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Billy Graham 1930's, rural North Carolina


Rev. Billy Graham in 2007, age 89


Rev. Billy Graham

a.k.a. William Franklin Graham Jr.

fleshbirth Thu-07-Nov-1918 *

Protestant Christian televangelist famed for his simple, inclusive ad 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

Mrs. Ruth Bell Graham

fleshbirth 10-June-1920

fleshdeath 14-June-2007 (age 87)

nativity of Ruth Bell Graham


Christian-Baptist evangelist, "revival" missionary preacher * 1918-____ * 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



  • Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 82.

BPL commentary: For Azlesa nativities, the condition of Budha considerably affects the outcome

[BPL note: Mr. Ponde often repeats his particular aversion to Azlesa nativities. It is worth noting that whether male or female, Azlesa "the leash" produces many of the world's great writers and lyricists. As well, Azlesa often show mastery of Budha-type skills including verbal acuity in public speaking, literary publishing, and business administration.

Azlesa are Budha-ruled creatures who are tightly focused on their information and handcraft (choreography, lyrics, sequencing, plots, characters) ... but this feature of their mentality does not parlay into unkindness or uncleanness ... only a tendency to manipulate people to their own advantage, and a rather grumpy intolerance for people and things irrelevant to their task.]

"Outstanding characteristic of these people

  • is their rather unpleasant and unsociable disposition.

They are awkward and gauche in their manners

  • and are not quick to profit by their mistakes

  • because of their inability to adapt themselves to their surroundings

  • and their apparent reluctance to be gracious or kind to others.

This attitude militates against success in life

  • and is a barrier to progress.

These people should live less introspectively

  • and learn to appreciate the good in other people.

They should cultivate the habit of doing things for others."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline


Billy Graham 1950's, Hollywood California

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 2.4

07-Nov-1918 fleshbirth in Charlotte, NC. * Budha-Shani period * Shani rules-7 yuvati-pathi promise, covenant, contract

Ketu Mahadasha * age 2.4 until age 9.4

Zukra Mahadasha * age 9.4 until 29.4

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

1942 (age 23) earned BA-Anthropology diploma at Wheaton College * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules-7 4th-from-4th graduation, diploma

13-Aug-1943 (age 24) marriage-1 to Ruth McCue Bell * Zukra-Shani period * Shani rules navamsha-1 * gochara R-K via Karkata-Makara * his D-9 nodal axis

21-Sept-1945 child-1 * Zukra-Budha period

1947 Billy Graham Crusades begins preaching on television (funded by San Francisco Examiner 1863-1951 plutocrat William Randolph Hearst )* Zukra-Budha period * Budha rules-3 television

Surya Mahadasha * age 29.4 until 35.4

Nov-1952 Graham's "brotherly" friend POTUS-34 Interstate Highway System Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected POTUS-34 * Surya-Budha period * Budha bhratrupathi, bhratru-karaka

Chandra Mahadasha * age 35.4 until 45.4

1962 (age 43) decease of Father * Chandra-Ketu period

Mangala Mahadasha * age 45.4 until 52.4

Rahu Mahadasha * age 52.4 until 86.4

1972-73 hate speech scandal involving Graham's racist and inflammatory personal (Chandra) conversation (Budha) with Graham's close friend POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon. Rahu-Rahu swabhukti. Overreaching Rahu-5 in 3rd-from-3rd , conversation (Budha).

14-Aug-1981 decease of Mother * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules 12th-from-4th

Guru Mahadasha

Shani mahadasha * age 86.4 until 105.4

2005 Billy Graham Crusades ends * Shani-Shani swabhukti

14-Jun-2007 fleshdeath of wife Ruth McCue Bell * Shani-Shani swabhukti * Shani rules 2nd-from-7th

Budha Mahadasha

Distinctive features of the Nativity


Billy Graham 1966, television studio

Surya * pitrikaraka

  • Surya Mahadasha * age 29.4 until 35.4 1948-1954 created Graham's "Hollywood" celebrity.


Graham's father was a financially successful dairy farmer. Surya-Thula bhava-4 accepts hard-working drishti of Shani-2 herds = herds of cattle; milk, cheese, yogurts; whitish, sweetish food delights.

Surya mahadasha age 29-35 caused some early missteps (nichha-Surya). Weakened nichha-Surya has some tendency to show-off and display a petty selfishness. while pretending to seek harmonious conditions. 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 him some character criticism. Guru-12 shows Graham's avoidance of conventional sermonizing and liturgical formats, in preference for understanding gained through private prayer (12). Guru drishti into Surya is indoctrinating, but initially Surya's weakness made him look a bit too inclusive and generous, pandering to those seeking an imaginative or distracting entertainment rather than a life-changing decision.

During the Los Angeles "Crusade" in early1949 Surya-Surya swabbhukti, Rev. William "Billy" Graham was playing to an empty house (nichha-Surya, and Shani-2). The audience had dwindled, expenses could not be paid, and they were going to shut down the meetings. Suddenly he saw the flashing of camera lights and the aisles were full of newspaper reporters. The billionaire plutocrat pro-fascist and virulent anti-Communist media magnate Newspapers 1863-1951 plutocrat William Randolph Hearst had heard Graham speak earlier. Hearst had commanded battalions of newspaper and radio journalists to promote Graham's anti-Communist "Crusade".

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 "all bound together" who wanted more coherence in American culture. For Hearst, more Christianity meant less Communism. During the final two years of his life, Hearst funded Graham significantly. Graham's preaching ever afterward reflected the nichha-Surya willingness to say what the cintamani * mani * money (2) required him to say.

Chandra * matrikaraka

Chandra-Rahu-Budha in 10th-from-8th suggests a widely recognized figure associated with death-and-rebirth, initiation, and identity-change.

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 migrated to California from those areas.

Like most of his Scots-Irish American fellows, Graham was raised Scottish Presbyterian "Church of the Elders".

Yet during a period of opportunistic Rahu, young Graham converted to the youth-oriented "born-again" Baptist sect.

Graham dramatically reinterpreted the "old-time religion" rooted in the traditional ways of Scots-Irish American folk culture of the farmers and the villagers with its focus on song and emotional healing, not policy or doctrine.

Jyestha-Chandra yuti Budha-yuti-Rahu identity, character, iconic roles.

Budha-Chandra-Rahu in 3rd-from-3rd while Zukra-counsel = combust ruler of Ketu-11 community

From the 1950's until his retirement in Shani-Shani swabhukti, Graham offered "conversational counsel" to most USA presidents. It was clearly expedient (Rahu) for politicians to curry favor from Graham, since a criticism or an endorsement from Graham could sway many believer-voters. Only one outspoken exception, POTUS-33 Trial and Hope 1884-1972 Harry Truman "the last honest man" called Graham a "counterfeit" and a fraud.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Mangala Bhava-6 challenges from enemies, but warrior Kuja overcomes these adversaries. Kuja is yogakaraka 5-10 ruler for the Karkata lagna, ensuring that all battles will be won.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

  • Budha rules Azlesa radical lagna
  • Budha rules the Jyeztha-Chandra

Budha = the lynchpin of the nativity

Budha rules 3, occupies 3rd-from-3rd, amplified by Rahu and emphasizing familiar rhythms via atmakaraka Chandra. Budha-yuti-Rahu yuti atmakaraka Jyestha-Chandra occupies bhava-5 (3rd-from-3rd)

Budha-5 ruler of publicizing 3rd-from-3rd along with Chandra-Rahu-5 shows Graham's dramatic reinterpretation (Budha) of conventional biblical theology and his theatrical, ambitious preaching style.

Hour of Decision 1918- Rev. Billy Graham published radio-television programming, magazines, and pamphlets which emphasized the familiar culture of the largely white agricultural classes. Many of the folks had come into the city from a rural background, and were experiencing a type of culture shock. Graham had success with his redemption formula in several countries where traditional peoples were feeling threatened by cultural assimilation or nationalism, such as Nagaland.

In Nov-1952 during Surya-Budha period, * Surya-Budha period * Budha bhratrupathi, bhratru-karaka, Graham's "brotherly" friend POTUS-34 Interstate Highway System Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected to the USA presidency. In 1953 during Surya-Zukra period, Graham and Eisenhower started their regular meetings during which Graham offered Eisenhower "spiritual counsel". Zukra-counsel, advising, rules 11-friendships.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules karakamsha-Meena and arudha-lagna Meena, yet Guru occupies bhava-12. In addition to Guru-12 signifying multiple doctrinal engagements in distant lands (Graham's largest ministries occurred outside his USA homeland) Guru-12 also indicates a doctrinal orientation away from detailed rules and regulations of a particular catechism and toward the private spiritual experience of sanctuary prayer (12).

Rogesha Guru=12 preached a message of salvation for those in the depths of despair, addiction, accusation, and self-contempt.

Guru-12y * traveled constantly with his ministry and was rarely at home. He spent decades in the international revival business, which was much more profitable (and in his view more necessary) than his US operations.

Despite the overall protections of Harsha Yoga, dharmesha Guru-12 somewhat reduced Graham's acceptance by mainstream Protesting Christian theologians. 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 he often allowed the guidance of private prayer to blur both doctrinal and legal boundaries. Graham conducted international religious assemblies for decades. Overall he spent more career energy in distant lands than in the homeland.

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Zukra kalatra-karaka yuti the independent-minded Surya. Zukra representing both the wife and the vows of marriage is much benefitted by structured, hard-working drishti of yogakaraka Shani-11. Zukra-4 indicates meeting the wife in a college campus (4) and the wife has a stay-at-home preference lifestyle. Surya-yuti-Zukra combust suggests that the wife is strongly influenced by her father (pitrikaraka Surya).

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Hour of Decision 1918- Rev. Billy Graham had a very unique (Simha) Christian ministry which was often criticized for its independent, creative (Simha) interpretation of doctrinal rules (Shani). As a legendary entertainer with his own star in Hollywood (Simha) Graham also had to be wary of exceeding the acceptable quotient of glamour and glitter in his "Crusades". His Presbyterian lineage tradition tended to be more rigid in viewpoint than himself (Shani-2) and intolerant of romance or display (Simha). Typical of Shani-2 which casts drishti upon 4 (security) 8 (transformation, in-laws) and 11 (economics), Graham was working regularly until well into his 80's. 6th-from-Shani = bhava-7 Makara indicating marriage relationship. Here he was restlessly uncomfortable and as a result not often at home until the very end of his working life.

Shani rules 7. His core message was that "the covenant" (Bhava-7 promises contract, covenant, promise, vow ) is a stronger power than the individual ego-will (nichha-Surya). Shani drishti into nichha-Surya, into Zukra-vow, into 8-transformation, and into 11-community, earnings.

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

Rahu-5 yuti Budha "instant celebrity". Exciting, passionate sometimes reckless, risk-loving Rahu made born-again (Vrischika) experience fun, quick and easy (Budha).

In 1972 during Rahu-Rahu-swabhukti, Rev. Graham suffered a hate-speech scandal. Budha-yuti-Rahu yuti atmakaraka Jyestha-Chandra occupies bhava-5 (3rd-from-3rd) Overreaching Rahu the Rogue made grandiose and vicious statements in a (presumably) secret Vrischika-5 political parlor. In a private conversation (3) with Graham's very close friend POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon, Rev. Graham made several inflammatory (Rahu) ethnic and racial slurs. Graham explained that he did not realize that clinically paranoid Nixon was taping all Whitehouse conversations - and most observers accepted Graham's claim. The courts later revealed that conversations of many others were also recorded without their consent.

Surreptitiously (Rahu) taped by Nixon these statements threatened to undermine Graham's credibility as a Christian moral leader. Rahu in 8th-from-10th destruction-and-rebirth of leadership.

Strategically, Graham and his public-relations team decided to "ask forgiveness in prayer" (12). Graham's audience accepted this plea. Via the protection of Harsha Yoga via Guru ruler of 6 (plea) in 12 allowed a slightly tarnished Graham to continue his preaching crusade mission.

Although many did lose faith in Graham's character after the over-reaching Rahu exposure, Graham's Guru-12 Harsha Yoga offered a route to public forgiveness via prayer. Graham's organization was able to salvage his ministry during the subsequent Guru Mahadasha for Guru-12 by going global, and moving his operations into distant lands

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

  • Ketu in Bhava-11 * scattering of income, friendship networks
  • Vrishabha Ketu-11 ruled by combust swakshetra Zukra-Thula-4 in 6th-from-Ketu.

Graham was a compelling preacher (Rahu-5 drishti to 9-11-1) whose sweet promises of New Life (Rahu-Vrischika) beckoned to the miserable souls of millions. Following his religious understanding of the teachings of Christ, Graham catered to those with ostracized status (Ketu, wanderers) such as addicts, the ill, the rejected, and those with chronic financial scattering (Zukra). Ketu-11 promotes avowal-promises made in large-scale assemblies (11) and purportedly connecting an internationalized community of believers. However, the promises and fulfillments tended to be short-lived and the community was never coherent; rather, it fragmented into national or individual narratives.


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


preacher-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



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

BPL commentary: For Uttaraphalguni natives, the condition of Surya considerably affects the outcome

"A joyous healthy disposition yet quietly so.

  • She has a very soft pleasing voice,

  • bubbling over with fun and humor.

She is born to a family with social background

and loves to mingle with her friends in various social activities

  • yet she is not frivolous,

  • but beneath her joyous manner, rather serious minded.

She has fixed principles from which she will not deviate.

She prefers to choose her friends

  • from among the people who are artistically inclined and cultured.

She is efficient and adept at managing her home and her domestic life."

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Guru Mahadasha

10-June-1920 fleshbirth in Qingjiang, Kiangsu, China * Guru-Mangala period * Mangala atmakaraka rules 3-8

Shani mahadasha

Budha Mahadasha

13-Aug-1943 marriage to Hour of Decision 1918- Rev. Billy Graham in Monreat, NC * Budha-Budha swabhukti ( Budha rules navamsha-7 * 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

Ketu Mahadasha

Surya Mahadasha

Zukra Mahadasha

Aug-1973 decease of Father * Zukra-Rahu period

Nov-1974 decease of Mother * Zukra-Rahu period

Chandra Mahadasha

Chandra-Kumbha * Chandra in Purvabhadrapada

Mrs. Ruth Bell Graham's Purvabhadra-Chandra immediately matches Mr. Graham's navamsha lagna

Mangala Mahadasha

14-Jun-2007 fleshdeath (age 87)* Mangala-Zukra period * maraka Zukra rules-2

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya in bhava-9 * Surya in bhava-9 * karako bhavo nashto *



she 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 father Surya-9 and her missionary childhood upbringing throughout her long life.

Meena Chandra * Chandra in Purvabhadrapada

Guru-ruled Meena Chandra-7

Mangala in bhava-1


Kuja drishti to 4-7-8 She was born into a Christian missionary family whose work required frequent international house-shift (empowered Kuja drishti to 4 and 4th-from-4th).

Budha in bhava-10 * digbala * narrative of communication, public dignity

writer and illustrator of her own series of children's books, Mrs. Graham also supported her husband's worldwide television and media-publications business promoting a message of new birth (1)

Guru in bhava-11 * Guru-Karkata * uttama

Guru dhava-karaka in bhava-11 community, Ruth McCue Bell, the China-born daughter of Presbyterian missionaries, met Billy Graham in a youth group (11) at Wheaton College in suburban Chicago.

Zukra-Vrishabha * Surya-yuti-Zukra

Shani-Simha * Shani-12


Rahu-Thula * Rahu in bhava-2

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 unique tele-ministry. His ambitions earned both praise and condemnation. Rahu the Mixmaster.

Ketu-Meza * Ketu in Bhava-8 fleshdeath at her home in Montreat, NC, age 87. Her husband, Billy, and their five children attended her fleshdeath transition.


Bhava-3 announcements, schedules, plans, agendas, conferences, sermons and public events, television, radio, and internet. drishti from a Rahu-ized Budha keeps the business operating but the content of the reports and sermons is Ketu-ish "the past is gone".

No personal political aspiration

SSimha-Shani-6 shows the chronic nature of his enemies, and his reluctance to be directly involved in politics. Despite political charisma, leadership skill, a large following, and ability to build consensus, Graham was resistant (Shani) to involvement in politics. In the end the blockage was a protection due to "stainless" vimala yogaruler-of-12 Shani-6. Other televangelists who became entangled in politics lost their credibility and their careers. For Graham, it was clear by the end of his long life, that this chronic problem of political glamour was really the core of his past-life corrective Shani-karma.

Guru-12 enjoys a strengthening mutual-aspect relationship with Mangala-6

The energy of sacred doctrine and high-voltage Rahu-driven preaching moves from the temple (9) into the public amphitheater. Graham's face was familiar to billions worldwide.

Over the course of a sixty year career, Rev. Graham's powerhouse ruler of 10th navamsha Guru in bhava-4 home culture created numerous (Guru) high-profile conversation-and-correspondence (Mithunaya) relationships with public leaders (10).

Most of the relationships were "informational" (Mithunaya) focused on expressions of support for the current national leaders but involving no specific actions or duties. However noting rogesha-6 nichha-Surya in bhava-8 yuti bhratrupathi-3 Zukra it is likely that some of the conversations were more provocative.

Graham's "get it now" offering of instant life-change renewal was a magnificent combination of sudden relief from personal accountability and guilt; and a cure for the social loneliness of the age. As the traditional American family was collapsing in 1950's and 1960's, Graham's guilt-free "reborn" (8) relationships (Zukra) gave social permission to join a new "family" of legions of "instantly" converted believers (Guru-4). The narrative of Born Again - instantly free of old burdens - was a quick ticket to Move Ahead into a better future.

However, Graham also endured lifelong criticism (Shani-6) from other religious leaders. His sweetness was perceived as superficial and saccharine (nichha-Surya-yuti-Zukra combust). His promises perceived as empty delusions (yuvatipathi-7 Budha yuti reckless Rahu) . His discourse of forgiving accommodation of sinners perceived as egregious disloyalty to fundamentalist scriptural principle. Budha-yuti-Rahu plays "fast and loose" with explanations and reasons.

While successful as a business, Bill Graham's soul-saving ministry faced many challenges focused primarily upon the credibility of his authority (nichha-Surya rogesha-6 ) and break with Protestant denominational boundaries (Rahu-9).

Graham's Rahu-Rahu swabhukti began at his age 46 in 1965 just when his close friend POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon was elected president . Rahu over-reaches . Rahu-9 doctrine amplifies both yuvatipathi-7 relationships Budha-9 and bandesha-4 homeland patriotism. As the advisor to the president during a time of social change, Graham clearly felt Rahu's quest for social mobility via "wisdom advising" during the early bhukti periods of Rahu mahadasha.

Obscene and Derogatory statements (6) * rescued by harsha yoga rogesha-6 Surya-8

During the Watergate impeachment hearings in Graham's Rahu-Budha period (yuvatipathi-7 Budha relationships) Rev. Graham was discredited to the religious community (nichha-Surya, believability) by his own vile speech (Budha-Vrischika). Luckily he avoided criminal prosecution due to Harsha Yoga rogesha-6 in 12

During Rahu-Budha period Graham had enjoyed a conversation (Rahu-3) with his friend Nixon (yuvatipathi-7 Budha conversation, relationships) in which the two traded crudely vulgar and insulting sentiments (6) about minority groups. Their chat was unbeknownst-to-Graham recorded (dhanapati-2 Mangala recordings) by the increasingly paranoid and soon-to-be-impeached POTUS-37 Watergate 1913-1994 Richard Nixon . The entire nation was appalled to read the newspaper (Budha) transcript of Graham's foul statements.

who was born and raised in China-Korea in a highly doctrinal international missionary environment, distinctively more global in perspective from his own rural American upbringing. Although the couple held somewhat diverse faith convictions, olerance and inclusion. Graham often acknowledged his wife as Muse.

"And now my friends, p>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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