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Professor Chandra

चन्द्र candra = brightener, shiner

सोम so-ma = moon, soma-sacrifice

सुम su-ma = moon, atmosphere

tha = disk of moon

ऋक्षराज् ṛkṣa-rāj = lord of the constellations

निशाकर niśā-kara = night-creator

resides in

स्वाति svāti





opportunistic arrangements

comforted by risky agreements * guardians of culturally-mixed harmony * seeks shelter in opportunistic alliances

guardians of culturally-mixed harmony

emotional patterning delivered into the Earth consciousness grid

conferred by the races of



sacred bark of the Arjuna tree, for puja to Svatika


Nakshatra - Partnerships

Nakshatra of Rahuva

ruled by Risky Rahu


Vayu Deva - circa 1820


Terminalia arjuna = Sacred to Svatika Nakshatra

Chandra resides in a Nakshatra Trine of Rahu

Emotional risk, fascinations, obsessions

Chandra's ethnocentric, roots-dwelling, naurturing protectiveness, emotional reactivity, and parental response patterns tend to crave a Great Leap Forward via breaking social barriers + taking risks

See also: Chandra in a nakshatra of Rahu

Each of the Rahu-ruled nakshatra of Chandra is emotionally compatible with other exciting, entrancing, fascinating, ambitious Rahu-ruled Mix-Masters

  1. [Chandra in Arudra - Orion] soothed by exciting signals * needs to writhe * sensitive to animal instincts * protectors of stormy wildness

  2. [Chandra in Svati - Arcturus] soothed by risky agreements * guardians of culturally-mixed harmony * seeks shelter in opportunistic alliances * guardians of culturally-mixed harmony

  3. [Chandra in Sadachbia - Varuna] calmed by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling * soothed by risky marketplaces * needs to make expedient social connections * protectors of universal mingling

Nakshatra of Rahu

Like Chandra in Arudra and Chandra in Shata-taraka, the Svatika-Soma folk are much more complexly involved in unconventional, barrier-bending, taboo-twisting activities [Rahu] than their politely balanced superficial appearance might immediately reveal.


  • ruled by Rahu

  • 06Thula40 -until- 19Thula59

  • all 4 pada of Svatika = contained within Chandra-Tula

[ideological-believing Arcturus-1]

[navamsha Chandra-Dhanus] intuitively sensitive inspirational preaching coaching

[governing-regulatory Arcturus-2]

[navamsha Chandra in Makara] intuitively sensitive class-conscious organizational institutional ordering

[populist-economic Arcturus-3]

[navamsha Chandra in Kumbha] intuitively sensitive popular connections - proletarian sensibilities

[visionary-charitable Arcturus-4]

[navamsha [Chandra-Meena] intuitively sensitive philanthropic, inclusive, imagination-vision [Pushkara pada]

Janma-Chandra in Svatika = Great Breath * balanced and free

  • Rahu - Shukra - Vayu

Rahu-defined Comfort Zone seeks social mobility via challenges to rigid convention

  • cultural mixing [Rahu] especially missionary of foreign religion
  • risky diplomacy
  • ambitious arrangements
  • fascinating advocacy
  • amazing contracts
  • over-reaching attempts toward justice, fairness, equity
  • challenges to antiquated legal environments
  • deal-making opportunities
  • brash brokerage
  • taboo-breaking choices in music-arts

Often very talented

  • may succumb to flattery of their beauty and talent.

Famed for fickleness; ambitious feelings that may be tempted or tempt others into risky behaviors .

Emotional restlessness seeking more intense or more sudden-access-to-privilege love experiencer.


Rahu-ruled graha characteristically aspire to obtain privileges which are normally assigned to a higher social class or a higher rank or status, which is above one's at-birth station in life.

Rahu's method = leapfrog which by-passes the lawful steps toward acquisition of privileged experiences and results in a sudden attainment of the desired experience .

Svatika needs significant freedom of movement in order to take great leaps upward, usually starting from a relatively modest position at birthr.

Dreams of flying or floating on the wind.

  • Emotional need to travel the world by Vayu, on the winds .

  • Tremendous need for spatial freedom , including physical space, psycho-emotional space, and mental space. May express "mood swings " in the attempt to achieve re-balance through outburst [Rahu] and release.

Passionate and sometimes extreme love of good design [Tula].

  • Artistic and intuitive.

  • Socially gracious, as befits a Shukra Chandra.

Deep emotional need for free movement and deep breath.

  • POTUS-33 Trial and Hope 1884-1972 Harry Truman [ideological-dogmatic Arcturus-1] was known to slip away from the White House guards to take his much-needed five-mile daily walk.

Beware, however: risk-rewarding Rahu gives the weird twist: artistic expression often directed toward explosive movement , terrifying, and bizarre

  • POTUS-33 Trial and Hope 1884-1972 Harry Truman [optimistic-dogmatic Arcturus-1] mass death

Due to Rahula's instinct toward free expression, svatika-Chandra = quite capable of incorporating illicit and vulgar persons into their circle of relationships.

If present, the lower element may be balanced [Shukra] by an equal number of culturally refined persons.

  • Emotionally attracted to activities which impose a vigorous, rhythmic breath, leading to crescendo, such as athletic swimming, performance singing, orgasmic love-making, and yogic pranayama.

Natural financial sense [Shukra]. Often skilled brokers, advocates, middle-men whose gracious abilities combine with willingness to take risks.

  • 52nd Dai, dawoodi Bohra 1915-2014 Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin [visionary-charitable Arcturus-4] widely admired for his financial acumen. Raised the quality of life for his once isolated and impoverished faith community by insisting on education for girls, and doing business with outsiders [Rahu].

Taboo-challengers in Politics

  • POTUS-23 National Forests 1833-1901 Benjamin Harrison [governing-regulatory Arcturus-2] mass-death taboo - USA Civil War

  • POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower [regulatory-governing Arcturus-2] [7, alliances] mass-death taboo - World-War-2

  • POTUS-33 Trial and Hope 1884-1972 Harry Truman [ideological-believing Arcturus-1] [4, security, defense] mass death taboo - World-War-2
  • Wikileaks 1971- Julian Assange exposure of diplomatic secrets- taboo

Comfortable to pursue Opportunity in fine, literary and performance arts.

May be identified with transformative identity-change, rebirthing, spiritual initiation, or recovery from traumatic shock.

May be an iconic Outsider figure, especially in matters of religious faith or ideological conviction.

  • My Sweet Lord 1943-2001 Beatle George Harrison [governing-regulatory Arcturus-2] taboo on foreign religious cults

  • Graceland 1945- drama-homeware Priscilla B. Presley [visionary-charitable Arcturus-4][11, community, profitability]

  • Layla 1945- guitarist Eric Clapton [ideological-believing Arcturus-1] -- breaks the infidelity taboo + drug addiction taboo

  • Ring of Fire 1932-2003 rockabilly Johnny Cash [visionary-charitable Arcturus-4] [5, artistic performance] prison taboo

  • Genesis 1951- songwriter drummer Phil Collins [profitable-populist Arcturus-3] [8-shocking discovery, rebirth] divorce taboo

Chandra-Svatika in bhava-9 is emotionally rhythmically attuned to global humanistic philosophy and international health carer.

Likes to learn, dig deeper for insights , know secrets esp. WRT life, love and beauty. Willing to break taboos to achieve freedom, esp. will break through one's own fears.


Wants to generate a sudden-leap-upward in emotional and sexual relationships.

May aspire to marry up but may also prefer to marry out vis-a-vis the station in life at birth.

Affinity for relationships with out-cast, unusual personalities, partners with a stigma or special marking, aliens, especially those foreigners whom the native perceives to possess a higher social rank or a strong drive to obtain higher station in this life.

The Svatika-Chandra female has considerable financial [Shukra] ambition [Rahu] * usually of the having it all variety. She seeks a partner with the complementary ambitions and drive.

  • Chandra-Svatika expresses only one's emotional preference however. The ultimate marriage choice of marriage partner is determined by conditions in the navamsha, restrictions from Shani, other limitations. Nevertheless Rahu-motivated Svatika often aims as high as possible under the existing conditions.


Columbia River Oregon, sunset, by A. Tyler

An outsider May feel "looked down upon"

A risk-taker

Comfort zone = challenges to social justice, slides through demographic barriers of race-caste-religion

Rahu-ruled Chandra folk like to challenge class and caste boundaries; they go under, over, and around the conventional hierarchies in order to reach their goal of achieving a higher station in life.

Svatika-Chandra may feel an emotional urgency to receive validation from those in a perceived higher social standing and thus they can feel emotionally looked-down-upon by those who hold the coveted supposed higher rank.

Svatika-Chandra often feel [Chandra] like outsiders and they typically feel most comfortable in the company of others on the periphery of the conventional social system .

" Outside" the system can mean

  • above it (privileged ranks such as royalty and celebrity)

  • below it (physically or mentally handicapped, racial or cultural minority, widows and orphans, the diseased)

  • or at the liberated fringes where there is often considerable freedom to take risks and radically elevate one's station in life.

At the fringes are such Rahu qualities the taboo, dark, the oily-smoky, the polluted or stigmatized, the criminal, the foreign, the suspicious, the fraudulent, the disguised, charlatans, the illicit, the ambitious, the intensely passionate, and the notorious.

None of these qualities are "bad" they are simply "marked" or stigmatized in most cultures.

For example,

a women with Svatika-Chandra in 6 is likely to choose a health-care profession (6) Such a ministry of service might place her in the company of the socially stigmatized such as victims of AIDS or tuberculosis or leprosy; quadriplegic; other debilitating conditions. The diseases or injuries should be socially defining and serve to classify the sufferers as outsiders.

In the context of such medical ministry of service she might be helped in her quest for higher rank recognition, by persons of considerable utility in this quest such as prominent physicians, financially privileged patrons of the hospital, well-placed members of the board of directors etc. These ladies get into their comfort zone when offering service in professional fields such as medicine, litigation, and military interaction with taboo outsiders. They feel rightly balanced emotionally when handling drugs and treatments, serving medical patients, discussing medical treatments with physicians.

They often become medical patients and divorce litigants themselves. It is a dicey position as one is so comfortable around disagreement, imbalance-seeking-a-remedy and exploitation that it is easy to emotionally identify with the victim-slave class. Professionalization based on the paradigm of belief (6 = 10th from 9th) is the best protection against getting sucked into the narrative of victimhood.

Feminine nativity Svatika-Chandra in bhava-2 would seek comfort in the company of treasurers (2) foreigners and likely aspire to join the ranks of the super-financially privileged families (2).

Undoubtedly some portion of those financially privileged will have criminal association but this is not an obstacle for the Svatika-Chandra native whose "comfort narrative" seeks the passionately ambitious achievers (Rahu co-rules Kumbha, rashi of material achievement).

Her primary method for self-elevation is marriage or other alliance [Tula] and the design arts, ranging from fashion to architecture to interior decor. These ladies get into their comfort zone by reading glossy fashion and architecture magazines.

  • Graceland 1945- drama-homeware Priscilla Beaulieu Presley = Svatika-Chandra in 11 (assemblies) would feel rightly balanced emotionally in very large scale social gatherings and affinity groups, such as association with "fans ".

  • Her husband Elvis Presley = the passionately ambitious, self-elevating Rahu-driven Chandra-Varuna. Elvis had millions of fans (11) who wanted to lift him up [Rahu] as a near-deity (" The King" ). Mrs. Presley herself later developed an entertainment career with a large fan base.

  • The fan base which supported her career receipts (11) and visitors to Graceland her major source of income (11) .

  • " Fans " (11, rahu) created her remarkable upward path of self-elevation toward material achievement. As a spirit in a female body, she chose the naturally intuitive methods of marriage and design arts via her interior decorations products for the marketplace (11).

Spiritual director of this section of the Learning Pathway

  • Vayu , the Wind

  • fear of poverty

  • fear of stagnation

Navamsha Moon in Svati - Arcturus

psychic mirroring function o f intimate relationships


In order to mirror one's own subconscious emotional patterns, one attracts a core partner who expresses Svatika behavior.

The partner may seem to have a missionary zeal for promoting a more equity-focused social balance. However, the partner may use irregular methods [Rahu] to achieve the [relationships and social conditions] that express the desired agreements.

The partner expresses one's implicit but usually unacknowledged craving for non-customary and taboo-challenging transformative experiences. The goal is at least purportedly the prestige achievement [Rahu] of higher harmony and fairness in contractual arrangements.

However, the methods and means can be disruptive [Rahu] to the established conventions.

Under stress, one may dive into a private world of deep emotional engagement, perhaps with an imaginary or impossibly distant lover. Tendency toward abstract or fantasy solutions for real-world problems within relationships.

Q: (from a Swati-Chandra lady)

I have a female colleague born in 1953 and she has a very strong personality, very funny sometimes

but she has some psychological issues and she's been in therapy for years. I knew her from Church during our child raising years;

have recently reconnected in our new roles on the School Board.

Now that my children are grown and my husband is deceased (God rest) I am trying to assemble a group of female friends who share my tastes in entertainment and travel. I do not like being stuck in the house -- I ran for School Board mainly to get a new social life with a new class of people.

This lady has high education which I would value in a friend.

As you know I often feel that others look down on me although there is never too much fixed evidence of that. I often feel like an outsider and I feel a need to be careful in my choice of friends.

Would she be a safe person for me to be friends with specifically would she look down on me because I have less education than herself?



For yourself with Chandra in Svatika, the best matches social-emotional with other humans (both personal and professional) include people

who are born with Chandra placed in one of the nakshatra of Rahu

who are born with Chandra placed in one of the Nakshatra of Ketu

Shani-ruled nakshatra are lawful, conventional, and routine-loving by nature and they are often system-builders.

Until about 8 am on her birthday, your 1953 friend would have Moon in Saturn-ruled Pushya.

After about 8-am, the lunar nakshatra changes to Aśleṣa which is ruled by Budha.

comfort zone

Svatika-Chandra may have an easier time with Aśleṣa-Chandra in terms of emotional modus operandi.

The three Budha-ruled Chandra (Aśleṣa, Jyestha, revati) get into their comfort zone by talking. They make themselves comfortable by chatting.

Budha-ruled Chandra have comfort from talking -- not always from listening.

Also, the conversation may be occurring inside their head and without sufficient consciousness, this group may broadcast their narrative outside in public.

Aśleṣa-Chandra can be fun friends when talk is appreciated. However, aśleṣa-Chandra often experience abandonment anxiety. Constant worrying can lead to anxiety response of compulsive chat as a way to hold the Other into a bondage. They phone their relatives daily. If they see you out shopping, prepare for a lengthy chat. When it is time to end the conversation with Aslesha, one might be looking for an escape.

It may be wise to set a conscious policy regarding appropriate use of talk-time. Communicating is the most basic of human needs. Yet, when this basic instinct becomes a tool of manipulation, awareness may be required.

Rahu-ruled Chandra

Chandra in Arudra, Svati, and Shatataraka have a comfort zone in sheltering of foreigners, providing safety for those who break taboo, caretaking for polluted persons and things, accepting social risk in order to protect outsiders, and going under-over-around the system - again, all for Chandra's purpose of soothing, guarding, and defending of the vulnerable.

Rahu-ruled Chandra feel soothed by reaching for opportunities that challenge brittle, outdated social rules. They feel a sense of well-being when their ambition to take care of other becomes a bit edgy, challenging the stodgy nay-sayers. Rahu likes over-reaching. They may seem melodramatic, but they can be fun friends for partners who like this sentimental style.

Find out if this 1953 lady was born before or after 8am. Pushya (before 8am on Jan.29, 1949 in eastern USA) .

  • If before, she is Shani-ruled Pushya-Chandra. Over the long term of an adult friendship Pushya too conventional emotionally for Svatika to endure. As lady-friends you two would not have much fun together due to her orderly method of attaining her desired status and her characteristic sobriety.

  • However Pushya-folk are good friends to have in any matters of governance or hierarchical promotion, and they can defend you very effectively against uncomfortable action in the workplace or anywhere that rules, respect and status-rank are important. So, keep Pushya on your good side (by showing respect for their knowledge of the rules)!

  • If it's after 8am = the Aśleṣa Moon, enjoy that happy chatting from a Budha-ruled Moon in its comfort zone, but be aware that Aśleṣa is entangling emotionally due to childhood issues, and they like to bind people to them for security. It might be hard for such a lady-friend to pace the friendship and allow you to have time to yourself; she might always be wanting your company, and feel slighted if you spent time with others.

Best wishes in your quest for a compatible Silver Years friend! It is so nice to have like-minded others with whom to travel, relax, and enjoy life's beauties. Companions with Chandra placed in Arudra, svatika, sadachbiaa are probably overall your best bets. Yet even people of very different emotional constitutions can be fun to travel with, as they see the world through intriguingly different eyes.


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