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  • writer of the Sherlock Holmes criminal detective novels, political pamphlets, drama, and historical fiction

  • two marriages

  • deeply involved in 19th century spiritualism

  • mental health issues throughout life

  • double parivartamsha



Arthur Conan Doyle

a.k.a. Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-22-May-1859

Earthbody-Exit 07-July-1930



Sherlock Holmes crime-writer, ophthalmologist * lived 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

Jyeztha * Kita * Thrikketta

BPL commentary:

For Jyeztha nativities, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

Siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Guidance from instructors in the civilizations of Antares.

Budha-ruled Jyeztha gentlemen are typically outspoken, incisive, competitive, descriptive, and authoritative communicators. They maintain a deep sense of mental seniority. Capable writers, Ketta men are quick-witted and skilled in handcraft. Articulate and confident, they find a ready audience on topics of a mysterious, hidden, or forbidden nature.

Regardless of their professional training, Ketta-born are natural psychologists. Masters of verbal control and manipulation, Zakra chaps are often found in politics. Jyeztha seek controlling power via financial and personal secrets, sexual intrigue, and dangerous liaisons. They may become transformative healers when their sexual energy consciousness evolves.

Themes of verbal contest, sexual energy transfer, and healing discovery may contextualize Jyeztha's terrestrial experience.

Much depends on the characteristics of Ketu in the nativity.

Also applicable to Chandra in Jyeztha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 85

"A dark and sensitive nature ...

  • superficially religious

  • but are hypocrites at heart.

On the surface they are respectable, law abiding citizens, ostensible church-goers,

  • but secretly their morals are loose

  • and their tempers passionate.

Smooth, oily, and suave to all appearances,

  • they carry in their hearts schemes and thoughts which might not stand the light of day."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha Timeline



Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until 5.5

22-May-1859 Earth-birth * Chandra-Shani period * Chandra parivartamsha Shani * Shani rules 3-writing

Mangala Mahadasha * age 5.5 until 12.5

1864-1867 family breakup; children into foster homes due to artist-father's alcoholism + psychiatric illness * Mangala-Mangala swabhukti * Kuja rogesha-6

1867 - family reassembles living in a squalid tenement due to father's inability to work * Mangala-Shani period * Shani rules 4-housing

1868-1876 = educated in Jesuit schools paid for by financially privileged maternal uncles, including year in the sports-oriented elite Jesuit school in Austria * Mangala-Budha period * Budha rules 11-siblings of father

Rahu Mahadasha * age 12.5 until 30.5

1876-1881 = medical school at university of Edinburg * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules 5-scholarship, fortune

1876 C-D's artist father permanently institutionalized for alcoholism, depression, epilepsy * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 8th-from-9th

1880 and 1881 = ship's surgeon on two vessels, encountering near-lethal dangers * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules 8-11, surgery, goals-profits

1885 completed doctoral thesis on the subject of a spinal nerve disease following syphilis * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra veneral disease, Zukra rules 4th-from-4th diploma

05-Aug-1885 marriage-1 (age 34) * Rahu-Zukra period * gochara R-K via Kanya-Meena contact navamsha 1-7

1886 first significant writing published "A Study in Scarlet" * Rahu-Surya period * Surya karmesha-10 recognition

28-Jan-1889 first child born as his wife completed her delivery, C-D medically attended the mother and child * Rahu-Mangala period * Kuja lagnesha

Guru Mahadasha * age 30.5 until 46.5

1891 C-D stops his medical practice in order to write full-time * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 3rd-from-3rd success in writing

10-Oct-1893 = annus horribilis grieved decease of father after many years of psychiatric illness * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules pitrimaraka 7th-from-9th

1893 Sherlock Holmes character dies in "The Adventure of the Final Problem" * Guru-Shani period

1893 wife-1 diagnosed with terminal Tuberculosis and given only a few months to live * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules 8th-from-7th-from-Chandra, transformation of the identity of the spouse (but not death)

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-Ketu period * gochara R-K via Makara-Karkata = Rahu contact radical Chandra

1902 Knighthood bequeathed by British Crown * Guru-Mangala period * Mangala lagnesha identity

1902 Sherlock Homes returns in "The Hound of the Baskervilles" * Guru-Mangala period * Mangala lagnesha identity

Shani mahadasha * age 46.5 until 65.5

1906 loses second and final attempt to be elected to British parliament * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 12th-from-5th dissolution of politics

04-July-1906 death of first wife Louise, after a very long illness with Tuberculosis * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules Rahu in 2nd-from-Chandra, and Shani rules 2nd navamsha

Sept-1907 after the customary one year of mourning, C-D immediately marries Jean Leckie (his mistress of 9 years) * Shani-Shani swabhukti gochara R-K via Mithunaya-Dhanushya contact swamsha + Chandra-nav

Oct-1918 son Kingsley dies of pneumonia, after WW-1 injuries; numerous other family deaths many related to the war followed quickly * Shani-Mangala period * Mangala rules 2nd-from-5 fleshdeath of children

1920 mother fleshdeath * Shani-Rahu period

1921 "The Coming of the Fairies" appears to show mental illness * Shani-Rahu period

Budha Mahadasha age 65.5 until decease age 71

07-July-1930 (age 71) death 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-Zukra period * Zukra rules 7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

ruler of 10 in 10th-from-10th suggests a significant level of social recognition

combust Mangala is less harmful, but Mangala re-engages with bhava-6 via the parivartamsha. Father remained a working artist and C-D published several of his father's drawings in C-D's books. It is a complex situation with his father because Mangala lagnesha provides a lifelong identification with the dad as well. There is no abandonment or link-breaking between the father and son.

The father 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 . After father's mental breakdown in mid-life, the dad was institutionalized permanently, leaving the family in a state of struggle .

However Arthur Conan-Doyle maintained a lifelong relationship (7) with his father, taking custodial responsibility for him legally (7) and visiting him regularly. Despite the grim prospects of 'dual diagnosis' mental illness combined with extreme alcoholism, the father was a gifted and productive illustrator Surya-Vrizabha.

Arudha lagna = bhava-10 containing Ketu. C-D was famed for several social contributions but overwhelmingly his British reputation was characterized by his leading role in the psychism of the day

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-3 parivartamsha + mutual exchange with Shani-9
  • Chandra in Shravana * comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

The exchange between Zukra-Mangala 6-7 helped to shape the career of a physician (6) who had a profitable and socially rewarding relationship with poisons, disagreements, and murder (6). Sarala-yoga and Vimala-yoga assured that even considering the potential high scandal of his extramarital affair and the devastating mental illness of his father, Mr. Conan-Doyle yet was not personally victimized by any of these evils.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka rules Jyeztha

literary author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries * for over a century, continuously popular literature, never out of print

Budha-Meza-6 trained and worked as a medical doctor physician (ophthalmologist)

Karakamsha = bhava-11 communities, groups. Conan-Doyle belonged to a large community of occult practitioners and also had a large fan-base of devoted readers

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru-8 surgeries, mysteries, hidden forces, receives amplifying drishti of Rahu.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra-6 rules 12 Vimala Yoga * also addictions

C-D's first wife wife Louise was profoundly ill with tuberculosis, and she was expected to die shortly. However, Louise lived until 1906, forcing Conan-Doyle and Jean into a 9-year clandestine arrangement.

Zukra-6 parivartamsha Mangala-7

2 marriages * Budha-yuti-Zukra

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


Chandra-3 parivartamsha Shani-9

Shani owns and aspects bhava-3 containing Chandra = severe bouts of depression.

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Rahu-Kumbha * Rahu in bhava-4

Ketu-Singha * Ketu in Bhava-10

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

* crime-fiction, eye-surgeon, occultist. Lingering severe illness of first wife; during which, long secret affair with second wife.

a remarkable "double parivartamsha" COMBINED with a dual Sarala-yoga and Vimala yoga ** allowed him to describe the most heinous and gruesome crimes and explore the world of criminal insanity with no untoward consequences. In fact, he built a tremendous career upon materials of violent crime and social disease

6-7 medical or scientific career 7.

This dhanayoga suggests a substantial income from creative literature, drama, and politics

  • Exceptionally patriotic ( yet a traveller often writing 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. Also many sea-voyages, Shani-9 rules-3 travels and tours.

  • Also a public speaker on topics of national policy = Shani-9 rules- 3 preaching instructions, talks. Leading figure of the spiritualism movement of his day

Sherlock Holmes 1859-1930 Arthur Conan Doyle had an aristocratic father who suffered severe mental illness. The father self-medicated with alcohol, drinking even industrial poisons in his distress. His father despite high birth 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.


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