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"TM" Maharishi


Mahesh Yogi

a.k.a. Mahesh Prasad Varma

Earthbody-Entry either 12-Jan-1917 (lore) or 12-Jan-1918 (passport)

Earthbody-Exit 05-February-2008 (age 91)


"Transcendental Meditation" * lived 1917-2008 * Maharishi Mahesh Yogi a.k.a. Mahesh Prasad Varma

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttarazadha * Vaizva

  • QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

BPL commentary:

For Uttara-azadha natives, the condition of radiant, intelligent, central, confident, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, speculators, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Nunki

"A very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."

rectification of birth date and time considerations:

12-Jan-1917 (family lore)

during the entire day on Friday 12-Jan-1917, uttama-Mangala is very strong in shad-bala. Makara-Mangala accepts drishti of Pushya-Shani-8 occult high priesthood (Shani in a nakshatra of Shani). The Maharishi-Mahesh-Yogi was a skilled businessman (uttama-Mangala) who created a multi-billion dollar global educational and commercial empire teaching (selling) mystical practices in a form accessible to the hoi-polloi (Shani).

Chandra occupies shakti-of-astral-travel nakshatra of Magha

on the day of Zukra to have Professor Bright Bhrigu-yuti-Surya-yuti-Rahu-Dhanuzya with this cluster receiving drishti of Guru-Meza whilst the Magha Chandra also receives this same philosophical Guru drishti seems like an appropriate fit for the historical record of this individual.

12-Jan-1918 (passport birth data)

during the entire day on Saturday 12-Jan-1918, Mangala-Kanya has lost his leadership acumen and Chandra occupies Purvaazadha, no longer associated with out-of-body states of consciousness. Shani furthermore has entered Azlesha .

Guru having advanced into Vrishabha-Krittika no longer so richly supports the nativity, because from Vrishabha, Brihaspati's Parashari drishti reaches only the criticizing, arguing Kuja-Kanya.

(Compare to the drishit of Guru-Azvini upon Chandra-Zukra-Surya-Rahu on the 12-Jan-1917 date of birth)

Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha timeline

Janma Sade-Sati Simha Sep-1918 until Nov-1920

Janma Sade-Sati Simha Jul-1948 until Sept-19501955 begins public teaching * Mangala-Mangala period; Mangala strong shadbala uttama vidyapathi-5 in bhava-2 yuti Budha, dramatic speech, historical-values topics bhava-2

1959 first World Tour , begin International Meditation Society* Mangala-Budha period; Budha rules-7 +karmesha-10 public visibility, institutional leadership, iconic roles

1962 Global presence, begin internationally recognized teaching worldwide * Rahu-Rahu period, Rahu-1 Uttarazadha yuti Surya-yuti-Zukra

relocates headquarters to global banking center

Janma Sade-Sati Simha Sep-1977 until Nov-1979

1990 relocates headquarters to Vlodrop, Netherlands

Janma Sade-Sati Simha Nov-2006 until Sep-2009

05-Feb-2008 * shell-death *age 90

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitrikaraka

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka


Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

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

Surya-yuti-Rahu * amplified ambition, magnified confidence, exotic creativity, tricky drama, opportunistic father, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of political genius

Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

Chandra in Magha = shakti to leave the body at will * comforted by dramatic, wandering observance * protectors of three-fires ceremony, glorious visions, unlimited magic

uttama-Mangala in bhava-2 very strong for wealth accumulation. dynamic physical energy directed toward traditional historical lineage knowledge via speech, song, oral histories. Kuja-yuti-Budha, direct and dynamic delivery of instructions, descriptions, explanations, arguments.

uttama- Mangala = the classic"captains of industry"; in this case the industry of education in historical values (2)

vidyapathi-5 in 2; dharmesha-9 in 1; Vriddhipathi-11 in 1 = significant dhana yoga pattern.

  • According to, "The reported value of the Maharishi's organization has ranged from the millions to billions of U.S. dollars and in 2008, the organization placed the value of their United States assets at about $300 million."

dhanapati-2 + bhratrupathi-3 in 8 = assets hidden from government (Shani) taxation; bhratrupathi-3 indicates that much of the hidden wealth is self-earned in commercial business, via delivery of instruction or sales of product.

Shani in bhava-8 grants longevity, age with disciplined austerity = died of old age at age 90 =

Chandra-9 Magha = a high magus, magister, master of the shakti to consciously come and go from the body at will.

Ketu-7 taking drishti of Zukra + Surya contributes to nebulous, cloud-covered, incoherent, socially disconnected style of sexual coupling. The sexual behavior is inconsistent, unfocused and disregards social conventions. yuvatipathi-7 in 8th from 7 suggests the transformation of the married energies into business pursuits (Mangala-Budha in 2).

Vriddhipathi-11 in 1 = 3rd from swakshetra = self-made earnings.

Karakamsha = Dhanuzya lagna = personality integrity, charismatic self-image associated with higher wisdom teaching, religious culture, universities, global viewpoint

His meditation skills training business created a new delivery channel for the proliferation of meditation and lifestyle information as a commercial product. (For those who assert that 'consumerism' is the religion of the future, this new transmission method may be the harbinger of interesting future developments. )

Vriddhipathi-11 Zukra in bhava-1 yuti Rahu = marketplace (11) ambitions.. Vriddhipathi-11 economic systems = Zukra (harmony) yuti Rahu (exotic) + Surya (bright center). Zukra + Surya = bitter enemies; Rahu Eclipser + Surya Shiner also = bitter enemies. It is an internal challenge to reconcile the personality elements in this lagna however external Rahu + Zukra + Surya is an attractive, pleasant, exotic, and fascinating character.

Arudha lagna in 9 = religion, public prayer, professorial preaching

dharmesha-9 Surya in lagna = affiliated with public worship, religious activities.

Rahu in lagna in each of the 16 Parashari varga.

Budha lord of 10th navamsha + uttama-Mangala = a direct and socially regular, corporate-style trainer . In Makara, Budha disfavors unnecessary speech, but a special talent is given for delivering instructions as "rules " (Makara). Quick grasp of social structures and public conventions.


Mahesh Yogi with My Sweet Lord 1943-2001 Beatle George Harrison (left) and Imagine 1940-1980 Beatle John Lennon (right), late 1960's


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