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Typical green (Budha) uniform worn in public throughout his public life. Fidel Castro in 2003 (age 77)


1976-2008 * President of Cuba

1959-2076 * Prime Minister of Cuba

1965-2011 * First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba


revolutionary leader


Fidel Castro

a.k.a. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruiz

a.k.a. El Comandante

a.k.a. El Líder Máximo

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-12-Aug-1926

Earthbody-Exit 25-Nov-2016 (age 90)


Communist Dictator of Cuba 1959-2008 * Fidel Castro * 1926-2016

Fidel Castro's birth date and time are somewhat controversial.

of ficial Data from = 13 Aug 1926 near Birán, Cuba.

Birth location in Cuba's Oriente district is not controversial. The date and timing of this rural homebirth to his mother, a teenage (15) kitchen maid, is open to question. Adding to the date uncertainty, Castro's wealthy but non-literate father was not married to his teenage mom when Fidel was born; the father denied parentage until Fidel registered for school at age 8.

As a public figure, Castro has been the subject of journalistic inquiry for decades. The present nativity reflects a birth timing for the officially provided birthdate of 13-Aug-1926 that can accommodate the biographical data points within a principled Jyotisha argument.

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Bharani * Yamuna * Apa-bharanishe * Varni

BPL commentary

For Bharani births of a masculine valence, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, diplomacy, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the paradigm of Yamya, 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.

Guidance provided by instructors from the civilizations of Apis. Their purpose is acquisition of treasuries, carrying of beautiful objects , and preservation of values across the generations.

Burdened Banker Busy Bee

Zukra-ruled Bharani masculine-figures are the Money Guys. Yamuna-born are often found in the worlds of banking, valuation, capital markets, currency-trading, mints and coinage. Connoisseurs of pricing and aggressive deal-makers, they vigorously seek acquisition of precious objects. In addition to their financial abilities, due to their intuitive understanding of sound-and-color values, Bharani males may also pursue careers in music and arts. Most Bharani men can sing beautifully.

The harmonious arrangements of Apa-bharanishe may be lovely even while they vigorously compete for dominance. Their expertise in the fields of preservation, containment, and collecting may extend to wines, perfumes, fine textiles, works of art, and any commodity which may capitalize or increase in value. Like all Zukra-governed births, they must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

Themes of competitive acquisition, precious sounds and song, and investment in cherished values may contextualize Bharani's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Bharani.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 79

"A very vital character,

  • a quality which quite often leads this individual into all sorts of trouble

  • because other people are apt to be jealous, resentful and antagonistic to him.

The morals of this man are not above reproach .

He will be distinguished in many cases by some slight physical defect

  • on the lower part of the body,

  • that is below the waist."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


handsome young Fidelito


Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until 4.9

12-Aug-1926 Earth-birth * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani karmesha, uttama-Shani in 10th-from-10th

Mangala Mahadasha * age 4.9 until 11.9

recurring incidents of fighting in schools, some disciplinary expulsions * disciplinary expulsions

Rahu Mahadasha * age 11.9 until 29.9

11-Oct-1948 (age 22) exchange of vows in marriage-1 to Mirta Francisca de la Caridad Díaz-Balart y Gutiérrez * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mesha-Thula, contact radical lagna + navamsha nodes

01-Sep-1949 birth of his second son Fidel (a first son from an additional brief relationship had been born several months earlier) * Rahu-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-9 produces effects of His ruler-Guru

Nov-1952 Begin important extramarital affair * Rahu-Zukra bhukti

26-July-1953 Captured after revolutionary coup attempt

15-May-1955 released from prison, goes home * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra bandesha home

07-July-1955 Castro left Cuba for Mexico City, where he met Che Guevara. * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha release * Mangala rules 1-physical vigor, 8-renewed identity

Guru Mahadasha * age 29.9 until 45.9

21-Oct-1956 grieved decease of father Ángel Bautista Castro y Argiz de Galicia Espagna * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru occupies 2nd-from-9 ++ Guru occupies 7th-from-Surya

05-Dec-1956 began the revolutionary invasion. * Guru-Guru swabhukti * nichha-Guru-10 leadership

31-Dec-1957 After defeat under nichha-Guru, he fled on 31-Dec-1957 * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8, camouflage, hiding

10-Jan-1959 overthrow Batista, self-proclaimed dictator of Cuba * Guru-Shani bhukti * uttama-Shani rules 5th-from-Chandra politics, 6th-from-Chandra war, and radical-8 overthrow

1961 Begin antagonism toward neighbor USA (USA is less than 100 miles from Cuba) * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 3-neighbors, 3 contains Rahu-expedient announcements

1963 grieved the decease of mother Lina Ruz González * Guru-Ketu bhukti

Shani mahadashasha * age 45.9 until 64.9

1976 After a reorganization of the Cuban government, Castro's power is further concentrated as he assumes presidency of the newly created Council of State and Council of Ministers, making him both head of state and head of government. * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules the bombastic Rahu-Puna-3 located in 10th-from-Chandra

1980 (age 54) Marriage-2 to Dalia Soto de Valle * Shani-Zukra bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 64.9 until 81.9

26-Dec-1991 collapse of the Soviet Union casts Cuban economy into scarcity and distress * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 3-6, collapse of agreements (6) and new order 10th based in poverty * Budha rules the bombastic Rahu-Puna-3 located in 10th-from-Chandra

15-March 2001 Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize * Budha-Rahu bhukti * Budha rules Rahu-Puna-3 located in 10th-from-Chandra

31-July-2006 Castro temporarily cedes power * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani chidra-dasha * Shani rules dissolution of contracts, ailments 6th-from-Chandra

19-Feb-2008 Announced his retirement, naming brother Raul as successor * Budha-Shani bhukti * Shani chidra-dasha * Shani rules dissolution of contracts, ailments 6th-from-Chandra

Ketu Mahadasha * age 81.9 until 88.9

A bhukti of withdrawal from public life

Zukra Mahadasha * age 88.9 until decease (age 90)

25-Nov-2016 Earthbody-Exit (age 90) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules maraka-7

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Castro_Fidelito_2.jpgSurya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-4 * center of root routines folkways, intelligence for schooling, farming, transportation; ethnic entitlements, brightly stabilizing, focus on foundational infrastructure *, eye on homeland basis * sparkling center of the patriotic-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, bright bargainer, creatively intelligent sister-figures, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive, entitled to pleasures


Dad = Ángel Maria Bautista Castro y Argiz = a financially prosperous sugar plantation grower (4) with many workers including a number of household servants. One of Dad's servants became Fidel Castro's mother.

Little Fidel Castro was named after Fidel Pino Santos, a financially privileged politician from the Oriente-district and a friend of Don Ángel.

The Castro children remember their father as a beneficent rich man, owner of a sugar plantation who looked after the welfare of his workers. Dad was also remembered as a man of extraordinarily violent temper. Both traits he appears to have passed to son Fidel.

  • Surya takes 4th drishti of Mesha-Mangala.
  • Surya takes 10th drishti of uttama-Shani

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Kanya * comforted by rhythmic remedial service
  • Chandra in Hasta-Savitra * comforted by soothing handwork * protectors of customary craft, skillful sheltering, manual cultivation, rhythmic management
  • Chandra in classroom-6 * comforted by service ministry, familiar with animosity, accusation, litigation, needs to feel the repeating pulse of domestic and interpersonal conflict; emotionally attuned to be helpful, settled into the rhythm of problematics and remedies, soothed by medication, routine ailments, undulating disagreements
  • Chandra-6-Kanya * parivartamsha ** Budha-Karkata-4

Fidel Castro's mother Lina Ruz González was an unmarried (6) servant (6) in the plantation home of his father Ángel Castro y Argiz. After the kitchen servant Lina Ruz had had borne him seven children, Sr. Angel Castro divorced Maria Castro and married Fidel's mother. His parents did eventually legalize their relationship, but even after they married he carried the social stigma of illegitimacy leading to the shame-driven condition Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

"My vocation is the revolution. I am a revolutionary, and revolutionaries do not retire."

Castro stubbornly remained dictator of Cuba despite dissension in the ranks and numerous attempts to unseat him. Faced with severe health issues in old age, he passed the autocracy to his brother Raoul with whom he enjoyed a very close relationship, reflecting the typical narcissistic bond between brothers of the same mother.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Ruchaka Yoga

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of championship * dynamic, competitive winner * proactive innovation, first-arrival; push toward conquest
  • Mangala in bhava-1 * drive toward embodied performance vitality, pursuit of competition, direct physical action, thrusting vigor, personality dynamics, energized muscular conquests, athletic body

Mangala ruler of revolutionary bhava-8

Kuja is also stationed in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

also bhava-8 takes the aggressive, competitive, championship drishti of Meza-Kuja-1

intense mutual opposition between Mangala-Meza-1 versus Shani-Thula-7 * uttama = individual warriorship in tension with the mandate for treaties, trusts, and contracts

Kuja-Mesha casts Kuja Dosha upon bhava-7 and 2nd-from-Chandra, adding challenges to the second marriage

Mangala-Meza * Ruchaka Yoga * Mangala in bhava-1 * Mangala ruler of revolutionary bhava-8 stationed in the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications, articulation of rhythmic root culture, security, foundations, descriptive emotional defense, customary pronouncements, messages about protection and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-4 * narrative of parents, homeland, roots, routine, ritual * discusses the mother-figure, parenting, comfort, security, defense , describer of sheltering protection, fences, boundaries, policing, guardianship, familiarity, explainer of homeland customs, delivers instructions for anchoring, patriotic slogans, talks about farms, fishing, nourishment, transportation, vehicles, schooling, foundations, folkways, customary rhythms, seasons
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * explainer of balanced arrangements * affinity for diplomatic, parity-seeking roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of balanced arrangements, articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , chatty partners, talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist , talkative sister-cousin-cohort, lyricist
  • 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-Karkata-4 parivartamsha Chandra-Kanya-6

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Makara-Draco * nichha * much social structure, many rules, materialistic beliefs, doctrine of rank and structure, realistic guidance, pragmatic worldview, expands the scope of philosophical realism, multiple interactions with government and institutional authority, expands the scope of philosophical realism, multiple interactions with government and institutional authority
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public roles, multiple diverse leadership duties, numerous recognized teachings, much respect, broad social visibility, extensive reputation, numerous obligations to maintain the social order

While in prison during Guru bhukti, he read and studied history, philosophy and politics * Guru theory * nichha-Guru-10 rules 12-prison, but also 9-philosophical studies

Although reviled in many parts of the world as a ruthless dictator, impoverisher, imprisoner, and murderer of dissidents (especially considering that he himself began his ascent as a dissident) as well as a shameless liar, most of his own people hailed Fidel Castro as a priestly figure, father-figure, philosopher and prophet.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Karkata * appreciation of comforting routine, pleasures of secure borders, enjoys rhythmic seasons, aesthetic of domestic arrangements
  • Zukra-4 * digbala * pleasure of home-based routines; enjoys domestic equity, feminine-figures are prominent in the home environment, appreciation of owned properties
  • 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
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty


Zukra + Surya-yuti-Budha cluster would suggest three primary unions

  • two avowed marriages, several additional children from non-avowal mothers, one 30-yr companion

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

* Sasaya Yoga

  • Shani-Thula * uttama * old agreements, pressured kidney-pancreas, imposed agreements, proletarian diplomacy, elder advocates, must trade, must negotiate with 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.

Shani-7 * dig-bala * commitment to shared partnership + obliged to ensure fair contracts

Although communist centralized economy in a single-crop trade environment was never self-sustaining, Castro was a masterful bargainer. For decades, in exchange for political loyalty and military use, Castro arranged a continuous flow of food and supplies from the Soviet Union.

Master Bargainer * Sustaining Agreements

When the Soviet systems collapsed in financial default after 1992, this sustaining aid ended, and the Cuban people were impoverished. Castro then negotiated aid from the sympathetic ruler of Venezuela whose communist orientation combined with international oil revenues made Chavez a valuable partner. Unfortunately for this important agreement, Chavez suffered a premature death from cancer. Venezuela's fragile single-export (oil) infrastructure began to collapse under pressure of bribery and military violence. FC's own decease soon followed, and Cuba's outside aid pipeline again vanished.

Karmesha Shani located in 10th-from-10th while receiving the dignities of * dig-bala and Sasaya Yoga is an exceptionally powerful and enduring position of rulership -- particularly when the nature of the leadership requires the constant, chronic negotiation and bargaining mandated by Cuba's role as a client state of Soviet Union.

Adding to Shani's overall exceptional strength for maintaining the rule of law and a fixed social order, Shukra ruler of Shani occupies 10th-from-Shani, accepting 10th drishti of Shani

intense mutual opposition between Mangala-Meza-1 versus Shani-Thula-7 * uttama = individual warriorship in tension with the mandate for treaties, trusts, and contracts

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

  • Rahu-Mithunaya * craving for conversation * mask of explanatory, evangelistic messaging; fascinated by evangelism, announcements, declarations, instructions * seeks special importance via commercial transactions, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) explanations
  • Rahu in bhava-3 * passion for communication * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual writing, photography, journalistic reporting, news announcements, cinema, commentary, messaging. Craves publication. Desires a special, important explanatory, descriptive, or instructional role. Over-reaching in commercial business, internet, cinema, or communications media. Exciting, opportunistic engagement with process management, manufacturing, business administration, instructions, information technology. Trespasses cultural boundaries of cohort-conversations and evangelistic proclamations. Ambitious character of the sibling-cousin, collaborative team, or touring ensemble.

Rahu-3 occupies the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra-6 (poverty)

dictatorial, ambitious leadership characterized by bombastic radio speeches (3) and outrageous (Rahu) announcements

smokey oily Rahu-3-Mithunaya * FC was an inveterate cigar smoker. The trail of oily aromatic smoke followed him everywhere. Yet for health reasons he quit smoking in 1985. After 1985, FC was apparently breathing more successfully, since his extraordinary verbal outflow was further increased.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Dhanuzya * Mula * dissociates from sacred convictions, incomplete doctrine, empty beliefs, dissolute worldview, not limited by philosophy, disarrayed theory, ignores restriction on paradigms of belief, applies broad inclusivity to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-9 * incoherent ideology, disinterested in the credenda; wandering worldview; absentee father-figures * no barriers in doctrine, disregards teachings, vacuous philosophy, irrelevance of the catechesis, ambivalence toward the power of principled conviction. One abandons the usual paradigm of belief, ignores the conventional understandings, delivers incoherent theory.

Castro speaking in 1998 (age 72) speaking in 1998 (age 72) * Rahu-3 in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra


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