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drama-model * entrepreneur of luxury perfumes, jewelry * AIDS philanthropist

Eight Marriages = Seven Divorces

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Hollywood drama * luxury commerce

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor

a.k.a. Elisheba Rachel

Earthbody-Entry Saturday-27-Feb-1932

fleshdeath 23-Mar-2011


drama-model , philanthropist, luxury-goods commerce * 1932-2011 * Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

born on day-7 Saptami of Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Arudra * Trinetra

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

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: sensuously fascinating (Rahu) but demanding.

"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


Elizabeth Taylor * Elisheba Rachel * working, age 15 in 1947



Elizabeth Taylor and Welsh actor husband Richard Burton

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 5.9

27-Feb-1932 Earthbody-Entry in Golders Green London * Guru-Zukra period * uttama Zukra-yuti-Rahu rules 5-drama

1937 (age 5) expecting trouble from the rising Nazi regime, her well-connected family (7th-from-Chandra-5 = 11) moves to Los Angeles from their London residence. Elizabeth, daughter of a wealthy art dealer dad and an established stage actress mom, is soon hired by associates of her parents who operate the cinematic drama studios. * Guru-Rahu period

Shani mahadasha * age 5.9 until 24.9

1939 (age 7) First full-time theatrical work contract. Shani-Shani period * Shani rules 5th-from-5th + 5th-from-Chandra drama

06-May-1950 until 29-Jan-1951 * Marriage 1 (age 18) to hotel heir Conrad Hilton. No offspring. Shani-Chandra period * Chandra rules navamsha-7* samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya * contact radical R-K

21-Feb-1952 Marriage-2 (age 19) * dramatist Michael Wilding * Shani-Rahu period * samchara R-K via Kumbha-Simha, contacting navamsha R-K

Nov-1952 until Nov-1955 Janma Sade-Sati via Thula

6-Jan-1953 Birth of child-1 * Shani-Rahu period * Rahu produces effect of ruler-Guru

Budha Mahadasha * age 24.9 until 41.9

22-Feb-1957 Marriage 3 (age 24) to cinematic producer Mike Todd a.k.a. Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen* Budha-Budha swakbukti

22-Mar-1958 death of husband-3 Mike Todd (airplane crash) * Budha-Budha swakbukti * Budha rules Ketu

1959 (age 27) doctrinal conversion from Christian Science to Judaism * Budha-Budha swakbukti * Budha in bhava-9 lagnesha identity

12-May-1959 Marriage 4 (age 27) to popular singer Eddie Fisher * Budha-Budha swakbukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu : transits Kanya/Meena; contact radical R-K

15-Mar-1964 Marriage 5 (age 32) to dramatist Richard Burton * Budha-Chandra period * Chandra rules navamsha-7 * samchara Rahu-Ketu contact Mithuna/Dhanau * contact radical lagna contact navamsha Chandra-axis

20-Nov-1968 decease of Father * Budha-Rahu period * Rahu gives effect of Guru pitrakaraka dhanapati-2 from Surya

Ketu Mahadasha * age 41.9 until age 48.9

10-Oct-1975 Marriage 6 (age 43) * remarriage to dramatist Richard Burton * Ketu-Zukra period * samchara Rahu-Ketu

04-Dec-1976 Marriage 7 (age 44) to USA-Senator Virginia, John Warner * Ketu-Mangala period * samchara Rahu-Ketu : transits Thula-Mesha; contacting radical Chandra axis

Zukra Mahadasha * age 48.9 until age 68.9

Oct-1982 until Dec-1984 Janma Sade-Sati via Thula

06-Oct-1991 Marriage 7 (age 59) * having met him during treatment at the Betty Ford Clinic, she married construction equipment operator Larry Fortensky * Zukra-Guru period * samchara Rahu-Ketu : transits Dhanusha/Mithuna * contact radical lagna contact navamsha Chandra-axis

11-Sept-1994 decease of Mother * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules 4th-from-Chandra * end-of-things for mother (4th-from may signify the passage of a very elderly parent; mom was 99)

Surya Mahadasha * age 68.9 until age 74.9

Chandra Mahadasha * age 74.9 until decease age 85

23-Mar-2011 Lightbody Lift-off * Chandra-Guru period * Guru rules 7-maraka


Elizabeth Taylor's first marriage, staged by her cinematic studio bosses (her age 18)

Distinctive features of the Nativity


12-May-1959 wedding #4 (Elisheba's age 27) to popular singer Eddie Fisher

Surya * pitrikaraka

Surya in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * Surya rules 3-commerce.


Dad was an international (9) art salesman. His business started in Golders Green London, and after moving to Los Angeles (escaping the Nazi regime) he maintained a gallery shop in the lobby of the upmarket Beverly Hills Hotel..His other revenue stream came from his daughter's cinema work.

Surya ruler of 3 (publications) casting drishti into 3-communications . Taylor's personal life provided her adoring-and-scorning audience with decades of cinema (3) fashion modeling (3) and tabloid fodder (3, newspapers).

In addition to her gift for publication of scandal (Mangala rogesha casts a vigorous drishti into 3-magazines) Elizabeth Taylor earned worldwide media fame (Zukra-Rahu rules-5-charisma) for her work in drama (Rahu-10th navamsha-Simha). her theatrical talents (-5) and fashion-modeling acumen (3). more than 50 celebrated movie performances

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in Visaka * Radha * comforted by expansive shocks * protectors of widening energy channels, sudden growth surge, outreaching vitality
  • Chandra-Thula * comforted by rhythmic negotiation of agreements
  • Chandra in classroom-5 * comfort in politics, familiar with creativity, charm, children, soothed by celebrity, games, artistic performance


Elizabeth Taylor's

Mother was an accomplished dramatic performance actress = Chandra-in-bhava-5 before her children were born, and she remained connected to the drama community throughout her life. The Momager managed (Chandra in 3rd-from-3rd management) young Elizabeth's career as a full-time occupation.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

  1. 7th from Chandra-in-bhava-5 = spouse-1 Conrad Hilton the hotel heir and socialite = bhava-11 marketplace engagement, economic earnings, and social network
  2. 2nd from Chandra-in-bhava-5 = spouse-2 Michael Wilding = bhava-6 partner's ailments of epilepsy, jealousy
  3. 9th-from-Chandra-in-bhava-5 = spouse-3 Mike Todd * bhava-1 appearance, identity
  4. 4th from Chandra-in-bhava-5 = spouse-4 Eddie Fisher = bhava-8 extramarital affairs, undisclosed liaisons
  5. 11th from Chandra-in-bhava-5 spouse-5 Richard Burton = bhava-3 cinema, photographs, magazines, advertising, messaging * the couple become a central subject of the popular celebrity-news-publishing industry
  6. 6th-from-Chandra-in-bhava-5 = spouse-6 Senator John Warner = bhava-10 governance, leadership
  7. 1st from Chandra-in-bhava-5 = spouse-7 Larry Fortensky = bhava-5 romance

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Kumbha * vigorous pursuit of community systems; push toward networked linkage
  • Mangala in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * drive toward doctrine, champion of a belief, pursuit of patronage, energized philosophical conquests, dominating father-figures
  • Kuja-yuti-Surya * energized confidence, dynamic genius, masculine force joins willful charm, potential for aggressive political or dramatic actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Budha * energized communication, dynamic reporting, masculine force joins messaging signal, potential for aggressive gestures, speech, and writing

Mangala ashtangata harana * asta afflicts the first marriage due to Kuja rules 7th-from-Chandra-Thula

Mangala ruler of 11 in 9 = 11th-from-11th suggests extraordinary economic earnings (11) and a vigorous participation in the sangha (9). Ms. Taylor was active with Jewish political and charitable organizations since her public adoption of the faith her age 27. Mangala rogesha supervises injuries, accidents, diseases, divorces. Mangala yuti Surya suggests diseases of the heart and spine. Budha-yuti-Kuja suggests diseases of the hands and lungs.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha in bhava-9 * narrative of the father-figure, patronage, paradigm of belief, the guru, the professor, the doctrine, theory, 11th-from-11th profits
  • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, articulation of systematic social-scientific networks
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma, talkative father
  • Budha-yuti-Mangala * articulation of forward action, message of innovation and forward movement, outspoken, talkative brother

Budha rules Karakamsha = bhava-1 Mithunaya = physical appearance

Budha rules the radical Mithunaya-Mriga lagna = celebrity, humanitarian, philosophical 9th-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, ancestral beliefs, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard, many songs, many stories, history, storage, several genetic lineages, much many accumulated goods, numerous languages, many voices, many valuations

Eight marriagess. Guru dhava-karaka indicates husband(s).


  • uttama-Guru-2 = face, voice, eyes,
  • Guru rules career 7-10 from Mithunaya-lagna
  • Health

Guru rules the health-challenging 3-6 from Chandra. Emotional issues gravitating into physical distress.


Guru's generosity much amplified by drishti from Rahu. She was widely known in the later decades of her life for her commercial success (3) in designing and selling social-mobility marker luxury goods ruler of 3rd-from-3rd, uttama-Zukra-ambitious-Rahu-10 , and her extensive charitable giving

Due to mutual aspect of Zukra-influenced-Rahu + uttama-Guru involving uttama-Zukra, the theme of sensual luxury is maximized. in both commerce (luxury goods) and cinematic celebrity. Her long life (Shani-8) was perceived by the fascinated (Rahu) public to be led in a state of magnificent (Guru) excess, "having it all", with few limits on romance, children, pleasure and wealth.

In her later decades during Zukra, Surya, and Chandra mahadasha periods, Ms. Taylor became a tireless charitable supporter of the outcast, impoverished, and ostracized victims of the AIDS disease.

Zukra * kalatra-karaka * svadhu-karaka

  • Zukra-10 * pleasure of regulation, enjoys lawful, socially iconic, feminine-figures govern and direct, financially visible equity, appreciation of order
  • Zukra-Meena * uttama * appreciation of music-arts, pleasures of imagination, dreamlike arrangements
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * gracious opportunism, amplified beauty, sweetly ambitious desire

IDENTITY + REPUTATION * Zukra rules 10th navamsha Thula

highly amplified uttama-Zukra-ruled attraction * akarshana . For decades in the western popular press Elizabeth Taylor was hailed as "the most beautiful woman in the world".

  • Similar entitlement later ascribed to Devdas 1973- drama-commerce Aishwarya Rai .

Similar to the story of Ring of Fire 1932-2003 rockabilly Johnny Cash who was born one day previous to her, the biography of actress and philanthropist Elizabeth Taylor is distinguished by an extraordinarily sensual mix of uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu exchanging mutual drishti with uttama-Guru.


uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu resides in the addictive, toxic, adversarial 6th-from-Chandra

Zukra-yuti-Rahu located in 6th-from-Chandra * also produced ceaseless health challenges including nearly 40 surgeries ranging from hip replacements to the removal of a brain tumor. Zukra ruler-of-12 hospitalization.

  • According to Wikipedia," In November 2004, Taylor announced that she had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart is too weak to pump sufficient blood throughout the body, particularly to the lower extremities: the ankles and feet. She has broken her back five times, had both her hips replaced, survived a benign brain tumor operation, skin cancer, and has faced life-threatening bouts with pneumonia twice. She is reclusive and sometimes fails to make scheduled appearances due to illness or other personal reasons. She now uses a wheelchair and when asked about it she said that she has Osteoporosis and was born with scoliosis. "

Sweets-seeking Zukra in the emotionally conflicted and self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra suggests behavioral addictions or substance addictions (typically alcohol, but other conflict-numbing sweetening practices also)

Addiction along with notable lifetime disease and pain; Rahu-Zukra expanded by Guru drishti in 6th-from-Chandra

When Professor Bright Bhrigu's classroom is located in 6th-from any lagna, matters of that lagna become conflicted in reference to Zukra's empowerments of luxury, sensuality, beauty, and treasury. In Ms. Taylor's case, the site of conflict is self-medication to address various types of psycho-physical pain (suffering based in Chandra) .

MARRIAGE high-profile fascinating glamour uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu-10

Zukra-yuti-Rahu rules the emotionally catalytic, identity-transformative, widow-maker the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Zukra-yuti-Rahu in bhava-10 * allowed her to break most marriage conventions (Rahu) and look good doing it (uttam-Zukra + uttama-Guru).

Zukra-yuti-Rahu the Amplifier * The mutual aspect of Rahu-Guru naturally expands (Guru) and mottles (Rahu) an aura (Guru) of speckled bright light around her.

Her elite (10) celebrity status derived from her beauty and talent along with public fascination (Rahu) regarding the rapid turnover of her marriages (Zukra). Each "vixen" (Arudra) extramarital seduction scandal following the next.

See also uttama-Guru-2 in 8th-from-7th = many recyclings, many turns of the wheel of marital identity change. Guru's expansive, optimistic drishti enters the Rahu-Zukra pair.

Rahu-Zukra are located in 6th-from-Chandra signaling addiction along with notable lifetime disease and pain. The tension between Chandra-5 and Zura-Rahu-10 provides many emotionally motivated disorders include marriage disorders (Zukra) due to the imbalance between individuality (5) and public symbolic roles (10).


Zukra = gains of extraordinary strength in matters of the daityaguru.

Among the significations of Zukra = the many fascinating (Rahu) sensualities of her public career = marriages, treasures, luxuries, jewels, perfumes, fine textiles, attractions * akarshana *

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Makara * old hierarchies, pressured duty, old rules, pressured knees-calves, imposed laws, proletarian laws, must govern with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-8 * must transform the old order, regenerate while maintaining the system; cautious, conventional discoveries; tense transformations, fear of emergencies, chronic trauma patterns; hidden features of sexual-reproduction

Shani occupies the parental, home-based, established, foundational 4th-from-Chandra

A harsh and early-onset Shani Mahadasha.

Mother is a taskmaster = Shani-4.

Ms. Taylor suffered lifelong emotional tension of conditional-approval Shani-8 drishti upon unconditional-love Chandra-5, due to harsh early parenting with conditional acceptance granted on basis of material performance. Producing children (9) was also a performance expectation given the conventional culture of the day.

Shani = karaka for discipline of craft, structure of work. Ms. Taylor began her serious, sober, demanding, and well-rewarded work. At the onset of Shani Mahadasha, Ms. Taylor began working as a child-actress. Her mother was her stage-manager (Chandra in 3rd-from-3rd). Other children were reading stories in schoolrooms but she was working full time in cinema studios.

  • "I never could kick up my heels like other kids; there were too many restraints," Taylor wrote in her 1988 memoir "My life was overscheduled and over-disciplined."

Shani-8 in somber, hard-working Makara; discipline required to earn emotional security; childhood labor; harsh social-approval drishti upon Chandra = work to earn approval of the primary caretaker who is a disciplinarian "stage mother" and task-master. Ms. Taylor began working under the watchful eye of her manager-mother (Chandra-5) when she was a very young child. As the talented child matured into a beguiling teenager then a splendidly beautiful woman, her mother remained as an agent of structure and creativity until mom died aged 99.

Shani drishti constricts

  1. bhava-10 Zukra-Rahu;

  2. bhava-2 expansive uttama-Guru;

  3. bhava-5 containing Chandra

Elizabeth received a first cinematic drama contract at age seven. Ms. Taylor's work ethic was widely respected in the film industry during her professional years.

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

  • Rahu-Meena * mask of dreamlike Other Worlds; fascinated by prayer, spiritual guidance, sleep, private intuition
  • Rahu in bhava-10 * privilege via glamorous or unusual iconic, symbolic, representational, government, leadership, social status; seeks a special, important, regulating role in privileged socially visible ranks. Opportunistic leaders, ambitious bosses and government officials. Thrives in culturally-mixed legislative, executive settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a boss, an authority-figure, a decision-maker, a legislator, a tyrant. Bhava-10 social authority = a highly successful environment for boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu.
  • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky sweets, opportunistic feminine-figures

uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu resides in the emotionally imbalanced and often self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra = addictions.

Ms. Taylor suffered from painful disease conditions throughout her adulthood (including spinal scoliosis) along with divorces (6) and other toxic conditions. She liberally self-medicated with alcohol and pain-killer drugs, and was known as a regular customer of rehabilitation spa facilities. Regardless of -- or indeed because of its fascinating narrative of sorrow - the accusation scandal, litigation, medical suffering, and other imbalances did not deter her iconic influence lasting until her fleshdeath. The powerful uttama-Zukra-yuti-Rahu in radical karmasthana kept her in the public eye for her entire life.



The American screen and stage actress, charitable fundraiser, philanthropist and luxury-goods entrepreneur Ms. Elizabeth Taylor, was married eight times.

uttama-Guru karmesha ++ quick ascending Rahu-Meena-10 in mutual aspect to Guru = drives the extraordinary career. She held the limelight from early childhood until Lightbody Lift-off.

After the Shani Mahadasha age 5-24 and the subsequent Budha period 24-40, Ms Taylor remained in the public eye even when most actresses of her vintage had long since retired. Her life and lifestyle remained perpetually fascinating due to Rahu-yuti-uttama-Zukra in the peak of public visibility bhava-10. But bhava-10 is also the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra , suggesting that much of the fascination was focused upon her mysterious ability to break marriage conventions.

Ketu * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Kanya * incomplete service, empty disagreements, dissolute arguments, not limited by stigmatized status
  • Ketu in classroom-4 * ambivalent toward the homestead, absentee mother-figure, disregards local customs, dissolved property boundaries, wanders from home, irrelevance of the established folkways

Elizabeth Taylor age-12 acting in the cinematic drama "National Velvet"


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