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In all your designs you will succeed,

and light will shine on your path.

~~ Books of Job, 22:28



cut, sharp, scratch, scrape, shear

Khara drekkana = 22nd decanate from lagna

Kharesha = ruler of the 22nd drekkana

i.e., Kharesha = ruler of the 8th dreshkhamsha D-3

wikipedia: Drekkana

see also: badakha

see also: Shri Poddar's causes of death via 36 drekkana


~~ Saravali, Ch 47, Shloka-2 2


" The 22nd decanate from the ascendant will denote the nature of one's death.

For example, by the nature of its lord , ( the humor, place etc.)"

Vocabulary for KHAr

  • ~~ Koeln Digital Sanskrit Lexicon

  • IE root *khar-, *kher-, *ghar-, *gher- = English 'cut',
  • = scratch, engrave

IE kher -> sker- = English = SHARP = screw, scrape, shard, shears, carnage, carnation (sharp petals!), crow

" carpal tunnel" disorder = "cut-in the nerve tunnel"

  • hard, harsh, rough, sharp, pungent, acid

  • solid

  • dense (clouds)

  • sharp, hot (wind)

  • hurtful, injurious, cutting (as speech or word)

  • sharp-edged

  • cruel

  • A donkey (so called from his cry) also a mule; an osprey; a heron; a crow

  • A thorny plant (sort of prickly nightshade, or perhaps Alhagi Maurorum)

  • Andropogon serratus

  • A quadrangular mound of earth for receiving the sacrificial vessels

  • A place arranged for building a house upon

  • name of the 25th year of the sixty years, Brihaspati cycle


  • scraping or rubbing with a sharp object
  • making worse any evil
Khara drekkana = the 22nd decanate from lagna
there are 36 = 1/10th portions called drekkana in the 360-degree circle

the 22nd drekkana =

In Jyotisha, the third bhava = 8th-from-8th.

According to the principle of bhavat bhavam, the 3rd amsha expresses the next-step, next iteration, of the death-and-rebirth 8th amsha

Therefore, the signification of 3 = death of death = completion of a life-cycle.

In many world cultures, three is the number of full completion = fulfillment of expectations.

Kharesha = sharp shears

Within the graphic design of the D-3 varga it is easier to see: the kharesha

  • the kharesha is ruler of the 8th bhava from D-3 lagna

The kharesha an indicator of the maximum lethal sharpness of the 8th amsha .

The movement of the kharesha is not really a sudden attack. Rather the accumulating, building, energizing patterns are moving toward eruption of force, but they are occulted * covered * undisclosed * and Therefore, these natural dynamics have not been noticed.

Thus for the inattentive, the release of energy triggered by the kharesha only seems sudden. Those who watch will not be surprised.

Due to its apparently sudden penetrating action, the Kharesha is sometimes called the Stinger .

  • Sudden turnings of the cycle of birth and death,

  • radical transformation of the vital life-force energy,

  • catastrophic shocks,

  • guerilla attack,

  • hidden insurgency.

It is also potentially relevant to consider the Kharesha as counted from the Chandra lagna and from the Svamsha .

Predictive considerations

if the Kharesha = a temporal marana-karaka within the radical nativity, its empowerment is much increased

If randhresha-8 occupies kundali indriya-lagna and the Kharesha occupies bhava-8,

  • the period of the Kharesha may generate a Sharp-Cutting experience as the kharesha cuts the cord of attachment to some outdated shell
    • life itself is eternal

  • the present material shell-protector-form However, May be threatened

If the Kharesha's power becomes strengthened by concurrent transit

or if the kharesha also the current lord of the vimshottari dasha sub-period

  • the kharesha can cut the cord = that silver cord which connects the soul to the flesh-protective-shell-organism

If the Kharesha occupies kundali indriya-lagna while randhresha-8 has strength , period of randhresha-8 may feature a penetrating cut or scrape of some variety -- not necessarily fatal but perhaps an encounter with sharp metal or poisonous stings

Kharesha yuti Rahu = much amplified encounters with the Conditions of dematerialization and forced transformations, especially during Vimshottari periods of Rahu

Lemma for English word 'evil':

  • O.E. yfel (Kentish evel ) bad, vicious,

  • from P.Gmc. *ubilaz (cf. O.Saxon ubil , Goth. ubils ),

  • from PIE *upelo-, giving the word an original sense of uppity, overreaching bounds;

    which [sense] slowly worsened.

  • In O.E., as in all the other early Teut. langs., exc. Scandinavian, this word is the most comprehensive adjectival expression of disapproval, dislike or disparagement [OED].

  • Evil was the word the Anglo-Saxons used, where we would use bad, cruel, unskillful, defective (adj.), or harm, criminalization / crime, misfortune, disease .

  • the meaning extreme moral wickedness was in O.E., but did not become the main sense until 18c.

  • Evil eye (L. Oculus malus was O.E. eage-yfel .


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