India-Africa civil rights champion
fleshbirth 02-Oct-1869 * fleshdeath 30-Jan-1948
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
BPL commentary: For Swati natives, the disposition of Rahu considerably affects the outcome.
"... a slow and deliberative character,
While he may be slower at arriving at conclusions than most people,
He is very religious, somewhat orthodox,
Many priests or ministers are found to have Swati on the Rising Point."
|~~ Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Albert Einstein|| |
"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."
~~ M. K. Gandhi. Non-Violence in Peace and War , vol. 1, ch. 268 (1942) www.gandhiserve.org
"Morality is contraband in war."
~~ M. K. Gandhi.Non-Violence in Peace and War , vol. 2, ch. 150 (1949) www.gandhiserve.org
"An unjust law is itself a species of violence.
Arrest for its breach is more so."
~~ Be Here Now 1931- Baba Ram Dass
"The most exquisite paradox :
As soon as you give it all up, you can have it all.
As long as you want power, you can't have it.
The minute you don't want power,
you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible."
"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
|Prominent Features of the Nativity ||
Atmakaraka = Chandra = patriotism
Rahu-10 is often a glass-ceiling crasher, able to break gender-race-age barriers in conservative professional roles. May challenge conventional standards in the style of ascendancy to the high ranking position.
Rahu swabhuktiis especially intense, exposing the native 's life to the public eye.
Diverse responsibilities, executive empowerment involving contact with outsider, foreign elements, world governments.
Maximum favorable results in uttama- Vrishabha; and Kumbha (swakshetra, widely distributed networks). Yet any rashi can yield publicity and leadership power. Rahu gives best results in 3, 6, 10 and 11.
Budha receives dig-bala in bhava-1 = communications, administration, messaging skills
Thula lagna + Karkata Chandra = Guru = "double-rogesha-6 "
the native lives in a state of emotional exhaustion due to the constant disagreeableness of women * especially one's mother *in the life, and other environmental tension between social classes (6), as a response to the injustice of exploitation (6) and generally a tendency to slip into emotionally motivated states of poor health. One may absorb (Chandra) all the problems of the world, or so it seems to the frail body who would like better boundaries against psychic predators but due to the native 's expansive religious beliefs, the individual person receives little defensive protection.
However as in the very instructional case of Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi, one who is professionally trained to enter a lifetime of accusation, litigation, and complaint can use faith-based arguments to advantage.
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 (rogesha-6 ) due to religious and philosophical convictions (Guru)
Gaja Kesari Yoga - double power Chandra and Guru in kendra to lagna
Mohandas Gandhi the Barrister in 1893
|Arudha of Karma Bhava -"Karmaa Pada"|| |
public imagery or associations= yuvati bhava, contains Guru, lord = Mangala-Thulain lagna [body] = solicitor-attorney-barrister, negotiations, contracts, crafting agreements, diplomacy, agency of the physical body
Drishti to the karmesha-10 , atma-karaka Chandra
| Behari commentary:|
Chandra in bhava-10 in Karkata:
"With the Moon in this sign, peace descends on you.
Das commentary of Rahu in bhava-10"
Behari commentary upon Shani-Vrischika-2:
Kuja rules bhava-2 and bhava-7, creating a single-ruler relationship between *control* (Vrischika) over food/intake behaviors + the task of achieving balanced social contracts.
Through the auspices of L-2+yuvatipathi-7 Kuja in lagna, Gandhi's social personality (lagna) was strongly associated with Kuja's houses:
Gandhi's skillful use of fasting as a method of ending social conflict has been imitated by many, but it has rarely been so effective as it was for the Mahatma. Gandhi had the magical combination of planets which empowered him to use near-death personal fasting into a magnificent tool of social control.
The ancient principle that one can only control others by controlling oneself is quite well known. However Gandhi was able to demonstrate this awesome truth with unique effectiveness, due at least partly to the power of Yogakaraka Shani and Kuja maraka rules-2 and maraka rules-2 a major maraka stationed within the radical lagna suggests a lifetime of negotiating life-and-death situations.
receives drishti of L-4+L-5"genius educator" Yogakaraka Shani
Attitude toward Marriage
Mesha = navamsha lagna = marriage is a primarily physical, even athletic, relationship between the two partners.
the native 's behavior in marriage = Kuja/Thula/1. Kuja is with His ruler swakshetra Zukra and with Budha lord of dharma and vyaya bhava.
One is most acutely aware of the primitive animal-sexual level of marriage. Yet Kuja becomes refined in company of elegant and diplomatic Zukra, and religious-meditative Budha.
Although marriage starts out on a rather crude practical basis, there is much sensual and aesthetic improvement in maturity.
Ketu in D-9 Mesha lagna = profound ambivalence toward moral codes and devaluation of marriage promise. With Ketu, results can go either saintly or debauch, and often both at different times of the life. A saintly undertaking of brahmacharya would certainly be an excellent and hard-won result in this case.
Vimshottari Dasha Narrative
Ketu Mahadasha - age 0-8
traditional childhood, the mother is somewhat detached, perhaps ill or unavailable, and the home may be un-rooted or not clearly defined.
The mother and her roots are somewhat weak or disenfranchised.
By contrast the father's social position and leadership role = Chandra/Rahu = extremely strong.
Chandra-yuti-Rahu in bhava-10 = prominent father, and the native becomes also very well known.
Ketu in bhava-4 gives the effect of Yogakaraka L-4+vidyapathi-5 Shani
Shani in bhava-2 = scarcity of resources within the family.
Yogakaraka Shani sustains cultural values supporting education (4) and personal intelligence (5).
Ketu in navamsha lagna s uggests a strong period of development of the spiritual personality through practice of detachment amounting to abandonment.
The early childhood does not appear to have been easy or much supportive.
Zukra is exceptionally strongin swakshetra Thula and in kendra-1 indicating a charismatic, attractive, and well-balanced social personality.
Age 8-28 = the period of accumulating (Zukra) The traits and historical personal experiences which shape the social personality. the native establishes one's "look".
the native and those who look to one as an exponent and exemplar of a particular set of values (Zukra) will refer to the personality-defining experiences and traits again and again, in the quest to define a particular variety of social awareness through the appearance, behaviors, and history of a single influential individual.
Most nativities which feature a rising Zukra belong to people who are pleasant to gaze upon, and the native finds that one's image is often distributed for public pleasure.
When the radix lagna is also the Karakamsha, as for Gandhi, his image becomes iconic for many generations, throughout the entire world.
the native will develop an iconic appearance due to his ability to materially represent the most diplomatic, gracious, agreement-seeking, and"architectural" values of social organization.
Vriddhipathi-11 Surya Mahadasha
Gandhi spent most of the Surya Mahadasha organizing the South African Indian community into a coherent political entity.
Surya as Vriddhipathi-11 gives the period of ego-driven social activism and community development. Vriddhipathi-11 = large associations and mass movement.
Surya is rather weak in Virgo and in bhava-12 , indicating 6 years of slowly and carefully developing passive-aggressive strategies of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience..
Surya occupies 3rd-from-Moon, making Ravi period a time of intensive planning , communication, business administration, and teamwork .
karmesha-10 Chandra Mahadasha
karmesha-10 Chandra is a very powerful graha for Gandhi:
karmesha-10 = Azlesa Chandra in bhava-10 Karkata. Gandhi's charismatic leadership message with super-strong karmesha-10 swakshetra Chandra in karma bhava yuti Rahu = "be like me" . Azlesa embroils and entwines a person with endless manipulation and
intrigue, and so was Gandhi's career.
Rahu + any graha brings an exotic quality to the graha, but when Rahu is with Moon, The pattern of challenging cultural boundaries becomes exceptionally strong.
Under the auspices of the atmakaraka , Gandhi established with certainty the nature of his life's work . His style was emotionally responsive and firmly parental. His soul affinity was deeply connected to"outsiders ": the smoky dark outcast classes upon whom Gandhi shone shine the soft bright light of the loving, nurturing Moon.
Gandhi's mother was afraid of foreign pollution; yet she must have known that her son born with Chandra-yuti-Rahu would have a great deal of interaction with underclass folk and foreigners.
Gandhi remained in South Africa until the outbreak of World War I, working steadily to promote the dignity of South African Bharati outsiders (Rahu) into recognized citizens of the British Empire (Moon = bhava-10, public respect ).
Gandhi realized only modest material success in the immediate cause, but his experience in South Africa laid the foundation for later, more intensive political leadership work during Rahu Mahadasha.
Upon returning to India, Gandhi was invited into the broad-based national movement to get better British rulership practices in place.
Appreciating the Raj's persistent use of violence as a method of social control, Gandhi joined the struggle to obtains the rights, duties, and privileges of Empire citizenship for native Bharati.
This was a violent time in India with terrible British oppression marked by beatings and severe taxation. Appropriate to the warlike, death-inducing energy of maraka rules-2 + yuvatipathi-7 Mars.
Radix Zukra/Kuja receives the benefic aspect of Guru , guaranteeing that even during periods of extreme violence, Gandhi will have access to heroic optimism .
= 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.
L-3+rogesha-6 Guru brings massive arrests and evil violence, on both sides.rogesha-6 : Hindu-Muslim War.
Guru/Shani: Aug 1942 - Gandhi and entire Congress Working Party arrested and
imprisoned. Gandhi's close personal secretary and his wife die during imprisonment. Gandhi himself nearly died of malaria during imprisonment.
Guru/Budha - release from prison, return to religious icon, negotiation via fasting dharmesha-9 +ruler-of-12
Guru/Ketu -- partition. Ketu in bhava-4, trauma to the nation.
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