Bill Gates was born on 28th October, 1955 at 10 pm in Seattle. The most interesting thing about his birth chart is the placement of the South Node (Ketu) in the 11th house. The 11th house is the house of income and Ketu’s job, in general, is to detach a person from the house it sits in.
And so you’ll imagine that people with this placement will most likely struggle to get a regular flow of income going or will have a strong tendency to give their money away to help others. It’s no surprise that Bill Gates has donated more than $27 bn so far, which more than the GDP of Iceland, making him the most generous man ever.
“I have no use for money. This is God’s work...” - he says
Ketu is a karmic planet and I sense a past-life connection in his life. He dropped out of college to start a computer company right at the beginning of the 7 years time period of Ketu in April 1975.
I’ve seen it with many people that anything dramatic they do, they do it in the time period of the Nodes (Rahu or Ketu), and maybe there are unfulfilled desires from past lives that make these people take such steps. So he spent the next 7 years during Ketu's time period building Microsoft from scratch. I read somewhere that he went through every single line of code and never took a day off.
He started the time period of Venus in March 1982. It is during Venus’ time period that his business took off. He entered a significant time in his life between July 1985 – July 1986 when he was going through the time period of Venus & Sun.
Both these planets are well placed in his birth chart and they indicate a rise in career, fame, money, and leadership. And it was in March 1986 that Microsoft went public and he soon became the richest man in America.
Bill Gates is a Cancer ascendant making him #4.
In my article 101 astrology tricks, I had mentioned that people who are #4 should take their time to get married and so I googled his date of marriage and found that he got married on January 1, 1994, when he was 38 years old. People who are #4 have Saturn ruling the house of marriage so it is always a good idea to wait at least till Saturn returns.
It was during Sun's time period from 2002 – 2008 that he was became one of the most influential men on the planet. In 2006, he decided to step down from his daily activities of Microsoft by 2008 to focus full-time on social work. 2008 also coincides with the end of Sun’s time period. He built his company during Ketu’s time period, earned a lot of money during Venus’ time period, and gained a lot of power and authority during Sun’s time period. He’s currently going through the time period of Moon, which is sitting in the 9th house and in the sign of Pisces, which indicates learning new things and solving problems. But I believe it is his Ketu’s 11th house placement that has driven him towards philanthropy. Do you know Angelina Jolie shares the same placement of Ketu, she also has Ketu in the 11th house and in the sign of Taurus :) please Google “Angelina Jolie's charity work”
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...is a picture of the sky at the time of birth.
The position of the planets are fetched using Swiss Ephemeris, who capture their data from NASA.
...are times in life when certain planets affect one the most
e.g. A time period of Moon - Venus - Jupiter means, Moon is the main planet, followed by Venus & Jupiter. Vedic astrologers call them Dashas.
Birth chart in
...the degrees mentioned in the chart are longitudes of the planets
e.g. 15 degrees Gemini equals 75 degrees. You can read more about this in the coming slides. Please continue.
...we all know the 7 planets. Besides them
Rahu and Ketu play an important part in Vedic astrology. They represent the North and South node of the Moon.
|1||Sun||Soul, Career, Father, Govt, and Authority|
|2||Moon||Mind, Emotions, and Mother|
|3||Mercury||Intelligence, and Communication skills|
|4||Venus||Creativity, Luxuries, and Wife|
|5||Mars||Courage, Willpower, and Passion|
|6||Jupiter||Teachers, Knowledge, Guidance, and Husband|
|7||Saturn||Discipline, Delay, Order, and Hard work|
|8||Rahu||Obsession, and Aggression|
|9||Ketu||Detachment, Isolation, and Spirituality|
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...the rising sign at the time of your birth occupies the first house Each house represents a section of your life e.g. the 7th house represents Marriage and the 10th house represents Career
|1||First House(H1)||Body & Personality|
|2||Second House(H2)||Fixed assets/Savings, Material possessions, and the Family you are born in|
|3||Third House(H3)||Communication skills, Analytical ability, Willpower, Short distance travel,and Siblings|
|4||Fourth House(H4)||Home & Family life, and Emotions|
|5||Fifth House(H5)||Creativity, Media & Entertainment, Early Education, and Children|
|6||Sixth House(H6)||Enemies, Diseases, Debts, Litigation, Healing ability, Analytical ability, and Daily routine|
|7||Seventh House(H7)||Marriage, and Legal partnerships|
|8||Eighth House(H8)||Death/Transformation, Ability to rise after a fall, Research and exploration, and Secret affairs|
|9||Ninth House(H9)||Higher Education, Teachers, Religion, Culture, Long distance travel, and Luck|
|10||Tenth House(H10)||Career, Public life, and Discipline|
|11||Eleventh House(H11)||Income, Wealth, Hopes & Wishes, Professional network, Social circle, and Philanthropy|
|12||Twelfth House(H12)||Losses, Isolation(Foreign lands, Jails, Hospitals), Spirituality, Imaginatition, and Hidden talent|
...imagine the sky the broken down into
12 constellations starting from Aries till Pisces, each occupying 30 degrees.
|1||Aries||Action oriented, Impulsive, Aggressive, and indicator of Willpower||0 - 30||Mars|
|2||Taurus||Determined, Stubborn, Materialistc, and indicator of Family assets||30 - 60||Venus|
|3||Gemini||Expressive, Talktaive, Forthcoming, Clever, and Intelligent, and indicator of Communication skills||60 - 90||Mercury|
|4||Cancer||Emotional, Moody, Indecisive, and indicator of Life at Home||90 - 120||Moon|
|5||Leo||Regal, Creative, Individualistic, Performer, and indicator of Early Education, and Children||120 - 150||Sun|
|6||Virgo||Analytical, Perfectionist, and indicator of the ability to fight Enemies, Obstacles and Diseases||150 - 180||Mercury|
|7||Libra||Balanced, Diplomatic, Peaceful, and indicator of Relationships, and Business partnerships||180 - 210||Venus|
|8||Scorpio||Explorer, Researcher, Mysterious, Manipulative, and indicator of Death/Transformation||210 - 240||Mars|
|9||Sagittarius||Philosopher, Traveller, Life-long student, and indicator of Higher Education||240 - 270||Jupiter|
|10||Capricorn||Disciplined, Organized, Structured, and indicator of Career and Public life||270 - 300||Saturn|
|11||Aquarius||Unconventional, Scientific Thinker, Humanitarian, and indicator of Wealth and Network circles||300 - 330||Saturn|
|12||Pisces||Imaginative, Dreamer, Spirtual, and indicator of Isolation||330 - 360||Jupiter|
...the time of birth has been coverted to Coordinated Universal Time(UTC).
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