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Japa Kusuma Samkaasham * Kaashya-peyam Mahaa-dyutim * Tamorim Sarva-papaghnam * Pranatosmin Divakaram

"The light of the body is the eye.

Therefore, when thine eye is single,

thy whole body also is full of light;

but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness."

~~ The Gospel of Luke , 11:34-35


108 sacred names of Surya

eyes - dharma

self-confidence * self-righteousness

father Surya - pitrikaraka

stepfather 8th-from-Surya

male energy * Surya vs Rahu

intellectual power of thought

Surya benefic or malefic?

Surya Main Page

Surya stotra

Java kusuma sankasam kashyapeyam mahadutim

Tamorim Sarva paapghnam pranatosmi Divakaram


A Painting of Surya * India, Tanjore School, 19th-Cen

The nimbated Sun God depicted upon his chariot surrounded by attendants with smaller figures at left in obeisance."

Book of Psalms, 104: 1-3

" Praise the lord, O my soul.

O lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

He wraps himself in light as with a garment;

he stretches out the heavens like a tent

and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.

He makes the clouds his chariot

and rides on the wings of the wind."

"It cannot be destroyed then, this inner self of yours, nor can it be diminished. It shares in those abilities that are inherent within All That Is.

It must, therefore, create as it is created, for this is the great giving that is behind all dimensions of existence, the spilling-over from the fountain of All That Is. "

~~ Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts. Session 560, received on 23-Nov-1970

" In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes."

~~John Ruskin

Self-confidence is not a feeling of superiority, but of independence.

—Lama Yeshe

Compassion is the desire for another to have freedom from suffering.

Love is the desire for another to have happiness.

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

"Not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender."

-- Keith Ellison


OM grinih suryaya namah


Learning Pathway of

intellect & entitlement

सूर्य sūrya


Sura - Suraja




Aja - Ata - Aitha

Athithya - Aditya








ख Kha - Khaga [sky-going]

Pita - Krita


Nyaitrru - Nyima

Dina [day-maker]

more Names for Earth's Sun - Siria-Surya

Sun [Sunday]

Soule - Saul - So-Ra

Apollo - Paul

Sirius - Osiris


Utu - Ata - Aitha

Aten - Aton - OM - On

Amon-Ra - Aurya


Helios - Heli - Haul - Halo


Havar [havana]

Nyima - Nyayiru



sur sir syr super = the supreme one

ata = heat


Surya Yantra


Jewel of the Sky

authenticity * integrity

creative authority

center-stage, radiantly confident

celebrity, bright lights, romance

sparkling intelligence * brilliance





The Choice

willpower * decision-making * free will

the literati - the glitterati - the politerati



Earth's local star Surya [our Local Logos]

and behind it the central radiators of Sirius,

(and back behind Sirius-mriga-vyadha, the signal-sender Antares)

= the broadcasting radio stations which transmit human thought into the signal-receiver Earth

" The bliss of the Self is always with you and you will find it for yourself if you seek it earnestly."

~~Navamani Malai 1879-1950 Bhagavan Shri Ramana Maharshi of Arunachala

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

Life is not happening to you. Life is happening through you and for you.

Trust your imagination -- the creative impulses that come through you as thoughts, ideas, and expansion.”


One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too."

~~ Twilight of the Idols 1844-1900 Ubermensch Friedrich Nietzsche


Helichrysum - Sunflower

" You are the central sun of your universe.

There is nothing outside of you.

There is nothing outside of you but a story that brings up a feeling.

The reason you birth yourself in this reality, in this time-frame, in this Now, in every Now and every lifetime, in every situation, is simply for the emotional intensity of that life.

You are not here to learn to be masters, unless you choose it. You are not here to change the world. You are not here to do anything except have an extraordinary emotional experience.

That you may indeed garner wisdom and that you may indeed be of support and nurturing and healing to your fellow men is all very wondrous. You are really here for the emotional experience."

~~ Light Source P'taah -


  1. [energizing-identifying lagnesha for Simha indriya-lagna]
  2. [conserving-acquisitive dhanesha for Karkata indriya-lagna]
  3. [busy-messaging sahaja-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]
  4. [homebound-anchoring bandesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]
  5. [creative-gaming vidya-pati for Mesha indriya-lagna ]
  6. [inimical-medicating rogesha for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]
  7. [contractual-bargaining jaya-pati for Kumbha indriya-lagna]
  8. [mysterious-revealing randhresha for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]
  9. [philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]
  10. [dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]
  11. [friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Tulā indriya-lagna]
  12. [retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

Rashi of Surya = social relationships which define the environment where one seeks to Be in the Center of Attention

  1. [Surya in bhava-1] center of attention * bright embodiment * intelligence for competition * focus on appearance * genius for innovative self-expression * athletic entitlements * eye on personality * sparkling center of embodied vitality * father may be an icon-competitor-inventor
  2. [Surya in bhava-2] creative values-fulfillment * confident story-telling * dazzling bardic tradition * intelligence for languages * genius for sound-and-color * radiant genetically preserved knowledge * focus on stored assets * banking entitlements * bright face-speech-song * eye on capital resources [including human capital] * father heart of family * sparkling center of the treasury-drama * father may be a banker-singer-collector-preservationist
  3. [Surya in bhava-3] center of commerce * mercantile intelligence * smart reports * dramatic instructional delivery * creative descriptions * sparkling retinue * splendid games of manual-skill * self-referential announcements * admirable handcraft * cinematic genius * smart technology * focus on teamwork * entertaining explanations * administrative entitlements * confident writing * eye on process management * regal messaging * bright center of discourse * brilliant gesturing * father may be a businessman-craftsman-communicator
  4. [Surya in bhava-4] center of root routines * brightens the patriarchal folkways * intelligence for housing * focus on farming * smart gardens * dramatic transportation * ethnic entitlements * political parenting * Stable confidence * attention on foundational infrastructure * eye on security * sparkling center of the patriotic-drama * father may be a schoolteacher-landowner-patriot
  5. [Surya in bhava-5] [svabhava] center of sparkling entitlements * poetic romance * literary-artistic intelligence * splendid speculations * radiates brightly political celebrity * focus on glamour * genius for dramatic entertainments * eye on smart gambling * brilliant in games * bright center of creative performance * father may be a dramatist-speculator-politician
  6. [Surya in bhava-6] center of sparkling service * brightly conflicted * focus on imbalance * eye on exploitation * charming social worker * poverty entitlements * shines light into broken promises * confident litigation * self-righteous accusations * politics of pollution * intelligence for medicine * smart crimes * dramatizes suffering * gambles with addictions * central roles in conflict zones * bright center of war * father may serve in medicine-military-ministry * or father may be sick-addicted-abusive-poor
  7. [Surya in bhava-7] sparkling center of relationships * focus on agreements * brightly negotiating * confident in brokerage * self-referential partners * makes smart trades * intelligence for representation * political equity * peerage entitlements * eye on fair contracts * agent of deal-making drama * father may be a broker-attorney-advocate
  8. [Surya in bhava-8] center of revelation * spectacular explosions * heart of rebirth * splendid emergence * intelligence for trauma healing * political secrecy * confident rejuvenation * brightly transformative * focus on discovery * initiatory entitlements * eye on hidden assets * sparkling center of mystery * father may be healer-undercover-disguised
  9. [Surya in bhava-9] [karako bhavo nashto] * icon of inspirational teachings * intelligent patronage * geo-politics * bright preaching * focus on beliefs * philosophical entitlements * self-righteous dad * Sanctimonious pontificator * eye on humanistic worldview * confident ideologue * sparkling center of global doctrine * father may be a politician-philosopher-preacher-professor
  10. [Surya in bhava-10] [dik-bala] bright center of hierarchy * confidently governing * legislative intelligence * focus on social order * regulatory entitlements * political authority * brilliant career * eye on elite positions * radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama * father may be a governor-regulator-boss
  11. [Surya in bhava-11] center of community * genius for associative systems * radiates through the gridwork * entitled to work-and-earn * network intelligence * focus on interlinked ecologies * uniquely creative marketplace revenues * exemplifies knotting-netting-knitting connectivity * distributed light * eye on friendships * celebrated by crowds * sparkling center of social-economic drama * father may be an earner-socialite-organizer
  12. [Surya in bhava-12] center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * backroom politics * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on creative imagination * sparkling center of the sanctuary * radiant clairsentient drama * father may be a researcher, or be isolated or unavailable

Names by Rashi for Surya * So-Ra

  1. [Surya-Mesha] [uchcha 10-Mesha] * Suryaya - the supreme one * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the vital competitive dominating rashi of Mangala
  2. [Surya-Urisha] Ravaye - the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk) * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the acquisitive sensual rashi of Shukra
  3. [Surya-Mithuna] Mithra - neighbor, companion * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the conversational gesturing rashi of Budha
  4. [Surya-Karkata] Bhanu - ray of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the nourishing caretaking rashi of Chandra
  5. [Surya-Simha [svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa = Magha pada 1-2-] Khaga * Khagaya - air-moving * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the regally entitled sparkling displaying game-playing rashi of Surya
  6. [Surya-Kanya] Poshanya * Pushna - the nourisher * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the analytical logical rashi of Budha
  7. [Surya-Vanika] [nīcha] Hiranya-garbha - golden fetus * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the bargaining deal-making rashi of Shukra
  8. [Surya-Vṛścika] Maricha - particle of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the penetrating transformative rashi of Mangala
  9. [Surya-Dhanus] Aditya - the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati
  10. [Surya-Makara-Draco] Savitra * the stimulator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the hierarchical structuring rashi of Shani
  11. [Surya-Kumbha] Arka [the radiator - radio] brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the linking networked connecting rashi of Shani
  12. [Surya-Meena] Bhaskara - the illuminator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati

Kopā Avaṣṭabdhā

  • [Surya-yuti-Chandra] confidently sensitive * bright comforter * entitled to express emotion * radiantly rhythmic * creatively intelligent mother * sensitive to the spiritual rays of the Sun * parents are culturally aligned * patriotic father
  • [Surya-yuti-Kuja] confidently progressive * bright warrior * moves in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent brother-figures * self-reflexive political pursuits * champion of brilliant ideals * competitive father-figure * entitled to conquer * focused on winning * radiantly pioneering
  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance
  • [Surya-yuti-Guru] confidently expansive in drama * generous in games * smart children * multiple father-figures * brightly self-referential teachers * charitably manifests the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent doctrine * entitled to philosophize * inclusively idealistic in romance
  • [Surya-yuti-Shukra] confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger
  • [Surya-yuti-Shani] confidently lawful * bright regulator * entitled to impose order * politically intelligent authority-figures * radiantly systematic * Sober hierarchical strict father-figure * cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun * limited entertainments * creatively disciplined
  • [Surya-yuti-Rahu] confidently opportunistic * bright mesmerizer * passion for creative culture-mixing * boundary-breaching entitlements * craves important center-stage roles * ambitious father-figure * adventurously aligned with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly risk-rewarding
  • [Surya-yuti-Ketu] confidently detached * bright observer * entitled to surrender * apathetic toward the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent abandonment * disregards patriarchal power * politically disinterested * wandering father-figure * radiantly unconcerned

Solar Flare Feb-2011, from

Beikthano_ Vishnu _Nat.jpg

Vishnu * Vision * View

yatha prakasayaty ekah * kritsnam lokam imam Suryah

ksetram ksetri tatha kritsnam * prakasayati bharata

Bhagavad Gita 13.34

" O son of Bharata: the sun alone illuminates all this universe.

Likewise the living soul, within the body, illuminates the entire body by consciousness."


Surya illustration from Moor's 19th cen Hindu Pantheon

Vocabulary for Surya
  • QUOTATION from ~~ Koeln Digital Sanskrit Lexicon

// the sun or its deity (in the Veda the name Surya is generally distinguished from Savitri , and denotes the most concrete of the solar gods , whose connection with the luminary is always present to the poet's mind

he is regarded as one of the original Vedic triad , his place being in the sky , while that of Agni is on the earth , and that of Indra is in the atmosphere

ten hymns in the RikVeda are entirely in praise of Surya

he moves through the sky in a chariot drawn by seven ruddy horses or mares

in the later mythology Surya is identified with Savitri as one of the 12 Adityas or emblems of the Sun in the 12 months of the year , and his seven-horsed chariot is said to be driven by Aruna or the Dawn as its charioteer , who is represented without legs

the Sun , whether named Surya or Vivasvat , has several wives

a symbolical expression for the number // twelve // (in allusion to the sun in the 12 signs of the zodiac)

the swallow-wort, either Calotropis or Asclepias Gigantea

the wife of Surya or the Sun, also called Samjna

the daughter of Surya or the Sun, also described as daughter of Prajapati or of Savitri and wife of the Asvins , and in other places as married to Soma she is called Urjani , and the sister of Pushan who is described as loving her , and receiving her as a gift from the gods;

accord. To some she represents a weak manifestation of the Sun

Surya Savitri is regarded as the authoress of the Surya-sukta

a new bride; a drug; the colocynth or bitter gourd // [end quote]


Helichrysum Moeserianum,

photo from Wikispecies


Sol from Codex de Sphaera c. 1469 CE

108 names of Surya from


Names for Surya gold_sun.gif

see also 108 Names * Sri Surya Ashtottara Shata-namavali

  • Aaditya * Aditya * unsplit, undivided
  • Abhisumat
  • Agni
  • Aindhna
  • Aja * Aka * one, undividable one, original one
  • Akado
  • Akanda
  • Akda
  • Akra
  • Alolupa
  • Ambaramani
  • Ananta
  • Angaraka
  • Ansu
  • Apa
  • Aravindaksha
  • Arihan
  • Arkah * Arkamu * Aryaman * Arka * arc, ray or flash of lightning, radio signal
  • Assur *
  • Aswattha
  • Ata * Aitha * Athithyaya * Aithu * heat, the hot one
  • Bhaga
  • Bhanu * ray of light
  • Bhaskara * the illuminator
  • Bhutadi * Bhutapati * Bhutasraya
  • Bibhavasu
  • Brahma
  • Budha
  • Characharatman
  • Chitrabhanu
  • Dehakarti
  • Dhanwantari
  • Dharmadhwaja
  • Dhatri
  • Dhumaketu
  • Divakara
  • Dwapara
  • Gabhastimat
  • Gatha * swift-horsed sun
  • Hiranyagarbha * golden fetus
  • Hvarekhshaeta
  • Indra
  • Jatharagni
  • Jaya
  • Jimuta
  • Jivana
  • Kala
  • Kalachakra
  • Kaladhyaksha
  • Kali
  • Kamada
  • Kapila
  • Kastha
  • Kha * Khaga * air-moving
  • Krita
  • Kshana
  • Kshapa
  • Maitreya
  • Manas
  • Maricha * particle of light
  • Martanda
  • Matri * Meher * Mihira * Mithra * neighbor, companion
  • Mokshadwara
  • Mrityu * death
  • Muhurtta
  • Pita * Pitamaha * heat
  • Pitri * father
  • Prabhakara * light-maker
  • Prajadwara
  • Prandharana
  • Prasantatman
  • Prithibi
  • Purusha
  • Pusha * Poshyana * nourisher
  • Ravi * Ra = fire; vi = bird)
  • Rudra
  • Sagara
  • Samvartaka * Samvatsara-kara
  • Sanaichara
  • Sanatana
  • Sarva
  • Sarvadi
  • Sarvatomukha
  • Saswata
  • Sauri
  • Savita * Savita Raja * Savitri * stimulator, vitalizer
  • Sighraga
  • Skanda
  • Soma
  • Srastri
  • Suchi
  • Sukhsmatman
  • Sukra
  • Suparna
  • Suraja * Surya * supreme one
  • Tamounda
  • Teja
  • Tejasampati
  • Treta
  • Tripistapa
  • Tvashtr
  • Twastri
  • Vaidyutagni
  • VaiŚrāvaṇa
  • Vanhi
  • Varada
  • Varuna
  • Vayu
  • Veda-karttri
  • Vedanga
  • Vedavahana
  • Visala
  • Vishnu
  • Vishvakarma
  • Viswatman
  • Viswatomukha
  • Vivasvat * Vivasvata
  • Vrihaspati
  • Vyaktavyakta
  • Yama
  • Yogin


  • Suryian
  • Suran
  • Surian


  • Prabhe
  • Belaku
  • Bisilu Sakha
  • Ravi
  • Surya


  • Kurian * Curiyan
  • Usnam
  • Katiravan
  • Nyayiru


  • Dinapathi
  • Hiru
  • Ira
  • Soorya

Persian * Tajik

  • Khoshid


  • Havar


  • Nyima


  • Aten
  • Aton
  • Ata


  • Adonai



Rare Book Society of India * Standing Surya * Chola period (880–1279)

11th–12th century * India * Copper alloy * The Metropolitan Museum of Art

108 sacred names of Surya


"Brahma once recounted to the sages the 108 sacred names of Surya.

The Brahma Purana lists these names and we reproduce them in nine groups of twelve names each.

(1) Surya, Archana, Bhagavana, Tvashta, Pusha, Arka, Savita, Surya , Gabhastimana, Aja, Kala, Mrityu.

(2) Dhata, Prabhakara, Prithivi, Jala, Teja, Akasha, Vayu, Parayana, Soma, Brihaspati, Shukra, Budha.

(3) Angaraka, Indra, Vivasvana, Diptamshu, Shuchi, Shouri, Shanaishvara, Brahma, Vishu, Rudra, Skanda, VaiŚrāvaṇa.

(4) Yama, Vaidyuta, Jathara, Agni, Aindhana, Tejohapti, Dharmadhvaja, Vedakarta, Vedanga, Vedavahana, Krita, Treta.

(5) Dvapara, Kali, Sarvasurashraya, Kala, Kashtha, Muhurta, Kshapa, Yama, Kshana, Samvatsara, Ashvattha, Kalachakra.

(6) Vibhavasu, Shashvata, Purusha, Yogi, Vyaktavyakta, Sanatana, Kaladhyaksha, Prajadhyaksha, Vishvakarma, Tamonuda, Varuna, Sagara.

(7) Amsha, Jimuta, Jivana, Ariha, Bhutashraya, Bhutapati, Sarvalokanamaskrita, Shrashta, Samvartaka, Vahni, Sarvadi, Alolupa.

(8) Anata, Kapila, Bhanu, Kamada, Sarvotamukha, Jaya, Vishala, Varada, Sarvabhutasevita, Mana, Suparna, Bhutadi.

(9) Shighraga, Pranadharana, Dhanvantari, Dhumaketu, Adideva, Aditinandana, Dvadashatma, Surya , Daksha, Pita, Mata, Pitamaha."


interior dome

of the Tilya Kori Madrassah

finished in 1660 CE * in the Registan of Samarkand

TOPICS of Surya

Surya Main Page

Matching Metal

  • In the Persian-Arabic-European traditions, and in Jyotisha, Surya-Siria is associated with the metal gold - aurum (Lat) * hemaka, hira, kanaka, kanchana, pinjana, purata, rukma, Su-varna (Skt)

Vimshottari dasha

Social Life of the Planets

  • Surya's Friends = Chandra, Kuja, Guru

  • Surya's Enemies = Shukra, Shani

  • Neutral to Surya = Budha

Gems and Herbs

autocratic, center-stage, attention-demanding genius

Rashi of Surya = qualities of the environment where one seeks to Be in the Center

  1. [Surya-Mesha] [uchcha 10-Mesha]
  2. [Surya-Urisha]
  3. [Surya-Mithuna]
  4. [Surya-Karkata]
  5. [Surya-Simha]
  6. [Surya-Kanya]
  7. [Surya-Vanika] [nīcha 10 Tula]
  8. [Surya-Vṛścika]
  9. [Surya-Dhanus]
  10. [Surya-Makara-Draco]
  11. [Surya-Kumbha]
  12. [Surya-Meena]

" The strongest force used in the destiny of man is the Sun first,

then the closer planets to the earth, or those that are coming to ascension at the time of the birth of the individual,

but let it be understood here, no action of any planet

or the phases of the Sun, the Moon or any of the heavenly bodies [may] surpass the rule of man's will power,

the power given by the Creator of man, in the beginning, when he became a living soul,

with the power of choosing for himself ."

~~Earth Changes 1877-1945 Edgar Cayce, Reading #3744-4


Surya = Intellect = Select = Elect = Choice

Awareness creates choice.

What occurs without awareness seems to happen automatically.

Meanings are created by the intellect, as one chooses to assign meaning to events, relationships, experiences.

Without awareness, the meaning of life seems to be assigned by the family, the culture, the social orderr.

Surya's natural portfolio

  • expressions of the genius // Self //

Surya's portfolio matches the English vocabulary of // auto- //

authorship - authority - autocracy - autonomy

  • The eyes (especially 3rd eye * and the // I //
  • All things occuring at The Center of the field of Perception

  • Politics Theatre, Royalty- Celebrity, Pageantry, Poetry, Ceremony, Entertainment, literature, dance, performance art, Children,

  • romance, courtly love, games , gambling, strokes of Genius, creativity

  • applause, confidence, solar power, bright lights, divine intelligence, self-knowledge,

  • ego, individuality and independence, non-conformity, uniqueness, center of Attention, confidence

  • brilliant red things

downsides of an incompletely aware Surya can be self-righteousness , self-appropriating, arrogance, attention-demanding, self-reflexive, solipsistic, narcissistic entitlements

QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso

  • 365 Dalai Lama: Daily Advice from the Heart , ed. Matthieu Ricard, trans. Christian Bruyat, p. 259

" We must distinguish between pride and self-confidence.

Self-confidence is necessary. It is what enables us, in certain situations, not to lose courage and to think with some justification, 'I am capable of succeeding.' Self-confidence is quite different from excessive self-assurance based on a false appreciation of our capacities or circumstances.

If you feel able to accomplish a task that other people cannot manage, then you cannot be called proud as long as your assessment is well founded.

It is as if someone tall came across a group of short people who wanted to get something too high for them to reach, and said to them, 'Don't exert yourselves, I can do it.'

This would simply mean that he was more qualified than the others to carry out a particular task, but not that he is superior to them or that he wants to crush them."

Surya's natural karaka-character

Placements affecting Surya's behavior

gold_sun.gifSurya = being in the Center, center-stage, Heart-center

  • Surya = the Eye of the Soul.

  • What does Surya's brilliant light permit the native to see?

  • Surya = the nucleus, the kernel, the hot core of human life

  • Surya creates drama, loves political power, needs attention, He is in the Eye of the storm

  • Surya shows the path to the center of truth; thus He indicates righteousness... or self-righteousness.

  • Surya throws a concentrated light upon matters of His bhava then Surya 'burns up' the ego impurities there

  • Surya then propels the native to a higher, more idealized and more individualized level of self-expression regarding matters of His occupied house

  • Sometimes, Surya 'burns up' all matters of the house except the very highest Divinely Intelligent consciousness.

  • Surya = voluntary (will-power) action; Shani = obligatory (pre-incarnationally planned, lawful) action

  • Surya = strong in a rashi of friends Guru, Chandra, and Mangala.

  • Surya is weakened in a rashi of His enemies Shani and Shukra. He is neutral in a rashi of Budha.


Meanings for Surya * Sun

Earth's Local Sun - The Logos

Human Connections to the Divine: Self, ego-membrane and Soul

Purification by Fire

Highest Truth of Divine Light

Sol = soul

The Light Within

Masculine Valence (opposite Chandra feminine valence)

Brilliant -- Radiant -- The Divine King


Yamuna River as it crosses Taj Mahal at Agra


QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso

Kindness, Clarity, and Insight, page 180

"If we realize, “I am a human being. A human being can do anything,” this determination, courage, and self-confidence are important sources of victory and success.

Without will power and determination, even something that you might have achieved easily cannot be achieved. If you have will power and reasonable courage —not blind courage but courage without pride — even things that seemed impossible at a certain stage turn into being possible because of continuing effort inspired by that courage. Thus, determination is important.

How can this be developed?

Not through machines, not by money, but by our own inner strength based on clear realization of the value of human beings, of human dignity.

For, once we realize that a human being is much more than just material, much more than just money, we can feel the importance of human life, from which we can feel the importance of compassion and kindness.

Human beings by nature want happiness and do not want suffering.

With that feeling everyone tries to achieve happiness and tries to get rid of suffering, and everyone has the basic right to do this.

In this way, all here are the same, whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated, Easterner or Westerner, believer or nonbeliever, and within believers whether Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and so on.

Basically, from the viewpoint of real human value we are all the same." [End quote]


= 1-10 degrees Simha

= MAGHA pada 1-2-3

Surya = centrality, genius, confidence, will-power, a-muse-ment, Divine intelligence

  • Surya's rashi significantly determines the quality personal genius and self-determination in society.

  • Surya = how one was praised as a child.

  • Surya = the father and self-authoritative males in general.

    • Several children within the same family may have radically different experience of their mutual father.

    natural regulator of Putra Bhava

    To evaluate Surya in any nativity, be sure to balance and compare the character of Surya in both radix D-1 (social-material) and navamsha D-9 (spiritual-emotional).

Surya Mahadasha

Modern description of the sequence of experiences structured into the Surya Mahadasha, written by Barbara Pijan Lama

* worth-ship * worship of Surya

Traditionally, the Sun God is worshipped by offering red flowers, Akshata and Santala with folded hands, and then the Graha are worshipped.

Happy Birthday

  • Korean Buddhist Master Toeong Seongcheol (1912 - 1993)
  • dharma talk May 1986

" To all you noble Buddhas currently living in prison, happy birthday.

To all you austere Buddhas selling your smiles in taverns, happy birthday.

To you countless Buddhas twinkling in the night sky, happy birthday.

And happy birthday to all of you brightly smiling, beautiful Buddhas in the gardensr.

To all you Buddhas who have become endlessly changing clouds as you drift across the sky, to all you Buddhas who are quietly biding your time as boulders―a very happy birthday to you, too.

And happy birthday to all you cute little Buddhas swimming in the water. To all you lively Buddhas soaring about the sky. To all you reverential Buddhas singing hymns in churches, and to all you handsome Buddhas chanting in templesr.

To all you Buddhas hoeing and plowing the fields and paddies, to all you Buddhas sweating in the humming factories, to all you Buddhas working in dust and dirt, and to all you Buddhas quietly studying in classrooms - let me wish you all a very happy birthdayr.

When I open my eyes, you are Buddha. When I close my eyes, you are Buddha. Every place in the universe is filled with Buddha!

The heavens and the earth are from the same source, and everything in the universe is One Buddha. Although we all have different guises and appearances, we're all manifestations of this One Buddha. Everything is equal, and everything is magnificent!

So let us transcend our torments in this world of Buddha, and enjoy happiness. How marvelous that every single place is a site for liberation from suffering and ignorance!

To all you Buddhas wearing the gentle smile of compassion and delivering the Dharma in a sound even greater than thunder, to all you Buddhas who fill every corner of the universe - every day is a wonderful day, and every day is our birthday.

So let us all eternally respect and congratulate one another!" [end quote]

QUOTATION Edgar Cayce reading #3744-4

" The strongest force used in the destiny of man is the Sun first,

then the closer planets to the earth, or those that are coming to ascension at the time of the birth of the individual,

but let it be understood here,

  • no action of any planet

  • or the phases of the Sun, the Moon or any of the heavenly bodies

  • [may] surpass the rule of man's will power,

the power given by the Creator of man, in the beginning, when he became a living soul,

  • with the power of choosing for himself." [end quote]

Vocabulary for Surya

  • Koeln Sanskrit Lexicon -


The sun or its deity

  • (in the Veda the name Surya is generally distinguished from Savitri ...

  • and denotes the most concrete of the solar gods, whose connection with the luminary is always present to the poet's mind; ...

  • He is regarded as one of the original Vedic triad ,

  • His place being in the sky , while that of Agni is on the earth , and that of Indra is in the Atmosphere) ...

... he moves through the sky in a chariot drawn by seven ruddy horses or mares

  • in the later mythology, Surya is identified with Savitri as one of the 12 Adityas or emblems of the Sun in the 12 months of the year,

  • and his seven-horsed chariot is said to be driven by Aruna or the Dawn as its charioteer, who is represented without legs

  • the Sun, whether named Surya or Vivasvat, has several wives

  • A symbolical expression for the number 12

  • The swallow-wort (either Calotropis or Asclepias Gigantea)
  • epithet of Shiva


shining forth, diffusing light, matutinal

/ at the seat of Fire / - / the Brilliant one / [RV]

sometimes regarded as one of the eight Adityas or sons of Aditi,

  • his father being Kasyapa

  • elsewhere he is said to be a son of Dakshayani and Kasyapa

  • in epic poetry he is held to be the father of Manu Vaivasvata

  • or, according to another legend, of Manu Savarni by Sa-varna

  • in RV. x, 17, 1 he is described as the father of Yama Vaivasvata,

  • and in RV. x, 17, 2 as father of the As3vins by Saranyu, and elsewhere as father of both Yama and Yami,

  • and Therefore, a kind of parent of the human race) RV

  • .the Soma priest RV

  • name of Aruna (charioteer of the Sun)

  • of the seventh or present Manu (more properly called Vaivasvata, as son of Vivasvat) RV


a verse or prayer addressed to Savitri or the Sun (esp. The celebrated verse RV. iii, 62, 10; also called gAyatri

initiation as a member of the three twice-born classes by reciting the above verse and investing with the sacred thread (sAvitra)

  • a partic. form of the Gayatri metre

  • name of Surya or a daughter of Savitri

  • name of the wife of Brahma

  • name of the Sarasvati River

  • a ray of light, solar ray

  • the ring-finger


  • The sun or the sun-god

  • sometimes regarded as one of the 12 Adityas; [metonymic] name of the number"twelve"

  • Calotropis Gigantea

  • The right canal for the passage of the vital air


  • The sun or the god of the sun (often in titles of books)

  • A statue of the sun-god

  • plural for the Adityas = Therefore, a symbolical N. for the number" twelve"

  • A bird in the sky


  • " having rays of light", radiant, bright

  • The sun


  • " light-maker"

  • The sun (du. sun and moon)

  • The moon

  • fire [end quote]

BPHS Sarga-3, Shloka-2 3

" The Sun's eyes are honey-colored. He has a square body.

He is of clean habits, bilious, intelligent,

and has limited hair on (his head)."

BPHS, Sarga-84, Shloka-2 3

" Contemplate of Surya well adorned with two arms,

seated on a lotus, with a lotus flower in one hand,

red-coloured, like lotus

and aboard a chariot of seven horses."


Bhagavata Purana 11.28.8]

" The one who knows the secret of my words does not criticize not praise anybody,

but moves in the world free from any prejudice or partiality,

just like the sun."


Saravali, Sarga-7-13

" The Sun rules snakes, wool, hills, gold, weapons, poison, fire, medicines, kings.

Arya (or foreigners in general), river banks, forest, wood and Mantra."


list from Das at

Ambition, authority, bile problems, boldness, chest and head, consciousness, courage, determination, energy, eyesight, weak faith, fame, father, hot, inflexible, king, impact of ones personality, influence, nobility, optimism, attributes of personality, political power, reliance on self, soul, vitality


Jataka Desha Marga, Sarga-1, Sloka 44

" The Sun is the soul of Kalapurusha

  • The Moon, his mind;

  • Mars, his strength;

  • Mercury, his speech;

  • Jupiter, his knowledge and happiness;

  • Venus, his sexual love;

  • And Saturn, his misery.

  • The Sun and the Moon are known as kings;

  • Mars is the commander-in-chief;

  • Mercury is the heir-apparent;

  • Jupiter and Venus are the ministers and Saturn is the servant."


King David speaking, in Psalm 19: 4-6

“The sun lives in the heavens ...

and moves out across the skies

as radiant as a bridegroom going to his wedding,

or as joyous as an athlete looking forward to a race!

The sun crosses the heavens from end to end,

and nothing can hide from its heat.”

" The more common name for the sun is surya.

Generally "surya" is the name for the sun while it is above the horizon

and savitri is the sun as it is rising and setting, just below the horizon."

Surya material attributes

  • copper or red,
  • gold or brass

  • ruby
  • east and summer

  • Nava Dhanya = wheat

Surya = malefic or benefic?


Shri B.V. Raman, Three Hundred Important Combinations . (10th ed., Delhi, 1991, 1947).

  • "Malefics, Sukha-graha, and Neutrals " p. 5

" The Sun.—

" Creativity is




taking risks,

breaking rules,

making mistakes,

and having fun." ~~ Mary Lou Cook

Surya DrishtiSurya sees Budha as a neutral party, neither friend nor enemy.

If Surya receives drishti of His enemies Shukra and Shani , then Surya's capacity for genuine self-confidence = belief that one's soul is fully connected to the divine =

  • reduced by interference of either material pleasures [Shukra] or material pains [Shani].

If Surya receives drishti of His friends Chandra, Kuja and Vrihas-pati,

  • Then, that natural feeling of well-being and adequacy in the eyes of the Divine is enhanced.

  • The soul prospers.

see: Surya Mesha uttama vs. Surya Simha = [mūlatrikoṇa]

When Surya = uchcha Mesha or svakshetra Simha - Leya, genuine confidence is strong at birth.

  • Surya well-disposed in Simha elevates royal entitlement and empowers the individual confidence, which in turns brightens the personal intelligence

  • Surya-Mesha emphasizes individual initiative , nobility, personal physical empowerment and self-determination through energetic, dynamic movement.

When Surya = nīcha Tula - Vanika or in an enemy rash of Vrishabha, Makara, or Kumbha, the confidence is low and the native seeks material substitutes for true faith.

  • Surya's power to channel divine intelligence through individual creative thought is weakened in Thula (pairings, partnership) or Kumbha (large groups, networks, assemblies).

  • Mahadasha of [nīcha] Surya or effect of drishti from weakened Surya may be characterized by weakened ability to express the creative intelligence, incomplete acts of personal decision, or falling sway to dominant others despite best efforts to maintain independence.

Domains owned by Budha = Mithuna, Kanya = friendly

  • Surya is welcomed by Professor Budha , who considers Surya to be His friend.

  • When born into the rashi or bhava (3, 6) of Budha, Surya gains argumentative, instructional, descriptive power to count and recount -- numeracy and literacy.

Domains owned by Shani and Shukra = unfriendly

In general, Surya flourishes in houses 1, 4, 5, 9, and 10 .

When born into the rashi or bhava Shukra or Shani, Surya loses some of His natural regal entitlement to independence and He becomes less effective as a result.

Bhava-2 and bhava-7 naturally belong to Shukra


  • Nepal 1945-2001 The Last Hindu King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev + [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] * Purvaphalguni is more of a celebrity entertainer. Birendra was a master of ceremonies, a sparkling king surrounded by flashy golden ornaments but - due to Ketu and [Mūla] Shukra - his Surya was not empowered to make individual choices

bhava 10-11 are the natural territory of governing, ordering Professor Shani .

Although Surya likes high-visibility leadership roles and Therefore, Surya in bhava-10 gets dikbala, His natural tendency toward autocracy is nevertheless weakened in Shani's bureaucratic svakshetra-10 . In karma-bhava, Surya becomes a celebrity King-type who charisma is cramped by Shani's rule of law.

Navamsha rashi and other varga rashi

Suraja always occupies two rashi

  1. His rashi in radix

  2. His rashi in navamsha.

Surya's rashi in other varga must be known to evaluate the areas controlled by those varga.

For Surya, Chandra, and Budha, navamsha characteristics must be assessed immediately, particularly if Budha or the luminaries are lord of the current Vimshottari dasha.

Special case of Surya in karma-bhava

  • In bhava-10, in any rashi, Surya makes an independent actor and leader.

  • However, if Surya receives drishti of Shani or Surya occupies a rashi of Shani, expect heavy conformist restrictions on the mode and style of Surya 's leadership. The confidence is reduced, and one's path to social self-determination is frustrated. Not destroyed- but frustrated!

Combined effects

Most nativities feature some combination of rashi, bhava, and drishti effects upon Surya, which maintain the ego-membrane and belief systems in reasonably functional balance.

  • A strong and confident Surya usually receives some restraining aspect

  • Professor Surya in an uncomfortable rashi usually receives a supportive aspect from a friendly planet.

Angular Relationships to other graha

(see Jataka Desha Marga, Sarga-1, Sloka 44 - above)

  • Angle between Surya and Chandra shows the emotional mind - do emotions flow confidently and easily as a result of positive thoughts and expression?

  • Angle between Surya and Kuja shows the rhythm of the native 's physical, muscular activity - is the physical body responsive and free in movement as a result of positive ego-thought?

  • Angle between Surya and Budha shows acuity of speech - does speech flow clearly as a result of clean mental habits and positive self-image?

  • Angle between Surya and Guru shows wisdom and potential for lasting happiness - is the worldview balanced and inclusive due to compassion toward the Self?

  • Angle between Surya and Shukra shows sexual and romantic love - are love relationships validating and pleasurable due to self-confirmation in the eyes of the Divine?

  • Angle between Surya and Shani shows how the individual executes his social duty - is the professional contribution to social welfare valued and rewarded by others due to positive self-worth in the belief system?

Individual [Surya] relationship to Social Morality [Shani]

Surya = the central indicator of personal righteousness in radix and navamsha.

Dharma Bhava = philosophical principles of * Belief* (9) = often awkwardly aligned at 6-8 challenge-angle to the actual moral practice which is more accurately found in the rhythmic, customary, boundaried bhava-4

  • Bhava-9 = governed by Brihaspati = priesthood, sacred vows, sacramental ritual, and the philosophy of one's guru or priestly lineage.

  • Surya = pitri-karaka indicating the father; Surya can signify all males within the incarnational theatre. Dharma bhava demonstrates the social character of the father.

  • Dharma bhava also indicates World Travel, which being 6th from 4th indicates actions adversarial to the mother's birth culture (4). Naturally, the broad view of an international lifestyle is adversarial to narrow view of local folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms.

  • Bhava-9 shows how one may treat those who are not members of one's ethnicity or local family; one's compassionate ability to"stand in the shoes " of those in the greater society whose mannerisms are different from (and typically in conflict with, 6th-from-4th) the folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of one's own upbringing. Thus dharmasthāna shows social morality, one's social behavior principles as derived from sacred teachings and role-modeling of the father . Always in contradistinction from family morality which derives from the habits and folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of the mothers.

Surya = personal righteousness, personal entitlement, and personal ability to channel divine intelligence including the energies of creativity and truth.

  • Just as a monarch serves as an icon of radiant certainty to one's own people, so Surya in radix and navamsha shows the individual promulgating what one believes to be the principles of truth.

  • Surya shows the ways in which the native promotes one's own self-interest Surya = the ego-membrane center of the personality, the core of certainty, and entitlement to exist.

Mesha-Simha Surya - The Righteous and the Self-Righteous

  • When Surya occupies His exalted sign of Mesha or His svakshetra/mulatrikona sign of Simha, the personality exhibits a highly developed personal certainty which does not permit doubt.

  • One may be unable to cooperate with others of lesser conviction.

  • Mesha-Simha Surya's personal certainty does not mean that the native with a vigorous Surya position treats Others as well as oneself! As the case of Adolf Hitler demonstrates, a person may be profoundly convinced of the righteousness of one's own convictions and from this unshakable confidence release the greatest possible Selfish Evil.

Neither the Righteous nor the Self-Righteous are shy or confused! Mesha-Simha Surya absolutely believe in their own personal truth.

  • Surya is inherently concerned with intelligence, which is the core energy of divinity. The Surya-driven native is rarely uncertain. One suffers little ambiguity or or fear. One may be absolutely wrong, like Hitler (whose Surya, altho exalted, is oppressed by enemy Shukra) .Yet one firmly believes in the divine purity of oneself, one's choices, and one's results.

Surya = Fire = Homa (fire sacrifice) = Burning of Impurities

  • Mesha-Simha Surya (including the uttama or mulatrikona positions achieved through parivartamsha ) are dedicated to the burning of impurities from the world.

One is a purist.

One strives to promote - or, Surya yuti Kuja per Hitler -- enforce - this fire-cleansing for total purity, in full expectation that principled action will create a better world.

One may sacrifice and purify oneself (the proper route) or one may be deluded into believing that the impurity lies "outside" of oneself, and thus one may become an evil tyrant .


Tsang district of Central Tibei

Sakya Ngor Monastery * Four Mandalas Vajravali,_Central_Tibet,_Tsang_(Ngor_Monastery),_Sakya_order_-_Four_Mandalas_of_the_Vajravali_Series_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Intelligence and Confident Creativity

  • Surya = / light of day /

  • Soma = / light of night /

Soma represents the gentle, subtle light of intuitive perception. Surya exhibits the vigorous, flamboyant light of royal confidencer.

Surya-lagna used as the baseline for counting social-status [10] and economic gains [11]

QUOTATION - BPHS Sarga-7, Shloka-39-43

  • " Whatever effects are to be known from the Karma and Labha Bhavaabe also known fromm similar bhava counted fromm Suryaa ." "

Surya vsSurya vs Budha

Budha and Bhava-3 = communication style and messaging, narrative, handcraft, writing, cultural fluency, facility of gesture, etc.

  • Budha = the constant mental traffic of the conversational narrative, while Surya controls the individual creative intelligence which taps into the Divine Intelligence.

  • Surya's central intelligence (faith) = the energy source of Budha's communicative messaging and instruction; discriminating, polarizing Budha develops the specific information-arranging skill set to a higher technical level.

  • Surya and Budha are mutually friendly graha

  • whatever quality and quantity of intelligence Surya may manifest in the present incarnation, Budha will cheerfully duplicate, articulate and disseminate this intelligence via words and gestures.

A powerful Surya = originality of thought, celebrity, genius .

However, unless Budha assists Surya with the verbal articulation of this brilliant awareness, genius might never find a useful verbal or literary expression.

To be fully effective, Professor Babbling Budha should escape the range of combustion

Ideally, Budha should be helpfully disposed in order for the genius to promulgate one's most original, divinely inspired ideas. [Surya, idea, ideal]

However, sheer intellectual power, which is the capacity to make individual decisions, remains the province of self-centric Professor Surya .


Sri Yukteswara . The Holy Science = Kaivalya Darshanam. (1894, 1990). Self-Realization Fellowship)

WRT effect of Suraja on the ages of human civilization

" With the commencement of the Ascending Kali Yuga, after A.D. 499,

  • the sun began to advance in its orbit nearer to the grand centre,

  • and accordingly the intellectual power of man started to develop."

Self-Confidence, Self-Righteousness, Flamboyance

Personality characteristics of Suraja run along a continuum from self-confident to self-righteous .

When Surya is strong a person "thinks well of himself" , regardless of public opinion. He has good reasons for his behavior and he is convinced he is right (whether he actually is, or not!) Strong, positive role for Surya suggests that the native feels deeply enfranchised to be "who they are" regardless of external confirmation of that right!

Surya's strength per se and His angle to Soma provide a "flamboyance index" which predict how aggressively rational a person might be. * not* how "correct" their reasoning is or how clearly they articulate their personal logic (which is more a function of Budha). And * not* whether their methods or conclusions are logically valid or culturally approved (which is more a function of bhava-3 and bhava-10). But rather, how self-confident and theatrically staged are the native 's arguments.

Poorly informed and emotionally handicapped natives with a strong placement of self-righteous Surya may be aggressively dominant, promoting a small number of political concepts very confidently. The local politician substituting loudly repeated slogans for a reasoned argument probably has a strong Sun. The beer-sotted neighbor holding forth on better ways to run his national government probably also has a strong Sun!

  • So are totalitarian dictators such as Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler and Russ-Soviet 1878-1953 Man-of-Steel Josef Stalin

Well-educated and emotionally developed nativities with a strong Sun will be calmly and comprehensively reasonable, capable of understanding and appreciating alternative views, and still completely confident that their own well-planned position is correct.

  • Such as the great theological minds of history, and the Enlightenment philosophers and working politicians like POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson who carried forth great rational principles of government.

What they all have in common is their unshakable conviction - evidence notwithstanding - that they are right.

Soul, Life Force, or Eternal Consciousness

Conscious individuals will notice that the six-year Vimshottari mahadasha of Surya is a period of personal reconnection with the psychic, rational, and social aspects of the Father. Periods of Surya cause awakening to the internalized role of the Father within oneself. (This experience may be pleasant or painful or both, depending on the Jyotisha characteristics of natal Surya ).

It is wise to strike while the iron is hot (an apt metaphor for the hottest graha!) and use this essential self-knowledge to fullest capacity during the six-year mahadasha.

General patterns of Surya bhukti include

  • Attracting into one's environment persons who resemble the Father and the all-knowing Guru on many levels

  • understanding the role that the Father played in the child's personality formation

  • depending on Surya's character, assignment to leadership roles and need to negotiate moral conflict situations, or make conscious ethical choices

  • strong rationalization of the personality: organization of thought, social role, relationships, and inner consciousness (soul)


for step-father, see 8th-from-Surya

In the nativity,

  • pitrikaraka Surya is the primary indicator of Father

  • matrikaraka Chandra is primary indicator of Mother.

pitristhāna bhava-9 also indicates Father Pitri Patrus

Characteristics of pitristhāna offer a complementary and secondary set of traits and behaviors associated with the father and father-figures such as doctrinal authorities, professors, preachers, and preceptors.

Similarly, matrikaraka Soma is the strongest karaka for Mother. Matribhava-4 offers a complementary and secondary set of traits and behaviors associated with the mother and mother-figures, such as moral authorities, schoolteachers, protectors, police, nourishers.

Parents together, acting as a protective team based in the dwelling = bhava-4.

Consider Surya - in Radix, Navamsha, and Dwadashamamsha -10 - to show the core characteristics of the Father.

In the Jyotisha narrative, Suraja's character provides information about the physical father, as well as one's spiritual preceptors and progenitors.

Surya 's agency includes men (and under special circumstances certain extraordinarily publicly brilliant, halo-enshrined women) who play the role of guru, preceptor, mentor, philosophy professor, preacher, and moral guider.

BPHS, Sarga-7, Shloka-39-43

" Dharma Bhava and the ninth from Surya deal with one's father."


Surya's vitality is an essential component in celebrity level charisma , the magnetic attractiveness which draws interest and attention to one's performance, ideas, and style.

  • Highly charismatic people will exhibit, in addition to comfortably houses and well-aspected Surya , an auspicious Shukra or Rahu (usually conjunct Surya ) for physical magnetism, a positive Budha (close to Surya but not combust ) and nice lagnesha (again, ideally, yuti Surya ).


Das commentary ,

if The Sun conjoins a malefic planet.

"This placement is not good for the father or your relationship with him

depending on other factors in the chart." [end quote]

Externalization: Sun as natural lagna for public life

External projections of the soul such as public leadership roles and ability to marshal the associative network of the marketplace must be ascertained not only from 10th and 11th from lagna, but also most importantly by seeing 10th and 11th from leader-activist Surya.

Suraja's bhava and rashi indicate the environment in which one seeks a central, recognized, well-regarded position . Surya is the center hub and all else radiates from Suraja like the spokes of a wheel.

Predictions based in Surya lagna

  • BPHS Sarga-7, Shloka-39-43

" Whatever effects are to be known from the Karma and Labha Bhava

be also known from similar bhava counted from Surya."

Public Role - Career

Surya (along with karmaa-bhava ) is a primary karaka for career .

Empowered Surya = the central component in the Alpha male personality, but Kujas and Brihaspati should also be strong for the total lead wolf behavior.


Along with cold Saturn, hot Mars, and dark Rahu, the blazing heat of Surya is traditionally considered to provide a malefic influence upon human life. Like other papagraha, Surya is inherently capable of destruction in the life-areas which it affects by bhava, rashi, and drishti.

Unlike other papagraha, however, Professor Surya is a significator of Dharma theories of reality.

By the rule of karako bhavo nashto, Surya in dharma bhava is typically uncomfortable for the native who must experience self-righteous father-figures. Neither is Surya-9 especially helpful in matters of scientific or theological doctrine, due to the implication that one self-presumes to already know the answers and suggests egocentricity in matters of philosophical inquiry.

Nevertheless Surya is the radio-transmitter who carries the Sirius signals that generate human thought. Surya gives consciousness and light. Therefore, he is never too serious of a malefic influence.

Consciousness whether obtained in an easy or a difficult way is still the ultimate objective of the incarnational game.

Surya favors recognition, rationality and objective awareness. However, surya's subjective instinct is selfish and dominating. Therefore, Surya benefits professional matters but not so good for diplomacy in personal relationships.

Self-promoting Surya in His svabhava putra bhava 9th-from-9th often creates extreme celebrity energy and success in games, but His exceptionally hot and dry pitta-dosha may prevent children (and always limits their numbers) Surya-5 gives flamboyant creativity and fame in performance arts, where self-promotion is the key to success.

Male Energy, Sun's Enemy Rahu

Surya is a source of energetic outgoing hot Male Energy; Moon is the opposite, incoming cool Female Energy.

(Psychic energy of sun-male-creative astral energy is used as a fuel source by both anatomical male and anatomical female bodies, which both run a combination of Male and Female energies albeit is different proportional ranges.)

Rahu the Darkener who causes eclipse of Surya is the greatest enemy of the Sun. Rahu symbolizes destruction of Dharma.

(In traditional India Surya signifies a woman's husband; Rahu brings widowhood.)


The Eyes of the Physical Body form windows into the Soul.

Suraja, the Brightest most Kingly Light onto the Earth, represents the eyes of the human physical body.

  • As well, His Light shines into the astral, mental, and spiritual bodies, giving them each Sight according to the subtlety of their particular vibration. A strong position for Surya in the rashi/navamsha charts signifies bright eyes and rational intelligence as well as spiritual light in one's life during periods of Aaditya's lordship.

less benevolent transits to Surya or periods of planets who damage Surya's rays may indicate damage to or struggles with the eyes. Healing practices such as yogic candle-light gazing, palming, and Ayurvedic treatments to heal the eyes will be effective during any possible less benevolent such periods.

Persons with a strong position of the Sun will always be able to improve their eyesight through intelligent therapies especially yogic practices.

Humility, Altruism, Divinity, Compassion

The Dalai Lama tells a delightful story

QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso, Lighting the Way. Geshe Thupten Jinpa (Trans.)

" Any sense of conceit or self-importance gets in the way of cultivating the genuine altruistic intention, and the most effective remedy against this is the cultivation of humility.

I can tell you a more recent story to illustrate this point.

The great nineteenth-century Tibetan Dzokchen meditator Dza Patrul Rinpoche always maintained a demeanor of true humility. At one time, when he was giving a series of teachings to a large crowd of students, he experienced a forceful yearning for solitude.

So one day he quietly left his residence and disappeared, dressed like an ordinary pilgrim and carrying a walking staff and very little else. When he reached a nomadic camp he sought shelter for a few days with one of the families.

While he was staying with them, his hostess asked him to read some texts and, since he looked just like an ordinary pilgrim, in return for his food and lodging she asked him to help with the household chores, which included the disposal of the contents of her chamber pot.

One day, while he was away from the camp attending to this task, some of his well-dressed monk students came looking for him.

When his hostess heard their description of him, she suddenly realized this was the same person she had asked to throw away the contents of her chamber pot. (It is said she was so embarrassed that she just ran away!)

Such was the humility of this great teacher, who had many thousands of studentsr.

... great practitioners of the altruistic intention also possess a tremendous courage grounded in real inner strength ....

This combination of a total lack of conceit yet possessing great depth of courage is what is required in a true practitioner of bodhicitta, the altruistic mind of awakening."

The Vajra-yana

  • Emptiness
  • Confidence
  • Identity
  • Maturity
  • Danger

QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso ,

The Path to Enlightenment. Glenn H. Mullin (Trans. and Ed.).

" understanding of the doctrine of emptiness is fundamental to tantric practice.

Every sadhana begins with, is structured around, and ends with meditation upon emptiness. To practice Vajrayana without the wisdom of emptiness can be very dangerous.

For example, a main tantric technique is the cultivation of Asubtle divine pride , a confidence that one is an enlightened tantric deity, the Lord of the Mandala.

  • One's mind is the Wisdom Body of a Buddha,

  • One's speech is the Beatific Body,

  • One's form is the Perfect Emanation Body,

  • And the world and its inhabitants are seen as a mandala inhabited by the various forms of tantric deities.

Thus we have to utterly change our sense of"I." To do so involves the subject of emptiness.

To practice the yoga of divine pride without an understanding of emptiness

  • will not only be useless,

  • but could lead to identity problems and other undesirable psychological effects.

Therefore, it is said that

  • although the Vajrayana is a quick path when correctly practiced on the proper spiritual basis,

  • it is dangerous for the spiritually immature.

This type of danger area is one of the reasons why

  • the Vajrayana must be practiced under the supervision of a qualified vajra acharya."

The "I"


Tenzing Gyatso . (2006). How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships..Jeffrey Hopkins (Trans. Ed.)Jeffrey Hopkins (Trans. Ed.)

" Many types of valid consciousnesses derive from basic, natural, and obvious perception.

All of us have an innate "I," although if we try to locate this "I," we get into a lot of difficulties.

This sense of "I" gives us a well-founded aspiration to happiness and a wish not to suffer.

There are different levels of happiness and different kinds of suffering.

Material things usually correspond to physical happiness ,

  • whereas spiritual development corresponds to mental happiness.

Since our "I" has these two aspects--physical and mental--we need an inseparable combination of material progress and internal, or spiritual, progress.

Balancing these is crucial to utilizing material progress and inner development for the good of human society.

Big schemes for world development arise from this wish to gain happiness and relieve suffering.

But there are higher levels of happiness beyond these worldly forms , in which one seeks something longer-term, not just confined to this lifetime.

Just as we need a long-range perspective that protects the environment, we need an internal long-range perspective that extends to future lifetimes."


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