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John Wesley 1793-1791 * painted by William Hamilton c.1781


founder of Christian Methodism

itinerant evangelist

revivalist preacher

John Wesley

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-28-June-1703

Earthbody-Exit 02-Mar-1791 (age 87)


Christian Methodism founder, evangelist, itinerant revivalist preacher * 1703-1791 * John Wesley

birth data from: * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Uttara-phalguni chaps are famously hot-headed.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola. Their purpose to brighten and glorify the divine intelligence through spectacular creativity.

Brilliantly dramatic

Simha pada-1 = radiant confidence, flamboyance, and remarkable intelligence. While much depends upon the characteristics of nakshatrapathi Surya, the Falgun birth of masculine valence favors dramatic displays of celebrity, romance, creativity, and entitlement.

Kanya pada 2-3-4 = equally smart and authoritative, but more focused upon personal enclosure and distant lands, often wielding power from a private, sanctuary, or secluded location. May be an empowered politician according to the strengths of nakshatrapathi Surya.

Although Shil Ponde's description often fits the Kanya pada 2-3-4 of Uttaraphalguni, the Simha pada-1 is rarely rough or ungrateful. Still, they can be impatient with others who are less confident or less intelligent.

Themes of political power, radiant creativity, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalguni

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 83

"a proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Ketu Mahadasha * age 0-2

28-June-1703 Earth-birth in Epworth, England * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru atmakaraka preaching

Zukra Mahadasha * age 2-22

Surya Mahadasha * age 22-28

Chandra Mahadasha * age 28-38

25-Apr-1735 grieved the decease of father * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7th-from-Surya

24-May-1738 conversion experience "heart strangely warmed" * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha, karmapathi , randhresha-8 navamsha

Mangala Mahadasha * age 38-45 * Budha-yuti-Mangala * Mangala yuti Zukra

23-July-1742 grieved the decease of mother * Mangala-Mangala bhukti * Kuja ruler-of-12 from Chandra

Rahu Mahadasha * age 45-63


1751 (his age 48) exchange the vows of marriage-1with Mary Vazielle, said to have been a very unhappy union * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

1759 marital separation * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 64-79


1771 final separation from wife (after several earlier leavings) * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules-6

Shani Mahadasha * age 78-87

02-Mar-1791 Lightbody Lift-off * Shani-Zukra bhukti

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications, articulation of rhythmic root culture, security, foundations, customary pronouncements, messages about protection and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy and ecology, distributive and associative networks * social participation linkage, describer of friendship and voluntary connections , explainer of gains and goals, delivers instructions for interlinked systems, talks about large assemblies + webs of community
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies, articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements, articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


Shani-Meza * nichha


From Chandra-Dhanuzya lagna, sober serious structured hierarchical Shani rules

  1. the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history collecting, acquisitive genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  2. the emotionally motivated information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra

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

Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambition, magnified confidence, exotic creativity, tricky drama, opportunistic father, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of political genius

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Accounts of the bitterness of Wesley's failed marriage were marked by vicious criticism toward his wife, chronic infidelities, and tales of his extraordinary craving for public attention. This scenario could suggest that John Wesley may have suffered from clinical Narcissism.

To begin the long list of marital stressors, yuvatipathi Guru occupies randhrasthana-8 + nichha-Shani. Then, Mangala bhratrupathi-3 + randhresha-8 provides considerable challenge for the Kanya nativity. Marriage equity is also compromised by nichha-Mangala yuti Zukra.

The "disregard for consequences" Mula-Chandra-yuti-Ketu-4 tendd to disrupt the home and foundational schooling. His childhood home-rectory shifted often, he was farmed out to neighbors for two years, and his childhood home was burnt twice to the ground. He wandered peripatetically as a churchless preacher, forming and abandoning relationships en route, coming home unannounced and often met with spousal hostility.

Nevertheless Wesley's nativity features Harsha Yoga provided by the Viparita Raja Yoga of rogesha-6 nichha-Shani in 8. His spiritual reputation as a life-transforming evangelical itinerant preacher did not suffer from the potential ignominy of his marital problems. In fact many devoted Methodists for the subsequent two centuries had no idea about his wife's detailed complaints of Wesley's infidelities, financial irresponsibility, and verbal violence toward her, as her diaries were suppressed.

Budha-Karkata yuti Mangala-Karkata * nichha yuti Zukra-Karkata

Rahu-Mithunaya yuti Surya-Mithunaya

Ketu-Dhanuzya yuti Chandra in Dhanusha * Chandra in Mula * Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in routines, ruts, rates, roots, rhythms

Surya in bhava-10 * dig-bala

Guru-Meza yuti Shani-Meza * nichha

"and now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8


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