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Freedom Fighter for India

in maturity, became a Spiritual Teacher

author of the Savitri poem

Shri Aurobindo

a.k.a. Aravinda Ackroyd Ghose

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-15-Aug-1872

Earthbody-Exit 05-Dec-1950 (age 78)

"The one aim of [my] yoga is an inner self-development by which each one who follows it can in time discover the One Self in all

and evolve a higher consciousness than the mental, a spiritual and supramental consciousness which will transform and divinize human nature."

~~ Aurobindo on Aurobindo

~~ Aurobindo quoted by A. B. Vajpayee , Hindutva is Liberal

"Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety,

a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite."


Sri Aurobindo Ghose * 1872-1950 * Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh

birth information from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

see also Shri BV Raman's version of this nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p.235

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."



Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Ketu Mahadasha

15-Aug-1872 Earth-birth in Kolkata, Bengal, India * Ketu-Chandra bhukti

Zukra Mahadasha

1877 (AAG age 5) sent to English-medium boarding school in Darjeeling * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 12-dormitories

1879 (AAG age 7) sent to England with his two brothers to receive a British education explicitly free of Indian cultural influence, per his father's instructions * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 12-distant lands

Aug-1892 initial pass Indian Civil Service examination while still living in UK * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9-fortune = 11th-from-11th income, salary

Nov-1892 disqualified for Indian Civil Service due to his intentional decision to fail the Riding exam * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8-sudden unexpected upheaval

Dec-1892 hired by Maharaja Gaekwar of Baroda (while still in UK) * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9-fortune = 11th-from-11th income, salary

Jan-1893 grieved decease of father Krishna Dhun Ghose * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 12th-from-9th

Feb-1893 return to work in Varodara. Begin 14 years (until 1905, age 21-35) working as a Baroda College educator, state administrator, and occasional private secretary. Although most comfortable using English, begins to attain fluency in Bengali. Learns literary Sanskrit. ** Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9-universites, royal fortune

Surya Mahadasha

1898 appointed Professor of English at Baroda College * Surya-Rahu bhukti

30-Apr-1901 exchange the vows of marriage with Mrinalini (her age 14, AAG age 29) * Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha rules navamsha-7 * gochara Rahu-Ketu via Vrischika-Urisha contact R-K axis

Chandra Mahadasha

1906 leaves the service of the State of Baroda, moves to Kolkata (Calcutta) becoming an outspoken public intellectual in support of Indian Independence * Chandra-Rahu bhukti

1907 arrested on charges of sedition, but soon acquitted * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 8-sudden unexpected changes of circumstance

Sept-1907 begin leadership Nationalist Party in Bengal * Chandra-Shani bhukti Shani rules 9-politics

May-1908 year of imprisonment during trial for treason. In-depth study of Bhagavada Gita and other spiritual classics during this time transforms prison into a contemplative sanctuary. * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9-wisdom teachings

04-Apr-1910 relocates to Pondicherry (Puducherry) * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha

Mangala Mahadasha

17-Dec-1918 decease of wife Mrinalini Ghose (via flu epidemic) * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 12th-from-7th-from-Chandra

Rahu Mahadasha * age 47.6 until age 65.6

22-Sep-1922 Aurobindo (AAG age 50) and Mirra Alfassa "The Mother" (her age 44) move into a shared house. The couple live together until decease * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7 contractual partnerships

24-Nov-1926 essential meditative experience of over-mental and supra-mental consciousness which formed the basis of the remaining 24 years of his life. Enters seclusion, and an ashram community forms around his figure, although he interacts with devotees only very minimally. * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9-dharma, worldview ++ 8-identity transformation, mysteries

Guru Mahadasha * age 65.6 until decease age 78

05-Dec-1950 Lightbody Lift-off (AAG age 78) * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Maraka Chandra rules-2

Distinctive features of nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya-Simha * Khaga * Khagaya * air-moving
  • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce, intelligence for reports, dramatic announcements, creative descriptions * self-referential instruction delivery * confident handcraft, splendid technology * entertaining explanations * administrative entitlements * focus on communication * eye on process management * iconic messaging * bright center of discourse * brilliant gesturing
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance , creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, brightly creative bargainer, artistic father-figure, uniquely intelligent sister-figures, entitled to pleasures, aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun, financial politics, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive features

Surya-Magha 0-deg


Sri Aurobindo's father was trained as a medical surgeon, but spent most of his career (following medical training in UK) in administrative service to the British colonial government of India. Surya in bhava-3 management, administration

Professionally, Krishna Dhun Ghose was said to have been a popular Anglophile, bureaucratically effective in terms of successfully completed municipal projects (in the town of Khulna) and well respected.

Nevertheless, dad faced constant financial insufficiencies, due significantly to his need to maintain separatehomes for himself and his mentally ill for himself and his mentally ill wife. Surya-Magha 0-deg Toward the end of his life, regrets overcame him, and he degenerated into severe alcoholism.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in Mula * comforted by witnessed emptiness * protectors of the eternal root vortex, philosophical watchers, galactic pilgrims
  • Chandra-Dhanuzya * comforted by rhythmic catechesis of belief
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in arrangements; familiar with security-focused bargaining, soothed by equity, needs to feel the repeating pulse of deal-making, routine habits of matched partnership, settled into the rhythm of negotiations, need for balanced contracts; nourished by undulating agreements
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted * pressured by punitive authority figures * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with strict hierarchies * mother emotionally limited * needs rules * feels like a worker
  • Chandra-5 parivartamsha Guru-12


Sri Aurobindo's mother Swarnalata was married age-12 and had six children.

She was said to have suffered from hysteria which made her mentally unstable, and prone to beat the children violently. (Mula Chandra with harsh Shani).

Dad left the family in 1880 due to the mother's mental illness. Young Aravinda was separated from his parents for 14 years, age 7-21, while he completed a UK education.

Chandra-Mula-5 parivartamsha Guru-Azlesa-12

A firebrand revolutionary in his younger days, Shri Aurobindo was ultimately more famous for his spiritual teachings and cultural leadership (when Guru finally got the upper hand to Kuja!)

MARRIAGE emotional support expectations in partnership

7th-from-Chandra-7 * nishturabashi yoga

randhresha-8 = Shani in bhava-7 * dig-bala * secretive, mature partner

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha * pursuit of security * proactive nourishment, drive toward rooting and settling, vigorous policing * push toward land ownership and farming * champion of local, ethnic, land-based cultures
  • Mangala in bhava-2 * drive toward values lineage, pursuit of treasuries, energized face-speech-song, champion of hoarding, competitive family prone to shouting, vigorous capitalization-banking, storage, assets, sporting approach toward finance, conservation, hyperactive family dynamics, acquisitive conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * multiple competitions, many brother-figures, energized growth, dynamic generosity, masculine force joins optimistic expansion, champion of humanistic worldview, potential for aggressive preaching, indoctrinating actions

Guru-yuti-Kuja occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra


nichha-Mangala-yuti-Guru-uttama Vriddhipathi rules earnings-11 . Through the ashram corporation, AAG developed a comfortable treasury.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Simha * political communications * articulation of unique creativity * delivers announcements about celebration * manufacturers bright displays * explains celebrity entitlements * delivers messages about romance * declares poetic adoration * delights in glittering phrases * manages entertainments * details the procedure for theatrical amusements * speaks with royal flamboyance * talks about gambling * plays  intelligent games * hands-arms-shoulders send dramatic gestures
  • Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of cohort, siblings, announcements * discusses commerce, management, reporting, administration, describer of detailed information, explainer of publication, delivers instructions for books, scripts, lyrics, media-messaging, talks about communications, sales, marketing, advertising, manufacturing, process, collaboration, teamwork
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • 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

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, believes in ancestral ways and rhythms, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security, expands the scope of the local settlement, develops farms and gardens, multiple dwellings, many parent-figures
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard, many songs, many stories, history, storage, several genetic lineages, much many accumulated goods, numerous languages, many voices, many valuations, extensive accounts and assets, family identity = growth, belief, expansion of the lineage , family identity = growth, belief, expansion of the lineage
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brother-figures, expansive conquests, much humanistic progressive-invasive philosophy, large-scale competitions, vigorous champion of doctrine and belief
  • Chandra-Mula-7 parivartamsha Guru-Azlesa-2

Guru in bhava-2-Azlesa


Guru-yuti-Kuja occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Guru karmesha ++ Guru rules 10th navamsha

LeadershipAurobindo very quickly rose to high leadership positions in the political world during his engagement with the cause of Indian Independence. In Pondicherry, he neither accepted nor rejected the iconic leadership empowerments of the spiritual communities which formed in his wake.

In latter years, the great 20th century seer, poet, and prophet Aravinda Ackroyd Ghosh -- known worldwide as Shri Aurobindo -- was loved and respected around the world for his ability to pursue and expand the contemplative, reflective, and meditative experiences of the ancient visionary traditions . nichha-Kuja yuti uttama-Guru-Azlesa

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Singha * appreciation of royal confidence, likes admiration and applause, attracted to creative performers, pleasures of radiant central roles, attracted to celebrity, enjoys intellectual display, brightly theatrical arrangements
  • Zukra-3 * pleasure of explanatory description, gracious messaging, enjoys commercial harmony, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications, aesthetic instructions * pleasing designs to adorn the ears, arms, shoulders, and hands * feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of balanced communications
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * * sweetened messages * gracious explanations * singing and songwriting * articulate negotiations * talkative sister-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort communicative arrangements * youthful beauty
  • 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

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.
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * resistance against protection, pragmatic routines, materialistic mother, limited comfort, emotional discipline. constrained flow, regulated feelings

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

  • Rahu-Vrizabha * uttama * craving for preserved collections * unusual banking practices * over-reaching acquisitions * preposterous accumulations * mesmerizing treasure-hoards * fabulous inventories * exotic food stores, ship-holds, and warehouses * mask of historic conservatism * intriguing acts of barreling, cooperage, and containment * marvelous hoards of valuables * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of accrued wealth, lineage knowledge, speech and song, memory, keeper-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-12 * passion for privacy * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual retreat environments, withdrawal, sanctuary; desires an important, invisible role in invisibility, intuitive guidance, private prayer, isolation, enclosures, research laboratories and libraries, Other-Worlds. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious ancestor guides. Thrives in culturally-mixed monasteries, spiritual sanctuaries, hospitals, prisons, rehab centers, and other secluded spaces. Rahu-12 trespasses the cultural boundaries of dreamwork, imagination, sanctuary, and sleep. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a dream-interpreter, an ancestor spirit-guide, a magician from distant lands.

Rahu occupies the emotionally contentious 6th-from-Chandra

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * dissociates from hidden empowerments, incomplete discovery, empty secrets, dissolute penetrations, not limited by catastrophic change, ignores restriction on initiations, applies exploratory initiative to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-6 (beneficial)* absentee enemies, disregards criminal boundaries, dissolves the medications, ambivalent toward the power of exploitation, disinterested in disagreement, irrelevance of accusations. One walks away from sickness, abandons the usual suffering behaviors, ignores the conventional conflicts, delivers incoherent arguments.

Ketu occupies the private, invisibility-seeking, retreating, contemplative 12th-from-Chandra

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