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Eminent 20th-century astrologer

international Jyotishavidya author

consulting Jyotiṣika

reviver of The Astrological Magazine

developer of the Raman Ayanamsha

B. V. Raman

a.k.a. Shri Bangalore Venkanta Raman

Earth-birth Thursday-08-Aug-1912

dematerialization 20-Dec-1998 [age 86]



author + publisher of astrological periodicals

veterinarian zoologist



Shri Bangalore Venkanta Raman

birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Shri B.V. Raman's birth time is given by himself in The Autobiography of a Vedic Astrologer , page 12.

above chart calculated using Chitra-Paksha ayanamsha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Public-Figure Examples

Sadachbia - Varuna - Shatavisaka - Shata-takara


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 Their work often overturns an outdated social paradigm of scientific theory or religious belief.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 88r.

"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."


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 Shani lagnesha vitality + vyaya-pati-12 intuitive guidance, private prayer, sanctuary

LIST OF INFLUENTIAL BOOKS WRITTEN or TRANSLATED by Shri B.V. Raman [alphabetical by title]

  • A Catechism of Astrology

  • A Manual Of Hindu Astrology

  • Ashtakavarga System of Prediction

  • Astrology for Beginners

  • Astrology in Predicting Weather and Earthquakes

  • Bhavartha Ratnakara

  • Graha and Bhava Balas

  • Hindu Astrology and the West

  • Hindu Predictive Astrology

  • How to Judge A Horoscope [in 2 volumes]

  • Muhurtha [Electional Astrology]

  • My Experiences in Astrology

  • Notable Horoscopes

  • Planetary Influences on Human Affairs

  • Prasna Marga [in 2 volumes] -a translation on Horary Astrology

  • Prasna Tantra [Horary Astrology] -translated by B.V. Raman

  • Studies in Jaimini Astrology

  • Three Hundred Important Combinations

  • Varshaphal or the Hindu Progressed Horoscope

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari dasha timeline

[Mangala Mahadasha] [age birth until age 6.8]

Thurs-08-Aug-1912 Earth-birth in Hunasamaranahalli Village, about 15 miles from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India * Mangala-Mangala svabhukti

May-1912 until Jun-1914 Janma Sade-Sati Urisha

1914 [BVR age 20-mos.] grieved the premature decease of mother - Mangala-Guru bhukti [the event calls BR's stated birthtime into question] ++ janma Sade-Sati

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 6.8 until age 24.8]

30-Oct-1930 [BVR age 18] consecration of marriage 1-of-1 * Rahu-Ketu bhukti [using BVR provided birthtime]

11-Feb-1935 [BVR age 23] celebrated the birth of child-1 son * Rahu-Chandra bhukti [calls the stated birthtime into question]

1936 [BVR age 24] re-starts the Astrological Magazine * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 3-magazine

[Guru Mahadasha] [age 24.8 until age 40.8]

1941-1943 * Guru-Shani bhukti

Jun-1941 until Aug-1943 = Janma Sade-Sati Urisha -5 combined with Saturn Elarata

1943 [BVR age 31] grieved decease of father B. Nanjunda Rao * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 12th-from-Surya ++ Sade-Sati

[Shani Mahadasha] [age 40.8 until 59.8]

1968 [BVR age 55] awarded honorary Doctor of Literature from Akhila Bharateeya Samskrita Sammelana * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-2 ruler is Guru-10 honors to teacher

1970 [BVR age 57] lecture, Relevance of Astrology in Modern Times, United Nations, New York * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru-10 authority-respect rules 2-speech

Apr-1971 until Jun-1973 - Janma Sade-Sati Urisha -4

1971-1973 [BVR age 58-60] * Shani-Guru chidra-dasha + Budha-Budha svabhukti * third Sade-Sati combined with Saturn Elarata

[Budha Mahadasha] [age 59.8 until 76.8]

Jun-1976 [BVR age 63] awarded honorary Doctor of Letters by Kumaon University [UttaraPradesh] Budha-Shukra bhukti* Shukra 4-9 diploma, university

[Ketu Mahadasha] [age 76.8 until 83.8]

Oct-1992 [BVR age 80] keynote speaker at Vedic Astrology Conference in San Rafael, California * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-2 speech ruled by Guru-10 honor to teacher

[Shukra Mahadasha] [age 83.82 until decease age 86

20-Dec-1998 [BVR age 86] dis-embodiment * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti

Salient Features of the nativity


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

[bargaining advising jaya-pati for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[bright center of domestic problematics]

[intelligence for home-culture medicine]

[complaining father may be routinized physician-sick-aggrieved]


[class-conscious Aśleṣa-2] [navamsha Surya-Makara] intuitively confidenthierarchical display

  • [Surya-Karkata] Bhanu - ray of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the nourishing caretaking rashi of Chandra
  • [Surya in bhava-6] center of sparkling service * brightly conflicted * focus on imbalance * eye on exploitation * charming social worker * poverty entitlements * shines light into broken promises * confident litigation * self-righteous accusations * politics of pollution * intelligence for medicine * smart crimes * dramatizes suffering * gambles with addictions * central roles in conflict zones * bright center of war * father may serve in medicine-military-ministry * or father may be sick-addicted-abusive-poor


[Surya in bhava-6] rules

  • 7-relationships, contracts, advocacy, fairness, legal judgments, lawcourts, appeals, representation, equity, diplomacy, bargaining, partners
  • astrological remedies for disagreement, disease, dispute


Surya-6 rules Karakamsha = Simha bhava-7 = peer-to-peer advising [7 contains Shukra-Kuja-Budha, indicating an active consulting practice] .

Counselor, adviser, negotiator, alliance-maker = Rulers of bhava-3, bhava-4, bhava-5, bhava-8, bhava-9, and bhava-10 occupy the 7th sthāna of advocacy and peer-advising.


[Surya in bhava-6] may suggest exploitation, disability, illness, or servitude of the father. Surya in bhava-6 can also indicate a father who serves in a ministry such as criminal attorney, social worker, medicine, supporting laborers, or military.

BVR's father suffered from weak eyesight, became blind at age 40, and remained in poor health for most of his life.

Rahu the boundary-breaking speaker in 9th-from-Surya = paternal grandfather the eminent Karnataka Jyotiṣika, Prof. B. Suryanarain Rao .

pitrikaraka Surya - intelligence, creativity, father

bhava-6 = environments wherein one takes a central, paternalistic role

Ravi's dispositor, the [uchcha] Chandra-Mriga , pada-1 = 11th-from-Surya-6 = produces gainfulness via intelligence and creative literature. This yoga can grant political fame, which he achieved by making accurate WorldWar-2 predictions in the Indian press. Yet Chandra is severely oppressed by Scarcity-imposing Shanaicarya. His business partnerships were draining. His partnerships induced servitude

Shri Raman's Karka-Surya occupies Bhava-6 = ministry of service. He originally trained in zoological sciences and homeopathy, because he was planning for a career in medicine.

Periods of yuvati-pati Surya are mixed, throwing light upon the Jyotisha dynamics of relationships and opening new contractual opportunities, yet exposing underlying imbalances in expectation.

yuvati-pati-7 in Bhava-6 conflict is associated with a marital union characterized by poverty and illness. Often the spouse hails from a service-class background. One may find that the professional reputation [7th = 10th from 10th] is sullied by debt, by association with the poor and marginalized, or with beggars and other denizens of the scheduled classes.

Often the profession requires hard work equal to servitude, so that while one may enjoy an independent consultancy one feels as it were enslaved to the consulting work.

yuvati-pati in the roga-bhava ripa-bhava ari-bhava may also suggest a loss or draining [12th] of balanced agreements [7] in marriage, business partnerships, and advising/counseling relationships. Perhaps fees are not paid as expected, or other contractual expectations not met.

  • Dr. Raman's birth family was dogged by poverty and debt. His widowed father was disabled by blindness. After his father's remarriage, BVR was largely ignored by his disabled father [Surya-6, ill father] .

  • BVR worked tremendously long hours, and his chosen profession/obsession of traditional Jyotisha consulting is famously low-paying. Nearly every day of his life he worked long hours on his readings, lectures, books and magazines, until his death at age 86 -- on December 20, 1998. Much of the work was done at home rogesha-6 in 4.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]




[inimical-medicating rogesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[karaka bhavo nashto = rogesha uchcha dikbala = 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]


[dramatizing-demonstrating Mriga-1] [mūlatrikoṇa] [navamsha Chandra-Simha] intuitively sensitive handling of romance-gambling-politics-drama

[Somana-yuti-Shani] [nishturabashi yoga]

  • [Chandra-Urisha] comforted by precious values * settled into rhythmic gathering * needs luxury
  • [Chandra in Mrigashira - Invaka] sensitive to mating scent * comforted by signaled movement * needs instinctive competition
  • [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
  • [Somana-yuti-Shani] [nishturabashi yoga] emotionally constricted * punitive parents * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with hierarchies * fearful mother * calmed by strict rules * feels like a worker


CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra

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


Shri Raman's mom was a traditional housewife. Mom died during his first Janma Sade-Sati, when young BV was 20-months old.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


Gaja Kesari Yoga

double power drishti Chandra and Guru in kendra to lagna

Shri Raman was an internationally eminent and remarkably prolific 20th century Jyotiṣika.

  • A dedicated translator and publisher of classical Jyotisha texts, he also wrote dozens of Jyotisha books.

A disciplined journalist

Mangala-ruled Chandra-Mrigashira - mūlatrikoṇa = a gad-about

interviewing skills, s niffing out the details of a personal history = a splendid Chandra for all varieties of journalism writing out or explaining the affairs of the day

Chandra + lagnesha Shani gives the disciplined scientific character necessary to test and examine the traditional rules of the system [Kumbha = systems]

  • Raman's revival of his grandfather's long dormant serial The Astrological Magazine was a feat of journalistic excellence [Mrigashira Budha Mangala vikrama-pati-3] bringing to scientific [Kumbha] light the knowledge tradition of Jyotishavidya which had languished in superstitious darkness.


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

[collaborative-communicative sahaja-pati for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-regulating karmesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]



3]navamsha Kuja-Tula] intuitively competitive pursuit of political-romantic equity bargains



  • [Mangala-Singha] vigorous pursuit of fame * creatively moving political theatre * proactive drama * push toward celebrity entitlement * champion of pageantry * military parades * brilliantly energized celebrations * invigorating parties * charmingly dominating at games * Sexually active romance * flamboyant gambling
  • [Mangala in bhava-7] drive toward bargaining * pursuit of agreement * impatient with stagnant arrangements * invasive negotiation * diplomatic dynamics * energized contracts * innovative conquests * pushes toward liaison * invigorates alliances
  • [Kuja-yuti-Budha] proactive communications * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * champion of vigorous messaging * pushes toward direct commands * forward thrusting gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing
  • [Kuja-yuti-Shukra] dual sexuality * energized bargaining * dynamic trading * masculine force joins feminine allure * kinetic sensuality * productive arrangements * competitive mating * vigorously balance-seeking in partnership * pursues diplomatic resolutions * innovative arrangements


Motivating Mangala activates Dhaniṣṭha= Svamsha

QUOTATION Behari/Das * Mangala-Singha, Mangala in bhava-7

" You could be a reputed astrologer.

  • You will have only one devoted spouse, whom you will also love. ...

  • You will have mixed results. For some periods you will be at the top and for some periods at the bottom.

Gambling tendency will make your life miserable."

QUOTATION Behari/Das commentary

" This is a powerful Mars.

  • You are family conscious -- either something happens to blemish the family's reputation, or you are simply very aware of and desirous of being a part of a "dignified" family.

  • Spends a lot, runs into debt.

  • Difficulty in improving the career position.

  • Wants money to come easily, without hard work.

Prone to speculation, gambling, or get rich quick schemes ."

In The Autobiography of a Vedic Astrologer, Raman describes dozens of commercial ventures, very few of which go right on the first attempt. Often he loses money. He recounts various moments where his schemes fail to earn where expected because someone does not keep a promise [7] or Raman is unable to produce his own contribution to the deal. Clearly he is an inveterate deal-maker with three graha in Simha-7 . Yet with yuvati-pati Surya-6, there are more failures than successes, overall.

Occasionally a project did succeed. Typically succeeds comes after a poor start, incurring debt, frustration. But eventually several ventures do succeed. The strongest material successes come with persistence from his legacy knowledge-bank in Jyotisha. Rahu in bhava-2 grants treasuries of extraordinary knowledge.

In the end, the signature work of his career was reviving his paternal grandfather's respected journal, the Astrological Magazine. Although ultimately successful, the revival was stressful as it performed poorly for several years before it became internationally subscribed.

Career in consulting and advising = Mangala-7 activates 7th-from Chandra = advising

Shukra + [Mangala-yuti-Budha] in bhava-7 = advising

Mahadasha of Shukra and Mahadasha of Budha were also actively engaged in consulting and advising, due to Shukra and Budha granting career powers in Bhava-7 yuti karmesha-10 Mangala.

  • Shri Raman advised perhaps thousands of clients from many walks of life - including a predominance of politicians [Simha] and others highly ranked [karmesha-10 in 7, advising career]

  • as well, a good part of any Bharati astrologer's professional activity derives from marriage match-making

  • He also held a diploma in Homeopathic medicine, another consulting profession. professionalizer Surya activates -7 10th-from-10th located in satkona-6 = medicine

Mangala-7 activates Karmathana


aspects to karmesha-10 - public status karmesha-10

Kuja occupies 10th-from-10th

Kuja in 7 = 10th-from-10th = energy for counseling + advising

Combine with the significance of co-tenant Shukra activates 10th-navamsha career, and radix-karmesha-10 occupying the 10th navamsha = Raman's career

  • Bhava-10 shows favorable auspice - occupied by Jupiter and supported by aspects from [uchcha] Chandra karmesha-10 Kuja and a strong, determined lagnesha Shani, whose dispositor is the bargaining, reciprocity, negotiating, value-enhancing Shri Shukra..


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandesha-karaka [message] shisya-karaka [student]

[witty-speculative vidya-pati for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-discovering randhresha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]


[theatrical-sparkling Pūrvaphalgunī-1] [navamsha Budha-Simha] [vargottamsha] intuitively explaining brightly displayed showmanship



  • [Budha-Simha] political communications * articulation of unique creativity * delivers celebratory announcements * manufacturers bright displays * explains celebrity entitlements * romantic messages * declares poetic adoration * delights in glittering phrases * manages entertainments * details the procedure for theatrical amusements * speaks with royal flamboyance * talks about gambling * plays intelligent games * hands-arms-shoulders send dramatic gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-7] narrative of partnership * discusses contracts * debates on deals * analysis of relationships * discourse on trusts * banters about betrothal * crafting of covenants * delivers negotiating instructions * explainer of arrangements * talks about fairness * advocate for justice * gestures toward settlement of quarrels * mentality of marriage * formulates alliances * defines equity * balanced bargains

  • [Budha-yuti-Mangala] competitive communications * scripted actions * impatient conversations * potential for sexualized messaging * penetrating explanations * direct instruction * dominating dialog * signals forward action * pioneering logical movement * energetically outspoken opinions * talkative brother-figures
  • [Budha-yuti-Shukra] explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners



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

[collecting-preserving dhanesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[friendly-gainful labha-pati for Kumbha indriya-lagna]


[arranging-dealing Anuradha-3] [navamsha Guru-Tula] iintuitively broad understanding of bargained relationship arrangements

  • [Guru-Vṛścika] much mystery * many sudden discoveries * optimistic about emergencies * believes in healing * many masks * hidden doctrine * permission to reveal * transformative guidance * expands the scope of secret undertakings * multiple initiations
  • [Guru in bhava-10] many public responsibilities * multiple diverse leadership duties * numerous recognized teachings * principled guide of hierarchy * high visibility inspirational roles * reputation for faith * Salient figure in ideology or theory * patron of benevolent regulations * numerous obligations * often a respected preacher-teacher * public patron of enlightened social order * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a doctrinal authority


During Guru Mahadasha 1937-1953, B.V. Raman gained worldwide attention by issuing correct Jyotisha predictions for events occurring in Europe and Africa during World War Two.

  • dhanapati-2+ vriddhi-pati-11 Guru the Moneymaker occupies karma-sthāna, allowing even a village astrologer - who normally subsists - to earn significantly through career activities.

  • Guru brings blessing wherever he travels in Shri Raman's case Guru's blessing inhabits Bhava-10 of leadership and authority in one's professional field.

Professor Brihaspati teaching in Bhava-10 classroom also tends to counteract some of the low-public-dignity karma. In fact, his reputation and finance [Guru activates 2-11] expanded dramatically during Guru Mahadasha 1937-1953.

In Planets in Signs and Houses , the eminent Jyotiṣika Bepin Behari comments upon the characteristics of Scorpio Jupiter in radix-10

" Jupiter enables you to acquire occult wisdom and to discover hidden knowledge through extensive research, though you may experience difficulties in this pursuit.

As a teacher, you may be highly successful, especially because of your wisdom, religious attitude, and personal character. Financially, however, you may not be affluent. Your name may be long remembered for contributions to sacred science."


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


[Yogakaraka homebound-anchoring bandesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[Yogakaraka philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[lifemate may be a theatrical attorney-advocate-bargainer-broker]

[political creative idealized relationships]


[pioneering-competitive Magha-1] [navamsha Shukra-Mesha] intuitively competitive pioneering dominating financially suave negotiation of harmonious contracts



  • [Shukra-Singha] appreciation of regal confidence * likes admiration * enjoys applause * prefers creative partners * attracted to artistic performers * bargains to play radiant central roles * delighted by celebrity * charmed by romantic pleasures * pleased by ceremonial display * brightly theatrical arrangements
  • [Shukra-7] seeks pleasure via interpersonal relationships * enjoys contractual harmony * prefers adjustable partners * pleasing designs to adorn the lower back * kidney-adrenal over-use * often too much sugar * sensual genitalia * gracious advisers * balanced mutual agreement * fair financial arrangements * appreciation of equity * pleasurable deal-making * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be an advocate-counselor-attorney
  • [Shukra-yuti-Mangala] sweetened conquests * gracious competition * appreciation for pioneering innovation * aesthetic of sporting interactions * proactive negotiations * musical brother-figure * competitive contracts * accommodating dual sexuality * prefers relationships with energetic partners
  • [Shukra-yuti-Budha] sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort collaborative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements


bargaining, idealized, relationship-focused Shukra-7 activates

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

Tula = diplomacy and negotiations = 10th navamsha

Shukra activates the [10th navamsha] ++ Shukra occupies radix-7, suggesting a profession of counseling and advising.

This is the astrologer's professional reality. From early childhood, B.V. Raman studied under his paternal grandfather the famous South Indian Jyotiṣika Prof. B. Suryanarain Rao . He diligently attended grandfather's client sessions as a youth. When authorized by grandfather, young Raman began advising on his own.

Shukra = [Yogakaraka] for Kumbha indriya-lagna .

bandesha-4 +Dharmesha-9 Shukra

Yuvati bhava 10th-from-10th - day-to-day interactions, daily reality:

Shukra gains additional strength in kendra.

  • Bhava-7 = 10th-from-10th = the partnering, peer-advising, counseling, mentoring relationships which compose the foundation of public career.

Shukra shares the counseling-advising functions with Vidyapthi-5+randhresha-8 Budha and vikrama-pati+karmesha-10 Kuja .

Shri Raman's career is complex, involving articulate expressions [Budha] of personal genius leading to fame [5] and secret/tantric knowledge [8] along with vigorously productive [Kuja] writings and conference presentations [3] and leadership authority in his profession.

  • Shukra receives no graha drishti.

  • Busy Budha activates 9th-from-pitristhana [paternal grandfather] while Kuja is dispositor of Guru who rules 9th-from-Surya . Role of the paternal grandfather is very favorable and tightly engaged with B.V. Raman's professional work.

Shukra the Adviser

Bhava-4 = Arudha of karma-sthāna = Karma-Pada = public imagery or associations

Professor Bright Beautiful Bhrigu teaching in the Bhava-7 classroom tends to counteract some of the partnership imbalance,

Shri Raman does have a strong public aura but it is mixed character due to the Nishturabashi Yoga, where [uchcha] Shani yuti uttama Soma occupy Bhava-4.

  • The public illusion associated with his career or the impression he gave to the public was of being a hardworking, sincere person of very modest means [Shani] - with some emotional constrictions [Shani/Soma] .

  • Such a person may experience a degree of emotional insecurity. Perhaps one tries too hard, or is too attached to the Rules.

  • The Nishturabashi Yoga-4 nativity has been traumatized by emotional loss paired with a strict or scarcity-impacted upbringing, and as a result one is often anxious to establish his dignity.

Yet [uchcha] Chandra = also part of the aura or public impression, and [uchcha] Chandra may grant a deep, reliable intuition.

So there is public respect too, for one who lives consciously moral, austere life. Perhaps one is a bit arrogant regarding the virtue of practicing austerities, or rigid in respect to rules of the social order [caste, jyat, Shani] and taciturn in judgment [Shani] of others' foibles noticed by others as a certain schadenfreude.

Still, the foundational [4] self-discipline has established a channel for authentic psycho-emotional perception [uttama Soma] which provides the power to perform exceptionally accurate Jyotisha evaluations [Vrishabha, value] r.


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

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


[inventive-pioneering Rohiṇī-1] ;navamsha Shani-Mesha-nicha] class-conscious cautious innovation


  • [Shani-Urisha] heavy old valuables * must endure the sounds of proletarian speech-and-song * obliged to conform to the official bankers * antiquated genetic stock * required preservation of aging assets * must normalize conservation * slow elderly evaluators * must judge the worth of hoards * must endure pressure to store the precious inventories * must bear the weight of historic treasuries * structural compression upon neck-jaw * orderly warehousing * fixed rules govern collection * must gather seeds * must eat dry foodstuffs * must preserve lineage knowledge * scarce financial resources * maintainer of old heritage
  • [Shani in Bhava-4] steady time-structured life foundations * must sustain the cultural roots * required to defend boundaries * grim determination to provide security * dry stony gardens * regimented schoolteachers * judgmental mother * proletarian childhood * normalized parenting * orderly conventional education * caretaker's fatigue * chronic household scarcity * strict folk customs * resists domestic innovation * reinforces predictable routines * elders maintain the ancient ritual austerities
  • [Shani-yuti-Chandra] [nishturabhashi yoga] social resistance to natural rhythms * imposition of pragmatic routines * delayed security * class-conscious mother * limited creature-comforts * parental policing * stubborn guilt * obligatory caretaking duties * e motional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dries-freezes the flow of nourishing liquids * needs regulatory order * blocked feelings * must earn emotional affection


Nishturabhashi Yoga

Challenges of receiving affection from parental figures, especially the maternal figures. Caretakers tend to be conditional and emotionally withholding. Little unconditional love can flow due due to early-life loss of Mother. Emotional expectations acquire a negative, even punitive, valance and there are emotional imbalances in nurturing partnerships especially marriage.

when Shani freezes Chandra., the expected nourishment does not flow. Nevertheless, there are many corrections from excellent planets elsewhere in the chart.


Stoic Shani activates the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking 10th-from-Chandra = Kumbha-1 = Shatataraka

  • emotional need for leadership as a uniquely distinctive individual known for his scientific prowess [Kumbha]. His professional reputation was grounded through his mathematical focus, rigorous research methods [in the pre-electronic era] , and scientific testing [Kumbha].
  • Before computers arrived to automate mathematical accuracy, Raman felt that he had a mission to educate a generation of computationally accurate astrologers, who would stop making the mathematical errors which had cursed Jyotisha for millennia.

Stoic Shani activates scientific Kumbha indriya-lagna particularly Sadachbia = systems-mixer = harbinger of New Age * age of Aquarius * Aquila. BVR's efforts helped energize the 20th-century migration of Jyotishavidya toward the West.

Shani lagnesha = location of life force, natural sphere of action

Shani = kharesha

lagnesha Shani systems in Bhava-4 shows strong physical propensity toward teaching of cultural fundamentals.

Lagnesha in bhava-4 Generally, indicates not so much a proclivity toward the philosophical or higher principles aspects of doctrine. Rather it is an angle of orientation toward foundational, elementary teachings. The teach-able moments can include moral advice-giving in context of counseling.

The Autobiography of a Vedic Astrologer often says that BVR felt his Brahmin cultural legacy gave him certain moral role-modeling responsibilities, an obligation to teach by doing, by living a moral life.

Shri Raman worked primarily at home [4] where he completed almost all of his life's literary work, of writing for private clients and for publication.

Lagnesha Shani yuti rogesha-6 Chandra not only creates a Nishturabashi Yoga which is in reality a lifelong Sade-Sati, but also kept Shri Raman in poor health, impoverished and humble for most of his lifer.


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

[for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[Rahu casts passionate drishti into 6-8-10]


[hierarchical-organizational Revatī-2] [navamsha Rahu-Makara]

  • [Rahu-Meena] shimmering illusion of immersion * craving for symbolic guidance * extravagant imagination * mirage of dreamlike wisdom * mesmerizing aura of concealing fog * mask of Other-Worldly wisdom * fascinating prayers * extraordinary ancestor guides * fabulous clairsentience * intriguing sleep-states * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of deep trance, private intuition * privilege obtained via interior guidance * finds opportunity in contemplative-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-2] passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Shukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * mesmerizing memories * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entrancing face * craving for important sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into prestige heritage - extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled historical traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * potential for opportunistic second marriage * mother's elder sibling exotic qualities * thrilling surge of storytelling * remarkable libraries * unusual alimony * ambitious hoard *mixed-language vocabulary * over-reaching evaluator roles * exotic foods * non-native breeds *captivating collections * social mobility sought via privileged knowledge


Revatī-Rahu listens and moves. Finds opportunity via animals, music-and-dance, ferrying-guiding.

Capitalization, Voice-Face, Rahu-challenge to rigidly brittle, constraining social practices in finance, worthiness, truth. Family lineage is ambitiously intuitive, expedient divinations, privileged access to ancestor guides, contemplative imagery, fascinating speakers, values-based speech.

Rahu in bhava-2 seeks privilege via important - often risky - cultural-mixing roles in evaluation, assessment, language, memory, knowledge, voice-speech-song, face-genetics, heritage, tradition, family lineage, food, seeds, herds-hoards, storage-stories-history, libraries, museums, databases, collections, banking, reserves, preservation, assets, capital wealth.


Desire [Rahu] to be recognized as an important holder of treasuries of financial well-being or historical knowledge

Although 2nd pada of Rahu-ruled Shatataraka Nakshatra is known to be a location of birth for astrologers and healers, is it also associated with gambling [Rahu]. This pada often produces a proliferation of business adventures: some win some lose. Finance = roller-coaster.

Fellow shata-taraka native de Mundi Systemate 1643-1727 Isaac Newton also complained about losing large amounts of his capital into failed investments and fraudulent commerce. In Newton' case the most colossal losses were from bad contracts in the shipping trade.

The great astrologer Harmonices Mundi 1571-1630 Johannes Kepler was also beset by various complex business schemes which mainly ended in frustration and debt, although the few which succeeded were prosperous. [Rahu-8] ruled by [uchcha-Chandra-6]



[favorable placement]

[for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[passively fixated on ambitiously imaginative-symbolic Rahu-Meena-2 treasuries, store-holds, family-members, bankers, memory-collectors, warehousers, knowledge-preservers, or second-spouse]

scatters coverings which enclose the occult


[algorithmic-routinized Hasta-4] [navamsha Ketu-Karkata] detached from routine cultural customs

  • [Ketu-Kanya] humbly dissociates from accusatory complaints * incomplete service * empty disagreements * ministry of martyrdom * odd arguments * not limited by stigmatized conditions * incoherent lawcourt argumentation * ignores restriction on helpfulness * eccentric service to the disadvantaged * releases a living green cloud of servitude into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-8] forsaken by intimidators [beneficial] * passively dissolves barriers hiding secret knowledge * ambivalent toward initiations * disregards occult boundaries * Witness to cycles of death-and-rebirth * fearless toward catastrophic upheaval * absent from spouse's family * vacuous obscurities * irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * dissolves psychic filters * free from terror * ignores threats * dissolves obfuscations. * unless other graha in 8, may prefer to live free from in-laws


Graha in all three kendra of radix also Graha in four kendra of navamsha varga

Shukra + [Budha-yuti-Mangala] = yuvati bhava = counseling, advising, agreements, negotiations. The product best-known product of Shri Raman's thousands of consultations = his written work via dozens of books + The Astrological Magazine

  • Mangala actions = bhratru-pati-3 [publications] + karmesha-10 [public reputation, executive responsibilities] . A strong placement of Kuja for any Kumbha-Ghata nativity gives talent in publishing industry. Raman's efforts were particularly assisted by politicians and royal patrons [Simha].

  • Shukra relationships bandesha-4 [homeland, folk customs and cultural norms] + dharmesha-9 [philosophy, religious writings] . yogakaraka Shukra in kendra-7 gains respect for views on political [Simha] alliances [Shukra].

  • Budha words = vidya-pati-5 [children, celebrity] + randhresha-8 [occult, sudden changes] . Budha = karaka for publications again, political-royal [Simha] alliances especially in matters of war [Mangala] promote Shri Raman's professional standing.

  • The combination of bhratru-pati-3 + vidya-pati-5 in Karakamsha-kendra assists his reputation [7 = 10th from 10th] as a professional writer.


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