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Tiger Woods

a.k.a. Eldrick Tont Woods

Champion Golfer

Earthbody-Entry Tues-30-Dec-1975

born six months after



Golf Champion * Media Figure * 1975- * Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods

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Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity

Purvaphalguni * Yoni * Bhagadaivata * Prakphalguni * Arjuni

BPL commentary

For Purvaphalguni * Yoni * births of a masculine valence, the condition of sweetly musical, artistic, harmony-seeking, negotiating, balancing, arranging, designing, matching, pairing, sensually pleasuring akarshana-karaka Bright Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

Due to the definitive influence of kalatra-karaka Zukra, gentlemen born into the realms of Bharani-Yamya, Purva-phalguni, or Purva-azadha may find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the feminine companions.

For those born into the Zukra-ruled paradigm of Vutavabana, feminine figures such as sisters, aunts, and wives, along with partnerships, contracts, bargains, sensual pleasures, lovers, artistic beauty, luxurious scents, treasuries, financial arrangements, and music, may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Zosma. Their purpose is to dramatize, glamorize, and politicize the grand theatre of creative life.

Diplomatic charm

Zukra-ruled Purvaphalguni gentlemen are often found in the sparkling bright worlds of politics, romance, entertainment, speculative finance, and spectator sports. Yoni-born chaps often display a thick mane of leonine hair and a charming sense of humor.

They are happiest when enjoying a choreographed sport, playing music, dancing with agility and grace, or performing a richly costumed dramatic role for an appreciative audience, Delighted by spectacle and applause, they glitter and smile at parties, political campaigns, gambling and games..

Depending upon the placements of dhanakaraka Zukra and dhanapathi Budha, the Purvarjuni-born may also excel in financial showmanship, bargaining toward a political or commercial agreement, and the high drama of romantic relationships.

Like all Zukra-governed births, Bhagadaivata-born must take care to avoid the misuse of drugs and alcohol. Political success depends upon the charisma of lagnesha Surya. Financial success depends upon the dual-dhanakaraka Zukra and Budha.

Themes of political celebrity, lavish musical entertainments, arts and fashion, and financial agreements may contextualize Pubba's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra-Purvaphalguni.

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

"A physical rather than a mental type.

  • A healthy constitution

  • not given to worry or anxiety regarding the problems of living.

He must guard against impulsiveness

since he is apt to act without sufficient thought

  • and as a result he makes many mistakes

  • which are difficult to rectify

  • and which may be disastrous.

He is very active physically and will be proficient at various sports

  • reveling in the joy of mere action ,

  • even purposeless action.

These people seem never to rest and are constantly in motion.

  • As soon as they have finished one thing they start on another,

  • frequently doing several things at a time."


Tiger Woods in 1998 (TW age 22) with Thai mom Kultida Punsawad (b. 1944) + dad, Lt. Col. Earl Woods (1932-2006)

Biographical Details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar


Tiger Woods in 2011 * age 36

Budha Mahadasha * age birth until age 6

30-Dec-1975 Earth-birth in Long Beach, California, USA * Budha-Rahu bhukti

Ketu Mahadasha * age 6 until age 13

Zukra Mahadasha * age 13 until age 33

Aug-1996 Woods changes competition status from amateur to professional (TW age 20) * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-5 celebrity, fame

Apr-1997 (TW age 21) wins a prestige golf competition (The Masters) earning public acclaim * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-5 prizes

05-Oct-2004 * exchange the view of marriage-1 with fashion model Elin Nordegren * Zukra-Shani bhukti * Shani rules Makara swamsha* samchara Rahu-Ketu = Mesha-Thula contact radical R-K

03-May-2006 * grieved decease of father * Zukra--Budha bhukti * Budha rules 7th-from-Surya

18-Jun-2007 * child-1 * Zukra-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha

Surya Mahadasha * age 33 until age 39

Nov-2009 gochara Rahu Enters Dhanuzya + Ketu contact Mithunaya lagna

Nov-2009 * eruption of tabloid sex scandal, resulting in divorce and disgrace * Surya-Mangala bhukti * Kuja rogesha * samchara Rahu-Ketu Dhanuzya-Mithunaya contact Mithunaya lagna +++ Zukra-6 parivartamsha Mangala-12 ++ Mangala occupies 6th-from-Surya

23-Aug-2010 divorce-1 is finalized, ending seven years of marriage * Surya-Rahu bhukti

Nov-2011 once the world's leading professional golfer, TW's rank fell to 58 * Surya-Shani bhukti * Shani randresha identity change * Shani occupies 8th-from-Surya

2014 several back surgeries * Surya-Zukra bhukti * Zukra-6 injury rules 12-hospital ++ Sade-Sati

Chandra Mahadasha * age 39 until age 49

2015-2016-early 2017 = multiple spinal surgeries with painful recoveries * Chandra-Chandra swabhukti until Chandra-Rahu bhukti * Sade-Sati

29-May-2017 * Highly publicized arrest for driving while inebriated * Chandra-Rahu bhukti ++ Sade-Sati

13-Apr-2019 won the Masters Tournament, considered a splendid comeback performance * Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani-2 rules 8-rejuvenation

Mangala Mahadasha * age 49 until age 56

Rahu Mahadasha * age 56 until age 74

Distinctive Features of the Nativity


Tiger Woods with his wife Elin Nordegren

Surya * pitrikaraka * Jyotikaraka

  • Surya-Dhanuzya* Aditya * the unsplit, undivided * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the preaching-teaching philosophical rashi of Brihaspati
  • Surya in bhava-7 * sparkling center of relationships * focus on agreements * brightly negotiating * confident in brokerage * self-referential partners * makes smart trades * intelligence for representation * seeks political equity * peerage entitlements * eye on fair contracts * agent of deal-making drama * father may be a broker-attorney-advocate

Dad = retired military officer. Tiger was the only child of Dad's second marriage.

  • Dad served as a lifetime sports coach Surya-Dhanuzya coaching.
  • Also TW noted that his relationship with his Dad was probably the most influential relationship of his entire life.

Career - Surya

  • Surya in bhava-7 rules bhava-3 = careful time management and savvy endorsement arrangements with advertisers.
  • Surya rules the Karakamsha Simha-3 advertising, product endorsements

Second marriage

Surya occupies 2nd-from-Chandra

Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

  • Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha * comforted by rhythmic penetration of mystery
  • Chandra in Jyeztha-Kita * comforted by competitive signals * protector of prophetic messages * familiar face of direct announcements
  • Chandra in classroom-6 accustomed to nursing * calmed by caretaking * ill parents * comforted by humility * familiar with animosity * acculturated to accusation * familiar with betrayal * habituated to indictment * needs to be helpful * feels the pulse of service ministry * protects the sick-and-vulnerable * routine domestic conflict * emotionally attuned to victims * settled into the rhythm of problematics * seeks formulaic remedies * soothed by medication * suffers repeating ailments * undulating imbalances
  • Somana-yuti-Zukra * Emotionally indulgent * comforted by balanced arrangements * nourished by luxurious pleasures * sensitive to sisterly figures * needs to negotiate * seeks shelter in alliances* preference for owned properties * soothed by beauty * feels like a partner



  • bhava-12 = partner from a foreign land (Sweden)
  • Mangala-12 occupies 7th-from-nichha Chandra
  • Golf 1975- champion Tiger Woods married the athletic Swwedish fashion model Elin Nordegren.

Somana-yuti-Zukra = owns a luxury yacht, plus oceanside homeland properties


Infamous Infidelity Scandal * 2009-2016 = Sade-Sati


Nov-2009 gochara Rahu Enters Dhanuzya + Ketu contact Mithunaya lagna. TW entered long-lasting scandal involving sexual incontinence, drugs, and weapons. Criminal accusations flared during Surya-Mangala (rogesha) and continued wreaking high drama (Rahu-5) during Surya-Rahu bhukti.

Typical of Rahu, TW's fabulous superman reputation collapsed almost overnight. Hungering (Rahu) for socially admired role-models of color (Rahu), TW's legions of fans, and indeed the nation, felt betrayed by his disregard for the marriage contract (6). During the 18 months of gochara Ketu crossing his Mithunaya (Arudra) lagna, athletic product endorsers abandoned him en masse (Ketu)

Samchara Shani contact Somana-yuti-Zukra-6

  • His angry wife filed for divorce (Zukra-6).
  • 2015-2016-early 2017 = multiple spinal surgeries followed by painful recoveries

The triple-whammy ten years for the Mahadasha of nichha-Chandra-6 ++ 7.5 years Sade-Satii + ++ 18-mos R-K transit to radical lagna

Through it all, TW remained a ranked competitive athlete. TW assured his loyal fans that he would return. Nearing the end of Sade-Sati, after gochara Shani had completed contact with TW's Purvazadha-Surya-7, TW did return to competition. He won the prestigious Masters Tournament in Apr-2019 during Chandra-Shani bhukti * Shani randhresha rejuvenation + discipline.

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka


  • Mangala-Urisha * vigorous pursuit of lineage collections * proactive in acquisition * conserves the hoard * pushes the herd * competes for banked treasuries * sound engineering * actively preserves food * promotes color value * dynamic arts of speech-song * innovative conservation * pioneering libraries * champion of historic knowledge
  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy * pursuit of inner guidance * invaders from distant lands * hyperactive ancestors * seeking sanctuary * clairsentient dynamics * energized invisible conquests * phantoms of aggressive competition * innovative research * progressive action in distant lands * imaginative discovery
  • Mangala-12 parivartamsha Zukra-6

Mangala rules 6 + 11

Mangala-12 parivartamsha Zukra-6

During Surya-Mangala bhukti in Nov-Dec 2009, the young husband and father Mr. Woods was involved in a high-profile sex scandal . The negative publicity tarnished his good-boy image and caused his product endorsements (the source of TW's huge sports income) to plummet.. He was accused of numerous misdoings centered on extramarital sexual relationships with an astounding number of women. TWentered a sex-addiction rehabilitation clinic (Mangala rules 6-clinics).

On 19-Feb-2010 during his Surya-Mangala bhukti , Golf 1975- champion Tiger Woods exited sex-addiction therapy and made this eloquent representation of the Chandra-Zukra yoga + drishti from Guru-Meena-10

  • "I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to," he said."I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled."

In March-2010, the Surya-Rahu bhukti began,

After 15 sexual-services mistresses publically announced their relationship to him with #15 being the daughter of one of their neighbor families, Mr. Woods entered healing therapy for behavioral change. Mr. Woods admitted to having sex with approximately 120 women.

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

lagnesha in bhava-8 secrecy

  • Budha-Makara-Draco * bureaucratic communications * articulation of lawfully orderly process * proletarian phrasing * delivers procedure for imposing rules * descriptive explanations of the social order * messages about governance * documentation of regulatory procedures * diagrams the hierarchies * status-conscious mentality * hands-arms-shoulders send normalizing gestures
  • Budha in bhava-8 * narrative of hidden information * mysterious facts * unexpected eruptions of factual data * shocking revelation * speaks-and-sings about dynamic rebirth * detailed discoveries * describes transformative change * explains initiation * delivers instructions for new identity * hand-arm gestures signal healing renewal

Budha rules 1 + 4

Budha in bhava-8 undisclosed information rules the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, revenue-regulating, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Guru rules 7 + 10 Career

  • Guru-Meena * much sleep * theoretical understanding * broad inner guidance * many imaginings * many dreams * intuitive beliefs * doctrine of esoteric understandings * expands the scope of contemplative awareness * multiple prayers * diverse visions
  • Guru in bhava-8 * much secrecy * many sudden changes * many confidences * multiple trauma events * numerous identity transformations * generous in-laws * extensive tantra * expansion of undisclosed forces * abundance of initiations * many mysteries * generation of emergencies * hidden teachers * believes in invasive healing * patron of rejuvenating surgeries * in a wifely nativity, husband-figure may be a secretive healer

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

* Vimala Yoga

  • Zukra-Vrizchika * appreciation of penetrating discovery * likes mysteries * attracted to danger * pleasures of covert power * preference for undisclosed arrangements * phoenix aesthetic of rejuvenation * beautifying rebirth * negotiates pleasantly in threatening conditions * seeks equity during sudden upheavals * seeks balance during emergencies * enjoys hidden assets * gracious partner in secret diplomacy
  • Zukra-6 * seeks pleasure via self-medication; enjoys exploitive arrangements, addictions, imbalanced equity, feminine employees, attracted to servants, and slaves; appreciation of enemies, toxicity from sugars, aesthetic of slavery, unfair contracts, relationship injustice, criminal bargains, adjustability in times of poverty and war
  • Zukra-yuti-Chandra * sweetened security * gracious caretaking * prefers a parental partner * appreciates soothing nourishment * negotiates for stability * defensive bargaining * sheltering arrangements * lovely ornaments for home-and-garden * pleasant emotional response * harmonizes wit local rhythms * aesthetic of familiar folkways * musical mother-figure * protective contracts
  • Zukra-4 parivartamsha Mangala-10

Zukra-6 rules 5 + 12

Zukra-yuti-Chandra nichha produces the predictable sense of indulgent entitlement to pleasure as a reward for self-estimated deprivation and hard work.

  • Zukra receives permission drishti from Guru-Meena-10.
  • Zukra receives competitive, sexual, forward-moving drishti from Mangala-12.

Zukra yuti Chandra-Vrizchika * nichha

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani-2 rules Makara sswamsha

  • Shani-Karkata * heavy old routines * obliged to conform to the ancient habits * must bear the weight of old defensive structures * vital energy compression stress zone = stomach * strictly imposed systems of security * must adhere to established proletarian cultural roots* must maintain orderly sustainable settlements * rigid resistance to change of the folkways * regulates farming-fishing habits * must care for elders * aging local infrastructure * cramped shipping ports * ancient roadways * agricultural drought * dark dwellings * must endure routines of protective policing * scarce domestic resources
  • Shani in bhava-2 * slowly time-structured values-fulfillment * restriction of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must collect * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * obligation to speak-and-sing * cautiously constrained banking * tense eyes * punitive rules restrict permissible speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial depression * undernourished eye-teeth * heavy legacy pressure against speaking truth * insufficient hoard * desiccated preserved food * limited sight * ossified family lineage * resistance to language innovation * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * elders preserve know-nothing rules

Shani rules 8 + 9

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

  • Rahu-Thula-Vanika * shimmering illusion of balance * craving for trade * mask of fairly bargained contracts * over-reaching arrangements * marvelous deals * exciting culturally-mixed partnerships * mirage of deal-making * extraordinary terms of agreement * fascinating alliances * ambitious diplomacy * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of negotiation, equity-assurance * seeks privilege via advocacy, counseling, adviser-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for politics * hungry for celebrity * fascinating romance * extraordinary games * in swabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via exceptional children (often adopted) * outsider who cleverly insinuates into center-stage creative roles * culturally mixed entertainment * amplified poetic idealism * enchanting individual charisma * flamboyant fashion * unusual autobiography * craves attention * intriguing displays of creative genius * seeks important roles in performance art * unconventional literary expression * desires royal entitlement * mesmerizing pageantry * entrancing dramatic splendor * opportunistic lovers * ambitious games-players * may wear the persona (mask) of a thespian * pretensions intellectuality * thrilling demonstrations in the eye of the camera * boundary-breeching politics

Risk-rewarding Rahu occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, revenue-regulating, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra

Renegade Rahu matures = age 48.

Roguish Rahu holds a strong bala. Rahu = uttamamsha in celebrity-brilliant bhava-5 ++ 5th navamsha, revealing the underlying expectation of luxurious display and remarkable children.

Announced during Surya-Rahu bhukti

  • (wikipedia quote) "In July 2010, Forbes announced Tiger Woods as the richest sportsman in the world earning a reported $105m according to them and $90.5m according to Sports Illustrated."

In the years following his catastrophic fall from grace (beginning in Surya-Mangala bhukti, Kuja rogesha) Mr. Woods earnings dropped during Surya-Rahu bhukti from a figure approaching 1-billion (before expenses) to a figure reported to be in the neighborhood of 50-million-USD annually.

A drop from a classically Rahu-exorbitant peak perhaps but more of a market correction and not a devastating collapse. Risk-rewarding Rahu's ruler Zukra in 2nd-from-Rahu provides a continuous financial stream, despite scandal or other interruption of public esteem.

Ketu kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka * vasana-karaka (vacuum)

  • Ketu-Meza * physically dissociates from competitive dominance * incomplete nobility * eccentric innovations * heroic push forward into nothingness * dissolute conquest * not limited by blood or birth * ignores restrictions on kinetic movement * releases a blood-red cloud of dynamic energy into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-11 * eccentric friends * no limits on profitability * dissolves barriers in community * peculiar social network * vacuous associations * irrelevance of material goals * ambivalence toward economics * disappearing elder siblings * disregards social awards * ignores marketplace connections * abandons large group systems * unless other graha occupy 11, may prefer to live free from electricity = off-the-grid.
Golfing athletic style, According to Wikipedia :

"Despite his power advantage, Woods has always focused on developing an excellent all-around game. Although in recent years he has typically been near the bottom of the Tour rankings in driving accuracy, his iron play is generally accurate, his recovery and bunker play is very strong, and his putting (especially under pressure) is possibly his greatest asset.

He is largely responsible for a shift to higher standards of athleticism amongst professional golfers, and is known for putting in more hours of practice than most."

"While Woods is considered one of the most charismatic figures in golfing history, his approach is, at its core, cautious. He aims for consistency. Although he is better than any other Tour player when he is in top form, his dominance comes not from regularly posting extremely low rounds, but instead from avoiding bad rounds.

He plays fewer tournaments than most professionals (15 - 21 per year, compared to the typical 25 - 30) and focuses his efforts on preparing for (and peaking at) the majors and the most prestigious of the other tournaments. His manner off of the course is cautious as well, as he carries himself in interviews and public appearances with a carefully controlled demeanor." [Budha-Makara-8]


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