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Young poet and educator Thakur * likely 1880's




Polymath, Pioneer Liberal Educator

Poet, Songwriter, Musician, Translator, Playwright, Artist

Author of Gitanjali

Political Activist and Social Philosopher

Leader of Indian Independence Movement, Anti-Nationalist

Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913

Rabindranath Tagore

a.k.a. Rabindranth Thakur

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-07-May-1861

Earthbod-Exit 07-Aug-1941 (age 80)

dates and timelines from the most excellent resource Scottish Center for Tagore Studies


polymath, poet, philosopher, song-writer, educator * 1861 - 1941 CE * Rabindranath Thakur * Tagore

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:

High forehead. The majority of Purvabhadra nativities are wanderers.

For Purvabhadra natives, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome.

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.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Pegasus.

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


Thakur in middle age


Tagore_Rabindranath_1915.jpgBudha Mahadasha age birth-12

07-May-1861 Earth-birth * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra yogakaraka * Budha-yuti-Zukra

Ketu Mahadasha age 12-19

08-Mar-1876 * grieved the decease of mother (Rabi's age 14) * Ketu-Mangala * Kuja matrimaraka rules 2nd-from-Chandra **

Zukra Mahadasha age 19-39

09-Dec-1883 * wedding to Bhabatarini Raichadhuri (his age 22, her age 10) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti

19-Apr-1884 * traumatic suicide of his close companion and sister-in-law Kadambari (Matangini) * Zukra-Surya period * Surya maraka rules-7 * gochara R-K zero deg Thula-Meza *

25-Oct-1886 child-1 Madhurilata (Bela) * Zukra-Mangala period * Mangala rules 9th-from-Chandra

Surya Mahadasha * age 39-45

1901 builds Santiniketan ashrama with school * Surya-Rahu period

23-Nov-1902 (age 40) decease of wife Mrinalini (Bhabatarini) * Surya-Guru period * Guru rules 7th-from-7th-from-Chandra and Guru occupies 12th-from-7 *

1903 decease of Renuka Devi daughter (her age 12) * Surya-Guru period * Guru rules 7th-from-5th decease of child

19-Jan-1905 grieved decease of father * Surya-Budha period * Budha rules 12th-from-9th * *

1905 withdrawal from Swadeshi movement * Surya-Ketu * Ketu-5 withdrawal from politics

Chandra Mahadasha age 45-55

10-Dec-1913 (age 52) * earned the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913 for English translations of Gitanjali * Chandra-Ketu period * Ketu gives effect of Budha parivartamsha Kuja * 5-prizes

Mangala Mahadasha age 56-63

23-Dec-1921 founding of Visva-Bharati University using funds from the Nobel award * Mangala-Zukra period * yogakaraka Zukra rules vidya-5 insitutions-10

Rahu Mahadasha age 64-80

Guru Mahadasha

Janma Sade-Sati Meena Feb-1937 until Apr-1939

07-Aug-1941 Earthbody-Exit (age 80) * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru maraka rules-2

Distinctive features of the nativity


Rabindranath Tagore sitting with Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Physics Albert Einstein in 1934

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one
  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce, intelligence for reports, announcements, descriptions, * brightly explaining, administrative entitlements, focus on communication, eye on management of messaging
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, radiantly descriptive
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * gracious brightness, radiant beauty, self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts


Dad was Debenranath Tagore, a prominent local aristocrat Surya-Meza * uttama. A successful Bengali businessman left well-capitalized by his own father (Rabi's grandfather was an industrialist), Dad managed Surya in bhava-3 a collection of agricultural estates and trading operations (Surya rules 7-trading). In addition, dad was a champion Surya-Meza of religious reform. Debendranath Thakur promoted doctrinal and behavioral reform of the ancient traditions, which were seen to have fallen into corruption through neglect..

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Surya + Zukra-yuti-Budha = charismatic (Surya) + handsome, financially privileged, and artistic (Zukra) + literary (Budha)


Surya-uttama rules 4th-from-4th yuti bandhesha-4 Zukra. Uttama-Surya provides exceptionally vibrant "roots" attachment to the land and its ethnic settlers, albeit one's role is aristocratic and not emotionally sympathetic so much as gloriously regal.

In combination with Shani-7, this combination aids commitment to the marriage contract even when the individual willpower is exceptionally bright.

Surya mahadasha produced a furious passion for education, celebration of the ethnic roots and cultures, and engagement with Arya nobility of spirit.

Chandra * matrikaraka

  • Chandra in classroom-2 * comfort in collections, voice, speech, history, stories, storage, lineage knowledge
  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in Revatika-Pashu * comforted by wayfaring rhythms * protector of poetic interpretations, wise familiar lyrics, soothing dreamlike songs, ancient folk narratives * Pushana * The Pied Piper
  • Guru-6 parivartamsha Chandra-2


7th from Chandra-2 suggests that the spouse is a covered, veiled, concealed, or camouflaged person.

Zukra + Chandra-yuti-Budha suggests 3 life-mates= Kadambari Devi, Mrinalini Devi, and Victoria Ocampo (Vijaya)

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Mithunaya * vigorous pursuit of conversation * proactive delivery of information * push toward explanatory instruction
  • Mangala in bhava-5 * drive toward creativity, pursuit of games, invasive drama, display dynamics, energized by romantic and political conquests
  • Ketu-yuti-Kuja * energized pilgrimage, dynamic wandering, masculine force joins apathetic surrender, potential for aggressive annihilation of initiations
  • Budha-3 Kahala parivartamsha Kuja-5

Mangala in bhava-5 Mithunya* parivartamsha Budha-Meza-3

Budha explanation, description, instruction * Budha rules radical lagna AND the Mithunaya swamsha

Swakshetra Budha in swamsha signifies the polymath, an international literati, commercial businessman, conversationalist and translator.

Budha-swamsha also suggests that Tagore's wife was very young (age ten) at time of their ritual marriage and also that she was twelve years his junior = more consistent with youthful Kumara in swamsha. His first husbandly decision was to arrange to have her learn to read and write (Mithunaya). Kanya in 7th-from-Chandra also indicates a very young maiden and conditions of servitude for the spouse.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Meza * innovative communications, pioneering pronouncement, articulation of dynamic movement, messages about contests and competitions
  • Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of management, reporting, cohort, siblings, instructions, describer of announcements, explainer of publication, delivers instructions for books, scripts, lyrics
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma, talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , talkative sister-cousin-cohort
  • Budha-3 Kahala parivartamsha Kuja-5

3rd from Budha Mentality

Despite the literary auspice of the parivartamsha yoga between Budha-3 and Kuja-5, Mangala-yuti-Ketu does occupy the hyper-mental 3rd from Budha and thus some mental agitation leading to a nervous depression could be predicted during Budha periods and Mangala periods.

the emotionally motivated communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra = Vrishabha-4 ruled by combust Zukra, who joins into the dynamic but impatient bhava-3 Mesha. Indicating reduced impulse control and a sometimes unstable home, paired with world-wandering.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, ancestral beliefs, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security
  • Guru in bhava-6 * much service, many ailments and physicians, much medication, abundant imbalance, many grievances, numerous accusations
  • uttama-Guru-6 parivartamsha Soothing Somana-2

Guru rules 10th navamsha Meena higher teachings.

Guru-Karkata -Azlesa-6 * uttama parivartamsha Chandra-Revati-2

Many emotionally-deep conflicts including a primary non-contractual (6) relationship within the family. Emotional experience is enriched and expanded; treasuries of the family (2) via the servitude of others (6) indicated as his exceptionally wealthy family obtained their hoard from landholding and the lands worked by tenant farmers.

Chandra-Revati songs and songwriting, familiar-face, folk rhythms


For the Kumbha radical lagna, Brishaspati is a generator of significant financial well-being. Guru-Karkata * uttama * parivartamsha Chandra-Meena-2 indicates the distinctively wealthy conditions of his family of origin, increased by Tagore's own Rahu-11 ruled by Guru.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of competitive movement, pleasures of conquest, athletic sensuality, enjoys direct action, aristocratic arrangements
  • Zukra-3 * pleasure of explanatory description, gracious messaging, enjoys commercial harmony, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * gracious brightness, radiant beauty, sweetly confident entitlement, enjoys drama
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * gracious conversation, articulate beauty, melodious words, sweetly communicative messaging

Zukra-3 writing rules Arudha Lagna bhava-9 philosophy, globalist worldview

Zukra suffers moudhya-dosha = combust. Most of Zukra's independent power to harmonize and accommodate the interests of writing has been burned away by the noble glamorous, transformative, self-referential uttama-Surya-3. Zukra-3 connotes a preference for sisterly relationships.

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Born into Budha-Zukra period. Ruler of 3 in 3rd-from-3rd while strong graha occupy 3 and 5 is a pattern found in the best writers. Observe the writer's powerhouse: 3-Budha-Mesha-3 with Mangala-Mithunaya-5 in 3rd-from-3 * creating a Kahala (announcements) parivartamsha yoga between ruler of 3 in 5 and ruler of 5 in 3.

Tagore-Thakur wrote countless numbers of songs beloved by Bangla denizens, poems read and studied worldwide, and was certainly the most celebrated literary figure in India during his lifetime and beyond.

Zukra + uttama-Surya-yuti-Budha--3 * Rulers of 7, 9, 4, 5, and 8 occupy communicative bhava-3

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

lagnesha Shani rules Kumbha

  • Shani-Simbha * old entitlements, old drama, pressured heart, imposed politics, proletarian entertainments, must do ceremony with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala * must balance; cautious, conventional partnerships ;tense loyalties, chronic responsibilities toward the spouse; visible genitalia; heavy pressure against freely chosen contracts

Shani rules Karakamsha = kalpasthana Kumbha, while Kumbha receives a fierce drishti of ruler Shanaicarya. A singularly disciplined personality, undeterred by center-stage political glamour (Shani-Simha resists political royal or celebrity entitlements).

lagnesha Shani-7 occupies 7-marriage

Shani-Simha * Shani-7* dig-bala ruled by Surya in bhava-3 suggests loyalty in marriage while the spouse lives, and ruler of 7 in 9th-from-7th shows the fortunate, confident, sibling-like nature of the marriage.

However Shani as vyayapathi-12 suggests some invisible disagreements within the marriage privacy.

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya *craving for philosophical principle, theory, higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinated by doctrine, catechism * * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) generosity, patronage, fatherliness
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * in Roguish Rahu's swabhava co-ruled with Sober Shani ,* the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual social goals and economic attainments. Desires a special, important, linkage role in social participation and financial networks. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious friends. Craves profit and gain. Thrives in culturally-mixed commodity-exchange systems. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a friend, a voluntary linker, an economic achiever, a relative of the father's people. Bhava-11 profits, revenue, connections = a highly successful environment for boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu.

Guru-6 rules Rahu-11

Ambitious Rahu's ruler the atmakaraka Guru-Karkata -6 * uttama, for all of Guru's positive expansive auspice, occupies a shad-ashtaka 6-8 from Dhanushya-Rahu-11. As a distinguished Bangla poet and patron of many needy local villages, as well as a global missionary of liberal education, Thakur-Tagore had to manage an unbalanced group of desires, abilities, and potentials.

Rahu Mahadasha

Risk-rewarding Rahu-11 = effective in obtaining social-material goals.

Over-reaching, desirous Rahu casts powerful graha drishti into bhava 3-5-7, amplifying nine bhava-pathi

  • Surya-3 writing, publication
  • Budha-3 writing, publication
  • yogakaraka Zukra-3 writing, publication
  • Mangala-yuti-Ketu-5 celebrity, romance
  • Shani-Simha-7- partnerships, vows, political agreements

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversations, incomplete message, empty instructions, dissolute signals, not limited by commerce, ignores restriction on communication
  • Ketu in classroom-5 * ambivalent toward entitlements, absentee children, disregards political boundaries, eccentric unsustainable cut-off intelligence, dissolves the game, disperses the creative intelligence
  • Mangala-yuti-Ketu * surrendered championship, empty actions, disconnected brothers, unsustainable domination, apathetic competition, disability
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