Adeline Virginia Stephen
b. 25 January 1882
* d. 28 March 1941
"arguably the major lyrical novelist in
the English language"
possible bi-polar disorder;
suicide by self-drowning in Rahu-Ketu period (Ketu in 12)
super-powered Mangala = L-6
from lagna +
L-8 from Chandra
"When the Day of Judgment dawns and people, great
and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the
Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, " Look, these
need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading."
~~ V. A. Woolf
data from astrodatabank.com
Career Assessment: Story
Writing and Publishing
L-2 for Story-Telling, Historical
Knowledge, Cultural Lineage Values, Rhythms and Cadence of Phrasing
L-3 for Manual skills of Writing, making
announcements, Publishing industry, Commercial capabilities
L-5 for Creative Intelligence, Genius, holding the
Center of Attention,
- lord of Chandrain D-1 or D-9
- lord of
= lord of 10th navamsha
"The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts
traditionally, Jyotisha finds
"clerks and scribes" to have strength in commercial-administrative bhava-3,
while "poets and bards" belong to the domains of history (2) and
Successful writers of culturally celebrated literature must display strength in all three domains:
2, 3, and 5.
In order for their success to include financial
gain, strength in domains 11 and 9 is also required.
"Writing is like sex. First you do it for
love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money."
Salient features of the nativity
Karakamsha = bhava-3, writing, publications
lagnesha Budha + L-5 Shukra yuti Surya. Whatever the difficulties of
their relationship, Adeline Virginia was aligned in personality with
her father Sir Leslie Stephen. His interest in books and profession in
magazine publishing = Surya (father) + Budha-Mithuna (publishing) +
L-5 Shukra-Mithuna (creative writing, literature).
L-3 Surya (manual skill of writing) + L-5 Shukra (creative
intelligence of authorship) + Budha (karaka for communications media,
tremendous influence of Kuja = L-6+L-11 from Mithuna
lagna and L-1+L-8 from Mesha-Chandra, throughout the
Kuja = L-6+L-11 = profits are equal to expenses, generally.
Rahu-Vrischika in Ripu Bhava - disease condition = hormone
imbalance in the sexual-reproductive system. Sexual exploitation by brothers
(lord Kuja = brothers).
L-8 = neechcha Shani. Unfavorable hidden relationships=
secretly sexually abused by her elder brother (11) = neechcha L-8 in 11
Ketu in bhava 12 =
Rahu in bhava 6
ambivalence (Ketu) toward
and dreams; unable to attain
peaceful imaginative sanctuary (suicide during Rahu-Ketu
desire (Rahu) to be recognized as a
adventurous druggist, or agent of
= bhava-8 mysterious relationships =
Shukra is combust
in Woolf's case therefore the effects are less pronounced.
overall the impact of literary-imaginative L-5+L-12 Makara Shukra in 8
will be that one prefers the alliances made with partners of senior
standing in one's own profession. Her husband Leonard Bloom was a
professionally respected writer and publisher with whom she co-owned
a publically recognized literary press.
In 8, Shukra gives the
aesthetic of hidden liaisons. One prefers to maintain a
public reputation as a person who reveals the unknown, exposes secrets,
yet conducts oneself with dignity despite the catastrophic changes
enforced by traumatic upheaval.
Extraordinary Pressure at the time of
suicide during her Sade Sati age 59 in March of
during most of her adult life, It is believed that she suffered bi-polar
disorder (or some similar mood-swing disorder involving severe
Her Sade Sati in Mesha combined with a
daunting, ultimately unbearable pair:
The Waves, published 1931
||"And in me too the
wave rises. It swells; it arches its back. I am aware once more of a new
desire, something rising beneath me like the proud horse whose rider
first spurs and then pulls him back. What enemy do we now perceive
advancing against us, you whom I ride now, as we stand pawing this
stretch of pavement? It is death. Death is the enemy. It is death
against whom I ride with my spear couched and my hair flying back like a
young man's, like Percival's, when he galloped in India. I strike spurs
into my horse. Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and
unyielding, O Death!"