Om Shum Zukraya Namah
Laxmi * Saraswati * Parvati
Luxury * Learning * Liaison
Pleasure * Harmony * Balance * Agreement
Duality * Polarity * Opposites * Pairs
Bhrigu = slope, cliff, precipice, declivity
"Duality hides Divinity" ~~ Kryon
Himkundmrinaalaabham Daityaanam Paramam Gurum Sarvashastrapravaktaram Bhargavam Pranmaamyaham
Sarvashastrapravaktaram Bhargavam Pranmaamyaham
Shukran * Sukhraya * Thukra * Bha * Bhrigu * Amaraari * Asuraguru
Ishtara * Ashatara
Frigg * Phos-phoros * Heos-phoros * Lucifer * Vesper * Morgen-steorra-Aefen-steorra * Inanna * Aphrodite * Venera * Zuhra * Nogah * Malthias * Ba'ah * Seba-djai Nin-si-anna * Delebat * Jingxing
Zukra * Venus * Malthias
Bayad plays the oud to The Lady.
from the Riyad & Bayad , c. 1300
~~ Devi Mahatmyam 11.6
"All women in this world are forms of the goddess."
~~ Manu Smriti , 3.56
"All the gods reside where women are worshipped."
TOPICS of Zukra:
Zukra Paired with Other Graha:
"Pleasant and Satisfying"
Qualities and environments which please and harmonize
Enjoyment of sense-data experience
Zukra * Bha * Venus Main Page
attraction = matching energy
voice, song, speech * hair, eyes, face
Combinations of Lagna + Chandra that are subject to difficulties during Zukra periods
Sensual love (Zukra); need-based love (Chandra)
|Zukra stotra:||" Hima kunda mrinalaabham daityanam paramam gurum |
Sarva shastra pravaktaram bhargavem pranamamyaham"
~~ Book of Isaiah 14:12-14
"How you have fallen from heaven, O MORNING STAR, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the Earth, you who once laid low the nations!
You said in your heart,"I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High."
|Gayatri-meter mantra for Zukra|| |
Om Aswadhwajaaya Vidmahe Dhanur hastaaya dheemahi Tanno Zukra prachodayaat
Dhanur hastaaya dheemahi
Tanno Zukra prachodayaat
|Das / Bepin Behari says,|
" ... if Sun is the significator , and Venus, well dignified, makes the native soft and effeminate, fond of the fair sex, and one's greatest ambition will be to enjoy their company.
Venus from Codex de Sphaera c. 1469 CE
Conditions which greatly affect Professor Zukra
uttama Zukra, in any bhava, grants a lovely appearance. Often one is a talented artist or musician (unless talent is blocked by drishti). the native enjoys fortune through women.
nichha- Zukra, in any bhava, reduces the natural grace . Zukra's naturally smooth, integrated balance is overwhelmed by Kanya's computational logic, criticism, and a feeling of inferiority or servitude.
Zukra gains more power as
What Zukra Does
Zukra gets pleasure from perishable things:human bodily senses, earthly knowledge, hoards of financial wealth , appreciation from the partner, and ultimately appreciation from society toward those who maintain socially steady contractual partnerships.
If Zukra is situated in locations and relationships with other graha that facilitate grasping and sensualization, the partner tends to share most of one's tastes and values in the category of perishable-things, and sensual life on Earth is well supported.
What Zukra Does Not Do
Zukra does not advance the wisdom (Guru), discrimination (Budha), vitality (Kuja), faith (Surya) compassion (Chandra) or humility (Shani).
Zukra is concerned with material acquisition and maintaining lineage values (2) and with sensual pleasures of human social companionship (from gross to elegant) (7)
Environments of Zukra
~~ "The Mirror" 1895-1986 Jeddu Krishnamurti
"Beauty is complete order.
We may be great artists, great painters, expert in various things, but in our own daily life, with all the anxieties and miseries, we live, unfortunately, a very disordered life.
You may be a great scientist, you may be a great expert in a subject, but you have your own problems, struggles, pain, anxieties and the rest of it.
We are asking, is it possible to live in complete order within, not impose discipline, control, but to inquire into the nature of this disorder, what are the causes, and to dispel, move away, wash away the cause.
Then there is a living order in the universe."
Southeast = dakSiNatas movement in a southeasterly pattern or direction is forecast during many periods of Zukra
movement in a southeasterly pattern or direction is forecast during many periods of Zukra
Hebrew (Isaiah:11) Arabic, Syrian =Meni
Tibetan = Pasang
Singhala * Sikuru
Asuraguru * Asphujit
Bha * Bharga * Bhrigu * Bhriguja * Bhriguputra * Bhaargavapriya * semblance, delusion, error, diamond * Bhrigunandana *
Daityaguru * Dhishnya * Ditisuta
Ekanayana * Ekekshana
Maghabhava * offspring of Magha
Surazatru * Sita * white sugar
Sodhazaamzu * 16-rayed * Sodhazarcis * 16-rayed
Sveta * dressed in white * zvetaratha * having a white chariot *
vedAdhipati * one who presides over the Veda Zucra * light-colored, white * Zaukra * sperm * zukrAcArya * Zukracharya Zuci
Zucra * light-colored, white * Zaukra * sperm * zukrAcArya * Zukracharya
Zuci* shining, glowing, radiant
~~ Pablo Picasso
"You know, music, art - these are not just little decorations to make life prettier.
They're very deep necessities which people cannot live without."
|~~ BPHS: Ch. 3, Shloka 28||" Venus is charming , |
has a splendorous physique,
is excellent or great in disposition, has charming eyes, is a poet,
is phlegmatic and windy, and has curly hair."
Vocabulary for Zukra-Venus:
|www.etymonline.com :|| |
O.E., from L. Venus (pl. veneres ), in ancient Roman mythology, the goddess of beauty and love, especially sensual love,
from venus "love, sexual desire, loveliness, beauty, charm,"
from PIE base *wen-"to strive after, wish, desire, be satisfied "
Applied by the Romans to Gk. Aphrodite, Egyptian Hathor, etc.
Karaka significations and Meanings
pleasure + treasure= satisfaction = possessiveness = sweets
"Guru of the Demons " - Attraction / Distraction
Appreciation, Pricing, Preciousness, Appraisal, Prized
Deliciousness and Delights, pleasures and pleasantries
wealth, natural resources, beauty, and harmonious relationships;
gathering, hoarding, collecting, accumulating, enjoyment
kalatrakaraka = significator of Marriage and Alliances
zataparva = wife of Zukra
Vahanakaraka (significator of vehicles)
Dhanakaraka (significator of financial wealth ) =
Kalatrakaraka (significator of wife for male and marriage-relationship for female)
Venus = The morning star and the evening star
= morgensteorra - æfensteorra (Old English)
Amusements, arts, beauty, pleasures, dance, attachments to things, attraction to the opposite sex, capacity to enjoy life, care for ones body, charm, feminine graces, clothes, comforts, enjoyments, conveyances, cultured, delightful, sociable, fortune, fame, generative system, happiness, harmony, health illusion, infatuation, passions, immortality, secret of intoxicating drinks, kidneys, love, lust, affairs, romance, making others happier, marriage, musicians, refined, polished, sex in all aspects, sexual and love happiness, wealth, prosperity, gems, wife, women, pink or rainbow, worldliness, not renunciation. (this list adapted from Das )
Money, Capital, Finance, Wealth Management, "investments ", Luxury, Fashion, Jewelry and Ornamentation, delicious Food and Drink, sweets, wines, alcohol, partnerships and alliances, contracts, perfumes,
Decorations, Art and Design, Beauty, Dance, Music and Harmony, deal-making, match-making, brokerage, women's products, feminine magnetic attraction * akarshana * ,
mouth-teeth-jaw-smile, sensual delights, pleasures, jewel-toned rainbow-sparkle things, Agreements, legal resolution of conflict, equity and equality, bargains, trade
Zukra-related experience = women (in general), marriage, quest for harmonious alliance, beauty, art and design, sugars especially alcohol, sensual pleasure, music, love-making, delicious foods and fine wines, perfume and ornaments, and every form of accumulated wealth even acquisitions of knowledge, book collections, and skill in languages.
~~ W. C. Fields
"Once, during Prohibition,
I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water."
~~ BPHS: Chap. 84, shloka 10
Contemplate of Guru, as yellow complexion and Zukra of fair complexion,
both with four arms, carrying a Danda, Akshasutra, Kamandala and Vara.
~~ Jataka Parijata, Ch. 17, Sloka 43
"Venus secures sexual delight and the society of fine women;
the pleasures of pictorial art, fine apparel, wealth, cattle, vehicles,
gems and precious stones, musical concerts, dancing parties,
lordly magnificence, good fame, great liberality and association with the virtuous."
quotation from Be Here Now 1931- Baba Ram Dass
"To live consciously, you must have the courage to go inside yourself to find out who you really are, to understand that behind all of the masks of individual differences, you are a being of beauty, of love, of awareness.
Until you can allow your own beauty, your own dignity, your own being, you cannot free another.
Have compassion for yourself.
Allow yourself to be beautiful and all the rest will follow."
~~ Saravali, Ch. 7-13
Venus rules diamonds, ornaments, marriage, scents, friends, wreaths, females, cow dung, diagnosis.
(Apart from meaning diagnosis also indicates end, purity, rope to tying up a calf etc.)
Education, sexual enjoyment, and gold.
Zukra's ability to abide by the terms of a contract is weakened by conjunction with Ketu or Rahu.
Continuing to fill a pail after it is full, the water will be wasted.
Continuing to grind an axe after it is sharp, will wear it away.
Excess of light blinds the eye.
Excess of sound deafens the ear.
Excess of condiments deadens the taste.
He who possesses moderation is lasting and enduring.
Too much is always a curse, most of all in wealth.
Zukra isn't really the *Love* planet; Zukra is the Pleasure Planet
Zukra is the Pleasure Planet
All benefic graha provide positive loving support to human life, but Zukra's "love" is not divine - it's inter-human:
Venus rules attraction to pleasures and distraction by pleasures. Zukra provides human sensual experience that claims our profound devotion and attention.
Zukra rules human-to-human contracts, love-making in the pursuit of mutual pleasure, and all forms of alliance for the purpose of enhancement of mutual interests (particularly mutual financial interests.)
Venus= the karaka for marriage, sexual relationships, promises and agreements, exchanges of equal value, and understandings toward mutual benefit.
Marriage = the ultimate contract.
The"love" of Zukra is not unconditional like mother-child love, nor transcendent like devotee-deity (sometimes, guru-sisya) love. Zukra's marital love is the result of attraction to sensual pleasures. As a result, Zukra is not really the"love" planet at all, but a rather misleading and even fraudulent substitute for pure love.
Sensual experience isn't really love. That is why Zukra is called Asuraguru = "Guru of the Demons ".
14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso and Renuka Singh . (2002). The Path to Tranquility.
"Laziness will stop your progress in your spiritual practice.
One can be deceived by three types of laziness:
= pleasure entitlements - or not
Graha in the 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th from Zukra will generally increase the sense pleasures during their respective Vimshottari dasha periods.
Graha in the 3rd, 6th, 8th, and 12th from Zukra generally signify reduced harmony and less luxury, due to their adversarial angle from the Zukra-lagna.
4th-from-Zukra = considered to be an unfortunate angle.
Graha in 4th from Zukra may give comfortable and pleasing results regarding other matters, but in their measure of marital harmony, wealth acquisition, balanced designs, and nerve pleasures -- 3rd, 6th, 8th, and 12th angles are unproductive.
Graha in 4th-from-Zukra remove mutual pleasuring and replace sensual pleasures with parental caretaking emotions .
In a marriage, this era emphasizes parent-child duties or matters of personal emotional security. Interpersonal intimacy may be much diminished.
Cymraeg: Priflythyren o Ganiad Solomon yn eglwys gadeirol Caerwynt.
c. 1100 CE
English: Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester Cathedral.
the kalatra-karaka= the main karaka for marriage
Venus is the planet responsible for much of our sexual and contractual interaction in this life.
(Of course, Rahu plays His own part!)
Venus = women in general, with their unique culture of beauty and fashion. Zukra = art and music - the exalted feminine values of high civilization.
Venus always works in tandem with His worthy adversary, the planet Mars. In sexual communication, Venus represents the feminine, attractive, incoming energy. Mars shows the masculine, pursuing, outgoing energy.
Do not confuse the the Zukra-Mangala energies with the physical-anatomical categories of"male"and"female" bodies!
Within any human person and within any relationship, there is a fluctuating mix and balance of male and female energy .
Within a sexualized partnership,
Zukra = a benefic (Shubha) = positive planet
Zukra creates life experience of physical pleasure, luxury, and sensual indulgence.
Yet, spiritually, Venus has a bad reputation as Asuraguru.
The most spiritually useful fruits of Venusian desire are the tantric realizations...
What is commonly labeled"love" is more accurately a psychological error of idealization or projection.
Unless consciously managed, animal-body sensual delights including our collecting and hoarding behaviors (Vrishabha) have the potential to consume the consciousness.
Tthus a good life (and a good marriage) will emphasize Zukra's mulatrikona (Thula) functions of diplomatic balance and harmonious design.
| St. Francis and the Sow |
By Galway Kinnell
| The bud |
stands for all things,
even those things that don't flower,
for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing
though sometimes it is necessary
to reteach a thing its loveliness,
to put a hand on its brow
of the flower
and retell it in words and in touch
it is lovely
until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing
as St. Francis
put his hand on the creased forehead
of the sow, and told her in words and in touch
blessings of earth on the sow, and the sow
began remembering all down her thick length,
from the earthen snout all the way
through the fodder and slops to the spiritual curl of
from the hard spininess spiked out from the spine
down through the great broken heart
to the blue milken dreaminess spurting and shuddering
from the fourteen teats into the fourteen mouths sucking
and blowing beneath them:
the long, perfect loveliness of sow."
~~ Jatakalankara, Ch-3, Shloka 20
If Venus be posited in his own Rashi or in Mithuna,
the native will be infatuated by love.
An endless quest for greater and greater five-senses pleasure can form an infinite loop, that becomes a trap for consciousness. The sad reality for many is that Zukra's desires do not bring satisfaction or long-term happiness - but rather devastation, disappointment, fear of loss of pleasure, and chemical addictions.
Brihaspati simply waits, like a doting, forgiving, embracing parent; His wisdom always available; until the student is ready for more satisfying fare...
Zukra-Guru Two Subha-graha with often incompatible Styles
Two Subha-graha with often incompatible Styles
The two benefic planets Venus and Jupiter give two different kinds of happiness.
There is a reason that spiritual aspirants have traditionally sought celibacy. Seeking to shorten the cycle of repeating birth and death, and to reduce the body's craving for constant pleasure sensations, they maximize Guru by minimizing Venus.
~~ Jataka Parijata
Ch 2 Shloka 79
Venus produces peril through such causes as
masculine nativity: Zukra = Wives, Sisters, Female Colleagues
In the present lifetime, Zukra regenerates past-life imagery regarding harmonious alliances and sense pleasures; therefore additional wives are related to the sense-pleasure-harmony karaka Zukra.
If other factors point in the direction of second marriage, a man with numerous graha yuti Zukra is likely to have a complex of women in his life: several wives, financially privileged or harmoniously related sisters, female professional colleagues, etc.
Zukra is not inherently sexual therefore pleasant, harmonious, wealth-enhancing relationships with female peers of all social categories are included in the portfolio of Zukra.
Zukra = Wives, Sisters, Female Colleagues
Women form many essential alliances with other women. Not only aesthetic and financial but the all-important trust which permits one woman to care for another woman's children.
Naturally these trusted women are normally the sisters and sisters-in-law, however close friends from childhood who are like sisters, college friends whose values imitate one's own, and other sister-like relationships between women are indicated by Zukra.
~~ by Audre Lorde
"There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling . . .
As women, we have come to distrust that power which rises from our deepest and non-rational knowledge.
We have been warned against it all our lives by the male world, which values this depth of feeling enough to keep women around in order to exercise it in service of men, but which fears this same depth too much to examine the possibilities of it within themselves . .
But the erotic offers a well of replenishing and provocative force to the woman who does not fear its revelation, nor succumb to the belief that sensation is enough . . .
When we begin to live from within outward, in touch with the power of the erotic within ourselves, and allowing that power to inform and illuminate our actions upon the world around us, then we begin to take responsibility to ourselves in the deepest sense.
For as we begin to recognize our deepest feelings, we begin to give up, of necessity, being satisfied with suffering and self-negation, and the numbness which so often seems like the only alternative in our society. Our acts against oppression become integral with self, motivated and empowered from within."
Exception: the Mother in Law
Husband's family overall = bhava-8; husband's mother in particular = 4th-from-Guru or (less often) yuvatipathi-7 .
To see the overall effect of the husband's mother upon a woman's own marital harmony, find the angle between Zukra (karaka for marriage) and 4th-from-Guru.
Maximum Pleasure from Female Companions
The woman with maximum Zukra benefit from feminine influence in her life might have an uttama-Zukra with Chandra.
Minimum Pleasure from Female Companions
| The opposite end of the spectrum for a female = nichha- Zukra(Kanya) while Chandra resides in a rashi of Mangala or rashi of Shani. Such a woman is surrounded by criticizing and deceitful females. |
Zukra and Foreign Residence
Vyaayapa shows the type of lands-and-peoples that one will visit, and the quality of one's experiences there.
Zukra in 6/8 to any graha
When Zukra occupies a shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle relative to any graha, sensual pleasure experience vs. the province of that 6/8 graha are permanently in conflict.
One may perceive tension and animosity between that to which one is Attracted, versus that which the other graha controls. One's love choices feel stressed by conflict.
The conflict is much exacerbated during Vimshottari periods of Zukra and the 6/8 graha.
The lover, or spouse, women in one's life generally -- even one's taste in textiles, perfumes, art and literature (Zukra) -- is found to be uncomfortably Off-balance. Even if the love relationship is satisfying on a personal level, the lover may inadvertently cause the native to incur illness, debt, or quarreling.
Zukra and Career from B.V. Raman's A Catechism of Astrology , p. 9 - part II page 2:
[BPL notes: Zukra rules buildings and artistic or structural design, whilst Mangala rules the Land]
| Quotation from Jyotishi 1912-1998 B. V. Raman :|
"Q . What makes one an actor or a singer?
A. generally Venus will have to be strong in the horoscope before one can be a good actor or singer.
If this is to be adopted as a profession, Venus must be intimately connected with the 10th bhava in some way or other.
E.g., if Venus occupies 4th or 10th Bhava or if Venus aspects the 10th house or if Venus is conjoined with the lord of the 10th,
the means of livelihood will be singing and acting.
Q: What makes one an engineer?
A. If in a nativity, Venus becomes the strongest planet with reference to the 10th Bhava ,
Trouble from Zukra
Animosity with Surya
As the asura-guru, teacher of the demons, Zukra is a known deceiver.
"Duality hides Divinity" and Zukra is the master of duality. Partnership, equity, pleasure-exchange... these experiences sound so lovely. But the solipsistic center is singular, not dual. Focusing upon duality inevitably distracts from the awareness of the Central Source.
Certain combinations of radix lagna and Chandra lagna have a particularly hard time dealing with the deceptive, potentially addictive effects of pleasure-mongering Zukra.
These combinations suffer inordinate challenge from marital difficulties and disagreements arising from pleasuring activities (6) unforeseen consequences of indulgence or sensual excess (8) and losses or drain of vitality via pleasuring behaviors (12).
Therefore for these nativities, sensual pleasures of wine, women, and song - not to mention gold, lucre, and jewels - will have an unpleasant undertow. As always, much depends on the bhava, rashi, and incoming drishti to Zukra.
Pleasure Karma Internal Pleasure in Meditation
Internal Pleasure in Meditation
14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (1989).
The Dalai Lama at Harvard: Lectures on the Buddhist Path to Peace.
Jeffrey Hopkins (Trans). (Ed).
"Karmas that are accumulated for the sake of internal pleasure, upon having overcome attraction for external pleasure and having become attached to the pleasure that arises with internal meditative stabilization [which is meritorious], are involved with the first three concentrations.
Then, karmas that are accumulated upon having turned away even from such pleasure of internal meditative stabilization and within seeking just neutral feeling are unfluctuating karmas associated with the fourth concentration and the four formless absorptions.
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