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Timing of Death

A Post Mortem Analysis & Application of

Bhrigu Chakra Paddhati
P.L.Chakraborty, India.

Readership Level: Advanced

Abstract: Timing of Death is a difficult

subject and there are many taboos associated
with it. The present write-up avoids the
difficult path and tries to find out whether
there are any common observations in all the
death cases. For a highly knowledgeable
astrologer, there may be multiple common
factors. The write-up only picks two such
factors from one chart and tries to find out
whether they are common in other cases too.

Few randomly selected charts were taken to

Pannalal Chakraborty is 41 years of age find out whether the observations noted are
random in nature (only applicable to this
and works for a PSU. He was born in a particular chart) or common sets of observation
middle class Brahmin family & his father which can be applied to many charts. And if the
dabbled in palmistry and astrology from premise is applicable, are there any short-cut
time to time, whereby he inherited the love methods to arrive at the same conclusion. It is
for astrology. He was introduced to assumed here that the readers are familiar with
astrology by one of his junior colleagues Sri BCP system and theory of progression of
Sanjib Ghosal who was his 1st mentor. That planets in BCP, viz., 30 deg is traveled in 1
happened in 2004 when he was going year, if not they can refer to Vol 3 of
through a very difficult phase in career. Saptarishis Astrology.


A blind chart was posted in a forum by

Smt Bhagavathi Hariharan to analyze the
cause of death.

Native X: DOB 03 Feb, 1981, 18:52 hrs,

Carson City, Nevada USA
Death: 27 May, 2007 at approx 0100 hrs at
San Francisco, CA, USA.

This article is not about analyzing the cause of death as it was discussed in detail in the
forum but on the timing of death in a narrow spectrum rather than broad timing. The natal
lagna was at 9 Leo 30’9” and LL Sun was at 20Cp 51’.

(Note: All natal charts were prepared in Astrodienst with Lahiri Ayanamsha and later
adopted for Chandra-Hari Ayanamsha, by deducting 44’ from the longitudes)

While trying an application of Bhrigu Chakra Paddhati (BCP) in the chart, it was observed
that timing of death was closely interlinked with longitudes (degree) of Ascendant & Lagna

If 1 Year = Calendar year (365.242 days) scheme is followed, then death had occurred after 114
days from last birthday in 27th year. If 1 year = 360 days scheme is followed, then death had
occurred after 250 days from last birthday.

Considering Ascendant, taking 1 year = 365.245 days, the lagna had traveled 9 deg 30’ out of
total 30 degree of the sign. So travel time = (365.242/30o x 9o 30’) = 114 days.

Again, considering LL Sun, taking 1 year = 360 days, LL Sun has traveled 20 deg 52’ out of
total 30 degrees of that sign. So, time elapsed is (360/12 x 20 deg 52’) = 250 days in the 27th

Both the calculations do match with actual event.

But the question regarding the present observation (day of death is related to longitude of
Lagna and longitude of Lagna lord) is -

a) Is it a random co-incidence (applicable to this chart alone) or does it occur in other

charts too?
b) If it occurs in other charts, is it a strong correlation?
c) Are there any other factors involved?

Please note that this can not be a 100% rule. Otherwise, twins having almost same data have
to die within a week.

However, the premise needed to be tested for in few charts for basic applicability before it is
tested in large numbers of chart. It needs to be seen whether the day of death can be linked
to longitude of Lagna & Lagna Lord in each cases

The Test

Before checking further data, few points need to be put in place

a) Data sample need to be random – No cherry picking here

The problem was solved by asking friends to provide some data. Few data were picked
up from net too.
b) The longitudes of lagna and lagna lords are of paramount importance. It was decided
that horoscopes shall be prepared in Astrodienst for Lahiri Ayanamsha. Same will be
adopted here, after deducting 44’ to get C-Hari ayanamsha (my personal choice only).
c) In some cases, there might be some errors in TOB data (few minutes). So, longitude
of lagna may somewhat differ.
d) In above case, the relation between longitudes and timings can be expressed as

N + L x 12.17 = N1 + LL. x 12
N = Nos. of Calendar years survived
N1= Nos. of 360 days years survived
L = degree of Lagna
LL = degree of lagna lord

In some cases, N=N1. However, it is understood that in some cases, especially when L
> LL, the relationship might be a mathematical impossibility. The possible case would
be (30-L) or (30-LL).

Data & Analysis

Total 15 charts were prepared and analyzed. The data of L & LL were calculated in
Astrodienst as mentioned above. Then, based on the nos. of days since last birthday, the
Lagna was calculated in reverse order (given as calculated lagna). Similarly, LL degree was
calculated in reverse. Then these calculated values were compared with actual Lagna (as in
Natal chart)
Sl Name Lagna Lagna Lord Cal Cal Type Comment
Asc deg LL degree
1 ABETT, OTTO 18 Aq 39' Sat- 16d 49' 57" 3.285502 1.9425 Homi No relation
FRIEDRICH 13" cide
Tr. Ra- 14d 34' 30"
2 ABEL ROBER, J 1 Ari 52' 50" Ma -5d 37' 41" 16.1811 19.70733 No relation

3 INDIRA GANDHI 26 Cn 38' Mo-4Cp 51' 17" 28.50173 3.247667 Homi Lagna matches
22" cide
4 Dane Rudhyar 20 Sc 43' 0" Ma -19d 0' 15" 14.29193 1.315 No relation

Ke -28d 45' 17" Lagna is 30-node
5 ALIOTO JOSEPH 18 Aq 39' Sat-18d 49' 57" 28.83028 11.3835 No relation
Tr Ra-14d 34' 30"
6 ALVAREZ LUIS 21 Ar 44' Ma -14d 16' 26" 9.03513 19.2195 Lagna = 30-cal
WALTER 37" Lagna

7 L JHONSON 16 Cn 44' Mo-16d 32' 56" 12.15636 15.624 LL match


8 J F KENNEDY 14 Vi 59' 6" Mer-21d 43' 43" 14.53835 8.6775 Homi Lagna match, LL=
cide 30-cal LL

9 ABBOTT JENIFAR 1 Aqu 39' Sat -23 Ar 6' 8" 0.6571 14.19083 Homi Lagna matches
55" cide node degree
Tr. Ra - 0d 6' 43"
10 SKC data 14 Ta 55' Ve- 2d 20' 18" 10.76002 25.651 Does not match
11 Emile Zola 10 Sc 22' 11" Ma-28d 18' 20" 14.78476 17.25033 LL = 30-node
12 Max Ernst 23Ge 48' Mer-29d 8' 36" 0 14.21417 Calculated Lagna
35" degree is close to
LL degree
13 J C Brialy 24 Ar 10' Ma-8d 14' 46" 5.01039 13.57567 Nor Lagna = 30-cal
14" mal Lagna degree
14 Dodi Al Fayed 27 Ar 21' Ma- 8d 53' 52" 11.33498 3.346667 Accid No relation
29" ent
15 A. R Ge -6d40' - Ge -6d40' - 10d 25.79119 10.901 Nor Cal LL is close to
10d mal actual lagna

If we look closely, the relation between longitude of Lagna / Lagna lord with timing of death
is haphazard. The summary is presented below:

a) Among 4 homicide cases, 3 nos. cases do match closely (marked in yellow). One case
does not match at all (marked in red).
b) Out of total 15 cases, only in 4 cases, the calculated lagna and actual lagna are close.
c) In two cases, Actual Lagna = 30 deg – Calculated lagna.
d) There appears to be some relation with node degree and calculated lagna / LL.

It appears that there might be a strong relation of longitudes of lagna /Lagna lord with
timing of death in cases where the native was killed / assassinated. However, the sample
size (15 nos.) is too less for any worthwhile comment.

It is felt that further research, using at least 50-100 nos. cases, where the native was killed /
assassinated, need to be done before arriving at any conclusions.