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Amsha * Bhava

Varieties of Lagna

Rashi Lagna

Graha Occupying bhava-1

see also: Vyayapa * 12th-from-lagnesha = the distant lands that one may visit

Rahu yuti radical lagnesha

Ketu yuti radical lagnesha

lagnesha-1 Lagnesha in the 12 Domains


lagnesha-1 * Lagna Lord


Ascendant Lord

Planetary Ruler of the Rising Sign

Planetary lord of


Agent of Alignment

personality and purpose

Planetary lord of the Radix Lagna

~~ BPHS Ch. 12

Effects of Tanu bhava

"Fame, wealth, abundant pleasures, and comforts of the body will be acquired

if Lagna lord is in a movable rashi and be drishtied by a benefic graha."

Social Identity Markers in the Lagnesha

Psycho-socially, the lagnesha helps answer the question "Who am I? How do I see myself in my primary social context?"

Who, in my preconception of my social Self, am I really?

First, examine the position of lagnesha in D-1.

Bhava residence of Lagnesha = show the type of environments where one prefers to express one's destiny.

~~ BPHS, Ch. 40, Sl. 13

"An exchange of Rashi between Karma's Lord and Lagna's Lord will make the native associated with the king in a great manner."

Lagnesha = planetary ruler of the D-1 radical lagna = helps to establish

  • profile, preferences, environments, social attributes and flesh-body appearance

  • in which department of social life will the individual personality feel vitally energized and validated ?

  • how does one see oneself, profile oneself, identify oneself with external behaviors, pursuits, and characteristics of a particular social operation?
  • to which physical, natural environments is one naturally attuned?
  • in doing which activities one may feel oneself most useful, belonging, and appropriate?
  • which are the physical behaviors and environments where the native can perform strongly for social recognition (whether or not one is happy there)?

Lagna * line * ascendant * rising line

Radical Lagna = line of the earth's horizon at the time of birth

Most frequent use of the term Lagnesha = the planet which rules the rashi which is positioned on the radical lagna.

However, lagnesha can refer to the planetary ruler of any line including the line of Chandra's degree or any lagna in any diagram * varga.

  • The horizon line marks the point (in rashi, in Nakshatra, or by degree, depending on precision desired) of the zodiac which was facing due East at the moment of the native 's first breath.

Agency of lagnesha Shani'sThe primary agency-expression of lagnesha is the physical body as an integrated whole.

This fleshbody body acquires characteristics of the bhava in which the lagnesha resides. The personality and social behaviors also express the characteristics of the rashi and the bhava, including features such as drishti and samchara temporary effects upon that residence bhava.

the whole personality is composed of many coordinated sets of attributes = social attributes, physical attributes, emotional attributes. Only a small portion of these attributes is visible in the physical form.

Environment determined by bhava of Lagnesha

The spirit-in-a-fleshbody has a predisposition to seek a particular earthly environment. Generally, there are ways in which the individual self-identifies through participation in particular undertakings, ventures, traditions, and departments of society.

When considered as part of a total social-physical profile that includes various karaka, kendra rulers and attributes of Chandra, the lagnesha offers a reliable guide to self-chosen social roles and the environments which contain those roles.

Happiness: emotional vs. social-behavioral

Chandra and angles to Chandra will profile one' psycho- emotional condition.

  • Chandra shows the character of one's inner world of feelings and intuitive perception.

  • Regardless of what happens in the outside world, the native with a peaceful and balanced Chandra situation will be relatively happy.

Lagnesha profiles how the individual will fare socially in the outside world , how others view one and treat one, whether one has found a "good fit" with the external social environment. This fit which is the match between expectations and outcomes tends to contributes significantly toward happiness and self-satisfaction at the active, outward, social-physical level.

Lagnesha in radical lagna

Graha occupying the lagna = attributes which society assigns to the native 's identity.

Graha occupying the lagna indicate the force of social "pigeon-holing" social profiling = a strong social pressure upon the native to dramatize affinity with a particular social role or behavior.

Nativity exhibits a distinctively strongly developed affinity for a recognized social role or specialty.


Chandra = passive identity (except for Karkata for which Chandra is the lagnesha)

Chandra * Moon and lagnesha * ascendant ruler are the two most foundational profile elements.

  • Lagnesha = active, physical orientation toward a particular type of activity social environment.

  • Chandra = passive, fundamental emotional character and environments where the native feels naturally comfortable.

Natural 6th-from-lagnesha indicates challenges posed by bhava location of lagnesha

lagnesha ruler of bhava-1 occupies bhava-1

one's identity is aligned with the lively, innovative movement of physical vitality, personality integrity, bodily appearance

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-6 suggesting that illness, poverty, litigation, war, injustice, conflict, handicap, pollution, accusation, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-6 may become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity.

Naturally, any graha located in bhava-6 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle) by the agents of 6.

lagnesha ruler of bhava-1 occupies bhava-2

one's identity is aligned with the containment keeps-and-coops of banking, treasuries, language, and history

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-7 suggesting that matters of marriage, contracts, legal arrangements, and diplomacy, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-7 may become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity.

Naturally, any graha located in bhava-7 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle) by the agents of 7.

  • de Mundi Systemate 1643-1727 Isaac Newton * lagnesha Shani-yuti-Ketu * Shani-2 parivartamsha Guru-1. IN's worst struggles were interpersonal relationships. Trusts (7) were betrayed, and his partner (a flirtatious young Dutch scientist) broke his heart. Most of his legal dealings (7) were contentious, including several defamation lawsuits.

  • USA-Sen-Mass 1932-2009 Teddy Kennedy * Chandra

lagnesha ruler of bhava-1 occupies bhava-3

often writers, managers, administrators, planners, schedulers

one's identity is aligned with the conversational messaging of siblings, co-workers, the department, ensemble, daily business

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-8 suggesting that matters of secrecy, confidential information, catastrophic or unexpected changes, and rebirth of the identity, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-8 may become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity.

Naturally, any graha located in bhava-8 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle) by the agents of 8.

lagnesha ruler of bhava-1 occupies bhava-4

one's identity is aligned with the rootedness of mother-figures, security and predictability, the local settled environment

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-9 suggesting that matters of theory, doctrine, universities, globalism, father-figures, and conceptual discourse, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-9 may become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity.

Naturally, any graha located in bhava-9 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle) by the agents of 9.

lagnesha ruler of bhava-1 occupies bhava-5

one's identity is aligned with bright-lights radiance of drama, politics, games, intelligence, and creative performance

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-10 suggesting that governance, rank, status, reputation, law, policy, and maintenance of the social order, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-10 may become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity.

Naturally, any graha located in bhava-10 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle) by the agents of 10.

  • TM 1917-2008 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi * Guru

  • POTUS-45 Play to Win 1946- Beauty Pageants Donald Trump * lagnesha = nichha-Chandra-yuti-Ketu-5. DJT enjoys the casino business (5) and television celebrity (5) and he had fun with political elections (5). But in 2017 as POTUS-45 when he undertook the duties and responsibilities of governance (10) DJT encountered considerable hostility, accusation, and litigation against him.

lagnesha ruler of bhava-1 occupies bhava-6

one's identity is aligned with aid to the suffering expressed through ministries of service, medicine, military, and social problematics

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-12 suggesting that enclosures such as hospitals and monasteries, the bedroom, sanctuaries, and privacy, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-12 may become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity.

Naturally, any graha located in bhava-12 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle) by the agents of 12.

  • Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler

  • 52nd Dai, Dawoodi Bohra 1915-2014 Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin * Shani-Mithunaya * Shani in Bhava-6 * Budha-2 dainya- parivartamsha Shani-6 * the legacy leader of an ostracized minority faith community, the Syedna endured much personal pressure (Shani) both from health concerns and from internal enemies, during his nearly five decades of religious leadership. Nevertheless, the Budha-2 dainya- parivartamsha Shani-6 is deeply strengthening on a trine, supplying the qualities of patience (Shani) and commercial-financial acumen (Budha-2) which produced measureable improvements over time.

lagnesha ruler of bhava-1 occupies bhava-7

one's identity is aligned with the balancing grace of contracts, bargains, alliances

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-11 suggesting that economies, communities, social networks, and friendships, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-11 may become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity.

Naturally, any graha located in bhava-11 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle)by the agents of 11

lagnesha ruler of bhava-1 occupies bhava-8

one's identity is aligned with the mysteries of secrets, hidden assets, cycle of birth-and-death, classified information, and undisclosed knowledge

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-1 suggesting that matters of the physical body appearance, vitality, musculature, and identity, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-1 may become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity. Naturally, any graha located in bhava-1 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle) by the agents of 1.

lagnesha ruler of bhava-1 occupies bhava-9

one's identity is aligned with the paradigm of belief, emerging via global weltangschaung, universities, philosophy, theory, conceptual discourse, professorship

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-2 suggesting that matters of family-of-origin, accumulations of treasury, family genetics, language and historical knowledge lineages, matters of truth and voice, face, teeth, hair and eyes, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-2 may become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity.

Naturally, any graha located in bhava-2 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle) by the agents of 2.

  • Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie = lagnesha Chandra-9. Her biography expresses the challenges of bhava-2 genetics. Ms. Jolie has produced a public narrative detailing her genetic challenges and medical (6) treatments, since her family line (2) carries the gene sequence known to generate fatal breast cancer. No graha occupy 2, and dhanesha-Surya-yuti-Ketu, suggesting a willingness (Surya) to cut (Ketu). She chose the medical option of a prophylactic double mastectomy.

Example lagnesha in bhava-10 public iconic symbolic roles, highest visibility, leadership duties, familiar-face * lagnesha

one's identity is aligned with the rigidity of hierarchy, rank, social position

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-3 suggesting that matters of siblings, cousins, cohort, co-workers, commerce, meetings, management, announcements, public relations "spin" and communication, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-3 may become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity.

Naturally, any graha located in bhava-3 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle) by the agents of 3

lagnesha ruler of bhava-1 occupies bhava-11

one's identity is aligned with the connectivity of social networks, economic systems, friendships, elder sibling

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-4 suggesting that matters of the parents, the childhood home, the folkways, patriotism, comfortable established local habits and rhythms of life, land boundaries, roots, owned properties, farming and fishing, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-4 become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity. Naturally, any graha located in bhava-4 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle) by the agents of 4

  • 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso lagnesha Surya-11 + Budha-yuti-Ketu. His Holiness exemplifies the stresses and strains of dealing with conflicts, crimes, and injustice in the homeland.

lagnesha ruler of bhava-1 occupies bhava-12

one's identity is aligned with the quietude of meditation, clairsentient guidance, research, privacy, reflective and contemplative thought, enclosures, sanctuary, sleep

6th-from-lagnesha = bhava-5 suggesting that matters of children, unique creativity, games, fashion and style, politics, drama, celebrity, plus all of the other indicators of bhava-5 may become consistently adversarial to the smooth expression of the personal identity.

Naturally, any graha located in bhava-5 serve to increase the challenges of injustice, animosity and exploitation (6th angle) by the agents of 5

Simha - Leya lagnesha = Surya = entitlement, confidence uniqueness, radiance, righteousness

Environment-5 lagnesha Surya-Dhanushya + dhanapati-2/Vriddhi-pati-11 Budha
  • Autobiography of a Yogi 1893-1952 Swami Yogananda * icon of expression of Divine Intelligence (5) published (5 = 3rd-from-3rd) the famed Autobiography of a Yogi and became a celebrity (5) guru in a land of celebrities (sunny Los Angeles) by preaching a message of Self-Realization (5).

Karkata - Kadaga lagnesha = Chandra =

parents, root-culture, foundational teachers, ritual worship, emotion, intuition, shelter, rhythms, routines


For the Karkata - Kadaga nativity, Professor Chandra serves as the life-defining lagnesha.

Karkata natives have a predisposition to follow the established patterns. They prefer to be guided along the pathways of their parents (Chandra). They need (Chandra) to respect the scaffolding of the foundational schoolteachers. They need to repeat the reliable, rhythmic cultural conditions of their childhood. They are guardian protectors of the folkways, who provide shelter, nourishment, and boundaries.

Karkata natives are guided by a deeply emotional inner voice; however, the message of that voice is profoundly influenced by cohabiting graha which may co-reside or cast defining drishti into reflective, absorptive Chandra.

Example lagnesha in Environment-bhava-3 writing, publications, announcements, reporting, touring

Example lagnesha in Environment-bhava-8 revolutionary change, transformation of identity, catastrophic upheaval, Conditions of dematerialization * lagnesha Kumbha Zukra-yuti-Chandra

Example lagnesha in Environment- bhava-10 public iconic symbolic roles, highest visibility, leadership duties, familiar-face * lagnesha Mesha Chandra-yuti-Rahu

  • UK-Prince 1948- Charles of Wales * Chandra-yuti-Rahu * born into a widely recognized, prominent family (Chandra) lawfully, regularly (10) followed the prescriptive duty roster (10) of his parents. Without veering from the established obligations, Chandra-yuti-Rahu nevertheless added some challenge to the rigid protocols of 10. Leadership, patterns of social visibility at public events, iconic personality.

Mesha - Arya ++ Vrizchika - Kita

lagnesha = Kuja = sexual and athletic power, movement, innovation, pursuit, discovery

Environment-5 Mesha lagna = lagnesha

Mangala-Urisha + Rahu

  • USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King * Kuja-yuti-Rahu-uttama. Thrilling, invigorating speeches (2)driven (Mangala) by heritage values. MLK was the son, grandson, and great-grandson of legacy Black Church Baptist preachers. 2-family lineage. His words (2) propelled (Kuja) an extraordinary energetic explosion of talk about values (2) and Kuja produced vigorous action upon those values. Speeches about worth (Urisha) and history.

  • POTUS-pair-39 Caregiving 1927- Rosalynn Smith Carter * Kuja-5 * Surya-yuti-Kuja * political progress, creative empowerment to advance human rights (Simha)

Environment-5 Vrizchika - Kita lagna

  • Second Sex 1908-1986 Simone de Beauvoir = Mangala-Meena -5 * Somana-yuti-Kuja * dynamic production of literary works in philosophy. A celebrity intellectual figure, SdB role-modeled the character of confident academic genius to generations of university humanist women. Her famed romance (5) with the philosopher Jean Paul Sartre was a creative fire always burning. A bold dramatist, SdB refused to allow her creative love-life to be dampened by bourgeois marriage.

  • Ms. Magazine 1934- women's rights Gloria Steinem * Mangala-Meena -5 * Surya-yuti-Mangala. Similar to Simone de Beauvoir , GS exemplified a highly romantic (Surya) literary-political lifestyle unencumbered by the contractual burden of marriage (except for a union which endured for only 3 years, ending in widowhood). GS represented the personal-as-political awakening in feminist activism, and remains a celebrated (5) figure in American feminist narrative..

Environment-7 Mesha lagna = lawcourts, settlements, bargaining, negotiations, advocacy, representation, partnerships

  • POTUS-25 Gold Standard 1843-1901 William McKinley = Mangala-Thula -7* WM's career was built in multi-decade partnership with iron-and-steel magnate Mark Hanna. This powerful pair served each others' interests. WM promoted the growth of the steel cartels in Congress, while businessman Hanna did the public-relations spinning and the funding.

Vrizchika lagna = Environment 8

discoveries, mysteries, non-disclosure, sudden upheaval, danger, revolution, identity change

  • A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf plumbed the depths of her subconscious mind, and expressed her discoveries via writing = lagnesha Mangala-Mithunaya-8

  • POTUS-pair-40 Just Say No 1921-2016 Nancy Davis Reagan + Budha-yuti-Surya * skilled in courtly intrigue, keeper of confidences, double agent

  • USA Black Power 1925-1965 Nation of Islam Malcolm X * Kuja-8 parivartamsha Budha-6 * preacher of hate and violence, several name-changes, made a sudden turnaround declaring peace-is-possible, just before assassination

Vrizchika lagna = Environment-9

lagnesha Mangala-Karkata * nichha * global humanism, ideology, championship, drama of 5th-from-5th

  • Syriana 1961- drama-activist George Clooney. Dominating dramatist and businessman in the entertainment industry, Clooney is also a vigorous (Kuja) international (9) social-progressive activist (Kuja active). He is a relentless champion (Kuja) for displaced African peoples in Darfur, and refugee populations globally. Although he favors what many would consider hopeless causes, Clooney's Kuja-Karkata championship never surrenders.

Example lagnesha in Environment- bhava-10 public iconic symbolic roles, highest visibility, leadership duties, familiar-face

Environment-11 lagnesha Mangala-Kanya yuti karmesha-10 Surya

Environment-10 Vrizchika - Kita lagna= Mangala-Simha-10

  • POTUS-pair-38 Addiction Recovery 1918-2011 Betty Bloomer Ford . Her career focused upon fashion modeling, dance, entertainment, and politics. The first marriage due to Mangala in 7th-from-Chandra was beset by domestic violence, but the second marriage fared better. Eventually she out-shone her presidential husband's distinguished career by organizing the famed Betty Ford Clinic for addictions treatment - Mangala lagnesha rogesha. Public figures flocked to her clinic, which removed much of the stigma of addiction in social discourse and legitimized addictions treatment as a branch of socially approved medicine. Mangala-10 digbala dignity.

Mithunaya-Dvamdva and Kanya-Parthya

lagnesha = Budha

= conversation, messaging, analysis, logic, handcraft

Environment-7 lagnesha Budha-Dhanushya + bhratru-pati-3 Surya

  • Lord of the Rings 1892-1973 linguist J.R.R. Tolkien * declared throughout his life an unending love + identification with marriage (7) + delight in the persona of his beloved wife, Edith. The couple met in their early teens. They waited through JRRT's WW-1 war service. Unlike many of his killed friends, JRRT survived the war. They celebrated by getting married. bhratru-pati-3 in bhava-7 suggests that Edith Tolkien was a helpful agent of support to JRRT's writing,. Edith organized his correspondence and performed secretarial tasks (3) . She managed (3) the household in ways to support his writing. He loved her for it.

Example lagnesha Budha occupies 9

Dhanuzya - Haya and Meena - Antya

lagnesha = Guru

= belief, optimism, multiplicity, humanism, charity

Example lagnesha in bhava-4

Example lagnesha in Environment- bhava-10 public iconic symbolic roles, highest visibility, leadership duties, familiar-face

lagnesha Guru-Dhanuzya + Rahu + Budha

  • 49th Nizari Ismaili Imam, Agha Khan-4 Karim al-Husseini * respected world leader (10) of a doctrinal sect (Dhanushya). Has been a recognized, iconic-symbolic figure for the lifetime.

Vrishabha and Thula - Vanika lagnesha = Zukra = grace, balance, adjustability, diplomacy

Walden 1817-1862 abolition Henry David Thoreau * lagnesha Zukra-yuti-Rahu (8)

Environment-2 Zukra Vrischika

  • UK-PM Path to Power 1925-2013 Margaret Thatcher finance, banking, traditional values, conservative speech

Environment-4 lagnesha Zukra-Makara

Environment-3 lagnesha Zukra-Dhanuzya

Environment-8 secrecy, occult, non-disclosure Zukra-Urisha


Lagnesha in Engvironment-5 Zukra-Kanya = politics, drama, center-stage roles

Example lagnesha in Environment- bhava-10 public iconic symbolic roles, highest visibility, leadership duties, familiar-face * lagnesha

Makara-Draco and Kumbha - Ghata lagnesha = Shani = structure, lawfulness, maturity, sobriety

Example lagnesha in Environment bhava-2 lineage knowledge, treasuries, language

  • de Mundi Systemate 1643-1727 Isaac Newton was an extraordinarily complex person. Lagnesha Shani-yuti-Ketu-2 and Shani-2 parivartamsha Guru-1 among other striking features of the nativity. His overarching destiny was as a provisioner of knowledge treasuries (2) to the developing civilizations of the European west. However, a secondary offering was that in 1696 Newton obtained the sought-after financial role of Warden of the Mint during his Budha-Shani bhukti , and thus he became a provisioner of the coin of the realm into material treasuries.

Example lagnesha in Environment bhava-8

  • Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 assembly line Henry Ford * significant undisclosed activity, deeply secretive, hidden wartime affiliations

Example lagnesha in Environment- bhava-10 public iconic symbolic roles, highest visibility, leadership duties, familiar-face * lagnesha Shani

Conflict between lagnesha and graha-in-lagna

If strong graha in lagna send a contradictory message to the self-concept per lagnesha, expect internal conflict and struggle for effective self-definition .

one may feel socially rejected or personally confused by turns.

  • If the two conflicting messages can be resolved over time (Generally, they can, as these unique natives are often cross-cultural and have dual or triple professional competencies ) a wonderful personality with extraordinary gifts for managing social conflict may indeed emerge.

  • Time is the key for this arrangement -- especially if Shani is involved.

Physical Body = End Result of a Long Generative Process

Lagnesha also provides some information about the fleshbody and its presentation. However, To more completely judge the physical appearance, Chandra must also be assessed. Most perception of another's appearance is an emotional response to astral patterns in the aura. Not only judgments such as "beautiful" are emotional but even beliefs about whether a person is tall or short are mainly emotional.

The physical body is a direct expression of the astral bodies, the causal bodies, and the spiritual bodies which underlie and interpenetrate the physical form.

As the past-life information encoded in the subtle particulate matter of the finer bodies percolates into the physical form , the physical body receives its past-life-driven mandate to look and act in ways that carry out its ancient destiny.

Physical Appearance and Social validation

Radical lagna = the sign which was ascending on the eastern horizon at the moment of birth.

Radix lagna determines the appearance of the physical body and gross personality traits. Physical appearance and behaviors dictate to a considerable extent how the individual will be treated by others.

Lagnesha tells us about the individual's physical constitution, which in turn tells us how that individual is likely to be perceived by society.

After looking for the bhava and rashi significations, find the navamsha-lord-of-lagnesha to answer the more intimate question of how the native truly sees oneself.

The self-view may be in conflict with public opinion , but it will help the consulting Jyotishi know how to advice the native on ways to live more happily and authentically.

  • E.g., if lagnesha occupies a navamsha of Budha, and Budha is exalted and well placed radically , the self-concept matches traits of highly articulate and serving society intelligently as an "explainer of things ".

One may or may not actually be recognized as either articulate or useful. There could be karmic blocks in radix which prevent public validation. But one's subconscious dharma expectations (D-9) which are the accumulation of awareness built up from parallel lives , tells one to pursue this belief in their higher self as one's real self..

  • If lagnesha occupies a navamsha of Shani, and Shani occupies a kendra in radix, the self-dharma, or highest vision of oneself, is focused squarely on the material plane.

Even when Shani is exalted, His concern is with the practical application of social justice. Shani is not a theoretician. Shani is about work, practice, work.

Did I mention practice?

Such a person will seek social validation for the worth of their person through material accomplishments and financial well-being.

Such a person is also rather unlikely to consult a Jyotisha, since they do not generally require spiritual information to complete their dharmic view of"how it is ". However, you might see a lagnesha like this as a relative of a more spiritually inclined person.

  • E.g., if lagnesha occupies a navamsha of Kuja, and Kuja occupies a kendra in radix, the native 's self-dharma, or highest vision of himself, is focused in physical activity. This person is usually an athlete or at minimum well-coordinated physically.

One is naturally aggressive (or passive-aggressive); and strongly invested in being a busy, ambitious person. One enjoys the sporting challenge of contentious, conflicted, or quarrelsome environments This type of lagnesha is also unlikely to seek the Jyotishi's sage advice, but will often enter appear in the Jyotisha consultation as the male relative of a tamer client.

If the lagnesha is strongly empowered - such as, uttama or moolatrikona or svakshetra- and/or receiving drishti of functional benefics - the person will be born into favorable circumstances.

One will be physically strong and attractive, with past-life-acquired permission to have good self-esteem that is recognized by his parents, educators, and moral authorities in his culture.

One 's area of highest praise may be known according to the sign and house of the exalted lagnesha.

On the other end of the scale, if the lagnesha is strongly disempowered - such as, nichha and/or receiving drishti of functional or natural challenger papagraha one may be born into less comfortable family circumstances.

One may feel somewhat or perhaps extremely stigmatized, with limited past-life permission to receive social validation for their appearance, abilities, or conduct.


nichha graha = fallen planets = weakness = dysfunctionality of the planet's powers. The graha might be quite powerful in effect but this effect is not well-received in the native 's living environment.

For example,

  • nichha-Mangala is often accused of being sneaky, dishonest, exploitive, manipulative or passive aggressive. These are derogatory terms in modern social relations, and indeed nichha-Mangala can disturb the harmony of many less-conscious kinship (Karkata) relationships. Yet nichha-Mangala's notorious dysfunction can be converted to a high function behavior when ported out to a more suitable environment where squeezing, subversion, manipulation, and indirect emotional confrontations can be more valued. nichha-Mangala often finds a warm welcome in certain varieties of psychotherapy, intervention therapies, and military applications such as guerilla warfare where sneaky style of attack becomes a premium value.

Also nichha rules 5 + rules-10 Mangala-Karkata becomes a Yogakaraka. Although the native 's personal life may suffer some effects of hypocrisy or dishonesty, great contributions of literary or political arts (5) and social governance (10) can also be produced by these natives.

In a past-life setting, the native once deprived another of resources, took more than one's proper due, or misused the empowerment of which one is now deprived by the malfunctioning planet.

Before birth, one selects the timing of one's first breath to ensure that one will have the proper planetary rays in place in order to pay back whichever karmic debts one feels strong enough to undertake.

Fallen planets show not so much an arduous positive task one is obliged to perform; that is the role of Shani.

Nor do they show the bondage of obsession; that is Rahu.

Fallen planets indicate an expected capability which never manifests properly .

The normal resources of the planet are twisted, retarded, disoriented, or confused.

In that planet's area of expertise, society will expect its members to do, perceive, or cooperate in a culturally predetermined way.

Fallen planets indicate that the individual will fall short of social expectation, be considered unsuccessful, and feel marginalized in that performance area.

If the lagnesha occupies its nichhamza and is not rescued through some type of nichha-bhanga or healing parivartamsha, one may identify strongly with a socially marginalized status.

One's social challenge may be known according to the position of the nichha lagnesha.

Vimshottari dasha periods of the lagnesha

  • Period of the lagna lord increases validation for the flesh-body and the social traits of the lagnesha (both the easy parts and the difficult parts).

  • Period of an exalted lagnesha are likely to bring bodily excellence, performance success, and social accolades.

  • Period of a fallen lagnesha will also bring bodily strength and focus. But the nature of that strength will be characteristically stigmatized or only contingently accepte d by society.

Lagnesha in career

Lagnesha is also influential in career choices because lagnesha is an indicator of social standing and natural ability to function in the environments which match the rashi, bhava, and drishti characteristics of the lagnesha.

svakshetra Zukra in bhava-1 lagnesha for Thula-lagna

Zukra is additionally strengthened by accompanying dharma-ati Budha and Mangala lord of dhana for direct and confrontational speech.

Lagnesha shows broad environmental orientation, body type, musculature etc. which create natural suitability to develop certain career areas.

In determining career, also consider:

  • karmasthana * 10th-house * in radical kundali

  • the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

  • karmesha-10 plus ruler of the dazamamza-10

  • Surya karaka of center stage + In the modern information economy Budha is also a significant career indicator.

Chandra shows the dominant patterns in the astral bodies which create daily emotion.

Emotional patterns -selfish or compassionate, absorbing or generating - also contribute to suitability for particular forms of service.


Commentary from Das:

"The lord of the 1 is in a kendra

or Venus is in a kendra

or Jupiter is in a kendra.":

"The Ascendant lord, Venus or Jupiter are located in a Kendra, which will bless your overall life to some degree.

  • To have at least one good angular placement is of advantage for material life in general.
  • If all three planets are in Kendra, then the Yoga would have an accordingly more strong and powerful effect.

Fortune, wealth and other material blessings would be almost guaranteed throughout life."

Surya yuti radical lagnesha
  1. Surya-yuti-Chandra
  2. Surya-yuti-Kuja
  3. Surya-yuti-Budha
  4. Surya-yuti-Guru
  5. Surya-yuti-Zukra
  6. Surya yuti Shani

Increases the level of self-reference, brilliance of the aura, and gaming or gambling intelligence as evidenced in the personality integrity. May add a ruby glow to the appearance.

Surya yuti Shani

  • Opus Dei 1902-1975 St. Josemaria Escriva * Surya yuti Shani-lagnesha + Chandra. Shani-12 Parivartamsha Guru-1 Father Escriva was famed for the disciplined charisma (Surya-Shani) which characterized his brilliant political outreach (Surya) to the security-seeking (Chandra) and hierarchy-respecting (Shani) Roman-rite Catholic community.



Chandra yuti radical lagnesha
  1. Somana-yuti-Kuja
  2. Somana-yuti-Budha
  3. Somana-yuti-Guru
  4. Somana-yuti-Zukra
  5. Somana-yuti-Shani
  6. Somana-yuti-Surya


Somana-yuti-Kuja creates a powerful Chandra-Mangala yoga for the Karkata lagna or for the Mesha-or-Vrizchika lagna

  • Opus Dei 1902-1975 St. Josemaria Escriva * Somana-yuti-Shani-lagnesha + Surya. Father Escriva was famed for the emotional discipline (Chandra-Shani) which characterized his religious devotions.


  • POTUS-31 Challenge to Liberty 1874-1964 Herbert Hoover * Karkata lagnesha Budha-yuti-Chandra + Surya-yuti-Mangala. Hoover built a highly successful business (Budha) career in minerals mining (Kuja plumbing the depths). He was also an accomplished program administrator (Budha). However, the complex of graha near his Chandra were all to some degree afflicted by the strangling, refuse-to-release patterns of Azlesa. He lacked negotiation skills (Shani-7), had polarizing catalysis to apply the critical thinking skills of Budha when his own beliefs were under attack, and savaged (nichha Kuja) other with different views. These emotional disabilities ultimately damaged his presidency.

Mangala yuti radical lagnesha
  1. Kuja-yuti-Surya
  2. Kuja-yuti-Chandra
  3. Kuja-yuti-Budha
  4. Kuja-yuti-Guru
  5. Kuja-yuti-Zukra
  6. Kuja-yuti-Shani

Sound and Fury 1897-1962 novelist William Faulkner * Kuja-yuti-Budha-lagnesha + Surya-yuti-Guru

Budha yuti radical lagnesha
  1. Budha-yuti-Surya
  2. Budha-yuti-Chandra
  3. Budha-yuti-Mangala
  4. Budha-yuti-Guru
  5. Budha-yuti-Zukra
  6. Budha-yuti-Shani


Guru yuti radical lagnesha
  1. Guru-yuti-Surya
  2. Guru-yuti-Chandra
  3. Guru-yuti-Mangala
  4. Guru-yuti-Budha
  5. Guru-yuti-Zukra
  6. Guru-yuti-Shani

Italy-Dictator 1883-1945 Fascist Benito Mussolini * Guru-yuti-Zukra-lagnesha

POTUS-36 Great Society 1908-1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson * Guru-yuti-Mangala-Mangala + Surya-yuti-Chandra

Sound and Fury 1897-1962 novelist William Faulkner * Guru-yuti-Budha-lagnesha + Surya-yuti-Mangala

Zukra yuti radical lagnesha
  1. Zukra-yuti-Surya
  2. Zukra-yuti-Chandra
  3. Zukra-yuti-Mangala
  4. Zukra-yuti-Budha
  5. Zukra-yuti-Guru
  6. Zukra-yuti-Shani

Often handsome in appearance, with balanced facial features and a pleasing comportment of the physique. In a general way, combination of lagnesha with Zukra increases the social-material significations of Zukra including capital wealth, storage, sensual pleasures, partnerships, diplomacy, agreeability, and activities of equalization or balance.


Shani yuti radical lagnesha
  1. Shani-yuti-Surya
  2. Shani-yuti-Chandra
  3. Shani-yuti-Mangala
  4. Shani-yuti-Budha
  5. Shani-yuti-Guru
  6. Shani-yuti-Zukra
Increases the traits of Shani that may be displayed in the physical appearance or the social personality. Increases the elements of lawfulness, respect for the social order, and reduces the concern with individual celebrity or uniqueness (Shani).
Rahu yuti radical lagneshaRahu-izes the personality and increases the amount of thrilling excitement, exotic energy, social mobility ambition, or craving for privilege that emanates from the social-attribute-complex.

Ketu + radical lagnesha

Lagnesha Surya

Lagnesha Chandra

  • POTUS-45 Play to Win 1946- Beauty Pageants Donald Trump (5)

Lagnesha Mangala


Lagnesha Budha

Lagnesha Guru

Lagnesha Zukra

Lagnesha Shani

Apathy or disregard toward one's own role in society;

eccentric personality who seeks retreat

Disinterest toward the spiritual-physical connection

or disconnection from the physical body appearance

attention = scattered

widely dispersed physical activities.

May be an extraordinary spiritual figure

Generally, indicates widowhood or prefers to not marry


Never married

If Ketu + lagnesha + other graha, consider the other graha.

  • Moneyball 1963- drama-commerce Brad Pitt earns handsomely from his physical appearance. His Mangala-yuti-Ketu-lagnesha pairing is joined by Surya, Budha, and Chandra.

  • My Inventions 1856-1943 Nikola Tesla displayed a dashing figure in his younger adulthood, nattily dressed with every small detail of costume done to extreme perfection (a foreshadowing of later OCD). Although he ate (sparingly) at the luxury restaurant of his residential hotel, as confirmed celibate he absolutely always dined alone at a private table and would brook no companion. His lagnesha Mangala-yuti-Ketu pairing is joined by the settled, comfort-seeking, grounding agent bandesha-4 Chandra. Yet, the Ketu-lagnesha-cluster occurs in bhava-6 portending both great service to mankind (6) and the eventual onset of mental illness (6).

Generally one may be uncertain of one's physical appearance .

  • POTUS-45 Play to Win 1946- Beauty Pageants Donald Trump * Chandra-yuti-Ketu-nichha-5. Azlesa lagna. Mr. Trump's appearance is distinguished by his uniquely peculiar (Ketu) hairstyle.

Physically flighty or disconnected from the natural pattern of polarization of the muscular body.

May neglects basic grooming, chooses odd garments in which to clothe physical form, and has an unusual appearance.

Flesh-form appears a bit scattered, or haggard, or greyish, more dispersed than natural. Ketu-1 + lagnesha may have less interest or discipline regarding maintenance of the physical body vitality. Can be particularly psychically sensitive or standoffish, somewhat lacking social connective interest. Rather unengaged to learn customary habits of decorum and dress

Circumstances of birth are peculiar in some way. May indicate a multiple birth or some peculiarity of the birth process.

If Zukra is involved with Ketu + lagnesha , potential for some type of eccentric hair or facial grooming (or lack of it) which makes an otherwise attractive person look odd. Such manifestation as infelicitous hair dye, awkward or unflattering spectacles, clashing patterns in the clothing textiles,

One may feel socially disenchanted and as a result rather insecure. One does not quite know which social role is appropriate to the conditions of one's birth.

Flitting like a chameleon through various marginally satisfying roles, enjoying certain aspects of many different social environments but securely fitting in nowhere. one moves from pursuit to pursuit, environment to environment, looking for social validation but finding little of lasting value.

Always dissatisfied with one's personality integrity.

A longing for the imagined satisfaction of completed union with a fixed social definition.

Resignation to a separating, psychologically distanced relationship with one's "persona" in society.

Not clear quite who one is. A deep and ineffable, sense of loss for the individual identity, which seems to have been taken away by circumstances beyond one's control. A person whom one does not trust may be defining one's deepest identity.

For material success, the lagnesha and Shani (material grounding) should be strong. Then one will find safe harbor in some organization, ideology, or set of social practices which can provide self-definition.

In one's deep inner awareness, however, the fragility and temporary nature of the bodily manifestation will always be known, and attachment to a fixed social identity will remain rather weak.


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