Drama and Song




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



Musical Theatre, Cinema Dramatist

Rex Harrison

a.k.a. Sir Reginald Carey Harrison MBE

a.k.a. Sexy Rexy

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-05-Mar-1908

Earthbody-Exit 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

Purvaphalguni * Yoni * Bhagadaivata * Prakphalguni * Arjuni

BPL commentary

For Purvaphalguni * Yoni * births of a masculine valence, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, arranging, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

Feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, contracts, bargains, sensual pleasures, lovers, artistic beauty, luxurious scents, treasuries, financial arrangements, and music, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Zosma. Their purpose is to dramatize, glamorize, and politicize the grand theatre of creative life.

Diplomatic charm

Zukra-ruled Purvaphalguni gentlemen are often found in the sparkling bright worlds of politics, romance, entertainment, speculative finance, and spectator sports. Yoni-born chaps often display a thick mane of leonine hair and a charming sense of humor.

They are happiest when enjoying a choreographed sport, playing music, dancing with agility and grace, or performing a richly costumed dramatic role for an appreciative audience, Delighted by spectacle and applause, they glitter and smile at parties, political campaigns, gambling and games..

Depending upon the placements of dhanakaraka Zukra and dhanapathi Budha, the Purvarjuni-born may also excel in financial showmanship, bargaining toward a political or commercial agreement, and the high drama of romantic relationships.

Like all Zukra-governed births, Bhagadaivata-born must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol. Political success depends upon the charisma of lagnesha Surya. Financial success depends upon the dual-dhanakaraka Zukra and Budha.

Themes of political celebrity, lavish musical entertainments, arts and fashion, and financial agreements may contextualize Pubba's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra-Purvaphalguni.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 83

"A physical rather than a mental type.

  • A healthy constitution

  • not given to worry or anxiety regarding the problems of living.

He must guard against impulsiveness

since he is apt to act without sufficient thought

  • and as a result he makes many mistakes

  • which are difficult to rectify

  • and which may be disastrous.

He is very active physically and will be proficient at various sports,

  • reveling in the joy of mere action ,

  • even purposeless action.

These people seem never to rest and are constantly in motion.

  • As soon as they have finished one thing they start on another,

  • frequently doing several things at a time."

Biographical Events matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 4.2

Thurs-05-Mar-1908 Earth-birth * Budha-Guru bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 4.2 until 11.2

Zukra Mahadasha * age 11.2 until 31.2

1933 * Marriage 1-of-6 to actress Collette Thomas * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules navamsha-7 * gochara R-K Kumbha-Simha contact swamsha

29-Jan-1934 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani gives effect of Chandra rules- 5th-from-Chandra

Surya Mahadasha * age 31.2 until 37.2

1942 Divorce-1 * Surya-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 6th-from-7th

25-Jan-1943 * Marriage 2 to German actress Lilli Palmer * Surya-Budha bhukti * * Budha rules 7th-from-Chandra * gochara R-K Karkata-Makara

Chandra Mahadasha * age 37.2 until 47.2

05-July-1948 career-threatening scandal due to suicide of his extramarital amour Carole Landis who killed herself after spending the evening with Harrison * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12-suicide

Mangala Mahadasha * age 47.21 until 54.2

1957 Divorce 2 * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 12

22-Jun-1957 exchange of vows in marriage-3 with dramatic actress Kay Kendall * Mangala-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 9-celebrity altruism * R-K gochara Thula-Mesha contact Mesha lagna

Sept-1959 dramatic actress Kay Kendall decease from leukemia * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 6 = 12th-from-7th dissolution of spouse

21-March-1962 marriage-4 dramatist21-March-1962 marriage-4 dramatist Rachel Roberts * Mangala-Chandra bhukti * R-K gochara via Karkata-Makara

Rahu MahadashaRahu Mahadasha * age 54.2 until 72.2

1964 win Academy Award for the cinematic version of My Fair Lady * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu in 11th-from-5th awards for drama1971 Divorce * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 6-divorce

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

1975 divorce * Rahu-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2-divorce when the replacement is known

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

Guru MahadashaGuru Mahadasha * age 72.2 until decease age 82

26-Nov-1980 suicide of 4th wife Rachael Roberts, following Harrison's refusal to re-marry her * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru rules 12, suicide

25-July-1989 knighted by UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 * Guru-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 10th navamsha, recognition

02-Jun-1990 Lightbody Lift-off (pancreatic cancer, age 82). He was performing in a stage drama at the time of death * Guru-Zukra bhukti *Zukra maraka rules-2-7

Distinctive features of the nativity


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Surya rules swamsha

  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community, brightly earning, focus on economy, distributed light, eye on friendships
  • Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive, entitled to discuss, creatively intelligent sibling-cohort, radiantly descriptive


Rex Harrison's father was a Liverpool cotton broker. Surya in bhava-11 economic earnings ++ Budha-11 rules 3-commercial business.

Dad was said to have been a partying musical man-about-town, popular but oft unemployed (Surya weakened in Kumbha).

Surya-Kumbha rules 5-drama, romance * Surya-11 salary, royalties

Mr. Harrison lived largely in a state of creative disconcern for the moral outrage that his lifestyle provoked (Surya-Kumbha individualism despite the system). He was more concerned with working to pay his considerable alimony and child-support debts. The tabloid publishers appreciated his ability to produce good copy.(Surya rules 3rd-from-3rd publications)

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka


  • Chandra in classroom-12 * comfort in contemplation, familiar with interiority, research enclosures, soothed by imagination, Other-Worldly spaces, privacy; undulating dreams
  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in Revatika-Pashu * comforted by wayfaring rhythms * protector of poetic interpretations, wise familiar lyrics, soothing dreamlike songs, ancient folk narratives * Pushana * The Pied Piper
  • Somana-yuti-Shani * Nishturabashi yoga * Emotionally constricted, needs austerity, feels like a regulator
  • Chandra-12 parivartamsha uttama-Guru-4

HarrisonRex_LilliPalmer_1950Life Mag.jpgMOTHER

Somana-yuti-Shani shows pressure from the Mother. His mother by contrast was a disciplinarian who ran a respectable home. Chandra-12 suggests that mom was emotionally invisible or emotionally unavailable. Chandra-12 thus sets the framework for multiple marriages exemplifying the theme of spouse = 6

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Harrison married a total of six times over a 30-year span.

7th-from-Chandra-12 = suggests that for one playing the husband role (Harrison) the wife-role is fundamentally a private person who keeps his emotional needs to himself. Some marriages are easier than others, but the overall pattern is disagreement from the partner (6) and emotional withdrawal (12) from the self.

Wife-2 Lilli Palmer, represented by his Kuja-yuti-Zukra in 2nd-from-Chandra = bhava-1 iconic personalit, was a famous celebrity actress of the era, was a famous celebrity actress of the era

Chandra Mahadasha * Chandra-12 fantasy, private affairs,suicideescandalscandal

Harrison was a mid-century Matinee idol upon whom the public audience projected their unrestrained fantasies = Chandra-12 + Surya (drama) in 12th-from-Chandra-12

Harrison endured a nearly-career-ending scandal during Chandra-Guru bhukti when his extramarital lady-love committed suicide (12) after spending the evening with Rex.

Also he endured a recurring scandal after the suicide of one of his six wive. There was a permanent taboo-association affecting his reputation stemming from his life habit of very married philandery = Randhresha-Mangala-1.

However boosted by the fabulous Chandra-12 parivartamsha uttama-Guru-4, the tabloid press amplifed (Rahu-3 press) the lurid stories and the scandals ultimately added an exciting allure to his Matinee idol aura.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala in bhava-1 * drive toward vitality, pursuit of competition, direct physical action, thrusting vigor, energized muscular conquests
  • Mangala-Meza * moolatrikona 0-18 deg. * vigorous pursuit of championship * dynamic, competitive winner * proactive innovation, first-arrival; push toward conquest, innovation
  • Kuja-yuti-Zukra * dual sexuality, energized bargaining, dynamic trading, masculine force joins feminine allure, potential for aggressive mating, partnering actions, innovative arrangements, potential for aggressive mating, partnering actions

Within the championship Mesha lagna, Kuja-yuti-Zukra in 2nd-from-Chandra energizes (Kuja) and beautifies (Zukra) his singing voice. Kuja-Bharani is also randhresha and adds a competitive sexual edge to his relationships.

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

lagnesha in swabhava + swakshetra = Dynamic, pioneering, musical energy drives the life-force

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 male roles, but he was in particular a master of wry comedy.

Rebirth and self-reinvention randhresha-Kuja-1

In the capricious world of drama, he enjoyed extraordinary professional longevity. He also negotiated ongoing sex-and-death scandals, from his teens until his eighties.

Randhresa Mangala-1 in strength grants the dynamic thrust necessary rebirth and reinvent oneself. By releasing the conventional limits on self-redefinition, one may use the old container (1 body) to hold new energy (8 initiation, rebirth) thus appearing re-born.

Intensely self-focused

Mr. Harrison is generally retrospectively assessed to have suffered the classic patterns of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which allows a lover to use then scorn the objects of their affection. He was considered both a master of his craft and a bully, who denigrated co-workers, showing special contempt for the leading ladies who threatened to divert attention from the glamour of his performances.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha in bhava-11 * narrative of economy and ecology, social participation networks, community, friendship, interlinked systems
  • Budha-Kumbha * articulation of social-scientific networks
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence, articulation of radiant authority, message of willpower and charisma, confidently talkative father

Budha-Kumbha suffers moudhya-dosha which afflicts bhava-3 and bhava-6 with a narrative of weak critical thinking (3) and disagreeable relationships (6). Emotionally,Budhaarules both yuvathibhava-7 AND 7th-from-Chandra, suggesting that the area of life most impacted by the combust Budha = relationships.rules both yuvathibhava-7 AND 7th-from-Chandra, suggesting that the area of life most impacted by the combust Budha = relationships.

Budha-yuti-Surya-11 fanclubs + Budha rules-the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra Career

Harrison was loved by theatrical audiences due to the regal celebrity of his high-visibility communicative craft and the charmingly humorous precision of his speech. He particularly excelled in roles representing linguists and masters of speech * such as Professor Higgins and Doctor Doolittle * Rahu-Mithunaya Rahu drishti to Budha-11


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

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Hamsha Yoga

  • Guru in bhava-4 * many roots, much owned property, many homes and homelands, multiple mother-figures
  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, believes in ancestral ways and rhythms, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security, expands the scope of the local settlement, develops farms and gardens, multiple dwellings, many parent-figures
  • uttama-Guru-4 parivartamsha Chandra-12

Guru-4 rules career 10th-from-Chandra = Dhanushyaa-9 politics, entertainments, fortunate understanding -containing Ketu.

  • Guru drishti to 8-10-12
  • Guru rules 9-12 ++ from Chandra 10-1

Guru-4 indicates numerous homes and vehicles. Childhood home is comfortable and supplies all needs.

Atmakaraka Chandra-12 parivartamsha uttama-Guru4 produced a number of children, and much bedroom activity

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment; graciously feminine qualities of the appearance, enjoys athletic style of balancing, vigorous physical adjustments, appreciation of new birth * identified with beauty, equity, and fairness
  • Zukra-Meza * aesthetic of competitive movement
  • Zukra-yuti-Mangala * sweetened conquests, gracious competition, appreciation for pioneering innovation, proactive negotiations, musical brother-figure, competitive contracts, pursuit of new  arrangements, relationships with masculines and  feminines, athletic beauty

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani in Bhava-12 * must retreat in fear; cautious, conventional dreams; imposed invisibility; tense imagination, limited sleep, chronic resistance to interior guidance
  • Shani-Meena * old dreams, pressured prayer, must imagine guidance with scarce resources
  • Shani-yuti-Chandra * resistance against protection, limited comfort, emotional discipline. constrained flow, regulated feelings

Left Eye

Shani-12 partially blind in left eye (left eye is bhava-12) result of childhood measles

Shani assists mid-life and elder career

Working until the last moment * Nishturabhashi Yoga

Shani ruling 10-11 suggests ability to work professionally even into elder years Shani rules the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically fruitful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra somewhat reducing the overall income.

Shani drishti upon Dhanuzyathe emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra while Shani-yuti-Chandra is evidenced by the characteristics of age benefitting his career.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 bhukti 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 friendsUnpleasantly critical; few friends

Shani-12 controls friendships Surya-Budha-11

During his sixty-year career, Harrison's fellow actors admired his achievements . Yet they often complained of his sharply critical, unforgiving, domineering and demanding behavior * Nishturabhashi Yoga emotionally insensitive, judgmental, withholding affection

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.

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

"there's no such thing as bad publicity" * Rahu-3 (publications) drishti into 7-9-11

  • 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, cohort, or touring ensemble.
  • Rahu-Mithunaya * *craving for conversation * mask of explanatory, evangelistic messaging; fascinated by evangelism, announcements, declarations, instructions * seeks special importance via commercial transactions, via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) explanations, explanations, declarations

Rahu-3 drishti to Budha-yuti-Surya-11

The tabloid celebrity press (3) eagerly developed Harrison's sensational relationship stories to increase their readership. However, unlike a political career, a dramatic entertainment career often benefits from the publicity of am unseemlyscandal. So it was with Harrison, whose six marriages and much extramarital mischief were excoriated by moral criticsscandal. So it was with Harrison, whose six marriages and much extramarital mischief were excoriated by moral critics but celebrated by his delighted audiences (11 fanclubs).

Surya-Kumbha rules 5-romance. Surya is confident to operate outside conventional hierarchies, giving readers the salacious romance stories that they wanted to read and criticize (Budha critic). The fan-base network exemplifies the thespian's slogan "there's no such thing as bad publicity".

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in classroom-9 * ambivalent toward the credenda; wandering worldview; absentee father-figures * no barriers in doctrine, disregards teachings, vacuous philosophy, irrelevance of the catechesis
  • Ketu-Dhanuzya * incomplete doctrine, empty beliefs

Ketu in 10th-from-Chandra is a shape-shifter. Harrison was reputed as much for his divorces (Ketu) and disregard for convention (Ketu) as for his positive talents.

Harrison occasionally mentioned his disinterested in conventional theologies. Not a church-goer.


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