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Academic philosopher of mathematics, logic, and language

Anti-war and anti-nuclear-weapons lifetime protester * progressive social thinker

Bertrand Arthur William Russell

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-18-May-1872

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


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

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Azwini * Dasra

BPL commentary:

For Azvini nativities, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

Spirit guides, astral beings, cutters, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance from the civilizations of Mezarthim.

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

"... a happy carefree disposition,

  • very intelligent,

  • in fact a rather above average person in this respect.

He will be quite successful and his financial status will be such that

  • he will seldom have to worry about money matters.

In spite of his ability to achieve success,

  • he will be modest concerning himself and his achievements."

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha periods


"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 2.8

18-May-1872 Earth-birth * Surya-Shani period

28-June-1874 (Bertrand's age 2) decease of Mother * Surya-Zukra chidradasha * matrimaraka Zukra rules 2nd-from-Chandra

Chandra Mahadasha * age 2.8 until age 12.8

09-Jan-1876 (Bertrand's age 4) decease of Father * Chandra-Mangala period * Mangala rules 7th-from-Surya

Mangala Mahadasha * age 12.8 until age 19.8

1890 begins undergraduate study at Trinity College, on a mathematics scholarship * Mangala-Zukra period * Zukra rules 7 = 4th-from-4th schooling, curriculum, diploma

Rahu Mahadasha * age 19.8 until age 37.8

13-Dec-1894 marriage-1 (his age 21) * Rahu-Guru period * R-K transit Meena-Kanya contact Chandra lagna

1902 marital separation * Rahu-Ketu period

1903 publication of Principles of Mathematics * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 2-values lineage

Guru Mahadasha * age 37.8 until age 53.8

1910-1913 publication of the three volumes of Principia Mathematica with AN Whitehead * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 9-philosophy, theory, higher principles

1916 dismissed from teaching and faculty governance roles at Trinity College due to his anti-war lectures and activism * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 6-disagreement, broken contract, accusations * Budha-2 speech

Aug-1920 travel to Russia to interview Lenin and examine the Bolshevik ideology * Guru-Surya period * Surya rules 5-politics

27-Sept-1921 marriage-2 * Guru-Chandra period * Chandra rules navamsha-2 * R-K transit Meena-Kanya contact Chandra lagna

16-Nov-1921 first child * Guru-Chandra period

Shani Mahadasha * age 53.8 until age 72.8

1927 begin a school with wife-2 Dora Black * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shanti rules 5-6 from Chandra = children's creativity but also conflict

1932 marital separation followed by divorce * Shani-Ketu period

18-Jan-1936 marriage-3 * Shani-Zukra period * R-K transit Dhanushya-Mithunaya * contact swamsha

1944 after numerous academic appointments at a variety of universities and colleges, returns to alma mater Trinity College * Shani-Guru period * Guru-4 teaching, homeland rules 9-university

Budha Mahadasha * age 72.8 until age 89.8

1945 publication (his age 72) of History of Western Philosophy which was so popular that it provided an income for the remainder of his life * * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha-1 rules 3-publishing

Oct-1948 near-fatal aircrash * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra maraka + Zukra-yuti-Budha rules 6-accident, injury

Oct-1950 awarded Nobel Prize in Literature * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra parivartamsha Mangala-Rahu

15-Dec-1952 marriage-4 * Budha-Chandra period * R-K transit Karkata-Makara contact navamsha nodal axis * Chandra rules R-K

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

Ketu Mahadasha * age 89.8 until age 96.8

Zukra Mahadasha * age 96.8 until decease age 97

02-Feb-1970 (age 97) Lightbody Lift-off * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra maraka rules-7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Russell_Bertrand.jpg"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.""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."

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

Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya-Vrizabha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk)
  • Surya in bhava-2 * center of values, intelligence for storage, conservation, containment, values; focus on treasuries, bright face-speech-song, eye on capitalization-banking, * father = center of family
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, entitled to conquer
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic, bright mesmerizer, entitled to mix and mottle


Russell's father was a British aristocrat and his paternal grandfather was a well-known British government leader. Rahu-Surya-Mangala in 9th-from-Chandra indicate the complex, boundary-challenging nature of the father, and Russell's own ambitious, vivacious, charming, and occasionally outrageous relationship to universities, ideologies, catechisms, global humanism. Both Russell and his father were avowed agnostics and Russell eventually declared atheism.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-6 * comforted by service ministry, medication, ailment, accusation, litigation, conflict
  • 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


MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka lagnesha

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

  • Mangala-Vrizabha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections, herds, treasuries, banks; push toward accumulations
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * drive toward values lineage, pursuit of treasuries, energized face-speech-song, aggressivefamily hoarding, vigorous capitalization-banking, storage, assets, conservation, acquisitive conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition
  • Zukra-1 parivartamsha Kuja-2

Mangala-2 drishti into Ketu-8 = lived 97 Earth-years

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Meza * innovative communications, articulation of competitive movement
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body, self, identity
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting

Budha-1 rules the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra and Budha rules-3, suggesting a comfortable career orientation to evangelism, messaging, writing, explaining, describing, publishing, lecturing, and announcing

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

* Hamsha Yoga

  • Guru in bhava-4 * many roots, much owned property, many homes and homelands, multiple mother-figures
  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, ancestral beliefs, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security

Guru rules 10th navamsha suggesting a career in philosophy, teaching, paradigm of belief

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

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of competitive movement, athletic sensuality, aristocratic aesthetic
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment; enjoys athletic, vigorous physical harmony
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * gracious conversation, articulate beauty, sweetly communicative messaging
  • Zukra-1 parivartamsha Kuja-2

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani in Bhava-9 * must preach the old doctrine, old paradigms of belief; cautious, conventional father-figures; chronic rigidity of worldview
  • Shani-Dhanuzya * old doctrines, pressured beliefs, old patronage, pressured hips-sacroiliac, imposed catechism, must teach with scarce resources


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 * mask of historic values conservatism (and the slipperiest of all)
  • Rahu in bhava-2 * privilege via glamorous or unusual assets, family lineage, languages, sounds, knowledge, treasury. Seeks a special, important, acquisitive role in conservation and containment of historic values. Opportunistic, ambitious family of origin.
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambition, magnified confidence, exotic creativity, tricky drama, opportunistic father, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of political genius
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * amplified competition, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * incomplete discovery, empty secrets, dissolute penetrations
  • Ketu in classroom-8 * well-placed * disregards occult boundaries, absent from coverage (increases transparency), vacuous initiations, irrelevance of non-disclosure

Ketu occupies the emotionally motivated 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 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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