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formulated Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

Kepler's writings on celestial mechanics provided the foundation for the scientific theories of


Johannes Kepler in 1610 CE (age 39)


Astrologer, Astronomer

Professor of Mathematics

Johannes Kepler

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-27-Dec-1571

fleshdeath 15-Nov-1630 (age 59)


astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, natural philosopher * 1571-1630 * Johannes Kepler

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

Shatavisaka * Sadachbia * Shata-takara

BPL commentary:

For Shata-taraka natives, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu considerably affects the outcome.

Exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Sadachbia* Tabernacles

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 88.

"A quiet and unassuming person,

thoughtful and meditative

  • yet given to sudden outbursts of temper.

Lives in the mental world rather than in the physical.

Prefers solitude to the company of others.

  • Does not care for small talk

  • and finds social contact rather tiresome.

Many astrologers and philosophers found with Shatataraka on the Rising Point."

A light eater and moderate in most things."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha
Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until 7.2 27-Dec-1571 Earthbody-Entry in Weil, Swabia * Chandra-Rahu period

Mangala Mahadasha * age 7.2 until 14.2

Rahu Mahadasha * age 14.2 until 32.2

1591 earns bachelor's diploma from University of Tubingen * Rahu-Shani period * Shani lagnesha, Shani-9 university, Shani parivartamsha Zukra-rules-4 diploma

April 1594 moves to Graz, Austria, to take the Mathematician position * Rahu-Budha period * Budha 5 scholarship + 8 identity change

09-July-1595 gripped by a blinding insight about the progression of the Platonic Solids in defining planetary orbits - the seminal genius of his career * Rahu-Budha period * Budha 5 scholarship + 8 initiation

1596 publication of Mysterium cosmographicum * Rahu-Budha period

27-Apr-1597 marriage-1to Barbara Muelleck * Rahu-Ketu period * Ketu provides effect of Zukra due to Zukra-yuti-Ketu * samchara R-K Meena-Kanya contact Meena swamsha

(approx) 1598 child-1 (died in infancy) * Rahu-Chandra period * Chandra lagnesha

1600 takes new job as assistant to Tycho Brahe, the court astrologer to Rudolph II in Prague.

1601 Tycho Brahe dies, and Kepler takes the top job and inherits all of Brahe's invaluable, precisely written observatory records

1602 publication of Tycho Brahe's collected works Astronomiae instauratae progymnasmata (1601-1602)*

Guru Mahadasha * age 32.2 until 48.2

1609 publication of controversial Astronomia Nova which details the elliptical orbit of the planets * Guru-Budha period * Budha publications, Budha rules 5-scholarship

1611 death of life-partner-1 Barbara Muelleck from cholera * Guru-Ketu period * Ketu dissolution, severance of Earthly bonds

1611 Rudolph abdicates, abandoning his staff * Guru-Ketu period * Ketu abandonment

1612 Kepler takes a new astronomer job in Linz * Guru-Zukra * Zukra yogakaraka rules 4-security + 9 theory

30-Oct-1613 marriage-2 * Guru-Zukra period * R-K gochara Mesha-Thula

1615 herbalist mother Katharina accused of witchcraft * Guru-Chandra period * Chandra rules 6-accusations, litigation

1618 publication of Harmonice Mundi * Guru-Rahu chidradasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 48.2 until decease age 59

1620 herbalist mother Katharina imprisoned 14 mos. for witchcraft, threated with torture but she will not confess * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani in 6th-from-Chandra * accusations and mistreatment for Mother, Kepler's uttama-Shani-9 social justice parivartamsha Zukra-12 prison. He gives the defense argument (6) for his mother, who is exonerated.

50,000 people, very predominantly Feminine Nativities, are estimated to have been executed as witches between 1500 and 1700 in Europe (Orion)

13-Apr-1622 death of his mother Katharina Guldermann (herbalist and healer, accused of witchcraft) following her release from prison * Shani-Shani swabhukti

15-Nov-1630 Lightbody Lift-off (age 59) in Regensberg, Bavaria,, whilst on a journey to his home * Shani-Surya period * Surya maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the nativity


Johannes Kepler c. 1650, from the Ngerman Collection

Surya * pitrikaraka


Heinrich Kepler, the father of Johannes, was a mercenary soldier. Surya accepts incoming drishti fro both Mangala and Shani. Challenges with the father, a military professional, a mercenary soldier who abandoned the family when Kepler was about five years old. Surya-yuti-Budha-randhresha

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Chandra uttamsha vargottamsha = strong connection to a gifted mother


Yogakaraka Zukra-12 rules both 4 and 9, representing Kepler's parents. It is a complex situation with some great strengths and some colossal weaknesses. Zukra-yuti-Ketu * Zukra-12 parivartamsha Shani-9-uttama * When ruler of 9 occupies 12 typically the father "disappears". Kepler's father did abandon the family when Johannes was five years old. Yet Surya-11 yuti Budha suggests that dad continued to send money (11 funding).

Chandra-4 uttamasha digbala moolatrikona vargottamsha marks his mother as an extraordinary person, but she too is distanced (indeed imprisoned) by Zukra-yuti-Ketu-12.

Rahu-6 achieves His social mobility via complaints and accusations. Kepler often complained about his negligent parents; however, the nativity shows that both mom and dad made some useful contributions to his character and success.


His mother Katharina Guldenmann was an innkeeper's daughter, local midwife, herbalist, and healer (Chandra rules 6-medicine). She was accused of witchcraft by a jealous woman in the village, and jailed in brutal conditions (6/12) during her elder years.

Mom was herself the daughter of an innkeeper. According to the rough customs of the tavern economy, she would have been expected by her father the owner to provide comfort to his well-paying guests. Yet Chandra-4 uttamsha digbala vargottamsha rules ambitious, litigious Rahu-6, and despite the earthy situation of his mother's life she pushed him far into world via a combination of grounded intuition (Chandra-4) and passionate argumentation (Rahu-6) both legal and scientific.

Chandra Mahadasha (birth until 7.2) + Chandra aripathi rules 6-diease

a sickly child and he was mainly raised by his maternal grandmother.

Chandra rogesha * Chandra uttamsha * Rahu-6-Karkata

Kepler suffered difficulties in childhood although he also received a strong educational foundation. Bandesha Zukra occupies 12 with Ketu however Zukra parivartamsha uttama-Shani AND Zukkra yogakaraka. It is likely that with Rahu-6 Kepler had a passion for complaining; however the actual circumstances of his childhood and foundational schooling were supportive enough to facilitate a legendary scientific and literary career.

He was a sickly child with a hand crippled by smallpox. During his childhood he was shunted between various houses, neglected overall, living some time with his grandparents and some in school dormitories. His father was a mercenary soldier and his mother . Yet Chandra enjoys uttama-amsha and Rahu-6 enjoys the best location (6) for litigious, argumentative passions. Via arguments and legal challenges, Kepler rose to social distinction as Imperial Mathematician and his theories of planetary movement involving the mathematical use of Platonic Solids gained international celebrity (which they retain even today).

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meena * much guidance, many imaginings
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard, many songs-stories, many accumulated goods, numerous lineages and languages, many valuations, several families


Meena-Guru-2 rules 11, creating a significant dhana-yoga. Kepler was able to earn well via patronage of the Austrian court, and his numerous scientific publications earned some profit as well. He owned large databases (Brahe's legacy and his own records, 2) and rental properties too (uttama-CHandra-4). Kepler was on his way to collect a debt in bad weather when he died (age 59, Guru maraka rules-2).

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Research inquiry (12) conducted largely at night (12) much abetted by figures of patronage (9, Rudolph-II of Prague, Kepler's long-time patron; but also Tycho Brahe briefly)

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


  • Shani-Thula * uttama * old agreements, pressured bargains, must trade, must negotiate with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * must preach the old doctrine, old paradigms of belief; cautious, conventional father-figures; chronic rigidity of worldview
  • Shani-9 parivartamsha Zukra-12

Research (12) much abetted by patronage (9)

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

  • Rahu-Karkata * mask of protective parental shelter
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * privilege via glamorous or unusual arguments, conflicts, medicines, servants, wars * a highly successful location for boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in classroom-12 * well-placed * disregards fantasy boundaries, absent from ancestors
  • Ketu-Makara * incomplete hierarchy, empty rules, dissolute laws
  • Ketu-yuti-Zukra * surrendered arrangements, empty promises, unsustainable contracts, unlimited music

Kepler's first wife Barbara Muelleck was already twice widowed before her union with Kepler. She died in the same year (Ketu bhukti) that Kepler's patron Rudolph of Prague abdicated (Ketu) forcing Kepler to move his surviving children to a new town, search for a new wife, and hunt for a new job. Wife-1 is represented by the Ketu part of his Zukra-yuti-Ketu yoga.

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