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Swami Satchidananda

a.k.a. Swami Satchidananda Saraswati

a.k.a. C. K. Ramaswamy Gounder

Earth-birth Tuesday-22-Dec-1914

dematerialization 19-Aug-2002 [age 87]


founder of Yogaville [Virginia]


Swami Satchidananda Saraswati

C. K. Ramaswamy Gounder

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttarāṣāḍha -Vaishva

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."


SatchidSwami_1988.jpgBiographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline

[Rahu Mahadasha ] [age birth until age 11.9]

22-Dec-1914 Earth-birth in Chettipalayam, Coimbatore, India * Rahu-Shani bhukti

[Guru Mahadasha ] [age 11.9 until age 27.9]

Mar-1934 until Mar-1937 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

1935 [SSS age 21] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 * Guru-Shukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanus-Mithuna contact Dhanus indriya-agna ++ janma Sade-Sati

1937 [SSS age 25] celebrated the birth of child-1-of-2 * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya activates 9 ++ janma Sade-Sati

1940 [SSS age 28] following five years of marriage +d two children, grieved decease of wife * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

[Shani Mahadasha ] [age 27.9 until age 46.9]

1946 [SSS age 43] departure to old holy place [Rishi-kesha] and separation from children * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 6th-from-5th = 10 = adversarial to children

10-Jul-1949 [SSS age 46] ordination by Swami Sivananda as " Satchidananda Saraswati" * Shani-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-9 liberation catechism

1951 assigned by Swami Sivananda to teaching, medical, and social-outreach mission in Sri Lanka * Shani-Shukra bhukti* Shukra -12 foreign lands activates 6-service ministry

[Budha Mahadasha ] [age 46.9 until age 63.9]

Jan-1964 until Dec-1966 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

1965 [SSS age 51] invited to visit New York by USA artists who knew him in Sri Lanka * Budha-Shukra bhukti* Shukra activates 11-goals ++ janma-Sade-Sati

1966 [SSS age 52] split from guru Swami Sivananda's Divine Life program. Establishes a new program Integral Yoga* Budha-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rogesha disagreement ++ janma-Sade-Sati

1969 [SSS age 55] life-changing role calming speaker to the agitated crowd at Woodstock Festival * Budha-Chandra bhukti [Rahu-yuti-Chandra] chandra randhresha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kumbha- Somana-yuti-Rahu

1976 [SSS age 62] becomes USA citizen * Budha-Shani chidra-dasha * Shani activates 12th-from-4-home-base = loss of homeland

[Ketu Mahadasha ] [age 63.9 until age 70.9]

1979 [SSS age 65] established the Yogaville community on 750 acre tract in western Virginia USA * Ketu-Shukra bhukti* Shukra activates 11-community

[Shukra Mahadasha ] [age 70.9 until decease age 87

1986 [SSS age 72] construction of the interfaith Lotus Shrine containing the sacred symbols of 14 religious traditions * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti* Shukra activates 11- material accomplishments

1990-1991 [SSS age 77] nine, long-term, female devotees stepped forward to accuse SSS of ongoing sexual abuses * Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra randhresha ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

Mar-1993 until Jun-1995 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

19-Aug-2002 [SSS age 87] dis-embodiment * Shukra-Budha bhukti * maraka Budha rules 7

Distinctive features of the nativity


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

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Dhanus-born]

[bright center of belief]

[charming ideological principles]

[radiant icon of patriarchal philosophy]

[righteously confident doctrine]


[instructional-explanatory Mūla-3] [navamsha Surya-Mithuna] confidently communicative-commercial


  • [Surya-Dhanus] Aditya - the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati
  • [Surya in bhava-1] center of identity - bright embodiment * intelligence for competition * focus on appearance * genius for innovative self-expression * athletic entitlements * eye on personality * sparkling center of body-based vitality * father may be an icon-competitor-inventor
  • [Surya-yuti-Kuja] confidently progressive * bright warrior * moves in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent brother-figures * self-reflexive political pursuits * champion of brilliant ideals * competitive father-figure * entitled to conquer * focused on winning * radiantly pioneering



matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[mysterious-initiatory randhresha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[Comfortable with systematic explanatory writing-publishing.]

[Soothed by goal-oriented cooperative teamwork.]

[A busy community manager who needs to feel like a mystery initiator.]

[Talks secretively about hidden power and healing transformation. ]


[hierarchical-regulatory Varuna-2] [navamsha Chandra in Makara] intuitively sensitive class-conscious ordering


  • [community-connected Chandra-Kumbha] comforted by friendship * sensitive to gridworks * needs marketplace connection
  • [Chandra in Sadachbia - Varuna] calmed by mixed networks * protectors of universal mingling * soothed by risky marketplaces * needs to make expedient social connections
  • [Chandra in classroom-3] comfortable with cohort-collaboration * familiar with interactive communication * calmed by repetitive announcements * feels the tidal pulse of daily chat * feels sheltered in the parlor * soothed by siblings * intuitive information delivery * settled into the habits of writing * needs continuous commerce * accustomed to routine messaging * emotionally attuned to the rhythms of conversation * undulating signals * ethno-cultural gestures * intuitive handcraft * mother may be a manager, administrator, shopkeeper, craftswoman, publisher
  • [Somana-yuti-Rahu] emotionally expedient * sensitive to exotic folks * risk-rewarding mother * over-stimulated feelings * unconventional parenting style * comfortable in mixed-culture environments * undulating desires * craves passionate nurturing * feels exceptional


CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra

Emotional conflicts exacerbated by ambitious Rahu = Chandra activates [6th-from-Chandra]


MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


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


[Kuja Dosha for alliance-1]

[political-theatrical vidya-pati for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[retreating-contemplative vyaya-pati for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]


[publishing-commercial Mūla-3] [navamsha Mangala-Mithuna] intuitively competitive detailed scripted communications


  • [Mangala-Dhanus] vigorous development of humanistic worldview * energized inspiration * thrust toward doctrinal expansion * proactive teaching-preaching * promotes philosophical globalism * champion of broad understanding * pursues patronage
  • [Mangala in bhava-1] forward fighter * muscular champion * competitive winner *drive toward performance vitality * embodied action * primal sexuality * pursuit of progress * direct movement * physical engineering * thrusting vigor * dominating personality * pushy * dynamic innovator * energized conquests * athletic body
  • [Kuja-yuti-Surya] sparkling kinetic creativity * glorious innovator * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * dominating force joins willful charm * fiercely competitive politics * brilliant winner * physically active father-figure * self-referential championship * vigorously moving theatrical display


[Mangala in bhava-1] rules Vṛścika-12 = 10th-from-Chandra

constant tension due to mutual drishti between Mangala in bhava-1 +++ Shani in Bhava-7


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

[balancing-bargaining yuvati-pati Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-commanding karmesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]


[visionary-guiding Jyeṣṭha-4] [navamsha Budha-Meena-nicha]

[Atmakaraka messenger, translator, interpreter, ,writing, announcements, dialog, description, publication]


  • [Budha-Vṛścika] secretive communications * articulation of transformative process *emergency pronouncements * delivers messages about dangerous situations * describes mystical initiation * discusses undisclosed information * mysterious handcraft * articulately defined masking * gives instruction for penetrating procedures * expertly detailed disguise * hands-arms-shoulders make occult gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-12] narrative of sanctuary * talks about quietude * commerce of the hermitage * discusses interior spiritual guidance * speaks from invisible location * instructions on reflective contemplation * detailed descriptions of intimate privacy * diagrams the astral inner terrain * explainer of quiet prayer * imaginative siblings * communication with distant worlds * delivers information about clairsentience * skillfully defines the dreamworld * logical visions
  • [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


[Budha in Vṛścika] resides in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking 10th-from-Chandra

[Budha-yuti-Shukra] occupy Vṛścika, suggesting tantric healing arts such as hatha yoga, pranayama, and mystical sound.


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


[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[misguidedly permissive banking practices]

[widely misunderstood heritage humanism]

[articulates materialistic theology]

[wealth accrual from embodiment + owned-property]

[false cheerfulness in speeches]

[financiers-collectors-evaluators may provide misleading guidance]


[ministering-complaining Dhaniṣṭha-2] [navamsha Guru-Kanya] expansive service ministry

  • [Guru-Makara-Draco] understands social structure * numerous law-makers * class-conscious convictions * conventional doctrine * believes in common sense * pragmatic guidance * philosophical realism * diverse social responsibilities * materialistic worldview * faith in hierarchies * preaches about wise governance * widens the scope of bureaucracy
  • [Guru in bhava-2] much hoard * many songs * many stories * extensive history * generous natural reserves * several genetic lines * many accumulated goods * numerous languages * expansive oratory * large eyes * many voices * many valuations * extensive accounts * grows the family lineage * optimistic heritage * believes in historic conservation * patron of speech-and-song * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a keeper-collector-preserver


SSS was a widely admired exponent of broad-minded and tolerant principles [Guru principle].

Sadly, his understanding of history [2] and his pronounced [2] ethical-aesthetic values [2] were belied [nicha] in later years, when accusations of sexual abuse of his female devotees became known to the sangha of his devotees, and finally to the general public.

Guru-2 lagnesha is identified with speech, sound, chanting, music, breathing [pranayama] and other oral, historic traditions.

Nicha-Guru in bhava-2 ultimately corrupts the expression of these precious values via blindly materialistic appreciations of sensual pleasure [2] for its own sake.


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

Harsha Yoga]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[friendly-economic labha-pati for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[interpersonal misdoings remain pleasantly invisible]

[private meditation resolves most conflicts]


[theatrical-ceremonial Anuradha-1] [navamsha Shukra-Simha]


  • [Shukra-Vṛścika] appreciation of penetrating discovery * likes mysteries * attracted to danger * aesthetic of exploration * pleased by covert power * prefers a healing partner * undisclosed arrangements * phoenix aesthetic of rejuvenation * beautifying rebirth * negotiates pleasantly in threatening conditions * seeks equity during sudden upheavals * balanced approach to emergencies * enjoys hidden alliances * conducts secret diplomacy
  • [Shukra-12] seeks imaginative pleasure * private sensuality * values spiritually guided partnership * gracefully intuitive feminine-figures * agreeable sleep * visions of contemplative harmony * enjoys beautiful sanctuaries * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * likes meditations * appreciation of Other Worlds * attracted to quiet spaces * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be contemplative-foreign-isolated-researcher
  • [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


Shukra activates the wise, doctrinal, episcopal, patronizing, philosophical Tula-11 = 9th-from-Chandra

Shukra-12 Notable challenges regarding women and marriage, including sexual harassment lawsuits during Shukra Mahadasha *

Yogaville 1914-2002 Swami Satchidananda conducted a multi-decade ministry of service in healthy lifestyle instruction [6, diet, remedies] .

The great majority of his disciples were women [Shukra].

SSS was disgraced toward the end of his career by multiple accusations [6] followed by litigation [6] regarding his sexual misbehavior with devotees, interpreted by them as a betrayal of the trust of their guru-sisya relationship.


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


[acquisitive-evaluative dhanesha for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[collaborative-communicative sahaja-pati for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[financial, slowly voicing, stubbornly knowing, mature, unyielding, collaborative, publishing, managing lifepartner]


masked-undisclosing Mriga-4] [navamsha Shani-Vrischika]

  • [Shani-Mithuna] tiresome old documents * resists new explanations * must conform to management hierarchy * must continue orderly communications * rigid process handling * heavy old discussions * obligatory scripted conversations * inflexible instructions * must endure proletarian talk * slow elderly messengers * tightly structured dialog * compression upon hand-arm-shoulder * restricted breathing * insufficient team cooperation * overburdened collaborations * scarce information resources * maintainer of old business
  • [Shani in Bhava-7] [beneficial placement] enduring partnerships * heavy vows * must balance-and-rebalance * lawful relationships * tense bargaining * grim determination to maintain the contract * chronic marital responsibilities * compression of the visible genitalia * pressured bargaining * negotiation fatigue * unyielding alliances * slow-moving advisors * resists new arrangements * elders maintain respected old promises


[Shani in Bhava-7] ++ Shani resides in the romantic, creative, theatrical, intelligent, artistic 5th-from-Chandra

SSS produced two sons during his marriage, age 23-28. After widowhood age 28, SS left the boys in care of his own mother and rarely saw them afterwards.

constant tension due to mutual drishti between Mangala in bhava-1 +++ Shani in Bhava-7


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



[for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]

[Rahu casts passionate drishti into 7-9-11]


[philosophical-doctrinal Varuna-1] [navamsha Rahu-Dhanus]

  • [Rahu-Kumbha]shimmering illusion of profitable webworks * over-reaching friendliness * mirage of knitted netting knotwork * fabulous marketplace associations * extraordinary electro-magnetic connections * intriguing ecologies * mask of lawfully interlinked systems * fascinating achievements * culturally mixed social networks * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of scientific futurism * extravagant assemblies * finds opportunity in economic distribution * craves community-linkage * seeks privilege via socialite-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-3] passion for prestige communication *in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter = glamorous writing - outsider who cleverly insinuates into culturally important communicator roles * exotic photography * unusual journalistic reporting * thrilling announcements * unorthodox commentary * mesmerizing messaging * craves publication * ambitious sibling-cousins * mixed-culture collaborative teams * desire for conversations * over-reaching commerce * exciting gestures * opportunistic approach to manufacturing * entranced by information technology * boundary-breaching sibling-cohort * unconventional explanations * remarkable retinue * entrancing evangelism * seeks privilege via project management
  • [Rahu-yuti-Soma] amplified emotion * magnified familiarity * extraordinary mother * exotic habits * tricky routines * opportunistic patriotism * fascinating [but perhaps illusory] appearance of sympathetic caretaking * hypnotic rhythms - emotionally attuned to cross-cultural mixing


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

[for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]


[publishing-explaining Magha-3] [navamsha Ketu-Mithuna]

  • [Ketu-Singha] brightly dissociates from creative performance * fragmented entitlements * eccentric intelligence * peculiar brilliance * not limited by celebrity roles * ignores restriction on political opinion * releases a sparkling crimson cloud of divine charisma into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-9] disinterested in fixed credenda * wandering worldview *disengaged from faith doctrine * disregards theory * liberating philosophy * irrelevance of patriarchal dogma * ambivalence toward conventional convictions * spacey father * weird beliefs * empty public guidance * forsaken by preceptors * ignores the ordinary understandings * incoherent ideology * unless other graha in 9, may prefer to live free from father-figures
"and now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Paul of Tarsus, Epistle to the Philippians 4:8


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