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Physical Sport and Athletics


born four months after



NASCAR Champion

Motorsports Racing

Dale Ralph Earnhardt

a.k.a. The Intimidator

a.k.a. The Man in Black

a.k.a. The Count of Monte Carlo

a.k.a. Mr. Restrictor Plate

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-29-Apr-1951

Earthbody-Exit 18-Feb-2001 * fatal racetrack crash age 49)


NASCAR racing champion * Dale R. Earnhardt * 1951-2001

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Arudra * Trinetra

BPL commentary:

For Arudra births into the masculine valence, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, exciting, passionate, ambitious, opportunistic, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu may considerably affect the outcome.

Exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, intensifiers of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, agents-provocateur, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Guided by the instructional forces of Orion. Their purpose is to communicate the passionate animal vitality via stormy, turbulent, swaying, exciting gesture and signal.

Rahu-ruled Arudra fellows are often found in muscular, passionate, body-intensive roles. Mesmerizing dancers, they use the communicative signaling of hands, shoulders, legs, hips, and pelvic thrust to great advantage. Stage performers of high excellence, Arudra gentlemen are often admired for their pulsing sensuality and animal magnetism.

Thiruvaathira chaps may be gifted in all varieties of manual labor, handcraft, commerce, painting, descriptive writing, evocative song-writing, and the arts of beckoning, seductive gesture (Budha).

Themes of stimulating signal patterns, passionate messaging, volatility, intense cycles of attraction-and-repulsion, and stormy outbursts may contextualize Arudra's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Arudra.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 81.

"Corresponds with a healthy, robust body and nature.

  • the attitude and outlook of this individual is entirely physical.

  • Mental effort is foreign to him.

He depends entirely on his muscles and his body to meet the demands of existence.

Such being the case, laborers, professional athletes

  • and other persons whose occupations are wholly physical

  • may be found to have Arudra rising.

Since such people are invariably exploited

  • by those whose mental abilities are greater than theirs,

  • it is extremely unlikely that they will be wealthy or even well-to-do.

In fact, poverty is predominant among them."

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until age 4

29-Apr-1951 Earth-birth in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA * Mangala-Shani bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * age 4 until age 22

1968 celebration of marriage-1 (his age 17) to Latane Brown * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact navamsha Chandra-Kanya

1969 child-1 (Dale's age 18) * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra putrapathi

1970 divorce-1 * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules-2 = replacement already known

1971 celebration of marriage-2 (his age 20) * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules navamsha-7 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Makara-Karkata contact radical Chandra-Makara

1972 child-2 * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra rules 7th-from-Chandra = 2nd child

Guru Mahadasha * age 22 until age 38

26-Sep-1973 grieved decease of father * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules-12 from Surya

1982 celebration of marriage-3 (age 31) * Guru-Zukra bhukti * * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mithunaya-Dhanuzya contact Mithunaya-lagna

Shani Mahadasha * age 38 until decease age 49

28-July-1996 severe racing accident hits wall at 200+ mph

18-Feb-2001 decease * fatal racetrack crash (age 49) during NASCAR Racing Championship (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) ; * Shani-Chandra bhukti * Chandra dhanapati-2

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya-Meza * uttama * Suryaya * the supreme one
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community, brightly earning, intelligence for networks, focus on economy, revenue entitlements, distributed light, eye on friendships * sparkling center of economic drama
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior, entitled to conquer, radiantly pioneering
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, radiantly descriptive


Dad was Ralph Lee Earnhardt, a locally famous stock-car racing figure. In the day, automobile racing and truck racing champions might escape from the grinding poverty of life.


Born on Sunday, Earnhardt's economic earnings gained partly from following his father (uttama Arya-Surya -11) into the stock-car racing aristocracy. NASCAR races in the USA southeast region occur on Sunday, traditionally the day of the Sun god (father). The races involve driving around and around in circles (Surya, chariot of Vishnu). Many of Earnhardt's most devoted fans were devastated at his death because they believed him to be nearly immortal.

Surya + bandesha-4 Budha ritual worship, routine, predictable, gatherings of the ethnicity at a common grounds in the countryside for seasonal festivals (racetrack).

Driving of "stock cars" (normal commuter automobiles, Shani-4 normalcy) became vehicles of athletic competition with recognized titles (Surya) and awards for achievement (11).

Budha-Meza yuti Surya-Meza * uttama surya + rogesha-6 Mangala-Meza engines = in the gainful vriddhi-bhava-11.

Earnhardt symbolized the perceptual shift of car-racing from a vulgar, uneducated rural sport into a game of championship (arya).

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Makara-Draco * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Dhaniztha-Vasu * comforted by forceful climbing * protectors of structured warfare, lawful conquest, orderly takeover, systematic dominance
  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfort in crisis, familiar with catastrophic events, needs to feel the repeating pulse of repeating identity transformation, soothed by secrecy, routine of sudden changes, settled into the rhythm of initiations, occult sentience, discovery, settled into the rhythm of self-reinvention; undulating shakti-shocks

dhanapati-2 Chandra-8 affects longevity


Mom was a cloaked personality. Compared to her brightly radiant champion racer husband, she preferred the role of a hidden supporter and protector. She was widowed (8) early.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


  • marriage-1 = bhava-2 Karkata * first lifepartner is oriented toward treasury acquisition + continuation of the family lineage

2nd-from 7th-from-Chandra-8

  • marriage-2 = bhava-9 Kumbha = 2nd lifepartner is oriented toward sacred doctrine + ambitious celebrity * Rahu-Kumbha -9


  • marriage-3 = bhava-4 Kanya = 3rd lifepartner is oriented toward maturity, stability, farming, home properties, grounds, transportation vehicles = Shani-Kanya -4

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of championship * proactive innovation, first-arrival; push toward conquest
  • Mangala in bhava-11 * drive toward connectivity, pursuit of earnings, , marketplace dynamics, invasive networking, energized scientific systems, economic conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm, potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine force joins messaging signal, potential for aggressive gestures, speech, and writing

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha-Meza * innovative communications, pioneering pronouncement, articulation of dynamic movement, messages about contests and competitions
  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy, community, network * narrative of economy and ecology, social participation networks, describer of community, explainer of friendship, delivers instructions for interlinked systems
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, fraternal conversations, aggressive communications, talkative brother-figures

Mithunaya lagna = 6th-from-Chandra

Lagnesha Budha rules karakamsha bhava-4 = vehicles, transportation, roads, cultural standards, rural areas, driving,

Budha = repetitive loops, advertising, endorsements

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

* Hamsha Yoga

  • Guru-Meena * much guidance, many imaginings, many dreams, intuitive beliefs, doctrine of astral guidance
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public roles, multiple diverse leadership roles, numerous recognized teachings, much respect, broad social visibility, extensive reputation

His son and third child, Dale Earnhardt Junior, succeeded the father as a legendary motorsports competitor and champion

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizabha * swakshetra * appreciation of valuable arrangements, pleasures of collections, acquisitive sensuality, enjoys preservation, sounds, history, containment of goods
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination, enjoys spiritually guided equity, feminine-figures intuit and envision, appreciation of interiority

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kanya * old accusations, pressured colon, imposed servitude, proletarian medication, must do service ministry with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * must remain, have to root, defend, shelter; cautious, conventional mother-figures; tense childhood, chronic household scarcity; strict boundaries; heavy pressure against customary ethnic boundaries

Shani occupies the doctrinal, ideological, elder-respecting, old-faith, strict philosophies, punitive, scarcity-preaching 9th-from-Chandra

Shani-Kanya occupies the salt-of-the-earth Karakamsha Kanya-4 = Earnhardt was chicken farmer by trade

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

Rahu rules ambitious, exciting, opportunistic, physicalized Arudra radical lagna

  • Rahu-Kumbha (swakshetra)* craving for community * mask of lawfully interlinked systems; fascinated by networks * seeks special importance via social participation programs, futurism; via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) friendliness
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview. Rahu-9 desires a thrilling, important guidance role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy, indoctrination. Extraordinary father-figure, ambitious professors and holy teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed preaching environments, university, temple, sangha, congregation. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a proselyte of principled understanding, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Rahu-9 trespasses the cultural boundaries of patronage, fatherhood, paradigm of belief. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Singha * dissociates from creative performance, incomplete entitlement, empty intelligence, dissolute brilliance, not limited by celebrity roles, ignores restriction on political opinion
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, off-topic communications, disinterested in daily discourse, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards conventional discussions, eccentric or esoteric modes of writing, irrelevance of the mental narrative. One abandons the management tasks, dismisses the standard explanations, walks away from the usual descriptions.


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