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Henry VII circa 1537

painted by Holbein Hans the Younger

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Merseyside England


Royalty and Celebrity


House of Tudor

King of England 1509-1547

Henry VIII Tudor

fleshbirth 28-June-1491 * fleshdeath 28-Jan-1547 (age 55)

reign: 1509 - 1547 CE

father of England-Queen 1533-1603 Elizabeth-1

"Henry the Eighth, by the Grace of God, King of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith and of the Church of England and also of Ireland in Earth Supreme Head"



King of England, France, Ireland, et-cetera * 1491-1547 * Henry VIII Tudor

birth data from* tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity


  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 83

BPL commentary: For Purva-phalguni natives, the condition of Zukra considerably affects the outcome

"A physical rather than a mental type.

  • A healthy constitution

  • not given to worry or anxiety regarding the problems of living.

He must guard against impulsiveness

since he is apt to act without sufficient thought

  • and as a result he makes many mistakes

  • which are difficult to rectify

  • and which may be disastrous.

He is very active physically and will be proficient at various sports,

  • reveling in the joy of mere action ,

  • even purposeless action.

These people seem never to rest and are constantly in motion.

  • As soon as they have finished one thing they start on another,

  • frequently doing several things at a time."

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha periods




Henry-8's mother, Elizabeth of York, lived in times of political violence, dangerous intrigue, and catastrophic upheaval in which power could shift at a moment's notice. Her two brothers became desaparacidos, although her sisters survived.


Anne of Cleves, the fourth wife of England-King 1491-1547 Henry-VIII Tudor

painted by Hans Holbein the Younger, year 1539 CE

Budha Mahadasha

28-June-1491 fleshbirth * Budha-Mangala period

Ketu Mahadasha

02-Apr-1502 * fleshdeath of Henry's elder brother Arthur, Prince of Wales. Henry (age 10) becomes next-in-line to be King of England. * Ketu-Rahu period

Zukra Mahadasha

11-June-1509 marriage (age 18) to Catalina de Aragon. Catherine of Aragon was the widow of his elder brother, and she was 5 years elder to Henry. * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra-yuti-Ketu suggests that Catherine could be the first of many wives.

01-Jan-1511 child-1 Henry Duke of Cornwall. The son and heir lived for six weeks. * Zukra-Chandra period. Chandra rules 5th-from-Chandra however the young prince died 22-Feb-1511 from unknown causes. Chandra-8.

Surya Mahadasha

Mahadasha of Chandra

Begin extraordinary but impunious volatility of Chandra-8 vyayapathi-12

14-Nov-1532 (secret) marriage-2 to Anna Bolina * Chandra-Mangala period * Mangala rules 3-8 navamsha (secrets), Mangala rules 2nd-from-Chandra

23-May-1533 official annulment of his 24-year marriage to wife-1, Quene Catalina de Aragon, provided by the new Archbishop of Canterbury. * Chandra-Mangala period

7-Sept-1533 birth of child via Anna Bolina, England-Queen 1533-1603 Elizabeth-1 * Chandra-Rahu period

19-May-1536 beheading of Quene Anne Bolyn, wife-2 * Chandra-Guru period * Guru rules Chandra-8 sudden change of identity

30-May-1536 marriage-3 Jane Seymour * Chandra-Guru period * Guru rules navamsha-7

28-Oct-1537 fleshdeath of Quene Jane Seymour, from complications of childbirth * Chandra-Shani period

06-Jan-1540 marriage-4 to Anne of Cleves * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra-yuti-Ketu

09-July-1540 annulment of marriage-4 to Anne of Cleves, on the grounds of non-consummation * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra-yuti-Ketu

Henry8_HowardCatherine.jpeg28-July-1540 marriage-5 to Catherine Howard * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra-yuti-Ketu

13-Feb-1542 beheading of wife-5 Catherine Howard (her age 18) on grounds of adultery and treason * Chandra-Surya period * Surya rules 6th-from-Chandra animosity, accusations

End volatility of Chandra-8 vyayapathi

Mangala Mahadasha

12-July-1543 (Henry's age 51) marriage-6 to Catherine Parr * Mangala-Rahu period

28-Jan-1547 fleshdeath (age 55) * Mangala-Ketu period

Distinctive features of the nativity


Quene Kateryn * Catalina de Aragon


first wife of Henry-VIII, Catherine of Aragon

16-Dec-1485 - 07-Jan-1536

She was an elderly and childless widow aged 23. Widowed Katherine married the younger brother of her deceased husband Arthur Prince of Wales. The new King Henry-VIII was 18 years old on his wedding day to Catherine. (This portrait = her age 40).

After Quene Kateryn's sixth pregnancy, Henry-VIII had their marriage annulled in order to marry Katherine's lady-in-waiting, Anne Boleyn.

Surya * pitrikaraka

lagnesha Surya rules 6th-from-Chandra animosity, accusations

Surya occupies navamsha karamasthana-10 leadership

first spouse elder by five years * Simha lagna Shani rules Kumbha-7

Chandra * matrikaraka

secrets, intrigue, danger, upheaval - these were the daily fare of Henry's life and yet he was ever protected; unlike the average courtier who was likely as not to be murdered, he himself killed many but he died of disease

Chandra in Revati * Henry was an accomplished singer and musician (Revati). He arranged to have the best musical performers of western Europe brought to his court for courtly entertainments and the instruction of English performing artists. Henry was a notable singer of Renaissance music; he brought to his English court the famous musical talents of distant Europe.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Kanya-Kuja-2 ruled by Budha-12 suggests persistent arguments and procedural conflict in regard to the continuation of the genetic lineage. Henry was notoriously aggressive in pursuit of a male heir to legitimize his family's claim to hold the royal entitlement.

Kuja in 7th-from-Chandra-8 indicates that although Henry was by all accounts happily married to Catherine of Aragon for 20 years (and unhappily for another 4 years afterZukra mahadasha ended) the issue of issue became the breaker for marriage-1.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Beheading of wives. Music. Marriage. Money.

Zukra-yuti-Ketu indicates a chronic dissatisfaction with women and ever-ready to dissolve previous agreements or break alliances (particularly marriage contracts).

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Makara-6.
  • Lifelong endurance of chronic illnesses and never-ending enemies.

Marriage challenges: yuvatipathi-7 = Shani in bhava-6 * chronic problems, endures animosity. Henry's first wife Catherine of Aragon was his elder brother's widow. She was five years elder to him, often ill and usually unhappy. They were married for 24 years due to Shani's powers of endurance and divorce in those days being forbidden by law (Shani).

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

Henry was wildly ambitious for acquiring properties (4). Seeing opportunity (Rahu) he launched a swift offensive against the widespread and wealthy monasteries. Henry quickly appropriated the vast deeded lands of the Church, including the essential food-producing farmlands attached to monasteries, and transformed those tracts into royal property. According to the Church authorities, Henry's ambition to usurp power via surreptitious means was illicit.

However Mangala ruler of Rahu occupies 11th from Rahu. The gambit was successful. His re-possession campaign hugely enriched the coffers of the King. The land-grab also dis-established (4) the foreign Roman church authority and re-established (4) England's food-source independence for the next 500 years.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

indicates a chronic dissatisfaction with women and ever-ready to dissolve previous agreements or break alliances (particularly marriage contracts).


King of England Henry-8 painted by Holbein the Younger in 1640 CE



Anna Bolina = Anne Boleyn = 2nd wife of Henry VIII (beheaded after her miscarried pregnancy of a male heir for Henry-VIII) =

Mother of Queen Elizabeth-1 reign 1558-1603


Jane Seymour, wife #3 of Henry VIII (died of childbirth)

"And now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8

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