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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 + ophthalmologist * 1859-1930 * Arthur Conan Doyle

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

[Sarala Yoga] ** parivartamsha ** [Vimala Yoga]

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra

BPL commentary

For Punarvasu births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome. Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.

For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Jamitra, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guidance is provided by emissaries from the realm of the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux. Their purpose is restoration, renewal, and rehabilitation of lost knowledge.

High forehead. Punarvasu often has a global perspective. The majority of Aditya-born nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume interpretive guidance roles.

Instructing, Explaining, Describing

Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 1-2-3 represents Guru's rulership of 7-agreements ++ 10- leadership, while also expressing the tension between broad-view Brihaspati versus detail-oriented Bantering Budha. Pada 1-2-3 are blessed with an expansive capacity for evocative description or inspirational speaking. Often excellent writers who can facilitate spiritual growth via specific explanation and detailed description. Pada 1-2-3 are often found in the literary arts, in teaching roles, in academic advising, as travel guides, and as poets who describe the natural world....

Although the Higher Teacher seeks wisdom, for Karkata-Punarvasu the guru-figure may also be adversarial, impoverished, polluted, or ailing (due to Brihaspati activates 6).

Themes of restoration of lost knowledge, gardening, fertility of understanding, wish fulfillment, and conceptual teaching may contextualize Aditya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Punarvasu

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde (1939) Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 81

"... from Arudra to Punarvasu, a startling change in mental development.

In Punarvasu, the native is possessed of profound intelligence,

  • capable of delving into and understanding all manner of philosophical and metaphysical postulates.

He revels in abstract thought

  • and has a lively and profound imagination.

He may be also a poet of high attainment, expressing a fire and vitality in his verse

  • which is the result of an unusually passionate temperament.

He will, however, be only moderately successful by worldly standards during his lifetime

  • although unlike the Arudra native, he will not experience poverty."




Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Calendar

Surya Mahadasha * age birth until 1-month

22-May-1859 Earth-birth in Edinburgh, Scotland * Surya-Shukra chidra-dasha * Shukra activates 9-worldview

Chandra Mahadasha * age 1-month until 10.1

1864-1867 (ACD age 5-8) family breakup; children into foster homes due to artist-father's alcoholism + psychiatric illness * Chandra-Shani bhukti * randhresha Shani-2 family scarcity

1867 (ACD age 8) family reassembles living in a squalid tenement due to father's inability to work * Chandra-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-3 incoherence

Mangala Mahadasha * age 10.1 until 17.1

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 luxury schooling during Chandra-Shukra bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17.1 until 36.1

1876 (ACD age17) C-D's artist father permanently institutionalized for alcoholism, depression, epilepsy * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu-9 father

1876-1881 (ACD age 17-23) medical school at University of Edinburg * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu-9 university

1880 and 1881 (ACD age 22-23) ship's surgeon on two vessels, encountering near-lethal dangers * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru-1 rules 7-10 career

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

05-Aug-1885 (ACD age 26) exchanged the vows of marriage-1-of-2 with Louisa Hawkins (her age 34) * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha activates Mithunaya Svamsha * gochara R-K via Kanya-Meena contact navamsha Chandra-Meena

1886 (ACD age 27) first significant writing published "A Study in Scarlet" * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha 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-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 5th-from-Chandra

1891 (ACD age 32) stops his medical practice in order to write full-time * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya activates bhava-3 karakamsha writing

10-Oct-1893 (ACD age 34) grieved decease of father after many years of psychiatric illness . Doyle referred to 1893 as his annus horribilis * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Kuja activates 12th-from-Surya

1893 (ACD age 34) Sherlock Holmes character dies in "The Adventure of the Final Problem" * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Kuja activates 2nd-from-5 death of hero

1893 (ACD age 34) wife-1 diagnosed with terminal Tuberculosis and given only a few months to live * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Kuja rogesha activates 12th-from-7th

Guru Mahadasha * age 36.1 until 52.1

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-Guru svabhukti * Guru-1 rules radical-7 ++ 7th navamsha * 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-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 5-celebrity

1902 (ACD age 43) Sherlock Homes returns in "The Hound of the Baskervilles" * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 5-heroes

1906 (ACD age 47) loses second and final attempt to be elected to British parliament * Guru-Chandra bhukti *

04-Jul-1906 (ACD age 47) grieved the decease of wife-1 Louise, after her long-enduring decline from chronic Tuberculosis * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Shani-parivartamsha-Chandra ++ Shani activates 7th-from-7th from Chandra

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) * Guru-Mangala chidra-dasha * Mangala-12 parivartamsha Shukra-11 * Kuja gives effect of Shukra * gochara R-K via Mithunaya-Dhanus contact Mithunaya Svamsha

Shani mahadasha * age 52.1 until 71.1

Oct-1918 (ACD age 59) son Kingsley dies of pneumonia, after WW-1 injuries; numerous other family deaths many related to the war followed quickly * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra-parivartamsha-Kuja * Kuja activates 2nd-from-5 decease of child

1920 (ACD age 61) grieves decease of mother * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 2nd-from-4th

1921 (ACD age 62) "The Coming of the Fairies" photographic fraud shaming-scandal reveals evidence of C-D's increasing mental illness * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya activates Ketu-3 incoherence

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-Budha svabhukti * Budha activates 4-end-of-things

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

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

  • Surya-Vanika [nīcha] * Hiranya-garbha * golden fetus * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the bargaining deal-making rashi of Shukra
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds * brightly contemplative * focus on seclusion * invisible light-source provides private guidance * intuitive entitlements * brilliant in research * backroom politics * intelligence for interior prayer * eye on creative imagination * sparkling center of the sanctuary * radiant clairsentient drama * father may be isolated or unavailable
  • 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 +++ [nīcha] Surya-12

Dad = Charles Altamont Doyle .When C-D was young, dad suffered a severe mental breakdown, which was poorly diagnosed and violently mistreated, leaving Father with a terrible addiction and a destroyed ego. Father suffered alcoholism, epilepsy, and severe depression .

Dad self-medicated with alcohol, to the extreme of drinking industrial poisons in his disordered distress. His father despite high birth rank was remanded to an insane asylum and the family plunged into poverty. Conan-Doyle visited his father periodically and even included his father's artistic illustrations in some of the Sherlock Holmes serials, but dad was never released from the insane-prison.

After Charles Altamont Doyle's mental breakdown in mid-life, dad was institutionalized permanently, leaving the family in a state of struggle . Surya in bhava-12 suggests an invisible father. Mom developed a second, undisclosed alliance Chandra-8 . Thus neither parent is much supportive albeit there remains a safety net composed of uncles. friends of the family, mother's companion.

Dad remains a connected friend

Despite the grim prospects of 'dual diagnosis' mental illness combined with extreme alcoholism, dad was an artistically gifted and productive illustrator.

Father remained a working artist and C-D published several of his father's drawings in C-D's books. Mangala Vriddhi-pati provides a lifelong friendship with the dad as well. There is no abandonment or link-breaking between the father and son. Arthur Conan-Doyle accepted custodial responsibility and visiting dad regularly. Sherlock Holmes 1859-1930 occultist Arthur Conan Doyle * Surya-yuti-Mangala as an adult, curated a show of his father's paintings and drawings


Surya-12 imagination ++ Kuja-rogesha-crime

Sparkling Surya activates Karakamsha = bhava-3 writing contains Ketu in classroom-3 mental incoherence

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

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by hierarchy * sensitive to class-status * needs ritual ordering
  • Chandra in Uttarāṣāḍha-Vaizva * soothed by bright visions * protectors of confident conviction * needs intelligent inspiration
  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfortable with crisis * familiar with catastrophe * unpredictable mother * feels the pulse of cyclical rebirth * soothed by secrecy * revolutionary sentiment * accustomed to frequent upheaval * seeks deeply rhythmic initiation * acculturated to exploration * occult sensitivities * needs eruptive energies * nourished by non-disclosure * emotionally attuned to trauma * undulating shakti-shocks * mother may be a mystic, healer, concealer, agent of disguise
  • Chandra-8 + parivartamsha + Mutual-Drishti + Shani-2

Chandra-8 comfortable in environments that are dangerous and regenerative such as surgeries, mysteries, hidden forces, crime-fiction, eye-surgeon, occultist. Lingering severe illness of first wife; during which, long secret affair was maintained with the person who became lifepartner-2


C-D maintained a lifelong relationship with his mother, but she was a secretive person Chandra in classroom-8 and not much is known of the details of her life. She knew about and even chaperoned his hidden affair-du-coeur of nine years while his wife was ailing. Chandra-8 + parivartamsha + Mutual-Drishti + Shani-2 lends stability and longevity to the maternal role in his life.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • bhava-2 contains Shani-parivartamsha-Chandra
  • C-D's first wife wife Louise was the steady object of his dutiful affection. She is represented by Shani in 7th-from-Chandra ++ parivartamsha.
  • As their two children were growing, Louise (Touie) became profoundly ill with tuberculosis (grief), and physicians expected her to die shortly. However, Louise lived in frailty until 1906.

8th-from-7th-from-Chandra-8 = 2nd-from-Chandra

bhava-9 contains Rahu-9

  • C-D met Jean in 1897 some three years after Touie's terminal TB diagnosis. Due to the Victorian morality of the era and his own penchant for secrets Chandra-8 and also due to Rahu-9 , Conan-Doyle and Jean entered into a thrilling [Rahu] 9-year clandestine arrangement.
  • The second marriage lifepartner was characterized in Rahu style as a producer of flattering accounts via automatic writing in the spiritualism movement that held their fascination during C-D's later years.
  • Jean was 18 years his junior [Rahu]. She liked glamour and celebrity.
  • She was described as an opportunistic, mesmerizing, and barrier-bending, taboo-twisting personality characterized by her competitive horsewomanship, her operatic singing, and her participation in their 9-year extramarital affair.
  • C-D was said to be smitten, but critical observers opined that her influence led him to over-extend himself [Rahu] into the world of spiritualism (9) which eventually caused his downfall (Rahu high rise downfall) due to a fake-photo shaming-scandal.

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

Atmakaraka * pursuit, thrust, championship, fighting, competition, penetration, conquest

[Harsha Yoga]

  • Mangala-Tula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * penetrating advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making *energetic arbitration * athletic balancing * champion of fair contracts
  • Mangala in bhava-12 [Kuja-Dosha] * drive toward privacy * pursuit of inner guidance * invaders from distant lands * hyperactive ancestors * restless sanctuary * fights isolation * clairsentient dynamics * bedroom vitality * invisible conquests * aggressive phantoms * innovative research * progressive action in distant lands * imaginative discovery
  • 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-12 parivartamsha Shukra-11


Mangala-12 parivartamsha Shukra-11

A remarkable double parivartamsha++ viparita raja yoga harsha yoga ** allowed C-D to describe the most heinous and gruesome crimes and explore the world of criminal insanity with no harmful consequences. In fact, he built a tremendous career upon materials of violent crime and social disease, due mainly to the benefits of Mangala rogesha providing a powerful [Vimala Yoga].

Kuja activates communities, groups. Budha-yuti-Shukra ++ Mangala-12 parivartamsha Shukra-11

Conan-Doyle belonged to a large community of occult practitioners. He had a large fan-base of devoted readers for decades, and his income was eventually quite substantial. His widow lived from the proceeds of his literary estate for the rest of her life, and his children also inherited some profits.

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

lagnesha for Mithunaya indriya- lagna

  • Budha-Tula * articulation of contracts * equable discussions * balanced designs * commercial arrangements * explains procedure for fair agreements *† descriptive bargaining * skillful matching * accommodating conversations * messages about negotiation * programming for trade exchanges * manufactures harmonious patterns *† hands-arms-shoulders send equalizing 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

literary author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries

for over a century, this continuously popular literature has never fallen out of print

Lagnesha Bandesha Budha = deeply patriotic Also many sea-voyages,

C-D regularly about national politics and giving his 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.

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

  • Guru in bhava-1 [dik-bala] * much vitality * philosophical personality * permission for unrestricted action * generous disposition * numerous identities * expands the scope of competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in birthright * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of tolerant cheer * a patron of personal benefit * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor
  • 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-1 receives amplifying drishti of Rahu.

Guru-1 rules Meena Arudha lagna = bhava-10 C-D provided several varieties of social leadership, but with karmesha in 1 he was best known just for being himself. Overwhelmingly his British reputation was characterized by his leading role in the psychism of the day = Meena imagination dreams.

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

  • 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-11 * seeks pleasure via social connectivity * pleasant participant in scientific communities * balances large exchange systems * seeks network equity * association with artists * values friendly financial connections * likes knitting-and-knotting * pleasing designs to adorn the skin * graceful ankles * appreciation of friendships * aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace * enjoys attractive friends
  • 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-11 parivartamsha Mangala-12

Shukra activates 10th-from-Chandra = bhava-5 creative literature, politics, celebrity

Shukra Aśvini medicine yuti lagnesha Budha

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

2 marriages * Budha-yuti-Shukra

Dhanayoga = Shukra-11 activates 5 ++ Shani-2 rules 9

  • This combination dhanayoga suggests a substantial income from creative literature, language, drama, and paradigms of belief

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

  • 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-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
  • Chandra-8 parivartamsha Shani-2

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

  • Rahu-Kumbha [svakshetra] * 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-9 * * passion for preaching * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous guidance * thrilling theory * dazzling dharma * outsider who cleverly insinuates into patriarchal roles * seeks importance via sacred teachings * fantastic philosophy * compulsive catechesis * zealous proselytism * intriguing ideology * ambitious father-figures * extraordinary professors * barrier-breeching guru-figures * culturally-mixed worldview * poseur of high catechism * shimmering illusion of sangha * fabulous faith community * surreptitious appropriation of priesthood * may appear as a wisdom-purveyor * smoky specter of principled understanding * extravagant globalism * trespasses cultural boundaries of patronage * fabulous fatherhood * opportunistic third marriage (if any) * social mobility via paradigms of belief

Rahu-9 Dhaniṣṭha = ruler Shani-2 in 6th-from-Rahu

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

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

Ketu occupies Simha-3 karakamsha

  • 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
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * eccentric communications * disinterested in daily chat * writes on foggy abstract topics * dissolves messaging boundaries * implausible prophecy * wandering discussions * can handle esoteric information * irrelevance of normal mental narrative * abandons management tasks * dismisses the standard explanations * disregards conventional discourse * unless other graha in 3, may prefer to live free from younger siblings

Although one of the most famous English-language writers of the past three centuries and certainly a leading figure in detective fiction (crime fiction) C-D nevertheless expressed a perpetual ambivalence about writing in general and particularly about Sherlock Holmes the hero [Simha].\


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