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  • Totem and Taboo 1856-1939 psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud . Hogarth Press, which she co-owned with her husband Leonard Woolf, published the works of Freud.

Born 5 days before

"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages."

~~Virginia Woolf

The Waves, published 1931

"and in me too the wave rises. It swells; it arches its back. I am aware once more of a new desire, something rising beneath me like the proud horse whose rider first spurs and then pulls him back.

What enemy do we now perceive advancing against us, you whom I ride now, as we stand pawing this stretch of pavement? It is death.

Death is the enemy.

It is death against whom I ride with my spear couched and my hair flying back like a young man's, like Percival's, when he galloped in India. I strike spurs into my horse.

Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!"



litterateur, novelist, essayist

owner of Hogarth Press

member of the Bloomsbury Group

"arguably the major lyrical novelist in the English language"

Virginia Stephen Woolf

a.k.a. Adeline Virginia Stephen

Earthbody-Entry Wed-25-Jan-1882

Earthbody-Exit 28-Mar-1941 (age 59)

"When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter," Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading."

~~ A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf


novelist, essayist, publisher * 1882-1941 * Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya * Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra

BPL commentary

For Saptarishi births of a feminine valence, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome. Due to the definitive influence of dhava-karaka Guru, ladies born in Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the husband.

For those born into the Brihaspati-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 have a global perspective. The majority of Aditya-born nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume guidance roles.

Instructing, Explaining, Describing

Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 1-2-3 represent 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 human wisdom for evocative writing or speaking. Often excellent writers who can facilitate spiritual growth via specific explanation and 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-pada-4 represents Guru's rulership of 6-imbalance ++ 9-philosophy. Pada-4 also embodies the tension between global, paternalistic Guru versus local, motherly Chandra. Often these remarkable women are found in the gardening and domestic realms. Natural herbal physicians, they understand and can elicit 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.

Although the priestly husband seeks wisdom, for Karkata-Punarvasu the husband may also be adversarial, polluted, impoverished, or ailing (due to Guru 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 93

"... will be successful in everything she undertakes.

If she elects to have a career of her own,

  • she will become very well known and highly respected.

If she marries,

  • she will have a husband and children who adore her

  • and her domestic life will be most happy .

Her house will be orderly and well kept,

  • as she is very particular and discriminating,

  • and insists on beautiful and harmonious surroundings for herself and family.

Her health is good

  • except that she will suffer from gastric complaints

  • and must be careful in her diet."


Virginia Woolf in her fifties

Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until 4.7

25-Jan-1882 Earth-birth in Kensington, London, England * Ketu-Chandra bhukti

Zukra Mahadasha * age 4.7 until 24.7

05-May-1895 grieved the decease of mother (Virginia's age 13) * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

22-Feb-1904 grieved decease of father (Virginia's age 22) * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Surya-yuti-Budha Kumara gives effect of Surya rules 7th-from-8th

Surya Mahadasha * age 24.7 until age 30.7

10-Aug-1912 ; (age 30) exchange of marriage vows with fellow publisher Leonard Woolf * Surya-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact navamsha Zukra-Meena

Chandra Mahadasha * age 30.7 until 40.7

26-Mar-1915 (her age 33) first published work The Voyage Out * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 40.7 until 47.7

1922 begin long-lasting sexual friendship with Mrs. Vita Sackville-West, which provided content for the next book * Mangala-Mangala swabhukti * Kuja rules 11-friendship + 6-conflicted arrangements

1925 Mrs. Dalloway published to rave reviews. This text is still considered one of the loveliest expressions of the literary genre * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha publications + lagnesha

Apr-1927 publication of To The Lighthouse (her most famous book) * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha publications + lagnesha

Rahu Mahadasha * age 47.7 until decease age 59

Janma Sade-Sati Meza Apr-1939 until Jun-1941

1940 the home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf was destroyed during the nighttime air-raid Blitzkrieg by WW-2 German attackers * Rahu-Ketu bhukti + Ketu-12 formless foreigners + Sade-Sati

28-Mar-1941 (age 59) death by suicidal drowning * Rahu-Ketu bhukti + Ketu-12+ Sade-Sati

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

WoolfVirginia_1910.jpgSurya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Makara-Draco * Savitra * the stimulator
  • Surya in bhava-8 * center of emergence ,intelligence for trauma healing, brightly transformative, focus on discovery, initiatory entitlements, eye on occulted mysteries * sparkling center of the secrecy-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance
  • 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, arrangements, contracts * arrangements according to father's choice or self-will


Dad = Leslie Stephens, famed literary editor

Surya rules Arudha lagna = bhava-3 publishing Simha creativity

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meza * comforted by rhythmic forward pursuit

  • Chandra in eccentric Azvini * comforted by observant innovation * protectors of unlimited start-up energy, champions of invention, pursuers of unboundaried quest
  • Chandra in classroom-11 * comfort in networks, familiar with connection, routine webworks, community, soothed by social linkage; undulating friendships
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive * needs to expand * sensitive to guidance figures * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by the rhythms of customary worship * protected by religious ritual * nourished by inclusive, charitable beliefs * soothed by fertility and generosity * provides inspirational parenting * feels like a teacher-preacher
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted * pressured by punitive authority figures * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with strict hierarchies * mother emotionally limited * needs rules * feels like a worker


Mom = Mrs. Julia Princeps Stephen, was a trained professional nurse who wrote a book on nursing. Chandra-Azvini medicine.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

7th-from-Chandra-11 = bhava-5 creativity, romance = 3rd-from-3rd publishing

Virginia Stephen Woolf remained steadfastly partnered with her accommodating, adjusting, bargaining, design-oriented (Thula) husband Leonard Woolf, co-operating their increasingly successful book publishing business, even though she had long before abandoned (Ketu) the conventional sexual exclusivity contract of marriage. Ms. Woolf maintained until her tragic death that Leonard was her best friend for life, bar none


Virginia Woolf had 99 problems, but money was not a worry.

Dhanayoga caused by Chandra-dhanapathi resides in 11 ++ Shani rules 11-from-11 while Shani occupies 11

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka lagnesha* Mangala rules swamsha.

  • Mangala-Mithunaya * vigorous pursuit of conversation * proactive delivery of information * push toward explanatory instruction * champion of process management
  • Mangala in bhava-1 * A fighter * a winner * a champion* drive toward embodied performance vitality * pursuit of competition * direct physical action * thrusting vigor * dominating personality * potentially a bully. Can dig * drill * dive * excavate * plumb * explode * explore (both physically and psychologically) dynamic innovator * lively push toward fast driving+ speedy transport * energized muscular conquests * athletic body.

Mangala-1 rules 11 friendship, mutual economic linkage, revenues

Mangala-1 rules Rahu-Vrizchika-6 = rogesha in radical lagna = lifelong health concerns

Mangala-1 drishti into 4-7-8 reaching the Surya-Zukra-Budha complex in 8.

Virginia Stephen Woolf produced an exquisite body of descriptive literature which chronicled the patterns of her mental perception (3) in a highly publicized (10) venue of literary work and public announcements, lectures, and essays.

Mangala-1 in 3rd-from-Chandra

A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf frequently delivered lectures and public talks about literary productivity and women's roles

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


Karakamsha Simha-3 publication, writing, announcements i

  • Budha-Makara-Draco * bureaucratic communications, articulation of lawfully orderly process, messages about governance and regulations
  • Budha in bhava-8 * narrative of hidden information, mysterious facts, unexpected eruptions,  shocking revelations, detailed discoveries, describer of unexpected circumstances, explainer of sudden change, delivers instructions for new identity, talks about transformative healing and renewal
  • 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-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

A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf wrote Mrs. Dalloway a brilliant stream of social-class narrative at a dinner party

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka dhava-karaka

  • Guru-Meza * much movement, philosophy of direct movement, many competitions, pioneering beliefs, doctrine of conquest, innovative guidance, expands the scope of championship, multiple engineers and athletes
  • Guru in bhava-11 * many friends * much networking * much achievement * numerous connections in social-participation groups * several large assemblies * numerous revenues * many social-material goals * extensive marketplace linkage * a patron of community exchange system, extensive marketplace linkage
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures *permission to do what feels good (not always beneficial, see Chandra's nakshatra) * much expansion of folkways * much humanistic cultural philosophy * many gardens * broad scope of sheltering settlements * generous nourishment * believes in defending the old ways of life * usually rather stout
  • Guru-yuti-Shani atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures, abundant structure, many rules, much humanistic social philosophy, large responsibilities

Guru dhava-karaka in bhava-11 friendship yuti Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga indicates some need to learn a curriculum of emotional withholding combined with sincere friendship.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Makara-Draco * appreciation of authoritative status, likes architectural structure, attracted to officials and law, enjoys social position, beautiful bones, prefers old buildings and stony dryness, balanced skeleton, lovely legs, pleasures of structure, hierarchical arrangements
  • Zukra-8 * pleasure of occult secrets, enjoys rejuvenating relationships, balanced healing arts, aesthetic of secrecy, camouflaged arrangements, hidden equity, feminine-figures initiate and transform, pleasant in-laws, appreciation of identity change
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * sweetened confidence, gracious drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations
  • 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 8th-from-Chandra

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Meza * nichha * heavy old blood-feuds * brain cramp, blocked blood-flow, muscle seizure * limits on innovation * must bear the weight of old aggressions * social limitations on individual championship * social restrictions on expression of new ideas * obliged to conform to the dominating winners * pressure to launch dry explosives * attacked by proletarian weaponry * must endure race-fighting * must materialize orderly competition for survival energies * must endure exhausting contests * insufficient initiative for pioneering invasions * at times, survival requires great effort * vital energy compression stress zone = head-brain * strictly imposed consequences of conquest * must continue to sustain forward movement despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious goals.  One must connect, must earn with hard effort. Cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; tense and limited gainfulness, chronic pressure to produce revenues; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen associations, Resistance to new friends. Resentment toward changes in economic systems. Intolerance toward unconventional earnings..Wage-earner's fatigue.. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as economist, community organizer, salary-worker, paymaster.
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * resistance to protectors * pragmatic routines * austere childhood home * limited creature-comforts * blocked nutrition * burden of guilt toward mother * emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dried flow * needs rules + regulations * frozen feelings * strict foundational schooling * proletarian culture
  • Shani-yuti-Guru * resistance against expansion * slow elder teachers * pragmatic philosophy * limited scope of understanding * doctrinal discipline * constrained growth * conventionally regulated beliefs * faith in the rule of law * class-structured ideology

Shani-11 revenues rules 10th navamsha Makara-10 conventional business. Although famed for her creative writing, Ms. Woolf was a conventional married businesswoman who maintained a convincing external facade of bourgeoise respectability even while her personal adventures were more interesting

Shani-nichha-6 It is believed that during most of her adult life Virginia Stephens Woolf suffered the chronic (Shani) effects of bi-polar disorder or some similar mood-swing disorder involving severe depression. possible bi-polar disorder; suicide by self-drowning in a river (age 59)

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

  • Rahu-Vrizchika * shimmering illusion of mystery * craving for rebirthed identity * unusual approach to dangerous, cultural-mixing conditions * over-reaching engagement with hidden empowerments * preposterous camouflage * mesmerizing power of rejuvenation * fabulous surgeries * exotic undisclosed assets * mask of transformative arcane knowledge * intriguing enactment of revolutionary force * marvelous obscure liaisons * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of healing shakti, emergency intervention, seeks privilege via secret-revealing, shocking insights, discovery-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * passion for conflict, remedies * (beneficial placement) passion for conflict, remedies * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arguments, thrilling defense of victims, conflicts, miseries, medicines, servants, accusation, injustices. Craves an environment of disagreement, injustice, misuse. Desires an important role in matters of disease, injury, warfare, labor, unfairness, toxicity * Exciting enemies. Rahu-6 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of debt, drugs, slavery, betrayal, exploitation, war. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a victim, a druggist, a litigator, a problem-solver, an abuser, a diseased person, an enslaved person, a relative of the mother's people. Risk-rewarding, boundary-breeching Rahu thrives in Bhava-6 where He finds opportunity in the worlds of crime, war, pharmacy, self-medication, toxicity.

She was a splendid prose writer and energetic publisher receiving broad public acclaim for her literary works, due to risk-rewarding Rahu's ruler the incisive but self-destructive Mangala-Mithuna-8. The writing process was personally transformative and the outcome of the message was socially transformative.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Urisha * dissociates from collections, incomplete acquisition, empty values , dissolute treasury, not limited by storage, disarrayed lineage, ignores restriction on speech-voice-sight
  • Ketu in classroom-12 * (beneficial) * ambivalent toward enclosures, absent from the ancestor spirits, disregards fantasy boundaries, dissolves the isolated sanctuaries, irrelevance of sleep * Ambivalence toward clairsentient empowerment, disinterested in invisibility. One abandons the veil between perceptual worlds, ignores the dreams, surrenders the fear of imprisonment.

Extraordinary Pressure at the time of Suicide

  • Yet she experienced a series of catastrophic mental upheavals leading to suicide.
  • Her suspected bi-polar disorder (in those days, called manic-depression) was kept under cover from her friends and family * lagnesha Budha-8). The extreme mood swings and the almost tangible presence of her tortured mind was often recorded in her private writings .
  • However Shani-yuti-Chandra produced an economically successful and socially conformist public image. Few knew of her extreme sorrow and emotional exhaustion. In the event of her drowning death, many expressed shock and surprise (8).

Ketu-12 in 2nd-from-Chandra indicates disconnection from the family of origin

mental wandering, repeating narratives of abandonment, and dissociation


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