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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)


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

Uttarazadha * Vaizva

BPL commentary

For Uttara-azadha births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the paradigm of Surya-ruled Iswara, father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Nunki. Their purpose is to express the radiant clear light of truth in an orderly, institutional framework.

Psychic intelligence

Dhanuzya Pada-1 can show Brihaspati's rulership of 1-embodiment + 4-cultural foundations. Nakshatrapathi Suyra and Guru enjoy high-compatibility yang patterns. Pada-1 tends to be paternalistic, creative, self-referential to the point of self-righteousness, and generously friendly. Iconic and inspirational teachers of the patriarchal lineages are found here. Often found in the role of philosopher, professor, or guru-figure. Assess the role of Brihaspati to determine character.

Makara-pada 2-3-4 express the tension between structural Shani and solipsistic Surya. From the Makara lagna, nakshatrapathi Surya becomes randhresha. Thus pada 2-3-4 are mystical and gender-neutral (Shani). Pada 2-3-4 respect age and governance ordering. Yet their purpose is visionary (Surya). Psychics and seers are found here. Depending on the vigor of Shani, hierarchical institutions may be constructed around their secret light. Their emotional stability in partnership arises from Chandra = yuvathipathi.

Themes of clairsentient vision, personal certainty, and prophecy may contextualize Ishwara's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Uttarazadha.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"A very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

  • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."



~~ Aurobindo on Aurobindo

"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."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Ketu Mahadasha

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

Zukra Mahadasha

1887 (age 5) sent to English-medium boarding school in Darjeeling * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 8-transformation of identity

1879 (age 7) sent to England with his two brothers to receive a British education explicitly free of Indian cultural influence (his father's instructions) * Zukra-Surya bhukti * Surya lagnesha

Aug-1892 initial pass Indian Civil Service examination * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 11-goals

Nov-1892 disqualified for Indian Civil Service due to his intentional decision to fail the Riding exam * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules swamsha true-to-self

Dec-1892 hired by Maharaja Gaekwar of Baroda (while still in UK) * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 10th-from-Chandra ++ Budha rules 11-income

Jan-1893 grieved decease of father Krishna Dhun Ghose * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2nd-from-Surya

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-Budha bhukti * Budha karaka for administration; Budha rules 10th-from-Chandra career, bhava-2 languages

Surya Mahadasha

1898 appointed Professor of English at Baroda College * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 5-scholarship, students

30-Apr-1901 marriage (her age 14, his age 29) to Mrinalini * Surya-Zukra bhukti * chidradasha

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-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 8-transformation of identity

1907 arrested on charges of sedition, but soon acquitted * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-accusations

Sept-1907 begin leadership Nationalist Party in Bengal * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 7-leadership agreements

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-Budha bhukti * Budha rules swamsha

04-Apr-1910 relocates to Pondicherry (Puducherry) * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 12th-from-4th house-shift

Mangala Mahadasha

17-Dec-1918 Lightbody Lift-off of wife Mrinalini Ghose (flu epidemic) * Mangala-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 12th-from-Zukra

Rahu Mahadasha

22-Sept-1922 Aurobindo (age 50) and Mirra Alfassa "The Mother" (age 44) move into a shared house; they will live together until decease * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7th navamsha relationships

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

Guru Mahadasha

05-Dec-1950 Lightbody Lift-off (age 78) * Guru-Rahu bhukti * chidradasha

Distinctive features of nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

lagnesha Surya rules * Simha radical lagna

  • Surya-Simha * Khaga * Khagaya * air-moving
  • Surya in bhava-1 * enter of identity, bright embodiment, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, championship entitlements, eye on personality *sparkling center of the vitality-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, articulate in drama and games, self-confident announcements, talks about politics, 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

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 service to the British colonial government of India. 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 his father faced constant financial insufficiencies, due significantly to his need to maintain seperate homes 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-5 * comfort in politics, familiar with gambling and games, charm, children, soothed by celebrity, needs to feel the repeating pulse of confident self-expression, emotionally attuned to uniqueness, settled into the rhythm of romance, routine intelligence, artistic performance; undulating creativity
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * Emotionally constricted, sensitive to seniority figures, soothed by structure, sheltered by hierarchies, needs austerity, feels like a regulator
  • 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 unstable, and prone to beat the children violently. (Mula chandra with Shani). His father 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 partnership

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Yogakaraka Mangala-1 rules 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

  • 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-10 * dig-bala * drive toward high position, pursuit of social authority, fights for rank and status, , invasive regulation, ,hierarchical dynamics, energized governing conquests, champion of leadership elites
  • Kuja-yuti-Guru * energized growth, dynamic generosity, masculine force joins optimistic expansion

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

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

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-12 *swabhava * many retreats, much divination, many hospitalizations, much private expansion, numerous ancestor guides, much interiority, much going on behind closed doors
  • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brother-figures, expansive conquests
  • Chandra-Mula-5 parivartamsha Guru-Azlesa-12

Guru-Azlesa-12 ruler of 8 creates Sarala Yoga


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

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

~~ 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."

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Singha * appreciation of royal confidence, pleasures of radiant central roles, enjoys intellectual display, brightly theatrical arrangements
  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment; graciously feminine qualities of the appearance, enjoys athletic style of balancing, vigorous physical adjustments, appreciation of new birth * identified with beauty, equity, and fairness
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * weetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, 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

Zukra karmesha

Zukra rules Arudha-lagna-10

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Dhanuzya * old doctrines, pressured beliefs, old patronage, pressured hips-sacroiliac, imposed catechism, must teach with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-5 * must create drama with scarce confidence; cautious of politics, conventional intelligence; heavy weight of children; chronic pressure on the heart
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * resistance against protection, limited comfort, emotional discipline. constrained flow, regulated feelings

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


Ruler of 10 = Zukra-1 and uttama Rahu occupies 10. Aurobindo 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.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * incomplete discovery, empty secrets, dissolute penetrations
  • Ketu in classroom-4 * absentee mother-figure, disregards local customs, dissolved property boundaries, wanders from home, irrelevance of the folkways

Ketu occupies the contemplative 12th-from-Chandra

"an increasing ability to serve is the only reliable sign of spiritual progress "

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