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Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Shahanshah Aryamehr, reigned from 1941 until 1979


Shah of Iran * 1941-1979

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

a.k.a. Shahanshah of Iran

a.k.a. Aryameher

a.k.a. Bozorg Arteshtaran

Earthbody-Entry Sunday-26-Oct-1919

Earthbody-Exit 27-July-1980 (age 60)


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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity

Anuradha * Maitra

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 85

BPL commentary:

For Anuradha natives, 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.

Instruction from the guardians of the civilizations of Gisgan-gusura.

"Usually robust and healthy,
  • yet the native of Anuradha gets very little enjoyment out of life.
Probably because he consciously strives after happiness
  • but with continual discontent and bitterness in his heart.
He has a deep secretive nature
  • and because of his attitude and outlook on life, he is somewhat unscrupulous .
"a sweet tongue but poison in the heart" aptly characterizes him."
Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Shani mahadasha * age birth until 17.1

26-Oct-1919 Earthbody-Entry in Teheran * Shani-Shani swabhukti

Budha Mahadasha * age 17.1 until 34.1

15-Mar-1939 marriage-1 * Budha-Budha swabhukti * atmakaraka Budha rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact Kanya swamsha

27-Oct-1940 child-1 * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra gives effect of Mangala lagnesha

26-Sept-1941 begin Shah duties * Budha-Zukra period * Zukra=10- rules 7 = contractual obligations

26-July-1944 decease of father Shah Reza Pahlavi * Budha-Chandra period * Chandra gives effect of Rahu

1948 divorce-1 * Budha-Rahu period

12-Feb-1951 marriage-2 * Soraya's age 18, his age 36 * Budha-Guru period * Guru rules navamsha-7 * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact Kanya swamsha

15-19 Aug-1953 28 Mordad coup d'état. Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown while Mohammad Reza Pahlavi is made supreme ruler of Iran * Budha-Shani chidradasha * Shani-10 rules 4-patriotism

Ketu Mahadasha * age 34.1 until 41.1

Janma Sade-Sati Vrischika Nov-1955 until Feb-1958

1958 divorce-2 * Ketu-Guru period * Guru rules 2-divorce

21-Dec-1959 marriage-3 * Ketu-Budha chidradasha * Budha rules swamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact contact Kanya swamsha

Zukra Mahadasha * age 41.1 until decease age 60

26-Oct-1967 coronation * Zukra-Mangala period * Mangala lagnesha

14-Jan-1979 flee from Iran due to coup * end Shah 11-Feb-1979 * Zukra -Budha period * Zukra rules 8-revolution, sudden unexpected change

June-1980 surgery of spleen27-July-1980 Earthbody-Exit (age 60) attributed to non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in Al-Qahira * Cairo * during the closure-and-forgiveness Zukra-Ketu chidradasha


10-Mar-1982 decease of Mother Nimtaj Ayromlou * Surya-Rahu period

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.

Iran_Mohammad-reza-shah.jpgSurya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vanika * nichha * Hiranya-garbha * golden fetus
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light, eye on imagination
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational, bright messenger, entitled to discuss

Surya-12 Parivartamsha Zukra-10


The Shah's father was a village peasant of very modest background (nichha-Surya) who joined the Iranian Army as a private and rose aggressively into a powerful leadership role (Surya karmesha), doing the bidding of foreign powers (Surya-12). A sudden coup d'etat organized by foreign-oil-interests catapulted dad into a position of semi-divine empowerment and he ruled a harsh, unjust regime. However dad was eventually disgraced (Surya-nichha).


Powerful Exchange produces a great concentration of power between the karmesha-10 Surya and the ruler of 7 = 10th-from-10th = Zukra. There is a weakness caused by Ketu-7 however which would generate a sudden and complete collapse of power during Zukra-Ketu chidradasha, resulting not only in exile but also in fleshdeath.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-1 * comfort in embodiment, action, innovation, first-arrival, aristocracy, birth
  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by rhythmic penetration of mystery
  • Chandra in Anuradha * comforted by resistance to danger * protectors against preventable damage, guardians of customary weapons, defensive invasions, regulated explosions
  • Somana-yuti-Rahu * Emotionally expedient, sensitive to exotic figures, need opportunities, feels unusual, exceptional

nichha Chandra-yuti-Rahu in 1 * extraordinary personality empowerments * = Chandra homeland, things under the ground (oil) yuti Rahu (oil, smoke)

The Shah was educated in Switzerland and had only minimal understanding of the poverty, illiteracy, and deeply held religious folkways, expressions of piety, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of his people. His ambitious (Rahu-1) reform policies benefited only the westernized elites, while leaving the great base of village people feeling that their identity was being threatened by catastrophically aggressive social change

Marriage-1: lifepartner for Chandra-1 * 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-10 = Mangala-10 + Shani-10.

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 fellow has many busy relationship events. Constantly crafting political alliances, agreements, and deals.

  • 7th-from-Chandra contains Ketu suggests both contractual (7) and emotional (Chandra) disorientation toward marriage-1
  • 2nd-from-Chandra = bhava-2 Dhanuzya, suggesting the financial orientation of mate-2. Although divorce was required, she was financially supported by the royal treasury throughout her life.
  • 9th-from-Chandra = bhava-9 containing the uttama-Guru in mutual aspect to Rahu-1 and casting the fertile drishti into Chandra. The third marriage was his most enduring, and the third lifepartner functioned as a Muse (9) 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 isfocused on public rules and leadership roles 10 yet beset by the permanent intrigues of Zukra. Shani -10 signals a high-visibility public spouse.
  • Professor Shani's effectiveness is heavily compromised in the rashi of enemy Surya and He is dangerously near to His attacking enemy Mangala.
  • Social-order Shani animosity with pitrikaraka Surya. The Shah's father was in such severe disapproval of this early marriage that Shah-Senior did not attend the wedding. Shani rules the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra suggesting property arrangements and the role of grandmothers.

second lowest degree is held by Kuja

  • representing marriage-2. Lagnesha Kuja-10 rules nichha-Chandra-yuti-Rahu. Kuja also rules Mesha 6th-from-Chandra emotional conflict. 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 divorce-6.
  • 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. However Mangala's instinctual movement is much harmed by rigid, law-enforcing Social-Order Shani.

highest degree is held by Zukra

  • Zukra rules 7-12 from lagna and both 7th-from-Chandra suggesting loyalty but also 12th-from-Chandra suggesting an element of emotional withdrawal.
  • Zukra-10 ruling 10th-from-10th acquires responsibility to uphold the law. Third lifepartnership is balanced in its support of matters related to contractual agreements (7) and invisible dealings with foreign countries (12).
  • 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 the nefarious dealings of bhava-12 containing nichha-Surya. The Shah was a puppet leader propped up by British and American oil kingpins.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala-Singha * vigorous pursuit of fame, drama; push toward entitlement
  • Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala * drive toward leadership, pursuit of social authority, invasive regulation, energized governing conquests
  • Kuja-yuti-Zukra * energized bargaining, dynamic trading, masculine force joins feminine allure, potential for aggressive mating, partnering actions
  • Kuja-yuti-Shani * energized rules, dynamic structuring, masculine force joins disciplined regulation

Mangala resides in the high-visibility, socially iconic the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Kuja owns and aspects Anuradha-Chandra-yuti-Rahu

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Sarala Yoga = Atmakaraka Budha rules 8 + Budha occupies 12

  • Budha-Thula * articulation of agreeable contracts, equable arrangements, balanced designs
  • Budha in bhava-12 * narrative of sanctuary, quietude, research, contemplation, inner terrain, spiritual guidance, distant worlds
  • Budha-yuti-Surya * articulation of radiant confidence, message of willpower and charisma

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

Budha owns and occupies the 10th navamsha

Budha rules Karakamsha Mithunaya-8 = the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 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 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 (11).

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

many ceremonial, priestly roles

uttama ruler of political-5 occupies fortunate, wise, privileged 9 = +++ dharmesha-9 occupies 1 with Rahu = recipe for extraordinary blessings of royal entitlement, amusements, children, intelligence, and game-playing, and very little accountability as befits a supreme monarch

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Singha * appreciation of royal confidence, pleasures of radiant central roles, brightly theatrical arrangements
  • Zukra-10 * pleasure of regulation, enjoys lawful, socially iconic, financially visible equity, appreciation of order
  • Zukra-yuti-Mangala * sweetened conquests, gracious competition
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * sweetened structures, gracious lawfulness

Surya-12 Parivartamsha Zukra-10

Zukra resides in the high-visibility, socially iconic the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Zukra-Singha in iconic-roles-10 = flashy costumes, royal gold-and-jewels parade

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Simbha * old entitlements, old drama, pressured heart, imposed politics, must do ceremony with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-10 * must govern the old order; cautious, conventional leadership roles; chronic weighty social duties
  • Shani-yuti-Mangala * resistance against vital birth, physical discipline, constrained movement
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * resistance against equity, contractual discipline, constrained harmony

Shani resides in the high-visibility, socially iconic , emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Many restrictions on movement due to proximity of Shani-Simha (hostile rashi) and very close to Mangala (sexual preference).

1953 Coup Budha-Shani period

The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, = overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favour of monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name "Operation Boot") and the United States (under the name "Operation Ajax")

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

  • Rahu-Vrizchika * mask of undisclosed mysterious power

  • Rahu in bhava-1 * privilege via glamorous, mesmerizing, exotic, or unusual physical appearance, competitive movement, championship;; seeks social mobility via fascinating, energized physical body-form. Opportunistic, ambitious conditions of birth. Cult of personality.

  • Chandra-yuti-Rahu * amplified emotion, exotic habits, tricky comforts, opportunistic mother

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Vrizabha * incomplete acquisition, empty values , dissolute treasury
  • Ketu in classroom-7 * absentee spouse, disregards contractual loyalties, dissolves the alliances, irrelevance of partnership

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

Princess of Egypt; Queen of Iran from 1939 until 1945 * Fawzia Fouad * 1921-2013

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Fawzia Fouad * 1921-2013

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Swatika * Vayu

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 97

BPL commentary:

For Swatika natives, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu considerably affects the outcome.

Exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, agents of passion and desire, self-proclaimers, self-promoters, charlatans, masters of smoke and oils, and entrancingly ambitious persons may be especially influential.

Guided by the instructing intelligences of Arcturus

"This woman has a truthful honest straightforward character.

She can be identified by her speech and by her manner of walking.

  • Her gait and speech are rather heavy and ponderous ,

  • at least deliberate and purposeful.

She has a very friendly disposition

  • and is popular with her own sex.

She will marry into a large family

  • and she will be very devoted to her husband."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Egypt-Iran Queen 1921-2013 Fawzia bint Fouad

Marriage-1 = 15-Mar-1939

Princess Fawzia bint Fouad of Egypt = sister of Egypt King 1920-1965 Farouk al-Awwal

  • Earthbody-Entry 05-Nov-1921
  • fleshdeath 02-July-2013



15-Mar-1939 marriage-1 in Al-Qahira (Cairo)

to Iran-Shah 1919-1980 Mohamed Reza Pahlavi ,* samchara Rahu-Ketu via Meena-Kanya contact R-K nodes

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 *

psychological and social distancing in the 1st marriage. The spouse is emotionally disconnected, playing a luxury (Vrishabha) role and staying away (Egypt)

second marriage to Ishmail Chirine on 22-Mar-1949




Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativity

Purvaphalguni * Yoni

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

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

"... 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

  • Earthbody-Entry 22-Jun-1932
  • fleshdeath 26-Oct-2001

Iran-Queen 1932-2001 Soraya Esfaniary-Bakhtiari

her mom was German and she was raised culturally European; the Shah himself was educated in Switzerland and implicitly functioned as a Euro monarch



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

Soraya_Esfandiary-Bakhtiari.jpg12-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 by nature is the enforcer of a heavy workload and Shani-Simha is not a happy worker. Nevertheless, Shani is the vitally empowering lagnesha and ruler of 7th-from-Zukra + 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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