Skills determination question.
Dear friends, I can't remember the following thing. When you look at skills that are given by more than one planet, do both of these planets have to be connected to the required bhava cusp to have an effect? For example:If we have Moon Venus in the right places fro writing skills and Mo is connected to 5cusp, does Ve have to be connected to 5cusp as well for the writer to have imagination and readers, or is Mo enough?
Cusps are giving the concrete reality, but in your case I believe Moon/Venus should be the correct house lords and also rasi aspecting each other. It is a Jaimini thing, I believe you are referring to the Career determining factors, but I honestly forgot in which Upadesa Sutras was this (I bet my money on 3rd). If I am not wrong, not only Mo/Ve give authorship, Me could give it too in a technical manner.
Hi David, my understanding is that Moon always has to be involved and it also has to be combined with Venus (or also with Jup or Me). Or if any of these planets are in the sign of Cancer. I would recommend this video from Laura Barat where she explains the technique (a student of Ernst):
You can skip to minute 12 if you already know how to calculate the Pada and Upapada.
In the examples Ersnt discusses, he showed the cusp connection to all the grahas. So I believe ideal scenario is where all grahas are individually linked all the required cusps.