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a.k.a. Narendranath Dutta

a.k.a. Shāmi Bibekānondo

Earthbody-Entry Monday-12-Jan-1863

Earthbody-Exit 04-July-1902 (age 39)

See also: Complete Writings of Swami Vivekananda online


philosopher, writer, missionary preacher * 1863-1902 * Swami Vivekananda * Narendra Dutta

birth data from: * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

see also Shri BV Raman's version of Swami Vivekananda's nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p. 192

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Magha * Pitriya

BPL commentary:

For Magha births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

Spirit guides, astral beings, pilgrims, ghosts, wanderers, observers, witnesses, awareness of impermanence, freedom from conventions, disregard for consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Guided by the patrons of Regulus. Their purpose is royal patronage of the spiritual fire traditions.

Akasha-ruled Magha gentlemen are distinguished by their rarity and their dissociation from the typical marriage-and-family lifestyle. Like all Ketu births, the Makha masculine figure has less gender polarization and more affinity with cosmic patterns of forgiveness and release.

Generally preferring an unmarried status, Pitri natives are aware of their psychic vocation. One understands that the current body, while it may have kingly or celebrity attributes, is intended to serve as a vessel for the Light of Truth.

Although loving in the pure sense of permeability and transparency, masculine Makha = most often found in uniquely singular roles that require a certain distancing from conventional relationships. Given sufficient ability to operate within the earthly dimensions, a subtly dispersed light (halo) may be seen to surround the tangible body.

Themes of separation, disconnection, abandonment, alienation, escape, wandering, annihilation, surrender, and liberation may contextualize Agha's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Magha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 82

"A proud but not an arrogant nature

  • poised, self-contained and dignified.

This man will command respect

  • because of his quiet dignity of manner and bearing.

His position in his community will be secure

  • and his financial standing sound.

His weakness, however, is his susceptibility to the blandishments of the opposite sex.

He must avoid entanglements

  • which might lead to a loss of dignity,

  • since, to this man, such a loss would be a tragedy."

Biographical Details matched with Vimshottari Dasha

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 6.1

12-Jan-1863 Earth-birth * Mangala-Rahu period

Rahu Mahadasha * age 6.1h until age 24.1

1882-83 (age 20) joins Freemason lodge and joins Sadharana Bhramo Samaj * Rahu-Surya * Surya lagnesha * Surya rules navamsha-3 cohort

Jan-Feb (Magh) 1884 (age 20) grieved decease of father Vishwanath Datta from advanced diabetes, thrusting the family into poverty * Rahu-Surya * Surya produces effect of pitrimaraka Zukra ruler of 2-7 from 9

1884 (age 21) BA diploma focused on philosophy, Scottish Church College * Rahu-Surya * Surya lagnesha + Surya produces effects of Budha-diploma

1884 (age 21) accepts Ramakrishna as his primary Guru *Rahu-Surya * Surya lagnesha

16-Aug-1886 Lightbody Lift-off of Ramakrishna * Rahu-Mangala period * Mangala rules 8th-from-9th transformation of the Guru

1886 establishes Ramakrishna Math * Rahu-Mangala period * Mangala rules 9-doctrine

Dec-1886 speaks monastic vows along with brother monks * Rahu-Mangala period * Mangala rules 9-faith + Mangala rules the identity-transforming 8th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 24.1 until decease-age-39

1888 begins 5-year period of increasing celebrity and identity change, as he travels the world * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 5-fame + 8-transformation

31-May-1893 leaves Bombay for Chicago via East Asia * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 11-goals + 2-speech-language-knowledge

Sept-1893 Parliament of Religions adjunct to the Chicago Worlds Fair where his speeches receive a delighted approval *Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 2-speeches

1894 founded Vedanta Society and was offered (but declined) University Chair positions at both Harvard U and Columbia U * Guru-Ketu period * Ketu dissolver

1895 published the still-influential book Raja Yoga * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra rules 3-publications

15-Jan-1897 after extended sea journey, return to homeland India * Guru-Zukra period * Ketu rules 3- project-oriented travel

1899 return to West * Guru-Mangala * Mangala rules 9-global travel, purposed for preaching or philosophy

09-Dec-1900 return to homeland India * Guru-Rahu period * Rahu-4 desire for homeland

04-July-1902 (age 39) Lightbody Lift-off * Guru-Rahu period * Rahu-4 end-of-things

Distinctive features of the nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotisakaraka


Vivekananda's father was a university-college graduate and novel-writer. Dad worked as a law-clerk, serving in administrative roles within several British-owned law firms in Kolkata

Mangala in bhava-9 often indicates challenges for the father, and can be a significator of father's shorter longevity

lagnesha Surya-6 + Zukra-6 + Budha-6 suggests multiple illness conditions particularly sugar-processing imbalances (Zukra kidney-adrenal) * Swami Vivekananda suffered from asthma, diabetes and chronic insomnia

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha-6 gains dignity in carrying out public roles due to the Kumara's auspicious parivartamsha with orthodox, careful, detail-oriented Kanya-Shani-2

Budha rules Arudha lagna = bhava-11-Mithunaya community activism, social networking

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules 10th navamsha indicating a career in theoretical or philosophical teaching

Guru rules-5 at center stage of large theatrical presentations, gave thousands of lectures on philosophy of Advaita Vendanta to delighted crowds

During Guru mahadasha, Raja Yoga 1863-1902 Swami Vivekananda famously attended the first World Congress of Religions, where he was received with admiration (Guru rules 5) as an articulate exponent of his faith

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra-6 rules Ketu-10 and Guru-3

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

wanted to build up a worldwide Math of mystical meditation, education and practice centers. However he did not live long (died age 39) therefore others and likely his own reincarnated self needed to continue the institutional work.


Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Chandra in Kanya Rashi

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 184
"These people are dignified, reserved and bashful. They talk softly with dignity, not ponderously but rather persuasively and logically, commanding respect for their expressed views.

They are somewhat religious, yet their religion is not orthodox and they may appear on the surface to be atheists or skeptics, since they are extremely analytical in their attitude and all religious ideas must appeal to their reason.

Because of this, they quite often are found in the ranks of Christian Scientists or of occultists. They are fond of reading and investigation and are always striving to combine science and religion, and to rationalize the emotions.

They like travel, and will take many short and long journeys during their lives. They are not domestic, preferring to live in hotels, or in apartments where there is a maximum of service.

If they are in their own homes, they make rather exacting demands on those who serve them. They are meticulous as to details and adaptable to any business requiring exactitude of method. They are on the whole fortunate in business.

The men with Moon in Virgo have some feminine characteristics and viewpoints which are sometimes disconcerting to the opposite sex, and they are at all times coldly analytical in their attitude, even to those they love, although they may not show it.

As a rule, they are slim, of average height, quiet and dignified in appearance, with a habit of laughing while telling a joke, but rather grave otherwise.

These people should be very careful about diet as they are subject to diseases and ailments of the stomach. They should try to live in the country even though they prefer the city, since the constant nervous tension of the city upsets their digestion.

Their lucky gem is the Emerald , and the best day for starting any enterprise is Wednesday."


Vivekananda's "Chicago Pose" 1893


"An increasing ability to serve is the only reliable sign of spiritual progress."


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