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Shukra occupies 2nd-from-Chandra

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

  1. [Shukra in bhava-1]
  2. [Shukra in bhava-2] [svabhava]
  3. [Shukra in bhava-3]
  4. [Shukra in bhava-4] [dikbala]
  5. [Shukra in bhava-5]
  6. [Shukra in bhava-6]
  7. [Shukra in bhava-7] [svabhava]
  8. [Shukra in bhava-8]
  9. [Shukra in bhava-9]
  10. [Shukra in bhava-10]
  11. [Shukra in bhava-11]
  12. [Shukra in bhava-12]

" Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water."

~~ W. C. Fields


OM shum shukraya namah

OM dram drim draum sah shukraya namah

शुक्र śukra

Professor Shukra

Sukhraya - Thukra

Bhrigu - Bha



असुरगुरु asuraguru

resides in


kośāgāra [cask, case, treasury, storehouse]


kuṭumba bhava [family, relation by descent]


kula-daya [clan]


dhana-sthāna [capital, surplus, valuables, storage]


Venus - Venera


Freya - Frigg [Friday]

Phosphoros - Heosphoros

Lucipheros [Lucifer, light-bringer]


Ishtara Ashatarra


Morgensteorra - Aefensteorra


Dianna - Inanna - Nin-si-anna

Nogah - Ba'ah - Seba-djai




the second house


sweet speech

pleasant face

treasuries of sensual wealth

preference for sensual, accumulating relationships


Botticelli Medici cameo


The Concert c. 1625 by Pietro Paolini

Public Figure Examples

[Shukra-Mesha] [svabhava]

[busy-messaging sahaja-pati for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna] [mysterious-revealing randhresha for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

[Shukra-Urisha] [svakshetra] [svabhava]

[banking-conserving dhanesha for Mesha indriya-lagna] [bargaining-balancing jaya-pati for Mesha indriya-lagna]

visual beauty, luxurious sensual, pleasures, capital reserves . financial wealth , sweet speech, lovely face. Pleasant stories.


[Shukra-Mithuna] [svabhava]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Urisha indriya-lagna] [inimical-imbalanced rogesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]


[Shukra-Karkata] [svabhava]

[witty-speculative vidya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna] [retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

political, creative, literary, unique expression of artistic-financial values music

[Shukra-Simha] [svabhava]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Karkata indriya-lagna] friendly-profitable labha-pati for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[Dhanayoga Shukra-2 rules-11]

kept luxuries, remembered values, voiced, face-featured, historical harmony]

[Shukra-Kanya] [nīcha] [svabhava]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Simha indriya-lagna] [busy-messaging vikrama-pati for Simha indriya-lagna]

[Shukra-Tula] [svakshetra] [svabhava]

[mūlatrikoṇa if within 0-10 deg]

[historical-acquisitive dhanesha for Kanya indriya-lagna] [doctrinal-guiding dharmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[Shukra-Vṛścika] [svabhava]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Tulā indriya-lagna ] [mysterious-transformative randhresha for Tulā indriya-lagna ]

[Shukra for Tula nativity]

transformative change in speech, sound, values

[Shukra-Dhanus] [svabhava]

[bargaining-balancing yuvati-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna] [contemplative-isolating vyaya-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[priestly ornament maintains the library-treasury-hoard]


[Shukra-Makara-Draco] [svabhava]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna] [gainful-economic vriddhi-pati for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

[empowered Dhanayoga Shukra-2 rules-11]

[heritage banking repositories] [pleasant orderly speech-song] [keeps the traditional values] [dry storage of preserved foods]


[Shukra-Kumbha] [svabhava]

[Yogakaraka witty-entitled vidya-pati for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna] [Yogakaraka dutiful-regulatory karmesha for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

public image = pleasant face, sweet sounds, values-keeper

  • UK-Queen 1926-2022 Elizabeth-2 [conquesting-champion Purvabhadra-1]



[uchcha] [svabhava]

[Yogakaraka anchoring-securing bandesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna] [Yogakaraka philosophical-pontificating dharmesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

Enjoys banking, valuable collections, storage, warehousing, beautiful sounds, story-telling, entreasured heritage

Luxurious pleasures via sensual speech and song, diplomatic handling of stored wealth, gracious collections of art and music, harmonious acquisition of knowledge of history and languages,

Appreciates the value of second marriage, treasuries and accumulations

  • Waste Land 1888-1965 publisher T.S. Eliot [Budha-yuti-Shukra] TSE often claimed his second marriage, accomplished when he was 68 and the beloved was age 30, was the greatest pleasure of his lifetime. The second avowed lifepartner curated the valuable collections of TSE's literary estate

attractive face-voice-eyes-jaw-hair, wealthy relationships

  • UK-Queen 1926-2022 Elizabeth-2 [dominating-challenger Purvabhadra-1] [yogakaraka]

Luxurious pleasures via voice, face, wealth, and knowledge

Raconteur. Teller of tales.

Handsome face

A delightful speaker

Enjoys singing, recitations, and recountings of the lineage treasury , collecting money, storing food, telling stories, gathering knowledge of all kinds, acquiring fluency in languages, and appreciation of historical traditions.

[Shukra in bhava-2] contributes to the perception that one's family of origin is musical, artistic, and luxury-seeking. The family lineage may contain musicians, perfumers, vintners, refiners, bankers, traders, singers, or treasure-collectors. The vocabulary of values, finance, design, and diplomacy may be a salient feature of the family identity.

Speaks nicely. Un raconteur tres plaisant. A sensual, attractive voice.

Often a fine orator, suave and balanced.

Admires the beauty of natural objects, such as animals, fruits, flowers, shells, stones, seeds, and every variety of landscape.

Normally, collects significant amounts of wealth during the lifetime. Skilled in wealth-knowledge (how to acquire it, how to conserve it.) Often born into a highly capitalized family.

  • POTUS-pair-11 Polk Place 1803-1891 Sarah Childress Polk was born into a wealth family of slave-driven plantation farmers

Often has a sweet tooth for sugary fats, grains and alcohol, which eventually causes plumpness.

Oral pleasures. Charming laughter, if with Budha.

Loves to talk and sing.

sweet money, sweet death, pleasure in the voice + face, sweet knowledge of history and languages, sensuality of the second marriage, delights in valuable collections and accumulations of material assets (e.g., art and music collections)

Spends money on

  • womenfolk, music, ornaments, luxuries

  • banking, collections, and hoards

  • Art, luxuries, and language collections in particular

  • services of bankers and custodians of the collections * especially female

  • luxury food and drink such as fine wines and 'gourmet' victuals

  • beautification of the hair, face, mouth, throat, tongue, teeth; services of dentists, facial surgeons, and hair stylists

Appreciates one's own family - whatever may be their shortcomings

Attractive face, mouth, and teeth.

If Shukra is associated with more structured graha like Shani or the karmesha-10 , one may be attracted to professions such as architecture, design, dentistry, hair-styling, or facial surgery.

If Shani or Budha are associated with Shukra-2, one may study finance, conservation economics, storage, and banking.

Shukra in 2, or drishti of Shukra upon 2 = sweetened speech

  • Pleasant, pale-faced, feminine face, voice, eyes, hair, mouth.

  • Musical or artistic voice.

source of treasuries

treasuries of knowledge

treasuries of language

story and song

  • family history

  • speech, song, teeth, mouth, eyes, hair, facial appearance

  • knowledge of history and languages

A natural capitalist. Manifests luxurious wealth in the bank account and in the knowledge repository as well. Karaka for extreme wealth if well supported by other graha. Wealth of speech and knowledge of the oral traditions.

Much pleasure from stored treasuries of financial wealth , containers of knowledge, herds, hoards, histories, and every sort of collection of valuable objects.

All 3 in Pūrvāṣāḍhā

Shukra expanded by Guru + verbalized by Budha

rulers of 2 + 5 + 7 + 8 + 11 + 12 bring opulent food, drink, talk, and family assets

POTUS-pair-16 Illinois 1818-1882 Mary Todd Lincoln [argumentative-aggrieved Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2] [navamsha Shukra-Kanya-nicha] + [Budha-yuti-Guru]

  • Exceptionally well educated for a frontier woman of her day, MTL read French literature especially theatre [5] She loved to play dramatic roles in both English and French [2, languages]. MTL spoke articulately, often mimicing or comically repeating others. [Some laughed with enjoyment and some were insulted.] Overlty political and possessed of her own opinions [2] MTL was a vocal abolitionist and supporter of women's rights.
  • MTL's home salon was open to talk-seeking visitors at all hours, and she spent luxuriously [Shukra-Guru] on cultivating alliances [Shukra] to support her husband's ascending career.
  • Considered extravagant by some frugal observers (including her husband Abraham Lincoln )
  • nevertheless, MTL's home-based opulence made everyone feel welcome [Guru] so long as they came with a mind to express their politics [5] in a sociable style (Shukra-Guru).
  • MTL's food-loaded entertaining tables, legendary music-and-dance parties, and ability to discuss a wide variety of topics contributed substantially to e her unlikely rural-mannered husband becoming POTUS-16.

aesthetic preference, tastes, gifts

Pleasures from

Food and drink

fine scents and perfumes

cattle and milk-foods

Sensual pleasures

mouth, Speech and song

family culture and tradition

treasuries of valuable goods and conserved knowledge

Naturally, these traits are modified when additional graha occupy bhava-2.richly sensual food and drink

Likes to prepare beautiful, attractive food, including food for the mind.

Attracted to fine music, fine arts, wealth, luxury, esp. wealthy and sensual women. Loves the fields and the forests (natural territory of Vrishabha [svakshetra] ) as well as their products such as fine oils and perfumes. A lover of fine qualities of material objects; a connoisseur of some special delicacy. (Character of the delicacy is indicated by the rashi.)

In the nativity of a husband with Shukra-2, aesthetic preference for a life-partner who displays qualities such as

  • appreciates the value of history and language in human culture
  • committed to perpetuating the man's lineage
  • has well-developed aesthetic tastes
  • produces or owns wealth and manages it well


In the husband-role nativity, second wifely-companion may be notably beautiful or possessed of sensual value. The life-partner is typically wealthy and enjoys shared pleasures with financially privileged female friends and relatives particularly sisters.

  • Value comes from the voice, the hair, the teeth and mouth, the knowledge-base, and the family history.

The Wife, the Speech, the History, the Debates, the Treasury

In a wifely nativity, Shukra-2 indicates a predisposition to appreciate within oneself those values and environments that contain

knowledge of traditional values and ability to attract those values magnetically to oneself, generally via the family lineage

  • wealth accumulation, capital, banking

  • lovely expressions of speech and song

  • attractive face, voice, teeth, mouth, hair, eyes, neck and jaw

Characteristics of the Attraction * akarshana * Environment where ones meets the life-partner(s)

  • genetic cataloging, family history
  • banking, capitalizing
  • song, eat + drink
  • mouth, language
  • face, teeth, eyes and hair
  • treasuries of valuable goods and conserved knowledge
  • art and music collections
  • musical performance
  • museums, history, storage,
  • herds, hoards

Often, a husband meets the wifely life-partner [Shukra] in a setting characterized as a traditional family gathering (kuṭumba-2), with the advocacy or negotiation [Shukra] of a member of his family, an environment of story-telling, speech or song, or in context of the study of history, languages, accumulated wealth, or practicing the arts of storage such as animal husbandry, genetic cataloging, banking, database arts, collected values, seed preservation, historic architecture, natural conservation, et-cetera.

  • Nepal 1945-2001 The Last Hindu King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah [financial-heritage Mūla-2] + [Mula-Surya-yuti-Ketu-Mula] [2-family capital] Although the diplomatic marriage had been carefully arranged, BBBS first meeting with Aishwarya Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah happened as a formal introduction at an aristocratic family gathering. [Shukra-yuti-Surya royal wife] [Mula-Shukra-yuti-Ketu-Mula = eventual joint assassination]

The life-partner's ability to keep historic traditions is important to the native. The life-partner's treasuries of capital wealth or knowledge may form the basis of the marriage. Similarly, face-hair-voice-mouth especially the virtue of singing or speaking may form of the core of marital attraction * akarshana *.

shad-ashtaka 6-8 angles from Shukra = polarizing catalysis areas for alliances

  • relatively little agreement in 6th-from;

    potentially illness and conflict

  • secrecy in 8th-from , and potentially catastrophic shock

Suhukra-2 = some peculiar disabilities. Kalatra bhava is itself 6th-from-Shukra , suggesting that a legal marriage contract is itself adversarial to Shukra's agenda of harmony, pleasure, treasure, and beauty.The terms of the marriage contract, particularly the service and exclusivity expectations, often create a sense of exploitation and unfairness.

8th-from Shukra = dharma bhava, producing an anti-philosophical and often anti-religious undercurrent due to rejection of sanctimonious priests and other dogmatists who would try to control the life force urge of one's mating behaviors. The father and patriarchal beliefs often form the catalyst for forced, sudden changes.

what seems "unfair" in the relationship

adversarial, conflicted 6th from Shukra-2 = yuvati-bhava-7

  • yoke, yoga, vow; covenant, convention, pact, compact, contract, conditional agreements; league, colleagues; agreement, alliance; faith, fiduciary, fidelity, federal, federation, affidavit, confidant; peers, pairing, parity, fairness, match, equity

  • polarity, polarizing, position-opposition, pendulum, undulation, alternation, bookends, range, course, swing,; value, worth, weight; truth, trust, truce, treaty, troth, betrothal

  • promise, compromise; pledge, oath, swear, answer, decide, decisions; Balance, Harmony, Relationship, Mutual Regard, Design; Marriage, partnerships: terms of contract

shocking, secret 8th from Shukra-2 = dharma-bhava-9

  • Papa, Pitru, Pulpit, Public Ritual, Piety, Patriarchy, Paternalism, Proselyte, Presbyter, Professor, Philosophy, Perfect Truth

  • wisdom teaching, worship, temples, universities, sacred places, priesthood, religious learning, ritual communication between human and divine, beliefs, faith, ceremony, sacred knowledge, sacred texts; sangha (sangiti, the reciters) = faith community;

    dharmasthāna = privilege to travel and learn Philosophical Wisdom and Religious Studies

QUOTATION from Das / Bepin Behari Shukra-2

" bestows deep wisdom , and a fondness of good food and dairy products.

  • You may acquire wealth through the opposite sex and experience a loosening of the morals, perhaps due to attachment to eating indulgences.

  • ... Tends to make poets. ... uses amiable and cheering speech... a sharp and religious mind.

  • You like to have the best at home and your family life is full of culture and traditions.

  • You like to have a number of nice clothes to choose from.

  • Soft-spoken, learned, amorous, artist, lustful.

  • Wealth comes through various sources.

  • Well-informed, impressive in assembly.

  • Respected by relatives or truly good leaders; celebrated; devoted to religious preceptors and grateful.

  • You get rich foods and drinks, ... knowledge of various sciences.

  • Vehicle karma should be good .

  • You get wealth by appropriation of others wealth;

    gain through silver and glass trade may be good. Skilled, and a protector."


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