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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 Nativities


Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra

BPL commentary

For Punarvasu births of a masculine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome.

Masculine births under auspice of Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of priestly teachers and guides.

For those born into the Guru-ruled paradigm of Jamitra, teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guidance is provided by emissaries from the realm of the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux. Their purpose is restoration, renewal, and rehabilitation of lost knowledge.

High forehead. Punarvasu often has a global perspective. The majority of Aditya-born nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume interpretive guidance roles.

Instructing, Explaining, Describing

Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 1-2-3 represents Guru's rulership of 7-agreements ++ 10- leadership, while also expressing the tension between broad-view Brihaspati versus detail-oriented Bantering Budha. Pada 1-2-3 are blessed with an expansive capacity for evocative description or inspirational speaking. Often excellent writers who can facilitate spiritual growth via specific explanation and detailed description. Pada 1-2-3 are often found in the literary arts, in teaching roles, in academic advising, as travel guides, and as poets who describe the natural world.

Karkata - Kadaga-pada-4 represents Guru's rulership of 6-imbalance ++ 9-philosophical principles. Pada-4 also embodies the tension between global, paternalistic Saptarishi versus local, undulating, motherly Somana. As master gardeners and natural herbal physicians, they understand the wisdom of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms. Pada-4 may also emerge into the religious professions where they may grow a garden of psycho-intuitive understanding that develops into doctrine.

Although the Higher Teacher seeks wisdom, for Karkata-Punarvasu the guru-figure may also be adversarial, impoverished, polluted, or ailing (due to Brihaspati rules 6).

Themes of restoration of lost knowledge, gardening, fertility of understanding, wish fulfillment, and conceptual teaching may contextualize Aditya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Punarvasu

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde (1939) Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 81

"... from Arudra to Punarvasu, a startling change in mental development.

In Punarvasu, the native is possessed of profound intelligence,

  • capable of delving into and understanding all manner of philosophical and metaphysical postulates.

He revels in abstract thought

  • and has a lively and profound imagination.

He may be also a poet of high attainment, expressing a fire and vitality in his verse

  • which is the result of an unusually passionate temperament.

He will, however, be only moderately successful by worldly standards during his lifetime

  • although unlike the Arudra native, he will not experience poverty."


Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Gitanjali 1861-1941 lyrical poet 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 svakshetra, 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.jpgBudha Mahadasha * age birth until age 7.6

07-May-1861 Earth-birth in Jorasanko Thakur Bari.Calcutta, British India * Budha-Mangala bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 7.6 until age 14.6

Zukra Mahadasha * age 14.6 until age 34.6

08-Mar-1876 (RT age 14) grieved the decease of mother * Zukra-Zukra svabhukti * Budha-yuti-Zukra * Budha matrimaraka rules 7th-from-Chandra

09-Dec-1883 (RT age 22, her age 10) exchange marriage vows with Bhabatarini Raichadhuri * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

19-Apr-1884 (RT age 22) traumatic suicide of his close companion, sister-in-law Kadambari (Matangini) * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-6* gochara R-K zero deg Thula-Meza *

25-Oct-1886 (RT age 24) celebrated the birth of his first child Madhurilata (Bela) * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru putrakaraka

Surya Mahadasha * age 34.6 until age 40.6

Chandra Mahadasha * age 40.6 until age 50.6

1901 builds Santiniketan Ashrama with school * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra bandhesha rules 4-schools

23-Nov-1902 (RT age 40) grieved the decease of wife Mrinalini (Bhabatarini) * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-yuti-Ketu * Ketu dissolution

1903 (RT age 41) grieved the decease of daughter Renuka Devi (her age 12) * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-yuti-Ketu * Ketu dissolution

19-Jan-1905 (RT age 43) grieved decease of father * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12th-from-Surya

1905 withdrawal from Swadeshi movement * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 6-disagreements

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

Mangala Mahadasha * age 50.6 until age 57.6

10-Dec-1913 (RT age 52) earned the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature for English translations of Gitanjali * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Chandra-9 parivartamsha Guru-1 * Guru rules 9-celebrity

Rahu Mahadasha *age 57.6 until age 75.6 = 1918-1936

23-Dec-1921 (RT age 60) founding of Visva-Bharati University using funds from the Nobel award * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 9-university

Guru Mahadasha * age 75.6 until decease age 80 = 1938-1941

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

07-Aug-1941 (RT age 80) dematerialization * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani maraka rules 7


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

Distinctive features of the nativity

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

  • Bharani 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-10 * digbala * bright center of hierarchy * confidently governing * legislative intelligence * focus on social order * regulatory entitlements * political authority * brilliant career * eye on elite positions * radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama * father may be a governor-regulator-boss
  • 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-10.

  • A successful Bengali businessman, dad had been left well-capitalized by his own industrialist father.
  • Dad managed Surya-yuti-Budha a collection of agricultural estates and trading operations Surya-yuti-Zukra * Zukra trading * Zukra rules-4 estates.

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.
  • Surya rules Shani-2 old traditions


TR became an iconic figure in Bengali musical theatre, song-dance traditions, arts and folk drama = Surya-yuti-Zukra + dhanesha Surya-uttama

Surya's numerous connections signify the polymath, an international literati, commercial businessman, conversationalist and translator Surya-yuti-Budha.

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

The primary role is iconic and aristocratic. Arya nobility of spirit. Surya-Meza-10 = gloriously regal.

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

Lagnesha for Karkata lagna

  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by ancestral guidance * settled into rhythmic intuition * needs sanctuary
  • Chandra in Revatika-Pashu * soothed by wayfaring rhythms * protector of poetic interpretation * needs to feel wisely dreamlike
  • Chandra in classroom-9 * comfortable with paradigms of belief * emotionally attuned to sacred doctrine * accustomed to priesthood * pious mother * soothed by globalist perspective * feels the pulse of preaching * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * needs a familiar catechism * protective patrons * habitually seeks guidance * settled into philosophical roles * undulating convictions
  • Chandra-9 parivartamsha Guru-1


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

  • Chandra-9 parivartamsha Guru-1 indicates her devotional nature.
  • Chandra Lagnesha indicates the close identity between mother and son

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

7th from Chandra-9

  • marriage = Kanya bhava-3
  • Mrinalini (Bhabatarini)
  • bhava-3 = management, Kanya = youthful, student-like
  • 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 (Kanya).
  • Mrinalini served faithfully until her early death. RT ensured that she learned how to read.

Tagore famously enjoyed many deeply emotional but non-marital relationships. Emotional experience is enriched and expanded by uttama-Guru-1

Zukra + 2 additional graha suggests 3 life-mates

  1. Kadambari Devi
  2. Mrinalini Devi
  3. Victoria Ocampo (Vijaya)


Chandra rules Karkata swamsha

  • Tagore wrote more than 2000 songs, poems, and stories Chandra in Revatika-Pashu that evoked the local rhythms and patois of Bangla culture.
  • Even to foreign readers, RT's sonorous lyrics felt familiar and appealing.
  • Nobel prize for Literature in 1913. Chandra in classroom-9 = lagnesha, celebrity, prizes
  • RT traveled the world advocating for children

Schooling, Cultural Roots

  • vibrant celebration of the ethnic roots and cultures
  • attachment to the land and its farming, fishing, house-building settlers
  • patron of education

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

  • 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-12 * drive toward privacy * pursuit of inner guidance * invaders from distant lands * hyperactive ancestors * restless sanctuary * fights isolation * clairsentient dynamics * invisible conquests * aggressive phantoms * innovative research * progressive action in distant lands * imaginative discovery
  • 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
  • Budha-10 parivartamsha Kuja-12

Mangala in bhava-12 rules 10th navamsha = innovation, conquest, pioneering

Kuja rulesVrischika-5 Arudha Lagna = artistic performance, divine intelligence, special entitlements

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Meza * 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-10 * narrative of leadership * makes official pronouncements * describes social responsibilities * conversations about policy decisions * talks about maintaining order * explainer of governance * detailed executive announcements * delivers lawful information * chats about social authority * scripted hierarchies * dignified sibling-cohort * reputation for writing * communications publicity
  • 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-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-10 parivartamsha Kuja-12


Budha in bhava-10 = icon of Indian (especially Bangla) arts and literature

Writing and Publishing

Busy Budha rules bhava-3--writing, publications, messages, explanations, presentations

  • RT said to have written more than 2000 songs, mostly in the Bangla traditionss

Busy Budha rules Chandra in Revatikaa

RT's poems are read and studied worldwide. RT was the most celebrated literary figuree in India during his lifetime and beyond.

Theatrical performance

Tagore-Thakur penned songs and stories that had been long memorized and performed in the surrounding countryside. He recorded the ancient chants, beloved by Bangla denizens (Chandra).

  • RT's numerous musical plays used many musical instruments including ektara * Budha-yuti-Zukra

3rd from Budha Mentality

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

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

Hamsha Yoga


  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * big shelters * various caretakers * many provisions * benevolent routines * believes in defense * permission to protect * expansive patriotism * broad understanding of local cultures * develops gardens * prosperous settlements * multiple dwellings * many patronizing parent-figures
  • Guru in bhava-1 * dig-bala * much vitality * philosophical personality * permission for unrestricted action * generous disposition * numerous identities * expands the scope of competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in birthright * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of tolerant cheer * a patron of personal benefit * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor
  • Chandra-9 parivartamsha Guru-1

Zukraukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)

  • Zukra-Meza * 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
  • Zukra-10 * seeks pleasure via regulated order * enjoys regulatory authority * socially prominent contractual agreements * reputation for for gracious balancing * respects feminine-figures * harmonious style of governance * likes pleasing designs to adorn the upper legs * nice knees * lovely calves * rule-maker imposing equity * appreciation of hierarchical rank * legislates justice * in a husbandly nativity, wife-figure may hold an elite social position
  • Zukra-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
  • Zukra-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 communicative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements

Artistic Communication

Zukra-10 rules the emotionally talkative, communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra

Zukra suffers moudhya-dosha = combustion.

Most of Zukra's independent power to harmonize and accommodate the needs of others has been burned away by Zukra-yuti-Surya = noble. glamorous, self-referential.Wifely profile

RT'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 ++ Budha rules Kanya 7th-from-Chandra.

  • Thankur's first husbandly decision was to arrange tuition for his wife to learn to read and write Budha-yuti-Zukra.
  • She became a capable household manager, helpmate, and project assistant.

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

  • Shani-Simbha-Magha (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
  • Shani in bhava-2 * steady time-structured values-fulfillment * restriction of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must collect * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * obligation to speak-and-sing * cautiously constrained banking * tense eyes * punitive rules restrict permissible speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial depression * undernourished eye-teeth * legacy pressure against speaking truth * insufficient hoard * desiccated preserved food * limited sight * ossified family lineage * rule-bound heritage * resistance to language innovation * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * elders preserve know-nothing rules

Hidden Assets = Shani rules Kumbha 8-Karakamsha

Heir (8) of a legendary land-owning Bangla Brahmin family, Tagore's income was mainly produced by the hordes of extremely poor villagers living on lands that were owned by the Thakur-Thakara-Tagore Family

His affluent family culled their wealth from extensive landholdings. The fields were worked by tenant farmers, but the land-rent amounts were set in undisclosed arrangements with the individual tenants, and the total wealth in the family coffers also remained a classified fact.

Cultural conservation = No-Change Shani in bhava-2

  • legendary preservation and expansion of traditional Bangla songs and poetry

A singularly disciplined personality, undeterred by center-stage political glamour . Shani-Simha resists political royal or unearned entitlements.

  • Shani-Simha-2 also displays his dad's austerity campaign of religious fundamentalism, intended to purge the local worship traditions of centuries' worth of superstition and folk accruals.

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzyauzya * 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-6 * (beneficial placement) * passion for conflict-and-remedies * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via unfair environments * glamorous ministries of service * unusual servants * exotic arguments * thrilling accusations * medications for miseries * fascinating injustices * outsider who cleverly insinuates into military-medical-ministry roles * craves disagreement * fascinating mistreatments * desires an important role in litigation * exciting injuries * opportunistic warfare * mesmerizing slaveries * marvelous assistance to the disadvantaged * seeks self-promotion via betrayal * may pose as a problem-solver * wears the mask of a laborer * appears as a helpful relative of the mother's people

Rahu in bhava-6 flourishes where human misery thrives

Ambitious Rahu's ruler the atmakaraka Guru-Karkata -1

Guru's positive expansive auspice occupies a shad-ashtaka 6-8 challenge-angle as counted from Dhanushya-Rahu-6.

  • As a distinguished Bangla poet and patron (Guru) 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.
  • His life mission required working with the victim class, the suffering, the extremely poor, the socially polluted, the insanely superstitious.
  • RT freely socialized with folks considered impure or filthy.
  • He did and he prospered Rahu in bhava-6.

Rahu Mahadasha *age 57.6 until age 75.6 = 1918-1936


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

23-Dec-1921 (RT age 60) founding of Visva-Bharati University using funds from the Nobel award * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 9-university.

Over-reaching, desirous Rahu in bhava-6 casts passionate graha drishti into bhava 10 + 12 + 2, amplifying nine bhava-pathi

  • Surya-10-politics, celebrity, literary creativity
  • Budha-10 explanations, instructions, lyrics, text
  • Zukra-10 music, dance, performance arts
  • Mangala-yuti-Ketu-12 dynamic works of the imagination
  • Shani-Simha-2 religious reform, discipline for patriarchal priesthood

Ketu * * 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-12 * (beneficial) * eccentric research * limitless imagination * scattered intuitive insights * ambivalent toward foreigners * peculiar paternal grandmother * blurs fantasy boundaries * unstructured meditations * passive isolation * foggy clairsentience * releases invisibility * dissolves privacy * abandons the veil between perceptual worlds * ignores imprisonment * unless other graha in 12, may prefer to live free from father's mother + mother's father
  • 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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