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formulated Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion

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

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


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 Their work often overturns an outdated social paradigm of scientific theory or religious belief.

Like all Kumbha-born, their wealth expands via globalist, philosophical Brihaspati.

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."


Johannes Kepler c. 1650, from the Ngerman Collection

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 7.2

27-Dec-1571 Earthbirth in Weil, Swabia * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 7.2 until age 14.2

Rahu Mahadasha * age 14.2 until age 32.2

1591 earns bachelor's diploma from University of Tubingen * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha, Shani-9 university, Shani parivartamsha Shukra-rules-4 diploma

April 1594 moves to Graz, Austria, to take the Mathematician position * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha 5 scholarship + 8 identity change

09-Jul-1595 gripped by a blinding insight about the progression of the Platonic Solids in defining planetary orbits - the seminal genius of his career * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha 5 scholarship + 8 initiation

1596 publication of Mysterium cosmographicum * Rahu-Budha bhukti

27-Apr-1597 exchange the vows of marriage-1 with Barbara Muelleck * Rahu-Ketu bhukti * Ketu provides effect of Shukra due to Shukra-yuti-Ketu * samchara R-K Meena-Kanya contact Meena Svamsha

(approx) 1598 celebrated the birth of child-1 (died in infancy) * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

1600 takes new job as assistant to Tycho Brahe, the court astrologer to Rudolph II in Prague.

1601 Tycho Brahe dies. JK takes the top job + inherits all of Brahe's invaluable, precisely written observatory records

1602 publication of Tycho Brahe's collected works Astronomiae instauratae progymnasmata (1601-1602) *

Guru Mahadasha * age 32.2 until age 48.2

1609 (JK age 38) publication of controversial Astronomia Nova which details the elliptical orbit of the planets * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha publications, Budha activates 5-scholarship

1611 (JK age 40) grieved the decease of life-partner-1 Barbara Muelleck from cholera * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu dissolution, severance of Earthly bonds

1611 (JK age 40) Rudolph abdicates, abandoning his staff * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu abandonment

1612 (JK age 41) Kepler takes a new astronomer job in Linz * Guru-Shukra * Shukra yogakaraka rules 4-security + 9 theory

30-Oct-1613 (JK age 42) following the decease of his first wife during the preceding Ketu bhukti, JK celebrated marriage-2-of-2 * Guru-Shukra bhukti Guru-Shukra bhukti * R-K gochara Mesha-Tula

1615 (JK age 44) herbalist mother Katharina accused of witchcraft * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates 6-accusations, litigation

1618 (JK age 47) publication of Harmonice Mundi * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 48.2 until decease age 59

1620 (JK age 49) herbalist mother Katharina imprisoned 14 mos. for witchcraft, threated with torture but she will not confess * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani in [6th-from-Chandra]* accusations and mistreatment for Mother, Kepler's [uchcha] Shani-9 social justice parivartamsha Shukra-12 prison. He gives the defense argument (6) for his mother, who is exonerated.

  • 50,000 people, very predominantly Feminine Nativities, are estimated to have been executed as witches between 1500 and 1700 in Europe (Orion)

13-Apr-1622 (JK age 51) grieved the decease of his mother following her release from prison = Katharina Guldermann. an herbalist and healer, who was accused of witchcraft * Shani-Shani svabhukti

15-Nov-1630 (JK age 59) dematerialization in Regensberg, Bavaria, while on a journey to his home * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the nativity


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

[bright center of doctrinal community]

[intelligence focused in scientific theory]



[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-11] center of community * genius for associative systems * radiates through the gridwork * entitled to work-and-earn * network intelligence * focus on interlinked ecologies * uniquely creative marketplace revenues * exemplifies knotting-netting-knitting connectivity * distributed light * eye on friendships * celebrated by crowds * sparkling center of social-economic drama * father may be an earner-socialite-organizer
  • [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 = Heinrich Kepler = a mercenary soldier.

Surya accepts incoming drishti fro both Mangala and Shani. Challenges with the father, a military professional, a mercenary soldier who abandoned the family when Kepler was about five years old. [Surya-yuti-Budha] -randhresha


matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)




[inimical-accusing rogesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[10th-from-Chandra = massive-systems Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[karaka bhavo nashto = rogesha uchcha dik-bala = too much mother]

[comforted by stable habitual asset hoards]

[culturally sensitive to precious values storage]

[needs to sense the luxurious pulse of steady resource accrual]

[protector of the ancestral wealth-preserving folkways]

[emotionally aligned to conflicted financial rhythms]

[environmentalist feelings attuned to earthly nourishing plant deva]

[anchoring but ill mother may be an knowledgable schoolteacher-householder-local medicinary]


[Rohini-2] = [navamsha-Chandra-Urisha] [mūlatrikoṇa double-Urisha vargottamsha]

  • [Chandra-Urisha] comforted by precious values * settled into rhythmic gathering * needs luxury
  • [Chandra in Rohini-Aldebaran] needs lavish appreciation * protectors of luxurious domiciles * soothed by sensuality
  • [Chandra in classroom-4] comfort in familiar routines * calmed by caretaking * seeks continuous oscillating motion * sensitive to ethnic folkways * contented by recurrent rituals * soothed by customary habits * tranquilized by rhythmic waves * needs pulsation * nurtured by gardening * follows local pathways * feels rooted into the land * settled into home-keeping * undulating patriotism * mother may be a farmer, fisher, builder, schoolteacher, border-defender


Chandra uchcha vargottamsha = strong connection to a medically gifted, emotionally conflicted, scapegoated mother

Yogakaraka Shukra-12 rules both matri-4 and pitri-9, representing Kepler's parents. It is a complex situation with some great strengths and some colossal weaknesses.Shukra-yuti-Ketu * Shukra-12 parivartamsha Shani-9-[uchcha] * When ruler of 9 occupies 12 Typically, the father "disappears". Kepler's father did abandon the family when Johannes was five years old. Yet Surya-11 yuti Budha suggests that dad continued to send money (11 funding).

[Chandra-4-uchcha] [dik-bala] [mūlatrikoṇa] vargottamsha marks his mother as an extraordinary person, but she too is distanced (indeed imprisoned) by Shukra-yuti-Ketu-12.

Rahu-6 achieves His social mobility via complaints and accusations. Kepler often complained about his negligent parents; however, the nativity shows that both mom and dad made some useful contributions to his character and success.


Mom = Katharina Guldenmann was an innkeeper's daughter, local midwife, herbalist, and healer (Chandra activates 6-medicine). She was accused of witchcraft by a jealous woman in the village, and jailed in brutal conditions (6/12) during her elder years.

  • Mom was herself the daughter of an innkeeper.
  • According to the rough customs of the tavern economy, she would have been expected by her father the owner to provide comfort to his well-paying guests.

Yet Chandra-4 [uchcha] [dik-bala] [vargottamsha] rules ambitious, litigious Rahu-6

  • despite the earthy situation of his mother's life she pushed JK far into world via a combination of grounded intuition (Chandra-4) and passionate argumentation (Rahu-6) both legal and scientific.

Chandra Mahadasha (birth until 7.2) + Chandra aripathi activates 6-diease

a sickly child and he was mainly raised by his maternal grandmother.

Chandra rogesha * Chandra uchcha * Rahu-6-Karkata

Kepler suffered difficulties in childhood although he also received a strong educational foundation. Bandesha Shukra occupies 12 with Ketu However, Shukra parivartamsha [uchcha] Shani AND Shukra yogakaraka. It is likely that with Rahu-6 Kepler had a passion for complaining; However, the actual circumstances of his childhood and foundational schooling were supportive enough to facilitate a legendary scientific and literary career.

He was a sickly child with a hand crippled by smallpox. During his childhood he was shunted between various homes, neglected overall, living some time with his grandparents and some in school dormitories. His father was a mercenary soldier and his mother . Yet Chandra enjoys [uchcha] amsha and Rahu-6 enjoys the best location (6) for litigious, argumentative passions. Via arguments and legal challenges, Kepler rose to social distinction as Imperial Mathematician and his theories of planetary movement involving the mathematical use of Platonic Solids gained international celebrity (which they retain even today).

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


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

  • [Mangala-Kanya] * penetrating logic * proactive helping * thrust toward service * energetic assistance to the needy * pushy complaints * (potentially) vindictive * champion of litigious accusation * military planning * aggressive indictments * investigative journalism * medical treatment interventions
  • [Mangala in bhava-8] [svabhava] drive toward discovery * pursuit of rebirth * revolutionary dynamics * aggressive approach to emergency events * energetic transformations * urge to dig-drill -dive-excavate-plumb-explode-explore * vigorous revelations * explosive eruptions * unexpected force * pushes through camouflage * mysterious conquests * pro-active rejuvenating surgeries


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

  • [Budha-Dhanus] priestly communications * theoretical discourse * inspirational conversations * articulation of sacred beliefs * doctrinal pronouncements * sends messages about broad worldview * descriptive philosophical understanding * specifically defined interpretive principles * explains the indoctrination procedure * expertly detailed sermons * ideological programming * hands-arms-shoulders send preaching gestures, defined principles, masking, expertly detailed sermons
  • [Budha in bhava-11] narrative of information systems * describes ecological gridwork * calculates economic profit * reports on revenues * describes distributive networks * talks about social participation * sibling-type friendships * conversations about voluntary connections * announces achievements * delivers interlinking instructions * discussion in large assemblies * defines the webworks of community
  • [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


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 oratory * large 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, husbandly-companion may be a keeper-collector-preserver

Dhanayoga via Guru-2

Meena-Guru-2 activates 11, creating a significant dhana-yoga. Kepler was able to earn well via patronage of the Austrian court. JK's numerous scientific publications earned some profit as well. He owned large databases (Brahe's legacy and his own records, 2) and rental properties too ([uchcha] CHandra-4). Kepler was on his way to collect a debt in bad weather when he died (age 59, Guru maraka activates-2).


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

[Yogakaraka dharmesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

Yogakaraka bandhesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[Shani-9 parivartamsha Shukra-12]


  • [Shukra-Makara-Draco] appreciation of authoritative status * likes architectural structure * attracted to officials * conducts lawful negotiations * beautiful bones * enjoys social position * class-conscious aesthetic * pleased by social regulation * hierarchical arrangements * prefers an orderly partner
  • [Shukra-12] seeks imaginative pleasure * private sensuality * values spiritually guided partnership *, intuitive feminine-figures * agreeable sleep * visions of harmony and beauty * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * appreciation of distant lands * seeks interior balance
  • [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] sweetened surrender * gracious abandonment * attracts vacuous feminine-figures * appreciation for fair terms of dissolution * disoriented negotiations * unconcerned with conventional beauty * empty contracts * apathetic arrangements * impermanent agreements * prefers relationships with spiritual partners



Research inquiry (12) conducted largely at night (12) much abetted by figures of patronage (9, Rudolph-II of Prague, Kepler's long-time patron; but also Tycho Brahe briefly)


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


[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[balanced contractual orthodoxy]

[maintains the doctrinal law]

[persistently bargaining father]

[Shani-9 parivartamsha Shukra-12]

  • [Shani-Tula] overburdened agreements * restricted leverage * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * structural compression upon kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * must form socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * mandatory fairness * must normalize social justice * unyielding obligatory diplomacy * must advocate for equity * exchanges must be lawful * must continue conventional negotiations * scarce trading resources * maintainer of old bargains
  • [Shani in Bhava-9] slow time-structured worldview * must maintain the patriarchal faith * imposes the old convictions * delayed understanding * punitive ideologies * cautiously conventional professors * judgmental father * conservative religious hierarchy * global scale of responsibilities * heavy doctrinal pressures * blocks new viewpoints * preacher's fatigue * intolerance for sacerdotal innovation * pragmatic time-tested principles * materialistic paradigm of belief * rigidly dutiful guidance * elders preserve strict sacred rules


Research (12) much abetted by patronage (9)


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

  • [Rahu-Karkata] shimmering illusion of security * craving for customary rhythms * risky policing * ambitious home-building * mask of ancestral belonging * extravagant loyalty to the homeland * tantalizing defenses * over-reaching patriotism * fabulous farms * exceptional fisheries * grandiose gardens *passion for oceans * fascinating ethnic routines * marvelous localities * intriguing owned-stewarded properties * extraordinary cetaceans * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of caretaking * seeks privilege via protective roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-6] [beneficial placement] passion for conflict-and-remedies * in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via unfair environments * glamorous ministries of service * unusual servants * exotic arguments * thrilling accusations * medications for miseries * fascinating injustices * outsider who cleverly insinuates into military-medical-ministry roles * craves disagreement * fascinating mistreatments * desires an important role in litigation * exciting injuries * opportunistic warfare * mesmerizing slaveries * marvelous assistance to the disadvantaged * seeks self-promotion via betrayal * may pose as a problem-solver * wears the mask of a laborer * appears as a helpful relative of the mother's people


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

  • [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  * ignores conventional structure * disregards class barriers * releases a cold blue cloud of institutional order into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-12] [beneficial] eccentric research * limitless imagination * scattered intuitive insights * ambivalent toward foreigners * peculiar paternal grandmother * blurs fantasy boundaries * unstructured meditations * passive isolation * foggy clairsentience * releases invisibility * dissolves privacy * abandons the veil between perceptual worlds * ignores imprisonment * unless other graha in 12, may prefer to live free from father's mother + mother's father
  • [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.


JKs first wife Barbara Muelleck was already twice widowed before her union with JK. She died in the same year (Ketu bhukti) that JK's patron Rudolph of Prague abdicated [Ketu] forcing JKr to move his surviving children to a new town, search for a new wife, and hunt for a new job. Wife-1 is represented by the Ketu part of JK's Shukra-yuti-Ketu yoga.

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