born eight months before
born 11 months before
Founder of Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles
author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi
a.k.a. Mukunda Lal Ghosh
Earthbody-Exit 07-Mar-1952 (age 59)
Swami Paramahansa Yogananda * 1893-1952 * a.k.a. Mukunda Lal Ghosh
Birth-time of 20:30 is provided by the SRF for their widely admired spiritual teacher; rectified by BPL to 20h50m
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
coordinates used for Gorakhpura = 26.7347 degrees N + 83.3362 degrees E
Local Mean Time (Railway Time) for Calcutta in 1893 = 05h34m16s
Magha - Pitriya
* Agadash * Ajjha* Karman * Vutatma * Anvastaka * Kosthagara
Vutatma * Anvastaka * Kosthagara
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.
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
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 82
"a proud but not an arrogant nature
This man will command respect
His position in his community will be secure
His weakness, however, is his susceptibility to the blandishments of the Opposite sex.
He must avoid entanglements
Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha
Mukunda Ghosh with his Father, Bhagabati Charan Ghosh, c. 191x
Swami Yogananda in Bangala in youth, with his guru Shri Swami Yukteshwara Giri
Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until 5.2
05-Jan-1893 Earth-birth in Gorakhpur, Bengal, India * Ketu-Surya bhukti
Zukra Mahadasha * age 5.2 until 25.2
1904 (Mukunda age 11) grieved the decease of mother * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 12th-from-Chandra
1910 (Mukunda age 17) met the root-guru Holy Science 1855-1936 Shri Yukteswara Giri * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Brihaspati rules 5-8
1914 vows of covenant, entering the order of Sankara * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7-vows, promises, troth, trust
June-1915 earned college diploma from Serampore College * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma-duplo-karaka
Surya Mahadasha * age 25.2 until 31.2
Sep-1918 until Nov-1920 Janma Sade-Sati Simha-1
1920 (Mukunda age 27) sails to Boston Massachusetts USA to attend a Convention of Religions Liberals ++ remains in USA from 1920 until 1952 * Surya-Rahu * Rahu 9-doctrine, preaching ++ Sade-Sati
1924 cross-continental speaking tour of USA. Lectures well attended * Surya-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 3-tours, presentations + 10-public reputations
Chandra Mahadasha * age 31.2 until age 41.2
Generally, this period of time was devoted to building an enclosed spiritual community
Mangala Mahadasha * age 41.2 until age 48.2
1935-1936 return to India for maha-samadhi of Shri Ykteswara ++ initiation of numerous designated persons. Receives the initiation name Paramahansa from Shri Yukteswara * Mangala-Guru bhukti . Guru rules 8-initiations
Rahu Mahadasha * age 48.2 until age 59
1942 (Mukunda age 49) grieved the decease of his father, Bhagabati Charan Ghosh * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti
1946 (Mukunda age 53) publication of the celebrated work, Autobiography of a Yogi * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5 3rd-from-3rd publications
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
rulers of 4, 5, 8 and 9 occupy the tantrik, transformative 8th-from-Chandra = Meena-8
the magnificent rising Magha Chandra signifies spiritual kingship through the fire priesthood of Magha.
Chandra vyayapathi ruler-of-12 located in Simha lagna is emotionally attached to matters of vyaya bhava such as the bridge between the astral world and the material world, dreams, meditation and sanctuary spaces such as monasteries and healing enclosures.
Mangala-8 sudden conditions of identity transformation
vidyapathi-5 Guru and the Dharmesha-9 Mangala = King-makers of Raja Yoga = exceptionally strong in a super-friendly rashi of Guru
suggestion of many (Brihaspati-8, multiplier) hidden practices and the relationship with Swami Shri Yukteshwara Giri
Multiple initiations due to Kuja-yuti-Guru in Ayur-bhava. Guru-Mangala-8 suggests a king due to vidyapathi-5 + Dharmesha-9 (+ lagnesha-1 Surya in putra bhava = genius) but the expression of kingship is entirely in the world of mysteries, hidden forces, and sudden upheavals of catastrophic force.
mother, home-based, cultural-roots harmony * loves schools, farms, rhythms-and-routines of comforting soothing homelife
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
champion, innovator, pioneer, start-up
Rahu in bhava-9 indicates a passionate indoctrinator and an unusual or irregular father-figure (who may be the bio-father or the spiritual guide-guru)
risk-taking father-figure; exotic elements infiltrate the scriptural exegesis or the philosophical interpretation of received dogma;
unconventional style of dharma transmission
For Yogananda, the extraordinary father-guru function of Rahu-9 gives the effect of yogakaraka Mangala in tantric, undisclosed, confidential matters of randhra bhava-8. Access to secret texts and rituals, emphasis on psychic empowerment, self-destruction and re-birth
BPL note: it seems a bit preposterous that this nativity would feature Gohanta Yoga The Butcher. However, the re could be an esoteric interpretation.
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka * vasana-karaka (vacuum)
"The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience.
Intuition is the soul's power of knowing God.
To know what religion is really all about, one must know God."
|"You are walking on the earth as in a dream. |
Our world is a dream within a dream;
you must realize that to find God is the only goal, the only purpose, for which you are here.
For Him alone you exist.
Him you must find."
| 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso . (1994). |
The Path to Enlightenment.
"at the moment the world's spiritual traditions have greatly degenerated.
It is very important in such times that the practitioners themselves make especially strong efforts to gain realization.
To permit the lineages of transmission to disappear is to allow the world to plunge into darkness."
|"an increasing ability to serve is the only reliable sign of spiritual progress "|
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