|The 12 Bhavas||Main Significations|
Tanu - Body
Self (Atman), psychology, physiology, constitution, innate nature, personality,
character, temperament, ego, the empirical self, sense of self worth, dignity,
fame, splendour, general welfare, happiness, status in society, health,
complexion, vitality, longevity, victory over enemies, strength, vigour,
place of birth.
Family members: father's mother, mother's father.
Body parts: head, brain.
Dhana - Wealth
food, drink, speech, parental family, self-created family, movable property,
ornaments, jewels, precious metals, clothes, vision, creative imagination,
self-confidence, cheerfulness, learning, education, memory, fixity of mind,
oral expression of knowledge, sources of income, maintenance of others.
Family members: parental family and self-created family.
Body parts: eyes, right eye, face, mouth, tongue.
Sahaja - Coborn
actions, motivation, interests, hobbies, sports, pleasures, assistance,
servants, neighbours, short-term desires, short trips, short contacts, telephonic
contacts, correspondence, writing, strength, valour, courage, stamina, initiation
into spiritual practices, things heard, earrings, singing, acting talent,
playing on musical instruments, manual skills, computer skills, death of
Family members: brothers and sisters, mother's father's brother, first younger brother or sister.
Body parts: throat, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, upper part of chest, right ear.
Bandhu - Relative
heart, feelings, happiness, close friends, all family members, the mother,
all well-wishers, home, comforts, home country, landed property, houses,
gardens, underground treasures, wells, agricultural products, vehicles,
horses, elephants, cows, buffaloes, goats and sheep, holy places, moral
virtues, devotion to God, piety, righteous conduct, character, good name
and reputation, education, erudition, ultimate results.
Family members: mother, parents, all family members.
Body parts: chest, lungs, heart.
Putra - Son
Intelligence, knowledge, education, memory, talents, judgement, discretion,
advice, merits from past life, devotion to gods and brahmins, deity of one's
choice, knowledge of mantras, tantras and yantras, virtues, ruling powers,
royalty, authority, fall from position, literary works, amusements, romance,
children, disciples, wealth, prosperity, nature of spouse.
Family members: children, second younger brother or sister.
Body parts: stomach area, heart.
Ari - Enemy
anxieties, obstacles, enemies, thieves, vices, challenges, tests, urge for
perfection, self-improvement techniques, competitive power, turning obstacles
into opportunities, difference of opinion, conflicts, debts, diseases, suffering,
wounds, service, daily job, imprisonment, quadrupeds, pet animals. receiving
Family members: mother's brother (maternal uncle), stepmother.
Body parts: navel area, intestines, digestive tract.
Yuvati - Spouse
wife, partner, lover, marriage, partnership, sexual affairs, medium-term
desires, business partner, co-operation, trade, commerce, travel, journeys,
litigation, living abroad, nature of spouse, relationship with all others,
the world at large as seen by the native, happiness from children.
Family members: husband, wife, second child, third younger brother or sister.
Body parts: basti area, colon, internal sexual organs.
transformation, the gap, the mechanics of nature, the cognition of the structuring
dynamics of consciousness,, the experience of the constitution of the universe,
knowledge of past, present and future, transcendence, siddhis, regeneration,
rebirth, discontinuation, dangers, chronic ailments, agonies, accidents,
enemies, mode of death, wealth of the spouse, unearned wealth, inheritance,
underground places, hidden treasures, everything hidden, mysteries of life
and "death," overseas journeys.
Family members: family of the spouse.
Body parts: external sexual organs.
Dharma - Spirituality
support of nature, merits from past lives, fortunes, wisdom, Vedic Science,
meditation, yagya, tapas, life philosophy, world view, faith, religion,
worship, piety, morality, ethics, higher education, professional training,
children, solution to problems, visits to shrines, pilgrimages, foreign
travels, air travels, the guru.
Family members: brother's wife, wife's brother, children, grandchildren, fourth younger brother or sister.
Body parts: thighs, hips.
Karma - Activity
profession, career, reputation, prestige, success and status in society,
honour from government, , promotion, rank, renown, fame, ambition, happiness,
authority, royalty, ruling power, sense of importance, dignity, living in
foreign lands, commerce, trade, clothing.
Family member: father.
Body parts: knees, spine.
Labha - Income
gains, profits, all articles, prosperity, long-term desires, fulfilment
of desires, fulfilment of dreams and ambitions in life, good news, auspicious
events, elder brothers and sisters, air travel, favourites, circle of friends,
community, club-life, quadrupeds; the lord of the eleventh house stands
for difficulties and diseases.
Family members: elder brothers and sisters, elder brother or sister directly above the native, son's wife, fifth younger brother or sister.
Body parts: calves, ankles, left ear.
Vyaya - Loss
losses, wastes, loss of relativity, gain of spirituality, enlightenment,
moksha, renunciation, loss of attachment, loss of identification, donations,
charity, journey to far off distant lands, lonely places, confinement in
prison, hospital or monastery, pleasures of the bed, secret enemies, spies,
Family member: father's brother (paternal uncle).
Body parts: feet, left eye.
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