Monday, January 09, 2017

Saturn Transit in Sagittarius from January 26, 2017 in Vedic Astrology: Its Impact and Implications in the Context of Your Life

Prelude to Saturn (Shani) Transit in Vedic (sidereal) Sagittarius (Dhanusha):
The Saturn (Shani) transit in Sagittarius (Dhanusha) begins on January 26, 2017 in the evening (IST). This is a significant event like no other because Shani (Saturn) is the great malefic and human being born to address Karma which was hitherto not forgiven, leading to the present birth, must adhere to the principal planet indicating that Karma.
In other words, for you, it is of utmost importance to see where the malefic aspect of the Karma resides during any given transit, to better determine and presence, and of course the absence of suffering.
This transit has to be judged primarily from the Lagna, or the Udaya Lagna, or the rising sign (Ascendant) at the time of birth. But the judgment of the transit from the Arudha Lagna (all external realities in life) and the Moon (emotional and societal realities) is no less significant. If you are aware of these reference points in your own Vedic horoscope, then that is just as well.
Saturn Transit From Scorpio to Sagittarius:
Saturn has been transiting in Scorpio, which is an inimical sign for it, being ruled by its enemy Mars. In Scorpio, Saturn has been very afflicted, forced to reside in a territory governed by its arch-enemy. In fact it is Mars which debilitates Saturn in its other sign Aries. Saturn in its weakness while controlling the quantum of suffering has also been giving poor results pertaining to its own signs Capricorn and Aquarius. Work and profession, finances and gains and other areas ruled specifically for individual horoscopes may thus have not been giving the results they otherwise might have been expected to.
But Saturn in Sagittarius is a very different story altogether. It is Saturn who debilitates the lord of Sagittarius, Jupiter, in its own sign Capricorn, and in Sagittarius, Saturn works in the informed environs of Jupiter.
Saturn is not known for intellectual work and for the high flight of the mind. It is known for plodding, labour-intensive work. Sagittarius is the high-water mark of the metaphysical mind. It is associated with religion and the essence of the law. It is associated with formal learning at the higher levels.
There, then, appears to be a fundamental mismatch again, in the energies of Sagittarius and Saturn. There are differences though: Saturn and Jupiter are not inimical as are Saturn and Mars, and further, Saturn has a higher aspect to it, which is that he is Shasta, or the knower of the Shastra. If the higher aspect of Saturn were to be invoked, then its transit in Sagittarius promises to be a much better time than it was during its stay in Scorpio. In fact, Parashara himself is closely associated with Saturn.
Still, unless one is capable of, and able to transcend, Saturn is ignorance and defeat while Sagittarius is operational or functional knowledge, and optimism. The paradox is clear. The lower or base functions of Saturn, namely sloth, disinterest and refusal to accede to belief, might interfere with the glowing willingness of Sagittarius. The active impulse always comes from the planet while the sign furnishes the field of play.

Planetary Aspects of Saturn in Sagittarius to Other Signs:
The full aspects of Saturn are being considered here as the partial aspects are too advanced considering the scope of this paper. Partial aspects, while crucial, are used in the Advanced Detailed Chart Analysis.
While the impact of Saturn on the sign Sagittarius will be major owing to the transit of the great malefic in it, the aspects of Saturn are renowned for their potential to cause suffering and other problems.
The Aspect of Transit Saturn to Aquarius:
 While Saturn is the owner of Kumbha Rashi or Aquarius, these things matter little to Saturn and he is quite egalitarian when it comes to infusing pain, suffering, loss, defeat and other such delectable high-water marks of life.
Aquarius gets hit dominantly with mental turmoil and since all pain and happiness are felt in the mind, this is a time when some major Karma could fructify, and which is directly associated with the sign Aquarius in the horoscope. There is a problem with Aquarius in that it is ruled by Rahu as well and in the negative, the matters connected with this Rashi can be replete with suffering and problems. It is also the natural Badhaka sign in the zodiac and unforeseen obstacles can crop up due to this.
We must be clear that the sign Aquarius exists in the zodiac and therefore governs life portfolios in any given horoscope. Hence, it is not just people with Aquarius Lagna or Rashi or those who may have the Arudha Lagna in the sign, who are going to face this challenge, but everyone, to the extent Aquarius influences the horoscope.
In the positive Aquarius has the maximum potential for growth and hedonism. It can make one cross the boundaries which shackle life, both in the literal and the figurative sense. With the acute focus of the mind coming to Aquarius, people could see very path-breaking events also manifesting in the realm of Aquarius, especially if they are able to do what Saturn asks- focus, and work very hard mentally on the matters that are shown by Aquarius in the chart.
When the transit starts, Venus is practically at the end of Aquarius in its 30th degree, and is joined Ketu. The aspect of Saturn in such a scenario can render marital and relationship issues very difficult for a few days till Venus moves to Pisces and attains exaltation; especially after traversing one degree of longitude of arc, this vulnerability pertaining to Venus will abate. Those who are suddenly filled with thoughts in the nature of ‘Of what use are the pleasures of this world’ should wait for a few days and the feeling is likely to pass.
The Aspect of Transit Saturn to Gemini:
Saturn indicates dirt and pollution of all sorts coming through from Karma, and is charged with the responsibility of delivering these in a somewhat communist mindset: from each according to his ability, to each according to his need. Gemini is easily dirtied and Saturn will aspect this sign with its full 7th House aspect. When dirt emanates from the glance of an old man, it makes him a dirty old man, with a variety of implications. Those with Gemini occupying a sensitive house from the Lagna, especially in this respect, need to be mindful of this. Gemini is the 3rd House of the natural zodiac and is vulnerable to the occasional less-than-desirable influence in this direction. Since it is ruled by Mercury, and since these matters are sometimes prefaced, and sometimes aided and abetted by communications, the latter need to be carefully scrutinised prior to dispatch. Not only this, the overall quality, intent and purport of the communications are also to be carefully monitored. A lot depends on the matters governed by the sign Gemini in any given horoscope.  
The Aspect of Transit Saturn to Virgo:
Virgo, the other, more pragmatic and functional sign of Mercury also receives the special and full 10th House aspect of Saturn from Sagittarius.
Virgo has Jupiter transiting in the sign and while the aspect of Saturn is to Jupiter, owing to the Parivartana Yoga of Jupiter with Mercury, the latter being in Sagittarius, the aspect of Saturn actually goes to Mercury.
Mercury is exalted in Virgo and all Mercurial activity is flourishing due to the exchange of signs between Jupiter and Mercury. It is the ingress of Saturn into the sign Sagittarius which alters matters and the 10th House aspect of Saturn comes to Mercury. In the positive, instead of meandering through the course due to exaltation, the brilliance of Mercury becomes disciplined and focussed due to the stern gaze of the malefic Saturn. In actual fact, the blessings of Mercury will be diverted to serious work and the output of professionals may increase even though they may feel oppressed and constricted with the pressures of work.
In the negative, Saturn is the worst planet when Virgo becomes the point of reference because Virgo has its focus on purity while Saturn has its focus on dirt and pollution. The contradiction is more severe and telling than is the case with the other sign of Mercury. Another points comes through from the higher terrains of Vedic Astrology which is that when Jupiter and Saturn conjoin, and they must be taken to do so owing to the exchange of signs between Jupiter and Mercury, then in case of fights and adversity, it is a conflict which subsists right to the finish line and both parties stand to suffer equally great damage. This is all the more so because Sagittarius is a sign of war and situations of conflict will find escalation here. Therefore people with this sign activated or prominent in the horoscope would do well to exercise prudence especially till the exchange between Jupiter and Mercury ends.
Transit Chart for Saturn in Sagittarius:  
The Vedic astrology chart for the entry of Saturn in the sign Sagittarius on January 26, 2017 is given below:

Impact of the Saturn Transit on Various Lagna (Ascendants) and Other Reference Points in the Vedic Horoscope:
Saturn is a slow-moving planet and is actually called Manda (slow) for this reason. Its influence is slow and lasting and further, infuses slowness into the lives of people in different ways due to its influence.
Lagna: A Fundamental Reference for Judging the Saturn Transit
It is from the Lagna that the transits of the planets have the greatest significance. When it comes to Saturn, it is of course renowned for the Sade-Sati or the 7 ½ years’ transit on and around the natal Moon, but even so, it is the Lagna which furnishes the most important reference since if natal Karma itself is going to be triggered by the transit then it is best reckoned from the Ascendant. It is not to say that the judgment of the transit from the Arudha Lagna is any less important. Not in the least. It is just that the different reference points show different results and realities obtaining in the life of the person owing to the transit of Saturn and its related aspects.   
In other words, transits such as those of Saturn have to be judged from several reference points and they elucidate distinct areas of life from various perspectives.
Impact of the Saturn Transit on Aries Lagna:
For Aries Lagna, Saturn has been transiting the 8th House in Scorpio which forms Kantaka Shani and the period has not been good for the natives of this Lagna. Now, Saturn is moving to the 9th House from the Lagna which ends the 2 ½ years’ long transit of Saturn in the 8th House. For natives having Aries as the rising sign, or the Vedic Moon in the sign Aries, things do not improve significantly. Some areas show relief, such as debts and chronic illnesses, but Saturn in the 9th House will be adverse if the 9th House in the natal horoscope happens to be afflicted.
The 9th House relates to the father and the element of luck in life. Saturn can stress these areas during the transit if the Sun, and the relevant houses from the Sun, and the lord of the 9th House are afflicted in the natal horoscope. The transit can dent the optimism inherent in the natives of this sign.
Work projects begun during this transit may be adverse if matters relating to the profession and work are afflicted in the horoscope. Otherwise this area of life pertaining to beginning of new work assignments may not register too many changes for the worse. There will be a lot of cause for mental stress related to friends and/ or gains since Saturn aspects the 11th House from the Lagna. The 11th House can also indicate a person who is Priya or close to the heart of the native and the aspect of Saturn to this house can therefore bring emotional stress pertaining to a specific person in life.
The general results ascribed to the sojourn of the planet Saturn in the beginning of this paper apply with specific force to the natives of Aries Lagna since it is the natural Lagna of the Kalapurusha.
For this reason, Gemini being the natural 3rd House, as well as the 3rd House from Aries, suffers impurity of thought and intimate action owing to the pollution-inspiring aspect of Saturn to the sign and to the 3rd House. Communications can also suffer depending on the state of Mercury in the horoscope. Siblings can also register some of these adverse effects as they are also related to the 3rd House. Saturn, aspecting Virgo in the 6th House will be very severe on the enemies and people inimical to the native might end up being depressed during this transit of Saturn.
It will at the same time though keep the native embroiled in nuisance which is how the native comes to be concerned about the state of the enemy or one who is ill-disposed. Niggling health issues rather than chronic ones will also assail the native as Saturn is the significator for these and is aspecting the 6th House from which they emanate.
Things are very different though for the Aries Arudha Lagna. The reason is that Saturn is transiting the 9th House from the Arudha Lagna and unlike the 9th House from the Lagna, this is a Tamas Bhava, where a Tamas Graha like Shani does exceedingly well. In all areas of life the competitive spirit works to defeat the peers and to elevate the image, composed largely of manifest socio-economic realities. In sum, we can say that for the Aries Moon sign or Rashi, the intense mental and social problems encountered while Saturn was in Scorpio are now a thing of the past. Despite some tests and trials for Aries Lagna, it is Aries Arudha Lagna which truly benefits from this transit.
Impact of the Saturn Transit on Taurus Lagna:
For Taurus Lagna, Shani moves to the 8th House, and on January 26, 2017 it joins a Marana Karaka Moon as well. The movement of Saturn in the 8th House creates problems with application of the self in the realm of work as Saturn aspects the 10th House from the Ascendant with its 3rd House aspect. It is also the 10th Lord who has gone to the 8th House. The transit of Saturn in the 8th House forms Kantaka or Ashtama Shani. Progress for persons of this Lagna during this transit will be slow and ponderous much like the gait of Shani.
Chronic health issues will crop up and will require elaborate attention. Old debts and investments which were not prudently made might come back to cause distress and may strain the liquidity available to the person owing to the 7th House aspect of the malefic on the 2nd House from the Lagna. Saturn works from a position of lack and wanting, and its aspect on the 2nd House could also make the native invest in activities which might not be good at least during the currency of the transit.
The aspect to the 2nd House from the Lagna or the Dhana Bhava might infuse the Taurus person with the feeling that the savings are not what they ought to be. This gives rise to that undesirable feeling of dissatisfaction with what one has. Also, the 10th House aspect of Saturn in transit goes to the 5th House of children and future planning, both areas now requiring great physical exertion and work. Matters of the heart are best kept in spic and span condition because Saturn will try and bring melancholy through less than appropriate conduct in this direction.
For people with Taurus Rashi or the Vedic Moon in Taurus this is Ashtam Shani proper, and opportunities in work shall be forthcoming only with great difficulty. The 8th House from the Moon is its Marana Karaka Sthana and with the planet of depression transiting this place, the despondency and depression ought to be taken care of and treated if required. At the very least, these should not be brushed under the carpet and some sort of release should be attempted in an informed manner. It depends a lot on whether the Moon in Taurus is conjoined planets, and suppose, Saturn is conjoined in the natal chart, then any planet here in the 8th from the Moon, has already been burnt to a crisp or in its Dasha, the person has seen some sort of excursion to a ghastly, ghostly place. The transit of Saturn here in such a scenario will not do anything because the purpose of Saturn has already been fulfilled. He is an old, austere man in the positive and if spiritual truth has been encountered and adhered to in some measure of strength then Saturn will not inflict needless suffering. Anyhow, these are again matters belonging to the somewhat higher flights of astrological dicta and teachings.
While readings from the natal Moon depict emotional and social realities, those from the Arudha Lagna will show financial and all other manifest events transpiring in life. Sometimes it is not incorrect to say that the Arudha Lagna and the houses reckoned therefrom are the only proper places from where experience and life on the planet can be properly judged. On that token, the transit of Saturn in the 8th House for the Taurus Arudha Lagna is not at all good. A natural malefic transiting the 8th from the AL will precipitate matters which are owed to others and the AL (you) cannot proceed further unless these are resolved. So the understanding should be, if you have the AL in Taurus that you are to let people have what is due them from you, and in the long run this will be very helpful to you quite apart from the fact that lawful dues are to be discharged in any case.
Impact of the Saturn Transit on Gemini Lagna:
The placement of Mercury in the sign (ignoring the exchange for the moment) tells us that if this is the case in the nativity then Sagittarius would be the Paka Lagna or the sign of the placement of the Lagnesha. Now, not only is this the 7th House from the Lagna, but a place where the intelligence is consciously being applied. Such a person is either always interested in creating enterprise or relationships or both. The problem is that Budha is in Marana Karaka Sthana in the 7th House and the transit of Saturn over the Lagnesha in the 7th House might lead to some very ordinary decision-making. Some other developments pertaining to business or marriage, or matters in that direction might lead to some problems, whether Mercury is in the 7th in the given case, or not. Saturn transiting a quadrant from the Lagna will stress a major area of life. Kendra Bhavas show major areas of life and the malefic associating with these is not positive.
Dhanusha Rashi is also the Badhaka Sthana for the native of the Mithuna or the Gemini Lagna and the Badhaka effect could be triggered by the transit of Saturn through the Badhaka Sthana.
In the positive Saturn can make a person work hard with the scriptures and the religious texts when there is an aspect to the 9th House of Dharma but in the majority of the cases, especially owing to Mithuna Lagna rising, the aspect of Saturn to the house of religion, luck and higher learning will depress the indications and the native may become disenchanted with these matters. Similarly, if the natal parameters pertaining to the father were to be afflicted in the horoscope, then the aspect of Saturn to the 9th House could be injurious to, or to the relations with the father.
Whether Mercury is in the 7th House for any Mithuna Lagna chart or not, referring to the hypothesis above, the aspect of Saturn to the Lagna would ensure pressure coming to the intellect and to the life circumstance through some way or the other. There will be some greed for acquisition or aggrandizement of the self, and this may prove to be problematic later as the transit proceeds.
From the 7th House Kendra, Saturn also aspects the 4th House from the Lagna with its 10th House aspect and tries to take away the peace at home. There may be problems at home and even the more tolerable issues such as seepage, leakage and plumbing might require a lot of labour and expense to fix. If the heart has not been pure then Saturn will be quite testing in the 7th House. The hidden might be precipitated in the heart and if this is not correct or ethical then it will interfere with the Sukha or happiness in the heart and at home.
For the Gemini AL, Saturn will present a transient threshold which has to be crossed, and only then can the manifest image hope to find success during this transit. Generally a malefic in the 7th from the AL needs to be surmounted through the proper attitude before emergence can be expected.
Impact of the Saturn Transit on Cancer Lagna:
For Cancer Lagna, the transit of Saturn in the 6th House is good because Saturn is the Karaka for this Bhava and tends to fight enemies and opposition. It tends to protect the longevity as well due to the aspect on the 8th House. Saturn is said to have the Amrita Drishti from the 6th House.
While it is good for locking horns with that which assails, the 6th House also houses the Shadripus or the six internal enemies some of which, depending on configurations in the natal horoscope, shall rise and shall have to be contended with. The other aspect of Saturn from its station in the 6th House is to the 12th House from the Lagna. Some expenses and personal matters may be triggered with this transit aspect. Saturn fortifies the 3rd House from the Lagna with its 10th House aspect and the Cancer individual will have thoughts which will be focussed on benefit to the self.
Those with the AL in Cancer have quite a different story unfolding. Readers will appreciate the note about internal enemies, and here the 6th House from the AL shows the external enemies and direct opposition to the native. Some very challenging situations can arise for those with the AL in Cancer with Saturn transiting the 6th from the AL. Vices and erroneous lifestyle choices will not be the least of the worries as the 6th House is very adverse for the image. If people have planets here then persons indicated by those planets can act against the interests of the individual of the Cancer AL.
Impact of the Saturn Transit on Leo Lagna:
With Saturn in Scorpio, it had been transiting in the 4th House for Leo Lagna and creating despondency in the mind, and bringing about issues related to home, and property and space. The natives of Leo Lagna may have found themselves travelling through the terrain of life with a heavy heart as apart from its station in the 4th House, Saturn had been directly aspecting the 10th House, slowing down the work output and also bringing certain pressure and sluggishness on the working intellect due to the 10th House aspect on the Lagna itself.
Furthermore, the aspect to the 6th House would have brought about events approximating to the label of ‘general nuisance’ and life would have acted in opposition, or inimically for that reason from time to time. All this is set to change with Saturn moving to Sagittarius. While Saturn is still going to be in a trine from the Lagna, for both Leo Rashi and Leo Lagna natives, the semi-Kantaka Shani transit is over.
In the 5th House Saturn is not overly conspicuous and it will depend as to the Rashi and AL for a Leo Lagna native, to determine how this new transit shapes up. Children and future planning will definitely pressure the mind for the Leo Lagna natives. A matter of the heart in a personal relationship could require focus and attention. This is especially so since Saturn will aspect the 7th House from its location in the 5th House from the Lagna. There may be a clear link between the object of affection and the prospect of marriage. From the 5th House, Saturn aspects the 11th House and while there may be a desire for that special person or Priya it will also mean heightened expectations from friends in general.
The trigger to making merry (yes, making merry) comes from the 5th House aspect of Rahu from the Lagna to the transit Saturn for natives of Leo and in some cases even the wine of Varuni is not enough to quench their thirst. In other words there will be a thirst for enjoyment through the senses till this aspect persists in transit. There is a much-needed situational awareness though due to the Rashi Drishti or the sign aspect between Jupiter and Saturn which fosters perspective and brings the requisite awareness required to navigate through the aforesaid impulses.
Fundamentally, the Leo natives by and large might feel relief simply due to the absence of Saturn from a Kendra Bhava from the Lagna from where it was adversely impacting as many as three quadrants and thus tainting the life experience in general with melancholy, lack of speed and any element of frolic whatsoever.
For the native of the Leo AL, again, the transit is not good in itself and will need to be good from the Lagna and/or the Moon sign so as to deliver reasonable results. In the trine from the AL, Saturn is likely to precipitate issues in accordance with its core significations.
Impact of the Saturn Transit on Virgo Lagna:
Saturn in Sagittarius will do for Virgo Lagna, what it had been doing for Leo Lagna in Scorpio. It will transit through the 4th House of emotions and the heart, home and mother, and peace and happiness and is likely to depress these significations. This applies equally to those with the natal Moon in Virgo. Needless to say, where the Lagna and the Rashi are the same, that is, the Moon is placed in the Udaya Lagna, these effects are more pronounced since they are replicated from two crucial reference points. The 7th House aspect to the 10th House forms Ardha-Kantaka, not supposed to be as dire as other transits of Saturn but it will still need to be dealt with and shall cause discomfiture.
Application (Lagna reference) and opportunity (Moon reference) in work (aspect to the 10th House) will activate the lesser emotions in the 4th House and will thus impact the 4-10 axis in this manner.
In our deeper work with individual charts in Vedic astrology, we frequently express the fact that Saturn is the worst planet for Virgo Lagna due to the purity-impurity paradox. With the special aspect going to the 6th House, and especially when the transit is commencing with Venus and Ketu in the 6th House with Venus quite vulnerable, Virgo would do well to not yield to some of the options that present themselves at the commencement of this Saturn transit.
Saturn does aspect the Lagna as well but Guru is placed in the Lagna with 100% Digbala ensuring that decision-making will be astute especially if Shiva worship is being done. As a corollary, Shiva worship may be required in order for decisions to be proper.
As for Virgo AL, it needs to be emphasised that Bhavas from the AL are quite visible and when Saturn transits the 4th House from the AL, the happenings at home will, for instance, will be well known to those in the social circle and this must be taken into account.
The conjunction of transit Mercury with Saturn once again reminds us that if the Lagnesh Mercury for Virgo Lagna were to be in the nativity, this would be a far more profound transit. For one, the great malefic would certainly be transiting over the Paka Lagna or the Lagnesh and therefore doubly impacting the circumstances of life, and the intelligence to boot. Such natives would do well to appreciate these facts during the coming transit because it appears to be a time of notable pressure. Adversity is going to be a recurring theme when we speak of Saturn, and to shy away from it would only be to our own detriment.
Impact of the Saturn Transit on Libra Lagna:
Firstly, let us speak of the Libra Moon because as Saturn exits Scorpio, the 7 ½ years’ long torment of the Sade-Sati would have come to an end whereby the mind was pressured as regards intimacy, health and finances respectively.
With Saturn moving to Sagittarius, the long 7 ½ years’ impact of Saturn on the society of the native comes to an end and it moves to the 3rd House which being an Upacaya is better suited to house the malefic.
Likewise, Libra Lagna also enjoys the transit of Saturn in the 3rd House provided there are not many planets there to offset the benefits and also provided that it is not the AL or another conspicuous Bhava from the AL such as the 6th therefrom. Even otherwise, the 3rd from the Lagna is not immune to the effects of Saturn because this house can bring evil thoughts to the mind, pertaining to personal matters and even to siblings. In a similar vein, the impact from the other references should be construed by the discerning readers.
Saturn will aspect the 5th House from the Lagna, and like it does for Leo, can either bring issues pertaining to personal relationships, or to children or future planning. The aspect to the 9th House is not appreciated especially if the natal 9th House is afflicted. In either event, it will cause some sort of an Ashubha (inauspicious Yoga) as it aspects the house of luck and fortune with the 7th House aspect. The desires of Saturn should not associate with the 9th House which they are, during this transit. Like they do for Cancer, these desires associate with the 12th House and if the 12th House were to be afflicted then personal life can bear the brunt to a degree.   
If there is Rajayoga for the Libra AL promised in the horoscope then the transit of Saturn in the 3rd from the AL can trigger it or aid the manifestation if the time is otherwise ripe. Ethically, or from the viewpoint of the sage, this is not desirable, but in the Kaliyuga, in the realm of attainment, this transit can give tremendous drive for accomplishment.
Impact of the Saturn Transit on Scorpio Lagna:
Before we speak of the Scorpio Lagna, we must speak of the Scorpio Rashi or of natives who have the natal Moon in Scorpio. The reason is quite simple. This is the first Rashi in chronological order which is subject to the Sade-Sati of Saturn. With the great malefic transiting to Sagittarius, the Sade-Sati enters its last phase of nearly 2 ½ years. During its transit in Scorpio, the natives of this Moon sign experienced a host of health issues because the Moon is a strong indicator of the physiology of the human being. Some had to be operated on and things of that nature also because Moon is debilitated in the sign Scorpio in any case and with Saturn transiting over a natal debilitated Moon, matters were made much worse.
This is now over the focus will now come to the finance for Scorpio Rashi as well as Scorpio Lagna. The 2nd House relates to liquidity and money and Saturn might stress these during its transit here.
Saturn aspects the 4th House for the Scorpio Lagna and Rashi people and home and happiness will be adversely impacted due to the mental stress and anxiety that pervade during this transit. The 2-8 axis is also directly influenced and debts and bad investments could mark the transit. This is supported by the fact that the 11th House from the Lagna is also aspected by the 10th House planetary aspect of Saturn.
For the Scorpio Arudha as well, the transit cannot be said to be good because the available and visible support to the quality of life shall be quite evidently under stress from Saturn.  The 2nd Bhava from the AL does not really benefit from the presence of Saturn which attempts to infuse poverty and lack where there should be wealth and abundance. Lifestyle choices will also come in sharp focus and it should be carefully decided what is to be consumed and what not, else that too might be a subject of concern in the coming years during this transit.
Impact of the Saturn Transit on Sagittarius Lagna:
Once again it is the Sagittarius Rashi, or people with the Moon in Sagittarius in the natal horoscope, who must be our focus to begin with because this sign will face the white-hot core of the Saturn transit on and around the natal Moon. The natives of Sagittarius Rashi have been going through the Sade-Sati with Saturn transiting the 12th House from the natal Moon and asking uncomfortable questions about the personal relationships and marriage. If the questions have not been answered to the satisfaction of Saturn, then these aforementioned areas in life might develop fissures and cracks.
With the malefic now transiting the natal Moon itself, the natives of Sagittarius Moon sign will feel the dross the Karma burning which, conventionally, is not always an easy process, even though tremendously life-furthering in terms of personal growth. Shani has come to the head of such persons, bringing forth the dirt and pollution of Karma to bear on the person, his relationships, his social interaction and his very being itself. This is not an easy time, with a great pressure being exerted on the mind of the individual forcing him to outgrow that in the personality which is no longer required so as to traverse the remaining life journey with increased spirituality, or to dispense with that which is an impediment in the process of self-realisation.
If there are several planets in Sagittarius for the Dhanusha Rashi native, along with, of course, the Moon, then the significations of those planets must also be similarly cleansed and the less spiritual inclinations rubbished. In the alternative, it is easy to succumb to the pressure and let the base nature take over in which case Saturn will find fertile ground to which he shall take his unsuspecting victim.
People scoff at those who are seemingly lying around and sleeping away in such onerous phases in life, but this is far better than to succumb to the serious pressures of Shani and indulge in bad Karma instead. Inaction is better than poor action in many instances. Sloth and inactivity can be an indication of a relatively better Saturn in the nativity during such times.
Dhanusha Lagna also suffers from such a brain freeze, as it were, with Marana Karaka Saturn transiting the Lagna and self-expression, siblings, and desire for intimacy all become coloured with this transit. The direct aspect goes to the 7th House where the pollution of a less than normal mindset might vitiate the marriage or the attitude to intimacy.
The social opportunity in work (for Rashi) and the application in work (Lagna) suffer due to the kick of Saturn to the 10th House from the respective reference points.
The people with the Arudha Lagna in Sagittarius also feel the brunt of the transit because Saturn is fundamentally opposed to the precipitate and luminous nature of the Arudhas. Saturn is too deprived and shy to shine and therefore adversely impacts all Arudhas without exception. Unless other factors were to offset this, the transit of Saturn through the Arudha Lagna might be injurious for the image and reputation in the world. When we speak of the Arudha Lagna, we impliedly speak of all the Arudha Padas of all the houses from the Lagna, since the Arudha Lagna is but the Arudha Pada of the Udaya Lagna.
The point is that of Sagittarius houses another conspicuous Arudha Pada including or apart from the Arudha Lagna, then the Saturn transit through the sign might be legitimately expected to test the significations of the same.
Need we stress that this is a Kantaka Shani as well since it aspects the 10th House from the Arudha Lagna and therefore not just the image and social and financial personality, but the way his work is perceived by others also becomes a topic of discussion.
For such natives remedies become important and for those who are even otherwise running difficult times in the horoscope, serious attention to the horoscope by competent persons is both warranted and desirable.
Impact of the Saturn Transit on Capricorn Lagna:
Capricorn or Makara Rashi commences its Sade-Sati with the entry of Saturn in the sign Sagittarius and thereby begin their period of alienation, both physical and figurative. For the Makara Rashi it is the personal life which is most impacted and for the Lagna the effects seep into the financial worth. Inimical tendencies sprout in life due to the aspect to the 6th House and illness, financial stresses and adversaries abound during this transit. The 10th House aspect of Saturn goes to the Bhagya Sthana and is stressful for that reason.
Father, luck and fortune could all be areas under the gaze of Saturn in accordance with the principles stated in this paper above at the relevant places.
Capricorn Arudha, with Rajayoga in the nativity and approaching the time for its fructifications, could find this an ideal time to garner popular support and close functionaries who further the prospects with their tireless labour and exertions.
Impact of the Saturn Transit on Aquarius Lagna:
Though Aquarius (and Capricorn for that matter) are lorded by Saturn, fundamentally the working of Saturn is not altered by this fact. The 3rd House aspect of Saturn comes to this very Karmic sign and imbues the intelligence and the mind, and overall life circumstances as well, with tension and stress.
The 5th House of future planning, progeny and the Citta (consciousness) all seek transformation with the desires of Saturn causing a change in the scenario in all these realms.
The 10th House aspect of Saturn goes to the 8th House from the Lagna and again creates problems with health and unforeseen issues cropping up.
Matters are not dire for the Aquarius Arudha Lagna though with Saturn being in the 11th House therefrom and supporting the gains in structured, measures ways.

Impact of the Saturn Transit on Pisces Lagna:
Meena Rashi and Lagna suffer from Kantaka Shani as Saturn transits through the 10th House from the references and stresses the work situation: its availability and performance both.
Pisces is disturbed in personal life and at home as well. Home, properties and happiness, the matters signified by the 4th House will require attention depending on their lords and significators in the natal horoscope and the divisional charts.
Three quadrants are impacted by the transit of Saturn in Sagittarius for Pisces, and the 10th House kick of transit Saturn goes to the 7th House: marriage and partnerships in business bear the brunt of this and people of this sign would be well-advised to exercise caution in these areas of life assailed by Saturn.
Things are equally bad, if not worse, for the Pisces AL because these difficulties are not just at the subtle, metaphysical levels of the Bhavas from the Lagna, or the emotional boundaries of the Rashi, but are in the manifest domain, and in clear view. Accept the slowing down of matters in the professional or the business realm and try and find out through the adept whether these are transitory problems or whether there is something more to them at other levels of the charts as well.
Other Depths:
As one mentions every now and then, simply in the terrain of the signs and in the texture of the personalities of the Grahas great depths exist within the framework of the divine art of Vedic astrology, some of which are traversed in private consulting.

While there is no doubt that the transits of major planets like Saturn have a huge impact of the affairs of human beings, the art of Vedic astrology is far too intricate and complex to stop just here. As is well known, almost all major classical texts start with the humble prayer that the text in question may serve as a vehicle or boat with which to attempt to cross the vast ocean of Jyotisha. Actually, one lifetime is not enough and the Karma must come strongly from the previous lifetimes in order for one to truly dive for jewels in this magical, yet directly practical and pragmatic landscape.
Therefore, it is through the elaborate works composed for persons in diverse climates across the world, that the real consequences of the Karmic configurations in the horoscope, and their expression in life through propensities, possibilities, manifest events, persons and places, achievements and setbacks et al are studied individually. This is the domain of personal and confidential consulting undertaken at this resource by the author.
We do know that contemporary life is marked by great uniqueness in the lives of individuals and even body corporate spread across the world and this speciality of circumstance and realities existing in life are studied in each case in personal consulting. The adept keeper of the astrological wisdom and traditions is required then to act as a conductor, bridge or conduit between the eternal metaphysical captured in the dicta of the sages in the numerous classics in India, and the rich tapestry of the life topography of people so as to give direct rationale, solutions, and maps for future navigation, amongst other things, to the seeker.
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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Policy Decision to Withdraw Denominations of INR 500 & INR 1000 by the Central Government of India

On November 8, 2016, in the evening, a decision taken by the Central Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, to withdraw denominations of INR 500 and INR 1000 was made public through television media.

The reasons, amongst others, which have been given, are that these denominations are used to finance terrorist activity through corersponding counterfeit currency, and hence the decision; also that these larger denominations are also used to carry out transactions in the parallel economy of black money, and hence the decision.

In Vedic astrology, currency notes are governed by Mercury (Budha). Let us see the transit chart for the time that this decision was made public which is given below:

We can see that Mercury is extremely weak primarily due to its location at the end of the sign Libra, in Rashi Sandhi. It is joined a debilitated Sun in Libra.

Due to the Parivartana Yoga between the two dire malefics Saturn and Mars, Saturn is virtually as if it were in Capricorn and Mars is virtually as if it were in Scorpio. The address of the Prime Minister made it clear that the decision was taken for the poor citizen of India who transacts mostly through the lower denominations and also to curb the insidious effect of the motives that constitute the parallel economy.

The move is likely to cause a great deal of upheaval in India as Mercury will continue to be weak for some time till it crosses Sandhi in Scorpio. Also, Mars afflicts Mercury greatly and in Scorpio both the deep and as yet unclear ramifications of the move will be rendered clear as Scorpio pertains to that which is hidden. Also, it is possible that Scorpio might unravel some of the other motives or guiding thoughts which have led to this decision.

For instance, sample notes of the denomination of INR 2000 were shown during the telecast which are double the value of the INR 1000 note which has been withdrawn as legal tender and so the argument cannot simply be that it is the size of the legal tender which causes trouble. There are questions about the volumes of circulation of the currency notes of higher denominations and it is yet unclear as to when they would be available in sufficient measure as required in legitimate transactions such as withdrawals from the banks.

The debilitation of the Sun (political power, government at the helm) is a concern because a planet in debilitation is at its weakest. In a week's time the ruling Sun will be out of debility and that might create a different prism through which these matters are viewed.

Mars and Saturn are also highly inimical and the exchange is tenuous to say the least. Mars is the significator for litigation and it is not inconceivable that struggles in Court may ensue in order to evaluate the overall soundness of the scheme or policy. Needless to say, the government of a nation can devise economic policy as it deems fit but if on reflection it is found that arbitrariness has presented itself in some manner, then it might render the decision amenable to judicial review.

Jupiter in the sign of Mercury, the Karaka for currency, shows that it is a laudable and elevated thought intended to prevent misuse of the legal tender which has guided the decision, and therefore that the ethical philosophy behind the decision is conceptually sound. It is the presence of the other preceptor Venus in a sign of Jupiter which gives reason to be more circumspect as Venus is not entirely confortable with Sagittarius.

Sagittarius is war and Venus representing the nation state leads to a war on a certain kind of wealth (Jupiter Rashi) in the interest of the country. We cannot forget to see the planetary aspect of Rahu on Venus though which clearly shows that political considerations are very much a factor in the decision-making. Sagittarius is also the sign of debility of Rahu.

It is the weakness of the Sun which might pose issues regarding the soundness of the decision at the level of government policy which is likely to have very far-reaching consequences.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Positions of Planets in Vedic Astrology in October, 2016

As we take stock of the current Vedic Astrology planetary placements in October, 2016, there are many heartening aspects which emerge from this study. Feedback from across the world reveals that people have hitherto largely been in the waiting mode, so to speak, and rightly so.
We were all battling the emergence of some hidden Karma in the past with the Saturn-Mars conjunction in Scorpio; being the 8th sign of the natural zodiac, Scorpio can always be counted on to reveal Karmic surprises and in this instance it was the Yama Yoga of the two dire malefics, which are also inimical to each other which brought about major stresses and conflicts in life. The struggle which is precipitated by the animosity of the planets and the field of play furnished by Scorpio often mimics a life-and-death battle in many ways. With Mars proceeding to friendly Sagittarius and Saturn being left to his own devices, this direct conflict has abated though Saturn continues to bring out past Karma slowly and ponderously with the aim of bringing about requisite transformations in the lives of people.  
For all practical matters in this life, Mercury is one of the most important planets in the Vedic horoscope. Irrespective of the Lagna rising in the Rashi Chart, Mercury is very crucial when it comes to interaction and communication with those around us, our work and careers, the monetary aspect of matters, currency, learning and being awake to the prospect of learning, rationality, all transactional work, currency, trade and commerce, our cousins within the family and a host of such overarching significations that have great importance in our contemporary lives.
Mercury in the past had retrograded to Leo where it joined Rahu, the North Node of the Moon, and while this in itself is enigmatic, leading to brain activity which might now confound those who have been observing this in the past, the main facet was the exchange between the Sun and Mercury. Mercury was in Leo ruled by the Sun and Sun was in Virgo, ruled by Mercury. One might think that this would lead to Sun acting with great strength in Leo and Mercury doing the same but the fact of the matter is that handshakes between those who are not fast friends often harbour hidden agendas. The understanding was tenuous and fraught with danger, also given the proximity of Rahu to the Parivartana Yoga.
However, all this has now abated with the planets changing positions and the chart depicting the planetary positions at this time in October, 2016 are given below-

We find that the fire of Mars is nicely tempered by the knowledge and domain-expertise of Sagittarius and instead of our impulses flashing about here and there, the ambition and drive will be focussed and filtered through that which we have mastered. This is especially positive for those who have either assimilated the lessons of Jupiter in some way or other. It is also directly relevant for those who are working in the realms of Jupiter which basically translates to all intellectual professions. In particular, professors, teachers, lawyers, finance professionals, investment bankers, spiritual practitioners, judges might find that much-needed energy to strongly express that which they know well.
Venus had been debilitated in Virgo earlier and with this our social connections and aesthetics suffered. Sometimes depending on configurations in a given horoscope, Venus significations can go into overdrive and become commonplace since Venus is fallen in Virgo. This less than desirable impact of the transit has now changed to a far more positive one with Venus working to let us do the same from its station in Libra: people are now free to connect with their better halves, partners and spouses and are willing to work on the relationship. Also, people in corporate environments, working with the biological sciences, chemicals and the beauty industry will find the circumstances far more conducive than they have been in the recent past. This is a good time to forge personal bonds as the true foundation can be laid by a strong Venus, without the more pedestrian influences interfering.
It is the conjunction of Mercury, Jupiter and Sun in Virgo which holds centre-stage at this time. Mercury is exalted in Virgo which basically means that all the significations mentioned above and others that Mercury holds in its domain prosper. Suddenly our expression attains new heights. We are delighted by our friends and are happy to be in their company. Jokes and witticisms abound.
The desire and ability to work and achieve elevated results from those exertions all manifest themselves in affirmative proportion at this time. The success in enterprise is guaranteed by Jupiter to all in general due to its association, altered and modified only by what might be happening in a given person’s own life as regards the Karma.  
This is a tremendous opportunity for striving for growth. There is every intellectual resource available due to the Budha-Aditya Yoga and ever possibility of success in any work undertaken due to the conjunction of Jupiter and Mercury, two great natural benefics.
There is certainly a possibility of deceit from someone who has an exploitative nature but this dampener is outweighed by the fact that our propensity to push the limits can also be used to change the very landscape in which we work.
In Vedic astrology, at this level of working with the dicta of the ancient sages, we are able to pierce the opaque veil of Kaliyuga and find with precision the specific contours of Karma in all areas of our complex contemporaneous lives. Transits are but a general survey of the energies that percolate at a given time. The personal study of lives through the horoscopes of individuals is an exercise at an utterly different level of spiritual focus and concentration, albeit to illuminate all pragmatic and metaphysical facets of a given life.
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Monday, August 08, 2016

Jupiter Transit in Virgo on August 11, 2016: The Devil is in the Detail

Jupiter is going to transit the sign Virgo from August 11, 2016.

It will immediately be rid of the Guru-Chandala Dosha in Leo, Simha Rashi which is a great positive for Jupiter. In conjunction with Rahu, Guru loses its beneficence though the conjunction can work differently in some cases. Rahu will also find itself better placed in Leo without the company of Jupiter.

The sign Virgo is exacting and perfectionist in nature and hence the devil is truly in the detail for them. Jupiter will expand the nature of Virgo and one will be able to see a surge in commercial activity due to this. Jupiter will also inculcate heavy optimism and bullishness in transactions and here the apprehensive, doubtful nature of Virgo will work as a protective sheath. For Virgo, the matters pertaining to marriage, spouse, partner, business and work will take centre-stage.

For Aries, this is an adverse transit as the benefic grace of Jupiter is lost and if they are running an adverse time in the Vedic horoscope, caution is advised. If in the natal chart, benefic planets are not well-placed then this cautionary note should be considered carefully. For Taurus, this is an excellent transit as Guru will be in a position to confer blessings and give important perspective as to the future. Children, planning, expansion of consciousness and planning for the future will be the dominant themes, as well as the chance to finally get that personal power that one aspires to.

Gemini finds the focus shifting completely to home and properties and younger people with this sign dominant in the Lagna or otherwise will find studies the first priority. As for Virgo, marriage, spouse and work compete for attention with this new focus on home especially if the Dasha of the planet Jupiter is running in a significant scheme. Cancer does not find this a good transit, like Aries, and in fact the blessings of Jupiter seem to be disappearing from view. One is required to fight hard but perspective prevents forceful venturing ahead.

Leo benefits greatly due to the relief from the Guru Chandala Yoga and Jupiter moves to the next sign. This could be a period of consolidation and firming up platforms based on distances covered thus far. Liquidity and finances will improve and the significator blesses these areas. Libra Arudha Lagna is impacted positively as their feet will move in the correct direction though this transit will show heavy spending. For other reference points in Libra, the period could simultaneously indicate auspicious beginnings and loss of prior exertions and projects which had demanded them. Guru is distancing itself from this sign and so depending on configurations in the nativity, the results will come to pass.

Scorpio Arudha is very well impacted because of the transit of Jupiter and so is the Lagna. If gains are to come at this time, based on the planetary placements in the horoscope, then this is a good time for this to happen. Sagittarius benefits greatly with the Amala Yoga and a spotless reputation accrues to the spiritual warrior. The application in work is commendable. For Capricorn, Jupiter may demand explanations as to what is the position of the native in Dharma and gains for the Arudha in this sign will come only after tests and tribulations as Jupiter gets debilitated in this sign. Aquarius can feel some authentic inputs coming in the realm of occult rather than just whims and fancies. Inheritance and chronic health issues can show positive developments. Pisces gets more blessings of the Rishis and these get focused to the excellent attitude in personal relationships and in marriage.

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Friday, August 05, 2016

Antonin Scalia- Research Paper on the Vedic Horoscope (Source Material for Advanced Detailed Chart Analysis)


We have been, in recent times, writing about the escalation of Jyotisha work, from the already relatively higher levels to more elevated echelons, mostly through the Advanced Detailed Chart Analysis which amongst other things is treating the major components of horoscope interpretation at a deeper level. Rashis, Bhavas and Grahas (lords of Bhavas) are all thereby taken to a higher footing.

We truly travel to rarefied realms when we examine the real picture as it unfolds through the subtleties of planetary aspects (Graha Drishti) and sign aspects (Rashi Drishtis) introducing the crucial perspective which comes from the Padas or measures of intent, pressure and focus asserted by the planets.

The real meaning of the placement of the lord of a house in another is also applied in such works, with the interpretation taken to quite another level when the Karakas and their functioning is applied. Special considerations are then introduced and the divisional charts are studied through the prism of dicta that are largely not in the popular domain. In this work, only the Navamsha Chakra and the Dashamsha Chakra are interpreted for purposes of illustration but the dicta have been given by the sages for all divisional charts in the horoscope.

Some lesser known Dashas and their usage are also given. We have been constrained to omit the real working of the Arudha Chakra from this web publication for certain reasons, and also the segment relating to Bala (Shadbala) which really gives us direct awareness of the strength of the planets in all areas of the horoscope including their practical working. These travel as separate analyses depending on the need and life structure of individuals who seek illumination from this art.

This work, the interpretation of Antonin Scalia’s horoscope, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America furnishes an indication of the sources which are being tapped for the composition of the Advanced Detailed Chart Analysis. In other words, the considerations relevant for a horoscope will be culled out from amongst those used here, and maybe from some which have not been used here apart from the specifically excluded parts.
With this we offer you this work composed in very close proximity to the teachings of the sages, including the specific terminology used in the classical literature of Vedic astrology. 
Research Paper:
Antonin Scalia (birth name: Antonin Gregory Scalia) was born with the following birth data which has an AA (Accurate accurate) rating at Louis Rodden’s Astro Databank: March 11, 1936, 8:55 PM, Trenton, New Jersey, USA (40 N 13, 74 W 45).
{There was no Daylight Saving Time applicable at the time.}

Antonin Scalia was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1986 till 2016, when he passed away. He was also the first Italian-American Justice, of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The research paper will proceed on the premise of correlating the known and recorded events in the life-journey of the subject with the various features of the Vedic horoscope. The native was known for his originalist and textualist position in the conservative wing of the Supreme Court of the United States of America (USA).

The Rāśi Chakra contains the overall physical life environment or experience of a native and is extracted below for reference-

Lagna Chakra:
For a man who was renowned for his professional accomplishments, it is interesting to note that the Karmeśa Cañdra is placed in the Lagna Bhāva in Tulā Rāśi. Lagna denotes fame and it came to him through the Daśama Bhāva or the Karma Bhāva. It is the drive to excel in the profession that has led to fame. Cañdra is the Naisargika Kāraka for fame and acclaim in society which it rules, and as the Karmeśa placed in the Lagna Bhāva, strongly indicates that Scalia would be a renowned personality.

Tulā Rāśi in the Lagna is denoted by a balance which is the symbol of the scales of justice and is indicative of the area of life in which the fame would accrue. With Cañdra in the Lagna, Scalia enjoyed a blessing of the Ptṛs and would have always tried to help others. Cañdra is a shimmering and glittering planet and gives a life projecting these blessings.

With Tulā Lagna Scalia would have the power to rejuvenate himself after any setback as Śukra has the power of rejuvenation. Since Śukra indicates virility and potency and is placed in the Pañcama Bhāva of children with the Pañcameśa Śani, he was blessed with as many as nine children.

Śukra in Kumbha Rāśi with three planets can indicate that the native had heavy past Karma to discharge since the sign is ruled by Rāhu and would be strongly connected to politics and politicians in his work, which is true in his case as he was close to President Ronald Reagan, who nominated him to the US Supreme Court. Other events in his life also point to this proximity with politicians. Owing to the placement of the Lagneśa governing the nature and intelligence in Kumbha Rāśi he was clear in his views that there was nothing wrong with Judges associating with politicians at the personal level.

With Cañdra, the benefic in the Lagna, his thoughts would have been fundamentally clean and pure and while Śukra has the malefic company of Śani and Sūrya in Kumbha Rāśi, Śukra is inherently inclined to pure (Śu) deeds (Kra), perhaps in an environment of political machinations. It is also noteworthy that Sūrya is the Ātmakāraka for the horoscope.

In the Pañcama Bhāva the Samyoga is a Sambaṅdha of Bhaviṣyada Yoga between two Grahas: Sūrya, the Ātmakāraka is the farthest in terms of longitude and is followed by Budha, Śukra and Śani, in that order. Sūrya and Budha have Bhaviṣyada Yoga which happens in the future. This is Nipuṇa Yoga of high intelligence and influences the Pañcama Bhāva to the Daśama Bhāva.

The remaining Yogas in the Pañcama Bhāva are Ateeta Yogas and come from the past. They impact the 4th to the 11th Houses from the Lagna. In particular, the Bhrātṛkāraka Śani indicates the common perception amongst his peers that he was a conservative Roman Catholic from his early days. Śani as the Bhrātṛkāraka indicates the orthodox Catholicism since the Bhrātṛkāraka stands for the belief system, guiding philosophy and values. Catholicism is about the suffering of Christ and the concept of sin and repenting for it which are all matters associated with Śani and are reflected in the horoscope in the manner stated. Śani in its own Rāśi (technically Mūlatṛkoṇa) is at the Tattwa level and the internal attributes have become very strong and this also points to the role of suffering for redemption in the orthodox internal make-up.

Since Śani, the Bhrātṛkāraka is also the Pañcameśa, one of Scalia’s sons went on to become a priest in the Church.

Ātmakāraka and Jurisprudence and Ideology:
Scalia is known for espousing a conservative jurisprudence and ideology and this comes from Sūrya. This is nothing less than a calling of the soul and is his core Kārmic self as Sūrya is the Ātmakāraka. Sūrya is impartial and adheres to the rule. In law, the Principles of Statutory Interpretation are an important branch, since it governs the principles based on which statutory provisions enacted by the legislature are to be interpreted and understood. Sūrya does not brook any sideways entry into how things are. Sūrya will simply state how things are and expect that the rule will be followed as it is, without exception.

This is how it transpired in Scalia’s chart. His method is described as textualism and originalism which is also known as the Literal Rule of Statutory Interpretation in our own jurisprudence. This rule dictates that the statutory provision or the rule must be read and interpreted as it has been enacted based on the assumption that the legislature has used every word and expression advisedly, unless in a given instance the literal or Strict Rule of Interpretation, for some reason, reads to anomaly or absurdity. Sūrya is like a strict headmaster, and it is no surprise that Scalia followed the Strict or Literal Rule in Statutory Interpretation.

It is this dominance of the Ātmakāraka Sūrya in Kumbha Rāśi which adopts an oppositional stance to the principle of affirmative action. Scalia believed that minorities did not require to be treated on a special footing. even though Śani, the lord of Kumbha Rāśi is placed in Kumbha Rāśi, the Ātmakāraka Sūrya is highly disapproving of any special benefits being doled out to the minorities governed by Śani and Rāhu, the lords of Kumbha Rāśi, indicating a particular type of democracy where those perceived as the  downtrodden are treated on an elevated pedestal.

The conjunction of Sūrya and Śani, the two arch-enemies indicates that in the consciousness indicated by the Pañcama Bhāva, there is conspicuous dislike for the entire theory behind affirmative action and Sūrya is actively against such a scenario.
Since Sūrya is in a Rāśi of Śani, this jurisprudential proposition had to be expressed by way of minority opinions and was not the law laid down. Sūrya can only dissent in Kumbha Rāśi and cannot dictate as it is ruled by Śani but insofar as Scalia’s own being was concerned, there is no shred of doubt that he was against doling out privileges to the minorities. Sūrya indicates those in power or those having the wherewithal, royal people and leaders, juxtaposed against the poverty of the have-nots, indicated by Śani.

It is this conflict or antagonistic viewpoint as compared to the prevailing policy of affirmative action which decided his politics and political associates and benefactors (Kumbha Rāśi).

Direct Implications of the Lagna Chakra:
With the Lagna rising in a Dwāpara Yuga Rāśi and these being in Tṛkoṇa, a lot of work and effort would have been required for Scalia to achieve what he did. The Karmeśa Cañdra is in Tulā Rāśi and would have made him work very hard indeed to achieve the fame destined to him. The Lagneśa Śukra is in the Pañcama Bhāva in another Dwāpara Yuga Rāśi, Kumbha, and confirms that the application of thought and intelligence (Pāka) is a rigorous process throughout life. The Bhāgyeśa Budha is also placed here in the Pañcama Bhāva which gives him fortune greater than what he could have hoped for, once the groundwork was done in accordance with the nature of the Yuga Rāśi. We can surmise that this was inclusive of President Ronald Reagan nominating him to the Hon'ble Supreme Court.

It is not unlikely that Scalia suffered from Vāta Doṣa since Cañdra is in the Lagna and has high Vāta, the Lagna Rāśi is also a Vāyu Rāśi and the Lagneśa Śukra is placed in a Vāyu Rāśi with Śani, the Graha with the highest Vāta.

But the most dominant feature here is to be correlated with his own nature and personality especially since he was a long serving Judge of the Supreme Court of USA. The Lagna rising is in the first Drekkāṇa and the ideal of the balance in the personality cannot be said to be there. He would lean towards certain views without these being in accord with the principle of balance. Scalia would have been unbalanced in his beliefs and would have proceeded on ingrained modes of thinking rather than consciously worked out ones premised on balance. The first Drekkāṇa of Tulā Rāśi held the Lagna in the Rāśi Chakra of Adolf Hitler as well but that is only for the record and has no bearing whatsoever on this case, except to illustrate the manifestation of beliefs in the personality.

Jupiter, the Law and Career Profile:
Gurū is in its Mūlatṛkoṇa Rāśi in Dhanuṣa and is at work in office. This is quite true as Gurū governs the legal profession and the judiciary and Scalia was first a lawyer with the law firm of Jones, Day, Cocklis and Reavis in Cleveland, Ohio (1961-1967). Gurū is the Naisargika Kāraka for teaching as well and all intellectual professions and after several years at the law firm where he would have made partner in due course, Scalia chose to leave the law firm to commence teaching work at the University of Virginia in 1967 as Professor of Law.

Gurū is in the first five degrees of Dhanuṣa Rāśi which corresponds to the bow and legal acumen was the bow and arrow of Scalia’s life though he accepted other positions en route to the highly influential position at the United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit. Rāhu is conjoined Gurū in Dhanuṣa Rāśi forming the adverse Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga which gave him many shocks and disappointments. For instance, he was interviewed for the position of the Solicitor General of the United States but did not get it owing to the affliction of Gurū by Rāhu.

Marana Karaka Sthana:
It also cannot be overlooked that Gurū is in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna in the 3rd House. He would have gotten all the highest subtleties of law and religion but sometimes in death-like circumstances when it came to the law and religion.

Due to this Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna position of Gurū in the Rāśi Chakra, religion and the law were his biggest support systems in life and he too, at the risk of ridicule and jokes, continued to advocate the role of God in justice and in life. He was sometimes asked if he believed in the Devil and if he had seen him lately, pointing to the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna position of Gurū and the Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga, indicating Maraṇa type vulnerabilities in these realms. He responded in accordance with the placement of Gurū in the bow portion of Dhanuṣa Rāśi and said the Devil had made people think that God and he were not there at all, and was therefore becoming all the more successful.

Manifestation of the Guru Chandala Yoga:

The Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga truly showed up in Scalia’s life in specific instances. In Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow (2004), which was a case brought by a professed atheist, indicated by Rāhu, one Michael Newdow who alleged that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, including the words “Under God” was a violation of the rights of his daughter, also according to Newdow, an atheist. Now, after the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favour of Newdow, but prior to the Supreme Court hearing the matter on review upon a request by the school district to review the decision, Scalia said at a Knights of Columbus event in Fredericksburg, Virginia that the Court of Appeals decision was an example as to how the Courts were trying to do away with God in public life. Based on this statement, Newdow requested that Scalia recuse himself from the hearing and he did, showing the influence of the Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga  preventing the rendering of an official opinion from Scalia, in certain crucial cases.

The Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga is associated with the death of a human being as Rāhu shows death and Gurū is Jīva or the human being. In certain instances to do with the death of a human being in law, controversy visited Scalia.  The Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna placement of Jupiter can also show the death of a human being and matters connected thereto.

Criminal Law and the Death Penalty:
In criminal (Rāhu) law (Gurū), Antonin Scalia was of the view that the death penalty was entirely constitutional. He was also of the view that underage killers or mildly deranged killers could not be let off on the grounds of being underage and of being mildly mentally afflicted. Gurū in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna and conjoined Rāhu could not support the sanctity of life per se (Gurū) in the form of forgiveness (Gurū) but rather sought to uphold the sanctity of life (Gurū in Dhanuṣa Rāśi) through the taking of life (Gurū in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna and in Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga) even if there were mitigating factors such as age and want of complete mental capacity (Dhī Śakti ruled by Gurū, the Kāraka of the Pāka Lagna showing application of intelligence).
He dissented in decisions that hold the death penalty unconstitutional as applied to certain groups, such as those who were under the age of 18 at the time of offense. In Thompson v. Oklahoma (1988), he dissented from the Court's ruling that the death penalty could not be applied to those aged 15 at the time of the offense, and the following year authored the Court's opinion in Stanford v. Kentucky sustaining the death penalty for those who killed at age 16. However, in 2005, the Court overturned Stanford in Roper v. Simmons and Scalia again dissented, mocking the majority's claims that a national consensus had emerged against the execution of those who killed while underage, and noted that less than half of the states that permitted the death penalty prohibited it for underage killers. He castigated the majority for including in their count states that had abolished the death penalty entirely, stating that doing so was "rather like including old-order Amishmen in a consumer-preference poll on the electric car. Of course they don't like it, but that sheds no light whatever on the point at issue." In 2002, in Atkins v. Virginia, the Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional as applied to the mentally retarded. Scalia dissented, stating that it would not have been considered cruel or unusual to execute the mildly mentally retarded at the time of the 1791 adoption of the Bill of Rights, and that the Court had failed to show that a national consensus had formed against the practice.
Though the last rites of Gurū were being performed in the Rāśi Chakra, Gurū was intent on supporting Scalia through its significations and his views towards Defendants in criminal matters were uncompromising. Here we see that despite conjunction with Rāhu, the placement of Gurū in its own Rāśi in the Sahaja Bhāva from the Lagna has indeed given him the attributes of Mars which battled Rāhu (criminals or those accused of criminal offences.)
Scalia strongly disfavoured the Court's ruling in Miranda v. Arizona, which held that a confession by an arrested suspect who had not been advised of his rights was inadmissible in court, and voted to overrule Miranda in the 2000 case of Dickerson v. United States, but was in a minority of two with Justice Clarence Thomas. Calling the Miranda decision a "milestone of judicial overreaching", Scalia stated that the Court should not fear to correct its mistakes.
Hate Crimes:
Jupiter’s positive intent also came through when in the 2000 case of Apprendi v. New Jersey, Scalia wrote the Court's majority opinion that struck down a state statute that allowed the trial judge to increase the sentence if he found the offense was a hate crime. Scalia found the procedure impermissible because whether it was a hate crime had not been decided by the jury. In 2004, he wrote for the Court in Blakely v. Washington, striking down Washington state's sentencing guidelines on similar grounds. The dissenters in Blakely foresaw that Scalia would use the case to attack the federal sentencing guidelines (which he had failed to strike down in Mistretta), and they proved correct, as Scalia led a five-member majority in United States v. Booker, which made those guidelines no longer mandatory for federal judges to follow (they remained advisory). Hate crimes will come from Rāhu where hatred for foreigners or someone with significant differences will incite the criminal act. The procedure for allowing an increase in the period of sentence by the Trial Court would seem to imply that Jupiter was trying to discourage hate crimes but then making hatred (Rāhu) of the unknown (Rāhu) a factor in sentencing would actually be proceeding on a footing laid down by Rāhu rather than by Gurū who can be taken to proceed on a phlegmatic footing leading to all are one or Vāsudaiva Kuṭumbakam.
Even so, the presence of debilitated Rāhu makes it very hard to do away with the doubt as to the reasons behind the stand taken as a cursory look tries to foster the sentiment that hate crimes were somehow moderated in their severity by bringing them at par with all other crimes at least so far as the process of sentencing was concerned.
Similarly, Scalia supported euthanasia (assisted suicide in certain cases) as indicated in the case of Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health (1990). In this case, the family of a woman who was in a vegetative state moved the Court to have the feeding tube removed to that she could die, believing this to be the wish of the woman. The Court found for the State of Missouri, requiring clear and convincing evidence of such a desire but Scalia commented that the Judges of the Court knew nothing more about the desire of the individual than people randomly picked out of the telephone directory would have, and ought to have therefore kept themselves away from the case. Again, suicide is associated with the placement of Gurū and Cañdra in the 3rd Bhāva from the Ārūḍha Lagna, indicating the role of one’s own intelligence and the mind in the death. Here too, the 3rd Bhāva from the Lagna is involved and being the 8th from the 8th House, and holding a weak Gurū in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna indicates concurrence with the idea of taking one’s own life. The element of assistance comes because the Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga does not allow Gurū to be in a position where it is in a position to exercise one’s will. It is rather a question of ‘desire’ and the assistance coming from the implied rationale of there being no point in carrying on with such a life (Nīca Rāhu). It is Rāhu who is assisting such a suicide based on medical and scientific experience of the vegetative state.

With both Grahas, Gurū and Rāhu, being so weak in Dhanuṣa Rāśi, Scalia argued against the continuation of life in such terrible circumstances and opined that the Judges (Gurū) ought not to have decided the question.

Other Bhavas (houses) from the Lagna:
Maṅgala is in the Ṛpu Bhāva and in the 4th division if we were to divide the Mīna Rāśi there into five equal parts, corresponding to Vāyu Tattwa where the Graha placed will feel beaten by the world and this might have been the fate of his enemies. Maṅgala is also the Saptameśa and this has to be examined further in the paper.

With Tulā Rāśi rising in the Lagna we have noted the role of the scales of the balance in Scalia’s life. This is so because Lagna controls the horoscope and indicates the area of knowledge and expertise which for him finally led to the Courts. The Lagna in the Rāśi Chakra can be indicative of the profession for this reason as it shows what one knows, as compared to the Daśama Bhāva which shows how ones works.

With the Dhana Bhāva in Vṛṣcika Rāśi Antonin Scalia would have been well-advised to eat wheat to improve his finances, and further that money accrues from service, owing to the Dhaneśa Maṅgala being in the Ṣaṣṭha Bhāva.

From the Jyotiṣa viewpoint the Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga and the Nīca Rāhu in Duścikya Bhāva from the Lagna cannot be lauded. It shows afflicted values (Gurū in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna in Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga) and shows strong thoughts intended to achieve a certain purpose which the individual believes in. In other words, this is truly Duṣcikya Bhāva in this chart with the antithetical Gurū and Rāhu occupying it.

The Mātṛ Bhāva is vacant but Rāhu aspects it with Graha Dṛṣṭi showing either an inclination to accumulate from time to time or disturbances at home at a similar frequency.

The heavy occupation of the Putra Bhāva by four Grahas is indicative of several features in the life of the native. This Bhāva also controls and governs Rājya which translates to authority including authority over a subject and the presence of the Lagneśa Śukra in the Putra Bhāva gave authority in Apara subjects and reference-frames such as politics (Kumbha).

Precocious in School:
Scalia was, right from the early days in school, considered the most intelligent student in the class and this comes from the association of Budha with the Putra Bhāva, Budha being the Kāraka for intelligence here and also from the Nipuṇa Yoga of Sūrya and Budha. Sūrya in accordance with its natural significations would have given some insights into Roman Catholicism as it stands for Parā Vidyā and Śani in Kumbha elevates thoughts to the highest levels being at the Tattwa level here and indicative of internal attributes: the consciousness pertaining to the subject of choice would be very profound.

Resultantly, through his life Scalia achieved great distinction and authority as is indicated by his academic progress summarised in the ensuing sentences. When he passed the eighth grade in public school, he achieved a scholarship to Xavier High School, a Jesuit military school in Manhattan, where he graduated as the first in class in 1953 and served as the valedictorian.  In 1953, Scalia enrolled at Georgetown University, where he graduated as valedictorian and summa cum laude in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. While in college, he was a renowned debater in Georgetown's Philodemic Society and an acclaimed thespian as well. 

Scalia studied law at Harvard Law School, where he was a Notes Editor for the Harvard Law Review. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1960, becoming a Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University.

Also, with the Pañcameśa in the Pañcama Bhāva in considerable company, Scalia reaped a rich harvest from this Bhāva and sired nine children. With the Kāraka for Śatru, Maṅgala in the Ṣaṣṭha Bhāva, Scalia would have had many enemies and if this is extended to the quality of opposition itself, then throughout his career he wrote scathing minority opinions (Maṅgala-litigation and disagreement, disputes) on many issues.

The Controversy of Gesture (Mudra):
The Jāyā Bhāva is vacant but the lord of Meṣa Rāśi therein, Maṅgala is in the 6th House. Although no discord has generally been reported but it is possible with Rāhu’s Graha Dṛṣṭi to the 4th House and the placement of the Dāreśa in the Ṣaṣṭha Bhāva. Scalia may have suffered from Krodha as a Ṣaḍṛpu and the Pañca Mākara. Maṅgala is the Kāraka of the Pañca Mākara and Gurū, the lord of the 6th House is in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna and in Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga  with Rāhu. It shows affliction of the Ākāśa Tattwa indicating the Mudrā Doṣa of adopting the wrong posture while doing something.

Indeed, there was controversy when in 2006 a reporter asked Scalia if his being a traditionalist Catholic had caused problems for him as a Judge, and Scalia responded by cupping his hand under his chin and pushing his fingers out. This led to speculation whether the gesture was obscene since it was so depicted in the TV Series, The Sopranos. When lead actor James Gandolfini was asked about the meaning of the gesture he said it was not as bad as an obscenity but a gesture which one might make after a conversation with a bookie, certainly not something one would do in Church. Scalia brushed off the controversy by saying the gesture simply meant he could not care less. In any case, Mudrā whether physiological or metaphorical is indicated as a Mākara in his chart.

The Raṅdhra Bhāva is not conspicuous in this chart at the outset, as it is vacant and not aspected by any Graha with Graha Dṛṣṭi, and the lord Śukra placed in an odd Rāśi gives the results of the even Lagna Rāśi. The Dharma Bhāva has Ketu placed there in debility and can give extreme views in religion. The main significance of the Karmeśa in Lagna has been stated but it is reiterated that as the Kāraka for the people, Scalia’s fame came through having authority over the people through his judicial opinions and pronouncements.

Scalia has Simha Rāśi in the Āya Bhāva and shows that gains accrue to him through leaders and politicians and the big people of society. This is quite true for the polity of the United States is structured in such a way; it was  Ronald Reagan who nominated Scalia’s name for the Judgeship in the Supreme Court which was virtually unanimously approved by the Senate.

The Vyaya Bhāva is vacant but the lord Budha, who is also Bhāgyeśa, is placed in the Putra Bhāva. Vyayeśa and the Vyaya Bhāva have the power to end enmity or enemies and Scalia used witticisms (Budha) to counter the adversity against the stances he adopted. That Bhāva the lord of which is in the 5th or the 10th House, is very strong and so the 4th and 5th, the 11th, the 9th and 12th and the Lagna and the 8th are all very strong Bhāvas. No doubt he had a powerful life.

Subtle Features of Graha Drishti or Planetary Aspect:
Cañdra being an Aṅtara Graha in the Lagna has very weak 1 Pada Graha Dṛṣṭi on the Duṣcikya Bhāva showing that there is no conscious intellectual application and discernment in the value system decisions that we have discussed above. These conflicts about the continuance of human life in certain circumstances are simply results of past Karma and do not require wilful application of intelligence. Similarly, high status and fame are largely destined and the mind and intelligence do not truly work seeking to work hard to attain high ground. This is also destined to the extent that individual desire, even though it is destined itself, does not play much role in the success and fame.

Similarly, knowledge itself is of middling attraction to Scalia as a thinking individual, since Cañdra from the Lagna has 2 Pada Graha Dṛṣṭi on the Tṛkoṇa Bhāva. There is high focus on the home and on the personal hygiene with 3 Pada Caturāṣraya Dṛṣṭi on the 4th and 8th Houses.

Cañdra has very potent Kāma Dṛṣṭi on the 7th House, from his station in the Lagna and therefore Cañdra finally led to as many as nine babies (children).  

The Lagneśa Śukra also has no Dṛṣṭi on the 3rd House or the 10th House from the Lagna, and this confirms that fate played a large role in Scalia’s success and while he may have achieved accolades throughout his student life, conscious action geared towards success was not a major attribute of his life.

The desires are more at the emotional and social level rather than at the intellectual or considered levels as the Lagneśa Śukra has weak Dṛṣṭi on the Jāya Bhāva and the Dhana Bhāva. Similarly, deriving intellectual justification for his Catholic faith would not have been high on Scalia’s agenda owing to only a middling Dṛṣṭi (2 Pada) of the Lagneśa Śukra on the Dharma Bhāva. Once again, Scalia may not have subjected himself to too much scrutiny by way of self-criticism or appraisal and his life pattern or personality traits were not cultivated by the application of intellectual thought as the Lagneśa has 2 Pada Tṛkoṇa Graha Dṛṣṭi on the Lagna.

The insistence on personal hygiene and constant delving into the esoteric doctrine as well as ensuring a water-tight commencement of ventures, with an eye on the future, are indicated by the Caturāṣraya Dṛṣṭi of Śukra on the 8th and the 12th Bhāvas from the Lagna. It also indicates a focus on health and rejuvenation as well as ensuring that any new step in life is carefully considered and in perfect order (Kanyā Rāśi starts the Śubha Yoga on the Lagna).

With both Śukra and Sūrya having full Kāma Dṛṣṭi on the Lābha Sthāna, gains or upward mobility in life, was a strong theme in Scalia’s life. But interactions with the others were not with a view to increase the gains as Sūrya has low Dṛṣṭi on the Jāyā Bhāva; similarly, the progress in life was not with the goal of filling the coffers as Sūrya, the Lābheśa has 1 Pada Dṛṣṭi on the Dhana Bhāva.

Likewise, intellectual application (Sūrya is a Dhīmāna Graha) was not a major force whether in the realm of religion or his own personality owing to the 2 Pada Jñāna Dṛṣṭi on the Dharma Bhāva and the Lagna itself.

On the same lines as those of Lagneśa Śukra the attitude towards secret religious doctrine was one of treasuring it as an esoteric treasure. There was a strong meditative aspect to the self owing to the Graha Dṛṣṭi of the Ātmakāraka Sūrya to the 12th House.

Budha also has practically no influence by way of Graha Dṛṣṭi on the 7th House from the Lagna and on the 2nd Bhāva as well showing that Scalia never hankered for money and he never allowed monetary considerations to colour his interaction with people.

Budha as the Bhāgyeśa aspecting the Bhāgya Sthāna with 2 Pada Koṇa Dṛṣṭi is a positive and apart from strengthening the Bhāgya brings literature on religion and due to the aspect on the Lagna gives intellectual acumen for learning and expression. Budha is a crucial planet for lawyers and judges owing to the learning processes involved, the amount of reading one has to do and for the drafting of opinions and a host of other things. Its Koṇa Dṛṣṭi is auspicious for Scalia. The Caturāṣraya Dṛṣṭi to the 8th House and the 12th House probably made him fond of religious sermons and this is reflected in his settled position that God should not be ousted from life by the Courts. He felt very protective of religion and the catholic doctrine and verbalised (Budha) his position on the matter of several occasions.

Budha has powerful Kāma Dṛṣṭi on the Lābha Sthāna and probably brings in the element of learning through supporters and friends, as to how they could enhance his standing in the world and make him gain standing in life.

Śani the 4th and 5th Lord has powerful Upacaya Dṛṣṭi on the 7th House and the 2nd House and it is through application and consistent hard work that a conservative and traditional outlook was crystallised while interacting with the world at large and in obtaining the results of his studies (the Dhana Bhāva is the 11th from the Vidyā Bhāva). There is no substitute for hard work when it comes to learning and excelling therein would have been the motto in his life.

Despite being the 5th Lord in the 5th, Śani may not have given real knowledge of his own religion owing to the low Koṇa Dṛṣṭi (1 Pada) on the Bhāgya Sthāna and the Lagna. Adherence to Maṅtra (of his religion and internal Rājya) may have been there but not the illumination which comes from it and lights up life. It would have been a situation where the austerity, which reflects from certain aspects of religion, becomes attractive in itself, and guides life with such an attraction.

Śani has middling powers of protection and aspecting the 8th House and its friendly sign grants longevity, and aspecting the 12th House in another friendly sign ensures orthodox expenditure on items of need and so on. It will also insist on a traditionalist way of approaching meditation and spiritual practices with its aspect on the 12th House. Its strong Kāma Dṛṣṭi on the Lābha Sthāna gives a fundamental approach to gains which is through consistent hard work and application.

Śani very strongly aspects the 7th House and  the 2nd House from the Lagna showing considerable influence on the 7th House perhaps owing to the fruits of the marriage (children in the 11th House from the 7th) which he wanted to give. In matters of liquidity and the bank balance also a slow, pragmatic approach would have been given by the planet so as to build a solid financial profile with the passing years. Scalia would have felt that he needed to work on these matters in some way.

Gurū has 1 Pada Dṛṣṭi on the Śatru Bhāva and the Karma Sthāna showing weak perspective in matters of enmity and enemies and work as well. Values do not sufficiently inform these life avenues, more so since Gurū is in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna and in Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga with Rāhu. The more one sees the horoscope and these more subtle influences, the more once is convinced that the religious convictions of Scalia were more perfunctory and compulsive than anything else as Gurū the Kāraka of real spiritual knowledge has middling Kāma Dṛṣṭi on the Dharma Bhāva showing little desire to get into the intricacies of religious practice.

Gurū does try to expand the consciousness and give perspective as to the future courses of action with its 3 Pada Upacaya Dṛṣṭi to the Putra Bhāva and furthers solitary meditative practices with its aspect to the 12th Bhāva from the Lagna.
Gurū has strong influence through the Pūrṇa Dṛṣṭi on the Jāyā Bhāva and the Lābha Sthāna again showing the expertise in interaction with the world at large and giving an elevated perspective to gains and growth.

The 7th House has shown considerable focus thus far as Rāhu’s 9th House aspect counted in reverse raises some question marks here about personal morality in this realm of life. This is especially so since the value system is assailed by the Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga. Equally, Rāhu’s aspect to the 5th House counted in reverse to the Lābha Sthāna from the Lagna might have fostered mental principles (Mañtra) pertaining to gains and growth in certain instances which might not have passed the strict tests of morality.

Once again the potent Kāma Dṛṣṭi of Rāhu to the 9th House, its Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna, does not portend well for genuine religiosity and it was more like a Kārmic compulsion manifesting as it did of its own accord.

Rāhu also vitiates the 5th House to an extent strengthening the political agenda of Kumbha Rāśi as a means of perceiving the future and the 12th House of pleasures of the bed. When the 3rd Bhāva, a part of the Kāma Tṛkoṇa is afflicted in this manner, there is a doubt or two about this area of his life.

Rāhu does not protect the enemies with its 1 Pada Caturāṣraya Dṛṣṭi nor does it give too much willed planning about the career. It is mostly the other planets which did that for Scalia as recorded above.

Maṅgala does not impart much influence to the 12th House with its 1 Pada Kāma Dṛṣṭi. It tries to impart logic to the deep esoteric studies about life and might have precipitated troubles in the excretory system from time to time with its 2 Pada Upacaya Dṛṣṭi to the 8th House and aggressive pursuit of intent as a mode of self-expression with its 10th House aspect to the 3rd Bhāva from the Lagna. Mars reveals ambition as a guiding force in work, to attain a station capable of meting out Daṅḍa as Maṅgala is Kāraka and has Digbala in the Karma Sthāna; the 3 Pada Koṇa Dṛṣṭi accomplishes it. Likewise, it is the knowledge of his subject that largely helped Scalia’s bank balance as revealed by the Koṇa Dṛṣṭi of Maṅgala to the Dhana Bhāva from the Lagna, its own sign.

But it is the Pūrṇa Dṛṣṭi of Maṅgala which sheds the most life on his attitude to religion and life generally. Maṅgala is Bhagwāna Bhakta Vatsala, the greatest Bhakta of God and so Scalia was fiercely protective of his God and equally of the sanctity of preserving the notion of His antithesis, the Devil.  Scalia palpably protected his association with the Catholic Church and by extension, and by virtue of his station in life, the doctrine of the Catholic Church as well. The amount of fire in this area of his life is clear from the fact that Maṅgala forms the Piśāca-Bādhaka Yoga with Ketu both through Graha Dṛṣṭi and Rāśi Dṛṣṭi: this is also illustrative, amongst other things, of the tension between the concept of sin (Ṣaṣṭha Bhāva) and God (Bhāgya Sthāna) which though a standard premise of Catholicism was operating with considerable vigour in his horoscope and thus in life.

Similarly, Scalia protected his stance on issues with ‘scathing’ or cutting language, to cut and to scathe both being functions and attributes of Mars. Maṅgala protected his self and name and fame with ferocious Pūrṇa Caturāṣraya Dṛṣṭi.

The Lagna Rāśi and the Putra Bhāva being in Kumbha Rāśi where the Lagneśa Śukra is placed show the interplay of the realms of justice and politics in Scalia’s life. He drew his sustenance from Kumbha as the Lagneśa is placed there. He wanted to understand politics and politicians and the working of leadership because Simha Rāśi is in the 7th House from the Lagneśa. Dhana Bhāva in the Āli Rāśi from the Lagna has the maximum rays and Scalia’s thinking was geared towards enforcing a very strict discipline in society.

Āli is the Nīca Rāśi for Cañdra, the Naisargika Kāraka for society and people in general. Scalia argued that there was no constitutional right for abortion. Cañdra is the Naisargika Kāraka for pregnancy and babies and Āli being the natural Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna for Cañdra, and being fully receptive of his intelligence, being in the 10th House from the Pāka Lagna, found its way prominently into his judicial mind. Scalia wanted the position in this respect in Roe v. Wade to be reconsidered and wanted to find five votes for the purpose in Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. He was unsuccessful with the lord Maṅgala in Śatru Bhāva in the 4th House from Dhanuṣa Rāśi containing the functional Ārūḍha Lagna.

With Lagneśa Śukra in the Pañcama Bhāva he was liked by the people in power owing to the fact that Lagna Bhāva is in the 9th from the Pāka Lagna and it is Lagna which indicates the seat of power. It appears from a scrutiny of the horoscope that Scalia was sometimes subjected to unfair criticism and an example of this is the call for his recusal from hearing Cheney v. United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Scalia rightly refused to recuse himself as it was clearly a non-official hunting trip where Dick Cheney was one of the persons and no business was discussed. It was just a case of Scalia cooling his Lagneśa Śukra in the Lābha Sthāna from the Lagna or the 7th from Pāka Lagna and it just so happened that his relaxation coincided with the Bhāva of friends who further happened to be powerful friends (Simha).

He clarified that the round-trip in Air Force 2 was also no ground to object as Scalia had purchased the tickets and the cheapest ones at that. He further cited precedents of the former Chief Justice and his friendship with a former President of the United States. Ultimately Scalia was very much a part of the 7-2 majority opinion which held that Cheney could keep secret the membership of an advisory task force on energy policy.

Lords of the houses from the Lagna:
But the driving force of Scalia’s life was Cañdra in the Lagna, being in the 9th House from the Lagneśa Śukra. His social awareness was always working in everything he did and no less because Cañdra is in the Lagna. His brain and work would have always coalesced judicial principles with his own specific awareness of social realities. The focus on Kāma again shows up with the Jāyā Bhāva being in the 3rd Bhāva (Agni) from the Lagneśa and an Agni Rāśi is here.

The Dhaneśa Maṅgala in the Ṣaṣṭha Bhāva gives a competitive spirit and strong teeth and though he did not have to gain through enemies, litigation is ruled by Maṅgala and it is through his work as a judge where he had to rule in an atmosphere of adversarial stance, that he earned his living. So, the dictum worked and he earned by adjudicating the hostile and inimical positions of rival parties to the lis.

The Sahaja Bhāva or the 3rd House is a crucial Bhāva because apart from ruling siblings it governs our attitude to life since it is indicative of what we do with our hands. It is also Maithuna Bhāva and the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna placement of Gurū has been exacerbated by the placement of Rāhu forming Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga. With the Sahajeśa Gurū in the Sahaja Bhāva, it brings good cheer because the Ichchā in this respect has been fulfilled by God in the 9th House. It is this placement which also gave Scalia as many as nine children and many sons because the Putra Bhāva is in Parākrama from the Sahaja Bhāva. The mentality is not just afflicted due to the Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga but since the Sahajeśa is like Maṅgala there is a kind of Kuja Stambhana happening here, a serious war between Mars and Rāhu which Rāhu will always win in the 3rd House.

Antonin Scalia was an only child with the 3rd House harbouring the Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga and that too with the 3rd Lord Gurū in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna.

Bliss and comforts come through the austere Śani, the Sukheśa in the Putra Bhāva showing self-earned income and great knowledge of one’s subject. Śani is Yogakāraka for Tulā Lagna and is both Sukheśa and Suteśa. Owing to the placement of the Sukheśa in the Putra Bhāva and the consequent domain expertise and the fact that Śani has qualities of Sūrya being the Suteśa, the friends looked up to him for illumination as the 11th Bhāva is in the 7th from the 5th Lord. So, it was not a question of Scalia seeking out the powerful, rather politicians and powerful people (Simha) sought his company. Since the Suteśa is joined Śukra embodying the Jala Tattwa, and that too in the Putra Bhāva, Scalia was blessed with many children.

The Ṣaṣṭheśa Gurū has come to the Sahaja Bhāva in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna and throat of his enemies was always in Scalia’s hands and they could not really do anything to him; he was not required to do much to them as well because Gurū was in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna and joined the hangman’s noose indicated by Rāhu in Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga. If Jupiter had been alone in the 3rd House as the 6th Lord, Scalia might have been in positions where he would have left the battle but the association with Rāhu changed that and he actually liked the confrontation which is very evident from the fact that he wrote so many minority opinions and was at loggerheads with the prevailing judicial norm on many occasions.

There is a question mark in this horoscope owing to the strong influences on the Saptama Bhāva, mostly from the Aṅtara Grahas, read together with the fact that the Dāreśa Maṅgala is in the Ṣaṣṭha Bhāva showing the anger of Śiva. Marriage may have happened owing to the anger of Śiva. Domestic harmony is threatened especially as the Dāreśa is Maṅgala and the Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga is in the Daśama Bhāva from this Dāreśa. The Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga, in other words is what this Dāreśa does, even as Cañdra aspects the 7th House with Pūrṇa Kāma Dṛṣṭi.

Śukra, the Lagneśa is also the benefic Aṣṭameśa in a benefic Bhāva, the 5th. But the Aṣṭameśa joined the Suteśa in some affliction would have caused problems to the children and with the children. It is estimated that factual research in this realm may corroborate the findings as these details are not available at the outset. In Kumbha Rāśi, where the Aṣṭameśa is in Koṇa and not Tṛkoṇa, its power to punish cannot be underestimated because it certainly shows some anger of the Rudras, being conjoined Sūrya and Śani.

With the Bhāgyeśa Budha in the Putra Bhāva, fortune was synonymous with the knowledge attained as he was not impatient about receiving gains with the aspect of the 9th Lord on the 11th House of gains. With Ketu in the Bhāgya Sthāna Cañdra would have certainly taught him at some point in life about the error in being cruel and Ravi would have taught him early (Ravi is the Ātmakāraka) that money and wealth are not synonymous with good fortune.

Apart from what has been said in this paper relating to this aspect, it is further stated that the 10th Lord or the Karmeśa carries the energies of Budha, the primary Kāraka for the 10th House. The person does not hanker after money because Kubera’s blessings are there in any case. The motivation is judged from the Kāma Dṛṣṭi of the Karmeśa which in this case is another Aṅtara Graha and so the motivation is Meṣa or power and authority as Maṅgala is one of the Grahas with the power of Daṅḍa. Also, since Budha has Digbala in the Lagna, it made Scalia an authority in one subject, namely the law. The subject is judged from the Lagneśa Śukra, a Brahmin Graha, with the dispositor Rāhu joined Gurū, the Naisargika Kāraka for the laws of the land.

The 10th House is the Simhāsana and when the lord of the 10th House sits in the Lagna fame comes from the work of the person and this is an intellectual Rājayoga which subsists in the person himself, as distinguished from a material Rājayoga which is formed when the Karmeśa is in the Dhana Bhāva.

With the Lābheśa Sūrya and Lābha Sthāna in Simha Rāśi, the goal of Scalia’s life was a kind of political or power-centric acme which came to him when he was nominated and confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice. The placement  of Sūrya in the 5th House as the Lābheśa and the Ātmakāraka gave high virtue, integrity and piety since the 11th Lord in the 5th House will promote purity in the 6th House as well. One is well educated with the 11th Lord in the 5th and this Scalia certainly was, to put it mildly.
There was great anticipation from marriage and the creature comforts as the Upacaya Dṛṣṭi of the Lābheśa is important and these accrued from the 3rd House aspect of the Lābheśa to the Saptama Bhāva. Likewise, he had no dearth of money as the Yoga of the Dhana Bhāva and the Putra Bhāva is a specific combination for wealth and while the Upacaya Dṛṣṭi of the Aṅtara Grahas is only 1 Pada, the connection is there as the 10th House aspect goes to the Dhana Bhāva.

The placement of the Vyayeśa Budha in the Putra Bhāva did not damage it because of the Suteśa being there and the hammer did not fall as far as having the children went. But the children or some of them may have suffered in their own lives.

Rashi Drishti or Aspects of the Signs:
The main Rāśi Dṛṣṭi which dictates matters in the horoscope is between Cañdra in the Lagna Bhāva and the four Grahas in the Putra Bhāva in Kumbha Rāśi. There is constant and permanent interplay between the intelligence, which is itself working in the framework of career informed by social realities and the intellectualism and expertise of the planets in the Putra Bhāva. Scalia felt that it was the secret core of existence which was the main pillar of life as Vṛṣabha is the Abhimukha Rāśi. Owing to the Lagna and 8th House lordship being the same there is an issue with this Lagna and the prayers are not easily accepted. Vṛṣabha Rāśi being the Sammukha Rāśi also would have posed this challenge of some eternal meaning informing the efforts in life. Vṛṣabha in turn is protected by Cañdra in Tulā which grants longevity and continuing emotional and intellectual application.

Likewise the strong social moorings indicated by Cañdra in the Lagna bound the concept of gains and receiving from the world to these qualities and formed Scalia’s social circle.

Similarly, the great academic excellence and domain expertise manifest in the Putra Bhāva influenced all Keṅdras except the 4th House and therefore coloured the Lagna, Jāyā and Karma Sthānas. The quality and tenor of life itself, the relationships and interactions with the world at large and the application in the work itself were all strongly and permanently influenced by his consciousness and awareness of what he knew.

He dealt with the world with a heavy hand owing to the Rāśi Dṛṣṭi between the Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga and Maṅgala. There is a war always happening firstly because the Sahajeśa is like Maṅgala and is joined Rāhu as we have noted, and also because of the direct Rāśi Dṛṣṭi between the Grahas as aforesaid. Enmity and enemies, adversity and adversaries were what he had to always grasp with his hands and do with them what he thought was the appropriate course of action in context. These informed the infra-red debilitated fire of Ketu in Dharma, and it is also worrisome that these malefic, afflicted and debilitated planets also impacted the Neṣṭā Bhāva. Many things are and might have been lost in the obscurity of the 12th House and in an atmosphere of original purity some additions and alterations might have been made owing to the fated aspects of Rāśi Dṛṣṭi. This is significant because the exploiter of Kanyā Rāśi, and lord thereof, Rāhu, is in Nīca Rāśi and aspecting the sign.

In a similar vein, Karkaṭa Rāśi is the Abhimukha Rāśi from the Pāka Lagna and the challenge is to assimilate the social norms and public opinion indicated by Karkaṭa Rāśi into the thinking personality, which would then operate to sustain him throughout life as an individual.

Special Considerations:
Considering the horoscope from the foundational aspect of the creation of the being and the infusion of Prāṇa, we find that in the Tṛkoṇa Maṅḍala, the Lagna Rāśi itself is the Viriñcī Nārāyaṇa or Brahma and the Vāyu Tattwa is very strong as the Veda Cakṣu is in Kumbha Rāśi.

Scalia has the Prāṇapada in the 4th House from the Lagna and the results are happy, friendly, attached to females and elders and soft and truthful. The other facets of his horoscope appear to corroborate all these. Softness is one quality which does not manifest so clearly but he may have been sensitive in his own belief system and harsh or combative responses may have come from a deep softness in his created being.

The Prāṇapada is further in a Pṛthwī Tattwa Rāśi but is lorded by Śani having high Vāyu, and is further aspected by a Vāyu Graha, Rāhu, with Graha Dṛṣṭi. This is a positive for the sustenance of the Prāṇa. The birth appears to have been due to a Kārmic bond with the mother as a malefic is in the 3rd Bhāva from the Prāṇapada. Though Maṅgala is in a benefic sign, and Gurū aspects with Rāśi Dṛṣṭi, it is badly afflicted in Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga and the finding is confirmed.

When we study the 4th House from the Prāṇapada we find reasons to say that the softness discussed in the preceding paragraphs was almost certainly a favouring of one’s own convictions rather than a genuine vulnerability. There is a malefic Rāśi in the 4th from the Prāṇapada and is further aspected by four Grahas from Kumbha Rāśi. In Kumbha Rāśi there would be little innocence and therefore the aspects to the 4th from the Prāṇapada show a nature that is not innocent.

However, with Cañdra aspecting the 5th Bhāva from the Prāṇapada, its exaltation Rāśi, a happy nature is indicated.

The Horā Lagna is in Vṛṣabha Rāśi in the 8th House and so family and sustenance were very important for Antonin Scalia. With Ketu in Nīca Rāśi in the 2nd House from the Horā Lagna, wealth and finances were not really so dominant in the value system but he worked for his family as Cañdra is the Mūlatṛkoṇa lord of Vṛṣabha Rāśi where the Horā Lagna falls. The focus on the family is also indicates by the fact that he had a very large one in any case with nine children and it is quite interesting to note that Cañdra being the Kāraka for babies is the lord of the Horā Lagna, along with Śukra.

Karakas or the Significators:
In Antonin Scalia’s chart some fortunate associations happen at the level of the Kārakas which have given him great positives. For instance, the Kāryeśa of the Daśama Bhāva is in the Lagna and the Anitya Kāraka Śukra is joined the Nitya Kāraka Budha (and Sūrya). So the Karma Bhāva has really flourished and led to the individual being renowned throughout his working career for his work. In a similar vein we find that the Lagna is blessed by the Ptṛs with Cañdra in the Lagna. The Anitya Kāraka Śukra is joined Sūrya, the Nitya Kāraka for the Lagna giving a robust health and great name and fame to him.

The Pañcama Bhāva of Mañtra or concepts and practices which protected and defined Scalia’s mind is also greatly fortified from this perspective. The Pañcameśa or Kāryeśa is also the Anitya Kāraka and is therefore at the Tattwa level. All the strength and intellectual dexterity of the Vāyu Tattwa came into Scalia’s mind due to this. If we consider Rāhu as the Kāryeśa for the Putra Bhāva despite Śani’s far greater strength, as Śani is placed in its own sign, then we find that while the Kāryeśa Rāhu is Nīca, it is placed with the Anitya Kāraka Gurū who is also the Nitya Kāraka. The Anitya Kāraka in either event promises inherently sweet fruits which are sullied in the first instance by the Sūrya-Śani Yuti and the Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga by the latter. There would be problems with the Bhāva, and its enjoyment, in some way which has been said before in this paper.

The Duṣcikya Bhāva also shows that the Kāryeśa Gurū is placed in its own Rāśi and is the Anitya Kāraka as well. On his own Gurū cannot indulge in Duṣcikya or bad thoughts and not too happily in some of the other significations of this Bhāva, and so it was required that Gurū be damaged for this to happen. Gurū is in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna and joined Nīca Rāhu in Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga. Once Scalia projected himself as someone with a heavy, surreptitious hand and intellectually profound mind capable of dealing with concepts and propositions as he chose to, the Bhāva flourished. The Kāryeśa Gurū and the Nitya Kāraka Maṅgala aspect each other with Rāśi Dṛṣṭi and the Bhāva flourishes on this count as well.

The Kāryeśa for the Ṛpu Bhāva is Gurū as well and right at the outset shows that adversaries find themselves in Maraṇa and being the Anitya Kāraka in its own sign, the adversaries also relished the contest between rival ideas and ideologies and value systems (Gurū). The Ṛpu does not flourish with the Māraka Maṅgala placed in the Ṣaṣṭha Bhāva and there being no relation between the Kāryeśa Gurū and the Nitya Kāraka Śani, the Bhāva has little chance to be completely fortified.
There are two Kāryeśa for the Dhana Bhāva, Maṅgala and Ketu. Maṅgala is placed in the Ṣaṣṭha Bhāva and the Anitya Kāraka Gurū is in own Rāśi and is the Nitya Kāraka as well. There was never any financial problem or any perceptible family problem in Scalia’s life due to the strength of the Kuṭumba Bhāva. The Dhana Bhāva is vacant and the placement of the Kāryeśa indicates wealth generation through service. Since Maṅgala, the Kāraka for litigation is in a sign of Gurū, the Kāraka for the law, the realm of work is also quite clear.

The other Kāryeśa for the Dhana Bhāva is Ketu and is placed in Nīca Rāśi in the Bhāgya Sthāna. The Anitya Kāraka is Budha and is placed with the Nitya Kāraka Sūrya in Kumbha Rāśi. The Sambaṅdha is good but not excellent as Ketu is a malefic in Bhāgya and caused a destined challenge or two in Scalia’s life such as being overlooked for the position of Solicitor General. The Anitya Kāraka Budha and the Nitya Kāraka Sūrya are joined in Kumbha Rāśi where machinations and the darkness of Karma are at a maximum.

The Sukha Bhāva is also vacant and the Sukheśa Śani is the Kāryeśa for the Sukha Bhāva. It is the Anitya Kāraka as well in its Mūlatṛkoṇa Rāśi Kumbha and is aspected by the Nitya Kāraka Cañdra from the Lagna with Rāśi Dṛṣṭi. Home and happiness did not suffer in the least and there is no controversy recorded in this area of his life. As regards comforts and luxuries and conveyances, the Nitya Kāraka Śukra is joined the Kāryeśa or the Anitya Kāraka and these matters in life are also blessed. Peace and real contentment are judged in the final instance from the Nitya Kāraka Gurū and here there is no Sambaṅdha with Śani indicating that this facet of Sukha was not at its strongest in his life especially given the affliction of the Nitya Kāraka Gurū.

The aspect of Vidyā in the Sukha Bhāva was at its veritable epitome because the Kāryeśa Śani being the Anitya Kāraka in its Mūlatṛkoṇa Rāśi promises very sweet fruits while its association with the Nitya Kāraka Budha makes for a formidable intellect and it showed up at all stages of Scalia’s life as he graduated at the top of his class and was later renowned for his prowess in his subject.

The Jāyā Bhāva is vacant and the lord Maṅgala being the Kāryeśa is placed in the Ṣaṣṭha Bhāva which is not ideal since the Ṣaṣṭha Bhāva is the 12th House from the 7th. The Anitya Kāraka Gurū is badly placed in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna albeit in its Mūlatṛkoṇa Rāśi Dhanuṣa and is joined its antithesis Rāhu in Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga. There is something a little disturbing here. While the fruits of the Bhāva cannot be doubted as there were nine children, the gross affliction to Gurū is a red flag. Further the Bhāva, though aspected by the strong Kāma Dṛṣṭi of Cañdra is also aspected by Gurū and Rāhu in Duryoga with Pūrṇa Graha Dṛṣṭi. What sort of desires are these that work on this delicate Bhāva, one wonders.

The Jāyā Bhāva is also not strong because the Kāryeśa Maṅgala has no connection with the Nitya Kāraka Śukra and is placed in Dwirdwādaśa Bhāva Sambaṅdha. This must have caused a flutter or two in the marriage which may or may not be popularly known. The Anitya Kāraka Gurū is in its own sign but in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna and joined Rāhu showing that the fruits, though sweet might be laced with some artificial sweetener as well.

Antonin Scalia lived a full and rewarding life owing in part to the strength of the Raṅdhra Bhāva which is unoccupied and the Kāryeśa Śukra is the Lagneśa as well. The Kāryeśa is joined the Nitya Kāraka Śani and Śani is the Anitya Kāraka as well.
The Dharma Bhāva is occupied by Ketu and aspected by the Graha Dṛṣṭi and the Rāśi Dṛṣṭi of Gurū and Rāhu thereby vitiating the purity of the Dharma. Even so the belief system is strong as the Kāryeśa Budha is in the Pañcama Bhāva with the Nitya Kāraka Sūrya giving a deep focus on religion. The Anitya Kāraka Śani is also joined confirming the fact that Scalia relied greatly on his religious foundations in pragmatic life and always insisted that the Courts should not attempt to do away with God in social existence.

The Karma Bhāva showing the external authority in life and the work is powerful with the Kāryeśa Cañdra placed in Lagna showing fame and acclaim and the Kāryeśa has Rāśi Dṛṣṭi on Budha, the Nitya Kāraka of the 10th House and on Sūrya and Śani, the other Nitya Kārakas. The only Nitya Kāraka which does not have an association with the Kāryeśa is Gurū showing a dearth of the correct ethics and value systems in some aspects of the work. The Anitya Kāraka is well placed in Tṛkoṇa to the Lagna in the 5th House. 

The Āya Bhāva is vacant but the Lābheśa Sūrya is in the 5th House and the Anitya Kāraka Śani is joined and placed in its own sign promising good fruits from the Bhāva. Four Grahas have Pūrṇa Dṛṣṭi on the Āya Bhāva, amongst them the benefics Śukra and Budha and the lord of the Bhāva, Sūrya. Śani aspects, as Yogakāraka for the Lagna.

The Vyaya Bhāva is vacant and the Kāryeśa Budha is in the Pañcama Bhāva. The Anitya Kāraka Śani is the Nitya Kāraka as well and is joined the Kāryeśa and the Vyaya Bhāva is also fortified for this reason. Scalia would have slept well and his meditative practices would have been good accompanied by the rituals and Mañtras of his religion as the Kāryeśa is in the 5th House.

Main Deities for the Chart:
The Devatā of the Graha of the Rāśi Chakra for Scalia are as follows-
Sūrya- Śiva
Cañdra- Ambu (Jala Devī)
Maṅgala- Gaṇeśa
Budha- Viṣṇu
Gurū- Iṅdra
Śukra- Śaci/ Iṅdrāṇī
Śani- Dakṣiṇa Kālī

The major hallmark of Scalia’s life was Rājayoga and having attained the great power he did, the most protective Maṅtra for him would have been the Pratyādi Mañtra for Śani, the Mañtreśa, and if he did this on Ravivāra he would have been protected immensely with every iota of his power intact and he might not have been subjected to the controversy that he was from time to time. The following Mañtra would have been excellent for him:
“Om Om Om Om Om Om Om Om Om Om Om
Krīm Krīm Krīm Hūm Hūm Hrīm Hrīm
Dakṣiṇa Kālike Krīm Krīm Krīm Hūm Hūm Hrīm Hrīm Svāha
Om Om Om Om Om Om Om Om Om Om”

Navamsha Chart:
The Navāmśa Chakra for this horoscope is extracted below for reference-

With the Lagna in Vṛṣcika Rāśi in the Navāmśa Chakra we can immediately say that the native was born with significant Karma to be discharged in personal life and through his makeup as a human being; in other words, his inward attributes, inclinations and skills seen in the Navāmśa Chakra would be very conspicuous elements of the birth. We have also seen a question mark or two appear in the personal life through our evaluation of the Rāśi Chakra and birth in Vṛṣcika Lagna in the Navāmśa Chakra again points to this.
The process of birth itself may have been difficult with either surgical intervention or the use of forceps being required to bring about the delivery. The exalted Lagneśa Maṅgala aspects the Lagna with Rāśi Dṛṣṭi, again indicating surgical intervention.
The fact that the Lagna in the Navāmśa Chakra is Vṛṣcika puts the focus squarely on the Sahaja Bhāva in the Rāśi Chakra as this is in the 2nd Bhāva from the Rāśi Chakra Lagna. Again we see the central role played by Dhanuṣa Rāśi in his life, containing the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna Gurū and Rāhu.
Budha in the Lagna in the Navāmśa Chakra shows great rationality and intellectual resources. It is this inborn support from Budha which gave Scalia a brilliant mind and he excelled at his academic career right from the beginning. Budha is a student and Scalia graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1960 and became a Sheldon fellow of Harvard University which allowed him to travel throughout Europe in 1960-1961.
Scalia was always considered outstandingly brilliant throughout his career as a Judge as well which can be attributed to his inherent capacity to learn and to process information and work with it in a myriad ways. In Vṛṣcika specifically, Mercury would have the capacity for perpetual research and digging deep into precedent and thereafter formulate propositions as law in a given case.
Rāhu in the 10th House promises a lot of Bhoga in work and career and this is where ‘Scalia ate a lot’; in other words, he had a lot of fruits from Bhāgya in his work and career. The Rāśi in the 10th House in the Navāmśa Chakra is Simha and shows princely enjoyments and using Amśa Tula Rāśi Rāhu transposes back to the Lābha Sthāna in the Rāśi Chakra.
Maṅgala in Makara Rāśi in exaltation is in Parivartana with Śani in debility in Meṣa Rāśi. This associates the Upadeśa Bhāva with the Kaṣṭa Bhāva and mirrors the association between the 3rd and the 6th Houses. The energy of the Yama Yoga comes to the 3rd and the 6th Houses and makes him a fearsome adversary who was never shy of a contest.
The Vivāha Kāraka Śukra is in the 12th House from the Lagna and therefore in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna from the 7th House of the spouse. This again confirms that marriage is one of those areas which might have required a separate study in different circumstances. It is only the fact that Śukra is in its own Amśa which enabled the marriage to happen and to subsist. Venus is also the 7th Lord in the Navāmśa Chakra indicating that this placement influenced the spouse directly.
On September 10, 1960 Scalia married Maureen McCarthy at St. Pius X Church in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. The two had met on a blind date while Scalia was at Harvard Law School. The circumstances of meeting the spouse are seen from the 7th Bhāva and lord from Śukra in the Rāśi Chakra. Śukra is placed in the 5th House and the 7th from it is vacant. The lord Sūrya is conjoined Śukra in the 5th House of love affairs and affections and is joined the Dārāpada which governs dating in the horoscope.
Kumbha, being the 11th Bhāva of the natural zodiac is full of darkness (blind) and Dārāpada and the 7th Lord from Śukra placed here ensured that marriage followed a blind date.
The spouse Maureen would have had a pleasant personality with Taurus Lagna and was probably not a working woman owing to Ketu placed in Āyuṣa debility in the 10th House. Śani, the lord of the 10th House is Nīca in the 12th House from the Lagna joined the 8th Lord Gurū. Budha in Vṛṣcika Rāśi in the 7th House is probably not the best feature of the chart especially since Cañdra and exalted Maṅgala aspect Budha with Rāśi Dṛṣṭi.
This was the only marriage was Scalia as in the Rāśi Chakra the 2nd Bhāva from the Upapada Lagna, Leo, is vacant and is aspected only by Cañdra with Rāśi Dṛṣṭi making for a great deal of affection in the marriage. The lord of the 2nd Bhāva from the Upapada Lagna is Sūrya and is placed in Tṛkoṇa. In the Navāmśa Chakra also Sūrya is placed in the 8th House protecting the longevity of the marriage and the 8th Lord Budha is placed in the Lagna.
In order to have the Prāṇapada conjoined Cañdra in the Navāmśa Chakra we ought to move the birth time back slightly and with 40 seconds birth time change backwards, this change is achieved.  
The Daśāmśa Chakra is extracted below-

Vṛṣcika Lagna rises in the Daśāmśa Chakra and shows that Scalia had the propensity to think matters through to an extent when it came to his work as this is an even sign but then when the initial thinking was done, he was all man of action, and undeterred action since the Lagna is ruled by Maṅgala and Ketu. Ketu is in the Lagna and the Lagna in the Rāśi Chakra is also an odd sign showing that basically he leans more towards action rather than contemplation. Maṅgala the other lord of the Lagna is in an odd sign also confirming the primarily action oriented nature attuned to quick decision making upon a preliminary initial thought process. Lagneśa in the 8th House gave him changes in the working profile and he worked for the law firm of Jones, Day, Cockley and Reavis in Cleveland, Ohio from 1961-1967.
He then became a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia in Charlottsville, in 1967. Another change in the career came in 1971 when President Richard Nixon appointed him the General Counsel for the Office of Telecommunications Policy. From 1972 to 1974, he was the chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a small independent agency that sought to improve the functioning of the federal bureaucracy.  In the middle of 1974, President Nixon nominated him as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. After Nixon's resignation, the nomination was continued by President Gerald Ford, and Scalia was confirmed by the Senate on August 22, 1974.
In the commotion of what followed Watergate, the Ford administration was engaged in a number of conflicts with Congress. Scalia testified on numerous occasions before congressional committees, defending the assertions of the Ford administration of executive privilege regarding its refusal to turn over documents.
Within the administration, Scalia advocated a presidential veto for a bill to amend the Freedom of Information Act, greatly increasing its scope. Scalia's view prevailed and Ford vetoed the bill, but Congress overrode it. In early 1976, Scalia argued his only case before the Supreme Court, Alfred Dunhill of London, Inc. v. Republic of Cuba. Scalia, on behalf of the U.S. government, argued in support of Dunhill, and that position was successful. Following Ford's defeat by President Jimmy Carter, Scalia worked for several months at the American Enterprise Institute
Thereafter Scalia returned to academia, taking up residence at the University of Chicago Law School from 1977 to 1982, though he spent one year as a visiting professor at Stanford Law School.
When Ronald Reagan was elected President in November 1980, Scalia hoped for a major position in the new administration. He was interviewed for the position of Solicitor General of the United States, but the position went to Rex E. Lee, to Scalia's great disappointment.
We can readily see the disappointment coming from the 8th House position of the Lagneśa as well as the changes in the career positions taken up since the 8th House indicates the cessation of career.
Scalia was offered a seat on the Chicago-based United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in early 1982, but declined it, hoping to be appointed to the highly influential United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit). Later that year, Reagan offered Scalia a seat on the D.C. Circuit, which Scalia accepted. He was confirmed by the US Senate on August 5, 1982, and was sworn in on August 17, 1982.
The fact that the 8th House position of the Lagneśa Maṅgala could not bring in some severe career setback is most visible from the placement of the Anitya Kāraka Budha in the 5th House. The 5th House being the 8th from the 10th House indicates taking up of new work and jobs and this is mostly responsible for the changes of positions in Scalia’s career.
Gurū, the Kāraka for the law dominates the Artha Tṛkoṇa in the 2nd Bhāva in Dhanuṣa Rāśi. Gurū also aspects the 6th House with Pūrṇa Jñāna Dṛṣṭi. The Ṣaṣṭha Bhāva is in Meṣa Rāśi ruled by Maṅgala showing orthodox litigation as the career, interspersed with teaching which is also governed by Gurū. Gurū and Maṅgala are also in Kāma Dṛṣti and have permanent Rāśi Dṛṣṭi on each other showing a strong Gurū-Maṅgala Yoga which gives a forthright expression to knowledge and indicates the blessings of the Devī.
Though the 6th Bhāva is vacant and the 7th Bhāva has Rāhu, the Artha Tṛkoṇa has two Grahas and the Kāma Tṛkoṇa also has two Grahas. The Lagneśa Ketu is in Lagna joined the 10th Lord Sūrya showing fame in the working arena. The dominance of the Sun in the working personality again indicates the strong originalist and textualist position in the constitutional scheme and does not brook any interference with the same.
Once Scalia decided the course of action and what he intended to accomplish with every case and every set of legal propositions requiring adjudication through his opinion and those of other Judges, he was very meticulous about it and spend long hours to achieve the goal that he had set. His method of working on a given case was very elaborate and labour intensive as Śani is placed in the 10th House. The 10th Lord Sūrya in the Lagna shows the great public acclaim and attention which comes through his ingrained moorings.
The Kāryeśa of the Rāśi Chakra, Cañdra, is in the 3rd House and rather than showing short contractual work, it reinforces the theme of doing battle with what Scalia thought of as degeneration and incorrect ways of thinking and living. The way of working or the Karma Yoga of long hours at work brought him great accomplishment as Śani is in the 10th House from Sūrya. The 10th Bhāva from Gurū indicating indicates the success and the sign is Kanyā with the lord Budha placed in the 5th House even though in debility. His success came through scathing opinions where he almost ridiculed the status quo of the majority opinion if he thought it was not in accordance with the laws of the United States. The Nīca placement of Budha brought him acclaim through minority opinions rather than writing for the majority view of the other Judges on the Bench in the case.
The motivation is judged from the 10th House from Budha and here Gurū is in Dhanuṣa Rāśi in Mūlatṛkoṇa showing that it is his deeply ingrained value system which motivates him in the final analysis, insofar as his work is concerned.
The placement of Gurū and Śani in Agni Rāśi give him the pronounced abilities of legal appreciation, formulation of propositions, assimilation of established wisdom and all the other things which go on to make one a great lawyer and Śani gives the unstinting hard work and sheer labour which ensures that the talent finds a crucible in which to flower.
The Brāhmaṇa Rāśi have Sūrya, Ketu and Budha and gave Scalia their acumen once he had put in the requisite study. The Sun gave an unflinching, authoritarian and conservative intellectual setup while Ketu gave an unabashed screaming attitude as a higher octave of Maṅgala, which we shall presently see. Budha brought about a great rational input to the working self which enabled him to absorb and soak up knowledge even though he was always struggling against the grain of majority opinions.
Maṅgala the Lagneśa and Śukra are in Vāyu Tattwa Rāśi showing that after years of study, he may have cultivated the ability of looking at the logic of propositions without their being coloured by his ethical and moral personality and the socially correct ways of Śukra may not have been learnt very well.
Rāhu and Cañdra are in Pṛthwī Tattwa Rāśi indicating poor awareness of politics and machinations as well as playing to the social gallery.
We note that Sūrya and Ketu in the Lagna are Dhīmāna Grahas according to Parāśara and blessed Antonin Scalia with a formidable intelligence.
Arudha Chakra (Ārūḍha Lagna and houses therefrom) has been omitted from this web publication for certain reasons. 

Ṣaḍbala (Shadbala) or Six Measures of Planetary Strength has been omitted from this web publication as direct exposure of this knowledge is not permitted.

The Varṇadā Lagna is in Karkaṭa Rāśi in the 10th House which is a Brahmin Rāśi and shows intellectual work in the public domain. The lord Cañdra is the Brāhmaṇa Rājā and is blessing the native with work and in life by sitting in the Lagna and blessing him. V11, V7 and V5 are joined the Varṇadā Lagna immensely strengthening the Varṇadā. Karkaṭa is also the exaltation Rāśi of Gurū, the Kāraka for law. The fact that the V7 is conjoined the Varnada Lagna and indicates that marriage will trigger the profession in a major way especially since the V11 and V5 are also joined.
It is an excellent thing that Scalia’s wife was a housewife who raised nine children virtually on her own owing to her husband’s major work commitments and busy professional life since the seat of power cannot be shared with the people indicated by the Padas that are joined. In fact a major controversy erupted when Scalia was seen to be closely associating with Republican politicians and had to issue clarifications and practice precedents of former Justices in this regard, so as to extricate himself.
Scalia’s legal career started in 1961 and the Varṇadā Daśā correctly indicates this-
Varṇadā Daśā-
 Li: 1936-03-11 (8:54:20 pm) - 1939-03-12 (3:27:27 pm)
 Sc: 1939-03-12 (3:27:27 pm) - 1943-03-12 (4:07:22 pm)
 Sg: 1943-03-12 (4:07:22 pm) - 1948-03-11 (10:45:52 pm)
 Cp: 1948-03-11 (10:45:52 pm) - 1954-03-12 (11:49:45 am)
 Aq: 1954-03-12 (11:49:45 am) - 1961-03-12 (6:48:54 am)
 Pi: 1961-03-12 (6:48:54 am) - 1969-03-12 (8:09:17 am)
 Ar: 1969-03-12 (8:09:17 am) - 1978-03-12 (3:33:50 pm)
 Ta: 1978-03-12 (3:33:50 pm) - 1988-03-12 (5:06:27 am)
 Ge: 1988-03-12 (5:06:27 am) - 1999-03-13 (12:51:34 am)
 Cn: 1999-03-13 (12:51:34 am) - 1999-03-13 (12:51:34 am)
 Le: 1999-03-13 (12:51:34 am) - 2000-03-12 (6:52:32 am)
 Vi: 2000-03-12 (6:52:32 am) - 2002-03-12 (7:18:01 pm)
 Li: 2002-03-12 (7:18:01 pm) - 2011-03-13 (2:33:28 am)
 Sc: 2011-03-13 (2:33:28 am) - 2019-03-13 (3:40:07 am)
 Sg: 2019-03-13 (3:40:07 am) - 2026-03-12 (11:03:16 pm)
 Cp: 2026-03-12 (11:03:16 pm) - 2032-03-12 (11:41:50 am)
 Aq: 2032-03-12 (11:41:50 am) - 2037-03-12 (6:41:33 pm)
 Pi: 2037-03-12 (6:41:33 pm) - 2041-03-12 (7:12:55 pm)
 Ar: 2041-03-12 (7:12:55 pm) - 2044-03-12 (1:34:26 pm)
 Ta: 2044-03-12 (1:34:26 pm) - 2046-03-13 (1:59:01 am)
 Ge: 2046-03-13 (1:59:01 am) - 2047-03-13 (8:14:53 am)
 Cn: 2047-03-13 (8:14:53 am) - 2059-03-13 (10:01:05 am)
 Le: 2059-03-13 (10:01:05 am) - 2070-03-13 (5:43:08 am)
 Vi: 2070-03-13 (5:43:08 am) - 2080-03-12 (7:08:51 pm)
The Varṇadā Daśā was Mīna, and though occupied by malefic Maṅgala, it is in trines to the Varṇadā Lagna and is lorded by Gurū, the Kāraka for the law. Mars specifically rules litigation and fighting in the courts. Despite this, the fact remains that Mars is a malefic and is placed in the Tṛkoṇa from the Varṇadā Lagna and so there was great changeability. In 1967 he left his job at the law firm and took up teaching at the university, the facts pertaining to which have been stated above in the paper.
With the advent of the Meṣa Daśā the power source in the horoscope got activated as Meṣa is a royal sign. During the currency of the Meṣa Daśā in the Daśama Bhāva from the Varṇadā Lagna President Richard Nixon appointed him as the General Counsel for the Office of Telecommunications Policy. From 1972 to 1974 he was the Chairman of the Administrative  Conference of the United States, an independent agency that sought to improve the functioning of the federal bureaucracy.
In mid-1974 Nixon nominated him for the office of Assistant Attorney General which nomination was continued by President Gerald Ford upon Nixon’s death. The nomination was subsequently confirmed by the Senate on August 22, 1974.
In 1976, Scalia argued his only case before the Hon'ble Supreme Court, Alfred Dunhill of London, Inc. v. Republic of Cuba where his representation of Dunhill was successful. However, Mars is still the malefic lord of Meṣa in the 9th House from the Varṇadā Lagna and the changeability continued.
Following Ford’s defeat by President Jimmy Carter, Scalia worked for some time at the American Enterprise Institute and then returned to academics, all in the Meṣa Daśā ruled by Maṅgala; he took up residence at the University of Chicago Law School from 1977-1982 when the Varṇadā Daśā changed from Meṣa to Vṛṣabha.
Scalia faced the disappointment of being interviewed for the post of the Solicitor General of the United States before the Vṛṣabha Daśā started but he was overlooked in favour of Rex E. Lee. In the Vṛṣabha Varṇadā Daśā he was finally offered a seat on the influential United States Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit by President Ronald Reagan which he accepted. He was confirmed by the US Senate on August 5, 1982 and was sworn in on August 17, 1982.
Vṛṣabha is the 11th Bhāva of gains from the Varṇadā Lagna and is also aspecting the Varṇadā Lagna with Rāśi Dṛṣṭi. The lord of the Varṇadā Lagna Cañdra is also the lord of Vṛṣabha, especially when it comes to work and so the stage was set for the rise in career with this Daśā.
In Vṛṣabha Daśā the Senate confirmed Scalia to the Supreme Court with a 98-0 vote on September 17, 1986 making him the first Italian-American Justice of the Supreme Court following Reagan’s nomination.
Before the Mithuna Varṇadā Daśā commenced in 1988 housing Nīca Ketu in the 12th from the Varṇadā Lagna, Scalia was firmly ensconced in the Supreme Court.
Other Yogas:
The Grahas in Scalia’s Rāśi Chakra do not occupy a single type of Rāśi mobility and so the Nābhasa-Āṣraya Yogas of Rajju, Mūsala and Nala are not formed. Likewise, the Dala Yogas are also not formed. The twenty Ākṛti Yogas are also conspicuous by their absence and the only Yoga amongst the Nābhasa Yogas formed is a Sāṅkhya Yoga called the Kedāra Yoga with all Grahas in four Rāśis.
The results of the Kedāra Yoga are that the native is happy, wealthy and helpful and all these characteristics do apply to Antonin Scalia’s life.
Since Scalia’s life was not particularly marked by an excess of wealth as a Justice of the Supreme Court, we are not surprised to find an absence of any Dhana Yoga in the Rāśi Chakra. Conversely, there is no Daridra Yoga as well since he was placed in comfortable financial circumstances throughout. One may venture that there is Kemadruma Yoga as the 2nd and the 12th Bhāvas from Cañdra are unoccupied and the Keṅdra are vacant but then this cannot be since Cañdra is placed in the Lagna Bhāva itself which is a Keṅdra Bhāva.
The conjunction of both Śani and Budha and Śani and Śukra furnishes two Rājayoga as the Keṅdra and Koṇa lords are joined but the field of play of both Rājayoga is knowledge as they occur in the Pañcama Bhāva. Śani is infact the Vidyeśa and the Pañcameśa as well as is Yogakāraka for the Lagna while Śukra is the Lagneśa showing the Dhī Śakti and the application of intelligence. The whole thing arose from Scalia’s own application of the self. Budha is also similarly the 9th Lord of fortune and combines well with Śani.
As reflected in this study at various junctures the close association of Antonin Scalia with the reigning politicians is palpable and is reflected in the horoscope through the Rāja Sambaṅdha Yogas. These are created by the Lagneśa with the 5th Lord in Koṇa, Ātmakāraka with the 5th Lord in Koṇa, Ātmakāraka in the 5th with a benefic and the Rāśi Dṛṣṭi between Śukra and Cañdra.
The Rāśi Dṛṣṭi between Maṅgala and Gurū and Rāhu and Ketu has been discussed previously as has the Rāśi Dṛṣṭi between the four planets in the 5th House aspecting the Lagna and Cañdra therein.
Budha, Ketu and Rāhu in the Navāmśa Chakra are Paraspara Kāraka and are working with each other to promote the respective Āyana.       
Exalted Mars with the Moon in the 3rd House are perhaps not welcome but the Upadeśa that Scalia had was a highly emotionally charged one and that of a battler or warrior.
He took this same attitude with him to the sermons he received in church since Maṅgala is the Lagneśa and Cañdra is the 9th Lord of the Gurū or priest aspecting the 9th from the 3rd. Maṅgala and Śani Parivartana brings serious volatile energies of the Yama Yoga to Scalia’s personality and writing (3rd House and 6th House- this has been discussed earlier in the paper.) Scalia perceived a lot of his experiences and actions in the framework of Daṅḍa or punishment as Gurū and Nīca Śani are placed in the 6th house.
The Cañdra-Maṅgala Yoga also aspects the Lagna and Budha in it with Rāśi Dṛṣṭi. Some of the vitriol of the Gurū-Śani Yoga in the 6th House is shared with Śukra through mutual Dṛṣṭi Sambaṅdha and the consciousness and actual facts pertaining to marriage are impacted to a degree.
Venus and Ketu influencing each other with Rāśi Dṛṣṭi show that his wife had reconciled herself to the fact that his presence at home was that signified by Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna Ketu in the 4th House- Śūnya or zero.
All three planets in the Lagna Keṅdra aspect the Gurū-Śani Yoga with Rāśi Dṛṣṭi showing that the attainment of the Āyana was bitter-sweet and was coloured by the energies of Nīca Śani as well as the Yama Yoga brought about by the Parivartana with assuaging coming from the phlegmatic Gurū who provided release through the beauty of the concepts of law.
Charakaraka or Temporal Significators:
The Charakāraka in the horoscope are as follows:
Sun - AK                28 Aq 22' 49.48" PBha      3    Aq   Ge
Moon - PiK              10 Li 26' 20.07" Swat      2    Li   Cp
Mars - AmK              21 Pi 28' 29.16" Reva      2    Pi   Cp
Mercury - PK             5 Aq 17' 51.83" Dhan      4    Aq   Sc
Jupiter - DK             0 Sg 08' 27.94" Mool      1    Sg   Ar
Venus - GK               0 Aq 14' 45.67" Dhan      3    Aq   Li
Saturn - BK             20 Aq 54' 39.77" PBha      1    Aq   Ar
Rahu - MK               16 Sg 12' 15.30" PSha      1    Sg   Le
Ketu                    16 Ge 12' 15.30" Ardr      3    Ge   Aq

The role of the Sun as Ātmakāraka especially placed in the 5th Bhāva from the Lagna in the Rāśi Chakra dominated Scalia’s internal convictions at the soul level which shaped his jurisprudence.
Scalia generally voted to strike down laws that make distinctions by race, gender, or sexual orientation. In 1989, he concurred with the Court's judgment in City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co., in which the Court applied strict scrutiny to a city program requiring a certain percentage of contracts to go to minorities, and struck down the program. Scalia did not join the majority opinion, however. He disagreed with O'Connor's opinion, for the Court, that states and localities could institute race-based programs, if they identified past discrimination, and if the program was designed to remedy the past racism. Five years later, in Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Peña he concurred in the Court's judgment and in part with the opinion which extended strict scrutiny to federal programs. Scalia noted in that matter his view that government can never have a compelling interest in making up for past discrimination by racial preferences,
He said: ‘To pursue the concept of racial entitlement—even for the most admirable and benign of purposes—is to reinforce and preserve for future mischief the way of thinking that produced race slavery, race privilege and race hatred. In the eyes of government, we are just one race here. It is American.’
Sūrya was not interested in affirmative action and trying to pull up Śani and Rāhu on vexatious premises. The Ṛta or order prevailed in Scalia’s soul and he did not permit deviance on superficial and temporal distractions couched as justifications.  
In the 2003 case of Grutter v. Bollinger, involving racial preferences in the University of Michigan's law school, Scalia mocked the Court majority's finding that the school was entitled to continue using race as a factor in admissions to promote diversity, and to increase "cross-racial understanding". Scalia noted, ‘This is not, of course, an "educational benefit" on which students will be graded on their Law School transcript (Works and Plays Well with Others: B+) or tested by the bar examiners (Q: Describe in 500 words or less your cross-racial understanding). For it is a lesson of life rather than law—essentially the same lesson taught to (or rather learned by, for it cannot be "taught" in the usual sense) people three feet shorter and twenty years younger than the full-grown adults at the University of Michigan Law School, in institutions ranging from Boy Scout troops to public-school kindergartens.’
Scalia argued that laws that make distinctions between genders should be subjected to intermediate scrutiny, requiring that the gender classification be substantially related to important government objectives. When, in 1996, the Court upheld a suit brought by a woman who wished to enter the Virginia Military Institute in the case of United States v. Virginia, Scalia filed a lone, lengthy dissent. Scalia felt that the Court, in requiring Virginia to show an "extremely persuasive justification" for the single-sex admissions policy, had redefined intermediate scrutiny in such a way "that makes it indistinguishable from strict scrutiny".
Once again, the claims of Venus that she was actually fiercer than Mars and none the less in armed combat or any other form of serious scuffle did not find favour with Sūrya Ātmakāraka in Scalia’s horoscope who felt that this would be fiddling with the Rāśis and the portfolios allotted to the Grahas as well as their innate attributes and declined to go with the flow of political correctness or gentle expediency.
In one of the final decisions of the Burger Court, the Court ruled in 1986 in Bowers v. Hardwick that homosexual sodomy was not protected by the right of privacy and could be criminally prosecuted by the states. In 1995, however, that ruling was effectively gutted by Romer v. Evans, which struck down a Colorado state constitutional amendment, passed by popular vote, which forbade anti-discrimination laws being extended to sexual orientation. Scalia dissented from the opinion by Justice Kennedy, believing that Bowers had protected the right of the states to pass such measures, and that the Colorado amendment was not discriminatory, but merely prevented homosexuals from gaining favored status under Colorado law. Scalia later said of Romer, "And the Supreme Court said, 'Yes, it is unconstitutional.' On the basis of—I don't know, the Sexual Preference Clause of the Bill of Rights, presumably. And the liberals loved it, and the conservatives gnashed their teeth."
In other words, no buggering about was allowed by the Sun. This sort of conduct is largely brought about by the Nodes and Mercury and Saturn, all of whom cannot prevail upon the Sun to modify his views for any reason. Sun in Aquarius ruled by Saturn and Rāhu joined Venus and Mercury and Saturn had necessarily to deal with this kind of Kumbha ignorance and ‘anything goes’ motto.   
In 2003, Bowers was formally overruled by Lawrence v. Texas, from which Scalia dissented. According to Mark V. Tushnet in his survey of the Rehnquist Court, during the oral argument in the case, Scalia seemed so intent on making the state's argument for it that the Chief Justice intervened. According to his biographer, Joan Biskupic, Scalia "ridiculed" the majority in his dissent for being so ready to cast aside Bowers when many of the same justices had refused to overturn Roe in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. In March 2009, openly gay Congressman Barney Frank described him as a "homophobe". Maureen Dowd described Scalia in a 2003 column as "Archie Bunker in a high-backed chair". In an op-ed for The New York Times, federal appeals judge Richard Posner and Georgia State University law professor Eric Segall described as radical Scalia's positions on homosexuality, reflecting an apparent belief that the religious stances supposedly held by the majority of US citizens should take precedence over the Constitution and characterizing Scalia's "political ideal as verging on majoritarian theocracy."
We can readily see the attacks on the Ātmakāraka Sun by the stalwarts of the opposite camp- Mercury, Venus and Saturn and that too in the territory of Aquarius where day is night and night is day and maybe male is female and female is male and any other possible handy combination which might occur to the engaged parties.
Scalia was a textualist in statutory interpretation, believing that the ordinary meaning of the statute should govern- this is the plain speaking of the Sun, who rules and will not brook diversity of opinion that causes needless confusion- and this is expressed as the Literal Rule of Statutory Interpretation. 
In 1998, Scalia vociferously had opposed the idea of a living constitution, or the power of the judiciary to modify the meaning of constitutional provisions to adapt them to changing times. Scalia warned that if one accepted that constitutional standards should evolve with a maturing society, "the risk of assessing evolving standards is that it is all too easy to believe that evolution has culminated in one's own views." He compared the Constitution with statutes, which he contended were not understood to change their meaning through time. Constitutional amendments, such as the 1868 Fourteenth Amendment, according to Scalia, were to be interpreted based on their meaning at the time of ratification. Scalia was often asked how this approach justified the result in the 1954 case of Brown v. Board of Education, which held that segregated schools were unconstitutional, and which relied on the Fourteenth Amendment for the result.
In interpreting statutes, Scalia did not look to legislative history. In the 2006 case of Zedner v. United States, he joined the majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito—all except one paragraph of the opinion, in which Alito cited legislative history. In a concurring opinion in that case, Scalia noted, "The use of legislative history is illegitimate and ill advised in the interpretation of any statute." His dislike of legislative history may have been a reason why other justices have become more cautious in its use. Gregory Maggs wrote in the Public Interest Law Review in 1995 that by the early 1990s, legislative history was being cited in only about forty percent of Supreme Court cases involving the interpretation of statutes, and no case of that era used legislative history as an essential reason for the outcome. Maggs suggested, ‘With Justice Scalia breathing down the necks of anyone who peeks into the Congressional Record or Senate reports, the other members of the Court may have concluded that the benefit of citing legislative history does not outweigh its costs. It is likely for this reason that the percentage of cases citing it has decreased dramatically. No one likes an unnecessary fight, especially not one with as formidable an opponent as Justice Scalia.’
Scalia described himself as an originalist, meaning that he interpreted the Constitution of the United States as it would have been understood when it was adopted. According to Scalia in 2008, "It's what did the words mean to the people who ratified the Bill of Rights or who ratified the Constitution." 
In 2006, before George W. Bush appointees Roberts and Alito had time to make an impact, Rossum, wrote that Scalia had failed to win converts among his conservative colleagues for his use of originalism, whereas Roberts and Alito, as younger men with an originalist approach greatly admired Scalia battling for what he believed in.
In a 2009 public conversation, Justice Stephen Breyer questioned Scalia, indicating that those who ratified the Fourteenth Amendment did not intend to end school segregation. Scalia called this argument "waving the bloody shirt of Brown", and indicated that he would have joined the first Justice Harlan's solitary dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson, the 1896 case that Brown overruled.
Scalia's originalist approach came under attack from critics, who viewed it as "a cover for what they see as Scalia's real intention: to turn back some pivotal court decisions of the 1960s and 70s", reached by the Warren and Burger Courts. Ralph Nader argued in 2008 that Scalia's originalist philosophy was inconsistent with the justice's acceptance of the extension of certain constitutional rights to corporations when at the time of the Fourteenth Amendment's ratification, corporations were not commonly understood to possess constitutional rights. Nader's view preceded the Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Scalia, in his concurrence in that case, traced his understanding of the rights of groups of individuals at the time of the adoption of the Bill of Rights. His argument was based on the lack of an exception for groups such as corporations in the free speech guarantee in the Bill of Rights, and on several examples of corporate political speech from the time of the adoption of the Bill of Rights. Professor Thomas Colby of The George Washington University National Law Center argued that Scalia's votes in Establishment Clause cases do not stem from originalist views, but simply from conservative political convictions. 
Scalia responded to his critics that his originalism "has occasionally led him to decisions he deplores, like his upholding the constitutionality of flag burning", which according to Scalia was protected by the First Amendment.
In 2009, after nearly a quarter century on the Court, Scalia characterized his victories as "damn few".
Writing in The Jewish Daily Forward in 2009, J.J. Goldberg described Scalia as "the intellectual anchor of the court's conservative majority". He traveled to the nation's law schools, giving talks on law and democracy. His appearances on college campuses were often standing room only. Ginsburg indicated that Scalia was "very much in tune with the current generation of law students ... Students now put 'Federalist Society' on their resumes."  John Paul Stevens, who served throughout Scalia's tenure until his 2010 retirement, said of Scalia's influence, "He's made a huge difference. Some of it constructive, some of it unfortunate." Of the nine sitting justices, Scalia was most often the subject of law review articles.
It is quite clear then the Sun can be nothing but originalist because his is the original light, the way illumination was intended to be dispensed and received, as it is  and not through, say, a purple prism.   
Scalia recused himself from Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow (2004), a claim brought by atheist Michael Newdow alleging that the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance (including the words "under God") in school classrooms violated the rights of his daughter, who he said was also an atheist. Shortly after the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in Newdow's favor, but before the case came before the Supreme Court, Scalia spoke at a Knights of Columbus event in Fredericksburg, Virginia, stating that the Ninth Circuit decision was an example of how the courts were trying to excise God from public life. The school district requested that the Supreme Court review the case, and Newdow asked that Scalia recuse himself because of this prior statement, which he did without comment.
Again, the Sun is the primary  Kāraka for the 9th House of Dharma and it is his light that takes us to God whereas Kumbha is the zone of darkness, the natural Bādhaka and one who insists on atheistic or agnostic darkness and the juxtaposition of the themes is evident in the placement of the Sun in Aquarius.
This is all the more so since the Sun is placed in Mithuna Amśa in the Navāmśa Chakra, and Mithuna becomes the Kārakāmśa and Sun is the 3rd Lord of the call to arms and the spiritual war therefrom. The Kārakāmśaka is in fact in the 9th House from the Lagna, the Kāraka Bhāva of the Sun the fight was to the utmost extreme through the Deva Senā.
Scalia refused to recuse himself from Cheney v. United States District Court for the District of Columbia (2005), a case concerning whether Vice President Dick Cheney could keep secret the membership of an advisory task force on energy policy. Scalia was asked to recuse himself because he had gone on a hunting trip with various persons including Cheney, during which he traveled one way on Air Force Two. Scalia issued a lengthy in-chambers opinion refusing to recuse himself, stating that though Cheney was a longtime friend, he was merely being sued in his official capacity, and that were justices to step aside in the cases of officials who are parties because of official capacity, the Supreme Court would cease to function. Scalia indicated that it was far from unusual for justices to socialize with other government officials, recalling that the late Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson played poker with President Harry Truman, and that Justice Byron White went skiing with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Scalia stated that he was never alone with Cheney during the trip, the two had not discussed the case, and the justice had saved no money since he had bought round-trip tickets, the cheapest available. Scalia was part of the 7–2 majority once the case was heard which generally upheld Cheney's position.
We cannot conclude till we notice the Charakāraka replacement between Gurū and Śukra who are both at the same degree. Gurū is the Dārākāraka rather delicately joined Rāhu in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna in Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga, hinting at things known and unknown. Śukra is the Jñātikāraka (GK) and is much stronger placed with the Ātmakāraka and three other Grahas. It is probably the Dārākāraka which had to give way for the sake of the nationalist, conservative community represented by Śukra with the bright eyes and it is just as well because with Śukra becoming the Dārākāraka as well there would have been more application of intelligence in the matter. Despite higher latitude the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna Gurū in Gurū Chānḍāla Yoga cannot really push out the major community status given by the Jñātikaraka. But the loss of whatever the original Dārākāraka represented would have been felt by Scalia and maybe even at the level of the community awareness as both the Dārākāraka and the Jñātikaraka have other problems which are not being discussed here, for reasons of secrecy.

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