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televangelist fundraiser for conservative political causes
American fundamentalist evangelical Christian preacher, political fundraiser
Director of Liberty University
1979-1989 leader of religious-political fundraising operation Moral Majority
a.k.a. Jerry Lamon Falwell
fleshdeath 15-May-2007 (age 73)
"Moral Majority" (1979-1989) political activist, televangelist, schoolmaster * Rev. Jerry Falwell * 1933-2007
birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Falwell * tentatively rectified by BP Lama
charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama
born on Saptami * Krishna Paksha
Krittika * Pleyades
For Krittika natives, the condition of radiant, intelligent, central, confident, pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.
Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, poetic romantics, and game-players may be especially influential.
Guided by instructors from Pleyades.
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80
"A proud, dignified, and honorable person
He is very ambitious and eager for power
He has an innate sense of the importance of his destiny .
He expects everything to come to him as his due
Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha
Zukra Mahadasha * age birth until 17.2
11-Aug-1933 flesh-birth * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti
10-Oct-1948 decease of Father Carey Hezekiah Falwell (Jerry's age 15) * Zukra-Budha period * Budha rules 12th-from-Surya
Surya Mahadasha * age 17.2 until 23.2
1950 begin studies at Lynchburg College * Surya-Surya swabhukti * Surya rules 4-schooling
20-Jan-1952 doctrinal religious conversion (age 18.5) * Surya-Rahu period * Rahu-10 exciting public roles
1956 diploma earned from (unaccredited) Baptist Bible College * Surya-Zukra swabhukti * Zukra-yuti-Ketu occupies 4-diploma (unaccredited Ketu)
Chandra Mahadasha * age 23.2 until 33.2
1956 ordained as a Baptist minister * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra rules 3-announcements, sermons, craft, apprenticeship
1956 begin the Old Time Gospel Hour radio program * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra rules 3-radio
12-Apr-1958 wedding * Chandra-Rahu period * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Thula-Mesha * contact radical Chandra-Meza
17-June-1962 (Jerry's age 29) child-1 * Chandra-Shani period * Shani rules 9-children
Mangala Mahadasha * age 33.2 until 40.2
1971 founded Liberty University * Mangala-Zukra period * Zukra lagnesha
Rahu Mahadasha * age 40.2 until 58.2
28-Apr-1977 (Jerry's age 44) decease of mother Helen Virginia Beasley * Rahu-Guru period * Guru rules 12th-from-Chandra
Nov-1980 acknowledged as a hidden, primary agent ensuring the election of POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan via preaching and invisible funds transfer * * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules 10 and+ Shani occupies 10th-from-Chandra
Apr-1987 highly publicized takeover of the disgraced competitor Praise The Lord (PTL) televangelist ministry * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules 6-litigation * Zukra-yuti-Ketu disgrace
Oct-1987 suddenly quits the PTL * Rahu-Zukra period * Zukra rules-6 debt, Zukra finance * Zukra-yuti-Ketu unsustainable deals
Guru Mahadasha * age 58.2 until decease age-73
Apr-1998 until Jun-2000 Sade-Sati via Meza
15-May-2007 flesh-death, myocardial infarction, at his work-desk (age 73) * Guru-Rahu period * chidradasha
Distinctive features of the Nativity
Surya-3 communications rules Arudha lagna bhava-4 folkways.
Surya-Karkata occupies the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra-Bharani * farming
Simha contains Zukra-yuti-Ketu women, money, liquors Ketu-dispersed and disregarding criminal consequences. (Dad was never jailed or cited).
Chandra in Bharani the securer of values occupies bhava-12 invisible wealth
Chandra rules the defensive, culturally-rooted, routine-loving, patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra. Jerry Falwell's mother was a quiet, family-based churchgoer. Despite the volatility of his father's behavior, mom was said to have provided young Jerry and his siblings with an anchoring amount of maternal stability and security.
Chandra rules Surya-Karkata ++ Surya-Chandra occupy the dignified 4-10 angle, placing Chandra in the public-profile 10th-from-Surya. This geometry suggests that typical of Chandra in Bharani, his mom would have valued the financial benefits of her marriage and complicitly supported her husband's activities, while perhaps maintaining a moralistic (Chandra) public facade.Speech, Song, and Message
Chandra-12 rules bhava-3 communications = radio-television-evangelism * containing Surya-yuti-Budha
During Chandra Mahadasha age 23 until 33, American televangelist fundamentalist Christian preacher Jerry Falwell built a radio-television empire that commanded millions of viewers. His audience consisted primarily of sentimental, rural, agricultural Bible-Belt believers in the southern USA (Karkata, farming).
His mom belonged to these folk, whose values and family-centric lifestyle had seemingly been left behind (Chandra-12 lost identity) by industrialization, urbanization, and erosion of the family basis.
Chandra meets a Need
Falwell would have been intimately familiar with the yearning to return to the more secure values (Bharani values) of a more predictable, more rhythmically seasonal, agricultural past (Shani old times in 10th-from Chandra-12 Bharani secured values).
Chandra-12 appeals to the conservative (Makara-Shani-drishti-upon-Soma) land-rooted, comfort-seeking audience grounded through their old agrarian roots.
His most famous radio-television program and fundraising platform was the Old Time Gospel Hour which offered the familiar, soothing rhythms of rural church services in a modern radio-television format (Shani-11 drishti to Chandra, to Surya, to Budha)
Familiar face, familiar voice, familiar routine, family values
His familiar square face and alternately soothing-or-angry voice (atmakaraka Kuja-Kanya drishti to Chandra-12) was delivered every day at the same predictable time on the television or radio schedule. This experience offered the perfect consoling validation to the shut-ins, isolated, sequestered audiences (Chandra-12)
Falwell's audience believed that their small contributions (which added up in the millions per month) were being used to rescue a morally decrepit nation. Primarily consisting of invalids and rural poor, they donated enthusiastically to his fundraising campaigns.
Isolated, often elderly and low education folks (Chandra-12 isolation rules 12th-from-4th, erosion of schooling) could watch and donate money from the comfort of their homes.
Empowered swakshetra Rahu-Kumbha in the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra.
MARRIAGE emotional support partnership * 7th from Chandrana-12
On the same night and in the same church as his 20-Jan-1952 doctrinal religious conversion (age 18.5), Falwell met his future wife.
Falwell married once during Chandra-Rahu period in 1958. Three children were born into the marriage. The couple enjoyed a lifetime union that was uninterrupted by legal divorce or public disagreement. Although Rev. Falwell was a national media figure identifiable by most Americans during the decades of his career, his spouse was a virtually unknown personality who remained anonymous for decades behind a facade of service to family (6).
7th from Chandrana-12 would suggest an ill or unequal mate. This condition is much compounded by Zukra-yuti-Ketu-4 which implies a medicated or apathetic arrangement. Falwell remained legally married to spouse-1 for nearly 50 years until his Earthbody-Exit. Unlike many televangelists whose marriage partnership was prominently featured in their public profile, the wife of Jerry Falwell remained a socially and professionally non-allied background figure, not a partner in the mission, disengaged from his career and image.
Bargains and Deals
Kuja rules 7-negotiation * Kuja occupies 5-politics
considered to have crafted the alliance between fundamentalist Christian voters and the USA Republican party, ensuring the 1980 election and 1984 re-election of POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan
Competitive Kuja-5 politics rules invisible Chandra-12 and covenant-claiming 7 while optimistic, expansive Guru rules hidden 8 and profitable 11
Kuja-5 in gainful 11th-from-7th rules 7 = arrangements, contracts, agreements, bargains. Falwell was constantly in the lawcourts and more often in litigation he emerged as the winner.
Bhava-5 = speculative finance, gaming, celebrity. Kuja-5 rules the secretive, camouflaged, revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra while Guru rules bhava-8, adding considerable energy and optimism into hidden fundraising.
Thus the combined energies of 1-2-9-10 enter the argumentative and accusatory (Kanya) bhava-7, suggesting a preaching narrative of angry blaming, cajoling, and complaining which dynamically expanded during Mangala Mahadasha * age 35.2 until 42.2
Kuja drishti to 10, 1, 2
Mangala rules Chandra-2 speech and drishti to bhava-1 personality, bhava-10 public leadership, and Chandra-2 values-speech. This powerhouse yoga effectively energizes the aggressive, confrontational preaching against Unbelievers and Modernists that distinguished Falwell's ministry.
Falwell positioned himself as a champion (Mangala) of the white, aging, segregationist, racist, minimally literate, fundamentalist Christians demographic. This demographic felt (Chandra) victimized by their declining quality of life, as evidenced primarily by the social class which had been beneath them (black slaves and black underclass) seeming to rise in status.
Kanya tends to prefer criticizing others and fomenting disagreement, rather than promoting solutions that are agreeable or fair.
Falwell's radio and TV talk shows in the 1970's featured an accusatory (Kanya) critical, anti-minority and anti-choice, "Religious Right" style of argumentation based on a fundamentalist biblical exegesis (Mangala rules 9 exegesis).
Aggressive criticism Mangala-Kanya
Falwell's aggressive rhetoric provided a focus for their feelings of injustice (Kuja-Kanya). He vigorously (Mangala) denounced (Kanya) the social justice campaigns of fellow Christian pastor USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King, and in later years mounted a bitter narrative against LGBT persons and their civil rights.
Physique from athlete to portly
Teenage Jerry Falwell was a baseball athlete (Kuja-7 drishti to bhava-1 athletic movement) who received a contract (7) to join a professional baseball team. However in middle and later age, Reverend Falwell came to suffer from obesity. Atmakaraka Mangala expanded by Guru, and Guru casts drishti upon lagna-1 (portliness).
Budha rules 2 speech, historic appreciation, lineage tales + 5 politics; Budha rules 3 + 6 from Chandra-lagna
Televised, radio broadcast of speeches, sermons, , songs, hymns, stories, history
Guru-5 rules 8-nondisclosure
For nearly two decades, using the USA federal tax (8) exceptions which protect religious organizations, Falwell transformed (8) charitable donations (Guru generosity) into a political war-chest that he used to influence national elections (lagnesha Zukra-Simha politics, 4-national).
His tax-free political fundraising (Guru rules 11 fundraising) cloaked in religious disguise (8) set a high standard for bold leadership in the televangelism industry (Rahu-Kumbha-10 ambition for power using electronic networks drishti into 2-4-6) Guru's cheerful secrecy produced tax-free revenues with no transparency and no punitive consequences.
Guru-5 occupies the emotionally contentious 6th-from-Chandra indicating an emotionally uncomfortable entertainment venture (5) based in Kanya's accusations and criticisms.
Guru-drishti upon Meena-lagna suggests potential for bodyweight expansion. During Guru Mahadasha age 60 until his decease age 73, Reverend Falwell developed an obesity condition.
Professor Guru rules 1-identity and 10-executive authority
Never religious in his youth, Falwell underwent a doctrinal conversion at age 18.5 during Surya-Guru period. From that decisive moment forward, he understood himself to have been Chosen as a faith leader.
For Vrishabha nativities, lagnesha Zukra rules 1-6 producing health effects of 6 along with the vigor of 1. Rogesha Zukra with disconnective Ketu in Simha * heart ailment
Zukra occupies the political 5th-from-Chandra
Zukra rules bhava-6 crime, malfeasance, victim narrative, exploitation
Zukra-yuti-Ketu dispersed boundaries in matters political (Simha) money (Zukra)
Zukra-yuti-Ketu dispersed boundaries in matters of promise and agreement + Zukra-rogesha broken promises
Zukra-yuti-Ketu dispersed boundaries in matters of identity and title
Undisclosed political funding, Tax evasion
A significant element of his political empowerment was his ability to gather untaxed monies under camouflage of religious ministry. By clever legal argumentation (Kanya) Falwell and his advisors were able to camouflage political campaign monies (dhanakaraka Zukra-Simha rules-8) to appear to be religious (Guru) donations. Eventually the US Treasury department intervened' yet Falwell was never convicted of any crime. sarala yoga
Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka
Shani-Makara-9 Old-Time Religion occupies career-defining, emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra
Shani-9-Makara rules and resides in 10th-from-Chandra suggesting a leadership career focused upon conventionalized uniformity in the doctrinal order
Despite being involved in exploitive televangelistic predation upon isolated elderly congregants (Surya-Budha in communications-3 drishti into elderly Shani-9) and several nefarious political fundraising schemes (Guru several rules 11-fundraising), Falwell maintained high public dignity throughout his life due to respectable Shani-Makara-9 in the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra
in the political 5th navamsha, Shani-Mithunaya (communications)
Falwell became personally enriched (Chandra Bharani). Yet his treasury is locked into legal trusts so that the extraordinary marketplace opportunism of Rahu-Kumbha-10 still remains 12-invisible.
Due to Shani in the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra ruling 12th-from-10th. The obedient congregants did not see how he was actually using his social authority (10).
Shani-9 drishti to Chandra-12 + Surya-Budha-3 communications, television, radio
Falwell's tele-ministry fundraising campaigns appealed to the isolated, invisible, homebound elderly (Shani)) who feared social change. It was their donations which funded his evangelistic ventures (Shani-9 drishti to Surya-3).
Old-network linkages Shani-Makara-11. Makara-Shani-11 creates profits from the sangha of change-resisting elderly and other socially rigid constituents. Shani-Makara maintainer of social uniformity.
Shani's power in the community of the fearful
Falwell's campaign promised to impose the cultural ethic of predominantly rural-Christian ethnic-white folkways via legal institutionalization (Shani). This audience wanted to enforce legalization (Shani) of a single ethnic morality (Chandra receives drishti of Shani) despite and in disregard of the constitutional assurance of separation of Church and State established in the USA constitution.
Within the USA's pluralistic society and given the long history of constitutional law in the USA, naturally their dream would not manifest except in a collective fantasy-- yet that is exactly why the great networked fantasy-fan of Rahu-Kumbha-12 (ruled by Shani-11) was so effective.
Shani-11 in 10th-from-Chandra also receives expansive drishti of Guru
Founded during Falwell's Mangala-Shani period, the change-resistant, anti-diversity doctrine underlying Liberty University promotes an anti-government rhetoric. Yet while training generations of students to view the governing principle of separation of Church and State with contempt, this institution continues to accept millions of dollars in government aid every year
Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)
Rahu-10 occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra
Mesmerizing Rahu the Opportunist
Rahu-Kumbha in 11th-from-Chandra defines Falwell's future economic community.
Rahu-12 opportunities via isolation suggests that Falwell saw his best chance for social mobility (Rahu) via outreach (Kumbha) to a largely isolated audience
A remarkable percentage of his listeners were elderly shut-ins and invalids with no physical access to a social community. In olden days their social life would have materialized mainly in context of weekly attendance in a congregation of worship. It was church where they met friends and extended family, and reinforced their well-being. Their need for familiar connection through values-based worship was easily exploitable by a Rahu-Kumbha economic systems genius such as Falwell.
The mechanism was typical Rahu genius.
Rahu-10 amplifies desire for Social Authority
Although he possesses no earned doctorate, Falwell appropriated (Rahu, appropriation) the professional authority title "doctor" (meaning Learned One).
Although he never served as a government official, either appointed or elected, Falwell claimed to represent the political governance (10) choices of millions of voters.
Opportunistic Rahu-Kumbha's ambition for privilege via marketplace linkage. Rahu enjoys maximum strength in Kumbha large assemblies, community, economic systems and Rahu the Outsider flourishes in 10.
Typical of loophole-slithering Rahu the Mixer, Falwell's Moral Majority movement sought to avoid the legally embedded principle of US constitutional separation of Church and State.
Expedient Rahu-Kumbha ruled by doctrinal-agent Shani-9
Mixing the categories of private belief with public regulation, Falwell's "Christian Nation" initiative mixed-and-stirred matters of private religious conviction into the realm of public governance decisions about who may hold public office.
Despite the conventionalized outward personality conferred by a steady and hierarchical Shravana-Shani-9, Falwell's Rahu-10 shows a successfully opportunistic, governance authority-seeking rule-breaker and risk-taker
Falwell argued (Kanya-Kuja-5 logical arguments) that, under the doctrine of The Christian Nation, there was a principled justification for blurring the distinction between Church and State. The historical fact that the USA constitution specifically forbids that linkage was considered negotiable (Kuja rules 7 negotiation).
During his peak public visibility Rahu mahadasha 1973-1991, Falwell's campaign to mix matters of Church and State continued to mount. Fanned by the flames of visibility-craving Rahu-10, The "Moral Majority" voting block demanded that winning candidates for public leadership must demonstrate their ethno-religious credentials (Shani rigid catechism).
Falwell stopped most of his public political preaching at the end of Rahu Mahadasha (his age 58) . It was a foregone conclusion that the 1992 election would bring a Democratic win. Under the administration of POTUS-42 My Life 1946- Bill Clinton, Falwell's surreptitious mixing (Rahu) of civil voting privilege (10) with religious conformity (9) would no longer be needed.
Nevertheless, Falwell maintained until his death a recognizable profile as a an iconic figure in the centuries-old "Bible Belt" folk resistance (Shani) to the Enlightenment principles of government underlying the USA Constitutional separation of Church and State.
Falwell's Rahu Mahadasha * 1973 until 1991
supporting the campaigns of POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan * 1980-1988 and nationwide conservative Republican political elections
Jerry Falwell was never himself a candidate for political election. Yet as a camouflaged political operative (randresha-8 Guru-5) Falwell was one of the most powerful kingmakers of his day. He almost single-handedly delivered the fundamentalist Christian Moral Majority vote to the ascending politically conformist USA Republican party during the 1980 and 1984 elections of POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan during his Rahu-Shani and Rahu-Ketu periods. Ketu's political efficacy is greatly assisted by Simha-Zukra-yuti-Ketu.
Co-founder Paul Weyrich, Falwell himself, and the Moral Majority organization are considered to have had a controlling influence in the USA Republican Party which peaked during the election and 1980-1988 administration of POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan.
According to Wikipedia," In 1979, Falwell founded the Moral Majority, one of the largest political lobby groups for evangelical Christians in the United States. The group is credited with delivering two-thirds of the white, evangelical Christian vote to Ronald Reagan during the1980 presidential election."
The millions of dollars in funding that they contributed under the guise of untaxed religious donation was in fact used as political capital to subsidize the 1980 campaign of aging POTUS-40 American Life 1911-2004 Ronald Reagan.
At the end of the Reagan presidency in 1990, during his Rahu-Mangala period (Mangala rules 12, dissolution) Falwell shuttered the Moral Majority operation.
Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka
Ketu occupies the political 5th-from-Chandra
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