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Isaac Newton in 1689, age 46, by Godfrey Kneller


Theoretical Physics




Warden of the Mint

Isaac Newton

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-04-Jan-1643

Earthbody-Exit 31-Mar-1727 (age 74)


Physicist, philosopher, mathematician, Warden of the Mint * 1642-1726 * Sir Isaac Newton

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 gentlemen, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, exciting, passionate, ambitious, opportunistic, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu may considerably affect the outcome.

Exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, agents of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Sadachbia* Tabernacles. Their purpose is mixing of systems.

Rahu-ruled fellows who are born into Sata are often found in fascinating roles that boost mass consciousness. Sata births are somewhat rare. Sadachbia work with large regulated systems such as mathematics, scientific theories, and sacred cosmology and with formalized psychic sciences such as hypnosis.

Sadabija gentlemen may display principled methods of inquiry, and they may hold dignified social positions, but their personal lifestyles are often unorthodox. Their work often overturns an outdated social paradigm of scientific theory or religious belief.

Themes of over-reaching, charlatanry, entrancement, expedient linkage, hypnotic appearance, and connections between contradictory systems may contextualize Sata's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Shata-taraka

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 calendar


Sir Godfrey Kneller, Sir Isaac Newton, painted in 1723

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

Rahu Mahadasha

Oct-1642 Lightbody Lift-off of his father

04-Jan-1643 Earth-birth * Rahu-Surya period * Surya atmakaraka Rahu-8 discoveries

Guru Mahadasha

1648 (age 3) Mother remarries and she abandons Newton to the care of his grandmother * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules-12 invisibility, withdrawal

1655 (age 12) reunited with mother *Guru-Zukra period * Zukra bandesha-4 home

Shani Mahadasha

1661 enrolled Trinity College Cambridge * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani lagnesha

1665 Great Plague ravages Europe; Cambridge University is forced to close * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules-8 sudden unexpected changes

1667 university re-opens

1669 Newton earns Master of Arts diploma, assumes professorship with Chair * Shani-Zukra period * Zukra rules-4 completion of schooling

1678 nervous breakdown * Shani-Guru period

1679 grieved the decease of mother * Shani-Guru period * Guru matrimaraka 7th-from-Chandra

Budha Mahadasha

1687 publication of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica often cited as the single most influential book in English on the topic of terrestrial physics. * Budha-Surya period * Surya yuvatipathi-7 atmakaraka career reputation

1689 elected to Parliament representing Cambridge * Budha-Mangala period * Mangala karmesha-10 governance * Mangala in bhava-3 meetings, cohort

1693 (age 50) second severe nervous breakdown after collapse of romantic relationship with a young Dutch scientist * Budha-Guru period * Guru rules

1696 obtains a long-sought government position as Warden of the Mint * Budha-Shani period * Shani lagnesha ** and Ketu has finally matured

Ketu Mahadasha

1699 (age 56) through family connections, obtains the rank of Master of the Mint * Ketu-Surya period * Surya rules-7 career * Surya atmakaraka

Zukra Mahadasha

1704-1724 Zukra Mahadasha = overall a period of financial well-being and professional respect internationally recognized as the premier physicist, and possessed of substantial treasury via investment of income from the karmesha Zukra-defined elite Mint position

1705 (age 62) knighted by Queen Anne * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * yogakaraka bandesha-4 + dharmesha-9 Zukra

1711 (age 67) Newton launched a bitter attack against his adversary Gottlieb Leibniz regarding who indeed had invented the calculus.* Zukra-Mangala period, Mangala rules 6th-from-Chandra and Mangala-Mesha occupies 6th-from-10th reputation ** also samchara Rahu-Ketu return to radical axis.

Surya Mahadasha

Chandra Mahadasha

1725 onset of severe digestive health problems * Surya-Chandra period * Chandra rogesha-6

31-Mar-1727 Lightbody Lift-off (age 74) * Surya-Guru period * Guru maraka rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


Newton's father died before the infant Newton was born


Newton suffered a toxically conflicted relationship with his mother's second husband, whom Newton despised. 8th-from-Surya = bhava-6 conflict, and the ruler of 6 is the wild Arudra Chandra. Newton famously threatened to burn the family home with his mother and her husband in it.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

impulsive Arudra Chandra accepts the expansive drishti of Brihaspati


Typically for the Kumbha radical nativity, Chandra rules 6 and the relationship with the mother is fraught with dissatisfaction. Yet Chandra in classroom-5 indicates a mother who is unusually intelligent and politically aware. Newton's mother was clearly supportive enough to enable his education and later scientific career (she indeed politicked with relatives to get him admitted for higher schooling) and he expressed devotion to her throughout his life.

The mother's second husband (if any) is indicated via 2nd-from-Chandra and Newton's hatred for his step-father is well documented.

Rogesha Chandra-5 suggests a disinclination toward children, and a deep emotional conflict typically jealousy regarding matters of creativity, entitlement, authorship, genius, and centrality.

Newton was notorious for mood-swings and emotional insecurity. He was known for a classic pattern of reacting to logical criticism of his academic work with fits of rage

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

productive writings

Despite his scientific genius, Newton was a notoriously irascible fellow

Isaac Newton was prone toward episodic paranoia and rage. He was particularly violent toward any suggestion that he might collegially share credit with other scientists who were clearly collaborating on the same topics and discussions, and aggressively handled any suggestions of plagiarism with personally vindictive attacks.

6th-from-Chandra = bhava-10 Vrizchika with Mangala-Meza-3 * Mulatrikona ffurthermore in 6th-from-10th, suggesting that matters of public reputation and respect were especially contentious and even vicious for him.

  • For decades, Newton attacked and attempted to discredit the significant scientific contributions of Robert Hooke, which were well known to have contributed to Newton's own conclusions.
  • In 1711, Newton launched a bitter attack against his adversary Gottlieb Leibniz as to who indeed had invented the calculus. Friends of both scholars had asked them to stop this long-lasting diatribe, but Newton apparently could not stop. The accusations (6) sullied the dignity of both parties, and left the intellectual legacy of Leibniz in permanent disrepute.

IIn his later-life tenure as president of the Royal Society (60's and 70's), Newton was viewed as controlling to the point of tyranny, dominating the work of others and manipulating the decisions regarding who and what would be published

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka



  • Shani in bhava-2 * must preserve, have to collect, catalog, tell tales, speak-and-sing; cautious banking; tense or punitive family, chronic financial depression + eye-teeth , heavy pressure against speaking out; insufficient nourishment, desiccated preserved food
  • Shani-Meena
  • Shani-yuti-Ketu
  • yuti Ketu-Meena
  • Shani-2 parivartamsha Guru-1

Shani rules Kumbha swamsha = science, economics, marketplace linkages, , social networks, communities, connections

Shani-yuti-Ketu in the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra suggests a slow and irregular (Ketu) ascent to positions of public responsibility. Once the position is obtained, it is generally retained. Newton became Master of the Mint in 1699 * his age 56 during the Rahu-Return. Shani would seem afflicted by Ketu but importantly the D-9 features Shani-yuti-Rahu

Although the path to fruition was marked by delay and contention, Newton was able eventually to combine a splendid career in theoretical science with a highly profitable government contract as Master of the Mint. Newton's Shani-Meena-2 (treasury, the mint) enjoyed a highly empowering parivartamsha yoga with Guru-Kumbha-1 (personality identity).

Remarkably for such a professionally productive scientist, he also had substantial economic profits due to dhanakaraka dhanapati-2 + Vriddhipathi-11 Guru-1 parivartamsha lagnesha Shani. He gave generously to charities during his later years, and he died a monied man.

Shani-yuti-Ketu-2 * Shani-Meena yuti Ketu-Meena * family of origin, lineage knowledge, contained wealth, speech

Newton had a fragmented family (Ketu). His father died before Newton was born. His mother remarried several times, and Newton was a violent teenager. Although he remained tolerant if not devoted toward his mother (a challenge given Chandra-Rogesha) he overtly hated his stepfathers and received no measurable financial support from his family.

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

Newton lived a long life due to Rahu-8 and Shani drishti to 8 .

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Shani-yuti-Ketu afflicts the family of origin, lineage knowledge, contained treasury, speech


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