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Nakshatra of Mangala


Mount Meru "the top of the world"

depicted in a traditional Tibetan thangka painting

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OM kram krim kraum sah bhaumaya namah

AUM som somaya namah


Professor Chandra



resides in



pada 1-2 [Chandra-Makara-Draco]

pada 3-4 [Chandra-Kumbha]

social climber, upwardly mobile, spiraling up

around and around and around they go

soothed by forceful climbing

protectors of structured warfare

lawful conquest, orderly takeover, systematic dominance

needs to motivate

protectors of the warrior elite

emotional patterning delivered into the Earth consciousness grid

conferred by the races of



Nymphaea nouchali = Indian red water lily

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Nakshatra kona of Mangala

In Mangala-ruled nakshatra, Professor Chandra seeks emotional stability and security via productive activity, dynamic forward movement. and conquest.

Emotional alpha

Competitive, muscular, Arrives First, innovates, instigates, high emotional vitality, can be dominating,; needs to Initiate

See also: Chandra in a nakshatra of Mangala

Each of the Mangala-ruled [nakshatra of Chandra] is emotionally compatible with other dynamic, forward-pushing, Mangala-ruled champions


Acacia ferruginea blossom

Sacred to Dhaniṣṭha Nakshatra

Public Figure Examples = Chandra in Dhaniṣṭha - Delphinus

[Chandra-Makara-Draco] portion

[political-dramatic Dhaniṣṭha-1]

[navamsha-Chandra-Simha] intuitively sensitive entitled brightly sparkling entertaining political display


[Chandra-Makara-Draco] portion

[helpng-calculating Dhaniṣṭha-2]

[navamsha Chandra-Kanya] intuitively sensitive to injustice, aggrieved, helpful, critiquing


[community-connected Chandra-Kumbha]

[arranging-diplomatic Dhaniṣṭha-3]

[navamsha [Chandra-Tula] intuitively sensitive adjusting arranging bargaining contracts alliances


[community-connected Chandra-Kumbha]

[mysterious-eruptive Dhaniṣṭha-4]

[navamsha Chandra-Vṛścika] intuitively sensitive exploratory transformative uncovering


Dhaniṣṭha - Vasu

Deep emotional need to reach the top via dancing, driving, and climbing upward movement

  • circular thinking

  • I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can

Spiral Movements = Social Aspirations = reaching the Spire = social climbers

  • proto-IndoEuropean = spei- sharp point = also to flourish, succeed

  • spire

  • spine

  • spike (Electrical pulse of short duration )

  • spoke of a wheel

Janma-Chandra in Dhaniṣṭha =

social climbing and revolving upward = "I'm dancing as fast as I can"

Dhaniṣṭha hears the drumbeat. It may be the conventional drumbeat, or Dhaniṣṭha may march to the beat of a different drummer.

  • Excellent dancers with a superb intuitive sense of rhythmic percussion.

Lifelong association with vital pulse, life-force energies including sexual pulsation, dance and music-based performance arts

Comfortable and familiar [Chandra] and usually quite successful (because the work feels natural) in any business associated with

drumming or dance.

rhythmic, sonorous, pulsating use of language

pulsation, heart-beat, blood pressure, circulatory movements of the life-force vitality, movements of 'prana', 'chi'

Trying to get to heaven via pushing forward [Mangala]. Generally an easier placement for beings-in-male-bodies, but female dancers and those concerned with orderly, pushing-upward movement are also successful in Dhaniṣṭha .

"Achievement by Hearing the Beat" . Emotionally motivated pursuit of ascension, promotion.

Nourished [Chandra] by the rhythmic pulse of life. Happiest when engaged in percussive use of language, or physically gyrating.

Like to host and attend parties, especially dance parties .

The Dhaniṣṭha female is often an accomplished and recognized socialite who rises via entertaining with a focus on dancing from mundane beginnings to a height of privileged association .

  • POTUS-pair-44 Let's Move 1964- Michelle Robinson Obama [Dhaniṣṭha-3] [Shukra-yuti-Chandra] MRO applied her significant entertaining skills to decades of fundraising events beginning with dances and parties for local charities and extending to high-ticket social events supporting her husband's political campaigns. Typical of Kumbha-Chandra, MRO can " knit" just about anyone into her popular, participation network

  • UK-Princess of Wales 1961-1997 Diana Spencer [Dhaniṣṭha-3] [Somana-yuti-Ketu] [4] Although DS was not born into a state of material scarcity, her marriage to Charles-3 did catapult her into a much higher social echelon. Also a notable dancer, and giver of entertainments to further her husband's career.

One dances in a spiral pattern, up the mountain of achievements, gracefully and relentlessly pushing into financially privileged or powerful circles. Dhaniṣṭha are instinctive social climber s .

Strong leadership skills and talent in performance arts due to a profound intuitive sense of rhythmic movement.

Dhaniṣṭha is famous for getting revenge on people who block their upward path, in any way. The crime is usually some tarnishing of their moral reputation or eligibility to join a high-moving group.

Unfortunately the victim of Dhaniṣṭha anxious anger is often the spouse, who is seen as a threat to Dhaniṣṭha control of family culture and keeping the beat. If widowed or divorced, Dhaniṣṭha will almost immediately remarryr.

If one hails from modest origins

the climb may be long and high.

Professional socialite/politician with wonderful enthusiasm for prestige social events in the world of politics, arts and dance.

Can be a top caliber fundraiser and host/hostess of glamorous social events for charitable music programs, and many other good purposes, but the primary motivation is always to hear the beat which signals that one is climbing into the privileged realm of the gods (where the music is always playing).

Dhaniṣṭha Nakshatra indicates success in professions

  • involving advance through the social ranked hierarchy via rhythmic movement and large group functions ,

  • Often through fund-raising or other party circuits that gives elite association .

The Kumbha portion (influenced by Rahu) = more social-networking and populist; the Makara portion is more law-and-order and elitist.

Dhaniṣṭha-Chandra is a diligent worker on a task that requires extraordinary commitment and persistence with the ability to handle constant frustrations with people who lose the drumbeat and with encountering obstacles on the path to the top.

In the sense of emotional expectation of struggle against social barriers and a continuous attitude of resentment , Dhaniṣṭha is similar to another inherently problematic Shani-Kuja combination: Anuradha .

The beat is steady and the climb is consistently upward, Yet, the climb is demanding, requiring endurance [Shani] and athletic skill [Kuja].

Despite an outward allure of friendliness, Dhaniṣṭha-Chandra may become emotionally aggressive [Kuja] if blocked in pursuit of their "dancing upward" movement.

One may feel a need to push forward proactively if one perceives a threat to forward movement; if it appears that one's upward-spiraling routine or socializing-for-gain partying patterns could be interrupted.

Seeks treasury. If yuti the [uchcha] Mangala-Maraka, may produce spectacular earnings from commercial business according to the bhava.

If the teachings of Professor Chandraare subject to prolonged repetition of the key structural elements of the learning pathway (which are in reality multiple opportunities for accepting of gifts of understanding) Usually, via amplifying drishti of Rahu. One may suffer from self-obsessed urgency for more, more, more ascendance and emotional fixation on the elite public image.

Needs constant upward-spiral movement

natural affinity for movements that go around and around in circles toward a higher goal

  • NASCAR 1951-2001 motorsports Dale Earnhardt * NASCAR race track

  • animal advocate Temple Grandin's cattle calming mazes

may become insecure and disoriented if the drumbeat or cyclical movement stops

  • enjoys professional work that involves a circuit , such as work with electrical circuitry, serving as a circuit-court judge, or a traveling salesperson with a regular client circuit

Marital conflict due to inability to tolerate dissent. Obsession with being "heard" by important people, and self-absorption.

Retains adolescent love of social excitement well into adulthood. Sustains high-energy or impulsive behaviors, supported by high levels of muscular coordination and goal-focused ambition to go faster.

Spiritual director of this section of the Learning Pathway

  • Eight vasu, deities of earthly abundance

  • Vasudaivata * Basudaibata

Comfort Zone

  • alpha domination

  • Choreographic Movement , dancing upward

  • upward spiral engine, forward drive

  • sexual pursuit along the way

  • " Going around in circles "

  • competition for rank and placement within structured hierarchy, social-professional

Three of the Mangala-ruled Nakshatra of Chandra

competitive, sporting, pro-active and usually wonderful dancers.

In any social situation they aim to win. It is a function of many other features of the nativity to find out what in their mind is the "winner's prize" .

In Dhaniṣṭha , whatever objective the native has determined to represent the "top of the mountain" the place toward which they direct their "upward-spiral" motion.

These people move, move, move - their comfort zone is an upward-spiral moving zone. It can be physically upward, socially upward, or spiritually upward depending on the rest of the nativity.

Dhaniṣṭha-Chandra enters the comfort zone whenever vigorous competition, sexual pursuit, or athletic movement is happening.

Chandra-Dhaniṣṭha aims to reach the top of their personal mountain and emotionally needs to get there.

Dhaniṣṭha -Chandra = most emotionally comfortable around other people who also feel comfortable in highly competitive, dance-and-sport, aggressive, sometimes militarized, innovative, engineering, inventive, and forward-pushing environments.

Dhaniṣṭha -Chandra = individualistic and rarely have long-term friends. They start relationships with a powerful surge of penetrating [Mangala] emotional intimacy.

Their emotional comfort depends on establishing dominance = alpha Mangala within a ranked hierarchy and getting ahead of others during that up-the-pyramid race.

Dhaniṣṭha -Chandra = emotionally-driven social climbers who utilize the physical muscle-power of climbing in their quest to find emotional comfort.

They like to socialize as a type of competitive behavior especially at dances, fundraising sports events, and other organized, structured challenge-pursuits.

Going around in circles

Where is the summit?

From the outside, Dhaniṣṭha -Chandra folks seem to be, emotionally and often materially also,"going around in circles " in some frenetic attempt to achieve a goal which is not fully known to the native .

If Dhaniṣṭha folk are able to articulate and visualize their life goals, then they do indeed have the best chance of anyone to achieve their objectives. By nature these folk are extremely energetic plus they have a natural understanding of social law and structure.

The problems which typically beset them emotionally are all related to not clearly identifying the goal.

When uncertain of the end-point, their mental targets shift too often and that long drive to success gets push out of whack. Numerous "mid-course corrections "are generally necessary to remain on target, and even so there is wide opportunity to lose sight of the summit in the usual windy fog of the high mountain environment.

Dhaniṣṭha is either super-successful materially or super-frustrated due to self-thwarted ambition.

They have a big strong psycho-physical engine and they can drive nearly anywhere but in order to succeed the driver's emotional eye must be able to see or clearly imagine the destination and remain undistracted from that goal.



As soon as equality is established in an alliance, Dhaniṣṭha -Chandra feels a comfort-seeking urge to get ahead. One feels a need to prove that one is stronger than, smarter than, faster than, more advanced than the partner.

Naturally, the opportunity for longer-term interpersonal balance and harmony within relationships is much reduced.

Dhaniṣṭha -Chandra feels emotionally driven to make impulsive marriages based on physical attraction. Both males and females express their feelings Naturally, through sexual behaviors, particularly the pursuit-and-penetration dynamic associated with conquesting Mangala.

Neither males nor Feminine Nativities enjoy the social balancing behaviors of committed, repetitive, day-to-day marriage.

Partnerships have a better chance if one can find a non-competitive Other who is willing to dance-up right behind one. Yet, this spousal job description is tricky because the Other has to also be a fast dancer, comfortable in dynamic fast-moving environments, Yet, Be less competitive than the native .

A helpful characteristic for those who might wish to partner with Dhaniṣṭha may be the ability to play a sport for fun but not to win, or to prefer explicitly to hold a background role.

Dhaniṣṭha -Chandra = not happy in conventional marriage with all of its required adjustments, negotiation, bargaining,"pull-back"and compromise. Dhaniṣṭha -Chandra feels highly uncomfortable when asked"for the sake of the marriage" to pull back in order to allow another to pass ahead of oneself.

On the other hand, a Dhaniṣṭha -Chandra woman may believe that a strategic marriage to a go-getter guy is her main chance for reaching the summit. She will indeed"pull back"and get married. Nevertheless, for her this will be a tactical decision, relative to her temporary perceptions. She will be scanning emotionally for optimal ways to advance upon the terrain of her upward trail at the moment.

Her distinctive leadership-not-partnership tendencies will soon emerge. Unless she has married someone who shares her high standards for social-professional performance and her intense drive toward the summit *and* who can follow her specific choreographic lead, the Dhaniṣṭha female may feel frustrated with a less-goal-oriented partner.

Longer-lasting Chandra pairs include

These folk must push forward , going backward only as a competitive tactic, only briefly, and only in preparation for a forward surge.

Sacrificing their dominant position for the happiness of a single Other is a rare trait in Dhaniṣṭha . Yet, these natives are indeed capable of extraordinary leadership on behalf large groups of Other who are coming up behind. Their dynamic leadership of charity campaigns and social-progressive fundraising projects is legendary. However, the key word is 'lead'.

Dhaniṣṭha -Chandra have team-mates, professional colleagues, fellow competitors, and brothers in arms (armaments) . They can forge deep fraternal team-bonds in short-term, high-pressure settings like political campaigns

  • Teresa Heinz Kerry wife of two USA senators,

stage-performance tours and war.

However, these folk generally need too much emotional stimulation to be able to maintain placid, trusting relationships in times of peace.


Mangala = bhratru-karaka. Dhaniṣṭha -Chandra develops warlike, dominance-striving relationships with siblings. These bonds may last a lifetime if the sibling also enjoys the pattern of lifetime struggle for 'alpha' position. It is easier for brother-to-brother but sisters can also compete for goals of social-professional rank and prestige positions in the designated social hierarchy.

Trauma profile = infant abandonment.

The subconscious recycles ancient memories of forced march and pogrom. The infant felt threatened with loss of family unity. Angry fighting of parents caused incoherent sound patterns and missing the beat in pattern of nurturing care.

As a result of this underlying insecurity, the Dhaniṣṭha native works obsessively to keep their family group together , constantly re-establishing connection through coherent sounds of talking and drumming, and harbors a neurotic fear of abandonment.

Dhaniṣṭha feels uncomfortable when left too long alone. One must feel that one is dancing upward in a group toward a superior and protected realm. If the dance is interrupted, Dhaniṣṭha may react with vindictive anger at whoever is breaking up the forward, secure movement.

Dhaniṣṭha clings obsessively to parents and children, urging everyone to "keep moving" in a constant cultural performance, driven to drum and dance.

Navamsha Moon in Dhaniṣṭha - Delphinus

psychic mirroring function o f intimate relationships



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

Under emotional stress within relationships, Dhaniṣṭha - Delphinus navamsha Chandra can evoke the native 's inner fear of loss of constant movement.

Anxiety reactions to this fear of losing core vitality include compulsive drumming, dancing, party-going and traveling in moving groups, in order to keep the movement aliver.

Like the dancers moving up the spiral path, on the rhythm of perpetual drumbeat, toward the top of Mount Meru, the partner is determinedly upwardly mobile.

"Never stops dancing" - demonstrating an amazingly intrepid and comprehensive ability to advance progress along the path toward higher values.

Whether the values are understood (by the partner) as principles of personal morality, spiritual realization, social justice, financial acquisition, scholarly accomplishment, professional recognition, or all of the above -- the partner is a veritable perpetual-motion engine, moving forward in pursuit of goals at the top of their personal mountain path.


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