Albert Einstein, March 14, 1879 at 10:50am in Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Vimshottari dasha cycles calculated according to the correct nakshatra year equivalent to 359.017 modern days.
Einstein was an intellectual genius. He was born under Mercury’s sign, Gemini, with Mercury in the 10th house in a stupendous array of Power Combinations. Looking at Einstein’s eras, we find that he was born into the era of Mercury. The planet whose era we are born into has a more profound effect on our life, since it is active during the our formative years.
Einstein began really diving into scientific study at the age of ten. This is commensurate with the beginning of his Ketu period at the age of 9 years and 6 months. You will recall from studying Einstein’s horoscope in Unlocking the Meanings of a Horoscope that Rahu and Ketu are very connected with his passion for discovering the meaning of life. Thus, Ketu has the first chance to strongly make this effect, and took it, plunging Einstein into intense reading and private self-study.
Einstein moved with his family to a new country, from Germany to Italy, when he was approaching 16. This equates to the beginning of his Venus period, which began in his sixteenth year. Venus is the lord of Einstein’s twelfth house, causing him to dwell in a foreign place.
Einstein completes high school and university by 1900, and then finds himself unemployed and with a pregnant lover. This is during the Mars cycle of Venus’ era. Note that Venus is the lord of the 12th and Mars the lord of the 11th. This indicates that Einstein would need to enjoy (eleventh house) sexual pleasure (twelfth house) particularly during this time – but that the outcome would prove troublesome, particularly because Mars is also the lord of troubles (sixth house) and the occupant of the unforeseen (eighth house).
The child subsequently is put up for adoption and likely died in the orphanage. This occurred in the Rahu cycle of Venus’ era. Venus is the lord of the house of children. Rahu occupies Einstein’s eighth house, a dark place.
Einstein marries his lover, Mileva in January of 1903, just at the end of the Venus / Rahu period. At that time Mars was trine to Rahu, sharing a sign with Rahu in transit as well as in Einstein’s natal chart. He also aspected Einstein’s Mercury, Saturn, and Venus. So both Venus (era lord) and Rahu (cycle and sub-cycle lord) received the aspect of Mars. Recall that the events leading to the marriage (their tryst which produced their first child) occurred when mars was the cycle lord. Mars is the lord of the eleventh house, the house of gains. Venus was in Einstein’s seventh house at the time.
On June 30 of 1905 submits “On Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies” and formulates the equation “E=MC2” The eras at the time were Venus / Rahu / Mars. Note the stress we previously placed on the importance of Rahu and Mars on Einstein’s scientific genius. Mars and Rahu occupy the house of mystery, giving him unparalleled passion to discover the meaning of life. Venus is the lord of the house of intellect. So the cycles of Venus / Rahu / Mars might be reasonably predictable to be a time when Einstein would especially apply his intellect to discover new secrets about the world and how it operates.
In the previous months and weeks Mars had been aspecting Einstein’s natal Rahu and Mars from the house of intellect, and now Mars had come to the cusp of that house. On this day Jupiter also formed an exact trine
to Mars and the Moon formed an exact trine to Rahu. So Rahu and Mars were very fully energized by the transits at the same time as they had their turn to be active in their era cycles – and all this during the era of the lord of intellect.
Einstein really started to get significant respect and recognition for his accomplishments during 1911 when he was given a full professorship at a German university in Prague and is the youngest person to be invited to attend the world’s first physics conference in Brussels. This year of social recognition occurred in Einstein’s Venus / Mercury / Mercury / Venus period. Mercury and Venus combine in Einstein’s tenth house (the house of social recognition) forming a multiple Power Combinations (which bring fame). During this year, Jupiter was in Einstein’s fifth house, aspecting his first, eleventh and ninth houses (self, gains, and fortune), while Mars was in his tenth house (recognition), transiting the era and cycle lord, Venus and Mercury.
Einstein’s marriage crumbles and divorce occurs in 1914. This is Ketu’s cycle of his Venus era. The interpretation there is simple.
In 1915 Einstein completes the General Theory of Relativity. This coincides the end of his Venus era (lord of the house of intellect) and the beginning of his Sun era, lord of the third house (ambition).
In 1917 Einstein experiences life threatening illness as Ketu transits his ascendant during the Jupiter era of his Sun period. Jupiter at the time was in Einstein’s twelfth house exactly trine to his eighth house Mars, and also aspecting his sixth house and debilitated Moon therein. So all three houses of ill health were being activited by the cycle lord while Ketu transited the ascendant during the era of a planet who naturally concerns health and vitality, the Sun.
The solar eclipse of 1919, on May 29, proves Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity works. Funny that a solar eclipse should play such an important role in Einstein’s career at this point, since on that day Rahu was transiting in exact trine to Einstein’s natal Ketu, natal Saturn, and natal Mercury; and Ketu and the solar eclipse was exactly trine to Einstein’s natal Rahu (the source of his compulsion to discover the unknown). It is also moderately interesting that the Moon on this day was exactly opposite from Einstein’s natal Moon.
In 1921 Einstein moved from the Sun period to the Moon period. This is when things started to slow down for him, and he started working on theories that he could not complete and would prove frustrating: particularly the unified field theory. Einstein’s Moon is very alone in the sixth house of his chart. Though this house is built by Scorpio, it is not really a debilitation for the Moon, because she is past her debilitating point of 3º. This sign strongly connects the Moon to Mars (owner of Scorpio) and to Rahu. Why Rahu? Because (a) Rahu occupies the Moon’s nakshatra and (b) Rahu is with the Moon’s dispositor. So the Moon period continues to be very strongly motivated by the desire to discover the hidden mysteries of the universe (depicted in Einstein’s eighth house Rahu and Mars), but there is a sense of meeting obsticles and failures and setbacks and having the solutions remain just out of reach – which is characteristic of the sixth house which Einstein’s Moon occupies, particularly in the condition in which it occupies it: lonely without any neighbors.
Of course there were a variety of events, not all bad, in this period – notably he received the nobel prize in 1922 because of the various cycles, subcycle and transits during the Moon period.
In 1931 the Mars cycle began and Einstein was affected by war. He was identified as a Jew by the Nazis and had to flee to America. In 1937 his second wife Elsa died. Mars occupying the eighth house of Einsten’s chart connects it to death. And being in the twelfth house of Einstein’s navamsha connects it to the loss of a spouse. This death occurred in Einstein’s Mars / Venus / Rahu / Venus period just as Ketu was transiting Einstein’s ascendant. Previously Einstein almost died when Ketu transiting his ascendant. This time, he lost his wife suddenly.
Rahu’s era began in 1937. Einstein died at the very end of this Rahu era, on April 16 of 1955. The cycles at the time were Rahu / Mars / Ketu / Jupiter.
Obviously Rahu is an occupant of the eighth house, the house of longevity, where he conjoins the cycle lord, Mars. Ketu is an occupant of the second house, the house opposite to longevity. Jupiter is the owner of the seventh house, the house opposite birth. So Jupiter and Ketu could cause the opposite of birth and longevity, i.e. death. Both Ketu and Jupiter were in the house of the physical body, the first house. And Ketu was exactly trine to Einstein’s natal Jupiter. Additionally Mars was in the twelfth house (physical loss), exactly trine to his natal Mars. These conditions occurring a somewhat advanced age (75) were sufficient to terminate the life of the genius Albert Einstein.