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Graha* Bhava* Amsha * Rashi


  1. Mesha
  2. Vrishabha
  3. Mithuna
  4. Karkata
  5. Simha
  6. Kanya
  7. Thula
  8. Vrizchika
  9. Dhanuzya
  10. Makara
  11. Kumbha
  12. Meena

Karkata razi contains three na-kshatra :
  1. Punarvasu * Yamaka * pada-4

  2. Pushyami * Sidhya * pada 1-2-3-4

  3. Azlesa * Naga * Pada 1-2-3-4


Om hrinayagrabhaye avyaktya rupine namah

Om Radha-Krishnaya Namah

Karkata

Kulira * Kadaga * Kadakam

Karkata Chandra


Cancera

Khepra * Kalachang * Karchang * Cancretis * Karkinos * Kraft * Rak * sartan * as-sarataan

razi names in numerous languages

rhythmic undulation, environment, security, shelter, shell

see also:

Vimshottari Dasha general social-material effects for Karkata radical lagna

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General Suitability of Remedial Ratna for Karkata radical Lagna

12 bhava from Karkata Lagna

9 graha Karkata Lagna

Karkata Lagna Friendly and Non-Friendly Graha Rulerships

The Weird Nodal Bhava Pair for Karkata Lagna: bhava-5 and bhava-8

Regional Names for Karkata

Karkataka * Karka * Karki * Kark

Kadaga * Kadakam

Kazyapa

Kulira * Kuleera


Egyptian * Khepra (scarabis beetle)

Persian: Karchang (old Kalachang)

Greek = Karkinos Καρκίνος

Hindi: kark

German: kraft

English: crab

see also: Rashi names multilingual

imagery from the exquisite Golden Tarot deck composed by Kat Black

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Public Figures

Karkata specializes in roots, ruts, rhythms and routines.

  • If the rising nakshatra is Punarvasu * Aditya pada-4, a natural philosopher may show the conflicts inherent in humanity's deepest roots.

  • If Pushya * Sidhya marks the rising nakshatra, the ancient lawful governance hierarchies are stabilized and sustained.

  • Azlesa * Naga nakshatra in the radical lagna may produce a significant writer, messenger, or craftsman who binds the psycho-mental turmoil to a fixed and grounded place.

Punarvasu = ruled by Guru the Guide (Karkata Portion)

Guru's mulatrikona = Dhanushya = 6th counted from Karkata

A remarkably high-achieving but often conflicted, hypocritical placement due to the 6th-from angle exacerbating the unfriendly view of Brihaspati toward Earth-anchor Chandra. High-minded tenets, philosophical principles, ideology and theory (Guru). Paradigmatic viewpoint toward homes and housekeeping, schooling, nourishment, security, patriotism, and protection of the root culture. Grounded into the place of settlement and may express the inbred conflicts of one's people. Expression of the philosophy tends to produce 6th-from results such as inequity, unfair agreements, illness, liquid addiction, criminal activities, war, accusations and blaming, betrayal, divorce, ministries of service , medical care, servitude, unbalanced pairs, dominant-subordinate relationships, master-slave relationships, Exploitation along with protection of the exploited.


Pushya the Hierophant = ruled by Shani the Regulator

Shani's mulatrikona * Kumbha 8th counted from Karkata

structured and lawful approach to occult knowledge, hidden origins, eruptions of force, disaster, revolution, catastrophic divorce or death of partner, hidden liaison, conditions of death, sudden upheaval, unexpected changes, surgery, self-reinvention, rejuvenation, "born again" transformation, guerilla warfare, secret treasuries of valuable goods and knowledge

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Azlesa = ruled by Budha the Announcer

Budha's mulatrikona = Kanya bhava-3 =

communicative and argumentative approach to writings, declarations and announcements, reports, criminal defense, radio-television-cinema-video-internet, publishing, plans, pamphlets, propaganda , lyrics, hooks , jingles, slogans, sayings, spells, incantations, conversations, media publications, argumentation, logical process, conversations, small-group process, teamwork, mentality.

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Properties of Karkata Rashi

Parashara says:

"[They] have a heavy body, slender limbs and powerful claws.

  • The upper portion of their body is generally large. In later age they get a prominent abdomen.

  • They walk with a rolling gait.

  • Their stature is generally short.

The persons with this Lagna are changeable like the Moon, the lord of this lagna.

  • Like the Moon their life is full of tides and ebbs (ups and down).

  • They are often emotional and over-sensitive and also sympathetic.

  • They are timid at one time and courageous at other time.

In public life, they are generally successful and are also able to achieve honors and wealth.

  • They are fond of home and family comforts.

  • The married life of persons of this lagna is generally unhappy."

BPHS Ch. 4, 10-11

"The Rashi Karkata is pale-red.

  • It resorts to forests and represents Brahmins.
  • It is strong in nights.
  • It has many feet (i.e. it is a centipede Rashi) and has a bulky body.
  • It is Sattvic in disposition (seen in gods) and it is a watery Rashi.
  • It rises with its back and is ruled by Chandra."
Vocabulary for Karkata Karka =
  • "white
  • good, excellent
  • a white horse / a white mare
  • a crab
  • a water-jar
  • fire
  • sign of Cancer
  • a mirror
  • a younger brother of the father
  • beauty"

T. Subba Row. (1881)."The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac" in Five Years of Theosophy. George Robert Snow Mead (ed.). London. (1885, 1894).

"Mystical, Philosophical, Theosophical, Historical and Scientific Essays Selected from"The Theosophist". Available at www.gutenberg.org

"IV. Karkataka

When the syllables are converted into the corresponding numbers, according to the general mode of transmutation so often alluded to in Mantra Shastra, the word in question will be represented by ////.

This sign then is evidently intended to represent the sacred Tetragram; the Parabrahma-dharaka;

the Pranava resolved into four separate entities corresponding to its four Matras;

  • the four Avasthas indicated by Jagrata (waking) Avastha, Swapna (dreaming) Avastha, Sushupti (deep sleep) Avastha, and Turiya (the last stage, i.e., Nirvana) Avastha (as yet in potentiality);
  • the four states of Brahma called Vaiswanara, Taijasa (or Hiranyagarbha), Pragna, and Iswara, and represented by Brahma, Vishna, Maheswara, and Sadasiva;
  • the four aspects of Parabrahma , as Sthula (gross), Sukshma (subtle), Vija (seed), and Sakshi (witness);
  • the four stages or conditions of the Sacred Word , named Para, Pasyanti, Madhyama and Vaikhari; Nadam, Bindu, Sakti and Kala.

This sign completes the first quaternary."

Career * profession public reputation vocation

Although the 10th navamsha must be considered in any profile of career, it can be said generally that Thula nativities tend toward careers that match Mesha themes of innovation, invention, initiative, competition, championship, combustibility, engineering, engines, ingenuity, movement, dynamism, energetics, warriorship, blood, muscle, pushing, new birth, new starts, embodiment and the fleshbody.

It cannot be overemphasized that the 10th navamsha and the role of the ruler of the 10th navamsha within the radix are also leading predictors. The factors of career must be synthesized to produce a prediction.

Nevertheless, a broad tendency for Mesha natives is to drive (Mesha) careers in novel, pioneering, energy-pushing areas of social order (10).

Women

Mangala representing testosterone and male thrusting energy in general, female Karkata nativities may be challenged to promote their careers in male-dominated Mesha environments. Certain professions are generally more welcoming of Karkata women, such as muscular careers in dance or fashion modeling, or certain types of active military or engineering positions.

Patterns of Bhava-10 Profession

Careers in Mangala-related industry are most probable for the Karkata nativity. It is important to assess the rashi-bhava-drishti situation of Professor Kuja to fine-tune any predictions.

Mangala-ruled karmasthana-10 may favor careers in fuels and engines, energy and propulsion. Karkata folk can be influential leaders in newly identified areas and are often found governing energy-product hierarchies.

  • Gospel of Wealth 1835-1919 Andrew Carnegie * Punarvasu (philosophy, doctrine) * controlled the coal, petroleum, and iron industries of mid-late 1800's USA including steel and railroads

  • POTUS-43 Decision Points George W. Bush * Pushya * social structure his leadership in oil-driven Texas was followed by a presidency favoring the petroleum oligarchy. His family's energy-product involvement is legendary.

Combining the Karkata-lagna impetus toward defense of the root-culture and protection of the boundaries of the place of settlement, Mesha-ruled karmasthana is particularly inclined toward maritime (Karkata) military weaponry (Mesha) and defense careers. Success in military invasion, forceful explorations, weaponry, engineering, surgical tools, driving, diving, drilling, plumbing, plowing, hunting, excavating, explosives.

Karkata nativities also lead in Mangala-related fields such as start-ups, inventions, dynamic social change initiatives, and the institutional governance of these sectors.

Mangala also produces new ideas at the conceptual level. Thus professional scientists, literary writers producing a surprising new view of human nature, and other innovators of culture may be found with Karkata lagna. Most (but not all) of the ingenious writers have Azlesa lagna.

  • Secret Doctrine 1831-1891 Theosophy Helena Blavatsky * Punarvasu (philosophy, doctrine)

  • 95 Theses 1483-1549 Protestant Reformation Martin Luther * Punarvasu (philosophy, doctrine)

  • POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson * Punarvasu (philosophy, doctrine)

BPl commentary Generally, Karkata folk are the guardians of the Earth. Even the syllable 'ea' means water (in the Annunaki tongue from which the name Earth is derived).

Schooling, Securing, Shielding, Sheltering and Sustaining

Patriotism, Protectionism, Parenting, Policing

They are the gardeners, the defenders, protectors of the vulnerable, the water-and-irrigation managers, the parental caretakers, the police, the patriots, the sheltering and nourishing security specialists. Easily respond to any call to defense of the land and its denizens (animals too); yet rarely offensive. They prefer the quiet routines of life in the place of origin.

Deeply parental in attitude, they are localists by nature, environmentalists, farmers and fisher-folk, profoundly attuned to the rhythms of the seasons, the ocean tides, and the soothingly predictable cycles of family life. Their roots go deep into the place of settlement.

guna

  • satva-guna * satvas * truthful, pure and balanced

niza-bala group

  1. Mesha

  2. Vrishabha
  3. Mithuna
  4. Karkata
  5. Dhanushya
  6. Makara

tattva= "that-ness ", element(

  • jala tattva water element

Rashi Owner

  • Chandra * Moon, Ma, La Lune, Somana

pRshthodaya group= " rising from behind" tail-first

  1. Mesha
  2. Vrishabha
  3. Karkata
  4. Dhanushya
  5. Makara
11th-from = Natural Friendship Community-Economy

befriends "Vrishabha " types:

the knowledgeable

financially privileged, beautiful, and luxury-loving; the conservators and the curators;

herders and hoarders

those with an interest in speech voice, face, teeth, mouth, hair, facial attributes;

The treasurers : the acquisitive and the hoarding; accumulators of collections of value in art, music, history, and languages;

gatherers and harvesters; storage-makers; the collection-oriented

those detached (12th-from) fast communication, getting new information, or commercial businesses details (Mithunaya)

General Suitability of Gems for Karkata Lagna

  1. Surya ratna = no, because Surya = L-2 and does not rules any other trinal house

  2. Chandra ratna = yes! because Chandra = the auspicious lagnesha

  3. Mangala ratna = yes - because Yogakaraka Mangala = vidyapathi-5 and karmesha-10

  4. Budha ratna = no-no-no because Budha rules 3 and 12

  5. Guru ratna = yes normally, but not if there are significant health issues and not if there is threat of divorce, because Guru = rogesha-6 and dharmesha-9

  6. Zukra ratna = possibly yes, possibly no - because Zukra = bandesha-4 and Vriddhipathi-11 (will depend on Zukra's house's counted from Chandra)

  7. Shani ratna = no-no-no - because Shani = maraka ruler of 7 + randhresha-8

  8. Rahu-ratna = unknown, depends on Rahu's ruler

  9. Ketu-ratna = unknown, depends on Ketu's lord

Lagnesha Chandra
  • personality Identifies with Mother - Parents

Nativity = Karkata lagna or Karkata Chandra = strongly identified with the parents, particularly the mother, and with the social behaviors of parenting.

One may be socially most comfortable in the parenting role and in company of other parents, and may prefer the social environments of traditional, intuitive habitual non-literate cultures.

Karkata natives are typically very patriotic, but not in a separative or warlike way. Rather, they see the family as the basis of all society (rather than the economy, or government, or religion, or education).

Comfortable on the sea and naturally fitted to the mariner's lifestyle.

  • UK-Prince Consort 1921- Philip Mountbatten served in the British Navy in a variety of roles during most of his life. With Chandra-Karkata rising in the Karkata radical lagna, Philip loved the sea-going life.

A highly developed Chandra (Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie ) may carry this family-basis sensibility to the highest ranks of world culture, but the native will typically define oneself not according to the rank but according to the in-common role of mother or father.

For Karkata lagna, the character, placement, drishti re: impressionable, moody lagnesha Chandra will determine the conditions of emotional satisfaction.

  • Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie while enjoying very public, high visibility careers, is a mothers to a large family and shares a public profile of preferring the mother role to other social duties.

The Weird Nodal Bhava Pair for Karkata Lagna: bhava-5 and bhava-8

The pair of domains which are afflicted by association with the "unholy trinity": Rahu-Ketu + Shani + Mangala.

These are the two domains which are controlled respectively by

  • Vrizchika co-ruled by Professor Mangala and his co-ruler Professor Ketu

  • Kumbha* Professor Shani co-rules with Professor Rahu

Conditions involving (5) divine creativity (including children and wealth from speculation) configured with one's in-laws (8) and the shared wealth of marriage (particularly indicates inheritances) are likely to be highly complex, drawn out, conflicted, and psychologically challenging.

Raja Yoga for Karkata lagna

Chandra + Mangala-Karkata lagna

  • An exchange of Rashi between Karma's Lord and Lagna's Lord will make the native associated with the king in a great manner. ~~ BPHS, Ch. 40, Sl. 13

  • If the lord of the Lagna and the 10th exchange houses with each other then they form a Raja Yoga. They will confer high position, reputation and power. ~~ BPHS, Ch. 5, Sl. 41

Special yoga conditions for Karkata lagna =

from B.V. Raman, Three Hundred Important Combinations =

16.Vesi Yoga - Subha-vesi

Definition:

  • If planets other than the Moon occupy the 2nd from the Sun, Vesi Yoga is formed.

  • Results: The person will be fortunate, happy, virtuous, famous and aristocratic.

Remarks:

  • ... If the Sun is exalted, Lagna being Cancer and Subhavesi is caused by the presence of Venus in Taurus and both the Sun and Venus are inherently strong, then in spite of the fact that both the Sun and Venus are natural enemies the Yoga becomes supremely powerful and almost all the good results attributed to it would find full play when the Dasa and Bhukthi of the two planets operate.

  • Obviously, if more than one planet causes the Yoga, one of the planets being a malefic, say Saturn, the good influences have to be sufficiently moderated."

Karkata dislikes

6th-from-karkata = Dhanushya = things to which Karkata is hostile:

  • Karkata likes staying home in familiar surroundings and dislikes world travel for purposes of learning (Dhanushya)
  • Karkata likes home and dislikes the temple
  • Karkata likes local ethnic customs and dislikes the broader international viewpoint (9)
  • Karkata likes simple and absolute tribal ethics and dislikes both compassion and sacred texts (9)

Karkata loves all care-givers (4) but between the two parents, Karkata prefers the maternal figures (4)

  • Karkata likes the cool ocean breezes and dislikes the hot dry open plains where the archers practice shooting (9)
  • Karkata likes safety and security and dislikes adventure
  • Karkata likes protective shelter and dislikes roaming
  • Karkata likes to guard boundaries and fears the threat to fixed customs posed by travel and higher learning
  • Karkata likes the protective emotions and dislikes philosophical thought
  • Karkata likes foundational, cultural-indoctrination schooling and dislikes conceptual, university level of inquiry
Pushkara Navamsha within Karkata Rashi

Punarvasu = pada-4 = 00deg00' Karkata until 03deg20' Karkata = Karkata navamsha

Pushya = pada-2 = 06deg40' Karkata until 10deg00' Karkata = Kanya navamsha

Pushkara Bhagya Degree of Karkata

  • 7th degree of Karkata

Karkata Lagna Friendly and Non-Friendly Domain Rulerships

Karkata lagna produces some extremes.

Note that bhava-3 and bhava-9 are especially harmonious with natural and temporal lordship matched;

while bhava-5 and bhava-11 also enjoy high compatibility of the house lords.

Domain

Natural Lord

Temporal Lord

Domain

Natural Lord

Temporal Lord

1

Kuja

Chandra

7

Zukra

Shani

2

Zukra

Surya

8

Kuja co-ruler Ketu

Shani co-ruler Rahu

3

Budha

Budha

9

Guru

Guru

4

Chandra

Zukra

10

Shani

Kuja

5

Surya

Kuja co-ruler Ketu

11

Shani co-ruler Rahu

Zukra

6

Budha

Guru

12

Guru

Budha

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