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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" bandmate, songwriter, musician, entertainer * 1942-1995 * Jerry Garcia

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born on day-6 Shashti of Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity

Purvazadha * Apah

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

BPL commentary:

For Purva-azadha natives, tthe condition of sweet Professor Bright Bhrigu considerably affects the outcome.

Feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, sensual pleasures, artistic beauty, treasuries, and music, may be 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 * pitrimaraka 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 swamsha * 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 swamsha

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

Distinctive Features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-8 * center of emergence, brightly transformative, focus on discovery, eye on occulted mysteries
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss

Surya rules 10th navamsha * entertainment career

Surya-8 conditions of departure * heart failure related to diabetes


Garcia's father was a musician and tavern-keeper (provider of sustenance = Karkata). Dad was killed by drowning when Jerry was only six years old. Surya-8 = the mysterious father. Also, Mangala in bhava-9 in pitrimaraka 2nd-from-Surya

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Familiar face * unchanging rhythms

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. Like migrating wildlife, they returned to the same locales, year after year. Garcia liked a predictable (Chandra) calendar of gatherings in familiar (Chandra) places. Like most folks with Chandra-4, Garcia always maintained a home in his San Francisco area birthplace, and he returned there whenever his touring schedule allowed.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * drive toward doctrine, champion of a belief, pursuit of patronage, energized philosophical conquests, dominating father-figures
  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame, drama; push toward entitlement
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition

Kuja occupies emotionally unbalanced 6th-from-Chandra

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

  • Budha-Karkata * comfortable communications, articulation of rhythmic root culture, customs, security, foundations
  • Budha in bhava-8 * narrative of hidden mysteries, unexpected circumstances, sudden change, new identity
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

lagnesha for Dhanuzya radical lagna

  • Guru in bhava-7 * many contracts, much negotiation, much partnership, abundant agreement, numerous alliances
  • Guru-Mithunaya * much communication, many merchants, conversations about belief, doctrine of inclusive messaging, expansive evangelism
  • Guru-yuti-Zukra sodarya-karaka * multiple sisterly-figures, abundant pleasures and treasures

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-Mithunaya * appreciation of detailed, communications, aesthetic of handiwork, pleasures of detailed explanations, articulated messaging arrangements
  • Zukra-7 * pleasure of interpersonal relationships, enjoys contractual harmony, appreciation of equity
  • Zukra-yuti-Guru * gracious generosity, expanded beauty, sweetly inclusive doctrines of belief

Zukra rules thula-11. Garcia enjoyed a large fan base via expansive Zukra-yuti-Guru supporting a 30-year career in musical performance touring

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Vrizabha * old values, pressured storage, old treasuries, pressured neck-jaw, imposed collections, must preserve with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-6 * must serve the problematic * advantageous placement for outlasting one's enemies; military seige; cautious, conventional crimes; chronic illness-injury syndromes

Shani rules 11th-from-Chandra = fans, community, social networks

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)

  • Rahu-Singha * nichha * mask of radiant dramatic celebrity
  • Rahu in bhava-9 * privilege via glamorous or unusual doctrine, theory, dharma, worldview; seeks a special, important teacher-preacher role in catechesis, principled discourses of abstract ideas, ideology, philosophy. Opportunistic father-figure, ambitious professors and religious teachers.
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * * amplified competition, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors

Kuja-yuti-Rahu located in 6th-from-Chandra

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Kumbha * incomplete economy, empty profits, dissolute systems
  • Ketu in classroom-3 * absentee sibling, dissolved messaging boundaries, disregards discussions, irrelevance of the mental narrative

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


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


Jerry Garcia in 1984, age 42


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