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"It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion."



Philosopher of mathematics, logic, and language

Anti-war and anti-nuclear-weapons lifetime protester

1950 Nobel Prize in Literature

progressive social thinker

anti-nuclear activist

Professor at Trinity College + London School of Economics

Bertrand Arthur William Russell

a.k.a. The Right Honourable, The Earl Russell

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-18-May-1872

Earthbody-Exit 02-Feb-1970 (age 97)


Philosopher of language, logic, and mathematics * Bertrand Russell * 1872-1970

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

Swatika * Chotthi * Vayu * Nishtya

BPL commentary

For Swatika births of a masculine valence, 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.

Guided by the instructing intelligences of Arcturus. Their purpose is to broker trade agreements and balance the interests of multiple ambitious stakeholders.

Social justice, personal power

Rahu-ruled Swatika gentlemen are Mix-Master Middlemen. They tend to be fascinating figures. By skillfully mixing and trading with different folks, Swatika chaps build exotic new exchange relationships. They are often found in policy organizations and government agencies, where their social equity work is distinctively multi-cultural. Their roles include trader, exchanger, bridge-builder, diplomat, negotiator, deal-maker, bargainer, marriage-matcher, alliance-designer, and other balancing activities that engage two mismatched sides within one functional agreement.

Swatika represents Rahu's desire to amplify Zukra's quest for harmony. Rahu combines unusual people and agendas to generate a previously unthinkable opportunity for trade in commodities, ideas, or services.

In politics, Swatika fellows may be associated with social, economic, or political integration of previously hostile or excluded participants. Their special talent is dealing with those who may be rogues, outsiders, stigmatized, or posturing frauds. Vayu-born graciously mix people and environments that were once segregated, making successful pairings between ethnicities, religions, nations, or individuals of differing practice.

Their pursuit of a social justice agenda is not entirely idealistic. It is ultimately motivated by their desire to obtain privilege by facilitating partnership, barter, brokerage, and exchange.

Themes of opportunity, fascination with appearances, and acquisition of privilege may contextualize Swatika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Swatika-Chandra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 84.

"... a slow and deliberative character,

  • almost ponderous in thought and action

  • yet intelligent and logical

While he may be slower at arriving at conclusions than most people,

  • on final analysis his reasoning is sound

  • and his conclusion more accurate than others who may be more brilliant.

He is very religious, somewhat orthodox,

  • and his environment permitting will attend church regularly

  • or at any rate participate in some religious activity.

Many priests or ministers are found to have Swati on the Rising Point."


Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha bhukti


"Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires."


"Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like."

Surya Mahadasha * age birth until age 3.6

18-May-1872 Earth-birth in Tryleg (Trillich), Wales * Surya-Guru bhukti

28-Jun-1874 (BR's age 2) grieved the decease of mother * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha-yuti-Zukra gives effect of matrimaraka Zukra rules 2nd-from-Chandra

09-Jan-1876 (Bertrand's age 4) grieved decease of father * Surya-Zukra bhukti * * Budha-yuti-Zukra gives effect of Budha pitrimaraka rules 2nd-from-Surya

Chandra Mahadasha * age 3.6 until age 13.6

Mangala Mahadasha * age 13.6 until age 20.6

1890 begins undergraduate study at Trinity College, on a mathematics scholarship * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha Kumara student

Rahu Mahadasha * age 20.6 until age 38.6

13-Dec-1894 exchanged the vows of marriage-1 (his age 21) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * R-K transit Meena-Kanya contact Chandra-Kanya

Feb-1901 self-described mystical transformation, new identity * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha mentality

1902 marital separation * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha-yuti-Zukra gives effect of rogesha Zukra

1903 publication of Principles of Mathematics * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha publications

1910 begin non-voting lecturer role at Trinity College Cambridge * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 5-scholarship

Guru Mahadasha * age 38.6 until age 54.6

1910-1913 publication of the three volumes of Principia Mathematica with AN Whitehead * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru

1916 dismissed from teaching and faculty governance roles at Trinity College due to his anti-war lectures and activism * Budha-yuti-Zukra gives effect of rogesha Zukra = broken contracts

1918 spent six months in Brixton prison for delivering anti-war lectures * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-12 prison

1920 resigned from Trinity College faculty * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rogesha

Aug-1920 travel to Russia to interview Lenin and examine the Bolshevik government * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 6-conflicts + 11-goals * Budha-yuti-Zukra gives effect of Budha rules 10 sovcial governance

27-Sept-1921 marriage-2 * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Rahu gives effect of Rahu * R-K transit Meena-Kanya contact Chandra-Kanya

16-Nov-1921 birth of first child * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 9

Shani Mahadasha * age 54.6 until age 73.6

1927 begin a school with wife-2 Dora Black * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shanti rules 3-instruction, programming, curriculum

1932 marital separation followed by divorce * Shani-Ketu bhukti

18-Jan-1936 exchange the vows of marriage-3 * Shani-Zukra bhukti * R-K transit Dhanuzya-Mithunaya * contact Dhanuzya lagna

1944 after numerous academic appointments at a variety of universities and colleges, returns to alma mater Trinity College * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru-8 recycling = lagnesha + 4-teaching, homeland

Budha Mahadasha * age 73.6 until age 90.6

1945 publication (his age 72) of History of Western Philosophy. This tome was so popular that it provided an income for the remainder of his life * * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha in bhava-5 publications * Budha-yuti-Zukra vridhhipathi

Oct-1948 near-fatal air-crash * Budha-Ketu bhukti

Oct-1950 awarded Nobel Prize in Literature * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 11-awards for work accomplished

15-Dec-1952 exchange the vows of marriage-4 * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Rahu gives effect of Rahu* R-K transit Karkata-Makara contact navamsha R-K axis

Sept-1961 jailed (his age 89) for anti-nuclear protest demonstration * Budha-Shani chidradasha

Ketu Mahadasha * age 90.6 until age 97.6

Zukra Mahadasha * age 97.6 until decease age 97

02-Feb-1970 (age 97) Lightbody Lift-off * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Budha-yuti-Zukra gives effect of Budha maraka rules-7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

"a sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations.

People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation."

"I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe - because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return."

"To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."

"a truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is."

"Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. "

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vrizabha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk)
  • Surya in bhava-6 * center of sparkling service, brightly conflicted, focus on imbalance, eye on injustice * intelligence for helping ministries of social work, injury and disease, medical entitlements, broken contracts and litigation, accusation, divorce + disagreement, pollution + exploitation, poverty and crime, usury and debt, pharmacy and addiction, military and war * bright center of the conflict-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, creatively intelligent brother-figures, entitled to conquer, radiantly pioneering
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic, bright mesmerizer, creatively intelligent culture-mixing, entitled to mix and mottle, radiantly risk-rewarding

FATHER + Paternal Grandfather + Maternal grandfather

Dad = British aristocrat.

Dad's father = well-known British government leader.

Rahu-Surya-Mangala in 9th-from-Chandra indicate the complex, boundary-challenging nature of the mother's father

Both Russell and his father were avowed agnostics and Russell eventually declared atheism.


Surya rules 9-philosophy, theory, higher principles

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Kanya * comforted by rhythmic remedial service
  • Chandra in Uttaraphalguni * pada 2-3-4 * Aryamna * comforted by dramatic, radiant centrality * protectors of celebrity entitlement, political theatre, glittering creativity
  • Chandra in classroom-12 ** narrative of body, bifurcated self-image, discusses physical appearance, describer of embodiment, explainer of tangible self, delivers instructions for self-characterization, articulation of communicative movement, animated gestures, talks about personality, details the two-sided identity

Chandra accepts the 10th drishti of Shani-1 imposing lifelong discipline + numerous institutional roles


Although her life was relatively brief, Russell's mom was a socially prominent leadership figure. She was devoted to the service (Kanya) of women's suffrage and equality.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership expectations

four marriages Principia Mathematica 1872-1970 philosopher Bertrand Russell married four times in search of an emotionally authentic and trustworthy alliance.


  • marriage-1 = bhava-4 Meena ruled by transformation- multiplier Guru in bhava-8
  • The first wife (of four) of British-born philosopher-activist Principia Mathematica 1872-1970 philosopher Bertrand Russell was a young American from Philadelphia, a friend of his family. Their marriage while legally long-lasting consisted of seven years intermittent contact followed by twenty years of transcontinental separation.


  • marriage-2 = bhava-11


  • marriage-3 = bhava-6


  • marriage-4 = bhava-1
  • Fourth life-union with a woman professor, his age 80 + her age 52. Russell declared that he had at the age of 80 found true love. The union prospered until his decease 17 years later.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

* Vimala Yoga

Kuja is completely combust * ashtangata harana * Kuja less than 1 degree from Surya

  • Mangala-Vrizabha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections, * proactive in acquisition, hoards, herds, banking, treasuries * energized sounds + colors * dynamic arts of speech and song * push toward accumulations * champion of historic preservation
  • Mangala in bhava-6 * drive toward conflict, pursuit of service,, litigious dynamics, energized adversarial conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * invigorated creativity, invigorated creativity, energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm, potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions , potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition
  • Zukra-5 parivartamsha Kuja-6

Mangala-6 drishti into 9 + 12 + 1

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Meza * innovative communications, pioneering pronouncement, articulation of dynamic movement, vigorous descriptive explanations, challenging conversation, messages about contests and competitions
  • Budha in bhava-5 * narrative of drama, politics, creativity * discusses children, entitlement, entertainment, describer of divine intelligence, explainer of romance, delivers instructions for politics, poetry, creative literature, games, love, fame, human delights , talks about idealism, royalty, uniqueness, artistic performance, radiant confidence, celebration, glitter and glamour, splendor
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic, parity-seeking roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of balanced arrangements, articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , chatty partners, talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist

Budha controls career

Budha in bhava-5 rules the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Budha in bhava-5 rules-karmasthana-10, suggesting a career orientation to evangelism, messaging, writing, explaining, describing, publishing, lecturing, and announcing

Budha rules 10th navamsha suggesting a career in writing, publications, academic argumentation

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, believes in ancestral ways and rhythms, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security, expands the scope of the local settlement, develops farms and gardens, multiple dwellings, many parent-figures
  • Guru in bhava-8 * much secrecy, many sudden changes. many confidences, numerous identity transformations, abundant initiation, extensive hidden assets

philosophy, teaching, paradigm of belief

lagnesha occupies randhrasthana = perpetually expanding upheaval Russell's mother died when little Bertrand was age-2, and he was raised by his paternal grandmother along with a variety of nannies and tutors

Russell's own ambitious, vivacious, charming, and occasionally outrageous relationship to universities, ideologies, catechisms, global humanism.

Lagnesha Guru-uttama-8. Russell lived for 97 years. He experienced the death of both of his parents and the destruction of the family unit before he turned five.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of competitive movement, pleasures of conquest, athletic sensuality, enjoys direct action, aristocratic arrangements
  • Zukra-5 * pleasure of dramatic gaming, enjoys center-stage equity, feminine-figures are prominent in the creative, political environments, literary and fine arts, appreciation of creativity
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty
  • Zukra-5 parivartamsha Kuja-6

Zukra rules 6-disagreement, broken contract, accusations

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Dhanuzya * old doctrines, pressured beliefs, old patronage, pressured hips-sacroiliac, imposed catechism, elder professors, proletarian preaching, must teach with scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-1 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious personality. One must act under pressure, have to move but slowly, push forward against stiff limitations; cautious, conventional identity; tense competition, muscular fatigue,  chronic impeded movement, seizures and cramps. Heavy legacy pressure against free movement. Resistance to new ideas and direct action. Resentment toward constriction of physical appearance. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles, conventionalized identity, and conduct befitting an elder.


Shani rules 11 occupies 11th-from-11th (dharmasthana) suggesting that while Russell was capable of living frugally, this was more of an aesthetic preference and not a harsh financial necessity. Typical of Azvini born, he would have had comfortable access to financial resources throughout life.

Shani rules both 5th-from-Chandra and 6th-from-Chandra suggesting that Russell's relationship with his children, especially the eldest, was more a responsibility than a delight. His eldest son developed severe mental illness, and his youngest son became a pawn in the contentious hostility between Russell and his third wife.

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

  • Rahu-Vrizabha * uttama * craving for preserved collections, treasure-hoards * mask of historic conservatism; fascinated by banking, hoarding * seeks special importance via accrued values, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) stored acquisitions
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * passion for conflict, remedies * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arguments, thrilling defense of victims, conflicts, miseries, medicines, servants, accusation, injustices. Craves an environment of disagreement, injustice, misuse. Desires an important role in matters of disease, injury, warfare, labor, unfairness, toxicity * Exciting enemies. Rahu-6 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of debt, drugs, slavery, betrayal, exploitation, war. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a victim, a druggist, a litigator, a problem-solver, an abuser, a diseased person, an enslaved person, a relative of the mother's people. Risk-rewarding, boundary-breeching Rahu thrives in Bhava-6 where He finds opportunity in the worlds of crime, war, pharmacy, self-medication, toxicity.
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambition, magnified confidence, exotic creativity, tricky drama, opportunistic father, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of genius, hypnotic charm, political center of cross-cultural mixing
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * amplified competition, magnified championship, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of inventive, dynamic energy, hypnotic attack, engineered force of cross-cultural mixing

Budha-Rahu bhukti = Nobel Prize in Literature 1950

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * dissociates from hidden empowerments, incomplete discovery, empty secrets, dissolute penetrations, not limited by catastrophic change, ignores restriction on initiations, applies exploratory initiative to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-12 (beneficial placement) * ambivalent toward enclosures, absent from the ancestor spirits, disregards fantasy boundaries, dissolves the isolated sanctuaries, irrelevance of sleep * Ambivalence toward clairsentient empowerment, disinterested in invisibility. One abandons the veil between perceptual worlds, ignores the dreams, surrenders the fear of imprisonment.

1918 spent six months in Brixton prison for delivering anti-war lectures * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-12 prison

Russell spoke appreciatively of his prison sentence. He reported that he liked the guaranteed isolation which allowed him to concentrate without fear of interruption. He wrote an important book during these six months. Vimala Yoga ensures that no harm results from imprisonment.

Ketu occupies the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra , suggesting a tendency to be rather abstracted in the thought process and occult interests as well (Ketu-8)

Ketu is exceptionally energized because Ketu-8 is owned by Mangala and receives a Rahu-amplified drishti of Mangala. Unlike most elderly retirees, Professor Russell spent much of his Ketu Mahadasha performing vigorous environmentalist and anti-war protests.

  • Principia Mathematica 1872-1970 philosopher Bertrand Russell * Although famed for his writings, Russell was in his later years a highly visible political figure in the anti-nuclear protest movement. His activism in theatrical form such as chaining himself to fences and strapping himself to rail lines (that transported nuclear weapons) was widely admired amongst intellectuals and educated policy makers.

According to the rules of Bahu Stree Yoga, when the lagnesha and the yuvatipathi-7 aspect each other, the person marries frequently. The cluster of graha surrounding Zukra, including Budha, parivartamsha Mangala, Surya, and Rahu, would suggest five life-partners. Mr. Russell was legally married four times and his romantic adventures were numerous. There may also have been an undisclosed relationship involving a conception.


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