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multimedia housewares, gardening, cooking, entertaining instructional business

fashion model; stock broker; hatha yogini

Martha Kostyra Stewart

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-03-Aug-1941


domestic arts entrepreneur * 1941- * Martha Kosytra Stewart

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Mriga-zirasa * Mraga * Marga-ziraza * Agrahayani

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 91

BPL commentary:

For Mriga-sirasa natives, the condition of pioneering, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala considerably affects the outcome.

Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, and competitors may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance from the civilizations of Orion.

"Usually this person is born in a wealthy family or at least well-to-do.

  • She will be brought up in a religious atmosphere

  • and will be deeply religious herself.

She is an entertaining and interesting speaker

  • and will participate in women's club activities

  • and other social enterprises .

If she adopts a public career, she will be successful and honored.

She is fond of beautiful clothes,

  • perfumes, and jewels,

  • and dresses elegantly and in good taste.

Her favorite color is green."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha



Martha Kostyra Stewart as a college-age fashion model, circa 1960

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until 5.7

Sun-03-Aug-1941 Earthbody-Entry * Budha-Rahu period * Rahu-5 entertainment, celebrity

Ketu Mahadasha * age 5.7 until 12.7

Zukra Mahadasha * age 12.7 until 32.7

Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika Nov-1955 until Feb-1958

Marriage-1 = 01-July-1961 * Zukra-Rahu period * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha * contact swamsha

child-1 * 27-Sept-1965 * Zukra-Guru period

Surya Mahadasha * age 32.7 until 38.7

1979 decease of Father * Surya-Ketu period

1976 begins food-catering business in her basement. This commercial venture will eventually become the basis of her entertaining empire * Surya-Rahu period * Rahu-5 in 3rd-from-3rd = entertaining, commercial business

Chandra Mahadasha * age 38.7 until 48.7

Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika Dec-1984 until Dec-1987

1987 marital Separation begin non-amicable divorce * Chandra-Ketu period * Ketu chidrakaraka

Mangala Mahadasha * age 48.7 until 55.7

1990 legal divorce concluded * Mangala-Mangala swabhukti * Kuja rules 6th-from-Chandra

Rahu Mahadasha * age 55.7 until 73.7

Oct-2004 until March-2005 notable prison term for securities fraud conviction * Rahu-Shani period * gochara Shani-Karkata contacts 12th navamsha and 3rd radix imposing frozen business conditions

16-Nov-2007 * decease of Mother Mrs. Martha Ruszkowski Kostyra (mom age 93) * Rahu-Ketu period

2008-2009 Ms. Stewart's "Omnimedia" business expanded further after her 4-Mar-2005 release from a brief imprisonment. * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra lagnesha rules Vrishabha radical lagna + 10th navamsha + Zukra occupies 10th-from-Chandra

Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika Nov-2014 until Jan-2017

2014 * decease of sister and co-worker Mrs. Laura Plimpton * Rahu-Mangala chidradasha

Guru Mahadasha * age 73.7 until 89.7

Shani mahadasha * age 89.7 until 108.7

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Martha Kostyra in elementary school


StewartMartha_.jpgSurya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

Surya-yuti-Budha Explaining and demonstrating gardening, collecting, historic restorations

Surya-Karkata strong and well-placed in the hospitable rashi of Chandra-7 * auspicious 5-9 angle between Surya-Chandra supports her parents * Surya yuti Budha-3 the super-Communicator

Her father (Surya) was a salesman (3). Professor Shani-1 casts drishti into Surya-3. According to Ms. Stewart, her dad demonstrated disciplined, hard-working behavior (Shani) and she expected the same from the male figures in her life.

Due to Shani drishti into Chandra-7, her mom would have possessed the same work-ethic, and likely also her husband had a similar work-oriented, enduring character.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in agreement, bargaining, deal-making, contracts
  • Chandra in Jyeztha-Kita * comforted by competitive signals * protector of soothing prophetic messages, narrative of cultural pioneering, familiar face of direct announcements * Ketta * Kita
  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by rhythmic penetration of mystery

American entrepreneur Martha Kostyra Stewart built a vast commercial empire energized by her desire to "celebrate the lost art of housekeeping" (Chandra)

Her eponymous mom "Big Martha" was a schoolteacher = Chandra-7 occupies 4th-from-4th schoolteaching

Lifepartner 7th from Chandra-7

Partner provides parenting, emotional equity, social protection, and social facade via 10th-from-10th.

The Shani-yuti-Guru pair occupies 7th from Chandra-7 suggesting dedication to the marriage contract (Shani) but also multiplicity (Guru).

Chandra rules-3 occupies 7

Ms. Martha Kostyra Stewart got her start in the publishing business (3) via her husband, an attorney who specialized in publications and licensing law.

She married an attorney who specialized in the publishing industry (Chandra-7 lawcourts rules bhava-3 publishing). During their 27-year marriage, his expertise in licensing law and understanding of commercial communications supported the development of an entreasured marital estate.

Zukra ruler of 7th-from-Chandra occupies 10th-from-Chandra supporting acquisition to increase the marriage coffers via celebrity entertaining and dramatic performances.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka * Ruler of 10th navamsha

Kuja rules Mriga-zirasa radical lagna

Kuja ruler of Mrigazirasa emphasizes outgoing energy: talkative, productive, engineering

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Surya-yuti-Budha occupies bhava-3 publications, sales, marketing, advertising, and printing

Budha rules 2- knowledge and 5-celebrity, creative writing, artistic performance, and speculative finance.

Ms. Stewart built commercial (3) empire of television, print books, branded merchandise, advertising. -- magnified by the commercial agent Rahu-Kanya-5.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Bhava-11 ruled by Guru and occupied by Kuja-yuti-Ketu

In the nativity of a wife, Dhava-karaka Guru represents the husband-figure. Professor Guru-1-Vrizabha is often an indicator of a husband who is oriented to secrets (8) and economic gains (11).

Guru-Rohini is beholden to yogakaraka Shani-Krittika holder of the higher degree. 7th-from-Chandra bhava-1 provides an enduring and continuous engagement with the personality (1) of the native, well embedded in both Shani's work-ethic and Guru's economic expansions.

Guru-1 drishti to 5-7-9. Husbamd-1 an attorney specializing in publications introduced her to the people and the legal contracts (7) that would enable her social-entertaining books. As the publishing industry overall became multi-media via electronic outlets, her books parlayed into thoroughly legally structured television programming, and a merchandising empire in homewares.

Brihaspati follows His default which is to give the primary results of his mulatrikona Dhanushya-8 suggesting a propensity toward secret liaisons and a gift for undisclosed resources. Generally in a feminine nativity whenBrihaspati has a companion graha, two marriages are indicated. However when Shani joins Guru, there can be a long delay from the first marriage until the second marriage.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra lagnesha rules Vrishabha radical lagna

Zukra ruler of Vrishabha emphasizes values, arrangements, containment of treasuries, beauty, ornamentation

Zukra occupies the professionalizing 10th-from-Chandra

Zukra rules the career-directing 10th navamsha Vrishabha, suggesting a career focus on beauty and ornamentation

Zukra-Simha in the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra: Despite the ignominy of a felony conviction, her public reputation never lost its luster . Many believed she was protecting her trusting relationships (Zukra relationships). The public generally perceived her jail term (Zukra rules 6-jail) as a noble act (Simha).

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani-1 casts drishti into Surya-yuti-Budha-3

Shani-1 casts drishti into Chandra in classroom-7 * Chandra in Jyeztha-Kita . Martha Stewart was widely praised for "not snitching" on her financial partners

Shani-1 owns AND casts drishti into karakamsha Kumbha-10 profession, public reputation

Bhava-9 ruled by Shani receives drishti from Surya + Budha + Guru + Rahu

Her sustained (Shani) legal battle 2002-2004 began during the notoriously challenging Rahu-Shani period

Shani-1 drishti to 7 indicates proceedings in the lawcourt and loyalty to contracts which prevented release (Shani) of information could have exonerated her. In the stock-trading felony conviction, Shani rules electronic transactions, earned profits, marketplace systems (Kumbha).

The prison term Oct-2004 until March-2005 began and ended in within Rahu-Shani period

Yogakaraka Shani. Ms. Stewart apparently experienced a respectable process during her prison time, indeed teaching hatha yoga classes for other imprisoned ladies. She seemed to emerge peacefully and indeed rather cheerfully. remarkably eased her ability to integrate her prison experience into her personality identity brand (Shani-1 identity) and this element of her narrative then became an indelible part of her media image which emphasizes steadiness and traditional lifestyle values (Vrizabha).

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

Rahu in 3rd-from-3rd ruled by Budha-3 and the ruler of Budha-3 is Chandra-7

Martha Kostyra-Stewart is often mentioned as America's favorite over-functioning, always-busy, perfectionistic Narcissist Female. Rahu-5 supports her iconic status as a resourceful and service-oriented (Kanya) celebrity figure in American culture. Rahu's ruler Budha-3 in 11th-from-Rahu suggests profit from celebrity roles in a service framework.

Celebration (5) of themes of domestic service., cleaning work, tools, agricultural labor, maidenhood, and instructions for correct delivery of the acts of the servant

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Non-amicable separation in 1987 * Chandra-Ketu period . Ketu-timed divorces often feel confusing or misguided albeit one accepts the outcome. Her aggrieved spouse complained that he was criticized and belittled by his verbally aggressive wife per her Kuja-yuti-Ketu and Kuja also rules the nichha-Chandra-7 suggesting an emotionally penetrating marital environment. Her response was simple denial (Ketu).


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