Born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, famed entrepreneur Bill Gates began to show an interest in computer programming at age 13. Through technological innovation, keen business strategy and aggressive business tactics, he and partner Paul Allen built the world’s largest software business, Microsoft. In the process, Gates became one of the richest men in the world. In February 2014, Gates announced that he was stepping down as Microsoft’s chairman. What are the key astrological factors that made Bill Gates on top? If you read through the horoscope of Bill Gates, you will notice various types of powerful Raj Yogas.
- Bill Gates’s Ascendant is Gemini and the owner of this ascendant is Mercury and this Mercury is powerfully in 4th house exalted. This combination gives the famous MahaPurusha yoga, Bhadra yoga. ( you may refer my previous articles on Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga’s). This makes a person clever, excellence in communication, super intelligent and also great.
- 9th Lord, which signifies Luck is exalted which means powerfully placed in Bill Gates’s 5th house along with Sun and Venus. So i have seen many horoscopes whose 9th lord is powerful makes them successful in all their endeavors some how. This is because of their good Karma accumulated from their previous birth’s.
- Sun is debilitated ( Neecha) in his horoscope, however as venus and exalted Saturn is placed along with Sun, and due to this Sun’s debilitation is cancelled, and creates another powerfull Raj yoga.
Few Life events of Bill Gates and Astrological analysis.
– Ruling period of Mercury 1959 to 1975 when Bill turned 13, they enrolled him at Seattle’s Lakeside School, an exclusive preparatory school. He blossomed in nearly all his subjects, excelling in math and science, but also doing very well in English. In 1970, at the age of 15, Bill Gates went into business with his pal, Paul Allen. They developed “Traf-o-Data,” a computer program that monitored traffic patterns in Seattle, and netted $20,000 for their efforts. Gates and Allen wanted to start their own company, but Gates’s parents wanted him to finish school and go on to college where they hoped he would work to become a lawyer. Bill Gates graduated from Lakeside in 1973. He scored 1590 out of 1600 on the college SAT test, a feat of intellectual achievement that for several years he boasted about when introducing himself to new people. So the excellence in education was primarily because Mercury is exalted. Mercury is the signification of education and whenever it is powerfull it gives a person excellent education with high marks. Harvard University – Shifting of focus in 1973 to 1975 ( Sub period of Saturn in Mercury’s ruling period) Joines Harvard, on a Pre Law course, but shifts focus to Computers. The reason is because Saturn is the owner of 8th & 9th house in Bill Gates’s horoscope. 8th house signifies obstacles, challenges, lack of interest, break away in education etc.. and 9th house signifies higher education, and because of Saturn powerfull in his horoscope chart, the break away from Harvard University did not make him a failure, rather it gave a new direction to his career.
1976 to 1983 – Birth of Microsoft and Ketu’s Ruling period As we saw above how powerfull Mercury helped Bill Gates in Education, now we see his initial phase of career. Ketu is placed in his 12th house and not so powerfull. However the Sub period’s in Ketu’s ruling period helped Bill Gates to sail through even though the sea was rough.Gates and Allen register the trademark “Microsoft.”Gates had a more acrimonious relationship with MITS president Ed Roberts, often resulting in shouting . The combative Gates clashed with Roberts on software development and the direction of the business. Roberts considered Gates spoiled. In 1978 Microsoft headquarters are relocated to Bellevue, Wash., a suburb of Gates’ hometown, Seattle. This was because Mars was ruling as a Sub period in 1978, and Mars signifies land and properties. 1981 – 1982 – Microsft started Growing, because it was again The Sub Period of Mercury in Ketu’s ruling period started operating for Bill Gates. Remember Mercury causes a powerfull Raj yoga.
1983 – 2003 – Bill Gates becomes the Richest Man in the world ( Venus is the ruling period) During this period of Venus , which lasted for 20 years made Bill Gates what he is now. Venus owns 12th and 5th house and is placed in his 5th house. 12th house signifies ” Far Away” places and this wa sthe time when Microsoft expanded overseas. Venus is placed in its own house in the chart of Bill Gates which makes this a powerful planet. As Venus is combined with Saturn the owner on 9th lord, bestows Bill Gates with a powerfull Yoga of Wealth. In astrology this yoga is called as Maha Lakshmi Yoga. Lets look at the significant events in his life and his horoscope. 1990 – The Federal Trade Commission begins an investigation into possible collusion between IBM and Microsoft. This event happened during Rahu’s Sub ruling period in Venus’s major ruling period. Rahu is placed in 6th house of enemies, and weak, which creates few challenges during this time. 1994 – Bill Gates is Married to Melinda It was during Jupiter’s sub period in Venus’s Major ruling period , Bill Gates got married. For a Gemini ascendant like Bill Gates, Jupiter is the owner of 7th house, which signifies marriage and partnerships. So again this event matches with his horoscope. 1996 to 1998 Saturn sub ruling period in Venus’s Major ruling period – Their First Child is born in 1996. Child birth is related to 5th house, and in Bill Gat’s horoscope, you will notice Saturn placed in 5th house. It was during Saturn’s sub ruling period that a child was born. As mentioned earlier in this article that Saturn is also the owner of 8th house, so some sort of disgrace must also happen.In Belgium, on his way to meet business and government leaders, Gates is hit in the face with a cream pie. At the same time, the U.S. Justice Department charges Microsoft with engaging in anticompetitive and exclusionary practices designed to maintain its monopoly in personal computer operating systems and to extend that monopoly to Internet browsing software 1999 to 2001 – Mercury’s Sub Ruling period under Venus’s Major ruling period Again intellectual and powerfull Mercury came to rescue Bill Gates.Judge Penfield’s decision is overturned on appeal. The DOJ announces that it is no longer seeking to break up Microsoft and will instead seek a lesser antitrust penalty.Gates publishes another best-selling book, Business @ the Speed of Thought, about the interconnectedness of business and technology. That year he begins appearing more and more in pop culture. The television network TNT airs a made-for-TV movie about the emergence of Apple and Microsoft calledPirates of Silicon Valley.
2003 to 2008 – Sun’s ruling period in Bill Gates Sun , who is the owner of the 3rd house is placed in 5th house of his chart. Even though debilitated, its debilitation is cancelled, and gives rise to various Raj yoga’s and honors. Some of the significant events during this period are, Queen Elizabeth II bestows an honorary knighthood on Gates for his contributions to the United Kingdom. Time names him a “Person of the Year ,Gates “graduates” from Harvard university andawards him with an honorary degree
2009 to 2019 – Moon’s ruling period in Bills Gates’s Horoscope chart: Moon is a planet of emotions and is placed in the house of profession and Karma. Moon also signifies public and mass people. in end 2008 was the time when Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft and started getting into developing hisfoundation.In February 2014, Gates announced that he would be stepping down as chairman of Microsoft in order to move into a new position as technology adviser. In addition to Gates’s transition, it was reported that longtime Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would be replaced by 46-year-old Satya Nadella.
What is Bill Gates’s future? Bill Gates, will continue his good work though his foundation. Around 2017, his foundation will expand significantly overseas and will reach the grass roots. in 2018 he will again be Highly honored for his activities. From 2019, a new energy would be with Gates,and a different set of activity can be seen and same time there can be health related issues, especially with Nervous( neuro) system as Mercury is with the 6th lord Mars. http://www.myastrology.in wishes Bill & Melinda Gates a very best !!!