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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


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-02-Oct-1869

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 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 * 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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Visaka * Radha

BPL commentary:

For Visaka 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.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka.

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,

  • since their manner causes people to actively dislike them

  • and to resent their extreme aggressiveness.

they are very proud

  • and because of this, they take offense easily at some fancied slight.

their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.

they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,

  • but such people will still remain enemies .

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 * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka Gandhi_Mohandas_.jpg

  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community, brightly earning, focus on economy, distributed light, eye on friendships

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.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Karkata * swakshetra * comforted by culturally familiar, rhythmic tidal maternal soothing
  • Chandra in Azlesa-Naga * comforted by restraining embrace * protector of defensive communications, familiar folk messages, emotional evangelism, signaling ethno-cultural boundaries
  • Chandra in classroom-9 * comfort in the paradigm of belief, familiar with philosophy, soothed by ethic doctrines, humanistic view, globalism
  • Somana-yuti-Rahu * Emotionally expedient, sensitive to exotic figures, need opportunities, feels unusual, exceptional

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

  • dharmesha-9 Chandra = yuti the great amplifier Rahu, located in bhava-9 = high-profile theological guidance role, association with foreigners, cultural roots into Mother-homeland

  • No drishti upon Somana-yuti-Rahu-9

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


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

  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance; push toward bargained agreement
  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy, pursuit of inner guidance, distant lands, invasive ancestors, seeking sanctuary, energized invisible conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine force joins messaging signal, potential for aggressive gestures, speech, and writing
  • Kuja-yuti-Zukra * energized bargaining, dynamic trading, masculine force joins feminine allure, potential for aggressive mating, partnering actions

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.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Sarala Yoga* Budha rules-8 occupies-12

  • Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary, quietude, research, contemplation, inner terrain, spiritual guidance, distant worlds
  • Budha-Thula * articulation of agreeable contracts, equable arrangements, balanced designs
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, talkative brother
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , talkative sister-figures

Budha occupies the emotionally stable, protected, schooled, comfortable, customary 4th-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meza * much pioneering innovation, many competitions, pioneering beliefs, doctrine of conquest
  • Guru in bhava-6 * much service, many ailments, much medication, abundant imbalance, many grievances, numerous accusations

Guru rules Karakamsha Meena-5 politics, intelligence, creativity, confidence

Guru-6 ruler of 2 causes conflicts about food family lineage (2) and religion (Guru)

  • Gandhi's family suffered a deep fear that he would be incurably polluted and lose his caste by traveling outside India where he would surely eat impure food.) He was excommunicated by a caste leader in Mumbai on this account, because he had already asserted his intention to live for several years in horribly unclean conditions of London while completing his law degree.

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

  • "Morality is contraband in war." ~~ M. K. Gandhi. Non-Violence in Peace and War , vol. 1, ch. 268 (1942)

Guru Mahadasha

  • age 69-78 (decease) = 1939 - 1948

  • era of peak worldwide reputation and respect at a time of great conflict Guru-6 conflict Mesha bloodlines, invasions = occupies the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

  • Guru occupies bhava-6 suggesting a multiplication of health challenges, enemies, accusations, remedies for injury, victims, exploitation, disagreement, and criminal litigations illness, poverty, and fighting manifested is a spectacular variety of forms.

  • Brihaspati rules 2-5 from Vrischika lagna ++ 6-9 from Azlesa Chandra-Rahu

  • Guru-6 brings large-scale conflicts
  • Guru rules Meena-5 politics Karakamsha . Radix Meena = bhava-6 = social conflict.

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 * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vanika * swakshetra * appreciation of negotiation, pleasures of harmonious arrangements, aesthetic of equity, fair deal
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination, enjoys spiritually guided equity, feminine-figures intuit and envision, appreciation of interiority
  • Zukra-yuti-Mangala * sweetened conquests, gracious competition, appreciation for pioneering innovation, proactive negotiations
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations

Zukra occupies the emotionally stable, protected, schooled, comfortable, customary 4th-from-Chandra

Justice-seeking Zukra in shocking Visaka

  • "An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so." ~~ M. K. Gandhi. Non-Violence in Peace and War , vol. 2, ch. 150 (1949)

Zukra vyayapathi ++ bhava-12 contains Budha-yuti-Mangala

  • Papa-kartari yoga = three graha in 12 indicating prison, distant lands, and meditation = hemmed in by Surya-11 + Shani-1 .
  • Zukra rules bhava-12 = Arudha of Karma Bhava = Karmaa Pada = public impression imagery of leadership authority is framed in retreat, sanctuary, meditation, private guidance, behind-the-scenes energies

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-Vrizchika * old secrets, pressured discovery, must explore, pressured genitals-anus, imposed secrecy, proletarian revolution, must transform with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-1 * must act under pressure, move but slowly, push forward against resistance; cautious, conventional identity; chronic impeded movement

Shani -2occupies the emotionally political, dramatic, game-playing, creative 5th-from-Chandra

Disciplining, mature, sober Shani drishti upon

  • bhava-3 communications, announcements, planning
  • bhava-7 alliances, deals, bargains
  • bhava-10 leadership authority, law= austerity in the circumstances of leadership .

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-Karkata * mask of ancestral, protective parental shelter; fascinated by ethnicity, patriotism, locality
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview; seeks a special, important teacher-preacher role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy. Opportunistic father-figure, ambitious professors and religious teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed university, temple, sangha, or sacred-teaching settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, guru-figure, a philosopher, or humanitarian.
  • Chandra-yuti-Rahu * amplified emotion, magnified familiarity exotic habits, tricky comforts, opportunistic mother

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

Rahu in bhava-9 + swakshetra Karkata Chandra = dramatic rise to popular guidance roles, under taboo-breaking, illicit, or culturally irregular (Rahu) circumstances.

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

  • Ketu-Makara-Draco * incomplete hierarchy, empty rules, dissolute laws, severed execution of duties, not limited by conventions
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric modes and topics of writing, relevance of the mental narrative


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