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John Calvin in midlife, attributed to Holbein the Younger, circa 1550


John Calvin

a.k.a. Jean Calvin

a.k.a. Jehan Cauvin

a.k.a. Iohan Cauvin

Tuesday-10-July-1509 fleshbirth

27-May-1564 fleshdeath (age 54)


John Calvin * Jehan Cauvin * 1509-1564 * Protesting Christian Theologian

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity


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

BPL commentary: For Chitra natives, the condition of Mangala considerably affects the outcome

"Chitra natives are quiet, thoughtful, and profound.

Very slow in movement and of great dignity in bearing and manner.

  • they like to read books on serious and philosophical subjects.

they make good students in their youth.

they are also extremely clever with their hands,

  • which are strong, supple, and dexterous.

they like to do things or fashion things with their hands

  • and could be sculptors or artists or surgeons."

Biographical information matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Surya Mahadasha * age 0-6

10-July-1509 fleshbirth * Surya-Surya period * Surya ruler-of-12 in 11 invisible, enclosed faith community

Chandra Mahadasha * age 6-16

decease of Mother

1521 (age12) first job doing secretarial tasks for the Bishop * Chandra-Budha period * Budha rules 10th-navamsha career

Mangala Mahadasha * age 16-23

1530 (age 21) break from Roman Catholic Church * Mangala-Ketu period * Ketu chidrakaraka

Rahu Mahadasha * age 23-41

26-May-1531 decease of Father * Mangala-Surya period * Surya rules 2nd-from-Surya

1532 licentiate in Law and first book published * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-yuti-Guru yuvatipathi-7 law * Rahu-3 publications

Mar-1536 publication of Institutio Christianae Religionis (Institutes of the Christian Religion). Rahu-Guru period * Rahu-Guru occupy 3-writing publications * Guru yuvatipathi-7 career

Aug-1540 marriage to the widow Idelette * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules-7 navamsha

child-1 (died shortly after birth) * Rahu-Budha period * Budha lagnesha

29-Mar-1549 death of wife Idelette * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Mangala maraka rules-2 from kalatrakaraka-7

Guru Mahadasha * age 41-57

04-June-1559 College Calvin opens * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra dharmesha-9 indoctrination

27-May-1564 fleshdeath (age 54) * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu gives effect of yuvatipathi-7 Guru

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru located in 8th-from-Chandra * Shakata Yoga

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Chronic illness and chronic animosity

His lifetime featured chronic illnesses and persistent animosity from the social order, indicated not only by Shani in 6th-from-Chandra but also rogesha-6 Shani-Kanya-1.

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

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