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musical recording artist * theatrical performer, chanteuse

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Whitney Houston

a.k.a. Whitney Elizabeth Houston

Earthbody-Entry Friday-09-Aug-1963

Earthbody-Exit  11-Feb-2012 (age 48)



balladeer, musical entertainer, fashion model * 1963 - 2012 * Whitney Elizabeth Houston

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Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Purvaphalguni * Yoni

BPL commentary:

For natives of Purvaphalguni * Yoni, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, arranging, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Bhrigu considerably affects the outcome.

Feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, contracts, bargains, sensual pleasures, lovers, artistic beauty, luxurious scents, treasuries, financial arrangements, and music, may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Zosma

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95
"... an oval face, whose features are well proportioned
  • and a quiet, well modulated voice, soft and cultured.
She is modest and unassuming
  • but has a strong and fine character beneath her quiet demeanor.

Very hospitable and sociable, she likes to meet people

  • and is interested in what they have to say and in their troubles.

She likes to sew or embroider

  • and is often occupied with such tasks.

She also is keenly interested in occult subjects

  • And likes to listen to discussions on these matters and to read about them.

She is scrupulous in her obligations

  • and a favor done to her will always be repaid promptly with something else added."

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari Dasha periods


Shani Mahadasha * age birth until age one

09-Aug-1963 Earth-birth * Shani-Guru period

Budha Mahadasha * age 1 until age 18

Ketu Mahadasha age 18 until 25

1981 high school diploma * Ketu-Shani * Shani rules 4th-from-4th diploma, schooling

1985 begin ascent into musical fame, hit recordings, video, and live performances * Ketu-Rahu period

Zukra Mahadasha age 25 until 45

18-July-1992 marriage-1 * Zukra-Surya period * Surya rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Dhanuzya-Mithunaya * contact radical R-K

04-Mar-1993 child-1 * Zukra-Chandra period * Chandra rules 5th-from-Chandra

02-Feb-2003 decease of Father * Zukra-Shani period * pitrimaraka Shani rules 7th-from-Surya

2007 divorce-1 * Zukra-Ketu- period

Surya Mahadasha * age 45 until decease age 47

11-Feb-2012 Lightbody Lift-off (age 48) * Surya-Shani period * Shani rules maraka-7

26-July-2015 decease of daughter, Bobby Christina Brown * Chandra-Mangala period * Mangala rules 12th-from-5th

Salient features of the Nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka


  • Surya-Karkata * Bhanu * ray of light
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra [azlesa, 12] * confidently attractive, bright bargainer, entitled to pleasures **


Surya-12 the father is a mainly invisible figure. He was a military officer (Karkata protectors). Surya is lagnesha however, and there is a bond between father and daughter which exists despite being less bright than her famous singermother.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Vimala Yoga * Chandra rules-12 occupies-8

  • Chandra in Uttara-bhadra-pada * comforted by wisdom systems * protectors of compassionate order, providers of structured spiritual guidance, mature expansion of distributed care
  • Chandra-Meena * comforted by rhythmic ancestral guidance
  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfort in crisis, disaster, initiation, discovery
  • Somana-yuti-Guru * Emotionally effusive, needs to expand, sensitive to guidance figures, feels like a teacher-preacher

Somana-yuti-Guru-Revati music. Her musical and dramatic performances appealed emotionally to a very broad (Guru) cross-section of the public. Chandra-8 sensitivity to traumatic change rules 12 (VImala Yoga) while Surya-yuti-Zukra occupy bhava-12 privacy, sanctuary.

Guru-Meena diversity with a doctrinal quality. Her musical style was admired by fans young and old, rich and poor, black and white, men and women.


Her mom, the popular singer Cissy Houston, Chandra-yuti-Guru also appealed to a wide demographic swath of listeners since she sang in several styles ranging from religious devotional church music (Guru) to drug-and-exploitation influenced nightclub material (8, taboo).

Chandra-8 often indicates unpredictable mother-figures who are operating behind a mask of maternal care Chandra is exceptionally impressionable; incoming drishti is potent.

Chandra receives incoming Parashari drishti from both disciplining, orderly, chronically ill Shani-6 (suggesting an orderly but conflicted childhood home) Drishti from sexualized, verbally critical Mangala-Kanya-2 also influences the mother's persona.

MARRIAGE emotional support partnership

Kuja * bhratru-karaka

  • Mangala-Kanya * vigorous pursuit of logical argumentation; thrust toward service, push toward unfairness
  • Mangala in bhava-3 * drive toward commerce, pursuit of messaging, invasive management, energized, aggressive sibling-figures, administrative conquests

Kuja-Kanya-2 occupies the marital 7th-from-Chandra, indicating a physically active and critically-investigating life mate

Kuja participates in the extraordinary Dhanayoga created by Budha ruler of 2-11. Rahu occupies-11 and Kuja rules-5--occupies-2, creating a highly dynamic drive toward treasuries, and Kuja receives drishti of Guru-Meena generating her very loud and very wide ranging voice.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Simha * dramatic communications, articulation of bright celebrity entitlements

  • Budha in bhava-1 * digbala * narrative of appearance, embodiment, tangible self, identity

How Will I Know 1963-2012 Whitney Houston * musical touring throughout career; entourage, ensemble drama; songwriting

Budha rules the marriage-partner 7th-from-Chandra

Dhanayoga for Simha lagna * Budha rules 2 + 11

Budha-1 in purvaphalguni. Whitney Houston wrote much of her own music. Her performance career was economically gainful,

Budha-rules-11 = her music had a notable community focus and expressed most vibrantly in larger groups such as church choirs.

Budha represents the team, the entourage, the ensemble, the promoters, the handlers, the managers

Budha-Simha occupies the electro-magnetic emotionally adversarial 6th-from-Chandra suggesting that the urge to constantly produce profitable musical performances, both live shows (Simha) and recordings (Budha), in part to support a legion of managers and handlers (Budha), was the greatest source of psycho-emotional stress.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Meena * much guidance, many imaginings, many dreams, intuitive beliefs, doctrine of astral guidance
  • Guru in bhava-8 * much secrecy, many confidences, numerous transformations, abundant initiation
  • Guru-yuti-Chandra matri-karaka * multiple mother-figures, much expansion of folkways

Guru rules Ketu in the reputation-defining the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Chandra-yuti-Guru expands both the scope of her musical reach and the number of her health complaints.

Guru in bhava-8 suggests that the husband-figure (the first husband) displayed qualities of secrecy, masking, or hidden relationships or undisclosed assets. Due to Guru-yuti-Chandra in 2nd-from-7th, the husband's family (one's own in-laws) would have many similar musical, financial, and cultural characteristics to one's own mother.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka


  • Zukra-Karkata * appreciation of comforting routine, pleasures of secure borders, aesthetic of domestic arrangements
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination, enjoys spiritually guided equity, appreciation of interiority

  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * gracious brightness, radiant beauty, sweetly confident entitlement, enjoys drama

Zukra rules 10th navamsha song

Zukra rules Purvaphalguni lagna

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Makara-Draco * old hierarchies, pressured duty, old rules, pressured knees, imposed laws, must govern with scarce resourcesa
  • 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 occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically fruitful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

Shani casts disciplining drishti into 8, 12, and 3

Shani's stability helps to maintain dignity in a lifestyle which is otherwise focused upon self-medication (6), artistic performance (1), and enjoyment of luxuries (Zukra). Shani-6 generally indicates an orderly but conflicted approach to chronic conditions of criticism and guilt, exploitation, jealousy and greed that surround the native.

Chronic social and hormonal imbalances can produce sicknesses, self-medication, debt, servitude, and crime or conflict but there is a deep resistance to divorce (Shani resistance 6 divorce).

Shani rules-7, occupies-6

As ruler of both 6 and 7, Shani is often a marriage catalyst for Simha nativities. Houston famously suffered a challenging but enduring marriage situation which involved drugs (6) and domestic abuse (6) among other miseries.

Shani drishti to Chandra and Shani drishti to Srya suggest that both parents were constrained to produce an appearance of social decorum and uphold a standard of public behavior, despite the personal strain required.

Lightbody Lift-off during Surya-Shani period. Commentators broadly agreed that she suffered from exhaustion due to an overly rigorous (Shani) performance schedule (Budha). Shani occupiess the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically fruitful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra but Shani-6 indicates chronic ailments, exhaustion, overwork, and unresolvable conflicts.

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

  • Rahu-Mithunaya * mask of explanatory evangelistic messaging, explanations, declarations, commerce
  • Rahu in bhava-11 * privilege via glamorous or unusual social goals and economic attainments; seeks a special, important, linkage role in social participation and profit networks. Opportunistic, ambitious friends.

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Dhanuzya * incomplete doctrine, empty beliefs, dissolute worldview
  • Ketu in classroom-5 * absentee children, disregards political boundaries, dissolves the game, irrelevance of speculative intelligence

Ketu occupies the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra, suggesting an emotionally evocative image of dissolution, characterizing a tragic, martyred, public symbolic role

Ketu in bhava-5 suggests an eccentric first child, who is prone toward surrender


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