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Founder of the Methodist Christian sect, John Wesley 1793-1791 * painted by William Hamilton c.1781


founder of Christian Methodism

itinerant evangelist

revivalist preacher

John Wesley

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-28-June-1703

Earthbody-Exit 02-Mar-1791 (age 87)


Christian Methodism founder, evangelist, itinerant revivalist preacher * 1703-1791 * John Wesley

birth data from: * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs, and tables generated by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Mula * Nirriti * Alaxmi * Vichruta

BPL commentary

For Mula 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 Alaxmi, spirit guides, astral beings, ghosts, pilgrims, wanderers, cutters, dispersers, splitters, de-couplers, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, events of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, disregard of consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Al-Shaula.

Their purpose is to disintegrate, disconnect, disperse, and deconstruct those phenomena which have become obstacles to greater understanding.

Fearless Deconstructivism

Mula gentlemen are inspiring in their fearlessness. Alaxmi are concerned with absolute principles of conviction, not with material outcomes.

Although apparently optimistic and genial Guru-ruled personalities, Nirriti are constitutionally aligned with destabilizing power vacuums, disintegration of outdated structures, and large-scale disorientation. Pilgrims of wandering spirit, Mula have little regard for boundaries, customs, or consequences. They go easily where angels fear to tread.

Mula has a natural veneer of faith and generosity due to Brihaspati's Benevolence. Often appearing as father-figures, patriarchs, patrons, preachers, and philosophers, Masculine Mula may present as pastoral shepherds who are paternally guiding their lost sheep.

In times of inattentive negligence or mass psychic distress, Shri Ketu's polarity vacuum may suck an enormous degree of power - sometimes, absolute power.

Mula's outlook often features a liberating mix of ambivalence and apathy. Free from self-doubt, and disinterested in moral conventions, those born in Alaxmi may consciously or unconsciously guide their flocks into states of higher wisdom. Yet the sacred must be sacrificed. In a world with few meaningful limits, depravity, destruction, cruelty, and chaos have equal utility to compassion and love.

Because Alakmi-born preach their principles while dismissing (Ketu) the material consequences of applying those beliefs, they are generally freed from worry. They are cheerful folk, even in the most dire circumstances. They do not fear death.

When involved in religious or political indoctrination, Mula-born may expound an eschatology of annihilation., Unlimited destruction may be the preferred path toward full purgative cycle of regeneration. Niritti (no-rhythm) may be associated with heart-stopping shock and awe or scorched earth or eradication campaigns that are aimed to destroy the root.

Having usually no fear of death, Mula may nonchalantly engage in self-destructive behavior as well as in evacuation, elimination, or eradication of others. Religious or ideological patronage may be essential to their mission. Mula gentlemen are found in the worlds of sacred wisdom, inspirational guidance, cults of belief, and radical indoctrination. They may conduct zero-sum operations within military, priesthood, politics, and organized crime.

Mula may suffer from restless windiness (vata dosha).

Themes of annihilation, apocalypse, extreme chaos followed by absolute peace, and fearless disregard of consequences may contextualize Mula's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Mula

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 86.

"... a shrewd and capable character - an organizer,

  • who is able to handle people

  • and make them serve his needs through tact and diplomacy.

A politician.

An orator who is capable of swaying his audiences

  • yet who is not sincere

  • but may even be unfaithful to his constituents

  • and ungrateful and unappreciative of favors received if the occasion arises.

The type of person who, while one is still in his presence, holds one spellbound;

  • but who when he leaves, also leaves a lurking distrust behind him.

Extremely clever and capable."


Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 19

28-Jun-1703 Earth-birth in Epworth, England * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti

09-Feb-1709 * in a near-fatal house fire, while the family was sleeping, little John (age 5) is caught in a burning, inaccessible upstairs room. Neighbors formed a human ladder and pulled him out. * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra randhresha rebirth, dangers

1714 (JW age 11), sent by his parents to boarding school in London, The Charterhouse School * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 4-schooling

1720 (JW age 17) begins study of classics and logic on scholarship at Christ Church, Oxford * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha studies

Surya Mahadasha * age 19 until age 25

1724 earned bachelor's diploma from Christ Church, Oxford * Surya-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-7 4th-from-4th diploma

25-Sep-1725 apportioned deacon of the Church of England * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru lagnesha

Mar-1726 elected a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 3-cohort

Aug-1727 earned master's degree * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

22-Sept-1728 (JW age 25) ordained as a priest of the Church of England. Served in his father's parish.* Surya-Zukra chidradasha * Zukra rules 11-goals, achievements, community

Chandra Mahadasha * age 25 until age 35

25-Apr-1735 (JW age 32) grieved the decease of father * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2nd-from-9th

13-Oct-1735 along with his brother Charles, sails to America to serve European settlers in the colony of Georgia * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 7-travel, partnerships (contains Rahu adventure)

Feb-1736 arrives in Georgia * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 7-travel, partnerships (contains Rahu adventure)

Dec-1736 forced to flee Georgia due to a failed love affair * Chandra-Ketu bhukti * Ketu abandonment

24-May-1738 conversion experience "heart strangely warmed" * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-8 transformation

Mangala Mahadasha * age 35 until age 42

April 1739 begins outdoor preaching in Bristol * Mangala-Mangala swabhukti * Mangala rules 5-performance art + 12-interiority

23-July-1742 grieved the decease of mother * Mangala-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-Chandra

Rahu Mahadasha * age 42 until age 60

1751 recovery from tuberculosis * Rahu- Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8-rejuvenation

1751 (JW age 48) exchange the vows of marriage with Mary Vazielle, said to have been a very unhappy union * Rahu- Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7th navamsha

1759 marital separation * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rogesha = disagreements

Guru Mahadasha * age 60 until age 76

1771 (JW age 68) final separation from wife (after several earlier leavings) * Guru-Ketu bhukti

1776 American Colonies declare independence from the British Crown. The Methodist outdoor meetings, with their individualistic, anti-clerical appeal, grow dramatically in the American territory. * Guru-Chandra * Chandra rules 8 revolutionary transformation

Shani Mahadasha * age 76 until decease age 87

1784 Church of England refuses to ordain priests for service in the Methodist sect. Methodism becomes a separate Christian denomination unbeholden to the Church of England. * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 7-vows ++ Budha rules 10-institutional rules

02-Mar-1791 Lightbody Lift-off (JW age 87) * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Somana-yuti-Ketu * Chandra effect of Ketu dissolution

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Mithunaya * Mithra * neighbor, companion
  • Surya in bhava-7 * center of relationships * focus on agreements * brightly negotiating *confident in brokerage and trade* intelligence for representation, equity * peerage entitlements * father-figure plays partnership, advocate roles * eye on fair contracts * sparkling center of the deal-making drama
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic * bright mesmerizer * creatively intelligent culture-mixing * entitled to mix and mottle * ambitious father-figure * adventurously aligned with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly risk-rewarding


Dad = Samuel Wesley. Dad = a clergyman in the Church of England. Surya in bhava-7 = advisor, counselor, judge

According to historians, dad was an excitable, risk-associated preacher Surya-yuti-Rahu-.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Dhanuzya * comforted by rhythmic catechesis of belief
  • Chandra in Purva-azadha * comforted by valued beliefs * protectors of inspirational music * needs philosophical harmony * soothed by expansively beautiful design
  • 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-Ketu * Emotionally scattered * sensitive to disoriented figures * indifferent to local customs * disengaged mother * soothed by disintegration * dissolves the comforting routines * needs to wander * feels like a pilgrim


Chandra-1 randhresha = a revolutionary but surrendering mother. Susannah Wesley is often called the true originator of evangelical Methodism as a Christian sect, since JW and his brother George derived their spiritual principles and scriptural interpretations directly from her.

Rev. Samuel Wesley and his wife Susannah had 19 children. John Wesley was #15.


7th-from-Chandra-1 contains Surya in bhava-7 * Surya-yuti-Rahu

Somana-yuti-Ketu suggests a constitutional trait of emotional disengagement, with a stronger expression of "disregard for consequences" emphasized by Surya's exceptionally confident Rahu-amplified drishti into bhava-1self-definition, personality

Accounts of the bitterness of Wesley's failed marriage were marked by vicious criticism toward his wife, chronic infidelities, and tales of his extraordinary craving for public attention. This scenario could suggest that John Wesley may have suffered from clinical Narcissism.

To begin the long list of marital stressors, yuvatipathi Budha occupies randhrasthana-8i. Marriage equity is also compromised by nichha-Mangala yuti Zukra.


Chandra randhresha * Somana-yuti-Ketu

Ketu rules Mula radical lagna

JW's childhood home-rectory shifted often, he was farmed out to neighbors for two years, and his childhood home was burnt twice to the ground. He wandered peripatetically as a churchless preacher, forming and abandoning relationships en route, coming home unannounced and often met with spousal hostility.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Vimala Yoga * Mangala-8 rules 12

  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha * active pursuit of security * proactive nourishment * drive toward rooting + settling * vigorous defensive movement * police protector * fence-builder * push toward land ownership * promotes construction of settlements * innovative farming + fishing * energetically ethnic * champion of local cultures
  • Mangala in bhava-8 * drive toward discovery * pursuit of rebirth * revolutionary dynamics * aggressive approach to emergency events * invasive transformations * vigorous revelations * explosive eruptions of unexpected force * pushes into hidden environments * energized mysterious conquests * pro-active surgeries
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions * energized signaling * dynamic reporting * clipped speech patterns * abrupt announcements * masculine messaging patterns * pushes toward direct commands * potential for aggressive gestures * incisive speech * forceful writing
  • Kuja-yuti-Zukra * dual sexuality * energized bargaining * dynamic trading * masculine force joins feminine allure * potential for aggressive mating * partnering actions * innovative arrangements

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Karkata * * comfortable communications * hand, arm, shoulders make protective gestures * articulation of rhythmic root culture * discussions about security * describes routine behaviors * instructions for foundational stability * describes the folkways * reports on walls, moats, fencing, and policing * defensive posture in discourse * converses with parental personalities * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers messages about sustainable settlements * habitual topics of patriotism, land use, shielding, cultivation, and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-8 * narrative of hidden information, mysterious facts, unexpected eruptions, shocking revelations, detailed discoveries, describer of unexpected circumstances, explainer of sudden change, delivers instructions for new identity, talks about transformative healing and renewal
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies, articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures
  • 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 , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meza * much movement, philosophy of direct movement, many competitions, pioneering beliefs, doctrine of conquest, innovative guidance, expands the scope of championship, multiple engineers and athletes
  • Guru in bhava-5 * much creativity * many intelligences * many entitlements * numerous games + entertainments * many romances * extensive self-glorification * Children identified with paradigmatic beliefs * expansion of political display * development of drama * Optimistic in speculations * patron of creative performance
  • Guru-yuti-Shani atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures * permission to hold respected positions * abundant structure * develops many rules * expansive hierarchies * diverse systems * optimistic social philosophy * large-scale responsibilities

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Harsha Yoga * Zukra-8 rules 6

  • Zukra-Karkata * appreciation of comforting routine * likes to nourish * attracted to homeowners * preference for folk-lifestyle + farmers * pleasures of secure borders * enjoys rhythmic seasons * shared gardening * seeks balanced parenting arrangements* aesthetic of domestic sharing
  • Zukra-8 * pleasure of occult secrets, enjoys rejuvenating relationships, balanced healing arts, aesthetic of secrecy, camouflaged arrangements, hidden equity * pleasing designs to adorn the sexual-reproductive organs * feminine-figures initiate and transform, pleasant in-laws, appreciation of identity change
  • Zukra-yuti-Mangala * sweetened conquests * gracious competition * appreciation for pioneering innovation * aesthetic of sporting interactions * proactive negotiations * musical brother-figure * competitive contracts * accommodating sexuality *prefers relationships with energetic partners
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements,

Protected from criminal conviction by Harsha Yoga

JW's professional clerical-religious reputation as a life-transforming evangelical itinerant preacher did not suffer from the potential ignominy of his marital problems. For the subsequent two centuries, many devoted Methodists had no idea about his wife's detailed complaints of Wesley's infidelities, financial irresponsibility, and verbal violence toward her, because her diaries were suppressed.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Meza * nichha * heavy old blood-feuds * brain cramp, blocked bloodflow, muscle seizure * limits on innovation * must bear the weight of old aggressions * social limitations on individual championship * social restrictions on expression of new ideas * obliged to conform to the dominating winners * pressure to launch dry explosives * attacked by proletarian weaponry * must endure race-fighting * must materialize orderly competition survival energies * must endure exhausting contests * insufficient initiative for pioneering invasions * at times, survival requires great effort * vital energy compression stress zone = head-brain * strictly imposed consequences of conquest * must continue to sustain forward movement despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-5 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious children. One must create drama with scarce confidence; cautious of politics, conventional intelligence; heavy weight of children; resistance to genius, tense performance, creative fatigue, chronic pressure on the heart + spine ; heavy resistance to individual authenticity. Resistance to new fashions and romance. Resentment toward changes in games and amusements. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as gambling regulator, scholar, constrained speculator, royally, celebrity figure.
  • Shani-yuti-Guru * resistance against expansion * slow elder teachers * pragmatic philosophy * limited scope of understanding * doctrinal discipline * constrained growth * conventionally regulated beliefs * faith in the rule of law * class-structured ideology

From Chandra-Dhanuzya lagna, sober serious structured hierarchical Shani rules

  1. the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history collecting, acquisitive genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  2. the emotionally talkative, information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra

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

  • Rahu-Mithunaya * shimmering illusion of cooperation * 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 * seeks privilege via communicator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-7 * passion for partnership * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arrangements, amplified bargains, vows, promises. Rahu-7 desires an important brokerage role in rule-bending, exceptional, expedient, non-standard negotiations. Fascinating match-making. Thrilling deals and pacts. Agent of flashy contracts. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious partners (personal and professional). Rahu-7 trespasses the cultural boundaries of negotiated agreements, covenants, agreed terms of exchange. Mixed-culture marriage. Rahu the Poseur may pose as the Perfect Partner, a middleman, a bargainer, a diplomat, a fascinating arranger, an agreeable advocate. Rahu-7 grants advantageous career positioning via instrumental alliances.
  • Rahu-yuti-Surya * amplified ambition to attain center-stage roles, magnified confidence, passion for exotic performance arts, trickster with dramatic flair, opportunistic father, flamboyant pursuit of social mobility, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of exceptional creativity or political genius, hypnotic charm, seeks privilege via bright celebrity, sparkling center of cross-cultural mixing

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Dhanuzya * dissociates from sacred convictions, incomplete doctrine, empty beliefs, dissolute worldview, not limited by philosophy, disarrayed theory, ignores restriction on paradigms of belief, applies broad inclusivity to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-1 * wanders from the fleshly container * disperses coherently unique identity * ambivalent toward the power of muscular movement * absent from embodiment * other-defined chameleon * irrelevance of the material personality * surrenders independent lifestyle, + chooses to depend upon Important Others (Rahu-7).
  • Ketu-yuti-Chandra * surrendered sensitivity, empty feelings, unsustainable shelter, ambivalent mother, disinterested in cultural routines, eccentric parenting, emotional apathy, abandoned vessels, incomplete nurturing, distanced from the ethnicity, fragmented caretaking, disconnected roots. Spiritual liberation via release of habitual comforts.
"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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