1-1 Couplet

  • 1-1 Couplet: When a triad is doubled, two facets of the same triad (planet, sign, or house) are found together.  For a ‘1-1’ couplet, either Aries is in the 1st House, Mars is in the 1st House, or Mars is in Aries.  Whenever a triad is ‘doubled’, it is exalted, and the traits of that triad are emphasized or magnified.  In this case, the desire to take action and leadership is emphasized.  The 1-1 couplet reads as ‘quick action’.  And depending upon the situation, this can be good (dharmic) or bad (karmic).  Roughly one out of every 12 people will have Aries on the cusp or within the 1st House creating the 1-1 combination.  But this combination can show up elsewhere (as noted above) – Mars in Aries or Mars in the 1st House.

DHARMA: Taking leadership and taking action can be critical for survival.  The 1-1 couplet signifies taking the initiative during an emergency.  However, the effectiveness of leadership and action depends upon prior planning and training (7th Triad). 

KARMA: Impulsiveness, impatience, irritability, and anger are the downfall of the 1st Triad – especially if exalted as with a 1-1 combination.  The 1-1 couplet reads as ‘quick anger’. Since the 1st Triad rules fire as well as the head, a karmic phrase for this would be ‘hot headed’. This is likely the result of extreme impatience.  This person is also unlikely to control impulsiveness, regardless of the circumstances.  The 1-1 says that this individual gets frustrated quickly.  Being impatient, the 1-1 couplet likely makes this person act prematurely or before the best opportunity arises.

As with all couplets, the above descriptions are not exhaustive, and they will be augmented as new data is brought forth.

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