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Drama and Song


Five marriages, five divorces

notable substance addictions and significant mental-health issues

potential parallel incarnation of

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Dennis Hopper in 1969, in the iconic "Easy Rider" role

Hollywood dramatist, film director

fine-arts painter, photographer

icon of exhilarating risk + disrespect for outdated rules

Dennis Hopper

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-17-May-1936

Earthbody-Exit 29-May-2010 (age 74)


dramatist, cinematic director, fine-arts painter, sculptor * 1936-2010 * Dennis Hopper

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotisha

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Jyeztha * Kita * Thrikketta

BPL commentary:

For Jyeztha nativities, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

Siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Guidance from instructors in the civilizations of Antares.

Budha-ruled Jyeztha gentlemen are typically outspoken, incisive, competitive, descriptive, and authoritative communicators. They maintain a deep sense of mental seniority. Capable writers, Ketta men are quick-witted and skilled in handcraft. Articulate and confident, they find a ready audience on topics of a mysterious, hidden, or forbidden nature.

Regardless of their professional training, Ketta-born are natural psychologists. Masters of verbal control and manipulation, Zakra chaps are often found in politics. Jyeztha seek controlling power via financial and personal secrets, sexual intrigue, and dangerous liaisons. They may become transformative healers when their sexual energy consciousness evolves.

Themes of verbal contest, sexual energy transfer, and healing discovery may contextualize Jyeztha's terrestrial experience.

Much depends on the characteristics of Ketu in the nativity.

Also applicable to Chandra in Jyeztha

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 85

"A dark and sensitive nature ...

  • superficially religious

  • but are hypocrites at heart.

On the surface they are respectable, law abiding citizens, ostensible church-goers,

  • but secretly their morals are loose

  • and their tempers passionate.

Smooth, oily, and suave to all appearances,

  • they carry in their hearts schemes and thoughts which might not stand the light of day."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


Dennis Hopper at Cannes 2008

Budha Mahadasha * age birth-age 7

17-May-1936 Earth-birth * Budha-Rahu period

Janma Sade-Sati Meena Feb-1937 until Apr-1939

Ketu Mahadasha * age 7-14

Zukra Mahadasha age 14-34

Aug-1961 marriage-1 to Brooke Hayward * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha contact navamsha Chandra

26-June-1962 child-1 daughter Marin Hopper Zukra-Shani period * (probably not the first child)

1969 divorce-1 * Zukra-Rahu period

Surya Mahadasha

Chandra Mahadasha *age 39-49

07-Aug-1982 grieved decease of father * Chandra-Zukra period * Zukra in 12th from Surya parivartamsha Mangala rules 7th-from-Surya

Mangala Mahadasha * age 49-56

1989 begins lifetime sobriety (no alcohol no drugs) * Mangala-Zukra period * Zukra rules-7 promises vows * Kuja-7 parivartamsha Zukra-6 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Kumbha-Simha contact navamsha Chandra

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

Rahu Mahadasha * age 56-74

12-Jan-2007 grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Chandra period

Guru Mahadasha * age 74 until decease age 74

29-May-2010 Lightbody Lift-off (age 74) * Guru-Guru swabhukti * Guru maraka dhanapati-2

Salient features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vrizabha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk)
  • Surya in bhava-7 * center of agreements, brightly negotiating, focus on trade, intelligence for equity, eye on contractual relationships
  • Surya-yuti-Kuja * confidently progressive, bright warrior
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger


Surya-7 father purportedly a local postmaster but dad was also a secret agent for the American OSS (pre-CIA) * Surya ruler of 10 in 10th-from-10th reveals that dad was much more than the local postmaster. Surya yuti rulers of 1, 6, 8 (undercover identities), 11 + Surya receiving confident, expansive drishti from Guru-1

Career in entertainment arts and fine arts

Arudha lagna = bhava-10 ruled by Simha-7 (entertainment arts) karmesha-10 Surya-7 suggests a famous career. When Hopper outgrew dramatic acting, he matured professional into a director and producer remaining well-known within the cinema industry. He was rarely out of work, despite catastrophic (8) challenges with drug addiction and marriage squabbles.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfort in creativity, charm, children, artistic performance
  • 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

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala in bhava-7 * drive toward negotiation, contract, contractual conquests
  • Mangala-Vrizabha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections, herds, treasuries, banks; push toward accumulations
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine force joins messaging signal
  • Kuja-7 parivartamsha Zukra-6

Mangala-7 parivartamsha Zukra-6 * known for marriages but also for * divorces, addictions, adversarial relationships with cinematic directors

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Vrishabha * articulation of historic, tonal, collected values
  • Budha in bhava-7 * narrative of relationships, contracts, deals, arrangements
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement

Like many financially privileged men, Hopper was in a position to remarry increasingly younger women. Budha-7 may signify a revolving-door of changing identity narratives suggesting immaturity (Budha) of delayed development and remarrying regularly to obtain "newer models" of the wifely companion.

Typical of many addicts, Hopper remained emotionally stagnant at the age when he became addicted. Budha-7 yuti Mangala suggests that each "newly matched" wife was younger and younger in order to pair with him who was (due to the addiction) not able to mature past his early 20's.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Brihaspati rules Karakamsha = bhava-5 drama * Dennis Hopper was a counterculture icon * familiar face in creative arts

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Vimala Yoga

Vimala Yoga Zukra ruler-of-12 Zukra occupies 6 * * significant alcohol and drug-related misbehavior along with domestic violence behaviors, yet never convicted of crimes, never imprisoned.

Zukra strengthened via parivartamsha with Mangala * yuvatipathi-7 in 8 and randhresha-8 in 7 * intense cycle of self-identity transformation via marriage contracts

Kalatra karaka Zukra rules the complex and difficult location Bhava-7 which occupies 6th-from-Rahu = 12th-from Ketu while Kuja-7 parivartamsha Zukra-6

Hopper was famously married five times. Hoppers married life was characterized by a series of criticizing, accusing divorces. After a period of infatuation, he seemed to perceive each of his five spouses as a predatory thief (6) in wifely disguise (7).

Bhava-7 hosts the extraordinarily creative energies of Mangala-Surya-Budha-7 and Bhava-7 receives the penetrating, transformative optimism of Guru-Vrischika-1

Marriage issues + rogesha-6 Mangala in 7 along with randhresha-8 Budha in 7 suggests many arguments and undisclosed activities.

Marriage animosities particularly vindictive toward each of his five wives

Hopper filed for divorce from his fifth wife and the mother of his youngest child during the final months of his life, even knowing that he was suffering an untreatable stage of terminal cancer and would soon be dead. Awareness of his impending death did not reduce the virulence of his animosity toward the spouse nor the verbosity (Budha) and aggressiveness (Mangala) of his self-elevating accusations of abuse (6th from Rahu) toward her.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * old economies, pressured linkage, pressured skin-nerves, imposed connections, must earn profits with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-4 * must remain, root, defend, shelter; cautious, conventional mother-figures; chronic scarcity in home

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

  • Rahu-Dhanuzya * mask of global humanistic belief
  • Rahu in bhava-2 * privilege via glamorous or unusual assets, family lineage, languages, sounds, knowledge, treasury. Seeks a special, important, acquisitive role in conservation and containment of historic values. Opportunistic, ambitious family of origin.

Professor Rahu gives effect of Guru-1-Vrizchika drama (5) and treasuries (2). Hopper seemed obsessed (Rahu) and deeply identified (Guru-1) with his treasures. He designed complex legal contracts that would prevent his wives whether ex- or present from getting an unfair share of his loot. (rogesha-6 parivartamsha yuvatipathi-7 in 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu)

Career = Iconic Rebel

Rahu in Mula in the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra indicates a salient career in matters of face, voice, speech patterns, eyes, history, languages. Mula gives the "rebel without a cause" persona

Marriage 6th-from-Rahu * five marriages

6th from Rahu = bhava-7 marriage. Surya-yuti-Budha + Mangala in 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu . Rahu amplifies His ruler Guru-1-Vrischika. A confident and brilliant personality with some very challenging marriage situations.

The primary complaint in all of his marriage has apparently been spousal entitlement to share his valuable collections (Rahu-2) such as his paintings and financial assets driven by a subconscious expectation (12th from Ketu) of being robbed by the spouse.

Hopper famously married and acrimoniously divorced five times. He struggled publically with recurring narrative (Budha) of inability to trust that his spouses were properly handling the shared wealth of the marital union. Toward the end of his life, as his wealth grew, so did his chronic and gnawing mistrust of the values-equity in his marriages (Zukra-wealth in 6-distrust).

He hired lawyers and filed criminal complaints (6) against his spouses until the day of his death. All five of his wives outlived him.

Naturally, if challenging graha should occupy or own the bhava which is 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu, the negative results can be intensified. Particularly inner graha * Surya, Chandra, Budha, Zukra * are afflicted when they occupy the adversarial 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Mithunaya * incomplete message, empty conversation, dissolute signals
  • Ketu in classroom-9 * disregards father-figures * no barriers in doctrine, absent from teachings, vacuous philosophy

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