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Wall Street Journal (2005) Counting Castro's Victims

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1976-2008 * President of Cuba

1959-1976 * Prime Minister of Cuba

1965-2011 * First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba

attorney * soldier

revolutionary leader

Fidel Castro

a.k.a. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruiz

a.k.a. El Comandante

a.k.a. El Líder Máximo

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-12-Aug-1926

Earthbody-Exit 25-Nov-2016 (age 90)


Communist Dictator of Cuba 1959-2008 * Fidel Castro * 1926-2016

Fidel Castro's birth date and time are somewhat controversial.

of ficial Data from = 13 Aug 1926 near Birán, Cuba.

Birth location in Cuba's Oriente district is not controversial. The date and timing of this rural homebirth to his mother, a teenage (15) kitchen maid, is open to question. Adding to the date uncertainty, Castro's wealthy but non-literate father was not married to his teenage mom when Fidel was born; the father denied parentage until Fidel registered for school at age 8.

As a public figure, Castro has been the subject of journalistic inquiry for decades. The present nativity reflects a birth timing for the officially provided birthdate of 13-Aug-1926 that can accommodate the biographical data points within a principled Jyotisha argument.

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Azlesa * Naga * Azreshasha * Hydra * Aayilyam * Bhujamaghabha

BPL commentary

For Azlesa births of a masculine valence, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing, evangelical Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Budha-ruled paradigm of Uraga, siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Hydra. Their purpose is to hold securely, twist, and control.

Call to Roots

Budha-ruled Asresas are typically storytellers. They are protective, parentally concerned, emotionally responsive communicators. Intensely patriotic and often xenophobic, Naga-born harken to the old ways, the familiar rhythms, the folk stories which bind an ethnic people to their roots. Azresa have a particular genius for evoking ethnic narratives and ancient resentments.

Emotionally engaged and gesturing (Budha) in their messaging style, Hydra-born are often accomplished writers in literary genre ranging from political speech-scripters to parenting advice to folktale raconteurs. They specialize in tropes of root-culture, customs and habits, protection of the genetic stock, stabilization of the place of settlement, and defense of a way of life.

Bhujamaghabha speak the stories of a people in their land. It is the tale of a beginning in the watery mists, travel by ship, the struggle to farm and build, the cry for protection of a parental god, and finally the rooted possession of their place. They are natural environmentalists who prefer conversations about parenthood, ritual worship and holidays, food and farms, schools, roads and housing, with an emphasis on ensuring continuity of culture. Depending upon the condition of parental Chandra, Azlesa fathers may bind their children closely.

In leadership roles, the Naga-born may communicate in a swaying, hypnotic jargon, talking in the most common style, appealing to the base layers of the society, recalling an ancient past. Their sentimental audience is rapt with feeling. Their rhetoric is soothing, repetitive, simple, and familiar, like a parental lullaby, soothing the baby's cries.

Once lulled, the Naga's quarry may be bound and captured, lashed to the safe place. It is a bondage ritual, repeated to ensure that nourishment can continue and familiar customs can repeat in an unbroken, rhythmic flow.

Asresa-born may be found in socially powerful messaging roles. They come to prominence when a tribe is weakened at the root and feeling vulnerable. An ancient racial narrative is invoked. This storyline may beseech a people to strap themselves to the land and waters which give sustenance. Its clarion call rallies the fyrd, the farmers' army, the simple folk's defense of their habits, their sustenance. To this place they are bound by hunger, by vulnerability, by a need for protection.

Themes of tight bindings, holding to roots, emotional restraint, and defense of ancient folkways may contextualize Naga's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Azlesa.

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

"Outstanding characteristic of these people

  • is their rather unpleasant and unsociable disposition.

They are awkward and gauche in their manners

  • and are not quick to profit by their mistakes

  • because of their inability to adapt themselves to their surroundings

  • and their apparent reluctance to be gracious or kind to others.

This attitude militates against success in life

  • and is a barrier to progress.

These people should live less introspectively

  • and learn to appreciate the good in other people.

They should cultivate the habit of doing things for others."


Typical green (Budha) uniform worn in public throughout his public life. Fidel Castro in 2003 (age 77)

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

  • Cuba-Dictator 1926-2016 Fidel Castro

  • Cuba-Dictator 1926-2016 Fidel Castro * Rahu-12 occupies 10th-from-Chandra-3 (poverty, injustice) Rahu-12 receives no drishti and thus Rahu's quest for privilege is uncontrolled and unimpeded. Early in his enduring regime, Castro strategically seized all communications media (Rahu the Seizer). His self-declared rulership authority 10th-from-Chandra was then successfully reinforced by an intensive radio and print campaign of nationalistic propaganda. Ruler of 3 = Budha-4 nationalism. Rahu-Mithunaya-Puna developed and relentlessly broadcast a narrative of Castro's generosity, wisdom, globalism, and patriarchal benevolence (Guru rules Puna) thus supporting Rahu's favorite trajectory via the cult of personality. At the end of his extraordinary and long-lasting dictatorial reign (longevity in power due to Shani) Fidel Castro passed the financial treasury and power of his position directly to his brother Raul Castro (Rahu-3). For narcissistic personalities, the brother is an extension of the self .


handsome young Fidelito


Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.6

13-Aug-1926 Earth-birth in Biran, Cuba * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 2.6 until 9.6

recurring incidents of fighting in schools, some disciplinary expulsions

Rahu Mahadasha * age 9.6 until age 27.6

11-Oct-1948 (age 22) exchange of vows in marriage-1 with Mirta Francisca de la Caridad Díaz-Balart y Gutiérrez * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mesha-Thula, contact navamsha R-K

01-Sep-1949 birth of his second son Fidel (a first son from an additional brief relationship had been born several months earlier) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9th-from-Chandra

Nov-1952 Begin important extramarital affair * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

26-July-1953 Captured after revolutionary coup attempt * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 8th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 27.6 until age 43.6

15-May-1955 released from prison, goes home * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru-7 bargains rules 6-bribery

07-July-1955 Castro left Cuba for Mexico City, where he met Che Guevara. * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru-7 relationships + Guru rules 9-ideology

21-Oct-1956 grieved decease of father Ángel Bautista Castro y Argiz de Galicia Espagna * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7th-from-Surya

05-Dec-1956 began the revolutionary invasion. * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8-revolution

31-Dec-1957 After defeat, FC fled into a hiding place * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8-camouflage

10-Jan-1959 announced overthrow of Batista, the self-proclaimed dictator of Cuba * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha-1 announcements rules 6th-from10

1961 Begin antagonism toward neighbor USA (USA is less than 100 miles from Cuba) * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu in classroom-6 empty accusations

1963 grieved the decease of mother Lina Ruz González * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra matrimaraka rules 2nd-from-Chandra

Shani mahadasha * age 43.6 until age 62.6

1974 After a reorganization of the Cuban government, FC's power is further concentrated. FC assumes presidency of the newly created Council of State and Council of Ministers. FC is now both head of state and head of government. * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules the bombastic Rahu-Puna-3 located in 10th-from-Chandra

1980 (age 54) exchange of vows in marriage-2 with Dalia Soto de Valle * Shani-Zukra bhukti

1985 given dire health warnings by his physicians, the inveterate 40-year habitual smoke FC quits his beloved Cuban cigars * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 62.6 until age 79.6

26-Dec-1991 collapse of the Soviet Union casts Cuban economy into scarcity and distress * Budha-Ketu bhukti * Ketu collapse

1999 amidst crippling economic failure, FC's leadership is rescued when h's friend and mentee Hung Chavez elected president of Venezuela (12). Cuba provides medical workers + sugar while Venezuela provides oil + cash assistance. Both authoritarian leaders strengthen their militaries. * Budha-Rahu bhukti * Rahu in bhava-12 foreign lands

15-Mar 2001 Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize * Budha-Rahu bhukti * Budha rules Rahu-= 10th-from-Chandra

Ketu Mahadasha * age 79.6 until age 86.6

31-Jul-2006 Castro temporarily cedes power * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti

19-Feb-2008 Announced his retirement, naming brother Raul as successor * Ketu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha occupies 3 = younger sibling

Zukra Mahadasha * age 86.6 until decease (age 90)

25-Nov-2016 Earthbody-Exit (age 90) * Zukra-Surya bhukti * Surya rules maraka-2

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Fidelito, el joven líder revolucionario comunista de Cuba c. 1960

Castro_Fidelito_2.jpgSurya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity, bright embodiment, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, athletic entitlements * father-figure plays self-directed, champion roles * eye on personality *sparkling center of the vitality-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance , creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * artistic father-figure * uniquely intelligent sister-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive features


Dad = Ángel Maria Bautista Castro y Argiz = a financially prosperous sugar plantation grower. Surya-Karkata farming, land ownership. Dad oversaw many workers including a number of household servants.

One of Dad's kitchen servants became Fidel Castro's mother Chandra in Hasta.

Fidelito Castro was named after Fidel Pino Santos, a financially privileged politician from the Oriente-district and a close friend of Don Ángel.

The Castro children remember their father as a beneficent rich man, owner of a sugar plantation who looked after the welfare of its workers. Dad was also remembered as a man of extraordinarily violent temper. Both traits he appears to have passed to son Fidel.

  • Sparkling Surya takes 4th drishti of Mesha-Mangala.
  • Sparkling Surya takes 10th drishti of uttama-Shani

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Kanya * comforted by rhythmic remedial service
  • Chandra in Hasta-Savitra * comforted by soothing handwork * protectors of customary craft, skillful sheltering, manual cultivation, rhythmic management
  • Chandra in classroom-3 * comfort in cohort * familiar with communication * calming repetitive announcements * needs to feel the tidal pulse of daily chat * sheltered in the parlor * soothed by younger siblings * intuitive information delivery * settled into the habits of writing and commerce * accustomed to routine messaging; emotionally attuned to the rhythms of conversation * undulating signals * ethno-cultural gestures * intuitive handcraft
  • Chandra-3-Kanya parivartamsha Budha-1-Karkata

Mom = Lina Ruz González. An unmarried (Kanya) kitchen maid (Kanya) in the plantation home of dad Ángel Castro y Argiz.

After Lina Ruz had had borne him seven children, Sr. Angel Castro divorced his first wife Maria Castro and married Lina. Even after they married, FC carried the social stigma of illegitimacy leading to the shame-driven condition Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Azlesa cannot relinquish control. "My vocation is the revolution. I am a revolutionary, and revolutionaries do not retire."

  • Castro stubbornly remained dictator of Cuba despite dissension in the ranks and numerous attempts to unseat him. Faced with severe health issues in old age, he passed the autocracy to his brother Raoul with whom he enjoyed a very close relationship Chandra in classroom-3 , reflecting the typical narcissistic bond between brothers of the same mother.

A man of contradictory nature

  • FC began his quest for power as a dissident. Yet he was reviled in many parts of the world as a ruthless dictator, shameless liar impoverisher, imprisoner, and murderer of dissidents
  • Nevertheless, many of his own people hailed Fidel Castro as a parental figure, philosopher and prophet.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Ruchaka Yoga * Yogakaraka

Yogakaraka Mangala rules

  • 5-intelligrnce, creativity, celebrity
  • 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of dominance * straightforward dynamic actions * competitive winner * propulsive battering weaponry * push toward conquest * pioneering vitality * hot yang-energy * thrusting force * forward-driving movement * champion of innovation
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank and status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites

Mangala-Meza Mangala rules 5-politics, charisma ++ 10 social authority, legislation

Mangala in bhava-10 leadership, militia, force = stationed in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Kuja sends His aggressive, competitive, championship drishti into 1-personality ++ 4-homeland ++ 5-politics, drama, romance

intense mutual opposition between Mangala-Meza-10 national leadership versus Shani-Thula-4 * uttama homeland customs, agricultural life, routines

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications * hand, arm, shoulders make protective gestures * articulation of rhythmic root culture * discussions about security * describes routine behaviors * instructions for foundational stability * describes the folkways * reports on walls, moats, fencing, and policing * defensive posture in discourse * converses with parental personalities * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers messages about sustainable settlements * habitual topics of patriotism, land use, shielding, cultivation, and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body, bifurcated self-image, discusses physical appearance, describer of embodiment, explainer of tangible self, delivers instructions for self-characterization, articulation of communicative movement, animated gestures, talks about personality, details the two-sided identity.
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking communicator roles * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * vocabulary of balanced arrangements * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • Chandra-3-Kanya parivartamsha Budha-1-Karkata

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules Dhanuzya-Mula swamsha

  • Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha understands social structure * develops many rules * class-conscious convictions * conventional doctrine * believes in common sense * pragmatic guidance * philosophical realism * diverse social responsibilities * principled materialistic worldview * faith in hierarchical order * preaches about wise governance * widens the scope of institutional authority
  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts * much negotiation * much partnership * abundant agreement * numerous alliances * extensive bargaining * multiple deal-making events * expansion of advocacy * fertile match-making * typically more than one spouse * patron of legal arrangements, extensive bargaining, multiple deal-making events, expansion of advocacy, fertile match-making, typically more than one spouse.

While in prison during Guru bhukti, he read and studied history, philosophy and politics * Guru theory * nichha-Guru-7 rules 6-jail +++ 9-philosophical studies

Guru in bhava-7 * nichha * Faustian bargains + materialistic relationships

Although FC's centralized economy in a single-crop (sugar) trade environment was never self-sustaining, Castro was a master of the Faustian bargainer. For decades, in exchange for political loyalty and military use, Castro arranged a continuous flow of food and supplies from the Soviet Union.

Ideological partnerships * Soviet aid evaporated during Shani-Ketu bhukti

The Soviet systems collapsed in financial default after 1992, As a client state of now-vanished Soviet Union, Cuba was suddenly impoverished. Castro then forged a relationship with Hugo Chavez, the sympathetic ruler of Venezuela. Autocratic Chavez controlled Venezuela's international oil revenues. Cuba began receiving Venezuelan oil+cash in exchange for medical workers+sugar. Unfortunately, Chavez suffered a premature death from cancer.

Venezuela's fragile single-export (oil) infrastructure began to collapse under pressure of bribery and military violence. FC's own decease soon followed, and Cuba's outside aid pipeline again vanished.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Karkata * appreciation of comforting routine * likes to nourish * attracted to homeowners * preference for folk-lifestyle + farmers * pleasures of secure borders * enjoys rhythmic seasons * shared gardening * seeks balanced parenting arrangements* aesthetic of domestic sharing
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive qualities of the appearance * active style of balancing * active pursuit of arrangements * appreciation of embodiment * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * singing and songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative sister-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty


Zukra + Surya-yuti-Budha cluster would suggest three primary unions

  • two avowed marriages ++ several additional children from non-avowal mothers +++ one 30-yr companion

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

* Sasaya Yoga

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * heavy old agreements * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * vital energy compression stress zone = kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * limitations upon socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * common law for fair-exchange * must materialize orderly social justice * must work in structures of unyielding diplomacy * must cooperate with slow elderly counselors* must trade within statutory requirements * must continue conventional negotiations despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious childhood foundations. One must remain in place, have to root, defend, reinforce the existing shelter. Cautious, conventional mother-figures. Tense childhood, educational fatigue, chronic household scarcity; strict boundaries; heavy legacy pressure to reinforce customary cultural boundaries. Resistance to new homes and active construction. Resentment toward changes in predictable routine. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as parent, schoolteacher, police, border defense, fisher, farmer, ritual worship, temple maintenance, guardian of local infrastructure.

Uttama-Shani-4 casts an exceptionally potent and sustaining drishti into Ketu-6 ++ Mangala-10 ++ Budha-Surya-Zukra-1

Shani-Thula * uttama * occupies 2nd-from-Chandra suggesting that the second marriage would be change-resistant and stable

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


  • Punarvasu restorative narratives * Rahu-Mithunaya * shimmering illusion of cooperation * craving for conversation * mask of messaging * extraordinary explanations * ambitious administration * preposterous propaganda * fascinating evangelism * marvelous advertising and photographs * unusual ensembles * exciting cohort * mesmerizing instructions * over-reaching management * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of information delivery, scripts, documentation, business planning, commercial transactions * seeks privilege via communicator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-12 * passion for privacy * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual retreat environments, withdrawal, sanctuary; desires an important, invisible role in invisibility, intuitive guidance, private prayer, isolation, enclosures, research laboratories and libraries, Other-Worlds. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious ancestor guides. Thrives in culturally-mixed monasteries, spiritual sanctuaries, hospitals, prisons, rehab centers, and other secluded spaces. Rahu-12 trespasses the cultural boundaries of dreamwork, imagination, sanctuary, and sleep. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a dream-interpreter, an ancestor spirit-guide, a magician from distant lands.

Rahu in bhava-12 occupies the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Rahu-Mithunaya dictatorial, ambitious leadership characterized by bombastic radio speeches (Mithunaya) and outrageous (Rahu) announcements

smokey oily Rahu in bhava-12-Mithunaya * FC was an inveterate cigar smoker. The trail of oily aromatic smoke followed him everywhere. Yet for health reasons he quit smoking in 1985. After 1985, FC was apparently breathing more successfully, since his extraordinary verbal outflow was further increased.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Dhanuzya * Mula * dissociates from sacred convictions, incomplete doctrine, empty beliefs, dissolute worldview, not limited by philosophy, disarrayed theory, ignores restriction on paradigms of belief, applies broad inclusivity to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-6 (beneficial)* absentee enemies, disregards criminal boundaries, dissolves the medications, ambivalent toward the power of exploitation, disinterested in disagreement, irrelevance of accusations. One walks away from sickness, abandons the usual suffering behaviors, ignores the conventional conflicts, delivers incoherent arguments.

Ketu resides in the emotionally sheltering 4th-from-Chandra, suggesting a chronic unrootedness and uncertainty of parentage . Also explains FC's trouble in school, despite his intelligence.


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