Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s Birth Chart!

Pandit Nehru was a freedom fighter and the first prime minister of independent India. His birthday is celebrated as the Children’s Day in India. Let’s briefly examine his birth chart.

Birth Data: 14 November 1889, 23:00, Allahabad, India

Courtesy: Wikipedia
Nehru: Lagna:




  • Cancer ascendant and Moon rising make him sensitive, patriotic and popular. In my humble observation lord Rama, Buddha, Adi Shankara and Indira Gandhi all had Cancer ascendant. Moon’s soothing presence makes Cancer natives popular. Even Mahatma Gandhi had Cancer Moon in the 10th house. No wonder Nehru and Gandhi had such fascinating respect for each other.
  • Venus in the Karakamsa makes him an ordinary writer. Jupiter’s aspect to the Moon makes him fond of auspicious things and sensual enjoyments.
  • Rahu and Ketu are in their Moolatrikona signs. Ketu is associated with Jupiter. Thus though Rahu in 12th caused confinement in prison it was for a very worthy cause of independence of India.
  • Sun is placed in the fifth house in its  friend Mars’ sign and fifth lord is well placed in the 3rd house. Therefore his daughter Indira also became prime minister and a great celebrity.
  • Mars in the 3rd made him courageous.
  • Venus in its own sign in the 4th house makes a very strong Malavya Yoga which makes him pure hearted and wealthy.
  • Atmakaraka Moon suggests a soothing presence. In Sagittarius navamsa it indicates a tendency towards carrying religious-cultural values. In some nativities such as that of Nehru this atmakaraka placement makes a native a cultural icon. But also indicated is a high-fall which in Nehru’s case might be interpreted as his sudden demise while serving the third term as prime minister–people suggest that it was China’s sudden attack which shocked him and became the reason of his heart attack.
  • Atmakaraka rising in lagna suggests a royal/aristocratic birth. Compare it with Rajiv Ratna Gandhi who had Atmakaraka Sun rising in the ascendant.
  • Most of the planets are in soft navamsa–made him popular as well as prominent.