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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

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-04-Jan-1643

Earthbody-Exit 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

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

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 Their work often overturns an outdated social paradigm of scientific theory or religious belief.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


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 swabhukti * 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 swabhukti * 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 * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community * radiates through large-group associations * brightly iconic earnings * intelligence for networks * focus on interlinked ecologies * marketplace revenue entitlements * father-figure plays community participation roles * exemplifies knotting and knitting behaviors * distributed light * eye on friendships * creative genius works within extensive systems * sparkling center of social-economic drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and 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 * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by communicatively signaling, rhythmic messaging transactions
  • Chandra in Arudra * comforted by exciting signals * protectors of stormy wildness, sensitive to animal instincts, undulating entrancement, sensitive swaying seduction
  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfort in politics * familiar with gambling and games * soothed by celebrity, charm, children * needs to feel the repeating pulse of confident self-expression * emotionally attuned to uniqueness * settled into the rhythm of romance * intelligent customary routines * calmed by artistic performance * undulating creativity

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 * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * Swakshetra * 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 * 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 * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • 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 and ecology, distributive and associative networks * social participation linkage, describer of friendship and voluntary connections , explainer of gains and goals, delivers instructions for interlinked systems, talks about large assemblies + webs of community
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Kumbha * much networking, many group associations, scientific beliefs, doctrine of economic linkage, expands the scope of social participation, multiple communities and friendships
  • Guru in bhava-1 * dig-bala * much vitality * jolly personality * generous disposition * numerous identities * much jovial competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in direct action * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of jovial cheer * a patron of generous optimism
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures * permission to make deals * abundant pleasures + treasures * optimistic diplomatic philosophy * large-scale alignments * broad scope of partnerships * diverse financial arrangements
  • Shani-2 parivartamsha Guru-1

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

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

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks * likes connectivity * attracted to marketplace environments * pleasures of friendly arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * aesthetic of scientific * economic linkage
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment * enjoys the company of women * graciously attractive qualities of the appearance * active style of balancing * active pursuit of arrangements * appreciation of embodiment * 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



  • Shani-Meena * heavy old dreams, tightly regulated imagination, obliged to conform to the will of the cetaceans, vital energy compression stress zone = feet, strictly imposed conditions of sanctuary, must endure lowest-common-denominator proletarian prayer, slow elder diviners, limited access to ancient ancestor guides, must materialize the vision, must sustain the effort of connecting the material senses with the astral vision despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious family lineage. One must preserve, have to collect, catalog, must tell tales, obligation to speak-and-sing; cautiously constrained banking; tense eyes, punitive rules for speech, non-permitted comments, financial fatigue, chronic financial depression, undernourished eye-teeth , heavy legacy pressure against speaking out; insufficient nourishment, desiccated preserved food. Limited sight, blindness. Ossified, rigid, rule-bound family culture. Resistance to new languages and direct speech. Resentment toward  family ignorance. Support for socially-approved presentation via face, hair, song, speech, vision, treasuries of older knowledge.
  • Shani-yuti-Ketu * resistance against dispersion * distancing style of social conformity * pragmatic dissociation * limited surrender * lawful abandonment * spiritual paralysis * disinterested in outdated protocols * disciplined apathy *constrained wandering * regulated dissolution
  • Shani-2 parivartamsha Guru-1

Shani rules Kumbha swamsha = 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 challenge given Chandra-Rogesha) he overtly hated his stepfathers and received no measurable financial support from his family.

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

  • Rahu-Kanya-Parthya * shimmering illusion of humility * craving for crime * mask of exploitation * ambitious medications * intriguing addictions * mirage of humble service ministry * fascinating injuries * over-reaching logic of injustice * amazing illnesses * extraordinary arguments * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of medical skill, shrewd management of conflict and war, divorce remediation, accusatory litigation * seeks privilege via victim-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-8 * passion for secrets * in swabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual secrets, recycling, rebirth, reinvention; rejuvenation. The Chandala in 8 desires a special, important, therapeutic role in transformative, hidden knowledge, confidential, revolutionary, catastrophic role. May be the secretary (secret-keeper) of a powerful individual or group. Opportunistic in-laws, inheritance, alimonies. Exciting, ambitious family of the lifepartner (in-laws). Rahu-8 trespasses the cultural boundaries of undisclosed assets, dangerous secrets, emergency situations. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a tantric initiator, disaster manager, keeper of dangerous secrets, identity-changing healer, or holder of secret empowerments.

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meena * dissociates from Otherworldly understanding, incomplete clairsentience, empty dreams, dissolute guidance, not limited by cetacean culture, ignores restriction on intuition, disarrayed wisdom, applies symbolic understanding to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-2 * wanders from the preserved values, disperses family affluence, absent from lineage history, surrenders the accumulated knowledge, irrelevance of the mouth, the foods, and the stored goods; disregards conventional boundaries of speech-language. One abandons a collection, dismisses the treasuries, or walks away from the hoard.
  • Ketu-yuti-Shani * surrendered conformity, empty structures, disconnected elders, unsustainable rules, abandoned achievements, eccentric profession, chronological disorientation. irregular order, apathetic boss, fragmented materialism, incoherent legislation, social disregard, dissolution of normal conventions, absence of survival fear. Spiritual liberation via release of public approval.

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


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