Soul Recognition in Relationships
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Nakshatra of the navamsha lagna describes one's own psycho-emotional self-image. This soul level of self-image requires validation in reciprocal, psychically intimate relationships.
Etheric-body energy exchange or"First Impression"
All relationships between humans are intimate in the sense that when one human meets another human, however briefly, an etheric-body information exchange. The exchange is based on the pre-existing subconscious memories which each person retains from their past-life relationship.
Regardless of the emotional value or psychic charge on the exchange, the feeling one experiences at the moment of the etheric transaction is "interest" or engagement with some qualities of the other person.
Knowledge of Higher Worlds 1861-1925 Rudolf Steiner Staying Connected * p 120 and following for a clear description of the"interest" experience.
Mutual Soul Recognition - for a moment or for a lifetime
The experience of mutual soul recognition may be continuous throughout the lifetime (as with a beloved parent) or intensely for several decades (as with a beloved partner) or quite temporarily (as with a brief encounter). Whether short or long duration, the native feels significant"interest" when the soul-to-soul matching recognition takes place.
of course, this is the best possible outcome of the core soul-recognition relationship. The mother-child essential bond like any other type of soul recognition may suffer karmic destruction or delay.
Mother-child relationships provide the only natural expression of unconditional love in human life. In the Jyotisha charts, a strong bond should be present between graha in the mother's nativity and the Nakshatra on the child's swamsha.
Normally this is quite natural for the mother, who has no trouble realizing the divine nature of her child. Yet it is rather remarkable and precious when an intensely engaging, deeply nourishing and validating recognition arises outside the mother-child relationship.
Falling in Love
This experience is often called"falling in love".
Psychic Impressions from animals, minerals, or other items
The moment of etheric exchange or"interest" generates the"first impression" which may be strong or weak, hot or cold, bright or gloomy, attractive or repulsive.
Such a"first impression"also occurs in meetings between humans and animals of all species, and between humans and plants. Much less so between humans and members of the mineral kingdom.
Is there a psychic 'gap' between the real person as you sense them, versus their ornamentation, style of dress, and decorum? Are they trying to be someone they're really not? Lifestyle in smooth harmony with their basic personality?
Guidance toward validating the partner's higher (or preferred) self
Examine the Nakshatra of the swamsha to determine how the native sees one's best self, highest self, closest-to-the-divine self. Find in this Nakshatra key to validating one's partner, whether in business or marriage.
For one's own self, examine and learn to nourish one's higher calling . Self-validation is one of the most powerful spiritual practices.
Who do you think you are?
Nakshatra of the navamsha lagna is probably the most spiritually important of all the Nakshatra points.
All the Graha in all of their varga placements and all of the lagna etc. do reside in their own Nakshatra, and each of those significations will reveal one more piece of the karmic jig-saw puzzle if one should have the time to contemplate all of that detail! Yet this one simple piece = nakshtara of swamsha = surprisingly revealing.
The"swamsha" Nakshatra profiles the psycho-emotional model of the"good partner's actions " or"correct interaction" which the native is following (consciously or not) in relationship.
When something happens to disturb the native 's ability to act out this model , one's deep sense of spiritual direction is invalidated and the native feels that something is terribly wrong. the native will probably feel the need to abandon a partnership which consistently blocks one's ability to act out the soul-model for proper and nourishing partnering behavior, rather than abandon their model.
Malefics in the Nakshatra of swamsha will always cause polarizing catalysis along the path of native's pursuit of their programmed ideal.
Many of the native 's experiences in life will be subtly regulated by the soul-level of memory-driven need indicated by the total condition of the navamsha, particularly the rising Nakshatra .
Nakshatra of Shani
Socio-materially compatible with friends of Shani ::
(for emotional compatibility, compare nakshatra of natal Chandra)
Nakshatra of Shani (structural and regulated, best)
Nakshatra of Zukra (materialistic and sensual, good match)
Socio-materially neutral toward neutrals of Shani :
Socio-materially incompatible with non-friends of Shani :
(for emotional compatibility, compare nakshatra of natal Chandra)
Nakshatra of Chandra (cloyingly needy)
Nakshatra of Rahu or Ketu (irregular, arrhythmic, individual instincts disregard the social law )
Soul-recognition in relationships:
hunger to validate the Higher Self
The type of recognition and validation that one's partner needs from one; what the partner needs one to see and appreciate..
I am the Asvins, gods of the dawn, bringers of health and well-being.
I am energetic, fresh, adolescent, cheerful, yet I am mainly an observer. I like teamwork, being paired, twinning, running, new beginnings, and detached awareness of my environment. I celebrate birth, health, pairing, and wandering instincts of wild horses.
Twin with me.
I am Yama, god of Death.
I crave sensual pleasure and I carry a heavy burden. I am a curator of treasuries, including the precious values of Nature. I need to feel respected for the weighty importance and financial value of my work. I collect seeds and preserve stocks. I like to accumulate valuable goods and conserved knowledge.
Work and accumulate treasures with me.
I am Agni , god of fire and heat.
I am heat-cooker, eater and nourisher, driven by the need for food and life power. I eat and radiate self-righteous strength; I am a dramatic force and I cast a bright light upon all who know me. I need to feel that I am at the center of your attention. From hot food I take energy and gain power to do my life's brilliant work. I nourish and empower those who keep me in the center of their vision.
I am critical and I will burn up all obstacles which bar my path. I tolerate no blocks to empowerment and strength. Life is good and rewarding; when I am nourished, my expectations are fulfilled.
Eat and be righteous with me.
I am Brahma, the breath of the universe.
I need nurturing and seek sexual union with one whose brilliance I can reflect. I wish to nourish all the world's desire for loving pleasure, fulfillment, and delight. I am lush, fertile, and enchanting -- but I can be terribly jealous, so please love only me.
I know no limits, I overflow and penetrate into every space of the world. I am the wish-fulfilling cow, bringing sweet milk of gifts and fine ornaments to all who can know me. I reward your soothing glance with abundant fertility, beauty, and love.
I am Soma, lord of the plants.
I move like a deer, in family groups, foraging and sensing through the world of living presence. I am very social and always alert to the energy around me, the life forces and kingdoms of nature.
I like to entertain and travel in groups, and to share in the experience of others. I often lead my herd to far and exciting places; eating, mating, and delighting along the way. I am instinctive, sensitive to the feelings of others yet ultimately dominating, and have a powerful sense of smell.
Experience with me.
I am Rudra , god of the Wilds .
I am a wild animal and a fresh young plant., driven by instinct to absolute fear and absolute love. I am hunting, devouring, competing, surviving. I am a natural body, strong and direct.
I am, surging with Life Force,
I will use the means at my disposal, whatever is available in my environment, to propel myself to greater levels of control.
I am fiercely protective of my young, intensely sexual in season, and utterly honest. I live by sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. I am loyal to my pack. I am dedicated, reactive, responsive, impulsive, alert, and aware.
I am Aditi the Great Mother and gardener.
I am wise, nurturing, skillful, expansive, developing, growing, evoking, carefully fertilizing, encouraging, inclusive, and maturing. I broadly shelter delicate leaves and extend water to dry roots.
I know the cycles of time and the phases of development. I feel the spirit adapting itself and growing through its given form. I nourish and protect the life force as it takes birth, grows, and dies away, and is reborn.
I am Brihaspati, god of religious ceremony.
Matters of correct belief and the celebration of truth are very important to me. I crave the respect and admiration of those who share my values and convictions. I am steady, conservative, a pillar of strength in my organization. I take the teachings seriously. I live by the letter of the law, and I preach to the spirit of the law.
I am highly sensitive to prestige and position. I wear the garments and hold the scepter of an elder, one admired and invested, a dignitary of senior rank. I am wise, generous, charitable, and inclusive. All are welcome in my circle of belief and holy practice.
Celebrate with me.
I am Naga-Sarpa, lord of the reptiles.
I remember my inner snake, my kundalini channels, my pulsing reptilian core. I am serpentine, mesmerizing, irresistible, entwining. I penetrate slowly and silently, finding my way into your darkest and most private recesses.
I strike suddenly. I evoke your terror; I awaken your fears. I paralyze you: imprisoned in fascination, frozen in trance. I live in a subterranean world of pulsing darkness, swarming and oozing in great nests of slithering mass.
I am subtle, sensual, determined, instinctive, and relentless. I will invade your defenses and tightly bind you.
I am the Pitris, lords of priesthood.
I am superior, sacerdotal, exalted. I am the highest of high castes. I know the proper words and gestures of prayer; I wear the sacred garments. I speak to the divine on behalf of the people.
I perform the ritual sacrifice; I offer tribute and honor. Even the ruler must abide me. I stand on the highest mountaintop; I deliver commands from the gods. I am authoritative, excellent, executive, ethical, and true.
I am the Aditya, Bhaga, lord of fortune . I am the best that life has to offer. I am the sweetest, juiciest, most adorable, most precious, tastiest, most indulgent, most delectable, most sensational person in your life.
I am the finest, most perfect, most delicious fruit. The most exquisite beauty, without peer, without competition.
Indulge your senses with me.
I am the Aditya, Aryaman, lord of noble friendship.
I collect followers and believers to join me in a great purpose, a celebrated cause. I am the patron of movements for ethical change. Those who join my campaigns and causes find a better, sweeter life. I am red with enthusiasm and healing warmth.
I am bright and independent-minded, a helpful friend and adviser to all. I take the role of counselor and supporter.
Join me in friendship.
I am the Aditya, Savitri, god of the sunrise and sunset.
The rhythmic movements of my hands express my life force. I am skillfully manipulative, clever, responsive to my physical environment, observant, a fixer, designer, implementer, and nurturer through healing touch.
I need an orderly home and workspace; with a regular routine and steady, predictable calendar. If given the proper support, I can work miracles of design, creation, and repair. I value a strong, steady pace of life.
I am Tvastri, the celestial architect, carpenter and chariot-maker.
I am create wonderful constructions, bringing of pleasure and delight. I sparkle, glitter, and am admired. I am precious, important, desirable, expensive, privileged, glamorous, wonderful, spectacular, praiseworthy, and elegant.
I am valuable, rare, amazing, and receive much attention. I benefit others and like to be shown to the public, but protected. I am the gem of great price.
Compete with me.
Chitra - Tvastri = swamsha is committed to acting out the splendid, brilliant, attractive, competitive, successful model of Chitra and must receive soul recognition from the partner for these qualities..
If the partner in marriage or business no longer perceives the native as "brilliant"and"successful", the native will leave.
Similarly the general environment at home and work must support the Swamsha image of specialness, preciousness, and praiseworthiness. Applause must flow. Else the native must continue searching for this validation in other settings.
I am Vayu, lord of the winds.
I live free and unencumbered, craving movement and feeling light. I need balance and companionship, but never at the expense of my fundamental freedom to speak my mind and hear my own counsel. I dream of spreading wide my wings, and soaring into the clear free sky.
I will use the means at my disposal, whatever is available in my environment, to propel myself to higher freedoms.
I am permissive, creative, and unconstrained. I circulate among various environments, change appearances, and thrive on new ideas. I am beautiful and move graciously; I appreciate balance in all things.
Circulate with me.
I am Indra-Agni, god of electrical heat and rain-storms.
I am brilliantly perceptive, competitive, and insightful, with brief crashes of anger. I thrive in a turbulent, over-charged atmosphere, fraught with shocks of sudden truth and high-voltage emotion. My penetrating glare exposes the darkest corners of your thoughts.
I command your immediate attention. I reward you with huge, spectacular, amazing landscapes. I heal you with penetrating awareness, sudden realizations, and the incredible rejuvenating shakti of my touch.
Share the splendor with me.
I am Mithra, god of the oath.
I craft treaties among warring and disparate parties. I am a vital, dynamic, and successful negotiator. I am competitive and sometimes ruthless in pursuit of agreement between the warlords. I make contracts, do business, exchange prisoners, arrange tribute, and establish cease-fires.
I bring the healing rains after a violent thunderstorm. I am proud and vital, dedicated to hammering out a suitable term of relationship -- even among those who fundamentally distrust each other. I am a friend and advocate to all who seek my counsel, without prejudice.
Forge an alliance with me.
I am Indra, god of war and lord of Svaloka (heaven).
I am messenger for a great army of destructive forces. My instructions have mysterious origins. I have proven seniority, at least within my own mind. I know the correct information with unshakable certainty. I evangelize from occult sources; craft detailed explanations of unseen things; make reports and deliver announcements from the battlefield of terrible cycles of destruction and rebirth.
I am a dark angel of destruction and rebirth.
Follow my instructions.
I am Nirriti, Alaksmi, the goddess of destruction.
I am a survivor of crisis and catastrophe. I challenge the limits of endurance. I push my senses into the realm of the divine empowerment, enduring constant threats to fragile human life. I flourish in a spirit of profound transformation. I relinquish control, as my life force is nearly extinguished, again and again. Yet from the core, from my root, I carry on.
I show courage, stamina, and forbearance under dangerous and extraordinary circumstances. I am steady and strong in my root.
Find the tantrik core with me.
I am the Vasu, Apah, god of watery atmosphere .
I am the most pleasurable nourishment and medium of all sensual life. I seek to connect, to shared a common moist sweetness with others, to be absorbed into the greater mind of my people, to merge into the ocean of shared feeling and experience. Water is the universal medium.
Flow and absorb an ocean of pleasure with me.
I am Vishvadevata, director of the universe.
I am brilliantly autocratic, sovereign, and confident in my designs. I rule many groups and classes of people arranged into broadly layered and interlocked networks of association.
I am a the divine king of kings. I reside at the top of the hierarchy.
Come bask in my light.
I am Vishnu, the Maintainer.
I am a master of listening, a curator of sound and word. I attend many spoken rituals and I take holy teachings, but I am also very careful to maintain my public reputation.
I like to be noticed at religious lectures and I work hard to ensure that I am always well spoken of. My speech is clear and well considered. My hearing is sensitive, alert, and acutely correct.
Join me in a well-reputed life.
I am the Asta-Vasu, the Bright Ones delivering abundance.
I hear the drum beat pulsing through my body, urging me to complex footwork, moving ever upward toward the glorious summit of the gods. I crave to mingle with the elite group at the top. I love music and dancing, performance arts and raising my family's social status.
I hear those ancient rhythms, driving my feet toward higher and higher levels of financial well-being and privilege, pushing my body and soul toward achievement through steady ascent.
Climb toward elite life with me.
I am Varuna , god of the celestial waters.
I am restless and curious, generator of an electrical network, traveling far in my mind, intuitive and ingenious, surging and sparking with for catapulting myself to higher vistas.
I need to leap out. I seek sudden upward extension by spreading scientific and philosophical ideas into systematically connected networks.
I will use the means at my disposal, whatever is available in my environment, to propel myself to greater connectivity with all beings.
I envision great upward movements for the large assemblies of people, for cities, for the global and galactic community. For myself, I
Spread the vision with me.
I am Aja-eka-pada, the sure-footed one .
I climb toward my personal goals with optimism, dedication and persistence. I press upward and forward. I find secure holdings along my rocky path, now stopping, now testing, now finding a new foothold. I exude single-minded determination, faith, and grace. I have a powerful instinct to follow the path to heaven.
The routes I choose may seem unusual. Those who are strong and confident may choose to follow me. The summit of my accomplishments is the perspective I have gained from climbing to high altitude. I get to some very elevated places, from which vantage point I see the gates of heaven.
Be dedicated with me.
I am Ahir-budhnaya, god of Foundations and the underworld.
I am the lord of those blessings achieved later along the path by means of age, work, discipline, and austerities. I have been chosen, and I am firmly established in my gratitude. I rest on a solid foundation, in the deepest atmosphere, sensitive to the greater structure of lawful currents which move beneath the surface of experience. Here I guard my wisdom-earnings.
I require a quiet environment, and I work in a way that may seem mysterious to those who do not see the deeper structures of the larger system. I understand that part of the law requires me to use my gifts to help others.
Be established with me.
I am Pushan, the conductor, god of the Path.
I help people to find their destiny, to find one another, to travel safely, to find their herds, to pass-over safely to the other side. I help the herds to find green grasses and waters. I guide the ferry boat across the misty waters toward its dock upon the other shore. I show the way across that great bridge from the material plane to the astral plane, from purgatory into heaven. I guide you to the unchanging truth, to the healing life source. I know the Way.
Travel the path with me.
updated:17 February 2020
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