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Playwright + Artist

Author of Gitanjali

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Leader of Indian Independence Movement + Anti-Nationalist

Rabindranath Tagore

a.k.a. Rabindranth Thakur

a.k.a. Robindronath Thakur [Kushari]

a.k.a. Bhānusiṃha [nom de plume]

a.k.a. Bhanu Singha Thakur [Bhonita]

Earth-birth Tuesday-07-May-1861

dematerialization 07-Aug-1941 [age 80]

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







1861 - 1941

Rabindranath Thakur * Tagore

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


Shrona * Hari * Apramaya * Azvattha

BPL commentary

For Zra-vana births of masculine valence, the condition of reflective, sheltering, undulating, rhythmic, routinized, culturally rooted, boundary-defending, security-seeking, nourishing, parental, matrikaraka Chandra may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Soma-ruled paradigm of Apramaya, mother-figures, protectors, guardians, elemental spirits, natural environments, waters, roots, eggs, gardeners, farmers, fisher-folk, caretakers, foundation-builders, police, schoolteachers, parents, providers of nourishment, and defenders of the root culture, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Aquila. Their purpose is sensitive, parental leadership and maintenance of the comforting rhythms of the social order.

The Listener * Shaman

Śrāviṣṭha gentlemen are exceptionally concerned with their social reputation. Parental in their authority style, they adopt organizational caretaker roles and are found in secure positions at all levels of society. Śrāvaṇa are often found working in the slow but reliable bureaucracies which evoke their characteristic persevering patience.

Apramaya-born are often found operating charitable agencies, teaching school, or protecting their cultural foundations. Although their careers may elevate to the highest ranks of social decision-making, Hari-born remember always the simple family folk and their concerns with property, security, and nourishment.

As fathers, teachers, and social leaders, Shravistha chaps are generally stable and protective. They are blessed with an intuitive understanding of the social law in context of ancient customs. Many are lawyers, judges, social-justice advocates, or teachers of the law.

In personal relationships, their comfort-seeking Chandra seeks an equally placid, parental match. Yet, being such peaceful people, these men may find balance with wives who are somewhat more outspoken.

Śrāvaṇa-born are highly skilled listeners. Due to their exceptional sensitivity to rhythm, pace, and tone, Śrāvaṇa can be singers and musicians. Śrāviṣṭha gentlemen are typically superb dancers who delight in the orchestrated flow of gracious dancing. When the occasion calls for careful listening to the beat of the music, their steps may be practiced and elegant.

Measured, appropriate tone

Śrāvaṇa must combine Shani's mandate to maintain the larger social order with parental Chandra's focus on the local settlement, housing, schools, and farms. Often their focus is property law.

Although public dignity remains important, Śrāvaṇa fellows are also concerned to maintain the steady life flow [Chandra] of the ethnicity or the nation. Combining Chandra's orientation to the past with Shani's need for reliable rules of conduct, Shrona folks may appear to be rather old-fashioned. They find comfort in the old liturgical rhythms and are often regular participants in the rites of public worship. Their most cherished roles are usually Father and Grandfather.

Themes of social stability, public safety, property rights, protection of the old routines, maintenance of the tribe, and the soothing rhythms of homelife may contextualize Śrāvaṇa's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Śrāvaṇa

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

"An excellent character, the keynote of which is kind heartedness and generosity,

  • particularly to those less fortunate than himself.

This man will always be able to accumulate the good things of life

  • without injuring anyone else to do so.

He will be disposed to share his belongings with the poor and needy.

  • The extent of his activities in this direction,

  • will of course depend on his station in life.

Many social workers and philanthropists have Śrāvaṇa rising.

He will also be very religious

  • and will participate in church activities

  • if his environment permits."



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



Young poet and educator Thakur * likely 1880's

Tagore_Rabindranath_1915.jpgBiographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 13.5

07-May-1861 Earth-birth in Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Calcutta, British India [22.5850N 88.3592E] Budha-Shukra bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 13.5 until age 20.5

08-Mar-1876 [RT age 14] grieved the decease of mother [mom age 45] * Ketu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules 2nd-from-4

1877 [RT age 16] publication of first short-stories and drama * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-12 occupies 10th-from-Chandra career

1878 [RT age 17] travels to England for studies preparatory to Law * Ketu-Rahu bhukti * [Rahu in bhava-12] distant lands

1880 [RT age 19] returns to Bangala, having learned about British local folksongs, but not having completed any degree studies * Ketu-Shani bhukti * Shani lagnesha, Shani rules 2-heritage

Shukra Mahadasha * age 20.5 until age 40.5

09-Dec-1883 [RT age 22] [wife's age 10] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 with Bhabatarini Raichadhuri * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Tula-Mesha contact Shukra in D-1 + D-9

19-Apr-1884 [RT age 22] traumatic suicide of his close companion, sister-in-law Kadambari [Matangini] Shukra-Surya bhukti * Surya randhresha crisis = Surya rules secretive 8 = 2nd-from-7th-from-11th-from-Chandra = death of elder brother's wife * gochara R-K zero deg Tula-Mesha *

25-Oct-1886 [RT age 24] celebrated the birth of his first child Madhurilata [Bela] * Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 5th-from-Chandra

Surya Mahadasha * age 40.5 until age 46.5 [1901-1907]

1901 [RT age 39] builds Santiniketan Ashrama with school * Surya-Surya svabhukti * [Surya in bhava-4] schools, dwelling

23-Nov-1902 [RT age 40] grieved the decease of wife Mrinalini [Bhabatarini] Surya-Mangala bhukti [Mangala-yuti-Ketu]

1903 [RT age 41] grieved the decease of daughter Renuka Devi [child age 12] Surya-Rahu bhukti

19-Jan-1905 [RT age 43] grieved decease of father * Surya-Shani bhukti

1905 [RT age 43] withdrawal from Swadeshi movement * Surya-Budha bhukti * rogesha Budha rules [Mangala-yuti-Ketu] conflict

Chandra Mahadasha * age 46.5 until age 56.5 [1907-1917]

Apr-1907 until Jul-1909 Janma Sade-Sati Meena

1912 [RT age 51] publication of translated compendium of Bengali traditional stories-and-songs = the Gitanjali * Chandra-Guru bhukti * [Chandra-3 parivartamsha Guru-7-uchcha] Guru rules 3-publications

10-Dec-1913 [RT age 52] awarded the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature for English translations of Gitanjali * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 9-fortunes, 11th-from-11th awards

Mangala Mahadasha * age 56.5 until age 63.5 [1917-1924]

Rahu Mahadasha *age 63.5 until until decease age 80 [1924-1941]

23-Dec-1921 [RT age 60] founding of Visva-Bharati University using funds from the Nobel award * Mangala-Budha bhukti * [Budha-4 parivartamsha Kuja-6] * Budha rules 9-universities

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

07-Aug-1941 [RT age 80] physical dematerialization * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * makara Chandra rules-7 ++ dvithya Sade-Sati


TagoreRabindranath_SukumarRay1905.jpgDistinctive features of the nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]


[mysterious-transformative randhresha for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[bright center of local aristocracy]

[intelligence for competitive farming]

[holds the focus of ethnic folkways]

[identified with new use of old dwellings]

[dominating self-confident land owner]

[champion of the place of belonging]

[father may be entitled builder-driver-gardener-protector]





  • [Surya-Mesha] * Suryaya * the supreme one * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the vital competitive dominating rashi of Mangala
  • [Surya in bhava-4] center of root routines * brightens the patriarchal folkways * intelligence for housing * focus on farming * smart gardens * dramatic transportation * ethnic entitlements * political parenting * stable confidence * attention on foundational infrastructure * eye on security * sparkling center of the patriotic-drama * father may be a schoolteacher-landowner-patriot
  • [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
  • [Surya-yuti-Shukra] confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger


Dad = Debenranath Tagore [1817–1905] a prominent local property owner [Surya in bhava-4]

  • A successful Bengali businessman, dad had been left well-capitalized by his own industrialist father. The properties [4] were multi-generationally inherited [Surya rules 8-inheritance]

paternal grandfather = 9th-from-Surya-4 = Rahu-12 distant lands

Surya intakes amplifying drishti from [Rahu in bhava-12]

  • dad's dad was exceptionally wealthy and cross-cultural. In addition to their extensive Bangla holdings, the family owned properties in England. When RT went to study in UK as a teenager, he and relatives lived in one of the paternal line's comfortable British homes.
  • Dad managed [Surya-yuti-Budha manager] a collection of agricultural estates [4] and trading operations [Surya-yuti-Shukra trading]

In addition, dad was a champion Surya-Mesha of religious reform.

  • Debendranath Thakur promoted doctrinal and behavioral reform of the ancient [4] worship practices, which were seen to have fallen into corruption through neglect.
  • invasively innovative, pioneering [Surya-Mesha] rules 8-rejuvenation


TR became an iconic figure in Bengali musical theatre, song-dance, arts and folk drama = Surya-yuti-Shukra + center-stage brilliant Surya [uchcha]

Surya's numerous connections = RT has been described as

  • polymath
  • internationally recognized creative artist
  • commercial businessman
  • conversationalist [cluster in 3 parivartamsha 3rd-from-3rd]
  • educational transformer [Surya rules 8 transformation, rebirth]
  • literary translator [Surya-yuti-Budha]

Surya + [Shukra-yuti-Budha] = charismatic [Surya] + handsome, financially privileged, artistic [Shukra] + literary [Budha]. Tagore's song lyrics were widely celebrated.

Sparkling Surya's primary role is iconic and aristocratic.

  • Arya nobility of spirit, reinforced by the customary land-rents [4]
  • kept the family ensconced in elite entitlements [Surya].
  • [Surya-Mesha] gloriously regal local figure


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village] [balancing-brokering jaya-pati for Makara indriya-lagna]


[Revatika-1] = [navamsha Chandra-Dhanus] intuitively sensitive inspirational-guiding

[Chandra-3 parivartamsha Guru-7-uchcha]

  • [Chandra-Meena] comforted by ancestral guidance * settled into rhythmic intuition * needs contemplative sanctuary
  • [Chandra in Revatika-Pashu] soothed by wayfaring rhythms * protector of poetic interpretation * needs to feel wisely dreamlike
  • [Chandra in classroom-3] comfortable with cohort-collaboration * familiar with interactive communication * calmed by repetitive announcements * feels the tidal pulse of daily chat * feels sheltered in the parlor * soothed by siblings * intuitive information delivery * settled into the habits of writing * needs continuous commerce * accustomed to routine messaging * emotionally attuned to the rhythms of conversation * undulating signals * ethno-cultural gestures * intuitive handcraft * mother may be a manager, shopkeeper, craftswoman, publisher


Mom = Sarada Devi [1830–1875] . Rabi was his mother's 13th child. RT grieved her decease when he was 14 years old.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

[7th from Chandra-3]

  • marriage-1
  • Kanya service aid, subordinate roles, youthful, student-like
  • bhava-9 guidance, philosophical viewpoint, principled beliefs
  • Mrinalini [Bhabatarini]
  • Thakur age 22 was paired with a ten-year-old member of his intermarrying community.
  • According to the heritage custom, after marriage ceremony, his young wife then entered his family compound as a servant [Kanya].
  • Mrinalini served faithfully until her death marking 18 years of service-marriage. RT ensured that she learned how to read. [Kanya logic]

Three core partnerships

Tagore famously enjoyed several deeply partnered but non-marital relationships. [uchcha-Guru-7]

Partnership experience is enriched and expanded by Shukra + 2 additional graha suggesting 3 life-mates

  1. Kadambari Devi = Aśvini Budha ruled by Ketu-Mangala-6 [out-of-contract]
  2. Mrinalini Devi = Bharani Shukra ruled by Ketu-Mangala-6 [service]
  3. Victoria Ocampo [Vijaya] = [Bharani-uchcha-Surya] ruled by Ketu-Mangala-6 [out-of-contract]


Chandra activates Karkata Svamsha

champion of Bangla peasant farmer culture

  • Tagore wrote more than 2000 songs, poems, and stories Chandra in Revatika-Pashu
  • his oeuvre evoked the local rhythms and patois [3] of Bangla culture.

Tagore-Thakur penned songs and stories that had been long performed in the surrounding countryside.

  • He recorded the ancient chants, traditionally beloved by Bangla denizens [Chandra].

Even to foreign readers, RT's sonorous lyrics felt familiar and appealing.

  • [Chandra-3 parivartamsha Guru-7-uchcha]
  • dancing, singing, folk imagery of animals = Revatika animals

Cultural conservation = legendary publication [Chandra-3] and expansion [Guru] of traditional Bangla songs and poetry


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]

[Budha-4 parivartamsha Kuja-6]


  • [Mangala-Mithunaya] vigorous pursuit of interaction * competitive commerce * proactive information delivery * energetic group collaboration * dynamic debate * dominating gestures * lively writing * kinetic conversation * push toward explanatory instruction * champion of process management
  • [Mangala in bhava-6] [beneficial] drive toward confrontational quarreling * pursuit of active service * vigorous attacks against adversaries * defeats illness * overcomes injury * wins accusatory litigation * dynamic military strategy * competitive criminal vitality * aggressive medical treatments * energized conflict
  • [Kuja-yuti-Ketu] vigorous break-ups * enervated * passive-aggressive * high-energy collapse * fierce pursuit of impermanence * pointless fights * diffused sexuality * dynamic wandering * apathetic brother-figures * potential for aggressive self-annihilation * pushes toward non-attachment * liberation by force masculine force joins apathetic surrender * potential for aggressive annihilation of initiations


[Mangala in bhava-6] innovation, conquest, pioneering

Mangala rules Mesha [10th navamsha] newness

Mangala intakes amplifying drishti of [Rahu in bhava-12] distant lands, imagination

Kuja activates

  • 4
  • 11


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] * zisya-karaka [student]


[Budha-4 parivartamsha Kuja-6]




  • [Budha-Mesha] innovative communications * pioneering pronouncement * articulation of dynamic movement * discusses physical experience * vigorous descriptive explanations * growth-challenging conversation * messages about contests * vocabulary of vitality * hands-arms-shoulders send competitive gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-4] narrative of cultural roots * skillfully describes parochial routines * delivers ritual instructions * discusses protective caretaking * talks in rhythmic comfortable style * analysis of foundational security * conversations about defense * skilled handcraft of fenced shelters * explainer of homeland customs * patriotic slogans * detailed communication about nourishment * team collaboration in farming-and-fishing * transportation scheduling * seasonal planning * familiar sibling conversations
  • [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
  • [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



dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]



[Atmakaraka globalism, humanism, worldview, expansion, understanding, credenda, ideology]

[Chandra-3 parivartamsha Guru-7-uchcha]

  • [Guru-Karkata] big shelters * various caretakers * many provisions * benevolent routines * believes in defense * permission to protect * optimistic patriotism * broad understanding of local cultures * develops gardens * household expansion * prosperous settlements * multiple dwellings * many patronizing parent-figures
  • [Guru in bhava-7] many contracts * optimistic negotiations * much partnership * abundant agreement * numerous alliances * extensive bargaining * multiple trusts * expansion of advocacy * fertile match-making * typically more than one spouse * patron of legal arrangements * proliferation of promises * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an attorney-counselor-broker

[Guru in bhava-7] rules

3-Writing, publication

Brihaspati rules-and-exchanges with Chandra in Meena-3 Arudha Lagna


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]


[Yogakaraka entitled vidya-pati for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[Yogakaraka dutiful karmesha for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]




  • [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-4] seeks pleasure via home-based routines * likes the seasonal rhythms of nature * enjoys real-estate finance * attractive gardens * strong feminine presence in the home * aesthetic of domestic stability * pleasing designs to adorn the chest * beautiful breasts * lovely torso * appreciation of owned-stewarded properties * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a homemaker-farmer-driver-schoolteacher-police
  • [Shukra-yuti-Surya] balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners
  • [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


Yogakaraka [Shukra-4] rules

  • 5-politics, creativity, games, romance
  • 10 leadership, public visibility, symbolic roles

[Shani] * duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[conserving-acquiring dhana-pati for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]

[survives dramatic political threats]

[continues rigidly ceremonial initiation systems]

[must resist revolutionary entitlements]

[must endure pressure from hidden power games]

[must maintain romantic secrecy]



  • [Shani-Simbha] [challenging placement] heavy old legacy drama * must accept center-stage pressures * structural compression upon heart-spine * conventional limits upon creative self-expression * tightly governed speculation * social restrictions upon personal genius * must be responsible in romance * no time for frivolous drama * fearful in games * time-conscious children * resents royal entitlements * proletarian entertainments * restricted intelligence * slow, elderly politicians * restrained entitlement * obligatory ceremonies * scarcity of amusements * maintainer of old sovereignties
  • [Shani in Bhava-8] steady time-structured transformations * impedes infinity * must impose order upon dangerous environments * resists the advance of inexorable change * must regenerate while maintaining the system * cautiously conventional initiations * tense renewals * postpones surgery * fear of eruptions * chronic trauma patterns * pressures on the hidden mechanisms of sexual-reproduction * blocks the revelation of mysteries * pushback against emerging new cycles * disaster fatigue * martial law * dry rigidity limits rejuvenation * frugal in-laws * elders preserve undisclosed assets


[Rahu] * rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]


[passion for inspirational earnings]

[ambitious preaching on marketplace systems]

[seeks importance in philosophical community]



  • [Rahu-Dhanus] shimmering illusion of wisdom * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of generous patronage * extraordinary theory * extravagant preaching * unorthodox approach to higher truth * mask of global humanism* fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous proselytism * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of philosophical belief * seeks privilege via guru-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-12] passion for prestige privacy * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous invisible retreat * exciting culturally mixed interior guidance * outsider who cleverly insinuates into visionary roles * thrilling psychic adventures * seeks importance via enclosures * exciting invisible events * opportunities via mother's beliefs * extraordinary spirits * self-promoting dreams * exceptional results from imaginative research * mesmerizing Other-Worlds * trespasses the cultural boundaries of private inspiration * may pose as a dream-interpreter * may appear as a magician from distant lands


[Rahu in bhava-12] = drishti penetrates 4 + 6 + 8


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]


  • [Ketu-Mithunaya] dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional talk * dialog of liberation * ignores normal business * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-6] [beneficial] ungrounded enemies * disregards criminal boundaries * absentee maternal relatives * dissolves limits on medications * ambivalent toward exploitations * disinterested in disagreement * disregards accusations * ignores the physicians * walks away from sickness * abandons suffering * vacuous conflicts * liberation via surrender of guilt-and-blame * unless other graha in 6, may prefer to live free from mother's relatives
  • [Ketu-yuti-Kuja] restless * surrendered championship * abandons fighting * inconsistent actions * disconnected brethren * odd innovations * unsustainable domination * apathetic competitions * peculiar disability * unfulfilled quest * pushes toward impermanence * incomplete births * liberation via vigorous movement


Collapsing Ketu brings benefits in 6, including a healthy disregard for enemies and diseases


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