Shukra occupies 2nd-from-Chandra
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OM shum shukraya namah
OM dram drim draum sah shukraya namah
Bhrigu * Asuraguru
Thukra * Shukra * Bha
Amaraari * Vellik
Dhana-bhava * Koza-sthana
Venus * Ishtara
Phosphoros * Heosphoros * Lucifer * Vesper
Morgensteorra-Aefensteorra * Inanna * Ishtara
Aphrodite * Venera * Zuhra * Malthias
Nogah * Ba'ah * Seba-djai Nin-si-anna
Delebat * Jingxing
the second house
sweet speech * pleasant face * treasuries of sensual wealth
preference for sensual, accumulating relationships
Botticelli Medici cameo
Pietro Paolini The Concert c. 1625
Shukra-Urisha [svakshetra] [svabhava] visual beauty, capital reserves
Shukra-Simha [svabhava] [Dhanayoga Shukra-2 rules-11]
Shukra-Kanya [nīcha] [svabhava]
Shukra-Dhanus [svabhava] [priestly ornament maintains the library-treasury-hoard]
Shukra-Makara-Draco [svabhava] [Dhanayoga Shukra-2 rules-11] [heritage banking repositories] [pleasant orderly speech-song] [keeps the traditional values] [dry storage of preserved foods]
Shukra-Meena [uchcha] [svabhava]
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
attractive face-voice-eyes-jaw-hair, wealthy relationships
Luxurious pleasures via voice, face, wealth, and knowledge
Raconteur. Teller of tales.
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.
POTUS-17 Reconstruction 1808-1875 Andrew Johnson strongly place Shukra-2
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 wealthy family.
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
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
source of treasuries
treasuries of knowledge
treasuries of language
story and song
Much pleasure from stored treasuries of financial wealth , containers of knowledge, herds, hoards, histories, and every sort of collection of valuable objects.
aesthetic preferences, tastes, gifts
Food and drink
fine scents and perfumes
cattle and milk-foods
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
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.
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
Characteristics of the Attraction * akarshana * Environment where ones meets the life-partner(s):
Often, a husband meets the wifely life-partner [Shukra] in a setting characterized as a traditional family gathering (kutumbha-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.
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
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 =
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
shocking, secret 8th from Shukra-2 = dharma-bhava-9
"bestows deep wisdom , and a fondness of good food and dairy products.
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