Ruler of Russia: 1762-1796 (her death)
powerful Rahu-10 in Ghataka Kala-Sarpa Yoga
Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias
a.k.a. Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg
a.k.a. Yekaterina II Velikaya
a.k.a. Catherine die Grosse
Earthbody-Exit 17-Nov-1796 (age 67)
Ruler of All Russias * governed from 1762 until 1796 (34 year reign) * Catherine the Great * 1729-1796
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_II_of_Russia * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs, and tables generated by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Mahapadma Amrita (Reverse) Kala-Sarpa Yoga * weaker form = does not incorporate the radical lagna
Magha * Pitriya
For Magha ladies, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.
Spirit guides, astral beings, pilgrims, ghosts, wanderers, observers, witnesses, awareness of impermanence, freedom from conventions, disregard for consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.
Guided by the patrons of Regulus
Magha gentlewomen often have a cause for which they are willing to sacrifice their own interests. Often there is some acute severance or separation which may be repaired after a long time. Fervently spiritual yet often unconventional in their behavior, Makha ladies can be socially eccentric due to their special combination of Ketu's witness perspective with Surya's absolute certainty of purpose.
Intensely romantic, disregarding of political consequences, and dramatic in their devotion to the ideal, the feminine Agha are typically independent actors and capable of living separately if circumstances demand it. She is often the only woman in a patriarchal (pitri) environment. Her qualities of detachment and her uniquely authentic intelligence may provoke criticism from more pedestrian judges.
Much depends on the characteristics of Ketu in the nativity.
Themes of separation, disconnection, abandonment, alienation, escape, wandering, annihilation, surrender, and liberation may contextualize Agha's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Magha
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 94
"A frank and courageous nature
Unfortunately these attributes seem to engender envy on the part of those less fortunately bequeathed.
As a result, this person is subject to barbs of gossip
this in spite of the fact that hers is essentially an honorable and virtuous character
She is particularly loyal to her family
As a result of his, her actions are often misconstrued
Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha bhuktis
Russ-Empress Ekaterina 1729-1796 Catherine the Great * nichha-Budha-8 parivartamsha Guru-11 was the daughter of a Lutheran father. When she wanted to convert to Russian Orthodoxy in order to integrate with her new husband in Russia, her father refused to attend the royal wedding. Later, she adeptly used her knowledge of and conformity with the main Orthodox teachings to covertly (8) yet skillfully (Guru + Chandra + Zukra-11) control the Church, the priests, and their extensive wealth (Zukra).
Catherine the Great (her age 16) painted by Grooth, c. 1745
Catherine the Great painted by Levitzk 1782
Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until 16.2
02-May-1729 Earth-birth * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti
Mar-1744 severe pneumonia (brought on by excessive studying and walking barefoot on cold floors while memorizing dogma and language) * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules Ketu-12, private rooms, hospitalization
28-Jun-1744 official conversion to the dogma of the Russian Orthodox Christian Church * Rahu-Mangala bhukti *Mangala rules 9-dogma, catechism
Guru Mahadasha * age 16.2 until 32.2
21-Aug-1745 (her age 16) marriage to Peter Duke von Holstein-Gottorp * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 7th-navamsha
16-Mar-1747 grieved tge decease of her father Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-Surya
20-Sep-1754 child-1 Pavel * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5th-from-Chandra
1759 becomes lovers with Grigory Orlov * Guru-Rahu chidradasha
30-May-1760 grieved the decease of mother Johanna Elisabeth von Holstein-Gottorp * Guru-Rahu chidradasha
1761 daughter with Grigory Orlov, considered illegitimate, Elizabeth Alexandrovna Alexeeva * Guru-Rahu chidradasha
Shani mahadasha * age 32.2 until age 51.2
11-Apr-1762 birth of her second son with Grigory Orlov, called Count Aleksey Grigorievich Bobrinsky, considered illegitimate, and kept away from the Court * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 9th-from-Chandra
28-Jun-1762 coup * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rogesha rules Rahu-6 betrayal * Rahu-Makara government hierarchy
17-July-1762 death of husband Peter (murdered in coup d'etat) * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 12th-from-7th
22-Sept-1762 crowned Empress of Russia * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani-7 rules 10th-from-10th
1764 deported more than 20,000 Old Believers to Siberia due to their refusal to integrate into the Orthodox hegemony * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 6-mistreatment, marginalization, accusations
1774 Pugachev's Rebellion uprising against Catherine started by a military officer * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-9 military
Budha Mahadasha * age 51.2 until decease age 67
17-Nov-1796 age 67, cerebral hemorrhage, peaceful passing at home in the morning, while reading the newspaper and drinking tea * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani maraka rules-7
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
Russ-Empress Ekaterina 1729-1796 Catherine the Great + Zukra-yuti-Guru not only a remarkable wealth-accumulator but also a promoter of the traditional Russian cultural values such as Russian language and Orthodox religious cult, despite having been raised as a German-speaking Lutheran. Generally liked by the peasants who produced Russia's food (2).
Russ-Empress Ekaterina 1729-1796 Catherine the Great + Chandra-yuti-Guru gave legendary dances, was constantly involved in political intrigue, romanced numerous mates, and was deeply identified with her son and heir. Her reign featured widespread development of the fine arts and dramatic arts.
Grand Duchess Catherine Alexeevna painted by Louis Caravaque c. 1745 (Gatchina museum)
Catherine-2 Ruler of Russia 1780's
Empress Ekaterina maintained her extraordinary power via personal charisma uttama-Surya in bhava-9 military force Surya-yuti-Kuja plus political drive and charm = yogakaraka Mangala rules 4-9. A wealthy socialite Chandra in classroom-11 she maintained a large and expensive court.
Surya in bhava-9 = her autocratic power to use catechesis, religious dogma, priests, and the assets of the Russian Orthodox Church
Chandra-yuti-Guru (11) occupies 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu.
* her aristocratic parents had prestige but not wealth
Chandra in Arudra wildness, physical exhilaration rules-12 invisibility. She liked to travel incognito on wide-ranging horseback journeys into the fields and villages under her command, accompanied by few or no assistants, gone often for weeks at a time.
Enemies-of-the-enemies (11)are often helpful when Generous Guru occupies 6th-from-6th. Others arranged the murder of her husband, her main competitor for the throne. She was held blameless.
MARRIAGE emotional support partnership
7th-from-Chandra-11 = bhava-5 royalty, entitlement
Kuja ashtangata harana within 4 deg of Surya
Atmakaraka * Budha-8 administration, management, announcements, meetings, correspondence, reporting, short-term travel, itineraries, planning
Partnerships, love interests, cintamani * mani * money, sensual delights. Chandra-yuti-Zukra "I deserve it."
Zukra rules Arudha lagna-11 = friends, economics, marketplace profits, large groups
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
She developed a heavy, protective body as a shield against invasion (Shani-7) and despite the extraordinary intrigues of her court and regional politics, she died quietly at home age 67.
Shani occupies 9th-from-Chandra suggesting that the mother's father (maternal grandfather) was a key role model for her heavy-handed diplomatic, negotiating style
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Rahu in bhava-6 provides extraordinary opportunities in dangerous conditions. Empress Ekaterina survived any number of murder attempts, poisonings, bullying, and various schemes to remover her from power. Each failed overthrow attempts seemed to make her smarter and stronger..
Violent Coup d'Etat begins her 34 year reign
Empress Ekaterina was a dangerous enemy (6), always on guard knowing that her demise should come from within her inner circle. Rahu-6 occupies the intrigue-prone, catastrophically upheaving, disaster-oriented 8th-from-Chandra suggesting the undisclosed power of her servants (6) Catherine was notoriously involved with her guardsmen, servants, and others.
6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = the densely populated bhava-11 containing Chandra-Guru-Zukra representing the courtiers
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Ketu in classroom-12 residing in 2nd-from-Chandra suggests that even while Empress Ekaterina had a legendary personality and a notoriously recognizable physique, nevertheless her relationship to her family of origin was distant and apathetic.
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