final bhukti * final sub-period
of each Mahadasha
chidra-dasha * chidra-dasha
A time of closure, forgiveness, and release
chid * ched * chedi * chidr
lemma from Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon
chid (chedi) - IE cognate Latin 'scindo' (rescind)
chidra * torn asunder, containing holes, pierced, leaky, a hole, slit, cleft, opening or hole made by nature, the cartilage of the ear, pupil of the eye, to yield an opening or free access, defect, fault, blemish, imperfection , infirmity , weak point , foible. the number nine (there being 9 openings in the body). the lower regions
BPHS Ketu Mahadasha
See also: BPL's Modern observations upon Ketu Mahadasha
final bhukti = Ketu-Budha
Ketu-Budha chidradasha = 12 months
Closure, forgiveness, and release for unmet withdrawal and spiritual practice goals, and for the matters of Ketu's lord and Ketu's occupied house.
Ketu's bhava and His lord determine the style of these seven years of pilgrimage. Ketu-Budha period signals the end of the era of detachment from materialism , and the beginning of a 20-year period of love and * akarshana * (Zukra Mahadasha ) toward beauty and sensual pleasure in the material world.
(Except for Thula lagna and Mesha lagna, for which the forthcoming period of Zukra-Zukra = randhresha-8 or dhanapati-2, and thus an early destruction of sensual attachment may ensue.)
How Ketu-Budha officiates the "clean-out" and preparation for Zukra Mahadasha:
The method of forgiveness and release for Ketu's life period is determined by Budha's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
A mentalized, analytical assessment of accomplishment with a"cut your losses "attitude allows the native to accurately account (Budha) for what worked and what didn't. It is time to release any Ketu-oriented expectations which have not been realized in the past seven years.
For Dhanus lagna, Budha = yuvatipathi-7 +karmesha-10 .
For Thula lagna by contrast dharmesha-9 + ruler-of-12 Budha is prone toward religious teaching (9) and meditation (12).
Much depends on the angle between Ketu and Budha.
BPHS Zukra Mahadasha
the modern viewpoint of BP Lama on characteristics of Zukra Mahadasha
Zukra-Ketu chidradasha * duration 26 months
Closure, forgiveness, and release for unmet goals regarding terms of contract, deals and agreements, bargains and negotiations, love relationship and sense-pleasure, and for the matters of Zukra's two sthana reckoned from radical lagna, along with two sthana reckoned from Chandra-lagna.
How Zukra-Ketu officiates the clean-out, release, books-balancing and preparation for Surya Mahadasha :
The method of forgiveness and release for Zukra's life period is determined by Ketu's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
If Ketu occupies a favorable angle to Zukra (not 4th- or 6th-from-Zukra) then a marriage may remain intact. Yet the native draws inward, into the realm of psychic intuition and austere spiritual practice. One may become emotionally unavailable to the core partner, and the prospect of gaining spiritual nourishment through human love in any form may seem quite remote .
If Ketu occupies the 4th, 6th, 8th, or 12th from Zukra, physical separation due to Adversarial or moksha reaction to unmet relationship expectations is likely to occur.
In either case, matters of Ketu's radix sthana will provoke actions of attempted escape.
Incomplete separations during Zukra-Ketu:
Ironically for a supposed"completion" period, Ketu cannot finish the job. Ketu is never able to escape His bondage to eternal drishti of Rahu. Ketu-Rahu are locked into a fixed orbit of Chandra.
Ketu gazes longingly at His head, His passion, His sense of identity, purpose, and drive - Shri Rahu - knowing that Ketu's deep hunger to rejoin the Other half, to feel whole again, will never be realized.
Thus, the"closure"and"separation" indicated during Zukra-Ketu period are not truly accomplished . One retains awareness of the presence of Other through deep psychic connection to the partner.
The alliances formed during Zukra Mahadasha will drift apart, but these bonds are not destroyed. Nevertheless, a physical relationship, a shared living arrangement or even a shared country may be a thing of the past.
Much depends on the angle between Zukra and Ketu.
BPHS Surya Mahadasha
a modern interpretation of the nine bhukti periods of the Surya Mahadasha by BP Lama
Surya-Zukra period of forgiveness * duration 12 months
This is a bit of a balancing act, and the success of the balance depends significantly on the angle between Surya and Zukra.
How Surya-Zukra officiates the clean-out and preparation for Chandra Mahadasha :
The method of forgiveness and release for Surya's life period is determined by Zukra's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
Except in the most difficult cases where Zukra occupies a hostile 6-8 angle from Surya, it should be possible to achieve a final state of mutual appreciation in the core partnerships.
After a sustained campaign of forgiveness, it is time to release of tastes or attractions (or even addictions) which are incompatible with Surya's self-celebrating intelligence.
If Zukra occupies the shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle from Surya, the love partner may assume an adversarial role. When Surya-Zukra occupy a shad-ashtaka angle, anti-creative, anti-self-determination, anti-charismatic partnerships may be on schedule for more profound closure. Often the presenting cause for unsustainability is the ego-demand of the partner (business or personal) who may be draining the creative inspiration (Surya) from the native's own life reserves.
Contractual elationships which have consistently fallen below expectations
From the earliest idealized romantic crushes to later more mature partners in marriage avowal, all who may be blocking the light of the Divine Intelligence are on schedule to be forgiven for the disappointments they have caused.
Due to Zukra's natural inclination toward balance and pleasure, essential matching connections are typically sustaineable. Marriage and business partnership are up for review, but these contractual agreements are not unduly threatened during this close-out period.
Yet due to Surya's positive intention to live a higher self-directed, creative, divinely lighted life, it is time to release the unfulfilled expectations which can prevent intelligent relationship from moving forward into a more nurturing future (Chandra).
Expect frustration due to the natural conflict between Zukra's mandate to attract and attach vs. the mandate of any final bhukti to achieve separation and closure.
Future plans and emotional attachments which are intelligently sustainable can indeed deepen emotionally in the forthcoming Mahadasha of Soma.
However, relationships and projects which suppress self-direction are normally terminated and released..
Exempli gratia, in Thula lagna nativities, Zukra = randhresha-8 + lagnesha-1; one must, indeed, forgive oneself (lagnesha-1 ) and forgive the re-cycle of birth and death (randhresha-8 ) for enforcing those sudden, catastrophic changes which cause even the best-laid plans to go awry.
Exempli gratia, for Mesha lagna, Zukra rules-2 + Zukra rules-7. In Surya-Zukra period, one seeks closure on matters of treasury and family history, and also of the marriage contract and the whole business of making alliances and agreements.
Marriage remains intact, but an outdated marital contract (implicit or explicit) may need to be rewritten. Old love expectations which have outlived their time, past which one has simply matured and wizened, can be cheerfully released.
Much depends on the angle between Surya and Zukra, and the emotional impact of the bhava which Surya and Zukra respectively may rule from the basis of the Chandra-lagna.
see also: Modern observations on the Chandra Mahadasha, written by BP Lama
Chandra-Surya period = 6 months
How Chandra-Surya officiates the clean-out and preparation for Mangala Mahadasha :
Essential nurturing relationships to mother, one's own family, to sources of food and security, ownership of lands and vehicles, can probably be sustained.
Chandra-Kuja period may bring considerable wealth if the Chandra-Kuja angle is benevolent * evoking Chandra-Mangala Yoga.
Friction with the mother. If Kuja, a natural maraka, is also maraka rules-2 or ruler of 7th-from-Chandra matrikaraka, death of the mother or of oneself can be predicted.
However, relationships or commitments which have proved unpatriotic, unsupportive or emotionally dysfunctional , and clearly lacking improvement during the past ten years, are on the chopping block.
Surya can be ruthless. Much depends on the angle between Chandra and Surya. If Chandra = yuvatipathi-7 or karmesha-10 , signals the end of career.
BPHS Mangala Mahadasha
Modern interpretation of Mangala Mahadasha by BP Lama
Mangala-Chandra chidradasha duration 7 months
duration 7 months
duration 7 months Closure, forgiveness , and release for unmet competition and penetration goals, and for the matters of Mangala's two sthana. How Mangala-Chandra officiates
the clean-out and preparation for Rahu Mahadasha : The method of forgiveness and release for Mangala's life period is determined by Chandra's characteristics in D-1 and D-9. A parental, protective attitude of acceptance, informed by emotional intelligence, allows the native to make a final decision. One uses feelings, the vocabulary of emotional experience, and gut instinct, to determine what worked and what didn't, during Mangala Mahadasha. It is time to release any Kuja-oriented expectations which have not been realized in the past seven years. Competitive sport and adversarial legal contests that have not
been winnable; military and police incursions that have not succeeded (such as lost wars or unsolved crimes); sexual practices which are emotionally harmful; are all examples of relationships which Chandra will eliminate in a
know thyself emotionally frame of mind. Much depends on the angle between Kuja and Soma.
Closure, forgiveness , and release for unmet competition and penetration goals, and for the matters of Mangala's two sthana.
How Mangala-Chandra officiates the clean-out and preparation for Rahu Mahadasha :
The method of forgiveness and release for Mangala's life period is determined by Chandra's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
A parental, protective attitude of acceptance, informed by emotional intelligence, allows the native to make a final decision.
One uses feelings, the vocabulary of emotional experience, and gut instinct, to determine what worked and what didn't, during Mangala Mahadasha.
It is time to release any Kuja-oriented expectations which have not been realized in the past seven years.
Competitive sport and adversarial legal contests that have not been winnable; military and police incursions that have not succeeded (such as lost wars or unsolved crimes); sexual practices which are emotionally harmful; are all examples of relationships which Chandra will eliminate in a know thyself emotionally frame of mind.
Much depends on the angle between Kuja and Soma.
BPHS Rahu Mahadasha
a modern interpretation of Rahu Mahadasha by B. P. Lama
final bhukti = Rahu-Mangala
Rahu-Mangala period * duration 12.5 months
How Rahu-Kuja officiates the clean-out and preparation for Guru Mahadasha :
The method of forgiveness and release for Rahu's life period is determined by Kuja's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
A competitive, sporting attitude of enthusiasm for life, informed by hunter's instinct to capture its prey and a need to move vigorously , allows the native to make a final decision.
One uses the warrior's desire to win, engaging the five material senses, as the primary tool of evaluation to determine what worked and what didn't, during Rahu Mahadasha. The basic measurement is winning. Was the object of desire obtained? If so, enjoy it. If not, it is time to cut one's losses.
It is time to release any Rahu-oriented expectations which have not been realized in the past eighteen years. Kuja has the instinct to kill.
Rahu Mahadasha reigns for 18 years. The end of this epic period is also the closure of a very significant portion of one's total life path.
Much depends on the angle between Rahu and Kuja.
BPHS Guru Mahadasha
final bhukti = Guru-Rahu
Guru-Rahu chidradasha * duration 29 months
How Guru-Rahu officiates the"clean-out"and preparation for Shani Mahadasha :
The method of forgiveness and release for Mangala's life period is determined by Rahu's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
For Makara lagna, Rahu eliminates unsustainable or unexpandable projects and relationships in foreign lands (12) or amongst siblings-team-mates (3).
For Vrizchika lagna, Rahu is the "executioner" who eliminates unexpandable aspirations in wealth accumulation (2) and speculations, including children (5)
It is time to release any Guru-oriented expectations which have not been realized in the past sixteen years.
Much depends on the angle between Guru and Rahu.
BPHS Shani Mahadasha
BP Lama modern viewpoint on Shani Mahadasha
final bhukti = Shani-Guru
Shani-Guru chidradasha * duration 36 months
How Shani-Guru officiates the clean-out and preparation for Budha Mahadasha :
The method of forgiveness and release for Shani's life period is determined by Guru's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
Relationships based on duty and responsibility which have become unrealizable, unsustainable, or incapable of reaching a socially validated conclusion, will be eliminated.
A spirit of good-will and optimistic expectations for future improvement through wisdom (Guru) pervades the Shani-closure experience. Forgiveness is enthusiastic and heartfelt. One moves forward into the fast-paced, youthful attitudes of Budha Mahadasha with the pleasant knowledge that one's most severe and demanding duties are completed, as far as one is capable, in this life.
Likely continuation of relationships which involve children and their welfare, wisdom teachings, support of priests, or ceremonial religion . Social obligations that have been measurably completed, responsibilities fully satisfied, and conditions of law and order that have been dutifully maintained during Shani Mahadasha, can now be liberated into a fresh state of mental fluency and communicative speed.
Shani Mahadasha reigns for 19 years. The end of this epic period is also the closure of a very significant portion of one's total life path. Much depends on the angle between Shani and Guru.
Sen. John McCain was in the closure period of Shani-Guru-Kuja, with only five months left until the final day of Shani's 19-year mahadasha, when he lost the 04-Nov-2008 U.S. presidential election to his competitor, POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama.
Vidyapthi-5+rogesha-6 Shani-Kumbha in bhava-6 is an excellent graha, good for eradication of enemies, and lord of Chandra in politics bhava-5. Shani was a good political support for McCain for 19 years!
Yet, considering the exhaustion any person would feel at the end of Shani Mahadasha, it was no wonder that McCain's concession speech on the night of 4-Nov-2008, sounded to many as if he was expressing not sadness or resentment - but just plain Relief!
BPHS Budha Mahadasha
final bhukti = Budha-Shani
For POTUS-26 National Parks 1843-1919 Theodore Roosevelt , Budha-Shani bhukti ended his seven years as an extremely vigorous and productive conserver of national natural resources and completion of a great workload of political administrative projects. He worked until he nearly collapsed , but the work got done.
Budha-Shani chidradasha * duration 33 months
How Budha-Shani officiates the clean-out and preparation for the wandering era of Ketu Mahadasha :
The method of forgiveness and release for Budha's life period is determined by Shani's characteristics in D-1 and D-9.
To be eliminated: unmet youthful expectations; failed sibling, school-mate, and team-mate relationships; claims and arguments that have not borne out any satisfying truth; dysfunctional communication habits; socially invalid self-narrative accounts; naive, adolescent honesty in relationships; and general immaturity or lack of realism. the native feels obliged to become more shrewd and less trusting.
Shani will sustain those communicative relationships which support physical and social safety. Behaviors that facilitate maintenance of food, clothing, and shelter will continue. All else must go. Shani is unsentimental and His decisions can be harsh.
In preparation for the ungrounded spacey wandering of Ketu, Shani institutes a mental clean-up campaign. Shani insists that mental patterns in one's thought-world (Budha) must match up with material patterns in the social world (Shani).
In the big picture of the 120-year Vimshottari dasha, Shani's punitive realism is actually an essential safety correction designed to protect the native on one's forthcoming boundary-permeable, and confusion-prone era of Ketu
It is time to release any Budha-oriented expectations which have not been realized in the past 17 years. Budha-Shani is a famous period for " rowing up mentally .
If Budha-Shani period occurs in social-biological youth, before the Saturn Return at age 29-31, this period may signify devastatingly painful"reality-check" shocks via failed adolescent expectations. A very young adolescent could be completely overwhelmed by Shani's demand to assume adult pragmatic attitude and workloads. As with all Shani periods, results improve with chronological age and adult experience.
Shani in 3rd-from-Budha
The challenging angle here is Shani in 3rd-from-Budha. Results of Shani in 3rd-from-Budha include isolation , negative thinking to the extent of clinical depression. Draconian punishments which drive lighter thoughts from the youthful mind, imposing premature survival responsibilities through heavy work demands.
Somewhat easier when Shani = Yogakaraka, but generally Shani in 3rd-from-Budha = a very difficult era of"closure". forgiveness = not possible under the survival pressures of the Shani in 3rd-from-Budha angle
For all angles except the 3rd-from, much depends on the ease of the angle between Budha and Shani.
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