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John Wesley 1793-1791 * painted by William Hamilton c.1781


founder of Christian Methodism

itinerant evangelist

revivalist preacher

John Wesley

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-28-June-1703

Earthbody-Exit 02-Mar-1791 (age 87)


Christian Methodism founder, evangelist, itinerant revivalist preacher * 1703-1791 * John Wesley

birth data from: * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

BPL commentary

For Uttaraphalguni 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.

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.

Uttara-phalguni chaps are famously hot-headed.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Denebola. Their purpose to brighten and glorify the divine intelligence through spectacular creativity.

Brilliantly dramatic

Simha-Leya pada-1 = radiant confidence, flamboyance, and remarkable intelligence. While much depends upon the characteristics of nakshatrapathi Surya, the Falgun birth of masculine valence favors dramatic displays of celebrity, romance, creativity, and entitlement.

Kanya pada 2-3-4 = equally smart and authoritative, but more focused upon personal enclosure and distant lands, often wielding power from a private, sanctuary, or secluded location. May be an empowered politician according to the strengths of nakshatrapathi Surya.

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.

Themes of political power, radiant creativity, and bright celebrity drama may contextualize Utthram's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttaraphalguni

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

"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 calendar

Ketu Mahadasha * age 0-2

28-June-1703 Earth-birth in Epworth, England * Ketu-Guru bhukti * Guru atmakaraka preaching

Zukra Mahadasha * age 2-22

Surya Mahadasha * age 22-28

Chandra Mahadasha * age 28-38

25-Apr-1735 grieved the decease of father * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 7th-from-Surya

24-May-1738 conversion experience "heart strangely warmed" * Chandra-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha, karmapathi , randhresha-8 navamsha

Mangala Mahadasha * age 38-45 * Budha-yuti-Mangala * Mangala yuti Zukra

23-July-1742 grieved the decease of mother * Mangala-Mangala bhukti * Kuja ruler-of-12 from Chandra

Rahu Mahadasha * age 45-63


1751 (his age 48) exchange the vows of marriage-1with Mary Vazielle, said to have been a very unhappy union * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

1759 marital separation * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * age 64-79


1771 final separation from wife (after several earlier leavings) * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules-6

Shani Mahadasha * age 78-87

02-Mar-1791 Lightbody Lift-off * Shani-Zukra bhukti

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Mithunaya * Mithra * neighbor, companion
  • Surya in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * center of sacred teachings, intelligence for patronage, brightly preaching, focus on beliefs, philosophical entitlements, self-righteous father, eye on worldview, confident ideologue, * sparkling center of the doctrinal drama
  • Surya-yuti-Rahu * confidently opportunistic, bright mesmerizer, creatively intelligent culture-mixing, entitled to mix and mottle, radiantly risk-rewarding


Dad was an excitable, risk-associated preacher Surya-yuti-Rahu-9

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Dhanuzya * comforted by rhythmic catechesis of belief
  • Chandra in Mula * comforted by witnessed emptiness * protectors of the eternal root vortex, philosophical watchers, galactic pilgrims
  • 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-Ketu * Emotionally scattered, sensitive to disoriented figures, indifferent to local customs, disengaged mother, soothed by disintegration, dissolves the comforting routines, needs to wander, feels like a pilgrim

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Karkata * nichha * vigorous 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-11 * drive toward connectivity, pursuit of earnings, , marketplace dynamics, invasive networking, vigorously active friends, energized scientific systems, economic conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * communicative competitions, energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine force joins messaging signal, potential for aggressive gestures, speech, and writing
  • Kuja-yuti-Zukra * dual sexuality, dual sexuality, energized bargaining, dynamic trading, masculine force joins feminine allure, potential for aggressive mating, partnering actions, innovative arrangements

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications, articulation of rhythmic root culture, security, foundations, descriptive emotional defense, customary pronouncements, messages about protection and nourishment
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy and ecology, distributive and associative networks * social participation linkage, describer of friendship and voluntary connections , explainer of gains and goals, delivers instructions for interlinked systems, talks about large assemblies + webs of community
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * explainer of competitive energies, articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures
  • 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

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


Shani-Meza * nichha


From Chandra-Dhanuzya lagna, sober serious structured hierarchical Shani rules

  1. the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history collecting, acquisitive genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  2. the emotionally talkative, information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra

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

  • Rahu-Mithunaya * craving for conversation * mask of  messaging * extraordinary explanations * ambitious administration * preposterous propaganda * fascinating  evangelism * marvelous advertising and photographs * unusual ensembles * exciting cohort * mesmerizing  instructions * over-reaching management * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of information delivery, scripts, documentation, business planning, commercial transactions, communicator-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. 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-yuti-Surya * amplified ambition, magnified confidence, exotic creativity, tricky drama, opportunistic father, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of genius, hypnotic charm, political center of cross-cultural mixing

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Dhanuzya * dissociates from sacred convictions, incomplete doctrine, empty beliefs, dissolute worldview, not limited by philosophy, disarrayed theory, ignores restriction on paradigms of belief, applies broad inclusivity to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, off-topic communications, disinterested in daily discourse, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric or esoteric modes of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative. One abandons the management tasks, dismisses the standard explanations, walks away from the usual descriptions.
  • Ketu-yuti-Chandra * surrendered sensitivity, empty feelings, unsustainable comfort, disconnected mother, ambivalent toward cultural routines, apathetic parenting, emotional disengagement, disinterested in the ethnic folkways

Accounts of the bitterness of Wesley's failed marriage were marked by vicious criticism toward his wife, chronic infidelities, and tales of his extraordinary craving for public attention. This scenario could suggest that John Wesley may have suffered from clinical Narcissism.

To begin the long list of marital stressors, yuvatipathi Guru occupies randhrasthana-8 + nichha-Shani. Then, Mangala bhratrupathi-3 + randhresha-8 provides considerable challenge for the Kanya nativity. Marriage equity is also compromised by nichha-Mangala yuti Zukra.

The "disregard for consequences" Mula-Chandra-yuti-Ketu-3 tends to disrupt

the home and foundational schooling. His childhood home-rectory shifted often, he was farmed out to neighbors for two years, and his childhood home was burnt twice to the ground. He wandered peripatetically as a churchless preacher, forming and abandoning relationships en route, coming home unannounced and often met with spousal hostility.

Nevertheless Wesley's nativity features Harsha Yoga provided by the Viparita Raja Yoga of rogesha-6 nichha-Shani in 8. His spiritual reputation as a life-transforming evangelical itinerant preacher did not suffer from the potential ignominy of his marital problems. In fact many devoted Methodists for the subsequent two centuries had no idea about his wife's detailed complaints of Wesley's infidelities, financial irresponsibility, and verbal violence toward her, as her diaries were suppressed.

Budha-Karkata yuti Mangala-Karkata * nichha yuti Zukra-Karkata

Rahu-Mithunaya yuti Surya-Mithunaya

Ketu-Dhanuzya yuti Chandra in Dhanusha * Chandra in Mula * Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in routines, ruts, rates, roots, rhythms

Surya in bhava-10 * dig-bala

Guru-Meza yuti Shani-Meza * nichha

"and now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8


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