous stream of sensual delight into the marriage.

  • In a business partnership, the money speaks for itself: not only verbal appreciation but growing financial worth of the joint venture provides the validation .

  • In social ranking and economic position,

Response to social invalidation :

  • What happens when the material validation recedes or dries up completely? Is it time to leave the partnership ?

  • What happens if validation reverses to devaluation and praise turns to criticism in the partnership or in the bank account? Is it time to leave?

  • Is it really possible to escape social-material invalidation by moving expectantly into yet another human alliance?

Probably not, because:

The psychic fact is that all yin turns to yang, and all yang goes toward yin.

Great pledges of fidelity in partnership (Zukra) and great hoards of collected items (Zukra) are sensually enriching and feel utterly wonderful in the temporary moment.

  • However they are almost impossible to sustain even during earthly life and being flesh-body based have virtually no value after death of the body.

  • The only exception is the value of learning which can be accomplished using eyes, ears, touch, hearing, and taste, when the learning produces spiritual knowledge gained from sacred texts and wisdom practices (which includes much more than socially approved scripture.)

So when the sense-pleasures cease, the life partner becomes critical or abusive, or the bank account dwindles, is the person spiritually invalid?

  • Social prestige notoriously comes and goes. Honor and dishonor, power and humiliation, are ego-validation extremes on a very temporary continuum governed by Shani, lord of Time. Is the humble farmer, the wrinkled old actress, or the disgraced dictator spiritually invalid?

  • Mentality (Budha) while it is the least ego-seductive of the material enrichments, is perhaps the trickiest because it is the most distracting from the spiritual goals. When mental quickness is lost (for example, after a crippling accident or due to senility) is the person then spiritually invalid?

It is said that the definition of insanity is to do the same action repeatedly each time expecting different results. After several experiences of invalidation (sometimes quite devastating ) it might be much more pragmatic to stop depending on these very limited utility outside sources of validation . Consider drawing primary validation from within.

  • Have a look into the role of Shukra, Shani, Budha, and self-elevating Rahu to predict periods of strongest materialization and the natural consequences of attachment to form, sense pleasure, praise, attainment of material goals, etc.

  • What is acquired will eventually be lost, then re-acquired ad infinitum.

Do you really want your self-esteem to be emotionally dependent on this comically fickle cycle of getting"stuff"?

What goes up must come down and indeed if Rahu-Ketu are involved the up-down cycle can be perilous to mental and emotional equanimity.

  • alliances join and separate

  • elite status comes and goes; celebrity fame becomes irrelevance

  • mental-brain acuity is followed by dullness and biochemical breakdown. Eventually we are reborn with a fresh new brain and can start again.

  • Oy vey.

Luckily, there are

  • No limits on validation from the Divine.

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