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Young poet and educator Thakur * likely 1880's




Polymath, Pioneer Liberal Educator

Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913

Poet, Songwriter, Musician, Translator, Playwright, Artist

Author of Gitanjali

Political Activist and Social Philosopher

Leader of Indian Independence Movement, Anti-Nationalist

Rabindranath Tagore

a.k.a. Rabindranth Thakur

a.k.a. Bhanu Singha Thakur (Bhonita)

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-07-May-1861

Earthbod-Exit 07-Aug-1941 (age 80)

dates and timelines from the most excellent resource Scottish Center for Tagore Studies


polymath, poet, philosopher, song-writer, educator * 1861 - 1941 CE * Rabindranath Thakur * Tagore

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity

Purvazadha * Apah

BPL commentary

For Purva-azadha births of a masculine valence, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, arranging, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

Due to the definitive influence of kalatra-karaka Zukra, gentlemen born into the realms of Bharani, Purva-phalguni, or Purva-azadha may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the feminine companion.

For those born into the Zukra-ruled paradigm of Ambudaiva, feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, sensual pleasures, arrangements, valuation, pricing, equity, bargains, trades, treaties, trusts, adjustments, justice, finance, artistic beauty, treasuries, alignment, attunement, harmonies, and music, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Sinnuntu. Their purpose is expansion of inspirational beauty and melodious sound.

Inspirational diplomatic grace

Purvazadha are often musical entertainers and poets, with a gift for playing many instruments and making lyrical arrangements that appeal to everyday folks. Typically Apah-born are attracted to sacred doctrine. They are self-indulgent and pure of heart. Their complexion may feature a Guru-golden glow. Male births in Asadhash tend toward a discordant costume sense representing the incommensurable agenda of Zukra vs. Guru.

In addition to Zukra endowments in diplomacy, beauty, and musical arrangements, their Guru-influenced humanism and compassion often includes inspirational roles that benefit women, musicians, and creative artists.

Like all Zukra-governed births, Apah-born must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol. Ambudaiva's true purpose is inspirational guidance. Yet, Zukra's sweet-seeking may also attract the false balance of intoxication.

Themes of generous arrangements, affluence, favor, harmony, blessing, beauty, artistry, and luxurious indulgence may contextualize Apah's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Purva-azadha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 86

"... corresponds to rather a low type of character .

One who does not wish for and does not get the gracious things out of life.

  • Stupid, yet ostentatious and vulgar ,

  • with very few educational advantages.

Quarrelsome and low in appearance and manner.

  • While he must, because of educational handicaps,

    go through life as a servant or at best an underling ,

He vainly considers himself above his station in life

  • and will be harsh and dominating

  • but ineffectual if put in authority ."


Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Gitanjali 1861-1941 Rabindranath Tagore + uttama-Surya-yuti-Budha * was a staunch supporter of the local traditions and generally appreciated (Zukra) by the folks who shared his Bangla cultural roots. But naturally when the bandesha-4 occupies 12th from swakshetra, no matter how excellent may be the graha in 4 , there is a draining of the materializing energy of initiative regarding matters of 4. Tagore's foundational education (4) was strongly British-influenced (12th-from-4th, foreign education); therefore local folk could not fully embrace his Mesha-style championship views of schooling, farming, or homelife. Shri B.V. Raman says that Mesha is the rashi of Britain.


Thakur in middle age

Tagore_Rabindranath_1915.jpgKetu Mahadasha * age birth until age 6.9

07-May-1861 Earth-birth in Jorasanko Thakur Bari.Calcutta, British India * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti

Zukra Mahadasha * age 6.9 until age 26.9

08-Mar-1876 * grieved the decease of mother (Rabi's age 14) * Zukra-Rahu bhukti *

09-Dec-1883 * wedding to Bhabatarini Raichadhuri (his age 22, her age 10) * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules navamsha-7

19-Apr-1884 * traumatic suicide of his close companion and sister-in-law Kadambari (Matangini) * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha gives effect of Zukra rules 12th-from-7th loss of companion * Ketu-7 * gochara R-K zero deg Thula-Meza *

25-Oct-1886 celebrated the birth of his first child Madhurilata (Bela) * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha-yuti-Surya * Budha gives effect of Surya putrapathi

Surya Mahadasha * age 26.9 until age 32.9

Chandra Mahadasha * age 32.9 until age 42.9

1901 builds Santiniketan ashrama with school * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha karmesha, Budha students

23-Nov-1902 (age 40) grieved the decease of wife Mrinalini (Bhabatarini) * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-Zukra *

1903 grieved the decease of daughter Renuka Devi (her age 12) * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from--5th decease of child

Mangala Mahadasha * age 42.9 until age 49.9

19-Jan-1905 grieved decease of father * Mangala-Rahu bhukti *

1905 withdrawal from Swadeshi movement * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha *age 49.9 until age 68.9

10-Dec-1913 (age 52) * earned the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913for English translations of Gitanjali * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu in bhava-1-Purvazadha = privileged personality

23-Dec-1921 founding of Visva-Bharati University using funds from the Nobel award * Rahu-Ketu bhukti * Ketu gives effect of Mangala rules 5- celebrations

Guru Mahadasha * age 68.9 until decease age 80

Janma Sade-Sati Meena Feb-1937 until Apr-1939

07-Aug-1941 Earthbody-Exit (RT age 80) * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Somana-yuti-Budha * Chandra gives effect of Budha-rules-7

Distinctive features of the nativity


Rabindranath Tagore sitting with Theory of Relativity 1879-1955 Physics Albert Einstein in 1934

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one
  • Surya in bhava-5 * swabhava * center of sparkling, poetic romance * intelligence for speculation * father-figure plays central, entitled roles * radiates brightly political celebrity * focus on theatrical glamour * genius for dramatic entertainments * eye on gambling + games * bright center of creative performance
  • Surya-yuti-Chandra * confidently sensitive, bright comforter, entitled to parent, radiantly rhythmic, creatively intelligent mother, emotional father-figure, politically and culturally aligned parents, radiantly rhythmic
  • 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
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * artistic father-figure * uniquely intelligent sister-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive features


Dad = Debenranath Tagore, a prominent local aristocrat Surya-Meza. A successful Bengali businessman left well-capitalized by his own father. Rabi's grandfather was an industrialist, Dad managed Surya-yuti-Budha a collection of agricultural estates Surya-yuti-Chandra and trading operations Surya-yuti-Zukra.

In addition, dad was a champion Surya-Meza of religious reform. Debendranath Thakur promoted doctrinal and behavioral reform of the ancient traditions, which were seen to have fallen into corruption through neglect..


Writing and Publishing

Tagore-Thakur wrote countless numbers of songs beloved by Bangla denizens (Chandra), poems read and studied worldwide, and was certainly the most celebrated literary figure in India during his lifetime and beyond.

Surya rules swamsha suggesting a definitive interest in musical theatre, song-dance traditions, arts and drama

Surya's numerous connections signiy the polymath, an international literati, commercial businessman, conversationalist and translator.

Surya + Zukra-yuti-Budha = charismatic (Surya) + handsome, financially privileged, artistic (Zukra) + literary (Budha)

Schooling, Cultural Roots

Surya-yuti-Chandra = vibrant "roots" attachment to the land and its ethnic settlers, albeit one's role is aristocratic and not emotionally sympathetic so much as gloriously regal.

Surya Mahadasha * age 26.9 until age 32.9

a furious passion for education, celebration of the ethnic roots and cultures, and engagement with Arya nobility of spirit.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meza * comforted by rhythmic forward pursuit
  • Chandra in eccentric Azvini * Ketu * comforted by observant innovation * * protectors of unlimited start-up energy, champions of invention, pursuers of unboundaried quest
  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfort in politics * familiar with gambling and games * soothed by celebrity, charm, children * needs to feel the repeating pulse of confident self-expression * emotionally attuned to uniqueness * settled into the rhythm of romance * intelligent customary routines * calmed by artistic performance * undulating creativity
  • Somana-yuti-Surya * Emotionally entitled, sensitive to charismatic figures, sentimentally attached to the father, needs sparkling centrality, comforted by confidence, undulating intelligence, soothed by attention and applause, feels like a king* 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 * feels like a champion
  • Somana-yuti-Budha * Emotionally communicative, sensitive to sibling figures, sheltered by workmates and cohort, needs to evangelize, soothed by conversation, feels like a messenger
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent * comforted by balanced arrangements * nourished by luxurious pleasures * sensitive to sisterly figures * needs to negotiate * seeks shelter in alliances* preference for owned properties * soothed by beauty * feels like a partner


Rabi was his mother's 13th child. She deceased when he was 14 years old. Chandra at zero degrees of Meza is overwhelmed by Somana-yuti-Surya, showing the extraordinary charm of his dad. She would have been part of a busy constellation of people with business interests Somana-yuti-Budha and artistic talent Somana-yuti-Zukra.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

7th from Chandra-5

  • bhava-11 suggests a spouse who is connected into the economic social network (11) via marriage (Thula) or other contractual linkage. Thakur married a ten-year-old member of his intermarrying community. According to the heritage custom, his young wife then entered his family compound as a servant. Mrinalini served faithfully until her early death.

Zukra + 3 additional graha suggests 4 life-mates= Kadambari Devi, Mrinalini Devi, Victoria Ocampo (Vijaya) and one other.Chandra in classroom-5 typically feels contented around children, artistic performance, celebrations

traveled the world advocating for children, wrote more than 2000 songs Somana-yuti-Zukra + Somana-yuti-Budha

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Mithunaya * vigorous pursuit of conversation * proactive delivery of information * push toward explanatory instruction * champion of process management
  • 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
  • Kuja-yuti-Ketu * forceful break-up * invigorated collapse * energized pilgrimage * dynamic wandering * masculine force joins apathetic surrender * potential for aggressive annihilation of initiations masculine force joins apathetic surrender * potential for aggressive annihilation of initiations
  • Budha-5 parivartamsha Kuja-7

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Meza * innovative communications * pioneering pronouncement * articulation of dynamic movement * discusses physical experience * vigorous descriptive explanations * challenging conversation * messages about contests * vocabulary of vitality * hands-arms-shoulders send competitive gestures
  • Budha in bhava-5 * narrative of drama, politics, creativity * discusses children, entitlement, entertainment, describer of divine intelligence, explainer of romance, delivers instructions for politics, poetry, creative literature, games, love, fame, human delights , talks about idealism, royalty, uniqueness, artistic performance, radiant confidence, celebration, glitter and glamour, splendor
  • 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
  • Budha-yuti-Chandra * explainer of feelings * affinity for caretaking, parental roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of comfortable routines, message of sensitivity and emotional flow, intuitively talkative mother
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking communicator roles * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * vocabulary of balanced arrangements * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist
  • Budha-3 Kahala parivartamsha Kuja-5

Rabindranath Thakur wrote more than 2000 songs, numerous musical plays, and used many musical instruments including ektara * Budha-yuti-Zukra

Bantering Budha defines career

explanation, description, instruction * Budha rules 7--peer relationships, agreements ++ 10-career, recognition, visibility

3rd from Budha Mentality = bhava-7 contains Mangala-yuti-Ketu

Despite the creative-partnership auspice of the parivartamsha yoga between Budha-5 and Kuja-7, Mangala-yuti-Ketu does occupy the hyper-mental 3rd from Budha

Mental agitation leading to a nervous depression could be suggested during Budha bhukti and Mangala bhukti s.

the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka



  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, believes in ancestral ways and rhythms, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security, expands the scope of the local settlement, develops farms and gardens, multiple dwellings, many parent-figures
  • Guru in bhava-8 * much secrecy * many sudden changes * many confidences * multiple trauma events * numerous identity transformations * abundant initiation * generous in-llaws * extensive hidden assets * expansion of undisclosed activities * abundance of initiations * many mysteries * generation of sudden transformation * hidden teachers * believes in successful surgeries and invasive healing

Many secrets

Tagore famously enjoyed many luxuriously emotional but non-marital relationships, some of a taboo nature. Emotional experience is enriched and expanded by uttama-Guru-8 but the conditions remain camouflaged.

heir of a legendary land-owning Bangla Brahmin family, Tagore's income was mainly produced by the hoards of extremely poor villagers living on lands that were owned by the Thakur-Thakara-Tagore Family

Guru-8 rules 4, showing his affluent family culling their hoard from landholding and the lands worked by tenant farmers but the rent amounts were set in undisclosed arrangements with the individual tenants, and the total wealth in the coffers also remained a classified fact.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of competitive movement, likes innovation, attracted to champions, pleasures of conquest, athletic sensuality, enjoys direct action, aristocratic arrangements
  • 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
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations, self-focused arrangements, radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, deals, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security * gracious caretaking * appreciation for nourishing protection * emotionalized negotiations * sheltering arrangements * soft caretaking beauty * sheltering arrangements * balanced caretaking * soothed by beauty * pleasant emotional response * enjoys local rhythms * arrangements according to the folkways * musical mother-figure * protective contracts
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * singing and songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative sister-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty

Zukra rules 10th navamsha music, art, beauty, women

Wifely profile

Tagore's wife Mrinalini was a very young maiden (age ten) at time of their ritual marriage. She was also twelve years his junior = youthful Kumara influencing kalatrakaraka Zukra Budha-yuti-Zukra. Thankur's first husbandly decision was to arrange tuition for his wife to learn to read and write Budha-yuti-Zukra. She would have been significantly controlled by her in-laws Somana-yuti-Surya Yet marriage being a community decision involving many people, her needs would also have been met by the social network as indicated by Thula 7th-from-Chandra = 11-social ecologies.

Zukra suffers moudhya-dosha = combustion. Most of Zukra's independent power to harmonize and accommodate the interests of writing has been burned away by Zukra-yuti-Surya = noble glamorous, self-referential .

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Simbha-Magha (challenging placement) * heavy old entitlements * the weight of old royal drama * obliged to conform to center-stage flamboyant divas * vital energy compression stress zone = heart-spine * must accept pragmatic social restrictions upon creative self-expression * strictly imposed rules governing political affairs * must apply socially required restrictions upon genius, games, drama, children, romance * must endure lowest-common-denominator proletarian entertainments * must work with slow, elderly political game-players * must continue to conduct lawful entitlement ceremonies despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious paradigm of belief. One must preach the old doctrine, old principles; punitive, unyielding ideologies, cautious, conventional father-figures; tense and fearful religious teachers, chronic rigidity of worldview; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen convictions. Resistance to new teachings. Preacher's fatigue. Resentment toward changes in catechism. Intolerance for sacerdotal innovation. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as high priest, guru-figure, professor, rabbi, sermonizer, proselyte, Old Believer.

Shan-9 rules + casts drishti into Arudha Lagna bhava-3-Kumbha-Ghata -writing, publications, messages, explanations, presentations

Shani rules + casts drishti into Karakamsha = Kumbha-3

No-Change Shani rules 2

  • legendary preservation and expansion of ethnic Bangla songs and poetry

A singularly disciplined personality, undeterred by center-stage political glamour (Shani-Simha resists political royal or celebrity entitlements). Shani-Simha-9 also displays his dad's austerity campaign of religious fundamentalism, intended to purge the local worship practices of centuries' worth of superstition and folk accruals.

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of fatherly generosity * extraordinary theory * unusual approach to higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous patronage * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of professorship, guidance * seeks privilege via proselytism * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for vitality * in swabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous, exotic, or mesmerizing physical visage, extraordinary athletic movement. Smoky, oily aura. Craves an exceptional appearance, exhilarating energy, thrilling champion of non-standard lifestyles. Seeks social mobility via vital, dynamic muscularity. Exciting personality. Challenges the norms with innovative behavior. Unusual combination of identities. Embodiment of socio-cultural mixing. Seeks opportunity via ability to cross customary boundaries. Double agent, representing two or more groups. Over-reaching characteristics. Stirring ambition. Trespasses the conventional dividing cultural boundaries. Remarkable conditions of birth. A fascinating figure.. May represent a cult of personality.

Guru-8 rules Rahu-1

Ambitious Rahu's ruler the atmakaraka Guru-Karkata -8,

Guru's positive expansive auspice occupies a shad-ashtaka 6-8 from Dhanushya-Rahu-1. As a distinguished Bangla poet and patron of many needy local villages, as well as a global missionary of liberal education, Thakur-Tagore had to manage an unbalanced group of desires, abilities, and potentials.

Rahu Mahadasha *age 49.9 until age 68.9 * cult of personality * icon of Indian (especially Bangla) arts and literature

During the 18 years of Rahu Mahadasha, Thakur vigorously promoted several progressive schemes for education, child-welfare, and cultural diversity.

Over-reaching, desirous Rahu in bhava-1 casts passionate graha drishti into bhava 5-7-9, amplifying nine bhava-pathi

  • Surya-5-politics, celebrity, literary creativity
  • Budha-5 explanations, instructions, lyrics, text
  • Zukra-5 music, dance, performance arts
  • Mangala-yuti-Ketu-7 dynamic yet often apathetic relationships, bargains, contracts
  • Shani-Simha-9 religious reform, patriarchal priesthood, guru-role

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversation, * incomplete message * empty instructions * absent from the discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by commerce * ignores restriction on communication * liberation by release of narratives * applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-7 * ambivalent toward promises and agreements, absentee spouse, disregards contractual loyalties, disinterested in negotiations, wanders from the covenant, dissolves the alliances, irrelevance of terms of partnership
  • Ketu-yuti-Kuja * surrendered championship, empty actions, disconnected brothers, unsustainable domination, apathetic competition, disability, unfulfilled innovation, impermanent conquest, incomplete birth, spiritual liberation via forward movement


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