"The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated.
It isn't true that everybody should follow one path.
Listen to your own truth."
~~ Be Here Now 1931-2019 Baba Ram Dass
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
~~ 2 Timothy 1:7
OM hram hrim hraum sah suryaya namah
the radiator * radio
Ghate * Gata * Ghatin
Kumbh * Kumbhadhara * Kumbharaazi
Sun * Sol * Saule * So-Ra Utu * Aten * Shamash
Helios * Havar
Apollo-Paul * Ameratsu
Nyima * Nyayiru
the constellation of
Aquarius * Arka * Arqua * Aquarietis
Aquila the Eagle
Verseau * Varsator
co-ruler Shani ++ co-ruler Rahu
Kumbha ruled by Surya 's enemy Shani
Hrida-roga * enemy of the heart
Arka * bright center of massive systems
QUOTATION from Das - Surya-Kumbha
... "pushes you towards illicit romantic liaisons, which you will have to struggle to avoid.
You may find that your past dealings with others leave you in a position where others see you as unpopular, to be avoided.
The best way to avoid this is to avoid its cause, which is a tendency to dominate and manipulate,
Watch for these during Sun ruled periods.
You have great strength and courage but a short temper .
In some way or at one point in life, you will gain through other people's marriage partners .
Due to something you believe or do , you may be not liked by the truly learned,
There is an underlying current of unhappiness or sorrow running through your life.
However, this Sun indicates some low vibrations in Aquarius,
[Dhaniṣṭha-3] Tula Navamsha
[Dhaniṣṭha-4] Vrischika Navamsha
[Sadachbia-1] Dhanus Navamsha
[Sadachbia-2] Makara Navamsha
[Sadachbia-3] Kumbha Navamsha DOUBLE KUMBHA [vargottamsha]
[Sadachbia-4] Meena Navamsha
[Purvabhadra-1] Mesha Navamsha
[Purvabhadra-2] Urisha Navamsha
[Purvabhadra-3] Mithuna Navamsha
[bright focus of networked systems] [radiates confidence via interconnectivity] [identified with orderly social linkage] [center-stage roles in gridworked community] [father may be economist-arranger-middleman]
[bright focus of economic pronouncements] [confidently delivers marketplace descriptions] [center-stage roles in community communications] [friendly fundraiser-businessman-clerk father]
[bright center of local networked systems] [father may be primary parent]
[bright center of marketplace systems] [community-linking intelligence] [celebrated entitlement to connect] [political focus on economics]
[bright center of exploitive-or-helping networls] [intelligence for community assistance] [celebrated entitlement to argue about systemic injustice] [political focus on economic grievance] [father may be a military officer-laborer-loanmaker] [father may be a military officer-laborer-loanmaker]
[bright center of interconnected relationships] [contracts confidently represent community ideals] [intelligence for bargained economic linkage] [celebrated brokered marketplace arrangements] [kinetic electrical self-focus may dominate in marriage][father may be gainful representative-broker-dealer]
[bright center of secret systems] [intelligence for hidden economic linkage] [celebrated entitlement for camouflaged connections] [political focus on undislosed assets]
[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, indoctrinators]
[bright center of ideological gridworks] [intelligence for faith-based economic linkage] [celebrated entitlement for philosophical connections] [political focus on proletarian credenda]
[bright center of hierarchical gridworks] [intelligence for executive economic linkage] [celebrated entitlement for elite connections] [political focus on proletarian respect]
[bright center of marketplace gridworks] [intelligence for collective economic linkage] [celebrated entitlement for friendly connections] [political focus on scientific respect]
[bright center of private guidance gridworks] [intelligence for invisible economic linkage] [celebrated entitlement for clandestine connections] [political focus on espionage]
USA Senator Joseph Lieberman
scholar of religions Mircea Eliade
flower of the Cosmos Bipinnatus
In Kumbha rashi, Surya is called Arka = radio waves. [cf. Ark of the Covenant, a radio crystal-set]
Surya-Kumbha = Arka * bright center of networked systems
futuristic politics of economic networks
Surya-Kumbha = a challenging placement. Sparkling, unique Surya must express His personal, political, creative, dramatic genius within a strict system-regulated economic transaction network [Kumbha]
Although neither compassionate nor needy, splendid Surya is friendly. He may become a bright self-radiating light shining toward the mass collectivity.
Sparkling, self-directed Surya occupies air-space Kumbha the electro-magnetic and scientific hridroga [enemy of the heart] .
Remarkably self-referential socially, with a tangible focus on the larger system along with limited regard for individual welfare.
Dedicated to the collective progress.
Kumbha = oriented more predominantly toward the future, and relatively less concerned about phenomena of past or present.
In personal relationships, Surya-Kumbha may add a brilliant view of future potentials while simultaneously neglecting the pedestrian realities of the current situation.
Not ideologues but rather goal-oriented teleologues
Surya-Kumbha nativities = characteristically disinterested in changing their ideas or behavior in response to current needs of a partnership or group welfare. Thinking tends to be proudly rigid, and self-justification based on external achievements.
The long-suffering friends, relatives, and marriage partner [if any] may need to accommodate a pattern of future justification and teleological certainty.
Incommensurable patterns = Kumbha future cosmos vs. Karkata past = local roots and routines
Entitled to act creatively [Surya] according to the cosmic law [Kumbha] rather than the local custom [Karkata = 6th-from-Kumbha] . Marriage challenges may be associated with acts of [locally adjudged] disloyalty, dishonesty, or moral irregularity. Conflict may be heightened by presence of graha in Karkata
Prone toward big picture viewpoint. In one's own eyes, an electro-magnetic genius and community network hero. Often a scientist, mathematician, systems-philosopher, or social-participation activist.
Arka is less capable of interpersonal engagement and more distinguished by self-certain entitlement [Surya] to free-thinking and free action. It is the free action element which may cause interpersonal tension.
The Shani-governed certainty that one is governed by a higher law is somewhat separative Mental health complications may be related to the internal narrative of the Surya-yuti-Budha pairing, although these would resolve by the age of Shani's maturity  .
Unless Surya joins Rahu, Mangala, or Shani, Arka is normally neither pompous nor arrogant. Their seniority is based on a uniquely creative intellectuality . In its best expressions, Surya's intelligence radiates Shani's virtues of maturity, neutrality, and lawfulness. In less ideal expressions, may signify immorality as an outcome of this sense of core freedom.
Tend to flourish in academics, electronic industries, drama, and other environments where Shani themes of Time, Seniority, and Orderly Systems may be exemplified in a single characteristic individual.
Family life is not blocked, but Surya-Kumbha folk tend to dislike the pressure of relentless close contact. May seem to be selfish actors within the family unit. Yet socially the best examples have emerged from personal challenges as veritable lighthouses of cosmic universalism.
Arka enjoys a vast perspective. Yet Surya focus is upon the System, not the individual components.
/I am/ 2 self-centric identity formed by thoughts emitting from The Series of Suns
/I am/ networked, connected, knotted, knitted-in, interlinked.
In Kumbha rashi, Arka suffers from reduced heat, attenuated rays, and cooled heart connection. This vacuum is replaced by advanced capacity for systematic awareness of universal patterned connection patterns such as mathematical, geometrical, and certain abstract philosophical webworks. Often gifted in economic and ecological sciences.
Arka personality occupies the center of a centerless knitted web-like marketplace of voluntary associations = a distributed commonwealth.
superb placement for one at the center of extensive interlinked systems which transmit by association and distribution rules,
When uncomfortably placed, Arka may signal a certain amount of economic conceit. One may radiate the self-righteous claim to be progressing toward right goals [such as right-livelihood] when indeed the goals are projected for purpose of self-justification. The key issue for Arka is the Shani-imposed certainty [Surya] of materialism, which can produce empirical science mastery while also generating a social handicap of preference for justification by extremely achievement rather than heart-based autheticity.
commodities-concepts which travel along the electro-magnetic waves are often characterized as economic activities, community and social-participatory organization, or relational interactions of scientific, conceptual-thought
advantageous in the study and practice of positivistic science
natural social-progressive thinkers who seek to advance more opportunities for social-economic participation
Kumbha = 8th-from-Karkata, and Surya is independent by nature. Surya-Kumbha may provide symbolic visibility for social community [Kumbha] yet may fail to uphold customary local ethnic moral standards [Karkata the Walls, mora] in the personal behavior
Willful Suraja is too uniquely ego-centric to mesh comfortably in networked Kumbha = distribution within an Inter-linked Group. The social and economic distribution system suffers when Suraja occupies Kumbha. The native often resents the will of the majority and may act autocratically when group linkage is required.
Surya-Kumbha Holds the contradictory role of being in the center of a web that has no center.
may indicate attempts to express personal political, creative or dramatic genius [Surya] within a strict system-regulated economic transaction network [Kumbha] resulting in occasional acts of personal-override of the network rules. Wants to represent the networked, sharing community, but the personality appears self-referential.
displays of individuality and showmanship [Surya] within large, impersonal, regulated systems [Kumbha]
In svakshetra of Shani, solipsistic Surya-11 has Shani-weakened confidence in one's ability to live by the bright light of Surya's divine truth.
This Learning Pathway may require interaction with dishonest-or-irregular masculine figures who do not lack intelligence but who do lack confidence in truth. They may personally regulate the system [Kumbha] in fear that the revenue, rewards, earning, or profits will be insufficient.
This system-gaming [Kumbha system; Surya gaming] behavior typically begins with the father [Surya pitrikaraka] and father's siblings [11 = 3rd-from-9] and extends to the male native.
Surya in bhava-1 rules-7 contracts agreement, partnership, bargaining, marriage, alliance, deal-making. Center of a personality, identity, unique individual, singular environment. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of authentic identity. May be a radiantly intelligent [Surya] personality at the center of a great network, but lacking interpersonal relationships.
Surya in bhava-2 rules-8 occult, undisclosed, secret, confidential assets environment. Speaks brightly and convincingly. Center of a knowledge treasury, banking, archives, storage, collections, history, language, lineage-values environment. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of hidden resources. Particularly indicates father of family of origin, the in-laws  and the assets of the mate  .
Surya in bhava-3 rules-9 credenda, paradigm of belief, patronage, father-figures. Center of a collaborative, teamwork, writing, publishing, conference, audience environment. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of doctrinal authenticity. Particularly impacts ensemble, entourage, writers, publications, media-messaging, commerce, siblings.
Surya in bhava-4 rules-10 social authority, governance, symbolic roles. Center of a patriotic, parental, and boundaries, nationalistic, security, schooling, cultural roots environment. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of land ownership. Particularly impacts parents, schooling, real-estate, and vehicles.
[Surya in bhava-5] rules-11 friendship, social networks, economic systems, earnings . Center of a dramatic, political, child-centered, fashionable, creative performance environment. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of celebrity entitlements.
[ Surya in bhava-6] [Vimala Yoga] * activates-12 invisible, private bedroom, sanctuary, imagination, clairsentient guidance . Center of a military, medical, oor service-ministry environment. Generally a benevolent yoga. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of political privileges in distant lands.
Surya in bhava-7 activates-1 personality, identity, birth, physical appearance . Center of alliances, peerage, advising. negotiations, trading environment. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of business partnership and marriage alliance.
Surya in bhava-8 activates-2 lineage values-fulfillment , family genetics, banking, accumulations, treasury, history, language . Center of an undisclosed, secret, confidential assets environment. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of undisclosed treasury.
Surya in bhava-9 rules-3 commerce, communications, publishing, announcements. Center of a doctrinal, globalist, humanitarian, theoretical, philosophical or celebrity, dramatic environment. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of celebrity roles or guidance wisdom
[Surya in bhava-10] rules-4 mother-figures, home, patriotism, land boundaries, nationalism, security, schooling, cultural foundations. Center of an elite leadership, institutional hierarchy environment. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of social authority.
[Surya in bhava-11] * Mesha indriya-lagna * rules-5 glamour, politics, theatre, creativity. Center of an economically regulated, social-connectivity environment. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of authentically earned profits. Only a one or two, carefully chosen friendships.
[Surya in bhava-12] [Harsha Yoga] rules-6 ministry of service, war, medications, exploitation, injustice, misuse. Center of a private, secluded, socially invisible, sanctuary environment such as espionage, scientific research, or monastic retreat. Generally a benevolent yoga which assists spying and unseen politics in distant worlds. Can produce some dishonesty or irregularity in obtainment of guidance from Otherworlds or spiritual authenticity.
Surya-Kumbha can serve as the iconic image of a principled, populist social participation movement
a friend to the common man; an enemy of kings
Due to the extensive distributing * not concentrating * function of Kumbha, it is all about the people, the network, the movement. For Surya-Kumbha, too much attention cannot be focused upon self-glorifying personalities - else the movement will be weakened.
Arka must adapt the ego-personality to the conditions of the collective marketplace economy. The personal genius [Ravi] = socially recognized only as a vehicle for the delivery of economically important behaviors to the community.
Any attempt to centralize, glamorize or dramatize the economic behaviors to assert [as Surya does love to assert] that one = the charismatic center of power will generally be punished when Surya occupies lowest-common-denominator Kumbha.
One's natural genius seeks to be in the center of distributive systems, communities and networks, social participation movements.
Kumbha = the polar opposite of Ravi's regal splendor intelligence in mūlatrikoṇa Simha.
In Kumbha, Ravi's ego-membrane expression depends on the character of Surya's bitter enemy: survivalist, materialist Shani.
Self-determination and ability to radiate from a central position = minimized when Surya occupies The web of Kumbha, a network of regulated pulsations which has no center.
The social ego-membrane is entirely defined by one's role in the marketplace of goods and ideas or by the social-scientific-economic-ideological community. No higher principles are known; one is defined by the network.
"Arka" may radiate Ravi-confidence in matters of the common people, and their weaknesses, very well.
Weakness when manageable presents opportunities for growth.
Visible public behavior = psychologically driven by childhood memories of being ostracized [pushed out from the mainstream center] and praised for making gainful associations.
When Surya is strong, royalty delight in the presence of other royalty.
But when Surya is weak, no matter how gifted one's creative output might be, the person is unhappy socially, feeling ostracized, and seeking companionship with other similarly marginalized.
Arka often able to get into the zone of contented interior nervous-system coordination when working on designs and tasks related to their marketplace role.
The error is not selfishness, but rather the reverse. One's attention naturally moves to the highly regulated structure of the network of interconnection among people, ideas, and things both living and inanimate. One has a great sense of progressive social movements , the marketplace of goods and ideas, and the material cosmos.
However, the consciousness may be almost completely devoid of the concepts of centrality, divinity, or uniqueness or genius. There follows an unfortunate tendency to denigrate the creative integrity of those around one.
Surya-Kumbha is often called unethical in the commentaries. That is mainly because Surya is weakened in the rashi of His arch-enemy Shani and Kumbha = 8th-from-Karkata [Karka represents the place of settlement, the walls [mora walls, morality] and the ethical customs.]
Surya is focused on the larger, universal-scale system and not focused upon the local customs of villages, towns, or Earthly nations.
Arka may reject the concept of personal responsibility for negative social actions while ironically seeming willing to accept personal credit for same.
This is possible because one holds a self-view of having been assigned to bring light of free thought into the system and radiate connections while at the same time the ego-membrane is very much reduced.
Surya-Kumbha = humbly aware of having simply been assigned to be born in the right place at the right time, with the right eccentricities, to hold a somewhat arbitrarily powerful role in the center of a system.
Surya-Kumbha = anonymous systems orientation; may lack concern for the impact that one's actions may have upon the lives of specific people.
Rather, one sees a collective distributive associative system in which certain temporarily iconic individuals "speak out from the crowd"
Surya = ego-membrane identification with physical science esp. matters of electricity, networks, radiance, light, heat, centrality, soul. Wants to shine in fields of electrical engineering and computer science.
Also affiliated with and wants to shine in association with the intellectual cultures of social science such as organizational psychology, sociology, political science, economics.
The Surya-Kumbha Dilemma
Not an easy position. Sparkling Surya needs to shine, to perform, to be in the center of things, to be recognized and admired. His Magnificence = severely oppressed within dark, cold Shani-ruled Kumbha . In Kumbha rashi, splendid Central Surya enters an infinite network of knots and knits that has no center.
One wants to be the center of the party, a famous scientist, an iconic symbol of a socially progressive movement, or a great intellectual whose conceptual brilliance astounds the public.
Unfortunately, the energy of the system consumes the energy of the ego-membrane and one is little recognized nor admired. Often simply eccentric and does not seem to fit in socially.
In order to succeed and be personally contented with this disabled position of Surya, one must become conceptually and philosophically a true populist. If the native will accept that one's entitlement to recognition for exceptional performance [Surya] has been intentionally suppressed by the spirit in this lifetime, for higher purposes, life will be much easier.
Even if Surya-Kumbha receives recognition, it will be sporadic, disproportionate to the authentic nature of the achievement, and indeed the consequences of fame are often specifically burdensome.
A prominent role [Surya] in large progressive social organizations [Kumbha]
The psychic stress of excessive public attention upon on the mineral-body shell can cause Arka to seek out numbing medications to relieve the overloaded circuits
Even with good health practices, the stress of too much public attention upon a weakened Surya can make one quite sick
Surya-Kumbha = Typically, advised to decline opportunities for elite executive  or kingly  type of commanding roles; taking in their stead roles of non-central, socially responsive ombudsman and signal-repeater: policy-making , bureaucratic functionary, and teacher or facilitator within large movements
Philosophically abstract, conceptual-networked Kumbha = a truly inhospitable rashi for Surya. Similar to the constraint as Surya-Makara above. Yet, in Shani's stronger mūlatrikoṇa rashi, the solar channel for divinity into human-ness, ethically truthful, independent ego-membrane is abstracted into"just another member of the group".
Strengthens determination to achieve material gain.
Substitutes conceptual scientific experimentalism and strategicmarketplace agenda for the authentic intelligent motivation to validate the good in everyone.
This error leads to dehumanization in relationships, and mutual distrust within the group. the native does not trust those in one's company, nor do they trust the native .
Often perceived as untrustworthy, due to lacking a moral foundation in life
Leads to dryness of the heart . Skin rash and nerve disorder.
Low willpower, low confidence and insecure social expression , can't handle conflict and wants to get along with everyone.
Compare to Enneagram 9.
Tends to be socially uncomfortable, edgy; perceived as disloyal or too scientific, too conceptual, too abstract. Despite talent and intelligence, the native is generally not well-liked.
one's sense of self is considerably swayed by marketplace forces. One is vulnerable to loss of personality through group cult and organizational pressures.
In the Jyotisha literature, Ravi-Kumbha is often called"degraded" or"depraved". This result occurs because the personal ethic is dominated by the will of the marketplace, or by the will of the Assembly . .
Situational ethics similar to Surya/Makara but tends toward elaborate rationalizations and futuristic explanations rather than the simple expedient politics of Makara-Surya.
Having no clear personal grasp of right and wrong, the native is not inclined to challenge wrongdoers and fancies himself a man of peace. Will study many belief systems without personally subscribing to any of them.
If Budha = Kumbha = advanced conceptual intelligence for mathematics, electronics, and philosophical science. Charitable, humble and unpretentious , Surya-Kumbha identifies with the people, the masses, the plebiscite.
They identify with big numbers and big systems. Unfortunately, in their humility, all the depravity of the lowest classes seems sensible and excusable. Therefore, despite technical excellence, one may practice corrupt personal habits.
If Budha the Articulator is strong, Surya-Kumbha = ego-membrane identification urge to play a central role with physical science esp. matters of electricity, computers, networks, radiance, light, heat; wants to shine with genius in intellectual disciplines social science such as organizational psychology, sociology, political science, economics, and the futuristic sciences
If Budha is weak or if Surya is especially strong one may seek a central technical role within some collective such as a large participatory-networked corporation
a labor union or a principle-based, regulated social-change movement
It is a bit of an oxymoron to have a central role in a distributive network which by nature has no fixed center... therefore this native may be frustrated in the search to find one's place in public life.
Father or father-figure, who may be the grandfather or other dominant male = concerned with marketplace gain and large-group affiliation.
The father = dominant and emotionally detached, with a strategic, expedient, mentally conceptual orientation to both public and private life.
The Arka father may be an expositor of intelligence from a strictly theoretical "systems " viewpoint.
Yet, his own beliefs are pragmatic and his application of those beliefs is unerringly strategic, toward the realization of his material goals.
Lacking personal access to divine certainty, the father may substitute any internally coherent ideology which meets his logical requirements for philosophical connectivity. He will pick and choose principles for living based on their instrumental value for achieving his current objectives .
He cannot offer praise because he does not easily recognize the ego-membrane validation entitlements of others.
In family life, this father may be either silent or bitterly critical of the child's behaviors. He is not aware that his criticism is cuttingly destructive of the child's ego-membrane development, since his own sensitivity to personal ego-membrane was destroyed during his own childhood. Thus this father, without ever displaying explicitly immoral behaviors, may have evil effects upon the child.
The father's intelligence is focused on achieving material and status goals. This achievement may be instrumentally justified as being intended for the increased welfare of the family. But in truth the father's goal-achievement strategy is his own, and whatever benefits are gained have little value to him or anyone else.
He is something of a robot on course toward gainfulness as its own abstract purpose, with little personal connection to either the principles he may espouse or the people to whom he may espouse them.
This man was ostracized as a child, and he may feel disconnected from humanity throughout life.
Karaka = a shorter lifespan for the father, due to dry heart and nervous overwork. He passes along the cold-hearted view to his child, that marketplace driven expedient affiliations and their logically resulting material gainfulness are the superior social principles of life.
As always, if Shani is dignified, the negative implications are reversed, and the father may -- with time and maturity -- display superior moral character.
file update = 17-Oct-2021
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