born six months after
born one month after
author George Orwell called Kipling a "Jingo Imperialist"
Kipling recorded how the Victorian world finalized modernized in response to World War-1, and how Empire was experienced by different populations within it
Kipling produced vigorously race-hate language for anti-German propaganda
literary innovator in genre of short-story
children's books were hugely popular when published and remained so, despite his other prolific works having been denigrated as Victorian imperialist boastings
poet + novelist + songwriter Anglo-Indian newspaper journalist
Anglo-Indian newspaper journalist
narrative themes of British Empire
a.k.a. Joseph Rudyard Kipling
dematerialization 18-Jan-1936 (age 70)
Link to NYT review of Kipling's legacy
Celebrated British writer * Rudyard Kipling * 1865-1936
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudyard_Kipling * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya
charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Mrigazirsha * Mraga * Marga-ziraza * Agrahayani
For Mriga-zirshana 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 paradigm of Mangala-ruled Invaka, brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.
Instructional guidance is provided by the civilizations of Orion. Their purpose is to promote engaging, instinctive messages that conquer, compete, startle, stimulate, pioneer, attack, and provoke.
Verbally Incisive and Commanding
Gentlemen born within a nakshatra of Mangala are gifted with a knack for competition. Shrewd, verbally intimidating, and goal-directed in Mriga-Sirasa, they strive for dominance within their cohort. Mriga are often found in business management, commercial finance, sales, marketing, advertising, script-writing, publishing, propaganda, cinema, and media-communications.
Kuja-ruled Mriga-zirasa chaps tend to be pro-active, and energetic in pursuit of the win. Although their physique could be quite heavyset, their agility is surprising. Agrahayani-born are often found in politics, manufacturing, media-messaging, and commerce, especially in sales, marketing, and advertising roles where their energy delivers competitive advantage.
Mraga are often accurate marksmen, able to handle weapons and metal equipment. Agrahayani fellows may have a special affinity for quadruped animals, bands of brothers, and soldiers. Due to the crystalline structure of their noses, Mraga-born have an extraordinarily acute sense of smell.
Vrishabha-Urisha pada 1-2 represent the 7-12 angle and the Zukra-Kuja attraction. Those born in pada 1-2 pursue artistic communications, legal contracts, equity, and brokerage in secluded enclosures, such as research laboratories, private rooms, or the imagination. They have special gifts for fantasy, imagery, and distant worlds. Their goal is the formation of vitally valuable partnerships. Depending upon Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, Urisha pada-1-2 of Mriga have a stronger propensity toward governance roles.
Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 3-4 represent the 6-11 angle and the Budha-Kuja tension of doing-vs-talking. Pada 3-4 are profit-driven and not averse to theft or breaking contracts for advantage. They have a special gift for marketplace systems. Friends (11) and enemies (6) have equal influence. Pada 3-4 may focus on friendships, economics, and dominating the competition..
Themes of forward movement, group activity, and sporting competition contextualize Mriga's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Mrigazirshana-Invaka.
QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80
"Unless other testimonies in the chart predominate to modify the effect of Mraga rising,
They are inclined to be misanthropic in their attitude toward life and people.
They are suspicious of other peoples' motives
Unless checked, these thoughts will lead to vicious action
Possibly this attitude is caused and aggravated by some permanent organic disability
Kipling in the late 1890's
Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar
Rudyard Kipling in 1915 (RK age 50, at the height of his fame)
Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until age 0.5
30-Dec-1865 * Earth-birth in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Mumbai, Gujarat, India) * Chandra-Zukra bhukti
Mangala Mahadasha * age 0.5 until age 7.5
1871 Kipling's parents abandoned him and his sister in England, while mom and dad returned to India. The foster family bullied and abused him for three childhood years age 7-10 * Mangala-Ketu bhukti * Ketu abanadonment ++ Sade-Sati
Rahu Mahadasha * age 7.5 until age 25.5
1886 published first poetry * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha * Budha-yuti-Zukra
1890-91 Nervous breakdown including the death of his intimate friend Wolcott Balestier * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha * Kuja-8 activates 12, retreat, withdrawal
Guru Mahadasha * age 25.5 until age 41.5
18-Jan-1892 * exchange marriage vows with the sister of his deceased lover Wolcott Balestier, the publisher Carrie Balestier (Ballister) in London. (RK age 26) * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates Kany7th navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Vrishabha-Vrischika contact Chandra-Urisha
29-Dec-1892 * celebrated the birth of child-1 birth * Guru-Guru svabhukti
1894 published the widely celebrated children's story, Jungle Book * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 9-celebrity
May-1896 * public assault by Beatty Balestier = RK's brother-in-law, landlord, romantic interest, and publisher * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha-8 hidden relationships rules Rahu-5 drama * Budha-yuti-Mangala aggressions
Jul-11896 * repatriated to southern England, with Carrie and family * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha itineraries, schedules, travel
1897 published the celebrated children's book Captains Courageous * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha publications
1898 * reportedly, marriage in decline * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu apathy
Feb-1899 published the soon-to-be controversial White Man's Burden apprehended as a paean to imperialism * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-11 Commonwealth, empire
1899 * grieved the tragic decease of child-1 * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-11 occupies 7th-from-5th
Shani mahadasha * age 41.5 until age 60.5
22-Nov-1910 * grieved the decease of mother Alice Macdonald Kipling (RK age 45) * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 2nd-from-Chandra + Sade-Sati
Jan-1911 grieved the decease of father John Lockwood Kipling (RK age 45) * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha activates 7th-from-Surya + Sade-Sati
27-Sep-1915 * grieved the tragic decease of child-3 (son John age 18 military service) * Shani-Zukra bhukti + Sade-Sati
Budha Mahadasha * age 60.5 until decease age 70
Shani Ashtamsha via Dhanuzya-8 = Dec-1928 until Apr-1931
18-Jan-1936 (RK age 70) dematerialization via brain hemorrhage * Budha-Rahu bhukti
a poem by Rudyard Kilpling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream–and not make dreams your master,
If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings–nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!
Salient features of the Nativity
International House Shifts * urya-8 activates 4 locality.
SRK generated a lifetime pattern of international house-shifts which continued throughout his married adulthood. Seeking transformative change, he moved often between India his birth-land, England, New England (USA) and South Africa.
PATRIOTIC ICON of GLOBAL UNITY * the Sun Never Sets
Surya-Dhanuzya rules 4-homeland
RK's Imperialistic literature and patriotic songs were wildly popular with Commonwealth and Euro-American readers during the heyday of the British Empire.
More than simply a literary author and songwriter, RK was a highly symbolic male personality. Admirers declared him to embody the genius [Surya] of a humanistic vision of global civilization Surya-Dhanuzya.
RK was the first English-language author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature during the svabhukti of his yogakaraka dharmesha uttama-Shani. He remains the youngest writer ever to receive that prize
However, after the colonialist viewpoint had dissipated with the collapse of Empire following WW-2, RK's formerly praised genius was questioned. Eventually, literary critics disregarded RK's work as a romanticized artifact of Imperial culture.
After WW-2, RK's award of 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature began to be cited as a cautionary example of misguided enthusiasm among the tiny Euro-elite of prize-givers, and a call to be more alert to the political impact of Nobel Prizes.
Atmakaraka homeland, familiarity, emotional sensitivity, rhythms, rates, routines, seasonal flow
Icon of British Paternalism
In his day, Kipling was an enormously feted writer and celebrated public figure. RK appeared to many of his Edwardian generation to have epitomized the experience of a paternalistic [Chandra] colonial ruling elite, who were portrayed as kindly protectors Chandra-Urisha , slowly educating the childlike, vulnerable populations of their colonies.
Chandra in classroom-1 RK's robust language praising king and empire resonated deeply with a people seeking pride in their ethnic identity.
Sadly, RK's literary reputation has not withstood the test of time. Modern literary critics tend to disparage his characterizations as condescending rather than intriguing.
Conflict and upheaval: Chandra occupies 6/8 from secretive Dhanuzya-8 = hidden liaisons, wife's family
Somana's 6/8 angle from the intensely clandestine activities of bhava-8 containing RK's Budha + Surya + Guru + Mangala + Zukra.
Mom = Alice Macdonald Kipling, an artist and socialite. She was admired for her beauty and her wit. a popular entertainer, a familiar figure to all in their Anglo-Indian social class, a writer and conversationalist, one of four celebrity sisters * Chandra activates 3-siblings. Her personality and social connections aided her son's career.
Defining influence of Mother and parents-overall
Chandra in classroom-1 = personally identified with and emotionally close to both parents during his entire lifetime. RK often took long solo visits with his parents, leaving his wife and children behind.
RK's parents viscerally disliked his wife * Zukra-8 in awkward angle shad-ashtaka 6/8 toward Chandra-1 +++ Zukra-8 -Mula located in trauma-inducing, discovering, revealing, danger-seeking 8th-from-Chandra
Complex, hidden relationships * 8th-from-Chandra-1
Extramarital partners appear via four graha yuti Zukra.
The additionals are located in camouflaged bhava-8 suggesting a code of secrecy among the extras, who generally all knew each other. RK belonged to a literary men's club in London where he socialized with men like himself who identified with masculinity and Empire.
Wife's family = 8 = 8th-from-Chandra * contains Zukra + Kuja + Budha (all in Mula) + Surya + Guru.
One of her brothers, the author-publisher Wolcott Balestier, is said to have been Kipling's romantic lover. Another of her brothers Beatty Balestier (Ballister) was their landlord in Vermont, USA; he was also Kipling's marketing, distribution, and publishing agent upon whose good will Kipling's career much depended.
Kipling had an extremely complex and demanding relationship with his in-laws.
His in-laws operated the publishing house which handled his promotions, distributions, and royalties. RK never worked with any other publishers.
MARRIAGE partnership mutual support expectations
7th-from-Chandra ruled by Mula-Kuja-8 ++ Mula-Kuja-8 takes drishti from disciplining uttama-Shani-6
Their marriage was said to have been lacking attraction while holding customary roles .RK's Chandra in classroom-1 expresses emotional alignment with family protection, housekeeping, and parenting. He adored his children and was devastated when 2 of his three children died before finishing their 18th year.
RK was promoted as a model parent-writer, who produced much-beloved books for children. However friends reported that his spousal affections were limited. RK took extended trips to visit male friends, or his parents [Chandra] leaving his wife unsupported for long periods of time. Intensifying matters is the powerful uttama-Chandra in 6/8 adversarial shad-ashtakya to kalatra-karaka Zukra, suggesting that RK's emotional nature was misaligned with that of his wife..
Chandra in Vrishabha * rules the managing, commercial 3rd-from-Chandra familiar rhythms and routines. Karkata 3 = also the arudha lagna ++ the karakamsha. This geometry suggests that one is most comfortable emotionally when working on a project. Carrie and Rudyard produced a lifetime of literary projects, and most of them enjoyed significant commercial success.
Loss of two children * 6 graha in 12th-from-5th
TrTragically, two of his three children died prematurely: a daughter of pneumonia age-6 and a son by shrapnel in WW-1 age-18. Attributable to the weight of graha in 4.
Marriage Challenges, Opportunities, Protections * vimala yoga
Kuja involved RK in numerous discreet relationships with men (including with both of Carrie's brothers) which caused increasing unhappiness in hthe marriage.Mangala Mahadasha * age 0.5 until age 7.5
Kipling accounted the earliest years of life to have been blissful and idyllic. He remembered the joy of a close supportive bond with his parents (7 = 4th-from-4th + 7th-from-Chandra), their siblings (his uncles and aunts) and his younger sister.
Mula-8 = Guru + Budha + Kuja-Mula = secrecy, violence, traumatic abuse
RK recounted deep scars due to physical violence and psychological bullying = Kuja-Ketu bhukti ++ Sade-Sati
Bantering Budha activates Mithunaya 10th navamsha = publishing
Kipling's imaginative fantasy writings with their signature phonetic sing-song verse became extremely famous and celebrated throughout the Anglosphere
Using a phonetic style that was easy for English readers of all social classes to read-out-loud to their children, Kipling became a darling of children's literature. This clever orthography (Chandra-1-uttama rules 3-writing systems) pleasantly expressed the translation (3) of the Indic phonology was received by Anglo ears.
Budha-Dhanuzya (sounds, speech, stories)
vidya-pati romance = Budha-8-Mula in mysterious, trauma-inducing, discovering, revealing, danger-seeking 8th-from-Chandra
Budha-8 hiding rules 2- genetic lineage
Hidden Relationships, Camouflaged Identities
Guru the Multiplier rules trauma-inducing, discovering, revealing, danger-seeking 8th-from-Chandra transformation of identity. Bhava-8 contains = Kuja + Zukra + Budha + Surya + Guru.
Double-8 Guru generates secrecy and mystery
Zukra-8ra-8 = trauma-inducing, discovering, revealing, danger-seeking 8th-from-Chandra ++ Bhrigu's affiliation with so many other graha could be expected to create a variety of additional relationships.
Zukra-8 activates 1-identity ++ 6-conflict, disagreement, distrust +++ 6 contains uttama-Shani)
kalatrakaraka = discipline + control * Drishti of uttama-Shani into 8
Carrie and her publisher family were RK's exclusive agents. * cluster of Graha yuti Zukra.
Their comprehensive management of his literary work facilitated Kipling's work being distributed throughout the Anglosphere.
Conflict ensued after Kipling's literary reputation had been established and he wanted more lifestyle freedom (particularly, to keep the company of the men he preferred). However, his wife's family had so much clout that he suffered their restrictions in order to maintain his career.
His wife was said to have been bitter about his regular, long sojourns from their home when he commingled with other gentlemen of similar background.
Effective if unappreciated
Carrie [Zukra] was said to have organized every detail of their home life (4, 7) so that her husband could have the optimal writing conditions. Zukra accepting drishti of uttama-Shani suggests a highly regulated professional writing environment. Due to Carrie's relentless ordering behaviors, RK produced a remarkable amount of ready-for-publication creative literature on a regular pace throughout his lifetime.
Shani * duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)
yogakaraka rules 9+10
uttama-Shani-6 activates 10th-from-Chandra
Shani activates bhava-9 internationalism, humanism, wide-worldview, celebrity, fortunes
Disciplined and Productive Literary Life * Shani Orderly
Shani drishti into Kuja = suppressed quarreling
Friends honored Carrie for maintaining a household schedule that well supported his writing, but the couple were known to be unhappy for decades, living in a climate of persistent but quietly dignified quarrelling.
Carrie was three + years elder to Rudyard. = Shani drishti upon Zukra while Zukra owns Shani
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka (ambition) * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Rahu in bhava-5 ceremonies, creativity awards casts drishti into
Privilege-seeking Rahu in bhava-5-celebrity casts drishti upon Chandra-1-uttama-identity
RK won a stupendous number of prizes, not least of which was the 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature.
RK was born into a celebrated family . His mother and her three sisters were famed for their beauty and creativity; all the sisters married elite men. RKs early years were said to have been pampered and pleasant. His parents' artistic accomplishments were helpful in raising the social profile of RK's own artistic, literary, and other public endeavors.
Rahu in bhava-5 ambition for privilege via creative arts, publications, political drama
FAME * Budha speech rules Rahu creative literature
A century later, the patronizing colonial philosophy is decidedly out of date. However, most of Kipling's writing is still in print. English-speaking children worldwide are read Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by their parents - due mainly to the charm of his phonetic renderings. For better or for worse, one of the strongest common images of India transmitted to the outside world remains the charming tonal stereotypes of Kipling's fiction
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Ketu occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, gainful, friendly, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra RK did not bring his friends to his home.
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