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Catherine Zeta Jones

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Earthbody-Entry 25-Sept-1969

cinematic dramatist

commercial producer

Michael Kirk Douglas

nativity of Michael Douglas, dramatist

Earthbody-Entry 25-Sept-1944


cinematic dramatist and commercial producer * 1944 - * Michael Kirk Douglas

birth information from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Mriga-zirasa * Mraga * Marga-ziraza * Agrahayani

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, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance from the civilizations of Orion

Gentlemen born within a nakshatra of Mangala are gifted with a knack for competition. Shrewd, verbally intimidating, and goal-directed in Mriga-Sirasa, they strive for dominance within their cohort. Mriga are often found in business management, commercial finance, sales, marketing, advertising, script-writing, publishing, propaganda, cinema, and media-communications.

Kuja-ruled Mriga-zirasa chaps tend to be physically fit, agile, and energetic in pursuit of the win. They are often found in politics, manufacturing, media-messaging, and commerce, especially in sales, marketing, and advertising roles where their energy delivers competitive advantage.

Mraga are surprisingly accurate marksmen, able to handle weapons and metal equipment. Agrahayani fellows may have a special affinity for quadruped animals, bands of brothers, and soldiers. Due to the crystalline structure of their noses, Mraga-born have an extraordinarily acute sense of smell.

Vrishabha pada 1-2 represent the 7-12 angle and the Zukra-Kuja attraction. Those born in pada 1-2 pursue legal contracts, equity, and brokerage in secluded environments, such as the laboratories, private bedrooms, or in distant lands. Their goal is the formation of vitally valuable partnerships.

The Mithunaya pada 3-4 represent the 6-11 angle and the Budha-Kuja tension. Pada 3-4 are profit-driven and not averse to theft or breaking contracts for advantage. Pada 3-4 may focus on friendships, economics, and dominating the competition..

Themes of forward movement, group activity, and sporting competition may contextualize Mriga's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Mriga-zirasa.

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80

"Unless other testimonies in the chart predominate to modify the effect of Mraga rising,

  • these people may be very unpleasant characters.

They are inclined to be misanthropic in their attitude toward life and people.

  • They seem always to see the worst side of people and of conditions.

They are suspicious of other peoples' motives

  • and even vicious at times.

Unless checked, these thoughts will lead to vicious action

  • and they can be quite dangerous to others whom they dislike.

Possibly this attitude is caused and aggravated by some permanent organic disability

  • which is usually the lot of those who are born with Mraga rising."

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born 9 months before


Michael Douglas in 1969, the year Catherine Zeta Jones was born

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until 14.8

25-Sept-1944 Earth-birth * Zukra-Chandra period * Chandra rules 3-cinema

Surya Mahadasha * age 14.8 until 20.8

Chandra Mahadasha * age 20.8 until 30.8

1966 earns BA in drama from UC-SanDiego * Chandra-Mangala period * Mangala rules 4th-from-4th license, diploma

1968 begin film career (age 24) * Chandra-Rahu period * Rahu-3 cinema

Mar-1977 marriage-1 (his age 32; her age 19) * Mangala-Guru period * Guru rules navamsha-7 * R-K samchara Thula-Mesha contact Zukra axis

13-Dec-1978 Child-1 * Chandra-Shani period * Shani rules-9

Mangala Mahadasha * age 30.8 until 37.8

1980 severe skiing accident causes 3-year absence from films * Mangala-Ketu * Ketu absence

Janma SadeSati Kumbha Dec-1987 until Mar-1990

Rahu Mahadasha * age 37.8 until 55.8

1995 announced marital separation (legal divorce 2000) * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 6-accusations, divorce

2000 divorce-1 * Rahu-Mangala period * Mangala rules 12 = 6th-from-7th = adversarial to marriage

Guru Mahadasha * age 55.8 until 71.8

08-Aug-2000 child-2 * Guru-Guru swabhukti

18-Nov-2000 marriage-2 with Catherine Zeta Jones * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules navamsha-7 * R-K samchara Mithuna-Dhanushya contact Dhanuzya-Chandra

2006 awarded honorary D. Litt from St Andrews University (Scotland) * Guru-Budha period * Budha- diploma, Budha rules 11-awards for work accomplished

2007 wife diagnosed with bipolar disorder * Guru-Ketu period * Ketu in 2nd-from-Chandra = 2nd spouse

Aug-2010 diagnosis of terminal tongue cancer * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra rules-6 sickness* Zukra signifies pleasures, tongue mouth, throat

2011-2013 marital separation * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra rules-6

Nov-2013 reconciliation of marriage following a 1-year separation * Guru-Mangala period * Kuja-rules 7-union

03-July-2015 grieved the decease of mother * Guru-Rahu chidradasha * during his third Sade Sati

Shani Mahadasha * age 71.8 until 90.8

Distinctive features of the nativity

Michael Douglas with lifepartner-1 (married 23 years) Diandra Douglas

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


Famous Dramatic actor (5)

Michael Douglas = child of two successful professional dramatists. Chandra-8 mother rules 3-cinema.

Surya-yuti-Mangala in the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra showing the defining career identity with his father. MKD's father = the widely recognized theatrical actor and progressive social activist Issur Danielovitch known by his stage name "Kirk Douglas".

His father Kirk Douglas was a well-known cinema actor and entertainment industry businessman. 10th-from-Surya-5 = father's career, containing Shani-2 indicates the father's enduring (Shani) face-and-eyes image (2) in cinema and television (Mithunaya)

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Chandra rules Rohini lagna

Chandra-8 receives incoming, longevity-extending rishti from Shani, Guru, and Mangala

Rahu-3 occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra , suggesting that both parents would be long-lived.

Both parents lifetime careers in drama = 10th-from-Chandra = 5. Mom was a celebrity actress and fashion figure; son naturally comfortable in the limelight.


Diana Webster Douglas Dill was a professional dramatic actress from Bermuda. She was married to MKD's father Kirk Douglas from 1943 until 1951.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala = ashtangata within 17 degrees of Surya

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Simha * many lights, many displays, much drama
  • Guru in bhava-4 * many roots, much owned property, many homes and homelands, multiple mother-figures
  • Guru-yuti-Budha yukta-karaka * multiple sibling-teammate figures

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra moolatrikona * lagnesha * rogesha

Zukra rules Chandra in Purva-azadha

Basic Instinct 1944- drama-commerce Michael Douglas was raised partly in the gracious courtyards of the subtropical island of Bermuda. He enjoyed a balanced education due to Zukra-Thua-4; however Shani-12 proves the loneliness and isolation of boarding schools. Despite his father's celebrity-dramatist status and his parents' early divorce, young MK Douglas was benefitted during his Zukra Mahadasha (age 4-24) by pleasant foundational education, nice homes (4) and funding (11) along with friendships (11).

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

yogakaraka rules 9-10

  • Shani in bhava-2 * must preserve, have to collect, catalog, tell tales, speak-and-sing; cautious banking; tense or punitive family, chronic financial depression + eye-teeth , heavy pressure against speaking out; insufficient nourishment, desiccated preserved food
  • Shani-Mithunaya * old messages, old conversations, must signal with scarce resources

From Chandra-Dhanuzya lagna, sober serious structured hierarchical Shani rules

  1. the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  2. the emotionally motivated information-delivering, evangelical, publishing, announcing, script-reading, reporting, conversational, process-managing communications of 3rd-from-Chandra

Shani occupies 7th-from-Chandra

Mr. Douglas' first marriage endured for 23 years legally, albeit his extramarital adventures became normalized (Shani). Although Professor Shani applies endurance in marriage

During Rahu-Mangala chidradasha, ex-wife-1 received a celebrated divorce payment of 45-million USD reflecting the lawcourt's belief that she had supplied a steady, decades-long (Shani) partnering contribution

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

  • Rahu-Karkata * mask of protective parental shelter
  • Rahu in bhava-3 * privilege via glamorous or unusual writing, reporting, news announcements, cinema, commentary, messaging, publishing; seeks a special, important explanatory, descriptive, or instructional role in commercial business, internet, cinema, or communications media. Opportunistic, ambitious sibling-cousin or cohort.

constant transformation of an opportunistic personality, due to a salient the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra -8

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in classroom-9 * disregards father-figures * no barriers in doctrine, absent from teachings, vacuous philosophy
  • Ketu-Makara-Draco * incomplete hierarchy, empty rules, dissolute laws

dramatist, dancer, fashion model * 1969 - * Catherine Zeta Jones

birth information from Jones * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Chitra-Tvastri * Citthirai * Vismakarma * Azinech * Alaraph * Arista * Dana

BPL commentary:

For Chitra-Tvastri gentlewomen, 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, builders, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from civilizations of Spica. Their purpose is architectural engineering and crafting of beautiful, functional, and artistic alliances, arrangements, and designs.

Kuja-ruled Vismakarma ladies are blessed with direct, muscular physical and sexual energy. They are often found in environments where beautiful designs plus physical agility are valued. Chitrani typically excel in competitive, vitality-focused fields such as fashion modeling, cinematic acting, musical performance, dance, and athletics which emphasize balanced movement.

Kanya pada 1-2 expresses Kuja's rulership of 3-writing-commerce + 8-secret transformations, while also displaying the frustrating tension of chatty Budha versus active Kuja. Budha's Writing skills may emerge in pada 1-2. Kanya-Chaitra are often found in media communications and commercial aspects of design work, where their pro-active process management is distinctive. Trust and relationship integrity may be challenging.

Thula Pada 3-4 emphasizes Kuja's rulership of 2-collections, treasuries + 7-contracts, alliances. Zukra's bargaining behavior and financial skills rise in pada 3-4 due to the pleasant attractions of Zukra-Mangala. Ladies often enjoy considerable wealth via face, voice, marriage, and family lineage. In music, arts, and partnership-craft, they pursue harmonious arrangements. They often play stringed instruments, and write beautiful songs. In the arts, entertainment, beauty, and design industries, their contractual deals are often luxuriously beneficial.

Themes of competitive movement, actively moving beauty, dynamic design, and financial equity may contextualize Chaitra's's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Chitra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 96.

"An expensive and luxurious person.

  • One who is fond of clothes and beautiful surroundings and revels in them.

  • She spends much money on jewels, perfumes, cosmetics

  • and her taste in these matters is expensive .

She likes to change costumes several times a day

  • and always look like an animated fashion plate .

Variety is the spice of life to this woman

  • and she will be inconstant and fickle in love affairs,

  • having many during her life and marrying often.

Many actresses, musicians, artists and opera singers have Chitra rising.

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

born seven months after



Guru Mahadasha * age birth until 1.6

25-Sept-1969 Earth-birth * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha

Shani Mahadasha * age 1.6 until 20.6

1973-74 begins dancing school

1987 (age 17) after serving as a young second understudy for the role, chosen to play key role in West-End London theatrical production (Westside Story) * Shani-Rahu period

janma SadeSati Kumbha Mar-1993 until Jun-1995

Budha Mahadasha * age 20.6 until 37.6

Janma Sade-Sati Meena Jun-1995 until Apr-1998

08-Aug-2000 child-1 *Budha-Rahu period

18-Nov-2000 marriage-1 with Basic Instinct 1944- drama-commerce Michael Douglas * Budha-Rahu period * R-K samchara Mithuna-Dhanushya contact navamsha R-K

2002 wins Academy award for her widely acclaimed role in the film Chicago * Budha-Rahu period

Ketu Mahadasha * age 37.6 until 44.6

2007 diagnosed with bipolar-2 mental disorder * Ketu-Ketu swabhukti

2009 * moves with family to Atlantic island nation of Bermuda * Ketu-Surya period * Surya rules 12-retreat, invisibility

2009-2012 sabbatical from dramatic performance

2011 husband tongue cancer diagnosis (low survival prognosis) * Ketu-Rahu period * Rahu-6 disease, 12th-from-7th dispersion from marriage

2013 martial separation, due to illness of both partners * Ketu-Shani period * Shani rules Rahu-6 disease, 12th-from-7th dispersion from marriage

Zukra Mahadasha * age 44.6 until 64.6

2014 reunification of marriage and family * Zukra-Zukra swabukti

2016 family moves to upstate New York * Zukra-Zukra swabukti * Zukra rules 11th-from-4th, step forward in location

Surya Mahadasha * age 64.6 until 70.6

Chandra Mahadasha * age 70.6 until 80.6

Mangala Mahadasha * age 80.6 until 87.6

Distinctive features of the nativity



in 2003, expecting second child

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity, brightly embodied vitality, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, eye on personality
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger
  • Surya-yuti-Guru * confidently expansive, bright teacher


her father owned a sweets-producing factory in Swansea

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in Purvabhadrapada * comforted by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical caretaking, charitable parenting, shelter for teachers, broad perspective on human needs
  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in agreement, bargaining, deal-making, contracts

Chandra receives drishti from Mangala, Budha, Guru, and Surya

Her mother worked as a seamstress

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala in bhava-4 * drive toward transport, building, foundations, domestic conquests
  • Mangala-Dhanuzya * Mula * vigorous pursuit of humanistic worldview; push toward globalism

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

lagnesha * karmesha

mulatrikona 16-20 deg * Bhadra Yoga * digbala

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Singha * aesthetic of royal confidence
  • Zukra-12 * imaginative, spiritually guided harmony
  • Zukra-yuti-Ketu * gracious dissolution, dispersed beauty, sweet surrender, empty unions

Sweets-seeking Zukra in the emotionally conflicted and self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra suggests behavioral addictions or substance addictions (typically alcohol, but other conflict-numbing sweetening practices also)

The husband's bitter divorce-1, drug and alcohol abuses, smoking addiction (6) as well as his life-defining struggle with STD-transmitted (6) oropharyngeal cancer, have also played a role as agents of marital distress.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani in Bhava-8 * must transform the old order, regenerate while maintaining the system; cautious, conventional discoveries; chronic trauma patterns
  • Shani-Meza * nichha * old feuds, pressured invasions, old competitions, pressure in the head-brain, imposed competition, must conquer with scarce resources

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

  • Rahu in bhava-6 * privilege via glamorous or unusual arguments, conflicts, medicines, servants, accusation, injustice ; seeks a special, important role in matters of disease, injury, warfare, labor, unfairness, toxicity * Opportunistic, ambitious enemies. 6 is a highly successful location for boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu.
  • Rahu-Makara-Draco* mask of strict hierarchical order

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in classroom-12 * well-placed * disregards fantasy boundaries, absent from ancestors
  • Ketu-Singha * incomplete entitlement, empty intelligence, dissolute brilliance
  • Ketu-yuti-Zukra * surrendered arrangements, empty promises, unsustainable contracts, unlimited music

Michael Douglas with Catherine Zeta Jones



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