May 5, 1818 ; d. March 14, 1883
Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital
eschatological political economist, social
Leading intellectual of modern
Karl Marx, in a
letter to his father, 1835
"If we have chosen the position in life in which we
can most of all work for mankind, no burdens can bow us down, because they
are sacrifices for the benefit of all; then we shall experience no petty,
limited, selfish joy, but our happiness will belong to millions, our deeds
will live on quietly but at work, and over our ashes will be
shed the hot tears of noble people."
May 5, 1818; Trier, Germany; birth
time 2:30 a.m. from Sabian Symbols
"... high-strung and nervous in
They are not very strong constitutionally.
They are rather
grave and serious
they belong to the Mental Group and are
by no means orthodox,
Remedial ratna for the nativity
Shani-ratna = blue sapphire supports lagnesha Shani
Budha-ratna emerald supports dharmapati Budha
Shukra-ratna = diamond supports yogakaraka Shukra
Rahu in bhava-3 =
Ketu in bhava-9
Rahu in bhava-3
Rahu wants to "get ahead" via
communications media. Newspaper, magazine, book, radio,
television, telephone, satellite, broadcast, announcements, reports, documentation,
internet media, 'texting', illustration, instruction,
explanation, film, print, musical lyrics, Morse Code,
Rahu can find expedient use
for any messaging device particularly
designed to get attention and gain privilege;
generally unconcerned with fairness or facts
(although factual reporting may be necessary
if Rahu's lord is Shani or Shani-drishti upon Rahu).
self-elevating desire to be recognized and privileged as a writer
who delivers important
instructions and announcements.
May be a taboo-breaker
in matters of communication, messages. reports and signaling.
Often journalistically evangelical.
Irregular, illicit, outsider messages.
writing, announcing, reporting on exotic,
disruptive, or controversial
Ketu in bhava-9
self-deprecating ambivalence toward patriarchal religion, orthodox piety and guru-father-priest figures.
no agenda regarding
religion. Generally disregards religious
rituals, scripture, principles and prescriptions.
universities, scholarship, global travel, and
internationalist. Tends therefore to be less
educated, more parochial in philosophical viewpoint.
The Father is rarely at home
during childhood; or, if available physically, is
Normally an atheist. However,
Ketu can accept the garb of other graha. May be an
atheist in sheep's clothing - even an atheist
working as a priest or religious figure.
The nebulous, dusty
Ketu-cloud tends to simply
reflect the projection
of the collective unconscious;; people can
believe all sorts of things about Ketu, which have
nothing to do with Ketu, including the projected
belief that this native is deeply religious.
"Witness" viewpoint gives cosmological
neutrality in religious philosophy.
If Ketu-9's lord is
superb placement for the super-abstract levels of
philosophy such as higher mathematics and cosmology,
which benefit from Ketu's
disregard for dogma.
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
communications, coterie and cohort
Bharani Chandra + uchchamsha Surya + Rahu
Marx was born into an educated, bourgeois German family.
He had a fairly large social network of patrons and
fellow intellectual supporters.
His father was a lawyer, and young Karl would
have learned how to conduct a network of
Shukra in Vrishabha
Rahu in bhava-3 + uchcha L-7 Surya + L-6 Chandra + drishti of
- Exotic, provocative (Rahu) confident
(Surya) sympathetic to workers (L-6 Chandra) and incendiary (Mesha)
Shani = science
- Professionally disciplined, scientific, and highly influential writer
- Shani the Scientific Disciplinarian casts His
3rd drishti upon the Bharani cluster ostensibly in bhava-3, the bhava of
- "Data" = daily reality = bhava-3
- The books of Marx + Engels are full of research data taken from
the business and government reports of the day
- The data is organized appropriately to support the theory of
impending working-class revolution and its present a daunting amount of scientific effort; remarkable in their day
and still held as a standard for social science writing.
vol. 1 was published in 1867 to wide acclaim amongst Europe's
Hegelian-thinking intellectual elite. Marx's books are still read with
great interest more than 150 years after first publication.
Surya-Chandra-Rahu. = Marx was a prolific original writer (L-3 Mangala in 5) and translator (L-3
Karakamsha = bhava-5 = Marx is best known as a highly
influential creative theorist and litterateur.
June 19, 1843 - Vimshottari period of Chandra/Shukra. Shukra = karaka for
- First child 1844 = Vimshottari period
of Chandra/Shukra. Shukra = L-9 Thula =
- Death of wife Jenny = Dec 1881
- died March 14, 1883 - Vimshottari period of
Guru/Rahu = Rahu gives effect of strong L-7 maraka uchcha Surya
Lagnesha Shani in scientific Kumbha
large, rule-driven, complex logical systems (material and social economies).
Sashya Yoga (panchmahapurusha yoga)
- Kumbha rules every variety of network whether
conceptual, social, financial, or esoteric.
- Kumbha rules large-scale
movements, goals, and participation in the marketplace.
- Kumbha whose color is deep brown rules the masses,
the hoi-polloi, lateral or proletarian organizations (not
hierarchies, rather equal-access networks)
Shani in the 2nds pada of
Shukra yogakaraka swakshetra
says "You may get wealth through your spouse where good income is derived. You are tall with a large head and face,
inclined to corpulence, bald-headed. You have a clear and practical approach to every work you undertake.
- L-4 in 4 = pleasure in the home
notoriously conducted a long sexual romance (Shukra) with his wife's maid,
housekeeper (4), who bore him a son.
- L-7 spouse-partner + L-6 servants + Rahu (taboo breaker)
- Also even when supposedly an unkempt revolutionary railing against
the privilege of bourgeois society, Marx lived in a nice London home
with servants (see below) paid for mainly by his parents (Budha = L-2
from 4, parents' money) and his wife's trust accounts
- Shukra = yogakaraka L-4+L-9 in swakshetra: Marx had a wide range
of experience with Property (4) from academic expertise in a theory of
property rights (communism) all the way to holding a mortgage for a
comfortable family home in mid-nineteenth-century London
- Even when budgets were cramped, he was
permitted the luxury (Shukra) of writing in his home office (Shukra).
- L-7 in 3
- Marx's father (Surya) was an attorney
Surya = L-7 law courts
- Marx married Johanna "Jenny" von
Westphalen, an aristocrat (uchcha Surya) with family money. While his post-mortem fame
derived from his characterization and detailed analysis of the lives of slaves
to industrialization who lived in the most bitter poverty, Marx himself lived
in fairly bourgeois circumstances most of the time.
- Clearly his wife was willing to take some social risks (L-7 Surya +
Rahu) and she herself would have supported his affinity for the
working class (Surya + L-6 Chandra)
- L-3+L-10 in 5 = fame (L-10 in 5) for
literature (L-3 in 5)
- Marx was a highly original and confident
(uchcha Surya) writer. He managed to see most of his publications recognized by the public before
his death (L-10 Mangala in 5, creative performance literature).
- the nature of the literature however brilliant
also has a complaining quality because Kuja is unhappy in the rashi of
his enemy Budha
- also the literature has a bilingual (Mithuna)
quality. Marx wrote mainly in the country of England but mainly in the
language of Germany. His works only reached a wider intellectual
public after being translated by Marx's good friend and co-writer
- Marx's theoretical argumentation (bhava-6) was
outrageously revolutionary (Mesha Chandra + Rahu) in its claim that the
proletariat (6, also Bharani ) possessed inherent rights to ownership
of property (Rahu claims privileges which traditionalist Shani would
- Marx's arguments about "rights" (uchcha Surya+ L-7) were legally
reasoned (L-7 uchcha Surya + Chandra) in a uniquely flamboyant (Rahu)
- Marx was a good student of philosophy. L-9 Shukra + Budha
(education karaka) in bhava-4 schooling. L-5 Budha in 4 = creative
intelligence located in the house of cultural customs and ethnic
- He was well-educated in the rigorously conceptual
but psycho-emotionally transcendent "roots" Hegelian political-philosophical scholarship of his day.
(think zeitgeist). He knew the roots of his
philosophical homeland very well and deployed the native logic with
- confusion and apathy regarding religion
"Religion is the Opiate of the People"
- both of Marx's parent were born Jewish but
converted to the German state religion, Lutheranism, as adults. He
father converted for career reasons before Karl was born, and his
mother converted as soon as her parents died.
- His paternal grandfather had been the Rabbi of
- L-9 Shukra = shad-ashtaka
- Budha is a mixed experience for the Kumbha lagna. As L-5 Budha can
provide creative genius but as L-8 Budha represents the emergency and
upheaval forced and sudden changes of bhava-8.
- Thus Budha in 4 (property) for Marx is both a brilliant
articulator of roots (Hegelian) logic in a highly academic (4, with
L-9 Shukra) context and a super-disruptive L-8 agent of revolution as
Guru = L-2+L-11 = very favorable for wealth and friends
- The volume of his output pales in comparison with that of his
comrade Engels, who was even a greater writer and a greater translator
(Guru in 11, friends).
- swakshetra L-11 Guru in labha bhava = a networked, regulated system philosophical
(Dhanushya) viewpoint and extensive teaching on marketplace behaviors, within the context of history .
- Marx enjoys the dhana yoga of L-11 swakshetra Guru = L-2. He was
from a bourgeois family as was his wife. He usually had enough money
to support his family while he was writing his long, extensively
argued books. However on those occasions when he appeared to be short
of funds, his network of supportive friends (11) always provided
- strong Guru drishti upon putra bhava provides seven children, but
Mangala (lord of 6th from 5th) assures that only three of those
children will survive the epidemics (6) of the day and live into
adulthood. As L-2 Guru who gives progeny is also a maraka graha
(although the primary maraka for Kumbha lagna is always Surya)
Conditions of Death = randhra bhava = Kanya
- Karl Marx never held any job except as a writer.
- He enjoyed a substantial inheritance from his deceased parents = L-5
lucky money= 2nd-from-4th = parents money + L-4+L-9 Shukra
his wife received a series of gifts and
- which however he spent completely within a five years = neechcha Budha =
L-8, illogical or childlike spending of mystery monies
- his lifestyle could never be called posh but at the same time
he was able to support his large family
He received gifts throughout life
from friends who wanted him to continue to write.
- the largest sum from her own mother = 7th Simha [wife] + 4
Vrischika [mother-parents] + 2 Dhanushya [wealth]
- Marx's gain of income 11 from his wife's mother's estate
- Swakshetra Guru in 11,
wealthy and philosophically motivated friends.
- Guru =L-2 + 9th-from-Chandra . Much of Marx's operating cash to support
a household of seven children with servants and a fashionable wife was
provided given to him by friends and
supporters who believed in his mission (11).
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