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Sathya Sai Baba * 1996 (SSB age 70)


Sathya Sai Baba


Puttaparthy * Puttaparthi

a.k.a. Satya Narayana Raju

Earth-birth Tuesday-29-Nov-1926

dematerialization 24-Apr-2011 (age 84)


Builder of Schools-Hospitals-Houses ++ Spiritual Guide * 1926-2011 * Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star software * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Magha - Pitriya * Agadash * Ajjha* Karman *

Vutatma * Anvastaka * Kosthagara

BPL commentary

For Magha births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Ketu-ruled paradigm of Ajjha, spirit guides, astral beings, pilgrims, ghosts, wanderers, observers, witnesses, awareness of impermanence, freedom from conventions, disregard for consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Guided by the patrons of Regulus. Their purpose is royal patronage of the spiritual fire traditions.

Fire Magicians

Akasha-ruled Magha gentlemen are distinguished by their rarity and their dissociation from the typical marriage-and-family lifestyle. Like all Ketu births, the Makha masculine figure has less gender polarization and more affinity with cosmic patterns of forgiveness and release.

Generally preferring an unmarried status, Pitri natives are usually aware of their psychic vocation. One understands that the current embodiment, while it be endowed with kingly or celebrity attributes, is intended to serve as a vessel for the Light of Truth.

Although loving beings in the pure sense of permeability and transparency, masculine Makha = most often found in uniquely singular roles that require a certain distancing from conventional relationships. Given sufficient ability to operate within the earthly dimensions, a subtly dispersed light (halo) may be seen to surround the tangible body.

Themes of separation, disconnection, abandonment, alienation, escape, wandering, annihilation, surrender, and liberation may contextualize Agha's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Magha-Regulus

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 82

"A proud but not an arrogant nature

  • poised, self-contained and dignified.

This man will command respect

  • because of his quiet dignity of manner and bearing.

His position in his community will be secure

  • and his financial standing sound.

His weakness, however, is his susceptibility to the blandishments of the opposite sex.

He must avoid entanglements

  • which might lead to a loss of dignity,

  • since, to this man, such a loss would be a tragedy."


Biographical data matched to Vimshottari dasha calendar

Rahu Mahadasha * age birth until age 5.5

23-Nov-1926 Earth-birth in Puttarpathi, Andra Pradesha, India * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2-treasuries + 9 sacred doctrine

Guru Mahadasha * age 5.5 until age 21.5

08-Mar-1940 (SSB age 14) stung by a scorpion, lost conscious, changed identity * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu loss of consciousness

Aug-1943 until Sep-1945 = Janma Sade-Sati Mithunaya

Shani Mahadasha * age 21.5 until age 40.5

1963 (SSB age 36) blood-pressure crisis stroke and several heart-attacks reported * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Shani pressure * Shani = 6/8 shad-ashtaka angle from Rahu

Budha Mahadasha * age 40.5 until age 59.5

1967 embarks on a temple tour of northern Bharat * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha rules 11-goals

29-Jun-1968 embarks on journey to Kenya and Uganda. First and last trip out of Bharat. * Budha-Budha svabhukti * Budha rules 11-goals

Jun-1973 until Jul-1975 = Janma Sade-Sati Mithunaya

1977 (SSB age 61) opening of Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital, Whitefield (Bengaluru) . This institution aimed to provide free surgery, food, and medicines.* Budha-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-11 community

Oct-1981 founding of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-scholarship

Ketu Mahadasha * age 59.5 until age 66.5

Zukra Mahadasha * age 66.5 until decease age 84

Jun-1993 (SSB age 66) violent intrusion incident in the ashram results in six deaths * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Zukra rules 12th-from-Chandra (astral phenomena)

2001 established Bangalore area free hospital * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-11 community

Jul-2002 until Sep-2004 = Janma Sade-Sati Mithunaya

2003 (SSB age 77) fractured hip due to reportedly being hit by a falling student + iron step-stool * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru randresha sudden trauma ++ Sade-Sati

2004 BBC documentary reports allegations of repeated SSB sexual abuse of men and boys * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rogesha accusations ++ Sade-Sati

2004 handicapped by the broken hip, begins using wheelchair * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules-6 disease * Shani niyama-karaka imposes limits ++ Sade-Sati

24-Apr-2011 (SSB age 84) dematerialization via respiratory failure * Zukra-Ketu chidradasha

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)

lagnesha for Simha radical lagna

  • Surya-Vrizchika * Maricha * particle of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the penetrating transformative rashi of Mangala
  • Surya in bhava-4 * center of root routines * brightens the patriarchal folkways * intelligence for housing * focus on farming * smart gardens * dramatic transportation * ethnic entitlements * political parenting * stable confidence * attention on foundational infrastructure * eye on security * sparkling center of the patriotic-drama * father may be a schoolteacher-landowner-patriot
  • 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-Zukra * 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
  • Surya-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful * bright regulator * entitled to impose order * politically intelligent authority-figures * radiantly systematic * sober hierarchical strict father-figure * cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun * limited entertainments * creatively disciplined


Peddavenkama Raju Ratnakaram = petty landowner Surya in bhava-4



During his lifetime, SSB demonstrated an extraordinary ability to direct his intelligence toward the rearrangement of particles, causing forms to dissolve and reoccur in a different form.

Surya-Vrizchika change of exterior form.

Surya-yuti-Budha * Surya-yuti-Zukra * Surya-yuti-Shani contributed a wide toolkit of mystical-magical showmanship oriented to the local ethnic culture and its mystery customs.

Chandra * matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

  • Chandra-Mithunaya * comforted by messaging * settled into rhythmic communications * needs to talk
  • Chandra in Arudra-Orion * soothed by exciting signals * protectors of stormy wildness * sensitive to animal instincts
  • Chandra in classroom-11 * comfortable with networks * calmed by earnings * familiar with fellowship * routine associations * accustomed to distributive systems * settled into community rhythms * acculturated to social participation * needs popularity * feels the repeating pulse of connectivity * soothed by social linkage * undulating friendships
  • Somana-yuti-Rahu * * emotionally expedient * sensitive to exotic folks * risk-rewarding mother * needs exciting opportunities * unconventional parenting style * comfortable in unorthodox environments * undulating desires * craves nurturing * feels exceptional


Mom = Meesaraganda Eashwaramma.

Mom was a passionately ambitious force in SSB's life. The mark of the mother is found in nearly every aspect of life.

Mom would have been passionately goal-oriented and economically minded. Somana-yuti-Rahu = opportunistically concerned with social networking and marketplace revenues, and inclined toward instrumental announcements.

In addition, the ponderous cluster in bhava-4 = Shani + Zukra + Budha + Surya == the overwhelming impact of both parents upon one's development.

Bandesha Kuja occupies 6th-from-4th while Chandra matrikaraka occupies 8th-from-4th, suggesting that significant occult influences are not easily aligned with the local culture (4) nor with the security of home and hearth.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

Kuja * bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of dominance * straightforward dynamic actions * competitive winner * propulsive battering weaponry * push toward conquest * pioneering vitality * hot yang-energy * thrusting force * forward-driving movement * champion of innovation
  • Mangala in bhava-9 * drive toward doctrine * champion of paradigmatic belief * pursuit of patronage * dynamic preaching * philosophy of conquest * aggressive or sexualized paternal energies * dominating military father-figures * growth-challenging paternal behavior

Mangala-9 shad-ashtaka* 6/8 angle re: Shani, Zukra, Budha, Surya (4)

Budha * jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

lagnesha for Kanya radical lagna

  • Budha-Vrizchika * 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-4 * narrative of cultural roots * skillfully describes parochial routines * delivers ritual instructions * discusses protective caretaking * talks in rhythmic comfortable style * analysis of foundational security * conversations about defense * skilled handcraft of fenced shelters * explainer of homeland customs * patriotic slogans * detailed communication about nourishment * team collaboration in farming-and-fishing * transportation scheduling * seasonal planning * familiar sibling conversations
  • 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-Zukra * 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-yuti-Shani * explainer of rules * dictates about system requirements * regulatory roles express communication skills * lawful planning * slow scheduling * conventional conversations * message of institutional order * mature management * makes necessary announcements * cautious gestures * talkative elders


Budha = the moneymaker for Simha lagna nativity. Budha in bhava-4 real-estate construction, schools, homes, temples, ashrama, local infrastructure = associated with Shani + Zukra + Surya. Exceptional profitability of building schemes, via complex funding structures producing enrichment (2) within a gridwork of association (11). Add the fascinating camouflage of Arudra-Somana-yuti-Rahu-11 = ambition for revenues.

Following the saint's decease, the total convertible assets stored in the organization's various holy precincts were valued by the examining accountants in the double-digit millions $.

Guru * dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

sarala yoga

  • Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha * 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-6 * broad ranging ministries of service * extensive distress * ideological disagreements * many injuries * much victimization * tolerance for diverse diagnoses * abundant digestive imbalance * many grievances * much betrayal * numerous unfair accusations * broad scope of disorderly conduct * cheerful acceptance of human misery * believes in problematicity * patron of pharmacies * many medicaments * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may aid the suffering

Zukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)

100% burnt Zukra = too close to burning rays of Surya

  • Zukra-Vrizchika * 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 assets * conducts secret diplomacy
  • Zukra-4 * digbala * seeks pleasure via home-based routines * likes the seasonal rhythms of nature * enjoys real-estate finance * attractive gardens * strong feminine presence in the home * aesthetic of domestic stability * pleasing designs to adorn the chest * beautiful breasts * lovely torso * appreciation of owned properties
  • Zukra-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
  • Zukra-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 communicative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements
  • Zukra-yuti-Shani * sweetly serious deal-making * mature relationships * graciously responsible * beautiful bones * appreciation for neutrality * strict negotiations * pleasant legal mediation * rigorous bargaining * enduring agreements * regulated contracts * architectural elegance * pragmatic design * lawful arrangements * realistic finance * prefers relationships with orderly partners * in a husbandly nativity, preference for a seasoned, class-conscious wife

a daunting cluster of graha in 6th-from-Chandra:

  • Sweets-seeking Zukra in Vrischika = the emotionally conflicted and self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra
  • suggests behavioral addictions or substance addictions (Typically, alcohol, but other conflict-numbing sweetening practices also)

Shani duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)

  • Shani-Vrizchika * heavy old secrets * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * burdened by responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * mandatory recycling * bodily stress zone = ovaries + testes + anus * imposes strict confidentiality rules * cautiously exposes hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * at times, penetration of the mysteries requires great effort * must work with sudden eruptions * must accept the healing systems of elder shamans * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * steady time-structured life foundations * must sustain the cultural roots * required to defend boundaries * grim determination to provide security * dry stony gardens * pessimistic schoolteachers * judgmental mother * proletarian childhood * normalized parenting * orderly education * caretaker's fatigue * chronic household scarcity * old folk customs * resists domestic innovation * must protect old routines * elders maintain the ancient ritual austerities
  • Shani-yuti-Surya * social resistance to individual creativity * pragmatic politics * class-conscious father * limited unearned entitlements * delayed (but not denied) romance * conventionalized theatrical displays * restrained flamboyance * disciplined intelligence * cautious willpower * socially-approved expressions of divine brilliance
  • Shani-yuti-Budha * resistance against signaling * materialistic siblings * responsible for maintaining lawful commerce * pragmatic coupling * limited interaction * disciplined messaging * structured announcements * speaks plainly * proletarian instructions * regulated business * constrained communication * conventionally regulated conversations
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * resistance against equity * limited luxuries * orderly feminine figures * pragmatic finance * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age * mutuality over time * class-structured arrangements

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)

  • Arudra-Rahu-Mithunaya * craving for conversation * mask of  messaging * extraordinary explanations * ambitious administration * preposterous propaganda * fascinating  evangelism * marvelous advertising and photographs * unusual ensembles * exciting cohort * mesmerizing  instructions * over-reaching management * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of information delivery, scripts, documentation, business planning, commercial transactions, communicator-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-breeching connections * trespasses the normal cultural limits on distribution networks
  • Arudra Rahu-yuti-Soma * amplified emotion * magnified familiarity * exotic habits * tricky routines * opportunistic mother * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of sympathetic caretaking * hypnotic rhythms * emotionally attuned to cross-cultural mixing

Shani-Rahu occupy the growth-challenging mutual 6/8 shad-ashtaka angle

SSB displayed during his lifetime an extraordinary (Rahu-Ketu) ability to direct his intelligence toward the rearrangement of particles, causing forms to dissolve (Ketu) and reoccur in a different form. These entertainments (5) brought him fame (5) which allowed him to collect earnings (Rahu-5) which were then partially (Ketu) distributed in charitable undertakings.

Ketu kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Purva-azadha Ketu-Dhanuzya * philosophically dissociates from sacred convictions * odd professors * dissolves indoctrination * empty paradigm of belief *  dispersed worldview * not limited by conventional beliefs * eccentric teachings * peculiar convictions * ignores restricted catechesis * releases a warm golden  cloud of broad inclusivity 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 in classroom-5 indicates a general disinterest in children.

Guru-6-nichha = putrakaraka + putra-pati = much lower likelihood of socially recognized offspring.

Guru-6-nichha putra-pati located in the shad-ashtakya 6/8 angle from Chandra offers a third proof of disinclination toward children.

Those interactions which do occur with students, adolescents, and young-people would tend to have weak boundaries.

"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."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8


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