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  1. Shani-Mesha [nīcha]
  2. Shani-Urisha
  3. Shani-Mithunaya
  4. Shani-Karkata
  5. Shani-Simha
  6. Shani-Kanya
  7. Shani-Tula[uchcha]
  8. Shani-Vṛścika
  9. Shani-Dhanus
  10. Shani-Makara-Draco [svakshetra]
  11. Shani-Kumbha [svakshetra] [mulatrikona 0-20 deg]
  12. Shani-Meena

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

~~ 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness (1997). Tenzing Gyatso

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

~~ 2 Timothy 1:7


OM sham shanaishcharaye namah

Professor Shani

Sauri * Sauron

Shanicarya * Sanisvaraya

Shanaideva Bhagavan



Hari * Leya

Saturan * Kevan

Saturn * Sauran * Shamash

Kronos * Kaivan * Khima

Anu * Ninurta * El * Eli

// The Old Sun //

resides in


Panthera * Felidae * Felix

Shani-Simha game-plan scripted elements may include:

  • anti-exceptionalism

  • divine genius structured into uniform systems

  • often gets pushback from flashy, demanding diva-types

  • intractably entitlement-denying

  • oppressive politics

  • resistance to creativity * repression of self-referential behavior

  • survival fear express via heart-spine

  • scarcity of romantic idealism

  • fear of uniqueness, fear of ideas, fear of individuality

  • intimidated by light, glamour, entitlement, central-stage roles

  • rigid response to heart-centered action, entertainments, drama

  • tough games

  • obligation to impose lawful public systems upon celebrity charisma, individual intelligence, political entitlements, lights

supports work in

  • universal human rights

  • limitation of excessive royal-political privilege

  • correcting abuses of power

  • legal provings which assist democratic elections

  • reduction of plutocracy, aristocracy, kleptocracy

  • orderly distribution of proletarian entitlements to food, clothing, shelter, education, voting



Public Figures

Shani-1 [rigidly ceremonial personality] [maintains a normalized dramatic appearance] [limited independent rights]

Shani-2 [rigidly formal ceremonial speech] [maintains the traditional power displays] [limited family entitlements] [yuvati-pati for Karkata indriya-lagna][rebirthing randhresha for Karkata indriya-lagna]

Shani-3 [rigidly ceremonial gestures] [maintains the formal celebratory announcements] [limited communicative entitlements]

Shani-4 [Yogakaraka for Urisha indriya-lagna] [rigidly ceremonial household] [maintains the conventional seasonal celebrations] [limited property entitlements] [must display home patriotism]

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Shani-5 [rigidly ceremonial creativity] [maintains the formal celebratory displays] [limited procreative entitlements] [slow lawful gains in political career] [must play power games] [must impose order upon autocratic politicians]

[dutiful karmesha for Mesha indriya-lagna] [Vriddhi-pati for Mesha indriya-lagna]


Shani-6 [Vimala Yoga] [rigidly ceremonial acts of service] [maintains corrupt displays] [old enemies in drama-politics] [chronic heart-spine ailment]

Shani-7 [dik-bala] [energizing lagnesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna] [researching vyaya-pati for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[rigidly ceremonial alliances] [maintains the formal marriage displays] [limited political rights in partnership]

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[energizing lagnesha for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna] [acquisitive dhana-pati for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[survives dramatic political threats] [continues rigidly ceremonial initiation systems] [must resist revolutionary entitlements] [must endure pressure from hidden power games][must maintain romantic secrecy]



[preserving dhanesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna] [commercial sahaja-pati for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[dramatic ceremonial orthodoxy] [lawfully maintains the celebrated ideology] [rigidly political patronizing father] [must perform bright priestly display] [theatre of patriarchal Old-Time Religion]


Shani-10 [svabhava] [rigidly ceremonial governance positions] [maintains the formal hierarchical displays] [onerous political duties]

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Shani-11 [svabhava] [svakshetra] [Shani for Tula nativity]

[Yogakaraka homebound bandesha for Tula indriya-lagna][Yogakaraka speculative vidya-pati for Tula indriya-lagna]

[rigidly ceremonial friendships] [maintains the formal mass-participation displays] [limited political rights in the assembly]

Shani-12 [rigidly ceremonial meditations] [maintains the formal prayer displays] [agent of lawful political rights in distant lands] [escapes political imprisonment] [Harsha Yoga]

[dramatic vidya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna] [inimical rogesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]


One is positioned within environments characterized by sparkling specialness, unique talents, and creative glamour.

  • Yet lawful, uniformity imposing Shani-Simha remains steadfastly unswayed by the exceptionalism of politics, charm, or entitlements.

Resistance to Dramatic, Charismatic, Celebrity, Political, and Center-court Royal roles

  • resistance to politics

  • center roles are a duty

  • rigidity of dramatic expression

  • heavy responsibilities for children

  • Stage Fright

  • cardiac stress

  • repression of artistic license

  • The struggle to achieve socially responsible creativity.

Shanideva Bhagavan is trapped in an enemy rashi.

QUOTATION Das commentary WRT Shani-Simha

"Trouble and sorrow through accidents, partner and children.

  • You are often prone to worry.

Although you may have studious and good looking qualities,

  • you are often unhappy,

  • criticized by others

  • and short tempered ."

The rashi of His enemy Surya is an exceptionally difficult placement for Shani.

Law-and-order Shani tends to find Himself in stressful, hostile environments. In Simha-Shani places, the entitled few (politicians, royalty, celebrity, financial speculators, creative-artists, children) are subject to Shani's imposition of systems, rules, laws, and zero-exception policies. And they push back.

  • Human Rights 1978- attorney Amal Alamuddin Clooney [Magha-2] [Surya-10 parivartamsha Shani-5] AAC is widely admired for her work in international human rights [Simha rights]. A typical situation for her practice involves corrupt special-interest politicians [Simha Shani-5] becoming subject to uniformly applied international law [no-exceptions, Makara law applies to all]. She has become an agent of law of international courts applied by definition to all, unswayd by individual claims to special exceptions. Only Shani-Simha remains steadfastly unswayed by politics, charm, or entitlements.

  • VPOTUS-pair Music Censorship 1948- Tipper Gore + [Budha-yuti-Surya] . TAG is indelibly linked with her spearheading of 1985 Congressional hearings on proposed regulation of rock-music. During Shani-Shani svabhukti, TAG pressured [Shani] Congress to restrict creativity (Shani-Simha) and impose an age-limit on music sales (Shani age rules 3-sales). The attempt was seen as sanctimonious (9) prudish [Shani] and repressive. The political backlash [Simha] against her fear-driven agenda was considered to have damaged the political reputation of her husband Al Gore. (her Shani-Simha in 7th-from-Chandra-Kumbha = spouse)

  • POTUS-pair-40 Just Say No 1921-2016 Nancy Davis Reagan [Guru-yuti-Shani] [5]

When the classroom of Professor Shani is located in the rashi of Kingly Singha the Lion, the student's environment is characterized acts of independence and personal genius.

In the Simha-characterized classroom, Professor Shanaicarya specifically instructs upon the manifestation of those fears related to actions which could be punished for creating social disorder via being too much individualized, prideful or selfish.

Yet one is inevitably in contact with, has responsibility for, and may personally express a willful, creative, or self-entitled authority.

When center-stage attention is focused upon the student who is working through the curriculum of Shani-Simha, one responds to personal attention as a perceived threat to personal dignity The response is Typically, an frightened expression of terse, cold self-justification.

Under pressure of Simha's dramatically bright light, Serious Shani invokes some species of Law [Shani] or Higher Principle to reconfirm one's conformity to the expectations of the social order.

"I am a lawful member of society. Look here, I am in the right ."

Shani tends to be dry, cold, rigid, unyielding, and stiff. In Simha-razi, lawful orderly conformist Shani is very uncomfortable with Surya's strong emphasis on the genius of individual self.

Shani's awkward response to being born in Simha can be self-righteous indignation and self-justifying pride in following a largely self-created set of rules, laws, and principles.

Shani-Simha often indicates a person who in matters of adjudication places principled laws before "truth" and thus becomes a hypocrite.

  • UK-Prince 1948- Charles of Wales yuvati-pati-7 Shani-Simha-2. He famously disregarded the interests of his first marriage in order to do as he pleased, and his self-justifying phrase was "non-negotiable" -- in other words, no compromise -- was felt by the public to indicate heartlessness, and people said that he would never be king because he was just too selfish.. Typical of Shani Resistance, he was able to remarry eventually and through sheer doggedness has maintained public respect, but Shani appears to be blocking his royal entitlements.

Short-temper, Hypocrisy and Legalism

Shani-Simha's behavior is naturally quite inconsistent being unable to adhere to either the dramatic, heart-centered entitlements of hot, brilliant Simha nor the socially-ordered structure of stone-cold Shani.

Ironically, most Shani-Simha folk vigorously declare their contempt for hypocrisy on principle

Yet, the dilemma of this contradictory self-serving legalism and insistence on principle regardless of practical concerns often forces Shani-Simha into highly hypocritical roles.

To say one thing and do another - indeed to behave entirely without accountability to one's stated principles - is a common outcome of this difficult and frustrating juxtaposition.

  • France-Pres 1890-1970 Mémoires de Guerre Charles de Gaulle exemplified the classic Shani-Simha bundle of contradictions during WorldWar-2. CdG asserted the sovereignty of France [Simha]. Yet, he was obliged to accept the harsh reality [Shani] of the occupying Nazi regime. UK-PM Finest Hour 1874-1965 Winston Churchill remarked that as desperate for support as de Gaulle should have been in this situation, in fact CdG insulted and alienated nearly everyone who could have been of help to him, almost as a matter of personal principle. [uchcha] Kuja irritating provocative drishti into Shani-Simha-10 ++ Shani-10 in 6th-from-Chandra-5 politics ++ Shani-10 in danger-seeking 8th-from-[uchcha] Kuja-3 (radio) contributed to accusations of CdG acting like a bully and a political hypocrite. Nevertheless, time [Shani] heals all. After his death, CdG was widely celebrated as a great national hero and savior of France.

If Shani-Simha yuti Rahu, one's speech and actions may be extremely (Rahu extremes) self-justifying and irregular.

Shani-Simha craves recognition for individual achievements, but whatever one can accomplish it is never enough to please the audience.

Often denied admiration and praise. Tends to subvert the performance so that the applause comes mixed with strictures of institutional governance and rule of law.

Politics, gaming, children, and creative entertainment are domains of responsibility and duty. One cannot be a self-centered theatrical diva but rather one must soberly, socially, regulate the divas.

Work which maintains the social order, the government, bureaucracies and legislative agencies [Shani] may require a brighter, more charismatic performance so that the native is often positioned in environments thick with celebrities, politicians, and creative individuals. Yet, one is tasked to limit and constrict their light.

  • POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower * Shani Mahadasha - Shani-10 = DDE was handicapped during Surya's rashi political Simha. DDE's career was stymied age 33-52. He was denied permission to serve in World-War-I in Europe which would have increased his credibility, but Shani-Simha darkens the individual light. When his Budha mahadasha started his age 52, the USA had just entered World-War-2 + his [uchcha] Budha the expert military planner was ready to serve. Eisenhower's case offers a vivid example of a brilliant military mind suffering career stagnation during mahadasha of a difficult Shani, then sudden improvement as soon as these doldrums end with onset of [uchcha] Budha Mahadasha.

Shani-Simha often enacts a frustrated tension between the obligation to respect the social law [Shani] versus the darkness-defying Light of Divine Intelligence that seeks expression via acts of individual creativity [Simha]. There is a strong tendency to perceive enjoyments, delights, games, entertainments and amusements as Unlawful.


TAG's 1985 Music Prohibition campaign, illuminates the classic dilemma of creativity-fearing Shani-Simha.

A long time musical drummer, TAG was in an all-girls rock band as a youth. (Chandra-3 bands)

  • During Shani-Shani svabhukti in 1985, TAG formed a non-governmental parents advisory committee which aimed to discipline and regulate [Shani] the creative expressions [Simha] of the music industry in the USA.

  • Shani-Simha = fear of uniqueness, fear of ideas. TAG and her Shani-punitive retinue (Shani activates Chandra-3-cohort) devised an elaborate prohibitive process to socially regulate [Shani] inappropriate musical lyrics.

  • Shani-opposition-Chandra = moral limits. Surya-yuti-Budha + Surya yuti Shani-9 ideology = restrictive [Shani] political [Surya] narratives [Budha].

  • TAG's creativity-impedance (Shani-Simha) regulations gained some political [Simha] support initially. But many professional [Shani] entertainers [Simha] came to the US Congress to vigorously testify [Budha] against the restrictions.

  • Then, deeply fearful (some would say paranoid) statements Budha-yuti-Shani were issued by the self-appointed [Simha] committee of regulators [Shani]. For example, they announced that invisible Satanic lyrics could only be heard when teenagers played the music recordings backwards. At that point, the resistance exceeded the impulse, and the campaign was suppressed [Shani].

  • 35 years later, TAG's name remains synonymous with the failed attempt to get national legislation to restrict musical creativity.

Shani-Simha may be oppressed by a rigidly archaic (Shani archetypes) ethno-caste system (Shani regulated systems) One may be limited by a social hierarchy which oppresses the individual genius of personal brilliance, political charisma, or theatrical delight, in favor of rigid, old protocols for personal behavior.

Shani-Simha enforces a profound discipline in the creative expression. One may proceed in theatrical-political matters slowly, carefully, and only after proving [Shani] mastery of the formally expected and socially permitted expressions of individual intelligence [Simha].

However, angular Shani tends toward deep discipline rather than personal oppression, even in Simha

Stubbornness * a Distinctive Trait of Shani-Simha

Aside from matters of inequity and stunted growth in relationships, it is generally likely that the extremely stubborn Shani-Simha types will in the end get exactly what they want.

Knowing the size of the gap between what one asserts is true and lawful versus what the social standard seems to be asserting is true and lawful, the Shani-Simha native typically has only one available approach to the situation and that is extraordinary stubbornness while repeating daily the relevant political or creative principle - often to an audience of one. These natives refer to themselves as "patient" but the more accurate psychology is profound traction of resistance deepened by the conviction that there is no alternative but to wait it out.

  • France-Pres 1890-1970 Mémoires de Guerre Charles de Gaulle exemplifes how, in the end, Shani-Simha tends to prevail through sheer tenacity. Shani-Leya must be cautious of heart-or-spine stress during the long wait for self-justification.

  • The stress can be fatal for Karkata indriya-lagna, Simha indriya-lagna, Dhanus indriya-lagna, and Makara indriya-lagna.
  • CdG, born under Vṛścika lagna, lived nearly 80 years during times of extreme danger, and seemed to thrive on the tumult.


Q: from a native with Simha-Shani-2, yuvati-pati-7 in 2 for a Karkata indriya-lagna:

My experience has been repeated disappointment in the behavior of others, disputes, treachery, broken promises and unfulfilled expecations. I wasted my time on a woman who did not want me, and I sacrificed my pride to the common belief that preserving the marriage is more important than personal happiness. As a result, I now believe deeply that a person should develop self boundaries on compromises.

A: "I believe deeply that person should develop self boundaries on compromises ".

If that statement is authentically and profoundly believed, then the life experiences will systematically express the results of that belief and the should guilt which glues that belief to one's life foundations.

Even before being agreed, contracts in this life are being mentally pre-defined and pre-limited by a self-created rule about compromise.

Since all human experience proceeds from the seed of belief, it is wise to become conscious of one's beliefs. Human beliefs are the absolute foundational building-blocks of human reality.

Is it your intention to pre-limit all contracts via this fixed belief, justifying a self-concerned motive, and leaving less room for potential new ideas, adaptation, and growth?

If so, it is wise to plan for a marriage union which is highly formalized, in which the partners maintain parallel but independent lives, and which may endure socially but cannot mature psycho-electro-magnetic emotionally as neither partner's evolution can be accommodated by adjustment of the contract.

Q: from a native with Simha-Shani-yuti-Rahu-2, yuvati-pati-7 in 2 for a Karkata indriya-lagna:

I have a question related to Shani's role in my nativity. I understand Shani makes me a hate politics, publicity, public scrutiny and other similar things. I am confused if I need to begin to embrace all the aforementioned things during the current Shani bhukti? Or should I work on avoiding these things?A:Namaste,

Delighted to know that you are enjoying the Jyotisha reading and finding the insights to be useful.

Professor Shani is a task-master and He generally rewards patient acceptance of the conditions. Not passive but patient. Shani's programming has been carefully crafted into your incarnation by you.

Shani's barriers, resistances, stubbornness, and rigidity were strategically placed in order to facilitate the best chance of reaching the consciousness goal.

Thus it is essential to deal with the difficulties as they arise, rather than attempt to run or get into denial. Placating the deities or following a magical formula for erasing the programming is highly unlikely to eliminate Shani's effects because all of the coding of the Jyotishavidya nativity

is highly purposeful.

The best strategy is to raise the level of approach to the standard problems, replacing Shani's typical fear with compassion for oneself, and applying one's knowledge of human nature to all challenges.

In the modern economies, most of the challenges are psychological rather than physical survival, but of course there are still people living in dire poverty and even slavery … for them it really is physical and can be brutal. But for you , the responsibility factor outweighs the survival factor.

Shani gives you mainly situations of the type in which "responsibility exceeds authority." With Shani-Simha entitlement to authority itself becomes a key issue.

Shani-related challenges generally begin easing after age 36 when Shani matures. But in your case due to Shani's proximity to Rahu (both in Purvaphalguni nakshatra) the maturity is delayed until Pretentious Professor Rahu can mature at age 48. By age 50, most of the challenge patterns are well-known and a toolkit to deal with them has been built. Then it's mainly a requirement to use the tools when Shani-related situations arise.

Which tools?

There are some physical tools (moving away from the situation) some emotional tools (non-engagement, no-contact, separation, freezing activity)

There are some mental tools (minimizing mind-share, refusal to worry, dismissing fear replacing with realism).

Shani tends to present agents (people, places, things) that express matters of bhava-2 (worthiness, treasury collection, language, lineage values-fulfillment , family history) and Simha (light, intelligence, performance art, entitlements, center of attention, exceptions to the rules, cats).

Mental tools are usually the first to engage. The first element is to recognize Shani's patterns at work. He specializes in resistance, rigidity, refusal, denial, and survival fear. Therefore having noticed that Professor Shani is teaching another scarcity lesson, one may respond with a logical inquiry into the fear, examining whether the situation really does threaten some terrible consequence like starvation or imprisonment.

It may feel scary because Shani uses ancient fears embedded in the reptile brain. But an objective mental scan of the options may discover that even a worst-case scenario can be dealt with#8211; presuming that one is willing to ask for help. Naturally Shani the Isolator forbids asking for help. But do it anyway as an expression of courage.

Emotional techniques include management of reactions, with a goal of transforming the reactivity into pro-activity completely.

You areenduring a bhukti of Shani and Shani occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra , so it is reasonable to expect more than normal emotional blockage [Shani] to transformation (8) during Shani bhukti.

For the entire Guru mahadasha because Guru activates 12th-from and 3rd-from Chandra, there is an emotional emphasis on matters of 12 (research, distant lands, invisible environments) and 3 (management, teamwork, documentation, process, media-messaging).

Especially when Shani grants a permanent Shani-ashtamsha (due to Shani in 6/8 from Chandra at birth) and Shani is pushed-and-pulled by the more ambitious, risk-loving Rahu, It can be very helpful emotionally to have access to highly trained psychological counseling on-demand. It is useful to have consulting available, so that from the broader strategy of non-reactivity which is tough to achieve at first, a specific set of tactics can be developed for each situation as it arises.

Then physically, Shani is a blunt and often harsh agent on the physical plane and He deals in fear. Shani can be a bully. There may be times when the correct and intelligent response is to walk out the door in order to find a neutral environment.

Sometimes a "no-contact" policy is required. This may be particularly true for you because Rahu tends to generate frauds and impostors who hide behind a mask of authority. They may have personality disorders associated with shame [Shani] and they crave compensation via high-entitlement roles. (Narcissism and similar).

These types of personalities are the diva, the showboater, the drama-queen, and all species of harshly selfish folk along with those who will claim that they are exceptions to the rules because they are so wonderfully special [Simha]. The issue is often – due to Rahu-Shani-2 – a matter of truth vs. lies, with Rahu-2 telling expedient lies and Shani threatening to annihilate anyone who unmasks Rahu. They can be quite a pair ... particularly in dhanabhava, lying about history and lying about assets.

Therefore,it may be beneficial to have allies such as attorneys, and counselors, and advisors who can guide you toward the highest, most conscious, most legal (such as documentation) and most compassionately neutral response to the predicted pattern of misbehavior which Shani is programmed to produce.

Professor Shani must give tests and He requires a response to each question on the test.

Fleeing or denying (or fear-driven ritual) are not recommended. Just take the test. Do your best. There are many tests. They never stop. Shani's tests are reiterative, repeating the same material in a variety of ways to show skill mastery. As all test takers know, the more tests you take the better you get at taking tests!

Shani has a purpose. His jobs include teaching mature patience, increasing neutral compassion, insisting on honesty (even when you’re surrounded by liars) and demanding personal responsibility to identify the matching energy by which one indeed attracts these patterns.

It certainly is a workload, but if accepted with dignity and consciousness, it can be a very successful scaffolding into higher awareness.

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

Sincerely, BPL


The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of the suffering.

~~ Be Here Now 1931-2019 Baba Ram Dass


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