professional and personal adversary of
close friend of
1890-1931 * General Electric Company
Entrepreneur of Electricity
dematerialization 18-Oct-1931 (age 84)
Electrical product developer * salesman * Thomas Alva Edison * 1847-1931
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Mrigazirsha * Mraga * Marga-ziraza * Agrahayani
For Mriga-zirshana births of a masculine valence, the condition of kinesthetic, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.
For those born into the paradigm of Mangala-ruled Invaka, brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.
Instructional guidance is provided by the civilizations of Orion. Their purpose is to promote engaging, instinctive messages that conquer, compete, startle, stimulate, pioneer, attack, and provoke.
Verbally Incisive and Commanding
Gentlemen born within a nakshatra of Mangala are gifted with a knack for competition. Shrewd, verbally intimidating, and goal-directed in Mriga-Sirasa, they strive for dominance within their cohort. Mriga are often found in business management, commercial finance, sales, marketing, advertising, script-writing, publishing, propaganda, cinema, and media-communications.
Kuja-ruled Mriga chaps tend to be pro-active, and energetic in pursuit of the win. Although their physique could be quite heavyset, their agility is surprising. Agrahayani-born are often found in politics, manufacturing, media-messaging, and commerce, especially in sales, marketing, and advertising roles where their energy delivers competitive advantage.
Mraga are often accurate marksmen, able to handle weapons and metal equipment. Agrahayani fellows may have a special affinity for quadruped animals, bands of brothers, and soldiers. Due to the crystalline structure of their noses, Mraga-born have an extraordinarily acute sense of smell.
Vrishabha-Urisha pada 1-2 represent the 7-12 angle and the Zukra-Kuja attraction.
Those born in pada 1-2 pursue artistic communications, legal contracts, equity, and brokerage in secluded enclosures, such as research laboratories, private rooms, or the imagination. They have special gifts for fantasy, imagery, and distant worlds. Their goal is the formation of vitally valuable partnerships. Depending upon Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, Urisha pada-1-2 of Mriga have a stronger propensity toward governance roles.
Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 3-4 represent the 6-11 angle and the Budha-Kuja tension of doing-vs-talking.
Pada 3-4 are profit-driven and not averse to theft or breaking contracts for advantage. They have a special gift for marketplace systems. Friends (11) and enemies (6) have equal influence. Pada 3-4 may focus on friendships, economics, and dominating the competition..
Themes of forward movement, group activity, and sporting competition contextualize Mriga's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Mrigazirshana-Invaka.
QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80
"Unless other testimonies in the chart predominate to modify the effect of Mraga rising,
They are inclined to be misanthropic in their attitude toward life and people.
They are suspicious of other peoples' motives
Unless checked, these thoughts will lead to vicious action
Possibly this attitude is caused and aggravated by some permanent organic disability
Thomas Edison in 1878 (age 31)
young Mary Edison, perhaps near her wedding year, age 16
Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar
Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.1
11-Feb-1847 Earth-birth in Milan, Ohio, USA * Ketu-Shani bhukti
Zukra Mahadasha * age 2.1 until age 22.1
Surya Mahadasha * age 22.1 until age 28.1
09-Apr-1871 (TAE age 24) grieved the decease of mother * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 4th-from-Chandra burial, end of things
25-Dec-1871 (TAE age 24) exchange the vows of marriage-1 witho Mary Stilwell (Mary age 16) * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru activates navamsha-7 * gochara R-K via Vrizabha-Vrischika contact Urisha indriya-lagna
18-Feb-1873 (TAE age 25) first child Mario Estelle * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 5-children
1874 (TAE age 27) quadruplex telegraph * Surya-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha * Zukra activates gainful 11th-from-Chandra-8
Chandra Mahadasha * age 28.1 until age 38.1
Aug-1878 (TAE age 31) admitted as member # 162, into the Theosophical Society of Secret Doctrine 1831-1891 Theosophy Helena Blavatsky
22-Oct-1879 (TAE age 32) obtains US Patent for incandescent light bulb * Chandra-Shani bhukti * yogakaraka Shani
09-Aug-1884 (TAE age 37) decease of first wife Mary Edison (her age 29) * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra activates 2th-from-7th-from-Chandra
Mangala Mahadasha * age 38.1 until age 45.1
24-Feb-1886 (TAE age 39) exchange the vows of marriage-2 with Mina Miller (Mina age 20) * Mangala-Rahu bhukti
Rahu Mahadasha * age 45.1 until age 63.1
26-Feb-1896 (TAE age 49) grieved decease of father * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 12th-from-9th
Guru mahadasha * age 63.1 until age 79.1
18-Oct-1931 (TAE age 84) dematerialization * Shani-Budha bhukti * maraka Budha activates 2
Mahadasha bhukti of Chandra, Mangala, Rahu, and Guru
Edison brought to market a stunning string of patented inventions in the first half of his life from his early 20's until his mid 40's. By the end of his 4th decade Yet, relatively few successes proportional to his large aspirations and huge funding, and by the onset of Rahu Mahadasha he produced no further inventions. Rather, he lived richly from royalties and patents.
Edison maintained an iconic public profile via the respectable, wealthy, intelligent complex of Shani-Zukra-Surya. He delivered speeches and proclamations via Budha-9 also ruled by the authoritative Shani-10-Shasaya Yoga. But investors began to lose their confidence in his judgment.
Mahadasha of Rahu started Edison's age 45. Rahu enjoys vargottamsha in bhava-6 D-1 AND in the treasury-indicating navamsha-2. Rahu drishti to Shani-Zukra-Surya amplifying the results of 1-4-6-9-10 and funneling those results into bhava-6 opportunities from lawsuits and appropriations.
By the time of the onset of Rahu Mahadasha, Mr. Edison had essentially stopped producing new ideas (which were in most cases actually new combinations of other people's ideas).
Yet mahadasha of Rahu-6 (the most productive location for Rahu generally) brought an era of remarkable material gainfulness.
Edison's repertoire of patents and licenses continued to pay handsome dividends throughout the subsequent Guru mahadasha. Edison continued to work in his laboratory every day, albeit producing little in the way of invention. Despite the health problems associated with Guru in 6th-from-Chandra, Professor Guru as ruler of 8-11 provided continuous income from providential sources.
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
Surya Arudha lagna * bhava-4 local infrastructure: homes, buildings, streets, cities-and-towns
Surya located in the sales-marketing-administrative 3rd-from-Chandra
Mom suffered an increasingly debilitating mental illness with violent episodes. * Mula-Chandra yuti Mula-Mangala in the spasmodic, erupting 8th bhava
MARRIAGE partnership support expectations
Zukra accepting drishti of Rahu, representing wife 1-of-2.
Zukra-lagnesha and Zukra activates -6 illness, suggesting both identity with and ailments besetting wife-1. Ruler of 7th-from-Chandra Mithunaya = Budha-9 in 3rd-from-7 suggesting a that the partner may be a shop clerk, business administrator, or hand-crafter. Edison met Mary her age 16 as she was working as a young clerk in one of his shops.
In her early 20's, Mary Edison developed several serious illnesses including Bright's Disease = diabetes type-1, along with alcoholism and depression. In those days the condition was nearly always fatal. She died from an overdose of morphine which was commonly prescribed to treat both physical and emotional distress. She died aged 29, a mother of three.
Edison's second wife is represented by atmakaraka Budha in 2nd-from-Chandra and also by Shani, which holds the second-highest degree in the Zukra cluster (showing three wives; However, the one represented by Surya at zero-deg was not publically visible). The 20-year-old daughter of his business associate became the second lifepartner. Wife-2 Mina Edison was a capable manager [Budha] of their large household [Shani]. They enjoyed an affluent retirement (Surya-10 rules 4-retirement).
Kuja-8 activates 12 = Viparita Raja Yoga Vimala Yoga
However, he was less of a brilliant inventor and more of a genius of aggressive pursuit of legal copyright. (Mangala activates 7 legal contracts).
Mangala-Mula-8 occupies 4th-from-Chandra schooling, mother
General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison had a psycho-mentally disordered mother and was expelled from elementary school [Mangala]. Nevertheless his Chandra-Mangala-yoga brings security and comfort from the mother. She homeschooled her rambunctious son and with opportunistic Rahu-6 in 3rd-from-4th she taught him to think in terms of projects. He later generated thousands of projects.
Atmakaraka sales, marketing, advertising, communication, definition, description, patents
CAREER - BUDHA
Budha activates 2-5 and Budha occupies 9 = a fortunate dhana-yoga indicating faith in speculative ventures
Budha activates 10th navamsha and within the navamsha uttama-Budha-1
Budha occupies 2nd-from-Chandra indicating a significantly younger second marriage partner. When they married in 1886, he was aged 39; she was aged 20.
CAREER - GURU
Brihaspati occupies the radical Vrizabha lagna and Brihaspati occupies 6th-from-Chandra * suggesting Edison's lifetime concern with diabetes and kidney-related hearing loss
On the plus side for business, Guru is generously stationed to accommodate the contentious world of accusatory lawsuits. Guru in 6th-from-Chandra Mula indicates the large volume [Guru] of litigation that Edison used to overwhelm his competitors. His patents were often challenged by other inventors working on identical devices, but Edison nearly always triumphed through diligent court appearances during a lifetime of unending lawsuits.
CAREER - ZUKRA
Zukra located in the emotionally motivated evangelical communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra assists the obtainment of partnerships in business
Shani * duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)
CAREER - SHANI
Shani yogakaraka rules 9-10
Stoic Shani activates 2-3 from Shani treasury and business
Shani located in the sales-marketing-administrative 3rd-from-Chandra assists the public conduct of respectable business
Rahu rajyalobha-karaka (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)
CAREER - RAHU
Rahu-6 indicates success in adversarial proceedings . Edison's patents were regularly involved in lawsuits.
Risk-rewarding Rahu occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, revenue-regulating, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra
Rahu Opportunism * Fraud or Legerdemain
Many of his most financially successful licensing conquests began as Edison sprinted to the patent office mere minutes before his competitors.
Rahu-6 often indicates fascinating enemies, which was certainly true of Edison. His Mula-Chandra did not care a whit. However, one of his most famous enemies My Inventions 1856-1943 Nikola Tesla never stopped declaring that Edison was a cheat and a fraud who stole others' ideas and by promoting the miserable Alternating Current had put greed before social benefit.
Ketu * * kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)
CAREER - KETU
Ketu-12 in 5th-from-Chandra would suggest that Edison was disengaged from his offspring. His eldest son suffered from alcoholism and mental illess, and this son eventually committed suicide.
Edison was said to have been an absentee husband and father (Ketu-5 disregards children). On a daily basis he went early into his lab, remained there all day, and returned at night only for food, drink, and marital accommodation. He occasionally disappeared into his lab for days at a time. Both his wives were very young when he married them (Budha yuvati-pati) and both were said to have suffered from his spousal negligence.
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