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Charles Darwin as a young botanist


Charles Robert Darwin

Scientific Illustrator Naturalist

Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) Sunday-12-Feb-1809

fleshdeath 19-Apr-1882 (age 71)


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

Azlesa * Naga

  • QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 82.

BPL commentary:

For Azlesa nativities, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative Budha may considerably affect the outcome.

Siblings, neighbors, managers, collaborators, publishers, messengers, merchants, reporters, writers, scripts, and texts may be especially influential.

Siblings, neighbors, merchants, managers, collaborators, publishers, messengers, announcers, documents, signals, scripts, and texts may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from Hydra.

"Outstanding characteristic of these people

  • is their rather unpleasant and unsociable disposition.

They are awkward and gauche in their manners

  • and are not quick to profit by their mistakes

  • because of their inability to adapt themselves to their surroundings

  • and their apparent reluctance to be gracious or kind to others.

This attitude militates against success in life

  • and is a barrier to progress.

These people should live less introspectively

  • and learn to appreciate the good in other people.

They should cultivate the habit of doing things for others."

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods


Surya Mahadasha * age birth until 2-months (age 0.2)

12-Feb-1809 Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) * Surya-Zukra period * Zukra-8 discoveries

Chandra Mahadasha * age 8-months until age 10.8

15-July-1817 decease of Mother (Charles age 11) ** Chandra-Ketu period

Mangala Mahadasha * age 10.8 until age 17.8

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17.2 until age 35.2

27-Dec-1831 start the famed circumnavigating specimen-collecting voyage of the ship Beagle * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 7-voyages, long travels

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

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

Guru Mahadasha * age 35.2 until age 51.2

13-Nov-1848 decease of Father * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules 12th-from-Surya

24-Nov-1859 published the seminal controversial scientific theory On the Origin of Species * Guru-Rahu period * Rahu gives effect of Kuja rules 5-celebrated publications + Kuja rules 10-social visibility

Shani mahadasha * age 51.2 until age 70.2

Budha Mahadasha * age 70.2 until decease age 72

19-Apr-1882 Lightbody Lift-off (Charles age 72) * Budha-Ketu period

Distinctive Features of the Nativity




Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya in bhava-8 * center of emergence, brightly transformative, focus on discovery, eye on occulted mysteries
  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss


Charles Darwin's father Robert Darwin was an entreasured and busy physician-surgeon (8) and scientist of the day (Surya-Kumbha science.) His father specialized scientifically in the study of the Eye. His father was distinguished by physical size, being a remarkably tall and very heavy-set man much larger physically than average for his generation (Guru-9). His father was actively identified with professional scientific societies (Kumbha) as had been Charles' grandfather before his dad. Dad married the daughter of a regional industrialist (Susannah Wedgewood of potteries fame) and having collected several inheritances (8) became a man of substantial means in Middlesex.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


6th-from-Chandra = bhava-12 research ruled by Budha-8 occult, forbidden mysteries. Health afflicted by emotional exhaustion from overwork in servitude (6th) to research and travel in distant worlds (of mind or body). Secrecy and invisibility can become a factor in marriage conflict.

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-8 providing a rejuvenating, protective vimala yoga. The moment his vitality was sufficiently restored (8) to permit him to return to his research endeavors, he restarted.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership * Marriage for Chandra-7

Typical of Chandra-7, Charles' Darwin's wife was devoted to his personal success. They had 10 children, although only five survived childhood (putrapathi Mangala in 12th-from-5th).

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka



  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance; push toward bargained agreement
  • Mangala in bhava-4 * drive toward local transport, pursuit of building construction, invasive foundations, energized domestic conquests, pursuit of properties, aggressive parents
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


Budha rules-12 occupies-8 = Viparitarajayoga = vimala yoga

  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, articulation of systematic social-scientific networks
  • Budha in bhava-8 * narrative of hidden mysteries, unexpected circumstances, sudden change, new identity
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma

physiological anatomical geological scientific drawings

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meena * much guidance, many imaginings, many dreams, intuitive beliefs, doctrine of astral guidance
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * many doctrines, multiple beliefs, much preaching, multiple father-figures, many guru-professor
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures, abundant pleasures and treasures

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-9 * pleasure of philosophical doctrine, enjoys paradigmatic, global harmony, appreciation of theory
  • Zukra-Meena * uttama * appreciation of music-arts, aesthetic of dreamlike visions
  • Zukra-yuti-Guru * gracious generosity, expanded beauty, sweetly inclusive doctrines of belief


Zukra rules-11 ukra-uttama occupies 11th-from-11th ++ Zukra yuti Meena-Guru

Darwin had 99 problems, but money was not one of them. His parents were wealthy, primarily via his mother's inheritance of the Wedgewood Potteries fortune, but his dad added further assets on his own account. 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 loved music and he developed a theory of the origins of Music as a foundational step in the human mating process. His wife 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. Elder spouse is typical of Karkata lagna.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Vrizchika * old secrets, pressured discovery, must explore, pressured genitals-anus, imposed secrecy, must transform with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-5 * must create drama with scarce confidence; cautious of politics, conventional intelligence; heavy weight of children; chronic pressure on the heart

Shan-5 creative intelligence, children, publications occupies the gainful 11th-from-Chandra. Darwin and his wife Emma Wedgewood produced ten children, but only five survived.

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

  • Rahu-Thula * mask of fairly bargained contracts
  • Rahu in bhava-4 * privilege via glamorous or unusual cultural roots; seeks amplified ownership of properties, lands and vehicles, building, farms, vehicles; seeks a special, important role in real-estate and land use entitlements. Opportunistic, ambitious parents, especially the mother-figure.
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * * amplified competition, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meza * incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest
  • Ketu in classroom-10 * disregards rank-and-position * no barriers in class-pyramid, absentee officials, vacuous leadership roles, irrelevance of the government

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