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a.k.a. Narendranath Dutta

a.k.a. Shāmi Bibekānondo

Earth-birth Monday-12-Jan-1863

dematerialization 04-Jul-1902 (age 39)

See also: Complete Writings of Swami Vivekananda online


philosopher + educator + writer + missionary preacher * 1863-1902 * Swami Vivekananda * Narendra Dutta

birth data from: * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

see also Shri BV Raman's version of Swami Vivekananda's nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p. 192

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


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."


photo via Rare Book Society of India



Vivekananda's "Chicago Pose" 1893

Biographical Details matched with Vimshottari Dasha

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 6.1

12-Jan-1863 Earth-birth in Kolkata, Bengal, India * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 6.1h until age 24.1

1882-83 (ND age 20) joins Freemason lodge and joins Sadharana Bhramo Samaj * Rahu-Surya bhukti* Surya lagnesha * Surya activates navamsha-3 cohort

Jan-Feb (Magh) 1884 (ND age 20) grieved decease of father Vishwanath Datta from advanced diabetes, thrusting the family into poverty * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya produces effect of pitrimaraka Shukra ruler of 2-7 from 9

1884 (ND age 21) BA diploma focused on philosophy, Scottish Church College * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya lagnesha + Surya produces effects of Budha-diploma

1884 (ND age 21) accepts Ramakrishna as his primary Guru * rahu-Surya * Surya lagnesha

16-Aug-1886 (ND age 23) decease of Ramakrishna * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 8th-from-9th transformation of the Guru

1886 (ND age 23) establishes Ramakrishna Math * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 9-doctrine

Dec-1886 (ND age 23) declares monastic vows along with brother monks * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 9-faith + Mangala activates the identity-transforming 8th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 24.1 until decease-age-39

1888 (ND age 25) begins 5-year bhukti of increasing celebrity and identity change, as he travels the world * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 5-fame + 8-transformation

31-May-1893 (ND age 30) leaves Bombay for Chicago via East Asia * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 11-goals + 2-speech-language-knowledge

Sep-1893 (ND age 30) Parliament of Religions adjunct to the Chicago Worlds Fair where his speeches receive a delighted approval * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 2-speeches

1894 (ND age 31) founded Vedanta Society and was offered (but declined) University Chair positions at both Harvard U and Columbia U * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu dissolver

1895 (ND age 32) published the still-influential book Raja Yoga * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 3-publications

15-Jan-1897 (ND age 34) after extended sea journey, return to homeland India * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Ketu rules 3- project-oriented travel

1899 (ND age 36) return to West * Guru-Mangala * Mangala activates 9-global travel, purposed for preaching or philosophy

09-Dec-1900 (ND age 37) return to homeland India * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu-4 desire for homeland

04-Jul-1902 (ND age 39) dematerialization via complications of diabetes * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu-4 end-of-things

Vivekananda_photo.jpgDistinctive features of the nativity

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

lagnesha for Simha indriya-lagna

  • Surya-Makara-Draco * Savitra * the stimulator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the hierarchical structuring rashi of Shani
  • Surya in bhava-6 * center of sparkling service * brightly conflicted * focus on imbalance * eye on exploitation * charming social worker * poverty entitlements * shines light into broken promises * confident litigation * self-righteous accusations * politics of pollution * intelligence for medicine * smart crimes * dramatizes suffering * gambles with addictions * central roles in conflict zones * bright center of war * father may serve in medicine-military-ministry * or father may be sick-addicted-abusive-poor
  • 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 was a university-college graduate and novel-writer. Surya-yuti-Budha

Dad worked as a law-clerk, serving in administrative roles within several British-owned law firms in Kolkata

Mangala in bhava-9 often indicates challenges for the father's behavior or lifestyle, and can be a significator of father's shorter longevity


lagnesha Surya-6 + Shukra-6 + Budha-6 suggests multiple illness conditions particularly sugar-processing imbalances (Shukra kidney-adrenal)

Swami Vivekananda suffered from asthma, diabetes and chronic insomnia

Sparkling Surya activates Karakamsha Simha-1

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

[Atmakaraka] -homeland, cultural foundations, familiarity, emotional soothing, protection, ancient roots

  • Chandra-Kanya * comforted by remedial service * sensitive to logical argument * needs to help
  • Chandra in Chitra * comforted by engineered arrangements * protectors of innovative design * soothed by patterned movement
  • Chandra in classroom-2 * comfort in collections * familiar with history * needs to tell stories * accustomed to storage * nourished by heritage knowledge * settled into the rhythm of languages * feels the repeating pulse of inventory counting * emotionally attuned to accumulated values * calmed by conservation * undulating voice * intuits the incantations * acculturated to sound-speech-song * mother may be a traditionalist, historian, librarian, singer
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted * punitive parents * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with hierarchies * fearful mother * calmed by strict rules * feels like a worker


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

  • [Aśvini] Mangala-Mesha [0-18 mūlatrikoṇa] [svakshetra] 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 [karako bhavo nashto] * drive toward doctrine * champion of paradigmatic belief * pursuit of patronage * dynamic preaching * philosophy of innovation * believes in conquest * aggressive or sexualized paternal energies * dominating military father-figures * growth-challenging paternal behavior


[Yogakaraka] Mangala activates

  • 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis
  • 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

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

  • Budha-Makara-Draco * bureaucratic communications * articulation of lawfully orderly process * proletarian phrasing * delivers procedure for imposing rules * descriptive explanations of the social order *  messages about governance * documentation of regulatory procedures * diagrams the hierarchies * status-conscious mentality * hands-arms-shoulders send normalizing gestures
  • Budha in bhava-6 [svabhava] narrative of detailed complaint * explains toxicity * discusses conflict * medical treatment * military strategy * litigation against unfair deals * itemized argument * precisely specific accusation * treacherous dialog * lectures about servitude * describes broken promises * instructs on ministries of service * talks about injustice * articulately gesturing adversaries * debates about debt
  • 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
  • Budha-6 parivartamsha Shani-2


Budha-6 gains dignity in carrying out public roles due to the Kumara's auspicious parivartamsha with orthodox, careful, detail-oriented Kanya-Shani-2

Busy Budha activates Arudha lagna = bhava-11-Mithunaya community activism, social networking

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

  • Guru-Tula * many trades * variety of exchanges * optimistic negotiations * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * permission to bargain * diversity of arrangements * equable guidance * widens the scope of balanced design
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages * extensive commerce * many photographs * numerous publications * diverse collaborators * multiple transactions * many tours * frequent business trips * many sales * numerous discussions * much detailed interaction * extensive planning operations * variety of ensemble performances * evangelistic growth * so many meetings * patron of communications technologies * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a businessman-writer


Generous Guru activates 10th navamsha indicating a career in theoretical or philosophical teaching

Guru activates -5 at center stage of large theatrical presentations, gave thousands of lectures on philosophy of Advaita Vendanta to delighted crowds

During Guru mahadasha, Raja Yoga 1863-1902 Swami Vivekananda famously attended the first World Congress of Religions, where he was received with admiration (Guru activates 5) as an articulate exponent of his faith

Shukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

  • Shukra-Makara-Draco * appreciation of authoritative status * likes architectural structure * attracted to officials * conducts lawful negotiations * beautiful bones * enjoys social position * class-conscious aesthetic * pleased by social regulation * hierarchical arrangements * prefers an orderly partner
  • Shukra-6 * seeks pleasure via self-medication * satisfied by service * ministry of aid to women * imbalanced agreements * feminine employees * attracted to animals * valuable servants * appreciation of enemies * lovely designs to adorn the lower abdomen * toxicity from sugars * aesthetic of slavery * pleasant addictions * unfair contracts * financial exploitation * sweet pollutions * criminal bargains * accepts injustice * accommodates poverty * adjusts to war * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a pharmacist-clinician-servant-helper-aide
  • 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


Shukra-6 rules Ketu-10 and Guru-3

SV suffered from lifelong diabetes, which condition ultimately ended the incarnation

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

  • 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-2 * steady time-structured values-fulfillment * scarcity of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must gather * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * cautious use of words * boney face * tense eyes * class-conscious speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial insufficiency * undernourished eye-teeth * must use old libraries * cold dried food hoard * limited sight * ossified heritage * language regulator * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * elders impose know-nothing rules
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra [nishturabhashi yoga] social resistance to natural rhythms * imposition of pragmatic routines * delayed security * class-conscious mother * limited creature-comforts * parental policing * stubborn guilt * obligatory caretaking duties * emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dries-freezes the flow of nourishing liquids * needs regulatory order * blocked feelings * must earn emotional affection
  • Budha-6 parivartamsha Shani-2


Rahu * 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-4 * passion for prestige property * unusual home routines * exotic roots * in svabhava of Comforting Chandra, the Shadowy Specter seeks homestead advantage * outsider who cleverly insinuates into the local settlement * culturally-mixed kitchens * fascinating vehicles * extraordinary ships * glamorous guardianship * important infrastructure * irregular land-use * over-reaching protectionism * exciting real-estate * expedient nationalism * instrumental environmentalism * unorthodox parenting * trespasses customary limits * disrupts habitual agriculture * over-extended fencing * strange traffic on roadways * craves a showcase home * marvelous gardens * desires comfortable shelter * ambitious mother * social mobility via patriotism


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

  • 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-10 * disregards social rank * no barriers in class-pyramid * fearless toward regulations * well-known for surrendering * absent from officialdom * irrelevance of government protocols * ambivalent toward public opinion * disinterested in high positions * ignores hierarchical ordering rules * abandons elite authority * unless other graha in 10, may prefer to live free from heavy leadership duties

wanted to build up a worldwide Math of mystical meditation, education and practice centers. However, he did not live long (died age 39) therefore others and likely his own reincarnated self needed to continue the institutional work.


Masculine Nativities

Chandra in Kanya Rashi

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 184
"These people are dignified, reserved and bashful. They talk softly with dignity, not ponderously but rather persuasively and logically, commanding respect for their expressed views.

They are somewhat religious, Yet, their religion is not orthodox and they may appear on the surface to be atheists or skeptics, since they are extremely analytical in their attitude and all religious ideas must appeal to their reason.

Because of this, they quite often are found in the ranks of Christian Scientists or of occultists. They are fond of reading and investigation and are always striving to combine science and religion, and to rationalize the emotions.

They like travel, and will take many short and long journeys during their lives. They are not domestic, preferring to live in hotels, or in apartments where there is a maximum of service.

If they are in their own homes, they make rather exacting demands on those who serve them. They are meticulous as to details and adaptable to any business requiring exactitude of method. They are on the whole fortunate in business.

The men with Moon in Virgo have some feminine characteristics and viewpoints which are sometimes disconcerting to the opposite sex, and they are at all times coldly analytical in their attitude, even to those they love, although they may not show it.

As a rule, they are slim, of average height, quiet and dignified in appearance, with a habit of laughing while telling a joke, but rather grave otherwise.

These people should be very careful about diet as they are subject to diseases and ailments of the stomach. They should try to live in the country even though they prefer the city, since the constant nervous tension of the city upsets their digestion.

Their lucky gem is the Emerald , and the best day for starting any enterprise is Wednesday."


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