Rohini – The Beauty Mansion

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Properties

  • Sidereal Location: 10:00°-23:20° in Taurus.
  • Tropical Location: 04:00°-17:20° in Gemini.
  • Corresponding Fixed Stars: Aldebaran, aka α Tauri.
  • Ruler: Moon, Prajapati (Brahma) – The creator.
  • Nature: Rajasic
  • Motive: Moksha (liberation)
  • Activity: Balanced
  • C\M\D: Creation
  • A\P\M: Mineral
  • Elements: Earth, kapha
  • Qualities and Direction: Fixed, upwards
  • Sex, Species and Caste: Laborer, human, snake, female
  • Special Power: The ability to promote creativity and growth.
  • Main themes: Beauty, charm, seduction, sex, creation, the human body, intoxication and loss of control.
  • Appropriate activities: Business and sales, dating and sex, making and wearing jewelry, sowing and planting, music and art, engagements and marriage, beginning construction, building elevators,  towers and skyscrapers, constructing aircraft and balloons, placing poles, antennae and flags.

 

Description

The Rohini (Ruddy) lunar mansion gets its name from the bright red star Aldebaran, which has special significance to most cultures around the world. In Hindu culture Aldebaran became connected to the mythological figure of Rohini, who was created by Brahma as the embodiment of beauty. In the mythological story, Brahma fell head over heels for his new daughter and chased her across the universe, hence the connection of this mansions to themes such as beauty, sexuality and seduction, but on rare occasions it is also connected to darker themes such as rape and incest. The mythological connection of this mansion to beauty and the human body also extends to themes such as plastic surgeries, body building and wrestling, and in its darker form this mansion also appears in the charts of serial killers due to their obsessiveness and fascination with the human body. Despite its dark side, this mansion is considered one of the most auspicious and the favorite of the moon, and as such a great time for starting new projects. In addition, it is believed that in Krishna’s birth chart both the Moon and the ascendant were located in Rohini.

 

 

 

Mrigashirsha – The Deer Mansion

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Properties

  • Sidereal Location: 23:20° in Taurus to 06:40° in Gemini.
  • Tropical Location: 17:20° in Gemini to 00:40° in Cancer.
  • Corresponding Fixed Stars: λ, φ1 and φ2 Orionis, Which make up the weapon of Orion the hunter.
  • Ruler: Mars, Soma – the moon god.
  • Nature: Tamasic
  • Motive: Moksha (liberation)
  • Activity: Passive
  • C\M\D: Maintenance
  • A\P\M: Plant
  • Elements: Earth, pitta
  • Qualities and Direction: Soft, friendly, sideways
  • Sex, Species and Caste: Laborer, angel, snake, neutral
  • Special Power: The ability to achieve and obtain self-fulfillment.
  • Main themes: Falling in love, chasing and escaping, hunting, setting and achieving goals, lust and obsession, losing one’s head, rape and incest.
  • Appropriate activities: Learning and education, music and art, making and wearing new clothes, leisure and games, parties and guests, holidays and family gatherings, trips and vacations, going abroad, purchasing vehicles, constructing roads, bridges and railways.

 

Description

The Mrigashirsha (deer) lunar mansion gets its name from the mythical story of Brahma the creator and his most beautiful daughter Rohini. As mentioned in the description of the previous mansion, Brahma fell madly in love with Rohini, so he turned into a swift deer and started chasing her throughout the heavens. When Shiva the destroyer god heard Rohini’s cries for help, he shot the deer severing his head in the process, and that head became fixed in the sky as the Mrigashirsha mansion. As can be seen from the mythological story, this mansion’s main theme is the blind chase after goals and object of affection, but it also deals with the tragic connotations of such a chase like the loss of control or amoral and unethical desires.

 

 

 

 

Ardra – The Destructive Mansion

 

Properties

  • Sidereal Location: 06:40°-20:00° in Gemini.
  • Tropical Location: 00:40°-14:00° in Cancer.
  • Corresponding Fixed Stars: Betelgeuse, aka α Orionis.
  • Ruler: Rahu, Rudra – Shiva (the destroyer) in the form of a storm.
  • Nature: Tamasic
  • Motive: Artha (livelihood)
  • Activity: Balanced
  • C\M\D: Destruction
  • A\P\M: Animal
  • Elements: Earth, Kapha
  • Qualities and Direction: Sharp, horrific, upwards
  • Sex, Species and Caste: Butcher, human, dog, female
  • Special Power: The ability to get ahead and succeed through hardship and perseverance.
  • Main themes: Rage and aggression, self-control, sports and fitness, dancing, yoga and tantra, breaking and destroying, new beginnings.
  • Appropriate activities: Washing and cleaning, assault and aggression, ambush and betrayal, murder and assassination, poisoning and pest control, arson and incineration, hypnosis and psychotherapy, black magick, animal training, military training, horror movies, building elevators,  towers and skyscrapers, constructing aircraft and balloons, placing poles, antennae and flags.

 

Description

The Ardra (wet) lunar mansion gets its name from Rudra, the raging storm form of Shiva the destroyer. The symbol of this mansion, the teardrop, also leaves little doubt as to its meaning. In the mythological story, Rudra is the incarnation of the god Shiva in the form of a howling storm which causes floods and forest fires that give space for new growth to emerge. This is why this mansion is associated with aggressive impulsiveness, uncontrollable rage, wreckage and destruction. Despite these, this mansion also has quite positive sides dealing with self-control, sports, fitness and athletics, meditation and yoga, which according to legend was invented by Shiva himself to control his temper. The mythology also tells that on the one hand Shiva destroyed Kamadev (Cupid, the god of desire), and on the other invented tantra, hence this mansion is deeply associated with sex, sexuality, and tantric practices. Shiva is also well known for his dance of destruction, and this mansion is often associated with dancing.

 

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