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


Warden and Master of the Royal Mint [1696-1727]

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

Professor of Mathematics [1669]

Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge [1667]

Academic Philosopher on topics of

Theoretical Physics




inter alia

Isaac Newton

Earth-birth Sunday-04-Jan-1643

dematerialization 31-Mar-1727 [age 84]





Warden of the Mint


Sir Isaac Newton

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 Their work often overturns an outdated social paradigm of scientific theory or religious belief.

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."


Sir Godfrey Kneller, Sir Isaac Newton, painted in 1723


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

Recommended Jyotisha-Ratna for Kumbha nativities

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

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Rahu Mahadasha

Oct-1642 [prenatal] grieved the decease of his father

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, abandoning toddler Newton to the care of his grandmother * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani activates-12 invisibility, withdrawal

1655 [IN age 12] reunited with mother * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra bandesha-4 home

Shani Mahadasha

1661 [IN age 18] enrolled Trinity College Cambridge * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani lagnesha

1665 [IN age 22] Great Plague ravages Europe. Cambridge University is forced to close * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 8 sudden unexpected changes

1667 [IN age 24] university re-opens

1669 [IN age 26] earns Master of Arts diploma, assumes professorship with Chair * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates -4 completion of schooling

1678 [IN age 35] nervous breakdown * Shani-Guru bhukti ++ Rahu-Return

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

Budha Mahadasha

1687 [IN age 44] 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 yuvati-pati-7 atmakaraka career reputation

1689 [IN age 46] 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 activates

1696 [IN age 53] 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 activates -7 career * Surya atmakaraka

Shukra Mahadasha

1704-1724 [IN age 58-78] Shukra 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 Shukra-defined elite Mint position

1705 [age 62] knighted by Queen Anne * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * yogakaraka bandesha-4 + dharmesha-9 Shukra

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

Surya Mahadasha

Chandra Mahadasha

1725 [IN age 82] onset of severe digestive health problems * Surya-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rogesha-6

31-Mar-1727 [IN age 84] body dematerialization * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru maraka activates-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


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

[bright center of doctrinal community]

[intelligence focused in scientific theory]




[Atmakaraka center-stage roles, celebrity, royalty, intelligence, glitter, drama, father, special entitlements, certainty, solipsism]

  • [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

FATHER + Step-father

Newton's father died before the infant Newton was born


IN suffered a toxically conflicted relationship with his mother's second husband, who 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.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[inimical-accusing rogesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[comfortable with scientific creativity]

[familiar with systematic speculation]

[needs central attention in discussions]

[feels safe in entitled communications roles]


[imaginative Arudra-4][navamsha Chandra-Meena] intuitively sensitive visionary-contemplative

[Pushkara pada]

  • [Chandra-Mithuna] comforted by messaging * settled into rhythmic communications * needs to talk
  • [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 heart-centered emotion * settled into the rhythm of artistic creativity * routinely seeks amusement * calmed by admiration * undulating celebrity * mother may be an actress, scholar, creator, gambler, romantic


Typically for the Kumbha radical nativity, Chandra rogesha signals a mother-child bond that is fraught with dissatisfaction [6]

Yet Chandra in classroom-5 indicates a mother who is unusually intelligent and politically aware. IN's mother was clearly supportive enough to enable his education and later scientific career. Indeed, she politicked with relatives to get him admitted for higher schooling. IN expressed devotion to mom throughout his long and complicated life.

The mother's second husband [if any] is indicated via 2nd-from-Chandra. IN's hatred for his step-father is well documented.

Rogesha Chandra-5

suggests a disinclination toward children

For the Kumbha-born, rogesha Chandra can signal a deep emotional conflict -- typically jealousy -- regarding matters of [5] such as creativity, entitlement, authorship, genius, and centrality. Within his inner circle, Newton's high-drama romances were as well-known [5 fame] as his science.


impulsive Arudra Chandra accepts the expansive drishti of Brihaspati

In modern parlance, IN would be considered emotionally dysregulated.

Newton was notorious for high-drama 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.


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]

[Bharani-2 mūlatrikoṇa ]


  • [Mangala-Mesha] 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

fighting about [who published what first]

Despite his scientific genius, Newton was a notoriously irascible fellow

IN 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. IN aggressively handled any suggestions of plagiarism with personally vindictive attacks.

[6th-from-Chandra] = bhava-10 Vṛścika with Mangala-Mesha-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


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
  • [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


Budha randhresha = mysteries, secrets, hidden relationships and masked assets, and persons who maintain this camouflage


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]


[vriddhi-pati for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[conserving-acquiring dhana-pati for Kumbha indriya-lagna]



[Guru-1 parivartamsha Shani-2]


  • [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] 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, husbandly-companion may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor
  • [Guru-yuti-Shukra] 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



svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]

[yogakaraka dharmesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[yogakaraka bandhesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]


  • [Shukra-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
  • [Shukra-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 * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an athlete-innovator-pioneer
  • [Shukra-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

preaching, security-focused Shukra-1 rules

  • 4-foundations, childhood, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis
  • 9-doctrine, philosophy, credenda, beliefs, worldview, weltanschuung


[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

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

[intuitive knowledge preserves historical values]

[obligation to maintain imaginative structures]

[onerous duty to contain Otherworldly treasures]

[speaks cautiously about clairsentient guidance]




[Shani-2 parivartamsha Guru-1]

  • [Shani-Meena] oppressive dreams * socially responsible imagination * fear of vast waters * required immersion * must use symbolic images * 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 resonance * scarce contemplative resources * maintainer of old interior visions
  • [Shani in bhava-2] steady time-structured values-fulfillment * scarcity of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must gather * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * cautious use of words * boney face * tense eyes * class-conscious speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial insufficiency * undernourished eye-teeth * must use old libraries * cold dried food hoard * limited sight * ossified heritage * language regulator * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * elders impose 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


Stoic Shani activates 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 + Vriddhi-pati-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.


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]

[opportunism in secret conflicts]

[undisclosed service for social mobility]

[revelation of hidden power via logical argumentation]

[desires transformation via detailed reasoning]


  • [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 * boundary-breaching 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 .


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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