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"cut by a scissor, two knives approaching"


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  • older than
  • bad, vicious, wicked, evil, wretched, vile, low
  • boding evil, inauspicious
  • a wicked man, wretch, villain
  • of a hell
  • a beast of prey or a witch
  • evil, misfortune, ill-luck, trouble, mischief. harm
  • sin, vice, crime, guilt
  • badly, miserably, wrongly


  • happiness, wealth, abundance,

  • sweetness, luxury, pleasure


  • scissors, a knife, or any instrument for cutting

Yoga Definition


  • the bhava before and the bhava after are both occupied by natural papagraha = troublemakers Surya, Mangala, Shani, Rahu or Ketu.
  • The affected bhava is pinched, in a vise, or hemmed in between two papagraha.


  • the bhava before and the bhava after are both occupied by natural pleasure-givers Chandra, Zukra or Guru. The affected bhava is "pinched", "in a vise" or hemmed in between two subhagraha.


Papa-kartari yoga

Generally, there is an unusually consistent pressure upon the entrapped bhava. The nature of the pressure depends on the two (or more) natural papagraha involved.

between Rahu (passion for entitlements) and Mangala (war, aggression, competition) the hemmed-in house may be over-excited, or prone to recklessness.

  • India-PM 1944-1991 Rajivaratna Gandhi

  • Between Shani and Ketu, the affected bhava might be deeply apathetic, subject to bitter separations, or prone to despair.

For a masculine nativity, when Zukra is caught between the pinchers, the first marriage is often unsuitable, and the first wife suffers disorders of the affected bhava.

If the radical lagna is incised by cutters in 2 and 12, the entire social personality is burdened from an early age.

Shubhakartari yoga

The favorably affected bhava is a site of relatively easy attainment and a source of pleasure during the Vimshottari period of the favored bhavapathi

Graha caught between the pleasure pincers may enjoy benefits of sweetness and receive the generosity of others.

Examples * Public Figures

  • the Karkata radical lagna of POTUS-43 Decision Points 1946- George W. Bush = pinched between Surya-12 and Mangala-2.

  • Bhava-12 indicating foreign lands and prisons of Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi contains three graha = hemmed in by Surya-11 and Shani-1.

  • Rahu = worse malefic than Surya, therefore, india-PM 1944-1991 Rajivaratna Gandhi = Simha radical lagna containing five graha, incised between Rahu-12 and Mangala-2.

  • the economic vriddhi-bhava-11 (marketplace associations) of POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington = pinched between Rahu-10 and Surya-12. George owned many plantations and multitudes of slaves, but he had less time to manage his economic gains (Budha-11) due to public duties

  • POTUS-26 National Parks 1858-1919 Theodore Roosevelt suffered papa-kartari yoga pinching Zukra-Vrizchika-10 (wife) between nichha-Surya-9 ++ Mangala-11 . His first marriage ended suddenly (Vrischika) when his young wife Anne died of kidney failure (Zukra, paired organs) only two days after delivering their first child.

  • Also involving Zukra, UK-Prince 1948- Charles of Wales has a papa-kartari yoga pinching his sahaja-bhava * media communications, meetings, short-term travels containing nichha-Zukra = first wife. As Diana famously said, "we have the same job." Wife-1 proved to be a challenging ensemble companion (3). She suffered from digestive disorder (Kanya).

  • UK-Duchess 1947- Camilla of Cornwall also suffers a PKY which pinches her 12th bhava (bed pleasures, private relationships) containing Zukra+Budha+Chandra * between Mangala-11 and Shani-1.

  • France-Pres-pair 1967-singer Carla Bruni Sarkozy * the third wife of France-Pres, 2007-2012 Nicolas Sarkozy, Ms. Bruni the enjoys a comfortable shubha-kartari yoga embracing her genetic-lineage bearing

    face and voice" dhana-bhava-2. Guru occupies sthana-1 in parivartamsha with a celebrity Surya-5, while pleasuring Zukra resides in the songwriting, teamwork-supporting bhava-3.


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