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Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Shahanshah Aryamehr 1941 - 1979


Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi

a.k.a. Shahanshah of Iran

a.k.a. Aryameher

a.k.a. Bozorg Arteshtaran

fleshbirth 26-Oct-1919

fleshdeath 27-July-1980 (age 60)

nativity of Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari


Shah of Iran * reign 1941-1979 * Mohammed Reza Pahlavi * lived 1919-1980

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

nativity is tentative scheduled for rectification

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Dhaniztha * Vasu

  • QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

BPL commentary: For Dhaniztha natives, the condition of pioneering bhratru-karaka Professor Mangala considerably affects the outcome.

Brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, champions, inventors, engineers, and competitors may be especially influential.

"Two entirely different types are born with Dhaniztha rising.

It depends on the part of this asterism, which lies on the Rising Point, as to which type predominates.

  • The key notes of both are optimism and ambition .

They both have thick necks and heavy thighs.

  • But there the similarity stops. (see later Pada descriptions)."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Shani mahadasha * age birth until 13.4

26-Oct-1919 fleshbirth Teheran * Shani-Budha period * Budha atmakaraka

Budha Mahadasha * age 13.4 until 30.4

15-Mar-1939 marriage-1 * Budha-Zukra period * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact swamsha

27-Oct-1940 child-1 * Budha-Chandra period * Chandra rules 9th-from- Chandra

26-July-1944 decease of Father Reza Pahlavi * Budha-Rahu period

1948 divorce-1 * Budha-Shani chidra-dasha

Ketu Mahadasha * age 30.4 until 37.4

12-Feb-1951 marriage-2 * her age 18, his age 36 * Ketu-Zukra period * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact swamsha

Zukra Mahadasha * age 37.4 until 57.4

1958 divorce-2 * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti* Zukra rules Ketu

21-Dec-1959 marriage-3 * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact swamsha

Surya Mahadasha * age 57.4 until 63.4

26-Oct-1967 coronation * Surya-Guru period

14-Jan-1979 flee from Iran due to coup * Surya-Rahu period

27-July-1980 fleshdeath (age 60) Al-Qahira * Cairo * Surya-Shani period * Shani rules maraka-2


10-Mar-1982 decease of Mother Nimtaj Ayromlou * Surya-Zukra period * Zukra ruler of 7th-from-Chandra

Distinctive features of the Nativity



1959: Shah of Iran with POTUS-34 Interstate Highways 1890-1969 Dwight D. Eisenhower

Having guided the USA through WW-2 as the top military general in Europe, Eisenhower was happy to meet with a very strong ally (and beneficiary) of the USA power.

Surya * pitrikaraka

Surya-10 Parivartamsha Zukra-8

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

nichha Chandra-yuti-Rahu in 11 * extraordinary economic empowerments * = Chandra homeland, things under the ground (oil) yuti Rahu (oil, smoke)

Lifemate: lifepartner for Chandra-11 * Marriage observations

The Shah of Iran married three times before the age of 40. There are three public marriage significators: Zukra and the two graha with Zukra-8 = Mangala-8 + Shani-8.

There are six Zukra-related graha includes Zukra + Mangala + Shani all in luxury-loving Purvaphalguni, and also the graha in Zukra's two rashi including Surya + Budha-Thula and Ketu-Vrishabha. This native has a busy marriage life. In addition, one would be almost constantly crafting political alliances, agreements, and deals.

  • 7th-from-Chandra contains Ketu suggests some emotional disorientation toward marriage-1
  • 2nd-from-Chandra = bhava-12 Dhanuzya, suggesting the interiority and quietude of spouse-2. Bhava-12 = 6th-from-7 so that often for Chandra-11 a second marriage is to one from a distant land (her mom was German and she was raised culturally European; the Shah himself was educated in Switzerland and implicitly functioned as a Euro monarch) * the helpful feature of the second marriage is that ruler of 12 is the uttama-Guru-7. A divorce was forced politically due to no offspring, but their love was sincere,
  • 9th-from-Chandra = bhava7 containing the uttama-Guru in mutual aspect to Guru and casting the fertile drishti into Chandra-11. The third marriage was his most enduring, although the opulent excesses (Guru-Rahu) of lifemate-3 did become a source of public resentment.

In order of degree (Shani, Zukra, and Mangala = all reside in glittering, luxury-loving Purvaphalguni)

lowest degree is held by Shani

  • representing marriage-1. Shani is-lagnesha and Shani rules-2 treasuries Union-1 is focused on public rules (Shani) genetic lineage and treasury (2) yet beset by the permanent intrigues of a handicapped bhava-8. Shani as lagnesha is suited to dignified, conventional duties of a high-visibility public spouse.
  • Professor Shani's effectiveness is heavility compromised in the rashi of enemy Surya and He is dangerously near to His attacking enemy Mangala. The Shah's father was in such severe disapproval of this early marriage that his own father did not attend the wedding. Shani rules 4th-from-Chandra suggesting property arrangements and the role of grandmothers.

second lowest degree is held by Kuja

  • representing marriage-2. Kuja rules nichha-Chandra-yuti-Rahu. Kuja also rules 6th-from-Chandra emotional conflict. Mangala rules 11-goals and 4-folkways (marriage-2) . The second marriage, apparently based in mutual passion (Kuja) was forced into divorce due to government law that a male heir must be produced. Mangala rules 12th-from-5th, draining the energy from Children.
  • The sexual vitality and competitive enthusiasm of Mangala are often invigorating in early life. The second marriage would have been initially engaging and provide a degree of physically based attraction and a certain amount of sporting fun.

highest degree is held by Zukra

  • ruler of 10-publicity and 5-royalty . Zukra rules 7th-from-Chandra PLUS 12th-from-Chandra suggesting a strong marital bond with an element of emotional withdrawal. Zukra is a 5-10 Yogakaraka for the Makara lagna, adding benefit to marriage-3.
  • As karmesha-10, Zukra acquires responsibility to uphold the public law. Third lifepartnership is balanced in its support of matters related to 5 (politics, royalty, glamour) and 10 (dignity, social authority, reputation).
  • Marriage-3 (bhava-7) find the sequence degree-ruler Zukra in 2nd-from-7, suggesting much engagement of both partners of the third marriage with secrecy, camouflage, and hidden assets.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala resides in 10th from Chandra

Mangala rules Vasu-Dhaniztha radical lagna

Kuja owns and aspects Anurandha-Chandra-yuti-Rahu

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Atmakaraka = Budha = commerce, conversations, communications media, cohort, cooperation

Budha owns and occupies the 10th navamsha

Budha rules Karakamsha Mithunaya = revolutionary 8th-from-Chandra . The deposed Iran-Shah 1919-1980 Mohamed Reza Pahlavi although famous for his later-life excesses, was greatly concerned in his younger years with the welfare of the lowest of the low. Only after he became disconnected from his service base, located in the bottom rungs of his own society, was he was driven from power. Then, he completely lost his ability to achieve material and social goals.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

many agreements with political allies

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra resides in 10th from Chandra

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


Shani resides in 10th from Chandra

Many restrictions and planned revolutions requiring transformative attention for marital happiness however due to proximity of Shani-Simha (hostile rashi) and very close to Mangala (sexual preference).

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka


Hall of Mirrors in Golestan Palace (Rose-Garden Palace) by Kamal-ol-Molk c. 1882

Marriage-1 = 15-Mar-1939

Princess Fawzia bint Fouad of Egypt = sister of King of Egypt 1936-1952 Farouk al-Awwal

  • fleshbirth 05-Nov-1921
  • fleshbirth02-July-2013



For Iran-Shah 1919-1980 Mohamed Reza Pahlavi ,15-Mar-1939 marriage-1 in Al-Qahira (Cairo)* Budha-Zukra period * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact swamsha

Surya occupies 6th-from-7th-from-Chandra * notably, the father of the groom did not attend the ceremony

divorced 1945 (Egypt) and 1948 (Iran);

one daughter 27-Oct-1940 Shanaz Pahlavi * Budha-Chandra period * Chandra rules 9th-from- Chandra

The first marriage = Zukra-Simha-8. Persona of mate #1 = tends to present attributes of royalty-celebrity (Simha) and 8-secrecy

Vrishabha Ketu in 7th-from-Chandra-11 shows the psychological and social distancing in the 1st marriage. The spouse is emotionally disconnected, playing a luxury (Vrishabha) role and staying away (Egypt)


Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari

BPL commentary: For Purvaphalguni natives, the condition of Zukra considerably affects the outcome

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Purvaphalguni * Yoni

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

BPL commentary: For Purvaphalguni natives, the condition of sweet Professor Bright Bhrigu 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.

"... 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."

marriage-2 12-Feb-1951

Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari

  • fleshbirth 22-Jun-1932
  • fleshdeath 26-Oct-2001




Second marriage profile Iran-Shahani 1932-2001 Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari

12-Feb-1951 marriage-2 * her age 18, his age 36

In the Shah's nativity, this second marriage occurred during his Ketu-Zukra period * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact swamsha

In the Shah's nativity, Divorce 1958, on account of infertility. However, the financial support post-divorce remained lavish and reports of the time suggest that the relationship continued covertly. 2nd-from-Chandra-11 = bhava-12 suggesting a person of some distant origins (her mom was German) and Guru ruling bhava-12 is uttama in 7 but Guru occupies the secretive, transformative 8th-from-12th

In Shahani Soraya's nativity, Sweets-seeking Zukra in the emotionally conflicted and self-medicating 6th-from-Chandra suggests behavioral addictions or substance addictions (typically alcohol, but other conflict-numbing sweetening practices also)

Marriage-3 = 21-Dec-1959

Shahbanu Farah Diba


Iran_Shah_wed3_1959.jpgIn the Shah's mativity, 21-Dec-1959 marriage-3 * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact swamsha

In radix, Surya-yuti-Budha and there is a great deal of support for Surya (Kingship) from the parivartamsha of Zukra-Surya.

The third marriage also draws upon the sober and lawful enduring significations of Shani as the third graha in the Zukra-Mangala-Shani cluster.

Shani while by nature the enforcer of a heavy workload and in Simha not a happy worker, is nevertheless the vitally empowering lagnesha and lord of the 7th-from-Zukra and lord of the 4th from Chandra. Shani is structured and respectable.

Iran_Farah_Diba.jpgThe third lifepartnership endures until his death in July-1980 during maraka Surya-Shani period.

7th-from-Chandra-11 = bhava-7 containing uttama-Guru. With the third marriage, his kingly personality finally achieves the required trust and alliance commitment.

"And now my friends,

all that is true, all that is noble,

all that is just and pure,

all that is loveable and gracious,

whatever is excellent and admirable -

fill all your thoughts with these things."

~~ Epistle to the Philippians 4:8

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