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Royalty and Celebrity

Shah Jahan was famed for many achievements, including architectural design. He built the monumental mausoleum Taj Mahal as a memorial to one of his beloved wives Arjumand Banu Begum * Mumtaz Mahal.

Shah Jahan in his Durbar


Military Conqueror, Architect * ruled 1628-1658 CE

Shahanshah Al-Sultan al-‘Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram, Malik-ul-Sultanat, Ala Hazrat Abu’l-Muzaffar Shahab ud-din Muhammad Shah Jahan I, Sahib-i-Qiran-i-Sani, Padshah Ghazi Zillu’llah, Firdaus-Ashiyani, Shahanshah—E—Sultanant Ul Hindiya Wal Mughaliya

Shah Jahan

a.k.a. Mirza Shahabuddin Baig Muhammad Khan Shah Jahan

a.k.a. Shah Jehan

a.k.a. Prince Khurram

a.k.a. Shihāb al-Dīn Muḥammad Khurram

Earthbody-Entry 15-Jan-1592 CE (N.S. date add 10 days to O.S. date)

* fleshdeath 01-Feb-1666 CE (N.S. date add 10 days to O.S. date) (age 74)



Military Conqueror, Architect ruled from 1628 until 1658 CE * Shah Jahan * 1592-1666

birth data from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Jahan * tentatively rectified

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

born on Saptami * Krishna Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttaraphalguni * Aryaman

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 83

BPL commentary:

For Uttaraphalguni 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 the civilizations of Denebola.

"A proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


Shah Jahan painted in 1631 Persian Miniature style artist Bichir

Chandra Mahadasha * age birth until 3 years

Chandra in Shravana * Surya-yuti-Chandra * Chandra-yuti-Budha

15-Jan-1592 (N.S.) Earthbody-Entry * Chandra-Budha period * Budha lagnesha-karmesha

Mangala Mahadasha * age 3-10

Mangala in bhava-7 * Mangala-Meena * Mangala kahala parivartamsha Guru-3

period of separation from the bio-mother; ruler of 3-8 is typically challenging for the Kanya nativity

Rahu Mahadasha * age 10-28

09-Oct-1609 marriage-1 to Kandahari Begum * Rahu-Shani period * Shani rules navamsha

21-Aug-1611 birth of first child, daughter * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules 9th-from-Chandra

10-May-1612 marriage to Arjumand Banu Begum ( aka Mumtaz-Mahal)* Rahu-Budha period

03-Sept-1617 marriage to Izz un-Nisa Begum * Rahu-Surya period

18-Apr-1719 death of his mother Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani * Rahu-Chandra period * matri-maraka Chandra rules 7th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 28-44

Guru in bhava-3 kahala parivartamsha Mangala-7

07-Nov-1627 decease of Father Emperor Jahangir * Guru-Ketu period * Ketu chidrakaraka

07-July-1631 death of Mumtaz-Mahal * Guru-Surya period * Surya ruler-of-12 loss of identity, invisibility

Shani mahadasha * age 44-63

Shani in bhava-10 * Maha Parivartamsha Yoga Budha-Maraka-5 ++ Shani-yuti-Rahu Mithunaya-10

1650 death of wife-1 Kandahari Begum * Shani-Mangala period * kalatra-maraka Mangala rules 2nd-deom-7th

Budha Mahadasha * age 63 until 74 (fleshdeath)

Budha in bhava-5 * Budha-Makara * maha-parivartamsha Shani-10

Chandra-yuti-Budha * Surya-yuti-Budha * Surya rules 12 invisibility

1658 ill and imprisoned by his son * Budha-Ketu period

01-Feb-1666 CE Earthbody-Exit (N.S.)(age 74) * Budha-Rahu period

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka


Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

From Chandra-Makara lagna, the mature voice of sober serious structured hierarchical Professor Shani rules

  • the emotionally-motivated traditionalism, family lineage conserving, treasure-preserving, language-and-history remembering, acquisitive, genetic conservation of 2nd-from-Chandra
  • the emotional authenticity of in-the-body feelings represented by sensitive, receptive, absorptive Chandrana

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

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Arudha lagna = bhava-9 politics, dharma

Karakamsha = bhava-5 politics, royalty, entitlement, charisma

Remarkable double parivartamsha yoga

  1. Maha Parivartamsha Yoga = Budha-Maraka-5 ++ Shani-yuti-Rahu Mithunaya-10 * a powerhouse for regal charisma-5 exchanged with governance authority-10
  2. Kahala Parivartamsha Yoga Mangala-Meena-7 ++ Guru-Vrischika-3 * advising-7 exchange with communications-3

Chandra in bhava-5

Chandra in Shravana * comforted by careful listening * protectors of undulating shamanic sound, customary lawfulness, structured parenting, reputable dwelling

* Chandra-yuti-Budha

the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra

Mangala in bhava-7 * Mangala-Meena

Budha in bhava-5 * Budha-Makara

yuti Chandra- Makara yuti Surya-Makara


karmesha-10 = Budha in bhava-5

Guru in bhava-3 * Guru in Vrizchika

Guru kahala parivartamsha Mangala-Meena-7

Zukra in bhava-4 * dig-bala

Zukra-Dhanuzya yuti Ketu-Dhanuzya

Zukra-yuti-Ketu-4 suggests early separation from the mother and the childhood home (he was taken at 6 days from his bio-mother, raised by a senior queen, and returned to his bio-mom aged 13)

Zukra rules 2-9 suggesting luxury in the childhood home

Shani in bhava-10

Rahu-Mithunaya yuti Shani-Mithuna

Shani putrapathi * Shani-yuti-Rahu in 6th-from-Chandra indicates lifelong emotional struggle with sons (5) and with opportunistic (Rahu) military conquests.

Rahu in bhava-10 * Rahu-Mithunaya

yuti Shani-Mithuna * Shani-yuti-Rahu

Ketu in Bhava-4 * Ketu-Dhanuzya

yuti Zukra-Dhanuzya



commissioned by Shan Jahan * The Red Fort in Delhi * painted in 1852 (250 years after its construction)

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