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Theatrical singer, Hollywood child-actor, Wizard of Oz

Judy Garland

a.k.a. Frances Ethel Gumm

fleshbirth Saturday-10-June-1922

fleshdeath 22-June-1969 (age 47)


Wizard of Oz dramatist, singer * 1922-1969 * Judy Garland * born as Frances Ethel Gumm

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Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Purvazadha * Apah

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 99

BPL commentary:

For Purva-azadha natives, tthe condition of sweet Professor Zukra 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.

Guidance from the instructors of Sinnuntu.

"... an oval face, whose features are well proportioned

Lovely eyes set in a beautiful face,

  • with small cupid's bow lips

  • and brown, naturally curly hair,

  • describes the native with Purvazadha rising at birth.

She is also to be distinguished by the small well-proportioned feet.

She has a generous positive character

and should be successful in some occupation

  • which would enable her to employ her natural ability

  • as an organizer and manager .

She is apt to have been born in an influential family."

Biographical data matched to Vimshottari Dasha timeline


Judy Garland (a.k.a. Ethel Gumm) publicity photo 1935, her age 13


Zukra Mahadasha

Saturday-10-June-1922 fleshbirth * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra atmakaraka singing

17-Nov-1935 (Judy's age 13) sudden premature Lightbody Lift-off of her father * Zukra-Budha period * Budha rules 2nd-from-Surya

Surya Mahadasha

1939 (her age 17) release of Wizard of Oz her classically famous film * Surya-Surya swabhuti* Surya rules 9-celebrity

28-July-1941 Marriage-1 (age 19) = songwriter David Rose (1941 - 1944) * Surya-Rahu period * gochara R-K Kanya-Meena * contact radical R-K axis

15-Jun-1945 Marriage-2 = cinematic producer Vincente Minnelli (1945 - 1951) * Surya-Zukra period

Chandra Mahadasha

12-Mar-1946 child-1 Liza Minnelli * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti

1947 nervous breakdown including first suicide attempt * Chandra-Rahu period * Chandra (mentality) + Rahu-yuti-Shani

1950 end of employment with MGM studios after 15 years continuous contract * Chandra-Shani period

1951 after difficulties, rebounded performance events in UK-Ireland * Chandra-Budha period * Budha rules 7-contracts

08-June-1952 Marriage-3 to Sid Luft until 1965 * Chandra-Budha period * Budha gives effect of Zukra

05-Jan-1953 fleshdeath of estranged Mother * Chandra-Ketu period

Mangala Mahadasha

Rahu Mahadasha

1962 wins five Grammy awards * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

1963 receives a lucrative television contract, but the show is cancelled after only 26 episodes * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

27-May-1964 Suicide of her eldest sibling, sister Suzy * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

14-Nov-1965 Marriage-4 = Mark Herron until 1967 * Rahu-Guru period * Guru gives effect of Rahu

15-Mar-1969 Marriage-5 = Mickey Devinko (Deans) until June-1969 * Rahu-Shani period * Shani gives effect of Rahu

22-June-1969 flesh-death (barbiturate overdose, age 47) * Rahu-Shani period * Shani maraka rules-2

Distinctive features of the Nativity



Judy Garland a.k.a. Frances Ethel Gumm with her problematic mother-manager, Ethel Milne Gumm. Matrikaraka Chandra-1 rules catastrophic bhava-8


Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya in bhava-6 * center of service, brightly conflicted, focus on imbalance, eye on medicine or military
  • Surya-Vrizabha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk)

Surya-6 receives amplifying drishti of Guru-yuti-Rahu

Surya rules bhava-9 theatre, celebrity

Surya occupies 6th-from-Chandra while Zukra-7 rules 6th-from-Chandra

Ms. Garland was reputed for her stage performances

Celebrated theatrical singer, Hollywood child-actor dramatist Her most celebrated cinematic performance occurred when she was a child-actress Wizard of Oz


Father vaudevillian, owned a theatre, performance arts, entertainments, choreography. Her father was a vaudeville entertainer who owned theatres offering live-performance mixed with cinema.

Tension between the parents

Surya-6 occupies 6th-from-Chandra indicating a hostile, incompatible emotional alliance between mother (Chandra-1) and father (Surya-6 ).

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Chandra-1 also receives 7th drishti of Zukra ruler of Vrishabha 6th-from-Chandra,

Ketu in 4th-from-Chandra exacerbates a feeling of rootlessness and unbelonging and adds to a dsisconnection from the childhood, from the mother, and from the cultural foundations

The drugs which eventually destroyed Ms Garland were originally supplied by her mother = Chandra takes a strong 7th drishti of Zukra ruler of 6th-from-Chandra.

Chandra-1 rules 8th-from-Chandra = randhrasthana = secrets, non-disclosure, sudden unexpected changes, new identities, transformative healing, camouflage, emergencies

Ms. Garland-Gumm's stage-mother had been herself a vaudevillian performer, before her daughters were born. Mom was said to have been an intensely controlling manager involved in every detail of her underage daughter's finances and career obligations to the hiring studios, until the day when Judy Garland executed her Ketu-4 emotional annihilation.

Ms. Garland had a volatile relationship with her mother. It is said by observers that Judy Garland idolized her father (Surya-6 rules 9, patronage) and held her mother responsible for her father's distress and premature death (Chandra-1 in the father-destroying 8th-from-Surya). Eventually her relationship with the mother was completely severed (Ketu-4). Following a major fight about her mother's mismanagement of her contract (Chandra rules Karkata 2nd-from-7th, money from advising) no reconciliation occurred before the alienated mother's 1953 death. After the fight, the mother became "disappeared" to the public and mom received no further financial support from her famously overworked daughter.

Post-split from her Mother, Garland later bore three children. Yet no communication was allowed between Garland's mom-manager and the grandchildren. Thus additional pressure heaped upon the native due to inability to call upon the living grandmother as a trustworthy caretaker for the grandchildren. It is speculated that "the momager" may have displayed the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder in which a mother-figure for psychological reasons may systematically and over time cause significant harm to her own children, including the potential to steal their money. One method for helping families to deal with these personalities is the classic "no contact" policy. This zero-contact stratagem may have been intuitively or professionally recommended to the daughter Ms. Garland; the outcome was maternal isolation and invisibility.

10th-Navamsha contains Chandra-Simha celebrity, cinema, entertainment

Despite her adult career in cabaret singing and thousands of nightclub performances, she was forever characterized by her familiar Chandra-image. The popular audience saw her forever as homespun "Dorothy Gale" the Midwest farm girl.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala rules swamsha *

  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy, pursuit of inner guidance, invasive ancestors, seeking sanctuary, energized invisible conquests
  • Mangala-Vrizchika * Swakshetra * vigorous pursuit of secrets; push toward discovery

Kuja receives incoming drishti from disciplining, constraining Shani

During the downward spiral that began during the nervous breakdown following the birth of her first child, without ability to be supported in early motherhood by her own mother, Ms. Garland was several times accused of irresponsible parenting due to negligence and drug use. Several times she nearly lost legal possession of her children, and effectively she was often separated from the kids by work duties and periods of personal disconnectedness. Mangala-4 represents a volatile childhood home and parenting aggressions.

Mangala-12 in 6th-from-Zukra = intense Kuja Dosha.

Kuja-12 in 6th-from-Zukracan produce vigorous marital disagreement about all-things-Zukra including singing, marriage, sexual harmony, equity, exchange values, sleep, privacy, mani-money

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Mithunaya * swakshetra * business communications, articulation of informative, descriptive, mental messaging
  • Budha in bhava-7 * narrative of relationships, trusts, betrothal, contracts, deals, negotiation, arrangements
  • Budha-yuti-Zukra * articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting

Budha-7 rules bhava-7-and-10 career.

  • Budha in bhava-7 receives the disciplining and restrictive 10th drishti of Rahu-amplified Shani-10 Kanya creates a heavy workload and social criticism (Kanya) + restrictions upon the scope of the argument. Guru-yuti-Rahu serves to amplify and expand 2-4-6

Bhava-2 produces a remarkable cycle of "try again" second + marriages

Ms. Garland was tightly controlled by her stage-manager mother until the day when Garland snapped suddenly into irrevocable no-contact. After a big fight, young Ms. Garland never spoke to her mother again. With a deceased father and a rejected mother, Ms. Garland -- who had been working an adult job in cinematic drama since elementary school and never had a childhood --- married five times in pursuit of a secure family life (dhavakaraka Guru-2). However the realization of replacement parenting and replacement security is denied by Chandra ruler of 12 = 6th-from-7th combined with an lagensha-Surya-10 which demands her center-stage privilege , creating an applause-oriented ego .

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Kanya * much ministry of service, many servants, many argumentations, much medication, exploitable beliefs, doctrine of humility
  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public roles, much leadership, numerous recognized teachings, much respect, broad social visibility
  • Guru-yuti-Shani atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures, abundant structure, many rules
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu mizra-karaka * multiple mix-master figures, abundant opportunity for ambitions

Guru-yuti-Rahu casts enormously amplifying drishti into Surya-6 animosity, conflict, arroganceAs her children showed talent, she made them into public figures who earned income, just as she had been an earner for her family from a very young age. Rahu-yuti-Guru * Shani-yuti-Rahu occupies career 10th-from-Chandra-1. She and her daughter Liza Minnelli sang together at popular, financially remunerative musical concerts.

Guru-Kanya providing service identity occupies career 10th-from-Chandra

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


  • Zukra-Mithunaya * appreciation of detailed, communications, aesthetic of handiwork, pleasures of detailed explanations, articulated messaging arrangements
  • Zukra-7 * swabhava * pleasure of interpersonal relationships, enjoys contractual harmony, appreciation of equity
  • Zukra-yuti-Budha * gracious conversation, articulate beauty, sweetly communicative messaging

Zukra rules

Addictive, self-medicating, sweets-seeking Zukra rules Vrishabha-Surya in 6th-from-Chandra

Mithunaya rainbow colors. The single most well-remembered song of career of Wizard of Oz 1922-1969 Judy Garland = "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

Marketplace Earnings Financial Patterns * Zukra rules 6-and-11

\Ms. Garland who was a mega-celebrity in the entertainment world and capable of luxurious earnings but she also suffered from massive tax-debt

She had both substantial earnings (11) supporting a large entourage, and large debts (6). Zukra in 6th-from-Chandra produced substantial self-indulgence of luxurious taste exacerbated by themercurially instant gratification patterns of Zukra-yuti-Budha.

Along with the effect of Zukra-7 ruling the economic earnings of 11th-from-Chandra and vriddhistana-11, there is a volatile economic cycle featuring the extremes of both dynamic earnings via debt, disagreements, and addictive behaviors (6) divorces, and despair along with periods of exceptionally high earnings from artistic performance (Zukra) and favorable contracts (7). Ms. Garland famously experienced both luxurious wealth from dramatic performance pay, as well as tragic losses of anticipated income and losses due to inability to perform.

beauty, song, face * Zukra drishti to Dhanushya lagna

Marriage contracts:

  • 7th-from-Chandra-1 Mithunaya contains Zukra-Budha, indicates that the first husband was a songwriter-musician

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Kanya * old accusations, pressured colon, imposed servitude, must do service ministry with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-10 * must govern the old order; cautious, conventional leadership roles; chronic weighty social duties
  • Shani-yuti-Guru * resistance against expansion, doctrinal discipline, constrained growth
  • Shani-yuti-Rahu* resistance against ambition, disciplined risk, constrained opportunism, irregular elders

Shani occupies career 10th-from-Chandra Onerous burdens of very high public visibility, amplified by Rahu and expanded by Guru. Work schedule begins in early childhood. Behavioral strictures; Must be socially approved.

Shani rules Makara bhava-2 = Kutumbha bhava shows a complex and conflicted family lineage. Shani-yuti-Guru dhava-karaka + Guru-yuti-Rahu suggests that she had a multitude of father-figures including studio bosses. Her father and also her five husbands were generally homosocial men whose sexual-sensual-partnerships were diverse and complex with socially irregular (Rahu) behaviors yet regular (Shani) external social status

Rahu amplifies the yuvatipathi Shani who is also the rogesha * five marriages before age 46

Rahu-amplified Shani-Kanya-10 sends Shani's 10th drishti into bhava-7 contracts, legal agreements, bargains. Shani's drishti creates a heavy workload and social criticism (Kanya) + restrictions upon the public behavior (10) even while Shani's disciplined work ethic demands nearly constant effort to aquire savings (Shani rules 2-3)

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

  • Rahu-Kanya * mask of exploitation, argument, medicine, humble service ministry; fascinated by servitude, injustuce, illness
  • 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. Bhava-10 social authority = a highly successful environment for boundary-breeching, risk-seeking Rahu.
  • Guru-yuti-Rahu * amplified generosity, exotic beliefs, tricky teachings, opportunistic preachers
  • Shani-yuti-Rahu * amplified orderliness, exotic rules, tricky rules, opportunistic elders

Rahu occupies career 10th-from-Chandra

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meena * incomplete clairsentience, empty dreams, dissolute guidance
  • Ketu in classroom-4 * ambivalent toward the homestead, absentee mother-figure, disregards local customs, dissolved property boundaries, wanders from home, irrelevance of the folkways

Judy Garland, age 19 in 1941


From The Wizard of Oz, 1936 -- characters Dorothy Gale and the Wicked Witch of the West


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