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Billy Graham 1930's, rural North Carolina

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Rev. Billy Graham in 2007, age 89


Christian-Baptist evangelist

revivalist missionary preacher

multi-media publications corporation


Billy Graham

a.k.a. William Franklin Graham Jr.

Earthbody-Entry Thu-07-Nov-1918

Earthbody-Exit 21-Feb-2018 (age 99)


Children's book author-illustrator

Ruth Bell Graham

Earthbody-Entry 10-June-1920

Earthbody-Exit 14-June-2007 (age 87)

nativity of Ruth Bell Graham


Christian-Baptist evangelist, revivalist missionary preacher * 1918-2018 * Rev. Billy Graham

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

born on day-4 Chaturthi of Sukla Paksha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Shatavisaka * Sadachbia * Shata-takara

BPL commentary:

For Shata-taraka fellows, the disposition of mesmerizing, hypnotic, shadowy, privilege-seeking Professor Rahu considerably affects the outcome.

Exotics, ethnic mixers, opportunists, fascinators, mesmerizers, privilege-seekers, impostors, rogues, 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 instructors from the civilizations of Sadachbia* Tabernacles

Rahu-ruled gentlemen who are born into Sata are often found in fascinating roles that boost mass consciousness. Sata births are somewhat rare. Sadachbia work with large regulated systems such as mathematics, scientific theories, and sacred cosmology.

Sadabija gentlemen may display principled methods of inquiry, and they may hold dignified social positions, but their personal lifestyles are often unorthodox. Their work often overturns an outdated social paradigm of scientific theory or religious belief.

Themes of over-reaching, charlatanry, entrancement, expedient linkage, hypnotic appearance, and connections between contradictory systems may contextualize Sata's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Shata-taraka

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 88.

"A quiet and unassuming person,

thoughtful and meditative

  • yet given to sudden outbursts of temper.

Lives in the mental world rather than in the physical.

Prefers solitude to the company of others.

  • Does not care for small talk

  • and finds social contact rather tiresome.

Many astrologers and philosophers found with Shatataraka on the Rising Point."

A light eater and moderate in most things."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Old Time Religion with an unorthodox Shatavisaka twist

Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala lagnesha occupies the doctrinal, preaching 9th-from-Chandra and Shani rules bhava-7 The Covenant.

Like most of his Scots-Irish American fellows, Graham was raised Scottish Presbyterian "Church of the Elders" (Shani). Yet during a bhukti of Zukra-Guru bhukti when he was 16 years old, a famous tent-preacher came to his small farm town and an inspired young Graham converted to the large-group energy, youth-oriented "born-again" Baptist sect.

Over the course of his preaching career from the 1930's until the 1990's. Graham continually returned to the rhythms (Chandra) of the old-time religion which was rooted in the traditional ways of Scots-Irish American folk culture of the farmers and the villagers. This tradition had historically appealed to the masses with its focus not policy or doctrine but rather on song and emotional healing.

However Graham took a typically unorthodox Shatavisaka approach to his ministry, and his Chandra in Mula took astounding evangelical risks. The content of his preaching included distinctively non-familiar, non-traditional ideas such as racial de-segregation, freedom to meet Christ with no prerequisite rituals or memberships, and a ministry that served millions but owned no physical church-building.

Hour of Decision 1918-2018 Rev. Billy Graham with fellow American Christian preacher USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King


Billy Graham 1950's, Hollywood California

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 4.2

Thu-07-Nov-1918 Earth-birth in Charlotte, NC * Ketu-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 3-communications, commerce

Zukra Mahadasha * age 4.2 until age 24.2

1934 (age 16) converted at a revival meeting conducted by famed evangelist Mordecai Ham * Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru-11 congregation, assembly, community

1939 ordained as a Baptist minister in Peniel Baptist church * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha gives effect of Rahu

1940 graduation from Florida Bible Institute (age 20) * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

1942 (age 23) earned BA-Anthropology diploma from Wheaton College * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha diploma

13-Aug-1943 (age 24) marriage-1 to Prodigals 1920-2007 Ruth Bell Graham * Zukra-Chandra bhukti * Budha rules navamsha-7 * gochara R-K via Karkata-Makara * contact D-9 R-K axis

Surya Mahadasha * age 24.2 until age 30.2

21-Sept-1945 child-1 * Surya-Guru bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha * age 30.2 until 40.2

1949 Billy Graham Crusades begins preaching on television * funded by San Francisco Examiner 1863-1951 plutocrat William Randolph Hearst * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules 10-public visibility ++ Budha-yuti-Rahu + Kuja rules 3-television

1950 founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association * Chandra-Mangala bhukti * Mangala rules-3 communications, evangelism

Nov-1952 Graham's friend POTUS-34 Interstate Highway System Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected POTUS-34 * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 11-friends, connections

Mangala Mahadasha * age 40.2 until age 47.2

1962 (Billy's age 43) grieved decease of father * Mangala-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 12th-from-Surya

Rahu Mahadasha * age 47.2 until age 65.2

1972-73 hate speech scandal involving Graham's racist and inflammatory personal conversations (Budha) with Graham's close friend and advisee POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon. * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 12-private environments

July-1974 convenes Lausanne Conference largest Christian-ecumenical gathering of its time * Rahu-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 5-entertainments * Budha-yuti-Rahu-10 leadership

14-Aug-1981 grieved the decease of mother * Rahu-Chandra bhukti * Chandra gives effect of Mangala rules 12th-from-Chandra

Guru Mahadasha * age 65.2 until 81.2

Oct-1989 receives his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (age 71) * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha-9 rules 5-celebrity-entertainment

1991 begin suffering from Parkinson's Disease (age 76) * Guru-Ketu bhukti

Shani mahadasha * age 81.2 until decease age 99.0

2005 Billy Graham Crusades ends (Billy's age 87) * Shani-Ketu bhukti

14-Jun-2007 decease of wife Ruth McCue Bell * Shani-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 12th-from-7th-from-Chandra

21-Feb-2018 decease (age 99) * Shani-Guru bhukti * Guru maraka rules-2

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Billy Graham 1966, television studio

Rescue of failing Crusades by Newspapers 1863-1951 plutocrat William Randolph Hearst

In early1949 during Surya-Budha bhukti * Budha-yuti-Rahu-2 speech, Rev. William "Billy" Graham's Los Angeles Crusade was playing to an empty house. The audience had dwindled, expenses could not be paid, and the operators were going to shut down the failed revival meetings.

Suddenly (Rahu) he saw the flashing of camera lights as the aisles filled with newspaper reporters (Budha).

The billionaire plutocrat, pro-fascist, and virulent anti-Communist media magnate Newspapers 1863-1951 plutocrat William Randolph Hearst had heard Graham speak. W.R. Hearst had commanded battalions of newspaper and radio journalists to vigorously promote Graham's anti-Communist Crusade. Their salaries were paid by Hearst.

Although most religious leaders in the USA were careful to respect the legal distinction between church and state, Newspapers 1863-1951 plutocrat William Randolph Hearst was a fascist for whom there were no such protections since "all was bound together".

Fascisti do not respect legal distinctions, Rather, they seek a mandatory, centralized, uniform power. Hearst wanted to see more binding between politics and religion within Euro-American culture, and in Graham he found an excellent tool.

Follow the Funding

For Hearst, more Christianity meant less Communism. During the final two years of Hearst's life, Hearst significantly funded Graham's ministry . Graham's preaching ever afterward reflected the nichha-Surya willingness to say what the cintamani * mani * money (combust Zukra) required him to say.


Billy Graham socializing with POTUS-43 Decision Points 1946- George W. Bush . Graham, who was four years elder to GW's father, had been a family friend and counselor. In his 2010 autobiography Decision Points, GW Bush credited Graham with supporting GW's successful struggle to break free from chronic alcoholism.


Required political advising = Shani-Simha-7

*** Hour of Decision 1918-2018 Rev. Billy Graham with close friend and advisee POTUS-36 Great Society 1908-1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson walking near the Whitehouse in June-1967

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vanika * nichha * Hiranya-garbha * golden fetus
  • Surya in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto * center of doctrine, intelligence for patronage, brightly preaching, focus on beliefs, philosophical entitlements, eye on worldview
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, bright bargainer, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive

Surya in bhava-9 rules 7-viws, promises, equity ++ Surya occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

economic gains from preaching on making the promise, redemption, bargains, equity == estimated 25million_USD net worth at the time of death

Surya rules the humanistic worldview 9th-from-Chandra containing loyal-to-the-contract Shani-Simha-7


Dad was a dairy farmer. Surya-yuti-Zukra = Zukra rules 4-Rishabha dairy, farms. Surya-yuti-Zukra-Thula suggests herds = herds of cattle; milk, cheese, yogurts; whitish, sweetish food delights.

Surya-Thula bhava-91 accepts hard-working drishti of Shani-7 promises, bargains.

Surya Mahadasha * age 24.2 until age 30.2

nichha-Sury caused some early missteps. Weakened by adversarial tenant Shani, and naturally self-reflexive, nichha-Surya has some tendency to show-off and display a petty selfishness, while pretending to seek harmonious agreements such as vows and promises (Thula).

Drishti of Guru-5-Mithunaya entering into Surya-9-Thula expands the scope of philosophical outreach. However in the early years of Graham's ministry during Surya mahadasha age 24-30, the weakened nichha-Surya overemphasized superficial entertainments. He was accused of attention-getting by pandering to those seeking an afternoon's amusement rather than a responsible doctrinal commitment .

Superficial showmanship weakens spiritual authenticity.

Graham's early style of catering to the bright lights of the camera (Surya), along with using entertainment drama (Surya) in place of sincere and thoughtful individual decisions, did cost Billy Graham some character criticism (nichha-Surya = compromised authenticity).

Shani drishti into to nichha-Surya)

Throughout his life Graham's hypocrisy was criticized, even while his charitable works were praised (Guru drishti into to 9-11-1). His method of managing the accusations was always the same: appear penitent and ask for forgiveness. This method worked in every case, even with his racist hate-speech that was exposed by the Watergate tapes. Forgiveness was consistent with his evangelical message and forgiveness allowed him to escape from nichha-Surya scandal on numerous occasions.

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Dhanuzya * comforted by rhythmic catechesis of belief
  • Chandra in Mula * comforted by witnessed emptiness * protectors of the eternal root vortex, philosophical watchers, galactic pilgrims
  • Chandra in classroom-11 * comfort in networks, familiar with connection, routine webworks, community, soothed by social linkage; undulating friendships
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally competitive * Emotionally self-goal-directed

Chandra in Mula

Somana-yuti-Kuja in Mula-nakshatra suggests a familiar-face (Chandra) associated with disregard for consequences, surrender, abandonment, walking-away, liberating beliefs

Chandra in Mula shows Graham's avoidance of conventional sermonizing and He preferred to convince his believers via a direct, unmeditated understanding gained through immediate experience (Rahu).

MOTHER * matrikaraka

Mom was named Morrow Franklin, born in 1892. According to Graham, mom was a hardworking farm woman with minimal education and perpetual faith. Her life was defined by physical effort (Somana-yuti-Kuja) as she raised four children in rural North Carolina through the Great Depression. Graham, who worked consistently into his 90's, claims that his mom indoctrinated him in that work ethic.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional support expectations


When conditions in bhava-5 are supportive, the lifemate becomes a celebrity focus, providing social entertainments, delightful children, and political charm.. Partnership is often based in shared commitment to enjoyment, games, sparking intelligence, and basking in the bright rays of uniqueness. Billy and Ruth Graham were not the typical preacher and sober mousy wife. They became camera-ready celebrities.

Mithunaya-Guru occupies 7th-from-Chandra-11/ Ruth was an admired creative writer and illustrator of children's books and a poet. They both had star appeal, but Ruth had more of it. Her guidance (Guru) in matters of faith but also in matters of publishing was an anchor of his adult success. With Graham's ministry not having any fixed physical church or dues-paying congregation, their funding came from a print-and-electronic publishing operation which became increasingly profitable as he expanded internationally (Guru-Mithunaya inspirational international publishing).

Representing the spouse, Brihaspati maintains a higher worldview, and provides guidance from that wise perspective. Mrs. Graham's confession of faith was provided to her by her parents, and from their model she did not waver. However her husband made some dramatic adaptions which his critics considered faithless as represented by his controversial, over-reaching Budha-yuti-Rahu-10 (Jyeztha outspoken) in 6th-from-Guru-5. The two spouses did not agree on every aspect of doctrine, in fact they maintained separate and incompatible catechisms.

Somana-yuti-Kuja-11-Mula = Recipe for massive scale of radical (mula-root) rebirth

  • ++Huge Assemblies, Self-Annihilation and Rebirth (Mula)
  • ++ Chandra's Familiar rhythms
  • ++ foreign ethno-cultural message
  • ++ global humanism, international community network

Inspirational speaker, worldwide "Born Again" preacher

To ground his absolutely reborn message, Graham used the the culturally familiar western-European cultural roots of the largely agricultural classes (Chandra). Most of his audiences were deeply familiar with the simple liturgies of healing and forgiveness from Judeo-Christian tradition.

Chandra imagery in the pre-international ministry

Promotional photographs of his family featured settler-pioneer log-house interiors with the pewter cookware of the early decades of settlement (1750-1830), evoking the core identity of immigrant believers in their divinely sanctioned manifest destiny. It was a message of approval and permission, particularly a permission to take the land.

Graham's religious programming enjoyed vibrant commercial success in several lands where traditional peoples were feeling threatened by cultural assimilation or nationalism, such as Nagaland in India. Suddenly entrapped in a Hindi social pyramid which placed them in the awful bottom caste, the Naga folk reached out for New Identity.

When Graham's ministry extended to the Naga folk in far-far-eastern India, the core issue of legitimating non-Hindu identity -- an identity not defined by social laws (Mula) would call out for support, and Graham had the Christian toolkit of rituals of self-reinvention ready to deliver.

Mula Chandra needs rhythmic routine but craves utter annihilation and rebirth

As Graham's domestic outreach ministry began to develop its uniquely unorthodox dogma of redemption through Christ alone (no membership required), many of the folks to whom his uniquely packaged evangelical message appealed -- both black and white, American and international -- had come into the cities from a rural background.

Many were experiencing a type of culture shock induced by loss of familiar rhythms of country life (Chandra) combined with a perceived need (Chandra) to take energetic action toward a new life (Kuja)..

The old Christian religious culture with its doctrinal confessions, privileged priesthoods, tithing payments, and social uniformity was obsolete. Yet folks who suffered alienation naturally craved a return to the sense of comfort and belonging that had once been known at the core of the Old Way.

Rebirth * Born Again * No Consequences Ketu

Additionally, Budha-yuti-Rahu-Jyeztha provides tremendous outreach for the Message..

Billy Graham was a compelling preacher whose mesmerizing promises of New Life beckoned to an audience of millions. Chandra-Kuja-Mula-11 receives exceptionally expansive drishti from Guru-Mithunaya-5 entertainment, celebrity, politics. .His ministry went worldwide, encompassing sophisticates from the big financial capital cities alongside stone-age tribesmen from the hills of Burma. They were all looking for a way home, a sense of belonging, a grounding via Chandra.

Non-customary, disestablished = Chandra customs, boundaries, walls

Chandra-Mula responds to circumstance, not structure

Mula demands root-regenerations * Mula has no continuations or corrolaries

According to his critics within the religious establishment , Graham's ministry was driven by financial and political expedience rather than ethical principle. Many claimed that despite his success in numbers, traditional ministers could not ethically (Chandra) work with Graham due to his situational approach to religious conversion. They demanded deeper levels of cultural and lifestyle commitment to upholding the doctrine. The demanded lifetime compliance and a revenue stream.. Graham's one-time, one-size-fits-all rebirth experience offered neither.

Graham's public-relations team produced a fierce spin about Graham's support for race equality in the USA. Yet, Graham accepted racists equally with anti-racists. He claimed to judge no-one.

At one of tje huge altar-call rallies in Texas, Billy Graham was introduced by the segregationist Texas governor

USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King announced that he could not continue to work with Graham.

Graham accepted that too. Chandra-Mula responds to circumstance, not structure

Most religious leaders in the USA were careful to respect the constitutional distinctions between church and state. However, Graham was on the payroll of fascist multimillionaire Newspapers 1863-1951 plutocrat William Randolph Hearst and later his funding flowed from other unsavory interests. Graham often allowed the fellowship of private prayer with powerful political leaders to blur both doctrinal and legal boundaries. Mula respects no law.

Instant Redemption, No Contract -- seeking new Markets for Salvation

Once the social transition from agricultural economies into industrial technology economies was completed in the West, Graham's born-again formula lost much of its appeal. Those who remained confused and alienated by the complexity of modern society continued to seek Pentecostal annihilating transformative ministry, but by the 1990's Graham was no longer filling stadiums to the brim.

He wisely took his Crusades abroad, where the absolute power of one-moment (Mula) was especially embraced by folks who felt disenfranchised either personally or tribally. Many were ripe and ready for a complete transformative change of identity based on annihilation of the old (Mula) and generations of the new (Kuja innovation).

The publishing and event-production business flourished.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala-Dhanuzya * vigorous pursuit of humanistic worldview; push toward doctrinal expansion, proactive teaching-preaching, philosophical globalism
  • Mangala in bhava-11 * drive toward connectivity, pursuit of earnings, , marketplace dynamics, invasive networking, energized scientific systems, economic conquests
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally competitive, sensitive to brotherly figures, needs movement, feels like a champion
Mangala rules Karakamsha Mesha-7 = contract, covenant, promise, vow

Mangala-11 rules 3-evangelism, announcements ++ 10-reputation, visibility

Somana-yuti-Kuja - both Chandra and Mangala occupy Mula

Kuja Dosha into 7th-from-Chandra = this married couple needs space, and they created it

Automatic intense Kuja Dosha when Somana-yuti-Kuja, compounded by risk-positive Chandra in Mula. However BOTH spouses have pronounced marital Kuja Dosha and thus they balanced. In practice, they spent very little time together until a late retirement in their 80's.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha in bhava-10 * narrative of leadership, explainer of governance, describer of decision-making, delivers instructions about the lawful social order
  • Budha-Vrizchika * hidden communications, articulation of transformative secrets, emergency pronouncements, messages about camouflaged, undisclosed mysteries
  • Budha-yuti-Rahu * articulation of ambitious desire, message of exciting opportunities, talkative mix-masters
Broadcasting Budha-yuti-Rahu rules the emotionally motivated, social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra = Kanya bhava-8 = sudden unexpected change, trauma healing, therapeutic interventions, volcanic eruptions, emergencies, rejuvenation rebith

Budha preached a medicinal message = salvation for those languishing in the depths of despair, addiction, accusation, and self-contempt (Budha rules-6).

Super amplified Budha-yuti-Rahu published radio-television programming, magazines, and pamphlets ** Budha-Vrischika-rules 8 = a double-dose of sudden transformation

Super amplified Budha-yuti-Rahu dynamically energizes the redemption experience, transforms the liturgical formats (Budha lit-urgy, the written-working). '

Super amplified Budha-yuti-Rahu = globally recognized corporation publishes skills training materials == writer.

Graham's largest ministries occurred outside his USA homeland. Graham conducted international religious assemblies for decades. Overall he spent more career energy in distant lands than in the homeland.

Graham's preaching ministry operated on a massive scale, which required sustained effort (lagnesha Shani)-7 drishti to lagna-1 is a very hard worker) -- but which was also financially profitable via tax avoidance for religious organizations (Super amplified Budha-yuti-Rahu rules 8 taxes).

Budha-yuti-Rahu, signifying expedient language, occupies the retreating, solitude-seeking, invisible 112th-from-Chandra

Ruler of 5-celebrity entertainments + 8 radical transformation of identity, Budha-yuti-Rahu suggests a public leadership role that is inclusive (due to Guru-5) and veers away from detailed rules and regulations of a particular catechism (Rahu occupies 6th-from-Guru-5 doctrine) and toward the private spiritual experience of sanctuary prayer (12th-from-Chandra).

Budha-yuti-Rahu indicates Graham's non-customary, ambitious (Rahu) reinterpretation (Budha) of conventional biblical theology and his Vrischika-penetrating use of language to stimulate sudden, transformative change.

Budha signifies travel itineraries (schedules Budha) . Graham traveled constantly with his ministry and was rarely at home (Ketu-4). He spent decades in the international revival business which was much more profitable and in his view more necessary as a ministry than his US operations. Rahu the Mix-Master.

Generous Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Mithunaya * much communication, many merchants, conversations about belief, doctrine of inclusive messaging, expansive evangelism
  • Guru in bhava-5 * mmuch creativity, many intelligences, many entitlements, numerous games, much speculation, many performances

Brihaspati is the money-maker for Kumbha lagna.

Guru-5 rules 2 + 11 creating a very significant dhanayoga. Guru also rules the customary, home-culture-rooted 1-4 from Mula-Chandra

Guru drishti into Chandra in Mula-11 ++ Mangala in bhava-11-Mula = enormous faith congregations

A specialist in preaching on Redemption through The Covenant to the working-class masses 9th-from-Chandra = Shani-7 redemption contracts, Graham famously assembled a choir with over 5000 singers.

Guru benevolent key relationships

  • In Nov-1952 during * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Graham's friend POTUS-34 Interstate Highway System Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected to the USA presidency

Guru-Mithunaya Radio-Television ministry of service * selling salvation

Following his religious understanding of the teachings of Christ, Graham catered to those with ostracized status such as addicts, the ill, the rejected, and those with chronic financial scattering.

Guru occupies the promise-making, vow-taking, covenantal 7th-from-Chandra

Publishing much enhanced by atmakaraka Guru-5 in 3rd-from-3rd rules and aspects 3-publishing

Ostracized by mainstream churches * Chandra in Mula-11

The style-and-substance of Graham's preaching received only limited and conditional acceptance by mainstream Protesting Christian theologians. Due to his blatant commercialism Mithunaya, Graham was somewhat ostracized from the full dignity of established sectarian leadership. Rahu in 6th-from-Guru.

He was admired by peers for reaching the unreachable and for removing class barriers (Mula no barriers) to hearing the message about spiritual rebirth. However, Graham's innovative delivery (Mithunaya) of religious missionary content (Kuja-11 missionary-Mula) through radio-television, recorded media, and mass entertainment venues, managed through a corporate publishing business (3) seemed vulgar and corrupt to his more conventional clerical critics.

Graham was not the first televangelist, but even his critics would admit that he was among the most consistently profitable There were imitators and predecessors, but none mastered the model of massive outreach Budha-yuti-Rahu and fleet-footed revival mission touring (Guru-expanded-Mangala rules-3 tours) quite as well as the Graham Organization.

  • Examples of earlier televangelists include, during the 1920-30's, Foursquare Evangelist 1890-1944 Aimee Semple McPherson . Sister McPherson had a vigorous revival business with a significant Radio component. However, her organization collapsed due to financial pressure from expenses of undertaking huge church-building construction and feeding the hungry during the Great Depression.

Graham's ministry was never saddled with church-building or charity programs, for which he was criticized but which also kept the missions focused on the message.

Sweet Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka



Zukra rules Vrishabha 4-home, roots, routines, security, customs ++ Vanika- 9-doctrine, preaching, worldview, principled interpretations of reality

  • Zukra-Vanika * swakshetra * appreciation of negotiation, pleasures of harmonious arrangements, enjoys equity, aesthetic of the fair deal
  • Zukra-9 * pleasure of philosophical doctrine, enjoys paradigmatic, feminine-figures preach-teach on principles, global equity, appreciation of theory
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * gracious brightness, radiant beauty, self-reflexive bargaining, sweetly confident entitlements, enjoys politics, negotiating father-figure, intelligently focused on trades, arrangements, contracts

Zukra Mahadasha * age 4.2 until age 24.2

Zukra-9 rules Arudha lagna Vrishabha-4 home culture, familiar rhythms, secure anchors

Graham was publically identified with the agricultural, routine, emotional old time religion of the Scots-Irish American folk traditions prevailing in the American South, and amongst many who had further migrated to California from the Appalachian communities.

Zukra-9 swakshetra owns = bhava-9 doctrine, philosophy, principles of thought, belief

Zukra moudhyadosha * combust

Zukra-yuti-Surya Zukra kalatra-karaka yuti the independent-minded Sparkling Surya.

Zukra represents the wife ++ Surya rules-7 = the vows of marriage or ordination.

Incoming drishti of structured, hard-working, enduring, sober Shani-7. Wife is supportive although distant.

Zukra-yuti-Surya * Zukra rules 4+9 ++ Surya rules-7

Meets the future wife on a college campus (9)

Wife has a disciplined lifestyle (Shani-7) and reluctant tolerance for politics due to the Shani-Simha incoming drishti. Surya-yuti-Zukra combust suggests that the wife is strongly influenced by her father (pitrikaraka Surya).

Soberly serious strictly structured Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

lagnesha rules Kumbha

  • Shani-Simbha * old entitlements, old drama, pressured heart, imposed politics, proletarian entertainments, must do ceremony with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala * must balance; cautious, conventional partnerships ;tense loyalties, chronic responsibilities toward the spouse; visible genitalia; heavy pressure against freely chosen contracts

Shani resides in the doctrinal, preaching 9th-from-Chandra

Shani in Bhava-7 = buy-back, exchange, redemption; vows, promise, covenant

Delivered (Budha delivery) via its many publications, presentations, and products, the core message of the Graham Evangelical Association was that the covenant (Bhava-7 promise, contract, covenant, promise, vow ) is a stronger power than the already-weakened individual ego-will (nichha-Surya).

Following the church-less evangelical style of Methodism 1703-1791 John Wesley ,

Graham created a unique (Simha) Christian ministry appealing to very large revival assemblies.

A Necessity (Shani) for Politicians to be Photographed with Him

Simha-Shani in Bhava-7 = required to advise politicians. Because Shani = lagnesha, Graham was personally identified with the decades-rolling-on role of advisors of POTUS figures.

Politicians generally welcomed his offers of spiritual counsel, whether sincerely or simply for the public relations photo.

From the 1950's until his retirement during Shani-Ketu bhukti (Ketu-4 retirement), Graham offered non-official conversational counsel (Shani-7 advising-counseling) to most of the elected POTUS. Politicians usually curried favor from Graham, since a criticism or an endorsement from Graham could sway many believer-voters.

  • However, not all POTUS were fans of the reverend. POTUS-33 Trial and Hope 1884-1972 Harry Truman "the last honest man", known for his brutally frank comments, famously called Graham a "counterfeit attention-seeker" and a "fraud".

Graham was not universally admired = lagnesha Shani-Simbha.

Graham's radio-TV ministry was often criticized for its independent, entertainment-focused (Simha) presentation of the catechism of Christian belief. His message was delivered in small, digestible bites that even the least educated person could digest (Shani caters to the masses). His ministry had no fixed house of worship and no allegiance to any nation-- although it had substantial corporate publishing operations.

As a legendary celebrity with his own star in Hollywood (Simha) Graham also had to be wary of exceeding the acceptable quotient of glamour and glitter in his transformation-vending Crusades.

Tension but Preservation of the Marriage

Shani-7 rules-12 but located in 6/8 from 12 = enemies of the marriage, environments which are adversarial to the exclusivity contract of marriage tend to occur in distant lands. However Shani-7 is notoriously loyal to the contract (not to the person of the spouse but rather to the contract itself). Therefore while there can be expected the typical tension that occurs when the 6/8 vyayapathi occupies 7-alliance, nevertheless the union is faithfully preserved.

He was born into a Presbyterian lineage tradition of elder-bishops (presbyters, Shani) that was founded in opposition to kings and popes (Shani-Simha oppresses royal privilege). His upbringing like that of his broad demographic tended to be more rigid and culturally intolerant of self-focused romance or fashionable display = Shani-imbha repressed flamboyance.

If Graham was to develop a religious calling, Shani would demand that the Great Work be focused upon the promise, the covenant, the redemption contract (7). And he did.

Work Ethic, Structured Time

Hardworking Shani-7 casts drishti upon 1-personality + 9-doctrine, dharma + 4-homeland, cultural roots, localization (contains dissociative Ketu-4)

Time-structured Shani casts Drishti into ruler-Surya-9 a karako bhavo nashto father.. Graham was working regularly in his trade until well into his late 80's. 6th-from-Shani = bhava-12 invisibility. Makara indicating conflict between staying true to his identity = the Great Work vs. surrender into sanctuary (12).

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

  • Rahu-Vrizchika *craving for mystery * mask of undisclosed, secret power; fascinated by exploration, recycling seeks special importance via sudden discovery, exposure of hidden assets
  • Rahu in bhava-10 * in swabhava of Sober Shani, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual iconic, symbolic, representational, government, executive authority, social status; desires a special, important, regulating role in privileged socially visible ranks. Exciting, opportunistic leaders, ambitious bosses and government officials. Thrives in culturally-mixed legislative, executive settings. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a boss, an authority-figure, a decision-maker, a legislator, a tyrant. Bhava-10 social authority = a publicly recognized environment for boundary-breeching, risk-rewarding Rahu.
  • Budha-yuti-Rahu * amplified articulation, magnified communications, exotic information, tricky signals, opportunistic siblings

Budha-yuti-Rahu rules Mithunaya-5 ==7th-from-Chandra

13-Aug-1943 (age 24) marriage-1 to Ruth McCue Bell * Zukra-Budha bhukti * * Ms. Bell was born in China (Rahu). She held firmly at the time of their marriage and until her decease a different confession of faith from her increasingly famous preacher husband. She never abandoned her principled beliefs (Guru) to accommodate her husband's religious entertainment career.

Rahu seeks Privilege, Opportunity

Expedient speech empowerments of Budha.

Budha-yuti-Rahu-Vrischika-10 offers the fascinating prospect of instant, no-accountability, no-transparency narrative of leadership and social authority. No elections. No corporate promotions. No vetting. No earned doctorate. Just Rahu-10.

Graham enjoyed a six-decade career in preaching the experience of redemption and rebirth (Vrischika) which was exciting propaganda but results were not measureable (Rahu smoky).

Rahu Mahadasha * age 47.2 until age 65.2

Rahu-10 drishti to 2-4-6

Rahu drishti to Karkata-6 ruled by Mula-Chandra-11= engages an internationalized community of suffering believers. However, the promises and fulfillments tended to be short-lived and the community was never coherent; rather, it quickly fragmented into national or individual narratives.

Rahu in 6/8 from Guru-5

The perfect storm

Graham's Hate Speech recorded by the Watergate Tapes of POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon

Guru rules disregard-for-consequences Mula-Chandra-yuti-Kuja

Rev. Graham suffered a hate-speech scandal. which nearly ended his public career, In 1972 during the notoriously challenging* Rahu-Shani bhukti * Budha-yuti-Rahu

Graham made grandiose (Rahu) and vicious statements during a (presumably) secret (Vrischika) interpersonal conversation. While unknowingly being audio-recorded by his close friend and emerging paranoiac POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon, (Chandra-Mula in 11-friends)

In the act of providing spiritual guidance, Rev. Graham made several inflammatory (Rahu) ethnic hate and racial slurs. When the Congressional subcommittee in charge of Nixon's impeachment came to review the tapes, they were shocked at Graham's hatefulness and vulgarity of speech.

These surreptitiously (Rahu) recorded statements threatened to undermine Graham's credibility as a Christian moral leader. Rahu occupies 6th-from-Guru-preacher.

Strategically, Graham and his public-relations team (3) decided to ask forgiveness in prayer

Graham's following (composed of self-identified saved-sinners) largely accepted this plea. A slightly tarnished Graham -- who was only partly finished with a portentous Rahu mahadasha -- then continued his preaching crusade mission with little concern for consequences.

After his racism and bullying talk were exposed in the USA, Graham's image lost some luster. From the mid-1970's, Graham's spiritual-salvation business was increasingly focused on audiences outside the USA who did not associate Graham with the Watergate tapes.

Graham's handlers were able to fully salvage his ministry during the subsequent Guru Mahadasha by going global almost exclusively during the 16 years of Guru Mahadasha. (Guru global ++ Guru rules karmesha Mula-Chandra message of Total Surrender.)

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Vrizabha * dissociates from collections, incomplete acquisition, empty values , dissolute treasury, not limited by storage, disarrayed lineage, ignores restriction on speech-voice-sight
  • Ketu in classroom-4 * ambivalent toward the homestead, absentee mother-figure, disregards local customs, dissolved property boundaries, wanders from home, irrelevance of the established folkways

Ketu in classroom-4 * rarely at home * few roots * dissociated from customary routines

Typical of executives who are frequently/constantly traveling from one luxury hotel to the next

At home, he was said to be restlessly uncomfortable, just waiting to get out to the next massive structured worship performance, its attention upon him, its delivery of the transformative message, and its corporate earnings.

Ketu-4 in bandhusthana = place of belonging, local culture, familiar environments. Ketu made Graham a permanent outsider within his own peer network. He was a wealthy outsider, with an estimated 25_million_USD net worth at the time of death. He was a popular outsider, with countless attendees at mass-scale rallies worldwide. Yet despite his longevity, his popularity, his economic success, and his highly placed political "counseling" relationships, Graham remained an outsider among the established hierarchy of bedrock foundational ordained Christian ministry.


Billy Graham (age 40) during the Los Angeles Revival in Sept-1949.


Writer and illustrator, partner of televangelist * 1920-2007 * Ruth Bell Graham

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Ruth Bell Graham

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya * Purnavasi * Vutvrta * Jamitra

BPL commentary:

For Saptarishi-ruled ladies born into the paradigm of Jamitra the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome. Due to the definitive influence of dhava-karaka Guru, ladies born in Puna, Visaka, or Purvabhadra may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the husband.

Teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guidance from the Twin Gardeners called Castor-and-Pollux. Their purpose is restoration and rehabilitation of lost knowledge.

High forehead. Punarvasu have a global perspective. The majority of Aditya-born nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers who assume guidance roles.

Mithunaya pada 1-2-3 represents Guru's rulership of 7-agreements ++ 10- leadership, while also expressing the tension between broad-view Brihaspati versus detail-oriented Bantering Budha. Pada 1-2-3 are blessed with an expansive human wisdom for evocative writing or speaking. Often excellent writers who can facilitate spiritual growth via specific explanation and description. Pada 1-2-3 are often found in the literary arts, in teaching roles, in academic advising, as travel guides, and as poets who describe the natural world.

Karkata-pada-4 represents Guru's rulership of 6-imbalance ++ 9-philosophy. Pada-4 also embodies the tension between global, paternalistic Guru versus local, motherly Chandra. Often these remarkable women are found in the gardening and domestic realms. Natural herbal physicians, they understand and can elicit the wisdom of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms. Pada-4 may also emerge into the religious professions where they may grow a garden of psycho-intuitive understanding.

Although the priestly husband seeks wisdom, for Karkata-Punarvasu the husband may also be adversarial, polluted, impoverished, or ailing (due to Guru rules 6).

Themes of restoration of lost knowledge, gardening, fertility of understanding, wish fulfillment, and conceptual teaching may contextualize Aditya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Punarvasu

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde (1939) Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 93

"... will be successful in everything she undertakes.

If she elects to have a career of her own,

  • she will become very well known and highly respected.

If she marries,

  • she will have a husband and children who adore her

  • and her domestic life will be most happy .

Her house will be orderly and well kept,

  • as she is very particular and discriminating,

  • and insists on beautiful and harmonious surroundings for herself and family.

Her health is good

  • except that she will suffer from gastric complaints

  • and must be careful in her diet."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


Now celebrities in the evangelical culture, Billy and Ruth get their teeth capped, bleach their hair, and go to the spa for a Coppertone Tan. Enjoying a pleasant home, five adult children, and the financial fruits of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association. Prodigals 1920-2007 Ruth Bell Graham and her husband Hour of Decision 1918-2018 Rev. Billy Graham in approximately 1985.

Pastor's Wife = Ruth Bell Graham in the 1950's

Guru Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.0

10-Jun-1920 Earthbody-Entry in Qingjiang, Kiangsu, China * Guru-Rahu Chidradasha

Shani mahadasha * age 2.0 until age 21.0

Budha Mahadasha * age 21.0 until age 38.0

13-Aug-1943 marriage to Hour of Decision 1918-2018 Rev. Billy Graham in Monreat, NC * Budha-Budha swabhukti Budha rules swamsha * gochara R-K via Karkata-Makara contact navamsha-Chandra karkata

21-Sept-1945 child-1 * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra rules 9

1947 Billy Graham's Crusades program begins * Budha-Zukra bhukti * Zukra dharmesha rules 9-preaching

1950 Billy Graham begins the Hour of Decision radio program * Budha-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-2 speech and finance* Ruth named the program

Ketu Mahadasha * age 38.0 until age 45.0

Zukra Mahadasha * age 45.0 until age 65.0

Aug-1973 grieved decease of father * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Nov-1974 grieved the decease of mother * Zukra-Rahu bhukti

Surya Mahadasha * age 65.0 until age 71.0

Chandra Mahadasha * age 71.0 until age 81.0

1995 contracted spinal meningitis * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 6-disease, bones

Mangala Mahadasha * age 81.0 until decease age 87

14-Jun-2007 Lightbody Lift-off (age 87)* Mangala-Zukra bhukti * maraka Zukra rules-2

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vrizabha * Ravaye * the noisy one, the roaring one (Ravi = firebird; Rava = howl, yell, or squawk)
  • Surya in bhava-12 * center of Other-Worlds, brightly contemplative, focus on seclusion, invisible light-source provides guidance, intuitive entitlements, intelligence for private prayer, eye on imagination
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, bright bargainer, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive


Her father was a missionary surgeon who served primarily in distant and impoverished lands (12).

Surya occupies the foundational, folk-roots, home-based the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra. The father promoted his ethnic customary worship culture (4) but he did it in a foreign land (12).

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-9 * comfort in the paradigm of belief, familiar with doctrine, rhythmic patronage, soothed by humanistic perspective, globalism; undulating understanding
  • Chandra-Kumbha * comforted rhythmic pulsing network linkage
  • Chandra in Purvabhadrapada * comforted by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical caretaking, charitable parenting, shelter for teachers, broad perspective on human needs

Doctrine Chandra-9

Mrs. Graham did not convert her doctrinal commitments to accommodate her husband's Mixed-Revivalist evangelical program. She remained a Presbyterian catechist, keeping to the faith of her parents Chandra-9 and her missionary childhood upbringing, throughout her long life.


Mom was a devout Presbyterian Christian missionary with extensive social outreach capabilities (Kumbha social community). Chandra-9 generally indicates a pious mother.

MARRIAGE partnership support expectations

Shani-Simha-3 in 7th-from-Chandra-9-Kumbha

Until his retirement in his 80's, the couple spent relatively little time together. (Shani limited time)

her husband's Kuja-yuti-Chandra-Mula occupies her 7th-bhava and her 7th navamsha = a strong emotional bond regardless of social pressure from Shani's heavy workload

Although she was a devoted adherent of the Presbyterian Christian catechism, deeply identified with her paradigm of belief, and her parents were fervent missionaries of this faith, Ms. Graham married a Baptist preacher. He proceeded to mix-and-match doctrinal elements of various Christian professions of faith within his uniquely entertainment-style (Simha) of tele-ministry (Shani-3).

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala in bhava-4 * drive toward local transport, pursuit of building construction, invasive foundations, energized domestic conquests, pursuit of properties, ,household dynamics, aggressive parents
  • Mangala-Kanya * vigorous pursuit of logical argumentation; thrust toward service, push toward unfairness

Kuja drishti to 7-10-11 Kuja dosha. is particularly fierce via words-as-weapons Kanya.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Budha-Mithunaya-1 occupies the fortunate, entertaining, gambling, speculative, child-enjoying 5th-from-Chandra. All the children but particularly the eldest are likely to be talkative, explanatory, descriptive, communicative messengers.

Budha-Mithunaya-1 = writer and illustrator of her own series of children's books, Mrs. Graham also supported her husband's worldwide events production, radio-television, and media-publications business

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

  • Guru-Karkata * uttama * much shelter, many caretakers, ancestral beliefs, doctrine of ancient ways, expansive security.
  • Guru in bhava-2 * much hoard, many songs, many stories, history, storage, several genetic lineages, much many accumulated goods, numerous languages, many voices, many valuations

The traditions of the lineage are richly developed through song and speech. Many priests in the genetic line.

Guru-uttama-2 occupies the emotionally conflicted 6th-from-Chandra = numerous emotionally based health conditions

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

  • Zukra-Vrizabha * swakshetra * appreciation of valuable arrangements, pleasures of collections, acquisitive sensuality, enjoys preservation, sounds, history, containment of goods
  • Zukra-12 * pleasure of imagination, enjoys spiritually guided equity, feminine-figures intuit and envision, appreciation of interiority
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * gracious brightness, radiant beauty, sweetly confident entitlement, enjoys drama

Shukra occupies the foundational, folk-roots, home-based the patriotic, nationalistic, comfort-seeking, home-loving, foundational, property-owning 4th-from-Chandra. Aesthetic enjoyment, pleasure from engagement with the comfortable, secure, familiar ethnic customs of one's follk.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

  • Shani-Simbha * old entitlements, old drama, pressured heart, imposed politics, proletarian entertainments, must do ceremony with scarce resources
  • Shani in Bhava-3 * must message, have to explain; cautious, conventional cohort; tense communications, chronic mental depression; heavy pressure against free communications

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

  • Rahu-Thula *craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts; fascinated by arrangements, deals, term of agreement * seeks special importance via negotiation, diplomacy, advising
  • Rahu in bhava-5 * the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual children; out-of-bounds creativity and amplified romance; charismatic individuality, center-of-attention; desires a special, important role in politics, performance arts, literary arts, entertainments, celebrity events or political splendor. Exciting, opportunistic, ambitious children. Rahu the Poseur may pose as a celebrity,

Eldest child Franklin Graham became a celebrity preacher, amplifying (Rahu) his father's message in a more bold, more commercially ambitious style

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu-Meza * dissociates from competitive dominance, incomplete nobility, empty arrival, dissolute conquest, not limited by blood or birth, ignores restriction on innovative movement
  • Ketu in classroom-11 * absentee friends, disregards community * no barriers in community, absent from network, vacuous associations, irrelevance of the material goals, ambivalence toward economic empowerment

Ketu occupies 2nd-from-Chandra suggesting that a second visible marriage would be less likely

Ketu occupies the highly communicative the emotionally motivated communicative cohort instructive descriptive team-working administrative managerial announcing publishing reporting explanatory conversational lyrical messaging 3rd-from-Chandra . Considering the additional indicators of Shani-3 ++ Shani in 3rd-from-Budha, apathetic depression is a frequent experience.

"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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