BPHS Budha Mahadasha
OM hrim krom aim grhanathaya budhaya swaha
Parthya * Para * Pana * Paranya * Nakshatrapathi
Jayadaya * Yuvatibhava
Mercury the Merchant * Hermes
Merx * Mark * Merch * sMargara * sMarjali * Marketa * Thoth * Enki * Nabu * Sabgu
the seventh house
articulation of agreements
match and mate * bargains, deals, brokerage, arbitrage, facilitation, mediation
articles of partnership * terms of the contract
description of relationships
instructions of the balancer * dialogue of the marriage
contractual agreement narrative of relationships, negotiations, deals, peerage * paréage, equity, consulting, advising
Rosmarinus Officinalis * Rosemary * Rose of the Sea
Lower Falls of the Lewis River in the Pacific Northwest USA.
The Lewis River is a tributary of the Columbia River, about 95 miles (153 km) long, in southwestern Washington
Mercantile Budha in treasury 2nd and 5th from swakshetra. Budha-7 is usually a money-maker via skill of crafting contracts and alliances.
Advocate , attorney, representative counsel = one who speaks on behalf of others.
Budha-7 represents students, pupils, apprentices, disciples (Budha) mastering the Narrative of Alliance and Agreement
Contracts, Negotiations, Deals, Bargains, Alliances, arrangements, agreements to identify and support mutual interest
swabhava of Zukra the Negotiator
Activities of Professor Budha include:
Classroom Topics of Bhava-7
Instruction offered by graha who are operating in the classroom of YuvatiBhava-7 pertains to matters of the terms of agreement , balance, yoga-yoke, alliance, bargaining, marriage interactive daily negotiation, diplomatic exchange, partnership, advising, contract-making, fair trade, bargains, deals, equity assurance, equal exchange.
Professor Budha gives Transactions of Bhava-7 via articulatory instruments of:
Verbal negotiating, negotiation toward resolving conflicts, instruction in various types of yoga, crafting of yokes for oxen and draft horses, agreements and writing contracts , conversation within peer relationships, the discourse of professional consulting. Karaka for attorneys, solicitors, barristers, for legal and medical advice.
Excellent placement for
brokers, middlemen, counselors, diplomats, attorneys, negotiators, and those whose success depends on exchange of valuable advice
spokes-mouth for subconscious voices
Budha-7 in any rashi = an excellent placement for a barrister, solicitor, attorney, lawyer, contract-maker
advocate for victims, those oppressed, those who lack their own voice
alter-ego expression of the unvoiced inner self of others
deal-maker, peer counselor, partnerships
because bhava-7 = 4th-from-4th, Budha-7 also indicates teachers (especially teachers-of-teachers) those involved in real-estate, housing, transportation, and policing
Affluence via marriage alliance (7)
typically Budha-7 partners with persons who are crafty, shrewd negotiators, writers; spouse is attached to a younger sibling and often communicates with the sibling
wealth (2 + 5) from explaining, describing, organizing, classifying, planning, arguing, reasoning, calculating, making announcements, going to meetings, writing reports and documentation of the negotiations, setting schedules, publishing, managing (Budha)
all these Budha-ish activities flourish in the business of making contracts and brokering deals.
The adult native is typically an attorney solicitor barrister advocate counselor advisor negotiator deal-maker match-maker.
If spouse is also in the contract-making line of work, much wealth in the partnership and the happiness derived mainly from "talking shop" within the family.
Spouses may develop a sibling-style relationship. Either partner may express an openness to alternative pairings. Budha-7 may appear to have an ambidextrous sexual identity due to Budha's mercurial, fluent adaptivity.
Budha-7 = wealth embedded in the original marital estate therefore the urge to dissolve the partnership solely on basis of sexual fluidity is much reduced by attachment to the money.
Budha-7 may remain formally married while experimenting with other intimate arrangements.
Due to a variety of the dictum karako bhavo nashto which says that matters of the bhava may be damaged by the residency of the karaka for those matters:
When Professor Budha occupies sexual communication bhava-7 which governs mating and genital sexuality, the result may be that sexual enthusiasm sometimes fades out unless Budha occupies Mithuna (or some other additional planetary boost to the animal instincts).
Also enhanced proclivity to engage in extramarital hook-ups even while the marriage is idiomatically talkative in a cheerful and habitual family style . Married partners may telephone, email, or speak several times each day as a custom, thus the extramarital connections are often unsuspected the partners.
Budha in relation to Mangala
Kuja is the worst enemy of Budha (worse than Chandra)
Deal-maker. Commercial success in the world of crafting detailed agreements, making trades, articulating and keep terms of contract. Most types of partnership are interesting and auspicious. (With special favor granted to those partnerships which are engaged in activities signified by Budha's lord.)
Spouse = also analytically minded, and spouse likes to talk. Karaka for marriage to a lawyer or counselor. Sexually knowledgeable, but the libido is sensitive to the mental workload. Generally favorable for good sexual and verbal communication in marriage.
"If Mercury is in its own house in the 7th house or in the 7th amsha,
gives a learned and happy husband. "
~~ Hora Sara, Ch. 25, Shloka 40
A youthful and chatty spouse. Budha-7 is often an attorney or negotiator, one who represents the interests of others. Aids sexual communication. Busy-busy, gifted in handling information. Both partners are mentally active and usually engaged in profitable business.
Mithuna lagna, the spouse becomes a twin: typically in the same business/profession as Budha-7, with very similar mentality.
For Kanya lagna, immature relationship behavior: spouse may be childlike or dull-witted, and the native who also lacks mental sophistication (because detailed-oriented Budha is overwhelmed in cosmic-view Guru's rashi) may belittle their spouse.
However normally Budha in bhava-7 is good for partnership communication, and beneficial for trading in information, documents, concepts and ideas, plans, adolescent items, and all types of advising.
Where the Thoughts do Linger
The bhava which is 3rd-from-Budha also creates a"landing pad" upon which the thoughts tend to dwell and linger.
Naturally, if graha occupy this "focus " bhava, the nature of the repeating narrative engagement with those thoughts will adjust according to the character of the tenant graha.
thoughts focus upon third-from-Budha = dharma bhava-9
Doctrine, priestly teaching,
temple discourse, sangha,
sacred texts, exegesis,
dharma, Higher Law, phenomena
world travel, global affairs
university culture, social philosophy
ways to get wisdom
~~ Bhrigu Sutram
Ch. 4 Shloka 48-56
"If Mercury is in the seventh house and the lord of the seventh is weak or is situated in a malefic house or in conjunction with malefics like Mars, Saturn, Rahu or Ketu, there will be loss of spouse.
In a female horoscope the above disposition will cause loss of spouse and the native herself will suffer from leprosy and will be ugly in appearance ."
Das /Behari commentary upon Budha-7:
[BPL note: spousal qualities may vary with the rashi of Budha. Spouse's family history is best seen through 2nd-from-7th. Female spouse family = 2nd from Zukra. Male spouse family = 2nd from Guru].
"... Mercury makes you very diplomatic , able to relate well with every type of person.
Your relationship with the spouse is as harmonious as with other business partners; the influence of the marriage partner on the attainment of social status is considerable.
... makes you attached to playing around sexually, or rather, you have a hard time making the marriage commitment for some reason.
If Budha does not conjoin the Sun, spouse is most attractive.
The spouse is comely and modest.
Vanquished in war and debate.
Large and aristocratic family of the in-laws.
You are sharp, handsome and dignified;
Good-natured, luxury loving, honest and faithful.
Good looking, learned, gentle, sexologist; respected.
Generous, courteous, noble and prosperous.
Your spouse is wise, coming from a middle-class simple family, quarrelsome; rich.
You are well established .
Spouse is intelligent , quick, eloquent, critical, young, beautiful and nervous.
Worries and anxieties after marriage .
This Mercury is favorable to mother.
You enjoy riding; are philanthropic and saintly."
QUOTATION Das commentary:
"Mercury creates a kind of helplessness.
Marriage becomes merely a show of social respectability, while in private you may suffer from sexual debility and be unable to satisfy a lusty partner."
file update: 03-Jan-2018
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