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Rashi Lagna * Graha * Samchara


9 graha from Karkata lagna

12 bhava from Karkata lagna

lagnesha = Chandra

  1. Mesha-Arya
  2. Vrishabha-Urisha
  3. Mithunaya-Dvamdva
  4. Karkata
  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
  2. Chandra
  3. Kuja
  4. Budha
  5. Guru
  6. Zukra
  7. Shani
  8. Rahu
  9. Ketu

Om hrinayagrabhaye avyaktya rupine namah

Om Radha-Krishnaya Namah

NavaGraha AdhiPati


Summary of Nine Graha Rulership Portfolio

with remedial ratna general recommendation for Karkata nativities

measured from

lagna * ligne * line of


Karakatara * Karkara * Kulira

Kadakam * Kadaga

* Cancera * Khepra (beetle)

Chandra-Karkata * comforted by rhythmic tidal maternal soothing


woodcut from Liber Astronomiae

by Fra. Guido Bonatti, c. 1277



dhanapati-2 from Karkata lagna

Pride and a Bright Radiant Quality in one's face, voice, eyes, hair(depending of course upon placement of Surya).

Pride in one's collection of valuable assets, including treasuries of valuable goods and conserved knowledge.

Chandra + Surya = lagnesha-1 + dhanapati-2

  • Surya-Chandra are the 1-2 lords, so Karka rising is predisposed to put self and family lineage first, in their life priorities.

  • Matters of bloodline descent and ancestral values, antiques, historical records etc. are naturally important to Karkata natives. They are often leaders within their families.

Father * Surya = pitri-karaka

Father is related to matters of bhava-2"values " including eyes, face, hair, voice, teeth, banking, treasuries of knowledge and language, libraries and databases, precious collections of all kinds, lineage values, and an understanding of family history

  • The father of Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie = the celebrated dramatic actor Jon Voight. Mr. Voight's career is based in his gifted face-voice production.

  • The father of UK-Prince Consort 1921- Philip Mountbatten was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. Father's compulsive gambling left few material assets but he developed a remainder career of "being handsome" that consisted primarily of being a genetic carrier for the Hapsburg lineage.

  • In my files: a radical Karkata nativity featuring Surya-Makara-7. Surya occupies 6th-from-2nd suggesting some conflict with the family lineage but also an opportunity for ministry of service regarding the matters of bhava-2. Surya in 8th-from-12th (left eye 12) and Surya in 6th-from-2nd (right eye) produced a medical (6) surgeon (8) who provided healing medical transformations for human eyes. The father was a highly regarded ophthalmologist

Surya karaka for rational self, soul, pride, and awareness of the Divine intelligence within every human being. Ravi controls Karkata-1 's family-of-origin relationships, historical traditions and language capabilities; one's food, hoarded wealth, art and music collections, face, teeth, mouth, and hair.

Surya, being a karaka for the eyes as well as the lord of bhava-2, the bhava representing the right eye, may have a pronounced effect on the ocular health.

If Professor Surya is not well-disposed in the nativity or perhaps Surya is enduring a difficult temporary influence such as oppression by gochara Shani or the Vimshottari period of an enemy graha, gems for Surya may help strengthen the positive expectations which will assist with overall healing.

As Dr. Kapoor notes (below) a combination of pure Ravi-ratna with flawless Soma-ratna for the Karkata lagna native will assist in evoking Karkata-1 's subconscious imagery of positive vitality and radiant good health in the eyes.


  • Public Visibility
  • Social Reputation and Respect
  • Elite Positions
  • Leadership Roles
  • Governance Duties
  • Professional Responsibilities

Professor Guru rules bhava-6 ++ bhava-9, suggesting Brihaspati's natural affinity for matters of criminal activity (6) disease and disagreement (6) conflict and ministries of service (6) along with matters of doctrine and preaching (9) universities and global humanism (9) patriarchy, patronage and father figures (9). Ironically, for the Karkata-radical-lagna nativity, wise and generous Brihaspati poses some significant challenges in matters of career.

Although Professor Guru is a natural pleasure-giver subhagraha and a mitrugraha * friend toward lagnesha Chandra, nevertheless Guru rules the contentious abundance-of-problems bhava-6 and the rank-dissolving 12th-from-10th. The other leading career bhava is 7 = 10th-from-10th; from the 7th lagna, Guru rules 3rd-from-7th suggesting a primarily administrative focus in Career.

Guru mahadasha provides is a different experience than the earlier dynamic, competitive leadership energy of Mangala mahadasha. Depending on Rahu's ruler, the Rahu mahadasha is typically an era of ambitious and social-material accomplishment driven by the desire for privilege (and other desires of the Ruler). Therefore depending on Chandra's nakshatra which sets the starting mahadasha, one may have experienced quite a long era of public recognition and praise for leadership only to have a bit of a fall during Guru bhukti .

If Guru has strength in the nativity, Guru mahadasha may be a time of very modest career advancement with a primarily philosophical (9) and often in the modern day highly internationalized (9) emphasis. Brihaspati is always a bringer of blessings in areas of consciousness, generosity, inclusiveness, and wisdom therefore it can never be said that Professor Guru is harmful to the human life. However, due to His non-helpful role in the particular area of career and public visibility, Brihaspati does bring an era of quietude and administrative rather than executive empowerment.

Because Surya = karaka for visible career and public recognition, and Ravi = dhanapati-2 for Karkata lagna, the Karkata native is somewhat disposed toward accepting public roles and professional leadership responsibilities in banking, storage and collections, esp. food (2) and speech and the mouth, song, language, story-telling, memory and historic conservation of natural and cultural artifacts.

Example environments include:

  • banking, art collections, curator, historical knowledge, memory, food and seed storage, music archives, gatherer, recorder of images of beautiful things (photographer, arts librarian, archivist) record-keeper, wealth management, shopkeeper, inventories and warehousing, barns and silos, dentistry, speech therapist and public speaker and singer , language specialties, and all varieties of hoarding and accumulating.

Remedial Ratna for Surya -

Manika = pure Ruby

  • Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology . Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 88

"In the birth chart with Cancer (Karaka) Ascendant,

  • Sun is the lord of the second house, the house of wealth .

  • Sun is also a friend of Moon, the lord of Cancer Ascendant.

If there is loss or lack of wealth or trouble in eyes on account of the unhappy disposition or affliction of Sun in the chart,

  • wearing a Ruby will prove very helpful.

The second house is also a Maraka house (house of death).

  • Therefore, it will be better if Ruby is worn along with Pearl which is the gem stone for the lord of Cancer Ascendant.

The beneficial results will be more pronounced

  • in the major period and sub-periods of Sun."


Chandra rules bhava-1

Chandra = lagnesha provides the social-material position for Karkata nativities

Chandra rules bhava-1, granting a particularly intuitive understanding and ability for matters of the physical body and its appearance, vitality and movement, often seen in iconic, representative, or athletic roles.

Because lagnesha Chandra rules tanu bhava-1, Karkata natives tend to be creatures of rhythmic habit who are uniquely sensitive to matters of physical appearance. Often they are socially defined less by distinctive actions and more by distinctive bodily appearance.

The bhava position of Chandra plus any influence upon Professor Somana from Rahu-or-Ketu are essential keys to the Karkata nativity's social placement and role. Any graha yuti Chandra or casting drishti into Chandra are extra potent for the Karkata radical lagna. Unless emotionally hardened by Nishturabhashi yoga or dulled by Chandra-yuti-Ketu, sensitive Shri Soma tends to be empathetic, impressionable, and receptive to the influence of others.

Consider the effects of companion graha (if any) when assessing Chandra's expected behaviors.

Muscular exercise and sport for purpose of physical fitness, costume and grooming, and maintenance of the physical body is typically important to their self-esteem and a normal feature of their routine. (Naturally graha in 1 or yuti Chandra will affect the appearance.) Karkata feels secure emotionally when the physical shell is looking energized and alive and when the vitality allows one to accomplish one's earthly work.

"Na' = moon and 'shetra' = field, campus, grounds. The three na-kshatra mansions of the moon which comprise Karkata rashi are distinctive in their effects upon the Karka nativity's social expression.

  1. Punarvasu
  2. Pushyami
  3. Azlesa

Karkata's component nakshatra are distinguished by high levels of patriotism and environmentalism.

Soma's sensitivities flow from a deep connection to the Home Planet, her oceans, and the root people in their lands of settlement. However, there are important differences due to the impressionability of sensitive Chandra.

Guru-ruled Punarvasu lagna produces emotionally motivated preachers, physicians and root-culture-defenders (including war-mongers) who protect and develop the place of settlement. Relationship between Guru and Chandra is key.

  • POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson also had a shad-ashtaka 6-8 Chandra-angle-Guru, leading to exploitive relationships and criticism for hypocrisy albeit overall he enjoyed the appreciation of his countrymen . Jefferson's success arose from the USA Revolutionary War.

Shani-ruled Pushyami lagna produces lawyers, governors, and agents of social order maintenance. Because Shani dislikes Chandra (due to Chandra's parental exceptionalism vs. Shani's no-exceptions system) the legislative, judicial actions typical of Pushya tend to express an un The relationship between Shani and Chandra is key.

  • POTUS-43 Decision Points 1946- George W. Bush = Shani-angle-Chandra 3-11, an economically gainful angle suggesting a supportive, structured social network comprised of a wide cohort of friends (11) and sibling-teammates (3).

  • UK-Prince 1948- Charles of Wales enjoys a bhagya 5-9 Chandra-angle-Shani, which has provided him a lifetime of respect in performance of royal duties.

  • Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie enjoys a dignified 4-10 Chandra-angle-Shani, which has provided her a regarded duty roster in international social policy work.

Budha-ruled Azlesa lagna produces messengers, announcers, writers, signalers, and businesspeople who use words as their primary tool of social engagement. Because Budha dislikes Chandra, the communications tend to be resentful of perceived slights, and emotionally charged by grievances. Relationship between Budha and Chandra is key.

The bhava of Chandra indicates the realm of identity and routine adult activities.

For women, the emotional need may express may involve a lifetime of beauty treatments and fashion fluctuations, in pursuit of a steady flowing with current images of vitality and youthful pleasing appearance.

For men, the emotional need for vital and competitive appearance may express as physical strength skills training for musculature and agility , in pursuit of a steady flowing with current images of vitality and youthful pleasing appearance.

Karkata often need to dance, swim, and take water-cures in order to feel their best.

Moon-Sun = lagnesha-1 + dhanapati-2

  • Surya-Chandra are the 1-2 bhavapathi,. Karkata = predisposed to put self and family lineage first in their life priorities.

  • Matters of bloodline descent and ancestral values, antiques, historical records etc. are naturally important. They are often leaders within their families.

The highly fluctuating and impressionable Chandra must be studied closely to gain a clear profile of this native. Lagnesha Chandra infuses the Karkata native with emotional sensitivity and deepens the natural connection to the parents .

Karkata = comfortable with boating, fishing, and life near the sea shore.

Chandra's position will make or break the success of Karka lagna folks. Chandra will show the style and direction in which the life force wishes to travel.

lagnesha Chandra in uttama-asha, swakshetra, or in parivartamsha with His ruler, or in kendra provides emotional stability and often a visible element of social recognition. he stronger Soma's traits the strong Karkata-1 's performance in his specialty.

Guru, Zukra, and other sukha-graha may contribute their own measure of talent and capability to the life. However, the lagnesha Chandra has amplified powers to provide identity and a deep sense of belonging to a people or a place.

  • if Chandra occupies Vrishabha * Sthurin * Taurus * in labha bhava-11 , one has many friends and good business intuition. Female friends will provide many valuable opportunities. uttama-Chandra in bhava-1 1 gives connections, networks, goals, accomplishments, and the marketplace suggests that this native will be well-known in their community for traits of beauty, artistic sense, financial stability, love of fine foods and drinks, and celebrations. This person has a wonderful team spirit and will be well-liked even if other planets cause distress.

  • By contrast, if Sensitive Soma occupies Vrizchika * Scorpionis * where He is fallen, in putra bhava , the individual may find that their creativity and self-expression seeks the dark side. There is a journalistic fascination with the negative psychology of other people's lives, which is not necessarily a bad thing for society (often makes healers, psychologists, occult authors) but this condition may deprive the individual of deep inner peace.

When lagnesha occupies the bhagya (fortunate) houses 1, 5, or 9, circumstances must be beneficial. Yet, the fallen Moon causes moodiness (to the extreme of bi-polarity), emotional implosion, and hostility in the family. Vrizchika Moon may press Karkata-1 into a self-obsessive state that yields great scientific discoveries; works of penetrating art and literature; or transcendent tantric achievements. Yet Karkata-1 pays a price of permanent inner turmoil.

  • Lagnesha Soma in Dhaniztha-Vasu nakshatra in Randhra-sthana-8 would bring the treasuries always associated with Dhaniztha Moon, and in bhava-8 [2nd-from-7th] the wealth would be expected to come through the first spouse.

Despite his wealth this native will suffer all the self-destructive instincts which accompany any lagnesha in 8th-house - but so much stronger when lagnesha is Chandra, lord of the psycho-mental field. This birth is outwardly fortunate; internally disastrous.

Karkata lagna

Remedial Ratna for Chandra

Moti = pure natural Pearl

  • Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology . Ranjan Pub., New Delhi.. p. 93

"For the Cancer Ascendant,

  • Moon rules the Ascendant.

For Karkata-1 of this Ascendant,

  • Pearl will prove very beneficial

  • and they should wear it throughout their lives.

The Pearl will ensure good health and long life.

It will make life smooth, free from mental disturbances and will improve finances."


Vidyapthi-5+ karmesha-10 = Yogakaraka from Karkata lagna

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 5-intelligrnce, creativity, celebrity ++ 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership

Counted from the karkata lagna, karmesha-10 + vidyapathi-5 Mangala has much power to determine career - both holding authority in public roles and creating sudden upheavals in fixed status which are usually experienced as surprise promotions or sudden new opportunities.

From the baseline of Karkata lagna, yogakaraka Kuja has the power to bring celebrity fame (5) speculative winnings (5) leadership roles (10) and public dignity (10).

From a strictly careerist perspective, Mangala produces the least impeded results when He is located neither 6-nor-8 from bhava-10 and neither 6-nor-8 from bhava-5.

Kuja gives dynamically energetic results in lagna being 4th-from-10th and 9th-from-5th. The native is able to overcome the most impossible challenges - and often must!

  • Green Mile 1947- horror-fiction Stephen King = Mangala in bhava-1 + Kuja-yuti-Shani + nichha-Chandra-5 parivartamsha nichha-Kuja-1

  • SK suffered from crippling substance addictions in his earlier writing career, which were overcome by a combination of family intervention support ++ personal discipline. After his financial and literary success = well established, SK was severely injured by an out-of-control van while SK was walking down a road near his home, thinking of story lines. The physical recovery required years of painful therapy.

nichha-Kuja residing in radical lagna usually gets nichha-bhanga and becomes very beneficial for public recognition (10) through vigorous, self-defending competition in politics and entertainment (5) .

Makes a famous sea captain, industrialist, politician, entertainer, or adventurer.

entertainer, emotionalized jingles and ditties

Problematic in bhava-2 = may be a highly public (10) and energized (Mangala) Teller of Tales who can suit the facts of the world to one's own financial (2) purposes.

Remedial Ratna for Karkata lagna

flawless Red coral = munga

  • Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology . Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 96

"For the Cancer Ascendant,

  • Mars being lord of the 5th a trine (trikona) and 10th house quadrant (kendra) is a very auspicious (yoga Karaka) planet.

If it is worn always by Karkata-1s of this Ascendant

  • they will be blessed with children, intelligence, fortune , name, fame, honours and success in their professional career.

If Red Coral is worn with Pearl, the gem stone of the lord of Cancer ascendant,

  • results will prove more beneficial.

The beneficial results will be more pronounced

  • in the major period of Mars."


L-3+ ruler-of-12 from Karkata lagna

Budha =L-3+ruler-of-12

Ruling two uncomfortable bhava, Budha is not a beneficial graha for Karkata lagna.

Both day-to-day mentality and the meditative imagination are busy and superficial. The Karka native tends toward shallow, short-term thinking, unless Budha is quite well disposed or there are good occupants in bhava-12.

Can be a graha of business success due to bhava-3's bhavat bhavam signification as a house of self-made treasury . Karkata-1 has natural administrative ability, is generally chatty, and loves to strike up a conversation about any topic.

Especially successful in publications business such as bookstore or media advertising. However, the Karkata native is not a philosopher but rather one's mentality is looking for short-term advantage (3) and opportunity for bedroom sanctuary (12) or indulgence of articulated fantasies (12)

bhava-3 is an upachaya house, the results of which improve with time. In middle age and beyond, Karkata-1 may develop good writing skills if Budha is strong.

Remedial Ratna for Karkata lagna

Budha-ratna = Panna = pure Emerald

  • Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology . Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 100:

"For the Cancer Ascendant,

  • Mercury rules two inauspicious houses, the 3rd and the 12th.

  • It will, therefore, be not advisable for natives of this Ascendant to wear Emerald.

  • Moreover, Moon, the lord of this Ascendant, is an enemy of Mercury.

However, if Mercury is in his own sign in the 3rd and 12th

  • Emerald can be worn, if at all necessary, in the major period of Mercury."


rogesha-6 + Dharmesha-9 from Karkata lagna

Ruling both the mega-dushthamsha bhava-6 AND the mega-bhagya sthana bhava-9, Brihaspati gives very mixed results for Karkata lagna.

Generally a graha which rules two bhava will yield the default stronger effects for the bhava of His mulatrikona rashi. Unless there are graha located in bhava-9, Professor Guru's effects may be stronger for bhava-6 Dhanushya.

Like any graha that rules bhava-6 Brihaspati can contribute to marital arguments. Guru can produce permissiveness in regard to breaking or ignore contracts.

If Guru is yuti lagnesha Chandra, Karkata-1 is prone to mix sincere religion with deep corruption

However Guru as rogesha-6 can function as a divorce agent

Guru in bhava-6 loves religious culture, but tends toward ostentatious show of social ceremony. Priestly energy is consumed with caring for the lower classes. Karkata-1 is a sincere humanist who may be a wonderful teacher esp. of the underprivileged, but the circumstances of one's school or temple are full of conflict, illness, and debt.

Overconfidence (similar to nichha-Guru). Overspending on costume, trying to appear of higher rank. Diseases of overeating and misuse of religious funds.

Guru can be an especially challenging graha for Karkata nativities in which Guru = rogesha-6 from both radix lagna (material animosity) and Chandra lagna (emotional imbalance-seeking-a-remedy):

  1. Karkata radix lagna + Karkata Chandra

  2. Karkata radix lagna + Thula Chandra

Karkata Chandra + Thula lagna

Vimshottari periods of rogesha-6 +Dharmesha-9 Guru = often an end-of-agreement phase in relationships

However, the very same period of Guru is often spectacularly good for religious knowledge and spiritual practice.

The best path during a Guru bhukti is nearly always some form of worship, ideally according to a sacred scripture. One will be nourished by attending religious services, practicing in your own home, traveling to holy places, enjoying the company of priests and wise persons, and also taking continuing education classes in your profession.

Although really, with Guru being ruler-of-12 from 10, there is often degradation of the professional status as spiritual priorities make professional ambitious look rather less interesting.

most of the benefits are personal and not professional;

in fact, Guru bhukti is so excellent for global travel that you might find yourself working less and traveling more.

In any case, develop your religious and spiritual intelligence physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, financially (charity tithe) and ritually. It is a splendid time for traveling abroad with those like-minded. Also Guru = karaka for language, therefore for the Karkata lagna periods of Brihaspati reward study of the sacred languages in which the holy scriptures are written.

Depending on characteristics of Brihaspati according to yuti-graha, rashi, drishti. and bhava, Guru Mahadasha for the Karkata radical nativity is generally a period of great health imbalance-seeking-remedy and great theoretical understanding or doctrinal truth.

Guru's mulatrikona being Dhanushya, overall effects of roga-bhava-6 are generally somewhat stronger than the effects of dharmasthana-9.

  • USA-Sen-Mass 1932-2009 Teddy Kennedy = Guru-Karkata-1,++ Guru is not only strengthened via ittamsha but Guru also exchanges mutual drishti with a highly amplifying Rahu-Meena-9. Therefore,, Guru greatly expands both the easy and the not-so-easy effects of the ruler of 6-and-9. * TK held a USA Senate seat from 1962 until 2009. His career spanned 47 years, he served millions of America's lowest class citizens (6) including the poor and working peoples, especially the socially marginalized and physically handicapped. Yet his governance authority was often questioned on moral grounds due to scandals involving marital infidelity, sex, liquor, and insinuated murder (6). TK was regularly accused of dishonest behavior. Yet his district was fiercely loyal to their celebrity senator (9). TK never once lost an election nor was he ever criminally convicted (also Vimala Yoga)

The pairing of illness and accusation with enlightenment wisdom may seem incongruous. Yet because of the role played by Professor Guru for the Karkata nativity, and the animosity of Guru toward lagnesha Chandra, it is a common experience that physical ailment would accompany the great blessings of spiritual guidance during this 16-year mahadasha.

Remedial Ratna for Karkata lagna

Guru-ratna = yellow sapphire

  • QUOTATION Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology . Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 105

QUOTATION "For the Cancer Ascendant, Jupiter will be lord of the 6th and 9th houses.

  • Being lord of the 9th, a Trine, Jupiter is considered to be an auspicious planet for this Ascendant.

Consequently wearing a yellow sapphire

  • will bless Karkata-1 with good children,

  • high education, charitable and religious inclinations,

  • fortune , wealth, name and fame.

The results will be more pronounced

  • in the major and sub-periods of Jupiter.

If the Jupiter is in the Ascendant

  • he will be exalted and in 9th he will be in his own sign.

  • These dispositions give rise to powerful Raja Yoga s and a Yellow Sapphire will enhance the beneficial results of the yogas.

Karkata-1 of this Ascendant can expect more favourable results

  • If he wears a Yellow Sapphire with Red Coral or Pearl.

  • Mars who rules over Red Coral (and is a yoga karaka for the Cancer Ascendant) and Moon who rules over Pearl rules the Ascendant and both are the friends of Jupiter. "


bandesha-4 + Vriddhipathi-11 from Karkata lagna

cintamani * mani * money Debt and Finance

Special opportunity for financial gain provided by Zukra dhanakaraka for treasury

Vriddhipathi-11 for economic earnings via marketplace gains and bandesha-4 for wealth via owned properties, shelters, vehicles. If Zukra is well-placed the Karkata native can expect significant wealth in Vimshottari periods of Zukra.

Feminine Partners

In the nativity of one playing the husband role, Professor Zukra represents those who may play the role of the wife.

She specializes in matters of 4-household + 11-community network. A well-placed Zukra indicates crucial wifely support for career via stabilizing the home (4) + conducting friendly, economically vital social events (11).

As planetary patron of bhava-4 ethnic rhythms, parenting, shelter, cultural roots and owned properties as well as planetary patron of bhava-11 community, economy, gainfulness and friendship, Zukra favors partnership particularly but not limited to marriage.

The partners are friendly by nature, gainful, and often strongly identified with the foundational schooling (4), folk customs and established cultural norms (4) lands (4) and environmental practices of their root culture.

Partners may identify with any gender. They may form both personal and professional contracts. Typically the partners are land-holding (4) persons who are naturally gainful (11) due to being socially and aesthetically well-connected.

From the husband's perspective, a wifely partner (including the "work-wife") is inclined to be aesthetically home-based and environmentally engaged and gainful. Although there are exceptions for nichha-Zukra and Zukra-yuti-Ketu, the Karkata husband tends to marry well. Through the wife, the couple may enjoy an active social network. She may take a strong interest in the children's education to insure their own later income.

Graha yuti Zukra require special consideration.

  • POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson * Zukra-10 yuti Surya-yuti-Rahu. Jefferson married the landed widow Martha Wayles, a woman of social position (10). Surya dhanapati-2 suggests her capital wealth, along with substantial land holdings bandesha-4 and income Vriddhipathi-11 via Zukra. Yet Zukra-yuti-Rahu suggests an irregularity in the wife-cluster (there should be 2, possibly 3 wives). Martha's slave-owning father was widowed three times, but before he died he had sired 12 children with a slave woman. 9th-from-Surya = bhava-6 slavery. Thus although Martha was a local white aristocrat, most of her siblings were mixed-race slaves.

  • One of Martha's enslaved sisters who was 25 years younger than Martha was named Sally Hemings. Sally accompanied Jefferson on his diplomatic assignments to France, lived in his house, and bore Jefferson six children. However due to her exotic (Rahu) status, Sally and her children remained illegitimate. Most historians denied the impolite reality of their union until twenty-first century genetic research made the facts obvious.

Example of the nichha-Zukra qualification:

  • UK-Prince 1948- Charles of Wales * nichha-Zukra-3 parivartamsha Budha-Thula-4. Like most Karkata nativities, Prince Charles exemplifies financially gainful friends and a lifelong engagement with contractual land-ownership. Nichha-Zukra would predict an unsatisfying experience with the ill but socially well-connected and parental first wife. Budha provides a more conversational-sexual experience with the private, team-oriented second wife.

Bandhesha Zukra governs Properties, patriotism, protections, walls, fences, lands, deeds of title, security, childhood home

A case of famous, complex, and volatile environments highlighting patriotism and in matters of belongingness, the place of residence, entitlement to lands, housing, and the childhood home:

Philip = Bandesha-4 Zukra yuti Ketu-10 while Shani drishti to bhava-4 ++ Rahu-4:

  • the royal parents of UK-Prince Consort 1921- Philip Mountbatten were driven out of Greece by threats of murder after his father was blamed for a failed military coup. His father became distant and his mother lost her sanity. Yet he survived and thrived in these most difficult foundational circumstances due to the power of Rahu-4 suggesting the hunger for prestigious properties.

Treasury via Home, Place, Schooling, Belongingness

Sweets-seeking Zukra = by and large a beneficial graha for Karka lagna, bringing sensual sweetness to the schooling and roots experience of belonging to a place or an ethnic culture (4)

If Zukra's ruler is strong, the wealthy and well-housed native may be attracted (Zukra) to social-community activism (11) particularly with regard to issues of security for the vulnerable and foundational education.

  • Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie * Zukra-1 Karkata. Chandra planetary patron of Zukra is exceptionally well-placed in bhava-9 Revati-1 yuti Meena-Guru and Meena-Mangala suggesting an influential but domineering father. Ms. Jolie is known for her global scale community activism supporting foundational schooling and shelter for vulnerable populations notable children (Karkata protection).

Wealth via socializing, large-scale social-economic networks and gainful market relationships .

Zukra holds an aesthetic of preference for one's homeland (4) and one's socializing network (11). Friends are generally gainful.


  • Seva can empower wealth for this native. Seva target = networked assistance via large organizations which provide financial support and arrange alliances. Service targets those needing organized, principled support to establish secure homes and schools , particularly mothers and children and those concerned with the environment of early childhood protection and cultural education.

Badhaka -sthana = harming-houses

Badhaka-sthana = Vrishabha

  • Vriddhipathi-11 Zukra = the badhaka lord for Karkata lagna

  • Cardinal = moveable = chara lagna typically has some polarizing catalysis from the elder sibling, from friendly association, from the marketplace, from the nature or method of setting goals, from achievements and profits.

  • If the teachings of Professor Zukra are subject to prolonged and repeating lessons (which are in reality multiple opportunities for accepting of gifts of understanding) usually via constrictive drishti. Some considerable polarizing catalysis involving one's network of friendly association. In periods of Zukra, one may suffer peer-pressure from friends with low self-esteem, or fall in with a greedy or pleasure-mismanaging crowd. Karkata-1 may suffer isolation or the identity is oppressed by herd mentality or crowd movements.

Karkata lagna natives sometimes voice their dislike of bankers and large herders rather vociferously.

  • UK-Prince 1948- Charles of Wales = nichha-Zukra has come out against large-scale cattle operations (during the Mad Cow disease epidemic) and also against large-scale genetic seed manipulation (seed storage also = Vrishabha-2, 11th from 4th farmland.)

Periods of Zukra may bring forward an agent in the figure of a friend, mentor, elder sibling, or marketplace associate - typically a female - who (often inadvertently) causes harm to Karkata-1 via addictive or excessively sensual behavior, obsession with cintamani * mani * money or physical beauty, and generally materialistic values.

  • Commonly the badakha agent functions as a banker, herder-hoarder, asset collector, gatherer, resource-minder, possessor (or re-possessor), treasurer, warehouser, librarian, custodian of items, storage-storekeeper, historian, or other 'cattle-collecting' behavior of Vrishabha.

This badhaka agent must be handled with compassion, in the knowledge that this harm-causing agent is merely a projection of one's own unrealized attraction to the process of entering into new connections with people and ideas that are deeply sensual and earth-bound in nature.

Difficult graha in occupation of labha bhava or Zukra drishti upon bhava-11 may exacerbate the badhaka agency.

Remedial Ratna for Zukra:

Flawless Diamond (hira) for Karkata Lagna

  • Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology. Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 111:

"For the Cancer Ascendant, Venus will be lord of The 4th and the 11th houses.

  • According to the principles of Hindu Astrology, lordship of those houses does not make Venus an auspicious planet for this Ascendant.


Still we feel that the 4th and the 11th are auspicious houses

  • and wearing of a Diamond in the major period of Venus will prove fruitful, particularly if Venus is in his own sign in the 4th or in the 11th ."


yuvatipathi-7 + randhresha-8 from Karkata lagna

Shani rules

  • 7 = contracts, agreements, arrangements, alliances, equity, bargaining, deals
  • 8 = secrecy, non-disclosure, taxes, hidden relationships, camouflaged assets, lifepartner's family (in-laws)

Shani controls the public experience of marriage and contractual unions for Karkata-1.

As the Lord of Karma, Scarcity-imposing Shanaicarya ensures that the duty roster is heavy and marriage-unions are not easy. Yet, one may rely upon conventional public expectations as a guide to obtaining dignity and approval in the spousal role.

Much discipline and necessity of accepting a lower status of the spouse, who may have strong Shani qualities of either common sense or stubbornness or both.

Spouse tends to be older , and hails from a lower social class than Karkata-1 . Partner enters the marriage already equipped with mature worldview, strong duty orientation, and usually some practical working skills.

However unless Shani is very well placed, the social performance burdens of marriage upon Karkata-1 are distinctively heavy .

The partner's character may be rigid and inflexible , with little room for growth or change in the marriage behaviors."Take it or leave it" is typically the spouse's attitude toward intentional change.

  • Shani in bhava-6 or bhava-9 encourages religious sectarianism , great sense of duty in providing service to the sick and poor. Spouse = a generous, if dogmatic, soul.

Marriage is burdensome from many perspectives, yet always offering karmic lesson (which are in reality multiple opportunities for accepting of gifts of understanding) If heeded these events grant the gift of realism -- which is always the first step toward enlightenment.

For Karkata-1, the most challenging situations in the union can arise when the chronic neediness and compulsive emotional manipulations of Azlesa lagna characterize the lagna.

Even for Karkata's more self-sufficient Punarvasu and Pushya portions, Karkata-1 will often endure a classic Parashari-defined marriage structure due to Shani-ruled elderly, impecunious, or unsuitable spouse.

Again there are certainly some exceptions that make the karmic burden easier to accept, such as uttama-amza Shani or the highly disciplined and non-sexual Shani-7 which gains dig-bala often transforming marriage into a celibate spiritual practice.

Karka-1 may experience an unusually strong emotional impulse to marry a parental figure in search of shelter, survival, and social dignity.

  • For the Karkata feminine nativity: If 9th-from-lagna and 9th-from-Chandra are well-disposed, Karkata may choose a parental type of spouse who is nonetheless compatible.

  • However, when 9th-from- significations are subject to prolonged and repeating lessons (which are in reality multiple opportunities for accepting of gifts of understanding) usually via constrictive drishti. The marriage forecast = altered.

Remedial Ratna for Karkata Lagna

Blue Sapphire = Nilam = Shani-ratna

  • QUOTATION Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology. Ranjan Publications, New Delhi. p. 115


"For the Cancer and Leo Ascendants, Saturn will respectively be the lord of the 7th house, of the 8th house,

  • and the 6th and 7th houses.

The 6th and 8th are very inauspicious houses and the 7th is a death inflicting (maraka) house.

The lords of these Ascendants are also enemies of Saturn.

  • the natives of these two Ascendants should never wear a Blue Sapphire."


Rahu = co-lord of the dusthamsha bhava-8Kumbha, therefore Rahu-ratna (gomedha) = less benevolent unless Karkata-1 has a specific purpose for enhancing the role of emergencies and sudden, forced changes in one's life.

For normal people with Karkata lagna a Gomedha is beyond consideration and should be completely avoided.

  • Nevertheless, certain tantrik practitioners may benefit from wearing the Gomedha after close examination of their unique goals and intents.

  • Also under the proper circumstances Rahu can support careers in surgery and transformative healing, emergency medical and disaster response, and management of confidential financial information .

Rahu in either rashi of maraka Shani = dangerous for Karkata lagna. Even for the specialized and rare tantrik targets, the Rahu-ratna should be considered only if the lord of bhava-8 and its occupants are exceptionally auspicious.

  • Rahu and Ketu are said to give positive results in the 3rd, 6th, and 11th bhava from the lagna or from Chandra.

  • In addition, some authorities posit that since R-K are exalted in Vrishabha-Vrizchika (per BPHS), R-K tend to produce comfortable results when Mangala and Zukra are well-disposed.

  • Numerous other schemes for evaluating the elusive aprakasha graha also exist. (More details in the summary provided by Dr. G.S. Kapoor. )

Rahu = co-lord of bhava-8 Kumbha, therefore Rahu-ratna * gomedha ** Even for these particular targets, prescribe the Rahu-ratna only if the ruler of bhava-8 and its occupants are unusually comfortable.


Ketu's effects for Karkata lagna depend significantly on Ketu's bhava, rashi, and drishti. Ketu amplifies the effect of any graha who are sharing Ketu's house; and also Ketu magnifies the effects of the lord of His occupied Rashi.

Ketu = co-lord of bhava-5 Vrischika, therefore Ketu-ratna may become a beneficial gem for the Karkata native. Ketu-ratna may be profitable if Karkata-1 is positively involved in politics, theatre, or special services for children (not standard cultural indoctrination of the government schools, but rather something special such as musical skills training or other evocation of individual talent .) However even for these celebratory undertakings in the service of children, politicians, and thespians, the Ketu-ratna should be applied with caution and only if the lord of bhava-5 and its occupants are comfortably placed.


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