I started writing this article exclusively on Steve Jobs. But during my research, I realized how similar his birth chart is to that of Bill Gates. So even though there is a difference of 8 months, 4 days, 2 hours and 45 minutes in their of date of births - it's crazy how similar their birth charts are. Here are 7 shocking similarities:
They have the exact same position of the Moon. Not only do they have the same Moon Sign (Pisces), the same Moon Nakshatra but also the same longitude of the Moon.
The probability of two people born with the same Moon Sign, the same Moon Nakshatra, and the same Longitude of the Moon is 0.28% so you can imagine my surprise. It looks like they came from the same part of the sky. Here’s a snippet describing their Nakshatra.
Check out this article to know more about Nakshtras.
They both have Ketu in the 11th house.
I laid a lot of emphasis on Bill Gates' Ketu’s 11th house placement and why it is the single most prominent reason why he is so generous. Steve Jobs shares this placement but was he as charitable? I’ll get back to this at the end.
Ketu's time period
This gave me goosebumps because they both started the time period of Ketu in March 1975 and it was around this time that they both of them quit their college to start their company. And by the end of Ketu’s time period in 1982 both of them had established their business.
Venus' time period
So they both started the time 20 years time period of Venus in March 1982. And for the next 20 years it was rise & rise for both. This is when they turned billionaires.
The time of the most significant chapter of their lives
July 1985 – July 1986 was a significant time for both of them. They were going through the time period of Venus & Sun. When Venus (fame) and Sun (leadership) come together it is perhaps the most significant time in anyone's life. And for Bill Gates, Microsoft went public in April 1986 and he soon became the richest man in America. On the other hand, Steve Jobs got fired, you would imagine this was a really bad time for Steve, but was it really bad? He won the sympathy of so many people, his new startup got free press, the media made him a star, and he eventually fought his way back to Apple. Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs hogged the limelight during this one year from July 1985 – July 1986.
Bill Gates is #4 and Steve Jobs is #5. But what they share in common is that people who are either #4 or #5 have Saturn ruling the house of marriage. In simple terms they get married late in life, you can read more about it in this article: 101 astrology tricks. So I googled their marriage dates. Bill Gates married at the age of 38 and Steve Jobs at the age of 35.
They both entered the 6 years time period of Sun in March, 2002. And Sun, as you would imagine, is a planet of power and leadership. They both gained a lot of influence and authority over the World during 2002 to 2008. But every good thing comes to an end. Bill Gates announced in 2006 that he would be stepping down from his daily responsibilities at Microsoft by 2008 to focus full-time on social work. His exit coincided with the end of Sun’s time period. But Steve Jobs had no plans to quit, and he wasn’t into philanthropy in a big way. In fact, I read in an article that there was no public record of a charity by Steve Jobs. Maybe he was secretive about it, I don't know.
But that is where I think they choose different paths. Unfortunately, as luck would have it, Steve Jobs picked up a cancerous tumor in 2004 during Sun – Rahu’s time period. And was forced to take a leave of absence throughout the Moon – Rahu’ s time period between 2009 to 2011. The role of Rahu in festering an uncurable diseases is also disturbingly true.
You can check out your Vedic Astrology birth chart at this link. Thanks for reading.
...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|
Birth chart in
...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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