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Surya occupies 6th-from-Chandra

  1. Surya-Mesha [uchcha]
  2. Surya-Urisha
  3. Surya-Mithunaya
  4. Surya-Karkata
  5. Surya-Simha [svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa if within 1-10 deg]
  6. Surya-Kanya
  7. Surya-Vanika [nīcha]
  8. Surya-Vṛścika
  9. Surya-Dhanus
  10. Surya-Makara-Draco
  11. Surya-Kumbha
  12. Surya-Meena

  1. Surya in bhava-1
  2. Surya in bhava-2
  3. Surya in bhava-3
  4. Surya in bhava-4
  5. Surya in bhava-5 [svabhava]
  6. Surya in bhava-6
  7. Surya in bhava-7
  8. Surya in bhava-8
  9. Surya in bhava-9
  10. Surya in bhava-10 [dik-bala]
  11. Surya in bhava-11
  12. Surya in bhava-12


OM grinih suryaya namah


Professor Suryan

Arka * Ata

Athithyaya * Aditya




resides in





Sun * Sol * So-Ra

Utu * Aten


Shamash * Helios


the sixth house


suffers self-contempt

- or -

ministry of service to those who suffer self-contempt

center of dramatic conflicts

theatrical, high-ego, attention-getting complaints

splendid placement for the charismatic politics of medicine, crime, litigation, war, disagreement, disgust, addiction, poverty, animosity, pollution, servitude and enslavement


Surya-Mesha [uchcha]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

aristocratic confidence in adversarial settings * glorious center of conflict and conquest

Surya-Urisha [philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Dhanus-born]

radiant center of pleasures and treasures * philosophical self-confidence in adversarial environments * father in military, ministry, medicine *


[Sarala Yoga] [bright center of minstering conversation] [politicized aid to the disadvantaged] [shocking-transformative randhresha for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]


[bargaining advising jaya-pati for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[bright center of domestic problematics] [intelligence for home-culture medicine] [complaining father may be routinized physician-sick-aggrieved]

  • 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotiṣika B.V. Raman [Aśleṣa-2]



[svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa if within 1-10 deg]

[inimical-accusing rogesha for Meena-Antya indriya-lagna]

[bright center of medical drama] [charismatic intelligence for criminal argumentation]

Surya-Kanya * bright center of service ministry

Surya-Vanika [nīcha]

[homebound-securing bandesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[bright center of diplomatic complaint] [unfairly secured political alliances] [patriotic service despite unjust agreements]

Surya-Vṛścika * bright center of secrets and mysteries

Surya-Dhanus [conserving-entreasuring dhanesha for Karkata indriya lagna]

[bright center of war doctrine] [confident exponent of theories of exploitation] [principled entitlement to ministry] [political focus on ideological imbalance]



[energetic lagnesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[bright focus of hierarchical ministry] [confidently displays conventional assistance] [center-stage roles in government service] [class-conscious exploitive-ailing-aiding father]


Surya-Kumbha [retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna] [Vimala Yoga]

[bright center of networked service systems] [politics of community grievance]


Surya-Meena [friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Tula indriya-lagna] bright center of sanctuary and dreams

Pitrikaraka Surya in bhava-6 = father-figures, patrons

= kings, overlords, supervisors, male authorities in general, political agents, celebrity males, aristocratic males = behave in ways that are imbalanced, exploitive, blaming, accusatory, toxic, adversarial, dominating, bullying, diseased, abusive, conflicted

Radiant Ravi expresses insuppressable confidence in one's ability to use the power of intellect and political charm to resolve the arguments of the maha-dusthamasha, in which many factors are in complex conflict.

Those who are expected to behave in a noble [Surya] and glorious [Surya] fashion often fail to be worthy of trust (12th-from-7th dissolution of trust). Instead these figures may become devious exploiters, polluted in their motivation, and possibly criminal in their actions.

Positive implications include that father may be a physician or military officer; father is a criminal attorney; or father is dedicated to a ministry of service. on behalf of the sick or the poor.

Even with positive service indication, father may be often ill, impoverished, betrayed, addicted, unfair, predator of the weak despite stated intention to serve, accusing toward the native. Father may seem like a victim or a victimizer.

Professor Surya in bhava-6 * victimized father = ill or addicted, broken trust with father, paternal agent is exploited or exploiter, a servant or a slave-master, abused or abuser, criminal or cop.

Father may be adversarial, intimidating, or cheating. Often the father is simply diseased or addicted. Nature of the disease seen via rashi + drishti.

  • 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotiṣika B.V. Raman [Aśleṣa-2] Father was blind and abusive, eventually abandoning his son to the care of his paternal grandfather who raised him to become a distinguished Jyotishi. Blindness of father = Chandra-yuti-Shani-4.

  • POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln [Dhaniṣṭha-3] [Surya-yuti-Budha] [6] Lincoln's father had adversaries who accused him of illegal land acquisition. The father lost several accusatory lawsuits over land-claims, which stripped the father of his accumulated wealth. Dad's cheating and lawsuits and made young Lincoln alert to the impact of jealousy (6) and economic laws [Kumbha].


If conscious, father may have a professionalized ministry of service as licensed social worker, trained and effective medicating physician, or educated military officer who can reduce casualty by skillful battle plans.

Males in the life-script tend to be either egoistic exploiters, addicts, or medical-remediating-military professionals. Much depends on Surya's rashi, ruler, and incoming drishti

Professor Surya-6 instructs from His lectern at the center of conflict-drama environment.

Central, radiant, attention-getting roles in war, accusations, argumentation, medicine, health treatments, poverty, pollution, divorce, exploitation, mother's relatives, ministries of service.

  • POTUS-pair-44 Let's Move 1964- Michelle Robinson Obama [Uttarāṣāḍha-2] + [Shani-yuti-Mangala-uchcha] stalwart advocate for minority populations, especially those sharing her Black and Native American heritage. MO's dad was an employee of the City of Chicago Water Bureau [govt service worker]. He suffered from Multiple Sclerosis, and died prematurely.

Beneficial placement for professional service in pharmacy, usury, and all species of crime.

In a svabhava of argumentative Budha, the classroom of Professor Surya-6 favors clinical work with high-frequency repetition of the narratives of illness, poverty, animosity, servitude, accusation, and their proposed remedies.

Supportive placement for military, medicine, criminal law, work in clerical and human services professions.

  • Franc-Pres 1977- financier Emmanuel Macron [Mūla-2] [Surya-yuti-Budha] He won the 2017 French presidential election during a time of violence and crisis-of-ethnic-animosities in France.


Dad may hold a position which represents or manages conflict, controversy, addictions, exploitation, accusations, litigation, pollution, servitude, drugs, medical service, military service, or father is a victim of these imbalances-seeking-a-remedy.

  • POTUS-pair-06 Adams Family 1775-1852 Louisa Johnson Adams [Dhaniṣṭha-4] [Surya-yuti-Budha] + [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] Louisa Adam's father moved the family frequently to avoid the harsh consequences of his frequently bankruptcies due to unwise financial speculation. He suffered mental health complications. Ketu-Shukra-Surya-Budha-6

Dad may have an adversarial character, or himself be ill - mentally or physically. Dad may be involved in criminal, controversial, conflicted, or illic circumstances.

Most vivid iniquity usually when Surya occupies Tula [neechcha] or Kumbha.

  • POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln [Dhaniṣṭha-3] [Surya-yuti-Budha] [vyaya-pati Surya-Kumbha-6] AL had a strong-willed, often misguided, hard-scrabble pioneer father. Lincoln's dad was a get-rich-quick land-speculator who used irregular, falsified deeds of title in his schemes. According to AL, dad was prone toward harsh punishments. Despite the tempering influence of his first and second wives, the narcissistic father continued to abuse those in his environment, whether business adversaries or his own children. Lincoln said that had it not been for the frequent interventions of his step-mother, young Abe might have left the family forever and severed communication with his bullying father. AL's [Vimala Yoga] protects the 8th-from-Chandra = 12, bringing aid from his step-mother.

Splendid placement for military drama. Surya-6 often gains attention via war activities

Also auspicious for health-care, social work, physicians

Suitable placement for success in roles such as criminal attorney, litigant, pollution-fighter, noble accuser, and social conflict professionals

Surya in a svabhava of Ravi's neutral Budha radiates detailed, descriptive, mentalized [Budha] personal charisma [Surya] in the ministerial service agencies of

  • medicine and drugs, interior personal conflict and exterior social conflict, exploitation, servitude, divorce, accusations, litigation, pollution (social and chemical) loans and debt

creative, center-stage behaviors in roles such as

  • servant, arguer, physician and ill , druggist and drug-user, criminal and victim, jailer and jailed, accuser and accused, social-worker and social-problematic, litigator and litigated-against, exploiter and exploited, usurer and debtor

  • the victim narrative [story of being eaten] of bhava-6 is bright and ego-central; one takes center-stage in the role of the wronged and disadvantaged, the exploited or unappreciated

  • the most natural public location is the workplace. A servant-leader may be born here.

The universe seems to revolve around oneself when the native occupies the dramatic center of : core problematics in human life:

conflict, war, medicine, illness, servitude, divorce

ministries of service, all of the repeating problems of human life, inequity and disenfranchisement, dispossessed persons,

  • victims of all varieties, divorce and litigation, exploitation, accusations and blaming, quarrels and arguments, enemies, debt, poverty,

  • usury , imbalance-seeking-a-remedy and disease, conflict, crime,

  • medicine, physicians, disputes, treachery, broken promises, status out-of-contract, children's wealth,

  • mother's relatives, spouse-partner's fantasies and prayers, servants, animals

Whether more specialized toward medicine , loan-making, litigation or other types of exploitation depends upon rashi, drishti, and co-tenants of classroom-6.

  • excellent placement for a clinical medical professional especially veterinarians and public welfare service providers; also "human resources ", employee management, and customer service

Surya in Ari Bhava is a tricky position. Because graha in 6 have the pre-incarnationally planned character of needing to engage in logical argumentation , litigation, accusations, and unresolvable problematics, Surya-6 requires maturity and self-knowledge.

  • One may shine the light of divine confidence and optimism upon the sorrows of the dispossessed.

  • Or, one may be an arrogant exploiter who confidently preys upon the victims of ignorance, mental imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, and war.

With sufficient awareness of the impact which one's decisions and actions do have upon the well-being of others, Surya-6 is well placed to serve.

Following the dictum that a challenging graha provides best results in a challenging dusthamsha, most commentators opine that Surya in bhava-6 is a supportive placement. Generally, Surya-6 flourishes in high-conflict environments that are professionally managed such as professional medicine, professional military, and professional ministries of social service.

However, it is essential to curb the classic solipsism of any Surya placement. Otherwise, one may incur resentment for ego-membrane inflation displayed in environments which are dedicated to serve those persisting in a victim state such as the poor, the enslaved, the polluted, the ailing, and the accused..

The default result of Surya-6 can be insensitivity to the plight of others who are suffering. Naturally, one trained in a profession that serves the classes of bhava-6 is exposed to vast repetition of the conditions of imbalance-seeking-a-remedy and one may become inured to the suffering.

Nevertheless, Surya's inherent selfishness can become an unrecognized culprit in exacerbating whatever already painful conditions of animosity and illness may be present in one's life. Matters of the bhava which is owned by Surya may suffer from involvement with the 6-narratives of imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, exploitation, jealousy and greed.

However, at a higher consciousness, Professor Surya-6 may be a brilliant manager (not corrector) of problems related to expressions of creative intelligence, politics, theatre and entertainment, games, and performance art.

Surya-in bhava-6 is often beset by dramatic conflicts. Yet, the outcome may favorable overall, particularly if Surya is an auspicious bhavapathi

One finds a central position in the drama of service-based behaviors , matters of medicines , illness, military policing and war (General George Patton ), exploitation, poverty and loans, argumentation, divorce, litigation, pollution, toxicity, disagreement, corruption, bribery, financial scandal.

  • 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotiṣika B. V. Raman attended to the problems of thousands of clients over the period of a lifetime of service. Most of the homework-problems were routine, domestic issues of the ethnicity deeply rooted into its place of settlement = Surya-Karkata (Aśleṣa). As he vividly recounts in Autobiography of an Astrologer, Surya-6 being yuvati-pati, a singular high-frequency problem was finding marriage matches for ethno-culturally difficult cases - such as assuaging the fears of the parents of village girls who were still unmarried at age-9.

Opportunistic, unsentimental; may confidently exploit others for personal gain. Malefic graha in dushthamsha have material benefits because they energize an interior narrative that argues for "problematicity" in the lives of victims.

One is aware (Surya, light) of the self-exploiting expectations of the victim-mind; one wastes no time in sentimental fantasies. Must be cautious of a tendency to dehumanize the labor of others, and some proclivity to view people as inhuman objects or calculable resources.

Naturally, there are further graha in operation, so having Surya- Bhava-6 is not necessarily indicative of personal involvement in litigation, accusation, pollution, toxicity, crime etc.

Rather, one's intimacy with the divine may be perceived to be at a low ebb due to an environment which features significant and characteristic blaming-shaming, betrayal of promises (to self and others) and unfair contract imbalance-seeking-a-remedy. Surya-6 rarely leads to real infamy. Yet one may acquire enemies via gross selfishness and materialism. Should there be defamatory lawsuits, Surya-6 typically wins due to its personal charisma among the blamers.

If in a friendly Rashi and in good planetary company, Surya in classroom-06 = medical doctor , especially the charismatic central personality of a medical practice.

Capable of handling emotionally painful or horrifying material because one is quite detached from it. Can be a gifted researchers of animal behaviors or human emotions; but if neutrality is excessive, can be dehumanizing and cruel.

Dignified malefics in Roga-bhava-6 = indicators of success in the clinical medical profession, with patients drawn from among all social classes but particularly the ever-accusing 'victim class' and the poor.

One seeks praise and recognition for human services ministry, iconic servitude and exploitation and for one's argumentative, problematizing skills

  • 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotiṣika B.V. Raman

Health conditions



healing plant of Surya, the Helichrysum sunflower

Depending largely on the bhava which is ruled by male-karaka Professor Surya, one may be predisposed to be exploited by males . One may experience being pressed into service by husband, father, uncle, or grandfather.

(But not brothers generally, since brothers = Mangala, sometimes Budha.)

Surya-6 may indicate that the health is afflicted by the extremely hot and dry energetic effects of Surya. Particularly Surya-6 suggesting a pitta-dosha may indicate health settings of of father, grandfathers, and even uncles, male teachers, military commanding officers, superiors such as bosses.

Ego-identification with conflict, with homework-problems, with arguments, with illness, with imbalance-seeking-a-remedy of all kinds. The male figures may behave in ways that seem self-righteously aggrieved.

One may feel victimized or wronged by the father or father-figure, by the male line in one's family, by moral authorities, by male servants, by the heart and spine in the physical body, by the right eye, or by ethical principles misapplied.

Tendency to misappropriate or steal items related to games, creative endeavors, glamorous or special-event costumes and other theatrical implements. May mis-spend speculative profits.

Some tendency toward petty thievery due to bhava-6 = loss of social agreement. Surya may steal (often inadvertently or unintentionally) items for theatrical performance (settings, costumes); political items, demonstrations of individual genius and creativity, games and game-pieces, royal items.

Pittaroga Yoga, #279

300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotiṣika B. V. Raman


  • The sixth house must be occupied by the Sun,
  • in conjunction with a malefic,
  • and further aspected by another malefic.


  • The subject suffers from bilious complaints."


Calendula Officinalis * when properly prepared, becomes an antidote for ailments of skin [Kumbha]


Surya in dusthamsha (6, 8, 12) = unfortunate for the father, making him argumentative or confrontational by character and prone to blaming others for his own faults.

The father may be ill or be a physician, be indebted or be a loan-maker, be a victim of war or be a military officer.

  • the father of 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotiṣika B.V. Raman was handicapped by blindness and barely was able to care for himself; his wife died prematurely and for many years he suffered ailments and servitude

Father may be employed in the professional military (6), and if Surya is well placed his career in matters of war and conflict may be successful.

For a female, the men in her life primarily father but also husband and brothers, also male coworkers and boss, demonstrate some of the adversarial, warlike, inability to accept terms of contract or remain in a state of trust in relationships due to ego-membrane imbalance-seeking-a-remedy.

Exceptions which give improved results for the father

  • father in a human services ministry such as social worker, religious pastor, medical doctor in clinical practice,

  • Father engaged in any service rendered to those victims of poverty, disease, and animosity who are for pre-incarnationally planned reasons unable to resolve internal arguments which lead to the chronic imbalance-seeking-a-remedy of 6.

  • Criminal attorney, divorce attorney, specialties of broken contracts, professionalized conditions of suspicion and mistrust

Surya in Bhava 6

Professor Surya's classroom succeeds in delivering important instruction when located in dushthamsha 6, 8, and 12. The lessons elucidate the role of unique personal identity and intelligence when situated in environments of crime, war, medicine, conflict, accusations, pollution, exploitation (6) disasters and hidden resources (8) or sanctuary, prison, loss of identity (12).

Professor Surya can also utilize the upachaya improving with time * environments of bhava 3, 6, and 11. He takes in these locations a central role in business administration or writing (3) imbalance-seeking-a-remedy (6) or social networking (11) - albeit the 11th sthana is somewhat less productive as the communal svabhava of Shani is a hostile environment for self-central Surya..

Surya contributes to ego-ization and romanticization of one's own central role in regard to the conflicts and confrontations inherent in bhava-6.

While the mother's siblings may be problematic, Ravi-6 benefits the dramatization of social and physical chaos.

Splendid location for medical doctors, pharmacists, health care practitioners, social workers, and scientists dealing with pollution or crime.

The chronic social complaints - crime, disease, hatred, jealousy, poverty - may not disappear in the life of the native. Still, Surya-6 has an intelligent, charmingly dramatic approach to these perpetual evils.

Such earnest charisma often leads to a good career in medicine, criminal law, social work, military officer, or loan banking.

  • B.V. Raman, Three Hundred Important Combinations 279. Pittaroga Yoga

"When the Sun is in the house of diseases, joined and aspected by malefics,

  • the native 's health will not be good

  • and he will always suffer from one complaint or the other

due to excitement or pitta or bile ."


Portland Oregon, 2012 by Pat Rose photography

Das / Behari commentary WRT Surya in satkona

Surya6_RosaIllo.jpg"The Sun produces a very deep-rooted impact. It destroys all impediments to the flowering of your innermost uniqueness.

  • When the solar rays sparkle and strengthen the soul, no other conditioning can obstruct its clear impulses.

  • The inner person must have its way; external conditions must adjust to inner ones, and thus they dissipate and fall asunder.

From an ordinary point of view, this may seem to be a destruction of physical and social barriers.

But this placement enables you to achieve victory over enemies, a successful termination of litigation and disputes , and effective solutions to financial difficulties.

  • However, there may be kidney troubles or other such ailments, especially of the navel region.

  • Psychological maturity and self-reliance are acquired along with a feeling of personal isolation.

  • At times, even the government is unhelpful and antagonistic.

  • You may decide to live away from your homeland.

With this combination, a very enigmatic situation arises: people at large express tremendous goodwill and sympathy for you, but they cannot establish empathy .

  • Thus you may sometimes find yourself on the psychoanalyst's couch unless your natal chart is basically strong.

The 6th house is both for friends and enemies, health and sickness, attachment and hatred, maternal relatives, cousins, servants and inferiors.

Its results are full of opposites - sharpness of the opposites is felt according to the influence of the planet, its association, conjunction, or as aspected.

  • The 6th house protects against enemy, sickness, sorrow and debt.

  • So you are a destroyer of enemies; a friend of friends .

But it also indicates troubles for the maternal uncle and his family.

Animals like cows and buffaloes cause great loss, sometimes financially also. Danger to life from sharp-horned animals.

During travel, you may be attacked by tribals or robbed by thieves.

You are strong, happy, rich and are respected in society.

  • You may be a glutton and very passionate; gentle, known by your qualities.

  • You are a leader or either a general or a judge.

  • You are wise; a well wisher of your family, thin and lean; builds property, healthy, and helped by your maternal uncles.

You will be very libidinous, have powerful digestive fire ( capable of digesting fast), affluent, famous for virtues and be an army chief.

Financial success, disease of the eyes in the 20th year, happiness, affectionate disposition etc., will follow.

You will spend money to save others from legal punishments or spend for friends in general.

There will be troubles for the mother's family ( maternal uncle and other such relatives).

You may be subjected to danger from quadrupeds or loss on account of thefts.

  • You will be of yogic disposition, be intelligent, will keep brothers and relatives happy, be emaciated,

    very beautiful in appearance,

    will inherit through maternal relatives, will gather lands and other properties,

    will keep your promise, will gain through sons,

    be happy by the prosperity of progeny and will help even enemies and thereby derive satisfaction.

You may suffer breakage of teeth by wood or by stone or incur pains in legs and your end may come through poison, weapon, thirst, hunger, enemies or vices."


Pittaroga Yoga, #279 from:

  • 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotiṣika B. V. Raman

  • Three Hundred Important Combinations .

  • (10th ed., Delhi, 1991. Originally pub 1947.)

  • p.281


  • The sixth house must be occupied by the Sun,

  • in conjunction with a malefic,

  • And further aspected by another malefic.


  • The subject suffers from bilious complaints.

Remarks:"According to Ayurveda, the entire psychological activities of the body are controlled and brought about by three important forces or basic factors called Thridoshas .

They are Vatha (wind), Pitta (bile) and Sleshma (phlegm). [BPL note: phlegm factor also called"Kapha"]

  • Pitta is said to be responsible for metabolic activities. The thridoshas when excited or disturbed are said to cause diseases. Each dosha has got its own attributes.

  • For instance, the attributes of pitta are heat, keenness, lightness , and slight oiliness . When there is excitement of pitta, the effects are burning, warmth, suppuration, gangrenous ulcerations, secretions, and redness of complexion.

  • Where there is Pittavriddhi (increase of bile) there will be disposition to jaundice, sleeplessness, and increase of hunger. Pittakshakshayam (decrease of bile) give rise to colic troubles.

I would refer the reader to standard works on Ayurveda for greater details. The Sun's position in the 6th by itself is good.

When the Sun is in the house of diseases, joined and aspected by malefics, the native 's health will not be good and he will always suffer from one complaint or the other due to excitement or pitta or bile."


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