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Karl Marx in 1875, age 57


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leading figure of modern social theory

Karl Heinrich Marx

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-05-May-1818

Earthbody-Exit 14-Mar-1883


Karl Marx with his co-author and collaborator Friedrich Engles

the pair researched and wrote The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital

Karl Marx, in a letter to his father, 1835 "If we have chosen the position in life in which we can most of all work for mankind, no burdens can bow us down, because they are sacrifices for the benefit of all;

then we shall experience no petty, limited, selfish joy, but our happiness will belong to millions, our deeds will live on quietly but at work, and over our ashes will be shed the hot tears of noble people."


Theorist of communist political-economics * 1818-1883 * Karl Heinrich Marx

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotisha

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Purva-bhadra * Aja-eka-pada

BPL commentary:

High forehead. The majority of Purvabhadra nativities are wanderers.

For Purvabhadra natives, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome.

Teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Pegasus.

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

"... high-strung and nervous in temperament .

They are not very strong constitutionally.

They are rather grave and serious in demeanor

  • and are more interested in the discussion of serious topics than in trivial matters.

they belong to the Mental Group and are by no means orthodox ,

  • preferring to arrive at their beliefs through a process of logical reasoning."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Timeline

  1. Ketu Mahadasha
  2. Zukra Mahadasha
  3. Surya Mahadasha
  4. Chandra Mahadasha
  5. Mangala Mahadasha
  6. Rahu Mahadasha
  7. Guru Mahadasha
  8. BP Lama Shani Mahadasha
  9. Budha Mahadasha

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Recommended Jyotisha-ratana for Kumbha nativities

  1. Hira = diamond for yogakaraka bandesha-4 Zukra owned properties, homes-vehicles-estate + dharmesha-9 dharma, doctrine, wisdom, global humanism
  2. Panna = emerald for Budha Parya vidyapathi-5 creativity, politics, children + randhresha-8 confidential information, hidden assets
  3. Nilamani = blue sapphire for Shani lagnesha vitality + vyayapathi-12 intuitive guidance, private prayer, sanctuary

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one
  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce, intelligence for reports, announcements, descriptions, * brightly explaining, administrative entitlements, focus on communication, eye on management of messaging
  • Surya-yuti-Chandra * confidently sensitive, bright comforter, entitled to parent, radiantly rhythmic
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic, bright mesmerizer, entitled to mix and mottle, radiantly risk-rewarding


Dad His father was a lawyer

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meza * comforted by rhythmic forward pursuit
  • Chandra in burdened Bharani * Zukra * comforted by carrying valuable burdens * protectors of assets, treasuries, contractual trust, natural resources, reserves
  • Somana-yuti-Surya * Emotionally entitled, sensitive to charismatic figures, needs centrality, feels like a king
  • Somana-yuti-Rahu * Emotionally expedient, sensitive to exotic figures, need opportunities, feels unusual, exceptional

Bharani Chandra + uttama-Surya-yuti-Rahu reside in Bhava-3 = communications, coterie and cohort

Bharani = Money Guy Topic of his writings = financial well-being


MARRIAGE emotional support expectations of partnership

7th-from-Chandra-3 Mesha contains dissociative Ketu-9

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Mithunaya * vigorous pursuit of conversation * proactive delivery of information * push toward explanatory instruction
  • Mangala in bhava-5 * drive toward creativity, pursuit of games, invasive drama, display dynamics, energized by romantic and political conquests

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Meza * innovative communications, pioneering pronouncement, articulation of dynamic movement, messages about contests and competitions
  • Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of commerce, management, reporting, cohort, siblings, instructions, describer of announcements, explainer of publication, delivers instructions for books, scripts, lyrics
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma, talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Rahu * articulation of ambitious desire, message of exciting opportunities, talkative mix-masters

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * much philosophy, humanistic beliefs, broad worldview, doctrine of inclusive diversity
  • Guru in bhava-11 * many friends, much networking, much achievement, numerous revenues, many social-material goals

Guru-11 rules Purvabhadra lagna

  • scientific theorist of social economics

  • Marx was born into an educated, bourgeois German family. He had a fairly large social network of patrons and fellow intellectual supporters whose donations helped to maintain his publications and conference presentations.

  • His father was a lawyer, and young Karl would have learned how to conduct a network of relationships.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra yogakaraka swakshetra

  • Zukra-Vrizabha * swakshetra * appreciation of valuable arrangements, pleasures of collections, acquisitive sensuality, enjoys preservation, sounds, history, containment of goods
  • Zukra-4 * digbala * pleasure of home-based routines; enjoys domestic equity, feminine-figures are prominent in the home environment, appreciation of owned properties
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * gracious conversation, articulate beauty, melodious words, sweetly communicative messaging, lyricist, musical cohort, quickly arranged contracts

bandesha-4 in 4 = pleasure in the home

Marx notoriously conducted a long sexual romance (Zukra) with his wife's maid, the family housekeeper (4), who bore him a son.

yuvatipathi-7 spouse-partner + rogesha-6 servants yuti Rahu (taboo breaker)

Also even when supposedly an unkempt revolutionary railing against the privilege of bourgeois society, Marx lived in a nice London home with servants (see below) paid for mainly by his parents (Budha = rules 2nd-from-matribhava-4, parents' cintamani * mani * money) and his wife's trust accounts

Zukra = yogakaraka bandesha-4 +dharmesha-9 in swakshetra: Marx had a wide range of experience with Property (4) from academic expertise in a theory of property rights (communism) all the way to holding a mortgage for a comfortable family home in mid-nineteenth-century London

Even when budgets were cramped, he was permitted the luxury (Zukra) of writing in his home office (Zukra).

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


  • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * old economies, pressured linkage, pressured skin-nerves, imposed connections, proletarian earnings, must earn profits with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-1 * must act under pressure, have to move but slowly, push forward against stiff limitations; cautious, conventional identity; tense competition, chronic impeded movement; heavy pressure against free movement

shani in scientific Kumbha = large, rule-driven, complex logical systems (material and social economies).

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

  • Rahu-Meza-Arya *craving for dominant force, mask of competitive, pioneering, urgent push forward; fascinated by conquest * seeks special importance via heroic action; via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) superiority, muscularity, movement, athleticism, championship
  • Rahu in bhava-3 * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual writing, photography, journalistic reporting, news announcements, cinema, commentary, messaging. Craves publication. Desires a special, important explanatory, descriptive, or instructional role. Over-reaching in commercial business, internet, cinema, or communications media. Exciting, opportunistic engagement with process management, manufacturing, business administration, conversations, information technology. Ambitious character of the sibling-cousin, cohort, or touring ensemble.
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambition, magnified confidence, exotic creativity, tricky drama, opportunistic father, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of political genius
  • Chandra-yuti-Rahu * amplified emotion, magnified familiarity exotic habits, tricky comforts, opportunistic mother, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of sympathetic caretaking

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Thula * dissociates from bargaining, incomplete alliance, empty trades, surrendered trust, dispersed negotiations, ignores restriction on deal-making
  • Ketu in classroom-9 * incoherent ideology, disinterested in the credenda; wandering worldview; absentee father-figures * no barriers in doctrine, disregards teachings, vacuous philosophy, irrelevance of the catechesis, ambivalence toward the power of belief
Remedial ratna for Kumbha radical lagna

Das Kapital 1818-1883 economics Karl Marx

  • Nilamani Shani-ratna = blue sapphire supports lagnesha Shani

  • Panna Budha-ratna emerald supports dharmapati Budha

  • Hira Zukra-ratna = diamond supports yogakaraka Zukra

  • While he was a staunch and vigorously intellectual theorist, he indeed loved the common laboring people = Chandra rogesha-6 .


Rahu in bhava-3 + uttama yuvatipathi-7 Surya + rogesha-6 Chandra + drishti of swakshetra Shani

  • Exotic, provocative (Rahu) confident (Surya) sympathetic to workers (rogesha-6 Chandra) and incendiary (Mesha) writings.

Shani = science

  • Professionally disciplined, scientific, and highly influential writer (3)
  • Shani the Scientific Disciplinarian casts His strongest 3rd drishti upon the Bharani cluster ostensibly in bhava-3, the bhava of writing.
  • "Data" daily reality = bhava-3
  • The books of Marx + Engels are full of research data taken from the business and government reports of the day
  • The data is organized appropriately to support the theory of impending working-class revolution and its present a daunting amount of scientific effort; remarkable in their day and still held as a standard for social science writing.
  • Das Kapital vol. 1 was published in 1867 to wide acclaim amongst Europe's Hegelian-thinking intellectual elite. Marx's books are still read with great interest more than 150 years after first publication.

Surya-Chandra-Rahu. = Marx was a prolific original writer (bhratrupathi-3 Mangala in 5) and translator (bhratrupathi-3 in Mithuna).

Karakamsha = bhava-5 = Marx is best known as a highly influential creative theorist and litterateur.

Marx_Karl_dasha1.JPG Vimshottari Dasha

  • married June 19, 1843 - Vimshottari period of Chandra/Zukra. Zukra = karaka for marriage
  • First child 1844 = Vimshottari period of Chandra/Zukra. Zukra = dharmesha-9 Thula = children
  • Death of wife Jenny = Dec 1881
  • died March 14, 1883 - Vimshottari period of Guru/Rahu = Rahu gives effect of maraka rules-7 uttama-Surya

Sashya Yoga = panchmahapurusha yoga

  • Kumbha rules every variety of network whether conceptual, social, financial, or esoteric.
  • Kumbha rules large-scale social participation movements, goals, and participation in the marketplace.
  • Kumbha whose color is deep brown rules the masses , the hoi-polloi, lateral or proletarian organizations (not hierarchies, rather equal-access networks)

Shani in the 2nds pada of Purvabhadrapada:

  • Behari: says "You may get wealth through your spouse where good income is derived . You are tall with a large head and face, inclined to corpulence , bald-headed. You have a clear and practical approach to every work you undertake."


  • yuvatipathi-7 in bhava-3
  • Marx's father (Surya) was an attorney Surya = yuvatipathi-7 law courts
  • Marx married Johanna"Jenny" von Westphalen, an aristocrat (uttama-Surya) with family cintamani * mani * money. While his post-mortem fame derived from his characterization and detailed analysis of the lives of slaves to industrialization who lived in the most bitter poverty, Marx himself lived in fairly bourgeois circumstances most of the time.
  • Clearly his wife was willing to take some social risks * yuvatipathi-7 Surya-yuti-Rahu * and she herself would have supported his affinity for the working class (Surya + rogesha-6 Chandra)


  • L-3+karmesha-10 in 5 = fame (karmesha-10 in 5) for literature (bhratrupathi-3 in 5)
  • Marx was a highly original and confident (uttama-Surya) writer. He managed to see most of his publications recognized by the public before his death (karmesha-10 Mangala in 5, creative performance literature).
  • the nature of the literature however brilliant also has a complaining quality because Kuja is unhappy in the rashi of his enemy Budha
  • also the literature has a bilingual (Mithuna) quality. Marx wrote mainly in the country of England but mainly in the language of Germany. His works only reached a wider intellectual public after being translated by Marx's good friend and co-writer Frederich Engels.


  • Marx's theoretical argumentation (bhava-6) was outrageously revolutionary (Mesha Chandra-yuti-Rahu ) in its claim that the proletariat (6, also Bharani) possessed inherent rights to ownership of property (Rahu claims privileges which traditionalist Shani would deny)
  • Marx's arguments about"rights " (uttama-Surya+ yuvatipathi-7 ) were legally reasoned (yuvatipathi-7 uttama-Surya-yuti-Chandra) in a uniquely flamboyant (Rahu) fashion.
  • Marx was a good student of philosophy. dharmesha-9 Zukra + Budha (education karaka) in bhava-4 schooling. vidyapathi-5 Budha in 4 = creative intelligence located in the bhava of folkways, ethnic roots, ancient customs and cultural norms.
  • He was well-educated in the rigorously conceptual but psycho-emotionally transcendent"roots " Hegelian political-philosophical scholarship of his day. (think zeitgeist). He knew the roots of his philosophical homeland very well and deployed the native logic with intellectual grace.


  • confusion and apathy regarding religion"Religion is the Opiate of the People"
  • both of Marx's parent were born Jewish but converted to the German state religion, Lutheranism, as adults. He father converted for career reasons before Karl was born, and his mother converted as soon as her parents died.
  • His paternal grandfather had been the Rabbi of Trier.
  • dharmesha-9 Zukra = shad-ashtaka 6-8 fromswakshetra-Thula-9


  • Budha is a mixed experience for the Kumbha lagna. As vidyapathi-5 Budha can provide creative genius but as randhresha-8 Budha represents the emergency and upheaval forced and sudden changes of bhava-8.
  • Thus Budha in 4 (property) for Marx is both a brilliant articulator of roots (Hegelian) logic in a highly academic (4, with dharmesha-9 Zukra) context and a super-disruptive randhresha-8 agent of revolution as well.

Guru = dhanapati-2+Vriddhipathi-11 = very favorable for wealth and friends

  • The volume of his output pales in comparison with that of his comrade Engels, who was even a greater writer and a greater translator (Guru in 11, friends).
  • swakshetra Vriddhipathi-11 Guru in labha bhava = a networked, regulated system philosophical (Dhanushya) viewpoint and extensive teaching on marketplace behaviors, within the context of history .
  • Marx enjoys the dhana yoga of Vriddhipathi-11 swakshetra Guru = dhanapati-2. He was from a bourgeois family as was his wife. He usually had enough mani-money to support his family while he was writing his long, extensively argued books. However on those occasions when he appeared to be short of funds, his network of supportive friends (11) always provided economic support.
  • strong Guru drishti upon putra bhava provides seven children, but Mangala (lord of 6th from 5th) assures that only three of those children will survive the epidemics (6) of the day and live into adulthood. As dhanapati-2 Guru who gives progeny is also a maraka graha (although the primary maraka for Kumbha lagna is always Surya)

Conditions of Death = randhra bhava = Kanya

  • Died of bronchitis and pleurisy = diseases of the lungs (Budha); Budha = nichha randhresha-8

    died at home in a comfortable arm-chair = Budha yuti comfortable Zukra-Vrishabha

Marx's income, financial position, inherited cintamani * mani * money, spending patterns:

Karl Marx never held any job except as a writer.

He enjoyed a substantial inheritance from his deceased parents = dharmesha-9 fortune = Zukra-4 wealth from parents

  • which however he spent completely within a five years = Shani in 12th from 2nd = dissolution of financial accounts (2) via necessities, science, Shani
  • his lifestyle could never be called posh but at the same time he was able to support his large family = Zukra-4 nice home + Budha vidyapathi-5 in 4 general bhagya good luck in the home

his wife received a series of gifts and legacies

  • the largest sum from her own mother = 7th Simha [wife] + 4 Vrizchika [mother-parents] + 2 Dhanushya [wealth]
  • Marx's gain of income 11 from his wife's mother's estate

He received gifts throughout life from friends who wanted him to continue to write.

  • Swakshetra Guru in 11, financially privileged, and philosophically motivated friends.
  • Guru =dhanapati-2 + 9th-from-Chandra . Much of Marx's operating cash to support a household of seven children with servants and a fashionable wife was provided given to him by friends and supporters who believed in his mission (11).

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