Sathyanarayana, later known as Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born on 23
November 1926, early morning, before sunrise. The Indian calendar
calculates the day as starting from sunrise. So the day, according to
Indian calendar was between Monday the 22nd and Tuesday the 23rd. The
occidental calendar marks it as Tuesday 23rd, which has been accepted
as the Birthday of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
His horoscope shows all aspects of a Mahapurusha. There is a
conjunction of four planets in the Lagna (ascendant). They are the
rising Sun, the Moon, Venus and Mercury. The Lagna has touches of
Libra but the predominant aspect are of Scorpio. (Shuka Naadi says, 'Born
in Vrucchika (Scorpio) Lagnam, possessing the power of eight Siddhis'....).
aspect of the horoscope is the characteristic of Vipareeta Raja Yoga (Sudden
unexpected turning to fame and success). The Sun is in the ascendant,
signifying everything related to Dharma, God, rituals, worship etc.
Symbolic merging of Sun and Mars connotes a spirit of determination
and self confidence. He assures devotees, "My Sankalpa will prevail".
association with the 9th Lord, assures great fame and endearing
qualities. The planetary conjunctions also ensure appeal to the masses
and longlasting fame, in spite of criticism and opposition.
His short stature and red robes are considered to go with the nature
of Mars, the Lagna Lord. Meticulous care to personal appearnace and
dress, luxuriant curly hair are all attributaed to the Sun, Venus and
Saturn combination. Aspects of Mars are seen in slender waist and
curly shining hair. His Soumya (plesing nature) is typical of Scorpio.
Astrologers predict that after 1980, Ketu Dasa will commence for Him,
when people will witness miracles surpassing previous phenomenion.
After 1982, there may be a revealation, similar to 1940. After 1985,
crucial events will show His great powers.
From the book: Balu, Shakuntala, Living Divinity, London, Sawbridge,