born six months after
born one month after
author George Orwell called Kipling a "Jingo Imperialist"
Kipling recorded how the Victorian world finalized modernized in response to World War-1, and how Empire was experienced by different populations within it
Kipling produced vigorously race-hate language for anti-German propaganda
literary innovator in genre of short-story
children's books were hugely popular when published and remained so, despite his other prolific works having been denigrated as Victorian imperialist boastings
Anglo-Indian newspaper journalist
narrative themes of British Empire
a.k.a. Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Earthbody-Exit 18-Jan-1936 (age 70)
Link to NYT review of Kipling's legacy
Celebrated British writer * Rudyard Kipling * 1865-1936
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudyard_Kipling * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman
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.
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,
Uttara natives are extremely intelligent
but because of their inordinate pride,
and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."
Kipling in the late 1890's
Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar
Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 5 |
30-Dec-1865 * Earth-birth in Bombay, Gujarat, India * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru yuti 5 graha
Rahu Mahadasha * age 5 until age 23
1871 Kipling's parents abandoned him and his sister in England, while mom and dad returned to India. The foster family bullied and abused him for three childhood years age 7-10 * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-1 personality
1886 published first poetry * Rahu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 3-publication
Guru Mahadasha * age 23 until age 49
1890-91 Nervous breakdown including the death of his intimate friend Wolcott Balestier * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-5th = death of a romantic lover
18-Jan-1892 * marriage (age 26) in London , to Wolcott's sister Carrie Balestier (Ballister) * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules Kumbha swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Vrishabha-Vrischika contact uttama-Chandra-9
29-Dec-1892 * celebrated the birth of child-1 birth * Guru-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 9th-from-Chandra
1894 published the widely celebrated Jungle Book * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha publications
May-1896 * public assault by Beatty Balestier = his brother-in-law, landlord, romantic interest, and publisher * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu 7 relationship breakup
1896 * reportedly, marriage in decline * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu 7 relationship breakup
July-1896 * repatriated to southern England, with Carrie and family * Guru-Ketu bhukti * Ketu wandering
1897 published the celebrated work Captains Courageous * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-4 rules 2-storytelling + 9-celebrity
Feb-1899 published the soon-to-be controversial White Man's Burden apprehended as a paean to imperialism
1899 * grieved the decease of celebrated the birth of child-1 * Guru-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 12th-from-5th-from-Chandra
Shani mahadasha * age 49 until age 68
22-Nov-1910 * grieved the decease of mother Alice Macdonald Kipling (R's age 45) * Shani-Ketu bhukti
Jan-1911 grieved the decease of father John Lockwood Kipling (R's age 45) * Shani-Ketu bhukti
27-Sept-1915 * grieved the decease of child-3, son John (child's age 18) * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya rules 12th-from-5th-from-Chandra
18-Jan-1936 * decease via brain hemorrhage (age 70) * Budha-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-1
Salient features of the Nativity
In his day, Kipling was an enormously feted writer. He appeared to many of his Edwardian generation to have epitomized the experience of a paternalistic (Chandra-9) colonial ruling elite, who were portrayed as kindly, slowly educating and protecting the vulnerable population of their colonies. His robust language praising king and empire resonated deeply with a people seeking pride in their racial drama.
More than a literary author, Kipling was an iconic personality often perceived to embody the "genius " of a humanistic vision of unity and civilized advancement via Empire (Simha genius). He was the first English-language author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature during the swabhukti of his yuvatipathi-7 respect uttama-Shani-3. He remains the youngest writer ever to receive that prize
Sadly, Kipling literary quality has not withstood the test of time. Modern literary critics tend to disparage his characterizations as condescending rather than intriguing.
Just So Stories 1865-1936 Rudyard Kipling was married once. The union was said to be enduring, but unhappy. Mr. Kipling's second-additional liaisons appear via four graha yuti Zukra. The additionals are located in bhava-4 suggesting multiple romances which are separate from connected to his family home, schooling, patriotic endeavors, shipping, or local properties. Literary research recently discovered correspondence hidden since the 1880's indicating that his wife's brother (who was also his publisher and promoter) was a primary romantic relationship. After a violent disagreement with his romantically important brother-in-law, and despite having been very productive in New English, Kipling suddenly removed his young family back to southern England. Mr. Kipling belonged to a literary men's club in London where he socialized with men like himself who identified with masculinity and Empire. He was a celebrated, even adored, figure there; and the men with whom he socialized were reportedly not enamored of the frustrated Mrs. Kipling 7th-from-Chandra-9 shows that her role was primarily as editor, publisher, and manager (3) of the home schedule which allowed Mr. Kipling to write productively without distraction.
a poem by Rudyard Kilpling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream–and not make dreams your master,
If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings–nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!
Dad = John Lockwood Kipling, a teacher Surya in bhava-4 . Dad was a sculptor and professor of architecture, and a prominent figure in arts education in their British Colonial settlement in the great port of Bombay, India.
Surya-4 yuti Zukra indicates that Kipling enjoyed his relationship with his artist father.
Surya rules 12-imagination * Kipling's imaginative fantasy writings became extremely famous and celebrated throughout the Anglosphere
Transformation of the concept of homeland, of nativeness
Bhava-4 homeland, patriotism, = 8th-from-Chandra transformation of identity = Kuja + Zukra + Budha + Surya + Guru. Kipling was wildly popular with Commonwealth and Euro-American readers during the heyday of Empire. However, once the colonialist viewpoint had dissipated with the collapse of Empire following WW-2, Kipling's supposed genius was questioned and then disregarded as a romanticized artifact of Imperial culture.
Kipling's claim to fame was that he was extremely, extremely, astoundingly, amazingly Patriotic. His Rahu-1 personality craved attention and his Dhanuzya graha in bhava-4 focused virtually of his attention upon the humanistic interpretation of Empire. That is British Empire and its never-setting Sun. That is, English language and its ability to describe all things in the Earth. (The British Earth).
Rahu in bhava-1 apparently created a cult of personality around him being uniquely born in India and thus the best example of its native voice.. Modern literary critics find his writing unworthy of high celebration.
Chandra occupies 6/8 from the Dhanuzya-4 cluster
Emotionally, Kipling would have experienced conflict in virtually all of his life's activities. In particular, matters of the home and homeland, schooling and cultural foundations, would have been contentious and potentially toxic.
The Zukra+Kuja pair in Mula-4 created relationships which were incompatible with parenting and adversarial to the cultural customs.
Mom = Alice Macdonald Kipling, an artist and socialite. She was admired for her beauty and her wit. a popular entertainer, a familiar figure to all in their Anglo-Indian social class, artistic and musical in nature (uttama-Chandra). Her reputation aided her son's public visibility. Chandra in classroom-9
Chandra-9 uttama indicates that his mother (and by extension both parents, Chandra) was his Muse. He remained close to both parents during his entire lifetime, often taking long solo visits to be with his parents, while leaving his wife and children behind.
Defining influence of Mother and parents-overall
Kipling was known to remain close to his parents throughout their lives, perhaps inordinately attached to his mother. He visited them in adulthood for long holidays, leaving his wife and children behind. The parents viscerally disliked his wife * Zukra-4 in awkward angle shad-ashtaka 6/8 toward Chandra-9.
MARRIAGE partnership mutual support expectations
7th-from-Chandra-9 = bhava-3 writing publications management administration scheduling
Like most folks with Chandra-in-bhava-9, Kipling sought in his life partner primarily the virtues of a manager, sibling-companion, and team-mate. Zukra-4 * digbala shows that she was also the primary parent and housekeeper.
Wife's family = 8 ruled by Mangala-Mula-4
Kipling had an intense and complex relationship with his in-laws. In the narrative of Kipling's life, he was deeply attached to his own parents but he had little engagement with his wife's family, despite the fact that they essentially controlled his publications.
7th-from-Chandra ruled by Mula-Kuja-4
Carrie was an essential, indispensible person in Kipling's life but Zukra + Kuja + Budha (all in Mula) + Surya + Guru.
Zukra ++ cluster suggests that there were numerous other romances also. Their marriage was said to have been not joyous but rather holding fixed roles; yet it was gainful .Bhava-4 parenting expresses a solid foundation of shared duties, including family protection, housekeeper, foundational supporter, nourisher, and parent.
Zukra-4 * digbala = in 8th-from-Chandra and Brighu's affiliation with so many other graha could be expected to create a variety of additional relationships. Friends remarked that the marriage enjoyed stability but not attraction * akarshana.
Kipling seeking public dignity maintained a decades long marriage to his wife and mother of his children. He adored his children and was by all accounts a model parent-writer, who produced much-beloved books for children. However friends reported that his spousal affections were limited and he took extended trips to visit male friends, or his parents (Chandra) leaving his wife unsupported for long periods of time. Intensifying matters is the powerful uttama-Chandra in 6/8 adversarial shad-ashtakya to Zukra.
Chandra in Vrishabha * rules the managing, commercial 3rd-from-Chandra familiar rhythms and routines. This geometry suggests that one is most comfortable emotionally when working on a project. Carrie and Rudyard produced a lifetime of literary projects, and most of them were a commercial success.
Loss of two children * 6 graha in 12th-from-5th
Tragically, two of his three children died prematurely: a daughter of pneumonia age-6 and a son by shrapnel in WW-1 age-18. Attributable to the weight of graha in 4.
Kuja + Zukra + Budha occupy Mula
Mangala the ruler of bhava-3 = 7th-from-Chandra-9 = typically problematic for the Kanya nativity due to Kuja's rulership of 8 and 8th-from-8. In Kipling's case, Kuja involved him in numerous discreet relationships with men (including with both of Carrie's brothers) which caused increasing unhappiness in his marriage.
Kuja rules Mriga-Chandra
Kuja-4 rules 3-writing + 8-secrets. occult
bhava-9 internationalism, humanism, wide-worldview, celebrity, fortunes
Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 5.6
Although his subsequent Rahu Mahadasha would create deep scars due to physical violence and psychological bullying, Kipling accounted his first six years of life to be blissful and idyllic. During the Mangala years, Kipling remembered the joy of a close supportive bond with his parents (4), their siblings (his uncles and aunts) and his younger sister.
Mula graha = Guru + Budha + yogakaraka Kuja-Mula = complex outcomes
Kipling reported a very difficult, abused childhood during the early years of Rahu Mahadasha where Rahu's ruler = Mula-Budha-5 + Kuja. At the age of 6, he was shipped thousands of miles away from his family in Bombay to be educated in England. The hostess with whom his parents boarded him was viciously strict with harsh beatings and punishment for moral correction.
When she discovered the abuses, his mother quietly removed him and nothing was mentioned until years later.
Similarly an effect of bandesha-4 Mangala, Kipling generated a lifetime pattern of international house-shifts which continued throughout his married adulthood. Seeking transformative change, he moved often between India his birth-land, England, New England (USA) and South Africa.
Budha-4 rules Kanya-1 Karakamsha
Dhanayoga via Budha
words: historic language, stored knowledge, story-telling bhava-2
bhava-5 romance = Budha-5-Mula in mysterious 8th-from-Chandra
Guru rules Arudha lagna Dhanuzya homeland culture, patriotism, nationalism
Double-8 Guru generates secrecy and mystery
Guru occupies the brilliant, intensive cluster of Dhanuzya graha in literary-creative vidyabhava-5.
Zukra rules 10th navamsha = in the dhanushya-5 cluster shows career in a variety of creative arts including literature, poetry, songwriting.
Zukra-Mula-4 rules 2- speech. Using a phonetic style that was easy for English readers of all social classes to read-out-loud to their children, Kipling became a darling of children's literature. This clever orthography (Zukra + Kuja rules 3-writing systems) pleasantly expressed the translation (3) of the Indic phonology was received by Anglo ears.
Kuja + Zukra + Budha occupy Mula
Zukra kalatrakaraka = Feminine partner
Wife Carrie controlled his publications via her family who were Kipling's business agents * cluster of Graha yuti Zukra
Carrie (Zukra) was said to have organized every detail of their home life so that her husband could have the optimal writing conditions. karmesha-10 Zukra-5 accepting drishti of uttama-Shani suggests a highly regulated professional writing environment. Kipling produced a remarkable amount of ready-for-publication creative literature on a regular pace throughout his lifetime.
Zukra-Mula-5 occupies 11th-from-7th = wife-figure is instrumental in economic gains
Kipling adored his mother and maintained a lifelong close friendship with both of his parents. Yet he had persistent difficulty getting along with his wife. Modern literary researchers have suggested that Kipling had romantic relationships with both of his wife's brothers. As a British gentleman he preferred to socialize in men's clubs, His wife was said to have been bitter about his regular, long sojourns from their home when he commingled with other gentlemen of similar background.
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Uttama-Shani-2 storytelling rules Makara-6 = 10th-from-Chandra,
Kipling possessed a disciplined genius for recording * Zukra rules uttama-Shani-2 in recording, voice-2
Kipling's only son was killed in WorldWar-1 age 18. Kipling had no brothers and no surviving sons, therefore his male lineage ended with him.
The highly intelligent, unique and artistic strong graha in the literary-creative Dhanushya-5 cluster accepts disciplined, time-ordered drishti of uttama-Shani-3 * disciplined writing.
Mangala-Mula-5 rules 4
Frequent house-shifts due to energetic bandesha-Kuja. These physical moves did revitaliz their married life temporarily . However Kipling derived his main emotional sustenance from his parents and from his male cohort in the men's literary clubs of London and in private homes of his poetic brethren * uttama Chandra rules the brotherly 3rd-from-Chandra. Whenever he was away from this fraternal, familiar, soothing, conversational environment he became bitterly unhappy.
Disciplined and Productive Literary Life * Shani Orderly
Despite their personality mismatches, Rudyard and Carrie Kipling worked together for decades. Her support was integral to his literary success both ergonomically and commercially. Shani drishti to Zukra shows the discipline with which Carrie arranged their family life in strict detail, so that Rudyard could continue to write at home without unwanted interruption.
Shani drishti into Kuja (suppressed quarreling)
Friends honored Carrie for maintaining a household schedule that well supported his writing, but the couple were known to be unhappy for decades, living in a climate of persistent but quietly dignified quarrelling.
Carrie was three + years elder to Rudyard. = Simha radical lagna ++ Shani drishti upon Zukra while Zukra owns Shani
Wife's Family = Shani
Kipling's wife Carrie was a literary publishing agent who was part of a large publishing family .
One of her brothers, the author-publisher Wolcott Balestier, is said to have been Kipling's romantic lover. Another of her brothers Beatty Balestier (Ballister) was their landlord in Vermont, USA; he was also Kipling's marketing, distribution, and publishing agent upon whose good will Kipling's career much depended.
Ketu-8 in-laws, ruled by life-structuring, time-scheduling, socially-defining Shani-3 business.
dignified and professional conduct during a lifetime of difficulties with the family of his spouse.
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Privilege-seeking Rahu occupies rules kutumbha-bhava-2, representing the combined assets of the family line. Rudyard Kipling was born into a celebrated family . His mother and her three sisters were famed for their beauty and creativity; all the sisters married elite men. Rudyard's early years were said to have been pampered and pleasant. His family connections were very helpful in raising the social profile of his artistic, literary, and other public endeavors.
Rahu in bhava-1 ambition for privilege via the cult of personality
A century later, the patronizing colonial philosophy is decidedly out of date. However, most of Kipling's writing is still in print. English-speaking children worldwide are read"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" by their parents - due mainly to the charm of his phonetic renderings. For better or for worse one of the strongest common images of India transmitted to the outside world remains the charming tonal stereotypes of Kipling's fiction (Rahu-Budha, speech).
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Kipling socialized with men, in urban male private clubs and homes of his associates. Ketu-7 in the emotionally motivated community-linking, gainful, friendly, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra = Kipling did not bring his friends to his home.
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