Amsterdam, Dutch Republic
Baruch Spinoza's personal seal featuring his initials BDS, the rose, and Caute [cautiously]
Baruch Spinoza dated 1665 unknown painter [wikicommons]
Philosophy of God
author of Ethica Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata
a.k.a. Benedito de Espinosa
a.k.a. Bento Despinosa
a.k.a. Benedict Spinoza
// Bento //
dematerialization 21-Feb-1677 [Gregorian]
Grinder of Optical Lenses for Microscopes and Telescopes
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baruch_Spinoza
tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star - adapted by BP Lama
Citthirai - Vismakarma - Azinech - Alaraph - Arista - Dana
For Chitra - Tvastri births of a masculine valence, the condition of kinesthetic, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.
For those born into the Mangala-ruled paradigm of Visvakarma, brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, builders, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.
Guided by instructors from civilizations of Spica. Their purpose is architectural engineering and crafting of beautiful, functional, and artistic alliances, arrangements, and designs.
Designs + Arrangements
[Kuja] -ruled Chaitra fellows have a knack for competition. Goal-oriented and kinetic in building, patterning Tvastri, they strive for dominant power in engineering, artisan mechanics, architecture, and applied design arts such as skilled handcraft. As authors, Chaitrika often illustrate their works with fine drawings. Tvastri-born have a natural affinity for tools, engines, driving, building.
Kanya pada 1-2 express Kuja's rulership of 3-writing + 8-mystical transformations, while also displaying the frustrating tension of chatty Budha versus active Kuja. Literary Budha plays a stronger role for pada 1-2, producing scholars and writers who argue about architectonics, engineering design, color values, and mechanics. Pada 1-2 = also skilled in handcraft and may be professors-cum-tradesmen, fine-arts painters, model-builders, or manually gifted musicians.
[Tula - Vanika] pada 3-4 express Kuja's rulership of 2-collections, assets + 7-contractual equity. Shukra's bargaining behavior and financial skills play a stronger role for pada 3-4, who enjoy the mutual attractions of Shukra-Mangala. In music, arts, and engineering, they pursue harmonious arrangements. They often play stringed instruments, and write beautiful songs. Chaitrika pada 3-4 can be found in the design world, in financial negotiations, and in dynamic meditator roles.
Themes of productive touch including artistic design, musical instruments, mechanical engineering, and crafting of dynamic arrangements contextualize Vismakarma's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Chitra - Spica.
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 84
" Chitra natives are quiet, thoughtful, and profound.
Very slow in movement and of great dignity in bearing and manner.
they make good students in their youth.
they are also extremely clever with their hands ,
they like to do things or fashion things with their hands
Vimshottari Dasha calendar
[Shukra Mahadasha] [age birth until age 17.5]
24-Nov-1632 born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, within a family of Portuguese Jewish merchants * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra rules 9-theory, philosophy
1638 [BS age 6] grieved the decease of mother via tuberculosis * Shukra-Rahu bhukti * [Somana-yuti-Rahu]
1650 [BS age 18] decease of elder brother Isaac. Exit the yeshivah course of studies and begins to work in the family business. * Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 8th-from-11th-from-Chandra = decease of elder sibling
[Surya Mahadasha] [age 17.5 until age 23.5]
28-Mar-1654 [BS age 21] grieved the decease of father Miguel Espinoza, who was killed by a bullet in pirate maritime crossfire. Along with younger brother Abraham [Gabriel] young Bento assumes control of the family business. * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2nd-from-pitribhava
[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 23.5 until age 33.5]
1659 [BS age 26] Moves from the Amsterdam synagogue neighborhood where his family had lived, to Rijnsburg in the Leiden University area. Starts a to-be-highly successful lens-grinding business. Spinoza's hand-polished lenses would be prized throughout Europe, especially for use in telescopes and microscopes. * Chandra-Rahu bhukti [Somana-yuti-Rahu] Chandra rules 11-earnings * [Rahu in bhava-8] discoveries, revelatory observations via sharply clear lenses
1662 [BS age 29] anonymous publication: Tractatus de Intellectus Emendatione = On the Improvement of the Understanding * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha publications
1663 [BS age 30] published: Principles of Cartesian Philosophy = the only work printed under his own name during his lifetime * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha-3 publications
1665 [BS age 32] having survived by a small pension from a famous supporter, and having sent each chapter to friends who chapter-by-chapter translated his original Dutch text into Latin, Spinoza finished the Ethics. This work was so incendiary and so much controversy was anticipated that it was not published in any version nor in any language. No one had read it, except his small band of devoted intellectual comrades and translators. * Chandra-Surya chidradasha * Surya-3 cohort, publications, Surya rules 12-sanctuary, enclosure
[ Mangala Mahadasha] [age 33.5 until age 40.5]
1670 [BS age 38] moved to the centrally located Hague, * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha business
1670 [BS age 38] published anonymously the impassioned plea for pluralism and tolerance Tractatus Theologico-Politicus. His anonymity did not last long. * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha publications,
1672 [BS age 40] Spinoza's long-time funding agent, patron Jan de Witt, is assassinated by knife * Mangala-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 2nd-from-11, decease of funding-friend
1673 [BS age 41] Spinoza received and refused an offer of professorship at Heidelberg University. * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti
1674 [BS age 42] Spinoza's book Ethics is officially condemned as heretical by Church-State authorities in the Netherlands * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti [Rahu in bhava-8 , dangers]
1676 [BS age 44] the young diplomat Gottfried Leibniz came secretly to the Hague to meet the esteemed and dangerous Spinoza. During the visit, Leibniz read Spinoza's unpublished manuscripts. Many believe that after Spinoza's death, Leibniz subtly repackaged Spinoza's original ideas. * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-Chandra, espionage
24-Feb-1677 [BS age 44] dematerialization in the presence of his physician, from lung disease [grief] caused by inhalation of crystal dust from his lens-grinding work * death from blood infection of the lungs * Rahu-Guru bhukti * maraka Guru rules 7
1677 posthumous publication of the daring, brilliant, occult-insight Ethica Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata [The Ethics] in which God is proposed to inhabit all reality via natural properties * Rahu-Guru bhukti ++ Guru rules 7- fulfillment of pre-incarnational contract
1677 posthumous publication of Hebrew Grammar * Rahu-Guru bhukti ++ Guru rules 7 fulfillment of pre-incarnational contract
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]
[intelligent center of transformational information ]
[brightly focused on clandestine messaging]
[confident manager of invisible private drama]
[commercial business engages distant lands]
[transmission of dangerous clairsentient insight]
[evolving-disguising Anuradha-4] [navamsha Surya-Vrischika] [vargottamsha] intuitively confident transformational discovery
OUTCOMES - SURYA
[Surya-yuti-Budha] + [Surya-yuti-Shukra] + [Surya-yuti-Shani] in [3 writing-publication] occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra
[Surya in bhava-3] rules
Surya is harshly oppressed by Surya's arch-enemy, the secretive, punitive, restrictive agency of social order, VṛścikaShani. Surya is also responsible for the combustion of Shani and Budha. Shukra escapes the burn.
[trading Surya-yuti-Shani. The family import-export business was ongoing but never highly successful [Shani losses, limitations] .
28-Mar-1654 [BS age 21] Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 2nd-from-Surya
During the interminable European sea-trading wars, when Baruch was 21, his fruit-importer father was traveling aboard a trading ship that came under attack by pirate gunfire. At age 21, elder son Baruch Spinoza thus inherited responsibility to operate the family business.
matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]
OUTCOMES - CHANDRA
CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra
Little Bento was born to his father's second wife. Tragically, at his age 6, mom died from typhoid in the water when little Baruch was age-6 [Chandra water]
Spinoza is often identified as the first famous example of a secular Jew in Europe.
Amplifying the disturbance to Soma's cultural roots, Chandra-yuti-Rahu suggests a lifetime of emotional upheaval and a barrier-bending, taboo-twisting sensibility which causes an interrupted sense of belonging.
His life plan would seem to have provocatively prevented conformity and reduced stability in order to exaggerate the patterns of revelation  in his magnificent philosophy.
MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations
bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]
[Kuja Dosha for alliance-1]
[financial-evaluating Mūla-2] [navamsha Mangala-Urisha] intuitively competitive innovative finance
OUTCOMES - MANGALA
jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] * zisya-karaka [student]
[communicates detailed mystical procedures]
[transmits secret transformative messages]
[discusses emergency crisis management]
[delivers instructions for sudden identity change]
[talks about dangerous threats]
[explains rejuvenating initiation processes]
[rhythmic-routine Viśākha-4] [navamsha Budha-Karkata] intuitively explaining customary protections
OUTCOMES - BUDHA
[Budha-yuti-Surya] + [Budha-yuti-Shukra] + [Budha-yuti-Shani] in [3 writing-publication] occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra
Spinoza is considered by many historians to represent Europe's first example of a secular Jew. His identity was self-defined by his thoughts [Budha] not his ritual worship habits, nor his appearance.
Spinoza produced some of the highest-quality, most detailed descriptive, instructionally complete, intellectual philosophical writing of the European Enlightenment
dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]
[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, chieftains, indoctrinators]
[multiple historical values doctrines]
[many evaluating financial father-figures]
[husband may be wealth-guru, global banker, finance-professor]
[hierarchical Kṛttikā-2] [navamsha Guru-Makara-nicha] intuitively expansive hierarchical ordering
OUTCOMES - BRIHASPATI
svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]
[charitable Jyeṣṭha -4] [navamsha Shukra-Vrischika] intuitively harmonious mysterious discovering
[Atmakaraka balance, agreement, architecture, equity, trust, relationships, finance]
OUTCOMES - SHUKRA
[Shukra-yuti-Surya] + [Shukra-yuti-Budha] + [Shani-yuti-Shukra] in [3 writing-publication] occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra
navamsha-Shukra-Meena activates Meena-7-Karakamsha
pleasantly communicative [Shukra-3] activates
[Shani] duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]
[structurally balancing Anuradha-3] [navamsha Shani-Tula-uchcha] intuitively ordering systematic arrangements
OUTCOMES - SHANI
Spinoza's Ethics has remained continuously in print, and is read hungrily by students of the dharma in universities throughout the West.
in 1869, nearly 200 years after his death, publication of the hidden manuscript Short Treatise on God, Man and His Well-Being
rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]
[for Kanya indriya-lagna]
[Rahu casts passionate drishti into 12-2-4]
[passion for active identity transformation]
[seeks prestige physical initiations]
[ambitious embodied discoveries]
[financial-valuating Aśvini-2] [navamsha Rahu-Urisha-uchcha] intuitively passionate value accumulation
OUTCOMES - RAHU
kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]
[for Kanya indriya-lagna]
[apathetic toward brokered financial contracts]
[ambivalent toward heritage peer relationships]
[surrenders outdated historical assessments]
[releases unnecessary bargained valuation arrangements]
[dissolves useless legal agreements for asset-preservation]
[hidden-power, mystery-discovering Chitra-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vṛścika-uchcha]
OUTCOMES - KETU
[Ketu in classroom-2] indicates radical openness to evaluation, assessment, worthiness, traditional lineages, history
His values  were not constrained by religious dogma or government ideologies. [2 = 8th-from-9]
During [Surya-Ketu bhukti] on 27 July 1656,
Spinoza was banished from the Amsterdam Jewish community by writ of Cherem [haram] which declared his ideas to be abhorrent.
However, Spinoza at the time commented that the excommunication situation did not bother him. He said it was essentially irrelevant [Ketu] to his philosophical purpose. He left Amsterdam, and he continued to write.
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