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Conan-Doyle in 1914, age 55


writer of the Sherlock Holmes criminal detective novels

political pamphlets, drama, and historical fiction

deeply involved in 19th century spiritualism

proponent of seance and psychism, leader of of 19th-cen spiritualists

mental health issues throughout life

Arthur Conan Doyle

a.k.a. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-22-May-1859

Earthbody-Exit 07-July-1930 (age 71)


Sherlock Holmes crime-writer, ophthalmologist * 1859-1930 * Arthur Conan Doyle

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Sarala Yoga ** parivartamsha ** Vimala Yoga

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

Sherlock Holmes 1859-1930 occultist Arthur Conan Doyle * Budha-yuti-Zukra. Raised with conventional religious assumptions, C-D left the foundational (4) rites in order to pursue what he perceived as a higher level of wisdom, which he detected in the psychic spiritualism of his day.



Surya Mahadasha * age birth until 1-month

22-May-1859 Earth-birth in Edinburgh, Scotland * Surya-Zukra chidradasha * Zukra rules 9-worldview

Chandra Mahadasha * age 1-month until 10.1

1864-1867 family breakup; children into foster homes due to artist-father's alcoholism + psychiatric illness * Chandra-Shani bhukti * randhresha Shani-2 family scarcity

1867 - family reassembles living in a squalid tenement due to father's inability to work * Chandra-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-3 incoherence

1868-1876 = educated in Jesuit schools paid for by financially privileged maternal uncles, including year in the sports-oriented elite Jesuit school in Austria * begin luxury schooling during Chandra-Zukra bhukti

Mangala Mahadasha * age 10.1 until 17.1

Rahu Mahadasha * age 17.1 until 36.1

1876-1881 = medical school at University of Edinburg * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-9 university

1876 C-D's artist father permanently institutionalized for alcoholism, depression, epilepsy * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-9 father

1880 and 1881 = ship's surgeon on two vessels, encountering near-lethal dangers * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru-1 rules 7-10 career

1885 completed doctoral thesis on the subject of a spinal nerve disease following syphilis * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha publications

05-Aug-1885 exchanged the vows of marriage-1 with Louisa Hawkins (age 34) * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Mithunaya swamsha * gochara R-K via Kanya-Meena contact navamsha Chandra-Meena

1886 first significant writing published "A Study in Scarlet" * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha publications

28-Jan-1889 first child born as his wife completed her delivery, C-D medically attended the mother and child * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5th-from-Chandra

1891 C-D stops his medical practice in order to write full-time * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya rules bhava-3 karakamsha writing

10-Oct-1893 grieved decease of father after many years of psychiatric illness . Doyle referred to 1893 as his annus horribilis * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Kuja rules 12th-from-Surya

1893 Sherlock Holmes character dies in "The Adventure of the Final Problem" * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Kuja rules 2nd-from-5 death of hero

1893 wife-1 diagnosed with terminal Tuberculosis and given only a few months to live * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha * Kuja rogesha rules 12th-from-7th

Guru Mahadasha * age 36.1 until 52.1

05-Mar-1897: C-D meets horse-lover, athlete and singer 14 yrs his junior Jean Leckie. He falls in love but is not available (Ketu) * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru-1 rules radical-7 ++ 7th navamsha * gochara R-K via Makara-Karkata = gochara Rahu contact radical Chandra

1902 Knighthood bequeathed by British Crown * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5-celebrity

1902 Sherlock Homes returns in "The Hound of the Baskervilles" * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 5-heroes

1906 loses second and final attempt to be elected to British parliament * Guru-Chandra bhukti *

04-July-1906 grieved the decease of first wife Louise, after her long-enduring decline from chronic Tuberculosis * Guru-Chandra bhukti * Shani-parivartamsha-Chandra ++ Shani rules 7th-from-7th from Chandra

18-Sep-1907 following the customary one year of mourning, exchanged the vows of marriage-2 with Jean Leckie (his mistress of 9 years) * Guru-Mangala chidradasha * Mangala-12 parivartamsha Zukra-11 * Kuja gives effect of Zukra * gochara R-K via Mithunaya-Dhanuzya contact Mithunaya swamsha

Shani mahadasha * age 52.1 until 71.1

Oct-1918 son Kingsley dies of pneumonia, after WW-1 injuries; numerous other family deaths many related to the war followed quickly * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-parivartamsha-Kuja * Kuja rules 2nd-from-5 decease of child

1920 grieves decease of mother * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-4th

1921 "The Coming of the Fairies" photographic fraud scandal provides evidence of mental illness * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya rules Ketu-3 incoherence

Budha Mahadasha age 71.1 until decease age 71

07-July-1930 (age 71) decease in his garden in Surrey of coronary failure and kidney failure * buried in unconsecrated ground near a church due to his claims that he was a spiritualist and not a Christian * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules 4-end-of-things

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vanika * nichha * Hiranya-garbha * golden fetus
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intuitive entitlements, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, creatively intelligent brother-figures, self-reflexive political pursuits, champion of brilliant ideals, competitive father, entitled to conquer and win, radiantly pioneering


Asta-harana Mangala +++ nichha-Surya-12

Dad = Charles Altamont Doyle .When C-D was young, dad suffered a severe mental breakdown, which was poorly diagnosed and violently mistreated, leaving Father with a terrible addiction and a destroyed ego. Father suffered alcoholism, epilepsy, and severe depression .

Dad self-medicated with alcohol, to the extreme of drinking industrial poisons in his disordered distress. His father despite high birth rank was remanded to an insane asylum and the family plunged into poverty. Conan-Doyle visited his father periodically and even included his father's artistic illustrations in some of the Sherlock Holmes serials, but dad was never released from the insane-prison.

After Charles Altamont Doyle's mental breakdown in mid-life, dad was institutionalized permanently, leaving the family in a state of struggle . Surya in bhava-12 suggests an invisible father. Mom developed a second, undisclosed alliance Chandra-8 . Thus neither parent is much supportive albeit there remains a safety net composed of uncles. friends of the family, mother's companion.

Dad remains a connected friend

Despite the grim prospects of 'dual diagnosis' mental illness combined with extreme alcoholism, dad was an artistically gifted and productive illustrator.

Father remained a working artist and C-D published several of his father's drawings in C-D's books. Mangala vriddhipathi provides a lifelong friendship with the dad as well. There is no abandonment or link-breaking between the father and son. Arthur Conan-Doyle accepted custodial responsibility and visiting dad regularly. Sherlock Holmes 1859-1930 occultist Arthur Conan Doyle * Surya-yuti-Mangala as an adult, curated a show of his father's paintings and drawings

C-D Career

Surya-12 imagination ++ Kuja-rogesha-crime

Surya rules Karakamsha = bhava-3 writing contains Ketu in classroom-3 mental incoherence

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Uttara-azadha * comforted by bright visions * protectors of confident conviction, brilliant philosophy, wise patronage, political doctrines
  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfort in crisis * familiar with catastrophic events * needs to feel the pulse of repeating identity transformation * soothed by secrecy * accustomed to regular routines of upheaval * seeks the deep rhythm of initiations * acculturated to exploratory occult sensitivities * need for unsettling discoveries * nourished by self-reinvention * emotionally attuned to patterns of undulating shakti-shocks
  • Chandra-8 + parivartamsha + mutual exchange + Shani-2

Chandra-8 comfortable in environments that are dangerous and regenerative such as surgeries, mysteries, hidden forces, crime-fiction, eye-surgeon, occultist. Lingering severe illness of first wife; during which, long secret affair was maintained with the person who became lifepartner-2


C-D maintained a lifelong relationship with his mother, but she was a secretive person Chandra in classroom-8 and not much is known of the details of her life. She knew about and even chaperoned his hidden affair-du-coeur of nine years while his wife was ailing. Chandra-8 + parivartamsha + mutual exchange + Shani-2 lends stability and longevity to the maternal role in his life.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

7th-from-Chandra-8 = bhava-2 contains Shani-parivartamsha-Chandra

  • C-D's first wife wife Louise was the steady object of his dutiful affection. She is represented by Shani in 7th-from-Chandra ++ parivartamsha.
  • As their two children were growing, Louise (Touie) became profoundly ill with tuberculosis (grief), and physicians expected her to die shortly. However, Louise lived in frailty until 1906.

2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra-8 = bhava-9 contains Rahu-9

  • C-D met Jean in 1897 some three years after Touie's terminal TB diagnosis. Due to the Victorian morality of the era and his own penchant for secrets Chandra-8 and also due to Rahu-9 , Conan-Doyle and Jean entered into a thrilling (Rahu) 9-year clandestine arrangement.
  • The second marriage lifepartner was characterized in Rahu style as a producer of flattering accounts via automatic writing in the spiritualism movement that held their fascination during C-D's later years.
  • Jean was 18 years his junior (Rahu). She liked glamour and celebrity.
  • She was described as an opportunistic, mesmerizing, and barrier-bending, taboo-twisting personality characterized by her competitive horsewomanship, her operatic singing, and her participation in their 9-year extramarital affair.
  • C-D was said to be smitten, but critical observers opined that her influence led him to over-extend himself (Rahu) into the world of spiritualism (9) which eventually caused his downfall (Rahu high rise downfall) due to a fake-photo scandal.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


* Harsha Yoga

  • Mangala-Thula * vigorous pursuit of alliance * creatively moving advocacy * thrust toward union * proactive bargaining * military negotiations * push toward terms of agreement * aggressive deal-making * energized mediation * champion of fair contracts
  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy, pursuit of inner guidance, distant lands, invasive ancestors, seeking sanctuary, clairsentient dynamics, energized invisible conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * invigorated creativity,, energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm, potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions , potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions , potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions
  • Mangala-12 parivartamsha Zukra-11

Mangala-12 parivartamsha Zukra-11

A remarkable double parivartamsha++ viparita raja yoga harsha yoga ** allowed C-D to describe the most heinous and gruesome crimes and explore the world of criminal insanity with no harmful consequences. In fact, he built a tremendous career upon materials of violent crime and social disease, due mainly to the benefits of Mangala rogesha providing a powerful Vimala Yoga.

Kuja rules communities, groups. Budha-yuti-Zukra ++ Mangala-12 parivartamsha Zukra-11

Conan-Doyle belonged to a large community of occult practitioners He had a large fan-base of devoted readers for decades, and his income was eventually quite substantial. His widow lived from the proceeds of his literary estate for the rest of her life, and his children also inherited some profits.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Thula * articulation of contracts * equable arrangements * balanced designs * agreeable pronouncements * explains procedure for fair agreements *  descriptive bargaining * skillful matching * accommodating conversations * messages about negotiation * programming for trade exchanges * manufactures harmonious patterns *  hands-arms-shoulders send equalizing gestures
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy, community, network * 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-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

literary author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries

for over a century, this continuously popular literature has never fallen out of print

Lagnesha Bandesha Budha = deeply patriotic Also many sea-voyages,

C-D regularly about national politics and giving his characters a thoroughly British profile. A staunch home-owner, who once left Britain moving to Switzerland for his wife's health, but couldn't endure the loss of familiar habit (4) and moved back home.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru in bhava-1 * dig-bala * much vitality, jolly personality, generous disposition, numerous identities, much jovial competition, many cheerful sporting activities, may signal expansive aura, tall height, or wide girth, embodiment of optimistic belief
  • Guru-Mithunaya * much communication, many merchants, conversations about belief, doctrine of inclusive messaging, expansive evangelism, detailed guidance, expands the scope of management, multiple administrative projects

Guru-1 receives amplifying drishti of Rahu.

Guru-1 rules Meena Arudha lagna = bhava-10 C-D provided several varieties of social leadership, but with karmesha in 1 he was best known just for being himself. Overwhelmingly his British reputation was characterized by his leading role in the psychism of the day = Meena imagination dreams.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Meza * appreciation of competitive movement, likes innovation, attracted to champions, pleasures of conquest, athletic sensuality, enjoys direct action, aristocratic arrangements
  • Zukra -11 * pleasure of community linkage, enjoys network equity, feminine-figures have social-participation, balanced economies, association with artists and financiers, graciously inter-knit community, appreciation of friendships, aesthetic of fair deals in marketplace, seeks economic justice
  • 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-11 parivartamsha Mangala-12

Zukra rules 10th-from-Chandra = bhava-5 creative literature, politics, celebrity

Zukra Azvini medicine yuti lagnesha Budha

  • trained and worked as a medical doctor physician (ophthalmologist)

2 marriages * Budha-yuti-Zukra

Dhanayoga = Zukra-11 rules 5 ++ Shani-2 rules 9

  • This combination dhanayoga suggests a substantial income from creative literature, language, drama, and paradigms of belief

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Karkata * heavy old routines * obliged to conform to the ancient habits * must bear the weight of old defensive structures * vital energy compression stress zone = stomach * strictly imposed systems of security * must adhere to established proletarian cultural roots * must materialize orderly sustainable settlements * rigid resistance to change of the folkways * must engage in farming and fishing * must care for elders * aging infrastructure, insufficient ports and roadways * lack of moisture in the farms and fields * cramped dwellings and crumbling fences * slow elderly caretakers * must continue to maintain protective nourishment 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.
  • Chandra-8 parivartamsha Shani-2

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

  • Rahu-Kumbha (swakshetra) * shimmering illusion of webwork * craving for community * over-reaching voluntary connections * mirage of material science * fabulous marketplace associations * extraordinary friendliness * intriguing ecologies * mask of lawfully interlinked systems * fascinating networks * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of  futurism, social participation linkage, economic distributions, community-knitting, socialite-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. Surreptitious attempt to appear as a global, humanistic, ideologically-framed agent of understanding. 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-9 Dhaniztha = ruler Shani-2 in 6th-from-Rahu

C-D had five children via 2 marriages. However, none of his children had offspring = he had no grandchildren. His lineage thus died out.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Ketu occupies Simha-3 karakamsha

  • Ketu-Singha * dissociates from creative performance, incomplete entitlement, empty intelligence, dissolute brilliance, not limited by celebrity roles, ignores restriction on political opinion, applies theatrical solipsism 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.

Although one of the most famous English-language writers of the past three centuries and certainly a leading figure in detective fiction (crime fiction) C-D nevertheless expressed a perpetual ambivalence about writing in general and particularly about Sherlock Holmes the hero (Simha).\


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