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Statue of Leonardo da Vinci in front of the Uffizi Gallery in Firenze, Italia

polymath, musician, painter,

sculptor, architect,

draftsman, engineer,

scientist, inventor

Leonardo da Vinci

a.k.a. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

hailing from Vega (abhijita) in the constellation of Lyra. Vega civilization is famed for its celestial warfare.

Earthbody-Entry Saturday 15-April-1452

Earthbody-Exit 02-May-1519 (age 67)


Polymath, engineer, designer, painter, sculptor, writer * 1452 until 1519 CE * Leonardo di ser Peiro da Vinci

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Azwini * Dasra

BPL commentary:

For Azvini nativities, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

Spirit guides, astral beings, cutters, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance from the civilizations of Mezarthim.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 84

"... a happy carefree disposition,

  • very intelligent,

  • in fact a rather above average person in this respect.

He will be quite successful and his financial status will be such that

  • he will seldom have to worry about money matters.

In spite of his ability to achieve success,

  • he will be modest concerning himself and his achievements."

Biographical data matched with Vimshottari Dasha periods


Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 15.5

Saturday 15-April-1452 Earthbody-Entry

1466 (age 14) begin enduring apprenticeship under the supervision of Andrea del Verrocchio in Firenza involving the crafts of leatherwork, metalwork, woodwork, drawing, color painting, and stone-sculpting * Guru-Rahu period * Rahu-9 extraordinary professors

Shani mahadasha * age 15.5 until age 34.5

1472 (age 20) Officially became a master artist in the Guild of Saint Luke and opened his own workshop (3) * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules 3- workshop, atelier

1474 completes Annunciation * Shani-Zukra period * Zukra rules 7-completion, occupies 2-saturation

1479 started Adoration of the Magi (unfinished) * Shani-Chandra period

1482 reinvented himself as a military engineer producing designs for weaponry. Begins 17-year tenure under patronage of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan * Shani-Rahu period * Rahu-9 patronage * Rahu in 11th-from-11th economic revenue

Budha Mahadasha * age 34.5 until age 51.5

1490 Lady with an Ermine * Budha-Zukra period

Ketu Mahadasha * age 51.5 until age 58.5

1506 (age 54) meets young Francisco Melzi, who will be da Vinci's student and closest companion until death * Ketu-Rahu period

Zukra Mahadasha * age 58.5 until decease age 67

1513 after many years of tinkering, finally finishes the Mona Lisa * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti

02-May-1519 Lightbody Lift-off (age 67) * Zukra-Rahu period

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Among his engineering designs including new concepts (at the time) and improvements upon existing designs. He likely had access to some classical Greek inspirations such as Archimedes' prototype drawings. Naturally in context of his patronage sources being aristocratic strongmen and warriors, many of his designs had military purpose.

  • armored tank
  • prototype airplane
  • repeating rifle
  • swinging bridge
  • automated paddle boat
  • scythe-defended chariot
  • pile driver
  • revolving crane
  • pulleys for military and theatrical use
  • lagoon dredge
  • flying ship
  • floating snowshoes
  • breathing device for underwater exploration
  • marine life preserver
  • diving bell for undersea marine warfare


Skilled craft identities which Leonardo demonstrated were said to include

  • painter
  • draftsman
  • sculptor
  • cartographer,
  • mechanical engineer
  • musician (lyre)
  • singer
  • romantic poet
  • computational mathematician
  • physicist
  • botanist
  • anatomist
  • geologist
  • geographer
  • architect and urban planner

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity, brightly embodied vitality, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, eye on personality


Dad was a wealthy aristocrat who served the court as a notary. In modern terms, his dad was a contract lawyer.

Surya occupies the mercantile, , emotionally motivated communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra

Whatever his other liabilities (especially his Shani) the drishti of uttama-Kuja-10 into uttama-Surya-1 creates an extremely vigorous, sexualized, brilliant, competitive, dominating, and regal warrior being.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-11 * comfort in networks, connection, community, friendship
  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Purvabhadrapada pada 1-2-3 * comforted by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical caretaking, charitable parenting, shelter for teachers, broad perspective on human needs
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive, needs to expand, sensitive to guidance figures, feels like a teacher-preacher

Chandra rules 4


Da Vinci's mother was said to have been a peasant woman of undistinguished lineage. Nevertheless she would have been networked into an economic community.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Ruchaka Yoga

lagnesha * atmakaraka * uttama * dig-bala

Kuja rules 1-8

Uttama Mangala occupies the private, imaginative, sanctuary-seeking 12th-from-Chandra

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Harsha Yoga

Budha rules 3-6, but harsha yoga protects against jail (6) and mental collapse (yet Ketu-3 indicates mental disorientation, unfinished projects)

Nichha-Budha occupies the family-oriented, treasure-accumulating, historical, values-based 2nd-from-Chandra

The Hands

Da Vinci was ambidextrous, meaning that his right hand and his left hand were equally capable of writing and painting. He was accounted by contemporaries as showing paranoid behaviors, and by modern standards he might be diagnosed with the learning disability called dyslexia.

According to accounts of his peers, Leonardo could draw in a forward direction with one hand while writing in a backward direction with the other hand. One of his signature skills was a a mirror-image cursive Roman-alphabet script, which he personally could read and he taught his apprentices to read, but which baffled most others.

Leonardo's pre-eminent skill was drawing. As a draftsman, he produced voluminous sketches for a broad range of ideas, inventions, and possibilities.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking, many communities, scientific beliefs, doctrine of economic linkage
  • Guru in bhava-11 * many friends, much networking, numerous revenues, many goals
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures, much expansion of folkways

Brihaspati occupies Rahu-ruled Shatavisaka nakshatra, indicating a social network full of visionaries, philosophers, and cosmic-scale thinkers. Da Vinci was reputed to have had an enormous number of diversely talented friends, including mathematicians, musicians, architects, playwrights, engineers, singers, and poets.

He was so popular and well-connected that the other normally ostracizing features of his identity (gay, illegitimate, left-handed, a flamboyant dresser, reputedly somewhat paranoid) were never obstacles to his success. Indeed, his remarkable social eccentricities were celebrated.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizabha * swakshetra * appreciation of values, acquisitive sensuality, preservation, sounds, history, containment of goods
  • Zukra-2 * pleasure of gathered assets, enjoys banked, collected harmony; gracious, preserved, linguistic, voiced, historical values

Zukra occupies the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra, suggesting that he needed to live in gracious surroundings. Also, his mother's mother (maternal grandmother) is likely to have doted on little daVinci, perhaps providing luxuries and sweets to her grandchild.

Zukra in swakshetra + swabhava + Zukra yogakaraka from Kumbha-Chandra + Zukra in kendra from Chandra-Kumbha

Da Vinci was an accomplished musician. He played the lyre at a high level of artistic and technical proficiency. At his first introduction to the prestigious court of Milano, young Leonardo was presented as a musician not as a fine artist.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kanya * old accusations, pressured colon, imposed servitude, must do service ministry with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-6 * must serve the problematic * advantageous placement for outlasting one's enemies; cautious, conventional crimes; chronic illness-injury syndromes

Shani occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra , suggesting a long life despite many threats to longevity, and a certain stalwart emotional rigidity. The Mother is usually long-lived as well. da Vinci died age 67, which was a healthy age for his era but not nearly so extended as the life of his adversary Michelangelo, who died age 88.

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * mask of global humanistic belief
  • 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-figures, ambitious professors and religious teachers.

Rahu in Zukra-ruled Purvazadha occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra.

DaVinci was known for having a large and economically supportive community network. He was well-known, well-liked despite (or likely because of) his outré clothing style , never short of funds and never deprived of opportunity.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * incomplete message, empty conversation, dissolute signals
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards discussions, irrelevance of the mental narrative

Ketu rules the rising nakshatra of inventive Azwini

Unlimited Ketu occupies the creative, showy 5th-from-Chandra. Generally also a signal of preference to not produce biological children but rather generate a higher creativity.

Ketu-3 indicates mental disorientation, unfinished projects. Da Vinci finished only a small percentage of the projects that he conceived at the draft stage. When his painting of The Last Supper was delayed extremely, the monastery that had commissioned this work notoriously threatened to jail him into the monastery until the painting got done.

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