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1922-1943 * Fascist Dictator of Italy

labor union activist

Benito Mussolini

a.k.a. Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini

a.k.a. Benedetto Mussolini

Earth-birth Sunday-29-Jul-1883

Earthbody-Exit 28-Apr-1945 (age 61)


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Fascist Dictator of Italy = 1922 until 1943 * Benito Amilcare Mussolini * 1883-1945

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Visaka * Radha

BPL commentary

For Visaka 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, Visaka, 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..

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

Growth Shocks

Thula-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 Zukra'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 (Zukra) which engage overview, ideology, theory, 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 Zukra's balancing skills. For men, diplomatic constraints tend to frustrate their expansive growth patterns. Also, although the priestly teachers are seeking wisdom, for Thula-Visaka the guru-figures may also be impoverished, blaming, polluted, or sick (due to Guru rules 3-6).

Vrischika Pada-4 emphasizes Guru's rulership of 2-affluence, collections ++ 5-creativity, entitlement. 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 Visaka's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Visaka

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.

"... 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."


Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha Calendar



Mussolini reviewing the Axis troops with Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler

Mangala Mahadasha

29-July-1883 Earth-birth in Predappio (Dviais) Emilia-Romagna, Italia

Rahu Mahadasha

1902 (BAM age 19) first involvement with politics * Rahu Shani bhukti * Shani vidyapathi-5 politics

1905 grieved the decease of mother (BM age 22) * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha ruler of 2nd-from-Chandra

19-Nov-1910 grieved decease of father * Rahu-Surya bhukti* Surya rules 2nd-from-Surya

Guru Mahadasha

1915 celebrated the birth of child-1 = a son Benito Albino Mussolini. Guru-Guru bhukti

Dec-1915 (BAM age 32) exchange the vows of marriage-x * with Rachele Guidi * Guru-Shani bhukti * a marriage of social obligation

Shani Mahadasha

1937 medical murder of wife-1 * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra maraka rules-2 from kalatra-7

10-Jun-1940 * BAM declares that the Italian Military, previously neutral, will now join the Nazi conquest of Europe *

07-Dec-1941 * Following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawai'i, USA joins WW-2 in both Asia and Europe

1942 medical murder of child-1

25-July-1943 collapse of Italy's fascist regime

28-Apr-1945 * (BAM age 62) captured by Nazi soldiers + murdered by firing squad, followed by violent humiliation of the corpses [Rahu = corpses] * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


MussoliniBenito_2.jpgSurya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-10 * digbala * bright center of hierarchy * confidently governing * legislative intelligence * focus on social order * regulatory entitlements * political authority * eye on elite positions * radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama * father may be a governor-regulator-boss
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance


Dad = reputed to be a frequently alcoholic unemployed individual who was violent toward his children. Yet as a passionate revolutionary socialist, Dad formed a strong ideological bond with his son. BM grew to become a bully and ideologue like his political father.


Surya-yuti-Budha in Karaka-10 suggests that he provided a strong role model and was a community activist Vriddhipathi-11 in 10

Surya-10 defines his glorious visibility = ruler of bhava-11 commonwealth of workers the masses and the classes

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Urisha * uttama * moolatrikona * comforted by rhythmic historical tonal values
  • Chandra in Rohini * mulatrikona * comforted by lavish appreciation * protectors of luxurious domiciles * needs sensual caretaking
  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfortable with crisis * familiar with catastrophic events * needs to feel the pulse of cyclical identity change * soothed by secrecy * accustomed to frequent upheaval * seeks deeply rhythmic initiation * acculturated to exploration * occult sensitivities * needs to make unsettling discoveries * nourished by non-disclosure * emotionally attuned to trauma * undulating shakti-shocks
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally pro-active * sensitive to brotherly figures * needs to win * comforted by direct forward movement * invigorates the undulating routine * soothed by pioneering innovation * mother is competitive * calmed by routine exercise * feels like a champion
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted * punitive authority figures * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with hierarchies * emotionally limited mother * calmed by strict rules * feels like a worker


Mom = reputed to be a devout Roman-rite Catholic, mother of three, and local schoolteacher. Her income sustained the family. Despite his being a poor student, mother arranged for young Benito to obtain a teacher's license so that he would have an income. Chandra + Shani-yuti-Kuja in bhava-8 suggests that she operated under cover.


Chandra in classroom-8 = karmesha-10

Chandra-Mangala Yoga

Rohini Chandra + Mangala + Shani = "look at me, desire me"

Mussolini does not have the vital, self-righteous nativity of a world-dominator like genocidal Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler . Unlike Hitler who controlled events until the moment of his (purported) suicide, Mussolini was motivated by his emotional need to be desired = uttama Rohini Soma. The childish attention-seeking results might have been only comical ... if M hadn't destroyed the lives of innocent millions during his nurture-seeking process.

BAM's governance rhetoric was mainly nationalistic (Chandra) localized, and parochially focused on Making Italia Great Again. Mussolini's scope remained within the special passions of Italy, with a few conquesting forays into weakened, vulnerable states of the surrounding regions (e.g., Ethiopia, Libya, Albania).

Chandra-yuti-Mangala + Shani = clustered in the shad-ashtaka 6/8 from Rahu = a great deal of emotionally polarizing catalysis with rigid religious dogma and with the parents, especially the mother (Chandra)

Look-at-me = Rohini Chandra * Chandra mulatrikona

= emotional need for attention of the parent, the partner, or the people = homeland

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Urisha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections * proactive in acquisition * conserves the hoard * pushes the herd * competes for banked treasuries * sound engineering * actively preserves food * promotes color value * dynamic arts of speech-song * innovative conservation * pioneering libraries * champion of historic knowledge
  • Mangala in bhava-8 * drive toward discovery * pursuit of rebirth * revolutionary dynamics * aggressive approach to emergency events * invasive transformations * urge to dig-drill -dive-excavate-plumb-explode-explore * vigorous revelations * explosive eruptions of unexpected force * pushes into hidden environments * energized mysterious conquests * pro-active rejuvenating surgeries >
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * competitive caretaking * often the dominant parent * needs to win * forward thrusting emotions * seeks security via conquest
  • Kuja-yuti-Shani * repressed movements * constant tension between sexual energy vs social rules * dynamic structuring * competitive force must cooperate with disciplined hierarchies * potential for punitive reactions to change * required containment of natural forces * military officer * musculo-skeletal challenges.

Mangala in bhava-8 rules bhava-2 speech

Kuja + Shani + Chandra = 8 = Rage Against the Machine

Mussolini exerted the power to say whatever was most forcefully provocative of change. He spoke violently, with accountability only to the revolutionary process (8).

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications * hand, arm, shoulders make protective gestures * rhythmic articulation of root culture * discusses ethnic roots * prescriptive routines * argues for foundational stability * describes protective fencing * defensive posture in discourse * converses with caretakers * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers nutritional information * habitually chats about the local settlement
  • Budha in bhava-10 * communications publicity * narrative of leadership * makes official pronouncements * describes social responsibilities * conversations about policy decisions * talks about maintaining order * explainer of governance * detailed executive announcements * delivers lawful information * chats about social authority * scripted hierarchies * dignified sibling-cohort * reputation for writing
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * amusing explanations * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Mithunaya * much communication * many merchants * conversations about belief * doctrine of inclusive messaging * expansive evangelism * detailed guidance discussions * widens the scope of management * many documents * repeating growth patterns * multiple administrative projects
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * swabhava * tolerance for diverse doctrines * multiple beliefs * expansive ideology * much sermonizing * broad humanistic understanding * sanctimonious father * multiple father-guru-professor figures * extensive worldview * patron of philosophical perspectives * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an ideologue or spiritual guide
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple feminine-figures * permission to make deals * abundant pleasures + treasures * expansion of art + music * optimistic diplomatic philosophy * large-scale alignments * broad scope of partnerships * diverse financial arrangements

Guru-9 ideology, theory, paradigm of belief, idealism rules Vishaka radical lagna

Guru-9 mutual drishti into Rahu-1

Mussolini was seen by many as a patriarchal father-figure

Mussolini's propaganda machine rivaled Hitler's. Anyone who questioned or contradicted was simply murdered, and people simply accepted the brutality, because Mafiosi violence was embedded in the folk traditions (bandesha-4 Guru in 9.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


lagnesha for Thula radical lagna

  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detail * beautiful accessories * attracted to writers * likes businesspeople * balanced gestures * diplomatic communications * aesthetic of handiwork * pleasures of specific explanations * enjoys correspondence * satisfied by conversation * articulated messaging arrangements
  • Zukra-9 * seeks pleasure via philosophical doctrine * enjoys paradigmatic beliefs * feminine-figures preach-teach on higher principles * bargains toward global equity * pleasing designs to adorn the pelvic floor * graceful hips * balanced femoral sockets * sweet sacral plexus * appreciation of theory * philosophy of justice
  • Zukra-yuti-Guru * sweetened expansions * gracious diversity * appreciation for philosophical doctrine * adjustable catechism * numerous negotiations * humanistic agreements * generous beauty * balanced patronage * arrangements according to priestly paradigm of belief

Rahu-1 is ruled by and casts drishti upon atmakaraka lagnesha Zukra-9 multiplied by professorial, priestly, father-figure Guru-9. Mussolini appeared to outsiders as a somewhat plumpish, bombastic, primping, self-indulgent sensualist. However, he was hugely popular in his homeland which was accustomed to rule by lavishly dressed preaching and proclaiming priestly figures.

atmakaraka lagnesha Zukra rules jamna lagna Vrishabha = randhrasthana containing the bitter Nishturabashi yoga

Women melted their gold wedding rings to send to Mussolini. He was remarkably attractive to women.

According to wikipedia, as he gained political power, Mussolini's marital life was characterized by an expedient facade of respectability covering a pattern of lifetime infidelity and multiplicity in his intimate relationships.

exchange of vows in marriage-1 * to Ida Dalser in Trento Italy. If this marriage did occur, it would have been before 1913 during the chidra-dasha Rahu-Kuja bhukti which would certainly have been a less benevolent time for marriage. Following Mussolini's political ascendency, evidence of his first marriage was destroyed. Both wife-1 and son-1 were murdered y fascisti government agents.

With Rachele, Mussolini had five children. Mussolini had also some well-known extramarital companions, among them Margherita Sarfatti and his final accomplice, Clara Petacci. Furthermore, Mussolini had innumerable brief sexual encounters with female supporters . atamakaraka Zukra + Guru provides an array of feminine companionship.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Yogakaraka Shani rules 4-foundations, schooling + 5-intelligence, creativity

  • Shani-Urisha * heavy old valuables * must endure the sounds of proletarian speech-and-song * obliged to conform to the official bankers * dry, antique genetic stock * required preservation of aging assets * must materialize orderly values conservation * slow elderly evaluators judge the worth of hoards * must endure pressure to store the precious inventories * must bear the weight of historic treasuries * vital energy compression stress zone = neck-jaw * strictly imposed rules governing warehoused collections * must gather seeds * must eat dry foodstuffs * must preserve lineage knowledge despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-8 * slowly time-structured transformations * socially imposed secret identity * resists inexorable change of the old order * must regenerate while maintaining the system * cautiously conventional initiations * tense renewals * required surgeries * fear of emergencies * chronic trauma patterns * pressures on the hidden mechanisms of sexual-reproduction * fears revelation of mysteries * pushback against emerging new cycles * disaster fatigue * martial law * dry rigidity limits rejuvenation * frugal in-laws * elders preserve undisclosed assets
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * social resistance to natural rhythms * imposition of pragmatic routines * delayed (but not denied) parenting * class-conscious mother * limited creature-comforts * parental policing * obligatory caretaking duties *emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dries-freezes the flow of nourishing liquids * needs regulatory order * blocked feelings * strict foundational schooling * proletarian home-culture
  • Shani-yuti-Mangala * social resistance to competitive action * pragmatic pursuits * cautious innovation * limited pace of progress * delayed (but not denied) championship * physical discipline * constraints on instinctive movement *conventionally regulated sports * tension from contradictory push-pull impulses.

Shani-8 rules the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra = bhava-5 politics, drama

Never responsible to the visible, socially fixed order of law. Shani the lawgiver rules the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra suggesting one who is a secretive agent of governance due to Shani resding in the undisclosed, secretive 8th bhava

emotionally punitive Nishturabashi yoga in bhava-8, within-1-degree-orb

A key to Mussolini's extraordinary life as a gifted, prayed-for savior to rescue Italy from chaos and anarchy - who became a terrorist dictator and executioner of millions = the enduring power of merciless SHANI

Terrorism was Mussolini's primary strategy. bhava-8 = terror contains Shani-Chandra-Kuja. Shani-Chandra within one degree of orb.

Mussolini's Fascist dictatorship was sustained by some of the most brutal terrorism in modern history. Typical of his cohort of extremely narcissistic dictators during the 20th century, Mussolini was raised with violence and conditioned to be unafraid of it.

Nishturabashi yoga indicates the great difficulty of his mother imposing conditions on her love for the boy, rather than offering unconditional love as mothers are generally wont to do. Adults with Nishturabashi yoga having been wounded by mother's refusal to accept the child may become perpetrators of vicious punishment.

From a Jyotishavidya perspective, it could be assessed that Mussolini's core motive was neither social justice nor the advance of civilization nor indeed the welfare of other persons on any level. As compensation for a brutal childhood deprived of parental affection and punished by vicious authoritarian masters (Nishturabashi yoga in bhava-9 sacred doctrine = rogesha-6 slave master Shani), young Benito craved the soothing balm of personal luxury and personal wealth entitlements in massive, limitless, trauma-compensatory amounts.

nevertheless SHANI is a Yogakaraka Dharmesha-9 +karmesha-10 from the Chandra lagna AND from the Thula radical lagna AND from the Vrishabha swamsha

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

Kala Sarpa Yoga Ananta * Rahu-1 type of KSY

  • Rahu-Thula-Vanika * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * outsider who cleverly insinuates into trusted counseling roles * sweetly unconventional adjudication * marvelously accommodating arrangements * exciting culturally-mixed partnerships * extravagant brokerage * mirage of suave deal-making * extraordinary terms of mutual agreement * graciously boundary-breeching alliances * pleasantly ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of equity-assured negotiation * seeks privilege via adviser-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for fleshly vitality * in swabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous physical visage * extraordinary athletic action * outsider who cleverly insinuates into a noble identity * smoky, oily aura * desires competitive advantage * exceptionally recognizable appearance * exhilarating force of nature * thrilling champion of non-standard lifestyles * social mobility via dynamic movement * powerful personality * innovative behavior challenges existing norms * culturally mixed self-image * embodies exciting new energies * self-promotion via blood-and-birth * double agent * over-reaching ambition for empowered individuality * craves special importance * trespasses cultural limitations of race-class-creed-gender * fascinating figure * may represent a cult of personality

Rahu-1 occupies 6th-from-Chandra + 6th-from-Shani + 6th-from-Mangala

Rahu-1 Thula with such dramatic empowerment including Rahu's drishti to 5 (ploliyics) 7 (legal arrangements, albeit Ketu-7 indicates disregard for law) and 9 (dogma, beliefs)

Rahu the Rogue : what goes up, must come down

Rahu drishti into atmakaraka lagnesha Zukra (catastrophe) + rogesha Guru (crime, disagreement)

Rahu in bhava-1 = megalomania * Rahu's ruler atmakaraka Zukra is further inflated Zukra-yuti-Guru

  • His army was showy and immature; and his political hierarchy brazenly, perversely corrupt. Yet, Kala Sarpa Yoga Ananta * Rahu-1 type of KSY kept him firmly in the grips of vision for a sacrificial transformation of the social order.

  • Shani-Rahu is a notoriously difficult bhukti for most normal people.

  • In Mussolini's case, especially considering the KSY, the difficulties of his 6-8 angle Shani-Rahu quite overwhelmed him.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Meza * physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * heroic push forward into nothingness * dissolute conquest * not limited by blood or birth * ignores restrictions on kinetic movement * releases a blood-red cloud of dynamic energy into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-7 * ambivalent toward agreements * absentee advocates * disregards contractual loyalties * disinterested in mutuality * wanders from the middle-balance * irrelevance of equity * surrenders alliances * abandons the usual covenants * ignores advice * incoherent promises * liberation via surrendered negotiations * unless other graha in 7, may prefer to live free from partners

Ketu in classroom-7 made it possible for Mussolini to promise legal remedies to injustices (7) with no personal consequences for non-fulfillment of those promises

His characteristic covenant (7) with his people included matters of social equity, justice, fair distribution of treasury.

Regardless of the bombastic method of assertion, yuvathipathi Shani-8 drains all vitality from trusts and agreements. Shani ensured no accountability and no transparency, while Ketu provided no personal consequences, and no legal control.

KSY in Mussolini's nativity, by B.V. Raman


~~ Bangalore Venkata Raman. (1992). A Catechism of Astrology. Part II, page 32 (bold-type emphasis by BPL)

Full text of Shri Raman's KSY comments

[BPL note, Raman would have written this answer in approx. 1942 as gochara Shani passed over the center of Mussolini's janma rashi = Vrishabha.]

"Q. 48. - Is there Kalasarpa Yoga in [Benito] Mussolini's horoscope ?

Ans. There is no doubt Kalasarpa Yoga in Mussolini's horoscope; but the evil is tempered because the planets are hemmed in not between Rahu and Ketu but between Ketu and Rahu.

  • Mussolini has a powerful Sula Yoga (one of the Nabhasa Yogas ), because all the 7 planets are concentrated in the three houses - the 7th, the 8th and the 9th.

This is quite unfavourable and will have a very adverse effect especially that Saturn is at present transiting Mussolini's Janma Rashi, in which are placed Saturn and Mars."


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