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Isaac Newton in 1689, age 46, painted by Godfrey Kneller


1696-1727 * Warden and Master of the Royal Mint

1689–90 + 1701–02 * Member of Parliament for the University of Cambridge

1669 * Professor of Mathematics

1667 * Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge

Academic Philosopher on topics of

Theoretical Physics * Mathematics * Optics * Alchemy * inter alia

Isaac Newton

Earth-birth Sunday-04-Jan-1643

dematerialization 31-Mar-1727 (age 84)


Physicist, philosopher, mathematician, Warden of the Mint * 1642-1726 * Sir Isaac Newton

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

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 Their work often overturns an outdated social paradigm of scientific theory or religious belief.

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."


Sir Godfrey Kneller, Sir Isaac Newton, painted in 1723

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


c. 1800 etching by John Vanderbank from The National Library of Wales collection. Based on a 1725 portrait in the collection of the Royal Society.

Recommended Jyotisha-ratana for Kumbha nativities

  1. Hira = diamond for yogakaraka bandesha-4 Zukra owned properties, homes-vehicles-estate + Dharmesha-9 dharma, doctrine, wisdom, global humanism
  2. Panna = emerald for Budha Parya vidyapathi-5 creativity, politics, children + randhresha-8 confidential information, hidden assets
  3. Nilamani = blue sapphire for Shani lagnesha vitality + vyayapathi-12 intuitive guidance, private prayer, sanctuary

Rahu Mahadasha

Oct-1642 grieved the decease of his father (prenatal)

04-Jan-1643 Earth-birth in Woolsthrope Manor, Lincolnshire, England * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya atmakaraka * Rahu-8 discoveries

Guru Mahadasha

1648 (IN age 3) Mother remarries and she abandons Newton to the care of his grandmother * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules-12 invisibility, withdrawal

1655 (IN age 12) reunited with mother *Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra bandesha-4 home

Shani Mahadasha

1661 enrolled Trinity College Cambridge * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani lagnesha

1665 Great Plague ravages Europe; Cambridge University is forced to close * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules-8 sudden unexpected changes

1667 university re-opens

1669 earns Master of Arts diploma, assumes professorship with Chair * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules-4 completion of schooling

1678 nervous breakdown * Shani-Guru bhukti

1679 grieved the decease of mother ( IN age 36) * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru matrimaraka 7th-from-Chandra

Budha Mahadasha

1687 publication of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica often cited as the single most influential book in English on the topic of terrestrial physics. * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya yuvatipathi-7 atmakaraka career reputation

1689 elected to Parliament representing Cambridge * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Mangala karmesha-10 governance * Mangala in bhava-3 meetings, cohort

1693 (IN age 50) second severe nervous breakdown after collapse of romantic relationship with a young Dutch scientist * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules

1696 obtains a long-sought government position as Warden of the Mint * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha ** and Ketu has finally matured

Ketu Mahadasha

1699 (age 56) through family connections, obtains the rank of Master of the Mint * Ketu-Surya bhukti * Surya rules-7 career * Surya atmakaraka

Zukra Mahadasha

1704-1724 Zukra Mahadasha = overall a period of financial well-being and professional respect internationally recognized as the premier physicist, and possessed of substantial treasury via investment of income from the karmesha Zukra-defined elite Mint position

1705 (age 62) knighted by Queen Anne * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * yogakaraka bandesha-4 + Dharmesha-9 Zukra

1711 (age 67) Newton launched a bitter attack against his adversary Gottlieb Leibniz regarding who indeed had invented the calculus.* Zukra-Mangala bhukti , Mangala rules 6th-from-Chandra ++ Mangala-Mesha occupies 6th-from-10th reputation +++ samchara Rahu-Ketu return to radical axis.

Surya Mahadasha

Chandra Mahadasha

1725 onset of severe digestive health problems * Surya-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rogesha-6

31-Mar-1727 decease (IN age 84) * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru maraka rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

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


  • Surya-Dhanuzya * 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

FATHER + Step-father

Newton's father died before the infant Newton was born


Newton suffered a toxically conflicted relationship with his mother's second husband, whom Newton despised. 8th-from-Surya = bhava-6 conflict, and the ruler of 6 is the wild Arudra Chandra. Newton famously threatened to burn the family home with his mother and her husband in it.

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

  • Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by rhythmic communicative signaling
  • Chandra in Arudra-Orion * soothed by exciting signals * protectors of stormy wildness * sensitive to animal instincts
  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfortable with politics * familiar with speculation * intelligent confident mother * soothed by playing games * charmed by children * needs applause * sensitive to center-stage roles * nourished by self-expression * feels entitled * attuned to romantic emotion * settled into the rhythm of artistic performance * routinely seeks amusement * calmed by admiration * undulating celebrity

impulsive Arudra Chandra accepts the expansive drishti of Brihaspati


Typically for the Kumbha radical nativity, Chandra rules 6 and the relationship with the mother is fraught with dissatisfaction. Yet Chandra in classroom-5 indicates a mother who is unusually intelligent and politically aware. Newton's mother was clearly supportive enough to enable his education and later scientific career (she indeed politicked with relatives to get him admitted for higher schooling) and he expressed devotion to her throughout his life.

The mother's second husband (if any) is indicated via 2nd-from-Chandra and Newton's hatred for his step-father is well documented.

Rogesha Chandra-5 suggests a disinclination toward children, and a deep emotional conflict typically jealousy regarding matters of creativity, entitlement, authorship, genius, and centrality.

Newton was notorious for mood-swings and emotional insecurity. He was known for a classic pattern of reacting to logical criticism of his academic work with fits of rage

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

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * svakshetra * vigorous pursuit of dominance * dynamic, competitive winner * proactive innovation, first-arrival; * push toward conquest * proactive innovation, first-arrival; push toward conquest * champion of direct movement
  • Mangala in bhava-3 * drive toward commerce * push toward scripted communication * active touring * vigorous pronouncements * invasive management * energized process * hyperactive mentality * athletic sibling-figures * promotional sales * photographs of the muscular physique * dynamic marketing * champion of teamwork * pursuit of business

productive writings++ aggressive publications

Despite his scientific genius, Newton was a notoriously irascible fellow

Isaac Newton was prone toward episodic paranoia and rage. He was particularly violent toward any suggestion that he might collegially share credit with other scientists who were clearly collaborating on the same topics and discussions, and aggressively handled any suggestions of plagiarism with personally vindictive attacks.

6th-from-Chandra = bhava-10 Vrizchika with Mangala-Meza-3 * Mulatrikona furthermore in 6th-from-10th, suggesting that matters of public reputation and respect were especially contentious and even vicious for him.

  • For decades, IN attacked and attempted to discredit the significant scientific contributions of Robert Hooke, which were well known to have contributed to Newton's own conclusions.
  • In 1711, Newton launched a bitter attack against his adversary Gottlieb Leibniz as to who indeed had invented the calculus. Friends of both scholars had asked them to stop this long-lasting diatribe, but IN apparently could not stop. The accusations (6) sullied the dignity of both parties, and left the intellectual legacy of Leibniz in permanent disrepute.

IIn his later-life tenure as president of the Royal Society (60's and 70's), Newton was viewed as controlling to the point of tyranny, dominating the work of others and manipulating the decisions regarding who and what would be published

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

  • Budha-Dhanuzya * Mula * 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
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy * describes ecological gridwork * calculates profits * 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

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

  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking * 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-1 * dig-bala * much vitality * philosophical personality * permission for unrestricted action * generous disposition * numerous identities * expands the scope of competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in birthright * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of tolerant cheer * a patron of personal benefit * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor
  • 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
  • Shani-2 parivartamsha Guru-1

Zukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)

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

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks * likes knitting-knotting * attracted to marketplace revenues * pleased by large-group connectivity * prefers a friendly partner * collectivist arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * sweetly gracious within big crowds * scientific aesthetic * financially balanced economic linkage
  • Zukra-1 * seeks pleasure via handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive appearance * active style of balancing * pursues adjustable arrangements * appreciation of muscular vitality * pleasing designs to adorn the head * aesthetic of new life * physical exercise to balance the brain * identified with brokerage * seeks the sweet midpoint of dynamic negotiations * energetic pursuit of equity * identified with acts of diplomacy * bargains vigorously for fair exchange
  • 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


lagnesha for Kumbha radical lagna

  • Shani-Meena * heavy old dreams * socially responsible imagination * fear of vast waters * mandatory dreamwork * aging affects the bedroom * structural compression upon aching feet * strictly imposed sanctuary * endures proletarian prayer * slow elder diviners * limited access to ancient ancestor guides * pragmatically constrained intuition * must sustain the astral vision * scarce contemplative resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * steady time-structured values-fulfillment * restriction of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must collect * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * obligation to speak-and-sing * cautiously constrained banking * tense eyes * punitive rules restrict permissible speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial depression * undernourished eye-teeth * legacy pressure against speaking truth * insufficient hoard * desiccated preserved food * limited sight * ossified family lineage * rule-bound heritage * resistance to language innovation * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * elders preserve know-nothing rules
  • Shani-yuti-Ketu * delayed dispersion * distancing style of social conformity * pragmatic dissociation * limited surrender * lawful abandonment * spiritual paralysis * disinterested in outdated protocols * disciplined apathy * constrained wandering * systematic dissolution
  • Shani-2 parivartamsha Guru-1

Stoic Shani rules Kumbha Svamsha = science, economics, marketplace linkages, social networks, communities, connections

Shani-yuti-Ketu in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking 10th-from-Chandra suggests a slow and irregular (Ketu) ascent to positions of public responsibility. Once the position is obtained, it is generally retained.

Newton became Master of the Mint in 1699 * his age 56 during the Rahu-Return. Shani would seem afflicted by Ketu but importantly the D-9 features Shani-yuti-Rahu

Although the path to fruition was marked by delay and contention, Newton was able eventually to combine a splendid career in theoretical science with a highly profitable government contract as Master of the Mint. Newton's Shani-Meena-2 (treasury, the mint) enjoyed a highly empowering parivartamsha yoga with Guru-Kumbha-1 (personality identity).

Remarkably for such a professionally productive scientist, he also had substantial economic profits due to dhanakaraka dhanapati-2 + Vriddhipathi-11 Guru-1 parivartamsha lagnesha Shani. He gave generously to charities during his later years, and he died a monied man.

Shani-yuti-Ketu-2 * Shani-Meena yuti Ketu-Meena * family of origin, lineage knowledge, contained wealth, speech

Newton had a fragmented family (Ketu). His father died before Newton was born. His mother remarried several times, and Newton was a violent teenager. Although he remained tolerant if not devoted toward his mother (a growth-challenge given Chandra-Rogesha) he overtly hated his stepfathers and received no measurable financial support from his family.

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

  • Rahu-Parthya * shimmering illusion of humility * craving for crime * mask of exploitive assistance * ambitious physicians * intriguing addictions * mirage of medication * fascinating injuries * over-reaching accusations * amazing illnesses * extraordinary arguments * may be obsessed with servants-and-servitude * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) conflict management * shrewd dealings in sickness * ingenious divorce * extravagant litigation * seeks privilege via victim-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-8 * passion for mystery * in svabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous veiling * surreptitious recycling * exciting rebirth * fascinating self-reinvention * surgical rejuvenation * outsider who cleverly insinuates into revelatory roles * desires an important role in trauma-healing * fabulous transformations * reveals occult truths * shocking discovery of confidential information * mixed-culture revolutionary * finds opportunity in catastrophe * magical masquerade * poses as a secretary (secret-keeper) of a powerful entity * risk-rewarding in-laws * irregular inheritance * unusual alimonies * boundary-breeching disclosure * camouflage of undisclosed assets * stimulated by dangerous emergencies * may appear as a tantric initiator * alluring identity changes * pursues social mobility via hidden empowerments

IN lived a long life due to Rahu-8 and Shani drishti to 8 .

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

  • Ketu-Meena * sleepily dissociates from isolated ashrama * incomplete gestalt * unlimited visionary insight * wandering spirit guides * unsustainable sanctuary * dissolution of private prayer * foggy boundaries of distant worlds * permeable understanding of cetacean cultures * ignores restrictions on clairsentience * disarrayed dreams * releases a golden oceanic cloud of wisdom into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-2 * surrenders preserved values * eccentric voice * odd face * disperses family affluence * disregards conventional limits on sound-music-language * disinterested in genetic lineage * surrenders the hoard * odd food * peculiar precious goods * abdicates banker-conserver-collector roles * dissolves libraries * devalues treasuries * unless other graha in 2, may prefer to live free from historic traditions
  • Ketu-yuti-Shani * nonconforming * surrendered status * empty structures * disconnected elders * unsustainable rules * abandoned achievements * peculiar profession * chronological disorientation * irregular order * apathetic boss * fragmented materialism * incoherent legislation * disregard for rigid social conventions * free from survival fear * liberation via release of concern for public approval

Shani-yuti-Ketu afflicts the family of origin, lineage knowledge, contained treasury, speech


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