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Georg Pencz, Germany * 1528-1529; collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum



Om jhram jhreem jroum sah gurave namah

Om bram breem broum sah budhaya namah




Mercury the Merchant * Hermes

Merx * Mark * Merch * sMargara * Marjali * Thoth * Neba * Borsippa


Jupiter * Dyeus-Piter


Phra Maha Chedi Chai Mongkol in Nong Phok Thailand

  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma
  • Budha-yuti-Chandra * articulation of comfortable routines, message of sensitivity and emotional flow
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement
  • Budha-yuti-Guru * articulation of charitable generosity, message of optimism and expansion
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts
  • Budha-yuti-Shani * articulation of maturity and responsibility, message of institutional order
  • Budha-yuti-Rahu * articulation of ambitious desire, message of exciting opportunities
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * articulation of surrender and abandonment, message of the observing Witness



Public Figure Examples

Guru-Meza yuti Budha-Meza

Guru-Vrizabha yuti Budha-Vrishabha

Guru-Mithunaya yuti Budha-Mithunaya

  • Venezuela-Pres 1954-2013 Hugo R. Chavez + Chandra-yuti-Ketu

Guru-Karkata * uttama yuti Budha-Karkata

Guru-Simha yuti Budha-Simha

Guru-Kanya yuti Budha-Kanya * uttama

Guru-Thula yuti Budha-Thula

Guru in Vrizchika yuti Budha in Vrizchika

Guru-Dhanuzya yuti Budha-Dhanuzya

Guru-Makara * nichha yuti Budha-Makara-Draco

Guru-Kumbha yuti Budha-Kumbha

Guru-Meena yuti Budha-Meena * nichha

Many siblings, many team-mates, much ensemble group cohort

Brihaspati is a multiplier, producing many and much.

Professor Budha is a duplicator and copier, producing doubles and couples such as siblings and sibling-figures like teammates, office-mates, ensemble players, and those who work in coupled setting such as police-patrol, co-pilots, or other jobs that must be done in cross-trained, dual-competence sets of two.

When Guru and Budha are yoked, the combination produces many types of cooperative-collaborative groups such as team-members, much cohort, numerous sibling-cousin figures.

Budha and Guru are not mutually friendly.

  • Budha sees Guru as a sama-graha * neutral.
  • However Guru dislikes Budha. Guru sees Budha as a satru-graha enemy.

It is a somewhat conflicted combination with the potential for dogmatism, cognitive dissonance or hypocrisy if not consciously managed.

If sufficiently amplified or distorted by additional graha, may be an ideologue.

Macro vs micro

The nature of the conflict, from Brihaspati's perspective, is that Guru takes the broadest, most inclusive, most generous and optimistic approach. Budha by contrast focuses on micro-detail, upon argument and data.

Combining data with doctrine

Speech style emphasizes articles of faith, doctrinal claims, dogma, ideology, sacred teachings, sacred knowledge, wisdom, and prayerful imagination, as characterized by Budha's rashi and Guru's happiness within that rashi.

Spoken and written expression is generally charitable, expansive and optimistic, albeit doctrinally influenced.

Frequent reference to the father, the papa-pope, the guru, cult of the high priesthood, high philosophy, and received doctrine.

Depending on the balance of power between Guru versus Budha, there can be a variety of expressive outcomes:

  • Total Surrender 1910-1997 Mother Teresa of Kolkata = uttama-Budha-10 gives Uttama Budha is a critical thinker and super-planner and ministries of service to the exploited. While contextualizing her life in commitment to her faith, she was noted for practical management of paperwork without losing sight of larger goals, ability to convince others of the wisdom of her viewpoint, and careful observance of small but significant details. Her doctrinal commitment to the patriarchal priesthood (Guru patronage) particularly the Roman Catholic Pope was richly referenced in her speech and writing.

By contrast, the combination of Guru can produce a powerhouse of critical thinking (Budha) on topics of religious culture:

  • Among the Believers 1932-2018 V.S. Naipaul + Surya-yuti-Ketu = a master of critical analysis of large-scale religious indoctrination and the effect of rigid orthodoxies upon social behaviors, particularly (and inevitably) when combined with politics (Surya). His Ketu provided the "witness " observers agnostic distance; Guru provides the global scope.

In the nativity of one in the wife role, Budha-yuti-Guru is a karaka for marrying the same husband twice. Guru represents husband, and Budha is a doubler.

(In the nativity of one in the husband role, Budha-yuti-Zukra is a karaka for marrying the same wife twice. Zukra represents wife, and Budha is a doubler.)

Typically a couple who marries, divorces, and remarries each other has the husband-doubler and the wife-doubler in their nativities. Often there is a significant drishti from Shani into the doubler-yoga also.



ambitiously amplified expanded diversified and duplicated communications!


Budha the Communicator and Brihaspati the Multiplier amplifed by Ambitious Rahu are collaborating fiercely in this scene from Uttar Pradesh


The Malachite Hall * a photorealistic watercolor painting of interior of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. by Konstantin Ukhtomsky, c 1790


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