There are many mythological stories about the 12 adityas, sons of Rishi Kashyapa, who are related to 12 sun signs, and I am not going to go into details about adityas here. Each sign is linked to a certain aditya who is the giver of resources to that sign. The sun (father) and the Moon (mother) exchange resources 12 times a year (either when they meet or when they are in opposite signs) thus forming 12 months (shuklanta and amanta masa) and 12 sun’s signs. That is the reason why there are 12 signs, and can never be less or more. The sign is called a Rashi from the words (rahu) and Shiki (Ketu) which are the two opposite forces of the mind, extreme points of bhoga or enjoyment (Rahu) and final emancipation (Ketu). For more information, please purchase 2006 Delhi Conference, where my Jyotish Guru Pt. Sanjay Rath taught in depth Dvadasha Adityas. (www.shrijagannath.org). If you still have doubts, then I will translate a portion of the SIVA lectures, where Dvadasa Adityas were taught in detail.The Sun is the source of light and knowledge, and the house where Sun is placed is vibrant with a specific light and life. Jaimini states that Sun in lagna makes a person widower (he/she lives longer than a spouse due to the special empowerment of Sun’s rays)Therefore Surja can be placed in 12th signs and receive the blessings or curse of 12 different adityas, which will show what a person is and what a person shall give to the world.Now, not everybody will experience such powerful rays of the sun. It is a well known fact in Jyotish, that if a person is to experience something it has to be linked to Lagna or Lagna lord. The combination is formed:
- See the house placement of the Sun. If the lord of the house where Sun is placed (Sun’s dispositor) is in Lagna or aspects Lagna or Lagna Lord, a person will be blessed by the knowledge and light of that house. Why knowledge? Because Lord of the house is akin to Brahma/Prajapati and has an empowerment of Adhi Devata giving knowledge.
- The graha which disposits Sun becomes crucial and if you worship Adhi Devata of that planet, the knowledge of the house is yours.
- Such worship will empower all Yogas in the chart, since Surya dispositor has a power to trigger any Yoga.
- The house placement of such planet becomes very important.
- In case Surya is in Lagna, Lagna Lord becomes empowered. See the chart of Paramhamsa Ramakrishna.
See the example chart: Lagna is dhanu. Surya and Budha are in 7th house. Chandra is in 9th house, Mangal is in 6th house, Ketu is in 2nd house, Shukra and Rahu are in 8th house, Shani and Guru are in 10th house. I am not giving birthdata due to discretion since his father belongs to most infleuntial people in the top three most influential countries in the world. Hope you do understand this.
In this chart, Surya is in 7th house giving the blessings of Pusha Aditya, Surya is 9th lord and conjoins 10th lord giving Dharma Karma adhipati Yoga giving high ideals, chastity, prosperity etc. Surya is further Shubapati giving the blessings of Lord Somannath. Normally, such position gives vridhi or prosperity, particularly after marriage (7th house) and education (conjunction with Budha). Mercury is dispositor in own sign forming Bhadra Mahapurusha Yoga, and aspects Lagna. Therefore, Mercury becomes important. Mercury rules formal education and he has been educated for business (7th house) in the top universities in the world. Since Surya rules 9th house, he has father blessings for all comforts in life, elite education and due to father’s contacts he is involved in huge-scale business projects involving top business people in the world. His father is one of the most influential people in one of the leading states of the world. Budha Pratyadhi Devata is Vishnu, and due to his blessings, 7th house in the chart from Lagna will shine. Please note that Budha and Surya are Dhanada Grahas (Surya is further Kevala Dhanada) and are well placed from Arudha Lagna (Budha forms Shrimanta Yoga) and 11th from Chandra Lagna (very high protection from Siva). Why did I choose this chart? Normally, Surya in 7th house gives bad health and causes opposition from father and bosses/state. In this chart, this has never happened due to the conditions I stated above. The only minus point (if that can be called a minus) is that he cannot live longer than his spouse. However, that is not the main issue of this topic. For your reference, please check the charts of Ainstain, Hitler, Shri Ram, Paramhansa Yogananda, Mahatma Gandhi, etc to check this principle.In future sessions, I will give some additional principles which can be linked to this principle and which are very important in case of spiritual people.
Normally, the best position of Surya is in trines. Although classical texts do not give good results of Surya in the 5th house, however it gives high level of intelligence, bright and sunny personality, creativity, and authority in at least one subject/field. The character is very bright and a person is of clean habits in mind and body. The minues point is troubles with property, limited number of children- up to three if good grahas give support, but normally 1 or 2 and troubles on that account if Surya is in makara/kumbha rashi or navamsa.
Surya in 9th house gives very strict personallity set on rules, high ideals, luck through father/goverment or profession, very independent views and respect for religion. Normally, if sun is in thula (Kumbha Lagna) and Mesha (Simha Lagna), the position would be placed in badhak sthana, which would cause health problems (heart-Kumbha Lagna), and pronounced ego and selfishness (Simha Lagna). Whenever the Sun is in badhak place, a spiritual evolution is disturbed due to a personal egocentric and arrogant nature. Even Lagna Lord Sun in 9th house in badhak will cause bad luck due to their ego and superiority complex. If the sun is afflicted in badhak stana a person may even remain childless. Apart from badhak stana, Sun in the 9th house is considered very auspiciouss. The negative positions of Sun will be: to heated brain, bad luck to family members, troubles in professional life and troubles with property and home. Very often a person will leave their birth place.
Sun in Lagna- a person is hard core follower of rules, bright, intelligent, creative, of clean habits and good fortune. In the negative, an arrogant nature is indicated with superiority complex, will suffer in the hands of family members and cruel towards others.
Whenever Surja and lagna Lord are both in trines, a person will seek for knowledge.
To be continued…