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  • polymath
  • politician
  • poet and dramatist
  • philosopher
  • theorist of physical science
  • scientific diagrammer and illustrator
  • prolific writer

Possible reincarnation of

Goethe's spiritual-cosmological viewpoint was strongly influenced by

Goethe's writings conferred a major influence upon

Home invaded and nearly destroyed during the wars conducted by



Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

fleshbirth Thursday-28-Aug-1749

fleshdeath 22-Mar-1832 (age 82)


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe * 1749-1832 * polymath, politician, popular poet

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity

Purvaphalguni * Yoni

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

BPL commentary: For Purvaphalguni natives, the condition of sweet Professor Bright Bhrigu considerably affects the outcome.

Feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, sensual pleasures, artistic beauty, treasuries, and music, may be especially influential.

"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 events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until 3.8

28-Aug-1749 fleshbirth * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 3-writing 10-governance

Guru Mahadasha * age 3.8 until 19.8

1768-69 severe illness while a young adult student simultaneously with retreat from the dominance of the father * Guru-Rahu period * chidra-dasha * Rahu gives effects of forcible transformation randhresha Guru-8 * ruler of 12th-from-9 father

Shani mahadasha * age 19.8 until 38.8

Aug-1771 obtains lawyers Lizenziat (Licentia docendi) in Frankfurt and begins a law-practice * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 7-legal profession

1774 produces his most famous work * Die Leiden des jungen Werthers * The Sorrows of Young Werther * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules 2-stories (and 2 contains nichha-Zukra, a suicide story)

1775 * romance and engagement to Lili Schoenemann but the engagement "lapses" after months of traveling * Shani-Ketu period * Ketu wandering, broken bonds

25-May-1782 Goethe's father dies (Goethe's age 32) * Shani-Chandra period * Chandra rules 12th-from-Surya

1785 Begins (non-exclusive) domestic partnership with his "folk-muse" Christiana Vulpius (nichha-Zukra). She will bear his children, and their formal marriage will occur 21 years later, in 1806 * Shani-Rahu period * Rahu-Mangala-5 romance

Budha Mahadasha * age 38.8 until 55.8

25-Dec-1789 Child-1 Julius August Walther von Goethe (Goethe's age 40) * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 5th-from-Chandra

Ketu Mahadasha * age 55.8 until 62.8

1806 catastrophic home invasion by French militia during the invasive wars of France-Emperor 1769-1821 Napoleon Bonaparte. According to Goethe, his extraordinary companion Christine bravely protected the homestead and a total loss was avoided. * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti * Ketu dissolves barriers, invaders enter

14-Oct-1806 (Goethe's age 57) Marriage to Christine Vulpius. Legitimating karmesha-10 Zukra motivated the normally marriage-averse Goethe to marry his live-in housekeeper and mother of his children. * Ketu-Zukra period * samchara R-K Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact radical R-K

13-Sept-1807 Goethe's mother dies (Goethe's age 58) * Ketu-Surya period * Surya rules matrimaraka 7th-from-Chandra

Zukra Mahadasha * age 62.8 until 82.8

06-Jun-1816 (Goethe's age 64) fleshdeath of wife Christiana Vulpius * Zukra-Surya period * Surya rules 7th-from-7

bhratrupathi-3 Zukra respect and recognition as a writer age 68-74

28-Oct-1830 death of child-1 Julius * Zukra-Budha period * Budha yuvatipathi-7 from putrabhava-5

22-Mar-1832 fleshdeath age 82 * Zukra-Ketu period * chidrakaraka * chidra-dasha


Goethe the Narcissist aged 26 in 1775, painted by Georg Melchior Kraus

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Goethe by von Ferdinand 1818


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

a very challenging combination of a super-strong creative Surya with a super-strong governing Shani

a burning-strong Simha lagnesha * Surya in bhava-1 receiving the incoming drishti from Rahu-Dhanuzya indicates that his father was a powerful influence upon Goethe.

Surya-yuti-Budha shows Goethe's own capacity for administration-management. Indeed, his father was a town manager (Budha); vargottamsha Surya in navamsha-4 shows his father as a local (4) politician.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Goethe was a famous and prolific writer. His literary writings were continuously popular from in his own day without lapse until the present time.

However Goethe was not only a scientist and philosopher; he was also the songwriter of numerous popular bawdy German melodramas that were wildly popular and performed in taverns.

Many of his dramatic works are written for an earthy audience. These comic-tragic tales provided him with extra income beyond his court-issued executive salary.

Marriage alliance

Johanna Christiana Sophie Vulpius was born in Weimar, 01-June-1765 and died in Weimar 06-June-1816 (age 51). Christine was the non-exclusive life-partner and after 14-Oct-1806 the legal wife of Johann Wolfgang Goethe; she was the mother of his five born children (only one child survived to adulthood).

  • In a husbandly nativity, kalatra-karaka Nichha-Zukra suggests some illness or servitude of the spouse and generally imbalance-seeking-a-remedy in marriage
  • Chandra in bhava-7 normally indicates that one's primary life relationship is indeed with the Mother who is the main consultant and adviser in life. Whatever marriage partners may develop, they are expected to function primarily as parents of the shared children and less as peer consultants or romantic figures.
  • 7th-from-Chandra-7 is bhava-1 contains Budha-Simha yuti Surya-Simha suggesting that Christina deeply supported Goethe's personality (1)creativity (Simha) and love of entertainments (Simha) including his numerous romantic endeavors

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

The powerful pair Mangala-yuti-Rahu in 11th-from-Chandra shows that Goethe's brotherly (Kuja) friendship with Karl August, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenac provided most of his income (11) and opportunities (Rahu) via administrative and executive appointments to various government ministries. Karl August's belief (Dhanusya) in Goethe's wide-ranging talents allowed Goethe to rise both socially and financially.

yogakaraka + Mangala-Dhanuzya* Mangala in bhava-5 rules 4 and 9. Although Mangala-Dhanushya will generally bring the energetic, dynamic movement of Mangala into the world of creative literature and celebrity politics (5), in his capacity as ruler of bandhu-4 Mangala also allows the excitement of home-invasion (1806) by French soldiers


Taboo-breaking Mangala-yuti-Rahu in bhava-5 politics-theatre * fascination with the world of drama. Children all born "out of wedlock" as suggested by exotic, exciting Rahu-5.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru mahadasha occurred during Goethe's childhood and adolescence.

Guru rules 8-identity change + the Mangala-yuti-Rahu pair in bhava-5 politics, entertainments, theatre, literature

Goethe demonstrated his genius via an astounding variety of connected fields of study.

According to wikipedia, these included "epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him are extant."

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Although Goethe was born into the privileged classes and a high-ranking court officer, he married an earthy woman who was a house-servant and artist's nude model. He boasted to everyone that she had counter-attacked marauding soldiers who threatened their home and their children (Kanya military). Despite Christine hailing from a much lower (considered vulgar) upbringing, Goethe married her (his age 57).

Goethe's socially conscious mother (Chandra in 7 = 10th-from-10th) was horrified and died soon after their wedding. They remained married until Christine's death ten years later.

Zukra rules 3-and-10 writing, management, administration * publication, correspondence, communication, scripts, analysis, drawings

Karakamsha + Arudha lagna = Vrishabha-10. Goethe was a polymath with a stunning variety of artistic talents. However his uttama-Shani is the atmakaraka. Goethe was a dignified agent of the social order, and his governance duties in the Weimar Republic were a source of public recognition and respect. Naturally with nichha-Zukra ruling 10, his public reputation was slightly tainted due to his many amorous engagements with women and in particular due to his marriage to a servant woman (Kanya). However Goethe's literary reputation has steadily increased over the centuries, due mainly to Shani-uttama-3 which maintains the appreciated value of writings over time.

Zukra rules 3 drawing *Budha tool-user occupies-1

Perhaps because, in the intervening two centuries, science has advanced while basic human consciousness has not, Goethe's drama and poetry have outperformed his scientific works over time. Yet even the older scientific drawings are still admired for their detailed accuracy and stylistic beauty.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Most of Goethe's written oevre is still in print and it continues to influence the minds of dedicated readers. It is read in universities and by intellectuals who specialize in the study of European culture. It is common to hear non-German intellectuals say that they undertook the study of the German language solely for the purpose of reading Goethe!

  • Goethe's style and ideals provided a major influence upon the work of Knowledge of Higher Worlds 1861-1925 Rudolf Steiner the founder of Anthroposophy.

Goethe was most proud of his scientific writings (Shani-3) and laborious, detailed scientific schematics. However, these writings and drawings were contextualized by the limited (Shani) knowledge of his era and are no longer used as scientific references. However, they are valued as evidence of the unfolding history of scientific thought.

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

The powerful pair Mangala-yuti-Rahu in 11th-from-Chandra shows the lasting influence of Goethe's well-placed friends, especially Duke Karl-August the ruler of Weimar, who created remarkable opportunities for Goethe far beyond what would normally be allowed for a young middle-class attorney from a non-aristocratic family

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Ketu in Bhava-11



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