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  1. Shani-Meza * nichha
  2. Shani-Vrizabha
  3. Shani-Mithunaya
  4. Shani-Karkata
  5. Shani-Simha
  6. Shani-Kanya
  7. Shani-Thula * uttama
  8. Shani-Vrizchika
  9. Shani-Dhanuzya
  10. Shani-Makara
  11. Shani-Kumbha* mulatrikona 0-20
  12. Shani-Meena

Om Sham Shanaishcharaye Namah

Professor Shani

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Shani-Simha game-plan scripted elements may include:

  • survival fear of heart * radiance * creativity

  • fear of uniqueness, fear of ideas, fear of individuality

  • intimidated by light, glamour, entitlement, central-stage roles

  • rigid response to heart-centered action, romance, politics, entertainments, drama and games

  • obligation to impose lawful public systems upon celebrity entitlement, individual intelligence, ideals, uniqueness, lights



Public Figures

Shani-1 * resistance to impulse + obligation to make regular, stepwise movements

Shani-2 * resistance to family of origin + obligation to lawfully conserve values

Shani-3 * resistance to collaboration + obligation to respectfully announce or discuss

Shani-4 * resistance to parents + obligation to protect the home culture

Shani-5 * resistance to celebrity + obligation to regulate creativity, students

Shani-6 * obligation to argue-defend-explain-fight-crusade

Shani-7 * dig-bala * resistance to yoke + karmicly obliged to form lawful alliances

Shani-8 * resistance to hidden forces + obligation to lawfully keep secrets (also longevity)

Shani-9 * resistance to change in doctrine + obliged to take preacher-teacher role. Rigid father.

Shani-10 * resistance to leadership roles + karmic obligation to hold iconic, highly visible public roles

Shani-11 * resistance to friendly association + obligation to regulate earnings; obligation to connect with less entitled communities

Shani-12 * resistance to retreat + obligation to take lawful sanctuary


Resistance to Dramatic, Charismatic, Celebrity, Political, and Center-court Royal roles

  • resistance to politics

  • center roles are a duty

  • rigidity of dramatic expression

  • heavy responsibilities for children

  • Stage Fright

  • cardiac stress

  • The struggle to achieve socially responsible creativity.

enemy rashi, hostile placement

The rashi of His enemy Surya is an exceptionally difficult placement for Shani.

When the classroom of Professor Shani is located in the rashi of Kingly Singha the Lion, the student's environment is characterized acts of independence and personal genius.

In the Simha-characterized classroom, Professor Shanaicarya specifically instructs upon the manifestation of those fears related to actions which could be punished for creating social disorder via being too much individualized, prideful or selfish.

Yet one is inevitably in contact with, has responsibility for, and may personally express a willful, creative, or self-entitled authority.

When center-stage attention is focused upon the student who is working through the curriculum of Shani-Simha, one responds to personal attention as a perceived threat to personal dignity The response is typically an frightened expression of terse, cold self-justification.

Under pressure of Simha's dramatically bright light, Shani invokes some species of Law (Shani) or Higher Principle to reconfirm one's conformity to the expectations of the social order.

"I am a lawful member of society. Look here, I am in the right ."

Shani tends to be dry, cold, rigid, unyielding, and stiff. In Simha-razi, lawful orderly conformist Shani is very uncomfortable with Surya's strong emphasis on the genius of individual self.

Shani's awkward response to being born in Simha can be self-righteous indignation and self-justifying pride in following a largely self-created set of rules, laws, and principles.

Shani-Simha often indicates a person who in matters of adjudication places principled laws before "truth" and thus becomes a hypocrite.

  • UK-Prince 1948- Charles of Wales yuvatipathi-7 Shani-Simha-2. He famously disregarded the interests of his first marriage in order to do as he pleased, and his self-justifying phrase was "non-negotiable" -- in other words, no compromise -- was felt by the public to indicate heartlessness, and people said that he would never be king because he was just too selfish.. Typical of Shani Resistance, he was able to remarry eventually and through sheer doggedness has maintained public respect, but Shani appears to be blocking his royal entitlements.

Short-temper, Hypocrisy and Legalism

Shani-Simha's behavior is naturally quite inconsistent being unable to adhere to either the dramatic, heart-centered entitlements of hot, brilliant Simha nor the socially-ordered structure of stone-cold Shani.

Ironically, most Shani-Simha folk vigorously declare their contempt for hypocrisy on principle, yet the dilemma of this contradictory self-serving legalism and insistence on principle regardless of practical concerns often forces Shani-Simha into highly hypocritical roles.

To say one thing and do another - indeed to behave entirely without accountability to one's stated principles - is a common outcome of this difficult and frustrating juxtaposition.

  • France-Pres 1890-1970 Mémoires de Guerre Charles de Gaulle was the classic Shani-Simha bundle of contradictions during WorldWar-2. De Gaulle believed in the sovereignty of France (Simha) but he was obliged to accept the harsh reality (Shani) of the Nazi government.

  • UK-PM Finest Hour 1874-1965 Winston Churchill remarked that as desperate for support as de Gaulle should have been in this situation, in fact he insulted and alienated nearly everyone who could have been of help to him, almost as a matter of personal principle. Shani-Simha in 6th-from-Chandra-10 caused de Gaulle's political adversaries to label him as a bully and a hypocrite.

If Shani-Simha yuti Rahu, can be extremely self-justifying and irregular.

Shani-Simha craves recognition for individual achievements, but whatever one can accomplish it is never enough to please the audience.

Desperately needs admiration and praise, yet tends to subvert the performance so that the applause comes mixed with strictures of institutional governance and rule of law.

  • Shani Mahadasha of POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower * vivid example of a brilliant military mind suffering career stagnation during earlier part of the period of Shani-Simha, then sudden improvement as soon as these doldrums end.

Politics, gaming, children, and creative entertainment are domains of responsibility and duty. One cannot be a self-centered theatrical diva but rather one must soberly, socially, regulate the divas.

  • Despite her socialite mother's Hollywood connections and despite vidyapathi-5 Guru-Simha lagna (oppressed by Shani) POTUS-pair-40Just Say No Nancy Davis Reagan * Guru-yuti-Shani endured a failed career in dramatic acting. Her film contract was cancelled after a series of lackluster performances. Descriptions of her theatrical qualities included steady, stamina, subordinate, dutiful, loyal but not cheerful, bright, radiant, charming. Her Shani-ruled Pushya-Chandra-11 also connotes a more sober outlook.
  • Her childhood during Shani mahadasha age 0-14 is described as lonely, pining for the praise and waiting (Shani) for a view of her absent dramatist mother. During Budha-Shani chidra-dasha, she married an older divorced man with children * POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan. She was regularly criticized (rogesha-6 Shani) for mixing a very large dose of Hollywood into the affairs of Washington D.C. e.g. mixing the brilliance of Simha with the dry sober plebian regulations of Shani.

Work which maintains the social order, the government, bureaucracies and legislative agencies (Shani) may require a brighter, more charismatic performance so that the native is often positioned in environments thick with celebrities, politicians, and creative individuals. Yet, one is tasked to limit and constrict their light.

Shani-Simha often enacts a frustrated tension between the obligation to respect the social law (Shani) versus the darkness-defying Light of Divine Intelligence that seeks expression via acts of individual creativity (Simha). There is a strong tendency to perceive enjoyments, delights, games, entertainments and amusements as Unlawful.

The case of VPOTUS-pair Prohibited Music 1948- Tipper Gore illuminates the dilemma of Shani-Simha.

  • VPOTUS-pair Prohibited Music 1948- Tipper Gore Surya-yuti-Budha + Surya yuti Shani At the onset of her Shani Mahadasha (Shani-12 rules 6 accusations) in 1985, Mrs. Gore (mother of four) mounted a national campaign to discipline and regulate (Shani) the creative expressions (Budha-Simha) of the music industry in the USA.

  • On the pretext of protecting young people from dangerous ideas (Shani-Simha fear of uniqueness, fear of ideas) Mrs. Gore and her cohort devised an elaborate prohibitive process to socially regulate (Shani) immoral musical lyrics (Shani-opposition-Chandra threat to moral borders). Tipper's Hasta lagna contributes to a viewpoint favoring security and stability (Chandra-ruled). In addition, Surya-yuti-Budha-12 + Surya yuti Shani-12 focuses the fearful imagination (Shani-12) on clandestine narratives (Budha) such as creative music lyrics which seemed to threaten the established way of life (Chandra ruler of Hasta, Chandra-opposition-Shani, Chandra-6).

  • Mrs. Gore's creativity-impedance (Shani-Simha) regulations gained some political (Simha) support initially. But many professional (Shani) entertainers (Simha) came to the US Congress to vigorously testify (Budha) against the restrictions. Then, paranoid statements (Budha-yuti-Shani-12) were issued by the self-appointed (Simha) committee of regulators (Shani) For example, they announced that invisible (12) Satanic lyrics could only be heard when teenagers played the music recordings backwards. At that point, the resistance exceeded the impulse, and the campaign was suppressed (Shani).

  • Despite the animosity created by her Music Prohibition campaign, Mrs. Gore's political viability (5) was not completely destroyed due to her protective Harsha Yoga (Shani rules 6, occupies 12). Nevertheless, as satkona-pathi Professor Shani had brought many critics and detractors (6) into Mrs. Gore's life. More than 30 years later, her name remains synonymous with her tremendously unpopular attempt to generate government repression of creative entertainments. Wisely, she chose to refocus her political attentions upon the social problem of mental illness (her Chandra-6 opposed to Shani-Surya-Budha-12).

Shani-Simha may be oppressed by a rigidly archaic (Shani archetypes) ethno-caste system (Shani regulated systems) One may be limited by a social hierarchy which oppresses the individual genius of personal brilliance, political charisma, or theatrical delight, in favor of rigid, old protocols for personal behavior.

Shani-Simha enforces a profound discipline in the creative expression. One may proceed in theatrical-political matters slowly, carefully, and only after proving (Shani) mastery of the formally expected and socially permitted expressions of individual intelligence (Simha).

However, angular Shani tends toward deep discipline rather than personal oppression, even in Simha

Stubbornness * a Distinctive Trait of Shani-Simha

Aside from matters of inequity and stunted growth in relationships, it is generally likely that the extremely stubborn Shani-Simha types will in the end get exactly what they want.

Knowing the size of the gap between what one asserts is true and lawful versus what the social standard seems to be asserting is true and lawful, the Shani-Simha native typically has only one available approach to the situation and that is extraordinary stubbornness whilst repeating daily the relevant political or creative principle - often to an audience of one. These natives refer to themselves as "patient" but the more accurate psychology is profound traction of resistance deepened by the conviction that there is no alternative but to wait it out.

Indeed in the end, like Charles and France-Pres 1890-1970 Mémoires de Guerre Charles de Gaulle, Shani-Simha tends to prevail through sheer tenacity. They must be cautious of heart stress during the long wait for self-justification, which can be fatal for Karkata lagna, Simha lagna, Dhanuzya lagna, and Makara lagna.


Q: from a native with Simha-Shani-2, yuvatipathi-7 in 2 for a Karkata lagna:

My experience has been repeated disappointment in the behavior of others, broken promises and unfulfilled expecations. I wasted my time on a woman who did not want me, and I sacrificed my pride to the common belief that preserving the marriage is more important than personal happiness. As a result, I now believe deeply that a person should develop self boundaries on compromises.

A:"I believe deeply that person should develop self boundaries on compromises ".

If that statement is authentically and profoundly believed, then the life experiences will systematically express the results of that belief and the "should" guilt which glues that belief to one's life foundations.

Even before being agreed, contracts in this life are being mentally pre-defined and pre-limited by a self-created rule about compromise.

Since all human experience proceeds from the seed of belief, it is wise to become conscious of one's beliefs. Human beliefs are the absolute foundational building-blocks of human reality.

Is it your intention to pre-limit all contracts via this fixed belief, justifying a self-concerned motive, and leaving less room for potential new ideas, adaptation, and growth?

If so, it is wise to plan for a marriage union which is highly formalized, in which the partners maintain parallel but independent lives, and which may endure socially but cannot mature psycho-emotionally as neither partner's evolution can be accommodated by adjustment of the contract.

Das commentary of Shani-Simha:

"Trouble and sorrow through accidents, partner and children.

  • You are often prone to worry.

Although you may have studious and good looking qualities,

  • you are often unhappy,

  • criticized by others

  • and short tempered ."

"Progress comes by maintaining constant effort in daily practice."

~~ 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso (1997).


The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of the suffering. ~~ Be Here Now 1931- Baba Ram Dass


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