Russian Imperial Flag mid-1800's
Tolstoy's writings on social morality had a profound impact on justice activists, including
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy as a young Russian military officer assigned to the Crimean War, 1853-1856
Christian Vegetarian Anarchist
Pacifist Philosopher + Social Justice Visionary
author of War and Peace
Tolstoi, l'homme de la verite
a.k.a. Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
a.k.a. Lev Tolstoi
I sit on a man's back, choking him, and making him carry me, and Yet, assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by any means possible, except getting off his back.
~~ Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence 
AUTHOR OF War and Peace * Anna Karenina
Christian Social Anarchist
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoi = Leo Tolstoy
birth data from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy
tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
charts + graphs + tables = generated by Shri Jyoti Star - adapted by BP Lama
Purnavasi - Vutvrta - Jamitra
For Punarvasu births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Viśākha, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.
For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Jamitra, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.
Guidance is provided by emissaries from the realm of the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux. Their purpose is restoration, renewal, and rehabilitation of lost knowledge.
High forehead. Punarvasu often has a global perspective. The majority of Aditya-born nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume interpretive guidance roles.
Instructing, Explaining, Describing
[Mithuna - Dvamdva] pada 1-2-3 represents Guru's rulership of 7-agreements ++ 10- leadership, while also expressing the tension between broad-view Brihaspati versus detail-oriented Bantering Budha. Pada 1-2-3 are blessed with an expansive capacity for evocative description or inspirational speaking. Often excellent writers who can facilitate spiritual growth via specific explanation and detailed description. Pada 1-2-3 are often found in the literary arts, in teaching roles, in academic advising, as travel guides, and as poets who describe the natural world.
[Karkata-Kadaga] -pada-4 represents Guru's rulership of 6-imbalance ++ 9-philosophical principles. Pada-4 also embodies the tension between global, paternalistic Saptarishi versus local, undulating, motherly Somana. As master gardeners and natural herbal physicians, they understand the wisdom of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms. Pada-4 may also emerge into the religious professions where they may grow a garden of psycho-intuitive understanding that develops into doctrine.
Although the Higher Teacher seeks wisdom, for Karkata-Punarvasu the guru-figure may also be adversarial, impoverished, polluted, or ailing [due to Brihaspati activates 6] .
Themes of restoration of lost knowledge , gardening, fertility of understanding, wish fulfillment, and conceptual teaching may contextualize Aditya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Punarvasu
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde  Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 81
" ... from Arudra to Punarvasu, a startling change in mental development.
In Punarvasu, the native is possessed of profound intelligence,
He revels in abstract thought
He may be also a poet of high attainment, expressing a fire and vitality in his verse
He will, however, be only moderately successful by worldly standards during his lifetime
Tolstoy in Midlife
Leo Tolstoy Barefoot by Ilya Repin
Lev Tolstoi and Sofia Behrs, circa their 1862 marriage. Leo was 34, Sofia 18.
Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar
[Shukra Mahadasha] [age birth until age 10.6
Tues-09-Sep-1828 Earth-birth in the feudal estate house called Yasnaya Polyana, 54-04′34″N 37-31′34″E = 2-km from Tula, Russia * Shukra-Rahu bhukti
04-Aug-1830 [LNT age 2] grieved the decease of mother * Shukra -Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7th-from-matribhava
21-Jul-1837 [LNT age 9] grieved the decease of father * Shukra -Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2nd-from-Surya
[Surya Mahadasha] [age 10.6 until age 16.6]
1844 [LNT age 16] begin law studies at Kazan University * Surya-Shukra chidradasha* Shukra rules 12-dormitories, distant places
[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 16.6 until age 26.6]
1847 [LNT age 19] A frequent patron of local brothels, LNT's 1847 diary entry records treatment for gonorrhea, "obtained from the customary source" * Chandra-Rahu bhukti [Rahu in bhava-4] Kanya, local prostitution
1851 [LNT age 23] joined the Russian Army * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules-4 defense
1852 [LNT age 24] a letter to his brother records LNT's continuing habit of visiting Kanya ladies and continuing the health woes caused by mercury treatments for venereal infections * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha Mercury
Oct-1853 until Mar-1856 [LNT age 25-28] fought through the Crimean War * Chandra-Shukra through Mangala-Rahu bhukti
[Mangala Mahadasha] [age 26.6 until age 33.6]
1856 [LNT age 28] impulsive trip through Europe, spending richly from a nobleman's budget. LNT diary records the motive as trying to escape the temptations of beautiful serf girls. * Mangala-Rahu bhukti
May-1858 [LNT age 28] diaries record falling in love with the married, suntanned, rustically beautiful Aksinya - a peasant woman bound to LNT's feudal estate * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8 [secrets] in both D-1 and D-9; Shani rules 7th-from-Chandra.
Jul-1859 [LNT age 31] birth of Timofei Bazykin, LNT's son with Aksinya. Count Tolstoy brings Aksinya into his house as a domestic worker, but the child is never acknowledged, * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha * [Budha-yuti-Chandra] rules 4- household, parenting
20-Sep-1860 [LNT age 32] grieved the decease of confidante elder brother, Nikolai * Mangala-Shukra bhukti
1861 [LNT age 33] In a complex and problematic declaration, Russian serfs are formally emancipated * Mangala-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 3-proclamations
[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 33.6 until age 51.6
1862 [LNT age 34] starts the revolutionary democratic School at Yasnaya Polyana * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti [ Rahu in bhava-4 ] extraordinary schools
23-Sep-1862 [LNT age 34] [SB age 18] consecration of marriage-2-of-2 with a doctor's daughter, Sofia "Sonya" Behrs. LNT arrived an hour late to the ceremony * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti + Rahu-Return
10-Jul-1863 [LNT age 35] child-2 Sergei, with mother Sofie * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti
1870 [LNT age 42] publication of War and Peace * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha publication
1878 [LNT age 50] book-form publication of Anna Karenina - Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-3
[Guru Mahadasha] [age 51.6 until age 67.6
1885 [LNT age 57] following six decades of eating a traditional meaty Russian diet, LNT adopts a soup-based vegetarian lifestyle * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha [ Somana-yuti-Budha ] Chandra rules 2-food
1891 [LNT age 62] publication of essay, "The First Step" which advocates Vegetarianism. This influential opinion-piece became foundational doctrine for the emerging "Tolstoyan" communal settlements which began forming globally. * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 2-food [Somana-yuti-Budha] writing [Somana-yuti-Surya] ideals
1901 [LNT age 73] due to his radical anarcho-pacifist Christian philosophy, LNT is excommunicated from the Russian Orthodox Church * Shani-Ketu bhukti * Ketu excommunication
20-Nov-1910 [LNT age 82] dematerialization via pneumonia, at Astapovo railway station * Shani-Rahu bhukti
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]
[bright center of dramatic scripts]
[creative poetic intelligence]
[secretive-eruptive Pūrvaphalgunī-4] [navamsha Surya-Vrischika] confidently discovering-revealing
Dad = a powerful feudal aristocrat, beholden to no higher authority except the Tsar. The family maintained possession of considerable lands [Chandra] and treasures, was famed and privileged.. Like his son, Dad had a significant gambling problem.
OUTCOMES - SURYA
[politically comfortable with poetic cohort]
[familiar with delightful entertainment messaging]
[needs to communicate about romantic feelings]
[soothed by bright displays of ensemble collaboration]
[profoundly fluctuating entitled mentality]
[mother may be fashionable businesswoman or creative writer]
[mom's intelligence reflects the father's will]
OUTCOMES - CHANDRA
CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra
[10th-from-Chandra] Urisha-12 imagination
[Chandra in Pūrvaphalgunī - Yonī] a great attraction to beautiful ladies and specific diary descriptions of the yoni experience
Mom = Mariya Nikolayevna, born as Princess Volkonskaya. [Chandra-Simha] [yuti Surya] shows her entitlement. Mom died when young Leonid was 18 months old.
LNT's care passed to his father, who died seven years later.
MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations
Two marriages are expected due to [Shukra-yuti-Shani]
[7th-from-Chandra-3] marriage 1-of -2
LNT's first child was Timofei Bazykin, born to a serf woman. Aksinya Bazykin, the child's mother, was classed in the feudal hierarchy as a piece of property belonging to LNT's family's estate.
Despite her collectivist identity [Kumbha] Axinya maintained a relationship with Tolstoy while raising their son.
marriage 1-of -2 = parenting-partnership-1 with serf Aksinya
Shukra-2 [wife-2] rules Guru-5 creative writing
Sophie [Russianized to Sonya] bore thirteen children into the union, even while also she copy-edited and prepared the manuscripts of LNT's increasingly famous literary works .
2nd-from-Chandra [emotional condition in alliance-2] contains [Rahu in bhava-4] ruled by Budha-publications
It is safe to say that without the decades-long dedication of his educated, literary wife, there would have been no Tolstoy oeuvre.
Eldest child = 5th-from-Chandra
Mangala rules 6 + 11 +++ 4th-and-9th from Chandra
LNT sired his first child with a the serf Aksinya
Three years later, Tolstoy married a woman of aristocratic rank, Sophia [Sonya] Behrs. The 13 aristocratic children that were born to LNT and Sonya Tolstaya would have legally inherited their father's treasuries and landed property.
bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]
[argumentative Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2] [navamsha Mangala-Kanya]
OUTCOMES - MANGALA
jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]
[dramatic sparkling detailed communications]
[writes articulately about self-awareness]
[confidently describes sparkling romance]
[philosophical Uttaraphalgunī-1] [navamsha Budha-Dhanus]
[Atmakaraka writing, descriptions, instructions, messaging, publication, travel itineraries]
OUTCOMES - BUDHA
[Budha in bhava-3] rules
Celebrated writer of a deeply ethnic genre [Rahu-4].
Despite numerous contradictions in his lifestyle and philosophies, Tolstoi was almost universally hailed as a superb elucidator of the Russian social consciousness, and his reputation in subsequent centuries was not diminished.
dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]
[visionary-guiding Arcturus-4] [navamsha Guru-Meena] intuitively expansive social-justice charitable visionary imagination
OUTCOMES - GURU
Guru rules Karakamsha Dhanus-7 beliefs about equity, justice, judgments, legal standing
svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]
[bargaining-contractual Pushya-3] [navamsha Shukra-Tula]
OUTCOMES - SHUKRA
[Shukra-yuti-Shani] suggests two wives.
duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]
[argumentative-calculating Pushya-2] [navamsha Shani-Kanya] intuitively ordering class-conscious complaint
OUTCOMES - SHANI
rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]
[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]
[Rahu-4 casts passionately property-owning habitual drishti into 8-10-12]
[analytical argumentative Chitra-2] [navamsha Rahu-Kanya] [vargottamsha]
OUTCOMES - RAHU
Rahu occupies the Arudha lagna-5 indicating creative literature, politics, drama, children, genius
kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]
[for Mithuna indriya-lagna ]
[dispersed engagement with otherworldy leadership]
[dissolution of commanding visionary positions]
[restlessly anarchic toward high-ranking contemplative roles]
[may abdicate a top interior-guidance position]
[surrenders useless invisible authority]
[apatheticly forgives the trespass of social-ordering dreamers]
[abandons unsustainable isolation]
[absent from empty state-regulated enclosures]
[disregards respected spiritual conventions]
[widely-known eccentric meditations may symbolize dematerialization of the regime ]
[reputation for erratic clairsentience]
[has the sanctuary space and the status, but walks away from public empowerments]
[passively fixated on ambitiously ministering-assisting Rahu in Partha-4 parents, householders, property-owners, gardeners, stewards of Earth]
[imaginative-charitable Revatī-4] [navamsha Ketu-Meena] [vargottamsha]
Tolstoy's public reputation [Ketu in classroom-10] came from his understanding of his serfs and their way of life.
LNT was famed for his principled development of Christian Social Anarchism . He promoted abdication of class-entitled privileges.
file update = 19-Nov-2022
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