Mahatma Gandhi was born 2nd October 1869 at 7 12 am in Porbandar, Gujarat. I think there is so such in his birth chart to learn that this article is like a mini course on astrology. Here is a list of things that you might interesting.
Birth chart of Mahatma Gandhhi
So, the leader in him is thanks to the position of Sun in the first house. And he is a Virgo ascendant that not only makes him a perfectionist but also quite selfless. He started fighting for others at an early age. Not only was he selfless but also compassionate (Mars in Libra). Mars in Libra, in particular, is a lethal combination. He shares this combination with Abraham Lincoln. Mars is aggressive, action-oriented, and passionate and even though Libra is a peaceful sign; it has a strong sense of justice. And so injustice or discrimination brought out the warrior (Mars) in him. He kept fighting for others till his last day.
I think his biggest asset was that he understood people. Not only was he able to gauge the emotions of people (Moon in Cancer) but also effectively reason with them (Mercury in Libra). He led by example (Sun in Virgo) and inspired them towards a single cause (Freedom). If there is something called “Emotional Intelligence” then I think he had it and it is all thanks to the position of Moon & Mercury in his birth chart.
He has Mars & Venus sitting together in the sign of Libra in the 2nd house. The Mars & Venus conjunction guarantees two things,1. People with this placement look much younger than they actually are. 2. They have a gift of creating beautiful things (Venus) especially with the use of their hands (Mars). Doesn't it remind you of the chakra? He made spinning the wheel (chakra) a ritual or a cult so much so that the spinning wheel was part of the official flag of the Indian National Congress in 1931.
“Spinning is a cure all and is spoken of in terms of the highest poetry” - foreign media
He experimented with his diet all throughout his life. I think he was vegan for about 6 years and started having goat milk later for health reasons. His diet was not only measured but also met all the needs of an adult human being – I read somewhere that not many present day dieticians would argue against his diet.
He also walked 18 km every day. His knowledge about health & fitness has Jupiter in Aries written all over it. I had mentioned it as trick #74 in the article: 101 astrology tricks
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold" - he said
Venus (spouse) & Sun (Legal bond) are perhaps the most important planets for marriage. Venus & Sun came together for the first time in his life between May 1883 – May 1884. And he got married even though he was just 13 years old. He has Jupiter ruling the house of marriage (7th house) and his personal life (4th house) and so his married life was blessed (Jupiter) and survived the test of time.
He went on to study law (strong Libra placement) and started work in a law firm in South Africa and that is where he faced his first major challenge. He faced mass discrimination, was asked to remove his turban, thrown off a public bus and more. He was going through the time period of Saturn between 1893 – 1895 and it is Saturn that taught him some valuable lessons early in life.
He came back to India right the beginning of the 7 years time period of Mars, where the biggest battle of his life was waiting for him. He kept fighting right throughout Mars’ time period. He was sent to prison at the end of Mars’ time period and spent the early years of the 18 years time period of Rahu in prison. As I’ve mentioned time and again that anyone that has done anything dramatic has done it in the time period of Rahu. He went on a 21 days fast, started a non co-operation movement, and led the Indian freedom struggle with a number of unprecedented initiatives. He entered the time period of Jupiter in 1941 and by then he had taken giant steps towards India's freedom and he became the father of the nation a few years later.
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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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