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Statue of Leonardo da Vinci in front of the Uffizi Gallery in Firenze, Italia


musician + painter

sculptor + architect

draftsman + engineer

scientist + inventor

Leonardo da Vinci

a.k.a. Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci

hailing from Vega (abhijita) in the constellation of Lyra. Vega civilization is famed for its celestial warfare.

Earth-birth Saturday 15-Apr-1452

dematerialization 02-May-1519 (age 67)








1452 until 1519 CE

Leonardo di ser Peiro da Vinci

birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


BPL commentary

For Aśvini births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, spacious, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the paradigm of Ketu-ruled Nasatya, spirit guides, astral beings, ghosts, pilgrims, wanderers, cutters, dispersers, splitters, de-couplers, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, events of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Mezarthim. Their purpose is hearing the higher frequencies and healing intuitively.

"and now for something completely different"

Innovating Observer

Akasha-ruled chaps express the innovative, competitive vigor of Mangala through the observant, nebulizing filters of Ketu. Dasra fellows are famed for their pioneering inventions in medical, scientific, or technological fields. They are often obsessed with tools and gadgets. The 4th pada are nearly always physicians, nurses, or herbalists.

Competitive and irascible, often reclusive and disregarding of others' feelings, boldly productive Dasra are found in medicine, engineering, scientific instrumentation, and all species of gadgetry.

Azvikini are often found in medical or veterinary environments such as pharmacies, laboratories, hospitals, surgeries, and clinics. Due to their psychic [Ketu] capability to engage with astral patterns, Asvakini can also serve as medical intuitives and spiritual healers.

When looking for new ideas, they pursue an intuitive instinct to tap into the Akashic grid. Unconcerned with conforming to conventional expectations, they may seem selfish or rude. However, their job is to innovate, not to submit to old paradigms. Criticism rarely affects them.

Dasra-born hear the psychic instructions which guide their product design, surgical cutting, or drug formulation. Then, Aśvini actively pushes [Kuja] the ethereal vision into material realization. Whatever endeavor they choose to pursue, Aśvini tend to initiate new methods and produce new things.

Azvakini fellows tend to prefer the freedom of bachelorhood. If they choose to marry, the mate shoulders most of the family duties. In relationships, much depends upon their Chandra.

Themes of eccentricity, invention, irritability, and psychic vitality may contextualize Aśvini's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Aśvini-Dasra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 84

"... a happy carefree disposition,

  • very intelligent,

  • in fact a rather above average person in this respect.

He will be quite successful and his financial status will be such that

  • he will seldom have to worry about money matters.

In spite of his ability to achieve success,

  • he will be modest concerning himself and his achievements."


Biographical data matched with Vimshottari Dasha bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 15.5

15-Apr-1452 Earth-birth in Vinci, Etruskana, Italia *

1466 (age 14) begin enduring apprenticeship under the supervision of Andrea del Verrocchio in Firenza involving the crafts of leatherwork, metalwork, woodwork, drawing, color painting, and stone-sculpting * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu-9 extraordinary professors

Shani mahadasha * age 15.5 until age 34.5

1472 (age 20) Officially became a master artist in the Guild of Saint Luke and opened his own workshop (3) * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 3- workshop, atelier

1474 completes Annunciation * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 7-completion, occupies 2-saturation

1479 started Adoration of the Magi (unfinished) * Shani-Chandra bhukti

1482 reinvented himself as a military engineer producing designs for weaponry. Begins 17-year tenure under patronage of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-9 patronage * Rahu in 11th-from-11th economic revenue

Budha Mahadasha * age 34.5 until age 51.5

1490 Lady with an Ermine * Budha-Shukra bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 51.5 until age 58.5

1506 (LdV age 54) meets young Francisco Melzi, who will be da Vinci's student and closest companion until death * Ketu-Rahu bhukti

Shukra Mahadasha * age 58.5 until decease age 67

1513 after many years of tinkering, finally finishes the Mona Lisa * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti

02-May-1519 (LdV age 67) dematerialization - Shukra-Rahu bhukti

Among his engineering designs including new concepts (at the time) and improvements upon existing designs. He likely had access to some classical Greek inspirations such as Archimedes' prototype drawings. Naturally in context of his patronage sources being aristocratic strongmen and warriors, many of his designs had military purpose.

  • armored tank
  • prototype airplane
  • repeating rifle
  • swinging bridge
  • automated paddle boat
  • scythe-defended chariot
  • pile driver
  • revolving crane
  • pulleys for military and theatrical use
  • lagoon dredge
  • flying ship
  • floating snowshoes
  • breathing device for underwater exploration
  • marine life preserver
  • diving bell for undersea marine warfare


Skilled craft identities which Leonardo demonstrated were said to include

  • painter
  • draftsman
  • sculptor
  • cartographer,
  • mechanical engineer
  • musician (lyre)
  • singer
  • romantic poet
  • computational mathematician
  • physicist
  • botanist
  • anatomist
  • geologist
  • geographer
  • architect and urban planner

Distinctive features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)


[creative-gaming vidya-pati for Mesha indriya-lagna ]

[brilliant focus of genius personality]

[radiant center of creative competition]

[self-confidence in romantic games]

[intelligence for dramatic display]

[identified with conqueror entitlements]



  • [Surya-Mesha] Suryaya * the supreme one * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the vital competitive dominating rashi of Mangala
  • [Surya in bhava-1] center of identity * bright embodiment * intelligence for competition * focus on appearance * genius for innovative self-expression * athletic entitlements * eye on personality * sparkling center of body-based vitality * father may be an icon-competitor-inventor


Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci

Dad was a wealthy aristocrat who served the court as a notary. In modern terms, da Vinci's dad would be called a contract lawyer.


DaVinci (both father and son) was a businessman and project manager. Surya occupies the mercantile, emotionally talkative, communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra

Whatever his other liabilities (especially his Shani) the drishti of [uchcha Kuja-10] into [uchcha-Surya-1] creates an extremely vigorous, sexualized, brilliant, competitive, dominating, and regal engineering warrior being.


matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Mesha indriya-lagna]


[Sadachbia-4] = [navamsha [Chandra-Meena] intuitively visionary [Pushkara pada]


  • [community-minded Chandra-Kumbha] comforted by friendship * sensitive to gridworks * needs marketplace connection
  • [Chandra in Sadachbia-Varuna] calmed by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling * soothed by risky marketplaces * needs to make expedient social connections
  • [Chandra in classroom-11] comfort in networks * calmed by earnings * familiar with fellowship * routine associations * accustomed to distributive systems * settled into community rhythms * acculturated to social participation * needs popularity * feels the repeating pulse of connectivity * soothed by profitable linkage * undulating friendships * mother may be a socialite, fundraiser, community-activist
  • [Somana-yuti-Guru] emotionally effusive * needs to expand * seeks familiar guidance * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by customary worship * protected by sacred ritual * nourished by beliefs * soothed by fertility * inspirational parents * multiple mothers * feels like a teacher-preacher


Chandra in classroom-11 activates bhava-4 childhood home, basic schooling


Da Vinci's mother was said to have been a peasant woman of undistinguished lineage. Nevertheless, she would have been networked into an economic community.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


As a gay man belonging to the artistic, engineering communities of the Franco-Italian Renaissance , DaVinci would not have enjoyed the privilege of legal marriage. Yet, as an Azvakini native, he likely would not have been concerned with property contracts. DaVinci was known to have formed important relationships with numerous artistic and aristocratic men in his environment.

[7th-from-Chandra-11] usually indicates a life-pattern of preference for entertaining, dramatic, flamboyant, fashionable, political partners.


bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)

[uchcha] [dikbala]

[Ruchaka Yoga]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Mesha indriya-lagna]


[Chitra-2] [navamsga Mangala-Kanya] intuitively competitive forward-pushing innovative pioneering complaining helping service

[Atmakaraka pioneering, innovation, advancement, masculine energy, force, engineering, championship]

  • [Mangala-Maraka-Draco] vigorous competition for elite authority * warrior for social position * proactive regulation * push toward lawful structure * pursues executive roles * dominating energy in institutional governance * conquest of pyramid summit * champion of hierarchical systems
  • [Mangala in bhava-10] drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank * competes for top status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * dominating executive roles * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites


Uttama Mangala occupies the private, imaginative, sanctuary-seeking [12th-from-Chandra


jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student) [nīcha]

[Harsha Yoga]

[visionary narrative of clairsentient intuition]

[conceptual articulation of symbolic messages]

  • [Budha-Meena] * intuitive communications * articulation of private spiritual guidance * imaginative pronouncements * explains the astral patterns * abstract conversations * symbolic information * foggy thinking * psychic instructions * meditative messages * describes visionary procedures * fuzzy logic * hands-arms-shoulders send dreamlike 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 * skillfully defines the dreamworld * logical visions


[nīcha] Budha occupies the family-oriented, treasure-accumulating, historical, values-based [2nd-from-Chandra]

Budha activates 3-6, but harsha yoga protects against jail (6) and mental collapse (yet Ketu-3 indicates mental disorientation, unfinished projects)

The Hands

Da Vinci was ambidextrous, meaning that his right hand and his left hand were equally capable of writing and painting. He was accounted by contemporaries as showing paranoid behaviors, and by modern standards he might be diagnosed with the learning disability called dyslexia.

According to accounts of his peers, LdV could draw in a forward direction with one hand while writing in a backward direction with the other hand. One of his signature skills was a a mirror-image cursive Roman-alphabet script, which he personally could read and he taught his apprentices to read, but which baffled most others.

LdV's pre-eminent skill was drawing. As a draftsman, he produced voluminous sketches for a broad range of ideas, inventions, and possibilities.


dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

  • [Guru-Kumbha] much networking * hope for the future * many marketplaces * optimistic about big associations * permission to connect * scientific beliefs * doctrine of economic linkage * distributed guidance * expands the scope of social participation * multiple communities * diversity of friendships
  • [Guru in bhava-11] great friendliness * much networking * much achievement * big social-participation groups * several large assemblies * numerous revenues * many social-material goals * extensive marketplace linkage * a patron of community exchange systems * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an earner-socialite-networker
  • [Guru-yuti-Chandra] matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures * permission to do what feels good (not always beneficial, see Chandra's nakshatra) * much expansion of folkways * much humanistic cultural philosophy * many gardens * broad scope of sheltering settlements * generous nourishment * believes in defending the old ways of life * usually rather stout

Brihaspati occupies Rahu-ruled Shatavisaka nakshatra, indicating a social network full of visionaries, philosophers, and cosmic-scale thinkers. Da Vinci was reputed to have had an enormous number of diversely talented friends, including mathematicians, musicians, architects, playwrights, engineers, singers, and poets.

LdV was so popular and well-connected that the other normally ostracizing features of his identity (gay, illegitimate, left-handed, a flamboyant dresser, reputedly somewhat paranoid) were never obstacles to his success. Indeed, his remarkable social eccentricities were celebrated.


svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

[svakshetra] [svabhava]



  • [Shukra-Urisha] valuable arrangements * attuned to capital resources [including human capital] * appreciates wealth * pleased by worthy collections * attracted to beautiful sounds * acquisitive sensuality * cherished accruals * financial harmony * richly historic environments * delighted by precious goods * prefers luxury-loving partners
  • [Shukra-2] seeks pleasure via gathered treasuries * enjoys banked assets * bargains toward collected equity * feminine-figures predominate the family * gracious storyteller * pretty preservations * balanced linguistic expression * beautiful voice * pleasing designs to adorn the face * aesthetics of mouth + jaw + teeth + hair * graceful neck * prefers historical values * appreciation of speech-and-song * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a banker-collector-historian-preserver


Shukra occupies the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra, suggesting that he needed to live in gracious surroundings. Also, his mother's mother (maternal grandmother) is likely to have doted on little daVinci, perhaps providing luxuries and sweets to her grandchild.

Shukra in svakshetra + svabhava + Shukra yogakaraka from Kumbha-Chandra + Shukra in kendra from Chandra-Kumbha

Da Vinci was an accomplished musician. He played the lyre at a high level of artistic and technical proficiency. At his first introduction to the prestigious court of Milano, young Leonardo was presented as a musician, not as a fine artist.


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

  • [Shani-Kanya] overburdened accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * mandatory argumentation * structural compression upon colon + digestive tract * must normalize exploitation * weighty subordinate tasks * hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within master-slave systems * must respect antiquated physicians * slow-acting remedies * intractable servants * stubborn employees * insufficient pharmacy * must work with dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering * scarce service resources * maintainer of old arguments
  • [Shani in Bhava-6] (beneficial placement) * intrepid assistance * steady time-structured resistance to enemies * must serve the chronic victims * outlasts the adversaries * survives military siege * tense digestion * relentless criticism * constitutional illness-injury * tolerance for servitude * aging physicians * enduring diseases * service fatigue * helper's burnout * prevents innovative treatments * blocks new medications * professional social workers * patiently aids the disadvantaged * dutiful healthworker * accepts the rules of medical institutions * lawfully supports the sick * reliable herbalist * conventional pharmacist * protocols for problematizing * realistic about addiction * accepts abuse * neutral to crime * military discipline * governs the poor * regulates debt * legislates loans * respected elder of an oppressed people


Shani occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing, discovering, revealing, danger-seeking 8th-from-Chandra

= long life despite many threats to longevity, and a certain stalwart emotional rigidity. The Mother is usually long-lived as well.

da Vinci died age 67, which was a healthy age for his era but not nearly so extended as the life of his adversary Michelangelo, who died age 88.


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


  • [Rahu-Dhanus] shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * extravagant preaching * unorthodox approach to higher truth * mask of global humanism* fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous proselytism * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of philosophical belief * seeks privilege via guru-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 sought via paradigms of belief


Design-oriented Rahu in Shukra-ruled Pūrvāṣāḍhā occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra.

DaVinci was known for having a large, economically supportive community network. He was well-known + well-liked, despite (or likely because of) his outré clothing style , never short of funds and never deprived of opportunity.


kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

[disregards explanatory discourse conventions]

[eccentric commerical communications]

[inventive-pioneering Punarvasu-1]

  • [Ketu-Mithunaya] dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional talk * dialog of liberation * ignores normal business * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures 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


Ketu rules the rising nakshatra of inventive Aśvini

Unlimited Ketu occupies the creative, showy 5th-from-Chandra. Generally also a signal of preference to not produce biological children but rather generate a higher creativity.

Ketu-3 indicates mental disorientation, unfinished projects. Da Vinci finished only a small percentage of the projects that he conceived at the draft stage. When his painting of The Last Supper was delayed extremely, the monastery that had commissioned this work notoriously threatened to jail him into the monastery until the painting got done.


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