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Icon of American 1950's culture, drama-model, singer, dancer

Marilyn Monroe

a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson

a.k.a. Norma Jean Baker

a.k.a. Mrs. Norma Jeane Dougherty

a.k.a. Mrs. DiMaggio

a.k.a. Mrs. Miller

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-01-Jun-1926

fleshdeath 05-Aug-1962 (age 36)


cinema drama fashion-model * 1926-1962 * Norma Jean Mortensen a.k.a. "Marilyn Monroe"

birth information from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Arudra * Trinetra

BPL commentary:

For Arudra natives, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu considerably affects the outcome.

Exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Guided by the instructional forces of Orion.

Arudra Feminine Nativities are often the 'diva' type: mentally focused and sensuously fascinating (Rahu) but demanding.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 93.

"A critical fault-finding disposition is apparently conferred ...

Her disagreeable disposition,

coupled with a sarcastic manner and speech,

  • makes it difficult for other people to tolerate her.

Although she is extremely clever in her conversation

and many people will be impressed by her speech,

  • while still disliking her.

She is extravagant to the point of wastefulness,

  • but on herself rather than on others,

  • although at times she will be grudgingly generous
  • to those with whom she comes in contact.

She has weak lungs and should be careful of colds and coughs,

  • as there is a tendency towards tuberculosis."

Biographical events matched to Vimshottari Dasha


Marilyn Monroe age 18 * WW-2 magazine photo

Mangala Mahadasha * age birth until 6.2

01-Jun-1926 Earthbody-Entry * Mangala-Rahu period

1934 (age 8) after taking Norma Jean out of foster care due to mom's mental improvement, her mom has a prolonged psychotic episode . Diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic (in 1934 terms) Gladys Monroe will remain institutionalized until her suicide.

1934 predatory foster father begins sexually abusing her

1935 (age 9) Norma Jean is sent to live in the Los Angeles Orphan Home in Hollywood

sum-1937 Norma Jean leaves the orphanage and moves into the home of family guardians. Guardians father begins sexually abusing her. To escape the molestation, Norma Jean lives in numerous homes in several cities.

1941 returns to live with the predator family. Drops out from high school and begins modeling.

1942 the foster family relocates to the US east coast, leaving Norma Jean behind in California.

Rahu Mahadasha * age 6.2 until 24.2

19-June-1942 civil Marriage-1 * to 21-yo policeman Jim Dougherty * two weeks after her 16th birthday. The marriage was designed as an alternative to sending her back to the orphanage * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules navamsha-7 * R-K gochara Singha-Kumbha contact navamsha Chandra

1944 her husband ships-out to the WW-2 Pacific battles. Norma moves in with her husband's parents, who are friends of all the others who have variously helped, housed, supported, and misused her. She takes a factory job and earns a self-sufficient income.

Jan-1945 quits factory job, moved into her own apt, and begins photographic modeling.

1946 dyes her hair blonde and adopts the stage name "Marilyn Monroe".

Mar-1948 begins Hollywood contract after affair with studio executive

1949 following an affair with the director of a modelling agency, Marilyn is gifted with a silicone surgical jaw implant and a new nose, paid by the agency. First nude photos are published. She travels to New York with a film promotional ensemble.

fall-1950 negotiated by her lover at the ad agency, a 7-year cinema contract is signed. After signing, the lover dies of a heart attack.

1951 the new contract put her into higher profile acting roles, albeit all roles as sex vixen.

1952 more prominent roles, more sexualization, erratic behavior, and more drugs

14-Jan-1954 Marriage-2 * baseball champion Giuseppe Paulo DiMaggio a.k.a. Joe DiMaggio. Following poor publicity due to her self-broken acting contract. * Guru-Shani period *R-K gochara Dhanuzya-Mithunaya * contact radical R-K

Guru Mahadasha * age 24.2 until decease (age 36)

29-June-1956 * civil Marriage -3 ( Jewish ceremonial vow spoken 01-July-1956) * playwright, litterateur, critic Arthur Miller * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules navamsha-7* R-K gochara Vrischika-Vrishabha contact navamsha R-K

1958 despite difficulties of personal behavior, health issues including endometriosis, drug addiction, and marriage, her films are critically and commercially successfu

1960 divorce from Arthur Miller

05-Aug-1962 Lightbody Lift-off (age 36) attributed to acute barbiturate poisoning. Coroner declared her death to be a likely suicide. * Guru -Chandra period * Chandra maraka rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Early stages of modeling career


Norma Jean Mortenson in 1946


Hollywood celebrities Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in January 1954


Marilyn Monroe with Arthur Miller in London 1956


The famous Chicago vent grating updraft



The final, iconic look - cosmetically master-crafted over a decade of experimenting with surgical re-design, along with paint-and-poses. Still recognized worldwide more than 50 years after her fleshdeath

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vrizabha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk)
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss


Surya-12 often indicates an invisible (12) father-figure (Surya).

The father of Seven Year Itch 1926-1962 Marilyn Monroe was consciously unknown to her.

Although a paternal name is mentioned on her birth certificate, Monroe claimed that her identity-transforming mother (ruler of 8 Chandra in 8th-from-8th) had identified several different men as being young Norma Jean's bio-dad .

According to Ms. Monroe, she never met any man who admitted to being her father. Instead, she fantasized that various movie stars were her real dad.

Her mother pointed to several popular cinema stars as the marvelous progenitor. Biographers have opined that Norma Jean's father was likely her mom's former shift-supervisor in a film-cutting factory. dharmesha-9 Surya in 6 would suggest that the bio-dad = a rank-and-file worker. Shani in 9th-from-Chandra suggests the blocked identity of father.

Surya-12 rules-3 communications = the privacy of the bedroom is communicated into messaging media such as cinema and photographic advertisement

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfort in crisis, familiar with catastrophic events, soothed by sudden changes, initiation, discovery, self-reinvention; undulating shocks
  • Chandra-Makara * comforted by rhythmic hierarchical ordering
  • Chandra in Dhaniztha-Vasu * comforted by forceful climbing * protectors of structured warfare, lawful conquest, orderly takeover, systematic dominance (dancing, drumbeat)

Chandra receives no Parashari drishti

Chandra-8 suggests a cycle or recycling of mothers. Ms. Monroe was raised by a variety of mother-figures including her natural mother, her mother's friends, and her foster-mother. She stayed with each of them for varying lengths of time, often shuttling between these three.

Chandra-8 rules 7th-from-8 partners. Seeking a parent figure. occupies bhava-8 taking drishti of Rahu may suggest her mother's unpredictability as well as her own. Her mother also married three times.


life-partner-1 = 7th-from-Chandra-8 = Karkata-2 * first life-partner is a member of her extended family (2) = military serviceman and local policeman (protective Chandra) the purpose of this early marriage was to protect her via custody of a husband (Karkata, Chandra) so that she could avoid the state-mandated foster-care system

life-partner-2 = 2nd-from 7th-from-Chandra-8 Kumbha-9 * Second life-partner is a father-figure (9). Joe DiMaggio was a celebrity athlete Kuja-9. According to Ms. Monroe, the marriage was short-lived due to jealousy. Kuja rules 6-jealousy. Guru-9 rules 7 suggesting a bona fide marriage intention despite the brevity of the union. Mr. DiMaggio was dedicated to her memory and sent roses to her grave until his death.

life-partner-3 = 9th-from 7th-from-Chandra-8 Kanya-4. Monroe's third husband was the distinguished playwright and literary writer Arthur Miller. They intended to start a family and she chose him to be her co-parent. (4)

Borderline Personality Disorder and speculated bi-polar disorder

The core pattern of Borderline Personality Disorder is a profound terror of abandonment. In extreme cases the terror may provoke psychotic episodes. The name Borderline indicates that one's misery lingers on the border between neurotic anxiety and psychotic hallucination. Monroe recalled in interviews that one of her earliest memories was a terrifying scene of her mother smothering toddler Norma Jean with a pillow. Mom is retrospectively acknowledged to have suffered from unpredictable violence in context of extreme mood swings, depression, and suicidal threats. Mental illness in vious guises was noted throughout the family network including several suicides including her mom (a suiciding elder elicits the child's abandonment response). Beautiful and supremely talented though she was, Monroe's depressions and exhilaration became more extreme as she aged, and her attraction to narcissistic males (most politicians, most actors) became fraught with anxiety.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala-9 provides a dynamic, sexualized drive toward entertainment arts and politics in 5th-from-5th

Kuja-9 is generally less comfortable for the father, and often indicates expressions of anger or aggressiveness of father

Finance economic gains

  • Mangala rules Arudha lagna Meza-11 containing Zukra
  • Kuja ruler of 11-Meza occupies 11th-from-11th suggesting a substantial income. She left an estate valued at approximately 1.5 million USD in 1962 dollars.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


  • Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary, quietude, research, contemplation, inner terrain, spiritual guidance, distant worlds
  • Budha-Vrishabha * financial communications, articulation of historic, tonal, stored, collected values
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma

talkative, script-seeking, cinema-communications lagnesha Budha rules Karakamsha = Mithuaya-1 containing Rahu

Budha rules the musical, rhythmically scripted Revati swamsha

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

243. Dhatrutwa Yoga extraordinary generosity

yuvati pathi, dhavakaraka Guru in navamsha yuti Ketu contributes to three divorces before age 36

Guru rules 10th navamsha * globalism, compassionate perspective

Guru-yuti-Ketu in Vrischika navamsha-9 suggests her three marriages, three divorces, no living children

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra receives incoming drishti from uttama-Shani-5 connotes artistic structure, composition, sense of design movement costume

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Thula * uttama
  • Shani in Bhava-5
  • Atmakaraka = uttama-Shani work ethic.
  • Shani-5 in 10th-from-Chandra suggests an orderly, equity-seeking, contract-structured entertainment (5) career. She also had the potential to be involved with government at the highest levels (uttama-Shani).
  • Ms. Monroe was said to have been a diligent worker who practiced her dance routines and scripts in a disciplined manner.
  • uttama-Shani-5 rules 8 and 9
  • Shani receives drishti from both Guru and Rahu, creating a Guru-Shani-Rahu trine in 1-5-9 that radiates in considerable magnitude

From Chandra-Makara lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  • the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  • the emotional authenticity of in-the-body feelings represented by sensitive, receptive, absorptive Chandrana

randhresha Shani-5 indicates that despite her personal sense of responsibility and duty (Shani) the forces of unexpected identity change altered her public profile and sudden events surprised her both personally (Chandra-8) and professionally (Shani-the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra)


Guru drishti into putra-putrikisthana-5 is fertile, but blocked by uttama-Shani-5 * and Guru-Chandra in 2-12 angle suggests no progeny

Monroe was married three times by the age of 30. Although Ms. Mortensen had no living children, reportedly she miscarried twice and suffered an ectopic pregnancy during her third marriage.

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

  • Rahu in bhava-1 * opportunity-seeking Rahu finds His launching platform within the physical body's appearance
  • Rahu-Mithunaya * mask of messaging evangelism

ambitious Rahu-1-Mithunaya

drishti of Rahu impacts Shani-5 - Ketu-7 - Guru-9 - Mangala-9

"I am made of photographs"

She lived through an instrumental, expedient, opportunistic, fabricated personality Rahu-1. Upon the basic chassis of young Norma Jean Baker, the charismatic fashion icon Marilyn Monroe was crafted by a series of cosmetic artists, image managers, talent agents, professional handlers, and business partners. (Mithunaya)

Ms. Monroe (her stage name) was magnetically (Rahu) photogenic (Mithunaya). Rahu provides a sparkling, mottled aura coupled with a natural interest in communications media.

Legendary images feature various provocative (Arudra) poses, wearing various items of couture, displaying different appliances and layers of cosmetic paint. Underneath the veneer percolates Rahu's desire for the privileges attending the important person (1).

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Ketu-7 marriage = "I will be whoever you want me to be"

Ketu-7 receives drishti from Rahu-1 + uttama-Shani-5

Ketu-7 uncertainty and disconnectedness regarding marriage partnerships

According to her own reports, she didn't know her first husband until the day they were married. He was a son of a friend of one of her relatives. The ostensible purpose of the marriage was to protect Norma Jean from returning to yet another abusive foster home and to relieve her relatives of worry in her care. He shipped out for military service shortly after their wedding; their communication was spotty (Ketu) and she lost interest in the venture long before he returned from service. Although both lived in Los Angeles, they never spoke. He eventually became a local policeman.


Marilyn Monroe meeting UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 in October-1956


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