woodcut from Liber Astronomiae
by Fra. Guido Bonatti, c. 1300
Om Hariharaya Balamukundaya Namaha
12 Bhava *
or Chandra-Simha lagna
the 12 houses from Leya Leo ascendant
Lagnesha = Surya
List of Public Figures = please see: Simha lagna
Bhava-1 = competition for social validation . In order to win that competition a person needs to be born with a healthy, vital, well-coordinated combination of physical behaviors and social traits.
The Simha native seeks to develop the physical personality identity through association with royal figures, politicians, persons of high intelligence and creative genius , games and entertainments, and high entitlements of every kind.
Simha natives are generally bold and confident, dominating and self-centered, regal and radiant . Surya rules only one domain in the nativity, which gives Simha (and Karkata) natives a singularly focused intensity of personality. They strive to maintain a competitively confident personality and regal physical appearance.
Physical appearance depends on the condition of D-1/D-9 Simha including rashi, bhava, companion Graha, drishti, etc.
Generally, Simha-lagna shows a pitta o or slightly reddish cast to the complexion, a subtle golden glow, relative to the gene pool. (at a more subtle astrally based but physically perceptible level, Soma's rashi and characteristics also influence the coloring.)
Psychically, Simha lagna projects an aura of intense confidence and dynamic life force. Unless the teachings of Professor Surya are subject to prolonged and repeating lessons (which are in reality multiple opportunities for accepting of gifts of understanding) usually via constrictive drishti. Hari-lagna have a bright and riveting physical countenance which magnetically attracts attention.
Many celebrities and performance artists, models, dancers, and others who make their living with and through the glamorous appearance of their physical bodies have Simha rising along with Ravi well disposed.
Simha: Rulership via Divine Right
Simha natives can project a distinctively executive personality aura which emanates from one's sensed entitlement via Divine Right.
If Simha lagna = Magha, one rules autocratically by divine fiat with little concern for the needs or opinions of others.
The domain occupied by lagnesha Surya will predict the style and location of adult manifestation of Simha's creative, domineering life force . "You do what you gotta do."
lagnesha Surya/Dhanuzya in bhava-5 = politics, genius, travel, and humanistic confidence
In other locations:
In order to carry out the mandate of a Shani-ruled yuvati bhava, Simha lagna will typically marry a Kumbha -profile spouse = elder, senior, more experienced, pragmatic, materialistic, and socially well-networked.
If the Shani-ruled spouse of the Simha native is not elder , more conservative , or exceptionally well-networked - the marriage will not succeed.
Kanya = Virgo = Bhava 2 - Value Graha in Bhava-2 expression prize * price * appreciation * preciousness or changes to the appreciativeness of the family (2) toward the native. The type of appreciation is determined by the character of the graha.
Budha -Mercury: Mental Tasking rules swabhava of Zukra
Budha's governance is not impeded in the swabhava of friend Budha.
The family lineage is often argumentative, messaging, critical, analytical, and detail-communicative. Superb line for physicians, pharmacists, social workers, military officers, and other ministries of service.
Aesthetic and financial values are very detailed and specific, depending of course on the natal condition of Budha.
The lineage values family life and children, but even more highly values professional service as a route toward wealth acquisition. The lineage tends to be compartmentalized in order to accomplish success in professional work.
For radical Simha nativities, presuming that Budha is fairly well disposed, periods of dhanapati-2+Vriddhipathi-11 Budha generate considerable treasury via knowledge and banking-capitalization (2), as well as earned income from the marketplace (11) of interlinked distribution of ideas, goods and services.
They like to argue, and are usually quite effective in their speech. If Budha is well-disposed, they are articulate people with a cheerful even adolescent style of talking.
Surya in bhava-2 * the family is charismatic, political, and theatrical with characteristically bright faces. Their ability to appreciate the native depends upon the treasury that one brings into the family coffers. Father may be a larger-than-life radiant figure, potentially of aristocratic or political background, almost certainly a capable entertainer.
He is primarily concerned with maintaining the financial well being of the lineage. Father may be involved in banking, storage, collections, conservation, value, traditional knowledge, genetic breeding, historical records. Father is prone toward self-righteousness and usually he is the solar center of this lineage.
Surya-Kanya has a special feature of dedication to some variety of service ministry in addition to the main engagement in environments of speech, song, or logical expression.
Surya occupies Kanya* Surya lagnesha * ruler of 1 resides in 2
Chandra in bhava-2 * the family is sensitive and routinized in their style of showing appreciation to the native. Mother may be primarily concerned with maintaining the financial well being of the lineage. She can be involved with banking, storage, collections, conservation, value, genetic breeding, lineage knowledge, historical records. Mother is often the center of this lineage which features pale, gently radiant moonglow faces.
The family lineage is deeply identified with the Old Ways (Soma) but feels a need to apply logical criticisms to the values of the traditional folkways.
Chandra-Kanya * ruler of 12 resides in 2
Mangala in bhava-2 * the family is competitive and outspoken in their style of showing appreciation to the native. . Brothers are dominating and vigorous. Often an athletic or warrior lineage. The native and the brothers are concerned with financial well-being, which is typically present at birth and energetically pursued by the native.
The family may be dynamically successful in their pursuit of material treasures, particularly conserving wealth derived from Mangala acts such as military invasion, forceful explorations, weaponry, engineering, surgical tools, driving, diving, drilling, plumbing, plowing, hunting, excavating, explosives.
Mangala is notoriously critical-analytical in Kanya, benefiting investigative journalism, fact-finding expeditions, and exploratory inquiries
Budha in bhava-2 * the family is communicative and gesturing in their style of showing appreciation to the native. . Younger siblings of either gender may be managers of the financial well being of the lineage. Siblings and cohort-members can be involved with banking, storage, collections, conservation, value, genetic breeding, lineage knowledge, historical records. Siblings are often active in the center of the family lineage.
Guru in bhava-2 * the family is expansive and inclusive in their style of showing appreciation to the native. . In the nativity of a wife, her husband, represented by dhava-karaka Guru, is a curator of the marriage finances; in His capacity as randhresha, the husband-figure may prefer financial nondisclosure. In the nativity of a husband, one's financial holdings are influenced by the paradigm of belief. One's own knowledge of values and history is expanded by the presence of teacher-preachers in the family lineage. Sacred doctrine may play a central role in the family tradition.
Guru-Kanya * ruler of 5-8 resides in 2 * mixed results. Brihaspati, the karaka for language, generally benefits the voice-speech rather than acquired treasures
Zukra in bhava-2 *the family is balanced, aesthetic, and aligned to financial well-being in their style of showing appreciation to the native. . For a husbandly nativity, Zukra indicates the wife. For either husband or wife, Zukra indicates sister, sisters-in-law, aunts, and female associates are lovers of luxury and beautiful in a mysterious way. The native often has a charismatically attractive voice. The sisterly-ones are concerned with financial well-being, which is typically present at birth and improved by the contractual, agreement-making abilities of the women and the native.
Nichha-Zukra suggests special challenges of victimization and service ministries; the women are less comfortable in their wealth and more prone toward argumentative, unsatisfied, divorcing roles.
Shani in bhava-2 * the family is delayed or stalled in their style of showing appreciation to the native, but in time the necessary logical argumentation will arrive. Shani is generally comfortable in the victim narrativesof Kanya rashi. Shanicarya casts drishti into 4-8-11 straitening conditions in the childhood home, imposing strictures in the foundational education, limiting the inheritance, and slowing the pace of economic gains. The knowledge-treasury may slowly be obtained but prognosis for wealth-accumulation depends upon Budha.
The family carries a weight of perceptual limitation due to materialism and emotional handicap, preventing it from appreciating its own lineage. Agents of the government, officers of the social order, the elderly, hierarchs, and other Shani-figures may limit and restrain the family's acquisitions. Shani produces heavy restraint and social obligations upon the lineage, constraining but not denying wealth acquired via professionalization into ministries of service.
Shani-Kanya * ruler of 5-6 resides in 2
Rahu in bhava-2 * The family is ambitious and seeking social mobility. Often the lineage is irregular in some fashion; most typically an imposter from another line is claiming legitimacy in the family line (usually a case of disguised parentage. Rahu's angle from Chandra will reveal this impostor.). Rahu-2 indicates a craving to expediently obtain the privileges accorded to the class of bankers, hoarders, treasurers, and preservers.
May an obsessive collector of exquisitely detailed things, and use this collection as a platform for social ascendance. Kanya favors analysis; the family's response to the native is often deceptively critical. If the family finds it expedient to promote and appreciate the native, this may occur. If the family finds it expedient to disgrace the native, this may also occur. Find Rahu's ruler, and evaluate other graha in 2, to determine which path is most instrumental for shape-shifting Rahu.
Lineage features individual or family over-reaching (Rahu) via medical complaints, lawsuits, accusatory or defamatory speech.
Ketu in bhava-2 * the family is dispersed and disregarding in their style of showing appreciation to the native. The family's lineage wealth may dissipate over the period of one's lifetime.
Second marriage is rare with Ketu-2, and if it occurs the spouse is eccentrically detached from the native's interests. Find Ketu's ruler Budha, and evaluate other graha in bhava-2, to determine which outcomes are likeliest.
Sahaja bhava Bhava 3 - Mental Process
Zukra's governance is not impeded in the swabhava of friend Budha.
Good socializers who easily find a point of balance in meetings and business activities. Likes to design plans and schedules. Enjoys the flow of daily business. Favors teamwork, social event organizing, building a favorable sibling-type group of business associates who work cooperatively due to balanced mental and communicative interactions.
Quality of the neighborly and sibling-type interactions depends on character of Zukra in the nativity.
Kuja yuti Ketu
Kuja= friend of Chandra and Kuja is also a friend of Lagnesha Surya.
Conditions in bhava-4, the home and schoolroom, the parents and the vehicles, are controlled by Kuja-yuti-Ketu .
Therefore bandhu-bhava always has a touch of ambitious competition, and matters of cultural indoctrination toward deepening roots might never fully accept the old ways. Mangala is an innovator. His job is to push forward the ethnic folkways customs and established cultural norms into a more vigorous state.
Simha native and one's parents may be frequent bhava-movers in search of better opportunities for competitive dominance in business, and improved physical health. There is a preference for warmer, sunnier, drier climates which often implies a southward movement.
the native thrive in irrigated (Chandra) but hot (Mangala) climates. An occasional walk through blazing hot beach sands provides a grounding action throughout life.
Guru -Jupiter: Wisdom Expansion
Guru's governance is not impeded in the swabhava of friend Surya.
Generally fortunate in matters of children unless some occupying graha disturbs Guru's abundance. (Surya in 5 is a blocker, saying"I am the Child".) Expansively creative. High entitlement for celebrity, recognition, authorship. Wonderful teacher and coach, but not interested in other viewpoints - must follow one's own creative instincts without interruption, or regal Simha lagna generally will leave the scene.
Great genius in literature, product development, and performance art is possible, depending on auspicious placement of Surya and Vrihaspati. Maximized effect when Guru casts drishti from domains 9, 11, or lagna or if Guru yuti magnifying nodes. Location of Guru will show the manifestation of creative powers.
Shani -Saturn : Karmic Cleanup
Shani's governance is not impeded in the swabhava of friend Budha.
Health issues from overproduction. Tolerance for rule of law; accepts conventions of finance and business. Tends toward austere diet, with yogic practices centered around food and medicine.
General good favor from government due to the calming and regulatory effects of Shani, unless a benefic occupies bhava-6.
Necessarily there is much duty and responsibility for maintaining correct practices especially in areas of medicine and finance. Periods of Shani or any graha occupying a rashi of Shani may bring karmic accountability, forcing reduction of the regal instinct in order to stay on the right side of the law.
Shani = social dignity of marriage
Shani's governance is not impeded in the swabhava of friend Zukra. Duties are properly performed. But the spouse is heartless.
"If at woman's birth, the 7th bhava or the setting Navamsha be that Saturn,
her husband will be an old man and a fool."
~~ BPHS Ch. 80, shloka 22-25
"If, during birth, Capricornus or Aquarius be descending or Saturn's Navamsha be descending,
the woman will get an old fool for her husband."
~~ Bhrigu Sutram Ch. 2 4 Shloka 11
Sober Shani = yuvatipathi-7 = senior spouse
The spousal bhava 7 is ruled by Shani and thus the mate should be either considerably older than oneself;
one's senior in terms of cultural or professional achievement;
or emotionally plain, dry and cold, or all three. the native tends to view marriage as a public duty more than a private pleasure.
The spouse of Simha should first and foremost uphold the social dignity of marriage and appear as conventional, mainstream, regular, and predictable in the lawful customs of the assembly.
As Parashara states, for Simha and Karkata lagna, the reality is that marriage pleasure is dominated by a deep Saturnian sense of social duty. Personal intimacy is not destroyed, but the native will prioritize those marriage tasks which contribute to social respect and stability, while giving lesser attention to matters of personal comfort (Chandra) or creativity (Surya).
Spouses look respectable in public but the emotional vitality of marriage may be limited by a heavy workload . Spousal behavior depends as always on the condition of Shani. The spouse will generally look older and more dried-out or pale compared to the native .
Even uttama-Shani in bhava-3, the best possible setup for this difficult marriage gives the spouse, and the native through auspice of the spouse's behavior, high position, accountability, and dignity. There is rarely much interpersonal pleasure, except the pleasure of enjoying a solid public reputation.
Contracts, agreements, legal discussions, all types of advising are somewhat difficult and tedious unless Shani is exceptionally strong. After their typically rather long resistance to commitment followed by a later marriage, divorce is uncommon unless the teachings of Professor Shani are subject to prolonged and repeating lessons (which are in reality multiple opportunities for accepting of gifts of understanding) usually via constrictive drishti). Because one takes a very dry and legalistic attitude toward marriage, seeing marriage as primarily an expedient requirement of career.
Despite their tolerance for meetings and party talk, these folks dislike adversarial conflict, and they will compromise in order to avoid legal disputes. They like rational conceptualization, not emotional arguments.
Spouse can be made into a workhorse , piled up with duties and schedules, treated as a fixture in public life, emotionally ignored while the native attracts all the attention unto oneself. Simha lagna is sometimes a glutton for attention and applause, especially if Rahu is in lagna.
Intimacy problems. Best suited to an older or more cautious, lawful or conservative spouse whose self-image is also invested in public role-playing.
Best to have conservative values and low emotional expectations in marriage. comfortable and pleasing results from marriage to an older, more duty-focused and life-experienced spouse.
Chandra in Kumbha may bring (slightly) more emotional juice, although as ruler-of-12 Chandra is also problematic. Surya-Kumbha is poorly disposed, leading to spousal disregard for moral principle and the native, while invested in the marriage, is socially or politically embarrassed.
Behari commentary upon ruler-of-12 when the vyayapathi is located in yuvati bhava
Kumbha-Chandra for the Simha lagna:
"You are irrepressibly lustful.
You receive money from your spouse and gain renown in distant lands.
Associations and partners are social outcasts or foreigners involved in shady deals."
Guru * Jupiter: Wisdom Expansion
Guru's governance is not impeded in the swabhava of friend Mangala
Guru's abundance provides an opening into the deep mysteries of life. If auspicious graha own or occupy bhava-8, the native may be profoundly involved in tantrik pursuits.
Sees one's own destiny in cosmic terms, and accepts entitlement to"make magic" in the world. Also entitled to maintain intimate connections outside of marriage - not necessarily sexual, but therapeutic.
Capacity to know and share secret knowledge through a network of retreat centers and mystical teachers.
less benevolent graha controlling bhava-8 can give manipulative selfishness and misuse of confidential information for destructive purposes.
the native 's level of ethical development will be indicated by Surya and Guru.
If Surya/Guru are favorable, one can use this entitlement to tremendous material and psychic resources as a tool for creating extraordinarily positive change in the world.
If Surya/Guru are not helpful, the native may degenerate into unfocused childlike 'play' with his resources, wasting the kingly opportunity of a blessed life.
Principles of Philosophical understanding;
the High Temple; University;
High-Priesthood; pontiff, proselyte, sacerdotal
Father-figure; Pitri, patrons, patronage;
doctrinal instruction and paradigm of belief
human perception of Divine Law
Kuja * Mars: Kinetic, dynamic, innovative, competitive, pursuing, championship Energy
Kuja's governance is not impeded in the swabhava of friend Guru.
Should Kuja be strong, the interest in religion is lifelong and passionate. Yet according to the overall theme of Simha lagna, religious fellowship and priestly practices must serve the native 's individual Soul interests.
Highly independent and athletic approach to philosophy and higher knowledge.
Depending as always on the disposition of Kuja, relationship with Father and Guru is strained by the warrior nature of this Simha child.
If Kuja is super-strong, the father's ego-membrane may be too volatile to sustain his parenting role. The spiritual guru too must accommodate the powerful individuality of this native.
Surya, Guru, and Kuja control the fortune houses 1-5-9. These hot, energized, forward-moving graha when well coordinated can bring great fortune into the Simha lagna birth.
Zukra's governance is not impeded in the swabhava of neutral Shani.
Tendency to place social and physical aesthetics at the top of leadership concerns; great focus on art and design, the beauty and attractiveness of the task. Public dignity chained to the auspiciousness (or not) of Zukra.
General reputation for artistic sensitivity to balanced design of products and social order, with a focus on social harmony.
Surprisingly talented at building relationships targeted to the top level of social governance (in contrast to limited ability to develop emotional intimacy in marriage.) Zukra will show the nature of iconic public roles, if any.
Associations of voluntary friendship, elder sibling, gains and achievements, marketplace networks
Budha's governance is not impeded in the swabhava of neutral Shani.
However, Budha is so easily influenced that Simha lagna's gainfulness cannot be predicted without understanding Budha's role in the nativity. However, in general, good business acumen and accurate calculations unless Budha is impacted. Domain of Budha will show the source of gainfulness.
Seeks the company (11) of conversationalists and literati (Mithuna) writers, story-tellers, the multi-lingual and multi-cultural, media people, advertising and public relations experts, those who can spin a tale
For Simha lagna, presuming that Budha is fairly well disposed, periods of dhanapati-2+Vriddhipathi-11 Budha can generate material income via family-of-origin hoarded assets and knowledge-values, as well as earned gains from the marketplace of goods, ideas, and services.
|General Effect on Friendship Networks|| |
Friendships tend to be based on shared pursuit of immediate conversation and exchange of circumstantially important information. As a friend and network participant, the native is rather superficially engaged in helping others to achieve their material and professional goals.
After the project of the moment has concluded, the native will generally retreat into the bosom of the family; not a friendly person by nature although if Budha is well-disposed a highly effective talker. Uses words to get what one wants.
Most likely friends are siblings, school-mates, team-mates on production teams.
According to the Simha native 'there are plenty of fish in the sea'. One can start and stop an instrumental friendship at will.
if rogesha-6 in 11:
Presence of rogesha-6 Shani in 11 can indicate one who becomes isolated through intolerance toward the peccadillos of friends.
Chandra rules swabhava ofGuru.
Chandra's governance is not impeded in the swabhava of neutral Guru.
Imagination, Clairsentience, Meditation and Prayer
Emotional need for privacy.
Emotionally imaginative in one's own sanctuary space, while the emotional life plays a minimal role in the public personality (exception: parivartamsha of Surya-Chandra
Psycho-emotional need for and appreciation of spiritual sanctuary and religious retreat.
Intuitive capability for in occult practices related to family roots (Chandra) such as communication with ancestor spirits.
Core emotional life is effectively curtained off and kept away from prying eyes of others, even including the spouse.
Emotional need to develop the bhava-12 of"enemies of marriage", e.g.
Emotional allegiance to relationships outside of marriage tends to waver.
the native may be introduced to meditative practices early in life, which allow control of the emotions so that Surya's domineering rationality can proceed unimpeded by the fluctuations of emotional life, especially anxiety and self-doubt.
Others may notice the Simha natives emotional vulnerability but the native oneself suffers very little self-doubt.
Enemies of the marriage, always indicated by the ruler-of-12 and graha within vyaya bhava-12, tend to be females with maternal or nurturing powers. They have large breasts, along with a soft and loving embrace.
the native promotes a fixed, controlled, intelligent and socially positive package of public attributes which however represent only one's rational side.
The intuition may be extremely strong if Chandra is benevolent; yet the native will not normally be aware of Chandra's influence and certainly will not share much of their emotional perception with others.
The influence of the Mother is "lost" buried deep in the subconscious while the influence of the Father's intelligence predominates unless the teachings of Professor Surya are subject to prolonged and repeating lessons (which are in reality multiple opportunities for accepting of gifts of understanding) usually via constrictive drishti
There are numerous exceptions to this overall truth but generally the mother's influence expresses through dreams and the imagination while the father's influence is much more in the body and social personality.
One's public personality expressed dominantly through the physical body appearance; for Simha lagna it, should be lean and darkly golden with very little influence from the soft, plumping, watery-light Moon unless Chandra is yuti Surya or some other parivartamsha effect.
parivartamsha yoga which brings a lighter than typical for Simha body complexion. Lagnesha Surya/ Karkata/ bhava-12, for public expression of private imagination , e.g., foreign ideas, and bedroom life.
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