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Ashtamsha Shani is one of the "Shani-Dhaiyya" * Shani-Dhaiya = "two-and-a-half year" emotional-challenge transits.

Other Shani-Dhaiyya, traditionally, include:

Sade-Saati

zanichaturazra = Shani-chaturamsha = Shani's transit via the rashi = 4th-from-Chandra

Ashtamsha Shani

Shani Ashtama * Ashtama Shanaiswara

"crisis drill" * dis-comfort * hard landing

emotionally off-balance


Shani gochara in 8th-from-Chandra =

Transits of Saturn thru the 8th house counted from the Moon

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POTUS-43 Decision Points 1946- George W. Bush * Chandra-Kanya. 8th-from-Chandra = Mesha rashi. Mesha = his karmasthana-10. Bhava-10 contains no graha, but 10 does receive drishti of Shani.

Mr. Bush was working in 2000 as the Governor of Texas, while at the same time he was "running for president".

Bush sustained a long and difficult elections campaign for US President (governance, 10) during Shani Ashtamsha in Mesha-10, 1998-2000.

Despite pouring millions of dollars of funding money into his campaign, his standing amongst the electorate did not budge (Shani, stuck) until Shani entered Vrishabha (and contacted his super-earning super-networked uttama-Rahu) in summer 2000. Ultimately Bush assumed the 43rd USA presidency.

Shani Ashtamsha =

  • Emotionally based, physically expressed crisis of"frozen trauma"

    slow-motion catastrophe

    getting stuck in mid-cycle of the transformation

Matching Divinatory Signal:

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Golden Tarot

2 of Coins, reversed

QUOTATION from Golden Tarot :"Imbalance and disharmony as a result of upheaval and transformation.

  • Taking one step forward for every two steps back.
  • Chaos caused by the shifting importance of projects and priorities.
  • Industrious yet unreliable actions.
  • Furious activity producing negligible results."
Q: my mate is preparing to enter their Shani-ashtamsha, and our union appears to be moving toward legal divorce. You said that this person is not in a divorce-karaka bhukti, but couldn't a Shani-ashtamsha also signify the crisis of divorce? Shani ashtamsha does not indicate divorce, because divorce is an active movement, and it is Shani's highest intention to prevent movement!

The English word divorce = "dis-vers " turn (vers) away (dis). Divorce is an action of turning away. You're right that divorce does generate (usually) a crisis of identity change, and randhra-bhava-8 represents crisis.

However Shani transiting via 8th-from-Chandra tends to"freeze-frame" the crisis so that it becomes effortful (often extremely effortful) to move either forward toward new life (divorce) or backward toward the old life (reconciliation).

Shani and Chandra

temporary enemies

Chandra the Flow-Flooder

Shani the Flow-Freezer

Shani imposes a cold, dry, orderly, and change-resistant"holding pattern" which blocks Chandra's wellspring flow of emotionally support, emotionally nourishment, for cyclical changes.

During Shani-astamsha, Chandra temporarily occupies 6th from Shani

Thus Chandra the Flow-Flooder temporarily becomes an enemy of Shani the Flow-Freezer

Chandra is not an initiator. Chandra does not normally initiate actions (except when overstimulated by Mangala e.g. Chandra-Vrischika).

Chandra is a responder. (This is literally true as Chandra the space-ball is actually a signal transponder in the Earth-Mars-Moon triangulation... but more on that later...)

Chandra responds emotionally to others' actions. Chandra also responds reflexively to one's own actions, for example with retrospective guilt.

Chandra regulates Earth's oceans among His other tasks. Chandra likes the rhythms of predictable patterns of evolutionary change following the cycle of the ocean tides. Chandra enjoys organic emotional life cycles, parenting and protecting, nurturing the weak, defending the defenseless.

Generally, Chandra flourishes in the behavior of responding to life. Chandra rarely initiates action, but Chandra does like to respond by sympathizing, empathizing, protecting, parenting, nourishing.

Shani ashtamsha indicates a cold, dry, fixed, brittle, rigid, stiff, stuck, icy, windy, heavy, punitive, lawful, socially conformist, fearful, materialistic (Shani) .... all-systems resistance to FLOW.

Shani-ashtamsha is a high-pressure, slow-moving, emotionally-rigid state that endures for 2.3 years. The overall impact of the transit very much depends upon the concurrent Vimshottari Dasha periods as well as the characteristics and empowerment status of the planetary ruler of the bhava which is identical to 8th-from-Chandra.

Example outcomes

Shani gochara from Chandra-6 prevents the native from changing their method, scope, or style of service ministry. During a Shani ashtamsha via the radical lagna (8th from 6th) one can minister (6) neither more nor less, since the pressure of material obligation (Shani) remains steady while the availability of psycho-emotional nutrient does not increase. In this case, the physical body"takes the hit".

Shani gochara from Chandra-11 prevents the native from changing their method, scope, or style of economic earnings. During a Shani ashtamsha via roga-ripu-ari bhava-6 (8th from 11th) one can earn (11) neither more nor less, since the pressure of material obligation (Shani) remains steady while the availability of psycho-emotional nutrient does not increase. In this case, the gainfulness network"takes the hit".

Shani gochara from Chandra-7 naturally has the same non-movement effect upon bhava-2 which produces a stiff resistance to change in the marriage union coming largely from the family of origin and their storehouse of cultural values.

When Chandra is born into 8th-from-Shani, one may experience lifelong flow-freezing effects of "virtual permanent shani-ashtamsha"

Sisyphus syndrome

these nativities may appear emotionally stiff, delayed empathy, repressed, restricted in their parenting or nurturing permissions

Often very hard-working personalities who feel that they must soldier-on despite limited emotional support from the social environment

  1. Chandra-Meza whilst Shani-Vrizchika
  2. Chandra-Vrishabha whilst Shani-Dhanuzya
  3. Chandra-Mithunaya whilst Shani-Makara
  4. Chandra-Karkata whilst Shani-Kumbha
  5. Chandra-Simha whilst Shani-Meena
  6. Chandra-Kanya whilst Shani in Meza
  7. Chandra-Thula whilst Shani-Vrizabha
  8. Chandra-Vrizchika whilst Shani-Mithunaya
  9. Chandra-Dhanuzya whilst Shani-Karkata
  10. Chandra-Makara whilst Shani-Simha
  11. Chandra-Kumbha whilst Shani-Kanya
  12. Chandra-Meena whilst Shani-Thula
Change-resistance, emotional status-quo, neither forward nor backward Shani enters the 8th position from Chandra. The 8th angle signifies identity transformation, change in social status, moving energetically through the transformative phases of life, eruptions of sudden force from hidden sources within the material shell, and other indications of major change whilst maintaining the living external physical body-shell. (Includes surgeries, therapeutic healings, gender reassignment, widowhood, surviving a natural disaster etc.)

Shani gochara via 8th-from-Chandra . freezes the emotional response to the upwelling of internal life-force which motivates forward movement into the next phase of life. Shani freezes the permission, resists the muscular movement, prevents a thousand rebirths.

Humans are psycho-chemically reborn in every millisecond = cells dying and being rebuilt, outdated beliefs being disproven and replaced, relationship lessons learned and behavioral changes applied. Shani ashtamsha slows this process considerably.

When the rebirth canal is flowing, it channels the scheduled movements through life's organic phases. Shani blocks the rebirth canal.

The person stiffens up, feels rigid on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Things feel locked in. The typical feeling during Shani-ashtamsha is to stop moving as much as possible while fulfilling the minimum social obligation.

Shani ashtamsha prevents nutrient from reaching the 8th position thus freezing Chandra's ability to support the otherwise one's natural segue into the next life phase ( 8).

Shani ashtamsha locks the person into a rigid emotional condition, during which the native may experience a tanglible resistance to flow at the physical, emotional, financial, social, mental, and even spiritual levels of perception.

Not typically a shell-death significator, unless Shani is also L-2 or yuvatipathi-7 Shani blocks the emotional response that normally"lubricates " the natural cyclical flow of identity change.

Death is always followed by birth. Birth is always followed by death. Shani delays the processing time required to process the death-birth-death-birth cycle.

(Remember,"life" has no opposite. All beings are eternally alive. The opposite of death is not life! The opposite of death is birth.)

Shani-ashtamsha generally prevents liberation via physical death, imposing instead a regime of continuous survival on minimum amounts of nutrient thus minimum amounts of life-force energy. Shani ashtamsha can indicate the onset of old age but not flesh-death.

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY MAKES THE MOMENT FRESH


Pema Chödrön in Start Where You Are, page 109

"Taking responsibility for your own actions is another way of talking about awakening bodhichitta (or, an open heart/mind), because part of taking responsibility is the quality of being able to see things very clearly.

Another part of taking responsibility is gentleness, which goes along with not judging, not calling things right or wrong, good or bad, but looking gently and honestly at yourself.

Finally there is also the ability to keep going forward. It's been described before as letting go, but in some sense at a personal level it's that you can just keep on going; you don't get completely overwhelmed by this identity as a loser or a winner, the abuser or the abused, the good guy or the bad guy.

You just see what you do as clearly and compassionately as you can and then go on. The next moment is always fresh and open. You don't have to get frozen in an identity of any kind."

Ashtamsha Shani = not a Maraka per se

But even the best healers may feel stuck

the river is temporarily frozen == and filled with a Shani-wooden log-jam too

"death conditions " of Shani-ashtamsha = "feels like" emotional death (more like emotional purgatory) but rarely results in physical death

  • usually the life-force which energizes the annamayakosha flesh-form is strong enough to withstand even the battering of a powerful gochara Shani ashtamsha.

Discomfort = 8th-from-Chandra" comfort"

Shani-style fleshly symptoms

Normally one would experience some slow-down of physical vitality.

Expect Shani-type symptomssuch as persistent fear of punishment by"the system", age, cold, bitter, dark, dry, lame, slow, hard, low, bone, stone, stiff, strict, pinch, claw; loss of lubrication, seizure, freezing, stuckness, intractability, retardation, morbidity, repression, insufficiency, immobility, malnutrition, isolation, and resistance-resistance-resistance.

Ignorance of healers (8) is also a typical feature of Shani-ashtamsha. Often, Shani imposes isolation and lack of resources, so that during these 2.3 year periods "no one can move the flow". Even those healers who are very gifted in healing arts an deeply understand the human body-mind's energy-flow channels may find that Shani's tamasic darkness blocks their attempts to start the dried-frozen flow.

Skilled intervention from healers who might during less stressful times have a more clear understanding of the condition is often prevented for the 2.3 year period. Like a tremendous log-jam stuck in a frozen river, Chandra's healing flow is suddenly released into action once the Shani-ashtamsha is completed.

Poison, hidden causes

  • 8th is also an angle of mysterious, hidden conditions and poisons. The native may have been inadvertently poisoned by some subtle force of the environment and discovery of the poisonous element may be delayed (Shani) by ignorance based in fear.

PTSD model

  • Typically the underlying poison is *not* an external physical chemical but rather an obscured, hidden internal source.

  • The Shani-ashtamsha effect is often a"PTSD" (post traumatic shock disorder) type of emergence (8).

  • Shani may evoke a terrifying old wound (8) which was stuffed down into a dark hiding place of subconscious memory at the time of the life-threatening injury (physical or emotional) in order to survive.

  • (bhava-2 = conscious memory= family lineage, values, history; bhava-8 represents hidden knowledge = subconscious memory)

  • Now the once-terrifying old pain rises to the surface and can be *slowly* healed.

  • Internal poisons can include deep resentment, profound trauma following sudden deaths or unexpected eruptions of dangerous force, or long-lasting indignation following incompletely resolved emotional invasion (Mangala, 8) from the past (Chandra, parents, caretakers, childhood home).

  • Note the structure of the bhava located 8th-from-Chandra and any graha influencing Soma himself.

Older people = double-Shani

  • Elder folks also may experience a notable increase in the natural resistance to change which accompanies age; thus Shani has an amplified effect in age (above age 50) which may result in specifically movement-limiting symptoms even conditions of invalidism.

  • However elder folk also experience much less frustration as they tend to accept the aging process and do not require constant innovation or quick-start action. Their lives are more systematic generally therefore the main negative outcome of Shani's slow-down is an increase in the amount of fear, such as the fear of falling or fear of

  • Note these are temporary for a maximum of 2.3 years and the restriction on movement offers a splendid opportunity to address the underlying fear of death via practice of forgiveness.

  • After a significant struggle to discover healing and engage in a demanding process of recovery, indeed, rejuvenation efforts do succeed and the physical identity is retained.

Exceptions:

  • Genuine Maraka Graha = the physical killers = L-2+ yuvatipathi-7 -- or Rahu-Ketu whose lords are the L-2 or the yuvatipathi-7 .

  • If Shani = empowered L-2 or yuvatipathi-7 *and* Shani ashtamsha coincides with a Shani bhukti of the Vimshottari Dasha then yes maybe Shani could grant permission for termination of the incarnation.

  • concurrent bhukti of marana-karaka L-2 or yuvatipathi-7 when paired with a Shani ashtamsha can signal completion of the present physical identity.

Forecast and interpretation re:

  • severity of symptoms
  • speed of discovery-of-hidden cause + recovery-from-discomfort

Final outcome depends significantly upon:

  1. current Vimshottari dasha bhukti period(s)

  2. the presence of graha within bhava-8

  3. any graha yuti Chandra

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What is the purpose of this recurring-every-29.5-yrs Shani-ashtamsha crisis drill?

It is a wake-up call.

  • Genuine death will come eventually.

The Shani ashtamsha often succeeds in creating flesh-death-awareness via sustained shock and frustration with non-healing .

  • The spiritual message is often heeded!

  • Looking back from the authentic death-bed, one is often deeply grateful for the opportunity to re-prioritize and the practice run.

A miraculous opportunity = separation from negative emotions

Being incapacitated = a superb opportunity to strip down (Shani) to rock-bottom essentials in life (Shani) and discover (8) the normally masked (8) fears (Shani) which sit below the surface of consciousness until an emergency thrusts these primal fears into vivid reality

  • These are precisely the fears which create the terror of being pulled down into "hell" for those who leave this earthly vale loaded with emotional baggage of anger, grief, guilt, jealousy, bitterness, blaming, or resentment.

  • Shani ashtamsha = a wonderful opportunity to review this dehumanizing inventory and release all unnecessary weights (Shani) before the real crisis of actual physical death!

This emotionally separative crisis can be extremely liberating emotionally and spiritually, if properly understood

Shani dislikes Chandra

The Moon is the original Mother of all life on Earth. All-embracing all-consuming Mother Chandra, the Ocean of Emotion, has no enemies.

  • Shani has enemies: Surya, Chandra, Mangala, and Rahu-Ketu

Strict, dry, unbending, material performance-based Karma Professor Shani never enjoys interacting with tolerant, flexible, fluid, unconditionally loving parental Chandra.

Naturally, when this already-inimical pair move into a shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle, , there is trouble for legalistic Shani .

  • However during Ashtamsha Shani transit, it is important to appreciate that Chandra keeps doing what Chandra does = psycho-emotional being, maintaining the astral body, nesting, sheltering.

Chandra is not harmed by Shani's distress. In Shani ashtamsha, Shani does all the dramatic work!

  • Profile of the crisis may be determined according to the bhava of Chandra vs the Bhava of transiting Shani

The Shani-ashtamsha script =

Shani the intolerant imposer of material conditions trying to cope with a"moving target" His enemy Chandra the unconditional infinitely tolerant Mother

Shani's task = to impose strict time-space material-effect karmic law

From Shani's point of view,

  • Chandra is the enemy (6) who is unruly and does not respect the karmic contract (6)

  • Shani tries to make Chandra a second-class citizen (6), to criminalize (6) Chandra as illegitimate (6), or to place Chandra in servitude (6).

  • It is as if Chandra goes to jail (6).

The effect = generally a life environment which (for the 2.3 yrs duration of the transit) invalidates the legitimacy of one's emotions.

  • The feelings are nearly criminalized.

  • One is made to feel that one's needs are secondary to the greater agenda of lawful and stepwise procedure.

  • The tough law is applied to the bhava being transited by Shani, and this tough law makes the native feel emotionally victimized.

  • However there is not much Chandra can do to counteract Shani, as Chandra occupies the typically disenfranchised 6th-from.

  • Chandra will need to wait it out.

From Chandra's point of view, Shani the lord of Age and Death is harassing the tidal-flowing quiet vitality of Lord Soma.

Chandra will watch and wait, knowing that this too shall pass.

Chandra = the astral psycho-emotional body = does not know or respond to fixed time-space conditions.

  • Chandra does not age, Chandra does not die.

Chandra generates very deeply rooted ancient emotional, usually at least partly subconscious, attachments to people and places of the past:

  • to one's parents * especially mother * from the current lifetime and "past",

  • one's ethnic people or a remembered root-people,

  • one's homeland or a remembered root-place,

  • matters of the ocean and maritime life,

  • and other "roots " varieties of psycho-emotional attachment.

On death's doorstep - crisis - but does not die

Shani in 8th-from-Chandra seizes and freezes the cycle of self-destruction and rebirth (8), imposing dry and brittle conditions upon a bhava which is normally dynamic ( swabhava of vital Mangala) and fast-moving.

  • Shani forces the native to take a long, hard look at fleshly mortality.

Shani very rarely kills the flesh-body during an ashtamsha transit, but it seems like death is at one's doorstep for the better part of 2.3 years.

Cold, hard Shani can use various devices to"freeze" the native into a near-death state, poised upon the verge of physical-form-change but unable to pass over into full identity with the astral body and thus unable to die and be reborn.

Sometimes Shani creates a fixed (for 2.3 yrs) intensely painful or in some way crippling (Shani) body condition, especially if Shanaicarya is transiting the radical lagna (body).

The condition appears suddenly and forcefully (8) and the native experiences an emergency.

  • However after the sudden eruption the Shani ashtamsha becomes a long-lasting (2.3 yrs) crisis

  • which may undergo a few phases

  • but will not fully resolve until Shani exits the rashi which = 8th-from-Chandra ..

Shani says: Resist!

Gochara Shani = the force of resistance toward whatever circumstances Shani may meet during His 30-year, 360-degree travel circuit.

  • Whichever bhava Shani occupies for 2.3 years during His transit there,

  • that temporary-residence bhava becomes the site of Karmic Law

  • Often draconian conditions apply in matters of the transited bhava the native struggles to to accommodate the harshness of the Law.

The 8th-from angle = forced transformation involving a process of destruction of the outdated form and transference of the essential vital energy into a new force. , destruction and rebirth.

During Shani Ashtamsha, Shani's natural behavior of resistance becomes awkwardly juxtaposed with the emotional apprehension of reality (Chandra).

changes to the physical body (1), to the birth family or the treasuries of valuable goods and conserved knowledge (2)

  • When Shani encounters the emotional conditions of death (8th-from-Chandra .) Shani locks into a frozen state of emotional resistance to change

  • Shani craves order, routine, predictability, normalcy

  • Shani's resistance to inevitable emotional change = painful, anxious, worrisome, fretting and frustrating,

    • as the native stubbornly insists upon"return to Normal" under conditions which are highly fluid and beyond the native 's control

    Unless combined with a bhukti of a genuine Maraka graha, the transit called"Ashtamsha Shani" does not cause Physical Death..,

Enforced Emergency

Ashtamsha Shani may indicate the onset of cataclysmic change, which can occur in the Physical, Emotional, Mental and even Spiritual levels of existence.

  • During His transit through the 8th-from-Chandra, Shri Shanaiswara obtains the power to enforce a sudden, long-term, profound, and inexorable "emergency".

  • Emergency conditions = in force for approximately 2.3 years, the duration of Shani's transit through the rashi which occupies 8th-from-Soma.

  • Naturally, much depends on other occupants of the bhava which is located 8th-from-Chandra, drishti to that bhava, Vimshottari period lord at the time of the Ashtamsha Shani transit, and other conditions affecting the bhava.

The Crisis of death and rebirth may become acute when gochara Shani enters the 22nd dreshkhamsha [drekkana] from Chandra.

Shock, (Apparent) Loss, Transformation, and Rebirth

Ashtamsha Shani is often perceived as an *emotional* near-death experience = an emotional death followed by rejuvenation and rebirth.

Shani has 12 methods * each methods matches the requirements of the 12 bhava.

  • Shani ashtamsha in randhra bhava can profile the end-of-old and beginning-of-new suggesting identity changes regarding spouse and marriage. Expect typical Shani behaviors such as scarcity of necessary materials, austerity, delay, rigidity, and also long-persisting structures, stones, bones, and laws

  • each bhava-rashi offers its own scenario for slow-motion Catastrophic Change and Healing.

Emotional Effects of Ashtamsha Shani

"8th-from"any lagna indicates the Transformative destruction of the identity of that lagna.

General emotional effects of ashtamsha Shani, related to 8th-from-Soma include transformation destruction of the emotional identity, through

  • Alienation or severe transformations of marriage partner, particularly as a result of punitive behavior from the spouse's family (in-laws);

  • short-order divorce and remarriage

  • Anxiety from upheavals in the quality and amount of the joint assets of marriage,

  • emotional stress from volatility in inheritance and taxes,

  • fear of an undiagnosable illness , including the partner's fear on one's behalf (often the partner is more afraid than the native )

  • emotional irritability and exhaustion from a"healing Crisis of death and rebirth" which comes very close to death, in a long-term illness

  • destruction of the conventional identity through spiritual encounter with mystery and awe

Less severe effect:

Shani occupies the radical 8th-from-Chandra . = Shani ashtamsha = simultaneously, Shani transit natal Shani = "Saturn Return" (age 29-31, 57-59, 85-87)

  • This long-living native is accustomed to very slow rates of transformative change in life, therefore the every-29.3-years Shani ashtamsha does not shock or frighten but rather simply doubles the slow-down, making it very hard indeed to enjoy any variety of"rebirth" e.g. to start new relationships. However the feeling is not catastrophic and the grief is so familiar being a lifetime emotion that one may walk through the Shani ashtamsha feeling only a little frustrated.

Extreme results:

If Chandra in 6, then Shani ashtamsha in 8th-from-Chandra = simultaneously, samchara Shani contact radical lagna =

  • Shani"freezes " the life-force vitality and temporarily annihilates the flesh-based identity. the native 's life"goes on hold" (Shani) due to extremely minimal life force fuel reserves.

  • However, as usually with the Shani ashtamsha, unless Shani = a temporal maraka (Makara and Simha lagna only) one does not die.

Important to consider: simultaneous Vimshottari bhukti

Like all transits, Shani-ashtamsha gives much more vivid effects when it occurs simultaneously with:

  1. Vimshottari period of the lord of the bhava = 8th-from-Soma - Shani - Chandra
  2. bhukti of another health-harming graha such as rogesha-6 (imbalance, toxicity) or ruler-of-12 (draining of physical vitality)

Case studies:

Emotional crisis re: disease, divorce, debt

Example = Chandra in 6 = disease = Thula lagna + Meena Chandra

L-1+randhresha-8 Zukra/Zukra period

Ashtamsha Shani migrates into Thula lagna = physical body

catastrophic slow-motion change to the physical body

  • the native suffered a blood disease (bhava-1 = blood) which could not be medically diagnosed.

  • Major debt from medical treatments. She lived on"death's doorstep" for a period of 2.3 years. Medical tests showed profound infection and organ damage.

  • The disease made her look extremely tired and thin (Shani). Spouse files for divorce from a sick, infertile wife.

  • As soon as Shani exited Thula rashi, the native regained her health and all medical evidence of the crisis disappeared (8).

  • medical crisis *recurred* 29.5 years later, this time creating a musculo-skeletal (Shani) seizure that mimicked Multiple Sclerosis or another freezing, seizing, muscle-abbreviating syndrome, severely limiting (Shani) the available range of motion (Shani anti-movement).

  • As typical of Shani ashtamsha, the physical symptons (1) confounded physicians resulting in an un-diagnosable condition (2) symptoms faded at the end of Shani's transit via 8th-from-Chandra.


Emotional crisis re: wealth and family

Example = Vrishabha lagna + Mithuna Chandra in 2 = family wealth

Yogakaraka dharmesha-9 +karmesha-10 Shani/Shani period

Ashtamsha Shani moves into Makara rashi = dharma bhava = father, children and religion

Catastrophic change affecting the father or guru, matters of religious doctrine, and children

  • the native 's father (9), a very financially privileged man, threatened to disinherit (8) her due to her religion (9) being different than his. The daughter had been employed by her father without payment for many years, and felt that the paternal inheritance was her rightful paycheck. However, the father asserted his legal right (Shani, law) to withhold her hidden funds (8).

    • Shani in 9 = "anti-bhagya", reversal of fortunes.

    They debated, discussed, cried, shouted, and separated over the issue of religion. There was no resolution for 2.3 years, and the native believed she would need to move forward in life without the assets she had so long expected to receive.

  • However, as soon as gochara Shani exited Makara-9, the father regained his sense of justice (Shani) and he accepted his daughter's religious choices. Her inheritance was restored.

Recommended Mentality

During ashtamsha Shani, when coordinated with a Vimshottari period of the lord of the house through which gochara Shani is traveling, the most importance piece of information to have is that, despite all of one's natural intelligence and problem-solving capabilities - despite the care and attention of others - despite the benefits of financial wealth , education, or upbringing - things are basically beyond one's control.

On the positive side, talk of self-reliance, of courage or conquest, is unlikely to have much benefit. Hidden forces are at work, which must emerge now according to the lifetime spiritual script.

  • Faith and acceptance, the two antidotes for Shani-driven fear, are the only reliable means of survival (especially during that exceptionally difficult phase when Shani travels through the 22nd dreshkhamsha from Chandra).

On the negative side, collapse into superstitious ritual, or otherwise increasing the natural upsurge of anxiety and dread which can drive this experience, are not recommended. No matters the symptoms: ashtamsha Shani does not, except under very special circumstances, indicate physical death.

Yes, this transit can be extremely stressful. It is exhausting.

But one will nearly always live to fight another day.

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Bhava of Chandra

+

Bhava transited by gochara Shani


natural regulator

of gochara Shani bhava

Shani Ashtamsha Impact

= slow-motion freeze-frame

of a catastrophic change in process


Example

  • gochara Shani fiercely blocks precisely that rejuvenating transformation being demanded in 8.

Chandra-1

* gochara Shani via bhava-8


Mangala = enemy of Shani

considerable difficulty

crisis due to lack (Shani) of resources needed (Chandra) for rebirth and rejuvenation. Symptoms of premature aging caused by a subconscious terror (8) of death.

Remedies:

death education, recycling skills, rejuvenating healing modalities such as Ayurvedic panchakarma, occasionally surgery to remove tumor or other dead matter which is incompatible with the remaining still-vital cells of the living body

Chandra-2

+ gochara Shani via bhava- 9


Guru = neutral of Shani

moderate difficulty

religious or father-guru crisis

crisis of faith

due to lack of confidence in philosophical beliefs


Chandra-3

+ gochara Shani via bhava-10


swabhava of Shani

generally easier effects

crisis of respect and responsibilities

due to lack of visibility


POTUS-43 Decision Points 1946- George W. Bush sustained a long difficult campaign for POTUS during gochara ashtamsha Shani-Meza-10 , 1998-2000.(governance, public positions = 10)

Despite pouring millions into his political campaign, Mr. Bush's standing amongst the electorate did not budge (Shani, stuck) until Shani entered Vrishabha in summer 2000.

Chandra-4

+ gochara Shani via bhava- 11


swabhava of Shani

generally easier effects

crisis of economic earnings due to lack of marketplace connections

crisis of friendship due to obligations of the social network


UK-Princess of Wales 1961-1997 Diana Spencer Chandra-Kumbha-4 yuti Ketu was married in 1980 during Shani Ashtamsha via Kanya-11. Although Shani's transit via bhava-11 is often helpful for materializing a personal achievement, the 8th angle also induces emotional upheaval.

Chandra-5

+ gochara Shani via bhava- 12


Guru = neutral of Shani

moderate difficulty

crisis of prayer, dreams, sanctuary; enclosure, imprisonment or hospitalization

materialistic rigidity as spiritual guidance seems to"dry up"


Stiffening, rigidity, unmovable resistance, heavy traction in bhava-12 affecting sleep, meditation, and access to spiritual guidance. Sleep deprived, dreams stop, freeze-up seize-up insufficient time for bedroom life, prayer, sanctuary. Government oppressive in distant lands.

When gochara Shani enters Dhanushya rashi in January-2017 those who enjoy the many benefits of uttama-Chandra will be subject to the Shani Ashtamsha.

  • POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama = uttama-Chandra-5. Ashtamsha-Shani pressure will come from Shani-Dhanushya transiting Karakamsha-12 beginning in Jan-2017 during his Shani-Budha period. This event occurs immediately after the end of his presidency (and Budha bhukti12th-from-10th indicates loss of professional position). Some karmic scenario of private invisibility or distant lands may be expected.

Chandra-6


most challenging

+ gochara Shani via bhava- 1


Mangala = enemy of Shani

considerable difficulty

physical body exhaustion crisis

due to lack of vital energy


Chandra-6 produces the worst pressures of Shani ashtamsha because the 8th-from-Chandra . = lagna = physical body + social identity. Against much resistance from Shani, must successfully complete a transformative mission by seizing and paralyzing the physical body.


  • Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Albert Einstein endured a * physical (1) upheaval * during the Shani ashtamsha across his Mithuna lagna during the last two years of World War II. He became exhausted from work on the nuclear bombs needed to defeat the forces of evil. However, due to the strength of Einstein's nichha-bhanga lagnesha Budha, the transformative mission of giving instructions to construct the hideous weapon of mass destruction was accomplished.

Chandra-7

+ gochara Shani via bhava- 2


Zukra = friend of Shani

financial crisis but

generally easier emotional effects

bhava-2 = death, saturation, end-of-cycle for matters of bhava-7

crisis of paralysis in the treasuries of financial wealth + knowledge

crisis of frozen values

experience of scarcity of natural resources, Shani seems to"dry up" the family lineage


Family Lineage

  • UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 endured a * financial treasuries (2) upheaval * duringShani transit to Zukra-Kumbha -2, 1993-1995 8th-from her Karkata-Chandra-7. Ashtamsha bhava-2"stored wealth". At the same time she suffered a family lineage crisis = public royal divorce of UK-Prince 1948- Charles of Wales + UK-Princess of Wales 1961-1997 Diana Spencer which forced a transformation in the the family assets.

  • VPOTUS Climate Change 1948- Al Gore endured a * lineage historical values (2) upheaval * during the Shani ashtamsha across Karkata-2 truth-values Shani-yuti-Mangala -nichha 2004-2006 while trying to advance the cause of Global Warming against the resistance of many nay-sayers. However due to the strength of Gore's Dhanushya-Guru-yuti-Chandra -7 , much of the denial was overcome and the transformative mission was accomplished.

Chandra-8

+ gochara Shani via bhava- 3


Budha = friend of Shani

generally easier effects

Crisis of publication or communications technique

due to lack of a clear message


Chandra-9

+ gochara Shani via bhava-4


Chandra = enemy of Shani

generally more difficult

Crisis of home ownership, examination or diploma,

vehicles, parents or homeland

due to lack of established roots


Patriotism Shock

When gochara Shani enters Dhanushya rashi in January-2017, Rus-Pres 1952- First Person Vladimir Putin = Chandra in Vrishabha-9 = subject to the Ashtamsha Shani crisis in dharmasthana-9 = ideology, theory, doctrine, beliefs

Chandra-10

+ gochara Shani via bhava-5


Surya = enemy of Shani

very difficult

crisis of children + speculative intelligence

due to oppression of creativity or lack of confidence


Shock to the Expected Rhythms

Microsoft 1955- philanthropist Bill Gates * Meena-Chandra-10 + uttama- Shani-5. He was born with a permanent Shani ashtamsha. In 1983-1985 Shani's transit via Thula enforced the Shani ashtamsha in bhava-5 speculative intelligence, celebrity, games a long delay in bringing out the first edition of Windows operating system for the new appliance called "PC" personal computer.

Due to natal Shani in 8th-from-Chandra ., he is accustomed to long delays in receiving the outcome of speculative investments, so in his case the Shani ashtamsha would have felt less like a severe crisis and more like a persistent irritation.

Chandra-11

+ gochara Shani via bhava- 6


Budha = friend of Shani

analysis crisis but

generally easier emotional effects

crisis of argumentation, the logic of disease treatment

or the reasoning of litigation becomes slow + difficult

in medicine, the disease does not explain itself

due to lack of detailed analysis of the complainers (plaintiffs)

Chandra-12

+ gochara Shani via bhava- 7


Zukra = friend of Shani

marriage crisis but generally easier emotional effects

crisis of alliance partnership deal-brokering betrothal

due to lack of agreement on the terms of the contract

subject to the Ashtamsha Shani crisis of trusts and contracts in the yuvatishtana; Chandra-12 = a very private person and Shani tends to bring public attention to the high-visibility bhava-7 10th-from-10th


When Shani crossed Makara rashi in 1990-1992, the decades-long intimate relationship between UK-Prince 1948- Charles and UK-Duchess 1947-Camilla of Cornwall Chandra-12 Mithuna. Her sexual (7) and bedroom behavior (12) was exposed (8) to the public (Shani) which put a tremendous amount of emotional pressure upon the privacy-needing Soma-12 Camilla .

Additional 8th-from Transits of Shani

Shani gochara 8th-from-Surya

Shani gives traction. Shani and Surya = bitter enemies. Shani is cold-dark and Surya is hot-light. Too much of either will quickly destroy the delicate human - we must have both in very special apportionment!

transformative destruction of the identity of the social ego .

  • Crisis of death and rebirth in the method and levels of entitlement for optimal channeling of divine intelligence.

  • Shani forces encounter with social laws and folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms, impeding the ego's progress toward individual merger with the Divine Truth.

  • Shani calls the native 's attention to survival issues and severely slows the flow of personality validation.

  • Heart problems due to stress - can be avoided by adjusting expectations, going slower.

Mysterious and unexpected events during activities such as gaming, political campaigns, creative efforts in performance arts, literary authorship, theatrical drama, and anything involving romance or children.

Not strongly felt unless the native is also enduring the Vimshottari bhukti of the lord of the 8th-from-Ravi.

Shani gochara 8th-from-Mangala-lagna

Mangala is the natural regulator of 8, therefore 8th-from-Mangala has a Vrizchika quality and randhra bhava = a hospitable location for matters which require the application of hidden force (emergencies, eruptions, upheavals).

transformative destruction of the identity of the warrior self , including the yang (initiating) sexuality .

Crisis of death and rebirth in the method and levels of entitlement for optimal channeling of sexual and competitive vitality.

May cause a drop in sexual or athletic opportunities,

  • or a need for redefining the role of sexual-instinctive-muscular physical engagement in the maturing lifestyle.

PsychoTherapy which is targeted toward healing abuse of physical force such as violence and sexual invasion trauma may hit a stuck spot for the duration of Shani's transit through 8th-from-Kuja.

  • The stuck experience can be relieved via careful step-by-step method, reduce one's expectations (as always with Shani) as to turnaround time, speed, performance -- but with the slow and steady method in this as in all Shani-related endeavors, maturity, patience, and persistence will be rewarded.

Mysterious and unexpected events during sporting competitions, hunting, sexual performance, acts of aggression, corporate take-overs, military exercise, police action, pursuit of war.

Not strongly felt unless the native is also enduring the Vimshottari bhukti of the lord of the 8th-from-Kuja.

Shani gochara 8th-from-Budha-lagna

transformative destruction of the identity of the communicative self , including sexual communication. Crisis of death and rebirth in the method and levels of entitlement for optimal channeling of planning, organizing, and conversational energy.

Mysterious and unexpected events during conversations or all varieties, maintaining (not initiating - see Kuja) sexual relationships, writing and all-media communications, short-term travel such as holiday and business trips, and relationships with siblings and co-workers. Shani traveling through 8th-from-Budha adds a depressive effect to the mental functions, with an underlying (altho likely unconscious) lurking fear of the unknown.

Not strongly felt unless the native is also enduring the Vimshottari bhukti of the lord of the 8th-from-Kumara.

Shani gochara 8th-from-Guru-lagna

transformative destruction of the identity of the wisdom self .

  • Crisis of death and rebirth in the method and levels of entitlement for optimal channeling of religious consciousness and inclusive compassion

Mysterious and unexpected events during educational events, esp. at the university level. (The lower indoctrination level"K-12" is ruled by Soma.)

  • Fearful, forced changes in relationship with professors, father, moral teachers, temple culture, temple discourses.

For a female, the effects may more vividly impact the (first) husband (or primary male partner).

Not strongly felt unless the native is also enduring the Vimshottari bhukti of the lord of the 8th-from-Brihaspati.

Shani gochara 8th-from-Zukra-lagna

transformative destruction of the identity of the pleasure-self .

  • Crisis of death and rebirth in the method and levels of entitlement for optimal channeling of sensual beauty, art, and design.

Mysterious and unexpected events in all alliance and partnership agreements, esp. relationships with women.

  • Crisis of death and rebirth of artistic sensibility, artistic design, and social diplomacy.

  • Most relationships acquire a stressful quality.

  • Shani sees Zukra kalatra-karaka as an enemy for 2.3 years; therefore expect trouble to maintain marital promises (Zukra) albeit for understandable material reasons.

For a male, the effects may more vividly impact the wife (or primary female partner).

Not strongly felt unless the native is also enduring the Vimshottari bhukti of the lord of the 8th-from-Zukra.

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StiftsKirche Garsten Osterreich

Shani gochara 8th-from-Shani-lagna

strongest effects during a coinciding

  • bhukti of Shani

  • bhukti of the ruler of the transited bhava

transformative destruction of the identity of the lawful self .

  • Crisis of death and rebirth in the method and levels of entitlement for optimal channeling of conventional moral behavior, professional and personal dignity, leadership responsibilities, and lawful behaviors.

Mysterious and unexpected events in regard to social conventions, customary ethical behaviors and step-wise expectations.

  • For example, a betrothal may not proceed step-wise to a wedding; a job offer may not proceed to employment contract; a pregnancy might not proceed to a live birth.

Crisis of death and rebirth of disappointed expectations vis-ŕ-vis fulfillment of obligations

  • For a female in her second marriage, the effects may more vividly impact the (second) husband.

Not strongly felt unless the native is also enduring the Vimshottari bhukti of the ruler of the 8th-from-Shani.

  • Bhava of radix Shani shows the primary law-breaking agent.

  • Shani's house indicates people and ideas which are problematic throughout the lifetime; these characters are especially harmful during difficult Shani transits.

Bhava of gochara Shani shows the area of life where this agent causes a sudden disturbance in conventional behaviors, or where the agent will fail to meet obligations or perform expected duties - often with catastrophic results.

Shani gochara 8th-from-Rahu-lagna

transformative destruction of the identity of the desire-self .

  • Crisis of death and rebirth in the method and levels of entitlement for optimal channeling of passionate craving to experience and possess social-material privilege

Mysterious and unexpected events in relationships driven by subconscious hunger for pleasure and power. Mental disturbances due to chaotic internal signaling, as the native can obtain neither stability nor the satisfaction of desire.

Not strongly felt unless the native is also enduring the Vimshottari bhukti of the lord of the 8th-from-Rahu.

Shani gochara 8th-from-Ketu-lagna

transformative destruction of the identity of the witness-self .

  • Crisis of death and rebirth in the method and levels of entitlement for optimal channeling of passive observation and detachment.

Mysterious and unexpected events in the life, where the longing for wholeness through an ineffable Other meets sudden and shocking material resistance.

This is not a bad situation, but rather often a spiritual wake-up call during which one realizes the impossibility of attaining lasting union with anything or anyone on the non-lasting material plane.

  • Often beneficial results for life consciousness.

Not strongly felt unless the native is also enduring the Vimshottari bhukti of the lord of the 8th-from-Ketu.

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