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Charles Darwin as a young botanist


Scientific Illustrator

Geologist + Botanist + Naturalist

1859 * author of On the Origin of Species

Scientific Theory of Species Evolution

Charles Robert Darwin

Earth-birth Sunday-12-Feb-1809

Earthbody-Exit 19-Apr-1882 (age 73)


Theory of Species Evolution * Expository Writer + Scientific Illustrator * 1809-1882 * Charles Robert Darwin

birth data from h * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

born on day-14 Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Shatavisaka * Sadachbia * Shata-takara

BPL commentary

For Shata-taraka births of a masculine valence, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, exciting, passionate, ambitious, opportunistic, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Rahu-ruled paradigm of Sadabija, exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, intensifiers of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, agents-provocateur, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Sadachbia* The Tabernacles. Their purpose is mixing of systems.

Mixed-Order Systems

Rahu-ruled fellows who are born into Sata are often found in fascinating roles that boost mass consciousness. Sata births are somewhat rare. Sadachbia work with large regulated systems such as mathematics, scientific theories, and sacred cosmology ++ with formalized psychic sciences such as hypnosis.

Sadabija gentlemen may display principled methods of inquiry, and they may hold dignified social positions, but their personal lifestyles are often unorthodox. Their work often overturns an outdated social paradigm of scientific theory or religious belief.

Themes of over-reaching, charlatanry, entrancement, expedient linkage, hypnotic appearance, and connections between contradictory systems may contextualize Sata's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Shata-taraka

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 88.

"A quiet and unassuming person,

thoughtful and meditative

  • yet given to sudden outbursts of temper.

Lives in the mental world rather than in the physical.

Prefers solitude to the company of others.

  • Does not care for small talk

  • and finds social contact rather tiresome.

Many astrologers and philosophers found with Shatataraka on the Rising Point."

A light eater and moderate in most things."


Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha bhukti


Darwin in Childhood


Surya Mahadasha * age birth until age 3.1

12-Feb-1809 Earth-birth at The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 52.708°N 2.754°W * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani vyayapathi = research

Chandra Mahadasha * age 3.1 until age 13.1

15-July-1817 grieved the decease of mother (CRD age 8) * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules matrimaraka 2nd-from-Chandra

Mangala Mahadasha * age 13.1 until age 20.1

Oct-1825 along with his elder brother Erasmaus, CRD enrolls in elite medical school at the University of Edinburg * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha studies, diploma

Jan-1828 showing little motivation in medical school, CRD is sent by his father to Christ College to qualify as a country parson. CRD becomes friendly with a group of piously scientific parson-naturalists who form his social network from thenceforward. * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 4-nature, environmentalism + 9-sangha

Rahu Mahadasha * age 20.1 until age 38.1

1831 earned Bachelor diploma from University of Cambridge (CRD age 22) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

27-Dec-1831 start the famed five-year circumnavigating specimen-collecting voyage of the ship Beagle * Rahu-Guru bhukti* Guru rules 11-goals, achievements

29-Jan-1839 exchanged the vows of marriage with cousin Emma Wedgwood (CRD age 29) * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Kanya navamsha-7 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact Meena swamsha

1839 published the first edition of his shipboard scientific journal, the immensely popular Voyage of the Beagle * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 5-celebrity publications

02-Mar-1841 celebrated the birth of child-1 Anna Darwin (she died age-10) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 38.1 until age 54.1

13-Nov-1848 grieved decease of father (CRD age 39)* Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 2nd-from-Surya

24-Nov-1859 published the seminal, controversial, scientific theoretical study On the Origin of Species * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-yuti-Rahu controversy * Mangala rules 3-publication

Shani mahadasha * age 54.1 until age 73.1

Budha Mahadasha * age 73.1 until decease age 73

19-Apr-1882 Lightbody Lift-off (CRD age 73) * Budha-Budha swabhukti * maraka Budha-rules-7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity




Darwin's watercolor of a Galapagos Mockingbird from the zoology notebooks of the Voyage of the Beagle

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the linking networked connecting rashi of Shani
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity * bright embodiment * intelligence for competition * focus on appearance * innovative genius * athletic entitlements * eye on personality * sparkling center of body-based vitality * father may be an icon-competitor-inventor
  • 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 = Robert Darwin = wealthy financier, active social mobility, busy physician-surgeon + scientific artifcat-collector * Surya-yuti-Budha * Budha-rules-8 surgery

Dad = a prominent specimen-collecting empirical scientist of the day * Surya-Kumbha science. Socially well-connected + attendee at scientific conventions, Dad specialized in the study of the Eye (Surya).

Dad = distinguished by his large physical size, being a remarkably tall + heavy-set man, much larger physically than average for his generation. Unusual appearance of father = Rahu-yuti-Mangala-9 ++ Rahu drishti into Surya

Dad = actively identified with scientific voluntary-associations (Kumbha) as had been CRD's paternal grandfather as well.

Budha rules-8 inheritance

Dad married the daughter of a regional industrialist CRD's mom was Susannah Wedgwood of potteries fame.

Having collected several inheritances, Dad's gainfulness conferred the social mobility (Kumbha) to enter the landed gentry of Middlesex.

The invested trusts of the inheritances eventually percolated down to CRD, who was able to raise his family, maintain his residences, write, and travel as needed without doing business or holding a job.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

* Harsha Yoga

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Uttara-azadha * comforted by bright visions * protectors of confident conviction * brilliant philosophy * wise patronage * political doctrines
  • Chandra in classroom-12 * comfort in dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * routine withdrawal from public life * accustomed to private prayer * settled into the rhythm of secluded enclosures * acculturated to Other Worlds * needs to feel the repeating pulse of imaginative inspiration * soothed by intuitive understanding * anchored into sanctuary environments * undulating sleep


Mom = Susannah Wedgewood Darwin = noted harpsichordist. Mom died (likely from stomach cancer) = CRD age-8.

POTUS-16 Emancipation 1809-1865 Abraham Lincoln born same day as CRD + AL's mom died AL's age 9


Chandra in classroom-12 rules 6 = Emotional imbalance and ailment

Darwin's health was afflicted by emotional exhaustion from overwork in servitude (6th) to his scientific work.

Typical of Chandra in classroom-12, CRD's comfort zone (Chandra) = research sanctuary environments ++ traveling in distant worlds (of mind or body).

CRD was seriously ill for most of his adult life. The premature death of his mother may have created a chronic grief narrative that perpetuated his numerous, painful digestive ailments (digestion, 6).

CRD was beset by repeating bouts of pain, infection, fever, aches + assorted symptoms. His suffering was often severe.


Yet, CRD always recovered due to Budha-1 randhresha providing a rejuvenating rebirth. The moment his vitality was sufficiently restored (8) to permit him to return to his research endeavors, CRD restarted his work (8).


  • yogakaraka uttama-Zukra
  • Harsha Yoga
  • nurturing, parenting features of 7th-from-Chandra.

CAREER = 10th-from-Chandra

Thula contains Rahu-yuti-Mangala-9 = the progressive, cultural-boundary-bending, thrilling, and - for many - threatening nature of his research-based theoretical (9) works

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Darwin's marriage was reportedly pleasant. Deprived of his mother too early, CRD needed a protective spouse (6) Observers noted that despite her own illnesses, Emma was naturally willing to take the nursing role.


  • bhava-6 = Karkata = nursing, caretaking
  • Harsha Yoga
  • bhava-6 owned + aspected by Chandra
  • super-chandra influenced ripusthana = relatives of the mother = 3rd-from-4th = Emma was CRD's maternal first-cousin

Typical of Chandra-12, CRD's wife Emma was often ill. Emma cared for her husband, herself, and her children in a constant struggle with disease. They had 10 children, although only five survived childhood.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala in bhava-9 rules 3-writing + 10-reputation

  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * creatively moving advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making * energized mediation * champion of fair contracts
  • Mangala in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * drive toward doctrine * champion of paradigmatic belief * pursuit of patronage * dynamic preaching * philosophy of conquest * aggressive or sexualized paternal energies * dominating military father-figures * challenging paternal behavior
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * thrill of muscular action * competitive ambition * passion to win * fascinating physicality * pretense of heroic championship * dynamic desires * forward thrust toward opportunity * forceful pursuit of privilege

Innovative, paradigm-challenging Kuja-yuti-Rahu occupies the career-defining 10th-from-Chandra

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Atmakaraka * publications

  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications * systematic pronouncements * articulation of social-scientific networks * descriptive inter-webbed definitions * diagrams the marketplace linkages * futuristic conversations * messages about communities * discusses economic transactions * explains large-scale social participation linkage * skilled weaving + knitting * hands-arms-shoulders make connective gestures
  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of body * bifurcated self-image * discusses physical appearance * describer of embodiment * explainer of tangible self * delivers instructions for self-characterization * articulation of communicative movement * animated gestures * talks about personality * details the two-sided identity.
  • 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

Budha-1 rules Arudha Lagna Mithunaya-5 = creative intelligence, children, publications


CRD's writings were hugely successful

  • Budha rules 5-celebrity publication.
  • His physiological anatomical geological scientific drawings were especially praised (5).
  • Bhava-3 writing ruled by ++ drishti from Rahu-yuti-Mangala-9

Yet, they also generated conflict due to unfair competition and a climate of accusations.

Budha-1 rules the emotionally motivated illness, injury, imbalanced 6th-from-Chandra = putrasthana Mithunaya-5

  • CRD with his wife Emma Wedgwood produced ten children, but only five survived. The loss of his eldest daughter at her age 10 brought CRD and Emma a terrible grief.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meena * much sleep * theoretical understanding * broad inner guidance * many imaginings * many dreams * intuitive beliefs * doctrine of esoteric understandings * expands the scope of contemplative awareness * multiple prayers * diverse visions
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard * many songs * many stories * extensive history * generous reserves * several genetic lines * many accumulated goods * numerous languages * expansive eyes * many voices * many valuations * extensive accounts * grows the family lineage * believes in historic conservation * patron of speech-and-song * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a keeper-collector-preserver
  • 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


For Kumbha nativities, Professor Guru ruler of 2-11 becomes a dhanakaraka.

for CRD, the fortunate combination of * uttama-Zukra-yuti-Guru-Meena in bhava-2 suggests a significantly affluent lineage. Darwin was born into an entreasured family, whose coffers increased during his lifetime. His father's largesse + CRD's own inheritance provided all necessary life and research expense.

CRD's family-paid items included a five-year data collection ship voyage, musical instruments, an estate with servants, and support for his ten children (five lived to adulthood). The next several family generations after CRD produced several notable scientists artists + musicians, as well as several degenerates.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra rules 4-foundations, childhood, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, credenda, beliefs

  • Zukra-Meena * uttama * appreciation of music * likes fantasy * often looks beautiful * visions of harmony * attracted to dreamy artists * intuitively balanced designs * sensual feet * pleasures of imagination * enjoys symbolic clairsentience * contemplative aesthetic
  • Zukra-2 * swabhava * 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
  • 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

Atmakaraka uttama-Zukra rules 4-home, foundations, schooling ++ 9-father, doctrine, theory


Darwin had 99 problems, but money was not one of them. CRD's parents' affluence derived from their inheritances, particularly his mother's inheritance of the Wedgwood Potteries fortune. His dad 's investments added further value. When his mom died prematurely, his dad inherited his mother's estate. When dad deceased, CRD inherited enough to support himself and his family.

His family's wealth meant that CRD had more freedom to pursue his scientific interests than nearly any other young man in his generation. Yet, he was so serious-minded that he did not squander a shilling of their largesse.


Darwin loved music. He developed a theory of the origins of Music as a foundational step in the human mating process. His wife Emma (uttama-Zukra) was an accomplished pianist.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

lagnesha for Kumbha radical lagna

  • Shani-Vrizchika * heavy old secrets * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * burdened by responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the flow of occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * must endure vital energy compression * 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 * lawful discovery despite scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-10 (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious responsibilities * must govern the old order * must maintain dignity of reputation * cautious, conventional leadership style * tension in social-authority roles * chronic weighty executive duties * heavy decision-making portfolio * sustains the conventional hierarchies * oppressed by lack of freedom to choose social policies * resistance to new rules * intolerance toward unconventional leaders * leadership fatigue * Shani-10 supports socially-approved, rigidly dutiful lawgiver-roles such as president, premier, principal, director, company boss, governor, mayor

vyayapathi = research

Shani in Bhava-10 occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra.

From Chandra-Makara-Draco lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  • the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  • the emotional authenticity of in-the-body feelings represented by sensitive, receptive, absorptive Chandrana

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

  • Rahu-Thula-Vanika * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * unconventional arrangements * marvelous deals * exciting culturally-mixed partnerships * may be obsessed with match-making * mirage of deal-making * extraordinary terms of agreement * graciously boundary-breeching alliances * pleasantly ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of negotiating equity-assurance * seeks privilege via adviser-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Extraordinary father-figure, ambitious professors and holy teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Surreptitious attempt to appear as a global, humanistic, ideologically-framed agent of understanding. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).
  • Rahu-yuti-Mangala * amplified competition * magnified championship * exotic pursuits * tricky innovation * opportunistic brother-warriors * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of dynamic energy * hypnotic attack * passion for engines * craves hot movement * invasive force of cross-cultural mixing

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, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * eccentric communications * disinterested in daily chat * writes on foggy abstract topics * dissolves messaging boundaries * committee-work fatigue * wandering discussions * can handle esoteric information * irrelevance of normal mental narrative * abandons management tasks * dismisses the standard explanations * walks away from conventional discourse * unless other graha in 3, may prefer to live free from younger siblings

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