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  1. Shani in Meza * nichha
  2. Shani-Urisha
  3. Shani-Mithunaya
  4. Shani-Karkata
  5. Shani-Simha
  6. Shani-Kanya
  7. Shani-Thula * uttama
  8. Shani-Vrizchika
  9. Shani-Dhanuzya
  10. Shani-Makara-Draco
  11. Shani-Kumbha * mulatrikona 0-20
  12. Shani-Meena


OM sham shanaishcharaye samah


Professor Shani

Sauri * Sauron

Shanicarya * Sanisvaraya

Shanaideva Bhagavan

resides in


Meza * Kriya * Arya

Saturan * Kevan

Sauran * Shamash

Kronos * Kaivan * Khima * Ninurta

"The Old Sun"


Arya * Ars

Arietis * Aries * Avinas

Belier * Ram * al-Hamal

fear of being dominated * fear of being attacked


Jacob Wrestling with Angel

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903). Vision of the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel), 1888.

Oil on canvas at the National Gallery of Scotland.

Public Figures

Shani-1 = resistance to impulse + obligation to make regular, stepwise movements


Shani-2 = voice, song, family history, accumulated values, capital


Shani-3 = resistance to collaboration + obligatory communications

Shani-4 = resistance to parents + obligation to protect the home culture

Shani-5 = resistance to celebrity + obligation to regulate creativity, children

nichha-Shani in bhava-5 = position of compromised integrity via both rashi and bhava where social-duty Shani is weakened by Mesha's selfishness and Shani-5's fear of center-stage roles (5).

Shani-6 * resistance to dereliction + obligation to lawful ministry of service

Shani-7 * dig-bala resistance to equity + obliged to maintain lawful alliances

Shani-8 = resistance to hidden forces + obliged to lawfully keep secrets discovery

Behari commentary upon Shani-Mesha-8: "Increased longevity, but educational career, happiness from children, physical health and conjugal relationships are very much afflicted."

Shani-9 = resistance to changes in doctrine + obliged to take preacher-teacher role * demanding father

Shani-10 = resistance to social conventions + obliged to lawfully hold high-visibility roles

Shani-11 = resistance to friendly association + obliged to make lawful marketplace connections

Shani-12 = resistance to retreat + obliged to take lawful sanctuary

Mangala = neutral toward anti-movement Shani

Shani experiences the aggressive, invasive rashi of Mangala = hostile environment

Shani-Meza game-plan scripted elements may include:

  • fear of competitors

  • resistance to innovation

  • insistence that race and blood define the social law

  • heavy efforts to block new movements

  • obligation to impose lawful public order upon acts of innovation, initiation, competition and championship

  • survival fear of new blood, new birth, new race (racism)

  • muscular insufficiency, brain rigidity,

  • fear of indignity

Beneficial results from nichha-Shani

The curriculum taught by Professor Shani in any rashi can give optimum results in association with karma-sthana.

The disciplined approach of Professor Shani in any rashi produces systematic order, rules and regulations, and reliable methods of social-institutional governance.

Professor Shani is most comfortable in His teaching practice when He:

  • serves as karma-pati ruler of 10th-from
  • resides in radical bhava-10
  • resides in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra.

Enduring Shani produces best results * during the passage of lengthy periods of time * when He is placed in a kendra-bhava 1-4-7-10.

Shani also performs well *with age, realism, and common-sense experience* when placed in the upachaya bhava-3, bhava-6, bhava-10, and bhava-11.

Shani-Meza can produce very positive results in certain arrangements:

Shani-Meza + Mangala-Meza= highly structured dynamically active movements (Meza-Kuja) coupled with extraordinary work discipline (Shani)

  • Swing Time 1911-1995 dance theatre Ginger Rogers + Kuja-yuti-Rahu produced 70 movies, many of which represented the best Euro-American performance dancing of her century. Her dance partner Fred Astaire commented that Ginger was the hardest-working woman he had ever known.

karmesha-10 in bhava-1 for Mesha-lagna or Vrishabha lagna = distinguished governance (10) in conditions of government corruption, greed, ethnic violence, blood feud, superstitious fears.

Vriddhi-pati-11 in bhava-1 for Mesha-lagna or Meena lagna

Fear of Competitors

  • Bacteriology 1822-1895 Microbes Louis Pasteur * Shani-3-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-12-uttama * Mangala 4th-drishti-into Shani * Kuja-Shani mutual drishti. LP was a driven man. He published (3) vicious accusations against his scientific peers within his academic research papers (3) often denouncing the publications of his competitors. His research cohort (dozens of scientists working on the same problem) were attacked (Mangala) and excoriated (nichha-Shani-3) to assist LP's ambitious quest to dominate the field and control the business (3) of antibacterial products Rahu-yuti-Mangala-uttama. The defamatory attacks succeeded, although LP suffered numerous paralyzing brain hemorrhages from the pressure (nichha-Shani-3).

Social Ranking via Bloodline

Shani-nichha may impose a fearful, rigid, fear-based bloodline-based social pyramid, typically with strict hierarchical ranking and tight unforgiving formal protocol. Tribal caste domination.

  • Telepathy 1880-1949 esoterica Alice Bailey was born into the stiffest, most restrictive rank of the nearly morbid Victorian British middle class. By her own reckoning, AB's entire upbringing was strait-jacketed in an elaborate system of behavioral rules.

Ethnic blood war, blood-health disorders, brain disorders:

blood-hatred and ethnic-tribal survival resistance to systematic social-legal governance.

Fear and hatred toward institutional organization. May be associated with oppositional-defiant disorder.

Resistance (Shani) to force (Kuja)

Fixed state of resistance to perceived invasive threat and hatred of invaders.

  • VPOTUS Military Weapons Contracts 1941- Dick Cheney * Guru-yuti-Shani-nichha (1) = a notorious political hawk who announced threats of invasion from all persons ethnically diverse from himself, whether those persons were citizens of his own homeland or of other worlds.

Outcomes for the nichha Shani depend not only on the disposition of Mangala (and upon Shani's navamsha situation) but also upon Shani's bhava of residence. Shani-5 may produce heavy responsibilities for children (new life Mesha) or difficult pregnancies perhaps with difficult timing (Shani) or in difficult social-material circumstances.

The frustration of nichha-Shani arises from limiting conditions of racial-blood-physical scarcity and isolation. These harsh restrictions seem to be imposed by outside persons or events.

Breaking the curse

The spell (curse) of nichha-Shani can easily be broken. One may realize in a karma-dissolving moment that these intimidating, restricting, bigoted, bullying, nay-saying "others" are merely versions of oneself who are providing mirrors of one's own obverse originating impulse. (It was a thought, feeling, or action.)

Good people must do bad things (because the karmic obverse-system requires it). Bad people must do good things (because the karmic obverse-system requires it).

In that moment of acceptance of reality, Professor Shani beams with austere happiness as the Lesson Has Been Learned! Everything in duality-Earth has two sides! OK!

After that realization, the experience of intimidation by outside forces begins to dwindle. At each re-occurrence, one is blessed with the intelligence to ask the question: if I am experiencing this karma now, what was the system-mandated antecedent?

Shani-Mangala Battle

Shani-Mesha tends to put most of its regulatory, ordering, step-wise energy into building a shield of resistance against hot-blooded youth, warrior-competitors, against new birth, and against the instinctive, muscular urges of sexual pursuit, innovation, and movement.

  • Bacteriology 1822-1895 Microbes Louis Pasteur * Shani-3-nichha parivartamsha Kuja-12-uttama * was famed for holding a vial between his teeth to catch the saliva of a rabid dog (to be used in scientific research). In order to pursue his study of microbiological factors in disease, Pasteur worked intensively in life-threatening conditions with rabid dogs and anthrax-infected livestock with blood, with dangerous germs, and with violently sick animals. He also suffered from a long series of strokes (cerebral hemorrhage blood clotting) which caused paralysis (Shani).

Shani's social-ordering mandate struggles against Mangala's animal-vitality instincts. Fierce Constraint upon Kuja's kinetic forward pursuits such as survival hunting, competitive fighting, and sexual mating.

nichha- shani = primitive conflicts; blood-wars interfere with lawful government

in bhava-4: hard physical labor, scarcity and harsh survival conditions even possibly violence in the childhood home

Low vitality

Life-force vitality starts out fairly low due to most resources being deployed in battle.

Yet reserves of available life-force increase over time. Restrictive Shani gives better results with the limitations of age. The second half of life is typically easier.

Eventually, the native comes to understand the nature of the battle and this hard-won understanding deploys one's energy in a more shrewd and effective manner.

Compensating Jyotisha factors can increase or decrease the vitality levels at birth.

Gains of strength are expected when Shani = in kendra. Shani-Mesha will gain the power of endurance when in parivartamsha with Mangala in a rashi of Shani.

Additionally weakening of this disadvantageous placement may occur if Shani is simultaneously fighting other battles, such as Shani in hostile putra bhava or Shani-yuti-Rahu , which are both rather debilitating situations for the Lord of Static Anti-Change.

Overall However, it is a"slow start" placement characterized by a fear of invasive, dominating personalities which creates a psychology of resistance (Shani) to movement, sexual vitality, and birth (including one's own birth) in the context of constant (Shani) explosions of newness and blood.


The locus of muscular (Mesha) limitation (Shani), pinching restriction, and valiant struggle against blood reality is often in the brain itself.

Nichha-Shani can be associated with learning disabilities related to inadequate opportunity for physical movement, and ailments which are present at birth, often related to the blood or the brain. It is also possible that Shani-Mesha would manifest as social-educational restrictions based on racial (root) blood-identity (Mesha).

One may respond to Shani's at-birth limitations with considerable adaptive success, as the native must (Shani) act independently (Mesha) of conventional process.

The lifescript is usually distinguished by challenges in matters of birth, blood, brain, and restricted movements.

  • Imagine 1940-1980 Beatle John Lennon * nichha-Shani-yuti-Guru * severe learning disabilities in childhood; left school at 14; polarizing catalysis with unwanted pregnancies (Guru). Nevertheless, Guru-2 lagnesha and his personality expressed via voice, song, speech.

  • Zorro 1969- drama-commerce Catherine Zeta Jones * bipolar condition; left school at 14 to pursue dance-movement

  • Christian Science 1821-1910 Mary Baker Eddy * nichha-Shani-yuti-Guru (9) Nichha-Shani rogesha. MBE suffered a lifetime of nervous disorders which motivated her decades-long addiction to morphine. A minority view among certain forensic psychiatrists = she suffered from Psychotic Personality Disorder (PPD). Her dogmatic, judgmental father held punitively strict religious beliefs.

  • A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf * Guru-yuti-Shani (6) * recorded a lifetime of literary observation of herself, slowly succumbing to psycho-mental crisis. Educated at home.

  • POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan + Chandra-yuti-Rahu (4) RWR endured a 93-year lifespan ending with descent into Alzheimer's brain disease.

Professor Shani's teachings are intended to elucidate the system of karma which means obligatory action. The core principle of the karmic system in a dualistic subjective-objective mentality of Earth = every action produces a reaction; thus every thought produces its opposite thought, and every feeling produces its opposite feeling.

According to the etheric-originating karmic mechanism, if one has been the perpetrator of actions which have produced consequences of limitation and scarcity for those who seem to be outside oneself, the non-self objective others, then one must eventually experience these same physically-based, third-dimensional, frustrating insufficiences as a subjective personal experience.

The obverse-reverse mechanism can begin on the subjective side where one feels that an outside person or group is enforcing some species of Shani-type limit-lack-insufficiency-crush-pinch-impedance upon oneself. Or, the cycle can begin with one's own decision to impose this Shani-style experience of fear-reduction-brittleness-cramping-starvation-restriction upon (what appear to be) other sentient beings.

They are not "others" of course. They are distorted-mirror versions of one's own self. The karmic system simply ensures that everyone who participates in Earth's dualistic perceptual system must see Both Sides. Not every human who is presently incarnated on Earth is participating is participating in the karmic system, but most are.

Those born with nichha-Shani are typically experiencing the "subjective phase" which completes the section of Professor Shani's principled curriculum which educates all Earth-humans in the ways of the cycles of duality that govern all perceptions within the Earth-human mind.

The typical starting-mechanism for the particular karma of nichha-Shani may manifest from their seed-expectations as invasions, intrusions and forceful impositions (Mesha) at the level of brute physical reality.

When Professor Shani awakes after birth and finds Himself in the hostile classroom environment of Mangala-ruled Mesha, Shani's reaction to the invasive energy is naturally stiff resistance.

Mesha-style invasions may occur at the molecular, cellular, muscular, musculo-skeletal, glandular, or other physiological levels. It could be an entire army or a single germ.

The invasions often produce mirror images upon the emotional, social, financial, and mental levels. Thus one may notice a recurring pattern of Shani-pinch, Shani-exclusion, Shani-non-permission in matters of the physical body's free movement.

Depending on Kuja's empowerments, Professor Mangala's urge toward physical-sexual movement may be very strong. When Shani's ruler Mangala is empowered, the native could easily manifest as a dancer, stage performer, athlete, military champion, fashion-model, physical therapist, surgeon, deep-sea diver, race-car driver, miner, and many other uber-Kuja, muscle-driven activities which permit free and potentially exhilarating movement.

Nevertheless, nichha-Shani will impose the Pinch in the department of life indicated by Shani's bhava. The angle between Mangala and Shani is important. Mangala in 10th-from-Shani iis particularly acute, showing one who may have vigorous movement and intense restrictions as well, resulting in a highly frustrated personality.


In the end, because the powers of Shani vs Mangala are equally matched in the Shani-Mesha invade-resist environment the resistance is largely futile.

A stand-off is called as the native recognizes that most of one's life-force energy is being consumed in the battle between the irresistible force and the immovable object.

Shani's goal of species-survival will be met, although many dangers and obstacles do indeed obstruct the life-path.

  • Indeed, Shani in Vrizchika is similar to Shani in randhra bhava = it lengthens the lifeline somewhat.

Incomplete Understanding of Life-force Impulse

  • resists vitality, movement, new birth, innovation, competition, engines and energy

  • Obligation to Practice the Rules of Impulse Control

  • Repayment of the Consequences of selfish or immature decisions

  • regulation of primitive instincts, oppression of anarchy

  • negative effects of stiffening, seizing, freezing, drying, gravity, weight, sloth, or aging upon the Brain

Under attack

Shani wants law and order . Shani wants cool and dry routine. Shani is systematic. He craves a lawful, bureaucratic government structure, maintained by experienced elders. Shani needs hierarchy, normality, predictability, discipline, age, conformity, regularity, and austerity. He is cold, dry, brittle, and hard.

In Mesha, Shani feels constantly under attack. Mesha is the home of Shani's enemy : the young, hot, bloody, aggressive Mangala. In this hostile environment, Shani feels constant anxiety. Shani-Mesha lives in a state of fear, trepidation, and ongoing threat to His weakened and debilitated rigid systems. In Mesha rashi, Shanicarya like an elderly warrior may feel rather desperate and is often looking for reinforcements. He worries about another attack.

Psychologically, the nichha- Shani endures a lifetime pattern of chronic attacks upon the material, social, mental, and emotional structure of life .

Conditions in the bhava of Shani are explicitly hostile and disorderly due to the blood-impulsiveness of Mesha. Each attempt to impose a principled, predictable routine in this bhava produces more frustration.

  • contrary
  • defiant
  • disobedient
  • opposing
  • rebellious
  • unyielding

Social Structure can Fail due to Blood Fighting, Strongman Bullying, Alpha-Male Dominance, and Primitive Action

nichha- Shani produces a steady underlying expectation of social system-failure. Shani says: the day is coming when the structure will collapse under assault. There is much pessimism, nay-saying, and erosion in the rule of law.

The failure of lawful order often results in conditions of anarchy and invasive (Kuja) crime, especially rape and murder.

Shani's social conformist behavior requirements = constantly challenged by energetic, misbehaving, narcissistic entities.

The agents of attack = "alpha" males, sexual competitors, dominators, the blood-thirsty. One's own vital life-force and interior instincts tend to be repressed by the system. Predators produce a steady state of unconformity and misbehavior in matters of the afflicted bhava, so that Shani-Mesha may feel apprehensive in a world that is threatening and seemingly unlawful.

  • Total Surrender 1910-1997 Mother Teresa of Kolkata * Somana-yuti-Shani = Shani-5 = children, politics, celebrity, creativity. Her journals reveal anxiety, self-doubt creating conditions of emotional misery and chronic very painful heart (5) disease.

The life of Total Surrender 1910-1997 Mother Teresa of Kolkata also offers a splendid example of the misery of nichha-Shani-5 caused by resistance to political intelligence = political ignorance.

Her celebrated later life commitment to extreme service is also much amplified by her fabulously intense seva-yoga of uttama-Rahu yuti uttama-Chandra in Vrishabha-6. Also, her ability to promote extreme service as a cause célèbre - although she resisted direct political action - was much heightened by Surya-Mangala-9-Simha. No doubt, she was a powerhouse of mercy.

Her famous commitment to serve the ostracized and destitute (6) at their time of death (rogesha-6 Zukra in 8; randhresha-8 Chandra in 6) was compounded by her fierce refusal to demand political changes in the larger social system that was causing the injustice.

Her mission was often criticized for its staunch acceptance of the socially enforced brutality (Shani-Mesha) which many perceived to be the structural cause of the terrible poverty, humiliation, and disease endured by her beneficiaries. But she wasn't about to try to change that.

Shani-Mesha is primitive (Mesha) in action: abrupt, direct, sometimes bloody, muscular, sometimes brutal, fierce, and utterly neutral toward the vulgarity (Shani) of the flesh-body (Mesha). Total Surrender 1910-1997 Mother Teresa of Kolkata * Somana-yuti-Shani did not perceive her duty as abstract or complex or intellectualized. It was physical (Mesha) and it involved simple, direct movements - such as gently turning the heads of the dying so that they could face the sun.

. She enacted the plain-and-simple steps (Shani) which helped to infuse the reality of physical death (Zukra-8) with basic humanity (Chandra-6) - and assured by Shani-Mesha drishti to 7, 11, and 2 - simply no more than that.

After a long struggle, Shani obtains vitality, priority, and the lawful right to be First.

Obligation to Practice the Rules of slow, step-wise, established social practice; just and orderly distribution of assets (Kumbha); and the ability to coordinate graciously with the effects of Time

A tremendous worker, one is very active - often, hyperactive - due to nichha-Shani having so little permission to rest.

Illnesses of blood and brain, due to lack of rest.

One feels chronically that there simply is not enough time (Shani) to do things in an orderly way; but in any case something must be done; and that with haste.

There is a great fury to accomplish long-term plans within a highly compressed time frame. It is a super-human drive to accomplish more in less time, which can overflow into an Atlas Complex --feeling that the whole world rests upon one's bony shoulders.

Tendency to rush into commitments and responsibilities without adequate assessment of the time and resources required. Shani's usual caution and restraint is almost completely lacking.

The laboring life begins in adolescence and retirement comes very late, if at all.

  • Zorro 1969- drama-commerce Catherine Zeta Jones started her entertainment career far from home at age 15

  • POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan Shani-4 + Chandra-yuti-Rahu began his sports announcer career while a college student and worked professionally, well into his 80's.

  • Total Surrender 1910-1997 Mother Teresa of Kolkata * Somana-yuti-Shani joined her convent at 17, and worked until the week of her dematerialization.

  • A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf * Guru-yuti-Shani * started writing in her teen years, and wrote continuously until her decease.

Neither does Shani-Mesha age gracefully

the Golden Years are often burdened by ailments of blood, muscles, and brain (Mesha).

  • POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan * suffered Alzheimer's Disease (brain - Mesha) for the last decade of his life, alienating him from the loved ones who cared for him.

  • POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt * Shani-yuti-Guru-6 * suffered a terribly painful and debilitating muscle paralysis.

  • A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf * Guru-yuti-Shani * wrote day and night for years. She finally annihilated her entire physical body (Mesha) in response to a brain disorder (bipolar condition).

  • Zorro 1969- drama-commerce Catherine Zeta Jones * similar bipolar brain condition

Time works less to the one's advantage for Shani-Mesha.

There may be little opportunity to practice, repeat, or constrain the great rush of Mangala's energetic onrush into the next major challenge.

One may wish to lengthen the days and bargain for more time, but time is the one thing not provided in a life which may otherwise be greatly satisfying.

whomever one cares for - whether a beloved elder husband or thousands of the dispossessed who need safety (Shani) and order in their final days

Mature, slow, conservative, and fearful Shani is trapped in the hostile environment of adolescent, fast, innovative, competitive Mangala.

Things that benefit from drawing out, extending, reducing, constraining, and limiting are fraught with difficulty.Shani is debilitated in the rashi of His enemy Mangala.

Unless rescued by nichha-bhanga or parivartamsha yoga or stabilized in kendra-7, Shani-Mesha may produce a perceptual experience shaped by the scarcity of public dignity "oppressed, harassed" .

Shani's systematic regulation of society via fixed ranks and rigid hierarchies is significantly compromised in the rashi of blood-instinct Mangala.

The primitive environment favored by impatient Mars the Hunter affords lawful Shani very little respect. the native feels over-ruled by those stronger and faster; and chronically lacking basic respect.

The psychological oppression over-identification with"me first" ethnicity, believing that"blood superiority" entitles leadership (it does not). War for ethnic dominance.

social class privilege, personal traits, individual achievements at the expense of public welfare. Shani-Meza endures a bitter struggle to achieve dominance through true humility, often being humiliated in the process.

  • POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan was told where to go, what to say, and who to obey. Shani occupies the fortunate 9th bhava yuti Rahu therefore results were fortunate in matters of drama 5th-from-5th and politics. However positions he held were governed by others.

Displaced competitive instincts

transferred from the natural, individual realm of hunting and athletic sport (Mangala) into large-scale group social and economic order.

Prefers a "system" of winner-take-all.

Debility of this position is mainly attributable to the native 's instinct to fight for social recognition rather than to earn it. the native is easily frustrated by conventional methods and established order, and one will be in a position to"buck the system" rather regularly.

  • Oppressed by stronger personalities; tends to hide behind the power of the moment. Suffers from racial bigotry and selfishness, blaming others for his situation, and other displays of blocked self-determination.

Shani oppresses the conditions of Birth or genetic identity

Shani-Mesha encounters the karma of denial to enter the class of First Rank.

One may enact the obligatory struggle via second-class roles

become the second (or subsequent) spouse who struggles to gain priority

  • Total Surrender 1910-1997 Mother Teresa of Kolkata * Somana-yuti-Shani = Roma (Gypsy) ethnicity which is often treated as 2nd-class; also in India, a rank-less foreigner with no caste ID

be born into a second-class gender

  • A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf + Somana-yuti-Guru = struggle for equality with her brothers/11 and much punishment from them; leader in slow, resisted efforts toward women's equality

have a second-class status

  • POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt * Shani-yuti-Guru-6 could not marry his lover Lucy Mercer. Not only did his mother threaten to disinherit him for causing a scandal, but also as a practicing Roman-rite Catholic, Lucy was prohibited (Shani) to marry an inferior second-class divorcee.

In mulatrikona 0-20 degrees of Kumbha and in uttama- Thula rashi, Shani enjoys a neutral acceptance of the rule of Law in the physical and social worlds.

Shani trusts in the Law and calmly supports its application to all situations of Life.

Shani does not waste energy in His own or friendly signs. Indeed, Zanaizcara is the very paragon of austerity and skillful conservation of resources.

In Vrizchika and Mesha, Shani is constantly under threat of the breakdown of the rule of Law

Dangers of self-initiated blood killing and war (Mesha) or other-initiated eruptions of shocking, sudden movement (Vrischika) terrify Shani, putting Him on the defensive for a lifetime.

Shani-Mesha may hide in a psychic barricade, quaking in terror of the next attack.

For Vrizchika lagna, in bhava-6, + Surya:

It is important to be extremely honest and realistic about one's social position and career, at all times - due to the oppression of Shani upon Surya. There may be some serious ego-membrane struggles as the native attempts to claim talent or public leadership which exceed one's abilities or social permissions. However once complete honesty and neutral realism is established, one may proceed to deal with even the harshest human immorality or illness in the most practical way.

Q:Dear Barbara,

My struggles during this time of Shani-Meshaa have escalated to the point where I am ready to wave the white flag. I mean get out of the world. Over and out. I face resistance from inward and from outward. No one likes me, I do not like myself, the man I see in the mirror is hideous to me... you consistently recommend Seva but I'm more drawn to go to a monastery and mediate on emptiness, selflessness (In Buddhism, they call it Anatta).


Your Shani occupies bhava-6"serve or suffer". Unless you serve you will suffer. I am sorry that this dictum sounds so harsh but those who have chosen a path of service did so before taking this birth and they did so with a very specific method of karmic payback in mind during that pre-birth period. Truly service is the pillar of your life plan and to run away from your own plan will naturally cause self-contempt. I suggest to embracer your plan and that means to embrace a life of service. At this point of extreme self-contempt it might be difficult to believe that anyone would value your service but indeed they do and they are waiting for you to arrive to serve them!

Withdrawal into hiding-place = Big mistake. Retreat to monastery for reason of avoiding work = self-trickery. If Shani was in bhava-12 then yes monastery retreat would be appropriate (although one would be performing intensive labors within the monastery, probably much cooking and handling iron.) However your Shani-6 demands service to the victim-class! Serve the victims or become a victim. Your choice.

The fear of ‘suffocation'and ‘annihilation'is a carryover from parallel lives (Shani). It is not real in this life, but Shani's signal to the survival brain makes it seem real. It is an ancient fear of genuine physical snuffing out. The fear is based in an authentic parallel life experience which was terrifying. Shani feels perpetually terrified in the two rashi of aggressive invasive Mangala. In Vrizchika Shani is terrified of psychic invasion and secret torture; in Mesha Shani is terrified of bloody attack.

You have to accept the fear of the fight, which involves an underlying fear of winning. Take the challenge. Shani wants to run away and hide in misery. He is reacting to trauma in parallel life . In the present life, ignorance must be Actively converted into wisdom..

Mesha needs to be directly, physically challenged in warlike competition. Shani-Mesha fears championship. Shani-Mesha fears innovation, fears birth, fears the fight, fears new ideas, fears blood, fears warriorship, fears athletics, fears nobility, fears movement.

Triumph over Shani's fears is achievable. In bhava-6 the path to triumph over fear is service to the victim class. In particular, serve young men (Mesha) and persons of angry, fighting disposition who have need of basic physical aid. Often they are petty criminals (6) or have blood disease (6) and feel that they are the victim of unfair (6) accusations (6) and class exploitation (6).

By observing the criminal behaviors of these folk one will come to appreciate the motivating beliefs and expectations which drive their repeating fear cycles of addiction, poverty, and domestic violence. Watch and learn.

Identify the driving beliefs (e.g.,"I cannot earn enough to buy that shiny thing therefore, i must steal it.") Then locate similar beliefs in one's own inventory of beliefs and expectations about the world. Then convert that ignorance into wisdom. Voila, karma completed. Service is the best path toward completion of karma!

Q:I realise you're a great fan of service and you seem to think everyone should do it as some sort of panacea.

Although I do give generously towards organized charities, especially international NGO's, for children for education etc, I have never got involved in service personally, that's not appealing to me at all.

I'm not the hands-on type. I prefer to withdraw in order to meditate on emptiness.

A:It is very much correct and effective for anyone who is trying to comprehend and resolve the karma of graha in satkona to offer Seva as a method of clarifying the blaming, accusations, pollution, imbalance, frustration and foggy thinking which often plague graha in 6.

Zani-Meza is frightened of vital, active movement due to some terror of blood attack in parallel lives .

To heal, Mesha needs to be actively and personally involved, although personal involvement may trigger profound fear (Shani).Courage is needed to deal with the fear. Luckily you have a nice posse of planets in vikramasthana which provide Vikrama Courage.

Meditating on emptiness won't help. Withdrawal won't help. Retreating into blame or so-called emptiness won't help. Being inactive will not help. Being inactive simply will not work because Shani-Mesha-6 tends to get stuck and stay stuck in a system of structural problematics based on race or blood.

Professor Shani can break the ice-jam only when He actively engaged in service in order to convert ignorance into wisdom.

Responsibility or Fear ?

Hello Barbara

Shani = Responsibility?

or Shani = Fear, which seems to be the opposite of adult responsibility


Shani's mahadasha initiates a 19-year-long period of fear. Sometimes subtle subconscious 'fear of failure' which is only obvious in its outcome (failure). Sometimes a much more visceral fear that grips the flesh-body especially the muscles with traction, resistance, cramp, stop-action, freeze.

If Shani-Mesha will take responsibility for the fear, Shani-Mesha will succeed. So far by yr account you have been taking considerable and noble responsibility for others but NOT taking responsibility for your own fears or your own actions.

Shani-Mesha = often afraid to be honest. Shani-Mesha = afraid to be alive. Shani-Mesha = afraid of life itself.

Survival fears may overcome the joy of the movement, the blood, the flesh, the hunt, the body, the muscles, the need to kill, the need to eat, the need to run.

14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso .

  • A Policy of Kindness: An Anthology of Writings By and About the Dalai Lama. (1997).

"Progress comes by maintaining constant effort in daily practice."


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