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  • celebrated dramatist of cinema and stage

  • famed for disciplined performances

  • remarkably long-lasting, high-recognition theatrical career
  • her performances are consistently admired for language and communicative skill

  • mother of four, one marriage

born four months after



Meryl Streep

a.k.a. Mary Louise Streep

Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) 22-Jun-1949


dramatist of stage and screen * 1949-* Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

born on Ekadashi Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Visaka * Radha

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

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, ideologues, theorists, proselytes, philosophers, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka.

"... delicate features and a soft pleasing voice.

  • But do not let these deceive you.

Underneath she has a strong character , even hard at times.

  • She will always follow her own inclinations

  • and is not amenable to advice from others.

She will be distinctly appealing to the opposite sex

  • and will make a very fortunate marriage.

Her husband will be well-to-do if not wealthy

  • and she will have few if any children, not more than two.

She will be fond of travel and change

  • and will travel much with her husband .

Her favorite color is red or crimson.

She has beautifully shaped legs."

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until age 1.2

22-Jun-1949 Lightbody Descent into Fleshbody (birth) * Zukra-Budha period

Surya Mahadasha * age 1.2 until age 7.2

Chandra Mahadasha * age 7.2 until age 17.2

Mangala Mahadasha * age 17.2 until age 24.2

Rahu Mahadasha * age 24.2 until age 42.2

1975 earned master's diploma in drama at Yale University * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti * Rahu-6 produces effect of Guru-4 diploma

March-1978 tragic end to first afiancement (lung-cancer death of fiancé) * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules 6-broken contract, dissolution of relationship * R-K samchara Kanya-Meena contact her R-K axis in D-1 + D-9

30-Sept-1978 Marriage (her age 29) * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules navamsha-7 * R-K samchara Kanya-Meena contact her R-K axis in D-1 + D-9

13-Nov-1979 child-1 (her age 30) * Rahu-Shani period * Shani putrikipathi-5

1979 wins Oscar Award for her performance in the film Kramer vs. Kramer * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 5-celebrity prizes

Guru Mahadasha * age 42.2 until age 58.2

29-Sept-2001 decease of Mother * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra rules 2nd-from-Chandra

22-July-2003 decease of Father * Guru-Chandra period * Chandra rules 2nd-from-Surya

Shani Mahadasha * age 58.2 until age 768.2

Salient features of the nativity


Meryl Streep in 1979 (age 30)


Meryl Streep in 2015 (age 66)

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotisakaraka


The father of Sophie's Choice 1949- drama Meryl Streep * was a pharmaceutical salesman. Her Surya-Mithunaya indicates father's involvement with marketing, advertising, sales, writing or handcraft. Her Surya-yuti-Zukra suggests his management and financial ability.

Dhana yoga = Surya rules 11 occupies 11th-from-11th yuti lagnesha Zukra dhanakaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Atmakaraka Chandra = home, parenting, vehicles, gardening

  • Chandra in classroom-7 * comfort in agreement, bargaining, deal-making, contracts
  • Chandra-Meza * comforted by rhythmic forward pursuit
  • Chandra-Bharani * comforted by carrying valuable burdens * protectors of assets, treasuries, contractual trust, natural resources, reserves

Zukra-ruled Chandra-Bharani * Yama tends to produce treasurers, financiers and preservers of worth. They are able to remember, store and produce goods of historical value, including stories and songs. They have earned a reputation for carrying heavy payloads and working to death.

Emotionally, Bharani-Chandra seeks its comfort by carrying a significant workload.

Chandra occupies 7 suggesting a parental theme in marriage. Chandra-7 occupies 4th-from-4th = marriage and homelife. "I try to live as normal a life as possible. You don't get spoiled if you do your own ironing." ~~ M. Streep

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala in bhava-8 * drive toward discovery, pursuit of rebirth, invasive transformations, vigorous revelations, energized mysterious conquests
  • Mangala-Vrizabha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections, herds, treasuries, banks; push toward accumulations
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine force joins messaging signal

Mangala rules 2 and 7. Kuja-yuti-Budha adds mental agility .

Mangala rules Karakamsha bhava-2 Vrischika face-voice-speech

Budha-yuti-Mangala occupies the facial, linguistic, historical, pronouncing, verbal 2nd-from-Chandra

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Vimala yoga * Budha rules-12 occupies-8

super-powered transformative Budha

Budha-yuti-Mangala * Budha-8 parivartamsha Zukra-9

  • Budha-Vrishabha * financial communications, articulation of historic, tonal, collected values
  • Budha in bhava-8 * narrative of hidden mysteries, unexpected circumstances, sudden change
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken
  • Zukra-9 parivartamsha Budha-8

Budha-yuti-Mangala occupies the facial, linguistic, historical, pronouncing, verbal 2nd-from-Chandra

Budha listening

Budha-8 drishti into bhava-2 language, speech, song* lagnesha Zukra-9 parivartamsha Budha-8

Ms. Streep's dramatic performances are famed for their linguistic accomplishment. Her ability is much admired. She reports that her skill arises from her attention to listen carefully and then acquire pronunciation and vocabulary of personalities, accents, intonations, prosodies, and the phonological features of foreign languages. Perhaps the best-known and lauded example of this specific talent is her Polish and German language performance in Sophie's Choice.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Makara * nichha * much social structure, many rules, materialistic beliefs, doctrine of rank and structure
  • Guru in bhava-4 * many roots, much owned property, many homes and homelands, multiple mother-figures

Husband(s) * Guru-Makara * nichha

Ms. Streep was an ascending young dramatist, engaged to marry her great love. He was fourteen years her elder. He was stricken by lung cancer. During Rahu-Guru period, he died in her care. Guru-nichha-6 unfair arrangements.

Half a year after her fiancé's Lightbody Lift-off, still during the same Rahu-Guru period in 1978, to the surprise of her friends and family, she met and quickly married a previously unknown man.

Guru rules the terribly unfair, ailing, and unbalanced bhava-6 but Guru also rules the 7th navamsha and at the time of her marriage her R-K samchara had entered Kanya-Meena which is the natal axis and the navamsha nodal axis. This sudden, unanticipated union with an artist (Zukra) has produced four children and endured for more than 40 years.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detailed, communications, aesthetic of handiwork, articulated messaging
  • Zukra-9 * pleasure of philosophical doctrine, enjoys paradigmatic, global harmony
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * gracious brightness, radiant beauty, sweetly confident entitlement, enjoys drama
  • Zukra-9 parivartamsha Budha-8

Zukra = harmony, beauty, alliances, balance, grace, sense-pleasure, art, food

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani in Bhava-11 * must connect, must earn with hard effort; cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; chronic pressure to earn
  • Shani-Simbha * old entitlements, old drama, pressured heart, imposed politics, must do ceremony with scarce resources

Shani in the dramatic, creative 5th-from-Chandra Rigorous training in performing arts.

Shani-11 drishti to 1-5-8

Shani-11 mutual-drishti with Mangala-8. Imposes frustrations and brings discipline to the voice (Mangala rules and aspects-2)

Shani drishti into drama (5). noted for professional dramatic perfectionism = Simha-Shani-11 diligence in theatrical performance

A known perfectionist who can exhaust herself (Shani) physically and psychically with in preparation for a theatrical role (Simha). E.g., she famously learned to play the violin, by practicing 6 hours a day for 8 weeks, for her role in Music of the Heart (1999).

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

  • Rahu-Meena * mask of dreamlike Other Worlds
  • Rahu in bhava-6 * privilege via glamorous or unusual arguments, conflicts, medicines, servants, accusation, injustice ; seeks a special, important role in matters of disease, injury, warfare, labor, unfairness, toxicity * Opportunistic, ambitious enemies. 6 is a highly successful location for boundary-breeching, risk-seeking Rahu.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Kanya * incomplete service, empty disagreements, dissolute arguments
  • Ketu in classroom-12 * beneficial placement * absentee ancestor spirits, disregards fantasy boundaries, dissolves the sanctuaries, irrelevance of sleep

dissolves divorce


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