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Earthbody-Entry Thursday 24-Feb-1955

Earthbody-Exit 05-Oct-2011 (age 56)



Computerized appliance designer, visionary entrepreneur, showman * 1955-2011 * Steven Paul Jobs

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Azwini * Dasra

BPL commentary

For Azvini births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

Spirit guides, astral beings, ghosts, pilgrims, wanderers, cutters, dispersers, splitters, de-couplers, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, events of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Mezarthim. Their purpose is hearing the higher frequencies and healing intuitively.

"and now for something completely different"

Innovating Observer

Akasha-ruled chaps express the innovative, competitive vigor of Mangala through the observant, nebulizing filters of Ketu. Dasra fellows are famed for their pioneering inventions in medical, scientific, or technological fields. They are often obsessed with tools and gadgets. The 4th pada are nearly always physicians, nurses, or herbalists.

Competitive and irascible, often reclusive and disregarding of others' feelings, boldly productive Dasra are found in medicine, engineering, scientific instrumentation, and all species of gadgetry.

Azvikini are often found in medical or veterinary environments such as pharmacies, laboratories, hospitals, surgeries, and clinics. Due to their psychic (Ketu) capability to engage with astral patterns, Asvakini can also serve as medical intuitives and spiritual healers.

When looking for new ideas, they pursue an intuitive instinct to tap into the Akashic grid. Unconcerned with conforming to conventional expectations, they may seem selfish or rude. However, their job is to innovate, not to submit to old paradigms. Criticism rarely affects them.

Dasra-born hear the psychic instructions which guide their product design, surgical cutting, or drug formulation. Then, Azvini actively pushes (Kuja) the ethereal vision into material realization. Whatever endeavor they choose to pursue, Azvini tend to develop new methods and produce new things.

Azvakini fellows tend to prefer the freedom of bachelorhood. If they choose to marry, the mate shoulders most of the family duties. In relationships, much depends upon their Chandra.

Themes of eccentricity, invention, irritability, and psychic vitality may contextualize Azvini's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Azvini

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 84

"... a happy carefree disposition,

  • very intelligent,

  • in fact a rather above average person in this respect.

He will be quite successful and his financial status will be such that

  • he will seldom have to worry about money matters.

In spite of his ability to achieve success,

  • he will be modest concerning himself and his achievements."


Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha



Shani mahadasha * age birth until age 11.3

24-Feb-1955 Earth-birth in San Francisco, California, USA. After birth, young unmarried mom gives him to adoption agency. * Shani-Zukra bhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 11.3 until age 28.3

1972 first romance (age 17) * Budha-Zukra bhukti

1974 quits college (although continues to attend art classes, unpaid); claims he is impoverished * Budha-Chandra bhukti * Chandra-12 imagination

1975 wander to India * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Mangala lagnesha randresha

17-May-1978 celebrated the birth of child-1 , paternity denied * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 28.3 until age 35.5

May-1985 * fired from the board of his own company, Apple Computer * Ketu-Surya bhukti

1986 decease of adoptive life-mother * Ketu-Rahu bhukti

Oct-1989 meets Ms. Laurene Powell, an MBA first-year student and future wife-2, while he was speaking at a Stanford University Business School event * Ketu-Budha bhukti

Zukra Mahadasha * age 35.5 until age 55.3

18-Mar-1991 marriage-2 * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact radical R-K

05-Mar-1993 decease of adoptive life-father * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-8th-from-Surya = decease of the adoptive father

April-2009 liver transplant surgery * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rogesha-6 medical treatment

Surya Mahadasha * age 55.3 until decease age 56

05-Oct-2011 3pm Earthbody-Exit (age 56, pancreatic cancer) * Surya-Rahu bhukti * Surya-Rahu bhukti * maraka-Zukra-yuti-Rahu rules-2 + 7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kumbha (Shata-taraka) * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community, brightly earning, intelligence for networks, focus on economy, revenue entitlements, distributed light, eye on friendships

Surya rules and casts drishti into swabhava Simha-5 = 6th-from-Chandra agency of emotional conflict. 6th-from-Chandra and its denizens become agents (persons and environments) of accusation and betrayal. Economic activities (11) in general, and the father-figure in particular, become charged with the patterns of accusation and grievance.


Jobs' bio-dad = Abdulfattah Jandali. As a grad student in economics, Jandali immigrated into the US from Syria. At the time of Steve Jobs' birth, Jandali was completing his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bio-dad's adult livelihood was gained as casino manager (Surya games, gambling) and small-businessman

Surya in Kumbha is primarily a transmitter (Arka) of electronic and economic systems. Arka loses some of the natural solar confidence due to the strict materialism of uttama-Shani-7. Bio-dad Jandali reportedly said that he had no interest in meeting his famous son and feared to be accused of seeking a reunion in order to get money from his offspring. Jobs publicly, contempuously disavowed the bio-dad.


8th-from-Surya typically represents the Next Father-figure. Because Surya-11-Kumba has no companion graha, only one father-figure is recognized. The recognized father is the adopted father, Mr. Jobs the repo man, represented by Kanya-6.

In early infancy, the baby boy was adopted and named Steven Paul. The adoptive father who raised him securely if humbly was supportive if somewhat distant.

The adoptive father was a modest rank-and-file worker = bhava-6-Kanya. Adoptive father's career = tow-truck driver and lock-breaker who is paid to repossess the automobiles of those who failed to repay their car-loan. Failed loan contract = 6.

Surya-Kumbha = dad converted the garage of the family home into an electronics tinkering workshop for teenage Steven, who easily obtained parts from the warehouses of early-stage Silicon Valley.

For a masculine nativity, sparkling Surya in the swabhava-swakshetra of Shani, may have economic genius paired with weakened confidence in one's ability to live by the bright light of Surya's divine truth.

  • Surya-Kumbha tendency toward social dishonesty or irregularity
  • Surya in bhava-11 = displays of individuality and showmanship (Surya) within large, lawfully regulated systems (Kumbha)

This placement often indicates dishonest male figures possessed of systems-connectivity intelligence but lacking confidence in their own personal integrity.

Surya-Kumbha-11 may believe that unless one personally regulates (Kumbha) the revenue, rewards, earning, or profits, that one may be inauthenticated by the economic system.

Surya-Kumba-11 games the system

This system-gaming (Kumbha system; Surya gaming) behavior typically begins with the father (Surya pitrikaraka) and father's siblings (11 = 3rd-from-9) and extends to the male native. Jobs' bio-dad worked in casino gambling.

Surya in bhava-11 in Kumbha may indicate attempts to express personal political, creative or dramatic genius (Surya) within a strict system-regulated economic transaction network (Kumbha) resulting in occasional acts of personal-override of the community rules, producing dishonesty in obtainment of marketplace revenues.

  • Wikipedia, "According to Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Atari had offered US$100 for each chip that was reduced in the machine. Jobs had little interest or knowledge in circuit board design and made a deal with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. At the time, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari had only given them $600 (instead of the actual $5000) and that Wozniak's share was thus $300 ."

Fortune magazine profile:

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Chandra rules swamsha

  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in Uttara-bhadra-pada * comforted by wisdom systems * protectors of compassionate order, providers of structured spiritual guidance, mature expansion of distributed care
  • Chandra in classroom-12 * comfort in contemplation, familiar with interiority, research enclosures, soothed by imagination, Other-Worldly spaces, privacy


At the time of the birth of her son, the bio-mother was an undergraduate student in the same economics classes wherein the bio-father worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

(Compare to the birth parents of POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama, similar situation, University of Hawai'i.)

Mother's needs determine the emotional core of the child. This mom need privacy, interiority, invisibility (12).

Chandra-12 matrikaraka occupies the perpetual narrative 3rd-from-Budha = emotionally sourced talkativeness, often talking about phenomena of 12 including imagination, visionary scenarios, private experiences.

Life-mom adoptive mother

8th-from-Chandra can profile the Next Mother-figure.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

  1. marriage-1 = 7th-from-Chandra-12 = bhava-6 Kanya contains no graha
  2. marriage-2 = 2nd-from-7th-from-Chandra-12 = bhava-1 Mesha contains Kuja-Azvini

Conditions of the first marriage (to Ms. Brennan) sanctified by the birth of child, 1972-1978 = volatility exacerbated by Zukra-yuti-Rahu-Mula = disavowed, service-oriented, conflict, unsustainable promises, criminal accusations, deceit, poverty, injustice.

Conditions of the 2nd marriage (to Ms. Powell) = Kuja-1 resides in 2nd-from-Chandra . 2nd marriage public, avowed = affinity for the native's personality = allied with one's identity, physical energetics, movement patterns, vitality, competitive nature

Chandra = Parents ++ Thula-7-uttama-Shani

Non-communication with bio-parents until reconnected with mom in adulthood. Well spoken toward adoptive parents = Chandra-12 bio-parents ++ Thula-7-uttama-Shani shows the adoptive parents as responsible, reliable, committed to the parenting relationship, and importantly identified as working-class citizens.

Shani-7 powerfully structures his personality with discipline, lawfulness, and work toward equalizing society. The adoptive parents contributed a vital element of class identity which ensured that the later computer and phone appliances were seem as common people's normal possessions, not elite exclusive artifacts of the super privileged.

Indeed the smartphones are found among persons rich and poor, all classes and cultures. This remarkable affordable connectivity appliance promotes social justice on a previously inconceivable scale.


Comfort-seeking Chandra rules bhava-4 schooling. In the absence of graha in 4, bandesha in 12 = imagination is empowered and the conventional schooling energy is drawn into 12, an environment of research, studio-art, private meditation, and emotional wandering.


Dhanuzya = contains Zukra-yuti-Rahu-9 ++ ruled by Guru-yuti-Ketu-3 information technology, sales


  • Guru casts drishti into 7-contracts ++ 9-worldview ++ 11-economics
  • 110th-from-Chandra === Zukra-yuti-Rahu in Dhanuzya-9 = 11th-from-11th.

Mr. Jobs' roller-coaster career swung from ignominy and rejection toward fame and glory and back again.

Risk-rewarding Rahu is a barrier-breaker and dissociative Ketu is a disperser. He had both. Jobs had many ups-and-downs in his storied electronics-design career, but he was most successful as a fiery preacher (Dhanuzya) hyper-promoter (Rahu) and designer (Zukra).

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Ruchaka Yoga

  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of championship * dynamic, competitive winner * proactive innovation, first-arrival; push toward conquest, innovation, first-arrivals; push toward conquest
  • Mangala in bhava-1 * drive toward vitality, pursuit of competition, direct physical action, thrusting vigor, energized muscular conquest

Mangala-1 physical vitality, identity, hyper-competitive action.

  1. regulatory drishti from hard-working, disciplined, bargaining uttama-Shani-7
  2. risk-rewarding roguish exciting drishti from Rahu-Mula-9

Randhresha in lagna-1 is a revolutionary figure representing unexpected revolutionary changes * may affect lifespan

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Makara-Draco * bureaucratic communications, articulation of lawfully orderly process, messages about governance and regulations
  • Budha in bhava-10 * narrative of leadership, governance, social order * narrative of leadership, responsibility, maintenance of the social order * explainer of governance, describer of decision-making, delivers instructions about the lawful procedures, talks about social authority, hierarchy, promotion, rank, class, status, respect, dignity, position

Jobs is credited with taking a major leadership role (10) in the broad effort to transform the electronic computer into a home appliance +++ changing the familiar telephone device (3) into a robotic personal servant (6) * Budha-10 rules 3+6

Guru * dhavakaraka * * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Mithunaya * much communication, many merchants, conversations about belief, doctrine of inclusive messaging, expansive evangelism
  • Guru in bhava-3 * many messages, much commerce, many photographs, many publications, many collaborators, many transactions, many tours, frequent business trips, many sales, numerous discussions, much detailed interaction, extensive communications. Sibling-cohort ensemble identity = evangelistic growth, expansion of message, more meetings
  • Guru-yuti-Ketu upeksha-karaka * multiple disregarder-disperser figures, many disconnections,

Guru-yuti-Ketu rules Chandra-Meena-12 = the mother disappears (12)

Chandra-12 rules the childhood home

Guru-yuti-Ketu occupies the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra evaporates (circumstances of infant adoption)

Guru-yuti-Ketu-3 occupies 4th-from-Chandra ensured that the identity of his birth parents remained surrounded by a haze (Ketu) for a long time. In addition he became himself a parent as a young bachelor, but evaded the fact of his parenthood claiming (variously) that he was sterile (Ketu) or that the paternity tests were unreliable (Ketu unreliable

As a highly reputed public figure, the computer designer and showman wished to live as securely as possible, yet his privacy was constantly disturbed (Ketu). )

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Dhanuzya * appreciation of humanistic belief, pleasures of theory, dogmatic arrangements, enjoys indoctrination, aesthetic of philosophical worldview
  • Zukra-9 * pleasure of philosophical doctrine, enjoys paradigmatic beliefs, feminine-figures preach-teach on principles, global equity, appreciation of theory, philosophy of justice
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu-Mula * sweetened adventure, gracious ambition, appreciation for exciting opportunism, masked negotiations, over-reaching agreements, exceptional beauty, enjoys cultural mixing * arrangements according to thrilling adventures, over-reaching agreements, exceptional beauty, enjoys cultural mixing * arrangements according to thrilling adventure, risk-rewarding contracts

Zukra receives


  • lifepartner-1 Zukra
  • lifepartner-2 Rahu

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


* Sasaya Yoga

atmakaraka * uttama

  • Shani-Thula * uttama  * old agreements, pressured kidney-pancreas, imposed agreements, proletarian diplomacy, elder advocates, must trade, must negotiate with scarce available resources
  • Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala * (beneficial placement) * Structured, orderly, time-conscious partnerships. One must balance and re-balance. Cautious, conventional relationships. Tense negotiations. Chronic responsibilities toward the spouse; compression of the visible genitalia; heavy legacy pressure against freely chosen contracts. Bargaining fatigue. Resistance to new arrangements. Resentment toward changes in partner's behavior. Support for socially-approved, rigidly dutiful roles as married person, contract-holder, match-maker, attorney, diplomat, judge.

Shani-7 mutual aspect to Mangala-1

This push-me-pull-you pair indicates a tense, conflicted, and contentious personality.

The immovable object (uttama-Shani) is placed in constant tension with the irresistible force (swakshetra-Mangala). The result = extremely productive, irascible, offensive, dominating, and brooks no resistance until Shani gains strength via transit or bhukti rulership.

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * craving for philosophical principle, theory, higher truth * mask of global humanistic belief * fascinated by doctrine, catechism * * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) guidance, generosity, patronage, proselytism, fatherliness
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * in swabhava of Saptarishi Guru, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview; desires a special, important teacher-preacher role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy. Extraordinary father-figure, ambitious professors and religious teachers. Thrives in culturally-mixed university, temple, sangha, or sacred-teaching settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a charitable philanthropist, a wisdom-purveyor, a patron of principled thought, a guru-figure, a philosopher, or a globalist humanitarian. Exciting, opportunistic third marriage (if any).
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky arrangements, opportunistic feminine-figures, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxuriously lovely pleasures

During Surya-Rahu bhukti in 2011, Mr. Jobs left his terrestrial body (age 56) following a siege of pancreatic cancer. Rahu-9 iconic preacher. His fleshdeath was reported and evaluated in the international news for months.

foreign guru Rahu-9 = Japanese Zen priest = lifetime spiritual guide

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * dissociates from conversations, incomplete message, empty instructions, dissolute signals, not limited by commerce, ignores restriction on communication, applies explanatory gestures to the misty abyss
  • 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.
  • Guru-yuti-Ketu * surrendered abundance, empty expansions, numerous removals, disconnected teachers, unsustainable doctrine, apathetic diversity, disbelief, dissolution of dogma

Ketu-yuti-Guru Mithunaya-3 * vague, conceptual, philosophical, unclear, inaccurate, information about father, sacred doctrine, international view. Apathetic toward orthodoxy.

Steve Jobs and Laurene Powell Jobs, 2009


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