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| IT CAN GO EITHER WAY |
Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears
by Pema Chödrön,
| "Underlying hatred, underlying any cruel act or word, underlying all dehumanizing, there is always fear - the utter groundlessness of fear. |
This fear has a soft spot. It hasn't frozen yet into a solid position.
However much we don't like it, fear doesn't have to give birth to aggression or the desire to harm ourselves or others.
When we feel fear or anxiety or any groundless feeling, or when we realize that the fear is already hooking us into I'm going to get even” or I have to go back to my addiction to escape this,” then we can regard the moment as neutral, a moment that can go either way."
Aum Shum Zukraya Namah
Some indications of Addictive behaviors
Rahu-Ketu = no-boundaries, 6 = imbalance, and the Daityaguru = sweets
Zukra * Venus * Phosphoros (morning star) * Hesperos (evening star) * Ishtarra * Ashtatara * Zuci * Frigg (germanic beauty-goddess)
BPL commentary Vimshottari dasha of Zukra
BPHS Zukra Mahadasha
- W. C. Fields
" Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water."
Addiction = a personal behavior which is considered to become a health disorder when it damages or interrupts one's ability to perform one's normal tasks.
All addictions are exploitive. Addictions produce the perception of short-term pleasure followed by a cycle of victimization (6) powerlessness (6) and shame (6).
Almost any behavior can become exploitive (6) and addictive.
The most obvious addictions involve amplified sense-pleasures such as sexual gratification, oral pleasures of food and drink, and nerve pleasures such as numbing drugs and other brain-chemistry alterations. However one may also become addicted to gambling, to extracting bribes and illegal payments, to shop-lifting, to marital argument, to criticizing and belittling others, and a hundred other dysfunctional attempts to make oneself feel better by
Unfortunately, addictions are insatiable; therefore Zukra's ultimate pleasures of satisfaction, harmony, balance, completion through union et-cetera are rarely realized when one suffers from addiction. In addition one falls victim to social criticism for the crime of exiting normalcy.
Zukra = karaka for all pleasures including addictive pleasures, and Zukra is the lord of Sugar.
Professor Zukra specializes in a wide range of subjects linked to pleasures of the senses and the experience of matched balance. One of the subjects upon which He teaches is the doctrine of sexual pleasure, numbing drugs and delirium of alcohol . If Zukra is disturbed or over-empowered in relation to the other graha, His curriculum can be so ambitious that the native may be encouraged to over-do the natural pleasures which can result in syndromes of sex addiction, drug addiction, and alcoholism.
In any bhava, Zukra-yuti-Rahu or Zukra-yuti-Ketu may provide some experience of obsessive-compulsive (Rahu) or boundary-dissolving (Ketu) sensual behavior. Addictive tendencies are enhanced but not assured when Professor Zukra is either amplified by Rahu or when concern with consequences is dissolved (Ketu).
uttama-Zukra , swakshetra Zukra in kendra , or any planetary situation in which Professor Zukra gains significant empowerment suggests a long-term attraction (Zukra) to achieve interior (physical-emotional) and exterior (social-material) balance via sensual ease and pleasure
Zukra-yuti-Rahu is a particular flag for potentially addictive entitlements. Professor Rahu has a powerful sense of entitlement to sense-pleasure coupled with an ambitious love of boundary-challenging extremes. Addictive substances favored by Professor Rahu when He couples with Zukra may include beautiful women, exquisite music, fine art, precious wines, magnificent diamonds, and other artifacts of Zukra.
| INVOLUNTARY ESCAPES
Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change
by Pema Chödrön, p. 31
| "Many of our escapes are involuntary: addiction and dissociating from painful feelings are two examples. |
Anyone who has worked with a strong addiction - compulsive eating, compulsive sex, abuse of substances, explosive anger, or any other behavior that's out of control - knows that when the urge comes on it's irresistible.
The seduction is too strong. So we train again and again in less highly charged situations in which the urge is present but not so overwhelming.
By training with everyday irritations, we develop the knack of refraining when the going gets rough.
It takes patience and an understanding of how we're hurting ourselves not to continue taking the same old escape route of speaking or acting out."
Sugar and sweets
Zukra in bhava-6 or bhava-12 particularly indicates imbalance regarding sugars and pleasures.
An otherwise wonderful uttama-Zukra in the satkona may produce financial treasures, external beauty, and artistic talent. Yet in addition, a potential exists to discover a profound underlying alcoholism or other pleasure addiction. The addictive behaviors often attract substances of delicate and exquisite characteristics such as fine wines, beautiful lovers, and delicate perfumes; however the relationship to these items is addictive.
Unlike bhava-6, matters of vyaya bhava are not always criminal, rough, or enslaved to the 'chandala' classes.
There can be addiction to private sensuality such as extramarital affairs, a lifelong unrequited love, self-pleasuring fantasies. Bhava-6 involves the exploitation of commercial trafficking, but bhava-12 is by nature private, personal, and enclosed Bhava-12 connotes the gracious alcoholic housewife, the artist or meditation student who needs alcohol or marijuana to achieve their intuitive state, or the otherwise pleasant person who increasingly needs a fuzzy, numbing chemical shield around them in order to keep things "sweet" in their inner terrain.
Unlike the unsavory implications of a Zukra accepting malefic drishti in bhava-6, drug planets in bhava-12 usually indicate nice people with no connection to crime.
Zukra can cause addictions in any bhava.
The stronger Zukra's influence in radix or navamsha, the stronger potential for compulsive sensual behaviors.
beautiful young female alcoholic, destroyed by party drugs and red-wine Venus.
|Role of the ruler of bhava-6||rogesha-6 Chandra-yuti-Rahu * Chandra-3 yuti amplifying permissive Rahu suggests her lifelong chain-smoking habit (lungs, 3; 2nd-from-2nd mouth). Eventually produced fatal lung cancer, death age-64|
Ring of Fire 1932-2003 rockabilly Johnny Cash yuti Rahu
Perhaps not surprisingly, uttama-Zukra in almost any location may become a karaka for pleasure-addictions. Uttama-Zukra gains even more strength in kendra, in particular the first and 10th angles from radix lagna or from the Moon.
The super-strong Zukra may yield remarkable artistic talent and constructive output. Yet when associated with indulgent graha such as "rationalizing" (in the negative sense) nichha-Budha or the dreamlike Meena Chandra , uttama-Zukra can easily produce a very gifted alcoholic who follows a long downward path toward addiction and decline.
As the notorious daityaguru , Zukra is capable of diverting one's artistic genius from creative production into a deadening, sugary entropy. There may be a clinical addiction to sweet foods (including most carbohydrate foods) which matures into an alcohol problem.
uttama-Zukra + Chandra, when either = lord of a dusthamsha, can produce obesity and alcoholism. the native pursues excessive, emotionally-driven self-nourishment and addictive eating in search of sensual satiation through foods. (Typically accompanied by problems with a beautiful and artistic but materialistic and malnourishing mother.)
uttama-Zukra + nichha-Budha , can result in nichha-bhanga for Budha.
but if this yoga occurs in a dusthamsha, the native suffers addiction masked by psychological denial of personal agency. (, one blames the problem on others, as is typical of the nichha-Budha mind.)
Addictions -- including Workaholism
Zukra in 6th-from-Chandra :
Rus-Pres 1952- First Person Vladimir Putin
POTUS-20 Universal Education 1831-1881 James Garfield
VPOTUS Climate Change 1948- Al Gore
UK-Prince 1948- Charles of Wales * nichha-Zukra-parivartamsha-Budha
UK-Prince 1984- Harry of Wales * nichha
My Sweet Lord 1943-2001 Beatle George Harrison * uttama
Thriller 1958-2009 Michael J. Jackson
Steppenwolf 1877-1962 anti-Nazi Hermann Hesse
POTUS-pair-11 Polk Place 1803-1891 Sarah Childress Polk + Surya-yuti-Ketu
POTUS-pair-18 Civil War 1826-1902 Julia Dent Grant + Surya
VPOTUS-pair Prohibited Music 1948- Tipper Gore
POTUS-pair-39 Mental Health 1927- Rosalynn Smith Carter * nichha
Zorro 1969- drama-commerce Catherine Zeta Jones yuti Ketu
Sweets-seeking Zukra in the emotionally conflicted and self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra suggests behavioral addictions or substance addictions (typically alcohol, but other conflict-numbing sweetening practices also)
Karaka for The workplace romance.
Zukra (pleasure) in bhava-6 (unbalance, illness) in any rashi = addiction to sense-pleasures, drugs and toxins.
Zukra in bhava-6 or Zukra in 6th-from-Chandra can produce a physical level of sensual addiction that causes or is associated with with workplace, exploitation, servitude, loss of equality, disease, debt, and arguments. The addictions will be associated with criminal law, abuse of medical services, police action, warfare, and the inner argumentation of the victim script mentality.
Zukra's rashi will describe the nature of the addictive substances or behaviors.
More at Zukra Main Page.
Addiction to the mix of animal sexuality and either the middle-class workplace, or dens of iniquity. Actually the workplace (6) tends to become a den of iniquity, under this native's direction.
Native requires immediate fleshly satisfaction, constant novelty, and competitive excitement .
Adolescent selfishness, gets one into exploitive situations, and when the pleasure wears off, one is stuck in the servitude of debt.
QUOTATION Das commentary
"Any upsurge of carnal passion or the slightest temptation towards profligacy may drive you headlong into trouble.
You will not always be well spoken of.
Zukra-Vrizava is the karaka for the family history, banking, and stored values. When a strong benefic falls into the mahadusthamsha, the result can only be profligacy, degeneration, and poverty caused by overspending on sensual addictions.
Addiction to wine, women, and song. Or at least, wine. Luxurious sensual experiences of all kind are sought in unsavory environments full of fighting, exploitation, and disease. the native overspends on luxuries, leaving the pocketbook empty when time comes to pay the rent.
Delights in massages, sexual entertainments, seductive music and scents, the company of docile ladies. Associated with prostitution and alcohol addiction, although on one's downward spiral one will be high bred, gentle, and kind.. One will spend the family accounts, down to the last drop.
|"You may be a debauch who, under affliction, incurs debt on account of profligacy and degrade the status of your family."|
Native may have an a sensual addiction to touching, talking, and sexual encounters in the workplace. Tends to get involved with employees, office staff, house servants, service workers.
Pleasuring behavior is spliced into the schedule of work tasks. the native appears to be extremely busy. Much of the sexuality is conversational (by letter, by phone, by text-message, etc.)
Zukra-Mithuna may derive as much pleasure from a sensual telephone conversation or a pleasuring-language email message as from a physical encounter.
Thus in the proclivity toward workplace affairs under cover of volunteer service or other business communication. Sensual pleasure from a multiplicity or simultaneity of partners.
| Das commentary
"Venus increases sexuality to the point where it interferes with the rest of your life.
Addiction to mothering the underclass. Takes care of homely criminals, ailing servants, and the chronically bickering and sick.
One's own family home may become a hostel for the unwell.
Women in the family tend to be sickly and require one's nourishment and nursing care.
| Das commentary
"You support many family members and are very religious.
| || |
Addiction to theatrical glamour in the world of exploitation, drugs, and crime.
Gets flattery and praise from domestic animals, employees and servants.
Enjoys the attentions of those in a service role, such as those laboring in the workplace. For Zukra-6-Simha, the workplace is typically oriented to entertainment and politics.
Das commentary * Zukra-Simha-6
"With Venus, your adversaries increase.
You suffer from diseases pertaining to the urinary tract
Addiction to argumentation and critical analysis.
| QUOTATION Das commentary
"You must be careful ,
are some of the factors which are likely to disturb your mind."
Protestant Reformation 1483-1549 Martin Luther + uttama-Shani-yuti-Guru + Mangala-yuti-Ketu
Benefic graha in a malefic bhava gives serious trouble, usually through lack of common sense about the evil side of human nature. Zukra is strong and relationship-oriented in Thula.
For Zukra-Thula-6 the love of sweet, easy balance in the bhava of servitude spells addiction to sentimentality, sweet deals, being nice, and superficial solutions to deep problems like making a living and paying back debts.
Zukra-Thula-6 = persistently foolhardy in trusting the wrong people with one's affections. One is comfortable with and attracted to the underclass "victimology". One spends a lifetime trying to sweeten this bitter bhava with promises of love to those who only intend to exploit.
For example, the prostitute who falls in love with her clients, or the client who falls in love with the prostitute. Or the nurse who falls in love with the junkie, or the junkie who falls in love with the drug dealer.
Usually fair-complected, and attractive in countenance. Yet, found loitering in unsavory venues due to one's attraction to the victim class. Potential STD infection. Yet, Zukra-Thula-6 never surrenders the belief that sentimental love is the best medicine.
|"You may be a debauch with all the associated vices and diseases."|
Addiction to tantrik sexuality, intense psychological penetration, and relationships of psychic dominance.
One is seduced by servants. Dishonor. Venereal diseases.
Pleasure from emergencies, explosions, eruption of hidden forces.
Loves the life of secrecy.
If with Rahu, a fascination with criminal worlds, and much power gained via dealing with the agents of invasive surgeries, biological weapons, or war.
Attraction * akarshana * to the criminal element, to animals and servants, to the psychology of out castes and those who live in dark places.
Zukra-6-Vrizchika apprehends oneself as a healer of the fallen. Falls in love with criminals, master-slaves, and military-police.
Very deceptive placement which leaves the native exposed to venereal diseases. May be a good position for undercover work on the vice squad, but one tends to be seduced into the evil world rather than helping to clean it up.
"Your voluptuous nature and extreme indulgences combined with a lack of any sense of family obligation may lead to problems with venereal disease.
Repeating addictive, argumentative behavior of preaching, teaching, priesthood, conducting rituals. Dysfunctional paradigm of belief. Approaches conflict with a mandate to argue about philosophical principle. Love of holy scripture finds an accusing, adversarial expression.
Pleasure derived from religious belief may may result in marital disagreement, even divorce. Attraction to exploitation, mistreatment, illness, injury, inequity finds an ideological framework.
Addiction to belief systems (Dhanuzya). Ideology replaces religion, and religion replaces common sense.
One believes in the great upliftment (Dhanushya) of the underclass, only to be seduced into its negative argumentation and the science of victimology.
Although one may love a partner who hails from a different cultural belief system, conflict within the paradigm of belief may disturb one's inner harmony and may degrade the unity of the partnership.
rogesha-6 Zukra-Dhanuzya radical lagna
"Venus causes disharmony with the mother's side of the family .
Repeating addictive behavior of ordering, regulating, structuring, legislating, imposing limitations .
Addiction to sweets can generate candidiasis. Often a karaka for recurring bladder infections , especially if Zukra receives drishti of Shani.
The infections disturb the sexual pleasure function, and the native is irritable.
Does not much enjoy sex due to the tissue inflammation, and constant irritation breeds hostility in the marriage.
Otherwise a handsome person with attractive bone structure.
In advanced nativities, a deep aesthetic pleasure via service in government or hierarchically structured conventionalized social environments
| Das commentary
"Venus has a restrictive effect on sociability,
You will incur hostile feelings from the opposite sex ,
Diseases related to The genito-urinary tract are possible.."
Repeating addictive behavior of networking, acting communally , socializing with friends.
Addiction to network participation.
One may prefer the open relations between friends to the restrictive exclusivity contract of marriage.
Visionary social-philosophical thinking and highly abstract conceptual beliefs give permission for toxic excess of indulgence.
Wants to express affections in an open, egalitarian society liberated from restrictive, elitist ethics.
Loves to explore the sensuality of the skin, brain, and nervous system.
In advanced nativities, a deep love of service in socially-networked, electronic, communal, or economic communities
"Venus produces extreme sensuality. Under its influence,
Repeating addictive behavior of dreaming, fantasy, private bedroom relationships, meditation, and prayer.
Physical beauty and musical talent are entrapped in the world of exploitation, disease, and fighting.
One may succumb to temptation to sell one's talent or beauty in trade for addictive substances.
For one in the husband role, indicates that the wife however beautiful is also one's enemy. Betrayal through her beauty. For one in the wife role, beware of female friends and relatives who are as lovely as oneself, yet through jealousy may cause disruption of one's marital harmony.
In advanced nativities, a deep aesthetic pleasure via service in dreamlike environments which support private prayer, reflective thought, and imagistic immersion.
"You are extremely sensitive to the feelings of others,
a highly evolved person who will be subjected to much misunderstanding.
You will be well off as far as money is concerned,
You will move in the higher echelons of society."
Zukra in bhava-12 suggests an astral or imaginative level of sensual addiction that functions as an 'escape' mode.
Loves sensual relationships that are conducted in private, in spaces such as sanctuaries, caves, foreign lands, or the bed-chamber. Vyaya bhava addictions originate in the private imagination, and usually do not involve a breakdown of the social contract. However these addictions do eventually erode the social identity, so that the native fades into obscurity through the entropy of the addiction.
Zukra in bhava-12 being 6th-from-7th (public alliance) a husband may be addicted to private, hidden relationships with women who are naturally playing the role of 'enemy of the public marriage'.
A woman may be addicted to sensual pleasures (persons, hobbies, or behaviors) which cause animosity within her marriage.
|Chandra-yuti-Zukra often exhibits a self-medicating, self-numbing tendency that can be associated with addictions to food, alcohol, drugs, or other behaviors that are calming (Chandra) and sweet (Zukra)|| |
Public Figures * Zukra-yuti-Rahu
Zukra-yuti-Rahu while Zukra in bhava-6* may amplify the permissive and pleasure-seeking behaviors while also magnifying the narrative of broken trust (6) disease + injury (6) accompanied by disagreement, victimization or servitude.
Rahu amplifies the desire and Ketu dissolves the boundaries. With Zukra + nodes in bhava-12, the imagination gains tremendous power.
Zukra-yuti-Rahu = love relationships which break conventional barriers and challenge social taboo.
Zukra-Vrizava, Thula, or Meena
Depletion of vital energies and invasion by predatory spirits.
Exotic, potentially exploitive, taboo-breaking, privilege-seeking involvements with women . Willing to take risks (Rahu) to help exploited women (Kanya)
file update: 04-Jan-2018
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