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Charles Darwin as a young botanist


Scientific Illustrator Naturalist

On the Origin of Species * 1859

Scientific Theory of Species Evolution

Charles Robert Darwin

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-12-Feb-1809

Earthbody-Exit 19-Apr-1882 (age 73)


Scientific Theory of Species Evolution * 1809-1882 * Charles Robert Darwin

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

born on day-14 Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Shatavisaka * Sadachbia * Shata-takara

BPL commentary:

For Shata-taraka natives, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu considerably affects the outcome.

Exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, agents of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Sadachbia* Tabernacles

Rahu-ruled gentlemen who are born into Sata are often found in fascinating roles that boost mass consciousness. Sata births are somewhat rare. These folks work with large regulated systems such as mathematics, scientific theories, and sacred cosmology. Their methods of inquiry are principled, and they hold dignified social positions, but their personal lifestyles may be unorthodox. Their work often overturns an outdated paradigm of religious or scientific belief.

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 88.

"A quiet and unassuming person,

thoughtful and meditative

  • yet given to sudden outbursts of temper.

Lives in the mental world rather than in the physical.

Prefers solitude to the company of others.

  • Does not care for small talk

  • and finds social contact rather tiresome.

Many astrologers and philosophers found with Shatataraka on the Rising Point."

A light eater and moderate in most things."

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods


Darwin in Childhood


Surya Mahadasha * age birth until age 3.1

12-Feb-1809 Earth-birth * Surya-Shani period * Shani lagnesha, vyayapathi (research)

Chandra Mahadasha * age 3.1 until age 13.1

15-July-1817 decease of Mother (Charles age 11) ** Chandra-Shani period * Shani rules matrimaraka 7th-from-Chandra

Mangala Mahadasha * age 13.1 until age 20.1

Rahu Mahadasha * age 20.1 until age 38.1

27-Dec-1831 start the famed five-year circumnavigating specimen-collecting voyage of the ship Beagle * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

29-Jan-1839 Marriage to his cousin Emma Wedgwood (Charles age 29) * Rahu-Budha period * * Budha rules Kanya navamsha-7 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact Meena navamsha

1839 published the first edition of his shipboard scientific journal, the immensely popular Voyage of the Beagle * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules 5-celebrity publications

02-Mar-1841 child-1 Anna Darwin (she died age-10) * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 5th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 38.1 until age 54.1

13-Nov-1848 decease of Father * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 2nd-from-Surya

24-Nov-1859 published the seminal controversial scientific theory On the Origin of Species * Guru-Mangala period * Mangala rules 3-publication

Shani mahadasha * age 54.1 until age 73.1

Budha Mahadasha * age 73.1 until decease age 73

19-Apr-1882 Lightbody Lift-off (age 73) * Budha-Budha period * Budha gives effect of maraka Surya-rules-7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity





Darwin's watercolor of a Galapagos Mockingbird from the zoology notebooks of the Voyage of the Beagle

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity, brightly embodied vitality, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, championship entitlements, eye on personality
  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, radiantly descriptive


Charles Darwin's father Robert Darwin was an entreasured and busy physician-surgeon * Surya-yuti-Budha + budha-rules-8

Dad was a prominent specimen-collecting scientist of the day (Surya-Kumbha science.) His father specialized scientifically in the study of the Eye (Surya). His father was distinguished by physical size, being a remarkably tall and very heavy-set man much larger physically than average for his generation (Rahu drishti into Surya).

Dad was actively identified with professional scientific societies (Kumbha) as had been Charles' paternal grandfather before his dad. Dad married the daughter of a regional industrialist (Susannah Wedgewood of potteries fame) and having collected several inheritances (Budha rules-8 inheritance) entered the landed gentry of Middlesex. Rahu + Mangala in bhava-9 shows the father as a dominating, over-reaching figure.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

* Harsha Yoga

  • Chandra in classroom-12 * comfort in contemplation, familiar with interiority, research enclosures, soothed by imagination, Other-Worldly spaces, privacy; undulating dreams
  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Uttara-azadha * comforted by bright visions * protectors of confident conviction, brilliant philosophy, wise patronage, political doctrines


Mom was ill and died when Charles was age-8 (see also Abraham Lincoln born same day mom died age 9).

Darwin's health was afflicted by emotional exhaustion from overwork in servitude (6th) to his scientific work. However he had a comfort zone (Chandra) when traveling in distant worlds (of mind or body). Privacy and invisibility can become a factor in marriage conflict but due to uttama-Zukra + Harsha Yoga + the predominant parenting features of 7th-from-Chandra, Darwin's marriage was reportedly pleasant. Deprived of his mother too early, he needed a nurse-caretaker sort of spouse and Emma was apparently willing in that role.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership * Marriage for Chandra-12

Typical of Chandra-12, Charles' Darwin's wife was often ill. She cared for her husband, herself, and her children in a constant struggle with disease. They had 10 children, although only five survived childhood.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance; push toward bargained agreement
  • Mangala in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * drive toward doctrine, champion of a belief, pursuit of patronage, energized philosophical conquests, dominating father-figures
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

atmakaraka * publications

  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, articulation of systematic social-scientific networks
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of appearance, describer of embodiment, explainer of tangible self, delivers instructions for physical identity
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma

Emotional imbalance and ailment

Although his writings were hugely successful (Budha rules 5-celebrity publication) Budha-1 rules the emotionally motivated illness, injury, imbalanced 6th-from-Chandra . Darwin was seriously ill for most of his adult life. The premature death of his mother and a chronic emotional sadness may have formed the root of his numerous, painful ailments

physiological anatomical geological scientific drawings

Darwin was beset by repeating bouts of pain, infection, fever, aches, and assorted symptoms of often quite severe illness (as was his ill mother) Yet he always recovered due to vyayapathi Budha-1 randhresha providing a rejuvenating, rebirth. The moment his vitality was sufficiently restored (8) to permit him to return to his research endeavors, he restarted.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meena * much guidance, many imaginings, many dreams, intuitive beliefs, doctrine of astral guidance
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard, many songs, many stories, history, storage, several genetic lineages, much many accumulated goods, numerous languages, many voices, many valuations
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures, abundant pleasures and treasures, much humanistic financial-diplomatic philosophy

For any Kumbha nativity, Professor Guru ruler of 2-11 becomes a dhanakaraka. for Darwin, the fortunate combination of * uttama-Zukra-yuti-Guru-Meena in bhava-2 suggests a significant financial lineage. Darwin was born into a notably entreasured family, whose coffers increased during his lifetime. His father's largesse and Darwin's own inheritance provided all necessary life and research expenses, a five-year data collection ship voyage, musical instruments, an estate with servants, and support for his ten children (five lived to adulthood). The next several generations after Charles Darwin produced several notable scientists artists and musicians, as well as several degenerates.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-2 * swabhava * pleasure of gathered assets, enjoys banked, collected equity; feminine-figures predominate the family, gracious storyteller, preserved, linguistic, voiced, historical values , appreciation of assets
  • Zukra-Meena * uttama * appreciation of music-arts, pleasures of imagination, enjoys symbolic clairsentience, dreamlike arrangements
  • Zukra-yuti-Guru * gracious generosity, expanded beauty, sweetly inclusive doctrines of belief

Atmakaraka uttama-Zukra rules 4-9

Darwin had 99 problems, but money was not one of them. His parents were wealthy via inheritances, primarily via his mother's inheritance of the Wedgewood Potteries fortune. His dad 's investments added further assets then when his mom died prematurely, his dad inherited his mother's estate. Darwin had more freedom to pursue his scientific interests than nearly any other young man in his generation, and he was so serious-minded that he did not squander a shilling of that largesse.

Zukra-Meena * Darwin loved music. He developed a theory of the origins of Music as a foundational step in the human mating process. His wife (Zukra) was an accomplished pianist.

Mangala-yuti-Rahu in 8th-from-Zukra indicates that Darwin's wife Emma Wedgwood would be quite long-lived. She died age 88.

Emma was one year older than him, but she lived fifteen years longer than him.

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-10 * must govern the old order; cautious, conventional leadership; tense governance, chronic weighty executive duties, heavy responsibilities within the social hierarchy; heavy pressure against freely chosen social policies

Shan-5 creative intelligence, children, publications occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra.

Darwin and his wife Emma Wedgewood produced ten children, but only five survived.

From Chandra-Makara-Draco lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  • the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  • the emotional authenticity of in-the-body feelings represented by sensitive, receptive, absorptive Chandrana

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

  • Rahu-Thula *craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts; fascinated by arrangements, deals, term of agreement * seeks special importance via negotiation, diplomacy, advising
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview; desires a special, important teacher-preacher role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy. Extraordinary 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, a patron of principled thought, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * * amplified competition, magnified championship, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meza * incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric modes and topics of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative

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