new rashi sutras
i am busy watching the video lord of rashi in the new rashi sutras.
one of moon's enemies as described by ernst is ,venus , but moon is exalted in taurus which ruler is venus. any explanation how to make sense of the interaction of friends enemy and how to know who is enemy or friend .also how to know based on enemy or friend what happens when enemy goes to the enemy sign (sign which ruled by ones enemy ) how to determine if he this planet dignity. as i mentioned above moon is enemy to Venus (as stated)but moon exalted in taurus which venus its lord. a specific answer to that case would be appreciated but also a general rull system one can work with in consistency for all planets and sign
Have you watched video 12 of the "Jyotish Building Blocks" series yet? Ernst explains the natural relationships of the planets in this video. In "Graha Sutras" (and probably in some manuals on this website) you'll find a table that shows the relationships between the planets. These relationships don't always go both ways, as you rightly pointed out. Some planets are exalted in an neutral planet's sign. Some planets are debilitated in a friend's sign (Mars in Cancer).
Why that is and what effects you get from a planet being in a friend's, a neutral planet's, or an enemy's sign is a pretty complex topic. You can either look at the psycho-social, emotional, experiential effects that will give or what habits a person will have based on that (Lajjitaadi Avashtas) or what the concrete thing the person will have in their life is (Jaimini).
Before you can do all that, you'll really need a strong foundation though. So I'd really recommend finishing the Jyotish Building Blocks section 🙂 . I think Ernst created that section so we'd all get an introduction to the basics (before being able to delve into the beginner's section even). It takes a while to get through, but it's worth it and will answer a lot of the questions that you have (I know it did for me).
Actually, the moon has no enemy so moon is an enemy to Venus but Venus is not an enemy to the Moon.
The natural friendships rules are determined by the positions to each other’s. I believe it’s the 2nd, 12th, 5th, 9th, 4th and 8th to each other’s that determine friendships, others are enemies (so Taurus is exaltation for Moon and Libra is 6th from Moolatrikona Taurus so Venus becomes neutral to the Moon because it has both an enemy and friend position in relationship to the Moon-ruled sign)
that being said, when it comes to exaltation and debilitation, I tend to focus more on the sign itself. The Moon is how we perceive and “feel” the world. It tends to do better in the comfort driven, nurturing sign of Taurus and not so well in the deep sometimes dark feeling world of Scorpio.
hope that helps clarify
Additional memory points which always helped me:
1. Sun-Saturn and Sun-Venus are the only 2 mutual enemy pairs.d
2. Saturn has max enemies: Sun, Moon and Mars (as Ernst clearly emphasised in LA course)
3. Unlike Moon who has no enemies, remember that Jupiter is enemy to no one.
4. The passionate pair of Mars and Venus are actually neutral to each other.
Some people say the Moon has enemies but is an enemy to no one. I think this is based on some mythology.
Not just mythology, I think the Sanskrit verse is ambiguous and needs to be interpreted. (Or maybe it seems ambiguous because it's in Sanskrit)
Even when we make a statement like "Moon has no enemies" in english, it is ambiguous. Does it mean the moon considers nobody as its enemy? Or nobody considers the moon as their enemy? (I do know Ernst' interpretation is the latter, though I don't remember if he has explained why- if you know could you point me to the relevant video)
So there is a question of who is the reference point. Some say the self is the reference point, so in every case it is the planet itself we're talking about, not what others feel about the planet.
I don't follow that
I wonder if you have personally thought about this? Genuinely curious.
I started wondering about this 2-3 days ago, due to various reasons, and it's opened a can of worms, Lol.
For example, if one key nature of the Moon is to be love-sick, why would he/she consider anyone to be an enemy (unless afflicted)? Isn't the shape-shifting, fickle nature of the Moon partly because he wants to somehow be loved?
Plus, we do seem to consider Moon as Mercury's parent, and it seems strange to say a parent would hate their kid as a "Natural" relationship (minus any afflictions)- especially if we see Moon as the mother (coz biologically mothers are hardwired to protect their child)
But for a teenager, adolescent (Mercury) it is quite reasonable to "hate" their parent..