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  1. Chandra-Meza
  2. Chandra-Vrishabha* uttama * mulatrikona 4-30
  3. Chandra-Mithunaya
  4. Chandra-Karkata
  5. Chandra-Simha
  6. Chandra-Kanya
  7. Chandra-Thula
  8. Chandra-Vrizchika* nichha
  9. Chandra-Dhanuzya
  10. Chandra-Makara
  11. Chandra-Kumbha
  12. Chandra-Meena

  1. Chandra in classroom-1
  2. Chandra in classroom-2
  3. Chandra in classroom-3
  4. Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala
  5. Chandra in classroom-5
  6. Chandra in classroom-6
  7. Chandra in classroom-7
  8. Chandra in classroom-8
  9. Chandra in classroom-9
  10. Chandra in classroom-10
  11. Chandra in classroom-11
  12. Chandra in classroom-12

Aum som somaya namah

Professor Chandra


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Kulira * Kulinos

Moon * Mens

Nanna * Anna * Di-ana * Inanna * Sin * Sinai * Selenê * Luna * Aah * Iah


Cancera * Khepra * Kraft * Crab

"The Caretaker"

qualities of the life-partner


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Public Figures

Janma rashi = Karkata

Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in embodiment, action, innovation, birth * Karkata radical lagna

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra in classroom-2 * comfort in collections, voice, speech, history, stories, storage, lineage knowledge * Mithunaya radical lagna

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra in classroom-3 * comfort in cohort, communication, messaging, signals * Vrishabha radical lagna

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in routines, ruts, rates, roots, rhythms * Meza radical lagna

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra in classroom-5 * comfort in creativity, charm, children, artistic performance * Meena radical lagna

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra in classroom-6 * Kumbha radical lagna

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in agreement, bargaining, deal-making, contracts * Makara radical Lagna

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra in classroom-8 * comfort in crisis, disaster, initiation, discovery * Dhanuzya radical lagna

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra in classroom-9 * comfort in doctrine, philosophy, globalism * Vrizchika radical lagna

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra in classroom-10 * comfort in order, protocol, rank, systems, law * Thula radical lagna * Libretis

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra in classroom-11 * comfort in networks, connection, community, friendship * Parthya radical lagna

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra in classroom-12 * comfort in contemplation, research, imagination, Other-World, privacy * Simha radical lagna

Chandra in Punarvasu pada-4 * comforted by restoration of abundance

Chandra in Pushyami * comforted by lawful customs

Chandra in Azlesa * comforted by restraining embrace

Chandra-Karkata * comforted by rhythmic tidal maternal soothing * 1st-from-Swakshetra

Needs (somana needs) to energize the bond between the emotional body and the physical body.

Intensely focused upon the emotional reaction to the fleshly appearance and may be deeply engaged in the birth experience.

Generally maintains a physically active (1) relationship toward parents (Chandra) and often has an affectionate relationship to the self.

Conscientious of the physical fitness.

Dhanuzya radical lagna with Chandra-Karkata-8 may produce a superb midwife or trauma-healer.

As planetary patron of the kinetically energized and vitally moving 1st-from-swakshetra = inherently auspicious for matters of the physical body appearance, iconic projection of the social personality, and physical vitality.

  • "Needs nurturing, caretaking, protection and defense ."

  • tend to retain water leading to puffy swelling oedemic conditions in the flesh-body

Chandra-Karkata needs to parent and protect .When Chandra-Karkata looks in the mirror, one sees a parent, a custodial figure, a giver of sheltered territory, a heart-centered, culture-rooted caretaker.

Chandra-Karkata * comforted by rhythmic tidal maternal soothing = fundamental drive = to create safe secure nests where fledglings can habitually sustain life until adulthood.

Karkata's parental needs may find expression in the traditional home environment.

Yet the caretaking and protective behaviors may just as easily and successfully express in custodial roles within business and government, when Karka-Somana helps younger colleagues shape their career; binds co-workers into a caring family.

This parental drive rises to a leadership role through the love and loyalty one has created in the workplace. Karkata-Chandra grants a tremendously patriotic feeling, which marks the lives those who love their countries and stand willing to sacrifice in order to better their nation's future.

Their homes may become well-guarded fortresses if there is some present threat to security (such as media prying for celebrities). Dedicated to providing well-defended shelter for kith and kin.

Actual success (or not) in expressing deep parenting, caretaking instincts in the home, professional, and community environments, depends on the Chandra-sthana and aspects to Somana.

Somana is exceptionally impressionable and absorptive. Outside influences upon Chandra in swakshetra = exceptionally potent.

  • If Mars = uttama (where He triumphs in commerce and industry) Kuja would cast the 7th drishti directly onto Karkata-Somana, propelling much of Somana's parenting energy into the corporate setting.

  • If Mars = fallen in Karkata, there is some wealth/energy benefit from Chandra-Mangala yoga, but emotional excess will implode in the home/mother.

Have a Karkata-Somana person in your life? Be sure to honor and respect their parenting, caretaking, stewardship contribution to the safety and security of the local environment.

Chandra-Karkata = so psychologically reflexive regarding their ownership-protective-defensive behaviors that they are often silent about their emotional needs. In fact their need for nesting, closeness, and safety cannot be completely self-satisfied.

Chandra-Karkata perceives a constant need to strengthen the defenses, circle the wagons, and bring more fledgling creatures into their secure territory.

Chandra- Karkata needs validation from appreciative spouses, co-workers, and children. And, sometimes, they need a gentle reminder that Mother Earth does quite a good job caring for all creatures - there may not be a genuine need for one individual human to parent quite so many creatures, or quite so much!

Chandra- Karkata needs to shelter and protect. One needs to feed in order to strengthen the fledglings: with food, with approval, with resources for adult success.

Allow Chandra- Karkata to care for you. Show how much you appreciate their nurturing emotional energy. It may be necessary occasionally to gently advise, when too protection has been enforced. Too much sheltering can develop into patronizing over control * especially Azlesa. Fearful over-protection can shackle and bind.

A small act of gratitude is usually all Chandra-Karkata needs in order to assuage their guilt that they haven't done enough!

If Chandra occupies bhava-6 in Karkata rashi = special talent for intuitive healing powers, often gifted with knowledge of the emotional basis (Karkata) of chronic illnesses. Good for import-export business, esp. domestic items for the home and fishing gear. Favors service offerings in temples of the Mother Goddess, medical ministries, medicinary work, service to mothers and children.

Auspice for a protective uncle or aunt.

  • Oracle Database 1944- Larry Ellison * Chandra-yuti-Rahu (6) * was adopted by his maternal great-aunt after his young bio-mother became unable to care for the infant

Chandra in bhava-11 in Karkata may indicate a deeply rooted family community that is grounded via shared folk customs and established cultural norms, ancient religious ruts and routines, old marriage and kinship rules, and other ethnic features

  • Calif-Gov-pair 1955- journalist Maria O. Shriver * Chandra-Pushya-11 networks, communities * numerous supportive maternal-aunts and maternal-uncles


Marriage and Qualities of the Life-Partner


Contractual Partnerships and Trusts

Naturally, the outcomes for partnership depend significantly upon the bhava of 7th-from-Chandra and also any graha located in Makara, as well as drishti incoming into Makara

ShuMang_lotus.jpg7th from Karkata-Chandra = Makara.

Partner qualities = "governor, regulator, imposer of law + order".

The spousal personality favors sober, mature, and highly visible public leadership roles of significant corporate or institutional responsibility.

If not a high-visibility position-holder, the spouse is nevertheless a capable and pragmatic materialist with capable business sense, and often the leading earner or decision-maker in the family. Public demeanor is generally dignified.

  • Calif-Gov-pair 1955- journalist Maria O. Shriver with Chandra-Pushya-11 has an unoccupied Makara-5 ruled by uttama-Shani-2 kutumbha-family. Her husband (Makara) = dramatist and commercial businessman in the entertainment (5) industry, then matured into a governor (Makara government) of California winning two elections (5) on the strength of his fame and her family's (Kennedy) tradition (2) of social justice leadership (Shani-Thula social justice). A post-governorship love-child scandal was exposed in a dignified manner, only after his term of office ended. After marital separation, the alienated couple were seen mutually attending school events in support of their children, and otherwise publicly behaving in Makara-style a sober and dignified manner greatly strengthened by uttama-Shani in 2-family.

Life-partner of one with Karkata-Chandra is often able to accept social-ordering or governance roles. Often the mate is chronologically elder to the native. Shani rules Time.

  • Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi married Mrs. Kasturbai Kapadia Gandhi. Her public character was sober and mature in nature; in addition she accepted leadership duties within the organization. She was born one year elder to her husband.

  • Calif-Gov-pair 1955- journalist Maria O. Shriver married Calif-Gov 1947- Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1986. He served as Governor of California 2004-2011. His age = 8 years her senior

  • The husband of POTUS-pair-40 Just Say No Nancy Davis Reagan served as California Governor 1968-1976 and POTUS-40 during 1980-1988. Mr. Reagan was 10 years elder to her.

  • POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce 1837-1908 Grover Cleveland * Karkata-Chandra often follows the "elder spouse" rules albeit via a complicated marital situation. Due to Zukra + Budha-6 in 8th-from-Chandra , d uring his long bachelorhood, Cleveland fathered a "love child" with a woman elder to him who socialized with numerous men(Zukra-6 prostitution). Cleveland paid for this child's education and life expenses without complaint but refused to marry the woman. Zukra parivartamsha uttama-Shani protects him from the worst effects of scandal. At age 55, Cleveland legally married the 21 year old daughter (Budha) of his deceased business partner, and they enjoyed a high-profile lifestyle with five children born into their 16-year marriage.

  • POTUS-31 Challenge to Liberty 1874-1964 Herbert Hoover * Chandra-yuti-Kuja + Budha-yuti-Surya married Lou Henry. She was an accomplished businesswoman and institutional leader of several family corporations. She was a national director of the Girl Scouts organization. Her leadership roles were very distinctive socially for a woman in the late 1800's. Mrs. Hoover was born 6 months elder to Mr. Hoover.

Parenting = Chandra-Karkata * comforted by rhythmic tidal maternal soothing

Chandra-Karkata parents wants above all to have well-protected, emotionally and physically secure, well-schooled and patriotic children. Children may be encouraged to garden, to participate in family meals, and maintain safe vehicles with the family.

5th-from-Karkata = Vrischika

  • Investigative skills, discoveries, and competitive advantage = important.

  • Child = inquisitive , penetrating, secret relationships, poison, controlling personality + a strong bond with brothers.

  • Detectives, psychiatrists, disaster-responders +mani-money-changers = beneficial for this child.

Sade Sati

Sade Sati is a distinctively troubled emotional experience.

During this challenging era of 7 years, one feels deprived, delayed, derailed, disregarded, disrespected, distanced, desperate and often disabled in matters of security, protection, and emotional sustenance.

The white-hot core = middle 2.3 years of Shani's actual transit via the rashi of the Moon.

Being the lagnesha who controls the visible social identity as well as the emotional perceptions, reactive Chandra is especially vulnerable to the fear (Shani) of identity invalidation caused by social punishing judgment (Shani), emotional nutrient shortage caused by physical separations, and temporary lack of belongingness (Chandra) that Professor Shani 's karmicly lawful reign may impose.

Difficult Angles:

  • 12th-from Karkata-Chandra = Mithuna

  • 6th-from Karkata-Chandra = Dhanushya

during Vimshottari periods of Chandra, Mithuna -related matters create a nutrient drain (12th-from) upon the emotional vitality

Energy-drainers = emotional losses and erosion of identity + vital life-force power =

6th-from Karkata-Chandra == disagreement-distrust-dispute-divorce = Dhanuzya

  • Karkata-Chandra = emotional conflict with temple discourses and religious orthodoxy. They distrust professors, preachers, priests, and patriarchs.

Since Chandra and Guru are mutually friendly graha, this shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle is more tolerant and less acutely inimical

Guru Dhanushya

Karkata-Chandra suffers built-in emotional conflict with temple discourses and religious orthodoxy. They distrust preachers and priests.

temple religion and university culture of ethical philosophy and wisdom discussions (Dhanushya) = somewhat inimical to one 's healthy emotional identity

Adversaries = agents of Dhanushya

  • for a woman: husbands and religious dogma

  • belief systems and their promoters, guru, priest, professor, preacher, teacher, religious figure,

  • rabbi, imam, lama, pujari, temple discourses and ritual performance, sacred doctrine and its promulgators


Chairman Mao's mother was a devout Buddhist, and in his youth Mao venerated Buddha icons. As an adult, he suffered deep emotional conflicts arising from a rather strong Dhanushya (ideology, catechesis) Surya in the 6th-from-Chandra = rogasthana social conflict.

Exposing the shad-ashtaka 6/8 conflict between his mother (Chandra-2 historic values) versus his father (Surya-7) Mriga-Mao developed a hatred (6/8) of temples, priests, and sacred teachings that manifested in the criminal theft and destruction of thousands of sacred collections, libraries, and places of worship.

Following the dictum of Das Kapital 1818-1883 economics Karl Marx = "religion is the opiate of the people", Mriga-Mao launched a violent overthrow of his adversaries the priestly religions, cults of archaic ritual, all temples of all varieties of worship, and all of the patriarchal (Surya) privileges claimed by those associated with the glorified (Surya) cults of the emperors (Ravi).

In their place he asserted one great Fatherland (Rahu-10, Surya-7) of which Chairman Mao himself became the personalized symbol.

Karkata Chandra

problematic 6th-from-Chandra= rashi of Dhanuzya

Graha in Dhanuzya represent emotional adversaries

rogesha-6 +dharmesha-9 Guru = Karkata implicitly feels conditions of imbalance-seeking-a-remedy. May feel annoyed and upset with agents of Dhanushya:

  • indoctrinators, globalists, preachers, professors, wisdom-teachers, guru, father, universalistphilosophical and ideological dogma in general, temples and universities, sanctimonious and pious people; however this is not so difficult because Guru = dharmesha-9 ; one tends to accept the human foibles of patriarchal and patronizing religious figures, and practice a sort of ritual respect while grumbling all the while about flaws and problems.

  • Karkata is am ethnic localist who favors indigenous routines, rites, rituals, rhythms, folk customs and established cultural norms of the people in their place of settlement. Due to the 6/8 angle, Karkata is perpetually out-of-balance regarding matters of global humanism, university discourse, broad-scope perspectives, and non-localized doctrines emitting from Dhanushya. Chandra is accepting of cosmic-scope Guru, but Professor Guru dislikes parochial, roots-deep-in-place Chandra.

  • The Karkata-Chandra lifetime is easier if Dhanuzya rashi has no tenant graha.

Method of enacting emotional animosity toward one is characteristic of Dhanushya:

  • cheerful or pollyanna-ish, open-minded or inaccurate, tolerant or indiscriminate, world traveler or irresponsible parasite, lives off the charity of donors or a great teacher, loves the gods or loves the donations to the temple, devoted to the great philosophy or delighting in the great festival foods, compassionate or con-man.

E.g., for a Mithuna Chandra with Vrishabha radix lagna, Vrizchika becomes bhava-7, and one experiences discomfort and imbalance-seeking-a-remedy in the marriage union. If Mangala is strong and poorly placed, no matter how good other conditions might be in radix bhava-7, the fact that this house = 6th-from-Chandra makes it difficult to sustain a committed alliance.

Predisposition to Injury and Accident

  • Karkata Chandra is somewhat prone to injury from horses, zebra, wildebeest, donkey, and other quadrupeds

from Chandra-lagna the randhresha-8 is Shani.

Chandra feels neutral toward randhresha-8 Shani, but randhresha-8 Shani feels animosity toward Chandra

The emotional core of Karkata-Chandra is deeply attached to folkways and one feels roots clinging deep into the land . Shani periods signal significant upheaval due to a sudden imposition of government rules and regulations that seem new and wrong. However, after Shani's onslaught, the native will recover and reground.

19-year long Vimshottari periods of Shani = sudden change induced by law and lawfulness, conformity to public opinion, reputation, social position

  • Details of the circumstances of the catastrophic change are indicated by the rashi and bhava of Shani

To see more periods of catastrophic emotional identity destruction and rebirth, Look also for malefic transits through the badhakha 22nd drekkamsha from Chandra .

Examples of transformative-trigger transits through 8th-from zones :

  • transit of malefic Shani rules-7 / randhresha-8 from Chandra across the 22nd drekkamsha from Chandra

  • transit of the Kharesha = lord of 22nd drekkamsha = transiting through radical lagna, through 22nd drekkamsha, across nakshatra of radical Chandra, via 8th-from-Chandra, etc.

  • transit of randhresha-8 from radical lagna via the 22nd drekkamsha from lagna.

POTUS-22-24 Interstate Commerce 1837-1908 Grover Cleveland = Zukra-9 + Budha -9 in 8th-from-Chandra . Sex scandal involving a Love Child from the relationship 8th-from-Chandra


Badhaka = 11th from Karkata = Vrishabha Badhaka -sthana = harming-houses

Zukra = badhesha

12 pairs

Kumbha radical lagna = Aquarius * Chandra-Karkata = rogesha-6 in 6 = swakshetra

Prone to cancers, can't-let-go, and diseases of clinging to the past (Chandra). Stress zone = stomach, lymph system, endocrine system.Chandra in bhava-1 * Chandra-Karkata-1 * parental, sheltering, cultural-roots patriotic emotional sensitivity expressed via the unique personality, embodiment of kinetic energy, pioneering attitude, competitive style, and aristocratic entitlements of the first-arrived.

Masculine Nativity

Chandra in Karkata Rashi

  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 182


POTUS-31 Challenge to Liberty 1874-1964 Herbert Hoover ** Chandra-Karkata * Chandra in Azlesa * Chandra in bhava-11 * Chandra-yuti-Kuja + Budha-yuti-Surya

"Tender-hearted but selfish, these people are possessive and expect gratitude and love in return from those on whom they lavish their affections.

Theirs is a possessive regard and as friends, they are jealous because of their wish to absorb the entire time and affection of those whom they befriend. They are receptive to and pleased by flattery, and are easily hurt and upset by slights from those from whom they expect friendship.

They are proud of family and ancestors, and like to relate their family history and lineage. They are also very patriotic to the country of their birth or adoption and are offended if it is criticized. They love domestic life and make good husbands and fathers.

They are inclined also to be social climbers and it is important to them to be respected and looked up to in the community in which they live. They are thrifty and most careful and scrupulous in financial matters. They love to live near the water , and to take sea voyages or travel in foreign lands.

They are successful in businesses having to do with exports or imports, particularly of food commodities, but in any merchandise which can be quickly turned over. They usually possess some property or real estate , but their incomes are not steady. They are sometimes successful at gardening or truck farming .

Many musicians are born with the Moon in Cancer. These people are rather robust in their morals and language and are apt to be lacking in refinement. They are quite courageous and accept calamity or disaster philosophically and placidly. They are fond of the theatre and life is incomplete to them without the make-believe of the stage.

These people are rather serious in their affairs of the heart, but because of their possessive love, the marriage partner is apt to chafe under it and as a result, more than one marriage is common in the lives of Moon in Cancer people.

They can be recognized usually by a heavy, rather rolling walk, which consists of small fast steps. They have thick short fleshy necks and chests, and large front teeth. They have large hands with short fat fingers and large feet. They are of moderate height with round faces and fair complexions. They are inclined to worry and should avoid a tendency to drown their worries in drink.

Their fortunate gem is Pearl, preferably of a pink or bluish color and their favorable day is Monday."

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Chandra in Karkata Rashi

  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 196

"These women are of moderate height, round faces. inclined to puffiness (unless Mars be conjunct the Moon, which renders the face sharp and thin). Bodies inclined to stoutness and as age increases, even to obesity.

They are essentially family women , being greatly attached to home and husband and children, almost to the exclusion of all other interests. They are possessive and sensitive to fancied slights from people from whom they expect love and kindness. They are social climbers and love to talk of what they possess,of me and mine, particularly with reference to home, family and friends.

These women are kind and sympathetic to the point of being fussy, and in their attitude towards their children they are just like fussy mother hens. Outside of the home, they make good hotel managers, real estate supervisors or restaurant hostesses or owners. They are very thrifty.

They do not have strong constitutions, but suffer from heat and stomach troubles. As they grow older they become rheumatic with many pains and aches in consequence; they also become heavy on their feet. Throughout their lives, they seem to worry much over fancied diseases and take many patent medicines."

Chandra Mahadasha

for Chandra in Karkata Rashi

  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 234

"If the Moon be in Cancer at birth, the main period of the Moon will be marked by a tendency toward domesticity .

The individual will live in a place which is either very rocky or is surrounded by mountains, or high ground and trees.

He will have domestic animals around him according to his means and he will spend more money on animals than he will at any other time in his life.

There is some danger during this period of contracting a secret disease and every care should be taken to avoid contagion."

Bhrigu Sutram

  • Ch. 4 Shloka 48-56

"The female born will murder her husband if

  • the rising Trimshamsha or the Trimshamsha occupied by the Moon be that of Saturn,

  • while the Ascendant or the sign occupied by the Moon at the time of birth is Karkata."


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