born seven months after
born 6 months before
colleague and mentor of
treated with derision by
philosophical guide of
India-Africa civil rights champion
attorney, social-change activist, community organizer
Guru of Satyagraha
Earthbody-Exit 30-Jan-1948 (assassinated, age 78)
"I believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men of our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence for fighting for our cause, but by non-participation of anything you believe is evil." ~~ Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Physics Albert Einstein
|"It is alarming and also nauseating to see Mr Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the Vice-regal palace....to parley on equal terms with the representative of the King-Emperor." ~~ UK-PM Finest Hour 1874-1965 Winston Churchill|
"Only God is truth. I am a human being. Truth for me is changing every day. My commitment must be to truth, not to consistency." ~~ Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi
Champion of Human Rights and Civil Rights in South Africa and India * 1869 - 1949 * Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi
Birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
see also Shri BV Raman's version of this nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p.226
Visaka * Radha
For Visaka natives, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati 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, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.
Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka.
Guru-ruled Visaka gentlemen may be found on battlefields, in corporate boardrooms, at the strategic director level of organizations. They may also appear in therapeutic settings encouraging personal growth, doing scientific research with lightning, in botany working with roots and branches, as high-voltage electrical engineers, as shakti-pat spiritual guides, and in project development roles.
Visaka have a remarkable capacity for wide-scope vision (Guru). Their very-large-scale military skills are famed. Visaka's ultimate goal is to bring the combatants to the bargaining table, but there may be considerable carnage before a peace treaty becomes viable. In Visaka's view, the growth of understanding requires first a battle to blast out blockages, then the jubilant sending out of new shoots. Visaka can be short-tempered in their impatience to expand, and they seem to be always shooting or sending out feelers, tentacles, or branches.
Themes of shocking growth and widening, expansion via root-splitting, and development of understanding via electromagnetic shakti-lightning may contextualize Visaka's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Visaka
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.
"... Aggressiveness and impatience.
These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.
They are very active but not popular,
they are very proud
their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.
they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,
Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."
Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha
Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.1
Saturday-02-Oct-1869 Earth-birth * Budha-Shani chidradasha
Ketu Mahadasha * age 1.1 until age 8.1
Zukra Mahadasha * age 8.1 until age 28.1
May-1883 (his age 13) marriage to Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia (her age 14) * Zukra-Chandra period * Chandra rules swamsha
1885 (age 16) death of father * Zukra-Rahu period
23-Aug-1888 child-1 (an earlier child had died) Harilal Gandhi * Zukra-Guru period
04-Sept-1888 (age 18) sailed from India to attend law training in England * Zukra-Guru period
March-1891 joins the Blavatsky Lodge of the London Theosophical Society operated by Secret Doctrine 1831-1891 Theosophy Helena Blavatsky * Zukra-Shani period
June-1891 called to the bar (passed the law exam) in London and returns to India * Zukra-Shani period
1891 decease of mother (Mohandas' age 22) * Zukra-Shani period * matrimaraka Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra
April 1893 following professional failure in India, goes to South Africa as attorney for shipping company * Zukra-Shani period
Surya Mahadasha * age 28.1 until age 34.1
1900 during the Boer War, organized the Natal Indian Ambulance Corps to retrieve wounded soldiers from the battlefields and bring them by stretcher to medical care, often over difficult terrain * Surya-Guru period * Guru-6 medical environment + Guru rules 5-politics
Chandra Mahadasha * age 34.1 until age 44.1
1906 organizes the racially mixed ambulance corps serving both sides of wounded in SoAfrica's British-Zulu war * Chandra-Rahu period
1906 foundational development of the Satyagraha nonviolent protest doctrine * Chandra-Rahu period * Rahu-9 ideology, principles of belief
1909 publication of Hind Swaraj * Chandra-Shani period * Shani rules 3-publication
1910 Gandhi creates an idealistic social community in South Africa called Tolstoy Farm * Chandra-Budha period * Budha-12 rules 11-community
Mangala Mahadasha * age 44.1 until age 51.1
1915 returns to India by invitation of nationalists, carrying a reputation for principled social activism * Mangala-Rahu period * Rahu-9 ideology, principles of belief
1917 successful power change in the Champaran agitation in Bihar * Mangala-Budha period * Budha-12 communications rules 8- revolution
1919 begins the Khilafat (Caliphate) cooperative strategy to gain Muslim participation * Mangala-Surya period * Surya-11 communities rules 10-leadership
Rahu Mahadasha * age 51.1 until age 69.1
1920 assumes leadership of the Indian National Congress. Begin era of civil disobedience * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-9 doctrine, cultural mixing
1922 collapse of the Khalifat movement creates dramatic increase in Hindu-Muslim violence * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-9 doctrine, cultural mixing
18-Mar-1922 begins prison sentence for sedition * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-9 doctrine, cultural mixing
1924 early release from prison * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules 12th-from-6th dissolution of animosity, release from jail
26-Jan-1930 Indian National Congress declares Independence from British colonial rulers * Rahu-Budha period * Budha-12 communications rules 8- revolution
Mar-Apr 1930 Salt March to the sea, followed by British govt incarcerating 60K Indians * Rahu-Budha period * Budha-12 communications rules 8- revolution
Guru mahadasha * age 69.1 until age decease age 78
1939 Quit India platform * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 2-speech-values + 5-politics, gaming, intelligence
1942 Quit India speech results in 1 2-year imprisonment. Gandhi continues to direct the independence movement from within the prison * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules 3-communications management + 4-patriotism
22-Feb-1944 death of wife Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia while she suffered imprisonment * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 2nd-from-7th widowhood
6-May-1944 released from prison in poor health. Gandhi directs the cessation of Resistance, 100K prisoners are released, and the long-imprisoned Congress party leadership is restored * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 12th-from-12th dissolution of imprisonment * Budha rules 8-transformation + 11 community linkage
15-Aug-1947 Independence with legal Partition of India, followed by widespread, deadly religious riots * Guru-Zukra period
30-Jan-1948 Lightbody Lift-off assassinated by gunshot of a Hindu Nationalist (age 78) * Guru-Zukra period
Distinctive features of the nativity
Mohandas Gandhi the Barrister in 1893
Surya occupies the administrative, managerial, process-oriented, collaborative, committee-cohort 3rd-from-Chandra
Dad served as an office clerk, problem-solver, and community agent, then as diwan. Dad died when the Mahatma was 15.
career the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra contains Guru-Mesha-6 wars, conflicts, feuds
Gandhi was trained as a solicitor (Barrister, attorney) in London - in the belly of the beast legally speaking - and thus he was exquisitely well positioned to handle skillfully an incarnation which promised an endless volley of argument and accusation, significant poverty due to religious and philosophical convictions (Guru)
Atmakaraka = Chandra = patriotism
Harsha Yoga * Kuja rules-6 + Kuja occupies-12
Kuja rules the career-defining 10th-navamsha * yet navamsha-10 contains Ketu-Mesha, suggesting a spiritualized eccentricity and disconnectedness from leadership roles
Kuja occupies the emotionally stable, protected, schooled, comfortable, customary 4th-from-Chandra
Gandhi was a veritable icon of persistent (Mangala) negotiation (Thula). He remained grounded in the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra. He never lost his good manners and never failed to express appreciation for the interests and experiences of the opposing party.
Sarala Yoga* Budha rules-8 occupies-12
Budha occupies the emotionally stable, protected, schooled, comfortable, customary 4th-from-Chandra
Guru rules Karakamsha Meena-5 politics, intelligence, creativity, confidence
Guru-6 ruler of 2 causes conflicts about food family lineage (2) and religion (Guru)
Gaja Kesari Yoga - double power Chandra and Guru in kendra to lagna
drishti upon Guru-6 sent by Kuja, Surya, Budha = strong emotional attachment to the role of conflict manager (6)
Guru ruling Visaka lagna has a tolerance for shock, usdden attack, warfare, lightning-strikes
1939 as WW-2 breaks out in Europe, and India gets dragged into the war by its ruler Britain, without a national vote of its own. Gandhi designs and asserts the Quit India platform as the only remaining solution to the extensive problems created during centuries of British colonial injustice.
Zukra occupies the emotionally stable, protected, schooled, comfortable, customary 4th-from-Chandra
Justice-seeking Zukra in shocking Visaka
Zukra vyayapathi ++ bhava-12 contains Budha-yuti-Mangala
Zukra = equity, mutuality, and fairness in dealings
The communicative and active abilities of Budha and Mangala are guided by negotiating, adjusting, balanced, equable, justice-seeking Zukra. However with all three of these skilled negotiators residing in bhava-12, most of the detailed bargaining work is conducted invisibly, behind-the-scenes.
Satygraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi was never afraid to say what needed to be said, and to whomever the message needed to be addressed, regardless of their rank or level of worldly power.
At birth, the bala (weight) of Gandhi's Zukra would have shown his family's Jyotisha-adviser that this child was destined for some role in negotiation of trade and judicial settlements. Also it would be clear that the child's path while bumpy at times (Shani-1 obstacles) would ultimately be a success for society. Gandhi's law practice (Zukra) failed commercially, but his life was a brilliant success for social justice causes around the world. The higher calling of Zukra = optimal: fairness for all parties
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Shani -2occupies the emotionally political, dramatic, game-playing, creative 5th-from-Chandra
Disciplining, mature, sober Shani drishti upon
Shani-1 simple appearance, frugality, scarcity, brown and dark colour.
Satygraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi wore an iconic uniform of simplest homespun khadi. (Shani). His physical appearance was bony, slender, and plain.
Shani-1 gave Gandhi a workhorse personality (1). Shani induces a fear of scarcity wherever He resides. Typical of Shani-1 folk, Gandhi regularly practiced behaviors which ensured that He was right on the verge of exhausting his reserves of lifeforce physical energy and therefore dying. However despite all the dangers, all the hunger strikes, all the self-deprivation, and all the disease factors emitting from Guru-6, Gandhi lives until age 78 when he was assassinated by gunshot and died within 30 minutes
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Rahu amplifies the non-surrendering patterns of Chandra in Azlesa-Naga * comforted by restraining embrace * protector of defensive communications, familiar folk messages, emotional evangelism, signaling ethno-cultural boundaries
Chandra-yuti-Rahu indicates sympathetic affection for polluted outcastes (Rahu Mix-Master), and expedient utilization of that recognizable familiarity to assuage one's own privilege-seeking desire to be recognized as an Important Guidance Figure (Rahu-9)
Rahu Mahadasha * age 51.1 until age 69.1
Rahu-Rahu swabhukti is especially intense for Rahu-9 = , exposing the native 's beliefs, worldview, and philosophical principles to the public eye.
Diverse guidance roles involving Mix-Master mottling interactions with outsiders, foreign elements, Other belief paradigms and doctrines
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
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