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"He chose to be rich by making his wants few, and supplying them himself. In his travels, he used the railroad only to get over so much country as was unimportant to the present purpose, walking hundreds of miles, avoiding taverns, buying a lodging in farmers' and fishermen's houses, as cheaper, and more agreeable to him, and because there he could better find the men and the information he wanted.

There was somewhat military in his nature not to be subdued, always manly and able, but rarely tender, as if he did not feel himself except in opposition. He wanted a fallacy to expose, a blunder to pillory, I may say required a little sense of victory, a roll of the drum, to call his powers into full exercise."

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson's eulogy Thoreau in The Atlantic Monthly (August 1862)





author of Walden Pond


operated his family's pencil factory

Henry David Thoreau

Earthbody-Entry Saturday 12-July-1817

Earthbody-Exit 06-May-1862 (age 44)


abolitionist, environmentalist author of Walden Pond * 1817-1862 * Henry David Thoreau

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

Purva-bhadra * Aja-eka-pada

BPL commentary:

For Purvabhadra births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.

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.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Pegasus. Their purpose is expansion of prosperity= proshtha.

High forehead. The majority of Purvabhadra nativities are wanderers. Universalist perspective. The majority of Purvabhadra are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume guidance roles. Those born into the paradigm of Aja-eka-pada are often excellent dancers who bring understanding of growth patterns via Posture and Dance .

Kumbha pada 1-2-3 expresses Guru's rulership of 2-collections, affluence ++ 11-revenues, friendships. Guru-and-Shani are mutually neutral. Pada 1-2-3 births are found in the overlap between Guru's financial-social expansions (2-11) and Shani's ability to bridge the physical-astral worlds (1-12). Pada 1-2-3 are often involved in large-scale social economic networks which have both a public identity and an invisible private reality, such as international finance or government-corporate aid groups. They can also be social scientific theorists and writers on topics of large-scale social behavior.

Meena pada-4 expresses Guru's rulership of 1-embodiment ++ 10-leadership, reputation. Brihaspati rules both Purvabhadra nakshatra ++ Meena rashi, creating a concentrated effect of expansive Saptarishi growth patterns. Pada-4 is less concerned with financial affluence and more attuned to visionary truth. Pada-4 may become leaders in wisdom fields such as divinity, philosophy, spiritual healing, clairsentient understanding, envisioning practices, or ancestor guidance.

Themes of broad scope, theoretical understanding, and visionary imagination may contextualize Ajaekapada's terrestrial experience Applies also to Chandra in Purvabhadrapada

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 details matched to Vimshottari dasha calendar


Thoreau in 1861(age 43)

Rahu Mahadasha

12-July-1817 Earthbbirth in Concord, Massachusetts, USA * Rahu-Budha bhukti

* Budha rules-3 writing, announcements

Guru Mahadasha

1833 (age 15) begin Harvard College * Guru-Budha bhukti

* Budha-4 zisya-karaka

1836 contract tuberculosis * Guru-Surya bhukti

* Surya rules 6-disease

1837 (age 19) earned A.B. diploma Harvard College * Guru-Surya bhukti

* Surya provides effects of Budha (and he was broke and jobless, 6)

Shani Mahadasha

03-Feb-1859 grieved decease of father * Shani-Guru chidradasha * Budha rules maraka-7 from Surya

Budha Mahadasha

06-May-1862 Lightbody Lift-off exit the earth-bubble (age 44) * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha maraka rules-7


12-Mar-1872 grieved the decease of mother * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive features of the Nativity


drawing made from the 1861 photograph

Surya * pitrikaraka


Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


yuti Chandra-Mithunaya

yuti Budha-Mithuna

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala receives the exact drishti of Shani at 14 degrees

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


yuti Surya-Mithuna

yuti Chandra-Mithunaya

Budha in bhava-4 * narrative of mother, homeland, roots, routine * Bhadra Yoga

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


lagnesha = Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto (overbearing or all-knowing father) * multiple ideology, philosophy, theories of reality

lagnesha Guru-9 Vrischika is philosophically driven toward transformation

9-ideology, paradigm of belief, credenda * Walden 1817-1862 abolition Henry David Thoreau was a vigorous anti-slavery preacher, writer, and activist during the 1830's-1850's antebellum abolition movement in the USA.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra-3 rules 2 + 9. In addition to his writings and environmentalist tours, Thoreau and his father also ran a profitable commercial business (3) manufacturing graphite pencils (3 factory).

Ruler of 8 residing in 8th-from-8th yuti Rahu is an exceptionally transformative agent

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

treasuries of uttama-Rahu-3 = 8th-from-8th inheritance * Thoreau inherited his father's pencil making machines and factory building.

Evangelical Rahu-3 passion for writing, announcing, declaring, messaging

Walden 1817-1862 abolition Henry David Thoreau spent most of his adult life speaking and writing to the public on abolition of slavery. His dedication to the moral and legal task of ending slavery in the United States eventually produced firm national anti-slavery laws, after his death from lung disease (grief).

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

skepticism toward all philosophical teachings

Walden 1817-1862 abolition Henry David Thoreau was a vigorous anti-slavery activist during the 1830's-1850's antebellum abolition movement in the USA. He also ran a profitable commercial business making graphite pencils.


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