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Rex Harrison in his most classic cinematic role, as Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady 1964



Rex Harrison

a.k.a. Sir Reginald Carey Harrison MBE

a.k.a. Sexy Rexy

fleshbirth Thursday-05-Mar-1908

fleshdeath 02-Jun-1990 (age 82)


musical dramatist of stage and screen * 1908-1990 * Rex Harrison

birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Harrison * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotisha

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity

Purvazadha * Apah

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 86

BPL commentary: For Purva-azadha natives, tthe condition of sweet Professor Bright Bhrigu considerably affects the outcome.

Feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, sensual pleasures, artistic beauty, treasuries, and music, may be especially influential.

"... corresponds to rather a low type of character .

One who does not wish for and does not get the gracious things out of life.

  • Stupid, yet ostentatious and vulgar ,

  • with very few educational advantages.

Quarrelsome and low in appearance and manner.

  • While he must, because of educational handicaps,

    go through life as a servant or at best an underling ,

He vainly considers himself above his station in life

  • and will be harsh and dominating

  • but ineffectual if put in authority ."

Biographical Events matched to Vimshottari Dasha Timeline

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 7.1

Thurs-05-Mar-1908 fleshbirth * Budha-Rahu period

Ketu Mahadasha * age 7.1 until 14.1

Zukra Mahadasha * age 14.1 until 34.1

1933 * Marriage 1-of-6 to actress Collette Thomas * Zukra-Guru period * Guru rules swamsha * gochara R-K Kumbha-Simha contact navamha-Chandra-Kumbha

29-Jan-1934 child-1 * Zukra-Guru period

1942 Divorce-1 * Zukra-Ketu period * chidradasha

Surya Mahadasha * age 34.1 until 40.1

25-Jan-1943 * Marriage 2 to German actress Lilli Palmer * Surya-Mangala period * Mangala rules navamsha-2 * gochara R-K Karkata-Makara * contact navamsha 1-7

Chandra Mahadasha * age 40.1 until 50.1

1948 career-threatening scandal due to suicide of his extramarital amour Carole Landis who killed herself after spending the evening with Harrison * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra rules 8-secrets * Shani-yuti-Chandra and Shani rules 8th-from-8th

1957 Divorce 2 * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra rules 6-divorce

22-Jun-1957 marriage-3 to dramatic actress Kay Kendall * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra kalatrakaraka * R-K gochara Thula-Mesha contact Zukra lagna in D-1, D-9 and D-10

Mangala Mahadasha * age 50.1 until 57.1

Sept-1959 dramatic actress Kay Kendall decease from leukemia * Mangala-Rahu period * Rahu-7

21-March-1962 marriage-4 dramatist Rachel Roberts * Mangala-Budha period * Budha rules swamsha * R-K gochara via Karkata-Makara

1964 win Academy Award for the cinematic version of My Fair Lady * Mangala-Surya period * Surya rules 9- drama, celebrity

Rahu Mahadasha * age 57.1 until 75.1

1971 Divorce * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 2-divorce when the next mate is already established

26-Aug-1971 marriage-5 to Elizabeth Harris * Rahu-Shani period * R-K gochara Meena-Kanya contact Chandra-Meena

1975 divorce * Rahu-Ketu period

17-Dec-1978 marriage-6 to dramatist Marcia Tinker * Rahu-Zukra * R-K gochara Kanya-Meena contact Meena-Chandra

26-Nov-1980 suicide of 4th wife Rachael Roberts, following Harrison's refusal to re-marry her * Rahu-Chandra period * Chandra rules 8 widowhood, sudden destructive forces, secrets * Shani-yuti-Chandra and Shani rules 8th-from-8th

Guru Mahadasha * age 75.1 until decease age 82

25-July-1989 knighted by UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 10th navamsha

02-Jun-1990 fleshdeath (pancreatic cancer, age 82). He was performing in a stage drama at the time of death * Guru-Budha period * Budha maraka rules-7

Distinctive features of the nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka


Rex Harrison's father was a Liverpool cotton broker. Surya in bhava-3 business, commerce, transactions ++ Budha rules 7-brokerage, negotiation.

Dad was said to have been a partying musical man-about-town, popular but oft unemployed (Surya weakened in Kumbha). Shani-yuti-Chandra shows father dominated by mother. His mother by contrast was a disciplinarian who ran a respectable home * Chandra-yuti-Shani

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


HarrisonRex_LilliPalmer_1950Life Mag.jpgMarriages

7th-from-Chandra-4 = suggests that for one playing the husband role (Harrison) the wife-role is fundamentally a provider of public dignity. He was marrying to obtain a respectable facade, behind which Ketu-1 does as it pleases.

Wife-2 Lilli Palmer, represented by his Kuja-yuti-Zukra in 2nd-from-Chandra = bhava-5 drama, was a famous celebrity actress of the era

Chandra Mahadasha Chandra Randhresha suicide scandal

Harrison endured a nearly-career-ending scandal during Chandra-Chandra swabhukti when his extramarital (8) lady-love committed suicide (8) after spending the evening with Rex. Also recurring scandal after the suicide of one of his six wives (8 = death of spouse). There was a permanent taboo-association affecting his reputation stemming from his life habit of "very married" philandery (8, hidden liaison). However boosted by the fabulous Chandra-4 parivartamsha uttama-Guru-8, the scandals ultimately added an occult allure to his Matinee idol aura.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Rulers of 5, 6, 11, 12 join in 5 -- these are also the rulers of 2, 3, 9. and 10 from Chandra

Kuja-yuti-Zukr in 2nd-from-Chandra energizes (Kuja) and beautifies (Zukra) his singing voice

Kuja-yuti-Zukran in 3rd-from-Budha similarly boosts the aesthetic empowerment of spoken roles, explanations, lyricism

Rex Harrison was a distinguished and rather notorious stage-and-screen dramatist-singer who was engaged in theatrical acting throughout his long and professionally productive life. In fact, he was acting on stage until only a few weeks before his death from pancreatic cancer at age 82.

Harrison's professional reputation was defined by several world-class performances in roles such as Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964) and Doctor Doolittle (1967). These classic cinematic films have remained popular more than 50 years after their first release, due largely to Harrison's sharply articulate and charismatic performances. Harrison played many popular roles, but he was in particular a master of wry comedy.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha in bhava-3 * narrative of cohort, siblings, reports, announcements, instructions, lyrics
  • Budha-Kumbha * articulation of social-scientific networks
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma

Budha-Kumbha suffers moudhya-dosha which afflicts bhava-7 and bhava-10 with a narrative of weak critical thinking, poor judgment. Budha rules both yuvathibhava-7 AND 7th-from-Chandra, suggesting that the area of life most impacted by the combust Budha = relationships.

Harrison was loved by theatrical audiences due to the regal celebrity of his high-visibility communicative craft (Budha-yuti-Surya-3 + Budha rules-10 Career) and the charmingly humorous precision of his speech * Rahu-Mithunaya Rahu drishti to Budha-3

He particularly excelled in roles representing linguists and masters of speech * such as 'professor Higgins' and 'doctor Doolittle".

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

lagnesha occupies 8 parivartamsha Chandra-4

Guru-8 rules career 10th-from-Chandra = Dhanushya containing Ketu.

Harrison was a mid-century Matinee idol upon whom the public audience projected their unrestrained fantasies, typical of Ketu-1 and greatly publicized due to Ketu also being in 10th-from-Chandra while Guru-8 parivartamsha Chandra-4

In the capricious world of drama, he enjoyed extraordinary professional longevity. Uttama-Guru-8 grants the broad and expansive (Guru) capacity to "reinvent oneself". By releasing the conventional limits on self-redefinition, one may use the "old container" to hold "new energy" thus appearing re-born. Uttama-Guru casting drishti into bhava-12 imagination, bhava-2 voice, and bhava-4 cultural roots = continuously expanded his outreach as well as multiplied his ongoing scandals (8) from his teens until his eighties.

"there's no such thing as bad publicity" * Guru-8 parivartamsha Chandra-4 * Scandals and the Sensationalist Press

Uttama-Guru in 8 generated numerous scandals regarding his extramarital affairs and shell-deaths of lovers and spouses (2nd-from-7). The publications press (Budha-yuti-Surya-3) eagerly developed these sensational stories to increase their readership. However, unlike a political career, a dramatic career often benefits from the publicity of a scandal. So it was with Harrison, whose six marriages and much extramarital mischief were excoriated by moral critics (Shani-4 local morality) but celebrated by his audiences. Surya-Kumbha is confident to operate outside conventional hierarchies but nevertheless Shani remains within some system - here the fan-base network - exemplifying the thespian's slogan "there's no such thing as bad publicity".

Guru-8 parivartamsha Chandra-4 takes the scandalous material and exchanges it with moral punishment from the cultural base, giving readers the salacious stories that they wanted to read and criticize.

With Ketu-1 Mr. Harrison lived largely in disregard for the moral outrage that his lifestyle provoked. He was more concerned with working to pay his considerable debts and the tabloid publishers appreciated his ability to produce good copy.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

romantic challenges due to Zukra rules-6 and Mangala rules-12 while Zukra-yuti-Mangala-5 romance, children, drama

Harrison had substantial debt from alimony following his numerous divorces. Rogesha-6 Zukra divorce yuti vidyapathi-5 Kuja romance propelled a spinning cycle of romantic, poetic conquest.

partially blind in left eye (left eye is bhava-12) result of childhood measles = Mangala rules-12 and Zukra-yuti-Mangala where Zukra rules 6-injuries

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani in Bhava-4 * must remain, root, defend, shelter; cautious, conventional mother-figures
  • Shani-Meena * old dreams, pressured prayer, must imagine guidance with scarce resources
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * resistance against protection, emotional discipline. constrained flow
  • yuti Chandra-Meena

Always working * Nishturabhashi Yoga

Atmakaraka Chandra-4 parivartamsha uttama-Guru-8 produced a gainful career (Guru rules 10th-from-Chandra) in face-voice-speech-song (Shani rules-2).

Shani dhanapathi with randhresha-Chandra suggests that there is never quite enough money, and the native will be obliged to work professionally even into elder years

Shani drishti upon 10th-from-Chandra while Shani-yuti-Chandra is evidenced by the characteristics of age benefitting his career. Harrison famously ascended when his forehead became furrowed with the lines of age. His most successful professional period occurred when he was eligible to enact middle-aged and elder male roles such as "Professor Higgins" (a sixty-ish teacher) and "Doctor Doolittle" (a wizened, experienced veterinarian)

Unpleasantly critical; few friends

During his sixty-year career, Harrison's fellow actors (5 dramatists) admired his achievements (Zukra-5 rules 11-goals) . Yet they often complained of his sharply critical, unforgiving, domineering and demanding behavior

He was considered a difficult man to work with. Colleagues complained that Harrison was lacking empathy toward the needs of others and unappreciative of the gifts of others. In other words, his public perfectionism combined with private intolerance defines a textbook narcissist.

Nishturabashi yoga in bhava-4 extends its impact via Shani controls both Surya and Budha, while Chandra controls Guru.

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

  • Rahu in bhava-7 * privilege via glamorous or unusual arrangements, alliances, marriages, vows, agreements ; seeks contracts and trusts
  • Rahu-Mithunaya * mask of explanatory evangelistic messaging, explanations, declarations

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

The high-visibility divorces from Zukra and the high-visibility scandals from randhresha-8 uttama-Guru did not ultimately harm his career since Ketu in 10th-from-Chandra is a shape-shifter than avoids most penalties (not all though, since there is also a Shani drishti into Ketu).


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