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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


Mohandas Gandhi

a.k.a. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Earth-birth Saturday-02-Oct-1869

dematerialization 30-Jan-1948 [assassinated, age 78]

" 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

" 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 parley on equal terms with the representative of the King-Emperor."

~~UK-PM Finest Hour 1874-1965 Winston Churchill



community organizer

Champion of Human Rights and Civil Rights in South Africa + India



Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi

birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

charts + graphs + tables = generated by Shri Jyoti Star -

- adapted by BP Lama

see also Shri BV Raman's version of this nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p.226

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Viśākha - Radha

Indra-agni - Aindra-agna - Zkragni - Satragni - Sadvhava - Vaikaasi - Vaigasi - Visagaam


For Viśākha births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Viśākha, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.

For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Radhika, 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 Saka. Their purpose is facilitation of shocking insights by lightning-strike and expansive growth by root-splitting.r.

High forehead. Saptarishi-ruled births come equipped with a global perspective. The majority of Viśākha nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume interpretive guidance roles.

Growth Shocks

[Tula - Vanika] pada 1-2-3 expresses Saptarishi's rulership of 3-Writing-commerce + 6-service ministry or victimhood. Pada 1-2-3 also evoke the tension between Shukra's one-to-one relationships versus Guru's one-to-many preachings. Pada 1-2-3 have a broad understanding of the explosive growth-power of extreme polarities.

They are often found in advisor roles [Shukra] which engage overview, ideology, theory, first principles, or interpretive paradigm [Guru] . Masculine pada 1-2-3 are both famed and feared for their ability to expand conflict or worsen disease condition as a way to super-polarize the toxic situation en-route to an envisioned state of peace.

Pada 1-2-3 are easier for women who can utilize Shukra's balancing skills. For men, diplomatic constraints tend to frustrate their expansive growth patterns. Also, although the priestly teachers are seeking wisdom, for Tula-Viśākha the guru-figures may also be impoverished, blaming, polluted, or sick [due to Guru activates 3-6] .

Vṛścika Pada-4 emphasizes Guru's rulership of 2-affluence, collections ++ 5-creativity, entitlement, politics. Pada 4 enjoys the spirited compatibility between Guru's optimism + Kuja's kinetic movement. Pada-4 has a broad understanding of the ultimate power of transformative beliefs . Pada-4 are often found in teaching and healing work, especially with the sexual-reproductive energies. They also work with explosive-expansive forces such as dynamite and lightning.

Themes of shocking growth via beliefs, widening expansion via root-splitting, and fertilization via jolts of electromagnetic shakti may contextualize Viśākha's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Viśākha - Rādhā

GandhiMohandas_wiki.PNGQUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97r.

" ... Aggressiveness and impatience.

These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.

They are very active but not popular,

  • since their manner causes people to actively dislike them

  • and to resent their extreme aggressiveness.

they are very proud

  • and because of this, they take offense easily at some fancied slight.

their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.

they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,

  • but such people will still remain enemies .

Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."


Mohandas Gandhi the Barrister in 1893


Gandhi_Mohandas_1931.jpgBiographical 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 chidra-dasha

[Ketu Mahadasha] [age 1.1 until age 8.1]

[Shukra Mahadasha] [age 8.1 until age 28.1]

May-1883 [MKG age 13] [KMK age 14] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 with Kasturbai Makhanji Kapadia. * Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates Karkata svamsha

1885 [MKG age 16] grieved the decease of father, Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi * Shukra-Rahu bhukti

23-Aug-1888 [MKG age 19] celebrated the birth of child-1 [an earlier child had died] Harilal Gandhi * Shukra-Guru bhukti

04-Sep-1888 [MKG age 19] sailed from India to attend law training in England * Shukra-Guru bhukti

Mar-1891 [MKG age 22] joins the Blavatsky Lodge of the London Theosophical Society operated by Helena Blavatsky - Shukra-Shani bhukti

Jun-1891 [MKG age 22] called to the bar [passed the law exam] in London and returns to India * Shukra-Shani bhukti

1891 [MKG age 22] grieved the decease of mother, Putlibai Karamchand Gandhi * Shukra-Shani bhukti * matrimaraka Shani activates 7th-from-Chandra

April 1893 [MKG age 24] following professional failure in India, goes to South Africa as attorney for shipping company * Shukra-Shani bhukti

[Surya Mahadasha] [age 28.1 until age 34.1]

1900 [MKG age 31] 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 activates 5-politics

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 34.1 until age 44.1]

1906 [MKG age 37] organizes the racially mixed ambulance corps serving both sides of wounded in SoAfrica's British-Zulu war * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

1906 [MKG age 37] foundational development of the Satyagraha nonviolent protest doctrine * Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-9 ideology, principles of belief

1909 [MKG age 40] publication of Hind Swaraj * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 3-publication

1910 [MKG age 41] creates an idealistic social community in South Africa called Tolstoy Farm * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha-12 activates 11-community

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 44.1 until age 51.1]

1915 [MKG age 46] returns to India by invitation of nationalists, carrying a reputation for principled social activism * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-9 ideology, principles of belief

1917 [MKG age 48] successful power change in the Champaran agitation in Bihar * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha-12 communications rules 8- revolution

1919 [MKG age 50] begins the Khilafat [Caliphate] cooperative strategy to gain Muslim participation * Mangala-Surya bhukti * Surya -11 communities activates 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 svabhukti * Rahu-9 doctrine, cultural mixing

1922 [MKG age 53] collapse of the Khalifat movement creates dramatic increase in Hindu-Muslim violence * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu-9 doctrine, cultural mixing

18-Mar-1922 [MKG age 53] begins prison sentence for sedition * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu-9 doctrine, cultural mixing

1924 [MKG age 55] early release from prison * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 12th-from-6th dissolution of animosity, release from jail

26-Jan-1930 [MKG age 61] 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 [MKG age 70] Quit India platform * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 2-speech-values + 5-politics, gaming, intelligence

1942 [MKG age 73] Quit India speech results in 1 2-year imprisonment. Gandhi continues to direct the independence movement from within the prison * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 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 activates 2nd-from-7th widowhood

6-May-1944 [MKG age 75] 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 activates 12th-from-12th dissolution of imprisonment * Budha activates 8-transformation + 11 community linkage

15-Aug-1947 [MKG age 78] The new nation of India [Bharat] attaints Independence from the British Empire. Following the hasty legal Partition of India, followed by widespread, deadly religious riots * Guru-Shukra bhukti

30-Jan-1948 [MKG age 78] dis-embodiment , assassinated by gunshot of a Hindu Nationalist * Guru-Shukra bhukti


Distinctive features of the nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[usually is the mother's eldest child]

[bright center of community service ministry]

[genius for logical argument]

[focused intelligence for marketplace gains]

[resentful laboring father may be friendly, socialite, distributor, earner]


[collaborative-handcrafting Hasta-3] [navamsha Surya-Karkata] intuitively confident rhythmic protectionist cultural defense

  • [Surya-Kanya] Poshanya * Pushna - the nourisher * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the analytical logical rashi of Budha
  • [Surya in bhava-11] center of community * genius for associative systems * radiates through the gridwork * entitled to work-and-earn * network intelligence * focus on interlinked ecologies * uniquely creative marketplace revenues * exemplifies knotting-netting-knitting connectivity * distributed light * eye on friendships * celebrated by crowds * sparkling center of social-economic drama* father may be an earner-socialite-organizer


friendly, gainful, community-connected, mass-participation, proletarian, marketplace focused [Surya in bhava-11] rules

  • 10-public recognition, respect, social authority, command, responsibility, orderly regulation, iconic roles


Surya occupies the administrative, managerial, process-oriented, collaborative, committee-cohort 3rd-from-Chandra


Dad = Karamchand Uttamchand Gandhi, Rajkot Dewan of Porbandar, in Gujarat.

Dad served as an office clerk, problem-solver, and community agent, then as diwan. Dad died when MKG was 15.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]


[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Kita-born]

comfortable with doctrine * familiar with philosophy * needs understanding comforted by maternal soothing * settled into tidal rhythms * needs to protect

[devout Mother provides principled moral guidance]

[intuitive ancestral philosophical understanding]

[customary ethno-cultural patronage] [defense of localism within a global perspective]

[sensitive to rhythms of patriarchal priesthood]

[needs undulating habitual worldview]

[comfortable with soothing rituals of ancient religion]

[familiar face to the needy believers]

[feels inspired by breadth of maternal wisdom]

[ideology of national security]

[mother's father may be politician, dramatist, or creative artist]

[mother's mother seeks private contemplation]

... ...

[visionary-charitable Aśleṣa-4] [navamsha Chandra-Meena] intuitively sensitive visionary contemplative understanding

[Atmakaraka patriotism, cultural roots, ancestral pathways, mother, comfortable routines]

  • [Chandra in Aśleṣa - Naga] soothed by restraining embrace * guards the ethno-cultural environment * needs familiar folk narratives
  • [Chandra-Karkata] comforted by maternal soothing * settled into tidal rhythms * needs to protect
  • [Chandra in classroom-9] draws comfort from paradigms of belief * emotionally attuned to sacred doctrine * accustomed to priesthood * maternal piety * soothed by globalist perspective * feels the pulse of preaching * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * needs a familiar catechism * protective patrons * habitually seeks guidance * settled into philosophical habits * undulating convictions * mother may be devout, philosophical, a disciple, a proselyte
  • [Somana-yuti-Rahu] emotionally expedient * sensitive to exotic folks * risk-rewarding mother * over-stimulated feelings * unconventional parenting style * comfortable in mixed-culture environments * undulating desires * craves passionate nurturing * feels exceptional


faith-professing, devout, wise, doctrinal, patronizing, guiding, humanistic [Chandra in classroom-9] rules

  • 9-globalism, worldview, priestly roles, professorship, theory, life-principles, philosophy, higher understanding, university, sangha


[folk-reputation 10th-from-Chandra = service ministry, aid to suffering, warlike champion Mesha-6]
  • contains Guru-Mesha-6
  • = philosophical approach to 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]

  • Dharmesha-9 Chandra = yuti the great amplifier Rahu, located in bhava-9 = high-profile theological guidance role, association with foreigners, cultural roots into Mother-homeland

  • No drishti upon Somana-yuti-Rahu-9


Putlibai Karamchand Gandhi was the youngest wife of MG's dad, the Rajkot Dewan of Porbandar in Gujarat.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha co-ruler of Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[Kuja Dosha for alliance-1]

[Harsha Yoga]


[heritage-values Viśākha-2] [navamsha Kuja-Urisha] intuitively competitive pursuit of historical values equity



  • [Mangala-Tula] vigorous pursuit of alliance * penetrating advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making *energetic arbitration * athletic balancing * champion of fair contracts
  • [Mangala in bhava-12] drive toward privacy * pursuit of inner guidance * invaders from distant lands * hyperactive ancestors * restless sanctuary * fights isolation * clairsentient dynamics * bedroom vitality * invisible conquests * aggressive phantoms * innovative research * progressive action in distant lands * imaginative discovery
  • [Kuja-yuti-Budha] proactive communications * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * champion of vigorous messaging * pushes toward direct commands * forward thrusting gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing
  • [Kuja-yuti-Shukra] dual sexuality * energized bargaining * dynamic trading * masculine force joins feminine allure * kinetic sensuality * productive arrangements * competitive mating * vigorously balance-seeking in partnership * pursues diplomatic resolutions * innovative arrangements


Kuja activates the career-defining Mesha 10th-navamsha

  • navamsha-10 contains Ketu-Mesha, suggesting a spiritualized eccentricity and disconnectedness from leadership roles despite a physicalized, pro-active approach to public life [10]

Kuja occupies the emotionally stable, protected, schooled, comfortable, customary 4th-from-Chandra

Gandhi was a veritable icon of persistent [Mangala] negotiation [Tula]. 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.


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandesha-karaka [message] shisya-karaka [student]

[Sarala Yoga]

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[friendly-economic vriddhi-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[imaginative narrative of private diplomacy]

[invisible detailed deal-making]


[class-conscious Arcturus-2] [navamsha Budha-Makara]



  • [Budha-Tula] articulation of contracts * equable discussions * balanced designs * commercial arrangements * explains procedure for fair agreements * descriptive bargaining * skillful matching * accommodating conversations * messages about negotiation * programming for trade exchanges * manufactures harmonious patterns * hands-arms-shoulders send equalizing gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-12] narrative of sanctuary * talks about quietude * commerce of the hermitage * discusses interior spiritual guidance * speaks from invisible location * instructions on reflective contemplation * detailed descriptions of intimate privacy * diagrams the astral inner terrain * explainer of quiet prayer * imaginative siblings * communication with distant worlds * delivers information about clairsentience * defines the dreamworld * logical visions
  • [Budha-yuti-Mangala] competitive communications * scripted actions * impatient conversations * potential for sexualized messaging * penetrating explanations * direct instruction * dominating dialog * signals forward action * pioneering logical movement * energetically outspoken opinions * talkative brother-figures
  • [Budha-yuti-Shukra] explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners


bantering blustering, businesslike [Budha in bhava-12] rules

  • 8 confidential assets, undisclosed matters, hidden alliances, volatile knowledge, nondisclosure, secrecy, classified information
  • 11 revenues, friendship, social networks, income, marketplace systems

drishti outgoing from [Budha-Tula] activates

  • 6 conflict, warfare, accusation, exploitation, resentment, lawsuits, divorce, mistreatment

Budha occupies the emotionally stable, protected, schooled, comfortable, customary 4th-from-Chandra

[Sarala Yoga] = Budha-12 activates 8


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]

[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[witty-creative vidya-pati for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]


[inspirational-believing Kṛttikā-1] [navamsha Guru-Dhanus]

  • [Guru-Mesha] warrior dharma * philosophy of direct movement * many competitions * broad scope of pioneering action * permission to dominate * doctrine of conquest * invigorating guidance * expands the range of championship * believes in innovation
  • [Guru in bhava-6] broad ranging ministries of service * extensive distress * ideological disagreements * many injuries * much victimization [being eaten] * tolerance for diverse diagnoses * abundant digestive imbalance * many grievances * much betrayal * numerous unfair accusations * broad scope of disorderly conduct * cheerful acceptance of human misery * believes in problematicity * patron of pharmacies * many medicaments * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may aid the suffering


Guru activates Karakamsha Meena-5 politics, intelligence, creativity, confidence

Guru-6 ruler of 2 causes conflicts about food family lineage [2] and religion [Guru]

  • Gandhi's family suffered a deep fear that he would be incurably polluted and lose his caste by traveling outside India where he would surely eat impure food.] He was excommunicated by a caste leader in Mumbai on this account, because he had already asserted his intention to live for several years in horribly unclean conditions of London while completing his law degree.

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

  • " Morality is contraband in war." ~~ M. K. Gandhi. Non-Violence in Peace and War , vol. 1, Sarga-268 [1942]

Guru Mahadasha

  • age 69-78 [decease] = 1939 - 1948

  • era of peak worldwide reputation and respect at a time of great conflict Guru-6 conflict Mesha bloodlines, invasions = occupies the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

  • Guru occupies bhava-6 suggesting a multiplication of health challenges, enemies, accusations, remedies for injury, victims, exploitation, disagreement, and criminal litigations illness, poverty, and fighting manifested is a spectacular variety of forms.

  • Brihaspati activates 2-5 from Vṛścika lagna ++ 6-9 from Aśleṣa Chandra-Rahu

  • Guru-6 brings large-scale conflicts
  • Generous Guru activates Meena-5 politics Karakamsha .

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.


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]

[svakshetra] [bargaining-partnering jaya-pati for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[invisible bargaining for fair exchanges]

[psychically guided agreements]

[gracious trading in the dreamworld]

[harmonious private arrangements]

[in husbandly nativity, meets wife in cloistered secluded environment]


[heritage-values Viśākha-2] [navamsha Shukra-Urisha] intuitively harmonizing values-based relationships



  • [Shukra-Vanika] appreciation of negotiation * taste for balanced color schemes * attracted to beautiful designs * enjoys the company of designers * prefers adjustable partners * pleased by brokerage * equable alliances * artfully arranges agreements * bargains sweetly * harmonious mediation * match-making for equity * aesthetic of the fair-trade deal
  • [Shukra-12] seeks imaginative pleasure * private sensuality * values spiritually guided partnership * gracefully intuitive feminine-figures * agreeable sleep * visions of contemplative harmony * enjoys beautiful sanctuaries * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * likes meditations * appreciation of Other Worlds * attracted to quiet spaces * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be contemplative-foreign-isolated-researcher
  • [Shukra-yuti-Mangala] sweetened conquests * gracious competition * appreciation for pioneering innovation * aesthetic of sporting interactions * proactive negotiations * musical brother-figure * competitive contracts * accommodating dual sexuality * prefers relationships with energetic partners
  • [Shukra-yuti-Budha] sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort collaborative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements


Shukra occupies the emotionally stable, protected, schooled, comfortable, customary 4th-from-Chandra

Justice-seeking Shukra in shocking Visaka

  • " An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so." ~~ M. K. Gandhi. Non-Violence in Peace and War , vol. 2, Sarga-150 [1949]

Shukra vyaya-pati ++ bhava-12 contains Budha-yuti-Mangala

  • Papa-kartari yoga = three graha in 12 indicating prison, distant lands, and meditation = hemmed in by Surya-11 + Shani-1 .
  • Shukra activates bhava-12 = Arudha of karma-bhava = Karma-Pada = public impression imagery of leadership authority is framed in retreat, sanctuary, meditation, private guidance, behind-the-scenes energies

Shukra = equity, mutuality, and fairness in dealings

The communicative and active abilities of Budha and Mangala are guided by negotiating, adjusting, balanced, equable, justice-seeking Shukra. 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 Shukra 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 [Shukra] failed commercially, but his life was a brilliant success for social justice causes around the world. The higher calling of Shukra = optimal: fairness for all parties


duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[collaborative-communicative sahaja-pati for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]


[regulating-structuring Jyeṣṭha-2] [navamsha Shani-Makara] hierarchical-lawful ordering

  • [Shani-Vṛścika] burdened by puzzling enigma * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * heavy responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * mandatory recycling * bodily stress zone = ovaries + testes + anus * imposes strict confidentiality rules * cautiously exposes hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * must work with sudden eruptions * must accept the healing systems of elder shamans * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources * maintainer of old secrets
  • [Shani in Bhava-1] steady time-structured personality * mature conduct * must produce under pressure * strictly orderly movement * regimented appearance * grim determination to survive * tense competition * muscular fatigue * required activity drills * chronically impeded self-expression * bodily seizures * identified with heavy responsibility * resists unnecessary change * often looks older * lives to work * elders preserve class-conscious identity.


compact, compressed, hardworking, task-focused, pragmatic, materialistic [Shani in Bhava-1] activates

  • 3-publication, administration, writing, publishing, explanation, instruction, description, project management, announcements, teamwork
  • 3-commercial business, hands-arms-shoulders, propaganda, marketing, event-touring, discussions, cohort
  • 4-foundations, schooling and schoolteaching, household, nationalism, stability, sense-of-place, cultural anchor
  • 4-homeland, folkways, customary routines, habits, rituals of worship , home and household, local temples, parochial infrastructure


Shani -2occupies the emotionally political, dramatic, game-playing, creative 5th-from-Chandra

Disciplining, mature, sober Shani drishti upon

  • bhava-3 communications, announcements, planning
  • bhava-7 alliances, deals, bargains
  • bhava-10 leadership authority, law= austerity in the circumstances of leadership .

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


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]

[for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-9 casts passionately paradigmaticly believing drishti into 1-3-5]

[righteous desire to expound familiar principled beliefs]

[craving for exhilarating rhythms of customary preaching]

[seeks prestige domestic patronage roles]

[exciting ethno-national ideologue]

[routine worldview expanded by over-reaching mixed-culture protectionism]

[piously ambitious father may over-ride defensive doctrine]


[diplomatic-bargaining Pushya-3] [navamsha Rahu-Tula] intuitively over-reaching cultural-mixing lawful customary diplomatic arrangements


  • [Rahu-Karkata] shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * ambitious home-building * mask of ancestral belonging * extravagant loyalty to the homeland * tantalizing defenses * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms * exceptional fisheries * grandiose gardens *passion for oceans * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned-stewarded properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of caretaking * seeks privilege via caretaker parent-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-9] passion for prestige preaching * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter gives glamorous guidance * thrilling surge of theoretical understanding *dazzling dharma * outsider who cleverly insinuates into patriarchal wisdom roles * seeks importance via sacred teachings * fantastic philosophy * compulsive catechesis * privilege-seeking proselytism * intriguing ideology * ambitious father-figures * extraordinary professors * barrier-breaching guru-figures * exciting culturally-mixed worldview * may pose as a pope * shimmering illusion of sacerdotal sangha * fabulous faith community * surreptitious appropriation of priesthood * entrancing ecclesiastics * smoky specter of ultimate principles * extravagant globalism * trespasses cultural boundaries of patronage * mirage of exemplary fatherhood * opportunistic third marriage [if any] social mobility via paradigms of belief
  • [Rahu-yuti-Soma] amplified emotion * magnified familiarity * extraordinary mother * exotic habits * tricky routines * opportunistic patriotism * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of sympathetic caretaking * hypnotic rhythms * emotionally attuned to cross-cultural mixing


Rahu amplifies the non-surrendering patterns of Chandra in Aśleṣa - Naga * soothed by restraining embrace * guards the ethno-cultural environment * needs familiar folk narratives

[Rahu in bhava-9] + svakshetra Karkata Chandra = dramatic rise to popular guidance roles, under barrier-bending, taboo-twisting , illicit, or culturally irregular [Rahu] circumstances.

[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 svabhukti 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


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha co-ruler for Vṛścika indriya- lagna]

[disregards hierarchical discourse conventions]

[eccentric governance publications]

[incoherent regulatory planning events]

[empty legislative announcements]

[lawfully liberating abstract discussions]

[scattered status-ranking mentality]


[pioneering-champion Śrāvaṇa-1] [navamsha Ketu-Mesha]

  • [Ketu-Makara-Draco] formally dissociates from strict regulations * dissolves caste hierarchy * meaningless rules * vacuous laws * walks away from social authority positions * severance from executive roles * not limited by public protocol * ignores conventional structure * disregards class barriers * releases a cold blue cloud of institutional order into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-3] eccentric communications * disinterested in daily chat * writes on foggy abstract topics * dissolves messaging boundaries * implausible prophecy * wandering discussions * can handle esoteric information * irrelevance of normal mental narrative * abandons management tasks * dismisses the standard explanations * disregards conventional discourse * unless other graha in 3, may prefer to live free from younger siblings


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