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  • Mark Twain Samuel Clemens 30-Nov-1835

Andrew Carnegie Vimshottari Dasha

  • capitalist
  • industrialist
  • journalist
  • philanthropist


Andrew Carnegie in 1913


Andrew Carnegie

fleshbirth Wednesday-25-Nov-1835

fleshdeath 11-Aug-1919 (age 83)


Steel Baron Industrialist, Evangelist of Capitalism * lived 1835-1919 * Andrew 'Andra' Carnegie

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotisha

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama



  • Shil-Ponde (1939) Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 81

BPL commentary: high forehead. the condition of Guru will considerably affect the outcome Karkata rashi * pada-4 = * Pushkara Navamsha * a distinctive placement combining the exploitation and conflict of the shad-ashtaka 6th-from angle with the poetic verse and philosophical high-mindedness of inclusive, Guru-ruled Punarvasu.

"... from Arudra to Punarvasu, a startling change in mental development.

In Punarvasu, the native is possessed of profound intelligence,

  • capable of delving into and understanding all manner of philosophical and metaphysical postulates.

He revels in abstract thought

  • and has a lively and profound imagination.

He may be also a poet of high attainment , expressing a fire and vitality in his verse

  • which is the result of an unusually passionate temperament.

He will, however, be only moderately successful by worldly standards during his lifetime

  • although unlike the Arudra native, he will not experience poverty."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Gospel of Wealth 1835-1919 Andrew Carnegie


"Andra" Carnegie approximately age 25 * 1850's

Chandra Mahadasha

25-Nov-1835 fleshbirth * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * uttama-11 * picchala-karaka slippery-one

1852 (age 16) begin

1852 (age 16) selected as personal telegrapher and assistant to Thomas Scott, the superintendent of Pennsylvania Railroad western division. * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-11 mentorship, Zukra-ruled Rahu extraordinary relationships

1855 Carnegie invests in Oil and gets heavily involved in the US Civil War. Rahu as the oily picchala-karaka also signifies slippery, bloody battlegrounds * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rogesha-6 war

1856 decease of Father (Andrew's age 20) * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules 2nd-from-Surya

1856 major promotion to superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad, after snitching on workers who were organizing a labor strike. All the workers were fired and plunged into vicious poverty. * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rogesha-6 betrayal + dharmesha-9 fortune

1856 North wins the war, and the national infrastructure must be rebuilt -- particularly the bridges. having acquired iron properties and formed dozens of key networking associations with top officials of industry and national government - He leaves the railroad - to form an iron-bridge-building corporation * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rogesha-6 war + dharmesha-9 fortune

Guru Mahadasha

1870 (age 34) begin

1878 Continuing an affectionate relationship (Zukra) begun when he was still a boy, Carnegie's first commercial steel order = 2000 rails from the Pennsylvania RR * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra Vriddhipathi-11 rules uttama-Rahu

Shani mahadasha * pancha-maha-purusha yoga

1886 (age 50) begin uttama-4 yuvatipathi-7 (10th-from-10th)

1886 publishes "Triumphant Democracy" which defends labor unions, decries rigid class systems and royalty * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani-yuti-Budha

21-Oct-1886 * fleshdeath of his only sibling, younger brother * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani occupies 2nd-from-3rd

10-Nov-1886 mother's death * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-Chandra

22-Apr-1887 marriage-1 * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules-7 navamsha

1889 publishes "The Gospel of Wealth" which preaches that rich people should give away all their excess money (in fact, his take-home pay = 25 million dollars - an astronomical sum in that day) * Shani-Budha period

1890 starts to come under criticism for hypocrisy and contradiction due to publications seemingly oblivious to reality * Shani-Ketu period * Ketu oblivious

30-Mar-1897 child-1 (his age 61)* Shani-Chandra period * Chandra lagnesha

1900: Reorganizes all of his many companies into one concern = "Carnegie Steel" the largest and most profitable corporation in the world * uttama-Rahu-11 extraordinary economic activities

1901: age 65 Carnegie sells Carnegie Steel to competitor J.P. Morgan the profits from this sale make Carnegie the richest man in the world * uttama-Rahu-11 extraordinary economic gains

1902: establishes Carnegie Institute of Technology * Shani-Rahu period * uttama-Rahu-11 results of bandesha-4 Zukra schools

Budha Mahadasha

1907-1911: final dispersal of remaining funds of US$125 million into Carnegie Corporation.* Budha-Ketu continues through Budha-Zukra period * dissolution of wealth

11-Aug-1919 death of the flesh-body * chidra-dasha Guru-Shani period * Shani rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Gospel of Wealth 1835-1919 Andrew Carnegie

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka

Kuja * bhratrukaraka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisyakaraka

Guru * dhavakaraka

Zukra * kalatra-karaka * svadhu-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka

Ketu * kavandha-karaka

Punarvasu-4 lagna = Pushkara Navamsha

Surya rules 8th-from-Chandra suggesting that Andrew's relationship with his father was characterized by constant changes. His father's craft of hand-weaving was displaced by automated looms. The family was plunged into penury and hunger. Young child Andrew and his family then made the difficult transition from their predictable and reliable Scottish village to the bustling and complex and typically impoverished American industrial morass.

Mangala-Vrizchika -5 + Surya + Zukra-yuti-Ketu

~~ Phaladeepika - Chapter 5, Shloka 6

" if the lord of the 10th house is situated in Jupiter's Navamsha, the person shall earn a living with the help of Brahmins, deities or through state favor, recitation of Puranas, studying Shastras, preaching or giving religious instructions, or handling money."

1907-1911: dispersal of his remaining funds of US$125 million into the charitable Carnegie Corporation. Intention is to fund educational and technological advancements. Carnegie Teacher's Pension Fund created, endowed with US$10 million. Although it looked self-sustaining at the time, this fund quickly dispersed (Ketu) due to extraordinary gains in longevity of Americans, especially the actuarially long-living group of women teachers.* dissolution of wealth collection due to Zukra-yuti-Ketu

Shravana-2 Makara Chandra -7 Pushkara Navamsha * during the era of crony capitalism a sociable, polite, reputation-alert Shravana Chandra was an extremely valuable placement. In his early jobs as a teenager, young Andrew was noticed for his nice handwriting (Budha yuti uttama-Shani) and his charisma (Surya-5.) But most important to his employers are his *listening* (Shravana) capabilities, which allow him to decode incoming telegraph messages by ear without having to write them.

Similar to many nativities featuring a strong Chandra-7, Carnegie's primary partner was his Mother. His life-partner was acquired as an immediate replacement for his mother (marriage consequent to Mother's demise). He married late in life and after a decade of marriage child was born during the period of the lagnesha.

Typical of the complex and contradictory 4th pada of Punarvasu, Carnegie was a complex man with writ-large genius and faults. A major fault commented by his contemporaries was a tendency to believe himself infallible . Nichha-Guru in the 10th navamsha exposes a philosophical materialism which produce both philosophical justification for materialism and expansive generosity.

Rahu uttama-11 Karakamsha * extraordinary economic gainfulness. karmapathiMangala-5 yuti Zukra-Surya-Ketu shows that his public reputation was very complex as both arrogant and rapacious whilst also a royal celebrity figure to whom was attributed the genius of one skilled in games (5).


Carnegie in 1878

A private letter from Carnegie"to himself" from 1868 diary entry at (note to reader: Carnegie never actually carried through on the plan declared below. He continued to take a huge profit from his vast investments, and spend as he personally wished. The below proposal does however illustrate his gifts as a writer and a preacher * cluster of graha along the axis of Rahu-9)

Carnegie Libraries :

"I propose to take an income no greater than $50,000 per annum! Beyond this I need ever earn, make no effort to increase my fortune, but spend the surplus each year for benevolent purposes! Let us cast aside business forever, except for others. Let us settle in Oxford and I shall get a thorough education, making the acquaintance of literary men. I figure that this will take three years active work. I shall pay especial attention to speaking in public. We can settle in London and I can purchase a controlling interest in some newspaper or live review and give the general management of it attention, taking part in public matters, especially those connected with education and improvement of the poorer classes. Man must have no idol and the amassing of wealth is one of the worst species of idolatry! No idol is more debasing than the worship of money! Whatever I engage in I must push inordinately; therefore should I be careful to choose that life which will be the most elevating in its character. To continue much longer overwhelmed by business cares and with most of my thoughts wholly upon the way to make more money in the shortest time, must degrade me beyond hope of permanent recovery. I will resign business at thirty-five, but during these ensuing two years I wish to spend the afternoons in receiving instruction and in reading systematically!"


Momma Carnegie

Mother and Marriage - lagnesha Chandra in Shravana-7

Carnegie was born into Chandra-Chandra swabhukti with Chandra lagnesha casting drishti into the Chandra-ruled Karkata lagna, suggesting that his mother, his land of birth, and the morality of his root folk would play a dominant role in his development

A uniquely defining feature of 'Andra' Carnegie's life history was his intensely close and often inseparable relationship to his fiercely protective mother lagnesha Chandra-7. Asserting herself as his partner and protector, she regularly accompanied him to business meetings, throwing his business associates into a state of social paralysis in fear of offending her. She joined her son on summer-long Scottish holidays; and for decades she shared his large New York City hotel suite.

She famously prevented his marriage opportunities, declaring in public"there's no woman good enough for my Andra!"

At his age 50, with his elderly mother's health in decline, Carnegie began a formal courtship with the daughter of a fellow industrialist who was 21 years his junior. Notoriously, the Momma did everything in her powers to prevent the union. Sensing strong opposition, the young woman was determined to break the alliance. Finally momma died and Andrew, then 51, arranged a small private marriage ceremony in 1887 Shani-Shani swabhukti.

Even so, no children were born into the union until ten years after the ceremony. Note Zukra-yuti-Ketu and the proximity of Zukra-Mangala suggesting sexual ambivalence and/or bisexuality.

randhresha-8 + yuvatipathi-7 Shani-4

3rd-from-Chandra * immediate younger sibling = bhava-9 father

5th-from-Chandra (a sister died in between Andra and Thomas) = Rahu-11

younger brother Thomas Carnegie

Carnegie was known to have been extremely critical of his younger brother Thomas to the point of bullying. Yet he regularly invested Thomas as a full partner (yuvatipathi-7 Shani-yuti-Budha sibling) with heavy business responsibilities. Apparently Carnegie was trying try to force young Thomas to fail. However Thomas never failed.

Thomas was said to have been quietly capable (uttama-Shani-3) yet perhaps depressed under the constant pressure from his brother.

Thomas fulfilled the management and investment supervising roles admirably; his wealth grew (3rd-from-Chandra = bhagya-9) along with Andra's and he became a nouveau-riche robber baron along with Carnegie's entire cohort.

Yet Thomas became a clinical alcoholic (3rd-from-Chandra = Guru-12) under the pressure from his ebullient brother, and died of pneumonia age 43 while father of nine (Guru).


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