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born four months after

  • 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

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-04-Dec-1875

Earthbody-Exit 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 and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rahu-8 * Kala-Amrita Kala Sarpa Yoga = reverse-pari-Karkotaka * mystical transformation

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni 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.

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 provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola.

Brilliantly dramatic

Uttara-phalguni chaps are famously hot-headed. Simha pada-1 = radiant confidence, flamboyance, and remarkable intelligence. While much depends upon the characteristics of Surya, the Falgun birth of masculine valence favors dramatic displays of celebrity, romance, creativity, and entitlement.

Kanya pada 2-3-4 = equally smart and authoritative, but more focused upon personal enclosure and distant lands, often wielding power from a private, sanctuary, or secluded location.

Although Shil Ponde's description often fits the Kanya pada 2-3-4 of Uttaraphalguni, the Simha pada-1 is rarely rough or ungrateful. Still, they can be impatient with others who are less confident or less intelligent.

Themes of political power, radiant creativity, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalguni

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 83

"a proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar



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

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 6.2

04-Dec-1875 Earth-birth into Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary * Mangala-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-8 * Kala-Amrita Kala Sarpa Yoga = reverse-pari-Karkotaka * mystical transformation

Rahu Mahadasha * age 6.2 until age 24.2

1884 collapse of parents' marriage * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

1886-1891 military school (RMR age 11-16) * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 8-transformation

1897 (RMR age 21) fell in love with the Russian married psychoanalyst 15 years his senior Lou Salome, Relationship continued until 1900 * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra matrikaraka ( Chandra rules 12-bedroom affairs, distant lands

Guru Mahadasha * age 24.2 until age 40.2

1901 marriage to sculptor Clara Westoff ** Guru-Guru swabhukti * Brihaspati rules Mula swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Thula-Mesha contact navamsha R-K axis

12-Dec-1901 birth of child Ruth Rilke * Guru-Guru swabhukti

Feb-Mar 1906 grieved the decease of father (Rainer's age 31) * Guru-Budha bhukti ++ Sade-Sati

Shani mahadasha * age 40.2 until decease age 51

1916 drafted into mandatory military service for Germany WW-2 (age 41) * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani-6 military * Somana-yuti-Shani homeland defense

1919 following 18 years of open marriage, Clara and daughter Ruth move to an apartment with art studio in Fisherhude * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2 = 8th-from-7th transformation of the union

1921 beginning of severe and recurrent health challenges * Shani-Ketu bhukti

Feb-1922 completed the Duino Elegies, soon critically recognized as Rilke's most important text * Shani-Ketu bhukti * Ketu provides effect of Budha

1926 diagnosed with Leukemia * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya-4 end-of-things

29-Dec-1926 decease in Montreux, Switzerland (aged 51, blood poisoning) * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Budha * Surya gives effect of maraka Budha


1931 decease of mother * Shani-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vrizchika * Maricha * particle of light
  • Surya in bhava-4 * center of root routines folkways, intelligence for schooling, farming, transportation; ethnic entitlements, brightly stabilizing, focus on foundational infrastructure *, eye on homeland basis * sparkling center of the patriotic-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance


Dad was a railway station master Surya in bhava-4 = local infrastructure, transportation

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

* Vimala Yoga

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Dhaniztha-Vasu * comforted by forceful climbing * protectors of structured competition *, soothed by lawful conquest * needs to impose an orderly takeover * pursues routines of systematic dominance

  • Chandra in classroom-6 accustomed to nursing + caretaking * comforted by service ministry * familiar with animosity * acculturated to accusation * accustomed to litigation, indictments * needs to feel the repeating pulse of domestic + interpersonal conflict * emotionally attuned to be helpful *settled into the rhythm of problematics * seeks formulaic remedies * soothed by medication *suffers routine ailments * undulating disagreements
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted * pressured by punitive authority figures * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with strict hierarchies * mother emotionally limited * needs rules * feels like a worker


Somana-yuti-Shani ++ Chandra in classroom-6 would suggest a relentlessly challenging situation with the Mom.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


bhava-12 imagination, distance, invisibility

  • Rilke's marriage was made complex and inconsistent via several factors. Ostensibly due to being Roman-rite Catholic, he never divorced. Rilke remained married for 25 years from 1901 until his death in 1926 with one child born 1901 and his communication with Clara remained lively. In Rilke's case only one marriage is predicted due to Zukra-solo. Yet, Ketu-2 can be an indicator that even when a second marriage is possible, there is insufficient interest.

Bhava-7 representing the public marriage contains an independent and scientific Mangala-Kumbha representing the independent and progressive personality of his sculptor (later fine-arts painter) wife Clara Westoff.

7th-from-Chandra-6 = bhava-12 invisibility, seclusion ++ bhava-12 accepts drishti of the mystical, adventurous, opportunistic Rahu-8 Meena. Vimala Yoga protects against ill effects of isolation.

Chandra rules 12 ++ Somana-yuti-Shani = maintains the emotional bond adding Shani's duty to Chandra's familiarity, so that affairs may come and affairs may go, but the family and marital bond remains. Two artists such as Rainer and Clara may support each other in unconventional yet nourishing ways, providing creative space mixed with tolerant affection.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

  • Mangala-Kumbha * vigorous pursuit of community activism * warrior for economic progress * proactive linking * push toward regulated systems * pursues profitable roles * dominating energy in social networking * conquest of marketplace interactions * champion of distributed associations
  • Mangala in bhava-7 * drive toward bargaining * pursuit of agreement * impatient with stagnant arrangements * invasive negotiation * diplomatic dynamics * energized contracts * innovative conquests * pushes toward liaison * invigorates alliances

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrizchika * secretive communications * articulation of transformative process *  emergency pronouncements *delivers  messages about dangerous situations * descriptive initiations * 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-4 * narrative of parents, homeland, roots, routine, ritual * narrative of mother-figure, comfort, security, describer of sheltering protection, fencing, boundaries, policing, guardianship, familiarity, explainer of homeland customs, delivers instructions for anchoring, patriotic slogans
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father

Dhanayoga Budha rules 2 + 11 ++ Budha occupies 4-properties

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Thula * many trades * variety of exchanges * much negotiation * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * diversity of arrangements * equable guidance * widens the scope of balanced design
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages * much commerce * many photographs * many publications * many collaborators * many transactions * many tours * frequent business trips * many sales * numerous discussions * much detailed interaction * extensive ensemble grouping * evangelistic growth * expansion of message * so many meetings * patron of communications technologies, extensive communications
  • Guru-3 parivartamsha Zukra-5

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

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief * likes broad perspectives * attracted to teachers and priests * pleasures of theory * dogmatic arrangements * enjoys indoctrination * aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • Zukra-5 * pleasure of dramatic gaming enjoys center-stage equity * feminine-figures are prominent in the creative * political environments * pleasing designs to adorn the heart * graceful solar plexus * literary and fine arts * appreciation of creativity
  • Guru-3 parivartamsha Zukra-5

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Makara-Draco * heavy old institutions, obliged to conform to the time-clock * rigidly ranked hierarchies, strict governance regimes, pressure to complete socially required duties, vital energy compression stress zone = knees-calves-skeleton, strictly imposed hierarchies, rigidly unyielding public policies* must materialize time-ordered social approval * punitive judgments of elder regulators * must endure lowest-common-denominator proletarian structures * must continue to govern the public despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-6 (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious enemies. One must serve the problematic. One must outlast the adversaries. Endurance in military siege. Tense digestion, Cautious, conventional crimes; chronic conditions of criticism and guilt; constitutional illness-injury syndromes; Physicians resist innovation. Heavy legacy pressure against change in disease condition. Service fatigue; burnout. Resentment toward new treatments or medications. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as social worker or disadvantaged, healthworker or sick, pharmacist or drug addict, criminal or cop, debtor or loanmaker, underpaid or underpayer, victim or victimizer, slaver or slave.
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * resistance to protectors * pragmatic routines * austere childhood home * limited creature-comforts * blocked nutrition * burden of guilt toward mother * emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dried flow * needs rules + regulations * frozen feelings * strict foundational schooling * proletarian culture

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

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

  • Rahu-Meena-Antya * shimmering illusion of immersion * craving for symbolic guidance * mirage of imaginative wisdom * mesmerizing aura of concealing fog * mask of dreamlike Other Worlds * fascinating prayers *extraordinary ancestor guides * fabulous clairsentience * intriguing sleep-states * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of deep trance, private intuition, interior guidance * seeks privilege via contemplative-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-8 * passion for secrets * in swabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual secrets, recycling, rebirth, reinvention; rejuvenation. The Chandala in 8 desires a special, important, therapeutic role in transformative, hidden knowledge, confidential, revolutionary, catastrophic role. May be the secretary (secret-keeper) of a powerful individual or group. Opportunistic in-laws, inheritance, alimonies. Exciting, ambitious family of the lifepartner (in-laws). Rahu-8 trespasses the cultural boundaries of undisclosed assets, dangerous secrets, emergency situations. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a tantric initiator, disaster manager, keeper of dangerous secrets, identity-changing healer, or holder of secret empowerments.

Rahu-8 * Kala-Amrita Kala Sarpa Yoga = reverse-pari-Karkotaka * mystical transformation

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Kanya * dissociates from accusatory complaints * incomplete service * empty disagreements * dissolute arguments * not limited by stigmatized conditions * ignores restriction on imbalance * ministry of service to those who are homeless, wandering, or in medical disorder
  • Ketu in classroom-2 * wanders from the preserved values, disperses family-knowledge-treasury collections, absent from lineage history, irrelevance of the mouth, the foods, and the stored goods; disregards conventional boundaries of speech-language

Ketu in classroom-2 * Kala-Amrita Kala Sarpa Yoga = reverse-pari-Karkotaka * mystical transformation


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