Shukra = lagnesha-1 + randhresha-8
[Yogakaraka] Shukra activates
- 5-creativity, intelligence, games
- 10-leadership, social respect,
Only two planetary circumstances are so profoundly transformative:
lagnesha for the Tula-born
Mangala-lagnesha for the Mesha-born
cases, lagnesha is also randhresha, and the physical embodiment is scheduled to
undergo a remarkable, visible, tangible transformative cycle.
For both, the embodied material form is the locus of revolutionary change of
consciousness during the incarnation.
For Shukra in particular, One's
apprehended physique may fluctuate
- from beautiful to ghastly,
- from rotund to emaciated,
- from tall to short,
- from athletic to paralyzed,
- from radiant vitality to near-death exhaustion.
The skin changes, the hair changes, the eyes change, the skeleton itself may
Typically there are a number of medical surgeries due to Guru the Multiplier
rules 6-medical treatments. The scope and amount of surgical intervention
depends on the role of Brihaspati in the navitity.
A high-profile example [Shukra-10]
Another high-profile example [Shukra-10]
UK-Princess Royal 1950- equestrienne
[Shukra in ceremonial Pushya-1]
 Princess Anne's sudden transformation
perplexed the public .
Photographs documented her evolution from
a blooming beauty, a rosy-cheeked, slender, young woman athlete, then a glowing mother of young children.
- Anne was said to have fallen deeply in love with a forbidden partner.
Following a divorce, she was commanded to remarry one who was not her true
beloved. The palace-arranged replacement could not fill the terrible
emptiness of her lost love.
- At this point, while being photographed daily, attending ceremonies and
sponsoring charities, she eschewed cosmetics, moisturizers, and jewelry.
skin shrivelled, her eyes narrowed, she appeared withered and gaunt, her
hair lifeless and dull, her expression dutiful but exhausted.
An American foundational historic example [Shukra-7, marriage, diplomacy]
POTUS-pair-04 hostess 1768-1849
[diplomatic-negotiating Bharani-3] [Shukra-yuti-Budha]
Dolley Madison's mediating, agreement-making skills were unquestionably key
to stabilizing the New Republic.
Her gracious brokerage allowed countless
petty narcissistic disputes among
the ruling aristocrats to be settled. Only the historians remember her
Founding Father husband, the fourth USA president
Yet, 250 years after her service, nearly everyone remembers the high-value
first lady for both Madison and Jefferson, Miss Dolley.
- Etchings from the early 1800's show the progressive stress-toll on
Dolley's physique. The catastrophic upheavals of DM's era included a
yellow-fever epidemic which swept through Philadelphia, killing her first
husband and infant son, leaving her in a state of dire emergency [Shukra
randhresha] with a behaviorally disordered surviving son. Once remarried to
James Madison, she absorbed the stress of political infighting and constant
waves of infectious disease.
Her adult son's gambling and his taste for
prostitutes eventually bankrupted the once-wealthy planter James, and Dolley
died in poverty.
The record shows a beautiful young dark-haired Dolley with a smooth,
pale complexion. Later portraits highlight facial scarring from increasingly
severe rosacea, likely an immune reaction dating back to yellow-fever
damage. The body becomes lumpy and her gait imbalanced, likely due to
unrepaired injuries and unrelenting social-financial stress. Shukra-7 often
signals issues in the kidney-pancreas-adrenal functions.
Shukra = vital body
+ self-destruction and
= possessiveness , acquisitive tendencies, sensual pleasures, satisfaction, treasures-and-pleasures, luxuries (Laxmi) and all types of sweets.
Along with deepened identity in the physical appearance, Shukra also produces sudden changes of identity and upheaval
in expected conditions.
Being karaka for relationships, Shukra's modus operandi = a relationship which is both identity-confirming and identity-transforming.
For the Tula nativity, because Shukra rules randhrasthāna, relationships are never static or completely reliable.
Activator of 1 and 8 for Tula indriya-lagna, Beautiful Bhrigu is especially possessive of one's own individual body and social identity (1) and their knowledge of secrets, including their entitlement to control complete cycles of transformation (8)
Shukra = lagnesha + secret-holders positions Tula-1 for excellent performance in the roles of negotiator, counselor, and diplomat. They are both behaviorally self-determined retaining a strong individual identity within marriage (1) and loyal secret-keepers and keeper of the partner's wealth (8).
can be an extremely influential and significant period of the lifetime.
For the Tula nativity, If possible a Jyotisha remedial Diamond should be worn during Shukra Mahadasha.
Recommended Jyotisha-ratna Sacred Gems
even more powerful
offering of Seva will be highly effective. For the entire twenty years of the Shukra Mahadasha, Seva should be offered on behalf of those who need help with contracts, agreements, alliances, diplomacy, embassies and marriage-matching, bargaining, as well as architectural decoration and design. Seva for Shukra includes assistance in pair-making, equity-yoking, balancing of all types, including the medical and emotional balancing of two-part fleshly organs such as eyes, ears, lungs, kidneys; and paired limbs such as hands-feet-arms-legs.
Shukra is especially important for males because Shukra activates marriage
contract and the feminine partner.
A masculine nativity may enjoy the company of
ladies who exemplify the two domains, 1 and 8, which sweet-seeking Shukra commands from Tula indriya-lagna.
Her gracious presence may contribute to one's material enjoyment of one's own flesh-body and social identity, and but fidelity to the marriage contract is uncertain and there is some degree of mystery; likely she
may have an attractive physical appearance and an interest in the occult.
as planetary patron of Lagna (physical body appearance) and lord of randhra bhava (magical and catastrophic changes) the sweet and sensual Guru of the Demons gives two separate but equally powerful results for Vaanija (the trader) .
Shukra also activates two bhava vis-à-vis Chandra. Assess the two houses from Chandra for a fuller appreciation of Shukra bhukti.
Presuming that Shukra is well-disposed, Shukra bhukti bring praise for the beauty of the physical appearance and recognition for the social identity. Behaviors which increase material luxury, acquisition of
treasuries , physical attractiveness, and knowledge or skill in the fine arts, are favored.
randhresha agency of
one may experience - willingly or unwillingly - radical transformations of the body, perhaps at the cellular level. Surgeries, especially cosmetic, are favored. Mysterious un-diagnosable illness may arrive with great force.
Yet, disease conditions are likely to recede before actually killing the native .
randhresha-8 causes sudden, forced transformation.
Potential for shocking transformation of the body-mind-spirit apparatus = much enhanced if Shukra
also rules the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually
Period of randhresha-8 is often shocking spiritually even if the body remains peaceful.
The randhresha-8 enforces knowledge of things previously hidden.
One may see horrors, as one is forced to watch the turning of the cycle of birth and death in conscious real time. (Ah, this too.) Yet, only the dhanapati-2 and the yuvati-pati-7 are causers of death.
The Tula indriya-lagna native may live"on death's doorstep" for a portion of the period of Shukra/Shukra bhukti but one will recover.
Expect some residual Post-Traumatic Shock effects after the Shukra bhukti is complete. Effects of bhukti of Shukra during other Vimshottari mahadasha will be determined by the angle from the mahadasha pati to Shukra. Only the shad-ashtaka
6-8 challenge-angle = really problematic.
Career, Ability to Govern, Creating an Orderly Environment
as ruler of both 11th-from-10th
[Urisha] and 4th-from-10th
[Tula], Shukra brings stability (4) and gains of income (11) in career.
11th-from-10th = Despite the upheaval in identity and often a physical transformation which occurs during Shukra bhukti, the native continues to earn an adequate income (unless there are very
challenged graha in bhava-8.) The sources of income may include others' monies, such as inheritance, insurance settlement, and in particular the assets of the spouse.
4th-from-10th = Public respectability and position remain stable during Shukra bhukti. Career-based education is supported. (unless there are difficult graha in bhava-1.)
Foundational Education, belongingness, and properties
5th-from-4th (Vrishabha) and 10th-from-4th
[Tula], Shukra is a provider of nurturing support in matters of education and property.
10th-from-4th and 4th-from-10th. Education; diploma, entitlements; acquisition of properties; and ascending to a respected social rank are frequent results of a well-placed Shukra during Shukra's periods
as planetary patron of 5th-from-4th + 4th-from-putrabhava, Shukra supports the education of one's children, and the development of teaching, parenting, or other culture-sustaining service that expresses individual intelligence.
One may experience a burst of creativity and ingenious speculative behaviors in response to the need to sustain personal security.
On the basis of one's own education, speculative advance occurs. It is a time for thinking out of the box.
The creative result is placed in bhava-8 Therefore, the result is not permanent. Yet, Shukra bhukti nearly always signal a type of creative gambling that expresses self-confidence based on the already-established levels of security such as based on one's education, based on one's properties, based on one's patriotism, or based on one's knowledge of cultural manners.
The risk is transformative (8) but life-affirming and generally successful.
Vitality, Social Personality and Physical Appearance
as ruler of both kundali indriya-lagna
[Tula] And 8th-from-lagna (Vrishabha) Shukra regulates birth and the body, as well as cyclical self-destruction and rebirth, for the Tula indriya-lagna native.
Shukra helps define the materialized appearance.
The native is generally attractive with balanced physical features.
Placement of Shukra in bhava, rashi, and incoming drishti defines the social affiliations.
Periods of Shukra develop the social personality and iconic material appearance. During periods of Shukra one Accumulates
a curriculum vitae of important attributes and facts of personal lore - physical, cultural, and mental - which define the person. Shukra tends to be physically attractive, so a considerable amount of
the personality development energy may be focused on the appearance.
Shukra bhukti = accumulating
[Shukra] the traits and historical personal experiences which shape the social personality.
During Shukra bhukti, one may emphasize the aseptic values of the
mineral-body arrangements. One may align the identity with a particular set of values [Shukra].
Bhrigu may seek to define a particular variety of social awareness through the appearance, behaviors, and history of a single
exemplary, influential individual.
Iconically (what others see or project upon the material personality) the Shukra-ruled Thula native = fundamentally oriented toward attractiveness, wealth, making agreements, living in harmonious balance with other humans, sensual pleasures from art, music, and the experience of beauty.
Periods of the lagnesha-1 Shukra are self-defining.
8th-from- lagna = cycles of birth, death, and rebirth are particularly vivid for Tula-1during periods of Shukra. Shukra bhukti bring an apparent catastrophic collapse or destruction of the physical and social identity, followed by a rebirth. Shukra bhukti may also bring inheritance money, financial gifts from unexpected or mysterious sources, or access to the suddenly revealed (or suddenly offered) monies of the spouse or business partner. Occasionally a severe and mysterious illness (8) is required to effect the conditions of
dematerialization, release, reconstitution, and rebirth at a cellular level.
Marriage, Partnership, Peer and Advising Relationships
as planetary patron of 2nd-from-7th (Vrishabha) And 7th-from-7th
[Tula] Shukra is a wealth-and-pleasure agent in the world of human relationships.
2nd-from-7th = Periods of Shukra bring increased accumulation and hoarding empowerment to increase the holdings of the joint assets of marriage (8). Relations with in-laws move to prominence but if Shukra is well-disposed the family of the spouse (8) are pleasurable companions and wealth-agents.
7th-from-7th = oneself, one's own role in partnerships. Shukra bhukti define
one's role in partnership, which is generally as an agent of negotiation, balanced design, diplomatic alliance making, and artistic satisfaction. Favorable period for marriage and business agreements. One is inclined to support the mutual interests of both self and partner.
family history, lineage values-fulfillment , Acquisition of Money and Knowledge
Ruler of 7th-from-2nd (Vrishabha) and 12th-from-2nd
[Tula] Shukra controls the mutually supportive agreements made between
oneself and one's family.
7th-from-2nd = Shukra bhukti express new attempts to balance one's relationships with the family as a unit. On the basis of one's own knowledge, acquired and accumulated learning of history and languages, one's own values (originally from the family) and one's speech and facial appearance, one may generate new relationships of mutual benefit. Shukra = the native looks attractive for one's face, voice, wealth, and learning.
12th-from-2nd= loss and dissolution of attachment to stored wealth, accumulated collections of art or knowledge, and to the lineage values-fulfillment of the family history. One strikes off on one's own. Attachment to the Self is strengthened.
Whether the family historyinterest is fundamentally positive or negative, one dissolves the lineage bond a bit, and moves forward into a deeper focus on individual self.
Siblings, Teamwork, Communication, Publications
6th-from-3rd (Vrishabha) and 11th-from-3rd
[Tula] Shukra = a less benevolent influence on sibling relationships and scripted daily communications in general.
6th-from-3rd - periods of Shukra may signal illness or poverty for the younger sibling, conflict with team-mates, and
imbalance-seeking-a-remedy in the tasks of making announcements, publications, writing, and producing messages in all communications media.
One may experience a temporary deficiency of courage and general downswing in mental health due to daily conversations becoming somewhat adversarial.
However, Shukra is such a strong natural
pleasure-giver subhagraha that personal sweetness will compensate for most of the crabby conflicts.
11th-from-3rd = on the basis of team work, mental process, writing and generating messages, conversations and narrations, the native is able to attain goals related to the development of the social personality.
Children and Divine Creativity
as ruler of 4th-from-putrabhava
(Vrishabha) and 9th-from-putrabhava
[Tula] Shukra gives a highly benevolent
[Yogakaraka] effect upon children
and creative intelligence.
4th-from-5th = Shukra bhukti support the education of one's children.
However, the base house is bhava-8, which means that Tula-1tends to be somewhat mystified by the education which one's children are receiving. Nevertheless,
in the children's education are to be expected. If no children are presently being socialized, the outcome will be related to security obtained, licensing or social approval given to one's creative endeavors, for example on the basis of speculation (5) one may purchase a home or vehicle at a favorable price [Shukra].
The native with Shukra natally in 8 can do this every day. If Thulalies elsewhere, wait for periods of Shukra to trigger good luck in acquisition [Shukra] of properties and vehicles.
9th-from-5th = fortune and higher education for one's children. Children may enjoy global travel, religious enlightenment, and participation in philosophical discussions.
Through the auspice of the philosophical development level of the parent, the children may begin to develop their own wisdom-awareness during a bhukti of Shukra.
Priesthood or taking vows for the children. (Oneself taking
consecration vows = often a period of Dharmesha-9 Budha.)
imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, disease-discomfort, Debi
planetary patron of 3rd-from-6th (Vrishabha) and 8th-from-6th
[Tula] Shukra provides a particularly pernicious influence upon matters of animosity, debt, and disease.
Which is a good thing!
3rd-from-6th = Shukra controls the mental narrative regarding conflict in human relationships, poverty, disease-discomfort, exploitation and oppression, and every other manifestation of
(6 = 12th-from-yuvatisthana, loss of equality).
If Shukra is well disposed, One may be a highly skilled and sensitive diplomat able to produce and develop an attractive, balanced narrative of conflict.
8th-from-6th = Shukra controls the power to transform, through sudden and forced change, the static conflict in human relationships. Shukra can kill and rebirth experiences of poverty, disease-discomfort, exploitation and oppression, and other manifestations of inequality.
Tula, the kundali indriya-lagna , defines the physical appearance and social personality.
When Shukra is strong, One may have an iconic charisma as one who magically transforms the irresolvable arguments of 6 through enforcement or encouragement to move through cycles of upheaval and change.
Thus Thula natives are famed for their gracious presence in times of extreme strife, and their personality-power to manage the process of bringing long-standing conflict (6) to a state of transformative crisis (8).
Shukra is not empowered to permanently resolve debts; rather, the lord of 8th-from-6 can move the consciousness of the conflict, its energy-state, to a new peak, and thus initiate a rebirth or renovation of the old
imbalance-seeking-a-remedy . An excellent position for the diplomat, negotiator, and re-financier.
Sudden, Transformative Change
as ruler of both 1st-from-8th (Vrishabha) and 6th-from-8th
[Tula] Shukra induces significant and sometimes violent forced changes in the native 's lifestyle, often using illness (potentially severe, related to or stimulated by alcohols and sugars) as the vehicle for dramatic personal breakthrough experiences.
1st-from-8th Shukra-ruled nativities are particularly open to receipt of mystery knowledge.
The public rather natural invests the native with confidential information, and the role of confidante is frequently held. Shukra provides a g racious handling of others' secrets and natural access to the tantrik worldview (eternal life force essence, bound to endless cyclical change-of-form).
6th-from-8th =sudden and shocking change on the basis of physical illness or pronounced disagreements within relationships.
may bring experiences of intense and transformative illness which is the method of choice for transformation of the psycho-physical body (lagna,1). In the throes of bodily
imbalance-seeking-a-remedy, the physical body encounters the conditions of
dematerialization, but the sick body is reborn (8) without literally needing to die physically.
Wisdom Teachings and Teachers
as planetary patron of 12th-from-dharmasthana (Vrishabha) and
[Tula] lagnesha Shukra provides the dissolution of orthodox religious dogma (12th-from-9th) as well as expression of creative, speculative religious genius.
The native holds a naturally reflective (12) and aesthetic (5) orientation toward matters of faith, with a sensual, beauty-seeking view of religious practice.
12th-from-9 = on the basis of wisdom teaching acquired from childhood, Tula-1is aware of the principles of orderly social relation. and the philosophy of law.
Through iconic public roles and large scale role-modeling, Tula-1 manifests
sacred teachings through public service in executive and law-issuing capacity.
5th-from-9th Financially, Chandra = 2nd-from-9th and 9th-from-2nd . As 2nd-from-9th, Soma indicates savings and hoards derived from university education, temple teachings, world travel, and one's own father. As 9th-from-2nd, the
family affluence and values form the basis of the child's religious education. If Chandra is well-disposed, Tula-1receives a very good religious and moral upbringing.
Vimshottari dasha periods of Chandra can signal the death (2) of the father (9) However, in practice it is more likely that
have agency of father's death.
Networks of Friendship, Goals Achievement, and marketplace revenues
span as ruler of 10th-from-11th (Vrishabha) A nd 3rd-from-11th
[Tula] Shukra Chandra dissolves the larger network of social and conceptual associations, exhausts the resources available to develop new connections, and drains away the income. Naturally, the time demands of high-profile social leadership roles (e.g., president of a nation, manager of a business) are enormous, and the native is thereby deprived of the time or energy that would be needed to develop one's own presence in the marketplace of goods and ideas.
10th-from-11th = on the basis of membership in established social and conceptual networks, the native takes positions of power which are less distributed across the larger group (11) and more concentrated in the hands of the smaller executive elite (10).
Taking iconic and exclusive social regulatory positions deprives the native of one's freedom to mix and mingle socially.
Highly constrained. One's every thought, purchase, or conversation are tightly managed by the protocols of leadership. During the period of holding directive rank,
one may not be free to socialize in an egalitarian style. Often, does not earn
the full-potential marketplace income.
Prestige as a basis for future gains of income, yes.
However, during periods of
karmesha-10 , one's relationship to the marketplace is dissolved, and financial income
lays flat, or drops.
Spirit Guides, Dreams, Prayer, and Sanctuary Life
as planetary patron of 9th-from-12th (Vrishabha) and 2nd-from-12th
generates gain (11) from intuition and psychic perception (12). Natives in positions of social responsibility often do not have the leisure to long reflect or delay their decisions until a complete set of rational information is available.
Significant trust is publicly invested in
one's character and personal judgment, and decisions must frequently be made on an intuitive basis.
The fruits (11) of one's dreams and intuitive pattern-recognition skills are manifest through Chandra, and these will blossom to the fullest extent during major Vimshottari periods of the Moon.
for Tula indriya-lagna +
for Tula indriya-lagna +
Chandra-Meena * comforted by ancestral guidance * settled into rhythmic intuition * needs contemplative sanctuary
Shukra, lagnesha and karaka for marriage, becomes the shock-agent
The location of Shukra will reveal the environment which usually produces these transformative, self-destructive (and self-regenerative) shocks.
Periods of Shukra can be filled with emergency and sudden, magical change.
E.g., for Chandra-Tula or Chandra-Meena, sudden and often catastrophic change via
Shukra in bhava-1 environment = pleasure in one's own body, the social personality identity, sweet winning of competitions and fights
Shukra in bhava-2 environment = sweet money, sweet death, sweet knowledge of history, sensuality of the second marriage
[Shukra in bhava-3] environment = delights in the interior mental narrative, loves to write, pleasure in conversations, charmed by publications, love of business administration, media production
Shukra in bhava-4 environment = pleasure in home and security, sweet patriotism, sweet love of cars and houses, delight in
ancient roots and rhythms, folk customs and established cultural norms;, enjoys
foundational schooling and basic skills.
Shukra in bhava-5 environment = sweet winning of speculative challenges and games, charmed by children, delights in creative genius, the romantic lover
Shukra in bhava-6 environment = pleasure in the interior mental argument, love of conflict, leading to breakdown of contractual agreements,
imbalance-seeking-a-remedy in the social relationships,
imbalance-seeking-a-remedy in the physical body due to excessive sweet.
Shukra in bhava-7 environment =
karako bhavo nashto
, if Shukra is strong.
The sensuality of marriage and the marriage partner have agency of constant upheaval and change.
Shukra in bhava-8 environment = secret information, pleasure in emergencies, magic and magicians, sweet spouse's money, the in-laws, taxes
Shukra in bhava-9 environment = religious awakening, pleasure in world travels, philosophical study, universities, priests, temples
Shukra in bhava-10 environment = pleasure in corporate leadership and responsibility to impose an orderly environment, particularly
among women or in regard to feminine cultural artifacts; sweet power.
Shukra in bhava-11 environment = pleasure in social networking and progressive political movements with goals to expand the opportunity to network.
Shukra in bhava-12 environment = pleasure in long residence in foreign land, monastic withdrawal from the social ego, love of hospitalization,
hermitage, or sanctuary space, private sweet "bedroom-based" relationships