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influenced by the nonviolent civil disobedience philosophy of

personal friend and collaborator with

his traveling entourage had several dynamic singers and musicians, including

political colleague of



Champion of Human Rights & Civil Rights

American Christian theologian, social justice activist

icon of nonviolent social change, leader of radical anti-poverty + anti-war movements

1964 Nobel Peace Prize

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

a.k.a. Michael King

Earthbody-Entry Tuesday-15-Jan-1929

Earthbody-Exit 04-Apr-1968 (assassinated, age 39)


USA Civil Rights Champion *1929-1968 * Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

birth data from,_Jr. * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

MLK's birth time was reckoned by his mother's statement at "high noon"

born on Panchami * Shukla Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Pushya * Sidhya

BPL commentary:

For Pushya nativities, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic Shani can considerably affect the outcome.

Elder persons, old rules, rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Asellus

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 82.

"An earnest, thoughtful character,

intelligent and quite religious in his outlook.

  • Quite often a regular attendant at church services

  • and a supporter of church and religious activities.

Withal, he is possessed of the qualities which make for success in the material world,

and has the ability to rise in position

  • and to command the respect of his associates.

He will fill a position of executive requirements

  • and be admired and respected by his immediate family."

Biographical details matched to Vimshottari dasha timeline



Guru Mahadasha

15-Jan-1929 Earthbody-Entry in Atlanta, Georgia. * Guru-Chandra period * Chandra atmakaraka Chandra lagnesha

Shani mahadasha

1948 (age19) * completed BA Sociology at Morehouse College * Shani-Rahu period

1951 (age 21) completed B.Div diploma at Crozer Theological Seminary * Shani-Guru period * Guru dharmapathi

Budha Mahadasha

18-Jun-1953 (age 24) marriage * Budha-Budha swabhukti * Budha rules swamsha * R-K gochara Makara-Karkata contact Karkata radical lagna

1950-51 writing dissertation, missing citations and use of extended unmarked source material * Budha-Ketu period

1955 earned Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston University * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra bandesha-4 diploma

17-Nov-1955 child-1 * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra rules 9th-from-Chandra

1957 * MLK co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra rules 11 social progressive community networks

Feb-1959 traveled to India to consult with colleagues of Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi

28-Aug-1963 historic speech I Have a Dream delivered in Washington DC.

core SadeSati Kumbha Jan-1964 until De-1966

1964 Nobel Peace Prize * Budha-Guru period * Guru dharmesha-9 11th-from-11th awards for work accomplished + Guru randhresha-8 in 10-visibility respect

04-Apr-1968 (age 39) Assassinated * Budha-Shani period chidra-dasha * Shani rules-7 completion

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Rev. Martin Luther King and POTUS-36 Great Society 1908-1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1966

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Makara * Savitra * the stimulator
  • Surya in bhava-7 * center of agreements, brightly negotiating, focus on trade, intelligence for equity, eye on contractual relationships
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss


Dr. King's father was a respected religious preacher and caretaker pastor of an established congregation = Surya in 4th-from-4th caretaking, basic teaching, ethnic foundations, rituals

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka



  • Chandra in classroom-8 * comfort in crisis, disaster, initiation, discovery
  • Chandra in Purvabhadrapada -3 * comforted by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical caretaking, charitable parenting, shelter for teachers, broad perspective on human needs
  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted by rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent, sensitive to sisterly figures, needs pleasuring, feels like a partner

Spouse see partner for native with Chandra-8

Chandra-8 emotional revelations. Rev. King told a number of his entourage that he knew he was being targeted and he was likely to be murdered.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Vrizabha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections, herds, treasuries, banks; push toward accumulations
  • Mangala in bhava-11 * drive toward connectivity, pursuit of earnings, invasive networking, energized economic conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * energized pretense, dynamic desires, masculine force joins opportunistic ambition

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha-Makara * bureaucratic communications, articulation of orderly process
  • Budha in bhava-7 * narrative of relationships, contracts, deals, arrangements
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma

Budha rules Karakamsha 12-Mithunaya * visionary

generates a narrative which includes all varieties of understanding, including intuitive communications, prayer, fantasies and disembodied imagery.

In addition to the dissolving power of lagnesha Chandra-8 to somewhat lessen the material suffering of conditions of death (King was shot and died very quickly) he was also likely at peace with Chandra's intuitive prescient knowledge of his impending murder.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru in bhava-10 * many public roles, much leadership, numerous recognized teachings, much respect
  • Guru-Meza * much pioneering innovation, many competitions

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks, aesthetic of economic linkage
  • Zukra-8 * pleasure of occult secrets, enjoys rejuvenating, camouflaged, hidden harmony
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security, gracious caretaking

Coretta Scott born 27-Apr-192 in Heiberger, AL. Obit 30-Jan-2006 (age 78).

Mrs. Coretta King throughout her long widowhood was committed to furthering Martin Luther King's work in nonviolent social change.

Zukra-yuti-Chandra self-indulgent but graceful personality that relieves stress with sweet pleasures. Ability to consider the needs of others specifically the marriage partner. The Chandra-Zukra tendencies are significantly under control via sobering drishti from Professor Shani.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

sarala yoga * Shani rules 8 * Shani occupies 6

Shani in 6/8 from Mangala

  • Shani-Dhanuzya * old doctrines, pressured beliefs, old patronage, pressured hips-sacroiliac, imposed catechism, must teach with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-6 * must serve the problematic * advantageous placement for outlasting one's enemies; cautious, conventional crimes; chronic illness-injury syndromes

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

  • Rahu-Vrizabha * uttama * mask of historic values conservatism (and the slipperiest of all)
  • 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.
  • Kuja-yuti-Rahu * * amplified competition, exotic pursuits, tricky innovation, opportunistic brother-warriors


  • Ketu-Vrizchika * uttama * incomplete discovery, empty secrets, dissolute penetrations
  • Ketu in classroom-5 * absentee children, disregards political boundaries, dissolves the game, irrelevance of speculative intelligence

28-Aug-1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr waves to the crowd following the 'I Have a Dream' speech in Washington DC.



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