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Rilke writes in The Raising of Lazarus

" The transformed speaks only to relinquishers. All holders-on are stranglers ."

review of Rilke's life and work:



Rainer Maria Rilke

a.k.a. Rene Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke

Earth-birth Saturday-04-Dec-1875

dematerialization 29-Dec-1926 [age 51]


Poet and Litterateur


Rene Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke

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tentatively rectified by BPL

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Kala-Amrita Kala Sarpa Yoga = reverse- pari-Vasuki

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Revatika - Pausan

Pashu - Pushana-vana - Antyabha

BPL commentary

For Revatika births of a masculine valence, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing, evangelical Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

Pashu the Pastor is delicately attuned to the signals of the animal kingdom. Hearing [Budha] the voices of mineral, plant, animal, and human worlds, Antyabha-born often work for the welfare of all creatures. Many veterinarians and animal-welfare activists are Revatī-born. These way-showers are also found in all aspects of music and dancing, producing melodies, beats, and lyrics.

Whatever the Pashu folk say, others will follow and believe.

For those born into the Budha-ruled paradigm of Antyabha, 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 -- and beasts of every description - may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of stars clustered near Zeta Piscium. Their purpose is to shepherd the flocks in safe passage, calling them to follow with an imaginative, sweet sound and rhythm

The Way-Shower

Revatika expresses the natural tension between Busy Bantering Budha and Guiding Generous Guru. Commercially oriented Budha is a master of writing, reporting, cinema, and detailed communication. Kumara naturally matches the vibration of chatty students and a younger audience. Yet, Brihaspati much prefers to preach on broad-scope topics, ideology and inclusive doctrine.

Paushna-born often find themselves in shepherding roles that require delivering a message to their herd of followers. The usual delivery style is musical, oratorical, or imaginative, but any method of Showing the Way may be chosen. Pashu the Pastor combines a broad welcoming vision with a beckoning repeating signal frequency such as a slogan, a jingle, or a melody.

Themes of pastoral guidance, musical messaging, and benevolent outreach to all creatures may contextualize Revatika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Revatī - Pashu

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 89

" ... often distinguished by a birthmark on the thigh.

They usually have well formed and beautiful physiques

  • although not necessarily large or robust

They are fond of their family and friends

  • and very sociable and hospitable .

They may not be born to wealth

  • but they have the ability to accumulate the good things of life

  • through their own efforts and usually will.

They will know how to enjoy wisely and well the fruits of their endeavors.

These people are wise and intelligent

  • and make excellent counselors to those who are in trouble
  • or are in a dilemma over some problem of life."


Rilke [age 31] painted in 1906 by the artist Paula Modersohn-Becker


Rainer Maria Rilke und seine Ehefrau Clara Rilke-Westhoff, near their home in the artists' colony, circa 1901

Rilke_Rainer_Maria_young1897.jpg Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

[Mangala Mahadasha ] [age birth until age 2.5]

04-Dec-1875 Earth-birth into a German-speaking bourgeoise family in Prague [Praha] Bohemia, Austria-Hungary [now Czech Republic] * Mangala-Budha bhukti

Kala-Amrita KSY = reverse- pari-Ananta passion for writing + annihilatiion-liberation via relationships [7]

[Rahu Mahadasha ] [age 2.5 until age 20.5]

1884 [RMR age 9] collapse of parents' marriage * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani activates 12th-from-Chandra, erosion of security

1886 [RMR age 11-16] expected to follow his father into professional military, RMR is sent to military boarding school until 1891 * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 4-schooling

May-1892 [RMR age 16] finding military school unbearable and being ever-ill, RMR joins a trade school but is soon expelled from trade school * Rahu-Shukra bhukti* Shukra randhresha sudden identity change

[Guru Mahadasha ] [age 20.5 until age 36.5]

1897 [RMR age 21] fell in love with the Russian married psychoanalyst Lou Salome, 15 years his senior. Romantic relationship continued until 1900. his age 24. RMR and LS maintained a confidante relationship throughout his life. * Guru-Guru svabhukti * [Guru-8 parivartamsha Shukra-10] Glagnesha identity

1901 [RMR age 26] consecration of marriage with sculptor Clara Westoff - Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Mithuna 7th-navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Tula-Mesha contact navamsha R-K axis

12-Dec-1901 [RMR age 26] birth of child Ruth Sieber-Rilke * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules Mithuna 5th-from-Chandra

Feb-1905 until Apr-1907 Janma Sade-Sati Kumbha [12]

Feb-Mar 1906 [RMR age 31] grieved the decease of father - Guru-Shukra bhukti* Shukra activates 12th-from-Surya ++ janma Sade-Sati

[Shani Mahadasha ] [age 36.5 until decease age 51

1916 [RMR age 41] Drafted into mandatory military service for Germany WW-1. After friends intervened to protect him, RMR is moved into non-combat work in administrative records. * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 4-defense, Budha documentation

1919 [RMR age 44] following 18 years of open marriage, wife Clara and daughter Ruth move to an apartment with art studio in Fisherhude * Shani-Ketu bhukti * Ketu-7

Nov-1920 until Oct-1923 Shani Ashtamsha via Kanya [7]

Feb-1922 [RMR age 46] in a burst of creative energy, RMR completes the Duino Elegies , soon critically recognized as Rilke's most important text * Shani-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules 3-writing

May-1922 [RMR age 46] after many years of wandering which scattered his creative production, RMR is provided a permanent, rent-free living space by his patron, a wealthy merchant * Shani-Shukra bhukti* Shukra rules 3-merchants + [4th-from-Chandra] stable home

1923 [RMR age 46] beginning of severe and recurrent health challenges * Shani-Surya bhukti * Surya rogesha disease

1926 [RMR age 51] diagnosed with Leukemia * Shani-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-1 embodiment conditions

29-Dec-1926 [RMR age 51] dis-embodiment in Montreux, Switzerland via blood poisoning from leukemia * Shani-Rahu bhukti


1931 decease of mother * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru activates 2nd-from-Chandra

Distinctive features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka [father] * jyoti-karaka [light]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Meena indriya-lagna]

[karako bhavo nashto for father, patrons, chieftains, indoctrinators]

[righteously radiating authority shows secretive certainty]

[entitled to medical-surgical patronage roles]

[brilliant ceremonial displays of exploitive power]

[bright center of humanistic transformative principle]

[may preach confidently upon mystical philosophy]

[often a famous public guidance figure in times of volatile conflict]

[sparkles darkly in sanctimonious patriarchal roles]

[father may be controlling preacher, patriarch, or ideologue]


[inspirational-dogmatic Jyeṣṭha-1] [navamsha Surya-Dhanus] intuitively believing philosophical doctrinal optimistic humanistic confidence


  • [Surya-Vṛścika] * Maricha - particle of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the penetrating transformative rashi of Mangala
  • [Surya in bhava-9] icon of inspirational teachings * intelligent patronage * geo-politics * bright preaching * focus on beliefs * philosophical entitlements * self-righteous dad * Sanctimonious pontificator * eye on humanistic worldview * confident ideologue * sparkling center of global doctrine * father may be a politician-philosopher-preacher-professor
  • [Surya-yuti-Budha] * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance


Ideology [Surya in bhava-9] rules

  • 6- disease, conflict, pollution, disagreement
  • occupies Vrischika 10th-from-Chandra
  • known for politics and literature [Budha]

Rilke affiliated with far-left political ideology [9]. He supported Mussolini and the Bavarian Soviet Republic.


Following his failure to receive a military commission despite years of faithful service [Surya rules 6-military service] Dad became a railway station master [Surya-yuti-Budha] Budha rules 4-pathways of transportation.

Dad suffered from an enduring throat ailment which caused his frequent absence from his military work. Yet, Dad lived until RMR turned 31. Randhresha Shukra-Mula in 2nd-from-Surya suggests a mysterious, non-fatal throat condition for the father.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[witty-creative vidya-pati for Meena indriya-lagna]

[a charming entertainer who needs sanctuary space]

[deeply private person with a flair for brilliant displays of genius]


[arranging-trading Dhaniṣṭha-3] [navamsha [Chandra-Tula] intuitively sensitive diplomatic exchange bargaining


  • [Chandra-Kumbha] comforted by friendship * sensitive to gridworks * needs marketplace connection
  • [Chandra in Dhaniṣṭha - Delphinus] soothed by forceful climbing * protectors of structured competition * pursues routines of systematic dominance

  • [Chandra in classroom-12] draws comfort from dreams * familiar with ancestor guidance * accustomed to private prayer * nested into secluded enclosures * needs to fantasize * acculturated to Other Worlds * soothed by imaginative inspiration * repeating pulse of intuition * anchored by contemplation * seeks protective sanctuary * comfortable with isolation * undulating sleep * mother may be unavailable, withdrawn, foreign, sleepy, a researcher
  • [Somana-yuti-Kuja] emotionally pro-active * sensitive to brotherly figures * needs to win * comforted by direct forward movement * invigorates the undulating routine * soothed by pioneering innovation * competitive mother * calmed by routine exercise * feels like a champion


CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra

Chandra-12-Kumbha vidya-pati is often a charming entertainer [5] who nonetheless needs [Chandra-12] sanctuary space.

It is a complex emotional disposition which produces a deeply private, contemplative person who is comfortable in crowds [Kumbha] and who has a flair for brilliant display.


[Somana-yuti-Kuja] ++ [Chandra in classroom-12] would suggest a protective yet aggressive, introspective, often withdrawn and occasionally angry Mom.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

[7th-from-Chandra-12] lifepartnership 1-of-1

  • one marriage would be expected due to [Mūla ] Shukra-Dhanus [10] with no companion graha
  • bhava-8 = initiation, transformation, identity change, renewal, secrecy, tantra, discovery, exploration
  • Simha = spouse creative, fashionable, center-stage personality, intelligent, unique, confident

Simha Ladies

Rilke enjoyed several multi-year, emotionally transformative romances, in addition to his marriage. All of the women partners were engaged in creatively artistic, literary-poetic, or theatrical endeavor [Simha]

  • The psychoanalyst Lou Salome, who generated RMR's first and likely most influential relationship, exuded a level of self-confidence [Surya] usually reserved in his era for masculine gender roles.

Rilke was married to the sculptor Clara Westoff from the consecration in 1901 until his death in 1926. Clara was independent, progressive, gifted in fine arts, and mysterious.

  • Ostensibly due to RMR having been baptized as a Roman-rite Catholic, RMR and Clara were never divorced. [They tried.]
  • Rilke remained married for 25 years from 1901 until his death in 1926.
  • He and Clara had one child, the artist Ruth Sieber-Rilke [b 1901]

[Ketu in classroom-7] naturally signals detachment from contractual relationships.

Furthermore, [7th-from-Chandra-12] is alwaus afflicted by the first spouse needing to enact conditions of bhava-6 in order to fulfill the Learning Curriculum.

Continuous communication despite disagreement and distance

  • Nevertheless, while he wandered both physically and romantically, enjoying numerous additional liaisons, RMR communication with Clara remained lively.
  • Budha-9 communicator rules 7 and Budha-yuti Surya ruler of 7th-from-Chandra. A talkative companionship.

[Mūla-Shukra-Dhanus] in bhava-10 representing the wifely-figure also suggests that RMR preferred to show himself to the world [10 public facade] as eligible for the dignity conferred by marriage.


bhratru-karaka [brother] * virya-karaka [virile]

[Kuja Dosha for alliance-1]

[philosophical-doctrinal dharmesha for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

[conserving-entreasuring dhana-pati for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

[dynamic pursuit of clandestine connections]

[behind-the-scenes marketplace activism]

[drive toward globalized wealth via economic innovation]

[seeks friendly physical sanctuary]


[optimistic-philosophical Varuna-1] [navamsha Kuja-Dhanus] intuitively competitive pursuing inspirational champion


  • [Mangala-Kumbha] vigorous community activism * warrior for economic progress * proactive linking * push toward regulated systems * pursues profitable roles * spearhead of mass interconnectivity * futuristic thrust * dominating energy in social networking * conquest of marketplace interactions * champion of distributed associations
  • [Mangala in bhava-12] drive toward privacy * pursuit of inner guidance * invaders from distant lands * hyperactive ancestors * restless sanctuary * fights isolation * clairsentient dynamics * bedroom vitality * invisible conquests * aggressive phantoms * innovative research * progressive action in distant lands * imaginative discovery
  • [Kuja-yuti-Chandra] invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * competitive caretaking * often the dominant parent * needs to win * forward thrusting emotions * seeks security via conquest


[Mangala in bhava-12] rules

  • 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs, father, patronage
  • 2-assets, language, history, heritage, values

Ruler of 2 [food] occupies 12, austerity

according to his letters and journal, Rilke practiced a mainly vegetarian diet [quite a challenge in Germany] and he eschewed alcohol generally


jamayah-karaka [sibling] * sandesha-karaka [message] * shisya-karaka [student]

[bargaining-partnering yuvati-pati for Meena indriya-lagna]

[homebound-anchoring bandhesha for Meena indriya-lagna]


[logistical-argumentative Anuradha-2] [navamsha Budha-Kanya-uchcha] intuitively precise, logical, complaining communications


  • [Budha-Vṛścika] secretive communications * articulation of transformative process * emergency pronouncements * delivers messages about dangerous situations * describes mystical initiation * discusses undisclosed information * mysterious handcraft * articulately defined masking * gives instruction for penetrating procedures * expertly detailed disguise * hands-arms-shoulders make occult gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-9] narrative of father-figure * witty guru * broad-scope communicator * repeats the catechism * ideological reasoning * reiterates the doctrine * skillful grandchildren * discusses patronage * detailed articulation of worldview * explains the paradigm of belief * talks about sacred texts * examines the dharma * interprets theoretical claims * delivers quick sermons * logical investigations into philosophical truths * chatty priests * religious dialogues
  • [Budha-yuti-Surya] amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures


bantering [Budha in bhava-9] rules

  • 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis
  • 7-contracts, relationships, equity, agreement


dhava-karaka [husband] * bahuta-karaka [variety]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-commanding karmesha for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

[multiple negotiated diplomatic secrets]

[many diverse public identity-changes]

[wide scope of hidden brokered arrangements]


[vocal--traditional Viśākha-2] [navamsha Guru-Urisha] intuitively charitable generous expansion of values

[Guru-8 parivartamsha Shukra-10]

  • [Guru-Tula] many trades * variety of exchanges * optimistic negotiations * believes in justice * doctrine of contractual exchange * multiple alliances * permission to bargain * diversity of arrangements * equable guidance * widens the scope of balanced design
  • [Guru in bhava-8] great rejuvenation * many sudden changes * many confidences * faith in rebirth * numerous identity transformations * generous in-laws * extensive tantra * expansion of undisclosed forces * abundance of initiations * many mysteries * regenerative emergencies * secret guidance * hidden inspiration * believes in invasive healing * multiple surgeries * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be a revolutionary, disaster-responder, or trauma-healer


[Guru in bhava-8] rules

  • 1-identity personality physique
  • 10- reputation career profession respect social authority


svadu-karaka [sweet] * kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]

[collaborative-communicative sahaja-pati for Meena indriya-lagna]

[mystical-initiatory randhresha for Meena indriya-lagna]

[eminently philosophical transformative writing]

[equity-seeking globalized leadership]

[prominent inspirational relationships]

[women may have guidance seniority]


[Mūla -3] [navamsha Shukra-Mithuna] intuitively harmonizing arranging lyrical communications

[Shukra-10 parivartamsha Guru-8]

  • [Shukra-Dhanus] appreciation of humanistic belief * advocates for theory * attracted to teachers * agrees with priests * pleased by broad perspective * prefers inspiring partners * dogmatic arrangements * enjoys indoctrination * delighted by philosophy * aesthetic of shared worldview
  • [Shukra-10] seeks pleasure via regulated order * enjoys regulatory authority * socially prominent contractual agreements * reputation for for gracious balancing * respects feminine-figures * harmonious style of governance * likes pleasing designs to adorn the upper legs * nice knees * lovely calves * rule-maker imposing equity * appreciation of hierarchical rank * legislates justice * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may hold an elite social position


high visibility [Shukra-10] activates

  • 3-publications, mentality, literary production, correspondence, secretarial activities
  • 8 identity change, healing, revolutionary upheaval, sudden disaster, disguise

Ruler of 3 occupies 10 = a writing career

  • Except for a few years spent as the sculptor Rodin's secretary [which was primarily administrative writing] Rilke never did any other type of work except writing-and-publishing of his own and others poetry and essays.
  • He began writing prolifically even as a small child.


duro-karaka [endurance] * jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[friendly-gainful labha-pati for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

[contemplative-envisioning vyaya-pati for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]


[logistical-calculating Dhaniṣṭha-2] [navamsha Shani-Kanya] intuitively regulatory complaints in ministries of service

  • [Shani-Makara-Draco] heavy old institutions * obliged to conform to the time-clock * rigidly ranked class-systems * strict regimes * pressure to complete socially required duties * structural compression upon knees-calves-skeleton * strictly imposed protocols * must normalize old rules * unyielding pressure of public judgment * class-conscious elders * punitive regulators * must endure proletarian manners * must continue disciplined work * scarce building resources * maintainer of old hierarchies
  • [Shani in Bhava-11] [svabhava] steady time-structured achievements * must maintain connections * sustainedeffort toward realistic aims * must regulate economic linkage * cautiously conventional accomplishments * class-conscious social network * chronic pressure on nerves-skin * few friendships * limited revenues * works hard for earnings * resists new associations * supports lawful distribution systems * accepts marketplace rules * salary worker fatigue * rigidly dutiful socialite roles * elders maintain community responsibilities


[Shani in Bhava-11] rules

  • 11 - revenues, income, gains and goals, material accomplishments, friendship networks

  • 12-sanctuary, distant lands, Other Worlds, sacred enclosure, privacy, the bedroom

Shani-11-svakshetra is usually cautious in earnings, but revenue is sufficient.

Rilke had income [11] of various kinds throughout life. Although he was obliged to live frugally most of the time, RMR was never gripped by debilitating artists' poverty.

Over time, Rilke's revenues were sufficient to resource the modest lifestyle of an artist.

  • He thrived in artists' communities.
  • His social network was populated by equally frugal friends who shared a commonwealth of elegant simplicity [Shani-11-svakshetra].

Shani's drishti

  • into RMR Meena lagna
  • into his creative bhava-5
  • into Guru-lagnesha-8

all served to maintain a minimalistic lifestyle with friends and support for his poetry writing.


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] * picchala-karaka [slippery]

[for Meena indriya-lagna]

[Rahu casts passionate drishti into 5-7-9]

[entrancing cult of imaginative personality]

[identified with prestige of contemplative vision]

[vital embodiment of fascinating clairsentience]

[appears as a uniquely special dreamlike impersonator]


[deal-making, adjusting Uttarabhadra-3] [navamsha Rahu-Tula] intuitively over-reaching mesmerizing shadowy relationships

Kala-Amrita KSY = reverse- pari-Ananta

  • [Rahu-Meena] shimmering illusion of immersion * craving for symbolic guidance * extravagant imagination * mirage of dreamlike wisdom * mesmerizing aura of concealing fog * mask of Other-Worldly wisdom * fascinating prayers * extraordinary ancestor guides * fabulous clairsentience * intriguing sleep-states * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of deep trance * exceptional private intuition * unorthodox interior guidance * seeks privilege via contemplative-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-1] passion for prestige appearance * in svabhava of Competitive Kuja, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous physical visage * extraordinary athletic action * outsider who cleverly insinuates into a noble identity * smoky, oily aura * desires competitive advantage * exceptionally recognizable embodiment * exhilarating force of nature * thrilling champion of non-standard lifestyles * social mobility sought via dynamic movement * powerful personality * innovative behavior challenges existing norms * culturally mixed self-image * embodies exciting new energies * self-promotion via blood-and-birth * double agent * over-reaching ambition for empowered individuality * craves special importance * trespasses cultural limitations of race-class-creed-gender * fascinating figure * may represent a cult of personality


[Rahu in bhava-1]

Kala-Amrita Kala Sarpa Yoga = reverse- pari-Ananta


kavandha-karaka [headless] * chidra-karaka [gaping] * vasana-karaka [vacuum]

[for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

[dispersed engagement with enslaving partnership]

[dissolution of medical advocacies]

[surrenders useless assisting advice]

[apatheticly forgives the trespass of disoriented legal assistants]

[abandons unsustainable complaining arrangements]

[absent from empty toxic alliances]

[disregards unbalanced agreements]

[eccentric service contracts]


[inventive-invasive Hasta-1] [navamsha Ketu-Mesha] intuitively innovative observational witnessing

  • [Ketu-Kanya] humbly dissociates from accusatory complaints * incomplete service * empty disagreements * odd arguments * not limited by stigmatized conditions * incoherent lawcourt argumentation * ignores restriction on helpfulness * eccentric service to the disadvantaged * releases a living green cloud of servitude into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-7] equably ambivalent toward agreements * absentee advocates * disregards contractual loyalties * disinterested in mutuality * wanders from the middle-balance * empty arrangements * irrelevance of equity * surrenders alliances * abandons the usual covenants * ignores advice * incoherent promises * liberation via surrendered negotiations * unless other graha in 7, may prefer to live free from partners



// I have no beloved, no house, no place where I can live. All the things to which I give myself grow rich and spend me. // Rilke, The Poet

[Ketu in classroom-7] Kala-Amrita Kala Sarpa Yoga = reverse- pari-Ananta


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