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Young poet and educator Thakur * likely 1880's




Polymath + Pioneer + Liberal Educator

1913 - Nobel Prize in Literature

Poet + Songwriter + Musician + Translator + Playwright + Artist

Author of Gitanjali

Political Activist + Social Philosopher

Leader of Indian Independence Movement + Anti-Nationalist

Rabindranath Tagore

a.k.a. Rabindranth Thakur

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

Earth-birth 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 Jyotishavidya

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-Yamya, Purvaphalguni - Yoni, 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 (RT age 80) dematerialization * 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 * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the vital competitive dominating rashi of Mangala
  • Surya in bhava-5 * swabhava * center of sparkling entitlements * poetic romance * literary-artistic intelligence * splendid speculations * radiates brightly political celebrity * focus on glamour * genius for dramatic entertainments * eye on smart gambling * brilliant in games * bright center of creative performance * father may be a dramatist-speculator-politician
  • Surya-yuti-Chandra * confidently sensitive * bright comforter * entitled to express emotion * radiantly rhythmic * creatively intelligent mother * * sensitive to the spiritual rays of the Sun * parents are culturally aligned * patriotic father
  • 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-Zukra * 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, 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 Simha swamsha = a definitive interest in musical theatre, song-dance traditions, arts and drama

Surya's numerous connections signify 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 * soothed by detached observing * protectors of start-up energy * needs pioneering invention
  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfortable with politics * familiar with speculation * intelligent confident mother * soothed by playing games * charmed by children * needs the repeating pulse of self-expression * feels entitled * emotionally attuned to romantic drama * settled into the rhythm of artistic performance * routinely seeks amusement * calmed by admiration * undulating celebrity
  • Somana-yuti-Surya * Emotionally entitled * sensitive to fatherly folk * needs sparkling centrality * sentimentally romantic * creative mother * comforted by confidence * undulating intelligence * soothed by attention * calmed by applause * feels like royalty * 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-Budha * Emotionally communicative * sensitive to sibling figures * sheltered by workmates * calmed by a chatty cohort * talkative mother * needs to evangelize * makes empathetic gestures * soothed by conversation * feels like a messenger
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent * comforted by balanced arrangements * nourished by luxurious pleasures * sensitive to feminine folks * needs to negotiate * artistic mother * 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 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-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 * vigorous break-ups * high-energy collapse * fierce pursuit of impermanence * pointless fights * diffused sexuality * dynamic wandering * apathetic brother-figures * potential for aggressive self-annihilation * pushes toward liberation by forceful rebirth 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 * amusing explanations * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures
  • Budha-yuti-Chandra * explainer of feelings * mentalized caretaking * communicative parenting * familiar rhythmic phrasing * ancestral instruction * excellent combination for speech-writers + song-writers * needs to schedule + plan * repeats the comfortable routines * sensitive siblings * intuitively talkative mother
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * 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
  • 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


Lagnesha for Dhanuzya radical lagna

  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * big shelters * many caretakers * many provisions * benevolent routines * believes in the comfortable old ways * diverse security * expansive patriotism * broad understanding of local cultures * develops gardens * prosperous settlements * multiple dwellings * many patronizing parent-figures
  • Guru in bhava-8 * much secrecy * many sudden changes * many confidences * multiple trauma events * numerous identity transformations * generous in-laws * extensive tantra * expansion of undisclosed forces * abundance of initiations * many mysteries * generation of emergencies * hidden teachers * believes in invasive healing * patron of rejuvenating surgeries * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a secretive healer

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 direct movement * likes innovation * attracted to champions * pleasures of conquest * kinetic sensuality * dominant partner * sweetly competitive * aristocratic agreements
  • Zukra-5 * seeks pleasure via refined gaming * enjoys center-stage beauty * creative feminine-figures * pleasing children * financially talented students-and-children * graciously political environments * aesthetic designs to adorn the heart * graceful solar plexus * dramatic relationships * sweet celebrity romance * delights in fine arts * appreciation of entitlements
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * theatrical negotiations * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweetly confident entitlements * enjoys games * negotiating father-figure * intelligent arrangements * focus on trade exchange * self-directed romance * idealistic contracts * match-making according to father's choice or self-will * prefers relationships with self-directed partners
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security * gracious caretaking * prefers a parental partner * appreciates soothing nourishment * negotiates for stability * defensive bargaining * sheltering arrangements * lovely ornaments for home-and-garden * pleasant emotional response * harmonizes wit local rhythms * aesthetic of familiar folkways * musical mother-figure * protective contracts
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * logical arrangements

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 legacy drama * obliged to conform to center-stage flamboyant divas * structural compression upon heart-spine * must accept conservative restrictions upon creative self-expression * strictly imposed rules governing political affairs * socially required restrictions upon personal genius *must be responsible in romance * no time for frivolous drama * fearful in games * time-conscious children * resents royal entitlements * must endure proletarian entertainments * restricted intelligence * must work with slow, elderly political game-players * lawfully conducts entitlement ceremonies * scarcity of entertainment resources
  • Shani in Bhava-9 * slowly time-structured rehearsal of the principles of belief * must preach the patriarchal faith * must impose the old convictions * punitive ideologies * cautiously conventional professors * judgmental father-figures * unyielding religious teachers * chronic rigidity of worldview * heavy doctrinal pressure against individual truth * resistance to new viewpoints * preacher's fatigue * intolerance for sacerdotal innovation * supports socially-approved, rigidly dutiful guru-roles * elders preserve strict sacred rules

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 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-1 * passion for fleshly vitality * in swabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous physical visage * extraordinary athletic action * outsider who cleverly insinuates into a noble identity * smoky, oily aura * desires competitive advantage * exceptionally recognizable appearance * exhilarating force of nature *thrilling champion of non-standard lifestyles * social mobility via dynamic movement * powerful personality * innovative behavior challenges existing norms * culturally mixed self-image * embodies exciting new energies * self-promotion via blood-and-birth * double agent * over-reaching ambition for empowered individuality * craves special importance * trespasses cultural limitations of race-class-creed-gender * 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 * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversation * incomplete messages * empty instructions * absent from discussion * wandering mentality * fragmented signals * not limited by conventional communications * ignores normal business * forgives the sibling-cohort * incoherent scripts * releases a plant-green cloud of explanatory gestures into 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 * 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


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