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Galileo Galilei painted by Justus Sustermans, c. 1636


Galileo Galilei

fleshbirth Tuesday-15-Feb-1564

fleshdeath 08-Jan-1642


Telescopes, Heliocentrism, Mathematical Laws of Nature * 1564-1642 * Galileo Galilei

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Masculine Nativity


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

BPL commentary: For Azvini nativities, the condition of Ketu considerably affects the outcome

"... 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 events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age-1

15-Feb-1564 fleshbirth * Budha-Shani period

Ketu Mahadasha * age 1 until 8

Zukra Mahadasha * age 8 until 28

1581 enrolls as a medical student in the University of Pisa * Zukra-Rahu period * Rahu-9 university

1588 obtains position of instructor, in Fiorenza's Academy of Art and Design * Zukra-Shani period * Shani karmesha

1589 appointed to the chair of Mathematics at university of Pisa * Zukra-Budha period * Budha management, Budha writing, Budha rules 6th-from-10th

Surya Mahadasha * age 28 until 34

02-July-1591 decease of Father * Surya-Surya swabhukti * Surya rules 7th-from-Surya

1592 moves to mathematics position at University of Padua * Surya-Surya swabhukti * Surya rules 5-scholarship, 8th-from-10th identity change in professional position

Chandra Mahadasha * age 34 until 44

1600 child-1 birth of eldest daughter Virginia * Chandra-Rahu period

Mangala Mahadasha * age 44 until 51

Rahu Mahadasha * age 51 until 69

1616 a Jesuit inquiry declares the teaching of heliocentrism to be a heresy * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-9 theory, doctrine

1623 publication of Il Saggiatore (The Assayer) * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules 3-publications

June-1633 final heresy trial, sentenced to house arrest until death, and all publication of his works forbidden * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Mangala rules 8-secret proceedings, identity transformation

Guru Mahadasha * age 69 until decease

02-April-1634 decease of his beloved daughter Virginia * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru

1638 became blind and develops multiple illnesses* Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 6-illness

08-Jan-1642 fleshdeath (age 78) * Guru-Zukra period * maraka Zura rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Galileo Galilei by Ottavio Leoni, drawn in 1623 CE

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka


Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules karakamza bhava-12-intuition, imagination, research

Guru rules 12 sanctuary. From age 69 until decease age 78 (one Rahu cycle) he was under house arrest in a punitively imposed state of sanctuary. Consistent with Guru-4 uttamsha-parivartamsha Chandra-12 however he was able to continue his research and live in reasonable comfort while imprisoned (12).

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka


fresco by Bertini, painted in 1857: Galileo shows the Doge of Venice how to use the Telescope


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