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Surya occupies 10th-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 Surya

Arka * Ata * Athithyaya



Aja * Khaga

resides in






So-Ra * Siria

Utu * Aten * Aton * OM * On * Amon-Ra



Sol * Saule *



the tenth house


autocracy * autonomy * authority

bright center of the hierarchical drama

brilliant, commanding, righteous roles in elite status positions

genius for leadership

Courtly Ruler, Mughal era

  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

Surya Main Page

BPHS Surya Mahadasha


Public Figures

Surya-Mesha [dik-bala] [uchcha]

[conserving-acquisitive dhanesha for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[bright center of competition and conquest] [champion of institutional governance]




[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Simha indriya-lagna]

[high visibility public roles in values demonstration] [bright center of wealth entitlements] [genius for musical performance]


Surya-Mithunaya [dik-bala]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[bright center of commercial project leadership] [intelligence for high-visibility private narratives] [elite detailed messaging roles]

[decision-maker for writing-publishing organizations] [radiantly confident display of imaginative information][creative public media communications]

[socially recognized explanatory instructions] [father may be businessman executive-boss-announcer]


Surya-Karkata [dik-bala] [friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Tula indriya-lagna]

bright center of shelter + home-roots


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

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[bright center of hierachical drama]



[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]


Surya-Vanika [nīcha] [dik-bala] bright center of diplomacy and grace

Surya-Vṛścika [dik-bala]

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

bright center of secrets and mysteries

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

bright center of philosophy and doctrine



[political-theatrical vidya-pati for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[bright focus of hierarchical elite] [confidently displays conventional social authority] [center-stage roles in [political governance] [class-conscious boss-leader-executive father]


Surya-Kumbha [dik-bala]

[homebound-securing bandesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

bright center of networked systems

[reputation for marketplace negotiation]


[busy-commercial sahaja-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna][dik-bala] [reputation for visionary inspirational writings]

[brightly radiating high status imagination] [intelligence for intuitive leadership] [celebrated entitlement for philosophical authority] [political focus on contemplative executive roles] [entitled certainty via prayerful social duty]


  • "The Shining" dramatist Jack Nicholson

Ravi receives dik-bala in bhava-10

Indicates a socially recognized personality

nascent conditions of confident leadership

typically, the father is also a leader

Professor Surya residing in classroom-10 offers a splendid placement for the politics of executive legislative powers, high visibility social roles, royal entitlements, and autocratic style of governance.

Surya in svabhava of Ravi's bitter enemy Shani radiates structured, regulated [Shani] personal charisma [Surya] in highly visible, highly responsible roles.

Professor Surya teaching in bhava-10 has stationed Himself at the center of a government or corporate hierarchy. Surya-10 is Typically, a regulator for some variety of government service, or an executive director of an organization.

Professor Surya teaching in the svabhava of commonplace Shani may be handicapped to fulfill His ideal role as the radiant absolute-center flame around which all others orbit and reflect His light. Rather, the light is divided and distributed as countless smaller flames of intelligence organize themselves in a pyramid shape, with each level regulating its downstream in the lower bases.

Professor Surya teaching in classroom-10 shines in executive decision-making roles, and is admired by inferiors .

Regal Surya’s disdain for Shani's lowest common denominator” group dynamics makes Ravi-10 somewhat of an outsider who prefers to perch above the pyramid or at its periphery, so as to reduce the inevitable loss of creative individuality and preserve as much personal freedom as possible while fulfilling the [akashic memory patterning] of following strict Professor Shani's relentless imposition of conformity, uniformity, regulations and rules.

When Professor Ravi occupies svabhava of proletarian Shani, the unique personal intelligence must be harnessed to a greater social institution; there is less personality glitter and more class ranking effort. Greatest success in government service, elite executive levels, policy and decision-making roles.

Indira_with_Dad.jpg Professor Surya-10 tends to produce iconic figures in corporate and institutional leadership.

They are high-visibility public figures characterized by a self-directed, independent style.

According to the strength of Surya, these figures often hold elite (10) government and regulatory roles in high office.

Professor Surya-10 tends to produce creative, flamboyant, center-stage, dramatic, top-of-hierarchy roles - a leader in one's field of expertise

Because Surya is the arch-enemy of Shani-Fear, Professor Surya-10 tends to produce the "fearless leader" type characterized by the long endurance of bhava-10.

  • POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson + [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] TJ provided a very bright light of championship, innovation, independence [Mesha] leading the new [Mesha] nation of USA into birth [Mesha].

If Surya-yuti-Shani in bhava-10, the endurance may be legendary.

The degree of visibility depends upon Surya's rashi. Professor Ravi is strongest in Karkata, Simha, Dhanus, Meena, Mesha, and Vṛścika.

Surya-Mithunaya is reasonably strong in leadership environments that feature administrative specialization, attending meetings, iconic representations of a Message.

Surya-Karkata * bright center of shelter + home-roots

  • SoAfrica-Pres 1918-2013 Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela + [Shani-yuti-Budha] -Karkata -10 ethnic focus of national government. NM was known throughout the modern world as a champion of South African tribal justice, especially in matters of land ownership and schooling [Karkata]. Surya-yuti-Shani confers persistence; Karkata clings.

Surya-Kanya [10] can only occur as Dharmesha for Dhanus-born. Often an enduring leader due to the patronage (9) of believers. Associated with the paradigms of belief (dharmesha). In Kanya characterized environments which typically featre exploitation, argumentativeness and human problematics, the Brilliant One can rise to high visibility and executive empowerment. Mula politicians, while practicing their usual exhilarating disregard for consequences, can benefit greatly from the calm, logical appearance radiated by Surya-Kanya-10. Can use their association with the patriarchal sacred dogma to regulatory advantage. Receive patronage from ideologues. May be associated with police (Kanya crime) with unfair contracts (Kanya imbalance) with professional medicine-military-ministry [Kanya].

  • England-Queen 1533-1603 Armada Elizabeth-1-Tudor [Uttaraphalguni-4] + [nīcha-bhanga--Shukra-yuti-Budha-uchcha] ET was military strategist in council with her commanders, especially engaged in sea-battles

  • POTUS-34 Interstate Highway System Dwight D. Eisenhower [Chitra-2] [vargottamsha] [Atmakaraka] [Surya-yuti-Budha-uchcha]

  • Rus-Pres 1952- First Person Vladimir Putin [Hasta-4] [Surya-yuti-Shani] presenting as a devout loyalist of the Russian Orthodox sacred customs (9) VP is associated with crime, jails, police, enemies, exploitation, and use of logical argument (including computer hacking) to maintain power (10). Supported by ideological patronage. Exemplary leader of a kleptocracy.

In rashi of Surya worst enemies who are Shukra and Shani, Professor Surya loses impetus.

  • Esoteric Astrology 1925-2005 Jyotishavidya Bepin Behari [Budha-yuti-Shukra] + [Surya-yuti-Ketu] . A low-power Surya-yuti-Ketu suggests apathy mixed with persistence in elite governance roles. Shri Behari's reputation (10) for writing leading interpretive texts for international Jyotishavidya (Ketu-10) is much greater than his bureaucratic positions (Surya-10) as a state economic planner and diplomat.

The one exception to a low-power Surya is a Tula-Surya placement which is a capable of boomerang into [nīcha-bhanga] . However, even in the case of nīcha-bhanga, one must endure plenty of nichha along with the bhanga.

Professor Surya's brilliant light of intelligence permits the native to "see" into government institutional bureaucratic hierarchies; step-wise routinized, orderly lawful processes; iconic roles; leadership responsibilities and public reputation

The universe seems to revolve around oneself when the native occupies the dramatic center of

  • government, social institutions, hierarchies, bureaucracies, law and order, rules and regulations, executive power,

  • legislation and legal authority, reputation and rank, respect and dignity,

  • elite positions, high visibility, top of the pyramid

Surya in 4th-from-7th = the mate's education, parents or mate's childhood foundation

Whether more specialized toward money, knowledge, or pleasure depends upon rashi, drishti, and co-tenants of bhava-8.

Independence [Surya] vs. conformity [Shani] is a core polarity in human life. Bhava-10 is a tricky position for independent, creative Professor Surya.

The native must create [Surya] a respectable [Shani] yet self-determined [Surya] career role that balances personal intelligence against conformity to public standards and social duty. Gives comfortable results under the right circumstances.

karma-sthana = the peak of the social prestige pyramid . Strong graha in 10 will inevitably distinguish one 's performance in public leadership roles. However, the Surya-Shani animosity will manifest in career frustration and friction with the forces of law and order.

Professor Surya = pitri-karaka * qualities of the Father

Father may holds a socially visible position (10). Whether his reputation is positive or negative depends upon the 10th lord * karma-pati, and its angle to Professor Surya-10.

  • Italy-Dictator 1883-1945 Fascist Benito Mussolini had a strong Surya-yuti-Budha-Karkata -10. Mussolini's father was a labor union organizer (10, leadership) who was socially recognized in his own region among his own laboring class. According to Mussolini, his father was both a terror to young Benito and also a lasting inspiration.

  • Surya's ruler Chandra (mother) is both blessed-and-oppressed by a positive [uchcha] amza and a challenging nishturabashi yoga. The father is ruled by the gainful mother, as Chandra ruler of Surya placed in 11th from Surya, showing that Mussolini's mother [Chandra] provided most of the family income from her schoolteacher salary, supporting her low-earning husband who was usually too busy with political organizing. Chandra is further provoked by a Chandra-Mangala-yoga. mother is emotionally over-stimulating perhaps but financially positive.

  • The father of Pakistan-PM 1953-2007 Daughter of Destiny Benazir Bhutto was the famed Pakistani politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. His daughter Benazir had a strong Mangala-yuti-Surya-Mithunayaya-10 accepting the drishti of her atmakaraka Kanya-Shani-1

Surya-10 indicates that the father holds a significant social position

One finds a central [Surya] position in the drama [Surya] of elite ranks of government and large corporations. (10)

Although they were both musicians and poets, both either served or were begged to serve in government leadership roles due to [dik-bala] strength of Surya-10

Ironically this placement indicates a natural leader in the social order, who is however very independent by character and thus reluctant to lead -- except at very top levels where they can be protected from the hoi polloi.

The common people may resent the effusive solipsism of Professor Surya-10 personal style, even while the mass of worker-consumers enjoy basking in the confidence and pageantry of a king-like leader.

  • Nepal 1945-2001 The Last Hindu King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah * the last Hindu king, worshipped in government rituals as an incarnation of Vishnu

Unless protected by other graha, Surya in 10 with strength (in a rashi of Mangala, Guru, Chandra) will eventually get into situation with provike polarizing catalysis via one's insistence upon self-righteous privilegeopposed to the law of the common man.

If Professor Surya occupies Meza = uttama or Simha, one prefers expressions of personal genius rather than the well-admired but routine management duties imposed by Shani's house.

Business success for the owner-operator type who has both creative power and administrative control , even if the business grows quite large.

For employee positions (even at the top) it is better if Surya is not too strong in Professor Shani's svabhava-10.

Better if the conflict between independent thought and action - a hallmark of empowered Professor Surya - is reduced, and the native can enjoy earning payment for his work, without independent ideas causing too much conflict.

If Professor Surya is strong here - and- Professor Shani casts drishti into Bhava-10, the result is likely a stalemate: when native fiercely defends their right to independent behavior but because society expects native to accept the constraints of leadership duty , social validation is withheld.

If Professor Shani owns and aspects Bhava-10 containing a medium-power Surya, native may enjoy a solid bureaucratic career in large corporations or government service.

  • One seeks praise and recognition for one's leadership responsibilities, empowerment to enforce or provide social regulation, position in large, orderly, pyramid-shaped organization

Surya's brilliant effects within bhava-10

Surya in 2nd-from-9th, wealth from guru-level guidance, from the father's tutelage, from credit for worthy actions performed in current and parallel lives .

Surya in 3rd-from-8th, much professional communication regarding confidential information and hidden assets. A career in managing secrets.

Surya in 4th-from-7th, property acquired through the spouse and business partnerships.

Surya in 5th-from-6th, handsome and intelligent enemies. The father is knowledgeable about conflict and imbalance-seeking-a-remedy in human relations. the native or one's father may have romantic relations with servants.

Surya in 6th-from-5th, animosity toward children and romantic partners caused by ego-membrane need to be in the leadership role. May act with hostility toward creativity and expressions of individual genius. Tends to move in lockstep with large organizations.

Surya in 7th-from-4th, strong ego-membrane identification with the mother's people. Moral sense of Right based in contracts and promises according to the cultural roots.

Surya in 8th-from-3rd, sudden, forced changes in the relationship with siblings and in one's own mental perspective. Mental illness or volatility in the character of the father.

Surya in 9th-from-2nd, excellent fortune financially, benefiting from a natural wisdom in handling hoarded monies and recorded knowledge. fortune from remarriages of one's own first spouse.

Surya in 10th-from-10th, strong ego-membrane identification with government and large hierarchical organizations.

In Karkata:

Professor Surya-10 is very bright, strong, iconic in Karkata-10

leadership roles use the image of the Self to promote the corporate or institutional agenda

customary, rhythmic, home-based Folkways.

Strong executive leadership capability, individual intelligence, confident decision-making skills.

Professor Surya has confidence in one's own ability to lead, whether the facts support this faith or not.

Invincible in one's own view but potentially arrogant.

Better results with a restraining drishti from Professor Shani.

In general, highly benevolent

when Professor Surya is well disposed. Parental guidance qualities injected into the public role.

If Professor Surya is too strong here, the public might not tolerate one's characteristic independence from social authority, and Surya may be unable to gain public trust except in celebrity or elite settings.;

Indicates social recognition for executive roles in government service, management at higher levels of large organizations, and especially political appointments. Surya has the Akashic memory patterning (action) and dharma (wisdom) to make decisions which affect many people.

If Professor Surya is well disposed in karma-sthana, individualistic; leadership demonstrated in these top positions is exemplary and one successfully merges the bureaucratic ideation of hierarchical stepwise models with the brilliant independence of clear and decisive policy making. Generally, there is a preference for policy rather than law.

If Professor Surya is poorly disposed in karma-sthana, there may be weak decisions, unreliable behavior in positions of authority, micro-managing, or petty controlling authoritarianism

Romantic view of leadership roles. Infuses mundane regulatory duties with high prestige. This is an awkward position of false kingship (10 = 6th from 5th, the natural king) but it improves with maturity.

karma-sthana is Professor Shani's svabhava but also a kendra-10 where Surya gains dik-bala.

Professor Surya-10 does well over the period of a lifetime, very much tempered by life experience, and flourishing after age 60.

Depends significantly on the natal position of Shani. If Shani is also in kendra, the native may have very fixed ideas about proper leadership. However, one would be less prone to solipsism or excess pride and have a stronger dose of social realism [Shani].

Surya-10 usually does come to realize, via life experience, that social leaders, even in exalted positions of power and high titles, are indeed mere human beings. Leaders are inherently imperfect; they are themselves subject to a myriad of social and psychological pressure.

In reality, leaders are often lacking in ideal qualifications. They may be unethical, immature, and inappropriate. However, if their [akashic memory patterning] calls for public high position, they will receive public high position.

If such a level of realization could penetrate the mind of the native with a strong Surya in Bhava-10, one becomes an extremely wise, mature, capable, stable, and effective leader.

Otherwise there is great unhappiness regarding the gap between kingly and the common law, between Surya's natural autocracy and Shani's natural bureaucracy. Nevertheless Surya is capable of leadership in 10 .

Das / Behari commentary WRT Surya in karma-sthana

"This placement draws you to the center of power .

You acquire a role in the administration of your country.

  • Your mind goes straight to the central point in any argument or discussion and you intuitively understand the motivations of others.

  • You are learned in Vedantic philosophy and are not interested in ritualistic observances.

  • You dislike flattery in social behavior.

  • You run your business or industry very successfully and profitably.

  • Your mother's ailments cause you constant worry.

  • You might feel remorseful due to separation from partner or friend.

  • You attain success, favor and reputation through hard work.

  • Parents suffer; wife and children cause anxiety; you tend to be friendless, dissipated and bold.

It may be observed that except for professional and vocational success, there is no relieving feature in your life.

With this placement you are blessed with wealth and jewels;

education, honor and success; valor,

love for music and art,

talent, kindness and generosity;

  • service to saints, high moral standard, power, authority, trust,

  • conveyance, frugality and firmness, kinsfolk and children.

You gain fame through great learning and are able to accumulate wealth;

When the Sun reaches the height at noon, human activities are at height.

  • Likewise, when you are in the Zenith in the horoscope of birth ( on the 10th cusp), one is likely to reach enviable heights in life.

  • You were born at such a time, and that is somewhat rare.

You are intelligent, rich, strong and will be endowed with conveyances, relatives and sons, you will succeed in your undertakings, be valorous, unconquerable and great.

At times you will be separated from your near and dear.

Your mother will contract many kinds of illnesses.

You will be wealthy, happy with regard to your father, be very learned, famous, strong, pure, liberal and happy.

  • You will be interested in music and dances.

You will suffer illness in the later part of your life.

You will, however, have mental worries throughout."

QUOTATION Bepin Behari commentary

Planets in Signs and Houses

Surya in Karka-10

"The Sun occupying [Karka] provides vitality to your social interaction.

  • Intellectually, you are versatile to the point of genius.

It is not just social eminence which attracts people to you,

  • but the fact that you are always concerned with helping and working for others.

Your sense of responsibility is enormous;

whenever you accept the responsibility for any task,

  • you will certainly see it to its successful completion.

Your organizing skills are so extraordinary ,

  • your personality so commanding,

  • and your conduct is ethical

that everyone from whom you require service or work willingly cooperates with you."


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