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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

dematerialization 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 Jyotishavidya

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 * Shata-takara * Tabernacles

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* 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 Their work often overturns an outdated social paradigm of scientific theory or religious belief.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 Sadachbia-Varuna

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."



Darwin in Childhood


Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha bhukti

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 vyaya-pati = research

Chandra Mahadasha * age 3.1 until age 13.1

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

Mangala Mahadasha * age 13.1 until age 20.1

Oct-1825 (CRD age 16) 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 (CRD age 19) 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 (CRD age 22) earned Bachelor diploma from University of Cambridge * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

27-Dec-1831 (CRD age 22) start the famed five-year circumnavigating specimen-collecting voyage of the ship Beagle * Rahu-Guru bhukti* Guru rules 11-goals, achievements

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

1839 p (CRD age 29) ublished 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 (CRD age 31) 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 (CRD age 39) grieved decease of father * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru rules 2nd-from-Surya

24-Nov-1859 (CRD age 50) published the seminal, controversial, scientific theoretical study On the Origin of Species * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-yuti-Rahu controversy about theory (9) * 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 (CRD age 73) dematerialization * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Surya-yuti-Budha maraka Surya-rules-7



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

DarwinCharles_1854.jpgDistinctive Features of the Nativity

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

  • 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 * genius for innovative self-expression * 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 artifact-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.

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 with servants, write, ponder, and travel as needed without ever  doing business or holding a job.

Chandra * matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

* Harsha Yoga

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by hierarchy * sensitive to class-status * needs ritual ordering
  • Chandra in Uttarazadha-Vaizva * soothed by bright visions * protectors of confident conviction * needs intelligent inspiration
  • Chandra in classroom-12 * draws comfort from dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * rhythmic withdrawal from visibility * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored into sanctuary environments * comfortable with research * 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
  • Chandra influenced ripusthana = relatives of the mother = 3rd-from-4th = Emma was CRD's maternal first-cousin
  • Although CRD and his fertile, beloved wife were said to have enjoyed an affectionate partnership, Emma was constantly sick (6)

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 (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)

  • Mangala-Thula * 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-9 * drive toward doctrine * champion of paradigmatic belief * pursuit of patronage * dynamic preaching * philosophy of conquest * aggressive or sexualized paternal energies * dominating military father-figures * growth-challenging paternal behavior
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * thrill of muscular action * competitive ambition * passion to win * fascinating physicality * compulsive drive toward heroic battle * dynamic desires * champion of culture-clash * forward thrust toward opportunity * forceful pursuit of privilege


Mangala in bhava-9 rules

  • 3-writing
  •  10-reputation -- contains responsible, dignified , exploratory Shani-Vrizchika

Innovative, paradigm-challenging Kuja-yuti-Rahu-9 occupies the career-defining 10th-from-Chandra

Budha * jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

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 social participation linkage * large-scale logic * skilled weaving * deft 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 * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures


Whenever the randhresha occupies bhava-1, the native intends to serve as a an agent of social change. Kumbha-Budha makes that change in the realm of science (Kumbha)

Budha in bhava-1 rules

  • Arudha Lagna Mithunaya-5 = creative intelligence, children, publications
  • bhava-8 revolutionary cycles, transformative upheaval, radical change


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

  • Guru-Meena * much sleep * theoretical understanding * broad inner guidance * optimistic imaginings * inspirational dreams * intuitive beliefs * doctrine of esoteric understandings * expands the scope of contemplative awareness * multiple prayers * permission to envision
  • 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 * optimistic heritage * 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 * blossoming treasures * expansion of art * inspirational 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 * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)

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 * envisions harmony * prefers an imaginative partner * attracted to dreamy artists * intuitively balanced designs * sensual feet * bargains for sanctuary * enjoys symbolic clairsentience * contemplative aesthetic
  • Zukra-2 * svabhava * 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 * prefers relationships with generous partners


 uttama-Zukra rules

  • 4-home, foundations, schooling
  •  9-father, doctrine, dogma, credenda, theory, paradigm of belief


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 gave CRD 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 (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)

lagnesha for Kumbha rashi

  • Shani-Vrizchika * heavy old secrets * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * burdened by 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
  • Shani in Bhava-10 (beneficial placement) * steady time-structured leadership responsibilities * must govern the old order * maintains dignified reputation * cautiously conventional leadership style * burdensome 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 * elders maintain high ranking duties


vyaya-pati = 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 (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • Rahu-Thula * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching advocacy * unconventional arrangements * marvelous deals * mixed-measure balance * may be obsessed with match-making * mirage of deal-making * extraordinary terms of agreement * gracious non-customary alliances * 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 preaching * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous guidance * thrilling theory * dazzling dharma * outsider who cleverly insinuates into patriarchal roles * seeks importance via sacred teachings * fantastic philosophy * compulsive catechesis * zealous proselytism * intriguing ideology * ambitious father-figures * extraordinary professors * barrier-breeching guru-figures * culturally-mixed worldview * poseur of high catechism * shimmering illusion of sangha * fabulous faith community * surreptitious appropriation of priesthood * may appear as a wisdom-purveyor * smoky specter of principled understanding * extravagant globalism * trespasses cultural boundaries of patronage * fabulous fatherhood * opportunistic third marriage (if any) * social mobility via paradigms of belief
  • 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 (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Meza * physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * unconventional athletics * 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 * 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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