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inspirational leader for injury-and-disease awareness

dramatic actor

equestrian competitor

Christopher Reeve

a.k.a. Christopher D'Olier Reeve

Earthbody-Entry Thursday-25-Sept-1952

Earthbody-Exit 10-Oct-2004 (age 52)


"Superman" cinematic dramatist + director, sportsman * 1952-2004 * Christopher Reeve

birth information from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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born on Saptami Shukla Paksha

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.

Due to the definitive influence of kalatra-karaka Zukra, gentlemen born into the realms of Bharani, Purva-phalguni, or Purva-azadha may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the feminine companion.

For those born into the Zukra-ruled paradigm of Vutavabana, 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 data matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Budha Mahadasha

25-Sept-1952 Earth-birth in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA * Budha-Zukra bhukti

1956 parents' divorce * Budha-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 6th-from-Chandra

Ketu Mahadasha

Zukra Mahadasha

1974 earned B.A. diploma from Cornell University College (via one year credit from Julliard) * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti

1978 begins 15-year period of starring in the Superman cinematic film series, and many other roles, including many spoken-only * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

20-Dec-1979 * first child born * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Dec-1983 second child born * Zukra-Guru bhukti

1988 split with life partner-1 * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 2-2nd marriage

Surya Mahadasha

Apr-1992 exchange of vows in marriage-2 * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules swamsha * R-K gochara via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya = 2-8 axis 2nd marriage

Jun-1992 third child born * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Kuja dharmesha

27-May-1995 spine severed from skull in tragic equestrian accident, resulting in tetraplegic paralysis * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shan rogesha rules Rahu-6

Chandra Mahadasha * age 45 until decease age 52

Apr-1998 autobiography "Still Me" = best-seller, producing substantial royalties * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra-yuti-Mangala * Soma gievs effect of dharmesha Mangala

2000 while undergoing a typical therapy session, his leg broke necessitating many surgeries and repeat hospitalizations. * Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-6 injuries accidents clinical medicine

10-Oct-2004 decease (age 52) * Chandra-Budha bhukti * maraka Budha rules 2

[posthumous] 06-Mar-2006 decease of mate-2 * Chandra-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 2nd-from-2nd = decease of 2nd lifemate

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka


  • Surya-Kanya * Poshanya * Pushna * the nourisher
  • Surya in bhava-2 * center of values, intelligence for storage, conservation, containment, values; focus on treasuries, banking entitlements, bright face-speech-song, eye on capitalization-banking, * father = center of family* sparkling center of the treasury-drama
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * speaks and gestures in alignment with the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama and games * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals, power-politics, poetic love, and romance
  • Surya-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful * bright regulator * entitled to impose order * creatively intelligent authority-figures * radiantly hierarchical * sober father-figure * cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun * limited entertainments * politically disciplined

FATHER + Step-father

Dad = a university professor of literature His bio-dad often attended CR's dramatic performances in the New York theatres.

CR also enjoyed the support of a personality-guiding stepfather represented by Mesha-Krittika-Guru-9 in 8th-from-Surya

Guru in 8th-from-Surya suggests more than one father, and the stepfather Guru = stockbroker = Guru rules 5- gambling


  • Brilliant Apollo rules the Simha radical lagna (Purvaphalguni) 10th-from-Chandra suggesting a career in politics, gambling, or entertainment
  • Surya rules 10th navamsha suggesting a career in politics, gambling, or drama

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in Jyeztha-Kita * comforted by competitive signals * protector of soothing prophetic messages, narrative of cultural pioneering, familiar face of direct announcements
  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by rhythmic penetration of mystery
  • the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra -Jyestha contains Shani-Surya-uttama-Budha
  • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in routines * familiar with ruts * rates, roots, routine rituals * soothed by customary habits * needs to feel the repeating pulse of foundation-building * calmed by anchoring, stabilizing, gardening; settled into the rhythm of home-keeping and kitchens * undulating patriotism
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally competitive, sensitive to brotherly figures, needs direct forward movement, invigorates the undulating routine, soothed by pioneering innovation, feels like a champion

Remarkably, earned millions via writing and speaking engagements delivered from his high-tech adaptive wheelchair. Although his theatrical career had been financially successful with many leading roles, Reeve's earnings from invited public appearances after the tragic accident far outreached the revenues from his previous career in drama.


MARRIAGE partnership support expectations


  • marriage-1 = bhava-10


  • marriage-2 = bhava-5

CR maintained a decade-long relationship with the mother of his first two children. He partnered for years with Gae Exton, a British citizen and mother of his two eldest children.. They often spent time separately. After their split, she continued to raise their children in London, which required a trans-Atlantic commute for him.

However, the couple never undertook to perform a public marriage ceremony. The first union suffers from a considerable Kuja-Dosha exacerbated by nichha-Somana-yuti-Kuja.

Reeve remained devoted to his children until his untimely death.

Overlapping the end of exchange of vows in marriage-1 , Reeve formed a new relationship with a musical dramatist (5) which was legalized with a formal marriage ceremony. The second union benefited from Guru-9-rules-5.

Chandra Mahadasha * age 45 until decease age 52 *

Chandra rules 12-hospitals containing Ketu in classroom-12

After his tragic injury and subsequent weakness-related injuries and ailments, Reeve was therapeutically treated in dozens of research hospitals.

after his skull was separated from his spinal cord during a tragic sports-competition injury, Reeve became world-famous as a spokesman and articulate explainer of medical research related to his quadriplegic situation

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

* Ruchaka Yoga

Yogakaraka Mangala rules 4-foundations, cultural rhythms, ethnic basis ++ 9-doctrine, philosophy, beliefs

  • Mangala-Vrizchika * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of secrets * proactive exploration * push toward discovery * champion of emergency action * champion of emergency action
  • Mangala in bhava-4 * drives local transport * champion of building and vehicle production *digging, drilling, mining, pushing into the underground * construction mechanic * erecting foundations * energized domestic conquests * engineering approach toward lands and properties * invigorating defensive action * competitive household dynamics * farm tillage, plowing, plunder * navy + marine defense * pushy parents * physical action, sporting challenge, or fighting within the childhood home
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * masculine force joins parental care * potential for aggressive emotionalized actions , potential for aggressive emotionalized actions

Mangala-and-Chandra occupy Jyeztha while Kuja influenced by emotionally impulsive nichha-Chandra

Kuja-4 transportation, homes, environmentalism, cultural roots, parents and parenting

vigorous movement in vehicles, properties, and schooling * aviator, flew many types of small aircraft including WW-2 fighters * equestrian, trained for competitive events * sailboat racer *

yogakaraka swakshetra Kuja-4 provides elite education from preschool until Julliard

intentionally developed an athletic physique for cinematic roles

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

ashtangata-harana * Combust Bantering Budha

  • Budha-Kanya * uttama * moolatrikona * ministering service communications * articulation of digestive process * talks about service* formulates descriptive complaints * programmatic conversations * delivers detailed pronouncements * grammatical expertise * logical arguments * messages about accuracy * specifies error * hands-arms-shoulders make helping gestures
  • Budha in bhava-2 * narrative of values, natural resources, history, conservation, banking, treasuries * discusses sound values, speech-song, eyes-face, tells stories, defines storage, describer of family lineage , explainer of wealth preservation, delivers instructions for preservation of collected assets, talks about knowledge base, libraries, databases, languages, memory
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * explainer of dramatic intelligence * affinity for central roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction instruction * articulation of radiant authority * message of willpower and charisma * confidently talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Shani * explainer of rules and systems * affinity for regulatory, law-imposing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * explainer of rules and systems * affinity for regulatory, law-imposing roles expressing skills of communication, explanation, description, instruction * articulation of maturity and responsibility, message of institutional order, talkative elders, talkative elders

a complex arrangement in dhanasthana which suggests multiple and intellectually engaged interactions with matters of family, finance, food, speech, face, history, and treasuries

Brilliantly articulate and funny, uttama-Budha-yuti-Surya.

Significant dhanayoga

As always for Simha nativities, Budha is the money-maker ruler of 2 + 11

Vriddhipathi-11 = Budha in bhava-2 -uttama

Budha-yuti Shani rules 6 + 7

Budha yuti Surya lagnesha

Reeves was born into wealth and maintained his treasuries via a highly successful cinema career. However his greatest revenues flowed from the writing and speaking career which developed after his paralyzing (Shani) tragic accident.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meza * much movement, philosophy of direct movement, many competitions, pioneering beliefs, doctrine of conquest, innovative guidance, expands the scope of championship, multiple engineers and athletes
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto *swabhava * many and diverse doctrines, multiple beliefs, much preaching, broad understanding of teachings, multiple father-figures, father may be overbearingly philosophical, many guru-professor, much patronage, extensive worldview

Guru drishti to 1-3-5 contributes to Reeve's height (6-feet 4-inch tall). and his three children

Guru -9 representing both father and stepfather occupies the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra

Ruler of 5 in 5th-from-5th = superb for creativity, children, celebrity, humanistic worldview

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vanika * swakshetra * appreciation of negotiation * likes balanced color schemes * attracted to beautiful designs and designers * pleasures of harmonious arrangements * enjoys equity * aesthetic of the fair trade deal
  • Zukra-3 * pleasure of explanatory description, gracious messaging, enjoys commercial harmony, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications, aesthetic instructions, feminine-figures (sisters, aunts, neighbors) dominate the cohort, appreciation of communications

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kanya * heavy old accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * vital energy compression stress zone = colon + digestive tract * must materialize orderly ways to aid the injured and help the mistreated * weighty subordinate tasks * strictly imposed hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within proletarian master-slave systems * must respect slow, elder physicians and their outdated remedies * must accept the limitations of institutionalized service * insufficient pharmacy * must work with aging, dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering despite scarce available resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * Structured, orderly, time-conscious family lineage. One must preserve, have to collect, catalog, must tell tales, obligation to speak-and-sing; cautiously constrained banking; tense eyes, punitive rules for speech, non-permitted comments, financial fatigue, chronic financial depression, undernourished eye-teeth , heavy legacy pressure against speaking out; insufficient nourishment, desiccated preserved food. Limited sight, blindness. Ossified, rigid, rule-bound family culture. Resistance to new languages and direct speech. Resentment toward family ignorance. Support for socially-approved presentationvia face, hair, song, speech, vision, treasuries of older knowledge.
  • Shani-yuti-Surya * resistance against creativity, pragmatic politics. materialistic father, limited entitlements, suppression of romance, effortful creativity, disciplined intelligence, constrained willpower, regulated games
  • Shani-yuti-Budha * resistance against signaling, materialistic sibling, pragmatic coupling, limited interaction, disciplined messaging, constrained communication, regulated conversations, regulated conversations

Shani-Kanya-2 speech

After many surgeries and in continuous pain, Reeve became a beloved symbol of a profoundly injured and nearly immobile man who summoned his courage to transform his personal suffering into a public (Shani) service (Kanya).

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

  • Rahu-Makara-Draco * shimmering illusion of dignity * craving for social status *mirage of elite identity * mask of hierarchy * mirage of privileged social position * over-reaching institutional leadership * fascinating laws and judgments * unusual claims to hierarchical rank * extraordinary status-markers * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of lawful responsibility, boss authority, regulator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * (beneficial placement) passion for conflict, remedies * in swabhava of Busy Budha, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual arguments, thrilling defense of victims, conflicts, miseries, medicines, servants, accusation, injustices. Craves an environment of disagreement, injustice, misuse. Desires an important role in matters of disease, injury, warfare, labor, unfairness, toxicity * Exciting enemies. Rahu-6 trespasses the cultural boundaries in matters of debt, drugs, slavery, betrayal, exploitation, war. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a victim, a druggist, a litigator, a problem-solver, an abuser, a diseased person, an enslaved person, a relative of the mother's people. Risk-rewarding, boundary-breeching Rahu thrives in Bhava-6 where He finds opportunity in the worlds of crime, war, pharmacy, self-medication, toxicity.

Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-6 injuries accidents clinical medicine

after Reeve had already been tragically injured and rendered quadriplegic, he was undergoing a routine therapy session when in the already debilitated state his leg was broken requiring another round of hospitalizations.

Rahu-6 accidents injuries ailments conflict imbalance medication toxicity litigation

Rahu-6 eventually propelled Reeve into the most powerful public role of his life = spokesman and educator to the world regarding the effects of Quadriplegia tetraplegia (loss of nerve control of all four limbs) caused by traumatic spine injury.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Karkata *dissociates from protective boundaries, incomplete security, empty shelter, dissolute caretaking, not limited by customary routines, ignores restriction on farming, real-estate, disarrayed home-making
  • Ketu in classroom-12 * (beneficial) * ambivalent toward enclosures, absent from the ancestor spirits, disregards fantasy boundaries, dissolves the isolated sanctuaries, irrelevance of sleep * Ambivalence toward clairsentient empowerment, disinterested in invisibility. One abandons the veil between perceptual worlds, ignores the dreams, surrenders the fear of imprisonment.

bhava-12 including sanctuary studies, distant lands (long residence in UK for a USA-born) and most prominently multiple hospitalizations.


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