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Om Shum Zukraya Namah

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Rashi * Gochara * Bhava * Graha * Ratna * Nakshatra * Amsha


Laxmi * Saraswati * Parvati

Luxury * Learning * Liaison

aesthesis

Earth's partner-planet

Pleasure * Harmony * Balance * Agreement

Duality * Polarity * Opposites * Pairs

Regional Names for Zukra

Bhrigu = slope, cliff, precipice, declivity

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"Duality hides Divinity" ~~ Kryon

Himkundmrinaalaabham Daityaanam Paramam Gurum

Sarvashastrapravaktaram Bhargavam Pranmaamyaham

Professor Zukra

Shukran * Sukhraya * Thukra * Bha * Bhrigu * Amaraari * Asuraguru


Bal-ance * Val-ue * Worth * Equity * Mutuality * Sharing * Trading * Exchange * Fairness

Venus

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


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Zukra * Venus * Malthias ** NASA * artist Ricardo Nunes

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Sandro Boticelli c. 1482 Primavera * the central figure represents Venus

QUOTATION

August 2017 * Message from P'taah:
You Are Worthy & You Choose It All

emphasis added by BPL

"You know, if you were not worthy of all wondrousness, you would not exist. You are all playing a game. You are all grand Gods and Goddesses, powerful beyond measure, playing this game called 'I have forgotten my truth.'

You have been brought up in an environment which tells you that you are not worthy and you are all terrified that you are going to 'miss the boat!' - miss out on these wondrous contacts with your brothers and sisters, miss out on the Transition, miss out on the wonders that you know within your own heart are to occur.

We say to you, you will not miss out. You have birthed yourself here and now in this world, in this place. You are the chosen because you create your own reality, absolutely. You are the chosen to be birthed in this Now so that you may take part in this Grand Transition. That is why you are here and we say to you that, the stories of your alien brothers and sisters are wondrous, indeed, and it is most exciting, but it is only a story. It will not bring you home and the coming home is what you yearn for.

Your brethren will not bring you home. Your brethren will not change your reality. Why? Because you are Gods and Goddesses, powerful beyond imagining, and only you have the sovereign right to change who you are - to change your life. Your brethren will not come forth to save you. Why? Because you do not need saving! You do not need saving because you are, in every now, no matter how it appears absolutely Perfect, Eternal Expressions of Source.

You are It, my beloved ones. You are It. You have within you the seeds of all knowing. You have within you the seeds of God/Goddessness else you could not possibly exist.

That which are the technologies and that which is the Otherness, the scientific mumbo-jumbo that you are all obsessed with, will not change the reality of who you are. There is nothing outside of you but a mirror, a reflection, to show you who you are and how you are in any Now.

What does that mean? It means, simply, that the power sourceness is your emotion and whatever is occurring in your life, whatever you have a negative emotional response to, is your signal, if you like, that there is something to be addressed, that there is a fear within you about who you are that is to be embraced so that you may create the change that you all desire so fervently.

But, only you can make the choice. Your brethren are not going to because you are sovereign beings. Those of you who have had contact consciously with your brethren, have had contact because that is what you contracted before you were born in this life, before your birthing.

We will not get into other agendas. There are millions of agendas. We say only this to you - there is not and has never been that which be against your will, against your choice. At some level, you choose it all and we say, all there is, in all the contacts that you have, either consciously or unconsciously, is that of your choosing. It is the choosing of the greater part of you for a greater reality - for Light, for Love, for Knowing.

We say again that this perception, called Enlightenment, is simply unfolding into what already is and there is nothing to do. This is not about trying to be spiritual because you are absolutely spiritual else you could not exist. There is nothing in your entire life that is not spiritual. It is not about being good. It is about being who you are and recognizing that that which does not fulfill the highest idea of who you can possibly be, is simply that which is fear-based.

There is nobody judging you. There is no right or wrong. There are no 'shoulds.' There are no rules. You are Gods and Goddesses playing a game called 'human life now.' We remind you that you have chosen to come forth in this lifetime to come into a grander knowing, to come to love every facet of you absolutely. And that is what it is about.

You see, my beloved ones, it is about love. Enlightenment is the natural result of loving who you are - unconditionally and absolutely - to unfold into the knowing that you truly are a Perfect, Eternal Expression of God-Goddess/All That Is.

Your unfolding into this knowing is that which is your connectedness with your brethren from other dimensions, from other worlds. And, in a way, that which is termed 'Contact,' conscious or unconscious, is only to remind you of the greater truth.

I love you all absolutely and we come forth to reflect to you that which you really do know absolutely and to trigger that knowing within the breast of each of you. We come forth because you make our heart sing. You are the reflection of that which be the highest potential - called Gods and Goddesses playing a game called Human.

We love you because we have been with you since first your footsteps walked this glorious planet. We will always be with you and will never leave you because we love you."

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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 Professor Zukran:

  1. Zukra-Meza
  2. Zukra-Vrizabha * swakshetra
  3. Zukra-Mithunaya
  4. Zukra-Karkata
  5. Zukra-Singha
  6. Zukra-Kanya * nichha
  7. Zukra-Vanika * swakshetra
  8. Zukra-Vrizchika
  9. Zukra-Dhanuzya
  10. Zukra-Makara
  11. Zukra-Kumbha
  12. Zukra-Meena * uttama

  1. Zukra-1 * embodied, fleshly harmony
  2. Zukra-2 * gathered, banked, historical harmony
  3. Zukra-3 * messaging, communicative harmony
  4. Zukra-4 * digbala * home-based, domestic harmony
  5. Zukra-5 * dramatic, center-stage harmony
  6. Zukra-6 * medicated harmony
  7. Zukra-7 * interpersonal, contractual harmony
  8. Zukra-8 * occult, hidden harmony
  9. Zukra-9 * doctrinal, global harmony
  10. Zukra-10 * regulated, governance harmony
  11. Zukra -11 * community, network harmony
  12. Zukra-12 * imaginative, spiritually guided harmony

Zukra Paired with Other Graha:


Pleasant and Satisfying

Qualities and environments which please and harmonize

Enjoyment of sense-data experience


Matching Metal

  • In the Persian-Arabic-European alchemical traditions, Zukra is associated with the metal copper * cuprum (Lat) * tamra (skt). However in Jyotisha, the sita-graha is more closely associated with white metals such as silver.

Zukra Mahadasha

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Zukra * Bha * Venus Main Page

BPHS Vimshottari dasha of Zukra

BP Lama commentary Mahadasha of Zukra

Bhasman * Herb for Zukra

Zukra-ruled Nakshatra = Bharani+ Purvaphalguni + Purvazadha

attraction = matching energy

Vehicles, airplanes

voice, song, speech * hair, eyes, face

  • Sugar, sweet tastes, sensual pleasures

  • treasury = dhanakaraka Zukra

  • Career partnerships, peers, advisors, counselors

  • Marriage kalatra-karaka Zukra

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"

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~~ 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

QUOTATION

Das / Bepin Behari

" ... 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.

  • If Venus is combust , the native will be extravagant, and an attachment with persons whose affairs are always in a deranged or ruinous state, and his property will be continually wasted in retrieving them.

  • If Venus is ill dignified, he will keep company with none but an infamous woman who will speedily bring him to ruin.

  • If Venus is the significator , he will be proud and prodigal,

  • if Sun is ill dignified, extremely mean and poor withal, generally short lived, liable to consumption, fever and full of crosses and vexation."

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Venus from Codex de Sphaera c. 1469 CE

Conditions which greatly affect Professor Zukran


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 + Shani = elegant simplicity, talent in architecture, diplomacy, structural design, wealth after a long step-wise process.

  • Zukra = dhanakaraka = treasuries of valuable goods and conserved knowledge; sensual pleasures of the body especially food, drink, and love-making; luxury (Laxmi)

Zukra gains more power as

Vocation :

  • Brokerage, Bargaining, and Negotiation

  • Balanced Design, Ornamentation, Beauty

  • Pleasures and Enjoyments

  • Counseling and Advising

  • Promises, Agreements, Trusts, Betrothal

  • Matching-making and Deals

  • Contracts and Alliances

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)

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Environments of Zukra

  • treasuries and collections = 2nd-from

  • speculative fortune = 5th-from

  • relationships and contracts = 7th-from

  • wisdom to have the right resources at the right time = 9th from

  • profits, material achievement, gains of income = 11th- from

Vocation :

  • Brokerage, Bargaining, and Negotiation

  • Balanced Design, Ornamentation, Beauty

  • Pleasures and Enjoyments

  • Counseling and Advising

  • Promises, Agreements, Trusts, Betrothal

  • Matching-making and Deals

  • Contracts and Alliances

~~ The Mirror 1895-1986 theosophy Jiddu Krishnamurti


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"Beauty is complete order.

  • But most of us have not that sense of beauty in our lives.

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.

  • It is a fact.

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."

Direction

Southeast = dakSiNatas

movement in a southeasterly pattern or direction is forecast during many periods of Zukra

Regional Names for Zukra


Hebrew (Isaiah:11) Arabic, Syrian =Meni

Tibetan = Pasang

Singhala * Sikuru

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Asuraguru * Asphujit

Bha * Bharga * Bhrigu * Bhriguja * Bhriguputra * Bhaargavapriya * semblance, delusion, error, diamond * Bhrigunandana *

Daityaguru * Dhishnya * Ditisuta

Ekanayana * Ekekshana

Kavi

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 * 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:

Zukra

  • bright, resplendent

  • clear, pure, spotless

  • light-colored, white

  • brightness, clearness, light

  • Name of Agni or fire

  • Name of a month (Jyeztha = May-June, personified as the guardian of Kubera's treasure)

  • clear or pure Soma; receptacle for Soma

  • Any clear liquid (as water, Soma etc.)

  • juice, the essence of anything

  • semen virile, seed of animals (male and female), sperm

  • a morbid affection of the iris (change of color etc. accompanied by imperfect vision

  • A good action

  • gold, wealth

AmarAri

  • An enemy of the gods; an Asura

  • Name of Zukra, the planet Venus

Asuraguru

  • Teacher of the Asuras

bha

  • semblance, delusion, error

  • Appearance, resemblance, likeness

  • A star, planet, asterism, lunar asterism or mansion (and so also the number 27 Nakshatra )

  • light or a beam of light, luster, splendor

bhRgu

  • name of a mythical race of beings (closely connected with fire); they are also said to fabricate chariots

  • Zukra or the planet Venus (called either Bhrigu or the son of Bhrigu [bhriguputra]; his day is Friday)

  • of Krishna or of Rudra

  • a declivity, slope, precipice

bhArgava

  • relating to or coming from Bhrigu

  • descendants of Bhrigu

bhArgavapriya

  • A diamond

ekekSaNa

  • "one-eyed"; name of Zukra or Venus (the teacher of the Asuras)

maghAbhava

  • of fspring of Magha

  • The planet 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 "

  • cf. Skt. vanas-"desire," vanati"desires, loves, wins;"

  • cf. Avestan vanaiti"The wishes, is victorious "

  • cf. O.E. wynn"joy," wunian"to dwell," wenian"to accustom, train wean," wyscan (ween)"to wish"

Applied by the Romans to Gk. Aphrodite, Egyptian Hathor, etc.

  • Meaning"second planet from the sun" is attested from c.1290 (O.E. had morgensteorra and æfensteorra ).

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 )

BPL:

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.

  • Christ said," the kingdom of heaven is within ."

  • Buddha said," each person is the Buddha."

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 suffering moudhya-dosha or otherwise weakened has less power to achieve its objectives.

Zukra's ability to abide by the terms of a contract is weakened by conjunction with Ketu or Rahu.

  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu = a relationship risk-taker who self-elevates via partnerships.

  • Zukra-yuti-Ketu is apathetic toward partnership and prone to dissatisfied abandonment of contractual unions.

~~ Lao-Tse:

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

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.)

  • Chandra matri-karka rules pure and unconditional mother-love, shelter and protection. Chandra has profound needs and expectations, but the parent-child relationship is not equal-to-equal. Soma has no contracts.

  • Surya pitri-karaka rules truth, which is the purest form of the supreme love of the divine. It is not possible to negotiate with the truth.

  • Guru is all-embracing, all-encompassing, and utterly non-discriminating; Guru has no contracts. The dharma includes all. Guru accepts all.

Venus= the karaka for marriage, sexual relationships, promises and agreements, exchanges of equal value, and understandings toward mutual benefit.

Marriage = the ultimate contract.

  • Marriage = attraction between two parties who expect each other to provide interactive interpersonal benefit. Marriage alliance is also a social contract.

  • Affection in marriage is contractual, depending on multiple levels of agreement (private services provided in exchange for protection, fulfillment of public expectation, etc.)

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:

  • the laziness of indolence, which is the wish to procrastinate

  • the laziness of inferiority, which is doubt ing your capabilities

  • the laziness that is attachment to negative actions, or putting great effort into non-virtue."

"Zukra Lagna"

= 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.

  • of these fortunate angles, the best for pleasures = 7th-from-Zukra.

  • According to BPHS Ch. 7, Shloka 39-43," ... the 7th from Zukra... stand for consideration respectively in respect of ... spouse...."

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 take away spousal pleasuring and replace it with parental protective emotions.

  • The 4th-from angle is controlled by Chandra, and peer-balance Zukra chronically dislikes parent-child protector Chandra.

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.

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Cymraeg: Priflythyren o Ganiad Solomon yn eglwys gadeirol Caerwynt.

c. 1100 CE

English: Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester Cathedral.


Zukra =

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 .

  • Women can pursue , and men can attract .

  • Women can dominate , and men can accommodate .

Within a sexualized partnership,

  • Venus = what charming, attractive, possessive energy that each partner is magnetically pulling in,

  • Mars describes vital, moving, penetrating energy = athletically sending out.

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.

  • The mechanism involves a mental-emotional projection of divine qualities and expectations upon the form of a human being.

  • It is deliciously, immediately sweet like white sugar (Zukra) but like the crash after a 'sugar rush' the consequences of Zukra's psycho-sensual pleasuring"pull-backs " disguised as "love"are often disappointment and despair.

  • Constant distraction (un-gripping) from the path of brilliant truth (Surya) by means of seduction into sensual pleasures can be quite frustrating to those seeking progress upon the spiritual path.

  • However, the sweetness of human-to-human love is so tasty that only a few can believe that this exquisite distraction is harmful to purely spiritual goals.

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

the tail,

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.

Infinite Loop

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.

  • The higher Love of cosmic-connectedness bliss or Ananda is represented by Guru (Jupiter).

  • Guru is not concerned with the physical and emotional senses, but rather with the social and spiritual senses.

  • However it is important to remember that Guru is absolutely inclusive.

  • Guru does not judge, criticize, or punish any desire. Guru does not find anything "wrong" with the natural desires of Zukra!

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

The two benefic planets Venus and Jupiter give two different kinds of happiness.

  • If Venus is stronger there is more pleasure through sensation and the arts, but also the danger of becoming so addicted to these feelings that one aspires to no further satisfaction in life.

  • If Guru is stronger there is more satisfaction through knowledge and religion, and the huge benefit of knowing that knowledge gained through Guru is portable across incarnations (while physical-body sensations acquired through Venus are quick forgot!)

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

  • drink and diabetes,

  • arising from the diseases of the beloved women ,

  • associated with a result induced by addiction to females ,

  • endeared by excessive gallantry.

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-1 * embodied, fleshly harmony - partner is vital, muscular, moving, and the native is very attractive physically

  • Zukra-2 * gathered, banked, historied harmony = second wife has a strong pleasure factor. There can be more sensuality in the 2nd marriage than in the 1st.

  • Zukra-3 * messaging, communicative harmony * messaging, communicative harmony = partner is talkative, good at planning events, likes to travel

  • Zukra-4 = partner enjoys school, parenting, homes, vehicles/ bhava-4 = dik=bala for Zukra, a grounded and bhava-loving sweetheart

  • Zukra-5 * dramatic, center-stage harmony= partner loves the limelight. Good for politics, creative arts, theatre. Loves children but loves the stage as well. Romantic.

  • Zukra-6 = problematic. Spouse argumentative, conflicted, often ill or addicted; partnership unbalanced, concern for exploitation and toxicity.

  • Zukra-7 * interpersonal, contractual harmony= karako bhavo nashto, especially when Zukra is strong by rashi. Too much partner, too much pleasure, partner's materialism while successful in public tends to block higher perceptions within the union. Aesthetic of excess.

  • Zukra-8 = partner secretive and controlling. Aesthetically prefers masked or occluded love relationships. Zukra afflicted combust or harmed by hostile drishti may maintain secret liaisons. Often the partner has inherited money and is skilled in tax matters.

  • Zukra-9 * doctrinal, global harmony= partner loves worldly wisdom, global travel, philosophical discourse. Unless Zukra is weak, one generally appreciates religious liturgies and sacred scripture. Partner has aesthetic of conscious charity and intentionally understood sacrifice; yet often also financially privileged. Not sanctimonious; enjoys pure truth.

  • Zukra-10 * public, leadership harmony= partner engaged in public leadership roles, often at a high social rank. Often partner is a careerist and the native enjoys a recognized career in the arts or music as well. A highly visible marriage.

  • Zukra-11 - partner is economically gainful, likes networking, is pragmatic in approach to community life and typically able to raise funds for social-progress causes. The mate = also a friend and mentor to the native. Friends are predominantly female, gainful and well-connected.

  • Zukra-12 * imaginative, spiritually guided harmony= partner's life may be partially invisible to the native. Bhava-12 = 6th from 7th = enemies of the marriage. Challenging placement. Mate may hail from a foreign land or be otherwise difficult to interpret in the modern circumstances of the marriage. May be some animosity in the union, as one may perceive the partner to be a cause of drained energies. Enervating pleasures. However, private bedroom life is pleasurable.

feminine nativity:

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.

  • The position of Zukra in a woman's nativity is an essential indicator of her social and professional relationships with other women, particularly her sisters and female cousins; but also importantly her female superiors in the workplace.

  • Chandra rules her mother, and 8th-from-Chandra can be a woman's step-mother. However nearly all other women = Zukra, in a woman's kundali.

Erotic Power

~~ 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.

  • For second marriage the baseline (lagna) for marriage remains bhava-7 and Zukra, but the particularities of second husband = Shani, and conditions of his childhood home especially his mother's behavior should be assessed from 4th-from-Shani.

  • Ketu in 8 or Ketu in 4th-from-Guru indicates complete non-interference from mother-in-law.

  • Husband's relationship to his own mother = location of Chandra measured from the woman's yuvati bhava, and also location of Chandra measured 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.

  • Such a woman is slightly (or more than slightly) spoiled (by her indulgent mother)

  • she enjoys luxurious pleasures perhaps quite to excess; and best of all she finds an endless stream of female companionship amongst artists and musicians, woman who are pleasant to socialize with and beautiful to behold.

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.
  • If the teachings of Professor Chandra are subject to prolonged and repeating lessons (usually via constrictive drishti) such a woman may fall prey to self-destructive (especialy Vrischika) emotional practice.
  • She may be unable to establish harmonious relationships with just about anyone (except possibly her own children, whose karaka is Guru).
  • The other women in her life may be experienced as argumentative, disharmonious, scheming, and generally unattractive.
the native does not trust other females and very often she is the victim of her husband's adultery. Worst of all, this female does not feel beautiful; she takes no pleasure in her own sensuality; she has no fashion sense.

Zukra and Foreign Residence

Vyaayapa = 12th-from-lord of Lagna.

Vyaayapa shows the type of lands-and-peoples that one will visit, and the quality of one's experiences there.

  • When Vyaayapais ruled or occupied by a shubha (benefic) graha, these lands are lovely and prosperous.

  • When Zukra owns the Vyaayapa = likelihood of obtaining a spouse from a distant land.

  • Zukra drishti upon Vyaayapa = assignment to aforeign residence, generally pleasant. Presuming that Zukra is well-disposed, the prediction for Zukra drishti upon Vyaayapa = foods are tasty (Zukra = mouth); relationships are pleasant, diplomatic, and mutually beneficial (Zukra = peerage * paréage);

  • When Vyaayapa is ruled or occupied by a papagraha (malefic) planet, the lands to which one travels may be inhospitable, rough or impoverished and the journeying is stressful. Regardless of difficulties, there may nevertheless be deeply important lessons embedded in distant travel experiences during periods of the lord of Vyaayapa or periods of graha residing in the Vyaayapa.

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 ,

  • And occupies powerful places from Lagna and the Moon, and joins Mercury,

  • the native becomes an engineer."

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 - may develop an conflicted (6) shocking (8) or disintegrating (12) undertow. As always, much depends on the bhava, rashi, and incoming drishti to Zukra.

Pleasure Karma

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.

  • These are called unfluctuating karmas in that they bear their fruit only in those concentrations.

Neutrality Karmas

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.

  • However, if, through understanding this presentation, you develop renunciation of all types of such cyclic existence, and accumulate karmas for the sake of permanent bliss,

  • these karmas will bring about liberation from cyclic existence. "

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