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Emperor of France * 1804-1815

Emperor of the French * King of Italy * Mediator of the Swiss Confederation * Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine

Napoleon Bonaparte

a.k.a. Napoli Buenparti

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-15-Aug-1769

decease 05-May-1821 (age 53)


Emperor of France from 1804 until 1815 * Louis Napoleon Bonaparte * 1769-1821

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 83

BPL commentary:

For Uttaraphalguni natives, the condition of radiant, intelligent, central, confident, pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, poetic romantics, and game-players may be especially influential.

BPL commentary:

although Shil Ponde's description often fits the Kanya pada 2-3-4 of Uttaraphalguni, the Simha pada-1 is rarely rough or ungrateful. Still, they can be impatient with others who are less confident or less intelligent.

"A proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


Napo Leon * The Young Lion


Josephine de Beauharnais * Keizerin_der_Fransen * c1808


Maria Ludovica Leopoldina Franziska Therese Josepha Lucia von Habsburg-Lothringen * lived 12-Dec-1791 until 17-Dec-1847

Napoleon_by_Jacques-Louis_David_1812.jpgSurya Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.6

Surya-Simha * Surya in bhava-12 * Surya-yuti-Kuja

15-Aug-1769 Earthbody-Entry * Surya-Budha period

Chandra Mahadasha * age 1.6 until 11.6

1778 left home and mother to attend school in France (age 9) * Chandra-Ketu period * Ketu severance, abandonment

Mangala Mahadasha * age 11.6 until 18.6

24-Feb-1785 decease of Father (father's age 38; Napoleon's age 15) * Mangala-Budha period * Budha rules 2nd-from-Surya

Rahu Mahadasha * age 18.6 until 36.6

09-Mar-1796 marriage to Josephine de Beauharnais (his age 25; she was previously widowed and age 31) * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules swamsha

Guru Mahadasha * age 36.6 until 52.6

10-Jan-1810 divorce from Josephine de Beauharnais (due to lack of male heir) * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules-6 divorce

11-Mar-1810 by proxy ceremony * second marriage to Marie-Louise of Austria. * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules swamsha

Mar-1811 a son is born, goal achieved. * Guru-Budha period * Budha lagnesha

early-1814 devastating losses; forced abdication from the Imperial Throne, severed contact with wife-2 and son * Guru-Ketu period * Ketu abdication, abandonment

30-May-1814 exiled with a guard of 600 men; made sovereign of the small island of Elba; arrives to Elba followed by attempted suicide * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra-yuti-Ketu + maraka Zukra rules 2

29-May-1814 decease of Josephine * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra-yuti-Ketu * Zukra rules 12th-from-Zukra

26-Feb-1815 following 300 days of exile on Elba, Napoleon escapes back to France * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra-yuti-Ketu * Ketu escape

18-June-1815 loses the Battle of Waterloo * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra-yuti-Ketu * Ketu surrender

15-July-1815 after demanding asylum (Ketu) exiled a second time to Saint Helena. However his lodgings were said to be excessively and unhealthily windy Zukra-yuti-Ketu* Guru-Zukra period * Ketu wind

05-May-1821 Lightbody Lift-off (age 53) suspected cause = stomach cancer (of which his father also died age 38) * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu gives effect of maraka rules-7 Brihaspati


22-July-1832 death of his heirless son Napoleon-2 * Shani-Surya period

02-Feb-1836 decease of Mother (her age 86) * Shani-Rahu period

  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, focus of seclusion, invisible light, eye on imagination

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

born in in Ajaccio, Corsica * 41n46, 8e48

Died in captivity on the remote South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, 5-May-1821 (aged 51)

NOTES on the commonly cited Time of Birth for Napoleon Bonaparte states: "Name Bonaparte, Napoleon I Gender: M Birth name Bonaparte, Louis Napoleon born on 15 August 1769 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM Place Ajaccio, Corsica, 41n46, 8e48 time zone LMT m8e48 Data source From memory Rodden Rating A. "See the detailed discussion at

BPL comment: The oft-cited birth time of 1100 or 1130 = not from "memory" of an observer of the birth but rather from the anecdote that Napoleon's mother went into labor in Corsica when she was sitting in church for the purpose of hearing Holy Mass, which service was presumably being offered at the hour approaching noon.

Indeed, the time and even the date of Napoleon's birth are questioned. One scholar has asserted that 15-Aug-1769 is actually the birth date of Napoleon's younger brother and that the France-Emperor reign 1804-1815 himself was actually born on 07-Jan-1968 at an unknown time. Napoleon's parentage is also questioned.

Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya-Simha * Khaga * Khagaya * air-moving
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, entitled to conquer


within the navamsha varga, uttama- Surya-yuti-Rahu

Napoleon's father was an Italian aristocrat who became a foreign (12) emissary from Corsica to the French court. His main source of income was operating a prison (12) and military garrison (12, dormitories) on Corsica.

Surya = randhresha-8 from Chandra-Makara * 6/8 awkward angle chandra-Surya = mother-father mutual incompatibility or discomfort in marriage

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


Chandra-5 receives drishti of Chandra's ruler Shanaicarya ++ Budha-lagnesha-karmesha.Napoleon was the fourth of thirteen children born to his mother Letizia Ramolino of Corsica. She was known as a tough disciplinarian. Historians consider her to have been a primary shaping influence upon his character whereas his father (12) was less influential. Hailing from a Swiss family, she was married at age thirteen, and gave birth to thirteen human babies, of which eight survived.

When he gained political power, Napoleon gave royal titles to all of his surviving siblings (Budha lagnesha identifies with siblings)

Mother was uneducated but possessed of some funds via her husband's military-garrison and prison-management jobs * Shani-11 + Budha-11

7th-from-Chandra mother's partnerships, Shani-yuti-Budha-11 economic agency, community duties

She was reputed to be a strict (Shani) household manager with an earthy style. By all accounts, she was a stern even harsh mother who was willing to whip her children for purpose of maintaining order in the household (or have them punished by servants). However the household ran smoothly.

Her strictness included the requirement that her children should be bathed every other day. This conflicted with the centuries-old European fear of bathing as the guaranteed way to die of cold-fever; European mothers rarely bathed their children and indeed in those days most adults resisted the habit of the water-bath. The local folk (Chandra) balked at her habit but she persisted.

Birth order

Napoleon was his mother's fourth child. Her first child, a son Napo-leone (new lion) was born and died in 1865. The famous empire-builder Napoleon born in 1869 was named after his brother.

Psychically, this is probably a case of the same spirit dying, reorganizing, and returning to Earth bubble for a second, more successful attempt.


7th-from-Chandra-5 = spouse-1 = bhava-11 friendship, economics

2nd-from-Chandra-5 = spouse-2 = bhava-6 animosity, ailment

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Shani occupies 7th-from-Chandra suggesting an elder first spouse. Born in 1763, Josephine de Beauharnais was previously widowed with two dependent children ; she was six years (nearly seven) senior to Napoleon who was born in 1769.

BonaparteNapoleon_1801_AntoineJeanGros_Bridge_atArcole.jpgKuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Sarala Yoga = Kuja-12 rules 8

  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy, pursuit of inner guidance, invasive ancestors, energized invisible conquests
  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame, drama; push toward entitlement
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm

fierce Kuja Dosha from 12 into 3-6-7

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications, articulation of root culture, customs, security
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy, community, friendship, interlinked systems
  • Budha-yuti-Shani * articulation of maturity and responsibility, message of institutional order

Napoleon's love-letters (Budha) to Josephine were written during his travels (7, Shani-ruled) . These letters are products of his literary gift Zukra-Mithuna and his Budha ruled identity as well as Mangala-Simha (romance) in 12 imagination rules-and-aspects 3-corrspondence. These fiery, articulate, romantic love letters are still read today.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Thula * many trades, exchanges, much negotiation, believes in justice, doctrine of contractual exchange
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard, many songs-stories, many accumulated goods, numerous historical lineages and languages, many valuations

In addition to his son by Maria-Theresa, the younger namesake Napoleon, the Emperor produced a considerable number of additional offspring via an assortment of lady loves.

Guru Mahadasha

He was said to have gained considerable weight during his 40's, and was characterized by some observers as looking bloated or obese with a yellowish (Guru) complexion - due to Guru drishti upon Chandra.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Mithunaya * aesthetic of detailed, articulated messaging
  • Zukra-10 * regulated, lawful, socially iconic harmony
  • Zukra-yuti-Ketu * gracious dissolution, dispersed beauty, sweet surrender, empty negotiated unions

Zukra * first partner ** Ketu * second partner

Zukra-yuti-Ketu occupies the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra = polarizing catalysis through long separations from nurturing feminines, and emotional disengagement from marriage vow

Napoleon was frequently separated (Ketu) from his wives during extended military campaigns.

Zukra-yuti-Ketu is such a challenging yoga that a loyal union might be predicted to be impossible.

So it was for the duteously-traveling military genius Emperor Self Proclaimed and his first wife, the mistress nonchalant of numerous aristocratic and commercially successful Parisian gentlemen.

Depending on whether Zukra or Ketu has the higher degree, the second wife may be more distinctively Ketu or more Zukra in their presenting symptoms.

In Emperor Napoleon's nativity, Ketu holds the higher degree because Ketu moves "backwards". The second wife would be expected to display more pronounced Ketu-characteristics such as misty boundaries and apathy toward the contractual union.

In Napoleon's case, Zukra holds a lower degree of 16 while Ketu skirts the rashi boundary at zero degrees, suggesting that Josephine had a strong Zukra nature whilst the second wife Maria-Louisa Hapsburg was "barely there" (Ketu).

Josephine had been the previous mistress of the top man in France. At the time of her attraction to Napoleon, the previous lover had wished her to be re-purposed ... and to re-direct her her notorious over-spending (Ketu no boundaries) to another purse (Zukra expense). Josephine's first husband, by whom she had two lovely children, had been guillotined (Ketu). Being well-connected socially (Zukra-rules 11th-from-11th) she became a courtier to support her children and her luxurious tastes. Josephine was introduced to Napoleon by mutual friends at a large gathering (11).

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Karkata * old routines, old defenses, pressured stomach, imposed protection, must shelter with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 * must connect, must earn with hard effort; cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; chronic pressure to earn
  • Shani-yuti-Budha * resistance against signaling, disciplined messaging, constrained communication
  • Chandra-5 parivartamsha Shani-11

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * mask of global humanistic belief
  • Rahu in bhava-4 * privilege via glamorous or unusual cultural roots; seeks amplified ownership of properties, lands and vehicles, building, farms, vehicles; seeks a special, important role in real-estate and land use entitlements. Opportunistic, ambitious parents.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * incomplete message, empty conversation, dissolute signals
  • Ketu in classroom-10 * disregards social order * no barriers in class-pyramid, absent from authority, vacuous leadership roles
  • Ketu-yuti-Zukra * surrendered arrangements, empty promises, unsustainable contracts, unlimited music

Maria-Louisa * Ketu-yuti-Zukra * Ketu = Second Wife-figure

A husband's second wife (if any) may be indicated by graha yuti Zukra. In Napoleon's case Ketu holds the higher degree therefore the 2nd-wife karaka = Ketu.

Napoleon and Maria Ludovica Leopoldina Franziska Therese Josepha Lucia von Habsburg-Lothringen were married by proxy (Ketu). Napoleon was not physically present for the wedding. There was a physical meeting and another grander ceremony about a month later.

Historically there is extensive documentation indicating that Marie-Louisa of Austria was chosen solely for her strategic utility in Napoleon's attempt to fabricate an Empire from communicative relationships (Zukra-Mithunaya-10) to other heads of state.

Her initial impression upon French Society was as a gently demure and polite person entirely disengaged (Ketu) from the Royal court.

Nevertheless she and Napoleon expressed mutual affection and a son was born. Yet in calendar time they were unable to spend even one full year together. Napoleon is quoted as calling Maria-Louisa a "disappointment" (Ketu). It is not clear who abandoned whom, but after Napoleon was forced to abdicate his throne, Maria-Louisa took their son back to Austria. Former Emperor Napoleon never saw either of them again (Ketu).

From Napoleon's perspective, Marie-Louise was a pleasant but unsustainable relationship (Ketu-yuti-Zukra).

For her own part, Maria-Louisa Hapsburg herself having completed the Ketu role in N's life went along to enjoy the rest of her life including more marriages and more children. Marie-Louise left Napoleon when she was 24 years old. She lived until age 56, married a total of three times (twice more after Napoleon) and bore a total of four live children (three more after her son with Napoleon, who also predeceased her).


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