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Charles Darwin as a young botanist


Charles Robert Darwin

Scientific Illustrator Naturalist

fleshbirth 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 Nativity


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

BPL commentary: For Purvaphalguni 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 Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha periods


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

12-Feb-1809 fleshbirth * Surya-Zukra period * Zukra-8 discoveries

Chandra Mahadasha * age 2-months until age 10.2

15-July-1817 decease of Mother (Charles age 11) ** Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra rules 7th-from-4th

Mangala Mahadasha * age 10.2 until age 17.2

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-Surya period * Surya lagnesha

Guru Mahadasha * age 35.2 until age 51.2

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

1859 publishedthe seminal controversial scientific theory On the Origin of Species * Guru-Rahu period * Rahu-3 publications

Shani mahadasha * age 51.2 until age 70.2

Budha Mahadasha * age 70.2 until decease age 72

19-Apr-1882 fleshdeath (Charles age 71) * Budha-Ketu period

Distinctive Features of the Nativity




Surya * pitrikaraka

Charles Darwin's father Robert Darwin was an entreasured and busy physician-scientist of the day. 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. His father was actively identified with professional scientific societies (Kumbha) as had been his father before him. Dad married the daughter of a regional industrialist (Susannah Wedgewood of potteries fame) and having collected several inheritances became a man of substantial means in Middlesex.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Chandra resides in 6 rules 12 = Viparitarajayoga = vimala yoga

Candescent Chandra in bhava-6 does typically suffer the repeating rhythms of ailments and discomforts typical of Chandra-6.

The native's health condition, due often to emotional exhaustion from overwork in servitude to matters of the bhava which is Karkata, become a factor in marriage.

For Darwin, the bhava ruled by Karkata is 12 suggesting his servitude toward the scientific research (12) that controlled his life. He was beset by repeating bouts of pain, infection, fever, aches, and assorted symptoms of often quite severe illness (as was his ill mother Chandra-6) Yet he always recovered (as typical of Chandra-6) and the moment he had enough vitality to return to the Work, he did.

For Chandra-6, the beleaguered spouse of the cranky native is often withdrawn from the native's concerns and may be less emotionally responsive. The lifepartner often exhibits a preference for seclusion within a research laboratory, while traveling in Other Worlds of the imagination or geographical, or while remaining in a state of meditation or private prayer. Darwin's marriage situation is much becalmed by his helpful and protective vimala yoga which not only supported his marriage but also his research.


the public aspect of the marriage alliance is greatly strengthened by Shani yuvatipathi-7 = Shani in bhava-4 = 10th-from-7th. The spouse is a firm upholder of public dignity and regulator of a dignified home environment. The private aspect is different due to Chandra-6.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

* physiological anatomical geological scientific drawings

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra-8 discoveries rules Purva-phalguni. Lagna = Purvaphalguni pada-3 = Pushkara Navamsha

Mangala-yuti-Rahu in 8th-from-Zukra indicates that Darwin's wife Emma Wedgwood would be quite long-lived. She died age 88 which was a remarkable elderly age for her era.


Typical of Simha lagna, Darwin chose a wife who was elder to him. (Emma was one year older than him, but she lived fifteen years longer than him.)

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka


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