He was born 24th May 1941, 9 05 pm at Duluth (MN). So let’s jump right in and see what makes him so talented. A little confession before I begin, I played "Mr Tambourine Man" on repeat while I was writing this article.
As you would imagine with anyone who is an artist that he/she have a strong Venus placement. In his case, Venus is placed in the 7th house, which is the original house of Venus. And it is in the sign of Taurus, which is again ruled by Venus, but more importantly Taurus is associated with voice and throat - really cool! On top of that he has Sun, Jupiter, and Mercury sitting close to Venus in the same house.
Sun illuminates his talent (Venus), Mercury gives him a sense of timing, and Jupiter gives him the gift of knowledge & imagination. I am sure you won't find it surprising that he wrote of a lot of his songs, he recently won a Nobel prize for literature, which is a very Jupiter thing. More on this later.
When I am writing an article on a famous person, I am always a bit unsure of their time of birth. But in his case, I think I hit a jackpot. His birth details are marked "AA" for accuracy on astrodatabank. And I was able to accurately map an important date in his life. He premiered his song ‘The Times They are A-Changin’ on 26 October 1963 that coincides exactly with the beginning of 18 years’ time period of Rahu.
I’ve seen it with many people that anything dramatic they do, they do it in the time period of Rahu. Rahu is perhaps the most giving planet and its time period takes people to heights never seen before. It was not just a song that changed his life; it was also a call for social change that became a revolution.
Rahu is even more relevant in his case because it is sitting in the 11th house, which is not only the house of income but also the house of hope, wishes, and desires. Just a word of clarification, even though Rahu is a giving planet, it loves drama and so you may be going through the time period of Rahu and might be experiencing a low point in life but just wait for it, you'll suddenly find an opportunity that changes everything - that's Rahu, hope you get the picture.
There have always been question marks over his personal life. He has a history of broken marriages and alleged children outside marriage. It’s safe to say that even at age of 76 his personal life is in dark waters that is pretty much a #8 characteristic - they always have their personal life hidden away. (you can find out your #number in this article)
I read many reports on the internet about his lack of affection for people. So I looked at his birth chart more closely and noticed that he was born when Moon, Sun, and Saturn were in the Nakshatra of Krittika. The presence of Moon & Sun, in particular, in this Nakshatra has a profound affect on his personality.
So, people born in this Nakshatra are quite straightforward and they are perhaps the most stubborn and self-centered. One article from the 1980s mentioned that he is too stuck "being Bob Dylan". His lack of enthusiasm after the winning the Nobel Prize doesn’t help his case. I think he also quit a photo op with the President & his wife upon winning the presidential Medal of Freedom. Anyhow the World will always remember him as the greatest musician of all time.
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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|
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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