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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 25-Sept-1952

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


cinematic dramatist and director, sportsman * 1952-2004 * Christopher Reeve

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born on Saptami Shukla Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Visaka * Radha

BPL commentary:

For Visaka natives, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome.

Teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.

"... Aggressiveness and impatience.

These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.

They are very active but not popular,

  • since their manner causes people to actively dislike them

  • and to resent their extreme aggressiveness.

they are very proud

  • and because of this, they take offense easily at some fancied slight.

their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.

they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,

  • but such people will still remain enemies .

Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha periods

Budha Mahadasha

25-Sept-1952 Earth-birth * Budha-Mangala period

1956 parents' divorce * Budha-Guru period * Guru rogesha

Ketu Mahadasha

Zukra Mahadasha

1974 graduation Cornell University College (via one year credit from Julliard) * Zukra-Mangala period * Mangala rules 4th-from-4th diploma

1978 begins 15-year period of starring in the Superman cinematic film series, and many other roles, many spoken-only * Zukra-Guru period * Guru bhratrupathi-3 cinema, announcements * Guru atmakaraka

20-Dec-1979 * first child born * Zukra-Guru period

Dec-1983 second child born * Zukra-Shani period * Shani putrikipathi

Surya Mahadasha

Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika Dec-1984 until Dec-1987

1988 split with life partner-1 * Surya-Rahu period

Apr-1992 marriage-2 * Surya-Budha period * R-K gochara via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact radical lagna * Budha lagnesha-1 navamsha

June-1992 third child born * Surya-Budha period * Budha dharmesha

Chandra Mahadasha *

27-May-1995 spine severed from skull in tragic equestrian accident resulting in tetraplegic paralysis * Chandra-Rahu period

Apr-1998 autobiography "Still Me" best-seller, substantial royalties * Chandra-Shani period * Shani vidyapathi-5 literary performance

2000 while undergoing a typical therapy session, his leg broke necessitating many surgeries and repeat hospitalizations. * Chandra-Budha period * Budha ruler-of-12 hospitals

Mangala Mahadasha

10-Oct-2004 decease * Mangala-Rahu period

[posthumous] 06-march-2006 death of mate-2 * Mangala-Shani * Shani 2nd-from-2nd-from-Chandra

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

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

Father and stepfather

Reeve 's natural father * pitrikaraka Surya in bhava-12 * yuti Yogakaraka Shani * yuti uttama-Budha. His dad was a university professor of literature Shani vidyapathi-5 yuti uttama-Budha. His bio-dad often attended Reeve's theatrical performances in the New York theatres.

Reeve also enjoyed the support of a personality-guiding stepfather represented by Mesha-Krittika-Guru-7 in 8th-from-Surya and Mesha-Guru drishti to radical Thula-Vishaka lagna.

Guru in 8th-from-Surya suggests more than one father, and the stepfather bhratrupathi-3 Guru a businessman. Stepfather * stockbroker.

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 motivated community-linking, economically fruitful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra -Jyestha contains Shani-Surya-uttama-Budha
  • Chandra-yuti-Mangala-Jyeztha

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 public speaking after the tragic accident far outreached those from the previous career in drama.

  • Similar to fellow Visaka native POTUS-18 Civil War 1822-1885 Ulysses S. Grant who earned most of his life income from a series of books written during a few years after his retirement from a dynamic career in military and politics and before the Lightbody Lift-off

Reeve maintained a decade-long relationship with the mother of his first two children. However typical of 7th-from-Chandra-2 = bhava-8, the first partner was shy of the limelight. They never formally married. Although he remained devoted to his children until his untimely death, soon after their parting, Reeve formed a new relationship which was legalized with a formal marriage ceremony.

Mr. Reeve had the extra complication of Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha + Mangala in bhava-2, which creates a considerable Kuja-Dosha into 7th-from-Chandra-2. Guru-7 can be an indicator of two marriage-partners. Also rogesha-6 Guru occupies 7 while the perpetual-transformer of identity randhresha-8 Zukra occupies Thula-1.

No graha in neutral bhava-3 representing the 2nd-marriage. Also, ruler of 3 in 7 = creative and enjoys performance art with its 5-9 bhagya angle. The conditions of the 2nd marriage clear the hurdles of bhava-8 suggesting a socially easier 2nd partnership which embraces the celebrity rather than dislikes it.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala-and-Chandra occupy the third pada of Jyeztha while Kuja influenced by emotionally impulsive nichha-Chandra then (as always for the Thula radical lagna) rules 2-and-7. Bhava-7 contains the rogesha Mesha-Guru headstrong in Krittika, suggesting eventually an emotionally driven bhava-6 health-related event ... perhaps several due to multiplier Guru.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

a complex arrangement in vyayasthana which suggests multiple and intellectually engaged interactions with matters of bhava-12 including sanctuary studies, distant lands (long residence in UK for a USA-born) and most prominently multiple hospitalizations.

During Chandra-Budha period , 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.

Uttama-Budha-yuti-Shani-yuti-Surya-12 eventually propelled Reeve into the most powerful public role of his life, serving (Kanya) as a 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.

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).

Brilliantly articulate and funny, uttama-Budha-yuti-Surya. Extraordinary circumstances define the end of life (Rahu-4) and nearly crushed ata material level under the weight of physical circumstances because Rahu-Makara produces the effects of Shani.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru drishti to radical Visaka lagna where Guru rules Visaka also contributes to Reeve's height (6-feet 4-inch tall). Shani drishti to his Chandra contributes a work ethic.

ailments, injuries accidents potentially associated with rogesha-6 Mesha-Guru-7

Guru rogesha occupies 6th-from-Chandra

accidents injuries ailments conflict imbalance medication toxicity litigation

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra-1 handsome. randhresha-8 Zukra-1 prone to sudden changes of identity.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Rahu-4 passion for transportation, homes, environmentalism, cultural roots, parents and parenting

passion for vehicles, properties, and schooling

aviator, flew many types of small aircraft including WW-2 fighters

equestrian, trained for competitive events

sailboat racer

elite education from preschool until Julliard

intentionally developed an athletic physique for cinematic roles * Rahu drishti to Surya-Shani-Budha-12

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


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