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Jehan Cauvin [John Calvin] * artist provenance unknown


Protesting Christian Theologian





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John Calvin

a.k.a. Jean Calvin

a.k.a. Jehan Cauvin [birth name]

a.k.a. Iohan Cauvin

Earth-birth Tuesday-10-Jul-1509

dematerialization 27-May-1564 [age 54]


John Calvin * Jehan Cauvin


Protesting Christian Theologian

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Iswara * Utaraztha * Visve-deva * Uthiradaam * Aadi

BPL commentary

For Uttarāṣāḍha births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Iswara, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Nunki. Their purpose is to express the radiant clear light of truth in an orderly, institutional framework.

Psychic intelligence

Dhanus Pada-1 can show Brihaspati's rulership of 1-embodiment + 4-cultural foundations. nakshatra-pati Suyra and Guru enjoy high-compatibility yang patterns.

Pada-1 tends to be paternalistic, politically savvy, self-referential to the point of self-righteousness, and generous of spirit. Iconic and inspirational teachers of the patriarchal lineages are found here. Often found in the role of philosopher, professor, or guru-figure. Assess the role of Brihaspati to determine the degree of optimism and alignment with the prevailing doctrine.

Makara-pada 2-3-4 express the tension between structural Shani and solipsistic Surya. From the Makara indriya-lagna, nakshatra-pati Surya becomes the revelatory, illuminating randhresha. Thus pada 2-3-4 are mystical and gender-neutral [Shani].

Pada 2-3-4 demonstrate respect for age and orderly governance. Yet, their purpose is visionary [Surya]. Psychics and seers are found here. Depending on the vigor of Shani, hierarchical institutions may come to surround their initiatory teachings.. Their emotional stability in partnership arises from Chandra = yuvati-pati.

Themes of clairsentient vision, personal certainty, and prophecy may contextualize Ishwara's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Uttarāṣāḍha.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"A very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

  • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."


John Calvin in midlife, attributed to Holbein the Younger, circa 1550


Idelette de Bure Calvin in approximately 1540

Biographical information matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Surya Mahadasha * age birth until age 3.8

10-Jul-1509 Earth-birth in Noyon [Noviomagus Veromanduorum] Hauts-de-France * Surya-Guru bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha * age 3.8 until age 13.8

1519 [JC approx age10] grieved the decease of mother * Chandra-Budha bhukti * matri-maraka Budha rules 2nd-from-Chandra

1521 [JC age12] first job = secretarial tasks for the cathedral Bishop * Chandra-Shukra bhukti * Shukra karmesha

Mangala Mahadasha * age 13.8 until age 20.8

1523 [JC age 14] sent by his father to University of Paris to prepare for the priesthood * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Guru-yuti-Rahu amplified beliefs

1528 [JC age 19] begins law school at University of Orleans * Mangala-Shukra bhukti * Shukra karmesha

Rahu Mahadasha * age 20.8 until age 38.8

1530 [JC age 21] break from Roman-rite Catholic Church * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Guru-yuti-Rahu amplified beliefs

26-May-1531 [JC age 22] grieved the decease of father * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

1532 [JC age 23] earned licentiate in Law ++ first book published * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

01-Nov-1533 [JC age 24] wrote a public sermon about need for reform in the RC Church denounced as heretical by the faculty * Rahu-Guru bhukti [Guru-yuti-Rahu] amplified beliefs

Mar-1536 [JC age 27] publication of Institutio Christianae Religionis [Institutes of the Christian Religion] Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha

May-1538 [JC age 29] Calvin and Farel are expelled from the city of Geneva for heresy * their lives much in danger * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rogesha accusations, crimes

Aug-1540 [JC age 31] exchange vows of marriage with the widow Idelette de Bure * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha activates Kanya-7th navamsha

1541 child-1 died shortly after birth * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 38.8 until age 54.8

29-Mar-1549 [JC age 40] grieved decease of wife Idelette, following the decease of all of their joint children * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra

27-Oct-1553 [JC age 44] on order of Calvin and the town council, JC's theological adversary, physician, polymath, and scientist Michael Servetus was burned at the stake. * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rogesha enemies, crimes

04-Jun-1559 [JC age 50] the primary-and-secondary school College Calvin opens * Guru-Surya bhukti * randhresha Surya in bhava-7 revolutionary, transformative schooling

1560 [JC age 51] published the final edition [of many revisions/editions] of The Institutes [JC age 51] Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra activates Surya-Budha-Shukra-7 = Budha publications

Shani Mahadasha * age 54 until decease age 54

27-May-1564 [JC age 54] body dematerialization via tuberculosis [grief] Shani-Shani svabhukti * maraka Shani activates-2

Institutes 1509-1564 theology John Calvin suffered the death of his wife after nine years of marriage. He praised her character after her decease. However, despite needing a caretaker for his numerous health problems and to provide better conditions for his writing, he did not remarry during the remaining 15 years of his life. His mother had died when he was young and his father remarried. JC's attachment to the mother's family was weak. Chandra-8 exacerbates the instability of Chandra. Calvin's life has been intensively studied, Yet, the year of mother's death and details of her character remain elusive.

Institutes 1509-1564 theology John Calvin complained that his ability to direct the larger Reform movement in the western Christian church was perpetually hampered by the schedule of meetings, councils, and synods

Institutes 1509-1564 John Calvin * effected a significant transformation of western European society which penetrated all levels of human experience but most prominently sacred doctrine [Guru]. His Kanya nativity causes Guru to have adhipatikendradosha and thus Guru helps his professional life and his schooling while not much aiding his personal emotional peace.

Institutes 1509-1564 Theology John Calvin [Shani in Bhava-12] occupies 6th-from-Chandra. Calvin was ill with various maladies throughout his 54-year lifespan. The chronic animosity of his theological adversaries is legendary. Yet, it was not slavery, penalties, or debts which killed him, but rather the consequences of overwork.

Institutes 1509-1564 theology John Calvin endured the death of his mother when he was still a boy [likely about age 10] . His lifetime featured chronic illnesses and persistent animosity from the social order, as indicated not only by Shani-Kanya in [6th-from-Chandra] .

Institutes 1509-1564 theology John Calvin was intensely intellectually involved in his theological and theocratic work, but he had a very hard time of it. He was banished, hunted, jailed, and forced into exile. He generated a huge wave of controversy with his teachings upon the structure of heaven and the theme of scarcity [10th-from-Chandra Makara and Shani-1] . His views incited violence among the warring [6] believers, and most government officials wanted to keep him in the gaol [6] . However, some Swiss officials [Makara] with commercial interests saw the potential of making Calvinism the State Religion. Calvin's dogma that material wealth was proof of Divine Favor suited their agenda perfectly. He lived to age 63 and changed the course of Western history, when later English Calvinists escaping persecution helped to found Euro-America. But his daily life was subject to accusatory litigation, often physically dangerous, and psycho-emotionally rugged. [Also, Chandra-8.]

Distinctive features of the Nativity


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

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[bright balancing center of ancient folkways]

[brilliantly bargains for restored protections]

[solipsistic lifepartner may be have customary entitlements]





  • [Surya-Karkata] Bhanu * ray of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the nourishing caretaking rashi of Chandra
  • [Surya in bhava-7] sparkling center of relationships * focus on agreements * brightly negotiating * confident in brokerage * self-referential partners * makes smart trades * intelligence for representation * political equity * peerage entitlements * eye on fair contracts * agent of deal-making drama * father may be a broker-attorney-advocate
  • [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
  • [Surya-yuti-Shukra] confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger


Dad = Gerard Cauvin. Dad = cathedral notary and registrar to the ecclesiastical court.. [Surya in bhava-7] advocacy, representation.

Dad's position was lucrative and he handled sealed, undisclosed materials. Randhresha Surya. Dad died in 1531 via testicular cancer.


Randhresha Surya gains extra power for Vaizva-lagna births. Calvin was a psychic visionary whose meditations were times of communication with the heavenly hosts who informed and guided him.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]



[Krittika-2 Urisha = not mulatrikona]

= [navamsha Chandra in Makara] sensitive to orderly hierarchy


[Shukra-7 parivartamsha Chandra-5]

  • [Chandra-Urisha] comforted by precious values * settled into rhythmic gathering * needs luxury
  • [Chandra in bright Krittika] soothed by confident assertion * protectors of intelligent tradition * needs to feel lineage creativity = Kri
  • [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
  • [Somana-yuti-Ketu] emotionally scattered * sensitive to disoriented folks * indifferent to established routines * abandons outdated customs * detached mother * soothed by the Witness perspective * comforted by spacious emptiness * long pilgrimage by water * needs to wander * feels forsaken


Mom died when little Jehan was a young boy.

bandesha-4 Mangala in bhava-6] suggesting an ill mother


[Chandra in classroom-5] politics activates

  • 7-contacts, fair-deals, equity, representation, advocacy

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

  • rogesha-6 [Budha in bhava-7] * suggesting a spousal pattern of illness and complaint
  • randhresha-8 = [Surya in bhava-7] suggesting a spousal pattern of political secret-keeping and hidden assets


  • Vṛścika transformation, energy of change, intensive rejuvenation
  • bhava-11 friendship, goals, achievement
  • Idelette de Bure Stordeur Calvin [1500-1549] was praised by John Calvin as a friend, a supporter, a sustainer, and a protector [Shukra-Karkata]


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

[communicatively energized enemies]

[fights-and-wins against commercial injustice]

[Punarvasu-1] = [navamsha Kuja-Mesha] competitively-energetically communicative

  • [Mangala-Mithunaya] vigorous pursuit of interaction * competitive commerce * proactive information delivery * energetic group collaboration * dynamic debate * dominating gestures * lively writing * kinetic conversation * push toward explanatory instruction * champion of process management
  • [Mangala in bhava-6] [beneficial] drive toward confrontational quarreling * pursuit of active service * vigorous attacks against adversaries * defeats illness * overcomes injury * wins accusatory litigation * dynamic military strategy * competitive criminal vitality * aggressive medical treatments * energized conflict


perpetual tension ++ Anxiety

Kuja-Shani mutual drishti = associated with anxiety.

  • Calvin was said to suffer acutely from anxiety among numerous other ailments.
  • Ongoing worry and reflexive caution exacerbated by the volatile political-religious climate, house raids, expulsions, and public burning at the stake which were common occurrences in his venue.

Mangala in bhava-6 activatess

  • 4-patriotism, ritual, shelter, nourishment, mother
  • 11 - gains, profits, goals, friendships, social-participation systems
  • Kuja rules Jyeṣtha-Guru-yuti-Rahu-11

The Protestant Reformation in western Europe in the 1500's was an era of violent persecution for heresy, and continuous social upheaval caused inter alia by the rise of mercantilism, nationalism and suddenly widespread literacy due to the new printing press [Mangala-Mithunaya] .

JC led a refugee sangha of Protesting Christians who were in constant danger of torture and death from their theological competitors in the Catholic Church [Shani-9] .

Despite the ongoing attacks from the taxing priesthood of the Church of Rome [Shani-9 intakes drishti of Kuja-6] the refugee protestors [Protestants] quickly realized higher profits [11] when freed from the taxes and tithes of the older religious hierarchy.


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]


  • [Budha-Karkata] comfortable communications * hand-arm-shoulders make protective gestures * rhythmic articulation of root culture * discusses ancestral morality * prescriptive routines * argues for foundational stability * describes protective fencing * parochial talk * converses about caretaking * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers land-use information * patriotic declarations * habitually chats about the local settlement
  • [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-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-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


Rogesha Budha activates Mithunaya = lungs. A lifelong sufferer of respiratory ailments, JC died of tuberculosis


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

[Atmakaraka] = doctrine, beliefs, worldview, principles, convictions, priesthood, patronage, expansion

  • Jyeṣtha
  • [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-11] great friendliness * much networking * much achievement * big social-participation groups * several large assemblies * numerous revenues * many social-material goals * extensive marketplace linkage * patron of community exchange systems * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an earner-socialite-networker
  • [Guru-yuti-Rahu] mizra-karaka * multiple mix-culture opportunities * permission to bend barriers * many impostors * abundant expedience * wide scope of ambition * craving for expansion * seeks promotional advantage via globalist philosophy * optimistic toward obtainment of privilege




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


[Yogakaraka for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[lifemate may be an caretaking attorney-advocate-bargainer-broker]

[customary relationships]


[Punarvasu-4] = [navamsha Shukra-Karkata]

[Shukra-7 parivartamsha Chandra-5]



  • [Shukra-Karkata] values comforting routine * likes to nourish * attracted to settled habits * prefers a home-loving partner * taste for folk-lifestyle * appreciates farmers-and-fishers * pleased by secure borders * enjoys rhythmic seasons * adorns beautiful gardens * seeks balanced parenting arrangements * aesthetic of domestic sharing
  • [Shukra-7] seeks pleasure via interpersonal relationships * enjoys contractual harmony * prefers adjustable partners * lovely 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-Surya] balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident 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


Calvin's wife held a responsible role in their congregation. She was widely respected within their hierarchy.

Calvin had a leadership role in his religious group, but no governance authority.

Shukra karmesha rules 10 = [6th-from-Chandra]

  • Chronic illness leads to exhaustion from leadership overwork

Children * putra-pati Shukra-7

  • Idelette was a widow with two living children when she married JC.
  • Her deceased husband had been a friend of JC's.
  • She brought a small endowment into her marriage with JC, cared diligently for his failing health [while her own health also faltered] and during the marriage she bore JC at least three children.
  • Sadly, all of JC and Idelette's joint children died in infancy.
  • Children from her previous marriage did survive


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[conserving-evaluating dhana-pati for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[logically argumentative orthodoxy]

[maintains the doctrinal practices]

[rigidly complaining father]


  • [Shani-Kanya] overburdened accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * structural compression upon colon + digestive tract * must normalize exploitation * weighty subordinate tasks * hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within master-slave systems * must respect antiquated physicians * slow-acting remedies * intractable servants * stubborn employees * insufficient pharmacy * must work with dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering * scarce service resources * maintainer of old arguments
  • [Shani in Bhava-9] slow time-structured worldview * must maintain the patriarchal faith * imposes the old convictions * delayed understanding * punitive ideologies * cautiously conventional professors * judgmental father * conservative religious hierarchy * global scale of responsibilities * heavy doctrinal pressures * blocks new viewpoints * preacher's fatigue * intolerance for sacerdotal innovation * pragmatic time-tested principles * materialistic paradigm of belief * rigidly dutiful guidance * elders preserve strict sacred rules


[Shani-Kanya] -9 lagnesha activates Makara-1 Karakamsha

Mutual drishti of Kuja-6 + + Shani in Bhava-9

  • His lifetime featured chronic illnesses and persistent animosity [6] toward his catechism [9]

Shani activates

  • 1-lagnesha = personality
  • 2-banking, treasuries, savings, capital
  • Although represented as an abstract theology, much of Calvin's doctrine delivered direct and indirect messages about usury, taxation, banking, and contract law. [He was a trained lawyer.]

rigid father

orthodoxy and puritanism

Shani-9 sends 10th-drishti into bhava-6 disease

  • Toward the end of his life, the only time JC was able to be alone with his theological thoughts was when he was sick [often severely sick]

[Shani-Kanya] burden of argument

  • JC's later writings were actually transcripts of his extensive sermons, written by corps of amanuenses [scribes] .
  • JC often expressed regret that he could not take the time to edit his own words, and thus had to accept the prospect of misinterpretation of his arguments *

Shani stuck emotions Grief

  • In addition to his chronic illness and pervasive Anxiety , Calvin's documenters report that JC's grief following the death of his beloved wife and helpmate Idelette was unresolvable.


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


  • [Rahu-Vṛścika] shimmering illusion of mystery * craving for rebirthed identity * expedient gains from dangerous threats * extravagantly explosive hidden forces * preposterous camouflage * mesmerizing power of rejuvenation * fabulous surgeries * exotic secret initiations * mask of deep inner transformations * fascinating arcane knowledge * over-reaching intrigue * marvelous hidden liaisons * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of healing shakti * thrilling emergency intervention * seeks privilege via revelatory disclosures * amazingly shocking insights * self-promotion via exciting discovery-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-11] passion for rewards * in Roguish Rahu's svabhava co-ruled by materialistic Shani * the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous social attainments * outsider who cleverly insinuates into social-networking roles * risky marketplace gains * instrumental revenues * astounding awards * extraordinary economies * desires system linkage * * contrived assemblies * opportunistic community activism * ambitious friends * craves profitability * culturally-mixed gridworks * expedient fellowship * appears as a voluntary associate * fascinating achiever * thrillingly high earnings * boundary-breaching connections * trespasses the normal cultural limits on distribution networks
  • [Rahu-yuti-Guru] amplified generosity * magnified diversity * exotic beliefs * tricky teachings * opportunistic guides * unconventional children * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of inspired philosophy * hypnotic preaching * expansive worldview * inclusive cross-cultural mixing * optimistic about risk



kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]


[Ketu-yuti-Chandra ]

  • [Ketu-Urisha] financially dissociates from collections * breaks-up compulsive acquisition * incomplete containment * dissolved treasury * disregards conventional valuations * not limited by historical knowledge * incoherent lineage * ignores restriction on speech-voice-sight * releases a rich blue cloud of hoarded goods into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-5] ambivalent toward ceremony * eccentric offspring * wandering eldest child * demonstrates dramatic confidence in non-existent things * apathetic toward political displays * ungrounded speculation * disregards standard intelligence * disoriented creativity * incoherent romantic ideals * disinterested in games * liberation via surrender of entitlements * unless other graha in 5 or Ketu's ruler is strong, may prefer to live free from children
  • [Ketu-yuti-Chandra] insecure * foggy sensitivity * empty feelings * unsustainable habits * ambivalent mother * disinterested in cultural routines * peculiar parenting * emotional apathy * surrenders the ship * abandoned vessels * incomplete nurturing * distanced from the ethnicity * fragmented caretaking * disconnected roots * liberation via release of home comforts



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