politics * science
potential alternate incarnation 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
polymath * politician * poet and dramatist * philosopher
theorist of physical science * scientific diagrammer, illustrator
author of Faust
Earthbody-Exit 22-Mar-1832 (age 82)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe * 1749-1832 * polymath, politician, philosopher, popular poet
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Wolfgang_von_Goethe * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Mriga-zirasa * Mraga * Marga-ziraza * Agrahayani
For Mriga-sirasa natives, the condition of pioneering, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala considerably affects the outcome.
Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, and competitions and battles may be especially influential.
Instructional guidance from the civilizations of Orion.
"Unless other testimonies in the chart predominate to modify the effect of Mraga rising,
They are inclined to be misanthropic in their attitude toward life and people.
They are suspicious of other peoples' motives
Unless checked, these thoughts will lead to vicious action
Possibly this attitude is caused and aggravated by some permanent organic disability
Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha
Faust 1749-1832 polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was known as a literati, a government administrator, an attorney, a scientific illustrator, a romantic lover, and numerous other identities
Faust 1749-1832 polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote many types of literature, but his most beloved was an earthy type of melodrama which seemed to capture the German soul. His dramatic masterpiece Faust is a tale of human folly and greed which virtually anyone can understand.
Faust 1749-1832 polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe * a polymath writer-illustrator-scientist whose researches into nature and human character covered a broad scope. A brilliant literary figure.
Guru Mahadasha * age birth until 5.8
28-Aug-1749 Earthbody-Entry * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra rules 5-12 * Zukra yogakaraka from Kumbha-Chandra
Shani mahadasha * age 5.8 until 24.8
1767 retreat from the dominance of the father * Shani-Ketu
1768-69 severe illness while a young adult student * Shani-Mangala period * Mangala rogesha-6 illness
Aug-1771 obtains lawyers Lizenziat (Licentia docendi) in Frankfurt and begins a law-practice * Shani-Rahu period
Budha Mahadasha * age 24.8 until 41.8
1774 produces his most famous work * Die Leiden des jungen Werthers * The Sorrows of Young Werther * * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha lagnesha, Budha-3 publications
1775 * romance and engagement to Lili Schoenemann but the engagement "lapses" after months of traveling * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha lagnesha + Budha rules nichha-Zukra-4 * Goethe's wife needed to be a service-class woman not a fragile woman like Lili; he finally married Christine the house-servant and artists model, 31 years later in 1806
25-May-1782 Goethe's father dies (Goethe's age 32) * Budha-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 * Budha-Rahu period * Rahu-7
25-Dec-1789 Child-1 Julius August Walther von Goethe (Goethe's age 40) * Budha-Shani period * Shani rules Chandra
Ketu Mahadasha * age 41.8 until 48.8
Zukra Mahadasha * age 48.8 until 68.8
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. * Zukra-Rahu period
14-Oct-1806 (Goethe's age 57) Marriage to Christine Vulpius. Rahu-7a motivated the normally marriage-averse Goethe to marry his live-in housekeeper and mother of his children. * Zukra-Rahu period * samchara R-K Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact radical R-K
13-Sept-1807 Goethe's mother dies (Goethe's age 58) * Zuke-Guru period * Guru rules 2nd-from-Chandra
06-Jun-1816 (Goethe's age 64) Lightbody Lift-off of wife Christiana Vulpius * Zukra-Ketu period
Surya Mahadasha * age 68.8 until age 74.8
bhratrupathi-3 Surya respect and recognition as a writer age 68-74
Chandra Mahadasha * age 74.8 until decease age 82
28-Oct-1830 death of child-1 Julius * Chandra-Budha period * Budha rules 12th-from-5th
22-Mar-1832 decease age 82 * Chandra-Ketu period * Ketu chidrakaraka
Distinctive Features of the Nativity |
Surya rules 10th navamsha containing Mangala+Surya+Guru = career in politics, philosophy, entertainment, drama
Goethe was a man-about-town in Weimar, which was in his day a legendary social-intellectual capital. Weimar attracted talented people from throughout Europe. Goethe was born into the privileged classes and he held professional roles as a high-ranking court officer
Throughout his life, Goethe needed to negotiate a very challenging combination of a super-strong creative-administrative Surya-3 and a super-strong governing-secretive Shani in 3rd-from-3rd. These graha facilitate writing and publishing, but as adversarial rulers of 3-8-9 they also impose several groups of incompatible, competing responsibilities.
Dad was a town manager (Budha); Surya in bhava-3 management. vargottamsha Surya in navamsha-10 shows his father as a recognized leader and politician. Surya-3 amplified by drishti from Rahu-7 = attorney father documenter and report-writer, and an imposing influence upon Goethe.
A burning-strong Simha Surya in bhava-3 receiving the incoming drishti from Rahu-Dhanuzya-7 made Goethe a famous and prolific writer. His literary writings were continuously popular from in his own day without lapse until the present time.
Surya-yuti-Budha-3 shows Goethe's own capacity for administration-management.
Chandra-Kumbha atmakaraka. Goethe was not only a scientist (Kumbha) and philosopher; he was also the songwriter of numerous bawdy German folk melodramas (Chandra) that were wildly popular and performed in village taverns.
Many of his dramatic works are written for an earthy, non-literate audience. These comic-tragic tales of village life provided him with extra income (11) beyond his court-issued executive salary.
Chandra rules-2 folkways. Goethe wrote countless bawdy tavern songs, and more formal lyrical poems too. Goethe was a serious scholar in many fields, but in addition he was said to be a chatterbox (also talkative Surya-Budha-3), showing delight in spoken language, dialect pronunciations, and local twang.
Johanna Christiana Sophie Vulpius was born in Weimar, 01-June-1765 and died in Weimar 06-June-1816 (her 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).
The powerful pair Mangala-yuti-Rahu in the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 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
Budha-3 writing rules Karakamsha = bhava-1 personality (eccentric due to Ketu-1)
writing, messaging, lyrics, communications, reports, announcements, documentation
Guru Mahadasha * age birth until 5.8
Guru-Meena expansion rules 7-diplomacy * Guru occupies 10-career. Among his other skills, Goethe was a professional diplomat and representative of the royal court
Goethe was a polymath with a stunning variety of artistic and legal talents.. Guru-10 is a public figure renowned for their wisdom, philosophy, teaching, and numerous diverse expressions of understanding. 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."
His amorous lifestyle was accepted by his peers. Zukra-Kanya suggests marriage with a servant. His wife Christine Vulpius was a strong and capable housekeeper. She boasted neither social nor intellectual pretensions.
An earthy woman who was a house-servant and artist's nude model, Christine was apparently very strong. Goethe boasted to everyone that she had counter-attacked marauding soldiers who threatened their home and their children (Rahu-Mangala-7 strong wife). Despite Christine hailing from a much lower (considered vulgar) upbringing, after 19 years of being unlicensed lovers, Goethe married her (his age 57).
Zukra in the secretive,revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra . Goethe's socially conscious mother (Chandra in 9) was horrified and died soon after their wedding. They remained married until Christine's own death ten years later.
Nichha-Zukra-4 rules dharmesha Shani-5 uttama Arudha lagna
Zukra rules 5-creativity, royal entitlements * 12-bedroom liaison, invisible activities, imagination, insight
Nichha-Zukra * Despite his dignified job and high-placed friends, Goethe was prone to writing and enacting bawdy musical melodrama; he broke marriage-engagement contracts; consorted with ladies of various reputation; and he was generally a man-about-town.
His amorous affairs and in particular his marriage to a servant woman (Kanya) caused consternation among his bourgeois peerage. However Goethe's literary reputation has steadily increased over the centuries, due mainly to Shani-uttama-5 which maintains the appreciation value of creative works.
Perhaps because during 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
Randhresha Shani-5 is stressful for children. Goethe had five children with Christine Vulpius, but only their eldest son survived to adulthood.
Goethe's son Julius August Walther von Goethe was born in 1789 (Goethe's age 40). Goethe's marriage to his son's mother Christine Vulpius occurred in 1806 (Goethe's age 57). His son was obliged to live with the bourgeois stigma of illegitimacy for seventeen years. Yet Shani is exalted, and the senior Goethe arranged favorable positions for the junior Goethe.
Goethe's son predeceased him.
Enduring Literary Legacy
Most of Goethe's literary oeuvre is still in print, 250 years after he wrote it. His poetic writings continue to influence the minds of each new generation of dedicated readers. Goethe - especially Faust - is read by university students 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!
However not everyone is equally enamored of Goethe's style. The American leader POTUS-03 Declaration of Independence 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson was a contemporary of Goethe, and Jefferson had traveled in Germany. Replying to a peer who asked whether he had read Goethe, Jefferon reportedly said, "Never!"
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.
Goethe was proudest of his scientific writings and his laborious, detailed scientific schematics (Shani-5 scientific scholarship). However, these writings and drawings were contextualized by the limited (Shani) knowledge of his era and most are no longer used as scientific references. However, they are valued as fascinating evidence of the unfolding history of 18th century scientific thought.
uttama-Shani rules 9 * Shani occupies 5
Goethe expressed well developed, fairly-well evidenced, opinions on politics, literature, science, and philosophy. Some of his extensive scientific study is outdated, but much of it is still respected as a paragon of creative (5 creative) discipline (Shani discipline) for its time.
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
The powerful pair Mangala-yuti-Rahu = bhava-7 agreements-trusts-contracts ++ reinforced emotionally in tthe emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra
This double signification indicates the lasting influence of Goethe's well-placed friends. His most powerful relationship, a sincere peer friendship and advocate arrangement with Duke Karl-August the ruler of Weimar, created remarkable opportunities for Goethe.
These dynamic (Kuja) opportunities connected Goethe to a network of ambitious, philosophical young men and thus his ability to realize his diverse ambitions extended far beyond what would normally be allowed for a young middle-class attorney from a non-aristocratic family
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Goethe Narcissist aged 26 in 1775, painted by Georg Melchior Kraus
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