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Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Earthbody-Entry Wednesday-07-Oct-1931


Anglican Archbishop, social justice activist * 1931-_____ * Desmond Mpilo Turu

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Pushya * Sidhya

BPL commentary

For Pushyami births of a masculine valence, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Shani-ruled paradigm of Vutkrita, elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided from the civilizations of Asellus. Their purpose is the lawful, hierarchically ordered maintenance of the customary folk habits in the place of settlement.

Laws and Customs

Shani-ruled Pushyami gentlemen are often found at the director level of government, corporate, and institutional organizations. They combine the local sensibilities of security-seeking Chandra with the larger structural, legal frameworks of national and international regulation. Deeply patriotic and defensive by nature, Sidhya-born usually remain close to their roots while they obtain respected, socially recognized positions in institutions, bureaucracies, and agencies of government.

Sidhya-born are influential in the world and reputed for their culturally sensitive judgment. Found in all of the Chandra-karaka areas such as transportation, farming and fishing, home-building and real-estate, schools, houses of worship, and parenting, Tishya-born feel close to the land. Yet they are socially responsible, and usually elect to serve as judges, directors, or other official roles (Shani) that provide an orderly process (Shani) for governance of their place of settlement.

Pushyami may specialize in cultural boundary-protection, making of reserved areas both social and natural, lawful preservation of ethnic practices, and legal recognition for cultural minorities. Tisya fellows are particularly dedicated to environmental protection, land ownership, and property rights.

Themes of parental duty, civic responsibility, patriotism, dignity of the family, and foundational legal protections may contextualize Pushya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Pushyami.

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

"an earnest, thoughtful character,

intelligent and quite religious in his outlook.

  • Quite often a regular attendant at church services

  • and a supporter of church and religious activities.

Withal, he is possessed of the qualities which make for success in the material world,

and has the ability to rise in position

  • and to command the respect of his associates.

He will fill a position of executive requirements

  • and be admired and respected by his immediate family."


Desmond Tutu in 2018 (DT age 87)

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Desmond Tutu walking with SoAfrica-Pres 1918-2013 Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela in the 1990's

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 16.4

07-Oct-1931 Earth-birth in Klerksdorp, Western Transvaal, South Africa * Budha-Budha swabhukti

1943 (age 12) Anglican sacramental confirmation * Budha-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7-vows

1947 tuberculosis ++ 18-month hospitalization * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani rules 8 identity transformation

Ketu Mahadasha * age 16.4 until age 23.4

1954 earned teaching certificate at Pretoria Bantu Normal College * Ketu-Budha chidradasha * Budha diploma

1954 begins teaching high-school * Ketu-Budha chidradasha * Budha students

Zukra Mahadasha * age 23.4 until age 43.4

02-Jul-1955 exchanged the vows of marriage with Nomalizo Leah Shenxane, a teacher whom Desmond had met while at college * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * R-K transit Mithuna-Dhanushya his D-9 Chandra axis

April-1956 birth of eldest child Trevor Thamsanqa Tutu * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti

1960 earned Anglican licentiate of Theology *

Dec-1960 ordained Anglican priest * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra lagnesha

1966 earned MA-Theology Kings College, London * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 9-theology

Surya Mahadasha * age 43.3 until age 49.3

Chandra Mahadasha * age 49.3 until age 59.3

16-Oct-1984 awarded 1984 Nobel Peace Prize. Beginning of global recognition as a non-violent social change activist in the mode of Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi and USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 9 = 11th-from-11th awards for work accomplished, global (9)

1986 named Archbishop of Capetown * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7 = 10th-from-10th leadership promotion

Mangala Mahadasha * age 59.3 until age 66.3

April-1994 high visibility supporter of historic anti-Apartheid vote election of SoAfrica-Pres 1918-2013 Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela and arrange of multi-religious celebration * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules-7 loyalties, 8-revolutionary change

Jan-1997 diagnosed with prostate cancer * Mangala-Zukra bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 66.3 until age 84.3

1998-2000 visiting professor at Emory University * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-9 universities

by 2003, Tutu had received more than 100 honorary degrees

2015 renewal of wedding vows * Rahu-Mangala bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 84.3 until age 100.3

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher
  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce, intelligence for reports, dramatic announcements, creative descriptions * self-referential instruction delivery * confident handcraft, splendid technology * entertaining explanations * administrative entitlements * focus on communication * eye on process management * iconic messaging * bright center of discourse * brilliant gesturing
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance , creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * artistic father-figure * uniquely intelligent sister-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive features
  • Surya-yuti-Ketu * confidently detached * bright observer * entitled to surrender * apathetic toward the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent abandonment * politically disinterested * wandering father-figure * radiantly unconcerned


Rev. Tutu's father served a primary school principal within the Methodist Mission, and the family was raised in a mud brick dwelling on the school grounds

Surya-3 indicates management, administration, project planning. Zukra rules 4-foundational schooling.

Tutu's father was accounted as generally a positive man with an extremely negative personal habit; dad suffered alcoholism and bouts of wife-beating violence. Tutu says that even in his eighth decade, he still feels angry and afraid of his father's vicious harm toward his mother.


Surya's integrity is dissipated by Ketu (dissolute behavior) and Surya is afflicted by the nichha-Zukra. See also Mangala-4 aggressions in the home.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra-Karkata * swakshetra * comforted by rhythmic tidal maternal soothing
  • Chandra in Azlesa--Naga comforted by restraining embrace * protector of defensive communications, familiar folk messages, emotional evangelism, signaling ethno-cultural boundaries
  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment, familiar with forward action, needs to feel the repeating pulse of physical movement, settled into the rhythm of invention, feeling for first-arrival, soothed by aristocracy, emotionally attuned to new birth, routine activities, undulating personality
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * sensitive to guidance figures * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by the rhythms of customary worship * protected by religious ritual * nourished by inclusive, charitable beliefs * soothed by fertility and generosity * provides inspirational parenting * feels like a teacher-preacher

lagnesha Chandra-1 personalities are typically deeply identified with the mother-figure and also with the ethnic root culture

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 5-intelligrnce, creativity, celebrity ++ 10 social visibility, respect, reputation, leadership

  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * creatively moving advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making * energized mediation * champion of fair contracts
  • Mangala in bhava-4 * drives local transport * champion of building and vehicle production *digging, drilling, mining, pushing into the underground * construction mechanic * erecting foundations * energized domestic conquests * engineering approach toward lands and properties * invigorating defensive action * competitive household dynamics * farm tillage, plowing, plunder * navy + marine defense * pushy parents * physical action, sporting challenge, or fighting within the childhood home

Mangala in bhava-4 provides a Kuja Dosha into yuvatisthana-7 along with a career-boosting drishti into karmasthana-10 wherein a Mangala drishti brings dynamic ability to change rigid structures. This yoga often signifies domestic aggressions by the parents toward the children or between the parents. However Mangala's ability to harm is somewhat lessened by ruler of 4 resides in 12th-from-4th.

Mangala-4 representing ethnicity rules the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Kanya * uttama * moolatrikona * ministering service communications *  articulation of digestive process * talks about service* formulates descriptive complaints * programmatic conversations *  delivers detailed pronouncements * grammatical expertise * logical arguments *  messages about accuracy * specifies error * hands-arms-shoulders make helping gestures
  • Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of cohort, siblings, announcements * discusses commerce, management, reporting, administration, describer of detailed information, explainer of publication, delivers instructions for books, scripts, lyrics, media-messaging, talks about communications, sales, marketing, advertising, manufacturing, process, collaboration, teamwork
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking communicator roles * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * vocabulary of balanced arrangements * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * explainer of impermanence * affinity for dissociative, dissolving roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction  * explainer of impermanence, articulation of surrender, signals abandonment, message of the observing Witness, talkative spirits

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Panch-maha-purusha Hamsha Yoga

  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, believes in ancestral ways and rhythms, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security, expands the scope of the local settlement, develops farms and gardens, multiple dwellings, many parent-figures
  • Guru in bhava-1 * dig-bala * much vitality * jolly personality * generous disposition * numerous identities * much jovial competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in direct action * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of jovial cheer * a patron of generous optimism
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures *permission to do what feels good (not always beneficial, see Chandra's nakshatra) * much expansion of folkways * much humanistic cultural philosophy * many gardens * broad scope of sheltering settlements * generous nourishment * believes in defending the old ways of life * usually rather stout

expansive, amplifying mutual drishti between uttama-Guru-1 and Rahu-9-Meena

dharmesha Guru rules 9, occupies 1 = deeply identified with exotic, mixed doctrines of Rahu-9. Identified with religious roles.

rogesha ruler of 6, occupies 1 = Throughout his long career, Archbishop Tutu remained accessible and attentive to the needs (Karkata) of the exploited or disenfranchised service classes (6)

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

* Sarala Yoga

  • Zukra-Kanya * nichha * appreciation of service -or- victimization, likes logical argument, attracted to laboring classes, servants, and animals * prefers exploitive, unbalanced arrangements * pleasures of medication and toxic pain relief * enjoys humility, aesthetic of remedies for injustice
  • Zukra-3 * pleasure of explanatory description, gracious messaging, enjoys commercial harmony, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of balanced communications
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * singing and songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative sister-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty
  • Zukra-yuti-Ketu * sweetened surrender, gracious abandonment, vacuous feminine-figures, appreciation for fair terms of dissolution, disoriented negotiations, unconcerned with conventional beauty, empty contracts * arrangements according to impermanent agreement

vargottamsha nichha combust

Zukra-yuti-Ketu endured many, long-lasting separations from his wife

has expressed a lifelong compassion for the plight of deeply oppressed women due to his acutely disempowered Zukra. In this nativity, the combustion of Zukra is a very good thing - elsewise, Zukra might have caused scandal via low women. But Zukra is so extremely weak that Zukra simply yields compassion for the socially invisible, severely oppressed service classes particularly the Feminine Nativities.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Dhanuzya * heavy old doctrines, obliged to conform to the common ideology, rigid theories, unyielding dogma, pressure to accept the common catechesis, weight of old patronage, vital energy compression stress zone = hips, sacroiliac, sacral plexus * weight of doctrinal authority * must materialize principled worldviews* strictly imposed rules for enforced systems of belief, rigid outlook on life * slow elder professors * proletarian preachings * must continue to teach-and-preach despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-6 * (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious enemies. One must serve the problematic. One must outlast the adversaries. Endurance in military siege. Tense digestion, Cautious, conventional crimes; chronic conditions of criticism and guilt; constitutional illness-injury syndromes; Physicians resist innovation. Heavy legacy pressure against change in disease condition. Service fatigue; burnout. Resentment toward new treatments or medications. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as social worker or disadvantaged, healthworker or sick, pharmacist or drug addict, criminal or cop, debtor or loanmaker, underpaid or underpayer, victim or victimizer, slaver or slave.

As a child he suffered polio which left his right hand permanently atrophied (Shani permanent, rigid). He also suffered serious burns.

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

  • Rahu-Meena-Antya * shimmering illusion of immersion * craving for symbolic guidance * mirage of imaginative wisdom * mesmerizing aura of concealing fog * mask of dreamlike Other Worlds * fascinating prayers *extraordinary ancestor guides * fabulous clairsentience * intriguing sleep-states * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of deep trance, private intuition, interior guidance * seeks privilege via contemplative-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Extraordinary father-figure, ambitious professors and holy teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Surreptitious attempt to appear as a global, humanistic, ideologically-framed agent of understanding. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).
expansive, amplifying mutual drishti between uttama-Guru-1 and Rahu-9-Meena

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Kanya * dissociates from accusatory complaints * incomplete service * empty disagreements * dissolute arguments * not limited by stigmatized conditions * ignores restriction on imbalance * ministry of service to those who are homeless, wandering, or in medical disorder
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, off-topic communications, disinterested in daily discourse, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric or esoteric modes of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative. One abandons the management tasks, dismisses the standard explanations, walks away from the usual descriptions.
  • Ketu-yuti-Surya * surrendered creativity, empty drama, unsustainable confidence, disconnected father, apathetic intelligence, intellectual disengagement, dispersed vision, disinterest in games, unfulfilled genius, fragmented politics, incoherent entertainments, wandering focus. Spiritual liberation via release of egocentricity.
  • Ketu-yuti-Budha * surrendered articulation, empty talk, unsustainable explanations, disconnected siblings, apathetic evangelism, incomplete details, misnomers, fragmented schedules, unfulfilled deliveries, illogical messaging, impermanent plans, spiritual liberation via gestures and discussion. For commercial nativities, may dissolve the ensemble, workgroup, cohort, or team.
  • Ketu-yuti-Zukra * surrendered arrangements * unfulfilled promises * disconnected bargaining * unsustainable contracts * incomplete harmony * fragmented negotiations * abandoned alliances * absence of equity * apathetic brokerage * eccentric music * distrust * dissatisfaction in relationships * Spiritual liberation via release of vows * For husbandly nativities, may dissolve the wifely-figures.

DT endured many, long lasting, separations from his wife. DT has expressed a lifelong compassion for the plight of deeply oppressed women due to his vargottamsha nichha combust Zukra + Ketu


Desmond Tutu at the World Economic Forum in 2009


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