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Scots-Irish American

husband of

personal friend and spiritual counselor to

acquainted with and offered conversational counsel to:

called a counterfeit attention-seeker by:

born 11 months before

born 4 months after

born 7 months after

born 11 months after


Billy Graham 1930's, rural North Carolina


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

Visaka * Radha

BPL commentary:

For Visaka natives, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome.

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

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka.

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

"... Aggressiveness and impatience.

These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.

They are very active but not popular,

  • since their manner causes people to actively dislike them

  • and to resent their extreme aggressiveness.

they are very proud

  • and because of this, they take offense easily at some fancied slight.

their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.

they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,

  • but such people will still remain enemies .

Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


Billy Graham 1950's, Hollywood California

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


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

Ketu Mahadasha * age birth until age 6.0

Thu-07-Nov-1918 Earthbirth in Charlotte, NC * Ketu-Zukra period * Zukra lagnesha

Zukra Mahadasha * age 6.0 until 26.0

1934 (age 16) converted at a revival meeting conducted by famed evangelist Mordecai Ham * Zukra-Rahu period

1939 ordained as a Baptist minister in Peniel Baptist church * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules 7-vows

1940 graduation from Florida Bible Institute (age 20) * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules 4th-from-4th diploma

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

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

Surya Mahadasha * age 26.0 until 32.0

21-Sept-1945 child-1 * Surya-Mangala period * Kuja rules 5th-from-Chandra

1949 Billy Graham Crusades begins preaching on television * funded by San Francisco Examiner 1863-1951 plutocrat William Randolph Hearst * Surya-Budha period * Budha-yuti-Rahu-2 speech

Chandra Mahadasha * age 32.0 until 42.0

1950 founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti * Chandra-3 communications * Chandra karmesha leadership

Nov-1952 Graham's friend POTUS-34 Interstate Highway System Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected POTUS-34 * Chandra-Rahu period * Rahu seeks privilege

Mangala Mahadasha * age 42.0 until age 49.0

1962 (Billy's age 43) decease of Father * Mangala-Rahu period

Rahu Mahadasha * age 49.0 until age 67.0

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 period * Budha-yuti-Rahu-2 speech + Shani rules 8-sudden identity change

July-1974 convenes Lausanne Conference largest Christian-ecumenical gathering of its time * Rahu-Shani period * Budha-yuti-Rahu-2 speech + Shani-11 assemblies rules 7-career, leadership

14-Aug-1981 decease of Mother * Rahu-Zukra period

Guru Mahadasha * age 67.0 until 83.0

Oct-1989 receives his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (age 71) * Guru-Shani period * Shani-Simha-11 rules + aspects 5-celebrity-entertainment

1992 begin suffering from Parkinson's Disease (age 76) * Guru-Ketu period

Shani mahadasha * age 83.0 until decease age 99.0

2005 Billy Graham Crusades ends (Billy's age 87) * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules 12-retirement

14-Jun-2007 decease of wife Ruth McCue Bell * Shani-Budha period * Budha rules 12th-from-Zukra

21-Feb-2018 decease (age 99) * Shani-Rahu period * Rahu-2

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Billy Graham 1966, television studio

Protestant Christian televangelist famed for his simple but fiery, inclusive, and accessible interpretations of Christian scripture; his commitment to American racial desegregation; and his dynamic use of radio-television delivery.

Inspirational speaker, worldwide "Born Again" preacher, skills training materials writer. Southern Baptist sect

Old Time Religion with a Shani-Rahu twist

Shani-11 occupies the doctrinal, preaching 9th-from-Chandra and Shani rules bhava-9 doctrine and bhava-10 public conduct. 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.

Like most of his Scots-Irish American fellows, Graham was raised Scottish Presbyterian "Church of the Elders". Yet during a period of Zukra-Rahu = Budha-yuti-Rahu-2 values = young Graham converted to the 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 (Shani-11 congregation) with its focus not policy or doctrine but rather on song and emotional healing. A specialist in preaching to the working-class masses 9th-from-Chandra = Shani, Graham famously assembled a choir with over 5000 singers.

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

In early1949 during Surya-Budha period * 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.

Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Vanika * nichha * Hiranya-garbha * golden fetus
  • Surya in bhava-1 * center of identity, brightly embodied vitality, intelligence for competition, focus on appearance, championship entitlements, eye on personality
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious, bright bargainer, entitled to pleasures, radiantly diplomatic, self-reflexively attractive

Surya rules 11-profits ++ Surya occupies the emotionally motivated community-linking, economically gainful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

economic gains * estimated 25million_USD net worth at the time of death

Surya rules the humanistic worldview 9th-from-Chandra containing dogmatic Shani-Simha-11 large gatherings


Graham's father was a dairy farmer. Surya-Thula bhava-1 accepts hard-working drishti of Shani-11 profits and revenues. Surya-yuti-Zukra-Thula suggests herds = herds of cattle; milk, cheese, yogurts; whitish, sweetish food delights.

Surya mahadasha age 26-32 caused some early missteps (nichha-Surya). Weakened but self-reflexive nichha-Surya has some tendency to show-off and display a petty selfishness, while pretending to seek harmonious conditions (Thula). His early style of catering to the bright lights of the camera, along with using entertainment drama (Surya) in place of sincere and thoughtful individual decisions, did cost Billy Graham some character criticism (nichha-Surya = incomplete authenticity).

Throughout his life Graham's hypocrisy was criticized (Shani drishti to 1), even while his charitable works were praised (Guru drishti to 1).

Budha-yuti-Rahu-2 shows Graham's avoidance of conventional sermonizing and liturgical formats (Budha lit-urgy, the written-working). He preferred to convince his believers via a direct, unmeditated understanding gained through immediate experience (Rahu).

Drishti of Guru entering into Surya-1 is indoctrinating. However in the early years of Graham's ministry during Surya mahadasha age 26-32, 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 .

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra in classroom-3 * comfort in cohort, familiar with communication, conversation, parlor, soothed by information delivery, rhythmic messaging; undulating signals
  • 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
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Emotionally competitive * Emotionally self-goal-directed

Chandra in Mula rules Arudha lagna Karkata-10

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


MARRIAGE partnership emotional support expectations

7th-from-Chandra-3 = bhava-9 doctrine, philosophy, principles of thought, belief

When conditions in bhava-9 are supportive, the lifemate becomes the Muse. Partnership is often based in shared commitment to religious beliefs or scientific theories, or a shared preaching or teaching agenda. The spouse 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.

Somana-yuti-Kuja-3 = Familiar rhythms, ethno-cultural messaging, nostalgia + dynamic intervention

Hour of Decision 1918-2018 Rev. Billy Graham published radio-television programming (3), magazines, and pamphlets which promoted the familiar (Chandra) western-European cultural roots of the largely white American agricultural classes.

Promotional photographs of his family featured settler-pioneer log-house interiors with the pewter cookware of the early decades of settlement (1750-1830), a reference to the core identity of immigrant believers in their divinely sanctioned manifest destiny.

Chandra in classroom-3 = The Message shaped by Mula

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)..

Rebirth * Born Again * No Consequences Billy Graham was a compelling preacher whose mesmerizing promises of New Life beckoned to an audience of millions due to Chandra-Kuja-Mula-3 receiving exceptionally expansive drishti from Guru-Mithunaya-9. = tremendous outreach for the Message..

Graham's religious programming (3 + Budha) enjoyed vibrant commercial success in several lands where traditional peoples were feeling threatened by cultural assimilation or nationalism, such as Nagaland in India.

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

Chandra-Mula responds to circumstance, not structure * Mula demands root-regenerations

According to his establishment critics, Graham's ministry was driven by financial and political expedience rather than ethical principle. Many claimed that despite his success in numbers, they could not ethically (4) work with him and could not support his situational approach to religious conversion.

His public-relations team produced a fierce spin about Graham's support for race equality in the USA. Yet, after one of Graham's huge altar-call rallies 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.

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 other interests. Graham often allowed opportunities provided by the fellowship of private prayer with powerful political leaders to blur both doctrinal and legal boundaries.

Chandra-Mangala Yoga in Mula-3 = commercial financial success

His redemption formula (Budha-yuti-Rahu-2 ) was especially embraced by folks worldwide who felt disenfranchised either personally or tribally and were ready for a transformative change of identity based on annihilation of the old (Mula) and generations of the new (Kuja innovation)

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

  • Mangala in bhava-3 * drive toward commerce, pursuit of messaging, active touring, invasive management, energized, aggressive sibling-figures, , teamwork dynamics, administrative conquests
  • Mangala-Dhanuzya * vigorous pursuit of humanistic worldview; push toward doctrinal expansion, proactive teaching-preaching, philosophical globalism
  • 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-3 rules 2-speech and 5-celebrity = theatrical messaging style

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

Announcing Kuja rules Covenant - 7

communicative, announcing, Mula-Somana-yuti-Kuja-3 + Kuja rules-7 contracts, advice. Kuja-3 drishti to 6-medication + 9-doctrine + 10-public visibility

Kuja Dosha

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 are 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-2 * narrative of speech-song, eyes-face, values, history, stories, storage, describer of family lineage ,explainer of treasuries, delivers instructions for preservation of natural resources
  • Budha-Vrizchika * hidden communications, articulation of mysterious transformative secrets
  • 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 bhava-12 = invisibility, sanctuary, privacy, spiritual guidance, foreign lands

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.

Budha-yuti-Rahu, signifying expedient language, occupies the retreating, solitude-seeking, invisible 12th-from-Chandra

Ruler of both 9-dogma and 12-interiority, Budha-yuti-Rahu suggests a doctrinal orientation that is inclusive (due to Guru-9) and veers a way from detailed rules and regulations of a particular catechism (Rahu in 6th-from-Guru-9) and toward the private spiritual experience of sanctuary prayer (12).

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

Budha signifies travel itineraries (schedules-3) Graham traveled constantly with his ministry and was rarely at home. He spent decades in the international revival business 9Dhanuzya-3) which was much more profitable and in his view more necessary as a ministry than his US operations.

Generous Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


  • Guru-Mithunaya * much communication, many merchants, conversations about belief, doctrine of inclusive messaging, expansive evangelism
  • Guru in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto *swabhava * many doctrines, multiple beliefs, much preaching, broad understanding of teachings, multiple father-figures, many guru-professor, much patronage

Brihaspati rules 3-6 from Visaka-Thula lagna ++ 1-4 from Mula-Chandra

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

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

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-9 rules and aspects 3-publishing

Ostracized by mainstream churchers

Guru ruler of 3-6 is often a socially challenging agent for the Thula native.

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

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 of religious missionary content (Kuja-3-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 (Guru-9 large scale preaching) and fleet-footed revival mission touring (Chandra-Mangala-3 tours) quite as well as the Graham Organization.

For example, during the 1920-30's, Foursquare Evangelist 1890-1944 Aimee Semple McPherson had a vigorous revival business with a significant Radio component. However, her organization collapsed due to financial pressure from expenses of huge church-building construction and feeding the hungry during the 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-1 * pleasure of handsome embodiment; graciously feminine qualities of the appearance, enjoys athletic, vigorous physical equity, appreciation of new birth * identified with partnership
  • Zukra-Vanika * swakshetra * appreciation of negotiation, pleasures of harmonious arrangements, enjoys equity, aesthetic of the fair deal
  • Zukra-yuti-Surya * gracious brightness, radiant beauty, sweetly confident entitlement, enjoys drama

Zukra moudhyadosha * combust

Zukra-yuti-Surya Zukra kalatra-karaka yuti the independent-mindedvriddhipathi-11 Surya. Zukra representing both the wife and the vows of marriage is much benefitted by the incoming drishti of structured, hard-working, enduring, yogakaraka Shani-11. Wife is supportive of economic activity.

Zukra-yuti-Surya * Zukra rules 1-8 ++ Surya rules-11

Meets the future wife in a group of friends (11) and the wife has a disiplined lifestyle 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).

Sober 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-11 * must connect, must earn with hard effort; cautious, conventional marketplace linkage; tense and limited mentoring, chronic pressure to produce revenues; heavy pressure against freely chosen friendships

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

Shani rules 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).

Graham created a unique (Simha) Christian ministry appealing to very large revival assemblies, following the church-less evangelical style of Methodism 1703-1791 John Wesley

His preaching ministry operated on a massive scale, which required sustained effort (Shani) but which was also financially profitable via tax avoidance for religious organizations (Shani rules 8 taxes).

Still, Shani in Bhava-11 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 ordained Christian ministry.

A Necessity for Politicians to be Photographed with Him

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-Budha period (Budha rules 12-invisibility), Graham offered conversational counsel (Shani-11 rules-7 advising-counseling) to most USA presidents. Politicians usually curried favor from Graham, since a criticism or an endorsement from Graham could sway many believer-voters.

However 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 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 (4 property = 6th-from-Shani) although it had substantial corporate publishing operations (Chandra-Mangala-3 in 5th-from-Shani).

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.

unbalanced strictures of the childhood home

including the customary religious buildings = Shani-11 bandesha rules-4 but located in 6/8 from 4 =

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 not permit that to happen in the conventional ways at home. He would need to travel. And he did.

Work Ethic, Structured Time

Hardworking Shani-11 casts drishti upon 1-personality + 5-politics, children + 8-taxes, undisclosed assets, identity transformation.

Time-structured Shani casts Drishti into ruler-Surya-1. Graham was working regularly in his trade until well into his 80's. 6th-from-Shani = bhava-4 retirement. Makara indicating conflict between economic demands and domestic agendas. 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.

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-2 * the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual assets, a fascinating voice, remarkable face, intriguing family line, extraordinary languages, mesmerizing sounds, important historical knowledge-base, unusual collections. Desires a special values-expression role in foods, animal herds, natural conservation.. Privileged-seeking per rashi, in banking, preservation, foods, seeds, mouth-speech-song, Exciting, opportunistic second marriage (if any).
  • Budha-yuti-Rahu * amplified articulation, magnified communications, exotic information, tricky signals, opportunistic siblings

Budha-yuti-Rahu rules 7th-from-Chandra

13-Aug-1943 (age 24) marriage-1 to Ruth McCue Bell * Zukra-Budha period * * 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 to accommodate her husband's religious entertainment career.

Rahu seeks Privilege, Opportunity

In Nov-1952 during * Chandra-Rahu period * Graham's friend POTUS-34 Interstate Highway System Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected to the USA presidency. In 1953 while Rahu period continued, Graham and Eisenhower started their regular meetings during which Graham offered Eisenhower spiritual counsel. Budha-yuti-Rahu indicates the magnification by Rahu of the doctrinal (9) and private prayerful guidance (12) empowerments of Budha.

Expedient speech empowerments of Budha.

Budha-yuti-Rahu-2-Vrischika-2 offers the fascinating prospect of instant, no-accountability, no-transparency narrative.

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

Rahu Mahadasha * age 49.0 until age 67.0 * 1967-1985

Rahu drishti to 6-8-10

Rahu drishti to Meena-6 ruled by expansive Guru = 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-2 = Over-reaching speech, extraordinary stories + Guru rogesha

Rahu in 6/8 from Guru

The perfect storm

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

Exploitive, unjust rogesha Guru-9 drishti to 1-personality + 3-ommunications + 5-politics

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 * Rahu-Guru period * Budha-yuti-Rahu + Guru Rogesha enemies

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

In the act of providing spiritual guidance (Guru-9) 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.

Strategically, Graham and his public-relations team (Chandra-Kuja-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.

Ambitious Rahu followed by Guru Mahadasha * age 67.0 until 83.0 * 1985-2001

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-8 (beneficial) * ambivalent toward initiations, disregards occult boundaries, fearless toward mysteries, absent from initiations, vacuous secrets, irrelevance of non-disclosure * Ketu facilitates transparent access to hidden treasuries by removing psychic camouflage filters , disinterested in non-disclosure

Ketu-8 of the born again experience

Ketu-8 = a shape-shifter in the world of rebirth, regeneration, renewal. Ketu-8 provides a blank screen upon which the collective consciousness may project its most cherished expectations of rejuvenating energy injections.

Dissociating Ketu says, I am a free agent. I not fixed into any structure. I can be who you want me to be.

Ketu-8 = conditions of death-and-rebirth, initiation, and identity-change (8) and a particularly surrendering, abandoning style of accomplishing that regeneration


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


Partner of Baptist evangelist, conversion missionary * 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

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Punarvasu * Aditya

BPL commentary:

high forehead. Most Punavasu nativities are higher dimensional Seva-wanderers.

For Punarvasu natives, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Guru may considerably affect the outcome.

Teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, 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.

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.

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 period * Zukra rules 9

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

1950 Billy Graham begins the Hour of Decision radio program * Budha-Rahu period * 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 decease of Father * Zukra-Rahu period

Nov-1974 decease of Mother * Zukra-Rahu period

Surya Mahadasha * age 65.0 until age 71.0

Chandra Mahadasha * age 71.0 until age 81.0

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

Mangala Mahadasha * age 81.0 until decease

14-Jun-2007 Lightbody Lift-off (age 87)* Mangala-Zukra period * 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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