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Conan-Doyle in 1914, age 55


writer of the Sherlock Holmes criminal detective novels

political pamphlets, drama, and historical fiction

deeply involved in 19th century spiritualism

proponent of sťance and psychism, leader of of 19th-cen spiritualists

mental health issues throughout life

Arthur Conan Doyle

a.k.a. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

Earth-birth Sunday-22-May-1859

dematerialization 07-Jul-1930 (age 71)


Sherlock Holmes crime-writer



Arthur Conan Doyle

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Citthirai * Vismakarma * Azinech * Alaraph * Arista * Dana

BPL commentary

For Chitra - Tvastri births of a masculine valence, the condition of kinesthetic, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Mangala-ruled paradigm of Visvakarma, brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, builders, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from civilizations of Spica. Their purpose is architectural engineering and crafting of beautiful, functional, and artistic alliances, arrangements, and designs.

Designs + Arrangements

Kuja-ruled Chaitra fellows have a knack for competition. Goal-oriented and kinetic in building, patterning Tvastri, they strive for dominant power in engineering, artisan mechanics, architecture, and applied design arts such as skilled handcraft. As authors, Chaitrika often illustrate their works with fine drawings. Tvastri-born have a natural affinity for tools, engines, driving, building.

Kanya pada 1-2 express Kuja's rulership of 3-writing + 8-mystical transformations, while also displaying the frustrating tension of chatty Budha versus active Kuja. Literary Budha plays a stronger role for pada 1-2, producing scholars and writers who argue about architectonics, engineering design, color values, and mechanics. Pada 1-2 = also skilled in handcraft and may be professors-cum-tradesmen, fine-arts painters, model-builders, or practicing musicians.

Tula-Vanika pada 3-4 express Kuja's rulership of 2-collections, assets + 7-contractual equity. Shukra's bargaining behavior and financial skills play a stronger role for pada 3-4, who enjoy the mutual attractions of Shukra-Mangala. In music, arts, and engineering, they pursue harmonious arrangements. They often play stringed instruments, and write beautiful songs. Chaitrika pada 3-4 can be found in the design world, in financial negotiations, and in dynamic meditator roles.

Themes of productive touch including artistic design, musical instruments, mechanical engineering, and crafting of dynamic arrangements contextualize Vismakarma's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Chitra-Spica.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra.p 84

"Chitra natives are quiet, thoughtful, and profound.

Very slow in movement and of great dignity in bearing and manner.

  • they like to read books on serious and philosophical subjects.

they make good students in their youth.

they are also extremely clever with their hands,

  • which are strong, supple, and dexterous.

they like to do things or fashion things with their hands

  • and could be sculptors or artists or surgeons."




Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

Chandra Mahadasha * age 1-month until 10.1

22-May-1859 Earth-birth in Edinburgh, Scotland * Chandra-Guru bhukti

1864-1867 (ACD age 5-8) family breakup; children into foster homes due to artist-father's alcoholism + psychiatric illness * Chandra-Ketu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 10.1 until 17.1

1867 (ACD age 8) family reassembles living in a squalid tenement due to father's inability to work * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-6 poverty

1868-1876 (ACD age 9-17) educated in Jesuit schools paid for by financially privileged maternal uncles, including year in the sports-oriented elite Jesuit school in Austria * begin Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 4 schooling

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17.1 until 36.1

Rahu-Kumbha [Rahu in bhava-6]

1876 (ACD age17) C-D's artist father permanently institutionalized for alcoholism, depression, epilepsy * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu-6 disease

1876-1881 (ACD age 17-23) medical school at University of Edinburg * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 4 schooling

1880 and 1881 (ACD age 22-23) ship's surgeon on two vessels, encountering near-lethal dangers * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-medicine, toxic conditions

1885 (ACD age 26) completed doctoral thesis on the subject of a spinal nerve disease following syphilis * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Budha-yuti-Shukra diploma

05-Aug-1885 (ACD age 26) exchanged the vows of marriage-1-of-2 with Louisa Hawkins (her age 34) * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * gochara R-K via Kanya-Meena contact Kanya indriya-lagna

1886 (ACD age 27) first significant writing published "A Study in Scarlet" * Rahu-Shukra bhukti [Budha-yuti-Shukra] publications

28-Jan-1889 (ACD age 30) first child born. As his wife completed her delivery, C-D medically attended the mother and child * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-5 parivartamsha Shani-11 * Shani rules 5

Guru Mahadasha * age 36.1 until 52.1

1891 (ACD age 32) stops his medical practice in order to write full-time * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru-10 rules 7-career

10-Oct-1893 (ACD age 34) grieved decease of father after many years of psychiatric illness . Doyle referred to 1893 as his annus horribilis * Guru-Shani bhukti

1893 (ACD age 34) Sherlock Holmes character dies in "The Adventure of the Final Problem" * Guru-Shani bhukti

1893 (ACD age 34) wife-1 diagnosed with terminal Tuberculosis. Physicians give her only a few months to live * Guru-Shani bhukti

05-Mar-1897 (ACD age 38) C-D meets horse-lover, athlete and singer 14 yrs his junior Jean Leckie. He falls in love but is not available [Ketu] * Guru-Budha bhukti [Budha-yuti-Shukra] * gochara R-K via Makara-Karkata = gochara Rahu contact radical Chandra

Feb-1902 until Apr-1905 Janma Sade-Sati Makara

1902 (ACD age 43) Knighthood bequeathed by British Crown * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 11-awards

1902 (ACD age 43) Sherlock Homes returns in "The Hound of the Baskervilles" * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 11-revenues

1906 (ACD age 47) loses second and final attempt to be elected to British parliament * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

04-Jul-1906 (ACD age 47) grieved the decease of wife-1 Louise, after her long-enduring decline from chronic Tuberculosis * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Shani mahadasha * age 52.1 until 71.1

18-Sep-1907 (ACD age 48) following the customary one year of mourning, exchanged the vows of marriage-2-of-2 with Jean Leckie (his mistress of 9 years) * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani rules Kumbha 7th navamsha * gochara R-K via Mithuna-Dhanus

Oct-1918 (ACD age 59) grieved the decease of son Kingsley [of pneumonia, after WW-1 injuries]. Numerous other family deaths followed quickly, many related to the war * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 7th-from-5, decease of child

1920 (ACD age 61) grieves decease of mother * Shani-Rahu bhukti

1921 (ACD age 62) "The Coming of the Fairies" photographic fraud shaming-scandal reveals evidence of C-D's increasing mental illness * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-6 fraud occupies sudden-upheaval 8th-from-Shani

Budha Mahadasha age 71.1 until decease age 71

07-Jul-1930 (ACD age 71) dematerialization in his garden in Surrey [of coronary failure and kidney failure]. ACD was buried in unconsecrated ground near a church due to his claims that he was a spiritualist and not a Christian * Budha-Shukra bhukti * maraka Shukra rules 2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


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

[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, indoctrinators]



  • Surya-Urisha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk) * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the acquisitive sensual rashi of Shukra
  • [Surya in bhava-9] * icon of sacred teachings * intelligent patronage * geo-politics * bright preaching * focus on beliefs * philosophical entitlements * self-righteous dad * sanctimonious pontificator * eye on humanistic worldview * confident ideologue * sparkling center of global doctrine * father may be a politician-philosopher-preacher-professor
  • [Surya-yuti-Kuja] confidently progressive * bright warrior * moves in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent brother-figures * self-reflexive political pursuits * champion of brilliant ideals * competitive father-figure * entitled to conquer * focused on winning * radiantly pioneering


Asta-harana Mangala rules 3-8 +++ Surya in bhava-9

Dad = Charles Altamont Doyle was an artist .When C-D was young, dad suffered a severe mental breakdown, which was poorly diagnosed and violently mistreated. Father suffered alcoholism, epilepsy, and severe depression. Dad became a threat to his wife and children.

Dad self-medicated with alcohol, to the extreme of drinking industrial solvents in his disordered distress. Despite high birth rank, Charles Altamont Doyle was remanded to an insane asylum. The family was plunged into poverty.

Mom developed a second alliance. C-D's education was funded by maternal uncles, friends of the family, mother's companion. [Fortunate education = 4-schooling ruled-and-drishti from Guru-10]

Even in terrible circumstances, Father and son maintained a relationship. Conan-Doyle visited his father periodically. C-D included his father's artistic illustrations in some of the Sherlock Holmes serials. Yet, dad was never released from the insane-prison. [Surya rules Ketu-12] [Surya vyaya-pati + Kuja randhresha]

No Grandchildren * extreme heat in 9

Surya-yuti-Kuja rules of 3 + 8 + 12 occupy 9

  • C-D had five children via 2 marriages.
  • However, none of his children had offspring = he had no grandchildren.
  • His lineage thus died out.


Surya-9 rules Ketuin classroom-12

C-D was one of the most famous English-language writers of the past three centuries. His work set a high standard in detective fiction (crime fiction). He nevertheless expressed a perpetual ambivalence about writing in general and particularly about Sherlock Holmes the hero [Simha].


matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

[Chandra-5 parivartamsha Shani-11]

  • [Chandra-Makara-Draco] comforted by hierarchy * sensitive to class-status * needs ritual ordering
  • [Chandra in Śrāvaṇa-Hari] soothed by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound * needs customary lawfulness
  • [Chandra in classroom-5]comfortable with politics * familiar with speculation * intelligent confident mother * soothed by playing games * charmed by children * needs applause * sensitive to center-stage roles * nourished by self-expression * feels entitled * attuned to heart-centered emotion * settled into the rhythm of artistic performance * routinely seeks amusement * calmed by admiration * undulating celebrity * mother may be an actress, scholar, creator, gambler, romantic


Chandra occupies bhava-5 creative literature, politics, celebrity


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

[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, indoctrinators]

[busy sahaja-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[rebirthing randhresha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[energized ideological wealth acquisition]

[values-driven dominant celebrity]

[forceful conquest of stored assets]

[vigorously promotes heritage beliefs]

[musical-artistic father may be patron-patriarch-preacher]


[Atmakaraka = pursuit, thrust, championship, fighting, competition, penetration, conquest]


[Shukra-8 parivartamsha Mangala-9]


  • Mangala-Urisha * vigorous pursuit of heritage collections * proactive in acquisition * hoards * herds * banking * treasuries * sound engineering * actively preserves food * promotes color value * dynamic arts of speech-song * innovative conservation * pioneering libraries * champion of historic preservation
  • [Mangala in bhava-9] 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
  • [Kuja-yuti-Surya] kinetic creativity * glorious innovator * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * dominating force joins willful charm * competitive politics * brilliant winner * physically active father-figure * vigorous theatrical display


Mangala rules Vrischika-3 mystery writing Arudha lagna


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

[energizing lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful karmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[innovative narrative of mysteries]

[articulated description of unexpected force]

[invasive handcraft such as surgery]




  • [Budha-Mesha] innovative communications * pioneering pronouncement * articulation of dynamic movement * discusses physical experience * vigorous descriptive explanations * growth-challenging conversation * messages about contests * vocabulary of vitality * hands-arms-shoulders send competitive gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-11] narrative of information systems * describes ecological gridwork * calculates economic profit * reports on revenues * describes distributive networks * talks about social participation * sibling-type friendships * conversations about voluntary connections * announces achievements * delivers interlinking instructions * discussion in large assemblies * defines the webworks of community
  • [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


rulers of 1+ 2 + 9 + 10 located in randhrasthana-8


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


  • [Guru-Mithunaya ] cheerful communication * many merchants * conversations about belief * doctrine of inclusive messaging * expansive evangelism * detailed guidance discussions * widens the scope of management * many documents * permission to report * multiple administrative projects
  • [Guru in bhava-10] many public responsibilities * multiple diverse leadership duties * numerous recognized teachings * principled guide of hierarchy * high visibility inspirational roles * reputation for faith * salient figure in ideology or theory * patron of benevolent regulations * numerous obligations * often a respected preacher-teacher * patriarchal ruler of social order * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a doctrinal authority


Generous, priestly Guru in bhava-10 rules

  • 4-home, homeland, patriotism, real-estate, cultural foundations, ancestry
  • 7-4th-from-4th = contracts, agreements, marriage, alliance, yokes, bargaining, brokerage

Literary Reputation Mithuna-Guru-10

  • literary author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries
  • for over a century, this continuously popular literature has never fallen out of print

Guru-10 = often a spiritual-philosophical leader

  • C-D's British reputation [10] was characterized by his leading role in the psychism of the day.

Guru-1 receives amplifying drishti of Rahu.

Sherlock Holmes 1859-1930 occultist Arthur Conan Doyle lost a beloved son to the vicious warfare of WorldWar-1.

  • In his unassailable grief, Conan Doyle turned to the highly popular occultist spiritualism movement looking for a method to maintain communication with his desperately missed son.

Shani-Mangala bhukti

[Mangala-9 preaching] [Mangala rules Budha-8] [asta-harana Mangala]

  • Building on his reputation as a celebrated fiction-writer and political essayist, C-D became an outspoken advocate of spiritualism. He claimed that sťance transmission allowed the dead to speak.

Perhaps he personally got profound assurance from spirit-mediums that his son was living in spirit and at peace.

  • But the mechanically material explanation that he asserted could not be empirically substantiated.

Shani-Rahu bhukti

[Rahu-6 fraud] [Rahu drishti into Guru-10 Mithuna publicity, photographs]

Following a fraudulent /spiritualist/ photograph scandal, C-D's credibility as a national figure took a steep decline.

  • He admitted to having been hoodwinked. Many believed he was pushed to support the photograph by his attention seeking second-wife [Rahu-6]

Although no longer a national figure, C-D continued to hold a leadership role [Guru-10] within the spiritualist movement until his decease.

Patriotism Guru-10 Bandesha

many sea-voyages.

C-D gave his literary characters a thoroughly British profile. A staunch home-owner, who once left Britain moving to Switzerland for his wife's health, but couldn't endure the loss of familiar habit (4) and moved back home.


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


[Shukra-8 parivartamsha Mangala-9]

  • [Shukra-Mesha] appreciation of direct movement * likes innovation * aesthetic of physicality * attracted to champions * pleasures of conquest * kinetic sensuality * prefers a lithely sporting partner * sweetly competitive * aristocratic agreements
  • [Shukra-8] seeks pleasure via occult secrets * enjoys rejuvenating relationships * balanced healing arts * aesthetic of non-disclosure * camouflaged arrangements * hidden equity * pleasing designs to adorn the sexual-reproductive organs * sensual sphincters * obscured finance * likes initiation * transformed by feminine-figures * delighted by sudden renewal * pleasant in-laws * appreciation of identity change * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold a secretive position
  • [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


rulers of 1+ 2 + 9 + 10 located in randhrasthana-8

mysterious danger-loving Shukra-8 activates bhava-2 storytelling = 10th-from-Chandra =

Shukra Aśvini medicine yuti lagnesha Budha

  • trained and worked as a medical doctor physician (ophthalmologist)

2 marriages [Budha-yuti-Shukra]


duro-karaka (endurance) *jara-karaka [Jahre, years][Chandra-5 parivartamsha Shani-11]



  • [Shani-Karkata] * overburdened routines * class-conscious ethnicity * habitual conformity * must accept social responsibility for emotional stability * old defensive structures * structural compression upon stomach * strict security systems * proletarian cultural roots * must continue orderly sustainable settlements * rigid resistance to change of the folkways * regulates farming-fishing habits * must care for elders * aging local infrastructure * cramped shipping ports * ancient roadways * agricultural drought * dark dwellings * often stuck in a rut * protective policing routines * scarce domestic resources * maintainer of old seasonal rhythms
  • [Shani in Bhava-11] steady time-structured achievements * must maintain connections * sustained effort toward realistic aims * must regulate economic linkage * cautiously conventional accomplishments * class-conscious social network * chronic pressure on nerves-skin * few friendships * limited revenues * works hard for earnings * resists new associations * supports lawful distribution systems * accepts marketplace rules * salary worker fatigue * rigidly dutiful socialite roles * elders maintain community responsibilities



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



  • [Rahu-Kumbha ] shimmering illusion of profitable webworks * over-reaching friendliness * mirage of knitted netting knotwork * fabulous marketplace associations * extraordinary electro-magnetic connections * intriguing ecologies * mask of lawfully interlinked systems * fascinating achievements * culturally mixed social networks * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of† scientific futurism * extravagant assemblies * finds opportunity in economic distribution * craves community-linkage * seeks privilege via socialite-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-6 [beneficial placement] * passion for conflict-and-remedies * in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via unfair environments * glamorous ministries of service * unusual servants * exotic arguments * thrilling accusations * medications for miseries * fascinating injustices * outsider who cleverly insinuates into military-medical-ministry roles * craves disagreement * fascinating mistreatments * desires an important role in litigation * exciting injuries * opportunistic warfare * mesmerizing slaveries * marvelous assistance to the disadvantaged * seeks self-promotion via betrayal * may pose as a problem-solver * wears the mask of a laborer * appears as a helpful relative of the mother's people


Rahu-6 Dhaniṣṭha = ruler Shani-11 in awkward 6/8-from-Rahu


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

  • [Ketu-Singha] brightly dissociates from creative performance * fragmented entitlements * eccentric intelligence * peculiar brilliance * not limited by celebrity roles * ignores restriction on political opinion * releases a sparkling crimson cloud of divine charisma into the misty abyss
  • [Ketuin classroom-12] eccentric research * limitless imagination * scattered intuitive insights * ambivalent toward foreigners * peculiar paternal grandmother * blurs fantasy boundaries * unstructured meditations * passive isolation * foggy clairsentience * releases invisibility * dissolves privacy * abandons the veil between perceptual worlds * ignores imprisonment * unless other graha in 12, may prefer to live free from father's mother + mother's father



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