Dramatist, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Rockabilly Cultural Icon
born 9 months after
born four months after
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fleshdeath 16-August-1977 (age 42)
fleshbirth Thurs. 24-May-1945
Musical entertainer, dramatist * lived 1935-1977 * Elvis Presley
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotisha
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
BPL commentary: For Jyeztha nativities, the condition of Budha considerably affects the outcome
"A dark and sensitive nature ...
On the surface they are respectable, law abiding citizens, ostensible church-goers,
Smooth, oily, and suave to all appearances,
Biographical details matched to Vimshottari dasha timeline
Rahu Mahadasha * age birth-14
Guru Mahadasha * age 14-30
late 1954 (age 19) first popular and profitable recording 'That's All Right" * Guru-Budha period * Budha labhapathi-11
March-1958 joins the US Army and ships out to Germany * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra ruler-of-12 distant lands
14-Aug-1958 fleshdeath of mother * Guru-Zukra period
1959 met his future wife, the American teenager Priscilla Beaulieau (her age 14) while stationed in Germany * Guru-Zukra period
Shani Mahadasha * age 30-fleshdeath
01-Feb-1968 birth of child-1 Lights Out 1968- singer Lisa Marie Presley * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules Chandra-Shani
1971 marital separation * Shani-Ketu period
Aug-1972 property settlement concluded for Oct-1973 divorce * Shani-Zukra period * Zukra yuvatipathi-7 property, Zukra rogesha-6 from 7 divorce
16-August-1977 (age 42) fleshdeath "Presley died of heart failure on 8/16/1977, 2:50 PM CDT, Memphis, TN." * Shani-Chandra period * Chandra may be delivering the effects of Ketu sincehe essential died of toxic colon "colic"
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
Heartbreak Hotel 1935-1977 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley's parents-to-be in Tupelo Mississippi, in the Depression Year of 1933. His 20-year-old mom worked in a garment factory. His dad was a 17 year old sharecropper.
Teenaged Elvis in 1950's, before his manager convinced him to wear black hair dye
Elvis in the Whitehouse approximately 1972, hanging out with POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon . Nixon was an accomplished pianist and music afficionado
Personality and Social Role
When Jyeztha nakshatra rises upon the eastern horizon at the time of birth, one may express the Budha-directed belief that communication is are the key to life. Atmakaraka Budha.
karmesha-10 Surya-2 brought the public eye into bhava-2 Karakamsha = activity for which one is best known = bhava-2 singing . Dhanasthana contains the musically entertaining charisma and center-stage dynamism Dhanushya-Purvazadha Surya and the somewhat doctrinal and mystical messaging of Uttarazadha-Dhanushya Budha (8-11).
2 = speech, song, face, teeth and jaw, hair, money, food stores, hoards of all kinds, family history, historical cultural values of one's people. Elvis was famous for all of these attributes. Vriddhipathi-11 Budha-2 yuti karmesha-10 Surya is a substantial Dhanayoga which became activated during his Guru-Budha period age 19.
Lagnesha * Mangala in bhava-11* * empowered action in economically profitable roles actively engaged with large assemblies, fan clubs, community networks, social movement * Mangala-movement ruled by karmesha-10 atmakaraka Budha-1 communications-messaging. Rahu drishti to Mangala-11 amplifies the themes of movement, large groups, and Mangala-Kanya emphasizes the appeal to the exploited classes.
randhresha-8 atmakaraka Budha-yuti-Surya suggests the hidden cataclysmic power of the message.
rogesha-6 Mangala is a sexualizer which framed Presley's reputation as a hip-swinging provocateur. Although exceptionally popular with younger people, Elvis' behavior was deemed criminal by the judgment of the older generation of southern folk. Shani (elder, rigid) threatened by Mangala (younger, movement). When Kuja is also rogesha ruled by Budha randhresha, the threat is heightened
Rahu in bhava-3 * success in writing and publishing. Presley wrote hundreds of songs (3), and acted in dozens of cinema roles (3).
Yet Chandra-4 almost invariably builds their base close to the cultural roots.
Presley although a strong figure in both music industry and cinema did not shift his homebase to Los Angeles or New York. He stayed in the southern-roots regional hub, Memphis TN.
Compare to Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala musician Purple Rain 1958-2016 Prince, who build his musical homebase in the unlikely but (to him) comfortable and familiar location of his birth and upbringing, Minneapolis MN.
Music, Taboo-Breaking, and Relationships with Women
Zukra-yuti-Rahu within one degree, in uttarazadha-3-4 suggest compelling artistic ability for breaking racial boundary taboo via music and dance
Presley's religious hymn singing and his (more dominant) secular musical gyrations poignantly mixed the historic African rhythms of the black south with the white-folk ballads of the European immigrants.
Zukra-yuti-Rahu share uttarazadha-makara within one degree (although in different pada) .Icon of Cultural Merging, Barrier-crashing, taboo-breaking both religious and secular, both racial and gender
Voice-Face-Song ** not only karmesha-10 in 2 but also Zukra-3 performance touring greatly amplified by Rahu-yuti and incoming drishti of Guru
He professed a deeply personal religiosity imbued in him (he said) by his mother. Chandra dharmapathi but Ketu-9 also, and Chandra occupies 8th-from-9th.
Presley's rockabilly style was either adored or abhorred, but his charisma was so powerful that everyone responded to him in some way. He is considered sociologically to have been a cultural ice-breaker and artistic predecessor of the sentiments which created Civil Rights for all races and Women's Rights.
Commentators opined that with his throaty, moaning voice and swinging hips reminiscent of women's dancing, Elvis also helped to feminize the stiff, masculine, unyielding style of singing-and-dancing so characteristic of self-righteous American bourgeoisie in his day.
Elvis recorded considerable amounts of devotional Christian folk music. Yet much of his on-stage performance was overtly unorthodox (Rahu) and flew in the face of conventional race-class-gender morality. At a private level, it is said that he was sexually promiscuous to a remarkable degree - before, during, and after marriage and that he favored much younger partners.
BPL commentary: the childlike younger-partner-attraction phenomenon is often linked to drug-alcohol abuse, as the native stops maturing emotionally when the substance abuse begins.
By this measure, Elvis' drug addiction can be traced to his Shani opposition aged 14 during Rahu-Mangala period where Mangala rogesha-6 indicates addictions and which would have exacerbated his Nishturabashi yoga feelings of emotional isolation and resistance to maternal nurturing. Guru-drishti into Kumbha helps to neutralize the poverty and parochialism of Chandra-Shani-4 but does not alleviate the emotional isolation.
Nevertheless, Pricilla Presley's Chandra-Swati provides an emotional compatible match for Elvis Presley's * Chandra in Shatataraka and their relationship was said to have remained mutually sentimental
Zukra-Makara yuti Rahu = handsome bone structure (Zukra) + risky (Rahu) relationships
Zukra yuvatipathi-7 and ruler-of-12 distant lands * met his wife in a distant land (Germany
Heartbreak Hotel 1935-1977 Elvis Presley served as a powerful icon of American social change by integrating into a single dynamic personal music-and-dance style, the historic African rhythms of southern American blacks with the Appalachian rhythms of southern Bible-Belt whites. As well, he conjoined the sacred and secular music strands of rural Christian culture (Ketu-8 disregard for boundaries). His music set a cultural precedent for the USA Civil Rights movement which was soon to be spearheaded by USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King
WiWife was originally his underage (14 yr old) schoolgirl lover. Elvis was a promiscuous man who favored much-younger girls * Zukra-yuti-Rahu. His primary attachment had been to his chronically ill and emotionally turbulent mother; following her death he sought no replacement nishturabashi yoga. However Elvis was essentially forced by his boss to marry the beautiful young Priscilla Beaulieu for reasons of social decorum and to generate publicity. He was 32 and she was 22.
According to Mrs. Presley, their sexual relationship ended after she became a mother (Elvis was interested only in girls). She developed a successful, long-lasting career in drama and fashion as indicated by Elvis' 7th-from-Chandra-4 Kumbha = Simha entertainments.\
Mother, Childhood and Vehicles
Chandra occupies a shad-ashtaka 6-8 angle from both Ketu-9 (father) and Mangala-11 (Elvis) suggesting that the mother was not always in alignment with her son's father or her son.
Chandra in Zatataraka indicates one who is scientific and intuitive and often in connection with extraterrestrial intelligences, albeit the awareness may be socially oppressed. Elvis was famed for his occult interests but also for his perceived inability to ask for the information he sought, except by passively absorbing easy-reader books for the popular market.
Chandra ruled by Rahu, receiving Parashari drishti of Guru-12. Expansive blessings of homes and vehicles. Elvis was known for his mansion, luxury cars, and private aircraft.
Mother generally of a conventional doctrinal belief paradigm Chandra = dharmesha-9
Mother would have had an absentee father or father is incoherent or ill, Ketu-9 occupies 6th-from-Chandra ruled by Chandra. Likely both of mother's parents somewhat afflicted by poverty and illness.
Karmapathi Surya = the Boss. Surya-Purvazadha (music-entertainment) karmesha-10 in 5th-from-10th. Boss figure for Elvis entire career was secondarily his bio-father but primarily "The Colonel". This tightly controlling was a Dutch national running from trouble at home, operating under various aliases. Surya yuti randhresha-8 Budha.
Apparently neither Elvis nor anyone in his immediate family were able to escape the clutches of The Colonel. Surya-2 is insinuated within the family. The Colonel certainly knew the entertainment business and kept Elvis in the limelight for 22 years, but he also is reckoned to have siphoned a considerable portion of Elvis' performing income (rogesha-6 in 11).
Presley's dharmesha-9 Chandra rules Ketu-9. Soma is deeply oppressed by Shani in an intense bhava-4 Nishturabashi yoga, in shad-ashtaka 6-8 from the incoherent father-figure represented by Ketu-9. Elvis' father was a struggling young sharecropper who spent 18 months in prison during Elvis' childhood. Surya-2 is quite strong but bhava-9 is dispersed and Chandra in 8th-from-9th represents the Mother suggesting that the mother would at times become the father (which happened when the father was in prison).
Rahu gives strongest amplification to handsome Makara Zukra, the "sweet marriage" and "bedroom fantasy" effect which made young girls swoon over Elvis during his performances and when listening to his recordings. Rahu-3 exceptionally influential song-writing
| quoted from
Mother, Drug Addictions, Struggle with Body Weight, Conditions of Death
Nishturabashi Yoga in bhava-4 parents-home * also "police badges" Chandra-4 protection of home area * he belonged to the local volunteer police annex
"Presley's mother suffered from depression and took medications for this and for her weight problem. As a young man he started to take his mother's diet pills and antidepressants.
... he always carried a kit of medications that included Dexedrine, Percodan, Seconal, Nembutal, $10,000 in cash, his drivers license, makeup, jewelry, police badges and some pictures." "Later in life due to poor eating habits his weight soared to 250 lbs. He wrapped himself in Saran Wrap before dressing to look slimmer, but this just made it more difficult to breathe."
"There were many prescription drugs found on the premises and in his system. The
... autopsy found Presley's liver bloated and his colon to be stretched to twice its normal size, due to a buildup up of chalky white fecal matter, both signs of severe drug abuse. The toxicology report found toxic levels of codeine, Quaaludes and six other drugs in his system."
... he always carried a kit of medications that included Dexedrine, Percodan, Seconal, Nembutal, $10,000 in cash, his drivers license, makeup, jewelry, police badges and some pictures."
"Later in life due to poor eating habits his weight soared to 250 lbs. He wrapped himself in Saran Wrap before dressing to look slimmer, but this just made it more difficult to breathe."
"There were many prescription drugs found on the premises and in his system. The ... autopsy found Presley's liver bloated and his colon to be stretched to twice its normal size, due to a buildup up of chalky white fecal matter, both signs of severe drug abuse. The toxicology report found toxic levels of codeine, Quaaludes and six other drugs in his system."
Marriage related behaviors
quoted from http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Presley,_Elvis
|"While in the military stationed in Germany he met future wife, teenage Priscilla Beaulieu in 1959. Following a courtly eight-year courtship, during which Presley moved her to Nashville, TN, they married on 5/01/1967, 9:41 AM, Las Vegas, NV. Their daughter Lisa Marie was born nine months later to the day, 2/01/1968, but the marriage became increasingly tumultuous. During their marriage while on tour, if Priscilla wasn't with him, Presley would ask aides to troll for girls he could spend the night with. He kept books on astrology and numerology so he would have topics of conversation."|
| Tremendous success in Drama and Song media sales |
trajectory of business success unimpeded by physical death
quoted verbatim from http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Presley,_Elvis
"American pop singer, one of the most famous entertainers in modern history whose notoriety became worldwide. With a carnal sneer and a Memphis bop-suit, he swiveled across the stage on hot-wired legs.
He had 107 top-40 hits (more than twice the total of the Beatles) and 41 gold LPs, the most successful recording artist ever .
Presley's persona touched billions of fans, and years after his death, he is still an icon with a huge following. His records continue to sell at a $7 million-per-year clip, his 33 films still spin off the racks of video stores, and some 150 licensed products bearing his name or image account for $50 million in retail sales annually. His fans still visit his Memphis home, Graceland."
| Personal habits,
Emotional Isolation, Self-Protection
quoted verbatim from http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Presley,_Elvis
|"His generosity to strangers is well documented. Always smiling and gracious, he found it difficult to be alone, especially in bed. His habit was to sleep all day with the windows taped so the sun wouldn't get in. He lived and traveled like a potentate with bodyguards that carried large guns."|
Homewares vendor, destination property developer, dramatist * 1945 _____ * Priscilla B. Presley
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priscilla_Presley * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotisha
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star* adapted by BP Lama
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Purvazadha ruled by Zukra
BPL commentary: For Purva-azadha natives, the disposition of Zukra considerably affects the outcome.
"Lovely eyes set in a beautiful face,
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
She is apt to have been born in an influential family."
Distinctive Features of the Nativity
Priscilla Wagner Presley
Karakamsha -4 containing vargottamsha uttama-Zukra = valuable properties (Graceland) homewares, vehicles
dharmesha-9 in 6= father was a military officer Guru-9 = multiple fathers (father, stepfather, and male father-figures) Shani-Mangala very strong in 10th navamsha shows her structured, scientific governance (Shani)and innovation (Kuja) approach business catering to the proletariat (Kumbha)
Guru-9 = multiple fathers (father, stepfather, and male father-figures)
Shani-Mangala very strong in 10th navamsha shows her structured, scientific governance (Shani)and innovation (Kuja) approach business catering to the proletariat (Kumbha)
|Graceland 1945- drama-commerce Priscilla B. Presley|| |
|eulogy for Elvis Presley, delivered by POTUS-39 Talking Peace 1924- Jimmy Carter|| |
"Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part of itself.
His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues,
His following was immense, and he was a symbol to people the world over
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