Sai Baba of Shirdi was a fakir(monk) in the 19th century who lived in Shirdi(Maharashtra, India) for most of his life. He is widely worshipped in India today by people of all communities alike. Not much is known about his early life and birth data is not corroborated to be factual. He performed many miracles in his lifetime and said that he will reincarnate after eight years. Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi was born 8 years after his death. Thus devotees believe that his prophecy fructified. Based on this data, let’s see birth chart of Sai Baba. My humble salute to Baba.
Birth Data: 28 September 1835. Monday. 09:47 AM. Pathri. Maharashtra(India)
Ascendant and Navamsa
Scorpio rises in ascendant with Leo navamsa. In the navamsa, the lagna lord Sun is exalted in the ninth house. Ninth lord Mars is located in the fifth house whereas the fifth lord Jupiter is located in the ninth house. Thus the ninth house has Sun, Jupiter, Rahu and Venus, while the fifth house has Mars in the navamsa. It is worthy of being noted that Mars, Sun and Rahu, all 3 of them being malefics located in two trika houses and associated with benefics Jupiter and Venus suggest a Siddha–a perfected yogi or master.
Moon, being lord of the 12th navamsa is located in Pisces in the 8th house. Atmakaraka in the Pisces navamsa suggests final emancipation and its association with 5th lord suggests Siddhi. Saturn is exalted and forming a close conjunction with Ketu and Mercury in the third house in navamsa. All indications suggest a yogi.
The ascendant has a conjunction between Moon and Ketu(south node of Moon.) This is a common feature in spiritual charts. The 12th house has lagna lord Mars with exalted Saturn and Mercury. Mercury and Saturn have close conjunction and association with the lagna lord makes 12th house very strong. In this nativity, it is evident that these indications suggest that native was inclined towards meditation, charity and final liberation. Saturn is in its exaltation sign but not very strong. Its association with Mars, which is both lagna and Moon lord, confers Sanyasa Yoga.
Mars has exemplary strength in this chart, which is a must in the charts of yogis. Inner planets like Mercury, Venus and Mars along with Moon tell about a charismatic personality and a yogi, whereas Saturn and Jupiter must be strong for a social reformer or a public figure.
Debilitated Venus is situated with Sun in the 11th house. Cancellation of debilitation makes him a revered saint in his lifetime, though Venus must be weak in the charts of saints mostly. You also see a partial Kaal Sarp Yoga as most of the planets are inside the Rahu-Ketu axis.