AUM som somaya namah
AUM hreem shreem chandraya namah
OM shram sreem shraum sah chandraya namah
Learning Pathway of
needs & feelings
चन्द्र candra [ चन्द् ]
Chandrama = Chandraya
Krishnaya =* Nishakara
Somana = Soma
Thomma = Tha = Thingat
Moon - Mens
Nanna = Inanna = Anna = Di-ana
Sin = Sinai = Serena = Selene
Luna - Aah - Iah
Calming Caretaking Chandra
is responsible for scheduled Emotional Learning Experiences within the School-of-Earth Curriculum.
Somana's curriculum is designed to develop Mastery in topics of Sensitivity
Attributed to Sahibdin, India, Mewar
Krishna as the ideal hero and lover
c. 1630-1635 * University of Virginia Collection
" I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel ."
" The emotions behind your thoughts determine the speed at which you manifest."
"We use our emotions. We use them. In their essence, they are simply part of the goodness of being alive, but instead of letting them be, we take them and use them to regain our ground.
We could just sit with the emotional energy and let it pass.
There's no particular need to spread blame and self-justification. Instead, we throw kerosene on the emotion so it will feel more real."
~~ When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times , by Pema Chödrön, page 70
cand [cf. Lat. candeo, candela]
Dadhi Shankha tushaarabham ksheero darnava sambhavam
Dadhi Shankha tushaarabham ksheero darnava sambhavam
Namaami shashinam somam shambhor mukuta bhushanam
" From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.
Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this.
From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment.
Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness."
-- H. H. Dalai Lama, The Path to Tranquility
" The mind can be the source of bondage, or it can be the source of liberation."
~~ Maitri Upanishad
Professor Chandra's CLASSROOM RULES and LEARNING-PLAN CONDITIONS
[Chandra-Mesha] comforted by forward pursuit * settled into warrior rhythms * needs vitalityChandra-Urisha] [uchcha] [mūlatrikoṇa if within 4-30 deg] comforted by precious values * settled into rhythmic gathering * needs luxury Chandra-Mithuna ] comforted by messaging * settled into rhythmic communications * needs to talk Chandra-Karkata] [svakshetra] comforted by maternal soothing * settled into tidal rhythms * needs to protect Chandra-Simha] comforted by creative display * settled into dramatic rhythms * needs attention Chandra-Kanya] comforted by remedial service * sensitive to logical argument * needs to help Chandra-Tula] comforted by ritual negotiation of agreements * sensitive to balance * needs to trade Chandra-Vṛścika] [nīcha] comforted by mystery * sensitive to trauma-healing * needs discovery Chandra-Dhanus] comforted by customary beliefs * settled into rhythmic received teachings * needs to feel wisely guided Chandra-Makara-Draco] comforted by hierarchy * sensitive to class-status * needs ritual ordering Chandra-Kumbha] comforted by friendship * sensitive to gridworks * needs marketplace connection Chandra-Meena] comforted by ancestral guidance * settled into rhythmic intuition * needs contemplative sanctuary
Regional names for Chandra * Moon
Chandra yuti other graha
These descriptions also apply to Chandra in mutual aspect
These descriptions also apply to Chandra in mutual aspectwith opposing graha
Samchara * Transits
Marriage partnership, assessed emotionally from the Chandra baseline
In the Persian-Arabic-European traditions, and in Jyotishavidya, Chandra is associated with the metal called Silver, Zilar, or Platinum, Arjan, Argyros, Argan, Argentia, Lujain, Rajata, et-cetera.
Historically, Chandra arrived within its current orbit around Earth within the not-too-distant past. Before serving as a Moon of Terra, Professor Chandra was a member of the asteroid belt that was itself produced by an explosion of Malana * the previous fourth planet counted from Surya.
With assistance from a galactically influential Comet Tail, the remainder fragment which was destined to serve as Earth's beloved, waters-taming Moon was towed from the debris field of Marduk into the orbit of Earth.
Many terrestrial improvements followed the arrival of candescent comforting Chandra, including some mechanical adaptations providing resonance which regulated ocean tides and eased the emotional calming of the humans. Somana's origins historically are much older than Terra.
Regional names for Chandra * Moon
Graha who like or dislike Lord Saumana
Challenges = shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle
English-language nomenclature for emotional states
South=dakshina = dakSiNA
movements in the southerly direction are forecast during many periods of Chandra
Luna from Codex de Sphaera c. 1469 CE
Challenges of Dusthamsha Chandra:
[Chandra in classroom-6] needs emotional problematicity and caretaking service * comfortable with service * familiar with injustice * needs to help
Chandra in classroom-8 needs emotional secrecy and cycles of identity-change
Chandra in classroom-12 needs emotional privacy and shielding enclosure
When Chandra shares a rashi or a bhava with other graha, the feelings and perceptions become more psycho-emotionally complex.
The Vimshottari dasha periods of graha which accompany Chandra may be emotionally charged, despite the potentially non-emotional character of the Vimshottari time-lord itself.
Soma is reflective, absorptive, and accommodating.
Soma psycho-emotionally sensitizes the Graha which He accompanies.
Time and Tide
the expression "time and tide wait for no man" comes from an era when the words "time" and "tide" meant the same thing.
morgentide and eventide
In the old English lexicon, "time" and "tide" are synonyms. The old word for "time" is indeed "tide" . As different dialects merged during the mixing of peoples in middle Engliand (Angles, Vikings, Gaelic-Britons) these two regional pronunciations of the same word began to separate in denotation. 'Tide' was counted via the push-pull cycle of ocean waters; 'time' was counted "of the clock" .
Madonna and Child, c. 1480, by Bernardino Luini
The Sevenfold Cause-and-Effect Method
QUOTATION from 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso .
An Open Heart : Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life . Nicholas Vreeland (Ed.), afterword by Khyongla Rato and Richard Gere. (2001).
" If we have been reborn time after time, it is evident that we have needed many mothers to give birth to us.
...the first cause bringing about bodhicitta is the recognition that all beings have been our mother.
The love and kindness shown us by our mother in this life would be difficult to repay. She endured many sleepless nights to care for us when we were helpless infants. She fed us and would have willingly sacrificed everything, including her own life, to spare ours.
As we contemplate her example of devoted love, we should consider that each and every being throughout existence has treated us this way.
Each dog, cat, fish, fly, and human being has at some point in the beginningless past been our mother and shown us overwhelming love and kindness. Such a thought should bring about our appreciation. This is the second cause of bodhicitta.
As we envision the present condition of all these beings, we begin to develop the desire to help them change their lot. This is the third cause, and out of it comes the fourth, a feeling of love cherishing all beings. This is an attraction toward all beings, similar to what a child feels upon seeing his or her mother.
This leads us to compassion, which is the fifth cause of bodhicitta. Compassion is a wish to separate these suffering beings, our mothers of the past, from their miserable situation.
At this point we also experience (the sixth cause) loving-kindness, a wish that all beings find happiness.
As we progress through these stages of responsibility, we go from wishing that all sentient beings find happiness and freedom from suffering to personally assuming responsibility for helping them enter this state beyond misery.
This is the final cause. As we scrutinize how best to help others, we are drawn to achieving the fully enlightened and omniscient state of Buddhahood."
Oceans and Emotions
" We say that the powerhouse is emotion and emotion is energy.
Your cellular structure is energy and your spiritual structure is energy.
Else it would be like giving a babe a motorcar and expecting it to drive.
Well, most of you are not driving very well!"
~~ Light Source P'taah - www.ptaah.com
from Kindness, Clarity, and Insight 25th Anniversary Edition
by 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso
ed + trans Jeffrey Hopkins, co-ed. Elizabeth Napper. p 20
" In day to day life if you lead a good life, honestly, with love, with compassion, with less selfishness, then automatically it will lead to nirvana....
We must implement these good teachings in daily life.
Whether you believe in God or not does not matter so much; whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much.
You must lead a good life.
That we humans can help each other is one of our unique human capacities.
We must share in other peoples' suffering; even if you cannot help with money, to show concern, to give moral support and express sympathy are themselves valuable.
This is what should be the basis of activities; whether one calls it religion or not does not matter.... In my simple religion, love is the key motivation."
"O" 1954- multimedia
= Chandra-Kuja rising in Vṛścika indriya-lagna |
"It's painful because you keep repeating it over and over and over, until you get it right. And what I found is that every time you have to repeat the lesson, it gets worse.
I call it, "God trying to get your attention." The universe trying to get your attention."Sooo we didn't get your attention the first time! We are going to have to hit you a little harder this time."
So I'm still doing it. I'm still learning.
And it seems worse, because it gets worse. I say, the universe is always trying to get your attention. Sometimes it starts out -- any major problem you encounter -- as a whisper. By the time it gets to be a storm, you've had a pebble knock you upside the head; you've had a brick; you've had a brick wall; you've had a house fall down. And before you know it, you are in the eye of the storm.
But long before you are in the eye of the storm, you've had many warnings, like little clues. So now my goal in life is not to have to hit the eye of the storm, but to catch it in the whisper. To get it the first time. I think the thing, the one thing that has allowed me to certainly achieve both material success and spiritual success, is the ability to listen to my instinct. I call it my inner voice.
It doesn't matter what you call it -- nature, instinct, higher power.
It's the ability to understand the difference between what your heart is saying and what your head is saying. I now always go with the heart.
Even when my head is saying, 'Oh, but this is the rational thing; this is really what you should do.' I always go with that little... feeling. The feeling.
I am where I am today because I have allowed myself to listen to my feelings."
classroom-1 The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are
mobile, active, emotionally vital, innovative, engineers, builders, culturally
identified, drivers, primarily concerned with giving birth and nourishing the
[Chandra in classroom-2] The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are bankers, financiers, accountants, book-keepers, historians, conservators, custodians, collectors, linguists, geneticists, record-keepers, conservers, storage agents, traditionalists, heritage preservationists
[Chandra in classroom-3] The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are busy, managers, commercially inclined, communicative, team-oriented, writers, announcers, project-administrators, detailed planners, schedulers, media-messagers, evangelists, salespeople, instructors, explainers, neighbors
[Chandra in classroom-4] [svabhava] [dikbala] The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are defenders, guardians of the place, wall-builders, locally rooted, parochial, gardeners, tenants, home-owners, land-stewards, ocean-sailors, foundational educators, dedicated to the settlement, farmers, fishers, police.
[Chandra in classroom-5] The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are famous, genius, center-stage, intelligent, entitled, celebrity, fashionable, game-players, romantic, creative, gamblers, entertaining, accustomed to being praised. Parents usually adore this child.
[Chandra in classroom-6] The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are sickly, indebted, addicted, unbalanced, engaged in ministries of service, practicing self-medication, helpful to others [not necessarily helpful to the native] criminal, accusing, falsely accused, exploited, polluted, blaming, medicating, betraying, assisting, victimized, marginalized, feeling overworked0and-underpaid. The caretakers may be crippled by toxic emotions or harmful substances which enslave them and spoil their health.
[Chandra in classroom-7] The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are bargainers, negotiators, brokers, attorneys, representatives, advocates, counselors, advisers, partners, alliance-crafters, trust-builders, equity-seekers, match-makers, deal-makers, contract-arrangers, balancers,
Chandra in classroom-8 The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are camouflaged, secret-keepers, healers, transformers, emotionally volatile, have hidden assets, restorative, rejuvenating, need new-birth initiation, have cloaked relationships, psychologically masked, aligned with dangerous conditions, interventionists, flow from crisis to crisis, need to feel the pulse of catastrophic change
[Chandra in classroom-9] The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are pious, devotional, priests, philosophers, indoctrinators, catechists, professors, presbyters, ritual adherents of the sacred teachings.
[Chandra in classroom-10] The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are socially prominent, recognized for leadership, organizational decision-makers, hold iconic roles, have executive authority, conventional, upstanding, known locally, visible symbols of the folk culture, respected in public life [not necessarily affectionate toward their children, 6th-from-5]
Chandra in classroom-11 The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are friendly, connected, community activists, earners, networkers, systematic, attend assemblies, fundraisers, marketplace-oriented, seeking profit, soothed by distributive-associative linkage
[Chandra in classroom-12] The caretakers-parents-schoolteacher-protectors are invisible, inaccessible, figments of the imagination, retreating, seeking sanctuary, ghostlike, engaged in private vision, secluded, stay in their bedroom, meditative, hospitalized, imprisoned, sequestered, in a distant land
emotional attachment, sentiment, sympathy
people + places of the past
Professor Chandra is the natural regulator of Bandhu Bhava
Chandra = significator for all things related to caretaking especially mother = matrukaraka
parents, patriotism, nurturing benefactors, care-takers, feeders, cooks, the mother in particular, food and eating customs, water and all things liquid, oceans and marine life, shelters and sheltering behaviors, protectors, protector deities, the homeland, the house, security and secured places, protection and defense, buildings, boats, vehicles and other protective shells, fish and sea-foods, schools and school-teachers (extensions of the home and the parents),
Folkways including the folk religions, gardens and nature-spirits (who are usually the basis of folk-religion); the polis = ancient walled cities, security of the polis via police, policies (4) that are not law(10) but are deeply abided by custom, customs officers and border police, licensers examiners and others who give approval to practice; 'patriotism' toward the fatherland, roots, establishment, basements and foundations.
Earth's Moon is called the Mother of human incarnation. Moon is Mind. In esoteric history the Moon was a site of deeply ancient civilization which is remembered only in the deepest under-layers of the subconscious Mind.
Releasing emotional memories through mirroring in marriage and intimate partnerships
Navamsha evaluation of spousal relationships reveals the spiritual intention behind each marriage, and shows specific dormant traits of the native which can only be seen consciously through the mirroring behavior of the spouse.
A more private, intimate and emotionally acute level of marital reality, which describes the overall emotional constitution of the spouse, is found in the relative bhava from Chandra. E.g., 7th-from-Chandra for spouse-1, 2nd-from-Chandra for spouse-2, 9th-from-Chandra for spouse-3, 4th-from-Chandra for spouse-4, and so on.
Emotional behavior of the spouse is a projection of one's own unacknowledged feelings, stored in memory. Through skillful adjustment of one's own emotional reactivity, unmet needs, projections, and beliefs, even a difficult position vis-à-vis natal Chandra can become quite manageable.
Marriage Opportunity = Liberation from Reactive Emotional Cycles
In particular certain angles to Soma provide a valuable opportunity to clarify unresolved family relationships. E.g., the partner who enters in the role of 9th-from-Chandra repeats many of the characteristics of one's own father, one's mother's father, and early religious teachers.
If there are unresolved emotions remaining from childhood experience with these specific role-players, the partnership timed by 9th-from-Chandra is an excellent opportunity to forgive and break free of past [akashic memory patterning] .
matrikaraka Chandra = primary significator of mother and mother-figures
the experience of the mother can be read from matrikaraka Chandra-lagna
What affects Chandra, affects the Mother
EXAMPLE = Pope-264 John-Paul-II 1920-2005 Karol Wojtyla
candescent comforting Chandra indicates a feeling of settlement, rootedness, anchored, protected, soothed by tidal push-pull cycles, caretaking instincts, nurturing and being nurtured
| TOPICS OF CHANDRa
Mother, Parents, Shelter, Homes and Home-Building, Roots, a place within the family tribe and nation, belongingness, physical and emotional security, generations, old age and the End of Life, transmission of the Root Culture, Schooling, school-teaching, shelter and protection, licensing and examinations, boundaries and defenses, oceans and oceanic products, feelings, caretaking, infants, mother-child bond, Real Estate, Homeland and Defense, property ownership-stewardship , patriotism and nationalism , stewardship and protectorates, stewardship of ethnic customs and practices , parochialism, regionalism, clinging to the past, parenting, custody, legal custodianship, mother and maternal attachment, nurture, stability and foundations, milk, pale reddish and pale whitish things
from: How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life
by 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso ,
trans. ed. Jeffrey Hopkins (p.67)
" Practice of the morality of individual liberation, whether lay or monastic, leads to contentment.... Examine your attitudes toward food, clothes, and shelter.
By reducing expectations you will promote contentment. the extra energy which is released should be devoted to meditation and to achieving cessation of problems, corresponding to the fourth and third noble truths. In this way, contentment is the basis, and the resulting action is called"liking meditation and abandonment."
We should be contented in material areas, for those are bound by limitation, but not with regard to the spiritual, which can be extended limitlessly.
However, with regard to compassion and altruism there is no limit, and thus we should not be content with the degree that we have. We are just the opposite; in the spiritual field we are content with slight amounts of practice and progress, but materially we always want more and more. It should be the other way around. Everyone needs to practice this, whether lay or monastic.
|QUOTATION from Destructive Emotions : How Can We Overcome Them? A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
narrated by Daniel Goleman,
foreword by 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . p.158
" Distinguishing between constructive and destructive emotions is right there to be observed in the moment when a destructive emotion arises -- the calmness, the tranquility, the balance of the mind are immediately disrupted .
Other emotions do not destroy equilibrium or the sense of well-being as soon as they arise, but in fact enhance it -- so they would be called constructive .
Also there are emotions that are aroused by intelligence.
For example, compassion can be aroused by pondering people who are suffering.
When the compassion is actually experienced, it is true that the mind is somewhat disturbed, but that is more on the surface.
The consequences of anger -- especially its long-term effects -- are that the mind is disturbed.
Typically, when compassion moves from simply being a mental state to behavior, it tends to manifest in ways that are of service to others, whereas when anger goes to the point of enactment it generally, of course, becomes destructive.
Even if it doesn't manifest as violence, if you have the capacity to help, you would refrain from helping. That too would be a kind of destructive emotion.
A Course in Miracles
"You may believe that you are responsible for what you do,
but not for what you think.
The truth is that you are responsible for what you think,
because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice.
What you do comes from what you think ."
Vocabulary for Chandra
Bronze cast Chola style (Bengaluru region) Krshna with Flute from ExoticIndia.com
soma = juice, extract, (esp.) the juice of the Soma plant; the Soma plant itselfThe climbing plant Sarcostema Viminalis or Asclepias Acida, its stalks were pressed between stones by the priests,
etymologyonline.com = English Moon
O.E. mon ,
... probably from base * me-"to measure," ..."
BPHS Ch. 7, Shloka-39-43
"Whatever results are to be known from Bandhu , Tanu, Dhana, Labha, and Dharma
Saravali , Sarga-7-13
" The Moon indicates poets, flowers,
eatables, beads, silver, conch, salt, water,
arrow, robes, ornaments, females,
ghee, sesamum, oil and sleep."
BPHS Ch. 3, Shloka-2 4
" The Moon is very windy and phlegmatic.
She is learned and has a round body.
She has auspicious looks and sweet speech,
is fickle-minded and very lustful."
BPHS Ch. 84, Shloka-7
Contemplate of Chandra white-coloured, dressed in white robes,
with two arms, carrying a mace in one hand and a Vara in the other,
adorned with white-coloured ornaments
and aboard a chariot Often horses.
Beauty, conception, childbirth, blood, calmness, mental condition, clothes, mother, emotions, feminine qualities, glandular system, groceries, commodities, basics, overall health, overall life (like first house), nocturnal, navigation, nourishing, passion, romantic idealism, peace, thinking, vegetation, want of practicality, white, water, womb (list adapted fromDas )
Essential Angle = Shani to Chandra
Even when the emotional impact of Shani-yuti-Chandra is not present in the radix or navamsha, understanding the implications of Shani's angle vis-à-vis Chandra is essential to understanding one's emotional makeup and pre-incarnationally planned path.
In the old days, village astrologers did not always have access to the radix lagna so they were forced to use the Chandra lagna as the basis for evaluating planetary angles.
These days with sharp modern Jyotisha software and the possibility of accurate-to-the-minute hospital birth certificates, it is tempting to disregard the Chandra lagna in favor of the materially influential radix lagna: the sign-degree ascending on the eastern horizon at the time of birth - especially when using the vidya of Jyotisha to read the charts of modern westerners.
It is truly exciting to have access to accurate radix lagna positions for making interpretations and predictions.
However, Chandra lagna remains a critically important viewpoint , because every single planet will impact the persons astral/emotional perceptions, and Those perceptions make the essential difference-- between the buoyant joy of divine connectedness versus the living death of psychic alienation -- in the modern individual.
If Shani occupies a favorable angle from Chandra, the native will be empowered to negotiate (over time) a reasonable balance between their private need for unconditional acceptance and their public need to demonstrate social conformity. If the angle is productive of polarizing catalysis , expect a struggle in this lifetime to establish permission to develop their psychic intuitive perceptions adequately. A very poor Shani/Chandra angle may block the person from divine communication entirely - leaving only the meager food of an alienated materialistic modern worldview to barely nourish their soul.
Soma rules the psycho-emotional body , called the astral body.
Soma rules the core relationship of life, the love bond with the mother (by extension, both parents, but essentially, the mother.
candescent comforting Chandra activates the physical body's water pump system, which is directly controlled by the emotions.
Chandra is the most complex graha in the nativity. Chandra's terrain covers the entire"Mind" manas = the entire realm of thought + emotion.
Chandra demands and rewards close, detailed attention. The full view of Chandra includes not only radix Bhava, rashi, drishti, but also a deep consideration of Soma in navamsha. This view from Bhava only is partial; please combine with other attributes before judging.
A woman may experience other women emotionally through her Chandra also .
Healing Anger: The Power of Patience from a Buddhist Perspective
by the 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso , trans. Geshe Thupten Jinpa
Under the Turbulence of Mind = a Stable Riverbed
" If there was some way you could put an immediate stop to the flow from the direction the water is coming from and the direction the water is flowing to, then you could keep the water still, and that would allow you to see the bed quite clearly.
Similarly, when you are able to stop your mind from chasing after sensory objects and when you can free your mind from being totally "blanked out,"
Then you will begin to see under this turbulence of the thought processes a kind of underlying stillness, an underlying clarity of mind.
This is because we are so habituate d to understanding our mind in terms of external objects that we tend to look at the world through our concepts, images, and so on.
There's a kind of absence, a kind of vacuity.
However, as you slowly progress and get used to it, you will begin to see an underlying clarity, a sort of luminosity."
" The past isn't dead. It isn't even past."
~~ Sound and Fury 1897-1962 novelist William Faulkner (Chandra-12)
candescent comforting Chandra activates the astral body which contains all memories that are typically
labeled the past. It is not normally realized that the past is a mirror of the future - but it is - so indeed Chandra also controls the future.
The astral body precedes entry into the physical body and the astral body survives physical death, time and again. So, the astral body which is composed of psycho-emotional memories, is very long-lasting! Not eternal, but robustly long-lasting.
A child's earliest memories are of their mother and indeed, candescent comforting Chandra activates the one's mother , relationship to the mother, and overall emotional constitution. All action-reaction emotional patterns, from obsessive-compulsive to avoidance to projection, are grounded through the Moon. Moon with Rahu hypercharges the emotional memories, and indicates a vivacious mother. Moon with Ketu causes emotional withdrawal, typically due to a mother who needs her space.
to understand a person's past, examine their Soma position in detail. The past is not a material reality, but it is a potent and often crippling psycho-emotional reality. Remember the past is composed of memories, and the core memory from our current lifetime is of life in utero. Memories from parallel lives create the current life. So - por supuesto - the Moon is our Mother and the Moon creates Life.
from: B.V. Raman, Three Hundred Important Combinations.
(10th ed., Delhi, 1991, 1947)."Malefics, Sukha-graha, and Neutrals " p. 5
" The Moon
He is malefic as ruler of 3, 6, 11, 4, 7, and 10
The Moon's portfolio includes the full range of our psycho-emotional attachments. Chandra's characteristics define the human's mother (or whomever served as our childhood emotional sustainer).
Chandra also indicates the nurturing container of the childhood family as a whole, and the unconditional acceptance (or not) which one has received from them.
Ultimately Chandra signifies human emotional capacity to form relationships with others - partners especially, but also our parents and our own children.
Chandra does not represent the true Self (which is beyond the planets) but rather the social-psycho-sexual-emotional core of the Mind.
Some reincarnations are blessed with awareness of two non-ego realms. They draw true peace from living either outside the ego-membrane - in the world of compassionate altruistic action -- or deep within the core of intimate divine communion -- which is buried in pre-ego childhood memory underneath the adult ego. These being are sheltered from much of the emotional suffering to which the normal ego-bound human is enslaved.
However, the more one is attached to that frail prison of ego-membrane attachments -- which is to say, the more one has been traumatized in childhood -- The more essential it is to understand the birth condition of the Vedic Moon .
Most of us reading this page will be treading somewhere along that path from total enslavement to ego- validation, to total freedom from all compulsions.
It is a common truth in Jyotisha that if a person is true to one's own Moon, one will be happy . One might not achieve wealth, fame, beauty, or worldly power - but one will be happy.
psycho-emotional core of the ego-membrane is a fairly happy place within most incarnations. It is the place of joyful childhood, of unconditional acceptance by the family, and of nurturing maternal love. If the Moon's needs are met and sustained in adulthood, a person may feel emotionally sheltered and fairly whole.
Some folks' spiritual ambitions will stop when they achieve basic emotional grounding through human relationship. Some folks will want to use the stability of adequate emotional grounding as a platform for further spiritual adventures in knowing God and serving humanity. Whichever your choice, understanding and catering to the complex condition of one's astral Moon is very important.
Parents, shelter-givers, care-givers
First and foremost Soma indicates the birth mother, because Soma's influence begins in the uterine fluids of conception. A child who is adopted at birth or even much later will identify consciously with the emotions of their adoptive mother, but the birth mother has the primary subconscious emotional influence.
Other Mothers signified by Chandra include spiritual mothers such as Tara the Mother of Buddha, Mother Mary, spiritual preceptors such as Mother Superior in a nunnery, the Muse, and all goddesses of the Great Traditions.
Profile the Mother(s) from rashi, bhava, graha drishti, and other characteristics of Chandra in radix, navamsha, and Dwadazamamza-10 .
Although the 4th rashi from radix lagna, 4th navamsha, and 4th Dwadazamamza-10 also yield important components of the mother profile, the key information about a person's mother, one's emotional needs and the behaviors one will exhibit when trying to get these needs met - is contained in Soma.
Conscious individuals will notice that the ten-year Vimshottari mahadasha of Chandra = a period of reconnection with the psychic, rational, and social aspects of the Mother.
General patterns of Chandra bhukti include:
In the nativity, look to Surya as the primary indicator of Father;
and Chandra as primary indicator of Mother.
matrikaraka Soma is the strongest karaka for Mother, but classroom-4 is complementary and secondary. Similarly, classroom-9 also indicates Father, but classroom-9 should be used as a complementary and secondary indicator. Use both to build the parental profile.
Consider Chandra - in Radix, Navamsha, and Dwadazamamza-10 - to show the core characteristics of the Mother.
Das commentary :
|"Moon in a water sign indicates that your emotional nature is more dominant, and you will hold onto feeling and connections.
Cancer and Scorpio are especially motherly and nurturing."
Chandra in classroom-4 [dikbala] comfortable with caretaking * familiar with culture-roots * needs a routine
overlapping significations of Chandra and bandhusthana
reading from Chandra lagna
Moon is the natural regulator of the 4th Domain. Read about bandhu bhava to gain a broader perspective on the Moon's portfolio.
In classical Jyotisha the Moon has equal or greater power to the lagna (ascendant).
Chandra gains dikbala when He occupies classroom-4.
Accurate readings cannot occur from the rashi-lagna only. Accurate readings require at least two preliminary scans: first from the rashi-lagna, second from Chandra-lagna.
Then more detailed scans such as from the mahadasha-pati, from the karaka, etc. are also required. In traditional India, where rural birth-times are unavailable or conflicting, accurate readings are often given from Chandra lagna alone.
After age 50, more accurate Jyotisha predictions are often produced by reading significations from the Chandra lagna firstly, indriya-lagna secondly, Svamsha thirdly, additional varga lagna additionally.
This benefit occurs because a mature person is more experienced emotionally, thus it is easier to identify the behaviors and environments that provide the best psycho-emotional support.
Although traditional texts indicate that Ravi and dharma bhava provide key information regarding one's father, 9th-from-Chandra reveals more about child's perception of the father's true character and position.
The child's emotionally raw perception remains most true even after its authenticity has been buried under layers of adult justification. As children mature and become more sophisticated social operators, they tend to re-formulate the social presentation of one's own father, focusing on external achievements and social position.
Yet, the childhood emotional perceptions are core. One's emotional relationship to one's father has many long-term implications, not the least of which is the recreation of the child-parent pattern in the adult marriages.
Therefore [9th-from-Chandra] should be used as the primary lagna for Father; once that bhava is known, then add information about the father's public life from dharma bhava in radix and Surya. Fine-tune the profile of the father from the role of Surya and dharmesha-9 within the D-12 dwadazamamza.
9th-from-Chandra engaged in awkward angles:
... by problematic occupants or aspects, expect emotional strain in the relationship with both the maternal grandfather and with one's own father. Such emotional strain with these two father-figures can reduce the benefits expected from supportive placements for Ravi or auspicious conditions in classroom-9.
Traditional texts which emphasize 9th-rashi and Surya as primary pitrikaraka and which ignore the effects of 9th-from-Chandra reflect the reality that in many historical cultures, fathers often do not play an emotionally critical role.
Rather, the father's central task is to prepare the child for an honorable and productive adult life within their community; normally this task does not really begin in the child's life until age seven.
However, in modern western culture, the father's essential importance in the child's early emotional development is increasingly recognized. Whether or not the father's culture tells him to relate emotionally to the child, children seem to have a natural expectation that a father will be present, supportive, and available. Whether or not the father is watching the child, the child is watching the father! It can be useful therefore to examine 9th-from-Chandra to observe the emotional connection between father and child.
Counting the Bhava to find Karaka details
Relationship between Surya and Chandra
... reveals much regarding the emotional reality of one's parents' relationship. If Surya and Chandra occupy a 1/7, 3/11, 4/10 or 5/9 angle to each other, the parents' relationship was likely affectionate and respectful.
However, if Surya and Chandra occupy either the mutually suspicious 2/12 or the unbalanced shad-ashtaka 6-8 challenge-angle, the parents' emotional relationship may express significant unevenness. The native has of course chosen to be born into this environment, because the native is presently approaching this particular problem-set in a stepwise fashion. It is a feature of the pre-incarnationally planned classroom in this life.
|~~ Bashar||"The PRESENT is not the result of the PAST.
Creation occurs only in the PRESENT, which is the Now result of what you Now believe to be most true for you.
Continuity from one present moment to the next is considered "normal", but is actually optional:
If you suddenly make a discrete shift in beliefs, you will experience a sudden discrete shift in your Now reality."
In reading the Jyotisha charts it is critically important to recognize the qualities of Chandra's navamsha . If the rashi and bhava of D-9 Chandra are ignored, only half the emotional core will be known and events will not be correctly predicted.
Also, the navamsha Moon is mission-critical in evaluating what type of nurturing support the native requires in their intimate relationships such as marriage.
The spouse's chart should afford some link to one's navamsha Somana position, if deep emotional harmony is to develop within the marriage. Also the choice of close friends is much dependent on the navamsha Moon.
However outside the social realm of relationships, one must appreciate one's own navamsha Moon qualities if one is to make emotionally positive choices all along the life path.
Navamsha Moon will show a level of deep need for validation, which can be consciously provided by choosing a profession, studies, and avocations which put the person in contact with psychically nourishing information.
Reading Emotional Relationships
One's psycho-emotional relationship to one's own physical body.
Chandra is the main karaka for the health of the physical body.
Rashi and rashi lord, navamsha and navamsha lord, significations of the radix bhava, and drishti upon Chandra will profoundly affect and define the state of one's physical health.
social identity, appearance, musculature
sports, hunting, dance, competitions, movement, vitality, birth
physical body head, skull, brain, blood
Feeling Emptiness, Feeling Compassion
14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (2005).
"According to some scientists, emotion is not necessarily negative. Emotion is a very strong feeling.
While some emotions are destructive, others are constructive. In a meeting with scientists, we concluded that there are emotions even in the Buddha's mind. There is a strong sense of caring and compassion and also the realization of emptiness.
In the beginning, there is just a vague feeling of emptiness. At that level, there is no emotion, but once you become more familiar with it, then that feeling increases.
At a certain level, the realization of emptiness also becomes a kind of emotion.
Therefore, in the practice of developing wisdom and loving-kindness / compassion, you strengthen these inner qualities and then reach a state where you have an upsurge of feeling called emotion.
We can clearly see this link between intellect and emotions.
Thus, the brain and heart can go side by side. I think this is the Buddhist approach."
| POSITIVE ATTACHMent
From Here to Enlightenment: An Introduction to Tsong-kha-pa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment , p. 35-36
" If your engagement with others is tainted by strong attachment, craving, aversion, anger, and so forth, then that form of grasping is undesirable.
So there can be positive attachment in this sense of active engagement.
Buddhist masters have long used the term attachment to describe the quality of compassion for others.
The True Enemy: afflictive emotion
~~ 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (2002).
Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment.
(Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive). TDL Publications.
" When practitioners cultivate the recognition that the emotional and mental afflictions are the true enemy
Practitioners recognize that as long as they remain under the control of the afflictions,
If, based on its recognition, practitioners
then generate a genuine and deeply felt aspiration to seek liberation from this bondage ,
14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso ,
" If we accept that liberation is possible , how exactly is it to be understood?
In the scriptures, liberation is characterized in terms of four features.
in the sense that one has definitely emerged from the process of unenlightened existence." Constructive Emotions
~~ 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (2005). Many Ways to Nirvana: Reflections and Advice on Right Living , Renuka Singh (Ed.)
" According to some scientists, emotion is not necessarily negative.
While some emotions are destructive , others are constructive.
In a meeting with scientists, we concluded that there are emotions even in the Buddha's mind.
At a certain level, the realization of emptiness also becomes a kind of emotion.
Therefore, in the practice of developing wisdom and loving-kindness / compassion,
We can clearly see this link between intellect and emotions . Thus, the brain and heart can go side by side.
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