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Banner of the Holy Roman Empire, 1400-1806 CE

writer of

  • Astronomia Nova

  • Harmonice Mundi

  • Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae.

formulated Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

Intellectual Descendants

Kepler's writings on celestial mechanics provided the foundation for the scientific theories of

"I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses."


Johannes Kepler in 1610 Ce [age 39]




Professor of Mathematics

Johannes Kepler

Earth-birth Thursday-27-Dec-1571

dematerialization 15-Nov-1630 [age 59]





natural philosopher


Johannes Kepler

birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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- adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Public-Figure Examples

Hasta - Savitri



For Hasta births of a masculine valence, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, habitual, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Soma-ruled paradigm of Pundarikaksa, mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment, and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.

Throughout life, whatever their travels for safety or financial need, Hasta-born remain profoundly patriotic toward their homeland and anchored in familiar domestic routines.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Corvus. Their purpose= making secure nests to soothe, protect, and nourish the workers.

Careful handling

Savitra-born fellows are often found in handcraft trades, home-building and real-estate, in caretaking and protective roles, or in specialties of nourishment, sheltering, schoolteaching, policing, or local safety. Their purpose is supporting the local welfare. Typically masculine births in Hasta indicate a comfortable, grounded focus into the home realms including parenting, gardening, and environmental care.

All four pada occur within Kanya rashi. Athram-born express the tension between the handy busy-ness of mental, commercial Budha versus the emotionally based, calming routines of non-verbal Chandra.

Known for their skillful handwork, Hasta are found in service professions where daily communications and family-style conversations are engaged in a routine of protective, sustaining care.

Hasta chaps are socially reliable and available emotionally due to Chandra influence. This nice combination wins them many friends and long-term business customers. Hasta are specialists in customer care. Once they have established a relationship whether personal or professional, the Athram-born values consistency and loyalty.

Generally not risk-takers unless Rahu is prominent in the nativity. Hasta fellows tend to be engaged parents, restaurateurs, home builders, social workers, home health nurses, protection officers, schoolteachers, and supervisors of caretaking operations. Although their own family usually comes first, Hasta are concerned with the well-being of their complete natural and social environment.

Themes of manufacturing and handcraft, stability and security, local business, housing and shelter, household and homestead, fishing and farming, nourishment, and protective service may contextualize Hasta's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Hasta - Savitra

Themes of clairsentient vision, personal certainty, and prophecy may contextualize Ishwara's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Uttarāṣāḍha .

    QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 83

    " ...clever, witty, and entertaining.

    They like social contacts

    • and are particularly fond of the company of the opposite sex.

    When in trouble, go to a Hasta person

    but do not try to pull the wool over their eyes,

    • as they are extremely clever

    • and will see through any deceit

    they are very likable and are good company,

    • but never very attractive physically ."

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Johannes Kepler c. 1650, from the Ngerman Collection


1450-1750 CE History of Science [selected orientation events]

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age birth until age 1.8]

27-Dec-1571 Earthbirth in Free Imperial City of Weil der Stadt, Holy Roman Empire [Weil, Swabia] * Chandra-Shukra bhukti

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 1.8 until age 8.8]

1578 [JK age 6] after years of in-and-out, Dad, a mercenary soldier, permanently leaves the home containing JK, mom, and siblings * Mangala-Ketu bhukti

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 8.8 until age 26.8]

1587 [JK age 16] enrolls as an undergraduate student in the University of Tubingen * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 5-studenthood

11-Aug-1591 [JK age 20] having passed the final exams, JK earns bachelor's diploma from University of Tubingen * Rahu-Budha bhukti * lagnesha-karmesha Budha diploma

Apr-1594 [JK age 23] moves to Graz, Austria, to begin teaching Mathematics and Astronomy. During six years at the school, JK publishes copious planetary data * Rahu-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules 9-professor

09-Jul-1595 [JK age 24] gripped by a blinding insight about the progression of the Platonic Solids in defining planetary orbits - the seminal genius of his career - Rahu-Surya bhukti * blinding atmakaraka Surya rules 12-clairsentient experience

1596 [JK age 25] the celebrated, widely-read astronomical work Mysterium cosmographicum is published, cementing JK's intellectual reputation * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules Rahu-11 over-reaching opinions, economic gain

27-Apr-1597 [JK age 26] consecration of marriage-1-of-2 with twice-widowed mother, Barbara Muelleck * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules Karkata Svamsha * samchara R-K Meena-Kanya contact Kanya lagna

[approx] 1598 [JK age 27] birth of two children during the first year of marriage. Both died in infancy * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

[Guru Mahadasha] [age 26.8 until age 42.8]

1600 [JK age 29] takes new job in Prague, as assistant to renowned astronomer Tycho Brahe, the court astrologer to Rudolph II . * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru rules 4-security + 7 core relationships

24-Oct-1601 [JK age 30] Tycho Brahe suddenly dies. JK takes Brahe's top job + inherits all of Brahe's invaluable, precisely written observatory records [2]. With job security, the next 11 years will be the most productive of JK's scientific life. * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rogesha dissolution of partnership + Shani rules 5-entitlement, creativity

1602 [JK age 31] celebrated, widely-read publication of Tycho Brahe's collected works Astronomiae instauratae progymnasmata [1601-1602] * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rogesha dissolution of partnership + Shani rules 5-entitlement, creativity

1609 [JK age 38] publication of controversial Astronomia Nova which details the elliptical orbit of the planets * Guru-Surya bhukti * [Surya-yuti-Budha] publications, Budha karmesha reputation

03-Jul-1611 [JK age 40] grieved the decease of lifepartner-1 Barbara Muelleck, from cholera * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-1 rules 2nd-from-7 = 8-widowhood

1611 [JK age 40] Rudolph-II is forced to abdicate, abandoning his entire staff of court employees * Guru-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-1 rules 8, sudden unexpected changes

1612 [JK age 41] Kepler takes a new astronomer job in Linz * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

30-Oct-1613 [JK age 42] [SR age 24] consecration of marriage-2-of-2 with Susanna Reuttinger. An orphan [Ketu] SR has no assets, but the union is peaceful. * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha ++ R-K gochara Mesha-Tula contact Shani-Tula-2 = 2nd-marriage necessity

[Shani Mahadasha] [age 42.8 until decease age 59]

1615 [JK age 44] his mother, Katharina Guldermann. an herbalist and healer, is accused of witchcraft * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani rogesha accusations


50,000 people, very predominantly Feminine Nativities, are estimated to have been tortured-and-executed for accusation of witchcraft, between 1500 and 1700 in Europe [Orion]


1618 [JK age 47] publication of Harmonice Mundi . JK's // Third Law of Planetary Motion // would later enable Isaac Newton to describe the mathematics of gravity * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha publication

1620 [JK age 49] [mom's age 74] JK's mother Katharina is imprisoned 14 mos. for the crime of witchcraft. Mom is threated with torture, but she will not confess to any wrongdoing. JK abandons his scientific work in order to mount her legal defense * Shani-Ketu bhukti * Ketu unsubstantiated claims, abrupt loss of focus

13-Apr-1622 [JK age 51] grieved the decease of his mother, following her release from prison * Shani-Shukra bhukti * [Shukra-yuti-Ketu]

15-Nov-1630 [JK age 59] liberation from the Earthen-body in Regensberg, Bavaria, while on a journey to collect money * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive features of the nativity

[Sparkling Surya]

pitri-karaka [father] * jyoti-karaka [light]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[doctrinal-optimistic Uttarāṣāḍha-1] [navamsha Surya-Dhanus] intuitively confident ideological dogmatic displaying preaching believing certitude

[Atmakaraka entitlement, confidence, intellect, politics, central roles, admiration, creativity, display]


  • [Surya-Dhanus] Aditya - the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati

  • [Surya in bhava-4] center of root routines * brightens the patriarchal folkways * intelligence for housing * focus on farming * smart gardens * dramatic transportation * ethnic entitlements * political parenting * Stable confidence * attention on foundational infrastructure * eye on security * sparkling center of the patriotic-drama * father may be a schoolteacher-landowner-patriot

  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] confidently conversational * brightly explaining 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


self-reflexively parenting, bright patriotism, regal style of defense, domestic intelligence, radiantly protective, politically localized, splendidly environmentalist [Surya in bhava-4] rules

  • 12 enclosures, the bed, fantasies, privacy, interior spiritual guidance, clandestine undertakings, intuitive awareness, non-linear conceptual undertanding, concealment, seclusion, invisibility, dissolved identity, meditation, contemplation, dreamworlds, astral plane, imaginary scenarios, sanctuary sleep, distant lands, health of the avowed partner



Dad = Heinrich Kepler = a mercenary soldier who earned from fighting in various European wars.

[Surya in bhava-4] defense intakes drishti from Mangala-1 and Shani-2.

Dad would have been an energetic [Kuja drishti] disciplined [Shani drishti] self-confident world-traveler [Dhanus]

However, to his son JK, Dad would have normally been invisible [retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[Surya in bhava-4] occupies mysterious-revolutionary 8th-from-Chandra

Vyayapati Surya is confident in research study

[Comfortable Chandra]

matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]


[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Parthya indriya-lagna]

[Dhanayoga ruler of 11 occupies 11th-from-11] [profits from mother's beliefs, and from rhythmic understanding]


[rhythmic-algorithmic Rohiṇī-4] [mūlatrikoṇa] [navamsha Chandra-Karkata] intuitively sensitive flowing protective caretaking

  • [Chandra-Urisha] comforted by precious values * settled into rhythmic gathering * needs luxury

  • [Chandra in Rohiṇī - Aldebaran] needs lavish appreciation * protectors of luxurious domiciles * soothed by sensuality

  • [Chandra in classroom-9] comfortable with paradigmatic belief * emotionally attuned to sacred doctrine * accustomed to priesthood * maternal piety * soothed by globalist perspective * sentimentally righteous holiness * feels the pulse of preaching * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * needs a familiar catechism * protective patrons * habitually seeks guidance * your mother believes in you * settled into philosophical habits * undulating convictions * mother may be devout, philosophical, a disciple, a proselyte


sensitively theorizing, protectively guiding, routinely preaching, parentally philosophizing, rhythmically indoctrinating, customary beliefs, predictably dogmatic, culturally ethnoreligious, emotionally patronizing, needs to be righteous [Chandra in classroom-9] rules

  • 11-fruitful revenues, interconnected income, profits, material achievement, social networking, friendships, community linkage, fan-clubs, mass participation gatherings, collectivism, marketplace gridworks, distribution, association, populism, economic systems, fundraising, gains-and-goals, awards for work accomplished, health of the enemies


  • folk-reputation 10th-from-Chandra = systematic, community-connected, profitable service-ministry, medication, logical argument Kumbha-6] medical science ??




[Guru in bhava-4] rules

  • 1-personality, identity, physical kinesis, style of movement, embodiment, unique individual appearance
  • 4-patriotism, localism, household routines, cultural foundations, schooling, ethnicity, ethnoreligion, ancestry, territorial defense, environmentalism, security, protection, housing, farming, roots in the land


authoritative, energeticly recognizable, commanding, iconicly active [Mangala in bhava-10] rules

  • 5-dramatic portrayal, brilliance, entitlement, theatre, celebrity, genius, games, romance, children
  • 12-isolation, imagination, distance, remote locations, bedroom, iconceptual thought, research, interior guidance, hallucination, private prayer, retreat


[Collapsing Ketu]

kavandha-karaka [headless] * chidra-karaka [gaping] * vasana-karaka [vacuum]

[for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

[scattered hierarchical intelligence]

[disengaged witness to institutional politics]

[liberated from displays of rank]

[disregard for the drama of empty status]


[financial-remembering Śrāvaṇa-2] [navamsha Ketu-Urisha] intuitively dispersing acquired collected traditional valued treasures


  • [Ketu-Makara-Draco] formally dissociates from strict regulations * dissolves caste hierarchy * meaningless rules * vacuous laws * walks away from social authority positions * severance from executive roles * not limited by public protocol * normalized martyrdom * ignores conventional structure * disregards class barriers * releases a cold blue cloud of institutional order into the misty abyss

  • [Ketu in classroom-5] ambivalent toward ceremony * disoriented offspring * wandering eldest child * demonstrates dramatic confidence in non-existent things * apathetic toward intellectual authenticity * ungrounded speculation * disregards standard intelligence * eccentric creativity * incoherent romantic ideals * disinterested in games * liberation via surrender of entitlements * unless other graha in 5 or Ketu's ruler is strong, may prefer to live free from children

  • [Ketu-yuti-Shukra] unsatisfied * unsustainable arrangements * invalid promises * broken bargains * dissolved contracts * beautiful injustice * sweetly unfulfilled vows * fragmented negotiations * nicely abandoned alliances * absence of equity * apathetic brokerage * peculiar music * distrust * pleasantly empty relationships * liberating release of vows * for husbandly nativities, may dissolve-or-disconnect the wifely-figures.



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