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"To whom much is given, from them much is expected."

Computer Software Designer, Industrialist, Multi-National Business Tycoon

Global Philanthropist


close personal friend of

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Microsoft Corp.

Bill Gates

a.k.a. William Henry Gates, "Bhagya Bill"

Earthbody-Entry Friday-28-Oct-1955


Microsoft Corp., Gates Foundation * 1955 - ______ * William Henry Gates

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya

BPL commentary:

high forehead. Most Punavasu nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers.

For Punarvasu natives, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome.

Teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guidance from the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux.

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

"... 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 details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha



Shani Mahadasha * age birth until 2.8

28-Oct-1955 Earth-birth * Shani-Rahu period

Budha Mahadasha * age 2.8 until 19.8

1969 age 13, in school Gates expresses abilities in computer programming * Budha-Rahu period

Bill sold his first commercial software (a payroll application) during high school

Ketu Mahadasha * age 19.8 until 26.8

1975 dropped out (Ketu) of formal schooling, never to return * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti * Ketu-12 imagination, wandering

Zukra Mahadasha * age 26.8 until 46.8

1986 Microsoft becomes a public traded stock * Zukra-Surya period * Surya rules 3-commerce, also 3 = 11th-from-5th gains (11) from gambling (5)

1998 anti-trust trial US versus Microsoft* Shani-Budha period * Budha analysis, argument

01-Jan-1994 Marriage * Zukra-Guru * Brihaspati rules swamsha * gochara samchara Rahu-Ketu contact Vrischika-Vrishabha

10-June-1994 flesh death (via breast cancer) of mother Mary Maxwell Gates * Zukra-Guru period * Gules rules 7th-from-4th

26-Apr-1996 Child-1 * Zukra-Shani * Shani dharmesha-9

Surya Mahadasha * age 46.8 until 52.8

2006 assets exceeding USD_50billion, Forbes-ranked financially wealthiest man in the world * Surya-Shani period * Shani uttama-dharmesha

Chandra Mahadasha * age 52.8 until 62.8

2009 Forbes-ranked world's 2nd wealthiest * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra dhanesha-treasurer-2

2013 Forbes-ranked first * Chandra-Shani period * Shani uttama-dharmesha

2014 steps down from Microsoft leadership * Chandra-Shani period * Shani rules 8-transformation of identity

Mangala Mahadasha * age 62.8 until 69.8

Rahu Mahadasha * age 69.8 until 87.8

Guru Mahadasha * age 87.8 until 103.8

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Bill Gates in 2013, age 58

Karakamsha = bhava-1 personality

Punarvasu radical lagna. According to Shil Ponde, one of the leading characteristics of the 1st pada of the abundantly productive Punarvasu nativity is that "You can undertake several jobs at one time and complete them all successfully."


Surya nichha-bhanga * Kuja, lord of Surya's uttama rashi Mesha, occupies a kendra from both lagna and Chandra.

  • According to B.V Raman's rule "If the lord of the sign occupied by the debilitated planet or the lord of the rashi wherein the debilitated planet has its exaltation occupies a quadrant from the Ascendant or the Moon."

pitrikaraka Surya = father-figure. Abundant self-made financial wealth . Surya rules 3-commercial business. Surya somewhat weakened in bhava-5 = politics, theatre, philanthropy, and literature. Bill Gates Sr. municipal attorney heading large firm, local celebrity in Seattle, noted philanthropist and civic leader, successful commercial businessman.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

permanent Shani ashtamsha Chandra-Meena-10 + Shani-Thula-5

dhanesha-treasurer Chandra in kendra-10, 9th-from-swakshetra. Expectation of prosperity and wisdom (9)

dhanapati-2 Chandra occupies a navamsha of Kuja. Radix Mars = means of acquired wealth. In Kanya with uttama-Budha, Mangala gives superior intelligence in calculations and logical arguments.

Chandra-Uttarabhadra expresses the benefits of ruler uttama-Shani

developments in family life, the transmission of lineage values, collections of worthy items, expansion of knowledge of history, languages, and values traditions. dhanapati-2 Chandra = the primary significator of visible assets, hoard, treasury, collected wealthdhanapati-2 Chandra in the artha 9th-from- dhana bhava-2 receives drishti of Vriddhipathi-11 Mangala creating a powerful dhana yoga

This is not a rags-to-riches story. Gates had distinguished parents and he enjoyed upbringing in a privileged upper-bourgeois childhood home. His mother was an organization leader serving on charitable and social-progressive boards-of-directors working with the national entreasured-elite. Uttarabhadrapada-Chandra-10. His parents' lifelong commitment to public service familiarized him with philanthropic practices (Meena-Chandra) enacting principles of social justice (uttama-Shani). The nativity suggests that one has carried for a lifetime, a clear moral (4) vision of how to compassionately and reasonably re-distribute acquired assets for global benefit.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha-Kanya * uttama yuti Mangala-Kanya * Budha-yuti-Kuja

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha rules Arudha lagna = bhava-4 foundations of civilization

Budha-Kanya * uttama yuti Mangala-Kanya * Budha-yuti-Kuja

lagnesha uttama bandesha-4 Bhadra Yoga

Behari opines, "Mercury occupying this sign and house produces a great Yoga, heralding the birth of a great soul. Your thinking is very evolved and guides you to a high social status. Your understanding of divine wisdom is deep; you are especially an expert in the life sciences. There is no aggressive behavior."

accurate uttama-Budha + incisively criticizing Mangala-Kanya = strategic belligerence, drishti of Kuja upon 7 (lawcourts) 10 (leadership) and 11 (economic systems)

  • reputed for quick verbal reflexes, including miraculously smart with calculations (Budha) and downright adversarial in verbal confrontation (Mangala)

  • Zukra-Budha period 1998 anti-trust trial US versus Microsoft kept Gates' verbally self-confident and slightly aggressive personality high in the public limelight. During public inquiry, Gate's aggressive business tactics were were revealed as having been characteristically never harmful to individuals, but warrior-like against competing businesses.

    Rahu-6 can be criminalized and Kuja-Kanya-4 rules Rahu-6. However Budha dominates Kuja. Gates was alternately evasive and philosophically dramatic in testimony. No long-term damage was done to Microsoft - nor to Gates' personal wealth, which continued to rise and rise.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani-Thula * uttama * old agreements, pressured kidney-pancreas, imposed agreements, proletarian diplomacy, must trade, must negotiate with scarce resources

Shani Ashtamsha events 1983-1985 and 2011-2014 via bhava-5-Thula speculative intelligence. 1983-1985 = long delay in bringing out the first edition of Windows operating system for the new PC appliance Uttama-Shani + Surya-yuti-Zukra occupy the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra . therefore one becomes is accustomed to long delays in creative-speculative outcome.

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Rahu-Kumbha 10th navamsha = leadership role in the information economy

Ketu Mahadasha * age 19.8 until 26.8 occurred at a socially harmless and creatively helpful time. Ketu periods follow a script of anti-regulation when a certain amount of "blowing in the wind" is expected. Ketu's ruler Zukra controls 3-8 from Chandra-lagna and 5-12 from Mithunaya lagna, suggesting identity transformations and early relationships. The seven lost years of Ketu struck Bill at the perfect age. Very young adulthood is a time when western society allows its developing young leaders to experiment and float through various roles.

Marriage = Mangala-4 produces a significant Kuja Dosha.

  • 7th-from-Chandra-10 =Budha= bandesha-4 + yuvatipathi-7 from Meena Chandra suggests that the first wife is primarily a householder, schoolteacher, and parent. However the analytical and economic indicators Budha-yuti-Kuja also suggests an exceptionally sharp mentality of the first spouse. Mrs. Melinda French Gates Chandra-Anuradha matches Bill Gates axis Rahu-Ketu.

Mutual aspect of dhanesha-treasurer-2 Chandra (assets) to vriddhipathi-11 Kuja (economic gains)

Vriddhipathi-11 Kuja yuti uttama lagnesha-1 Budha Budha-yuti-Kuja

Problem-pursuer Kanya Kujashows the powerfully critical, incisive, investigative penetration of Mars.

Budha holds the higher degree winning the yuddha - which means that metalized computational and interpretive analyses use critical thinking modalities to explain situations rather than Kuja's default which is to instinctively react.

This combination of Budha-yuti-Kuja receiving drishti of Chandra-Meena-10 has the potential to collapse into simple complaining, but due to the dominance of uttama-Budha the logical arguments -- however vociferous -- are not overwhelmed by rogesha Mangala's apprehension of problematicity.

Vriddhipathi-11 Mars occupies a navamsha of Budha. Radix Budha indicates the means of economic gain. Uttama-Budha = also lagnesha-1 = mental focus. Add to the mental acuity, the energetic enthusiasm and aggressive critiquing of Mangala-Kanya. Pursuit of logical outcomes . Like most financially privileged people, his rogesha-6 is comfortably configured - which means he has extremely high intelligence for managing debt.

Kuja is associated with animosity and illness, but because Kuja is dominated in degree by the excellent uttama-Budha, the most vulgar effects generally do not emerge.

  • As rogesha-6 Kuja can motivate complex banking activities (loans); as Vriddhipathi-11 Kuja may bring tremendous gains in the marketplace.

  • The fuel for these activities, by and large gainful, is the superior analytical intelligence of Mercury.

  • Danger of accident especially under Kuja/Chandra; tendency to bowel illness; but also the intelligence to correct diet. Auspicious therefore.

  • as philanthropist, Bill and Melinda Gates have focus on a bring up the bottom approach, supporting the most basic layers of schooling housing and security= Bhava-4 foundations

  • They target the highest unrealized potential = the bottom layer of women and girls

  • health-care (Kanya-4) in a tightly argued and data-driven (logical reasoning, Kanya) ministry of service


Guru is a multiplier. Guru in bhava-3 indicates multiplicity of commercial activities, many reports and announcements, much detailed writing, a tremendous number of meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, and presentations.

Brihaspati's ruler is the nichha-bhanga Surya-5 in 3rd-from-3rd suggesting that the father-figure provides substantial role-modeling for the business behaviors.

Zukra in bhava-5 * Zukra-Thula

uttama-Shani + swakshetra Zukra = putra-bhava-5= intelligence, Children, Genius, Speculation, Entitlements

Zukra came into full power as the mahadasha-pati when Gates was 27, simultaneous with life-shaping Rahu-Ketu opposition-to-axis transit (which happens for everyone approx. age 27-29).

  • vidyapathi-5 in 5; dharmesha-9 in 5

  • bhratrupathi-3 + vidyapathi-5 + dharmesha-9 , all very strong

  • bhagya vidyapathi-5 swakshetra Zukra (see Parashara key wealth indicators)

  • bhagya yoga: dharmesha-9 uttama-Shani in bhava-5 of speculation gives an advanced knowledge of principles of law, social justice, fairness, and equity. This moral asset bears financial fruits. the native 's philanthropic motives are extremely strong (charitable instincts are always blessed), and also his sense of value in equity guides superior investments.

  • debilitated bhratrupathi-3 Surya which rules daily business administration and is the karaka for self-made-wealth. Well-situated nichha-bhanga graha are the strongest planets of all!

  • Surya gets extreme strength through D-9 position which gives the results of Surya's cotenant uttama-Shani

~~300 Important Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotishi B. V. Raman

commentary on Madhya Vayasi Dhana Yoga

"A perusal of astrological literature bearing up ''Wealth' reveals clearly that in order to become rich, one should have in his horoscope combinations which comprehend a point of contact between lords of Lagna, 2nd, 11th, 5th and 9th.

Permutations and combinations of these lords give rise to a stupendous number of Dhana Yogas "


Bill and Melinda Gates


Bill Gates 2012

re: "Altruistic Intent"

14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso ~~ H.H. Dalai Lama, The Dalai Lama at Harvard: Lectures on the Buddhist Path to Peace


  • When a practitioner of the Great Vehicle vows not to enter into nirvana until all beings are liberated,

  • how is it possible to fulfill this vow?


Three modes of generating an altruistic intention to become enlightened are described -- like a king, like a boatman, and like a shepherd.

  • In the first, that like a king, one first seeks to attain a high state after which help can be given to others.

  • In the second, like a boatman, one seeks to cross the river of suffering together with others.

  • In the third, like a shepherd, one seeks to relieve the flock of suffering beings from pain first, oneself following afterward.

These are indications of the style of the altruistic motivation for becoming enlightened.

In actual fact, there is no way that a Bodhisattva either would want to or could delay achieving full enlightenment.

As much as the motivation to help others increases, so much closer does one approach Buddhahood."


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