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Jerry Garcia

a.k.a. Jerome John Garcia

Musician, Singer, Songwriter, fine-arts painter and illustrator

fleshbirth Sat-01-Aug-1942

fleshdeath 09-Aug-1995 (age 53)


"Grateful Dead" songwriter, musician, entertainer * 1942-1995 * Jerry Garcia

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

born on day-6 Shashti of Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity


  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 86

BPL commentary: For Purva-azadha natives, the disposition of Zukra considerably affects the outcome. Feminine-figures, music, and fine arts are especially influential.

"... corresponds to rather a low type of character.

One who does not wish for and does not get the gracious things out of life.

  • Stupid, yet ostentatious and vulgar,

  • with very few educational advantages.

Quarrelsome and low in appearance and manner.

  • While he must, because of educational handicaps,

    go through life as a servant or at best an underling,

He vainly considers himself above his station in life

  • and will be harsh and dominating

  • but ineffectual if put in authority."

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha


Budha Mahadasha * age birth until 7.2

01-Aug-1942 fleshbirth * Budha-Rahu period

1947 (age 6) drowning decease of Father * Budha-Shani period * Shani rules 7th-from-Surya

Ketu Mahadasha * age 7.2 until 14.2

Zukra Mahadasha * age 14.2 until 34.2

1960 joins the Army (age 17) to avoid jail * Zukra-Chandra period * Chandra rules 8 transformed identity, period of hiding

1963 (age 20) marriage-1 * Zukra-Mangala period * Kuja rules navamsha-1 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Mithunaya-Dhanuzya contact radical lagna

08-Dec-1963 Child-1 * Zukra-Rahu period

28-Sep-1970 * decease of Mother following injuries from a car wreck * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules 12th-from-Chandra

1975-1985 heroin addiction * diabetes * Zukra-Ketu until Chandra-Rahu

Surya Mahadasha * age 34.2 until 40.2

1981 marriage-2 * Surya-Zukra period * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Karkata-Makara contact navamsha R-K axis

Chandra Mahadasha * age 40.2 until 50.2

July-1986 = 5-day, near-fatal diabetic coma * Chandra-Guru period * Guru lagnesha yuti rogesha-6 Zukra addictions

1989 heroin relapse * Chandra-Ketu period

Mangala Mahadasha * age 50.2 until decease age 53

14-Feb-1994 marriage-3 * Mangala-Rahu period * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Vrizchika-Vrishabha contact navamsha-1

09-Aug-1995 fleshdeath via heart-attack (age 53) * Mangala-Shani period * Shani rules-2

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Garcia toured and wrote with his musical band (Budha). The show went "on the road" constantly for thirty years. Yet their list of venues did not change very much; Garcia liked a predictable (Chandra) calendar of gatherings in familiar (Chandra) places. He always maintained a home in his SanFrancisco area birthplace.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala-9 is notoriously challenging for the father. Mr. Garcia's father, who was also a musician, died from accidental drowning during a family holiday when young Jerry was only six years old.

ruler of 12 imagination in 10th-from-12th bhava-9 * visionary painter, musician; notable narrative of OOB experience in ET-ship

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka lagnesha for Dhanuzya radical lagna

rogesha Zukra greatly expanded via Brihaspati *

Garcia struggled with diabetes, obesity, and recurring drug addictions throughout his life. Also, multiple marriages due to Zukra-yuti-Guru

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra rules thula-11. He enjoyed a large fan base via expansive Zukra-yuti-Guru supporting a 30-year career in musical performance touring = Surya rules 10th navamsha.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Vrizabha
  • Shani rules 11th-from-Chandra (fans, community)
  • Shani occupies 6th radical bhava. The fans distinctively did not want to hear new material (Shani resists change).

bhratrupathi-3 touring Shani-6 = illness and addiction related to touring

any papagraha in bhava-6 can be beneficial. Mr. Garcia began self-medicating at age 15 and continued until his death age 53. Among numerous other health challenges, he was also a diabetic heroin addict. Despite many police arrests (6) Garcia never went to prison nor even to jail more than overnight. He was a frequent patron of rehabilitation "detox" residential treatment centers. Shani-6 drishti to 8-12-3 is generally helpful by providing resistance to the outcomes of 8, 12, and 8th-from-8th.

Shani occupies 6, Shani rules Ketu-3, Shani casts drishti upon 3, and Shani occupies 3rd-from-Chandra. Shani's ruler Shukra and Shukra rules the purvazadha lagna.

Garcia developed a traveling musical band (3) which toured (Ketu-3) constantly for decades (Shani), rarely altering the performance routine (Shani prevents change). He toured with a musical band of friends (11) for 30 years, many times expressing exhaustion but always, usually for reasons of indebtedness (Shani-6) returning to this work.

Although an iconic figure, he was never the sole center of the Grateful Dead and other bands. Garcia with the home-and-routine needy Karkata-Surya-8 was never inclined toward the singular focus royalty-celebrity lifestyle often feigned by popular stage performers. Shani's ruler Zukra-yuti-Guru and Guru casts dirshti into 11-1-3. The ensemble (3) toured in a drug-fueled environment which also defined their musical performances.

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Ketu-3 is often associated with mental depression, detachment, and wandering


Grateful Dead guitarist and singer-songwriter, Jerry Garcia in the 1970's


Jerry Garcia in 1984, age 42


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