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Graha - Bhava - Amsha - Rashi


Mercurius * Georg Pencz, Germany * 1528-1529; collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum


from Pema Chödrön, Living Beautifully, page 96

"The way we label things is the way they will appear to us.

When we label a piece of the earth China or Brazil or the United States, it becomes an entity that carries strong emotional baggage.

When we label something good, we see it as good. When we label something bad, we see it as bad. We get so hung up on like and dislike, on who's right and who's wrong, as if these labels were ultimately real.

Yet, the human experience is an experience of nothing to hang on to, nothing that's set once and for all.

Reality is always falling apart.

In this fleeting situation, the only thing that makes sense is for us to reach out to one another." [end quote]

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OM shram shreem shroum sah ketave namah

OM bram breem broum sah budhaya namah




Cauda Draconis

Dragon's Tail

South Node





Mercury the Merchant

Hermes - Thoth

Odin Woden = Wednesday

Merx - Mark - Merch

sMargara - sMarjali

Marketa - Margareta

Enki - Nabu - Neba

Sabgu - Borsippa




[Budha-Mesha] yuti [Ketu-Mesha]

[Budha-Urisha] yuti [Ketu-Urisha]

[Budha-Mithuna] yuti [Ketu-Mithuna]

[Budha-Karkata] yuti [Ketu-Karkata]

[Budha-Simha] yuti [Ketu-Singha]

[Budha-Kanya] [uchcha] [svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa if within 16-20 deg] yuti [Ketu-Kanya]

[Budha-Tula] yuti [Ketu-Tula]

[Budha in Vṛścika] yuti [Ketu-Vṛścika]

[Budha-Dhanus] yuti [Ketu-Dhanus]

[Budha-Makara-Draco] yuti [Ketu-Makara-Draco]

[Budha-Kumbha ] yuti [Ketu-Kumbha]

[Budha-Meena] [nīcha] yuti [Ketu-Meena]




may lack the filter which normally provides coherent boundaries for word-gesture signal communication

  • look for adjustments and corrections in other graha that may be yuti-Ketu, in 3rd amsha, and 6th amsha
  • can also indicate psychic attunement to higher-vibration messages

Can make announcements and declarations, but typically uninterested in apologetic explaining.

  • explainer of impermanence
  • mental disconnection

    articulation of abandonment

    message of the observing Witness

  • describes dissociation
  • provisional itineraries
  • spattered signal
  • articulates the process of dissolution
  • delivers information to the winds
  • instructor of surrender
  • incoherent conversations
  • sends prayers to the ineffable
  • spacey siblings
  • surrenders the attempt to render a complete message
  • speaks as the observing Witness
  • may channel the talkative spirits
  • indifferent to the siblings
  • spacey mentality
  • misapprehension of the message


    misinterpretation of the communication

    surrendered articulation

    empty talk

    indifferent to the siblings, teammates, entourage, ensemble performers, message, mentality




    scattered thoughts

    indiscriminate mentality

    disinterested in conventional distinctions

    potential for communication with spiritual apparitions

    delivery of other-worldly messages

    mental disorientation

    may be " let go" (severance) from instructional, managerial, and administrative roles

    If wishes were horses, then poor men would ride (traditional British saying)

    mentality favors the discrete, not the concrete

Vimshottari Dasha effects

Budha Mahadasha continues seamlessly into the Ketu Mahadasha, creating a continuous Budha-Ketu era lasting 24 years. Effects of the umbrella 24-year period depend primarily on Chattering Kumara's bhava-rulerships but also upon Ketu's bhavar.

When Budha and Ketu are conjoined at birth, within each Mahadasha there is effectively one long continuous Vimshottari Dasha bhukti of Budha-then-Ketu. (Except during Mahadasha of Ketu.)

The linkage of Budha-with-Ketu allows Dissociative Ketu to enjoy an extended opportunity to do His work of separation, alienation, and abandonment.

Dhanayoga financial Budha engages un-engagable Ketu to form a community of the dismissed

  • POTUS-pair-44 Let's Move 1964- Michelle Robinson Obama [Ketu-yuti-Budha] [dhanayoga Budha-2 rules-11]

  • MRO's talkative, messaging Budha tends to reduce the dissociative effects of Collapsing Ketu. A consummate fundraiser focused on network participation via small contributions, MRO is noted for her ability to achieve (11) engagement of social outliers (Ketu fringe) and the disaffected, who would previously have identified themselves as disenfranchised non-stakeholders in the national process. She visits places that USA political outreach does not normally go (Ketu eccentric) such as Native American reservations and poor urban neighborhoods, where MRO's Outsider Profile is credible and popular (11).

Budha's conversations engage Ketu's disengaged narrative of spiritual pilgrimage.

  • Anywhere but here.

Collapsing Ketu fragments Budha's mental narrative and inner argumentation.

Ketu-Budha narrative promotes liberation, surrender of unsustainable attachments to people, places, objects, or ideas.

  • Disconnection from outdated explanations.
  • The spacious emptiness of Zen Mind.
  • Wandering in a morass of disconnected words.
  • Severance of desiccated, lifeless vestigial claims.

Budha may be doing many other jobs in the nativity. He might be a marriage agent who rules the Svamsha. He might be the karmesha who rules career and professional promotions. He might rule the sahaja-bhava stimulating commerce and management behaviors. However, when Budha-yuti-Ketu, all of Budha's social roles are deeply influenced by Ketu's subtle narrative of spiritual surrender to impermanence. In general, whatever attachments Clever Budha weaves together -- whether it is marriage, career, children, property ownership-stewardship , banking, or other material achievements -- Ketu will tend to unravel.

Ketu disperses Budha's narrative mentality, while Budha contributes a conversational quality to Ketu's dispersing actions.

Yoga for mental detachment. One may sound inarticulate, unless other structured graha join the pair, or one is speaking from a prearranged script. This combination disperses the arising of the forms of independent thought and thus assists dramatic acting by clearing the path to channel the character. It is found in successful dramatists.

One may be unusually gifted at describing, explaining, and depicting [Budha] matters of Akasha-Ketu.

  • Telepathy 1880-1949 esoterica Alice Bailey wrote numerous books describing etheric beings and akashic-image information

  • Realm of Light 1874-1947 painter Nicholas Roerich (2)

May experience a dissolution and misting-away of the purported mental forms and formalities, such as prescribed routines of communication, established protocols for messaging and signaling, and fixed associations between words and their consensus-reality accepted meanings.

The natural speech communication may express in a disjointed or incoherent fashion, while few barriers prevent the thoughts of others from wandering into one's own head. Typically, the mental faculties experience foggy or indiscriminate thinking. There may be occasions of impaired judgment due to misinterpretation of facts. Ketu + Budha suggests a tendency to throw oneself into sketchy projects on the basis of scattered or fantastic evidence.

However, in more organized nativities, the communicative expressions have the potential to mature into an otherworldly [Ketu] correspondence [Budha] pattern.

  • Telepathy 1880-1949 esoterica Alice Bailey [Surya-yuti-Ketu]+ Budha -Mithuna-9. She wrote mainly psychically channeled books containing instruction and explanation [Mithuna] from otherworldly sources (Budha activates 12). She also wrote uncountable letters, and managed [Budha] a well-attended correspondence course (Ketu-9 distance doctrine) offering guidance from her otherworldly advisors. Naturally businesslike core mentality of Surya-yuti-Budha in the commercial, transactional rashi of Mithuna +++ the drawing-handcraft, penmanship-typing-typesetting emotional orientation of Chandra-Hasta.

Nicha Budha - Manual Task disordering

Ketu-yuti-nicha-Budha can signal mental fragmenting of manual tasks, leading to OCD or unnecessarily high repetition of handwork – reflecting mental incoherence

In an otherwise well-organized nativity, Ketu + Budha may facilitate careers which involve highly conceptual, unconventional, dream-like thinking. However, the support of other graha is critical for manifestation of these conceptual perceptions into a coherent terrestrial expression.

  • Homeopathy 1755-1843 Dr. Samuel Hahnemann [Chandra-yuti-Surya] + [Budha-yuti-Ketu] (12) His Ketu-Budha pair opened his mentality to the higher frequency information available within Earth's etheric grid.

  • Hahnemann developed an extraordinary system of energy medicine (Mangala-Kumbha). Chandra contributed intuition about natural plants and minerals while Surya-12parivartamsha [uchcha] Guru-5 imparts a powerful confidence and creative writing. Much of Hahnemann's extensive pharmacological knowledge came from his main method of earning, which was translating medical textbooks from ancient languages [Guru].
  • The support of Chandra-12 and Surya-parivartamsha-Guru made it possible for Hahnemann to manifest the highly advanced (but oft misunderstood) science of homeopathy. Rather than collapse into mental chaos like many nativities with Budha-Meena [nīcha] yuti [Ketu-Meena] , Hahnemann almost single-handedly introduced early-stage energy-signature medicine, However, tentatively, into the western terrestrial cultures.

So long as at least one supporting graha joins this other-worldly mentality, Ketu + Budha is not an obstacle to professional success or sustained leadership roles. However, there is always an issue of clarity of discernment and personal judgment based on adequate concrete facts.

These distinguished social leaders have the additional strengthening graha

Ketu + Budha can indicate success in tasks which require unlimited, unrestrained experience of the thoughts and perceptions of others such as psychic reading and dramatic psychological portrayals that require channeling of the mentality of another.

It is a mentally receptive (but not emotionally sensitive) indicator of clairsentience.

Due to the Ketu-crippling of Budha's logical albeit superficial voice, in the absence of conventional reasoning a deeper apprehension may arise. With support from other graha, the deeper more inchoate apprehension can empower the ability to detect patterns in that etheric realm which surrounds each person, planet, and entity.

Collapsing Ketu + Budha nativities are often unique people who offer their mentalities [Budha] as radio broadcasting stations to articulate the messages of ghostly others [Ketu]. One may be gifted with the ability to perceive apparitions at a level of not simply apprehension but of informative messaging communication [Budha].

Not everything which occurs in this mentality is correct or pragmatically applicable to human life, but the information is typically of a higher signature frequency. The issue is Typically, rational discernment or lack of it.

Supports the publication of information received via psychic channeling.

Disconnected from siblings and team-mates.

Thinks often of leaving the earthly vale. Does not really care about words, announcements, media programming, publications, writing etc. although may be perfectly capable in message delivery, without attachment to outcome.

Often the younger siblings suffer psychologically from abandonment disorientations and fears which originated in early life and continue to manifest as separativeness and distrust throughout the adult relationships.

The instructions, descriptions, explanations produced by this combination may be very abstracted, naebulous or metaphorical. Often the communications are lacking a specific material referent.

Communications may lack definition, accuracy

The audience (Budha, audio) may receive a fuzzy, cloudy mental picture from the Ketu-yuti-Budha communicator. Depending on other graha with may join the Ketu-Budha pair, perhaps the native sounds very idealistic, or very poetic, or lacking the correct vocabulary, or hedging and uncertain in their definitions.

An adult with Budha-yuti-Ketu may give the impression of talking like a spacey teenager (Budha Kumara) who lacks the life-experience to accurately explain and describe their experience.

Budha-yuti-Ketu is a splendid yoga for channeling the ideas and perceptions of others. The native does not have a coherent personal framework of interpretive concepts, and thus one is not impeded by egoized thoughts.

Witness agent Budha-yuti-Ketu benefits dramatists and other chameleons who channel different personalities in their professional theatrical work.

Budha-yuti-Ketu also benefits psychic channels who are able to step aside and allow the Other voice to dictate their communications

Budha-yuti-Ketu also benefits those who would parrot or echo the ideas of others (whether pragmatic instructions or abstract doctrine) without changing or reformulating the original message.

If other graha support it, this yoga can form a key piece of the Rescuer profile that is often found in healers.

Thin and permeable boundaries between the thought-minds of the two partners, whether in a brief healing partnership or in a marriage or business union. Seeks one like-minded yet convinced in advance that there could never be [Ketu] one like minded.

Depending on characteristics of the rashi, bhava, incoming drishti, and Ketu's ruler, mixed narratives of the topics indicated by the bhava may emerge.

  • Daughter of a Lutheran minister, Germany Bundeskanzlerin 1954- Angela Merkel - Guru-yuti-Budha + [Guru-yuti-Ketu] -9 * infuses an explicitly Christian rhetoric (Guru-Mithuna) into the purportedly secular German political discourse via her political party, the Christian Democratic Union. Nevertheless, due to scattering Ketu, aKM's talk is vague enough to avoid stridency or ideological dogmatism [Guru]. The cluster of Guru + Budha + Ketu in Bhava-9 = 10th-from-12th indicating reference to foreign countries and refugees (12 refuge, sanctuary). The catechism provides an inclusive (Brihaspati) framework for most of her narrative. Yet Ketu allows enough indistinctness to allow back-tracking and ongoing reinterpretations of principle [Guru] without completely losing the message (Budha-Mithunaya). For example, aKM needed to reverse or revise the message on refugee immigration as an extension of community with economic advantages (8 = 11th-from-11th). While influenced by widely held Christian principles such as charity and forgiveness, aKM's rhetoric also allowed for jailing of criminals (Budha activates Mithuna = 6th-from-Chandra-Makara).

Spacey conversations. Less clear distinctions, possibly inarticulate, with generally a limited even childlike vocabulary (extremely so if Budha = nichha). Alternatively, atendency to use highly conceptual terminology where a simple denotation would do!

Dissatisfied and doubting of one's employees and servants. Distrust of commercial business and communications media.

Unable to fully connect with the twin. Also unable to fully disconnect from the twin. Even after death or a public declaration of separation from a sibling or conversation partner, one longs for fulfillment of The ineffable missing other half.

Resignation to a separative, psychologically distanced relationship with the patients, clients, co-workers and employees, and with all those who interact through scripted daily conversations in an administrative or service role .

A deep but abstract sense of loss for the true-equal conversation partner, who seems to have been taken away by circumstances beyond one's control. A longing for the imagined satisfaction of completed union with the perfectly matched and mirroring twin.

Dissatisfied with the effects of medicines and the conditions of the ill. Not settled in one's own thoughts . Sexual relationships become hazy and disconnected.

Inability to establish personal certainty regarding the portfolio of Budha:

logical thought, verbal and written language, gesture and image communication, publications and announcements, service and servitude, argumentation and litigation.

One may engage in intellectual and communicative life indefinitely, driven by a need to express oneself precisely, without ever achieving a clear public communicative identity or a clear personal sense of having said what one really means.

  • UK-PM Finest Hour 1874-1965 Winston Churchill often remarked that while he had expressed his ideas as clearly as humanly possible within the limits of the English language, he was often surprised at how broadly his ideas were mistaken.

Wants to look more youthful perhaps. May wish to adopt a younger person's mercurial mentality, but yet quickly resigned to the flatness of one's own thought process. Cannot invigorate the daily communication process with any degree of excitement.

Unfortunately this type of healer is generally not conscious of what they are trying to accomplish - , manipulate/improve another's field of perception - and Therefore, one is often exhausted mentally and physically from their workr.

Psychically absorptive hands and thoughts. Profound sensitivity to the mental patterns of others in one's environment.

Not a clear analytical thinker unless Budha is uttama or svakshetra, or receives drishti of Shani. Shani drishti gives sobriety and a degree of pessimism which is actually stabilizing for this spacey, intuitive yoga.

Often a life of frequent tours and travels for indefinite or unboundaried communicative purposes. Naturally other graha add stability and coherence to the reporting-and-announcing agenda, there may be a more materialized outcome. However, in their own expression as a planetary yoga, Ketu and Budha yoked tend to produce a wandering, rather empty sort of evangelism and a disengaged rhetorical style of repeating the words of others sans personal engagement in critical thinking.

  • Telepathy 1880-1949 esoterica Alice Bailey Ketu-Budha-Surya-Mithuaya-9. A delivery agent of evangelical instruction, she toured constantly (Rahu-3) from the age of 18 until her death. Phase-1 of her career = delivering at first Bible study courses and lectures in many cities. Phase-2 following a massive change in perspective introduced an element of critical thinking [Surya]. After receiving channeled information from her spirit guide (Budha vyaya-pati yuti Ketu) she wrote and published esoteric instructional courses and explanatory books [Mithuna] .

  • UK-PM Finest Hour 1874-1965 Winston Churchill traveled the world reporting for newspapers upon the battles of the British military forces. His rhetorical style was not inflammatory nor overly dogmatic. Rather, he reported rather impersonally and uncritically upon the facts as he observed them.

The planetary pair Budha-Ketu may be implicated in fuzzy thinking leading to unanalyzed decisions, particularly in marriage and intimate relationships, where sexuality [Budha] can be confused with spirituality [Ketu].

May express scattered, vaguely formed views on matters of coupling and marital communications [Budha] which may not match up very accurately with the real world behavior of either the self or the spouse. Potential to attract inaccurately described or awkwardly aligned partners, particularly if Ketu or Budha feature prominently in navamsha.

  • POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams endured a lifelong problematic union with Louisa Johnson Adams. Due to the confusion of Budha-yuti-Ketu-yuti-[nīcha] Kuja-4 in 7th-from-Chandra, JQA's marriage proposal was founded on wrong information. JQA's father John Adams apparently mistook (Ketu-Budha) Louisa's father tas a prosperous merchant who would provide John Q. with a handsome dowry. Louisa's father was in fact bankrupt. Budha-yuti-Ketu and Ketu-yuti-[nīcha] Kuja in bhava-4 parents suggests that JQA's parents [Chandra] lacked due diligence.

Rashi - Samchara - Bhava - Graha - Ratna - Nakshatra - Amsha - Varga

Budha Main Page

Traditional Jyotishavidya Sacred Jewels Ratna for Budha

Busy Budha reaches maturity = age 32

BPHS Vimshottari Mahadasha of Budha

BP Lama commentary Budha-Mahadasha

  1. [Budha in bhava-1] [dikbala]

  2. [Budha in bhava-2]

  3. [Budha in bhava-3] [svabhava]

  4. [Budha in bhava-4]

  5. [Budha in bhava-5]

  6. [Budha in bhava-6] [svabhava]

  7. [Budha in bhava-7]

  8. [Budha in bhava-8]

  9. [Budha in bhava-9]

  10. [Budha in bhava-10]

  11. [Budha in bhava-11]

  12. [Budha in bhava-12]

  1. [Budha-Mesha]

  2. [Budha-Urisha]

  3. [Budha-Mithuna] [svakshetra]

  4. [Budha-Karkata]

  5. [Budha-Simha]

  6. [Budha-Kanya] [uchcha] [svakshetra] [mūlatrikoṇa if within 16-20 deg]

  7. [Budha-Tula]

  8. [Budha-Vṛścika]

  9. [Budha-Dhanus]

  10. [Budha-Makara]

  11. [Budha-Kumbha]

  12. [Budha-Meena] [nīcha] 15-20

Unless supported by additional graha yuti Ketu, Budha-yuti-Ketu alone suggest that the speech style may be incoherent regarding matters of fact, uncertain, apathetic or ambivalent.

Does not harm a professional thespian or other role which needs to channel the speech of another. Ketu actually assists with all tasks that benefit from scattered boundaries, such as imitating the speech or personality of another person as in dramatic acting. For conventional speech tasks, there can be some disclarity.

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is the psychological condition of living with, and trying to make life decisions based on, two or more logically contradictory life principles or core beliefs.

The yoga of Ketu + Budha may yield a psycho-mental proclivity toward cognitive dissonance. The combination of Budha's mental logic with Ketu's other-worldly, shape-shifting, boundary-dissolving un-materiality, tends to produce a thinking style which is poorly defined, illogical, contradictory, or incomplete.

To logically minded observers, one may seem to live somewhere along the continuum of hypocrisy to psychosis.

On the positive side, budha-yuti-Ketu diminishes the tendency to form rigid judgments, criticism according to strict rules, or otherwise discriminate between categories. Therefore, one may be more merciful, or more able to accept the improper behaviors of others.

Circumstantial Reasoning

The thought process may seem inconsistent, and incompletely compartmentalized . (Compare to Shani-yuti-Budha, acondition of strict mental compartmentalization.]

The presumptive rules of logic, which are normally the guiding principles of "sanity" within the social-communicative conventions, are often replaced by a foggy, circumstantial reasoning.

Most people have one single set of life principles from which their life decisions are chosen. For Ketu + Budha nativities, several different sets of principles and beliefs may "co-exist" simultaneously and incoherently, with no one set of guiding principles ever completely in force. One's mentality may devolve into unpredictability. One may feel ostracized due to episodes of erratic or insane communication.

Trustworthiness and Unpredictability

One may sound and seem highly inconsistent in their life-choice decisions. The native tends to send mixed signals to others regarding one's core intent, plans, commitments.

Due to inconsistency and shifting-with-the-winds perception along with a tendency to interact with apparitions, Ketu + Budha may operate as s a difficult parent from the child's point of view, and a challenging partner from the spousal or business point of view.

Ketu + Budha nativities may self-characterize as creative, sincere or intuitive and one may be genuinely surprised to be considered flaky or incomprehensible by more conventional associates. Yet, in general the social and mental-health consequences of circumstantial reinterpretation of vows, promises, declared intentions, programs, priorities, and day-to-day communications [Budha] may signal a gradual loss of social accountability (Budha, accounts) leading to communicative isolation.

However, one additional supporting graha can make an important difference which can potentially transform the incoherence and permeability of Ketu-ized mentality into a variety of clairsentience that can strengthen the social trust.

Ketu + Budha nativities generally feel more comfortable in speech communities which encourage vague, intuitive or poetic verbal expression, and less comfortable in more rigorously conventional, logical, legalistic, or high-accountability cultures.

In relationships: Ketu + Budha can operate at

  • high level of consciousness * remarkably insightful, spiritual Witness, blissfully detached Observer intelligence

  • medium level * " rationalizing" in the deceptive psychological sense, generally unclear thinking especially within relationships, lack of awareness of how one's decisions affect others, somewhat soft and withdrawn style of speech

  • low level * unintentionally but effectively deceitful, split-minded, expedient rationalizations that may cover up unethical actions, two incommensurable sets of mental principles

Because one may be remarkably detached from one's own thoughts, one may be a natural meditator and teacher of meditation.

However, in human relationships, where communicative engagement is more desirable than witness-style detachment, apartner may be frustrated by one's tendency to withdraw from active communication for extended periods of time.

The knower catches in the ecstasy of his heari

the full light of that Brahman (that Divine Essence)

which is indescribable—all pure bliss, incomparable,

transcending time, ever free, beyond desire.

~~ Vivekachudamani


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