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political activist of the Second French Empire

author of Germinal

Emile Zola


Earthbody-Entry Thursday-02-Apr-1840

Earthbody-Exit 29-Sep-1902 (age 62)


Novelist, political activist * 1840-1902 * Emile Zola

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya * 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 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-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."


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 swabhukti

1847 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

Zukra Mahadasha * age 21.7 until 41.7

1865 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 (age 25) * Budha-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 3-publication

1867 first major novel, Therese Raquin (age 27) * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-10

1867-1868 = makes the plan for his entire literary life-work (EZ age 28) Les Rougon-Macquart * Zukra-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rules 11-goals, objectives, aims

1868 begins writing the set of 20 novels called Les Rougon-Macquart * Zukra-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rules 11-goals, objectives, aims

31-May-1870 exchange the vows of marriage (EZ age 30) * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

1877 (EZ age 37) - beginning of significant revenue from writings.* Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9-fortunes containing Zukra-yuti-Rahu

Surya Mahadasha * age 41.7 until age 47.7

1885 = Germinal * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9-celebrity, creative fortunes

Chandra Mahadasha * age 47.7 until age 57.7

1889 first child daughter Denise * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 57.7 until decease age 62

13-Jan-1898 = Dreyfus Affaire = 13-Jan-1898 = Dreyfus Affaire = J'accuse * Mangala-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 6-conflict

1898 convicted of treason, flees to London * Mangala-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 6-accusations

1899 returns to Paris to witness the collapse of the government * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

29-Sep-1902 = decease (EZ age 62) 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

Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator
  • Surya in bhava-10 * digbala * center of hierarchy * brightly governing * legislative intelligence * focus on social order * father holds a respected position * regulatory entitlements * eye on high authority * radiant reputation * sparkling center of the leadership drama
  • Surya-yuti-Chandra * confidently sensitive, bright comforter, entitled to parent, radiantly rhythmic, creatively intelligent mother, emotional father-figure, politically and culturally aligned parents, radiantly rhythmic
  • 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 and win * radiantly pioneering


Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in Revatika-Pashu * comforted by wayfaring rhythms * protector of poetic interpretation * soothed by wise familiar lyrics * needs to feel dreamlike tones * repeaters of ancient folk narratives * Pushana * The Pied Piper
  • Chandra in classroom-10 * comfort in order, familiar with protocol, rank,, soothed by systems, routine leadership, iconic roles, visibility, recognition, respect; undulating lawfulnesss
  • Somana-yuti-Suryaa * Emotionally entitled, sensitive to charismatic figures, sentimentally attached to the father, needs sparkling centrality, comforted by confidence, undulating intelligence, soothed by attention and applause, feels like a kingg
  • 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 * feels like a championn


Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala-Meena * vigorous pursuit of intuition *warrior for dreamlike imagery * proactive envisioning * push toward imaginative perception * pursues clairsentient roles * sound-healing engineer * conquest in private enclosures * champion of sanctuary
  • Mangala in bhava-100** dig--bala* drive toward leadership,, pursuit of social authority,,invasive regulation, ,hierarchical dynamics, energized governing conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya* active creativity * high-energy confidence * dynamic genius * championship force joins willful charm * potential for aggressive politics * brilliant competitions * self-promoting * vigorous theatrical displays , potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandraa * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * masculine force joins parental care * potential for aggressive emotionalized actions * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * masculine force joins parental care * potential for aggressive emotionalized actions

Emile Zola 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 was when he first wrote it. Zola told stories about the lives of citizens during the Second French Empire.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Vrishabha * financial communications *  articulation of tonal * talks about stored goods * discusses collected assets *  delivers descriptive evaluations *  sends historic messages about worth and value * signals harmonious sound frequencies *  hands-arms-shoulders send gathering gestures
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy + ecology * calculates profits * reports on distributive + associative networks * social participation linkage * describer of friendship * conversations about voluntary connections * explainer of gains + goals * delivers instructions for interlinked systems * talks about large assemblies * defines the webworks of community

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Thula * many trades * variety of exchanges * much negotiation * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * diversity of arrangements * equable guidance * widens the scope of balanced design
  • Guru in bhava-5 * much creativity * many intelligences * many entitlements * numerous games + 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 Many bright ideas, numerous fun adventures, expands the extent of glittering fashion and fame.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks * likes connectivity * attracted to marketplace environments * pleasures of friendly arrangements * enjoys regulated systems * aesthetic of scientific * economic linkage
  • Zukra-9 * pleasure of philosophical doctrine, enjoys paradigmatic beliefs, feminine-figures preach-teach on principles, global equity, appreciation of theory, philosophy of justice
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu* sweetened adventure, gracious ambition, appreciation for exciting opportunism, masked negotiations, over-reaching agreements, exceptional beauty, enjoys cultural mixing  * arrangements according to thrilling adventures

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.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Dhanuzya * heavy old doctrines, obliged to conform to the common ideology, rigid theories, unyielding dogma, pressure to accept the common catechesis, weight of old patronage, vital energy compression stress zone = hips, sacroiliac, sacral plexus * weight of doctrinal authority * must materialize principled worldviews* strictly imposed rules for enforced systems of belief, rigid outlook on life * slow elder professors * proletarian preachings * must continue to teach-and-preach despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala * (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious partnerships. One must balance and re-balance. Cautious, conventional relationships. Tense negotiations. Chronic responsibilities toward the spouse; compression of the visible genitalia; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen contracts.  Bargaining fatigue. Resistance to new arrangements. Resentment toward changes in partner's behavior. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as married person, contract-holder, match-maker, attorney, diplomat, judge.

Involvement in government

Shani rules 10th navamsha

Shani occupies 10th-from-Chandra

Shani rules Arudha lagna Kumbha-9

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

  • Rahu-Kumbha (swakshetra) * shimmering illusion of profitable webworks * craving for community * over-reaching voluntary connections * mirage of material science * fabulous marketplace associations * extraordinary friendliness * intriguing ecologies * mask of lawfully interlinked systems * fascinating achievements * culturally mixed social networks * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of  futurism, + social participation activism * finds opportunity in economic distribution + community-linkage * seeks privilege via socialite-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Extraordinary father-figure, ambitious professors and holy teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Surreptitious attempt to appear as a global, humanistic, ideologically-framed agent of understanding. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky arrangements, opportunistic feminine-figures, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxuriously lovely pleasures

novelist of social mobility and class conflict , social discontent, exploitation, bigotry, violence, abuse of power; themes of political-social change and scandal including his masterpiece * Germinal

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Singha * dissociates from creative performance, incomplete entitlement, empty intelligence, dissolute brilliance, not limited by celebrity roles, ignores restriction on political opinion, applies theatrical solipsism to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-3* absentee sibling, off-topic communications, disinterested in discourse, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric modes of writing, irrelevance of thee mental narrativee

EZ wrote copious long novels but these were published as short "serials " in the magazines of the day (similar to Charles Dickens) so that readers received only a brief, digestible episode with each publications issue.

Ketu occupies the emotionally imbalanced 6th-from-Chandra


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