OM sham shanaishcharaye samah
Sauri * Sauron
Shanicarya * Sanisvaraya
Kaurpi * Kita
Saturan * Kevan
Sauran * Shamash
Kronos * Kaivan * Khima
"The Old Sun, the Best Sun"
intimidated by traumatic shock
resistance to identity change
fear of unexpected eruptions
Mount Fuji, Japan
Shani-1 * resistance to transformative impulse + hidden pressure to make regular, stepwise movements
Shani-3 * required maintenance of transformative collaborations + hidden pressure to respectfully discuss
Shani-4 * required maintenance of transformative dwellings + hidden pressure to protect the ethnic folkways
Shani-5 [extra stressful] [Karkata indriya-lagna] required maintenance of transformative celebrity roles + hidden pressure to deliver courtly entertainments. Stressful identity changes in politics, drama, or children.
Shani-6 * required maintenance of transformative conflict + hidden pressure to argue about injustice
Shani-8 * required maintenance of transformative hidden forces + hidden pressure to lawfully keep secrets
Shani-9 [camouflaged orthodoxy] [maintains the secret doctrine] [rigidly controling father]
required maintenance of transformative associations + hidden pressure to regulate community systems
Shani-12 * required maintenance of transformative retreat + hidden pressure to work behind-the-scenes
This is a fairly challenging placement involving great bursts of pent-up change energy spaced between long periods of resistance to new identities; check Mangala's disposition for outcomes.
Shani-Viśākha-Rādhā expansion-contraction cycle
Shani-Anuradha-Maitreya slow change-cycles with explosive bursts of transformation
Shani-Jyeṣtha-Antares * I know better than you seniority, certainty
Mangala = neutral toward anti-movement Shani
Shani-Vṛścika game-plan scripted elements may include:
Vṛścika Shanaicarya-1 * enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within the physical appearance and material identity. There may be hidden empowerment in the act of restricting the muscular movement. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-1 as some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of physicality.
Vṛścika Shanaicarya-2 * enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within stored foods, historic knowledge, family genetic lineage, contained values. There may be hidden empowerment in the act of restricting the foods. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-2 as some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of history and language.
QUOTATION Behari commentary upon Shani-Vṛścika-2
Vṛścika Shanaicarya-3 *melancholy
enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within the mentality, writings, publication, cohort, collaboration. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-3 as some angle from Chandra. Ultimately, via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of process, procedure, instruction, conversation and mentality.
Vṛścika Shanaicarya-4 * enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within the mother, the homeland, the childhood home, schooling, and patriotic sentiment. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-4 as some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of ancient rhythms.
Potential to be (or believe oneself to be) poisoned in one's own home.
Vṛścika Shanaicarya-5 * enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within children, romance, the political ideals, and the mother's family.
The children may be constrained by secret forces, and potentially the children, the romantic lovers, and charismatic figures may oppress one's power to forward at a pleasant pace. Politically motivated intrigue.
See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-5 as some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of divinely creative intelligence.
Vṛścika Shanaicarya-6 * enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within the chronic criticisms, complaints, ailments, and accusations. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-6 as some angle from Chandra.
Normally there is some significant impact upon the health of the sexual-reproductive system. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of disease and enslavement.
Vṛścika Shanaicarya-7 [dik-bala] * enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within contractual deals, alliances, and partnerships. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-7 as some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of equity and communion.
Vṛścika Scarcity-imposing Shanaicarya-8 * enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within realms of confidential, classified, or camouflaged empowerments. See also the electro-magnetic emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-8 as some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained efforts one may grasp the identity-transforming system, and penetrate [Vṛścika] the mystery of the containment-and-release cycles of birth-and-death (8).
Vṛścika Scarcity-imposing Shanaicarya-9 * enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within the dogma, dharma, philosophy, paradigm of belief ++ the indoctrinating father-figures. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-9 = some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of divine doctrine.
Vṛścika Shanaicarya-10 * enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within leadership duties and the father's family. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-10 = some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of social order.
Vṛścika Shanaicarya-11 * enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within economic community and elder siblings. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-11 = some angle from Chandra.
Bhava-11 is a natural placement for Professor Shani. In 11 He must attend diligently to earnings, but His efforts here are properly rewarded. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of connectivity and networks.
Vṛścika Scarcity-imposing Shanaicarya-12 * enduring pain of non-disclosure, rigidity due to hidden poisons, and ignorance of transformative initiations may be housed within Other Worlds and private enclosures. See also the emotional agency indicated by radical-bhava-12 = some angle from Chandra. Ultimately via sustained effort, one may penetrate [Vṛścika] the mysteries of clairsentient guidance.
Professor Shani working the classroom of Vṛścika rashi must teach a challenging lesson. He must instruct on the topic of eruption, the rupture of old containers. He must drill the student in the ways of sudden, forceful, and unexpected changes [Vṛścika] . He must deliver the lesson of hidden agency, unknown operators, sudden upheaval, and the recycling of old identities into new containers.
When delivering the Vṛścika lectures, Professor Shani becomes an agent of no-change, conformity, uniformity, non-movement, non-innovation, freeze-up, seize-up, stop. Shani's rashi shows the environment that He must be situated within, Yet, he must always resist. Shani's rashi shows the difficult environment with its features and actors, who create the venue in which Shani expresses fear, anxiety, and punishment, along with stepwise earning of the privilege to advance in hierarchies and imposition of lawful social order.
In Vṛścika, Shani says "no" to the mysterious, invasive, penetrating, sometimes sneaky, unexpected, disastrous, implosive, catastrophic, emergent, surgical, transformative characteristics of Vṛścika. Although Shani cannot prevent the existence of Vṛścika's hidden agitations, its sexual mysteries, or its ability to discover hidden assets, Shani can prevent these behaviors from moving forward.
Shani fears invasive movements in Vṛścika. Shani resists penetration. Shani resists sudden transformations, new identities emerging after catastrophic change. He hates the irregular, the unanticipated, the instinctual, and the sudden - Yet, these are precisely the actions of Vṛścika.
Shani does His best to deny, withhold, constrain, and restrain action but in Vṛścika the rashi of active, competitive, aggressive Mangala, Professor Shani feels intimidated and always under attack by a younger, bloodthirsty avenger. Therefore, Shani becomes quite weak in Vṛścika. Psychologically, Shanaicarya is always on the defensive. He fears that people are trying to penetrate His inner core, get into His inner sanctum, crowd Him, invade Him, drill into Him. And living in this state of fear wears Shani down.
The people around Him are controlling, subtly manipulative, unpredictable, harboring hidden forces which threaten to attack Shani at any time. Shani's job is to say"no" to sudden changes, particularly identity changes; He resists surgeons and psychiatrists; He resists anyone trying to invade His secret inner world; He freezes their predatory actions in real time; He stalls and prevaricates to distract and discourage the predators. Shani tries to prevent drilling, mining, incursion, discovery, revelation of secrets.
A person with Shani in Vṛścika is Typically, Rather hard to interpret because their defensive stone wall [Shani] protecting their inner reinvigorating life-force writhing fuel core (the inner snake, Vṛścika) is so cold and so thick and so determined to ward off intruders. More than anything, Shani-Vṛścika dislikes sudden upheavals and forced changes of identity; yet this is precisely the karmic situation which must be apprehended and regulated.
Shani has to learn to order this hostile environment through regulation of behavior not cessation of behavior. He must to apply His resistance judiciously so that life itself does not come to a halt via His inability to respond and adapt in a disastrous upheaval.
The particular maintenance of Shani-Vṛścika is often poisoning, albeit Typically, not physical poison but rather the psychological poison of fear of annihilation by shadowy, controlling predators and resentment of a lifetime under attack by an unending series of emergencies.
Shani bhukti tends to generate various emergency scenarios, including unexpected deaths or difficult births, urgent need to defend hidden assets or keep the cover on occult knowledge, or profound but slow invalidation of an outdated identity which forces a painful emergence of a new social role.
Typically, the agents and the processes of regeneration and rebirth obliged by Vṛścika meet with staunch resistance but despite Shani's one-step-forward, two-steps-back pattern of frequent freeze-up that stalls forward movement, one will reinvent oneself by the end of the period or the transit.
maintenance of Sudden Change and Quick Transformation
Shani-Vṛścika operates from the expectation that 'what can go wrong will go wrong'.
Shani tends to put most of His regulatory, ordering, step-wise energy into building a shield of resistance against sudden, forced changes.
One lives in terror of sudden attack as if under siege.
Often the parents were the first psychological attackers, and social conditions of the upbringing were rife with threats of annihilation specifically 'slow poisoning'.
Ketu Co-lord of Vṛścika
Ketu. Focus and location of Shani's difficult work depends considerably upon the placement of Ketu.
The most beneficial placement = Ketu in Bhava-8 which gives unrestricted access to open secrets via ability to detect patterns in apparently scattered movements
Life-force vitality starts out fairly low due to most resources being deployed in battle. But reserves of available life-force increase over time. Shani gives better results with age, and the second half of life is always better with this placement. Eventually Shani-11 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 in Vṛścika 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 regenerative change [Vṛścika] in the context of constant [Shani] regenerative change!
Resistance is Futile = begin Yogic Consciousness
The maintenance of Shani in a hostile rashi of Mangala is that precisely those invasions and intrusions that one resists will surround and dominate one's reality .
Better life in the Second Half
Shani in Vṛścika is similar to Shani in randhra bhava = it lengthens the lifeline somewhat.
Available reserves of life-force energy actually increase in the second half of the lifetime.
Shani-Vṛścika = ultimately a yogic character due to Shani's survival resistance forced to balance against Mangala's sudden change aggressions and eruptions.
Shani-11 breaks through to the next level of consciousness, having gained a working appreciation of the role of hidden [Vṛścika] invasive [Vṛścika] transformative and tantrik forces in the operation of the universe.
Once in possession of this hard-won consciousness, Shani-Vṛścika may evolve into a splendid tantriki, healer, and guide.
Incomplete Understanding of Life-force Impulse
maintenance of Sudden Shocks
Shani is fixed, formal, and materialistic. Shani seeks to prevent change . When Shani sets a skeleton or structure, He wants it to remain permanently. Any alterations should remain entirely consistent with the principles of the existing structure. Innovation is not allowed. However, Mangala is the great innovator and challenger. Shani is unhappy and on the punitive defensive when He is born in Vṛścika.
In Vṛścika, cold, dry, brittle, and hard Shani is under attack by aggressive, young, hot, bloody enemy Mangala. In this hostile environment, Shani feels constant anxiety of imminent and uncontrollable change - particularly, the intensive form-change of biological death.
Yet, Shani has a special affinity for randhra bhava and for Vṛścika. Although Shani characteristically resists form-change, Shani is Nevertheless, the constant-karakatva for the inevitability and finality of death.
The immovable object [Shani] has met the irresistible force [Kuja]. The result is Typically, a somewhat passive-aggressive style of resistance with a long-term agenda (M Gandhi ) to try to control the uncontrollable, and to attempt to personally manage powerful cyclical forces of sudden often catastrophic change.
Shani-Mesha fears physical attack.
Shani-Vṛścika fears attack by invisible forces, such as psycho-emotional or psychological attack (including brain-washing, self-doubt, and insanity).
Unlike Shani-Mesha who lives in a state of reactive fear and trepidation, Shani in Vṛścika maintains a state of irritated frustration with uncontrollable changes and angry maintenance of penetration [Kuja] by the forces of self-destruction and traumatic shock.
Psychologically, Vṛścika Shani endures a lifetime pattern of chronic intractability in matters of secret (8th) workings of the life- force [Kuja]. If Shani is well placed (e.g., yogakaraka) one may obtain substantial knowledge of the occluded shadow-world to which the life-force retreats in preparation for its next eruption.
However, shani-11 will never be lulled into a state of fascinated trance, vulnerable to invasion [Kuja] either by healing forces or by evil powers unknown. Shani-Vṛścika is generally alert to the constant potential for psychic attack. The psychological barriers to penetration by unknown agents - whether those agents are good or bad - are sturdy, thick and strong.
One cannot accept the existence of shapeless, undefined energies or random occurrences. One asserts the presence of a principled, structured framework in all matters of the mysterious occult. Death is accepted as a permanent feature of a fixed-pattern life cycle. But the natural volatile terror of the "unknown" in death, for Shani in Vṛścika, must be ordered and regulated through maintenance of over-reactive emergency and constant psychological control.
Death cannot be interrupted but it can be prepared for in a disciplined way [Shani] on a personal level. On a social level, under the direction of Vṛścika Shani, catastrophically destructive and violent upheavals such as social revolutions are materialized, systematized, and contained.
There is little enchantment with mysterious secrets. Confidential information is felt as a burden. Psychological secrets however fearful (Hitchcock) must be made public [Shani] via some systematic method that strengthens the fabric of social understanding. Naturally as the primary agent of karma Shani will require Shani-11 to bear a heavier than average quota of secrets, and thus Shani-11 is often called into vocations like psychiatry, astrology, pastoral counseling, secret police, and political advising.
The family member indicated by Shani's bhava is often a highly secretive and controlling person.
Even in nativities which show liberation from fear via parivartamsha correction
this karaka-agent is often a catastrophic influence which generates a lifelong duty to carry on a hidden [Vṛścika] legacy.
As always, Shani does better in upachaya bhava 3, 6, 10, and 11 and in rashi of Tula, Makara, or Kumbha.
Struggle to contain trauma and grief [Vṛścika]
Vṛścika = death-and-rebirth. Shani = karmic obligation.
In the present life, Shani-11 may feel forced [Shani] to re-invent [Mangala] the social status [Shani].
One fears the consequences of loss and re-birth. One resists [Shani] the flow of energy [Mangala] required to move through major life cycles including shock and emergency.
Yet, one is obliged to endure a series of shocks tied to the movements of Shani and Mangala, including the difficult Shani-Mangala and Mangala-Shani bhukti, as well as the period of lord of randhra bhava.
Despite the fear of sudden eruptions of violence , one may respond violently in the attempt to fend off threats to one's survival [Shani].
Despite feeling intimidated by those more aggressive than oneself, and reluctant to engage in upheaval of the established order, one may be the object of unlawful activities and indeed be required to break the law oneself.
Life presents an endless, seemingly relentless, series of shocks which require perpetual [Shani] self-re-birth. The keynotes of Shani are subject to constant and occasionally catastrophic upheaval.
Vṛścika-Thrikettamodus operandi = tantrik, intuitive, hypersensitive, restless and alert . The shaman-hunter's musculature is poised for pursuit of the quarry. The body is energized, senses on alert, searching for movement. All awareness trained to detect the life-force of the prey.
Fearful Shani controls the threat of emergency by being chronically over-prepared. Emergency Preparedness.
Dicey position. Repressed anger. Obligation to do Transformative work with scarce resources .
Kuja's tantrik drive to gain power by discovering the hidden secrets of human motivation conflicts with Shani's mandate for conformity, stability and rules.
Displaced magical and psychic powers due to death of tantric guru or rejection by spirit guides.
Time-delay anxiety, containment, Frustrations
Blocked sexual-muscular instincts
Oppressed vitality of pursuit and limitation upon the force of movement toward the object of desire; repressed drive toward healing transformations. Imposes a painful sense of psychic separateness and abandonment regardless of material support. Tends to stay stuck in the fear of annihilation, choosing to work rather than heal.
Can give good career results with parivartamsha yoga or kendra location, although generally not well-liked in the work-place due to intense, driving, critical work style. Workaholic. Without a supporting yoga, Shani in Kuja's shaman-hunter sign is moody and unpredictable . Follows their intuition without regard to due process. Because of this trait, best suited to independent and esoteric work.
Frustrated by attempts to do two mutually exclusive things: achieve leadership recognition and risk following their intuition. Seeks a wide scope of power but cramped by limited resources. Technical expert who wants opportunity and promotions yet dislikes conservative management. Feels cramped by mindless bureaucratic routine Yet, afraid to risk losing what power they have.
Repeating patterns of limitation and delays
Shani-Vṛścika imposes the karma obligation to learn to accept limitations [Shani] in matters of penetration and discovery of secret wealth, hidden liaisons, and occult knowledge of the Conditions of dematerialization [Vṛścika].
The going is slow However, with Shani-style perseverance and the fullness of Time the hidden truths sought will be revealed.
Shani-Vṛścika = typically burdened [Shani] with responsibility for revealing a mysterious truth [Vṛścika] to the lowest-common-denominator level of the public [Shani].
Yet Shani's environment [Vṛścika] = impatient, instinctive, bloody, primitive, sexualized, and prone to fighting [Mangala]
Few persons in the society into which Shani-11 is born [Shani] are supportive of one's systematizing, regulatory work in matters of mystery and deepest truths . Most components of the social order are in fact specifically adversarial and hostile to Shani-Vṛścika's work.
Shani must attempt to cool, delay, slow, order and legally regulate Vṛścika's hot-tempered, aggressive, invasive, explosive environment.
There is considerable social hostility to the Shani's karmic obligation. Shani must lead a primitive force [Mangala] into a more orderly social system informed by deeper truths. Vṛścika = violently explosive, eruptive, invasive, and largely uncontrollable by mere humans.
This difficult work agenda places Shani-Vṛścika in a state of relentless stress and anxiety. Even with the best Jyotisha placements, such as Shani = yogakaraka for Thula or Vrishabha, one often feels isolated, frustrated, overwhelmed, and exhausted.
Examples = success after a long struggle
Obligation to regulate the orderly transformation of society via the Conditions of fleshly decease
Must discover a system which allows society [Shani] to persevere against the onslaught of cataclysmic seizures and eruptions of violently transformative hidden animal force.
Shani-2 Stress zone
hidden [not visible to the eye, covered] parts of the sexual-reproductive system, uterus, ovaries, prostate, the secreting glands
QUOTATION Das commentary re: Shani in Vṛścika
Chicago Winter * l'hiver de Chicago
"Progress comes by maintaining constant effort in daily practice."
~~ 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso (1997).
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