born seven months after
born 6 months before
colleague and mentor of
treated with derision by
inspired by the Civil Disobedience essay of
philosophical guide of
India-Africa civil rights champion
social-change activist + community organizer
Guru of Satyagraha
dematerialization 30-Jan-1948 (assassinated, age 78)
"I believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men of our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence for fighting for our cause, but by non-participation of anything you believe is evil."
~~ Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Physics Albert Einstein
|"It is alarming and also
nauseating to see Mr Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as
a fakir of a type well known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps
of the Vice-regal palace....to parley on equal terms with the representative
of the King-Emperor." |
~~ UK-PM Finest Hour 1874-1965 Winston Churchill
"Only God is truth. I am a human being. Truth for me is changing every day. My commitment must be to truth, not to consistency."
~~ Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi
Champion of Human Rights + Civil Rights in South Africa + India * Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi
Birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
see also Shri BV Raman's version of this nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p.226
Swatika * Chotthi * Vayu * Nishtya
For Swatika births of a masculine valence, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, exciting, passionate, ambitious, opportunistic, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu may considerably affect the outcome.
For those born into the paradigm of Nishthya, exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, agents of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.
Guided by the instructing intelligences of Arcturus. Their purpose is to broker trade agreements and balance the interests of multiple ambitious stakeholders.
Social justice, personal power
Rahu-ruled Swatika gentlemen are Mix-Master Middlemen. They tend to be fascinating figures. By skillfully mixing and trading with different folks, Swatika chaps build exotic new exchange relationships. They are often found in policy organizations and government agencies, where their social equity work is distinctively multi-cultural. Their roles include trader, exchanger, bridge-builder, diplomat, negotiator, deal-maker, bargainer, marriage-matcher, alliance-designer, and other balancing activities that engage two mismatched sides within one functional agreement.
Swatika represents Rahu's desire to amplify Zukra's quest for harmonious agreements. Rahu challenges cultural boundaries. The mix-master may skillfully combine unusual agents and mismatched agendas in order to obtain a rebalanced status. Similar to Shataviskaka, the Swatika-born are mixed-system orchestrators who may take direction from Otherworldly sources. The character of Rahu is determinative.
Due to their Rahu-gifted ability to think outside the box, Swatika-born may realize previously unthinkable opportunities for diplomacy and fair exchange. Their success is noted in negotiation, trade-deals, and bargaining in commodities, ideas, or services.
In politics, Nishthya fellows may be associated with social, economic, or political integration of previously hostile or excluded participants. Their special talent is dealing with those who may be rogues, outsiders, stigmatized, or posturing frauds. Vayu-born graciously mix people and environments that were once segregated, by making successful pairings between ethnicities, religions, nations, or individuals of differing practice.
Their pursuit of a social justice agenda is not entirely idealistic. It is ultimately motivated by their desire to obtain privilege by facilitating partnership geared to increased barter, brokerage, and exchange.
Themes of opportunity, fascination with appearances, and acquisition of privilege may contextualize Swatika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Swatika-Chandra
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 84.
"... a slow and deliberative character,
While he may be slower at arriving at conclusions than most people,
He is very religious, somewhat orthodox,
Many priests or ministers are found to have Swati on the Rising Point."
Mohandas Gandhi the Barrister in 1893
Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha
Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.1
02-Oct-1869 Earth-birth in Porbandar, Gurjarat, India * Budha-Shani chidradasha
Ketu Mahadasha * age 1.1 until age 8.1
Zukra Mahadasha * age 8.1 until age 28.1
May-1883 (MKG age 13) exchange the vows of marriage with Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia (her age 14) * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules swamsha
1885 (MKG age 16) grieved the decease of father * Zukra-Rahu bhukti
23-Aug-1888 celebrated the birth of child-1 (an earlier child had died) Harilal Gandhi * Zukra-Guru bhukti
04-Sep-1888 (MKG age 18) sailed from India to attend law training in England * Zukra-Guru bhukti
Mar-1891 joins the Blavatsky Lodge of the London Theosophical Society operated by Secret Doctrine 1831-1891 Theosophy Helena Blavatsky * Zukra-Shani bhukti
Jun-1891 called to the bar (passed the law exam) in London and returns to India * Zukra-Shani bhukti
1891 (MKG age 22) grieved the decease of mother * Zukra-Shani bhukti * matrimaraka Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra
April 1893 following professional failure in India, goes to South Africa as attorney for shipping company * Zukra-Shani bhukti
Surya Mahadasha * age 28.1 until age 34.1
1900 during the Boer War, organized the Natal Indian Ambulance Corps to retrieve wounded soldiers from the battlefields and bring them by stretcher to medical care, often over difficult terrain * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru-6 medical environment + Guru rules 5-politics
Chandra Mahadasha * age 34.1 until age 44.1
1906 (MKG age 47) organizes the racially mixed ambulance corps serving both sides of wounded in SoAfrica's British-Zulu war * Chandra-Rahu bhukti
1906 foundational development of the Satyagraha nonviolent protest doctrine * Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-9 ideology, principles of belief
1909 publication of Hind Swaraj * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 3-publication
1910 (MKG age 41) creates an idealistic social community in South Africa called Tolstoy Farm * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha-12 rules 11-community
Mangala Mahadasha * age 44.1 until age 51.1
1915 returns to India by invitation of nationalists, carrying a reputation for principled social activism * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-9 ideology, principles of belief
1917 successful power change in the Champaran agitation in Bihar * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha-12 communications rules 8- revolution
1919 begins the Khilafat (Caliphate) cooperative strategy to gain Muslim participation * Mangala-Surya bhukti * Surya-11 communities rules 10-leadership
Rahu Mahadasha * age 51.1 until age 69.1
1920 (MKG age 51) assumes leadership of the Indian National Congress. Begin era of civil disobedience * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-9 doctrine, cultural mixing
1922 collapse of the Khalifat movement creates dramatic increase in Hindu-Muslim violence * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-9 doctrine, cultural mixing
18-Mar-1922 begins prison sentence for sedition * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-9 doctrine, cultural mixing
1924 early release from prison * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-6th dissolution of animosity, release from jail
26-Jan-1930 Indian National Congress declares Independence from British colonial rulers * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha-12 communications rules 8- revolution
Mar-Apr 1930 (MKG age 61) Salt March to the sea, followed by British govt incarcerating 60K Indians * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha-12 communications rules 8- revolution
Guru mahadasha * age 69.1 until age decease age 78
1939 Quit India platform * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 2-speech-values + 5-politics, gaming, intelligence
1942 Quit India speech results in 1 2-year imprisonment. Gandhi continues to direct the independence movement from within the prison * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 3-communications management + 4-patriotism
22-Feb-1944 (MKG age 75) grieved decease of wife Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia while she suffered imprisonment * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2nd-from-7th widowhood
6-May-1944 released from prison in poor health. Gandhi directs the cessation of Resistance, 100K prisoners are released, and the long-imprisoned Congress party leadership is restored * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12th-from-12th dissolution of imprisonment * Budha rules 8-transformation + 11 community linkage
15-Aug-1947 Independence with legal Partition of India, followed by widespread, deadly religious riots * Guru-Zukra bhukti
30-Jan-1948 (MKG age 78) dematerialization assassinated by gunshot of a Hindu Nationalist * Guru-Zukra bhukti
Distinctive features of the nativity
Surya occupies the administrative, managerial, process-oriented, collaborative, committee-cohort 3rd-from-Chandra
Dad served as an office clerk, problem-solver, and community agent, then as diwan. Dad died when MKG was 15.
career the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra contains Guru-Mesha-6 wars, conflicts, feuds
Gandhi was trained as a solicitor (Barrister, attorney) in London - in the belly of the beast legally speaking - and thus he was exquisitely well positioned to handle skillfully an incarnation which promised an endless volley of argument and accusation, significant poverty due to religious and philosophical convictions (Guru)
Atmakaraka = Chandra = patriotism
Harsha Yoga * Kuja rules-6 + Kuja occupies-12
Kuja rules the career-defining 10th-navamsha * yet navamsha-10 contains Ketu-Mesha, suggesting a spiritualized eccentricity and disconnectedness from leadership roles
Kuja occupies the emotionally stable, protected, schooled, comfortable, customary 4th-from-Chandra
Gandhi was a veritable icon of persistent (Mangala) negotiation (Thula). He remained grounded in the defensive, culturally-rooted, seasonal-calendar, routinized, patriotic, ethno-nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra. He never lost his good manners and never failed to express appreciation for the interests and experiences of the opposing party.
Sarala Yoga * Budha rules-8 occupies-12
Budha occupies the emotionally stable, protected, schooled, comfortable, customary 4th-from-Chandra
Guru rules Karakamsha Meena-5 politics, intelligence, creativity, confidence
Guru-6 ruler of 2 causes conflicts about food family lineage (2) and religion (Guru)
Gaja Kesari Yoga - double power Chandra and Guru in kendra to lagna
drishti upon Guru-6 sent by Kuja, Surya, Budha = strong emotional attachment to the role of conflict manager (6)
Guru ruling Visaka lagna has a tolerance for shock, usdden attack, warfare, lightning-strikes
1939 as WW-2 breaks out in Europe, and India gets dragged into the war by its ruler Britain, without a national vote of its own. Gandhi designs and asserts the Quit India platform as the only remaining solution to the extensive problems created during centuries of British colonial injustice.
Zukra occupies the emotionally stable, protected, schooled, comfortable, customary 4th-from-Chandra
Justice-seeking Zukra in shocking Visaka
Zukra vyayapathi ++ bhava-12 contains Budha-yuti-Mangala
Zukra = equity, mutuality, and fairness in dealings
The communicative and active abilities of Budha and Mangala are guided by negotiating, adjusting, balanced, equable, justice-seeking Zukra. However, with all three of these skilled negotiators residing in bhava-12, most of the detailed bargaining work is conducted invisibly, behind-the-scenes.
Satygraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi was never afraid to say what needed to be said, and to whomever the message needed to be addressed, regardless of their rank or level of worldly power.
At birth, the bala (weight) of Gandhi's Zukra would have shown his family's Jyotisha-adviser that this child was destined for some role in negotiation of trade and judicial settlements. Also it would be clear that the child's path while bumpy at times (Shani-1 obstacles) would ultimately be a success for society. Gandhi's law practice (Zukra) failed commercially, but his life was a brilliant success for social justice causes around the world. The higher calling of Zukra = optimal: fairness for all parties
Shani * duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)
Shani -2occupies the emotionally political, dramatic, game-playing, creative 5th-from-Chandra
Disciplining, mature, sober Shani drishti upon
Shani-1 simple appearance, frugality, scarcity, brown and dark colour.
Satygraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi wore an iconic uniform of simplest homespun khadi. (Shani). His physical appearance was bony, slender, and plain.
Shani-1 gave Gandhi a workhorse personality (1). Shani induces a fear of scarcity wherever He resides. Typical of Shani-1 folk, Gandhi regularly practiced behaviors which ensured that He was right on the verge of exhausting his reserves of lifeforce physical energy and therefore dying. However despite all the dangers, all the hunger strikes, all the self-deprivation, and all the disease factors emitting from Guru-6, Gandhi lives until age 78 when he was assassinated by gunshot and died within 30 minutes
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Rahu amplifies the non-surrendering patterns of Chandra in Azlesa-Naga * soothed by restraining embrace * guards the ethno-cultural environment * needs familiar folk narratives
Chandra-yuti-Rahu indicates sympathetic affection for polluted outcastes (Rahu Mix-Master), and expedient utilization of that recognizable familiarity to assuage one's own privilege-seeking desire to be recognized as an Important Guidance Figure (Rahu-9)
Rahu Mahadasha * age 51.1 until age 69.1
Rahu-Rahu swabhukti is especially intense for Rahu-9 = , exposing the native 's beliefs, worldview, and philosophical principles to the public eye.
Diverse guidance roles involving Mix-Master mottling interactions with outsiders, foreign elements, Other belief paradigms and doctrines
Ketu * * kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)
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