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1978-2005 * Il Papa #264

1967-1978 * Cardinale

1964-1978 * Archbishop of Krakowa

John Paul II

a.k.a. Rev. Karol Jozef Wojtyla


Wojtyla pronounced "voy-TIH-wah"

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-18-May-1920

Earthbody-Exit 02-Apr-2005 (age 85)


Pope John-Paul-2 from 1978 until 2005 * Karol Jozef Wojtyla "Lolek" * 1920-2005

birth information from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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born on Amavasya (Puthuppi Rai, day-15 Krishna Paksha)

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Dhaniztha * Vasu

BPL commentary

For Dhaniztha births of a masculine valence, the condition of pioneering, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pushers, invaders, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Dhaniztha-born often respond to a deep inner fear (Shani) which manifests as aggressive survival-driven competition (Kuja). The result = orderly, direct, empowered, and dynamic structured action.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Delphinus. Their purpose is social engineering, economic competition, and achievement of dominant positions.

Hierarchical Power Climber

Kuja-ruled Vasu-born fellows endure acute Shani-Mangala tension. They are intensely competitive. In no uncertain terms, these men play to win. Goal-oriented and often ruthless, their playing fields are typically located in the corporate-institutional hierarchies of Shani, where they strive for alpha-dominant positions.

Operating in orderly Shani-controlled environments of Makara and Kumbha, Vasu champions are surrounded by lawful, systematic, and often timid folks who rarely resist Hrsikesha's powerful ascent to the peak of the hierarchy.

Makara pada 1-2 express Kuja's control of 4-roots + 11-goals. Pro-actively patriotic (4) and driven to achieve profits (11), they are often found in real-estate (4) education (4) agriculture (4) transportation (4) police and defense (4) minerals and mining (4) or in any industry where the path to economic gain (11) is open to their dominating, goal-oriented, competitive vigor. Since Mangala rules a 6/8 pair, their Achilles Heel = economic protectionism (4-11). Outcome depends upon the character of Mangala.

Kumbha pada 3-4 express Kuja's control of 3-commerce + 10-leadership. Any commercial endeavor suits the pada 3-4 Hrsikesha-born, so long as they find a path toward governing power. Gifted in manufacturing (3) programming and process (3) sales-marketing (3) and all business functions, this breed competes aggressively for leadership. They are famed as dominating, irascible personalities whose innovative actions may change the course of civilization. Since Kuja rules a 6/8 pair, their Achilles Heel = micro-management (3-10). Outcome depends upon the character of Mangala.

Themes of brotherhood, survival, vitality, forceful movement, controlled explosion, exploration, pioneering, discovery, invention, drilling, penetration, invasion, intimidation, sexual pursuit, and conquest may contextualize Vasu's terrestrial experience. Also applies to Chandra in Dhaniztha

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

"Two entirely different types are born with Dhaniztha rising.

It depends on the part of this asterism, which lies on the Rising Point, as to which type predominates.

  • The key notes of both are optimism and ambition .

They both have thick necks and heavy thighs.

  • But there the similarity stops. (see later Pada descriptions)."


Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Wojtyla_youngPriest.jpgSurya Mahadasha

18-May-1920 Earth-birth in Wadowice, Poland * Surya-Rahu bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha

13-Apr-1929 grieved the decease of mother (Lolek's age 8) * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules-7 from 4

Mangala Mahadasha

Sep-1939 Germany invades Poland * Mangala-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rogesha-6 war (contains Rahu crossing ethnic boundaries)

Rahu Mahadasha

1940 hit by a streetcar, suffering a fractured skull * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-6 injury ++ Sade-Sati

18-Feb-1941 grieved decease of father (Lolek's age 20) * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu gives effect of Zukra rules 12th-from Surya ++ Sade-Sati

29-Feb-1944 hit by a German army truck; severe concussion and shoulder injury (again) * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru randhresha-8 crisis transformation

01-Nov-1946 ordained * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani karmesha-10 profession

1958 named Bishop of Krakow * Cracovie * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala yuvatipathi-7 advising vows trust, 10th-from-10th

Guru Mahadasha

26-Jun-1967 named Cardinale of the Vatican * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra lagnesha

Shani Mahadasha * 1974-1993 * age 55 until age 74

16-Oct-1978 elected Papa (his age 58) * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha vidyapathi-5 royalty, political elections * dhanapati-2 lineage . Budha is dramatically strengthened for purpose of elections and gambling via =parivartamsha with Mangala-5.

13-May-1981 shot during assassination attempt * Shani-Ketu bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * 1994 until 2005 * age 75 until age 84

Oct-1996 Appendectomy surgery * Budha-Ketu bhukti

02-Apr-2005 Lightbody Lift-off (age 85) * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Distinctive features of the Nativity

Wojtyla_Popi_1.jpgSurya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vrizabha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk)
  • 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-Chandra * confidently sensitive, bright comforter, entitled to parent, radiantly rhythmic, creatively intelligent mother, emotional father-figure, politically and culturally aligned parents, radiantly rhythmic, creatively intelligent mother, emotional father-figure, politically and culturally aligned parents


Dad served as a non-commissioned military officer (4 protectors) and worked as a tailor * bandesha-4 Surya-1 *Surya-yuti-Chandra bhratrupathi-3 tailor


Surya in bhava-1 = bandesha-4 folk culture, foundations

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Vrishabha * uttama * comforted by rhythmic historical tonal values
  • Chandra in Krittika * pada 2-3-4 * comforted by confident assertion * protectors of intelligent tradition, the lineage creators, Kri
  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in glowing incandescent embodiment, familiar with forward action, needs to feel the repeating pulse of physical movement, settled into the rhythm of invention, feeling for first-arrival, soothed by aristocracy, emotionally attuned to new birth, routine activities, undulating personality
  • Somana-yuti-Surya * Emotionally entitled, sensitive to charismatic figures, attached to the father, needs centrality, comforted by confidence, undulating entitlements, soothed by attention, feels like a king

Chandra in classroom-1 bhratrupathi-3 mentality, craft


Mom was a schoolteacher * Somana rules 3 trainers, explainers, instructors

his siblings died early * Ketu in the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

He used the messaging media of his day * radio, television, magazines, pamphlets * to best advantage. bhratrupathi-3 Chandra-1 messaging media

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Kanya * vigorous pursuit of logical argumentation * proactive medication * thrust toward service * push toward unfairness * champion of litigious accusation
  • Mangala in bhava-5 * drive toward creativity, pursuit of games, invasive drama, display dynamics, aggressive or sporting children, energized by romantic and political conquests, productive intelligence
  • Mangala-5 parivartamsha Zukra-12

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Meza * innovative communications, pioneering pronouncement, articulation of dynamic movement, vigorous descriptive explanations, challenging conversation, messages about contests and competitions
  • Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary, hermitage, quietude, spiritual guidance * describe reflective contemplation, discusses the astral inner terrain, explainer of private prayer, delivers instructions for communication with distant worlds, talks about clairsentience, dreams, and visions
  • 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

Vigorous and prolific public speaker and a singer of beautiful voice dhanapati-2 Budha-yuti-Zukra.

It is said that he once gave 25 speeches in a single day without repeating himself. Kanya-Mangala atmakaraka parivartamsha with dhanapati-2 +vidyapathi-5 Budha plus Mangala drishti upon Budha.

lifelong love of adolescents (5), theatre and singing (dhanapati-2 Budha-yuti-Zukra) * atmakaraka Mangala-5 parivartamsha vidyapathi-5 Budha

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-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-Karkata -3 * uttama* many publications and announcements * Lolek was a prolific writer and translator with countless numbers of short-term travel events to his credit

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of competitive movement, pleasures of conquest, athletic sensuality, enjoys direct action, aristocratic arrangements
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination, enjoys spiritually guided equity, feminine-figures intuit, visions of balance and beauty, appreciation of interiority, seeks interior balance
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * sweetened messages, gracious explanations, singing and songwriting, articulate negotiations, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty, sibling-cohort communicative arrangements, youthful beauty
  • Zukra-12 parivartamsha Mangala-5

Zukra is the kharesha

To succeed in matters of the Vatican and Its Legacy, one must be possessed of a capacity for cloistered, enclosed, under-the-table and behind-closed-doors operations. Zukra = finance.

Zukra-12 rules-6 producing Vimala Yoga * Lolek remains stainless despite the crimes

As a young man in Poland during WW-2, Father Wojtyla had a dramatic personal experience of injustice and terror; he often spoke of the monstrosity of the killings. Yet the Roman Catholic hierarchy chose not to protest the horrors of genocide and torture during the war or afterward, and Father Wojtyla chose not to lay blame but rather to continue to promulgate the stance of invisibility (12) and non-involvement. rogesha-6 Zukra crimes yuti Budha-yuti-Ketu the Witness.

Pope-264 John-Paul-II 1920-2005 Karol Wojtyla (invisible monies) Zukra-yuti-Ketu yuti Mangala * parivartamsha Mangala-5 (speculative finance) was notably "able to accept" the complexities of the Vatican banking scandal without undue mention of the numerous crimes and criminals involved.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Simbha * old entitlements, old drama, pressured heart, imposed politics, proletarian entertainments, elder game-players, must do ceremony with scarce available resources
  • 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.

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

  • Rahu-Thula *craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts; fascinated by arrangements, deals, term of agreement * seeks special importance via negotiation, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) diplomacy, advising
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * passion for conflict, remedies * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arguments, thrilling defense of victims, conflicts, miseries, medicines, servants, accusation, injustices. Craves an environment of disagreement, injustice, misuse. Desires an important role in matters of disease, injury, warfare, labor, unfairness, toxicity * Exciting enemies. Rahu-6 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of debt, drugs, slavery, betrayal, exploitation, war. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a victim, a druggist, a litigator, a problem-solver, an abuser, a diseased person, an enslaved person, a relative of the mother's people. Risk-rewarding, boundary-breeching Rahu thrives in Bhava-6 where He finds opportunity in the worlds of crime, war, pharmacy, self-medication, toxicity.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meza * dissociates from competitive dominance, incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement, applies dynamic action to the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-12 (beneficial) * ambivalent toward enclosures, absent from the ancestor spirits, disregards fantasy boundaries, dissolves the isolated sanctuaries, irrelevance of sleep * Ambivalence toward clairsentient empowerment, disinterested in invisibility. One abandons the veil between perceptual worlds, ignores the dreams, surrenders the fear of imprisonment.
  • Budha-yuti-Ketu * surrendered articulation, empty talk, unsustainable explanations, disconnected siblings, apathetic evangelism, misunderstanding, incoherent messaging, incoherent messaging
  • Zukra-yuti-Ketu * surrendered arrangements, empty promises, disconnected negotiations, unsustainable contracts, apathetic music, disappointment and dissatisfaction in relationships

Famed social activist with a particular speaking theme that the wealth of the northern lands ought to be shared with the impoverished southern countries. Zukra yuti Budha-yuti-Ketu-12 visions.

"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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