Science and Philosophy
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admired the natural history journals of
Thoreau's 1849 essay Civil Disobedience inspired both
abolitionist + environmentalist
poetical philosopher of nature
author of Walden
operated his family's pencil factory
Earth-birth Saturday 12-Jul-1817
Earthbody-Exit 06-May-1862 (age 44)
Earthbody-Exit 06-May-1862 (age 44)
abolitionist + environmentalist + author of Walden Pond * 1817-1862 * Henry David Thoreau
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_david_thoreau * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Swatika * Chotthi * Vayu * Nishtya
For Swatika 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 paradigm of Nishthya, exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, agents of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.
Guided by the instructing intelligences of Arcturus. Their purpose is to broker trade agreements and balance the interests of multiple ambitious stakeholders.
Social justice, personal power
Rahu-ruled Swatika gentlemen are Mix-Master Middlemen. They tend to be fascinating figures. By skillfully mixing and trading with different folks, Swatika chaps build exotic new exchange relationships. They are often found in policy organizations and government agencies, where their social equity work is distinctively multi-cultural. Their roles include trader, exchanger, bridge-builder, diplomat, negotiator, deal-maker, bargainer, marriage-matcher, alliance-designer, and other balancing activities that engage two mismatched sides within one functional agreement.
Swatika represents Rahu's desire to amplify Zukra's quest for harmonious agreements. Rahu challenges cultural boundaries. The mix-master may skillfully combine unusual agents and mismatched agendas in order to obtain a rebalanced status. Similar to Shataviskaka, the Swatika-born are mixed-system orchestrators who may take direction from Otherworldly sources. The character of Rahu is determinative.
Due to their Rahu-gifted ability to think outside the box, Swatika-born may realize previously unthinkable opportunities for diplomacy and fair exchange. Their success is noted in negotiation, trade-deals, and bargaining in commodities, ideas, or services.
In politics, Nishthya fellows may be associated with social, economic, or political integration of previously hostile or excluded participants. Their special talent is dealing with those who may be rogues, outsiders, stigmatized, or posturing frauds. Vayu-born graciously mix people and environments that were once segregated, by making successful pairings between ethnicities, religions, nations, or individuals of differing practice.
Their pursuit of a social justice agenda is not entirely idealistic. It is ultimately motivated by their desire to obtain privilege by facilitating partnership geared to increased barter, brokerage, and exchange.
Themes of opportunity, fascination with appearances, and acquisition of privilege may contextualize Swatika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Swatika-Chandra
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 84.
"... a slow and deliberative character,
While he may be slower at arriving at conclusions than most people,
He is very religious, somewhat orthodox,
Many priests or ministers are found to have Swati on the Rising Point."
Thoreau in 1861 (age 43)
Biographical details matched to Vimshottari dasha calendar
"He chose to be rich by making his wants few,
and supplying them himself. In his travels, he used the railroad only to get over so much country as was unimportant to the present purpose, walking hundreds of miles, avoiding taverns, buying a lodging in farmers' and fishermen's houses, as cheaper, and more agreeable to him, and because there he could better find the men and the information he wanted.
There was somewhat military in his nature not to be subdued, always manly and able, but rarely tender, as if he did not feel himself except in opposition.
He wanted a fallacy to expose, a blunder to pillory, I may say required a little sense of victory, a roll of the drum, to call his powers into full exercise."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson's eulogy Thoreau in The Atlantic Monthly (August 1862)
12-July-1817 Earth-birth in Concord, Massachusetts, USA * Rahu-Guru bhukti
1833 (HDT age 15) matriculates at Harvard College * Guru-Guru swabhukti
1836 (HDT age 18) contract tuberculosis, which after many recurrences will finally kill him in 1862 * Guru-Shani bhukti
1837 (HDT age 19) earned A.B. diploma Harvard College * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma
11-Jan-1842 grieved the decease beloved elder brother + fellow schoolteacher John (#2 of 4) of tetanus, in HDT's arms * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-11th-from-Chandra
14-June-1849 grieved the decease of beloved elder sister (#1 of 4), schoolteacher Helen Louise Thoreau (of tuberculosis) * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 12th-from-9th-from-Chandra
1849 after spending the night in jail after being arrested for not paying a poll-tax, publishes Civil Disobedience * Shani-Shani swabhukti
1854 first publication of Walden Life in the Woods = HDT's enduring environmentalist journal, * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha publications
03-Feb-1859 grieved decease of father * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya gives effect of Somana-yuti-Surya * Chandra rules 2nd-from-Surya
06-May-1862 earth-exit via tuberculosis (HDT age 44) * Shani-Rahu bhukti
Distinctive features of the Nativity
drawing made from the 1861 photograph
Dad = John Thoreau, a factory owning businessman.
Henry David Thoreau and his father ran a profitable commercial business manufacturing graphite pencils. Dad was the daily overseer and all of the family members contributed in some way.
Surya-yuti-Budha HDT developed several improved manufacturing processes which helped the business increase.
Thoreau undertook a vigorous campaign of anti-slavery public speaking and accepted leadership roles within the ideologically driven abolition movement. HDT wrote extensive on philosophy of nature, but his public work greatly emphasized principled human-rights anti-slavery lectures (Surya).
Mangala receives the exact drishti of Shani at 14 degrees
Guru in bhava-2 family philosophy
All of Thoreau's family members were educators. He and his three siblings all worked as schoolteachers. Every family member was a fervent abolitionist.
Rogesha Brihaspati further dispersed by Ketu
HDT and his three siblings all died young, of either tuberculosis or tentanus.
lagnesha Guru-9 Vrischika is philosophically driven toward transformation
9-ideology, paradigm of belief, credenda * Walden 1817-1862 abolition Henry David Thoreau was a vigorous anti-slavery preacher, writer, and activist during the 1830's-1850's antebellum abolition movement in the USA.
randhresha Zukra rules 8 + occupies 8 with Rahu, suggesting an aesthetic passion for secrecy and undisclosed agreements
HDT never married, nor did any of his siblings. Local observers noted the pattern of passionate but unmentioned non-marital romances among the philosophical circles of the region, who would gather to discuss ... important ideas.
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
receives the social-systems drishti of Shani-Kumbha-5
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
treasuries of uttama-Rahu-3 = 8th-from-8th inheritance * Thoreau inherited his father's pencil making machines and factory building.
Evangelical Rahu-3 passion for writing, announcing, declaring, messaging
Walden 1817-1862 abolition Henry David Thoreau spent most of his adult life speaking and writing to the public on abolition of slavery. His dedication to the moral and legal task of ending slavery in the United States eventually produced firm national anti-slavery laws, after his death from lung disease (grief).
Ketu kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka * vasana-karaka (vacuum)
Thoreau persistently lectured and campaigned for the abolition of slavery in the United States.
The anti-slavery speeches and writings that he passionately delivered did not bear positive fruit during his lifetime 1817-1862.
Yet in 1865, after the horrible USA Civil War, slavery was finally declared illegal in the Union.
Thereafter, Thoreau's contribution to solving this thorny problem was seen to have been an essential contribution toward the American decision to abolish slavery.
Furthermore, HDT's natural philosophy was largely disregarded in his own day.
It was not until the 1960's, more than 100 years after it was first published, that Thoreau's reflective, critical environmental thinking became the cornerstone of the green movement.
Ketu-yuti-Guru = Unusual family pattern of reproduction (Guru).
Thoreau had an older sister, an older brother, and a younger sister. Neither HDT nor his siblings ever married, thus no grandchildren for his parents.
skepticism toward all philosophical teachings
Walden 1817-1862 abolition Henry David Thoreau was a vigorous anti-slavery activist during the 1830's-1850's antebellum abolition movement in the USA. He also ran a profitable commercial business making graphite pencils.
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