Makara razi contains three nakshatra:
Om Shrim Vatsalaya Namaha
Om Vatsalaya Namaha Neelanjana Samaabhasam Om Sham Shanaishcharaye Namah
Neelanjana Samaabhasam- Ravi-putram Yama- agrajam Chchaya-martaanda Sambhootam
Om Sham Shanaishcharaye Namah
Makhar * Ena * Enadriz * Mrigadriz * Akokera
Chandra-Makara * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
steinbock * stone-buck
aiko-kheros * egokeros * gdi * al-jadi
cone-corn-horn, the horned one, dragon, crocodile * sea-monster
kheros = horn (e.g. rhino-ceros)
Makara = a horned sea-monster, representing the strict laws of Draco the dragon kingdom (draconian rules).
9 graha bhava rulership from Makara lagna
12 bhava described from Makara lagna
General Suitability of Gems for Makara Lagna
mahAsaMkrAnti = Surya gochara * annual transit * into the rashi of Makara
woodcut from Liber Astronomiae by Fra. Guido Bonatti, c. 1277
Regional Names for Makara
Ena * Ena-driz * eye of an antelope
Makar * Makra * Makraka * Magaram
Mriga * forest animal or wild beast, game of any kind, esp. a deer, fawn, gazelle, antelope, stag, musk-deer; the deer or antelope in the moon
Mriga-driz * eye of the antelope, eye of the deer
Mriga-mukha * Mriga-asya * face of a deer
Tarot Arka 15
razi Makara |
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General Traits of
Makara Lagna = Chandra in Makara
Law - Regulation - Step - Stage - Status - Position - elite - Rank - Order - Hierarchy - Pyramid -
Government - Society -
Leadership - Responsibilities -
Recognition, reputation, Respect for Positions of Power
punishments, consequences, system-wide rules, no individual exceptions
Institutional hierarchies of governance, social rank, executive leadership, skeletons, bones, and the Rules of Law.
"[They] are generally emaciated and weak and grow slowly.
They are economical, prudent, reasonable, thoughtful and practical minded.
He has special organizing capacity and a lot of tolerance.
[They] have to face lot of obstacles, difficulties and hindrances,
They are hard workers and are able to consolidate their position sooner or later.
They generally marry late, but prove good husbands and father of many children."
Ch. 48, shlokas 38-41
"One born in Capricorn ascendant:
|Phala Deepika Mantreshvara 9.10|| “When Capricorn is on the
ascendant at birth, the lower limbs of the native
will be weak. |
The person will have ample vitality. He will be lazy by nature and will accept the advice of others.
A man born here may become involved with an older woman or one from lower strata of society. He may become shameless and a religious hypocrite.
He will be fortunate and fond of wandering. He may become prone to windy diseases.”
Makara rashi specializes in hierarchical pyramid-shaped social organizations, bureaucracy, social ranks and classes, structure and bones, orderly social leadership, regulation and legislation, policy and protocol, judgments and the rule of law.
Uttara-azadha * high universal (vaisva) * ruled by brilliant, creative, attention-center Surya = politics and drama
Surya's mulatrikona * Simha bhava-8 mystical knowledge, masks, secret doings, eruptions of energy, hidden resources, disasters, poisons, unseen forces, sudden unexpected changes, catastrophic upheaval , revolution, cycles of death and rebirth
Shravana * the Listener * ruled by intuitive protective, habitual, rhythmic, parental, sheltering, customary, affectionate Chandra
Chandra's mulatrikona = Vrishabha bhava-5 = literary genius, politics, royalty, entertainment, gambling, romance, children, center-stage roles, celebrity entitlements , charismatic performance, creative literature
Dhaniztha * the climber * ruled by active, competitive, challenging, sexually pursuing, vital-movement Mangala
Mangala's mulatrikona Mesha = 4th from Makara *"establishment", foundational schooling, defense of the homeland, binding, boundaries, fences, patriotism, protectionism, ancient roots and rhythms, place of settlement, ethnicity, home culture, settlements, farming, ranching, campus, care-taking, sheltering, protectionism * rhythms, routines, beat, pulse
lands and property ownership (including what is underneath the land -- exempli gratia, graves, underground civilizations, oil, gas, geothermal heat, minerals)
"Makara is lorded by Shani
Its first half is quadruped and its second half footless, moving in water."
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
There is some difficulty in interpreting this word; nevertheless it contains within itself the clue to its correct interpretation.
Now in Sanskrit, Thribhujam means a triangle, bhujam or karam (both are synonymous) being understood to mean a side.
( * 36 is three times 12, or 9 Tetraktis, or 12 Triads, the most sacred number in the Kabalistic and Pythagorean numerals.--Ed. Theos.)
(** The five-pointed star or pentagram represented the five limbs of man.--Ed. Theos.)
Now, Makaram is the tenth sign, and the term "Dasadisa" is generally used by Sanskrit writers to denote the faces or sides of the universe.
The sign in question is intended to represent the faces of the universe , and indicates that the figure of the universe is bounded by Pentagons.
If we take the pentagons as regular pentagons (on the presumption or supposition that the universe is symmetrically constructed) the figure of the material universe will, of course, be a Dodecahedron , the geometrical model imitated by the Demiurgus in constructing the material universe. ..."
Vocabulary for Makara:
niza-bala group =
tattva = "that-ness ", element
pRshthodaya group= " rising from behind" tail-first
11th-from = Natural Friendship Community-Economy- Sahangha
befriends "Vrischika-08" types:
disaster-responders, the emergency-oriented
plungers, divers, drillers, miners, penetrators
knowers of state secrets; knowers of personal secrets
keepers of hidden treasure, managers of masked wealth that is hidden from government taxation
participants in hidden liaison
the secretive and manipulative,
explorers, investigators, detectives, examiners
those concerned with the conditions of death such as surgeons and forensic scientists
tantric healers, those who heal by mysterious means
those disconnected (12th-from) higher wisdom;
leaders (10th from) of community development
Makara prefers to make friends with persons who have access to hidden resource treasuries. Unless a luminary (Surya, Chandra) occupies bhava-11, Makara's network of associations may remain largely, intentionally unseen.
Aid to three friends of Shani:
There are exceptions to all of these general rules which are caused by the position of Chandra, the active Vimshottari time lords, and the native 's personal goals, inter alia.
Raja Yoga for Maraka lagna
~~ BPHS, Ch. 40, Sl. 13
Zukra-yuti-Shani in Makara lagna
| Parivartamsha Yoga for Maraka lagna |
~~ BPHS,Ch. 5, Sl. 41,
|"If the lord of the Lagna and the 10th exchange Bhava with each other then they form a Raja Yoga. They will confer high position, reputation and power."|
Natural communities, friendship networks, and sangha
Vrischika: befriends disaster-responders, the secretive and manipulative, exploratory, drillers and miners; controlling; shamans, healers, and transformers; detectives; those less concerned with higher wisdom; those holding secrets; the emergency-oriented
this list is adapted from Das
Attacks, tradition, badly in need of guidance, change, dissatisfaction, destiny, fate, destruction of traditional values, difficulties, rebirth, doesn't like advice, doesn't like religion, excruciating pain, feminine, earthy, movable, hardening, hardship, has no feelings, inwardly satisfying, likes aggression, much likes being energized, likes hard work, low class, very controlled, mental torture, moving forward, mundane existence, non-philosophical, offended by religion, absence of ease, slow.
Makara and Kumbha = Mriga's Animal nature, classically exemplified by the behavior of crocodiles (makaram, kumbham) in the jungle.
Mrigaasya has the herd instinct.
Their animal-based behavior is straightforward and predictable. It is almost completely reflexive and instinctive.
One of the great virtues of a Makara incarnation is that one can live life largely apparently uninterrupted by the vicissitudes of human style "choice". What choice-making occurs is only on a limited basis regarding enhancement of material survival through reducing the fear response.
The choice process is fully resolved in the moment of material attainment, which is to say the the Maraka native is happy with tangible proof of one's survival And does not spend a lifetime seeking ineffable qualities such as meaningfulness or enlightenment.
Shani's lordship emphasizes the role of the Reptile Brain, the source of signals encouraging survival through conformity and single-minded pursuit of material requirements.
Attributes of solid citizenry such as property ownership, military protection, lawfulness, conservative politics, respect for traditional social practices, respect of caste boundaries are
What is there:
Who is there:
Makara governs the"solar" side of Shani's terrain. Makara rules "bottom" of the pingala nadi = central solar channel in the subtle yogic body, the solar side of muladhara chakra.
Kumbha rules the"lunar" side of Shani's terrain. Kumbha governs the"bottom" of the ida nadi = the central lunar channel which rules on the left side of the sushumna. (Or, it can be seen to form a caduceus-type snake-wrap around the central core, crossing at chakra points. There are several viable models.)
Frawley's explanation of why Kuja is exalted in Makara, for example, is eminently sensible. (By contrast, Kuja is Kumbha is known to be weak and confused.)
Makara = "cold, dry" rashi, ruled by "cold, dry" Shani.
Mercury * Budha and Saturn * Shani are considered cold planets because they are concerned with material and mental matters notwithstanding the feelings of the heart.
As a generality, the four "cold" lagna are Mithuna, Kanya, Makara, and Kumbha. Natives of these four lagna tend to live on the material and/or mental surface of life. They may be esoterically cold-blooded deriving from their esoteric reptilian nature (particularly Sravana).
Their social identity is directed largely by their sense of mental activity (Mithuna and Kanya) or their sense of material obligation (Makara and Kumbha). As a result their bodies are less sensitive to the spiritual and emotional vibrations.
This general observation can definitely be changed when the Lord of Chandra is a sensitive planet, or when the lagnesha (for Makara, lagnesha is Shani) is conjunct (yuti) more spiritually or emotionally disposed planets such as Guru or Moon or more psychic influences like Rahu-Ketu , or when the lagna is favorable aspected, etc...
However as a general rule the cold signs live on the mental and material surface of life; they tend to be driven by surface concerns and they lack depth. If both radix lagna and radix Chandra are ruled by Budha or Shani, the"cold"attribute is doubled.
Chandra rules Bhava-7 for Ena lagna.
Makara lagna has a psycho-emotional predisposition to expect that establishing relationships and contractual agreements will provide their security and protection . They are happiest (not always successful but happiest) in contractual roles that express balancing and negotiating behaviors. E.g., marriage counselor, attorney, advising physician, arbitrator or negotiator, broker, financial dealmaker and any type of arranger.
Chandra's radix and navamsha rashi and any drishti to Chandra will show the native 's specific style of pursuing security and emotional fulfillment. (E.g., Moon ruled by Zukra gives balancing and designing roles in beauty and justice; ruled by Shani gives contract enforcement roles in government and large organizations; ruled by Surya negotiating role in entertainment etc.)
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