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Kuja Dosha


OM kram krim kraum sah bhaumaya namah

Kuja Dosha

Angarika Dosha

Mangalika * Manglik

martial competitiveness, dominance, pursuit of championship, aggression

graha drishti upon the marriage bhava

by Kuja * Angaraka * Mangala * Mangala

Is it Kuja Dosha? Mangala Drishti upon 7th-from-Chandra

Comments on other Drishti of Mangala


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Kuja Dosha = Mangala condition , usually with reference to Kuja's effect on yuvatibhava-7, 7th-from-Chandra and harmony in marriage .

  • Kuja = Mangala

  • Mangala = Mangala

  • Dosha = condition

In traditional Jyotisha interpretation, Kuja Dosha suggests marital stress due to excess warrior energy in the character of a partner.

Kuja Dosha fflicts the equity status of interpersonal relationships, both personal and professional. Native must win the perceived competition between the parties.

[Mangala in bhava-7]

[Mangala in bhava-7] provides a competitive, sporting, and physically instinctive character for the spouse. Kuja in bhava-7 does not indicate Kuja Dosha (mangalika).

Exception = Kuja-yuti-Chandra -7 wherein Kuja drishti reaches 7th-from-Chandra.

As a matter of advice to those with Kuja in any rashi in bhava-7, but particularly when Kuja is strong, the spouses should take care to maintain their own rooms within the home. Whether male or female, the spouse needs "a room of one's own" with private sleeping quarters such as an artist's studio, private library, sewing room, guest house, or other space in which the warrior can rest without interference while preparing for next day's battle. If this space is provided, Kuja will maintain sexual interest in the marriage, all can be well.

[Mangala in bhava-7] will cast drishti upon bhava-2, thus the second marriage is often affected by criticism, aggression, or warlike behaviors of the native directed toward the second spouse.

Kuja Dosha may be estimated from either the indriya-lagna or from the emotionally sensitive Chandra lagna.

To obtain additional verification, if Kuja-Dosha applies in the D-1 then kuja-drishti it may be confirmed secondarily from navamsha (D-9).

As a general rule, Kuja Dosha does not show full effect in the psycho-emotional dynamics of marriage unless Kuja-Dosha applies to BOTH 7th from indriya-lagna AND 7th-from-Chandra.

  • Pucci Prints 1914-1992 fashion Emilio Pucci= Mangala-7+ [Shukra-yuti-Surya] designer, vintner, fighter pilot * Kuja-7 drishti upon Shani in 7th-from-Chandra energizes sexuality, sport and military * Kuja drishti upon Shani-2 in 7th-from-Chandra restricts the transformative cycle. First marriage endured.

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Kuja Dosha is formed when Angarika resides in radix bhava-12, bhava-1, or bhava-4 .

The competitive, domineering, penetrating, and warlike (win-or-die) behaviors of Kuja thus cast drishti upon radix yuvati bhava

Mangala-1 often creates a significant Kuja Dosha for marriage. Particularly when Mangala activates 6-8-12. The competitive, penetrating, sporting energy of Kuja-1 can become intrusive.

Chandra * janma lagnaIf Mangala also casts drishti upon the 7th from Chandra (for first marriage) then Mangalika effects are fully realized.

If Mangala also resides in 6th, 7th, or the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra, then Kuja-dosha can become an exceptionally strong adversarial agent in marriage.

  • When Mangala casts drishti upon Chandra, aggressive words or actions are directed toward one's own sensitive emotional core.

  • one is already competitive or critical toward oneself, having internalized aggression from a parent (probably Mother), and thus the compounding effect of the spousal aggression (overt or covert) may be quite unbearable.


If Kuja-dosha exists in radix, then Kuja's placement in the 12th, 1st, or 4th navamsha may strengthen Mangala's competitive-domineering effect.

Mangala in 12 bhava

Kuja's effect only in reference to Kuja Dosha.

Mangala in bhava- 1

Mangala produces Movement

The mangalika personality needs space for moving.

If the freedom to move without restrictions is granted by BOTH the partner (7) AND the in-laws (8) then Mangala-dosha is rarely a problem.

Mangala-1 needs a modern marriage partner free of the old [Shani] cultural expectations and traditional social restrictions that historically restrained individual movement. In particular the in-laws must be respectful of innovative, initiating, and competitive features of the social personality.

Kuja Dosha expression for Mangala in bhava-2

  • potentially harsh speech. Kuja-2 in 8th from yuvati-sthāna may threaten to leave the union if restrictions are imposed upon natural free movements.

Kuja Dosha expression for [Mangala in bhava-4]

Often Mangala-4 is raised in a home culture which allows or even celebrates a certain amount of domestic squabbling. There may have been ongoing verbal war or 'cold-war' between the parents or possibly the caretakers had a physically responsive (spanking, hitting) method of upbringing the children. In adulthood, these behaviors may be replicated. Frequent bhava moves, renovation and construction projects, or conflict in family home. Mangala 4th Drishti upon kalatra-sthāna = fierce.

  • Home conflict can be overt or covert depending on the rashi of Kuja.

  • Repressed conflict more likely when Mangala is repressed in a rashi of Shani

  • Expressed conflict more likely when Mangala in a permissive sign of Guru/Surya

Kuja Dosha expression for Mangala in bhava-7

  • tends to be vigorously active and perhaps dominating in relationship; career is a very important outlet for this fleshly muscular dynamic energy Therefore, the native is greatly recommended to maintain a public career throughout life. (Kuja drishti to karma-bhava) .

Kuja Dosha expression for Mangala in bhava-8 * drishti to bhava-11-2-3

an early death of the mate; makes native accident-prone too.

Kuja Dosha expression for Mangala in bhava-12 * drishti to bhava-3-6-7

  • Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi was a constant walker, spinner, scribbler; he rarely sat still and his hands (3) were always moving. His relationships (7) experienced a normal amount of stress but potentially excess aggression was deployed via long separations Also Ketu in 7th-from-Chandra separations.

hidden passions and potential for deeply repressed anger = covert (12) actions [Kuja] which originate [Kuja] in the imagination and express an agenda of animosity or distrust emerging from the marriage (6th from 7th) .Said to produce the most harmful effect upon the daily diplomacy needed in marriage, because the uprising energy wells up from the subconscious (12) and is often not expected or understood.

Mangala in Rashi

See Mangala Main Page fofor longer descriptions of Kuja's behavior in the 12 rashi and 12 bhava

Brief descriptions of Kuja's effect sorted by dispositor. These descriptions apply only in reference to Kuja Dosha.

Kuja Dosha expression for Mangala in Rashi of Budha can be verbally aggressive. Mangala-Kanya tends toward verbal attacks using sarcastic and critical language. The barbs are hurtful although the factual content is often painfully accurate. In Mithuna, conversationally invasive Kuja may be a compulsive talker.

Kuja Dosha expression for Mangala in svakshetra pursues the goal as the huntsman and the deep miner: muscular and penetrating, with a burning instinct to Win. In Mesha, physically responsive and self-referential; in Kaurpi, psychologically aggressive and controlling.

Kuja Dosha expression for Mangala in Karkata * is emotionally passive-aggressive. Often compulsively manipulative, trying to sneak, trick, defraud, or get away with something. This is the most difficult rashi for Kuja. If in Aśleṣa - Naga in bhava-4, the native was manipulated by an unstable mother in early childhood, and is typically unable to sustain a non-manipulative adult relationship.

Kuja Dosha expression for Mangala in Rashi of Shani * = a social rule-enforcer. Makara represents the"rules of the jungle" One may become a captain of industry but treats one's spouse like an employee, seeking business objectives for the marriage * primarily, increasing one's social rank through spousal support *; in Kumbha, "rules of the assembly. Kuja sees the spouse as one friend among many; may interpret fidelity as a group experience.

Kuja Dosha expression for Mangala in Rashi of Shukra - instinctively seeks a physical and social basis for relationships, but may drive too aggressively toward sensual experience and compulsive re-engineering of new agreements. May not be able to leave well enough alone.

Kuja Dosha expression for Mangala in Rashi of Brihaspati - enforced knowledge. One may act generously and inclusively, but only in the environments wherein others follow one's own doctrine.

Kuja Dosha expression for Mangala in Rashi of Surya *Simha* aggressively promotes one's the integrity of one's own reasoning. the native will fight for recognition, and fight to assert that one's actions are morally right.

Kuja Dosha expression for Kuja-yuti-Rahu or Mangala-yuti-Ketu

  • rashi-and-bhava characteristics become strongly amplified
Mangala in bhava-7

... provides a competitive, sporting, and physically instinctive character for the spouse, but Kuja in bhava-7 does not directly harm the first marriage.

As a matter of advice to those with Kuja in any rashi in bhava-7, but particularly when Kuja is strong, the spouses should take care to maintain their own rooms within the home.

Whether male or female, the spouse needs "a room of one's own" with private sleeping quarters such as an artist's studio, private library, sewing room, guest bhava , or other space in which the warrior can rest without interference while preparing for next day's battle. If this space is provided, Kuja will maintain sexual interest in the marriage, all can be well.

[Mangala in bhava-7] will cast drishti upon bhava-2, thus the second lifepartnership may be affected by criticism, aggression, or warlike behaviors directed by the native toward the second spouse.

Hora Sara , Sarga-25, Shloka-4 0

" If Mangala is in its own bhava in the 7th bhava or in the 7th amsha, gives a poor husband who is addicted to other women."

Mangala in bhava-2 or Mangala in bhava-8

Parashara states that Kuja's drishti from dhana-sthāna or randhra-sthāna will also create Kuja dosha. Kuja in bhava-4 agitates bhava-8 energizing the subconscious anticipation of suddenly transformative events such decease of spouse or unexpected Divorce . Therefore Angarika in bhava-8 or bhava-2 provides a different variety of Kuja Dosha.

Casting Mangala-drishti from bhava-2, natural maraka Kuja exacerbates any existing threat of shell-death of spouse. Should Kuja also function as a temporal maraka, the risk of spousal death during Vimshottari dasha periods of Kuja is increased.

From dushthamsha bhava-8 , a number of marital problems may arise.

Conditions of the death of the physical shell are sudden, and involve heat, metal implements, weapons, and penetrating or aggressive movement. Increased likelihood of the spouse's dying together in a battle with the forces of nature or with each other.

  • voice of the life-partner * 2nd-from-7th * may be experienced as having a provocative or adversarial quality

  • the in-laws * family of spouse * may be experienced as competitive, adversarial, or incendiary. Expectation of attack, whether verbal, physical, or psychic, from the in-laws.

Conflict whether verbal or physical may occur in regard to management of the joint assets of marriage (, arguing about money).

Typically one was raised in a family-of-origin culture that supports a certain amount of conflict and arguing. The 7th drishti of Kuja is not overly strong, so this is not such a problem for the native oneself. However, the spouse and in-laws may increase the amount of conflict within the native 's family history (2) up to a point where the native becomes angry (during Kuja periods)..

Some disruption to the second marriage (if any).

Kuja's graha drishti strength

Mangala aspects the bhava which are geometrically positioned 4th, 7th, and 8th from Himself.

Kuja's graha drishti strength

  • 100% upon the bhava 4th-from Mangala's position

  • 100% upon the bhava 8th-from Mangala's position

  • 25% upon the bhava 7th-from Mangala's position

Therefore, the most severe"Kuja Dosha" effects occur when Mangala occupies either bhava-4 or bhava-12.

Kuja Dosha is very common:

About 30% of all nativities have Kuja occupying bhava 1, 4, 7, or 12.

  • If bhava-2 and bhava-8 are included are included as causes of Kuja Dosha, 50% of all nativities will display the Kuja Dosha.


Drishti from a strong subha * happy) planet upon radix bhava-7 can buffer or even neutralize the imbalance-seeking-a-remedy of Angaraka Dosha.

  • Additional buffering occur when Kuja is aspected by a benefic graha.


Kuja's 4th and 8th rays give 100% drishti.

Most energized angles:

  • 4th-from-radix-lagna

  • 12th-from-radix-lagna

  • the defensive, culturally-rooted, seasonal-calendar, routinized, patriotic, ethno-nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra (less)

  • 12th-from-Chandra (less)

[Mangala-Kanya] may offer a particularly growth-challenging learning opportunity producing verbal aggression via complaining, sarcasm and biting criticism.

[Mangala-Karkata] offers a learning challenge via confrontation with indirectly expressed anger which expresses in squeezing, manipulative, and controlling emotional behaviors.

  • Mangala's low-dose 7th ray, casting a 25% drishti to bhava-7 or 7th-from-Soma, may also be felt by sensitive people.

Radical Mangala in bhava-4

Childhood home and personal mentality

Especially the first marriage, most adults tend to imitate the habitual patterns of their parents' marriage. Ceteris paribus, people tend to follow the familiar habits and folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms with which they were raised.

A person who was socialized from childhood in a warlike home environment or within a home that featured the interactions of adversarial parents, would carry the painfully familiar home culture of their upbringing into their new home in marriage.

However, if the graha combine in ways that make it possible for a Kuja-4 person to enjoy a greater degree of freedom of movement and personal space, then many of the pernicious effects of Kuja-4 can dissipate. The key to success in marriage with Kuja-4 is a homelife which offers spaciousness and a long leash.

Radical Mangala in bhava-12

Private imagination, enemies of the marriage, clandestine affairs, meditation, the bedroom, monasteries and snactuary space, distant lands (terrestrial and extraterrestrial)

Similarly a person who experiences powerful internal discord within the sanctuary of their own mind - violent memories or harassment by ancestral spirits -- will also find that this private mental condition spills over into their marriage environment.

The much lighter influence of Mangala in lagna, or Mangala yuti Chandra, gives vitality to the physical body and causes the native to be a competitive, aggressive, sporting or warlike style of developed personality integrity (depending on the rashi and drishti to Kuja).

Mangala in bhava-1 casting drishti upon their bhava-7 does not necessarily experience marriage disturbance.

The marital culture may be vigorous and competitive, with both partners needing plenty of exercise!

If Kuja is healthy the marriage relationship can be active and healthy too, so long as there is adequate physical space for movement.

Effect from Chandra lagna

Chandra-Mangala Yoga is famous for encouraging innovation and prosperity.

Although Kuja's drishti to 7th-from-Chandra may signify a physically energized, argumentative, selfish, immature, or even overtly confrontational spouse, the financial results can be highly desirable.

As always, the smart spouse provides plenty of healthy outlets for Kuja energy, including well-timed personal departures from a home that sometimes feels too small.

Multiple marriages:

On a practical level, the nativity featuring Kuja in bhava-4 bhava-12 will probably have additional planetary significators for multiple marriages.

The good news = if Kuja casts drishti upon Yuvati bhava, Mangala will not also cast drishti upon dhana bhava, the domain of the second marriage.

hus a nativity suffering severe Kuja dosha in the first marriage is completely"paid up"after the struggle with disagreements and selfishness in the first marriage. They are often able to enter a second marriage on much more agreeable and generous terms.

QUOTATION from Dennis Harness, The Nakshatra: Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology (p. 134)

" When natal Mangala is placed in certain bhava a challenging condition called Kuja Dosha occurs which can results in difficult karma for early marriage.

It is generally considered better if both partners have Kuja dosha (Mangala in the first, second, fourth, seventh, eight, or twelfth bhava ) to balance or mitigate the negative interpersonal energy."

Competition, domination, sexual pursuit, invasive energy

Mangala is creative, productive, competitive, athletic, warrior energy.

Kuja dosha happens when Mangala shoots a ray of warlike, self-promoting , psychologically or physically penetrating, competitive energy into the marriage bhava .

Kuja Dosha can make the native fight for superiority with their spouse -- and other important partners like professional advisers and collaborators.

  • On the plus side, Mangala energy can keep sexual vitality levels quite high in long-term relationships. And Kuja Dosha does invigorate partner sports like squash and doubles tennis.

  • On the minus side, Kuja can be a powerfully invasive, animal-instinct, physical and psychological energy force that requires considerable self-awareness to control..

Career advantage

drishti of Kuja to kalatra bhava can be put to good use in careers involving negotiation, alliance-crafting, deal-making, bargaining, arbitration, and most types of competition-between-equals energy.

Higher consciousness folk use Mangala energy to fight for truth and justice.

But, the key word really is "fight" -- so this energy will be tricky to use well in marriage.


It is true that Manglik should not marry non-Manglik? Is this an acceptable concept?

Does the dosha gets cancelled or nullified?

Best Regards, Jai Ganesha

A: Remedial measures

Traditionally, the cure for Kuja Dosha in one's own Jyotishavidya nativity

is to marry another Manglik . Then, it is presumed, the two worthy opponents will battle as equals.

During the process of generating a high-vitality marital environment full of enthusiastic combat, it is expected that a double-Manglika couple will prove their mutual worth. It is expected that a lifestyle of daily combat would raise the partners' respect for each other.

In general practice, this works!

When the partners are lacking consciousness, severe Kuja Dosha can lead to emotionally abusive marriage. In addition to being physically aggressive, Mangala can also be socially or emotionally compulsively manipulative, passive-aggressive .

  • Kuja becomes emotionally passive-aggressive in Karka rashi; intensely so for Mangala in Aśleṣa.

  • Kuja becomes compulsively sarcastic and verbally critical when in Kanya rashi.

Physical space

  • Everyone needs a decent amount of space to live in, with"decent amount" being defined in local cultural practice.

  • However, regardless of local cultural norms, when Kuja occupies bhava-4 or bhava-12 in either Karkata or Kanya rashi, the native and their spouse will need either a great deal of physical space such as living in separate wings of a large mansion, or they will need careers involving frequent travel.

  • These natives cannot afford to feel trapped. If they feel a lack of living space, they will surely get on each others' nerves and start harassing each other.

  • In practice, most Westerners with severe Kuja Dosha, such as Kuja-Karkata yuti Rahu in bhava-4 or bhava-12, will not marry.

  • They will Typically, attempt the Western-style try before you buy live-in arrangement with their love interests, and discover how angry, cramped and uncomfortable they feel in small, shared marital quarters.

Value of parental supervision

  • In cultures with arranged marriage or no opportunity to test a pre-marital living arrangement, a responsible Jyotiṣika should arrange marriages for the most severe cases only between two Mangliks, and instruct the parents to monitor their married children's well-being during the early years of the Kuja Dosha marriage.

  • While young spouses are still maturing emotionally, parental intervention can be an effective Kuja Dosha remedy, and also an important protective service for the less-powerful spouse.

  • It benefits the families to be pro-actively aware that the Manglik marriage can succeed, but only with strong moral guidance from parents and other adult role models.

  • If the selfish, aggressive anger and criticism that Kuja Dosha spouses can generate in marriage are not tolerated within the family, one may be suitably restrained until the condition is outgrown with time (see below).

Even with good supervision -- and even if the Kuja Dosha is not severe -- the"Manglik" couple will need to learn conscious, constructive conflict resolution skills.

With good conflict management skills, a Manglik couple can realize the invigorating benefits of their mutual Kuja Dosha (including a vital sex life!) and avoid the potential emotional damages.

A: Manglika should wait for marriage after age 28

  • In Jyotisha terms, the planet Mangala matures at age 28.

  • Kuja Dosha usually starts to mellow in the personality integrity after the human age of thirty.

  • The best antidote for Kuja Dosha is to wait for marriage until at least age thirty, so that the Manglika can independently and organically develop more self-aware emotional maturity.

Don't be scared, it's manageable! It can usually be managed by providing extra physical space (" a room of one's own" ) and allowing both partners to develop professional work that siphons off the tensions of marriage.

Spiritual benefits of Kuja Dosha marriage:

Psychically, Kuja Dosha indicates that we choose as our spousal"mirror"a native who shows us irritating, adversarial truths about ourselves.

No one likes to see this type of immature, aggressive, selfish Martian behavior in themselves.

However, if one has Angaraka Dosha from bhava-4 or bhava-12, the chosen spouse is pre-incarnationally planned to be responsible for providing precisely this type of mirror.

It may be helpful for the Manglik to consider that they are battling an image of their own self, when they think they are battling some undesirable trait in the spouse.

Usually marital bliss is still possible for a Manglik but they must be willing to accept responsibility for their aggression, and admit that they are acting out a struggle that originates in internal conflict, within themselves.

Marriage therapy - and studying one's own D-1/D-9 - can be helpful to awaken this essential consciousness.

How bad can a Kuja Dosha get?

Most normal people are fairly well-balanced adults, parents, citizens... Kuja Dosha's Martial characteristics rarely reach the criminal extreme of physically annihilating the partner.

Normal human moral development provides checks and balances within the ego-membrane which allow Mangala's natural vitality to flow in safe and creative but vigorous ways.

For example, [nīcha] Kuja [Old Pathways Karkata] is passive- aggressive and prone to emotional volatility.

Yet, when this same miserable Karka-Mangala occupies the janma lagna, Kuja becomes a"yoga karaka" or a graha of highly benevolent

significations. As yoga-karaka for Karkata indriya-lagna, Mangala becomes the ruler of lucky bhava-5 and dignified bhava-10.

So, the 25%-strength of Kuja doshawhich is generated when Kuja rises in Karka, is compensated by native's strong character and fortune . One may not have a perfect marriage, but their spouse shares in the benefit of one's public dignity and auspicious children.

The biggest single improvement in Kuja dosha comes from the aspect of a benefic onto Mangala himself or onto yuvati bhava.

Aspects from Vrihaspati are very curative, giving the person a fundamental generosity and goodwill toward all.

  • Beneficiaries of a Guru drishti include the beleaguered spouse :) because Guru's drishti upon Kuja improves the viewpoint and expands the sense of humor. Marital Anger is still present but it feels much softer and becomes bearable through laughter and overall goodwill.

  • Aspects from Shukra or dharmesha-9 upon the marriage bhava are also softening and pleasing and will also improve the experience of living through marriage with Kuja-dosha..

Even the aspect of Shani on either Mangala or the 7th bhava will give longevity to the marriage. Although the partners will be oppressed, they will be loyal to their consecrated vows and the marriage painfully long-lived.


I have the worst possible Kuja Dosha: Karka Mangla in bandhu, with Rahu!

I am frightened of marriage and would prefer to remain a bachelor, but my parents are getting older and they are anxiously waiting for grandchildren. Currently I am 28 years old, nearly 29.

Since college days, I have enjoyed several satisfying romances with intelligent and cultivated women. But - true to form, I suppose - my best relationships have ended with a nasty emotional fight.

When I over-tired and "stressed out"at work (I am a physician in a busy emergency centre) I require"a great deal of space" -- as you so accurately write! -- to cool down and recover. When I am super-stressed, anyone who is occupying too much of "my space" will get driven out.

Looking back, I can see that I acted aggressively during the break-ups of my previous relationships. I wish it were different, but this seems to be my pattern. Can you suggest any rules for living or particular types of partner that might allow me to be happily married?

My parents are really pining for children, and I would not consider having children without committing to a marriage first.

Thanks for your kind advice and many blessings to you!

~~ Queensland, Australia


Real Marriage is for real adults, and real adults occur only after age thirty.

  1. Mangala matures at age 28.

  2. Rahu completes a full return by age 28. At this point, the native has experienced Rahu moving through every domain of their radix and navamsha, as well as contacting every graha and entering every Nakshatra .

  3. Shani completes a full return by age 31. By age 31, the native has experienced Shani moving through every domain of their radix and navamsha, as well as contacting every graha and entering every Nakshatra .

hus, the three greatest malefics are finished with the majority of their surprise karmic mischief-making by the native 's age of 31.

Even for severest Kuja Dosha, the wisdom of age can make it possible to have a satisfying, spouse-respecting, non-abusive marriage.

So, firstly, you should wait! Waiting is the best antidote to Kuja Dosha.

In general, in the West, where parents do not expect to control (and indeed will demure) their children's marriage choices, there is no reason to rush marriage whatsoever. It is a good rule of thumb for everyone to wait, if possible, until after 30 to enter their life partnership. By age 31, the pace of emotional and psychic change slows down quite dramatically. Self-knowledge and patience naturally increase. So, wait.

Also, consider your square footage. I know numerous Kuja Dosha couples who have sustained long marriages simply by making sure each spouse has their own clearly defined physical space in their joint home. A strong Mangala is very creative, productive, and dynamic. It needs its own creative studio space. It probably also needs its own bedroom and bathroom!

Kuja-dosha natives need not a mere corner of the kitchen or part of a room to call their own.

It needs to be a whole room, a sanctuary, dedicated to that person alone.

Also know expect fights. Sometimes, big fights. Fighting is not a marriage-breaker if there is somewhere to go after the fight. The fighting energy -- if one does not rush to suppress it -- can transform into sexual energy and that can be very nice in marriage.

But if the space, is too small then one may feel forced to suppress the fight -- and then suppress the sexual enthusiasm. Better to buy a bigger bhava !

American "dinkkie" couples (Double-Income-Childless-Couple), whose lifestyle allows only two high-earning adults per one big new American bhava , are generally Mangala -dominant people.

Kuja folk tend to have dynamic careers with good earnings since they have so much vital energy. They can afford a big bhava but they are self-oriented and don't want to fill it up with family. They have big auras and big ambitions. They need all that space for themselves.

Frankly, until I understood Kuja Dosha in marriage, I used to believe it was silly and maybe even immoral for two professional adults who travel constantly on business to own a big - often-empty - bhava . But it terms of Kuja Dosha, it makes sense. That's how they stay married.

Kuja Dosha folk need to have a war room/safe retreat where they can lick their wounds and plan their next attack :) He needs the den/garage and she needs the attic/sewing room, or they both need clearly defined home offices, or some other definite clear-boundary space which belongs only to one person and the other spouse NEVER invades.

he conventional cute picture of married couples living out of each other's pockets and sharing everything will never work for Mangaliks.

However, if the partners work to channel Kuja's adversarial energy consciously into career and vibrant sexuality - And they protect the sanctity of their personal physical territory - there need be no horror stories.

After investing more thought and money into developing their conscious marriage relationship than most, they might have a better more conscious marriage than most, too.

My advice:

  1. wait until age 31 (my condolences to your anxious parents, but this is essential!)

  2. buy a big bhava , with a private room for every individual including each child

  3. know thyself! Accept that marital fights are a normal and natural stress reaction for you, but maintain awareness to ensure that they don't get aggressively out of control

  4. establish a professional advising relationship with a qualified marriage therapist

  5. call on that professional when your marriage needs skill-building and wise guidance through the inevitable rough spots

  6. plan private time away from the stresses of family life, such as extended business trips, yoga vacations, or meditation retreats

  7. be compassionate with your spouse, children, and co-workers -- but most importantly, be compassionate with yourself

Kuja Dosha to the 7th radical bhava or 7th from Chandra has many fine shades are varieties. It is not so simplistic as often depicted in the popular magazines. The harshest angle originates from Kuja in bhava-4. In that case the native was raised in a combative childhood home, and one expects to continue fighting in the marriage as a familiar and comfortable habit. Unless the spouse also has a Kuja Dosha, the native 's urge to fight with the spouse will be misunderstood.

Some people like to fight, bicker, over-negotiate etc. in their intimate relationships. Arguing or other adversarial behavior makes them feel that the marriage is more alive. They are happier when there is some combat. Other people (those lacking Kuja Dosha) are not comfortable with much competition or argument in the marriage setting; they have different, more peaceful compatibility expectations.

That is why it is often suggested that two partners both having strong Kuja Dosha may enjoy a happy marriage - it is because Kuja Dosha brings a high level of physical energy (including sexual enthusiasm) into the marriage, and if both partners expect that, they can be quite happy.

Look carefully at Shukra (for the male) and look carefully at one's own navamsha, without much concern for the outside person. Look at what you personally need and expect. Be honest with oneself. Don't worry about tricky calculations like guna Bindu et-cetera - those are misleading out of context. First, establish a clear view of one's own behaviors in relationship, and be realistic.

It is clear from one's own navamsha+ yuvati-pati-7 , and from Shukra, precisely what one's "relationship work" in marriage must accomplish, in this life. One will attract the correct partner ( s) to accomplish the correct work.

Q: My spouse might have sun, Mangala and venus in his 7th bhava in the navamsha chart, which made me really nervous - since people say that Mangala in 7th causes divorce?

A: It's probably a good practice to disregard "what people say" . Often general opinion is lacking critical thinking skill, lacking education in Jyotisha scripture, and often rather superstitious.

Mangala in the seventh of either radix or navamsha charts does not cause divorce .

It is not a form of Kuja dosha . Being located within the marriage bhava , Kuja does not "see" the marriage bhava . Kuja in yuvati bhava gives a competitive and physically active spouse.

For a female, the spouse is usually a very work-oriented male who spends more time with other males -- at work, at the sports game, in male-oriented pursuits. This is not at all an indication of infidelity but rather an expression of a "man's man" who thrives in male contests, boasting, out-performing each other. (Female think this is silly behavior but males do need it.)

The spouse must have an outside career to provide competitive self-expression. The spouse is athletic.

For a male with Kuja in bhava-7, the wife is a strong career woman and probably also an athlete who needs significant leadership challenges to channel her dynamism. She is an alpha female" if Kuja is strong. Indicates healthy sex drive in the female, which also must be expressed cannot be contained.

However Kuja in 7th rashi does cast drishti upon bhava-2 making the native 's second marriage rather contentious and prone to verbal sparring.

Q: Pranams Barbara,

After visiting you website I am relieved of many fears....

I am much more rational and intellectual person. Being contemplative and spiritual person I do critical thinking about any situation or decision that I may face in the immediate future. Also I follow my intuitions. I am at a critical juncture in my life where I need to make a decision about marriage.

I met the girl online and instantly felt lot of attraction to her. After sometime I came to know that she has Kuja Dosha in 7th bhava from ascendant, which is strongest. She also has mercury in 7th bhava which is ruled by Gemini.

I am having trouble in deciding what to do. My intuition is telling me she"the one"and on the other side there is Kuja dosha so I am worried about compatibility and success of marriage.

Any guidance will be helpful from you.

Thank you for putting up such a nice and informative website that helps people like me.

A: Namaste

Thanks very much for your compliments on the study-materials available at I am delighted to know that students find the sample charts and interpretations to be useful. Best wishes for your success in Jyotisha studies!

Kuja Dosha to the 7th radical bhava or 7th from Chandra has many fine shades are varieties. It is not so simplistic as often depicted in the popular magazines.

The harshest angle originates from Kuja in bhava-4. In that case the native would have been raised in a childhood home where an adversarial or combative environment was felt to be 'normal', and one expects to continue fighting in the marriage as a familiar and comfortable habit. Unless the spouse also has a Kuja Dosha, the native 's urge to fight with the spouse as a way of recreating the qualities of their childhood environment (Chandra, 4) may be misunderstood as simply chronic aggression.

However, this Kuja energy is not necessarily a danger to the marriage. One would have to look carefully at the other marriage-compatibility and security-feeling factors, such as the bandesha-4 + Chandra as well as the yuvati-pati-7 + Shukra, to decide if it was really a threat to marriage or just a Mangala-ized comforting, soothing (4)behavior.

Some people like to fight, bicker, over-negotiate etc. in their intimate relationships. Arguing or other adversarial behavior makes them feel that the marriage is more alive. They are happier when there is some combat.

Other people (those lacking Kuja Dosha) are not comfortable with energetic competition or sporting argument in the marriage setting. They have more peaceful and placid expectations of compatibility within relationships.

That is why it is often suggested that two partners both having strong Kuja Dosha may enjoy a happy marriage. It is because Kuja Dosha brings a high level of physical vitality (including sexual enthusiasm) into the marriage. If both partners expect a good deal of Vital Movement in the union, they can be quite happy.

Relationship satisfaction depends on Matching expectations .

Look carefully at Shukra (for the male) and look carefully at one's own navamsha, without much concern for the outside person. Look at what you personally need and expect. Be honest with oneself. Don't worry about tricky calculations like guna bindu et-cetera - those are misleading out of context. First, establish a clear view of one's own behaviors in relationship, and be realistic. It is clear from one's own navamsha+ yuvati-pati-7 ,and from Shukra, precisely what one's "relationship work" in marriage must accomplish, in this life. One will attract the correct partner ( s) to accomplish the correct work.


Barbara Pijan Lama, Jyotishavidya

Q: ... a Manglik query. I have a exalted Mangala in 12th bhava and moon in Leonis in 7th. The Mangala has his nakshtra lord as Mangala too (Dhaniṣṭha nakshtra). The Mangala does has aspect by jupiter in virgo which might reduce the ill effect a bit but still considerably I guess.

I will be like and gt;30 when I marry. Since by this time (28) Mangala matures how difficult can things still get??

Since I might have a love marriage not sure if she might be a Manglik too.

My Mangala is also my atmakaraka and Arudh Lagna lord. In navamsha Mangala is in Leonis in 4th and in Dashamsa it is in Aries in 7th.

Please suggest remedy.

A: Namaste,

[uchcha] Kuja in bhava-12 is excellent for international business, but naturally His graha drishti upon yuvati bhava is disruptive to harmony in the marriage. Guru drishti upon a graha simply expands the capacity of the drishti'd graha to give its effect. Therefore, a Guru drishti does not reduce the manglik empowerment, but rather expands it.

TThe Kuja dosha emitting from bhava-12 is somewhat muted because the physical energy itself is somewhat muted when Mangala occupies the bhava of the bridge between the physical and astral planes. Some of your vital energy is spent in fantasies, imaginations, and dreaming - this portion of Mangala's power does not emerge in physical action.

Mangalika incompatibility and fighting in the marriage does not have to be a big homework-problem so long as each member of the marriage is allocated plenty of social-physical space. Do not try to live in cramped quarters, or live with relatives, or compromise the physical freedom of each spouse, in order to save money or to accede to the wishes of others. It is necessary to place one's own physical needs first in order to accommodate the Mangala energy. If one feel cramped, expect a backlash. If the Mangalika native feels trapped, one will rage in self-defensive action like a frustrated animal. Mangala represents the animal nature of the human.

The bigger problem for you is Chandra-Simha - comforted by creative display * settled into dramatic rhythms * needs attention located in bhava-7. Ruler of Ari Bhava in occupation of the bhava of marriage signifies that the native brings into the marriage bond, the classic negative behaviors of chronic argumentation, illness, financial imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, and self-righteous [Simha] blaming of others.

Mature caution regarding this Ruler-of-6-in-7th is advised. It has a tendency to blame your spouse for stimulating your own inner conflict. The conflict is present in your own inner narrative from birth. It is not "caused" by the spouse. The spouse is simply a mirror of it. You and only you can resolve the inner conflict by appreciating the family history and [akashic memory] which created the imbalance-seeking-a-remedy in the first place.

While it is correctable through self-management and self-observation, be aware that this tendency to argue in marriage is not produced by the spouse. It is produced by one's own self. In particular, be aware of a tendency to express ancient frustrations regarding one's mother upon the person of the female spouse.

The spouse may be a medical professional (ruler-of-6 in 7) and she is self-confident, but the husband expresses emotional volatility which is damaging to marriage.

When [uchcha] Kuja = Atmakaraka and rules Arudha lagna, the prospect for success in commercial business is truly excellent. You will have wealth, position, and competitive advantage due to your hard work, attention to the task, and your natural inclination to deal only with the other top competitors.

You are not interested in dealing with those who are uncompetitive, slow, or unprepared. You are fast, prepared, and aggressive in business dealings. Kuja in Simha-4th navamsha signifies that the wife puts forth most of her competitive energy in the home (she may invest most of her physical power into developing a home with children) while you can be a disruptive agent there, due to relation of Simha in 7th rashi to Simha in 4th navamsha. Much depends on condition of Surya for final determination.

Kuja in Mesha dashamamsha -10 is benevolent for having the physical athletic huntsman's competitive strength that is necessary to pursue business opportunities with sustained vigor. You are demanding, but you will do well if you produce more than others, if you stay consistently competitive. International venues are strongest if Kuja occupies vyaya bhava. Most people, outside of your marriage and family, will perceive you as a financially competitive and socially dominant man. It is only in marriage that petty aggressiveness and habitual blaming of the other may emerge.

The remedy is self-management. Look for similar patterns in your family history. In particular, observe how your father treats your mother and in what ways your mother may emotionally defend herself, perhaps by self-righteous arguing. The best solution is always charitable service to those who have one's own problem but who have the problem in a more profound degree.

In your case, service to those represented by your problematic bhava-6, Ari bhava Karkata which is 12th-from-Chandra , will have an alleviating effect on marriage frustration. Karkata - Kadaga are parents of children, unusually mothers, who are battered in their homes when their husband becomes an abusive enemies. It would be beneficial for you to donate some of your vigorous physical energy to service offerings such as building or repairing the battered women's shelter, assisting with financial management of the charity's bank accounts, or otherwise assisting to maintain the protective structure which shelters abused women and their children.

The reason for this particular Seva would be that one who is aware of the serious [akashic memory patterning] faced by the abused is less likely oneself to become an abuser. These women's husbands are abusive to them because the women are an easy target, and also because the women usually come from a long line of instigators who taunt their husbands and bring the situation to a violent pitch. You do not have to get involved in this drama but it is good to be aware of it, to prevent oneself slipping into a similar dysfunction.

Ultimately the mandate of bhava-6 is "serve or suffer" . If you are willing to offer service to those with abusive, damaged marriages, you will be able to prevent abuse and damage to trust within your own marriage.

All difficulties within the Jyotishavidya nativity

can be corrected through Seva.

Wishing you and your family every happiness, healing from sorrow, guidance by inner light, and success in all of life's endeavors,


Is it Kuja Dosha? Mangala Drishti upon 7th-from-Chandra

Q. I would like to know if having Mangala in 12th from moon lagna is still manglik.

A. Namaste,

In Hindi-culture pop-astrology, the term "manglik" Typically, Refers to Parashari-style Mangala drishti upon yuvati bhava.

However, it is quite legitimate to consider the glance of Mangala's energetic Eye upon the 7th-from-Chandra or upon Professor Chandra as having an impact on marriage and indeed upon all peer-to-peer relationships.

The impact of Mangala drishti to the bhava = 7th-from-Chandra would be felt not so much on the material plane in matters such as disagreement about money or children, but rather emotional disharmony would be experienced on the emotional (astral) plane in more sensitive matters such as fidelity and trust.

When Kuja casts drishti upon bhava-7, the native is motivated to be 'pro-active' toward the partner and the partnership. The movement is very direct and it can feel confrontational, although it is not always intended to be harmful.

For example, Kuja Dosha gives vigorous sexual activity , physical sporting movement , generally an abundance of excitement and muscularity with and around the Other.

That's why a"square footage" prescription which allows each partner to control their own defined, agreed boundaries can be so helpful in preserving a union where Kuja-Dosha is present in one of the partner's kundali. Having Mangala-individualized spatial boundaries can help protect the less aggressive partner against feeling invaded by their"I want your attention Right Now [Kuja] partner.

On the emotional plane, Kuja Dosha to 7th-from-Chandra may indicate a behavior pattern of being somewhat emotionally invasive. Or perhaps the native has a tendency to too-vigorously enquire into the minute-to-minute feelings and intuitions of the partner. One may require almost constant emotional interactivity with the partner in order to feel that the partnership is really"moving" .

Kuja Dosha may easily feel bored and restless in a partnership that seems static or unresponsive. To stimulate an active response, one could resort to movement that is apprehended by the partner as provocative or adversarial. For example, one might be too-frequent in one's exploratory queries

  • "how do you feel about me?" ,
  • "are you starting to feel attracted to someone else?" ,
  • "do you still think this relationship is working?"
  • "what do you want to do about our relationship?"
  • (having asked the same questions just yesterday).

There may be impatience with the partner's behavioral limits and a desire to compete with the partner with the prize awarded to whomever can be the most emotionally deep, exploratory, or revealing . This prize the native intends to win, of course, but as always Mangala only pays attention to His nearest competitors , so that number-two (who is, in a two-partner relationship, the only Other) receives the full, blunt-force focus of the native 's attention.

In the short term Mangala can stimulate relationship growth via competitive challenges. Yet soon the exhausted partner may seek a less warlike environment. However, if the partner is similarly competitive, these two might enjoy many happy years of partnered competition, alternately "besting" each other as beloved sparring partners, getting stronger by winning and losing to each other.

Kuja drishti to the 7th-from-Chandra could be an excellent professional trait in a psychotherapist, a forensic scientist digging for clues , a police detective , a diagnostic physician, a performance-oriented sports coach or sales coach - really any specialist whose job it is to push folks -- right up to their competitive limit. Naturally Mangala drishti to 7th-from-Chandra is not too helpful in maintaining a long term relationship, where the partnership needs to honor stability and acceptance as the priority values.

However, the young, pre-marriage relationships may be quite fulfilling for this native. In general when Kuja casts drishti upon 7th-from-Chandra, peer-to-peer relationships tend to be briefer and more sexualized . Mangala tends to sexualize high-voltage emotional interactions. When interactive emotional intensity runs high, Kuja prefers to channel the emotional energy into a kinetic, animal-instinctive form.

As with the classic Kuja Dosha to the 7th radix bhava , Mangala's drishti to 7th-from-Chandra is easier ultimately if both partner nativities feature the same yoga. Some other varieties of Kuja Dosha might be compatible with a nativity that features Mangala's drishti to 7th-from-Chandra.

  • For example, a masculine nativity that features Kuja drishti to one's own Chandra, would expect to be at war with the female archetype - whoever was the current representative of the archetype. In childhood, the mother or grandmother ... in adulthood, the female bhava-rulers, the wife, the female boss, the woman banker who controls your business loans ...
  • This male emotionally "expects " Feminine Nativities to be somewhat over-stimulating and adversarial , Therefore, he might be quite comfortable living with a feminine partner who badgers him toward emotional interaction, constantly trying to provoke a validating response.

Similarly if the masculine nativity features Mangala's drishti to 7th-from-Chandra, he might find a happy partner in the female whose nativity features Kuja dosha, Kuja drishti to 7th-from-Soma, or even Kuja drishti to Guru (karaka for the first husband). Perhaps a female having Mangala strong in first or 7th navamsha would also be quite comfortable with a spouse who seemed to be on the emotional attack sometimes. (The 'sometimes' being her own Vimshottari periods of Mangala.)

In conclusion: Mangala drishti to 7th-from-Chandra is indeed a variety of Kuja Dosha. It is the sign of a psycho-emotional Manglik which is different from a more physical Manglik.

The Dosha results in over-stimulation of the emotional plane of the partner, a tendency to invade the emotional space of the partner, and an instinct to compete with the partner in contests to achieve emotional domination.

This type of super-energetic, penetrating, always-moving dosha is not always a bad thing. It has positive professional applications, and it might be a desirable spousal trait for nativities that have strong Mangala indicators on their key relationship lagna. It is also good for "emotionally penetrating" professions such as psychiatry and police detective.

Wishing you and your family every happiness, healing from sorrow, guidance by inner light, and success in all of life's endeavors,




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