ruled by instructional, conversational Budha
Snake Goddess of Minoan Civilization c. 1600 BCE
Aum som somaya namah
Somana * Thoma * Krishnaya
Hydra * Aayilyam *
the leash, binding embrace
need to squeeze * extortion, twistingcomforted by restraining embrace
protector of secure communications
won't let go
bound to rhythmic repetitive patterns, restraint, guilt
emotional patterning delivered into the Earth consciousness grid
conferred by the races of Hydra
Azlesa * Hydra
Navamsha quarters * pada * charan:
Asavari Ragini, Ragamala Tradition, c. 1610
(woman with snakes in a rocky cavern with wild animals)
Nakshatra Trine of Professor Budha
Emotionally compatible with other Budha-ruled Communicators
Azlesa pada-1 * Dhanuzya navamsha
Azlesa pada-2 = Chandra in Makara navamsha
Das / Behari " This moon placement indicates a troubled relationship with your mother."
Azlesa pada-3 = navamsha Chandra in Kumbha
Azlesa pada-4 * Meena navamsha
Radical Moon-Mens occupies Azlesa
Serpentine entangling, embracing, insinuating, coercive, binding
Hands-on parenting and ensuring of Security
"the leash"; snake-holding, guilt bondage; restraints
deeply emotionally concerned with matters of security and continuity
natural affinity for psychological or physical binding, straps and ligatures, squeezing and containment, tight embrace, restraint of hands or arms; engineering via pins, nails, brace, winch, and vise; flow-control devices like levies, locks and dams; coercive politics;
entanglement and guilt by insinuation
Budha-ruled Azlesa-Chandra = "thinking about feelings "; may be perceived as self-absorbed
excellent placement for:
Azlesa's challenges reflect the planetary animosity between
The Azlesa Chandra = nervous (Budha quickening) about matters of security, and emotionally motivated to be involved in the intimate lives of others as a method of self-defense.
Azlesa-Chandra may appear to be characteristically over-involved in the effort to secure the emotional well-being of others, yet the underlying motive is a self-feeling of insecurity and lack of protection.
the negative implications of Azlesa can be corrected by spiritual practice that re-instates the Missing Mother
Azlesa = covertly manipulative emotional style
Deeply engaged in emotional strategies designed to increase one's personal security and well being.
Parenting and Caretaking
Azlesa expresses their devotion to family through profound concern for the welfare of others. Often the unshakable heavy-set anchors of multi-generational homes, the nurturing Azlesa-Chandra parent is sensitive and verbally communicative (Budha-ruled) while they rule the roost.
Azlesa concern for stability and family comfort may be expressed as both manual and psychological manipulation (Budha signifiesmanus-hands). Paramount need to protect the family welfare against a perceived threat of family members "wandering away" from the safe core.
Azlesa is capable of interference with the plans or intentions of others, even to the point of extortion. The issue may be that concern for the well-being of family members morphs into a Naga-style compulsion to maintain one's own importance by ensuring that one will be needed.
Psychological co-dependence and food-drug disorders for the native and their families are sometimes the result of negotiating this tension between the independent paths and interests of the Others versus the Azlesa behavior of binding the wandering thing to a fixed anchored base-place-ground.
The nurturing touch and psychological engagement of the less conscious Azlesa-Chandra may develop into a subtle, entwining, choking embrace.
Binding, strapping, anchoring, squeezing * holding-back, embracing, stabilizing Azlesa emotion is a fierce energy to protect and defend, but can be choking, strangling and micro-managing too.
Azlesa Chandra may indicate manipulative behaviors in actions of parenthood, particularly in the role of primary caretaker, mother-figure or mother.
There are usually plusses and minuses to living with an Azlesa Moon.
Azlesa Chandra parents = masters at holding together their extended families even under great duress.
On the other hand, the children may find that she who must be obeyed is clinging and clinging. Chandra-Azlesa may be prone toward the use of guilt as a family glue and perhaps resistant to release the children into their independent adulthood.
The plus side may be a very long-lasting marriage contract. The minus side may be limited permission to develop psychologically and spiritually given the requirement to"stay put" emotionally.
Budha = "inter". Azlesa likes to be intertwined with the center of nurturing energy [Chandra], regarding interpersonal, interfamilial, or international matters.
Social leadership - extension of parenting
Azlesa-Chandra = typically patriotic and roots-loving family-oriented folk. Yet the characteristic holding-and-binding tendencies can make Azlesa a challenging boss. In leadership roles, Azlesa may show affinity for defensive security operations
In bhava-1, Azlesa's binding and defensive manipulation focuses on the fleshly identity and visible shell of social attributes and upon the importance of one's own personality
In bhava-2 , Azlesa's binding and defensive manipulation focuses on protection of the treasuries, and upon the character of the family lineage
In bhava-3 , Azlesa's binding and defensive manipulation focuses on securing the communications, and upon the personality of the sibling-figures
In bhava-4, Azlesa's binding and defensive manipulation focuses on the root-culture and folk habits, seasons and of the people and upon the persona of the mother-figure
In bhava-5 , holds to the children, binds the romantic lovers, squeezes the creative collaborators and upon the personalities of the father's father and of the children
In bhava-6, Azlesa's binding and defensive manipulation focuses on accusative lawsuits and litigation and upon the personalities of the mother's relatives
In bhava-7, Azlesa's binding and defensive manipulation focuses on contracts, agreements, alliances, marriage and diplomatic arrangements and upon the personality of the mother's mother and of the peer-partners
In bhava-8 , Azlesa's binding and defensive manipulation focuses on secret-keeping, therapeutic and transformative non-disclosure and upon the personality of the hidden partners
In bhava-9, Azlesa's binding and defensive manipulation focuses on ideology, doctrine, theory, catechesis, beliefs and upon the personality of the father-figure
In bhava-10, Azlesa's binding and defensive manipulation focuses on the institutional structures of social class, corporation and government and upon the personality of the authority-figures (boss)
In bhava-11, Azlesa's binding and defensive manipulation focuses on the social network and community structures of social participation and economic gain and upon the personality of the closest friends
In bhava-12, Azlesa's binding and defensive manipulation focuses on the private environments such as bedroom, meditation hall, and prison cell, and upon the personality of the mother's father, the father's mother, and the ancestral spirit guides
Tends to get tangled up in other people's business (other corporations, other nation's). Budha-characteristic Instinct to manipulate both friend and foe.
May not hear the psychic alarm which signals that it is time to pull out of another's decision process. May remain engaged for too long with a strong tendency to interfere.
The Azlesa intends the squeezing embrace as a loving way to engage with the beloved and to ensure one's own security. Yet their friends, family, clients (and other victims) may experience Azlesa as a psychic vampire.
Azlesa is well-suited to therapeutic professional relationships where the helping agent is socially approved to become over-involved with clients, such as psychologist, social worker, counselor, divorce attorney, or diplomat. (Also snake-handling.)
Specialists in"intervention", which is a sudden attack made possible after a long period of quietude and building trust. Azlesa Chandra:
|Azlesa = The Leash|| Chandra-Azlesa"Naga" tends to manipulate relationships via the snakelike techniques of emotional bondage. |
Not trusting the options of personal preference and free choice,Naga may use surreptitious methods to hold, restrain, and bind those close to them.
The most common bondage device is the time-honored method of guilt.
A sticky glue which can adhere family members to each other for generations, guilt has been handed down from mother to daughter since time immemorial.
Unfortunately Azlesa can get embroiled in one's own convolutions.
If the object of Azlesa's possessive desire might gain sudden independence or a burst of superior strength, built-up resent toward Azlesa's psychically invasive behaviors can result in the Naga being aggressively punished.
Affinity for subtle poisons (both chemical and emotional). In very extreme cases, murder by squeezing or choking may seem to Naga like the only effective way to prevent the beloved from leaving them.
Quite capable of criticizing others but Azlesa is unable to bear criticism or humiliation (reverse of Arudra ). Naga-Chandra may seek revenge if feeling a threat of emotional annihilation threatened.
Crafty, sneaky. Potentially self-poisoning via the guilt.
Best result = applied medicine, when Azlesa uses their genius for poisons or "extreme holding" in the service of healing, for example holding of children who benefit from therapeutic squeezing pressure, professional healing massage, even professionally supervised psychiatric methods of restraint-strapping to prevent suicide - these can all be methods for Naga's instinctive binding to express compassionate service to others.
Also can channel positive effects by defeating the public enemy through extremely skillful manipulation and deceit (espionage, disinformation). May be a highly skillful jailer.
the Missing Mother
Mother is a clinging person
Chandra in dusthamsha = mother may die prematurely (either emotional or physical death)
Mother remains physically manifest but emotionally unavailable to the child. E.g., the mother may practice "emotional withholding" or nannies must substitute because a busy mother is distracted by her other duties - including the mother's demanding husband.
in reaction to her own deprivation or abandonment threats as a child, Chandra-Azlesa female may become a 'mega-mother' who over-holds, over-binds, over-anchors. (Chandra-Azlesa= a Jyotisha signature of the modern DSM-IV borderline personality disorder.)
Prenatal epoch maternal narrative and Born into Budha Mahadasha
A central structural challenge to the healthy development of the emotional personality which faces the Azlesa birth is that one will be born into the period of Budha.
Budha as ruler of the less benevolent 12th and 3rd from Chandra suggests that the mother (Chandra) is not fully available to the child emotionally during the critical early years.
Budha is an enemy of Chandra. as ruler of 3rd-from Budha suggests emotional ungroundedness and distraction due to excessive mentalizing of the personality. Mother is often over-involved in messaging, conversations, writing-publishing projects while the child is young.
Budha as ruler of 12th-from Budha suggests withdrawal into a busy imaginative"head space" in which ideas, narrative, and mental traffic consume the life force energy which ideally should be directed toward nurturing the child.
This is the basis of Azlesa's reputation for manipulative wheedling and squeezing to try to get the soothing and holding reassurance that young children naturally need, and without which they feel permanently uncertain of their worth and socially insecure regardless of all external (Shani) achievements.
Mother and Mother Figure
Mother has a need for manual and mental communications which deliver validation via emotional security .
Azlesa- Chandra within dharma bhava gives a need for patriarchal control via a manipulative and binding style of emotional inquiry. You feel that the father should be the guru within his own family. In your view, religion is an important bond between family members and essential glue which helps the culture to thrive. However, while family and religion are important, the self always comes first. Whatever your beliefs and whatever your ritual practice, these must be emotionally nourishing and help to strengthen your influence in relationships.
Spiritual director of this section of the path:
It may be challenging for Azlesa (the Naga-sarpa) to disentangle from negative situations.
It is quite counter-intuitive for this type to release their instinctive desire to wrap and control. The best example in public life is dear old UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 , who tried to control all her children's marriages and is still apparently a manipulative force to be reckoned with!
The control force has to be re-focused, away from trying to control the healing process of the wounded surrounding one, and toward one's own healing. It's much more attractive for Azlesa to keep coiling around the others, than to look within. It's more comfortable and instinctive to cling and slither.
But... if Azlesa is going to get anywhere liberation-wise, the control-force needs to be redirected within, into the kundalini channels. After that shift is accomplished, it won't be so tempting to over-cling. Then what's going on with the inside-snake becomes much more compelling.
Childhood security was endangered by a distracted mother/caretaker. Often the mother had important public duties or perhaps was ill, making her physically or emotionally unavailable to the child.
The reptile brain signals, "manipulation and clinging is the Only way I can get what I need ."
Azlesa = invasive, manipulative, and binding. = a world-champion ocean racing sailor with a legendary ability to manage an elaborate, urgently quick dance of lash-release-and-re-lash of huge sails on enormous racing yachts. Part of winning involves invasion-and-control of the path of the competing craft. Azlesa folk are generally ocean-oriented.
Navamsha Moon in Azlesa * intimate relationships
Iran-Shah 1772-1834 Fat'h Ali Shah Qajar
In order to mirror one's own subconscious emotional patterns, one attracts a core partner who expresses Azlesa behavior.
Navamsha Chandra-Azlesa may indicate a spouse who "won't let go".
In the words of a famous USA rockabilly song "s/he turn me every way but loose!"
| Q: Hi Barbara -- What is it about Azlesa ? It seems like the Jyotish scriptures, and most consulting Jyotishi's, complain about Azlesa too much. I have an Azlesa Moon - and I've been warned by several Indian jyotishi that this thing can get me into trouble. Something about snakes? What can you tell me about this position? |
Anything to watch out for emotionally? Do I tend to get stuck in a particular type of anxiety or unmet need? Any good stuff? Healing powers? Thanks.
A: As 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso says, the desire for happiness is the most fundamental characteristic of human life. Everyone wants to be happy!
The question of whether or not a person will be happy, feel happy, register the confirming thought that one is indeed experiencing a state of happiness - all depends on the person's belief system. Whether one achieves the happiness of a deep and satisfying connection with divine love, or whether one spends most of the incarnation in a state of resistance to that love, depends on one's subconscious expectations and one's consciously held beliefs.
For example, there are people who subconsciously believe that money is the root of all evil, or who believe they are not worthy enough to earn cintamani * mani * money themselves and therefore must steal it in order to have any at all. Those people will not ever be happy in the money department! Every time they go out to earn money, spend money, or have anything to do with money, their subconscious belief that this stuff is evil will destroy their ability to manage, possess and enjoy treasury
Similarly in the love department, what is one's fundamental belief about love? Is love defined as one's ability to see the divine in another human? If so then one's potential for happiness is amazingly complete and absolute. By contrast, if one's definition of love is "Attention for me, meeting my unmet childhood needs, flattery and sexual attraction" then this anxious desire to meet a chronic emotional need, rather than to simply bask in the glory of divine life, will frustrate that person in all of their love relationships.
There is one key first step to transforming every single experience in life from a negative judgment into a positive confirmation of the presence of the divine in every molecule and every moment. That is to realize that here are no victims.
Nothing happens "to" anyone and no experience is inflicted "by" any outside authority. The passive voice is simply a grammatical construction, and does not indicate spiritual reality..
Each person is intentionally and individually creating one's own experience, every detail of it. Conscious experience is generated precisely from The Script of one's own subconsciously held beliefs and expectations. There is only one person who has the power to control one's script. No outside person or agency can originate any action or influence with which the native does not subconsciously agree.
It is dysfunctional to sit around waiting for "good" things to happen "to" oneself and at the same time living in fear of "bad" things possibly happening "to" one is a form of psycho-spiritual debility called superstition. Superstition literally means "above one's own place". Superstition is the extremely self-destructive mental act of placing the responsibility for one's own experience outside of the self, of investing one's reality-creating Authority in to the person of a mysterious "Other". There is no "Other". The divine is the creative force, and The divine lives within . The divine is the source of all experience and the seed of all Love.
If you are interested in looking CLOSER to the karmic learning curve assigned to the Azlesa Moon, look to one's own childhood trauma. Azlesa = a deeply needy Moon. Azlesa Chandra wants endless holding and attention .
Yet Azlesa is convinced in advance (due to past-life and early childhood trauma) that it must sneak and slither and manipulate and cajole, invading boundaries, both physical and psychic, in order to get the loving emotional recognition * especially touch * that it needs. Typically the seeds of this script are buried in childhood rejection trauma. The parents were too busy or unavailable to the child in a way that the child needed to sneak into the parents' lap, or their bed, or slither in like a snake silent and deceptive, in order to have the only possible chance at being recognized and held.
Mom in particular is likely to have been mentally distracted and unable to sit quietly with the nurture-craving child. Most likely the mother's attention was directed to her own mercurial sexual-conversational relationships (Azlesa is a Nakshatra of Budha ) not only personal but also administrative and commercial activities. Mom is a busy person with a lot going on in her head, and the child develops a manipulative style of getting her attentive touch - often involving deception.
The key childhood behavior is to sneak into the parental embrace - such as waiting until the busy parent sits down for a work break, and instantly sliding into their lap - or sneaking into the parent's bed when they are sleeping. Then (here is the key Azlesa behavior) refusing to let go. Azlesa develops a pattern of putting their loved ones into psychological and sometimes physical bondage, and even to the point of entrapment, in order for Azlesa's need for touch-healing and emotional attention to be satisfied.
As a result of deep unmet needs getting locked into the repeating deceptive-entry and bondage pattern, Azlesa can be a manipulative and demanding control-freak in adult relationships. In Azlesa's own mind, one tells oneself that one is reaching out to touch others as a nurturing healer. But the deeper motive is usually a profound personal need. Unless that need can be satisfied on the level of divine union, Azlesa tends to exert too much Anxiety-drive control in human unions, and their marriage -type unions generally do not last long.
Despite the fact that when Azlesa factors are conscious and controlled, the Azlesa moon can be a great healer, the partners and children of less conscious types of Azlesa natives often learn to resent the man or woman with Azlesa Moon.
One famous Azlesa-Chandra= UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 . Among her majesty's many admired qualities are some which are not so widely admired. The less reputed include manipulating her children, but at the same time being unavailable to them due to her public responsibilities. In reality, she rarely held them. Typical of Azlesa, Elizabeth used guilt and psychic manipulation as the primary glue to try to hold her core emotional relationships together, and naturally she felt resentment and anger from most of the recipients of this treatment within her family. The public may admire her, but she is not overly loved in her own family, due to the constant insecurity that drives her to manipulate anxiously rather than trust that her need for connection will be met in an honest fashion. Azlesa tends to be emotionally dishonest. azlesa Moon also represents her own anxious upbringing with distant, distracted parents who used guilt and moral obligation As the primary method of bonding with their loved ones.
Unique factors for your personal Jyotisha nativity:
Rahu periods tend to exacerbate the traits of Chandra. You're enjoying a Rahu period now!
Because your Chandra sits directly in the Ascending rashi* the seat of the social personality psycho-physical "self" * it is especially difficult for you to be objective regarding how you might be affecting other people.
Moudhya-dosha Chandra and Surya in kalpa-sthana-1 gives characteristic solipsism.
With Surya, Zukra, and Chandra all in Azlesa lagna, there is an All-defining need for validation and attention for the Self, but not much energy available for validating and attending to the divine in others.
Attention is sought for one purpose, and that is to feed a deep need for love. Unfortunately it is impossible to love others in the true sense of love when one believes that the love comes from outside field of projected images. Love does not originate from the other person (who is a construction of one's own field of expectation). Rather, love is a recognition, an intelligence, and it (like all reality) emanates from within oneself.
Much of the pain in this relationship scenario will reduce when one realizes that love is not an act of possession but rather love is a consciousness of shared divinity.
Holding, squeezing, twisting, binding love relationships ... challenge to release ... potential for extortion
Certainly the Azlesa graha in this nativity exacerbate the drive to possession, but at the same time Shani's harsh and invalidating transit to Simha-Rahu is battering Rahu's similar need to possess the object of its desire. Shani's gochara oppression to Rahu temporarily imposes an unethical quality upon the objects of one's desire.
Thus the native is involved in a hopeless dilemma of being entwined in a profoundly unethical love relationship which seems to be ill-conceived (Shani-Rahu) and yet due to the compulsions of Azlesa one feels a deep and driving need to hold this person in sexual and emotional bondage.
Love indeed has nothing to do with any other person. Love originates not outside the self but rather inside oneself. Love is always present inside the self. In a love relationship, love is a gift to the other person. Love can not be obtained - especially not from surreptitiously binding and controlling another person!
These may be the Simha lessons intended to be learned in this nativity during this very difficult period. The lessons are in reality multiple opportunities for accepting of gifts of understanding.
With such a cluster of personal graha near the Chandra-radix lagna, this incarnation features a tremendous focus on attention to self. A constant questioning of "what about me?" "what am I getting out of this ""where is my reward?" along with psycho-mental distortions such as jealousy can be expected whenever the Azlesa cluster is triggered by bhukti or by a strong gochara graha.
One is usually quite positive even radiant socially and a pleasurable companion -- until the emotional hunger for attention rises to the moment of urgency . Even while one believes that one is acting from a motivation to love others, all decisions in relationship are ultimately motivated by one's very deep expectation that without boundary invasion, without manipulation, and without guilt, one will never be loved.
These are deep convictions that are often buried down in the subconscious expectations. Yet it's worth looking into if one is interested in looking CLOSER.
Often childhood security was endangered by a distracted mother or mother-figure caretaker. Often the mother had important public duties or perhaps was ill, making her physically or emotionally unavailable to the child. Azlesa learned to get caretaker attention by clinging . Subtle, hypnotic, movements allowed the child to wriggle into the arms of the caretaker without resistance.
The child may have learned to be sneaky and controlling in getting love. The reptile brain signals, manipulation and clinging is the only way to assure obtaining what is needed.
Azlesa folk may have the constant potential to develop into great healers especially in any of the physical or psychological healing-touch professions. They are wonderful with children because of all the touch and emotional bonding that teaching, nursing, and other therapeutic professions require. Attentive and successful psychologists, psychiatrists, hair stylists, and match-makers in traditional cultures. They are angels to the weak, the addicted, and the victim class.
Azlesa Chandra does tend to alienate their emotionally mature partners in adult life . Azlesa has the contradictory traits of being psychically invasive. Initially, the Azlesa native makes a concerted effort to earn the other person's trust. Azlesa works assiduously to discover as many private details as possible about the other person.
Azlesa mothers love their children. Mothering style often combines a distancing-rejection pattern with a guilt-bondage pattern (in psychology textbooks, matches the famed Borderline pattern). They pry into their adult children's lives claiming a motive of love; but unfortunately it is a deeper motive of hungry neediness for bondage and control UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2
There are no victims. Azlesa is always capable of reversing the emotional dysfunction but few actually do. Azlesa's early deprivation of affection trauma imposes is a deep pattern of waiting passively for prey, invading, not trusting, and then feeling extremely resentful that the Other has withdrawn.
Usually, in Jyotisha readings, it is best to focus on positive traits. Most people get more than enough criticism in their daily lives. It is usually not helpful to frighten people! There is a preference to validate Spirit, knowing that everyone is doing the best they can at one's current level of consciousness.
Yet, one of the blessings of the samaya-vidya is the power of to detect certain past-life originating behaviors. Azlesa-Chandra is a notorious marker for superstition (placing love power outside oneself) as well as self-centeredness masquerading as a sincere concern for others.
The Azlesa native may be healed from the dysfunction through conscious replacement of the subconscious conviction that things happen "to" one with the conscious conviction that one is completely in charge of the moment-to-moment roll-out of one's own incarnation. And as a corollary, confirmation of the principle belief that love comes only from the divine heart within - love can never come from without.
With these positive beliefs in firmly in place, there is no need to feel anxious regarding the love behavior of another person. There is no basis for the compulsion to bind and manipulate so that one can "receive" love, be validated, be held, be praised, be recognized, be honored.
All the wonderful feelings of support and validation indeed originate within. These feelings can be matched by outside mirrors whom we attract through the beauty of our souls. Let us not be deceived (like Narcissus!) into believing that the truth somehow originates in the mirror. The true source of love is the eternal and unchanging brilliance of the heart-centered Divine.
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