Thursday, February 10, 2005

Somnatha Drekkana

Somnatha Drekkana
There is a variation of drekkana called Somanatha Drekkana. This is different from the drekkana chart described by Parasara. You can find its computation in the beginning of 'Jaimini Maharishi's Upadesa Sutras' by Pt. Sanjay Rath or 'Jaimini Sutramritam' by Iranganti Rangacharya.

In our tradition, this is the chart used for seeing sexual drive.

The Somanatha Drekkana chart of the lady in question has lagna and Sun in Vi, Venus in Aq, Jupiter in Pi, Rahu in Ar, Mars in Ta, Ketu in Cn, Moon, Mercury and Saturn in Le.

The 3rd and 7th houses show initiative and desires. The 12th from them (i.e. 2nd and 6th houses) show lack of sexual desires and bachelorhood/virginity. Planets in 2nd and 6th house in this drekkana chart slow down the sexual drive and stop sexual activity.

Though the lady in question has Venus and Mars in almost exact samasaptaka, I do not think she will be sexually over-active. Venus is in the 6th house and Mars is in the 9th house.

Venus or other benefics in 2nd and 6th in Somanatha drekkana usually tone down one's sexuality. An excellent example is the divine couple - Ramakrishna Paramahansa and Sharada Mata. Ramakrishna Paramahansa had Mercury and Jupiter in 2nd and Venus in 6th in Somanatha Drekkana. His wife Sharada Mata had Venus in 2nd and Mercury and Jupiter in 6th. Theirs was divine and spiritual love and they were above tamasik physical love.

Her Somanatha drekkana makes me think that she is a normal lady. Mercury, Saturn and Moon in 7th from Venus give sexual vitality. Jupiter in 7th from lagna gives sexual desires within dharmik limits. Venus in 6th keeps passion in check. I am not concerned about her Venus-Mars samasaptaka in rasi chart.

May Jupiter's light shine on us,

Brihaspati Gayatri, Vishwamitra/Gaathina Rishi Rig Veda 6.62.6