a.k.a. Shri B. V. Raman
fleshbirth 08-Aug-1912 * fleshdeath 20-Dec-1998
Eminent 20th-century writer and consulting Jyotishi
reviver of The Astrological Magazine
developer of the Raman Ayanamsha
Jyotishi, author, publisher, educator * 1912-1998 * Shri Bangalore Venkanta Raman
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangalore_Venkata_Raman * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs, and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Shri B.V. Raman's birth time is given by the author in The Autobiography of a Vedic Astrologer , page 12.
above chart calculated using Lahiri ayanamsha
Shatataraka * Shatabishaja * Sadachbia
BPL commentary: For Shata-taraka natives, the disposition of Rahu considerably affects the outcome.
"A quiet and unassuming person,
thoughtful and meditative
Lives in the mental world rather than in the physical.
Prefers solitude to the company of others.
Many astrologers and philosophers found with Shatataraka on the Rising Point."
A light eater and moderate in most things."
Salient Features of the nativity
10th-from- Chandra - psycho-emotional need for social recognition and leadership
10th-from-Chandra = emotional need for leadership as a uniquely (Shatataraka) distinctive individual known for his scientific prowess (Kumbha). Before computers made it less important, Raman felt that he had a mission to educate a generation of computationally accurate astrologers, who would stop making the math errors which had cursed Jyotisha for millennia.
10th-from-Moon = lagna. Although 2nd pada of Rahu-ruled Zatataraka (Shatavisaka) Nakshatrais known to be a location of birth for astrologers and healers, is it also associated with gambling (Rahu). This pada often produces a proliferation of business adventures: some win; some lose. Finance = roller-coaster.
Zukra * kalatra-karaka * svadhu-karaka
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Shani = systems
Lagnesha Shani in Bhava-4 shows strong physical propensity toward teaching of cultural fundamentals.
Lagnesha in bhava-4 generally indicates not so much a proclivity toward the philosophical or higher principles aspects of doctrine. Rather it is an angle of orientation toward foundational, elementary teachings. The teach-able moments can include moral advice-giving in context of counseling.
In The Autobiography of a Vedic Astrologer, B.V.Raman mentions often that he felt his Brahmin cultural legacy gave him certain moral role-modeling responsibilities, an obligation to teach by doing, by living a moral life.
Shri Raman completed almost all of his life's literary work, of writing for private clients and for publication, at home (4).
Lagnesha Shani yuti rogesha-6 Chandra not only creates a Nishturabashi Yoga which is in reality a lifelong Sade Saati, but also kept Shri Raman in poor health, impoverished and humble for most of his life.
In the end his professional reputation was grounded through his mathematical focus, rigorous research methods (relative to the pre-electronic era), and scientific testing (Kumbha).
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * kavandha-karaka
Graha in all three kendra of radix also Graha in four kendra of navamsha varga
Zukra + Budha + Mangala = yuvati bhava = counseling, advising, agreements, negotiations. The product best-known product of Shri Raman's thousands of consultations = his written work via dozens of books + The Astrological Magazine.
Gaja Kesari Yoga
double power drishti Chandra and Guru in kendra to lagna
Shri Raman was an internationally eminent and remarkably prolific 20th century Jyotishi.
A disciplined journalist
interviewing skills, sniffing out the details of a personal history = a splendid Chandra for all varieties of journalism; writing out or explaining the affairs of the day
Chandra + lagnesha Shani gives the disciplined scientific character necessary to test and examine the traditional rules of the system (Kumbha = systems)
|Ambivalence (Ketu) toward occult knowledge and hidden resources |
+ Desire (Rahu) to be recognized as a holder of treasuries of financial well-being or knowledge
Career = counselor, adviser, negotiator, alliance-maker
Zukra + Mangala + Budha in bhava-7 = advising
Kumbha lagna = harbinger of New Age * age of Aquarius * Aquila
Zukra = Career
Ruler of 10th Navamsha
Ruler of navamsha of Mangala karmapathi
Zukra Ruler of the 10th navamsha occupies radix-7, suggesting a profession of counseling and advising.
Rahu the boundary-breaking speaker in 9th-from-Surya = paternal grandfather
Yuvati bhava 10th-from-10th - day-to-day interactions, daily reality:
Zukra gains additional strength in kendra.
Zukra shares the counseling-advising functions with L-5+randhresha-8 Budha and L-3+karmesha-10 Kuja .
Shri Raman's career is complex, involving articulate expressions (Budha) of personal genius leading to fame (5) and secret/tantric knowledge (8); along with vigorously productive (Kuja) writings and conference presentations (3) and leadership authority in his profession.
Overall Zukra is very well positioned career-wise in the chart.
aspects to karmesha-10 - public status karmesha-10
Kuja occupies 10th-from-10th
Kuja in 7 = 10th-from-10th = energy for counseling + advising
Combine with the significance of co-tenant Zukra rules 10th-navamsha career, and radix-karmesha-10 occupying the 10th navamsha -- Raman's career auspice is excellent.
Mangala-Singha, Mangala in bhava-7
Gambling tendency will make your life miserable."
"This is a powerful Mars.
Prone to speculation, gambling, or get rich quick schemes."
During Guru Mahadasha 1937-1953, B.V. Raman gained worldwide attention by issuing correct Jyotisha predictions for events occurring in Europe and Africa during World War Two.
|In Planets in Signs and Houses , the eminent Jyotishi Bepin Behari comments upon the characteristics of Scorpio Jupiter in radix-10:|
"Jupiter enables you to acquire occult wisdom and to discover hidden knowledge through extensive research, though you may experience difficulties in this pursuit.
Arudha of Karma Bhava -"Karmaa Pada" -public imagery or associations
Bhava-4 = arudha of Bhava-10 for Shri Raman.
Shri Raman does have a strong public aura but it is mixed character due to the Nishturabashi Yoga, where uttama-Shani yuti uttama Soma occupy Bhava-4.
Yet uttama-Chandra = also part of the aura or public impression, and uttama-Chandra may grant a deep, reliable intuition.
So there is public respect too, for one who lives consciously moral, austere life. Perhaps one is a bit arrogant regarding the virtue of practicing austerities, or rigid in respect to rules of the social order (caste, jyat, Shani) and taciturn in judgment (Shani) of others' foibles noticed by others as a certain schadenfreude...
Still, the foundational (4) self-discipline has established a channel for authentic psycho-emotional perception (uttama Soma) which privdes the power to perform exceptionally accurate Jyotisha evaluations (Vrishabha, value).
Surya - ego identification, father environments wherein one takes a central role
environments wherein one takes a central role
Shri Raman's Karka-Surya occupies Bhava-6 = ministry of service. He originally trained in zoological sciences and homeopathy, planning for a career in medicine.
yuvatipathi-7 in Bhava-6 conflict is associated with a marital union characterized by poverty, often the spouse hails from a service-class background. One may find that the professional reputation (7th = 10th from 10th) is sullied by debt, by association with the poor and marginalized, with beggars.
Often the profession requires hard work equal to servitude, so that while one may enjoy an independent consultancy one feels as it were enslaved to the vidya.
Yuvatipathi in the roga-bhava ripa-bhava ari-bhava may also suggest a loss or draining (12th) of balanced agreements (7) in marriage, business partnerships, and advising/counseling relationships. Perhaps fees are not paid as expected, or other contractual expectations not met.
Professor Zukra teaching in the Bhava-7 classroom tends to counteract some of the partnership imbalance, and Professor Guru teaching in Bhava-10 classroom also tends to counteract some of the low-public-dignity karma. In fact, his reputation expanded dramatically during Guru Mahadasha 1937-1953.
Yet, problems remain.
Psychologically, because Chandra = rogesha-6 , Shri Raman suffered irreversible emotional damage when his mother died in his infancy (age 20 mos.) see Shani/Chandra "Saade Sati "
Emotional expectations acquire a negative valance and there are emotional imbalances in nurturing partnerships especially marriage.
when Shani freezes Chandra., the expected nourishment does not flow. Nevertheless there are many corrections from excellent planets elsewhere in the chart.
Sun's dispositor, the uttama-Chandra-Mrigaziras , pada-1 does give superior intelligence and fame, especially political fame (gained by making accurate WorldWar-2 predictions). He had these wonderful traits in abundance. However his Moon is severely oppressed by Saturn. His business partnerships were by and large draining. His partnerships induced servitude .
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