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political activist of the Second French Empire

author of Germinal

Dreyfus Affair

Emile Zola


Earth-birth Thursday-02-Apr-1840

dematerialization 29-Sep-1902 (age 62)




political activist


Emile Zola

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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, Viśākha, 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

[Mithuna - 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.


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


Although his widowed mother wanted him to pursue a law degree, Zola wanted to write . To ensure his choice of profession, Zola intentionally failed the Examination Baccalaureate (prerequisite to law school.)

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha bhukti

[Budha Mahadasha ] [age birth until age 14.7]

Thursday-02-Apr-1840 Earth-birth in Paris, France * Budha-Budha svabhukti

1847 [EZ age 7] grieved decease of father * Budha-Rahu bhukti

[Ketu Mahadasha ] [age 14.7 until age 21.7]

1858 [EZ age 18] family (mother and son) moves to Paris * Ketu-Rahu bhukti

1860 British-design water-flush toilets begin to be standard fixtures in newly built European bourgeois homes

[Shukra Mahadasha ] [age 21.7 until 41.7]

1865 [EZ age 25] publication of Zola's sordid autobiographical novel La Confession de Claude attracted police attention and got him fired from his day job with a prominent publisher * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya activates 3-publication

1867 [EZ age 27] first major novel, Therese Raquin - Shukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-10

1867-1868 [EZ age 28] makes the plan for his entire literary life-work Les Rougon-Macquart - Shukra-Mangala bhukti * Kuja activates 11-goals, objectives, aims

1868 [EZ age 28] begins writing the set of 20 novels called Les Rougon-Macquart - Shukra-Mangala bhukti * Kuja activates 11-goals, objectives, aims

31-May-1870 [EZ age 30] consecration of marriage-1-of-1 * Shukra-Rahu bhukti

1877 [EZ age 37] beginning of significant revenue from writings. * Shukra-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 9-fortunes containing [Shukra-yuti-Rahu]

[Surya Mahadasha] [age 41.7 until age 47.7]

1885 [EZ age 45] publication of the celebrated literary work, Germinal - Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 9-celebrity, creative fortunes

[Chandra Mahadasha] [age 47.7 until age 57.7]

1889 [EZ age 49] first child daughter Denise * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

[Mangala Mahadasha ] [age 57.7 until decease age 62]

13-Jan-1898 [EZ age 58] Dreyfus Affaire = 13-Jan-1898 = Dreyfus Affaire = J'accuse * Mangala-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 6-conflict

1898 [EZ age 58] convicted of treason, flees to London * Mangala-Mangala bhukti * Mangala activates 6-accusations

1899 [EZ age 59] returns to Paris to witness the collapse of the government * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

29-Sep-1902 [EZ age 62] dis-embodiment via carbon monoxide poisoning, caused by a stopped chimney. A roofer later admits to plugging the chimney for political reasons * Mangala-Ketu bhukti * Ketu 3 = smoke, lungs

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


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

[sahaja-pati or Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[reputation for visionary writings]

[brightly radiating high status imagination]

[intelligence for intuitive leadership]

[celebrated entitlement for philosophical authority]

[political focus on contemplative executive roles]

[entitled certainty via prayerful social duty]




[governing-hierarchical Revatī-2] [navamsha Surya-Makara]

  • [Surya-Meena] Bhaskara - the illuminator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the expansively visionary rashi of Brihaspati
  • [Surya in bhava-10] 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-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-Kuja] confidently progressive * bright warrior * moves in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * creatively intelligent brother-figures * self-reflexive political pursuits * champion of brilliant ideals * competitive father-figure * entitled to conquer * focused on winning * radiantly pioneering



matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

[conserving-entreasuring dhanesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[ideological-believing Revatī-Pashu-1] [navamsha Chandra-Dhanus] intuitively sensitive inspirational-guiding



  • [Chandra-Meena] comforted by ancestral guidance * settled into rhythmic intuition * needs contemplative sanctuary
  • [Chandra in Revatī - Pashu] soothed by wayfaring rhythms * protector of poetic interpretation * needs to feel wisely dreamlike
  • [Chandra in classroom-10] comfort in order, familiar with protocol, rank, soothed by peak position , routine leadership, iconic roles, visibility, recognition, respect undulating lawfulness
  • [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
  • [Somana-yuti-Kuja] 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


CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra


MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

lifepartnership 1-of-1


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


[inimical-medicating rogesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[friendly-gainful vriddhi-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[dynamic visionary leadership]

[inventive pioneer of social imagination]


[imaginative Revatī-4] [navamsha Mangala-Meena]

[Atmakaraka direct action, championship, pursuit, creative competitive, forward drive, contests, domination]



  • [Mangala-Meena] vigorous pursuit of intuition * warrior in the Dreamworld * energetic action behind-the-scenes * proactive envisioning * push toward private prayer * vitally active imagination * invisible impact * indefinite impulses * pursues clairsentient roles * sound-healing engineer * conquest within walled enclosures * champion of sanctuary
  • [Mangala in bhava-10] drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank * pushes upward gaining status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * dominating executive roles * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites
  • [Kuja-yuti-Surya] sparkling kinetic creativity * glorious innovator * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * dominating force joins willful charm * fiercely competitive politics * brilliant winner * physically active father-figure * self-referential championship * vigorously moving theatrical display
  • [Kuja-yuti-Chandra] invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * competitive caretaking * often the dominant parent * needs to win * forward thrusting emotions * seeks security via conquest * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * competitive caretaking * often the dominant parent * needs to win * forward thrusting emotions * seeks security via conquest


constant physical tension due to mutual drishti between Shani-Dhanus and Mangala-Meena

EZ enjoyed a literary genius for portraying the social conflicts of 19th century France in a brilliant narrative.

His writing is as engaging today as it when it was first published

Zola told relatable stories about the ordinary lives of citizens during the Second French Empire, filled with heroics of the common man.


jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


  • [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-11] narrative of marketplace information * describes ecological gridwork * calculates economic profit * reports on revenues * describes distributive networks * talks about social participation * s ibling-type friendships * conversations about voluntary connections * announces achievements * delivers interlinking instructions * discussion in large assemblies * defines the webworks of community



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

[bargaining-adjusting jaya-pat ifor Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-commanding karmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[financial-evaluating Viśākha-2] [navamsha Guru-Urisha] intuitively expanding humanistic optimistic philosophical growth of treasuries

  • [Guru-Tula] many trades * variety of exchanges * optimistic negotiations * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * permission to bargain * diversity of arrangements * equable guidance * widens the scope of balanced design
  • [Guru in bhava-5] much creativity * many intelligences * many entitlements * numerous games * diverse entertainments * many romances * extensive self-glorification * children identified with paradigmatic beliefs * expansion of political display * development of drama * optimistic in speculations * patron of creative performance * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a game-player


Many bright ideas, numerous fun adventures, expands the extent of glittering fashion and fame.


svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wifely companion)

[witty-creative vidya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[contemplative-retreating vyaya-pati for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[champion-challenger Purvabhadra-1] [navamsha Shukra-Mesha] intuitively competitive pioneering dominating financially suave negotiation of harmonious contracts


  • [Shukra-Kumbha] appreciation of social networks * likes knitting-knotting * attracted to marketplace revenues * pleased by large-group connectivity * prefers a friendly partner * collectivist arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * sweetly gracious within big crowds * scientific aesthetic * financially balanced economic linkage
  • [Shukra-9] seeks pleasure via philosophical doctrine * enjoys wide worldview * believes in beauty * feminine-figures preach-teach on higher principles * broad scope of negotiations * expansive musical taste * pleasing designs to adorn the pelvic floor * graceful hips * balanced femoral sockets * sweet sacral plexus * appreciation of theory * father may be financier-broker-arbitrator-artist * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold a guidance position
  • [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] sweetened adventure * gracious ambition * appreciation for opportunities * thrilling negotiations * passionate sensuality * over-reaching agreements * exceptional beauty * enjoys cultural mixing * barrier-bending relationships - unorthodox arrangements * diplomatic equity balances exhilarating chance * risk-rewarding contracts * unconventionally attractive * pleasantly mesmerizing appearance * prefers exciting partners


High drama involving ideology belief doctrine global humanism * grand sweep of the tale\High drama involving ideology belief doctrine global humanism * grand sweep of the tale\

Zola enjoyed a comfortable income from the sale of his literary works, a great rarity in his generation of aspiring but often impoverished literati.


duro-karaka (endurance) *jara-karaka [Jahre, years]


[mysterious-discovering randhresha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[believing-philosophical dharmesha for Mithuna indriya-lagna]


[stubbornly secretive, lawfully regenerating, mature, unyielding, rigidly doctrinal, optimistic, staunchly believing lifepartner]

[champion-challenger Mūla-1] [navamsha Shani-Mesha-nicha]

  • [Shani-Dhanus] * rigid orthodoxy * class-conscious ideology * conventional convictions * hidebound theories * unyielding dogma * pressure to accept the common catechesis * weight of old patronage systems * structural compression upon hips + sacroiliac + sacral plexus * oppressive priests * doctrinal rules * must normalize the life-philosophy * limitations on global travel * slow elder professors * proletarian worldview * scarce preaching resources * maintainer of old beliefs
  • [Shani in Bhava-7] [beneficial placement] enduring partnerships * heavy vows * must balance-and-rebalance * lawful relationships * tense bargaining * grim determination to maintain the contract * chronic marital responsibilities * compression of the visible genitalia * pressured bargaining * negotiation fatigue * unyielding alliances * slow-moving advisors * resists new arrangements * elders maintain respected old promises


constant physical tension due to mutual drishti between Shani-Dhanus and Mangala-Meena

Shani resising in [champion-challenger Mūla-1] [navamsha Shani-Mesha-nicha]

In a navamsha of Mangala which is also his nicha-amsha, Shani i prone to Don-Quixote style ideological campaigns. Shani attempts to legitimize [Shani] a lawful resistance against some variety of racist, classist, or occupation-by-invasive-force. Although the principle which guides the resistance may be correct, the method tends to be crude or violent. Usually, results fall below expectation and may harm the native.

Zola was involved in the famed campain to protect a soldier from racially motivated criminal accusation. The Dreyfus Affair remains a salient example of a miscarriage of justice in the French legal system.

Involvement in government

Shani activates 10th navamsha

Shani occupies 10th-from-Chandra

Shani activates Arudha lagna Kumbha-9


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


[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-9 casts passionately paradigmaticly believing drishti into 1-3-5]

check Shani for defining source of Rahu's social-rank positioning

[righteous desire to expound systematically principled belief]

[craving for exhilarating inspirational teaching on interconnectedness]

[excitingly achievement-oriented ideologue]

[marketplace worldview expanded by over-reaching mixed-culture economics]

[piously ambitious father may over-ride community doctrine]


[regulatory-governing Varuna-2] [navamsha Rahu-Makara] intuitively over-reaching into government regulatory hierarchies

  • [Rahu-Kumbha] shimmering illusion of profitable webworks * over-reaching friendliness * mirage of knitted netting knotwork * fabulous marketplace associations * extraordinary electro-magnetic connections * intriguing ecologies * mask of lawfully interlinked systems * fascinating achievements * culturally mixed social networks * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of scientific futurism * extravagant assemblies * finds opportunity in economic distribution * craves community-linkage * seeks privilege via socialite-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-9] passion for prestige preaching * in svabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter gives glamorous guidance * thrilling surge of theoretical understanding *dazzling dharma * outsider who cleverly insinuates into patriarchal wisdom roles * seeks importance via sacred teachings * fantastic philosophy * compulsive catechesis * privilege-seeking proselytism * intriguing ideology * ambitious father-figures * extraordinary professors * barrier-breaching guru-figures * exciting culturally-mixed worldview * may pose as a pope * shimmering illusion of sacerdotal sangha * fabulous faith community * surreptitious appropriation of priesthood * entrancing ecclesiastics * smoky specter of ultimate principles * extravagant globalism * trespasses cultural boundaries of patronage * mirage of exemplary fatherhood * opportunistic third marriage (if any) * social mobility sought via paradigms of belief
  • [Rahu-yuti-Shukra] amplified attractions * magnified beauty * exotic taste * tricky partners * opportunistic feminine-figures * fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxurious pleasure * s trange-and-wonderful designs * thrilling relationships * barrier-bending brokerage * unusual contracts * hypnotic arrangements * gracious balance of cross-cultural mixing * entrancing music


novelist treating themes of social mobility [Rahu] and class conflict , social discontent, exploitation, bigotry, violence, abuse of power themes of political-social change and shaming-scandal including his masterpiece - Germinal


kavandha-karaka (headless) * chidra-karaka (gaping) * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[disregards political discourse conventions]

[eccentric idealistic publications]

[incoherent speculative planning]

[empty theatrical announcements]

[liberating abstract demonstrative discussions]

[scattered romantic mentality]


[political-ceremonial Pūrvaphalgunī-1] [navamsha Ketu-Simha]

  • [Ketu-Singha] brightly dissociates from creative performance * fragmented entitlements * eccentric intelligence * peculiar brilliance * not limited by celebrity roles * ignores restriction on political opinion * releases a sparkling crimson cloud of divine charisma into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-3] * eccentric communications * disinterested in daily chat * writes on foggy abstract topics * dissolves messaging boundaries * implausible prophecy * wandering discussions * can handle esoteric information * irrelevance of normal mental narrative * abandons management tasks * dismisses the standard explanations * disregards conventional discourse * unless other graha in 3, may prefer to live free from younger siblings


EZ wrote copious long novels, but these were published as short " serials " in the magazines of the day (similar to Charles Dickens) Readers received only fragment [Ketu] of the story = a brief, digestible episode with each publications issue.

Ketu occupies the emotionally imbalanced [6th-from-Chandra]


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