BPHS Mangala Mahadasha
Om kram krim kraum sah bhaumaya namah
Om Graam Greem Graum Sah Gurve Namah
Kuja * Angarika
Vyaya-bhava * Shala-daya
Mars * Ars
Ares * Simud * Bahram * Gugulanna * Nergal * Heru-deshet
the 12th house
invisible (12) actions (Kuja)
Omotemon (Front Gate) of Toshogu, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.
natural regulator Guru feels Friendly toward instinctively invasive Kuja
Actions (yang Mangala) originate in the spiritual guidance and clairsentient instincts (12)
Outgoing actions are targeted toward:
Swabhava of Guru seeks the broadest imaginable expansion of the awareness via the clairsentient and meditative fields of consciousness.
Mangala likes to cut to the chase, and Kuja might not have the patience to tolerate fuzzy logic, good intentions with no follow-through, or other discrepancies of the astrally inclined.
Generally Mangala is beneficial in the marital bedroom, where the masculine energies of youthful Kuja can invigorate the psycho-physical bonding and reaffirm the union in a non-public dimension. However Kuja is equally tempted by "no-tell motel" scenarios which offer the same private indulgence in ways which are adversarial to the marital trust. Choose wisely.
Beware of short temper toward people who substitute intuition and wishful thinking for true knowledge and remember that there are guards at the gate who are supposed to prevent premature entry into the unseen worlds. Should one be turned back at the gates, don't be upset. One may still need to learn something about compassion, which is a requirement for entry to bhava-12.
Mangala the Warrior is surprisingly well placed in a natural Bhava of religious-teacher Guru. Mangala brings dynamic energy and enthusiasm for incarnate life into Brihaspati's bhava of wisdom-perception, reflective imagination, and learning via distant travel.
Spirit guides are active in this life and much imaginative vitality is engaged. However the instructions of the ancestral Guide's tend to direct one along a portion of the astral-to-material path (12) which develops sexualized (Kuja) physical competition and muscular movement (Mangala) rather than the channel which develops intuitive wisdom via dreams or reflective prayer (Guru).
Dynamic engagement with distant lands
The level of sexualization (Kuja) depends upon the rashi of Mangala and drishti coming into 12. In general Kuja in 12 contributes to what modern psychology calls a healthy sex life and frequently Mangala-12 may become a "sexual researcher" exploring new territory of sexual practice.
Mangala tends to militarize one's experience of distant travel. One exits one's own land with vigor, in order to win a contest .
An intuitive, dynamic conquistador in world politics as well as in the private bedroom.
Should Mangala suffer His nichha status, native may exhibit unconscious "passive-aggressive" behavior via bhava 12, 3, 6, and 7.
Generates a significant Kuja Dosha upon yuvati bhava: therefore best results accompany a vigorous international career wherein the aggressive bargaining behaviors can find a positive social expression.
Often a productive and imaginatively expressive writer due to drishti upon 3.
Mangala in 12 provides the physical, dynamic, competitive ability to vigorously pursue private matters, such as:
clandestine foreign diplomacy
In Mithunaya or Kanya, research (12) writing:
private pursuits, bedroom secrets, clandestine affairs involving "enemies of the marriage" or "ailments of the mate" (12 = 6th from 7)
sanctuary, imagination, private therapy
discovery in the sequestered science laboratory-library
imaginary pursuits, production in art studio =
invisible working behind the scenes, back-room dealings, behind-the-scenes activities, seclusion, meditation and private prayer; also work with hospitals and monasteries
Mangala in Vyaya bhava moves like a warrior through the worlds of of astrology and dreams without necessarily stopping to understand. The sexual conquesting behaviors and impulses push forward in the lush imaginary traffic on the bridge between the astral plane (subconscious) and the material plane (conscious).
Mangala-12 may experience insomnia and other hyper-activation of the bedroom or mediation space. Drishti to 3 and 6 from Mangala's position in 12 suggests that disturbance of peaceful slumber can have health impact upon the mental (3) and physical (6) organs, as well as unhappy effect upon marriage.
Churns up the subconscious, making the individual a primarily reactive personality.
Excellent for psychiatry, counseling, hospital professional, healing spa, others working in sanctuary space development.
Energizes relationship to foreign lands, increasing foreign travel, and excites the imagination regarding foreign battles to the extent of becoming invasive or warlike in pursuit.
One has a good deal of energy available for foreign travel and other "discovery" missions such as deep-sea diving, under-earth mining, and psychiatric investigation in a hospital (12) setting.
If Mangala is ill-disposed, Mangala-12 could become the victim of violence in a camp, hospital, or dormitory.
Kuja senses an astral challenger
Kuja in vyaya bhava or in 12th-from-Chandra = active imagination
May indicate sleep deprivation.
The physical urge to act, manifest, and be productive tends to overwhelm the calm forces of the night, and Mangala-12 loses sleep. May well be a night-owl, a graveyard shift-worker, or a very light sleeper. Mangala-12 's dream life is unusually active, and perhaps quite sexualized. One experiences A thin difference between sleep and wakened life.
Good muscular strength for physical work in hospitals, camps, prisons, ashrams, and when traveling in foreign lands.
Most of the material manifestation of the two Bhava ruled by Kuja will be expressed in a 'dissolved' style, primarily via the imagistic channel of dreams.
Mangala-12 expends so much vital energy on the astral plane that one may appear tired on the material plane. A tendency to be awake at night and to fight one's battles more in the realm of the imagination may lead to psychic exhaustion.
During periods of Mangala or ruler-of-12 , Mangala-12 may travel to foreign lands in order to engage in competitive events or foreign wars. p class= "auto-style21" Disturbed sleep due to muscular restlessness.
Mangala-12 enacts fantasies of vigorous competition and pursuit of quarry within one's nightly dream time. Nightmares or feeling of being attacked in one's sleep. Abundant private sexual energy. If other factors support, Kuja- 12 is a karaka for illnesses due to suppressed or unconscious anger.
However the more likely scenario is basic sleeplessness, attendant physical exhaustion, and inability to complete material tasks because the muscular coordination is somewhat 'dissolved'. Results may be frustrating, as the physical body seems undisciplined or out of conscious control.
Kuja in 6th-from-7th is good for fighting and defeating the enemies of the spouse. While the spouse may have life-long health challenges due to pitta imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, blood infection, and wounds that are constantly re-opened, yet the spouse will fight back against the imbalance-seeking-a-remedy.
Spouse is uncomfortable due to wounds or disease and warlike approach to argument, but spouse is self-sustaining. Depends on Kuja's rashi.
Meditative daydreams and fantasies of conquest, esp. sexual engagement (strongest in Mithuna); imagines a scene of domination or struggle of war, esp. capture of prey in the hunt; fantasies of competition, skilled and aggressive pursuit , muscular strength, and invasive military actions.
Mangala-12 was indeed a person of athletic power and competitive vigor in a parallel life , with a strong connection to hunting and sport. By default, graha in bhava-12 are 'dissolved' into astral imagery. Whether this distinction will manifest again in the current life depends on the supporting graha.
Favors scientific research into animal sexuality and into the psychology of competition.
|Seva * Ministry of Service for Mangala-12|| During any bhukti of
Mangala, it is advised to undertake active service benefitting those less
In particular, when Mangala occupies bhava-12, the ideal beneficiaries of Seva are agencies which assist with distant lands, meditation, hospitals, prisoners, refugees living in fenced camps, or those who become socially invisible by operating in enclosures.
Mangala serves young men, soldiers, physical sport competitions, engineering, engines, heat, metals, motion, and Kuja craves championship
Textiles, metals, and plastics in the colors of dark red and black may be offered in charity (12) to sporting groups, such as donations of team uniforms and sporting equipment.
Alternatively, donations of red or black items may be offered to benefit those incarcerated, isolated, or living in sanctuary, such as those living in hospital, in dormitories, in retreat environments, or in monastery seclusion.
Kuja in bhava-12 privatizes and represses the sexual energy and encloses the aggressive instincts in a cocoon of imagination. Strong instinct toward bed pleasure affairs at a predominantly physical level of pent-up energy release.
Native typically has repressed or enclosed energy. Mangala-12 cannot sustain healthy competition or combat, but can engage in long campaigns of espionage or subterfuge. There is a war going on in Mangala-12 's subconscious which can cause massive restlessness throughout life.
This position of Kuja could fuel the engines of scientific research especially fieldwork in distant lands.
Yet Mangala-12 will be far too uneasy for sitting meditation (walking or dancing meditation could be more fruitful).
Damages the relationship to physical body: either loss of a the body's range of movement through tight enclosure or social-emotional dissolution of the relationship to the body.
Exception: other graha in bhava-12 which strengthen the total Bhava -rulership profile, or a parivartamsha yoga which brings virtual Mangala into the radix lagna, can bring Mangala-12 into athletic or social prominence.
Drishti from Mangala in 12:
100% Kuja's 4th ray enters bhava-3.
25% Kuja's 7th ray enters Ari bhava.
100% 8th aspect onto kalatra bhava is disruptive in the natural Bhava of agreement-seeking Zukra.
"Mars externalizes inherent tendencies.
The 12th Bhava being the repository of all one's past karmic forces and future possibilities, the presence of Mars here brings these forces to the surface.
This is done in order to neutralize them so that you may be liberated from their binding effect.
Under the influence of Mars, you have the freedom either
But if you have already cleared your past debts and no further undesirable forces are pending, your spiritual tendencies surface .
Under negative conditions, you may be possessed by anger, lustful behavior, animosity against friends, depravity and criminality.
If your past is already full of spiritual merit,
It is possible that some physical illness may afflict you
Whoever has Mars in the 12th will be fortunate in respect of brother.
You may be a glutton and sexy; but little pleasure from spouse.
2nd marriage comes.
You are truthful, generous, excited; founder of some organization."
E.g., if Kuja = vidyapathi-5 or dharmesha-9 , without progeny. If Kuja = dhanapati-2 or vriddhipati-11 , potential for financial ruin. randhresha-8 in bhava-12 gives death in seclusion.
In the ancient Sanskritam, shloka chanting transmission system, the specific rashi or drishti is implied by the shloka sequence. Here we have to mentally insert the necessary conditions. Mars in bhava-12 is not inherently catastrophic as these raw quotations can make it sound!]
"Sometimes without progeny. Few children, absence of sons.
Traveling abroad; debauch; success in 26th year. Frank but somewhat crude.
Danger of falls, poison, accidents . Headaches, blood impurities, secret vice, dyspepsia in old age.
No accumulation of financial wealth; loss through theft, advances or misplacement. ...brings about financial ruin . It attacks with such weapons, so severely and powerfully that even the strongest body shows the wound marks.
Rumors to defame; danger from thieves; disputes, strife or jealousy; trouble through servants; fear and sorrow due to dependence . A life of misfortunes.
You may suffer immediate loss of wealth . Scandal. Danger from thieves, weapons, and enemies. Base, and depraved by own actions.
You have a desire to extort others' wealth .
Eyes transient, mind restless, mobile cheerful, strong, prosperous, debauch, despondent and successful in gaining your end.
You are hostile; without wealth and spouse; rude with own family members; aggressive and inconsiderate; always tense.
Eye trouble; mean; divulge secret information to the enemies; gets contempt and imprisonment.
Death in seclusion or restraints. Often death in hospital, after injury.
Trouble creator for friends by giving them wrong advice. Extravagant, atheist, cruel, wicked and crafty, boaster. Always travels far. Unfriendly, agitated, disabled, loss of reputation, loss of wealth through thieves and dacoits. Injury to left eye, ear, hand or foot of the spouse; subject to feverish complaints.
If this Mars is well posited, the wound marks are short lived, if ill aspected or associated, they remain for a long time.
Death of uncles (paternal). You are wrathful, sexy, crippled, infidel, jealous of friends and relatives. loss of wealth in the 45th year. Trouble in throat and ears; blood infection. Discredited, vicious; separation from brother, bitter, vexed, unhappy; tired of traveling; cataract or heat stroke on eyes.
Secret enemies, misadventures; chance of accidents; slander, scandal; treacherous enemies; impulsive, tactless, fraudulent; theft and burglary.
Left eye is under danger. Mars: Expenditure through enemies, crimes etc."
Dear Barbara, You say matters in Domain 12 occur in the astral plane, imagination.
I have read that according to the 30th Ch. entitled Effects of Planets in Bhavas in Kalyana Varma's Saravali.
It says "If Mars occupies 12th, Mangala-12 will have diseased eyes, will fall in moral sense, will kill his wife, be a talebearer, be fierce and will contract humility and imprisonment" through no fault of his.
I have Kuja in my 12th with Ketu, and at the age of 19, I was imprisoned for no fault of mine, is that Kuja's effect?
So what else should I expect, as obviously it does not merely occur in the astral plane?
Thank you, V
This is not a simple question !
You will need to examine (1) the Vimshottari dasha periods in effect at the time of imprisonment (2) the relationship of the major and minor period lords at the time of imprisonment (3) rashi and Nakshatra of Kuja and same for Ketu (4) incoming drishti to vyaya bhava (5) condition of both Kuja and Ketu in navamsha and other varga ( 6) transits at the time of imprisonment (7) about 100 other things!!
Keep in mind that the imagination is absolutely real. It is the image factory like a"green Bhava" which produces the first emergent growth of the seeds of karma. Karma = 'obligatory action' = material-plane manifestation.
Dear Barbara,What is the affect of a Mars 8th house aspect onto its house of exaltation (capricorn)? I am a cancer lagna so Mars is Yogakaraka, but it worries me that Mars is in the 12th. I have heard that when a planet aspects its own house then this is beneficial, but does this also apply to houses of exaltation too?
| A: As always, the best approach to seeing the range of likely outcomes for a particularly planetary position will be a case study or two - whenever we can locate good examples.|
Here we are lucky to have two such examples of well-known public figures, both males and both documented in the journalistsic press over the course of their lifetimes.
A Pushyami lagna with Budha-yuti-Kuja in the case of UK-Prince Consort 1921- Philip Mountbatten + with his Aslesa Chandra, the Mangala Mahadasha occurred age 53-60 in the case of famed literary author Among the Believers 1932- V. S. Naipaul, with the sensually driven Kuja-yuti-Zukra for an Azlesa lagna. Due to his Shatataraka Chandra, Mr. Naipaul's Mangala mahadasha will not occur until his age 102-109.
Geometrically, Kuja-12 produces a significant Kuja Dosha * imbalanced Mangala impact to the yuvati bhava-7. Therefore to enjoy healthy relationships, the native must give oneself some space. UK-Prince Consort 1921- Philip Mountbatten is a good example of a Kuja Dosha nativity who has maintained a very long-lasting public marriage. The key to his success in this undertaking is the frequent travel that was necessary for his military and ceremonial duty, and also the fact that his living arrangements have always provided separate apartments for the Queen and her Consort. Once there is sufficient room for physical movement within the marriage relationship, then Professor Mangala's drishti into His uttama-bhava-7 Makara can begin to produce some valuable results for society (Makara).
The Prince Consort delivered a long and vigorous career in roles of symbolic, iconic social visibility (Makara). Ketu in bhava-10 has always made his legitimacy a bit vague, but the strong drishti from Mangala into Makara-7 provided good compensation protecting his legitimacy from being seriously questioned (as it would have been no doubt, if Ketu was not compensated). The Prince Consort has also been notoriously outspoken, to the extent of"putting his foot in his mouth" on numerous occasions, and from a Jyotisha perspective this feature of his incarnation could be attributed to the chatty and impulsive Mangala-Budha pair in 12 along with Mangala's drishti to bhava-3 communications.
Indeed for the Karkata radical lagn a, presuming that the marriage and business partnership environments provide enough physical space for the native to avoid engulfment, Mangala's 4th-drishti into Kanya-bhava-3 typically causes more trouble than His drishti into bhava-7. Mangala's impact upon bhava-3 is incisively and penetratingly critical which might benefit an investigative journalist -- and was therefore an asset to Among the Believers 1932- V. S. Naipaul . But Professor Kuja's verbal weaponry has not improved the popularity of the Prince Consort.
Among the Believers 1932- V.S. Naipaul is also a public figure of some considerable repute. He maintained a 41-year public marriage until his wife's death and he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. Unlike Prince Philip's Shani-ruled Pushya lagna which tends to produce agents of governance and social order, Budha-ruled Azlesa tends to produce communicators including therapists, attorneys, and some truly great writers. For Budha-ruled Azlesa, Mangala is more adversarial (Budha and Kuja hate each other) and Mangala's ability to disrupt agreements and trusts (7) via the Kuja Dosha is more empowered. In Sir Naipaul's case, his four-decade marriage was barely sustained by his constant world-traveling, the fact that he and his wife lived in separate portions of their shared house, and the fact that she permitted his well-known romantic affairs with numerous interesting women * Zukra-yuti-Mangala-Mithunaya coupling.
Ultimately his staunch and unmoving Shani-Makara-7 proved stronger than his flighty, hyper-verbal Kuja-Mithunaya-12. Thus Naipaul's considerable Kuja Dosha did not break the legal marriage -- although reportedly everyone involved endured some misery as the irresistible force (Kuja) spent decades battering the immovable object (Shani). Also Sir Naipaul is not scheduled for Kuja Mahadasha until his 102nd year. Because Naipaul was born in the Rahu-ruled lunar nakshatra Shata-taraka, Professor Kuja did not experience His maximum power during Naipaul's gallivanting younger male years. If Kuja had had just a bit more power, He could have broken the marriage earlier. As it was Naipaul was widowed in his 60's (Kuja) and remarried almost instantly after his first wife's death (also Kuja, and Zukra-yuti-Kuja also predicts two marriages).
In the end, as the estimable B.V. Raman Jyotishi (1912-1988) often wrote, astrology is a science of tendencies. There can be no cut-and-dry answer to the question of whether Mangala's drishti from 12 into His uttama rashi of Makara-7 is helpful or harmful. The outcome depends on many other factors in the nativity, including the rising nakshatra, graha residing in sthana-7, and graha yuti Kuja, as these two examples aptly demonstrate.
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