When I mentioned Swami Vivekanand in DHANU rashi bhavishya post for 2011, I had no clue of his actual moon sign etc but just by his photographs, description of his health, idealism and overall "charitra" I thought that he would be "dominated" by Dhanu rashi like Samarth Ramdas Swami. Today is his Jayanti 12th Jan. So he is indeed, Sagittarius Sun Sign ie. Dhanu Ravi/Surya. (Western Sun Sign dates are WRONG: http://astromnc.blogspot.com/2009/07/your-correct-real-sun-sign.html).
Also, 12 (& 30) born folks are supposed to be principals/professors, philosophical writers etc. Or other way round great souls who want to be in this stream (scholars) take birth on these dates.
Swami Vivekanand’s Sun is in the most expressive section on Dhanu rashi (Vargottam). This is also the section where Rafael Nadal and Shane Warne have their Mangal (Sports). Swami-Ji might be born late in the night as it shows Sinvha/Simha rashi in 1st degree after 9 p.m. (12 Jan 1863). I would be surprised if he was born in Kirk rashi with Rahu and Mangal in there! After 9 p.m. his nakshatra would be Magha which is known to be disciplined but also princely. Will need to check on that. (Kirk moon sign would mean his mom would have suffered some issues with lungs hereditary – Mangal Rahu and Chandra in Kirk rashi would mean hereditary issues with lungs).
Also, a few days back I had posted an article (on b-date of 3, 12, 21, 30: http://astromnc.blogspot.com/2010/04/born-on-3-ie-3-12-21-30-of-any-month.html). There, I had commented by J Krishnamurthy should have been 12 / 30 born due to his entire philosophical writings.
Anyways this article was just to highlight this great soul’s connection with Sagittarius/Dhanu Sun/Surya (12th Jan).
I guess his following bold quote has to be attributed to Sagittarius Sun Sign!
Quote on Physical Strength by Swami Vivekananda:
“Be strong, my young friends, that is my advice to you. You will be nearer to heaven through football than through the study of Gita. These are bold words; but I have to say them, for I love you. I know where the shoe pinches. I have gained a little experience. You will understand the Gita with your biceps, your muscles, a little stronger.”
SAGITTARIUS / DHANU SIGN CHARACTERISTICS
These folks are idealistic & have childlike purity. With strong Mars they tend towards sports, with strong Jupiter, towards academic/education field. They have robust bone structure & a big forehead which shows thought leadership and broad vision. They are outspoken and cannot lie. Even a kid would know if they lie! J Idealistic/positive speech is their forte. As they are fire sign their response to any event is action – what do I need to do and not “Why it happened to him/me”. They are often termed as “Role Model Student”. They have a “can-do” attitude which can move mountains without the passion/prejudice or "khunnas" of Scorpio. There is NO NEGATIVITY in their approach and always a sense of a greater good! Moon in Moola nakshatra is intense and serious/disciplined & shows some Karmic issues with Mother. Poorvashadha is a milder one. A soul that wants to be a GREAT sportsman takes birth on Sagittarius Moon Sign (Sachin, Sunil), Sun (Kapil Hadley, Schumacher) or ascendant (Don Bradman). Although Saints are born under this ascendant or Sun, they are more towards religion / action / DHARMA - The Sense of Duty is more their Cup of Tea (Samarth Ramdas Swami) than spirituality (Saint Dyaneshwar, Saint Tukaram). Great professors are also born under this rashi. (Sachin T, Gavaskar, VVS Laxman, Aishwarya, Dharmendra, Sun Sign: Kapil Dev/Schumacher/Hadlee/AB Wajpayee)
Sagittarius sun sign folks born from 16th Dec to 13th January also show these characteristics. Folks born from July15 to Aug15 CANCER Sun Sign oppose these characteristics; Folks born from Nov16 to Dec15 Scorpio Sun Sign also oppose Sagittarius characteristics.