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a.k.a. Narendranath Dutta

a.k.a. Shāmi Bibekānondo

Earthbody-Entry Monday-12-Jan-1863

Earthbody-Exit 04-July-1902 (age 39)

See also: Complete Writings of Swami Vivekananda online


philosopher, writer, missionary preacher * 1863-1902 * Swami Vivekananda * Narendra Dutta

birth data from: * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

see also Shri BV Raman's version of Swami Vivekananda's nativity in Notable Horoscopes, p. 192

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Magha * Pitriya * Agadash * Ajjha* Karman * Vutatma * Anvastaka * Kosthagara

BPL commentary

For Magha 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 Ketu-ruled paradigm of Ajjha, spirit guides, astral beings, pilgrims, ghosts, wanderers, observers, witnesses, awareness of impermanence, freedom from conventions, disregard for consequences, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Guided by the patrons of Regulus. Their purpose is royal patronage of the spiritual fire traditions.

Fire Magicians

Akasha-ruled Magha gentlemen are distinguished by their rarity and their dissociation from the typical marriage-and-family lifestyle. Like all Ketu births, the Makha masculine figure has less gender polarization and more affinity with cosmic patterns of forgiveness and release.

Generally preferring an unmarried status, Pitri natives are aware of their psychic vocation. One understands that the current body, while it may have kingly or celebrity attributes, is intended to serve as a vessel for the Light of Truth.

Although loving in the pure sense of permeability and transparency, masculine Makha = most often found in uniquely singular roles that require a certain distancing from conventional relationships. Given sufficient ability to operate within the earthly dimensions, a subtly dispersed light (halo) may be seen to surround the tangible body.

Themes of separation, disconnection, abandonment, alienation, escape, wandering, annihilation, surrender, and liberation may contextualize Agha's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Magha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 82

"a proud but not an arrogant nature

  • poised, self-contained and dignified.

This man will command respect

  • because of his quiet dignity of manner and bearing.

His position in his community will be secure

  • and his financial standing sound.

His weakness, however, is his susceptibility to the blandishments of the opposite sex.

He must avoid entanglements

  • which might lead to a loss of dignity, since, to this man, such a loss would be a tragedy."


Vivekananda's "Chicago Pose" 1893

Biographical Details matched with Vimshottari Dasha


Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 6.1

12-Jan-1863 Earth-birth in Kolkata, Bengal, India * Mangala-Rahu bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 6.1h until age 24.1

1882-83 (age 20) joins Freemason lodge and joins Sadharana Bhramo Samaj * Rahu-Surya bhukti* Surya lagnesha * Surya rules navamsha-3 cohort

Jan-Feb (Magh) 1884 (age 20) grieved decease of father Vishwanath Datta from advanced diabetes, thrusting the family into poverty * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya produces effect of pitrimaraka Zukra ruler of 2-7 from 9

1884 (age 21) BA diploma focused on philosophy, Scottish Church College * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya lagnesha + Surya produces effects of Budha-diploma

1884 (age 21) accepts Ramakrishna as his primary Guru *Rahu-Surya * Surya lagnesha

16-Aug-1886 Lightbody Lift-off of Ramakrishna * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 8th-from-9th transformation of the Guru

1886 establishes Ramakrishna Math * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 9-doctrine

Dec-1886 speaks monastic vows along with brother monks * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 9-faith + Mangala rules the identity-transforming 8th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 24.1 until decease-age-39

1888 begins 5-year bhukti of increasing celebrity and identity change, as he travels the world * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 5-fame + 8-transformation

31-May-1893 leaves Bombay for Chicago via East Asia * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 11-goals + 2-speech-language-knowledge

Sept-1893 Parliament of Religions adjunct to the Chicago Worlds Fair where his speeches receive a delighted approval * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2-speeches

1894 founded Vedanta Society and was offered (but declined) University Chair positions at both Harvard U and Columbia U * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu dissolver

1895 published the still-influential book Raja Yoga * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 3-publications

15-Jan-1897 after extended sea journey, return to homeland India * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Ketu rules 3- project-oriented travel

1899 return to West * Guru-Mangala * Mangala rules 9-global travel, purposed for preaching or philosophy

09-Dec-1900 return to homeland India * Guru-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-4 desire for homeland

04-July-1902 (age 39) Lightbody Lift-off * Guru-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-4 end-of-things

Distinctive features of the nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotisakaraka


  • Surya-Makara-Draco * Savitra * the stimulator
  • Surya in bhava-6 * center of sparkling service, brightly conflicted, focus on imbalance, eye on injustice * intelligence for helping ministries of social work, injury and disease, medical entitlements, broken contracts and litigation, accusation, divorce + disagreement, pollution + exploitation, poverty and crime, usury and debt, pharmacy and addiction, military and war * bright center of the conflict-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
  • 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


Dad was a university-college graduate and novel-writer. Dad worked as a law-clerk, serving in administrative roles within several British-owned law firms in Kolkata

Mangala in bhava-9 often indicates challenges for the father, and can be a significator of father's shorter longevity

HEALTH lagnesha Surya-6 + Zukra-6 + Budha-6 suggests multiple illness conditions particularly sugar-processing imbalances (Zukra kidney-adrenal) * Swami Vivekananda suffered from asthma, diabetes and chronic insomnia

Surya rules Karakamsha-1

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra-Kanya * comforted by rhythmic remedial service
  • Chandra in Chitra * comforted by designing pursuits * protectors of dynamic architecture, dominating arrangements, progressive rebalancing
  • Chandra in classroom-2 * comfort in collections, familiar with history, soothed by stories, storage, history, settled into the rhythm of languages, needs to feel the repeating pulse of inventory counting, emotionally attuned to lineage knowledge, routine restoration of knowledge, undulating voice, speech, song
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted, sensitive to seniority figures, soothed by structure, sheltered by hierarchies, needs austerity, feels like a regulator

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

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

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of championship * dynamic, competitive winner * proactive innovation, first-arrival; push toward conquest
  • Mangala in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * drive toward doctrine, champion of paradigmatic belief, pursuit of patronage, dynamic preaching, energized philosophical conquests, dominating father-figures. Often Kuja-9 = challenges to the father's lifestyle.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Makara-Draco * bureaucratic communications, articulation of lawfully orderly process, explains procedure for imposing rules, descriptive explanations of the social order, messages about governance and regulations
  • Budha in bhava-6 * narrative of argument, accusation, pollution, complaint * discusses conflict, medical treatment plans, remedies, litigation. Detailed argument, accusation, indictments. Dialog of treason, describer of broken promise, explainer of toxicity, . Delivers instructions for ministries of service, talks about injustice, articulates the case against adversaries, ailments, debts. Excellent position for medical, military, or service-ministry professionals
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * 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-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-6 parivartamsha Shani-2

Budha-6 gains dignity in carrying out public roles due to the Kumara's auspicious parivartamsha with orthodox, careful, detail-oriented Kanya-Shani-2

Budha rules Arudha lagna = bhava-11-Mithunaya community activism, social networking

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Thula * many trades, exchanges, much negotiation, believes in justice, doctrine of contractual exchange, multiple alliances and arrangements, equable guidance, expands the scope of balanced design
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages, much commerce, many photographs, many publications, many collaborators, many transactions, many tours, frequent business trips, many sales, numerous discussions, much detailed interaction, extensive communications. Sibling-cohort ensemble identity = evangelistic growth, expansion of message, more meetings

Guru rules 10th navamsha indicating a career in theoretical or philosophical teaching

Guru rules-5 at center stage of large theatrical presentations, gave thousands of lectures on philosophy of Advaita Vendanta to delighted crowds

During Guru mahadasha, Raja Yoga 1863-1902 Swami Vivekananda famously attended the first World Congress of Religions, where he was received with admiration (Guru rules 5) as an articulate exponent of his faith

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Makara-Draco * appreciation of authoritative status, likes architectural structure, attracted to officials and law, enjoys social position, beautiful bones, prefers old buildings and stony dryness, balanced skeleton, lovely legs, pleasures of structure, hierarchical arrangements
  • Zukra-6 * pleasure of self-medication; enjoys exploitive arrangements, addictions, imbalanced equity, feminine employees, attracted to servants, and slaves; appreciation of enemies, toxicity from sugars, aesthetic of slavery, unfair contracts, relationship injustice, criminal bargains, adjustability in times of poverty and war
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * sweetened confidence, gracious drama, appreciation for political display, theatrical negotiations
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty

Zukra-6 rules Ketu-10 and Guru-3

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kanya * heavy old accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * vital energy compression stress zone = colon + digestive tract * must materialize orderly ways to aid the injured and help the mistreated * weighty subordinate tasks * strictly imposed hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within proletarian master-slave systems * must respect slow, elder physicians and their outdated remedies * must accept the limitations of institutionalized service * insufficient pharmacy * must work with aging, dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious family lineage. One must preserve, have to collect, catalog, must tell tales, obligation to speak-and-sing; cautiously constrained banking; tense eyes, punitive rules for speech, non-permitted comments, financial fatigue, chronic financial depression, undernourished eye-teeth , heavy legacy pressure against speaking out; insufficient nourishment, desiccated preserved food. Limited sight, blindness. Ossified, rigid, rule-bound family culture. Resistance to new languages and direct speech. Resentment toward  family ignorance. Support for socially-approved presentation via face, hair, song, speech, vision, treasuries of older knowledge.
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * nishturabhashi yoga * resistance against protection, limited comfort, emotional discipline. constrained flow, regulated feelings
  • Budha-6 parivartamsha Shani-2

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

  • Rahu-Vrizchika * shimmering illusion of mystery * craving for rebirthed identity * unusual approach to dangerous, cultural-mixing conditions * over-reaching engagement with hidden empowerments * preposterous camouflage * mesmerizing power of rejuvenation * fabulous surgeries * exotic undisclosed assets * mask of transformative arcane knowledge * intriguing enactment of revolutionary force * marvelous obscure liaisons * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of healing shakti, emergency intervention, seeks privilege via secret-revealing, shocking insights, discovery-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-4 * passion for property, routine, roots * in swabhava of Comforting Chandra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual cultural roots; seeks thrilling opportunities in property ownership, unusual lands and vehicles, buildings, farms, vehicles. Desires an, important role in land use entitlements.. Ambitious, Over-reaching property-owners, real-estate deeds and claims, fence-makers, boundary-defenders, transporters, drivers of trucks and ships, police, schoolteachers, farmers, fisherfolk. Boasts deep roots in the local environment. Rahu-4 trespasses the cultural boundaries of ethnic settlement, agriculture, fencing, roadways. Craves a showcase home, fabulous garden, or prestige lands.. Ambitious character of the parents, especially the mother.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Vrizabha * dissociates from collections, incomplete acquisition, empty values , dissolute treasury, not limited by storage, disarrayed lineage, ignores restriction on speech-voice-sight, applies preservation containment to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-10 * disregards status and rank * no barriers in class-pyramid, fearless toward regulations, absent from officialdom officials, vacuous leadership roles, irrelevance of the government, ambivalence toward dignity and respect. One abandons a position of social authority or lawful power, ignores the social ordering rules, surrenders executive roles.

wanted to build up a worldwide Math of mystical meditation, education and practice centers. However he did not live long (died age 39) therefore others and likely his own reincarnated self needed to continue the institutional work.


Masculine Nativities

Chandra in Kanya Rashi

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 184
"These people are dignified, reserved and bashful. They talk softly with dignity, not ponderously but rather persuasively and logically, commanding respect for their expressed views.

They are somewhat religious, yet their religion is not orthodox and they may appear on the surface to be atheists or skeptics, since they are extremely analytical in their attitude and all religious ideas must appeal to their reason.

Because of this, they quite often are found in the ranks of Christian Scientists or of occultists. They are fond of reading and investigation and are always striving to combine science and religion, and to rationalize the emotions.

They like travel, and will take many short and long journeys during their lives. They are not domestic, preferring to live in hotels, or in apartments where there is a maximum of service.

If they are in their own homes, they make rather exacting demands on those who serve them. They are meticulous as to details and adaptable to any business requiring exactitude of method. They are on the whole fortunate in business.

The men with Moon in Virgo have some feminine characteristics and viewpoints which are sometimes disconcerting to the opposite sex, and they are at all times coldly analytical in their attitude, even to those they love, although they may not show it.

As a rule, they are slim, of average height, quiet and dignified in appearance, with a habit of laughing while telling a joke, but rather grave otherwise.

These people should be very careful about diet as they are subject to diseases and ailments of the stomach. They should try to live in the country even though they prefer the city, since the constant nervous tension of the city upsets their digestion.

Their lucky gem is the Emerald , and the best day for starting any enterprise is Wednesday."


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