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  • Memories Dreams Reflections 1875-1961 Carl Jung

Rilke writes in The Raising of Lazarus :

"The transformed speaks only to relinquishers. All holders-on are stranglers ."

review of Rilke's life and work:


Rainer Maria Rilke

a.k.a. Rene Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke

Earth-birth Saturday-04-Dec-1875

dematerialization 29-Dec-1926 (age 51)


Poet and Litterateur * 1875-1926* Rene Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BPL

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

Kala-Amrita Kala Sarpa Yoga = reverse-pari-Vasuki

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


BPL commentary

For Uttarāṣāḍha births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Surya-ruled paradigm of Isvara, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Nunki. Their purpose is to express the radiant clear light of truth in an orderly, institutional framework.

Psychic intelligence

Dhanus Pada-1 can show Brihaspati's rulership of 1-embodiment + 4-cultural foundations. nakshatra-pati Suyra and Guru enjoy high-compatibility yang patterns.

Pada-1 tends to be paternalistic, politically savvy, self-referential to the point of self-righteousness, and generous of spirit. Iconic and inspirational teachers of the patriarchal lineages are found here. Often found in the role of philosopher, professor, or guru-figure. Assess the role of Brihaspati to determine the degree of optimism and alignment with the prevailing doctrine.

Makara-pada 2-3-4 express the tension between structural Shani and solipsistic Surya. From the Makara indriya-lagna, nakshatra-pati Surya becomes the revelatory, illuminating randhresha. Thus pada 2-3-4 are mystical and gender-neutral [Shani].

Pada 2-3-4 demonstrate respect for age and orderly governance. Yet, their purpose is visionary [Surya]. Psychics and seers are found here. Depending on the vigor of Shani, hierarchical institutions may come to surround their initiatory teachings. Their emotional stability in partnership arises from Chandra = yuvati-pati.

Themes of clairsentient vision, personal certainty, and prophecy may contextualize Ishwara's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Uttarāṣāḍha.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"A very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

  • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."


Rilke (age 31) painted in 1906 by the artist Paula Modersohn-Becker


Rainer Maria Rilke und seine Ehefrau Clara Rilke-Westhoff, near their home in the artists' colony, circa 1901

Rilke_Rainer_Maria_young1897.jpgBiographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 3.4

04-Dec-1875 Earth-birth into Prague (Praha), Bohemia, Austria-Hungary * Mangala-Budha bhukti

Kala-Amrita Kala Sarpa Yoga = reverse-pari-Vasuki * passion for writing + annihilating beliefs

Rahu Mahadasha * age 3.4 until age 21.4

1884 (RMR age 9) collapse of parents' marriage * Rahu-Shanibhuktibhukti * Shani activates 12th-from-Chandra

1886 (RMR age 11-16) military school until 1891 * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 12th-from-Chandra = dormitories

Guru Mahadasha * age 21.4 until age 37.4

1897 (RMR age 21) fell in love with the Russian married psychoanalyst 15 years his senior Lou Salome. Romantic relationship continued until 1900. Confidante relationship until decease * Guru-Guru svabhukti * Guru activates 12-bedroom affairs, distant lands ++ Shukra-12

1901 exchange the vows of marriage with sculptor Clara Westoff * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani activates Makara Svamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Tula-Mesha contact navamsha R-K axis

12-Dec-1901 birth of child Ruth Rilke * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 5th-from-Chandra

Feb-1905 until Apr-1907 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha

Feb-Mar 1906 (RMR age 31) grieved the decease of father * Guru-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 2nd-from-9th ++ Sade-Sati

Shani mahadasha * age 37.4 until decease age 51

1916 (RMR age 41) drafted into mandatory military service for Germany WW-1 * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rogesha military

1919 following 18 years of open marriage, wife Clara and daughter Ruth move to an apartment with art studio in Fisherhude * Shani-Ketu bhukti

Nov-1920 until Oct-1923 Shani Ashtamsha via Kanya-9

Feb-1922 completed the Duino Elegies, soon critically recognized as Rilke's most important text * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 5 celebrated literature

May-1922 provided a permanent, rent-free living space by his patron, a wealthy merchant * Shani-Shukra bhukti * Shukra activates 4th-from-Chandra stable home

1923 (RMR age 46) beginning of severe and recurrent health challenges * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya randhresha =upheaval physical body

1926 (RMR age 51) diagnosed with Leukemia * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Somana-yuti-Kuja Chandra maraka activates-2

29-Dec-1926 (RMR age 51) dematerialization in Montreux, Switzerland via blood poisoning in leukemia * Shani-Rahu bhukti


1931 decease of mother * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 2nd-from-Chandra

Distinctive features of the Nativity

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

  • Surya-Vṛścika * Maricha * particle of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the penetrating transformative rashi of Mangala
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community * genius for associative systems * radiates through the gridwork * entitled to work-and-earn * network intelligence * focus on interlinked ecologies * uniquely creative marketplace revenues * exemplifies knotting-netting-knitting connectivity * distributed light * eye on friendships * celebrated by crowds * sparkling center of social-economic drama * father may be an earner-socialite-organizer
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance


Following a failed military career (Surya activates 8-upheavals) Dad was a railway station master Surya-yuti-Budha = scheduling


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

  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted by networks * sensitive to connectivity * needs community
  • Chandra in Dhaniṣṭha-Delphinus * soothed by forceful climbing * protectors of structured competition * pursues routines of systematic dominance

  • Chandra in classroom-2 * comfort in collections * familiar with history * needs to tell stories * accustomed to storage * nourished by heritage knowledge * settled into the rhythm of languages * feels the repeating pulse of inventory counting * emotionally attuned to accumulated values * calmed by conservation * undulating voice * intuits the incantations * acculturated to sound-speech-song * mother may be a traditionalist, historian, librarian, singer
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * emotionally pro-active * sensitive to brotherly figures * needs to win * comforted by direct forward movement * invigorates the undulating routine * soothed by pioneering innovation * competitive mother * calmed by routine exercise * feels like a champion


Somana-yuti-Kuja ++ Chandra in classroom-2 would suggest a competitive Mom.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations


  • marriage-1-of-1
  • one marriage would be expected due to [Mūla] Shukra-Dhanus -12 with no companion graha
  • bhava-8 = initiation, transformation, identity change, renewal, secrecy, tantra, discovery, exploration
  • Simha = spouse creative, fashionable, center-stage personality, intelligent, unique, confident
  • Rilke was married to the sculptorClaraClara Westoff from 1901 until his death in 1926. Clara was independent, progressive, gifted in fine arts, and mysterious.

Rilke's marriage was made complex and veiled via several factors of 8 and 12.

Ostensibly due to being aRoman-rite Catholic, he-rite Catholic, he and Clara were never divorced. (They tried.) Rilke remained married for 25 years from 1901 until his death in 1926 with one child born 1901. His communication with Clara remained lively.

Bhava-7 representing the public marriage is ruled by Chandra-2, suggesting that the psychology of Rilke's relationship with his Mother (Soma) affected his lifepartnership.

Two artists such as Rainer and Clara may support each other in unconventional yet nourishing ways, providing creative space mixed with tolerant affection.

Shukra-Dhanus in bhava-12 invisibility, seclusion, isolation. In a masculine nativity, Shukra-12 prefers a lifemate who seeks privacy and invisibility, such as an artist who cherishes their studio time.

Rilke enjoyed several multi-year, emotionally transformative love affairs in addition to his marriage. All of the women were engaged in contemplative work or sanctuary healing such as psychoanalysis (Lou Salome).

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

  • Mangala-Kumbha * vigorous community activism * warrior for economic progress * proactive linking * push toward regulated systems * pursues profitable roles * spearhead of mass interconnectivity * futuristic thrust * dominating energy in social networking * conquest of marketplace interactions * champion of distributed associations
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * vigorous orator * loudly lectures on values * pursuit of treasuries * competitive financial actions * innovative knowledge * energized face-voice-song * memorable speeches * sings and shouts * champion of literacy-reading * historic pronouncements * prone to shouting * forward drive toward capitalization * promotes conservation * hyperactive family dynamics * acquisitive conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * competitive caretaking * often the dominant parent * needs to win * forward thrusting emotions * seeks security via conquest

Mangala in bhava-2

  • rules 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis
  • activates 11 - revenues, income, gains and goals, material accomplishments, friendship networks


Mangala-2 activates 11.

Budha-11 activates 11th-from-11th

Rilke benefitted from a wide circle of friendship connections. He had income (11) of various kinds throughout life, and was never gripped by artists' poverty. He thrived in artists' communities, and was blessed by generous patrons (9).

Nevertheless, Budha-11 activates 6. Rilke's revenues matched the modest lifestyle of an artist. Budha's debts occurred, but overall he was able to repay the debt without being overwhelmed.

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

  • Budha-Vṛścika * secretive communications * articulation of transformative process *  emergency pronouncements * delivers  messages about dangerous situations * describes mystical initiation * discusses  undisclosed information * mysterious handcraft * articulately defined masking * gives instruction for penetrating procedures * expertly detailed disguise * hands-arms-shoulders make occult gestures
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy * describes ecological gridwork * calculates profits * 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-Surya * amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures


rules 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

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

  • Guru-Tula * many trades * variety of exchanges * optimistic negotiations * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * permission to bargain * diversity of arrangements * equable guidance * widens the scope of balanced design
  • 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
  • Guru-10 parivartamsha Shukra-12

Guru in 3-publications occupies 10th-from-Chandra ++ Guru-3 parivartamsha Shukra-5 in 3rd-from-3rd

Guru activates bhava-3-writing, publication ++ bhava-12 imagination, distance, invisibility

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

[Yogakaraka] Shukra activates 5 + 10

  • [Mūla] Shukra-Dhanus * appreciation of humanistic belief * advocates for theory * attracted to teachers * agrees with priests * pleased by broad perspective * prefers inspiring partners * dogmatic arrangements * enjoys indoctrination * delighted by philosophy * aesthetic of shared worldview
  • Shukra-12 * seeks imaginative pleasure * private sensuality * values spiritually guided partnership * gracefully intuitive feminine-figures * agreeable sleep * visions of contemplative harmony * enjoys beautiful sanctuaries * aesthetic designs to adorn the feet * likes meditations * appreciation of Other Worlds * attracted to quiet spaces * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be contemplative-foreign-isolated-researcher
  • Guru-10 + parivartamsha + Shukra-12

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

lagnesha for Makara Indriya-lagna

[Sasaya Yoga]

  • Shani-Makara-Draco * heavy old institutions * obliged to conform to the time-clock * rigidly ranked class-systems * strict regimes * pressure to complete socially required duties * structural compression upon knees-calves-skeleton * strictly imposed protocols * must normalize old rules * unyielding pressure of public judgment * class-conscious elders * punitive regulators * must endure proletarian manners * must continue disciplined work * scarce building resources * maintainer of old hierarchies
  • Shani in Bhava-1 * steady time-structured personality * mature conduct * must produce under pressure * strictly orderly movement * regimented appearance * grim determination to survive * tense competition * muscular fatigue * required activity drills * chronically impeded self-expression * bodily seizures * identified with heavy responsibility * resists unnecessary change * often looks older * lives to work * elders preserve class-conscious identity


Shani in Bhava-1 austerity

according to his letters and journal, Rilke practiced a mainly vegetarian diet (quite a growth-challenge in Germany) and he eschewed alcohol generally

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

  • [Uttarabhadra] Rahu-Meena * shimmering illusion of immersion * craving for symbolic guidance * extravagant imagination * mirage of dreamlike wisdom * mesmerizing aura of concealing fog * mask of Other-Worldly wisdom * fascinating prayers * extraordinary ancestor guides * fabulous clairsentience * intriguing sleep-states * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of deep trance * exceptional private intuition * unorthodox interior guidance * seeks privilege via contemplative-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-3 * passion for communication * in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter = glamorous writing * outsider who cleverly insinuates into culturally important communicator roles * exotic photography * unusual journalistic reporting * thrilling announcements * unorthodox commentary * mesmerizing messaging * craves publication * ambitious sibling-cousins * mixed-culture collaborative teams * desire for conversations * over-reaching commerce * exciting gestures * opportunistic approach to manufacturing * entranced by information technology * boundary-breeching sibling-cohort * unconventional explanations * remarkable retinue * fascinating evangelism * seeks privilege via project management


Rahu in bhava-3 * Kala-Amrita Kala Sarpa Yoga = reverse-pari-Vasuki

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

  • Ketu-Kanya * humbly dissociates from accusatory complaints * incomplete service * empty disagreements * odd arguments * not limited by stigmatized conditions * ignores restriction on helpfulness * eccentric service to the disadvantaged * releases a living green cloud of servitude into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-9 * disinterested in credenda * wandering worldview * disengaged from faith doctrine * disregards theory * liberating philosophy * irrelevance of patriarchal dogma * ambivalence toward conventional convictions * spacey father * weird beliefs * ignores the ordinary understandings * incoherent ideology * unless other graha in 9, may prefer to live free from father-figures

Ketu in classroom-9 * Kala-Amrita Kala Sarpa Yoga = reverse-pari-Karkotaka * mystical transformation


Rilke affiliated with far-left political views. He supported Mussolini and the Bavarian Soviet Republic.


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