BPHS Surya Mahadasha
Surya reaches maturity = age 22
Om hram hrim hraum sah suryaya namah
Arka * the radiator * radio
Ghata * Hridroga
Sun * Sol * Saule * So-Ra Utu * Aten * Shamash * Helios * Havar * Apollo-Paul * Ameratsu * Nyima * Nyayiru * Ra
the constellation of
Arqua * Aquarietis * Aquila the Eagle
Kumbha ruled by Surya 's enemy Shani
Das commentary upon Surya-Kumbha:
Hrida-roga * enemy of the heart
"pushes you towards illicit romantic liaisons, which you will have to struggle to avoid.
You may find that your past dealings with others leave you in a position where others see you as unpopular, to be avoided.
The best way to avoid this is to avoid its cause, which is a tendency to dominate and manipulate,
Watch for these during Sun ruled periods.
You have great strength and courage but a short temper .
In some way or at one point in life, you will gain through other people's marriage partners .
Due to something you believe or do , you may be not liked by the truly learned,
There is an underlying current of unhappiness or sorrow running through your life.
However, this Sun indicates some low vibrations in Aquarius,
USA Senator Joseph Lieberman
scholar of religions Mircea Eliade
flower of the Cosmos Bipinnatus
Arka = radio waves. (cf. Ark of the Covenant, a radio crystal-set)
Surya-Kumbha * bright center of networked systems
Surya in "air-space" Kumbha
"I am" self-centric identity formed by thoughts emitting from The Series of Suns
"I am" networked, connected, knotted, knitted-in, interlinked.
In Kumbha rashi, Surya; suffers from a loss of center-stage egocentricity.
The personality occupies the center of a centerless knitted web-like marketplace of voluntary associations = a distributed commonwealth.
superb for one at the center of extensive interlinked systems which transmit by association and distribution rules,
When uncomfortably placed, may signal a certain amount of economic conceit. One may radiate the "right goals".
commodities-concepts which travel along the electro-magnetic waves are often characterized as economic activities, community and social-participatory organization, or relational interactions of scientific, conceptual-thought
advantageous in the study and practice of positivistic science
natural social-progressive thinkers who seek to advance more opportunities for social-economic participation
Kumbha = 8th-from-Karkata, and Surya is independent by nature. Surya-Kumbha may provide symbolic visibility for social community (Kumbha) yet may fail to uphold customary local ethnic moral standards (Karkata the Walls, mora) in the personal behavior
Willful Suraja is too ego-centric to mesh comfortably in networked Kumbha = distribution within an Inter-linked Group. The social and economic distribution system suffers when Suraja occupies Kumbha. The native often resents the will of the majority and may act autocratically when group linkage is required.
Surya-Kumbha can however serve as the iconic image of a principled, populist social participation movement
a friend to the common man; an enemy of kings:
Due to the extensive distributing * not concentrating * function of Kumbha, it is all about the people, the network, the movement. For Surya-Kumbha, too much attention cannot be focused upon self-glorifying personalities - else the movement will be weakened.
Arka must adapt the ego-personality to the conditions of the collective marketplace economy. The personal genius (Ravi) = socially recognized only as a vehicle for the delivery of economically important behaviors to the community.
Any attempt to centralize, glamorize or dramatize the economic behaviors to assert (as Surya does love to assert) that one = the charismatic center of power will generally be punished when Surya occupies lowest-common-denominator Kumbha.
One's natural genius seeks to be in the center of distributive systems, communities and networks, social participation movements.
Kumbha = the polar opposite of Ravi's regal splendor intelligence in moolatrikona Simha.
In Kumbha, Ravi's ego-membrane expression depends on the character of Surya's bitter enemy: survivalist, materialist Shani.
Self-determination and ability to radiate from a central position = minimized when Surya occupies The web of Kumbha, a network of regulated pulsations which has no center.
The social ego-membrane is entirely defined by one's role in the marketplace of goods and ideas or by the social-scientific-economic-ideological community. No higher principles are known; one is defined by the network.
"Arka" may radiate Ravi-confidence in matters of the common people, and their weaknesses, very well.
Weakness when manageable presents opportunities for growth.
Visible public behavior = psychologically driven by childhood memories of being ostracized (pushed out from the mainstream center) and praised for making gainful associations.
When Surya is strong, royalty delight in the presence of other royalty.
But when Surya is weak, no matter how gifted the native 's creative output might be, the person is unhappy socially, feeling ostracized, and seeking companionship with other similarly marginalized.
Arka often able to get into the zone of contented interior nervous-system coordination when working on designs and tasks related to their marketplace role.
The error is not selfishness, but rather the reverse. One's attention naturally moves to the highly regulated structure of the network of interconnection among people, ideas, and things both living and inanimate. One has a great sense of progressive social movements , the marketplace of goods and ideas, and the material cosmos.
However, the consciousness may be almost completely devoid of the concepts of centrality, divinity, or uniqueness or genius. There follows an unfortunate tendency to denigrate the creative integrity of those around one.
Surya-Kumbha is often called unethical in the commentaries. That is mainly because Surya is weakened in the rashi of His arch-enemy Shani and Kumbha = 8th-from-Karkata (Karka represents the place of settlement, the walls (mora walls, morality) and the ethical customs.)
Surya is focused on the larger, universal-scale system and not focused upon the local customs of villages, towns, or Earthly nations.
Arka may reject the concept of personal responsibility for negative social actions while ironically seeming willing to accept personal credit for same.
This is possible because one holds a self-view of having been assigned to bring light of free thought into the system and radiate connections while at the same time the ego-membrane is very much reduced.
Surya-Kumbha = humbly aware of having simply been assigned to be born in the right place at the right time, with the right eccentricities, to hold a somewhat arbitrarily powerful role in the center of a system.
Surya-Kumbha = anonymous systems orientation; may lack concern for the impact that one's actions may have upon the lives of specific people.
Rather, one sees a collective distributive associative system in which certain temporarily iconic individuals "speak out from the crowd"
Surya = ego-membrane identification with physical science esp. matters of electricity, networks, radiance, light, heat, centrality, soul. Wants to shine in fields of electrical engineering and computer science.
Also affiliated with and wants to shine in association with the intellectual cultures of social science such as organizational psychology, sociology, political science, economics.
The Surya-Kumbha Dilemma
Not an easy position since Surya needs to shine, to perform, to be in the center of things, to be recognized and admired, but He is is severely oppressed within Kumbha = an infinite network that has no center.
One wants to be the center of the party, a famous scientist, an iconic symbol of a socially progressive movement, or a great intellectual whose conceptual brilliance astounds the public.
Unfortunately, the energy of the system consumes the energy of the ego-membrane and one is little recognized nor admired. Often simply eccentric and does not seem to fit in socially.
In order to succeed and be personally contented with this disabled position of Surya, one must become conceptually and philosophically a true populist. If the native will accept that one's entitlement to recognition for exceptional performance (Surya) has been intentionally suppressed by the spirit in this lifetime, for higher purposes, life will be much easier.
Even if Surya-Kumbha receives recognition, it will be sporadic, disproportionate to the authentic nature of the achievement, and indeed the consequences of fame are often specifically burdensome.
A prominent role (Surya) in large progressive social organizations (Kumbha)
The psychic stress of excessive public attention upon on the flesh-body shell can cause Arka to seek out numbing medications to relieve the overloaded circuits
Even with good health practices, the stress of too much public attention upon a weakened Surya can make one quite sick
Surya-Kumbha = typically advised to decline opportunities for elite executive (10) or kingly (5) type of commanding roles; taking in their stead roles of non-central, socially responsive ombudsman and signal-repeater: policy-making , bureaucratic functionary, and teacher or facilitator within large movements
Philosophically abstract, conceptual-networked Kumbha = a truly inhospitable rashi for Surya. Similar to the constraint as Surya-Makara above. Yet in Shani's stronger mulatrikona rashi, the solar channel for divinity into human-ness, ethically truthful, independent ego-membrane is abstracted into"just another member of the group".
Strengthens determination to achieve material gain.
Substitutes conceptual scientific experimentalism and strategicmarketplace agenda for the authentic intelligent motivation to validate the good in everyone.
This error leads to dehumanization in relationships, and mutual distrust within the group. the native does not trust those in one's company, nor do they trust the native .
Often perceived as untrustworthy, due to lacking a moral foundation in life
Leads to dryness of the heart . Skin rash and nerve disorder.
Low willpower, low confidence and insecure social expression , can't handle conflict and wants to get along with everyone.
Compare to Enneagram 9.
Tends to be socially uncomfortable, edgy; perceived as disloyal or too scientific, too conceptual, too abstract. Despite talent and intelligence, the native is generally not well-liked.
the native 's sense of self is considerably swayed by marketplace forces. One is vulnerable to loss of personality through group cult and organizational pressures.
In the Jyotisha literature, Ravi-Kumbha is often called"degraded" or"depraved". This result occurs because the personal ethic is dominated by the will of the marketplace, or by the will of the Assembly.
Situational ethics similar to Surya/Makara but tends toward elaborate rationalizations and futuristic explanations rather than the simple expedient politics of Makara-Surya.
Having no clear personal grasp of right and wrong, the native is not inclined to challenge wrongdoers and fancies himself a man of peace. Will study many belief systems without personally subscribing to any of them.
If Budha = Kumbha = advanced conceptual intelligence for mathematics, electronics, and philosophical science. Charitable, humble and unpretentious , Surya-Kumbha identifies with the people, the masses, the plebiscite.
They identify with big numbers and big systems. Unfortunately, in their humility, all the depravity of the lowest classes seems sensible and excusable. Therefore, despite technical excellence, one may practice corrupt personal habits.
If Budha the Articulator is strong, Surya-Kumbha = ego-membrane identification urge to play a central role with physical science esp. matters of electricity, computers, networks, radiance, light, heat; wants to shine with genius in intellectual disciplines social science such as organizational psychology, sociology, political science, economics, and the futuristic sciences
If Budha is weak or if Surya is especially strong one may seek a central technical role within some collective such as a large participatory-networked corporation
a labor union or a principle-based, regulated social-change movement
It is a bit of an oxymoron to have a central role in a distributive network which by nature has no fixed center... therefore this native may be frustrated in the search to find one's place in public life.
Father or father-figure, who may be the grandfather or other dominant male = concerned with marketplace gain and large-group affiliation.
The father = dominant and emotionally detached, with a strategic, expedient, mentally conceptual orientation to both public and private life.
The Arka father may be an expositor of intelligence from a strictly theoretical "systems " viewpoint.
Yet his own beliefs are pragmatic and his application of those beliefs is unerringly strategic, toward the realization of his material goals.
Lacking personal access to divine certainty, the father may substitute any internally coherent ideology which meets his logical requirements for philosophical connectivity. He will pick and choose principles for living based on their instrumental value for achieving his current objectives .
He cannot offer praise because he does not easily recognize the ego-membrane validation entitlements of others.
In family life, this father may be either silent or bitterly critical of the child's behaviors. He is not aware that his criticism is cuttingly destructive of the child's ego-membrane development, since his own sensitivity to personal ego-membrane was destroyed during his own childhood. Thus this father, without ever displaying explicitly immoral behaviors, may have evil effects upon the child.
The father's intelligence is focused on achieving material and status goals. This achievement may be instrumentally justified as being intended for the increased welfare of the family. But in truth the father's goal-achievement strategy is his own, and whatever benefits are gained have little value to him or anyone else.
He is something of a robot on course toward gainfulness as its own abstract purpose, with little personal connection to either the principles he may espouse or the people to whom he may espouse them.
This man was ostracized as a child, and he may feel disconnected from humanity throughout life.
Karaka = a shorter lifespan for the father, due to dry heart and nervous overwork. He passes along the cold-hearted view to his child, that marketplace driven expedient affiliations and their logically resulting material gainfulness are the superior social principles of life.
As always, if Shani is dignified, the negative implications are reversed, and the father may -- with time and maturity -- display superior moral character.
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