314: Aalok Varkhandkar on Einstein
A debilitated planet is a cause of worry in Vedic Astrology and is given special attention by an astrologer. Albert Einstein, the famous physicist, also had a debilitated planet in his horoscope and it was none other than Mercury, his ascendant lord.
Mercury in Vedic Astrology rules a great number of things but primarily intellect, education, teaching, learning, science, philosophy, mathematics. A debilitated Mercury should have deprived Einstein of having to do anything with these domains in life, but it is well known that he was the fortunate with regard to all these matters, and is considered the greatest scientist of all time.
Moreover, in Einstein’s chart, shown below, Mercury is the lord of the first house, which governs fame, as well as the lord of the fourth house, which rules knowledge and education, but Einstein became famous just because of his education and knowledge.
For more Aalok’s piece, “Why Einstein was a Genius,” please see his article at: http://www.astrocamp.com/einstein-genius-astrological-analysis.html