1-10 Couplet

  • 1-10 or 10-1 Couplet: The 10th Triad is all about discipline, being practical, and control.  Roughly one out of every 12 people will have Capricorn on the cusp or within the 1st House creating the 1-10 combination.  But this combination can show up elsewhere – Mars in Capricorn, Saturn in the 1st House, etc. 

DHARMA: The 1-10 says ‘self discipline’ – a very dharmic trait.  The reverse is very dharmic, too – practical self.  Other dharmic interpretations include ‘I am real’, ‘I am trustworthy’, and ‘I am honest’.  Because of such traits, these people tend to rise to the top, and they end up being ‘The Boss’. 

Since the 1st Triad includes fire and anger, the 10th Triad restricts it or ‘channels’ it.  Rather than venting anger irrespective of the consequences, the dharmic use of anger is to channel it by either solving the problem which precipitated the anger or focusing the energy into some other constructive activity that benefits others.  The 10-1 couplet says ‘controlled anger’ as well as ‘controlled initiative’.  Both are dharmic.

KARMA: A karmic issue is being ‘too bossy’.  Other karmic issues include being too rigid and inflexible as well as being too conservative, too old fashioned, or too traditional – all of these resist change.  Change is inevitable, and resisting change is doomed (karma).  Since the 10th Triad represents ‘control’, another problem is being too controlling of others – especially subordinates.  Finally, as with all triads, karmic possibilities can be seen by preceding any dharmic traits with ‘not’ – ‘not in control’, ‘not disciplined’, etc.

PHRASES: Common terms for 10th Triad people are: conservative, practical, a leader, steadfast, responsible, reliable, no nonsense, disciplined, and hard working.  Even ‘stern’ can sometimes be applied.  This person tends to follow rules closely.  The 10th Triad often relates to government work. 

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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