Analysis of Acharya Rajneesh’s chart

Various learned astrologers have analysed the charts of saints and revolutionary thinkers and justified their achievements as per the strength of the rising Ascendant, and placement of planets in the chart. Their expositions, no doubt, match excellence and brilliance of highest quality. Their efforts beautifully demonstrate their knowledge in the field of Astrology. Often I wonder, if during the Ascendant a saint or great spiritual leader was born, when the planetary positions were so excellent then why only a particular saint or a thinker. The great revolutionary thinker of the twentieth century, Acharya Rajneesh, is reported to be born on 11.12.1931 in a Village Kuchwara, in District Raiscin in Madya Pradesh, India. These details have been obtained by great effort by my friend Mr. P.K. Jain, a senior Government officer. Fig 9.5 represents the natal chart of Acharya Rajneesh. I have made an attempt to analyse the chart through my theory of Sub-Sub lord and Cuspal Interlinks with a view to answer the question “Why only one Acharya Rajneesh?” during the Ascendant which was rising at that time.



Check of Accuracy:  It was difficult to know the time of Birth. Different authors have taken different time but all concentrated on the time period between 17.00 hours and 18.00 hours. Efforts were made to find out from persons close to Acharya Rajneesh so as to confirm this time period. The rectified chart is placed in fig 9.5 above.


Possibility of more persons of Acharya Rajneesh’s calibre is limited to about one minute of the Astrological birth time of Acharya Rajneesh. This is so because the Sub-Sub arc of Mercury in Mercury Sub is of 16 minutes and 2 second longitude. The ideal rate of rising of Ascendant is fifteen minutes per one minute of time. During the span of 16 minutes and 2 second longitude itself, the cuspal positions vary to account for the individuality of a specific birth. The analysis is not limited to planetary positions but is based on cuspal interlinks of Sub-Sub arcs of different cuspal positions, which change even for a birth difference in seconds.


Accuracy of Chart:   Kindly refer my book “True Horoscope” published by Sagar Publishers where the criteria for an accurate horoscope have been explained.


A.     Ascendant: Ascendant rises in Male Sign and the Sub-Sub arc of the Ascendant is in the first half. Mercury the Sub-Sub lord of Ascendant is in the Sub-Sub of Venus who is placed in Male Sign. This accounts for the sex of Acharya Rajneesh. The Sub-Sub lord of the Ascendant is in Venus Star and Acharya took birth when Moon was in Purvashada Nakshatra.


Acharya Rajneesh in one of his discourses made a very bold and courageous statement about himself. He said, “I cannot create a religion….. I am consistently inconsistent.” This attribute of consistent inconsistence can be justified only if Mercury rules the Sub-Sub arc in Gemini. His boldness and courage is due to the fact that this Sub-Sub arc of Mercury is part of Mrigashira Nakshatra that rises on the Ascendant. As the legend goes, Mercury was produced out of the union of Moon with Jupiter’s wife Tara. This can be interpreted as the birth of intellect (Mercury), as a result of the union of mind and wisdom. Intellect is a concept which is a more conscious force, which governs over the largely unconscious mind. The particular astrological birth time when the soul of Acharya Rajneesh incarnated has to be ruled by the Sub-Sub arc of Mercury in Mrigashira Nakshatra to announce the birth of a person whose prime objective will be searching for new mental, emotional or physical experiences. Here in the chart Mercury is placed in the fiery and dual Sign Sagittarius in Purvashada Nakshatra. This Nakshatra translates into “Former Invincible One’ or the “Former Unconquered”. The influence of Purvashada on Mercury is to infuse the native with attributes like adventurous spirit, wild exuberance, and philosophical zeal.


B.     Genetical connection: My friend Mr. P.K Jain could talk to Smt. Rasa Fauzdar, the immediate younger sister of Acharaya Rajneesh. She informed that she was born at mid-night on 11/12.7.1934. It was checked that Moon was transiting at that time in Jupiter Star. The Sub-Sub lord of the 3rd cusp is Jupiter which matches with the Moon Star of Acharaya Rajneesh’s sister. Jupiter is in Cancer Sign and is in its own Sub-Sub. The female Sign Cancer rises on the third cusp and the Sub-Sub arc of Jupiter on the third cusp is in the first half. This confirms the sex of the younger co-born.



C.     Educational Status:  It is known that Acharya had post graduation degree in philosophy. The Sub-Sub lord of 4th cusp is Rahu who has positional status. Rahu is also the Sub-Sub lord of the 9th cusp. Rahu is in Saturn star that is the Sign lord of 9th house and is the Sub-Sub lord of the 11th cusp. This clearly promises higher education. Rahu, the Sub-Sub lord of the 9th cusp has positional status and thus becomes Significator of 9th house which accounts for Acharya’s doing post graduation in philosophy.


D.     Teaching Assignment: Acharya Rajneesh, it is said, served as a lecturer for some time. One can take teaching as a profession if the Sub-Sub lord of the 4th or 9th cusp involves the 10th cusp through its star lord and commits to 2nd or 6th cusp. Here in the chart we find Rahu is the Sub-Sub lord of both 4th and 9th cusp. It is in Saturn star who is the lord of 10th cusp. Its Sub lord is Venus who is the Sub and Sub-Sub lord of the 6th cusp. So the horoscope promises teaching as a profession. But Venus is also the Sub lord of the 5th cusp. This accounts for temporary assignment.


E.      Time of Death:  Acharya’s soul left the physical body on 19.1.1990 at about 17.30 hours. The Dasa period running at that time was: Jupiter -Sun-Mercury -Rahu-Mercury. Sun was transiting in Sun star and Mercury Sub. Moon was transiting in Rahu Star that represents Jupiter. Readers can themselves see that all planets and transit of Sun and Moon justify death. Timing death has been explained in chapter 1 in my new book “Horary and Cuspal Interlinks”. However, I dare to say that Mercury the Sub-Sub lord of 8th cusp is in fiery Sign Sagittarius.  The 8th cusp itself rises on Sagittarius Sign. Mercury being in Venus star, Venus Sub and Venus Sub-Sub indicates an unnatural death. Venus is the star lord of 8th and 12th cuspal positions. Venus also occupies the fiery Sign Sagittarius. Is it that all saints have unnatural deaths? Some traditionalists, therefore, use the concept of Ichchha Mrityu(Death as per one’s own desire). However in religious context the death of a saint is termed Samadhi Maran.


Mystic Unity or Enlightenment


Astrology is both Esoteric and Exoteric. Esoteric Astrology deals with the abstract cause, the philosophy and inner or more subtle point of view. Exoteric Astrology is content with the effect, the practice, and the concrete or outer expression. It operates on the concepts which work in our Time and Space domain. Thus we say that any significant occurrence or event happens in the life of a person if it is promised. The time of happening of the event is decided by the Dasa period lords who possess the capability to enact that event. The event is defined in Astrology by comparing its nature with the significations of a particular house called the primary house and also deciding the supporting houses.


It is reported that Acharya Rajneesh had spiritual awakening or enlightenment on 21.3.1953. The learned astrologers have tried to explain this happening by the Dasa period which was running on 21.3.1953. How far an astrologer is justified to treat enlightenment as an event in terms of Exoteric or Esoteric Astrology? What is enlightenment? Who can define enlightenment? Acharya Rajneesh in one of his discourses explained the paradoxical statement of the great Laotse, who said,


“He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.” Mystic unity is an experience of the individual and no language is capable to express it even by the most eloquent words.


“For words, like nature, half reveal

 And half conceal the soul within.”




Ascharya Rajneesh, however, gave a hint when he said, “It is like suicide and resurrection both. You are in the world and yet you are not in the world.”


How can we explain this astrologically? Planets in Signs at the time when a soul incarnates represent the soul power or the evolutionary stage of individual soul, and House positions, on the other hand, are concrete expressions of mundane affairs of life in the physical body. But do the planets position in Signs or Houses change within the span of time the particular Ascendant Sign rises? Any explanation to justify Acharya’s spiritual awakening on the basis of analysis of Rashi chart or by the divisional charts as they are constructed and analysed to day, can not account for the fact that only one Acharya Rajneesh took birth at that time.


The Sub-Sub and Cuspal Interlink Theory narrows down the time gap between individual births to few seconds. It uses the cuspal significations which change fast enough and accounts for individual differences. It can, specifically account for Acharya’s growth of spiritual discipline and birth of only one Acharya Rajneesh. At the time of Mystic union, Acharya was running the Sookshma of Moon and Prana of Jupiter. Moon is in Venus star and Saturn Sub. Thus Moon is linked through its Star lord with cusps 5, 8 and 12 and to cusps 9 and 11 though its Sub lord.  Jupiter is in Mercury Star and Saturn Sub. Thus Jupiter is also linked through its Star lord with cusps 1,5,8,9,12 and commits to 9th and 11th cusps (only relevant linkages have been shown). These linkages indicate what Acharya said, “It is suicide and resurrection.”. For suicide cusps 1, 8 and 12 are involved and for resurrection 9 and 11 are involved. Suicide here only means: “Being in the world and yet not in the world”. It is identification of the soul as separate from the physical body.


Spiritual philosophy of Acharya is as per what the 9th cusp and Ascendant promise. Ninth cusp in Acharya’s chart rises in Capricorn, the 10th Sign in the natural Zodiac and Shravna Nakshatra ruled by Moon. The Sub-Sub arc of the ninth cusp is Rahu that represents Jupiter and Saturn. Rahu is placed in Pisces; the 12th Sign of the natural Zodiac ruled by Jupiter.Rahu is in Uttarabhrapada. The symbol of this Nakshatra is a serpent with two and a half coils, symbolizing the kundalini, the primeval force at the base of the spine in human beings. This asterism symbolises enlightenment through the awakening of all the seven vital centres (Chakra) through the rising of the kundalini.  Blending the influence of Capricorn and Pisces, the Sub-Sub arc of Rahu indicates that Acharya was destined to be a great spiritualist who himself will follow spirituality in word and spirit. But Rahu as Saturn in the fiery Sign Sagittarius reveals that Acharya’s quest must have begun with a bang. Blending it with the Sign Capricorn rising on the 9th cusp indicates that Acharya had to be disinterested in everything. Such a person pays no importance to religious practices and performance of traditional rituals. Rahu as Jupiter in Cancer speaks of the person getting acquainted with spiritual teachings and traditional scriptures but often meets with frustration.


 We can talk and talk on Acharya Rajneesh as he appeared to the world. But we cannot speak what he actually experienced on 21.3.1953. To fathom the depth of Acharya’s wisdom from the postulates of Astrology is only a far fetched imagination of the Astrologers. His insight is incisive, his freshness and dynamism speaks of his consistent inconsistency and we cannot conceive of anything which transcends his ego.