Sir Isaac Newton

Attribution: Godfrey Kneller, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Sir Isaac Newton


Viewed 195x Times

Sir Isaac Newton FRS (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27)[a] was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, alchemist, theologian, and author who was described in his time as a natural philosopher. He was a key figure in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment that followed. His pioneering book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), first published in 1687, consolidated many previous results and established classical mechanics.[17][18] Newton also made seminal contributions to optics, and shares credit with German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for developing infinitesimal calculus.

In the Principia, Newton formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation that formed the dominant scientific viewpoint for centuries until it was superseded by the theory of relativity. Newton used his mathematical description of gravity to derive Kepler's laws of planetary motion, account for tides, the trajectories of comets, the precession of the equinoxes and other phenomena, eradicating doubt about the Solar System's heliocentricity. He demonstrated that the motion of objects on Earth and celestial bodies could be accounted for by the same principles. Newton's inference that the Earth is an oblate spheroid was later confirmed by the geodetic measurements of Maupertuis, La Condamine, and others, convincing most European scientists of the superiority of Newtonian mechanics over earlier systems.

Newton built the first practical reflecting telescope and developed a sophisticated theory of colour based on the observation that a prism separates white light into the colours of the visible spectrum. His work on light was collected in his highly influential book Opticks, published in 1704. He also formulated an empirical law of cooling, made the first theoretical calculation of the speed of sound, and introduced the notion of a Newtonian fluid. In addition to his work on calculus, as a mathematician Newton contributed to the study of power series, generalised the binomial theorem to non-integer exponents, developed a method for approximating the roots of a function, and classified most of the cubic plane curves.

Newton was a fellow of Trinity College and the second Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. He was a devout but unorthodox Christian who privately rejected the doctrine of the Trinity. He refused to take holy orders in the Church of England, unlike most members of the Cambridge faculty of the day. Beyond his work on the mathematical sciences, Newton dedicated much of his time to the study of alchemy and biblical chronology, but most of his work in those areas remained unpublished until long after his death. Politically and personally tied to the Whig party, Newton served two brief terms as Member of Parliament for the University of Cambridge, in 1689–1690 and 1701–1702. He was knighted by Queen Anne in 1705 and spent the last three decades of his life in London, serving as Warden (1696–1699) and Master (1699–1727) of the Royal Mint, as well as president of the Royal Society (1703–1727).


***Disclaimer: The birth time/ rating used here is courtesy of Astrotheme & is rectified by Arthur Blackwell. The axis, and the degrees of the moon and lunar nodes are NOT to be relied upon.


Sir Isaac Newton has Sun in Capricorn 3rd House, Moon in Cancer 9th House, with Libra Rising.

Rodden Rating

The accuracy of the natal data for this archive is rated as C

Analysis for Sir Isaac Newton

Analysis Coming Soon


User Gravatar

Sabian Symbols

Influenced by Indian Phad painting

283°, Sun in Capricorn, Indian Phad painting artwork
92°, Moon in Cancer, Indian Phad painting artwork
260°, Mercury in Sagittarius, Indian Phad painting artwork
327°, Venus in Aquarius, Indian Phad painting artwork
37°, Mars in Taurus, Indian Phad painting artwork
344°, Jupiter in Pisces, Indian Phad painting artwork
349°, Saturn in Pisces, Indian Phad painting artwork
225°, Uranus in Scorpio, Indian Phad painting artwork
240°, Neptune in Sagittarius, Indian Phad painting artwork
62°, Pluto in Gemini, Indian Phad painting artwork
203°, Chiron in Libra, Indian Phad painting artwork
189°, North Node in Libra, Indian Phad painting artwork
North NodeLibra
9°, South Node in Aries, Indian Phad painting artwork
South NodeAries
137°, Lilith in Leo, Indian Phad painting artwork
206°, Ascendant in Libra, Indian Phad painting artwork
125°, Midheaven in Leo, Indian Phad painting artwork


 Ancient Arabic Astrology
 Volume 1 of the Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz: Archetypal Symbols in Fairytales: The Profane and Magical Worlds
 Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
 Sabbatai Ṣevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626–1676 (Bollingen Series, 208)
 The Theory, Design, Manufacture & Use of The Astrolabe: Wheel of Esoteric, Ancient Wisdom

Related Examples

Enrico Fermi
Albert Einstein
Christiaan Huygens
Ayn Rand
Max Tegmark

Natal Data

Map at Lat 52.8, Lng -0.6333

1643-01-04 01:42:00 GMT

52° 47′ 60.0″ N 0° 37′ 59.9″ W

Woolsthorpe Manor House, Grantham NG33 5NR, UK


1x Records. Last Queried Dec 2, 2023 12:06 AM GMT