BPHS Shani Mahadasha
Om Sham Shanaishcharaye Namah
Sauri * Sauron * Shanicarya * Saniswaraya
Hari * Leya
Saturan * Kevan
Sauran * Shamash * Kronos * Kaivan * Khima * Ninurta
"The Old Sun"
Panthera * Felidae * Felix
Shani-Simha game-plan scripted elements may include:
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-8 * resistance to hidden forces + obligation to lawfully keep secrets (also longevity, unless other graha interfere)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
| Q: from a native with Simha-Shani-yuti-Rahu-2, yuvatipathi-7 in 2 for a Karkata lagna: |
I have a question related to Shani's role in my nativity. I
understand Shani makes me a hate politics, publicity, public scrutiny and
other similar things. I am confused if I need to begin to embrace all the
aforementioned things during the current Shani bhukti? Or should I work on
avoiding these things?
I have a question related to Shani's role in my nativity. I understand Shani makes me a hate politics, publicity, public scrutiny and other similar things. I am confused if I need to begin to embrace all the aforementioned things during the current Shani bhukti? Or should I work on avoiding these things?
| A:Namaste, |
Delighted to know that you are enjoying the Jyotisha reading and finding the insights to be useful.
Professor Shani is a task-master and He generally rewards patient acceptance of the conditions. Not passive but patient. Shani's programming has been carefully crafted into your incarnation by you.
Shani's barriers, resistances, stubbornness, and rigidity were strategically placed in order to facilitate the best chance of reaching the consciousness goal.
Thus it is essential to deal with the difficulties as they arise, rather than attempt to run or get into denial. Placating the deities or following a magical formula for erasing the programming is highly unlikely to eliminate Shani's effects because all of the coding of the Jyotisha nativity is highly purposeful.
The best strategy is to raise the level of approach to the standard problems, replacing Shani's typical fear with compassion for oneself, and applying one’s knowledge of human nature to all challenges.
In the modern economies, most of the challenges are psychological rather than physical survival, but of course there are still people living in dire poverty and even slavery … for them it really is physical and can be brutal. But for you , the responsibility factor outweighs the survival factor.
Shani gives you mainly situations of the type in which “responsibility exceeds authority.” With Shani-Simha entitlement to authority itself becomes a key issue.
Shani-related challenges generally begin easing after age 36 when Shani matures. But in your case due to Shani's proximity to Rahu (both in Purvaphalguni nakshatra) the maturity is delayed until Professor Rahu can mature at age 48. By age 50, most of the challenge patterns are well-known and a toolkit to deal with them has been built. Then it’s mainly a requirement to use the tools when Shani-related situations arise.
There are some physical tools (moving away from the situation) some emotional tools (non-engagement, no-contact, separation, freezing activity)
There are some mental tools (minimizing mind-share, refusal to worry, dismissing fear replacing with realism).
Shani tends to present agents (people, places, things) that express matters of bhava-2 (worthiness, treasury collection, language, lineage values, family history) and Simha (light, intelligence, performance art, entitlements, center of attention, exceptions to the rules, cats).
Mental tools are usually the first to engage. The first element is to recognize Shani's patterns at work. He specializes in resistance, rigidity, refusal, denial, and survival fear. Therefore having noticed that Professor Shani is teaching another scarcity lesson, one may respond with a logical inquiry into the fear, examining whether the situation really does threaten some terrible consequence like starvation or imprisonment.
It may feel scary because Shani uses ancient fears embedded in the reptile brain. But an objective mental scan of the options may discover that even a worst-case scenario can be dealt with – presuming that one is willing to ask for help. Naturally Shani the Isolator forbids asking for help. But do it anyway as an expression of courage.
Emotional techniques include management of reactions, with a goal of transforming the reactivity into pro-activity completely.
You areenduring a bhukti of Shani and Shani occupies 8th-from-Chandra, so it is reasonable to expect more than normal emotional blockage (Shani) to transformation (8) during Shani bhukti.
For the entire Guru mahadasha because Guru rules 12th-from and 3rd-from Chandra, there is an emotional emphasis on matters of 12 (research, distant lands, invisible environments) and 3 (management, teamwork, documentation, process, media-messaging).
Especially when Shani grants a permanent Shani-ashtamsha (due to Shani in 6/8 from Chandra at birth) and Shani is pushed-and-pulled by the more ambitious, risk-loving Rahu, It can be very helpful emotionally to have access to highly trained psychological counseling on-demand. It is useful to have consulting available, so that from the broader strategy of non-reactivity which is tough to achieve at first, a specific set of tactics can be developed for each situation as it arises.
Then physically, Shani is a blunt and often harsh agent on the physical plane and He deals in fear. Shani can be a bully. There may be times when the correct and intelligent response is to walk out the door in order to find a neutral environment.
Sometimes a “no-contact” policy is required. This may be particularly true for you because Rahu tends to generate frauds and impostors who hide behind a mask of authority. They may have personality disorders associated with shame (Shani) and they crave compensation via high-entitlement roles. (Narcissism and similar).
These types of personalities are the diva, the showboater, the drama-queen, and all species of harshly selfish folk along with those who will claim that they are exceptions to the rules because they are so wonderfully special (Simha). The issue is often – due to Rahu-Shani-2 – a matter of truth vs. lies, with Rahu-2 telling expedient lies and Shani threatening to annihilate anyone who unmasks Rahu. They can be quite a pair ... particularly in dhanabhava, lying about history and lying about assets.
Therefore it’s good to have allies such as attorneys, and counselors, and advisors who can guide you toward the highest, most conscious, most legal (such as documentation) and most compassionately neutral response to the predicted pattern of misbehavior which Shani is programmed to produce.
Professor Shani must give tests and He requires a response to each question on the test.
Fleeing or denying (or fear-driven ritual) are not recommended. Just take the test. Do your best. There are many tests. They never stop. Shani's tests are reiterative, repeating the same material in a variety of ways to show skill mastery. As all test takers know, the more tests you take the better you get at taking tests!
Shani has a purpose. His jobs include teaching mature patience, increasing neutral compassion, insisting on honesty (even when you’re surrounded by liars) and demanding personal responsibility to identify the matching energy by which one indeed attracts these patterns.
It certainly is a workload, but if accepted with dignity and consciousness, it can be a very successful scaffolding into higher awareness.
Wishing you every happiness, healing from sorrow, guidance by inner light, and success in all of life’s endeavors,
Barbara Pijan Lama, Jyotisha
Das commentary of Shani-Simha:
"Trouble and sorrow through accidents, partner and children.
Although you may have studious and good looking qualities,
"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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