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born 6 months before

professional adversary of former protégé, psychiatrist

  • Memories Dreams Reflections 1875-1961 Carl Jung

In London, Sigismund Freud's writings were published by Hogarth Press owner

married to:


Sigmund Freud in 1922 with his ever-present cigar (LIFE magazine)


Physician * Neurologist


Theory of Sexual Psychology

Sigmund Freud

a.k.a. Sigismund Schlomo Freud

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-06-May-1856

Earthbody-Exit 23-Sept-1939 (age 83)


Sigmund Freud * 1856-1939 * developer of modern psychoanalytic theory

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

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Uttora, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Uttara-phalguni chaps are famously hot-headed.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola. Their purpose to brighten and glorify the divine intelligence through spectacular creativity.

Brilliantly dramatic

Simha-Leya pada-1 = radiant confidence, flamboyance, and remarkable intelligence. While much depends upon the characteristics of nakshatrapathi Surya, the Falgun birth of masculine valence favors dramatic displays of celebrity, romance, creativity, and entitlement.

Kanya pada 2-3-4 = equally smart and authoritative, but more focused upon personal enclosure and distant lands, often wielding power from a private, sanctuary, or secluded location. May be an empowered politician according to the strengths of nakshatrapathi Surya.

Although Shil Ponde's description often fits the Kanya pada 2-3-4 of Uttaraphalguni, the Simha pada-1 is rarely rough or ungrateful. Still, they can be impatient with others who are less confident or less intelligent.

Themes of political power, radiant creativity, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalguni

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

"A proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."


neurologist Sigmund Freud, M.D., in midlife

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Freud in Childhood

* addicted to cigar smoking. Freud was rarely seen without a cigar or some type of smoking device in his hand. In 1923 he was diagnosed with malignant epithelioma (mouth cancer) from the smoking, but he did not stop smoking. Rahu smoke.

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.1

06-May-1856 Earth-birth in Freiburg, Austria (now Pribor, Czech Republic) * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9-theory

Mangala Mahadasha * age 2.1 until age 9.1

1860 * following frequent house-shifts before SF's age-5, the Freud family moved permanently to Vienna * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru-7 rules 4-foundations, education, security

Rahu Mahadasha * age 9.1 until age 27.1

1873 graduated from Matura (high school) * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma studies

1873 entered University of Vienna (SF age 17) * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma studies

1881 qualified as a Doctor of Medicine at University of Vienna * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 11-achieements, salary

Guru Mahadasha * age 27.1 until age 43.1

14-Sep-1886 exchange the vows of marriage with Martha Bernays (SF age 30) * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules Kumbha swamsha * R-K gochara Simha-Kumbha contact Kumbha swamsha

1887 first child Mathilde * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8th-from-Chandra

1896 grieved the decease of father (SF age 40) * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 12th-from-9th

Shani Mahadasha * age 43.1 until age 62.1

1912 intense animosity with his former protégé causes a permanent split with Memories Dreams Reflections 1875-1961 Carl Jung * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 8 + 8th-from-8 sudden upheaval ++ Sade-Sati

Budha Mahadasha * age 62.1 until age 79.1

1930 wins Goethe Prize * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani-10 social distinction rules 5-prizes

12-Sept-1930 grieved the decease of mother (Sigmund's age 75) * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 12th-from-4th

Ketu Mahadasha * age 79.1 until decease age 83.2

Jun-1938 camouflaged escape to London, from Nazi Austria * Ketu-Rahu bhukti

23-Sep-1939 Lightbody Lift-off from mouth cancer (SF age 83) * Ketu-Guru bhukti *Guru maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Vimala Yoga

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one
  • Surya in bhava-8 * center of emergence ,intelligence for trauma healing, brightly transformative, focus on discovery, initiatory entitlements, eye on occulted mysteries * sparkling center of the secrecy-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, brightly creative bargainer, artistic father-figure, uniquely intelligent sister-figures, entitled to pleasures, aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun, financial politics, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive features
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic * bright mesmerizer * creatively intelligent culture-mixing * entitled to mix and mottle * ambitious father-figure * adventurously aligned with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly risk-rewarding


Dad = Jacob Freud. Dad was (apparently, Rahu) an impoverished Hasidic wool merchant reputed for his prowess in Torah Study. Bharani-Surya suggests a money-changer in undisclosed circumstances (8).

Dad was married three times = Surya + Rahu + Zukra.

Uttama-Surya + Rahu + Zukra would suggest that behind Shri Rahu's fascinating camouflage, dad was an effective broker (Zukra) of deals in commodities and currencies far beyond wool. Also Dharmesha-9 = Zukra in bhava-8

Surya-Meza * uttama rules Simha-12 = Vimala Yoga * protects both SF and his dad from untoward implications of bhava-12 such as imprisonment. Surya indeed helped FS to escape the Nazi death camps (12) despite four of his sisters being executed there.

Surya rules 4th-from-uttama-Chandra = substantial education, focused on research (12) and expressing private intelligence (Simha-12)

Dad was married three times and the family moved often before SF turned five, reflecting the Mangala drishti into bhava-4. However before SF entered formal schooling, the family settled permanently in Vienna, and then the effect of the Mangala-Kanya-1 drishti into 4 childhood home was likely the typical cultural argumentation about the meaning of texts.

Head = uttama-Surya-yuti-Rahu-8

Baby Sigismund was born with a membrane shielding his face and head called the caul (caput galeatum).


Surya-yuti-Zukra + Surya-yuti-Rahu -8-Meza accepts the 8th drishti of argumentative, treatment-planning Mangala-Kanya-1

andhrabhava-8 contains Azvini-Rahu (medical) + Azvini-Zukra (medical) + Bharani-Surya (financial)

barrier-bending, taboo-twisting , rejuvenating, discovery of new style of medicine focused on sexual trauma == new therapeutic medical treatment modality of psychiatry

Rahu rise and fall

During his own lifetime, Freud was an intellectual celebrity (uttama-Surya high intellect), Yet, SF's antagonists were also empowered due to rogesha Shani-10.

Rahu-amplified solar ego and the (eventual) collapse of psychoanalytic theory

Due to a lack of supporting scientific data that could provide confirmatory proof in psychiatric clinical practice, Freud's ideas (Surya ideation) lost most of their vigor during the end of the 20th century.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Vrishabha * uttama * moolatrikona * comforted by rhythmic historical tonal values
  • Chandra in Rohini * mulatrikona * comforted by lavish appreciation * protectors of luxurious domiciles, beautiful caretaking, rhythmic arrangements, sensitive security
  • Chandra in classroom-9 * comfort in the paradigm of belief * familiar with doctrine * accustomed to routine patronage * soothed by globalist perspective * needs to feel the repeating pulse of preaching sermons * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * emotionally sensitive father-figures * habitually seeks guidance * settled into the rhythm of philosophical humanism * undulating convictions
  • uttama-Somana-yuti-Budha * Emotionally communicative, sensitive to sibling figures, sheltered by workmates and cohort, needs to evangelize, soothed by conversation, feels like a messenger

As the eldest son of a youthful woman who had married an elderly husband, Sigismund had an especially close relationship with his mother Chandra in classroom-9. Mom was a Muse and Guide (9).

SF's mom Amalia stayed by his side for the great majority of her son's life. She died when he was 75 years old, and SF himself died only seven years later his age 83.

Dhanayoga from Chandra + lagnesha Budha

Chandra-Vrishabha * uttama-9 rules 11. SF developed wealth from his publications, speaking fees, his patient fees, and faculty salaries.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka lagnesha

  • Mangala-Kanya * vigorous pursuit of logical argumentation * proactive medication * thrust toward service * push toward unfairness * champion of litigious accusation, medical treatment plans, aggressive indictments, investigative journalism
  • Mangala in bhava-1 * drive toward embodied performance vitality, pursuit of competition, direct physical action, thrusting vigor, dominating personality, can dig , drill, dive, excavate, plumb, explode, explore (both physically and psychologically) dynamic innovator, lively push toward fast driving and speedy transport, energized muscular conquests, athletic body

Mangala in bhava-1 rules

  • 8 = sustained conditions (Shani) of upheaval, disclosure, unmasking, transformation * unending Emergencies, a permanent state of exploration
  • 3 = 8th-from-8th = reports, announcements, writing, publication, communication, explanation

Mangala's active agenda is typically a challenge for the Kanya nativity due to His association with sexual intrigue, secrecy, taboo ++ Mangala drishti into Rahu in bhava-8 further enflames SF's drive toward penetrating environments of taboo (Rahu)

Mangala-1 Kanya the critical investigator


Kuja-1 rules 3 = courage

When told that his books were being publicly burned, Freud said "what progress we have made! In the Middle Ages they would have burned me; now they are content to burn my books ". Luckily Freud's Vimala Yoga protected him from those who would attack taboo-breakers.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrishabha * financial communications *  articulation of tonal * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets *  delivers descriptive evaluations *  sends historic messages about worth and value * signals harmonious sound frequencies *  hands-arms-shoulders send gathering gestures
  • Budha in bhava-9 * narrative of the father-figure, the guru-figure, the catechism, the doctrine * discusses patronage, paradigm of belief, describer of theoretical details, explainer of dogmatic concepts, 11th-from-11th profits, talks about principled interpretation of reality, dharma, worldview
  • Budha-yuti-Chandra * explainer of feelings * affinity for caretaking, parental roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of comfortable routines, message of sensitivity and emotional flow, intuitively talkative mother

Budha Mahadasha * age 62.1 until age 79.1

SF won the coveted Goethe Prize in 1930 during Budha-Rahu bhukti, where Rahu amplified Zukra dharmesha celebrated prizes. Soon afterward, his books were banned and burned by Nazi attacks on Jewish writers. (Rahu)

Luckily Freud's Surya-provided Vimala Yoga protected him personally against imprisonment, even if his books were destroyed.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meena * much sleep. inner guidance, many imaginings, many dreams, intuitive beliefs, doctrine of esoteric understandings, expands the scope of contemplative awareness, multiple prayers and visions
  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts, much negotiation, much partnership, abundant agreement, numerous alliances, extensive bargaining, multiple deal-making events, expansion of advocacy, fertile match-making, typically more than one spouse., extensive bargaining, multiple deal-making events, expansion of advocacy, fertile match-making, typically more than one spouse.

Guru in bhava-7 Meena secures a strong life foundation, fine schooling

  • Sigismund was a superb student who loved to read in his native German and scriptural Hebrew. As a student, he read proficiently in French, Italian, Spanish, English, Latin and Greek = Budha texts + uttama-Chandra- 9-understanding.

Guru Mahadasha ** age 27.1 until age 43.1

  • Marriage and starting a large family. Sigismund Schlomo Freud produced six children of his own. Combined with his large family of origin, Freud was part of a substantial extended family.
  • Guru in bhava-7 in the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra indicates many relationships..

1860 Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru-7 rules 4-foundations, schooling, security

  • 1860 * following frequent house-shifts before SF's age-5, the Freud family moved to Vienna. SF would obtain his complete education in Vienna, a world capital, and conduct his entire psychiatric practice there, consorting with many of the leading intellectuals of his day. Only at the very end of life, during Ketu--Rahu bhukti, when SF was secreted out of Vienna into London to avoid certain death in the Nazi regime, did SF leave his beloved Vienna.

Tragically, after Freud died safely at his home in London via physician-assisted suicide, during the remainder of his Ketu Mahadasha, his four elder sisters perished in the Nazi extermination labor camps.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of competitive movement, likes innovation, attracted to champions, pleasures of conquest, athletic sensuality, enjoys direct action, aristocratic arrangements
  • Zukra-8 * pleasure of occult secrets, enjoys rejuvenating relationships, balanced healing arts, aesthetic of secrecy, camouflaged arrangements, hidden equity, feminine-figures initiate and transform, pleasant in-laws, appreciation of identity change
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, deals, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will

Zukra rules 6th-from-Chandra = emotionally motivated ailments + addictions

SF was an addicted smoker of cigars and cigarettes. He believed that smoking improved his mental performance.

The meetings of his Vienna circles of physicians treating nervous disorders were reputedly great smoke-fests with all the wise doctors smoking like chimneys. SF was rarely seen without a cigar or some type of smoking device in his mouth or hand.

Budha-Zukra bhukti cancer diagnosis due to smokinng

In 1923, SF was diagnosed with malignant epithelioma (mouth cancer) from the smoking. Yet, SF did not stop smoking, suggesting a profound addiction. Rahu smoke.

Zukra-yuti-Rahu unusual love relationships

SF produced six children with his avowed wife Martha,. Due to Zukra-yuti-Rahu-8, SF also conducted a lifelong affair du coeur with Martha's younger sister Ms. Minna Bernays . Dr. Freud's nativity shows Zukra with a fiercely entitled Bharani-Surya and a barrier-bending, taboo-twisting Azwini-Rahu.

His wife (Zukra) tolerated Freud's long-term sexual alliance with her own younger sister, and encouraged him to explore the psycho-sexual complexities which promoted the exciting (Rahu) new (Meza) field of hidden motivations (psychiatry).

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani rules Kumbha swamsha

  • Shani-Mithunaya * tiresome old documents * resistance to change of explanations * obliged to conform to the hierarchical managers * must materialize orderly information delivery * rigid process handling * heavy old discussions * obligatory, strictly scripted conversations * inflexible instructions * must endure the lowest-common-denominator proletarian communication * slow elderly messengers * vital energy compression stress zone = hand-arm-shoulder * restricted breathing * insufficient team cooperation * must continue to collaborate, cooperate, gesture, and signal despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-10 (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious responsibilities. One must govern the old order. Must maintain the dignity of reputation. Cautious, conventional leadership. Tenion in governance roles. Chronic weighty executive duties, heavy work portfolio sustains the social hierarchy; Oppressed by lack of freedom to choose social policies..Resistance to new rules. Resentment toward changes in authority. Intolerance toward unconventional leaders.. Governance fatigue. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as president, director, boss, governor, mayor.

Shani Mahadasha * age 43.1 until age 62.1 ** Mid-career

Typically, Shani produces mixed outcomes for the Kanya nativity. Shani rules 5-creativity, intellect, games ++ Shani rules 6-disease, disagreement, distrust, unbalance, injury, injustice

Challenges with (former) students

After years of shared intellectual and psycho-medical inquiry, the attitude and understanding of Memories Dreams Reflections 1875-1961 Carl Jung regarding of the structure of the subconscious mind began to diverge from Freud's viewpoint,

Jung split from Freud's group in 1912 during Freud's intensely polarizing, accusative, complaining catalysis experience Shani-Mangala bhukti. Kanya Mangala is effective for criticizing ideas but very unhelpful for criticizing people, and Jung had simply had enough.

Freud held a prominent position in the professional assemblies of his day.

Although Shani in Bhava-10 elevated his public visibility and increased his workload, SF would have experienced that classic mix of creative fame (5) along with criticism and complaint (6) which typically marks the Shani Mahadasha for Kanya natives.

Shani-Mithunaya is however a yogakaraka ruler of 9+10 from SF's Chandra-Vrishabha -9 lagna. His overall experience was dignified and even his detractors in Vienna were respectful in their criticisms. It was an age of brilliant social scientific theorizing, and SF was a celebrity in the world of paradigmatic new ideas. In general, most intellectuals were willing to consider the plausibility SF's conceptual claims, even if they were offended by his methods.

It was only much later, toward the end of the 20th century, that psychoanalysis was seen to be scientifically untenablle.

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

  • Rahu-Meza-Arya * shimmering illusion of first-arrival * craving for superiority * exotic use of dominating force * mask of competitive action * mirage of innovative pioneering * over-reaching urgency * extraordinary muscularity * mesmerizing forward movement * unusual athleticism * fascinating conquests * marvelous warriorship * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of heroic action; winning of contests, natural chief * seeks privilege via champion-roles

  • Rahu in bhava-8 * passion for secrets * in swabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual secrets, recycling, rebirth, reinvention; rejuvenation. The Chandala in 8 desires a special, important, therapeutic role in transformative, hidden knowledge, confidential, revolutionary, catastrophic role. May be the secretary (secret-keeper) of a powerful individual or group. Opportunistic in-laws, inheritance, alimonies. Exciting, ambitious family of the lifepartner (in-laws). Rahu-8 trespasses the cultural boundaries of undisclosed assets, dangerous secrets, emergency situations. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a tantric initiator, disaster manager, keeper of dangerous secrets, identity-changing healer, or holder of secret empowerments.
  • Rahu-yuti-Surya * amplified ambition to attain center-stage roles, magnified confidence, passion for exotic performance arts, trickster with dramatic flair, opportunistic father, flamboyant pursuit of social mobility, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of exceptional creativity or political genius, hypnotic charm, seeks privilege via bright celebrity, sparkling center of cross-cultural mixing
  • Rahu-yuti-Zukra * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky partners, opportunistic feminine-figures, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxuriously lovely pleasures, hypnotic arrangements, gracious balance of cross-cultural mixing

Protected by Vimala Yoga, due to Surya rules-12 occupies 8, Freud paid little attention to the Nazi terror (8) surrounding him, until it was almost too late. June-1938 camouflaged escape from Nazi Austria * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * Rahu in bhava-8 secrets

His European professional standing as a thought-leader and professor allowed Freud and many of his extended family to escape to London under dire threat. However at age 83 and in extremely poor health, Freud died a year after arrival in London, via physician-assisted suicide during Ketu-Rahu bhukti due to unbearable pain of his cancerous jaw, Sept-1939. Bhava-8 = conditions of exit from mineral shell.

When Jews were being aggressively imprisoned and exterminated in Austria, SF's friends and colleagues facilitated his undisclosed movement to London (8 secrets). They were hoping that, although their adored teacher was already suffering from advanced cancer of the tongue, SF's move to greater physical safety might help him to continue writing.

With much help under terrifying emergency circumstances ( 8), Freud was removed to London during Nazi exterminations. He was able to finish several books albeit these were written by assistants using his famous name uttama-Surya-pride. His books were published in London by A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf.

Using assistants for writing and transcription, Freud was able to finish two more books during Ketu-Rahu and Ketu-Guru bhukti. Vimala Yoga protects Freud from the horrible fate of torture and death in Nazi prison camps which befell many of his family members, including four of his sisters.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Thula * dissociates from bargaining, incomplete alliance, empty trades, surrendered trust, dispersed negotiations, ignores restriction on deal-making, applies balanced equity to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-2 * wanders from the preserved values, eccentric voice, disperses family affluence, absent from lineage history, surrenders the accumulated knowledge, irrelevance of the mouth, the foods, and the stored goods; disregards conventional boundaries of speech-language. One abandons a collection, dismisses the treasuries, or walks away from the hoard.

Often, Ketu-2 indicates a disinterest in making any second marriage, even when multiple graha yuti-Zukra might indicate several important marital-type relationships. Also dhanapathi Zukra in bhava- 8 + uttama-Surya-yuti-Rahu tends toward secrecy in regard to conditions of the second union, if any.


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