Ruled by Chandra * grounding, rooting, stability, settlement
Aum som somaya namah
Somana * Krishnaya
Sravishtha * Sirva * Hari
comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling
emotional patterning delivered into the Earth consciousness grid
conferred by the races of
+ Alshain the Falcon
+ Tarazed the Pointer
emotional stability achieved via respect and reputation of The folks
* Listener, Hearing, Shaman
Shra-yana the path of Hearing
Deep emotional need to establish one's good repute
Vishnu with his 10 avatars(incarnations):
Fish, Tortoise, Boar, Man-Lion, Dwarf, Rama with the Ax, King Rama, Krishna, Buddha, and Kalkin.
Painting from Jaipur, India, 19th cen.; in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Blossom of the Calotropis gigantea tree
sacred to Shravana nakshatra
| Chandra resides in a Nakshatra Kona of Chandra |
Exceptionally emotionally sensitive, intuitive, responsive, emotionally available, absorptive, reactive = pragmatic, affectionate, attached to Mother
Each of the Chandra-ruled nakshatra of Chandra is emotionally compatible with other soothing, nourishing, Chandra-ruled caretakers
ruled by Chandra = settlements, dwelling, safety, security, comfortable rhythms, nourishment, homes, parenting, agriculture, meals, caretaking, cultural roots, seasonal rhythms
Sravana Pada-1 * navamsha Chandra-Meza
Sravana Pada-3 * navamsha Chandra in Mithuna * comforted by conversational messaging
Sravana Pada-4 * Navamsha Karkata Chandra
Radix Moon in Shravana = "Hearing the Rhythm"
= exceptionally attentive to the 'drum beat' of social approval and public opinion
Shravana = skillful, absorptive listening.
Shravana is very closely related to its Twin Partner Dhaniztha-Vasu , which is the other Nakshatra of hearing the drumbeat.
Shravana natives are careful with their finances and generally find their way into the capitalized ranks by carefully managing their social reputation.
Chandra in Shravana = profound and self-defining core need for emotional security, which expresses via steady reliability (Shani)
Needs to appear as a provider of conventional conformity to public standards (Shani)
Excellent placement for regulators, inspectors, examiners, property-assessors, and civil-court judges.
Shravana natives are excellent listeners who are attentive to public opinion and wish to maintain their social reputation at all costs.
As a corollary, the native is emotionally inclined to tell people what the they want to hear.
Shravana Chandra tends to pander to the public's need to hear platitudes, pious niceties and simple solutions to complex problems.
In additional to skillful listening one tends to be a moralistic speaker
Extraordinary "ear" for music, drum-beat, rhythms, speech prosody , "what people are saying".
Allied with conventional standards for excellence and will not tolerate any challenge to what they hear as the rules for proper behavior in their subculture.
Shravana's rhythmic intelligence can concentrate on a pattern and "pay attention" to nuanced variation.
Superb placement for diplomacy
Gifted in delivering speeches and sermons with a rhythmic, melodically structured cadence. Sensitive "ear" for writing. A writer with Shravana Chandra knows to read one's written work aloud to ensure a readable rhythm.
Excellent placement for television announcers and newscasters , ceremonial "presenter" personalities, pulp novelists, sensationalistic journalists
A shrewd and discriminating observer (David-Néel ).
There is a certain negativity associated with this Nakshatra which is the obvious downside of tale-telling, dishonesty or open contempt for those who might tarnish or challenge one's public reputation.
Dishonesty, falsification, and pretense
All the Chandra-ruled lunar Nakshatra suffer from psychological defensiveness which is out of proportion to the scope of the factual threat.
Ironically these folk who are quite pure of heart can develop a reputation for falseness and pretense , as a result of putting up a defensive shield which they try to use as a 'decoy' to deflect predatory interests.
The honest truth may seem like an inadequate defense to Rohini, who may erect a protective facade of perfect contentment (Chandra) in order to mask the human weaknesses of one's self or one's immediate family.
Weakness when manageable presents opportunities for growth.
One notable feature of Shravana which is must stronger compared to Rohini or Hasta is Shravana's staunch and unyielding defense of one's public reputation. It will be almost impossible to publicly discredit a Shravana. There will always be enough people who want to hear what the Shravana is promoting, whether it is true or not, and those people will band together in defense of the Shravana native.
If Chandra receives aggressive drishti in the nativity, one might pursue the nay-sayers aggressively, seeking to discredit those who might criticize one (Sarah Palin).
The upside can be a professionally respected version of tale-telling, such as journalism or scholarly historian. Shravana can produce exquisitely attentive historians (Michel Foucault ) and industrialists who listen to the people and deliver what the people request.
Shravana can be arrogant or uncharitable even (or especially) to close friends or family, should one's reputation come into danger from insinuation of untruthfulness or by unflattering association.
Shravana parents disallow vulgarity to flow from the mouths of their children; will not abide ill words to be spoken in the public assembly.
Accountability issues, fabrication of truth, saying (or writing) what people want to hear
the veracity of the French author Alexandra David-Néel's popular Himalayan adventure tales was called into question by those knowledgeable of the region, its terrain, along with its folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms. Her books which were promoted as autobiography seemed to contain substantial amounts of delightfully embroidered fiction, tales obtained from other travelers, and clever reworkings of some scholarly accounts in other languages.
The down side of a too-narrow Shravana listening strategy is however that a simple, ethnically familiar story (or any too-narrow pitch) which appeals to only one section of the electorate will certainly not convince the full majority, and a too-narrow Sravana cannot rise past parochial bounds.
Best careers for Shravana are skilled in
Shravana will travel extensively to listen at the feet of the guru; but one will also ensure that his pious visits are publicly announced and established in the public mind.
Intellectually, the power of the ear is a huge asset; one listens attentively to the teacher and reads with close attention to detail.
Shravana produces scholars of the highest order who pass long the lineage high values of their culture.
Marvelous historians, sociologists, and curators of Traditional knowledge .
Natural instincts = professions of public-relations,"spin doctors ", opinion-polls, political campaign managers, and holders of public office.
Spiritual director of this section of the path:
Anxious need to have one's performance recognized, a fear of not being noticed.
As a child, one was ignored in conversation or talked about"in the third person"as if one does not exist.
(As an adult, one fears slander, and vigorously defends one's reputation.)
Ask Shravana-Chandra how are you doing?
The answer rather predictably will be not be a neutral oh, fine or doin' good or well, thank you.
For the Shravana Chandra, this mundane question has determinative power and it will be answered with emotional meaning.
The response is most often doing GREAT thanks! -- everything is Exceptionally Good! -- the children are Wonderful! the spouse is Magnificent! the job is Superb!
for Shravana it is emotionally mandated to use every transaction with the public as an opportunity to stabilize and reinforce the structure (Shani) of on
People are talking, Shravana is listening
In my files from 1962: this case of female Shravana Chandra stress reaction during Sade Saati.
The 30-something Shravana Chandra female was enjoying her life in a small town, where in addition to being a busy at-home mother she volunteered in church activities. She supported her husband's career by cooking dinner for his business associates and regularly she praised his good character to whomever would listen. She often told friends how happy she felt in her marriage.
The onset of her Sade Sati produced a completely unexpected divorce from her husband. He had begun a compensating relationship. In the conservative 1960's American Midwest he felt that he needed to marry this new woman who was actually listening to him and sympathizing with him. The Shravana native, in a state of traumatic shock, was so concerned to maintain calm and prevent public embarrassment that:
Only after the end of Sade Saati did she permit her children to visit her, and even on those visits they did not go out to restaurants or walk in the town, due to her fear that people might talk .
Navamsha Moon in Shravana * intimate relationships
In order to mirror one's own subconscious emotional patterns, one attracts a core partner who expresses Shravana behavior.
Under emotional stress in relationships, Shravana navamsha Chandra can evoke the native 's inner fear of not being heard.
Reactions to this fear include compulsive making of announcements, story-telling and general noise, in order to attract attention.
file update: 14-Sep-2018
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