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  • Totem and Taboo 1856-1939 psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud . Hogarth Press, which she co-owned with her husband Leonard Woolf, published the works of Freud.

Born 5 days before

" The eyes of others our prisons their thoughts our cages."

~~Virginia Woolf

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!"



litterateur + novelist + essayist

owner of Hogarth Press

member of the Bloomsbury Group

"arguably the major lyrical novelist in the English language"

Virginia Woolf

a.k.a. Ginya

a.k.a. Adeline Virginia Stephen

a.k.a. Virginia Stephen Woolf

Earth-birth Wed-25-Jan-1882

dematerialization 28-Mar-1941 [age 59]

" 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."

~~ A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf






Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf

birth data from

tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star - adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Chitra - Tvastri

Citthirai - Vismakarma - Azinech - Alaraph - Arista - Dana

BPL commentary

For Chitra - Tvastri births of a feminine valence, the condition of kinesthetic, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Mangala-ruled paradigm of Visvakarma, brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, builders, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from civilizations of Spica. Their purpose is architectural engineering and crafting of beautiful, functional, and artistic alliances, arrangements, and designs.

Designs + Arrangements

[Kuja] -ruled Vismakarma ladies are blessed with direct, muscular physical and sexual energy. They are often found in environments where beautiful designs plus physical agility are valued. Chitrani drawing skills often place them into garment-making and decoration. They typically excel in competitive , vitality-focused fields such as fashion modeling , cinematic acting, musical performance, choreography and dance, and athletics which emphasize balanced movement.

Kanya pada 1-2 expresses Kuja's rulership of 3-writing-commerce + 8-secret transformations, while also displaying the frustrating tension of chatty Budha versus active Kuja. Budha's Writing skills may emerge in pada 1-2. Kanya-Chaitra are often found in media communications and commercial aspects of design work, where their pro-active process management is distinctive. Trust and relationship integrity may be growth-challenging.

[Tula - Vanika] Pada 3-4 emphasizes Kuja's rulership of 2-collections, treasuries + 7-contracts, alliances. Shukra's bargaining behavior and financial skills rise in pada 3-4 due to the pleasant attractions of Shukra-Mangala. Ladies often enjoy considerable wealth via face, voice, marriage, and family lineage. In music, arts, and partnership-craft, they pursue harmonious arrangements. They often play stringed instruments, and write beautiful songs. In the arts, entertainment, beauty, and design industries, their contractual deals are often luxuriously beneficial.

Themes of competitive movement , agile beauty, dynamic design, and financial equity may contextualize Chaitra's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Chitra - Spica.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 96.

" An expensive and luxurious person.

  • One who is fond of clothes and beautiful surroundings and revels in them.

  • She spends much money on jewels, perfumes, cosmetics

  • and her taste in these matters is expensive .

She likes to change costumes several times a day

  • and always look like an animated fashion plate .

Variety is the spice of life to this woman

  • and she will be inconstant and fickle in love affairs,

  • having many during her life and marrying often.

Many actresses, musicians, artists and opera singers have Chitra rising.


Virginia Woolf in 1927 [VSW age 45]

WoolfVirginia_2.jpg Biographical Details matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

[Ketu Mahadasha ] [age birth until age 2.0]

Wed-25-Jan-1882 Earth-birth in Kensington, London, England * Ketu-Shani bhukti

[Shukra Mahadasha ] [age 2.0 until age 22.0]

05-May-1895 [VSW age 13] grieved the decease of mother * Shukra-Guru bhukti [Somana-yuti-Guru] Grules 12th-from-Chandra

Jul-1909 until May-1912 Janma Sade-Sati Mesha [8]

[Surya Mahadasha ] [age 22.0 until age 28.0]

22-Feb-1904 [VSW age 22] grieved decease of father *Surya-Surya svabhukti * [Surya-yuti-Budha] pitrimaraka Budha rules 2nd-from-pitribhava

[Chandra Mahadasha ] [age 28.0 until age 38.0]

10-Aug-1912 [VSW age 30] consecration of marriage 1-of-1 with fellow publisher Leonard Woolf * Chandra-Rahu bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact Kanya svamsha

26-Mar-1915 [VSW age 33] first published work The Voyage Out * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 3rd-from-3 creative publications

[ Mangala Mahadasha] [age 38.0 until age 45.0]

1922 begin long-lasting sexual friendship with Mrs. Vita Sackville-West, which provided content for the next book * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Meena 7th navamsha

1925 the stream-of-consciousness novel entitled Mrs. Dalloway = published to rave reviews. This text is still considered one of the loveliest expressions of the literary genre * Mangala-Shukra bhukti [Shukra-yuti-Budha]* Shukra rules 9-creative fortunes

[Rahu Mahadasha] [age 45.0 until decease age 59

Apr-1927 publication of To The Lighthouse [her most famous book] * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti -[ Rahu in bhava-3 ] thrilling publications

Apr-1939 until Jun-1941 Janma Sade-Sati Mesha [8]

Sep-1940 [VSW age 58] one month after Nazi bombs destroyed their former home, Leonard + Virginia Woolf lost their replacement home during the nightly WW-2 Blitzkrieg attacks * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * [Shukra-yuti-Surya] Surya rules 2nd-from-4th-from-Chandra-8 ++ Janma Sade-Sati

28-Mar-1941 [VSW age 59] death by suicidal river drowning during bi-polar despair * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * maraka Shukra rules-2 ++ Janma Sade-Sati

WoolfVirginia_1910.jpgDistinctive Features of the Nativity


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


[contemplative-retreating vyaya-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[bright focus of political hierarchy]

[confidently displays conventional intelligence]

[center-stage roles in fixed-rank drama]

[class-conscious creative-speculative-entitled father]


[appreciating Śrāvaṇa-2] [navamsha Surya-Urisha] intuitively imaginative [12] brightly vocal richly intoned values-preserving speech heritage storytelling confidence



  • [Surya-Makara-Draco] Savitra * the stimulator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the hierarchical structuring rashi of Shani
  • [Surya in bhava-5] center of sparkling entitlements * poetic romance * literary-artistic intelligence * splendid speculations * radiates brightly political celebrity * focus on glamour * genius for dramatic entertainments * eye on smart gambling * brilliant in games * bright center of creative performance * father may be a dramatist-speculator-politician
  • [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
  • [Surya-yuti-Shukra] confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger


[Surya in bhava-5] occupies famous Makara-10th-from-Chandra

rulers of 1 + 2 + 9 + 10 + 12 occupy creative vidyasthāna

  • VSW produced an exquisite body of descriptive literature which chronicled the patterns of her internal language [2]
  • in a uniquely personalized style [1]
  • earned successfully from writing in several genre + from her-and-Leonard's Hogarth Press business [10]

aristocratic [Makara social-class] campaigner for women's rights [5 civil rights, political rights, human rights]

bright, steady voice in slow, hierarchically-resisted efforts [Makara] toward women's equality

Center of a creative retinue [5] consisting of the Bloomsbury cohort along with her tightly knit (and dysfunctional) coterie of siblings,

Surya vyaya-pati

VSW recorded a lifetime of literary observation of herself, slowly succumbing to personality dissolution.

Surya-5 ruled Simha-12-Karakamsha

  • A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf plumbed the depths of her subconscious mind [12] and expressed her discoveries via creative narrative writing [5'


Dad = Leslie Stephen, famed literary editor [Surya in bhava-5] [Surya-yuti-Budha] Although famed as a creative-arts figure within their social class, Dad was rarely available [Surya rules 12]


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]

[friendly-economic vriddhi-pati for Parthya indriya-lagna]


[collaborative-communicative Aśvini-3] [navamsha Chandra in Mithuna] intuitively sensitive informative process management


[Somana-yuti-Shani-nicha] [nishturabashi yoga]

  • [Chandra-Mesha] comforted by forward pursuit * settled into warrior rhythms * needs vitality
  • [Chandra-Aśvini] soothed by detached observing * protectors of start-up energy * needs pioneering invention
  • [Chandra in classroom-8] comfortable with crisis * familiar with catastrophe * unpredictable mother * feels the pulse of cyclical rebirth * soothed by secrecy * consoled by calamity * sensitive to danger * revolutionary sentiment * accustomed to frequent upheaval * seeks deeply rhythmic initiation * acculturated to masked exploration * occult sensitivities * needs eruptive energies * nourished by non-disclosure * emotionally attuned to trauma * undulating shakti-shocks * mother may be a mystic, healer, concealer, agent of disguise
  • [Somana-yuti-Guru] emotionally effusive * needs to expand * seeks familiar guidance * sheltered by doctrine * comforted by customary worship * protected by sacred ritual * nourished by beliefs * soothed by fertility * inspirational parents * multiple mothers * feels like a teacher-preacher
  • [Somana-yuti-Shani] [nishturabashi yoga] emotionally constricted * punitive parents * sensitive to class boundaries * soothed by structure * needs rigid routines * heavy maternal workload * comfortable with elders * familiar with hierarchies * fearful mother * calmed by strict rules * feels like a worker


CAREER - 10th-from-Chandra





[busy-communicative sahaja-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-discovering randhresha for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[disguising-eruptive Mriga-4] [navamsha Mangala-Vrischika] intuitively competitive exploratory pursuit of dangerously healing discovery

  • [Mangala-Mithuna] vigorous pursuit of interaction * competitive commerce * proactive information delivery * energetic group collaboration * dynamic debate * dominating gestures * lively writing * kinetic conversation * push toward explanatory instruction * champion of process management
  • [Mangala in bhava-10] drive toward high position * pursuit of social authority * fights for rank * pushes upward gaining status * invasive regulation * hierarchical dynamics * dominating executive roles * energized governing conquests * champion of leadership elites


professionally publishing writing lecturing [Mangala in bhava-10] [dikbala] in communications 3rd-from-Chandra

[Mangala in bhava-10] [dikbala] rules 3-8 ++ occupies 6/8 from Budha

As a writer, she was a spiller of secrets. [8] Being both writer and publisher of her own works, she was free to reveal the truth.

VSW was also a very busy commercial publisher. VSW and her husband Leonard Woolf designed and operated their own mechanized literary press. They handled virtually every aspect of the business, from book design to finance.

Kuja is often a troublemaker for Kanya born

struggle for equality with her brothers [Kuja] and sexually abusive punishment from them


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

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[dutiful-hierarchical karmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[creative Dhaniṣṭha-1] [navamsha Budha-Simha] intuitively detail-explains brightly romantic dramatic-political display

[Atmakaraka writing, publishing, conversation, script, text, articulation, handcraft, business]

[atmakaraka Budha rules Kanya Svamsha]



  • [Budha-Makara-Draco] bureaucratic communications * articulation of lawfully orderly process * proletarian phrasing * delivers procedure for imposing rules * descriptive explanations of the social order * messages about governance * documentation of regulatory procedures * diagrams the hierarchies * status-conscious mentality * hands-arms-shoulders send normalizing gestures
  • [Budha in bhava-5] narrative of splendid signaling * discusses entitlements * self-referential conversations * describer of divine intelligence * explainer of romance * delivers political instructions * writes poetry * proclaims love * defines creative literature * plays games * discusses fame * lectures about idealism * debates with royalty * chats with children * publishes unique opinions * articulator of artistic performance * declaims with radiant confidence
  • [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
  • [Budha-yuti-Shukra] explainer of balanced arrangements * diplomatic conversations * parity-seeking discussions * manual adjustments * enjoys words * sweet descriptions * delivers instruction about relationships * articulator of equity in agreements * message of fairly bargained contracts * skilled in songwriting * talkative sister-cousin-cohort * detailed lyricist * attracts chatty partners


[Atmakaraka] [lagnesha ] [karmesha] Budha occupies 3rd-from-3

bhava-5 creative endeavors contains the rulers of 1 + 2 + 9 + 10 + 12

Sibling and cohort Communication

VSW had seven siblings There was constant communication among her sibling group, and among her adult cohort which included many artists, writers, editors, and publishers. Many of these were also the customers of her commercial publishing house, Bloomsbury Press.

Bhava-5 creative intelligentsia also receives a disciplining time-structured drishti from [nīcha] [Shani in Bhava-8] ++ [Mangala in bhava-10] [dikbala]


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

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[bargaining-balancing yuvati-pati for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[Bharani-4] [navamsha Guru-Vrischika] intuitively expansive generous innovative hidden empowerments secret initiations



  • [Guru-Mesha] warrior dharma * philosophy of direct movement * many competitions * broad scope of pioneering action * permission to dominate * doctrine of conquest * invigorating guidance * expands the range of championship * believes in innovation
  • [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-yuti-Chandra] matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures * permission to do what feels good (not always beneficial, see Chandra's nakshatra) * much expansion of folkways * much humanistic cultural philosophy * many gardens * broad scope of sheltering settlements * generous nourishment * believes in defending the old ways of life * usually rather stout
  • [Guru-yuti-Shani] atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures * permission to hold respected positions * abundant structure * numerous law-makers * expansive hierarchies * tolerance for diverse systems * optimistic philosophy of social regulation * large-scale responsibilities


[collecting-valuing dhanesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[believing-doctrinal dharmesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[delights in hierarchical ranking games] [pleasure from elite status romance]


[Uttarāṣāḍha -4] [navamsha Shukra-Meena-uchcha] intuitively harmonizing tonal-artistic visionary imagination



  • [Shukra-Makara-Draco] appreciation of authoritative status * likes architectural structure * attracted to officials * conducts lawful negotiations * beautiful bones * enjoys social position * class-conscious aesthetic * pleased by social regulation * hierarchical arrangements * prefers an orderly partner
  • [Shukra-5] seeks pleasure via refined gaming * enjoys center-stage beauty * creative feminine-figures * pleasing children * talented students * delights in financial speculation * political grace * aesthetic designs to adorn the heart * graceful solar plexus * dramatic relationships * sweet celebrity romance * delights in fine arts * appreciation of entitlements * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a dramatist-politician-artist-genius
  • [Shukra-yuti-Surya] balanced roles in drama * appreciation for political display * pleasantly charming * self-focused diplomacy * radiant bright beauty * self-reflexive bargaining * sweet entitlements * negotiating father-figure * self-directed arrangements * focus on trade exchange * solipsistic romance * idealistic contracts * enjoys the game of deal-making * prefers self-confident partners
  • [Shukra-yuti-Budha] sweetened messages * gracious explanations * talented in singing-songwriting * articulate negotiations * advocates for reasoning process * talkative feminine-figures * pleasant conversations * bargaining for business * sibling-cohort collaborative harmony * enjoys the company of students * detailed contracts * prefers logical arrangements



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


[Harsha Yoga]

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

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Kanya indriya-lagna]


[dramatizing-displaying Bharani-1] [navamsha Shani-Simha] intuitively structured hierarchically constrained genius romance theatre political display

  • [Shani-Mesha] harsh old blood-feuds * brain cramp * blocked bloodflow * muscle seizure * limits innovation * overburdened aggressions * fierce resistance * freezes new ideas * law of the winners * proletarian battles * must enforce dominance * contempt for independence * burdened by championship * cruel competitions * endurance contests * at times, survival requires great effort * obligation to fight * normalizes war * structural pressure upon head-brain * lurching forward push * conquest brings oppressive duty * must sustain physical supremacy * constricted vitality * maintainer of bitter old competition-for-resources
  • [Shani in Bhava-8] steady time-structured transformations * impedes infinity * must impose order upon dangerous environments * resists the advance of inexorable change * must regenerate while maintaining the system * cautiously conventional initiations * tense renewals * postpones surgery * fear of eruptions * chronic trauma patterns * pressures on the hidden mechanisms of sexual-reproduction * blocks the revelation of mysteries * pushback against emerging new cycles * disaster fatigue * martial law * dry rigidity limits rejuvenation * frugal in-laws * elders preserve undisclosed assets
  • [Shani-yuti-Guru] social resistance to generous expansions * slow elder teachers * pragmatic philosophy * limited scope of understanding * doctrinal discipline * constrained growth * conventionally regulated beliefs * optimism limited by resistant old structures * faith in the rule of law * class-hierarchical ideology
  • [Shani-yuti-Chandra] [nishturabhashi yoga] social resistance to natural rhythms * imposition of pragmatic routines * delayed security * class-conscious mother * limited creature-comforts * parental policing * stubborn guilt * obligatory caretaking duties * e motional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dries-freezes the flow of nourishing liquids * needs regulatory order * blocked feelings * must earn emotional affection



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

[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-3 casts passionately publishing mercantile drishti into 7-9-11]

check Mangala for defining source of Rahu's dynamic competitive energy

[ambition to deliver transformative instruction]

[seeks privilege via passionate narratives of revolutionary change]

[exhilarating communication about mysterious rebirth]

[announcement of thrilling discoveries]

[exceptionally invasive business process]

[exaggerated secrecy within cohort ensemble]

[opportunistically enterprising non-disclosing sibling-cousin]

[over-reaching scope of commercial initiations]

[compulsive concealment skills]

[boundary-challenging news about rejuvenation in media publication]


[evolving-emerging Anuradha-4] [navamsha Rahu-Vrischika] [vargottamsha] intuitively over-reaching dangerously thrilling empowering secrets

  • [Rahu-Vṛścika] shimmering illusion of mystery * craving for rebirthed identity * expedient gains from dangerous threats * extravagantly explosive hidden forces * preposterous camouflage * mesmerizing power of rejuvenation * fabulous surgeries * exotic secret initiations * mask of deep inner transformations * fascinating arcane knowledge * over-reaching intrigue * marvelous hidden liaisons * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] attributes of healing shakti * thrilling emergency intervention * seeks privilege via revelatory disclosures * amazingly shocking insights * self-promotion via exciting discovery-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-3] passion for prestige communication *in svabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter = glamorous writing - outsider who cleverly insinuates into culturally important communicator roles * exotic photography * unusual journalistic reporting * thrilling announcements * unorthodox commentary * mesmerizing messaging * craves publication * ambitious sibling-cousins * mixed-culture collaborative teams * desire for conversations * over-reaching commerce * exciting gestures * opportunistic approach to manufacturing * entranced by information technology * boundary-breaching sibling-cohort * unconventional explanations * remarkable retinue * entrancing evangelism * seeks privilege via project management



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

[Rohiṇī-2] [navamsha Ketu-Urisha] intuitively dispersing liberating sensual values

  • [Ketu-Urisha] financially dissociates from collections * breaks-up compulsive acquisition * incomplete containment * assesses the ineffable * dissolved treasury *disregards conventional valuations * not limited by historical knowledge * incoherent lineage * ignores restriction on speech-voice-sight * releases a rich blue cloud of hoarded goods into the misty abyss
  • [Ketu in classroom-9] * disinterested in fixed credenda * wandering worldview *disengaged from faith doctrine * disregards theory * liberating philosophy * irrelevance of patriarchal dogma * ambivalence toward conventional convictions * spacey father * weird beliefs * empty public guidance * forsaken by preceptors * ignores the ordinary understandings * incoherent ideology * unless other graha in 9, may prefer to live free from father-figures


Ketu occupies the literary 3rd-from-Chandra = mental wandering, repeating narratives of abandonment, and dissociation


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