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Galileo Galilei painted by Justus Sustermans, c. 1636





Galileo Galilei

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-15-Feb-1564

Earthbody-Exit 08-Jan-1642 (age 78)


Telescopes, Heliocentrism, Mathematical Laws of Nature * 1564-1642 * Galileo Galilei

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

Azwini * Dasra

BPL commentary

For Azvini births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the paradigm of Ketu-ruled Nasatya, spirit guides, astral beings,, ghosts, pilgrims, wanderers, cutters, dispersers, splitters, de-couplers, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, events of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Mezarthim. Their purpose is hearing the higher frequencies and healing intuitively.

"and now for something completely different"

Innovating Observer

Akasha-ruled chaps express the innovative, competitive vigor of Mangala through the observant, nebulizing filters of Ketu. Dasra fellows are famed for their pioneering inventions in medical, scientific, or technological fields. They are often obsessed with tools and gadgets. The 4th pada are nearly always physicians, nurses, or herbalists.

Competitive and irascible, often reclusive and disregarding of others' feelings, boldly productive Dasra are found in medicine, engineering, scientific instrumentation, and all species of gadgetry.

Azvikini are often found in medical or veterinary environments such as pharmacies, laboratories, hospitals, surgeries, and clinics. Due to their psychic (Ketu) capability to engage with astral patterns, Asvakini can also serve as medical intuitives and spiritual healers.

When looking for new ideas, they pursue an intuitive instinct to tap into the Akashic grid. Unconcerned with conforming to conventional expectations, they may seem selfish or rude. However, their job is to innovate, not to submit to old paradigms. Criticism rarely affects them.

Dasra-born hear the psychic instructions which guide their product design, surgical cutting, or drug formulation. Then, Azvini actively pushes (Kuja) the ethereal vision into material realization. Whatever endeavor they choose to pursue, Azvini tend to develop new methods and produce new things.

Azvakini fellows tend to prefer the freedom of bachelorhood. If they choose to marry, the mate shoulders most of the family duties. In relationships, much depends upon their Chandra.

Themes of eccentricity, invention, irritability, and psychic vitality may contextualize Azvini's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Azvini

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 84

"... a happy carefree disposition,

  • very intelligent,

  • in fact a rather above average person in this respect.

He will be quite successful and his financial status will be such that

  • he will seldom have to worry about money matters.

In spite of his ability to achieve success,

  • he will be modest concerning himself and his achievements."


Galileo Galilei by Ottavio Leoni, drawn in 1623 CE

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age-1

15-Feb-1564 Earth-birth in Pisa, Estrusca, Italia * Budha-Shani bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 1 until 8

Zukra Mahadasha * age 8 until 28

1581 enrolls as a medical student in the University of Pisa * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-9 university

1588 obtains position of instructor, in Fiorenza's Academy of Art and Design * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani karmesha

1589 appointed to the chair of Mathematics at university of Pisa * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha management, Budha writing, Budha rules 6th-from-10th

Surya Mahadasha * age 28 until 34

02-July-1591 grieved decease of father * Surya-Surya swabhukti * Surya rules 7th-from-Surya

1592 moves to mathematics position at University of Padua * Surya-Surya swabhukti * Surya rules 5-scholarship, 8th-from-10th identity change in professional position

Chandra Mahadasha * age 34 until 44

1600 celebrated the birth of child-1 birth of eldest daughter Virginia * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 44 until 51

Rahu Mahadasha * age 51 until 69

1616 a Jesuit inquiry declares the teaching of heliocentrism to be a heresy * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-9 theory, doctrine

1623 publication of Il Saggiatore (The Assayer) * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 3-publications

June-1633 final heresy trial, sentenced to house arrest until death, and all publication of his works forbidden * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Mangala rules 8-secret proceedings, identity transformation

Guru Mahadasha * age 69 until decease

02-April-1634 decease of his beloved daughter Virginia * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru

1638 became blind and develops multiple illnesses* Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 6-illness

08-Jan-1642 Lightbody Lift-off (age 78) * Guru-Zukra bhukti * maraka Zura rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra in classroom-12 * comfort in contemplation, research, imagination, Other-World, privacy
  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in Revatika-Pashu * comforted by wayfaring rhythms * protector of poetic interpretations, wise familiar lyrics, soothing dreamlike songs, ancient folk narratives * Pushana * The Pied Piper
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent, sensitive to sisterly figures, needs pleasuring, seeks sheltering arrangements, soothed by beauty, feels like a partner
  • Chandra-12 parivartamsha Guru-4-uttama

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, systematic pronouncements, articulation of social-scientific networks, descriptive inter-webbed definitions, messages about communities and economies, explains large-scale social participation linkage
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy, community, system
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules karakamza bhava-12-intuition, imagination, research

Guru rules 12 sanctuary. From age 69 until decease age 78 (one Rahu cycle) he was under house arrest in a punitively imposed state of sanctuary. Consistent with Guru-4 uttamsha-parivartamsha Chandra-12 however he was able to continue his research and live in reasonable comfort while imprisoned (12).

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Meena * uttama * aesthetic of music-arts
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination, enjoys spiritually guided equity, feminine-figures intuit, visions of balance and beauty, appreciation of interiority
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * gracious sensitivity

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani in Bhava-4 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious childhood foundations. One must remain in place, have to root, defend, reinforce the existing shelter. Cautious, conventional mother-figures. Tense childhood, educational fatigue, chronic household scarcity; strict boundaries; heavy legacy pressure to reinforce customary cultural boundaries. Resistance to new homes and active construction. Resentment toward changes in predictable routine. Support for socially-approved dutiful roles as parent, schoolteacher, police, border defense, fisher, farmer, ritual worship, temple maintenance, guardian of local infrastructure.
  • Shani-Karkata * old routines
  • Shani-yuti-Guru-uttama

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * craving for philosophical principle * mirage of fatherly generosity * extraordinary theory * unusual approach to higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinating doctrine * over-reaching catechisms * fabulous patronage * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of professorship, guidance, proselytism, guru-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).

Rahu occupies the career-defining the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka


fresco by Bertini, painted in 1857: Galileo shows the Doge of Venice how to use the Telescope


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