Ruler of Russia: 1762-1796 (her death)
powerful Rahu-10 in Ghataka Kala-Sarpa Yoga
1762-1796 * Empress & Autocrat
of All the Russias
a.k.a. Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg
a.k.a. Екатери́на Алексе́евна = Yekaterina Alekseyevna
a.k.a. Екатери́на Вели́кая = Yekaterina Velikaya
a.k.a. Catherine die Grosse
Earthbody-Exit 17-Nov-1796 (age 67)
Ruler of All Russias * governed from 1762 until 1796 (34 year reign) * Екатери́на Вели́кая * Catherine the Great * 1729-1796
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_II_of_Russia * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs, and tables generated by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Ghataka Kala-Sarpa Yoga
Bharani * Yamuna * Apa-bharanishe * Varni
For Bharani births of a feminine valence, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, diplomacy, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.
For those born into the Zukra-ruled paradigm of Yamya, feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, sensual pleasures, arrangements, valuation, pricing, equity, bargains, trades, treaties, trusts, adjustments, justice, finance, artistic beauty, treasuries, alignment, attunement, harmonies, and music, may be especially influential.
Guidance provided by instructors from the civilizations of Apis. Their purpose is acquisition of treasuries, carrying of beautiful objects , and preservation of values across the generations.
Feminine births within a nakshatra of Zukra carry a special benevolence for music, beauty, treasuries, ornaments, design, and gracious relationships. Nevertheless, energized by action-driven Mangala, these ladies are competitive, and they play to win.
Burdened Busy Bee
Zukra-ruled Bharani women are the Money Gals. Yamuna-born are often found in the worlds of banking, valuation, capital markets, currency-trading, mints and coinage.
Depending upon Zukra's scope, Yamya-born may be involved in the financial aspect of any form of brokerage and deal-making, including real-estate. They may guide public fiscal affairs. Connoisseurs of pricing and aggressive bargainers, they vigorously seek acquisition of luxuries and precious objects. In addition to their financial abilities, their intuitive understanding of sound-and-color values, often leads to careers in music and arts.
The harmonious arrangements of Apa-bharanishe may be lovely even while they vigorously compete for dominance. Their expertise in the fields of preservation, containment, and collecting may extend to wines, perfumes, fine textiles, works of art and design, and any commodity which may capitalize or increase in value. Like all Zukra-governed births, Yameza-born must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol.
Themes of competitive acquisition, precious sounds and song, and investment in cherished values may contextualize Bharani's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Bharani
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 79
"...a rather quarrelsome and treacherous nature.
She will have a tendency towards wicked, vicious and envious thoughts
to her husband and friends,
Underneath it all
Grand Duchess Catherine Alexeevna painted by Louis Caravaque c. 1745 (Gatchina museum)
Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha bhukti
Catherine the Great (her age 16) painted by Grooth, c. 1745
Catherine the Great painted by Levitzk 1782
Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.4
02-May-1729 Earth-birth in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia * Mangala-Zukra bhukti
Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until 19.4
Mar-1744 severe pneumonia (brought on by excessive studying and walking barefoot on cold floors while memorizing dogma and language) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-3 lungs * Zukra maraka rules 2 + 7
28-Jun-1744 official conversion to the dogma of the Russian Orthodox Christian Church. The German princess Sophie von Anhalt receives the new Russian baptismal name of Yekaterina Alekseyevna * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 7-vows, promises, covenant * Zukra-yuti-Guru partnerships in doctrine, shared catechesis
21-Aug-1745 (YA age 16) exchange the vows of marriage with Пётр III Фëдорович, Pyotr III Fyodorovich = Peter Duke von Holstein-Gottorp * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya rules Simha swamsha
16-Mar-1747 grieved the decease of her father Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Somana-yuti-Zukra * Chandra gives effect of Zukra rules 2nd-from-Surya
Guru Mahadasha * age 19.4 until 35.4
20-Sep-1754 celebrated the birth of child-1 Pavel * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Chandra
1759 becomes lovers with Grigory Orlov * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules the Zukra-Chandra-Guru complex
30-May-1760 grieved the decease of mother Johanna Elisabeth von Holstein-Gottorp * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 2nd-from-Chandra
1761 birth of a daughter with Grigory Orlov, considered illegitimate, Elizabeth Alexandrovna Alexeeva * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala lagnesha
11-Apr-1762 birth of a second son, fathered byh Grigory Orlov, called Count Aleksey Grigorievich Bobrinsky, considered illegitimate, and kept away from the Court * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala lagnesha
28-Jun-1762 coup d'etat in which Yekaterina takes a leading role * Guru-Rahu chidradasha
17-July-1762 grieved the death of husband Peter (murdered in coup d'etat) * Guru-Rahu chidradasha
22-Sept-1762 crowned Empress of Russia * Guru-Rahu chidradasha
Shani mahadasha * age 35.4 until age 54.4
1764 deported more than 20,000 Old Believers to Siberia due to their refusal to integrate into the Orthodox hegemony * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 10-hierarchy, governance
1774 Pugachev's Rebellion uprising against Catherine started by a military officer * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Kuja gives effect of Kuja rules 8-revolution
17-Nov-1796 (YA age 67, cerebral hemorrhage) peaceful passing at home in the morning, while reading the newspaper and drinking tea * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru-yuti-Zukra rules 2 + 7
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
Catherine-2 Ruler of Russia 1780's
Dad hailed from an aristocratic family Surya-Meza . Dad held the title of military commander-general Surya-yuti-Kuja and he governed the Prussian city of Stettin, in Pomerania, where Yekaterina Alekseyevna was born.
A skilled administrator and project manager Chandra in classroom-3, Empress Yekaterina maintained a large and expensive royal court.
Russ-Empress 1729-1796 Noble Maidens Catherine the Great + Chandra-yuti-Guru gave legendary dances, was constantly involved in political intrigue, romanced numerous gentlemen, and was deeply identified with her son and heir. Her reign featured widespread development of the fine arts and dramatic arts.
Chandra-yuti-Guru (3) occupies the adversarial 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu.
Chandra in Mriga-zirasa *rules Ketu-4. YA liked to travel incognito (Ketu) on wide-ranging horseback journeys into the fields and villages under her command, accompanied by few or no assistants, traveling often for weeks at a time. Mrigasirasa finds comfort in herd animals, local traveling, and independent action.
Somana-yuti-Guru + Somana-yuti-Zukra * although slender of figure in her youth, YA developed a heavy, protective body in older years, largely as a consequence of abundant (Guru) nutrient (Chandra) and a love of sweet indulgences (Zukra).
MARRIAGE emotional support partnership
Chandra+Guru+Zukra located in 6th-from-Rahu.
Rahu-10 is overwhelmingly empowered. Yet Rahu is typically an over-reacher who disregards cultural boundaries in pursuit of social mobility and material advantage.
Empress Yekaterina Alekseyevna lived in an environment that was overpopulated by the enemies of her autocratic power. The enemies are represented by the rulers of 5 bhava located in 6th-from-Chandra. These Mithunaya graha signify the many administrators, managers, skilled craftspeople, clerks, and legions of staff who performed a vast variety of tasks under her supervision.
YA survived any number of murder attempts, poisonings, bullying, and various schemes to remover her from power. Each failed overthrow attempt seemed to make her shrewder, smarter, and stronger (Rahu rebirths in 8th-from-Chandra).
Kuja ashtangata harana within 4 deg of Surya
* Harsha Yoga * protects against the potentially pernicious effect of bhava-12
Budha in bhava-12 * often toured the Russian countryside dressed as a horse-riding merchant, incognito
Budha controls Guru-Mithunaya = broad scale of administration, management, announcements, meetings, correspondence, reporting, short-term travel, itineraries, planning ++ extraordinary intrigues of her court
Management activity is greatly expanded in scope by Guru-3 parivartamsha Budha-12. YA was an extraordinary micro-manager along with her macro-control skills as an autocrat (Rahu-10). During her 39-year reign, countless very-large-scale projects were undertaken, administered in detail, and successfully completed including massive architectural renewal, structural changes in church finance and power, and the first institutional women's education.
dharmesha Guru-yuti-Chandra YA used her autocratic power to use catechesis, religious dogma, priests, and the assets of the Russian Orthodox Church . The peasant class (Chandra, farmers) was firmly loyal to her, and YA presented to them as a profoundly devotional, divinely inspired leader of the holy church.
Russ-Empress 1729-1796 Noble Maidens Catherine the Great + Zukra-yuti-Guru not only a remarkable wealth-accumulator but also a promoter of the traditional Russian cultural values such as Russian language and Orthodox religious cult. Despite having been raised as a German-speaking Lutheran, she generally downplayed her German heritage (Ketu-4 + Budha-12). Generally liked by the peasants who produced Russia's food (2).
Russ-Empress 1729-1796 Noble Maidens Catherine the Great * nichha-Budha-12 parivartamsha Guru-3 = the daughter of a Lutheran father. When she wanted to convert to Russian Orthodoxy in order to integrate with her new husband in Russia, her father refused to attend the royal wedding. Later, she adeptly used her knowledge of and conformity with the main Orthodox teachings to invisibly (12) yet skillfully (Guru + Chandra + Zukra-3) control the Church, the priests, and their extensive temple treasuries (Zukra).
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Strictly lawful Shani rules Arudha lagna = Rahu 10 absolute power
Shani in Bhava-11 = rule-bound, class-defined networks of friends, rigid class-based economics (serfdom) marketplace profits, large groups, agent of social participation limited by weight of the social order
Enemies-of-the-enemies (11) are often helpful when strong graha occupy 6th-from-6th. Others arranged the murder of her husband, her main competitor for the throne. The coup d'etat was legalized (Shani), and YA was held blameless.
Shani in Bhava-11 = limitations upon the revenues, significant work ethic, responsibility for own income. YA's aristocratic parents had prestige but not wealth. She had to find her own profits.
Shani occupies 9th-from-Chandra = mother's father (maternal grandfather) was a key role model for her heavy-handed diplomatic, negotiating style
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Ghataka Kala-Sarpa Yoga
Guru-Rahu bhukti = Violent Coup d'Etat begins YA's 34 year reign
Rahu-10 occupies the dangerous, suddenly erupting 8th-from-Chandra
6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = the densely populated bhava-3 containing Chandra-Guru-Zukra representing the courtiers, the clerks, the tradespeople, her correspondents = YA's audience = everyone who was listening to her instructions (3)
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Ketu in classroom-12 residing in 2nd-from-Chandra suggests that even while Empress Ekaterina had a legendary personality and a notoriously recognizable physique, nevertheless her relationship to her family of origin was distant and apathetic.
file update: 12-Nov-2019
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