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Graha * Bhava * Amsha * Rashi

12 radical lagna paired with Chandra-Urisha

9 graha from Urisha lagna

12 bhava from Urisha lagna

Traditional Sacred Jewels for Urisha Lagna

Guru gochara Vrishabha

Financial Bhava for Vrishabha lagna

  1. Mesha - Arya
  2. Vrishabha - Urisha
  3. Mithunaya
  4. Karkata - Kadaga
  5. Simha - Leya
  6. Kanya-Parthya
  7. Thula - Vanika
  8. Vrizchika - Kita
  9. Dhanuzya - Haya
  10. Makara-Draco
  11. Kumbha - Ghata
  12. Meena - Antya

  1. Surya-Vrizabha
  2. Chandra-Urisha
  3. Mangala-Urisha
  4. Budha-Urisha
  5. Guru-Urisha
  6. Zukra - Vrishabha
  7. Shani-Urisha
  8. Rahu-Urisha
  9. Ketu-Urisha

Vrishabha razi contains three nakshatra

  1. Krittika-Pleiades Agneya Pleiades * Pada 2-3-4

  2. Rohini-Brahmi * Pada 1-2-3-4

  3. Mrigazirshana-Invaka * Mrigashirsha * Mraga * Pada 1-2


Hathor * goddess of psychic transmission through cattle * storied historical storage * reservoirs of memory


OM shum shukraya namah

OM dram drim draum sah shukraya namah

OM vasudevaya namah

OM gopalaya uttara dvajaya namaha


Staurish * Vrishabha

Vrisa * Hrisha * Rishabha

Sthurin * Tavura * Go * Gokula

Anadhuh * Aranyarazi


The Keepers



sTaur * Toro * Tavros

* Oxen * Stirin * Stier *

Byk * Bika * Boga * Bos * bovis

* ath-thawr * hathor * shor

razi names in numerous languages

herds, hoards, holds, heaps, stacks, stashes

store, restore, save, conserve, reserve, preserve

maintain, sustain, retain, contain, detain

speech, song, sound

banking, collecting, saving, preservation, conservation, reservoir, memory retrieval, inventory, warehouse, database, library, genetics, history, stories ++ storage behaviors

underneath temples of the sTauri (bull) and the Aquilae (bird, eagle) are said to lie vast storage chambers


18th-century jewelry box designed by Giovanni Battista Foggini of the Galleria dei Lavori en Fiorenza, Italia


The constellation of Taurus from Richard Dibon-Smith

nakshatra names in red added by BP Lama

Krittika-Pleiades-Pleyades + Rohini-Brahmi-Aldebaran + Mrigazirshana-Invaka-Orion


from the Aeon of Vrsa Urisha Taurus

Regional Names for Vrishabha

Indo-European Cognates
  • English = virile, virago, virtue


  • ce
  • eri * erriyal * eru * erutu
  • itapam
  • kuntai
  • metavIti
  • muri
  • nanti
  • narai
  • pacu
  • pantil
  • paral * perram
  • pullam
  • puni
  • risapam * virusapam
  • vitai * vitapam


  • Pranava
  • Hrisha * Vrisha * Vrsa * Risha * Brikha * Rishaba

  • Anadhuh

  • Sthurin * Sthaurin

  • Go * Gokula

  • Tauri * Tavuri * Taavura * Tavuru

  • Urisha * Vrushab

  • Uksha

Bull.jpgMeanings for URISHA

Virtues, Values, Weight, Worth

  • Natural Resources

  • Holdings, Herds, and Hoards

  • Containment, Storage, History, Restoration

  • easily moveable Stored Assets

  • Pleasures and Treasures

Fleshly Senses and their Pleasures =

  • Food, Wines, Sweets, Scent, Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch, Tongue

pleasures of the mouth, voice, eyes

Properties of Vrishabha Rashi

BPHS Chapter 4: 8

"Urisha's complexion is white and it is lorded by Zukra.

  • It is long and is a quadruped Rashi.

  • It has strength in night and resides in the South.

  • It represents villages and businessmen.

  • An earthy Rashi, Vrishabha rises with its back."


"[They] will have medium stature and plump body .

The forehead will be broad, neck thick and stout, eyes bright, hair dark, complexion clear.

They will be solidly built with big shoulders and muscles well developed.

the natives of this lagna have great endurance and patience

  • but when provoked they become angry and vicious like a bull.

They are slow and steady, plodding and persevering, patient and persistent.

They are conservative . They do not waste their energy.

  • They have a strong will. They are not impulsive.

If there are bad influences on the lagna they become lazy and self-indulgent.

They are fond of good food and are very much after money and other worldly possessions.

They are ambitious, cheerful and fond of enjoyment.

  • They are fortunate and are favorites of Goddess Lakshmi .

They are sexy but they are steadfast in their love.

They are fond of music, arts, cinema, drama, etc.

They like to hoard money and are cautious in spending .

Their married life is generally happy."

Vrishabha - Urisha specializes in collection and storage of material values. Modalities include capital finance, banking, cattle, cooperage, databases, warehousing, the herd and the hoard.

  1. If the rising nakshatra is Surya-ruled Krittika-Pleyades pada 2-3-4, family affluence = promoted via power of both the father and the individual. Confident acquisition of properties; often a local mercantilist and landowner.

  2. If Chandra-ruled Rohini-Brahmi marks the eastern horizon, the family values are contained by the mother, within ancestral lands and waters; holds old values but does not seek new. Often a preserving environmentalist.

  3. For Mangala-ruled Mrigazirshana-Invaka pada-1 or pada-2 stored wealth is driven by the marriage-partner, yet many losses due to the partner. Often in careers which involve pushing agreements forward, such as midwife, boat launch, initiate sales, marketing or political campaign, factory assembly, transportation industry.

Public Figures

  • Vrishabha = radical lagna

  • see also: janma rashi Vrishabha = Chandra-Urisha

Krittika-Pleyades * pada 2-3-4 * Shani = yogakaraka rules 9+10

* Surya mulatrikona = Simha 4th from Vrishabha = * Surya's mulatrikona Simha 4th * home culture, foundations, habits of a settled people, settlements, shelter, schooling, politics of ethnic security, customs, old ways, habitual rhythms, vehicles, ethnonationalism, patriotism, defense of boundaries, policing, protection, land use, agriculture, roots, ownership, father as central parent

patriotism, folk customs and established cultural norms of the place of settlement; ethno-cultural foundations, (including the concept of the Subconscious) basis entitlement to independent property ownership, defense of boundaries, schools, political grassroots, things beneath the land, protection of the Land and the habitual rhythms of the settlers.

Depending upon Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward governance roles,



Chandra's mulatrikona = Vrishabha bhava-1

personality-self, complexion, appearance, emotional responsiveness, fleshly-form, emotional vitality, banking, finance, and treasuries of knowledge, language, speech-song, animal herds, habitual routines, folkways customs, established cultural norms of the place of settlement, rhythms of life, initiative, first-arrivers, movement, actions, direct pursuit, conditions of birth

Depending upon Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, Rohini usually have an ability to fulfill public roles.


Mrigazirshana-Invaka = Vrishabha pada-1, pada-2

* Kuja's mulatrikona = Mesha bhava-12 = dreams, subconscious imagery, clandestine affairs, work behind the scenes, sanctuary, retreat, enclosures, camps, research facilities, private clubs, secluded areas, long sojourn in Other Worlds, private activities, under-the-table dealings, bribery, subconscious, imagination, the bedroom, dormitories, prison, hospitals, hostels, hotels, meditation hall, dreams, interiority, private prayer, invisible spiritual guidance, espionage

Depending upon Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Urisha pada of Mriga-zirshana have a stronger propensity toward regulatory leadership roles.


Vocabulary for Urisha -Vrishabha


  • a man, male, husband; the male of any animal

  • a bull (in older language only)

  • the zodiacal sign Taurus

  • a strong or potent man (one of the four classes into which men are divided in erotic works)

  • the chief of a class or anything the most excellent or preeminent or best of its kind

  • the bull among cows,

  • the principal die in a game at dice...

  • the chief of monkeys

  • Justice or Virtue personified as a bull or as Shiva's bull

  • just or virtuous act, virtue, moral merit

  • a peacock's plumage or tail

  • semen virile

(English cognates virtue, virile)


  • manly, mighty, vigorous, strong

  • a bull

  • a showerer of bounties, benefactor

  • the chief, most excellent or eminent, lord or best among

  • zodiacal sign of Taurus

  • the hollow or orifice of the ear

  • an Asura slain by Vishnu


  • a pack-horse, beast of burden, draught-ox

IE cognates: Greek tauros; Latin taurus; Span Toro

Gothic stiur;

English steer


  • an ox
  • a cow, cattle, kine, herd of cattle
  • to set out for a battle [to conquer cows]
  • "anything coming from or belonging to an ox or cow":
  • milk (generally pl.), flesh skin, hide, leather, strap of leather, bow-string, sinew
  • "the herds of the sky"', the stars
  • rays of light (regarded as the herds of the sky, for which Indra fights with Vritra)
  • the sign Taurus
  • the sun; the moon
  • a kind of medicinal plant
  • a singer, praiser
  • "a goer", horse
  • the sun's ray called Su-shumna
  • water
  • an organ of sense
  • the eye
  • a billion
  • the sky
  • the thunderbolt
  • the hairs of the body
  • an offering in the shape of a cow
  • a region of the sky
  • the earth (as the milk-cow of kings); (hence) the number `" nine"
  • a mother
  • speech, Sarasvati (goddess of speech)
voice, note

IE cognates

  • Latin bos
  • Old German chuo
  • Modern German kuh
  • English cow
  • Gothic gavi
  • Modern German gau

T. Subba Row. (1881)."The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac" in Five Years Of Theosophy. George Robert Snow Mead (ed.). London. (1885, 1894).

"Mystical, Philosophical, Theosophical, Historical and Scientific Essays Selected from "The Theosophist". Available at

"II. Vrishabham.

  • This word is used in several places in the Upanishads and the Veda to mean Pranava (Aum).

  • Sankaracharya has so interpreted it in several portions of his commentary.*

* Example,"Vrishabhasya -- Chandasam Vrishabhasya Pradhanasya Pranavasya."

Features of Vrsa-


  • rago-guna * rajas, action

rising portion * daya= 'presentation' or 'portion'

  • pRSThodaya * rising from behind pristho-daya * tail first, feet first
  • pristho-daya group includes Mesha, Vrishabha, Mithuna, Dhanushya, Makara)

niza-bala group

  1. Mesha
  2. Vrishabha
  3. Mithunaya
  4. Karkata
  5. Dhanuzya
  6. Makara

tattva * that-ness, element

  • prithivi tattva * earth element


Natural Friendship communities and networks

11th from Vrishabha = Meena:

  • befriends the lost and lonely; spiritualists and diviners; meditators and those who offer private prayers, fantasizers, and dreamers; those less concerned with innovation and being first; those cloistered in monasteries, prisons, and other sanctuaries; spies and voyeurs; beings without bodies; foreigners; the imagination-oriented

General Traits of Vrishabha Lagna - Chandra in Vrishabha

  • treasure-holds, fields and pastures,

  • money, luxury, sensual pleasures, wines and foods, perfumes and oils

  • Ancient knowledge, languages, history,

  • records and archives, old songs and stories

  • capital accumulation, acquisition of goods, collections,

  • banking, stored wealth, stored memories,

  • value-hoards of every description.

Financial bhava for Vrishabha lagna

  1. Budha ruled Mithunaya Bhava-2 savings, conservation, capitalization, family assets, banking, treasure-chest, mani (jewels) animal herds, seeds, mobile valuables
  2. Budha-ruled Kanya Bhava-5 gambling, stock market, creative finance, casino, venture capitalism
  3. Shani-ruled Makara Bhava-9 * dharmic perspective grants awareness of resources without the need to earn, save, insure, or gamble.
  4. Guru-ruled Meena Bhava-11 * profits, earnings, rents, royalties, dividends, bonus, commission, paycheck, salary, marketplace revenues, income, gain of social - material goals

11th-from = Natural Friendship Community-Economy

Vrishabha befriends Meena-12 types

  • the lost and lonely; the disembodied, dissolved, or unmoving

  • spiritualists and diviners; meditators and those who offer private prayers, fantasizers, and dreamers;

those cloistered in monasteries, prisons, and other sanctuaries; spies and voyeurs; beings without bodies; foreigners; the imagination-oriented

those detached (12th-from) innovation and new ideas;

General Suitability of Gems for Vrishabha Lagna

  1. Surya ratna = possibly yes, because Surya = bandesha-4 and does not rules any other house

  2. Chandra ratna = no, generally, because Chandra = bhratru-pati-3 and does not rules any other house

  3. Mangala ratna = no, because Mangala = yuvati-pati-7 and ruler-of-12

  4. Budha ratna = yes, because Budha = dhanapati-2 and Vidyapthi-5

  5. Guru ratna = no, because Guru = randhresha-8 and Vriddhi-pati-11

  6. Zukra ratna = yes, because Zukra = the auspicious lagnesha, but caution must be used for anyone with health or marital issues because Zukra also = rogesha-6

  7. Shani ratna = yes, with caution - because Yogakaraka Shani = Dharmesha-9 and karmesha-10

  8. Rahu-ratna = unknown, depends on Rahu's ruler

  9. Ketu-ratna = unknown, depends on Ketu's lord

There are exceptions to all of these general rules which are caused by the position of Chandra, the active Vimshottari time lords, and the native 's personal goals, inter alia. Yoga for Vrishabha lagna only

  1. Chandra in lagna,

  2. Surya-Vrizchika (full Moon uttama in lagna)

  3. *and* Zukra-Thula

  4. *and* Budha in bandhu bhava.

Result = exceptionally high social position

Lagnesha Zukra * Identifies with Treasuries and Pleasures Vrishabha radical lagna or Vrishabha Chandra = strongly identified with treasuries of beauty and precious goods: both those consisting of valuable material resources and the store-holds of precious knowledge.

Barring damage to dhana-bhava or to the dhana-pati, most natives of Vrishabha become wealthy and knowledgeable, over time.

One may be socially most comfortable in the gracious, sensual environments of materially elegant, enriched, luxurious cultures.

Vrishabha natives are typically very acquisitive, with an advanced sensitivity to food, drink, sound, shape, and scent. A highly developed Zukra may become an extraordinary agent of visual beauty and healing sound.

For Vrishabha lagna, the character, placement, drishti re: gracious, acquisitive lagnesha Zukra will determine the conditions of social satisfaction.

Tangible Treasuries

accumulated treasuries of financial well-being and knowledge via the undertakings of Budha = lord of 2nd from Vrishabha.

The birth family are talkative (Budha) collectors of treasury reserves, acquisitive of treasury -containers such as herds hoards and properties, barring damage to dhana bhava.

For Vrishabha lagna and Vrizchika lagna * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Potential Divorce signification

Vimshottari dasha each Budha bhukti is always followed by a bhukti of Ketu.

  • Budha = dhanapati-2 for Vrishabha and randhresha-8 for Vrischika. Thus lord of 2 or 8, which is a divorce trigger, is followed by influence of surrender Ketu.

  • Should the marriage be on shaky grounds before the Budha bhukti begins, and if other factors are present such as Budha ruling or located in an argumentative position,

  • then marital disintegration may start in a Budha bhukti to be followed by abandonment and an exclamation of I give up during the immediately subsequent bhukti of Ketuva.

During certain long mahadasha (Zukra, Budha, Rahu, Shani) the Budha and Ketu sub-periods are proportionally quite long also, Therefore, the script of argument (Budha) followed by apathy, despair of improvement, and ultimately abandonment, is given a long playing time in the script.

Raja Yoga

for Vrishabha lagna : Shani-Vrizabha + Zukra-Kumbha

~~ BPHS, Ch. 40, Sl. 13

"An exchange of Rashi between Karma's Lord and Lagna's Lord will make the native associated with the king in a great manner."

~~ BPHS Ch. 5, Sl. 41 "If the lord of the Lagna and the 10th exchange houses with each other then they form a Raja Yoga. They will confer high position, reputation and power."

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