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Vimshottari Dasha Narrative

potential parallel incarnation of

born 11 months before

born 9 months before


John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1915


industrialist, plutocrat

extraordinary philanthropist

major public works

= building construction of museums and college campus

= reconstruction of war-damaged cathedrals

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Earth-birth Thursday-29-Jan-1874

dematerialization 11-May-1960 ( age 86)


Standard Oil plutocrat philanthropist * John D. Rockefeller, Jr. * 1874-1960

birth data from,_Jr. * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts + graphs + tables = produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttarabhadra-Andromeda * Ohibridna * Uttara-Proshtha-padas * Andromeda

BPL commentary

For Uttarabhadrapada births of a masculine valence, the influence of rigid, chronological, lawful, enduring strictly structural sober serious systematic elderly durokaraka Shani can considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Shani-ruled paradigm of Uthratadhi, elder persons, old rules,rigid structures, age and time, resistance to change, status hierarchies, social class barriers, large organizations, public opinion, bureaucracies, regulatory requirements, legal systems, and corporate or institutional officials may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Andromeda. Their purpose is multi-dimensional structural integrity and species resilience.

Responsible Charity

Meena - Antya pada 1-2-3-4 represents Shani's rulership of 11-systems ++ 12- distant worlds, imaginative vision. Guru and Shani are mutually neutral, suggesting that personality distortions are uncommon with Andromeda-born. Pada 1-2-3-4 have an extraordinary capacity to carry responsibility for others.

Uttara-bhadra born are often found in economic, ecological, community linkage, and networking roles which structurally engage invisible understandings, distant realms, interior visionary comprehension, and enduring patience.

Themes of maintaining continuity between systems, containment of inner understanding over time, and sustaining of proven profitable patterns may characterize Ahirbudhnaya's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Uttarabhadra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 85

"...most fortunate... usually indicates a man of means,

  • well-to-do if not wealthy.

A man who owns property and has the ability to earn money

  • and also to spend it wisely and constructively.

Being a passive type, his well-being may be inherited or bequeathed to him

  • but if he achieves his own success

  • he will do so without the corollary of someone else's misfortune .

He is very intelligent

  • and is charitable

and generous to those less fortunate than himself."


Biographical details matched with Vimshottari dasha bhukti

Rahu Mahadasha * 1874 until 1881 * birth until age 8

29-Jan-1874 Earth-birth in Cleveland, Ohio, USA * Rahu-Budha bhukti

Guru Mahadasha * 1881-1897 * age 8-25

study in the Browning School, a private academy for children of his father's associates.

1897 completed bachelor's degree at Brown University (at the time, Brown U. was a Baptist religious institution) * Guru-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-2 knowledge * Rahu directed by Dharmesha-9 Mangala university

Shani Mahadasha 1897-1916

immediately after graduation from college, begins work under his father's direction at Standard Oil Company * Shani-Shani svabhukti * Shani-11

09-Oct-1901 marriage-1-of-2 * Shani-Budha bhukti * Budha lagnesha navamsha * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Thula-Mesha contact radical R-K

09-Nov-1903 celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shani-Ketu bhukti * Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra and Zukra-yuti-Shani Dharmesha-9 from Chandra

1910 quits director positions in both Standard Oil and in the JP Morgan U.S. Steel corporation. Begins to cleanse his philanthropic works from taints of a major bribery scandal * Shani-Mangala bhukti * Mangala-12 = dhanapati-2 finance and Dharmesha-9 global humanism

Budha Mahadasha * 1916-1933

Ketu Mahadasha 1933-1940

Zukra Mahadasha 1940-1960

Apr-1948 dematerialization of wife-1 and mother of his six children, Abby Aldrich, at home, cardiac arrest * Zukra-Rahu bhukti * rahu in 8th-from-7

1951 exchanged the vows of marriage-2-of-2 with Martha Baird Allen* Zukra-Guru bhukti * Guru ruler of navamsha-7 * gochara Rah-Ketu via Kumbha-Simha contact navamsha Chandra-Simha

11-May-1960 dematerialization (age 86, pneumonia) * Zukra-Ketu bhukti * chidrakaraka Ketu

Distinctive features of the nativity

Surya * pitri-karaka (father) * jyoti-karaka (light)

  • Surya-Makara-Draco * Savitra * the stimulator * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the hierarchical structuring rashi of Shani
  • Surya in bhava-11 * center of community * genius for associative systems * radiates through the gridwork * entitled to work-and-earn * network intelligence * focus on interlinked ecologies * uniquely creative marketplace revenues * exemplifies knotting-netting-knitting connectivity * distributed light * eye on friendships * celebrated by crowds * sparkling center of social-economic drama* father may be an earner-socialite-organizer
  • Surya-yuti-Budha * confidently conversational * bright messenger * entitled to discuss * creatively intelligent sibling-cohort * discursive father-figure * gestures conduct the spiritual rays of the Sun * radiantly descriptive * articulate in drama * skillful game-player * self-confident announcements * talks about ideals * narrative of power-politics * recites love poems * describes divine romance
  • Surya-yuti-Zukra * confidently harmonious * brightly creative bargainer * uniquely intelligent feminine-figures * entitled to pleasures * aesthetic expressions align with the spiritual rays of the Sun * financial politics * graciously creative * dramatic promises * radiantly diplomatic * self-reflexively attractive * father may be artist-broker-arranger
  • Surya-yuti-Shani * confidently lawful * bright regulator * entitled to impose order * politically intelligent authority-figures * radiantly systematic * sober hierarchical strict father-figure * cautiously orderly expression of the spiritual rays of the Sun * limited entertainments * creatively disciplined



Vriddhi-bhava-11 = the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra

Extraordinary emphasis upon marketplace profits, financial revenues, social-material achievements, awards granted for work already accomplished, and community development structures via distributive and associative networks (11)Vriddhisthana contains the bhava-rulers of 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, and 12

Yet considering that this powerhouse of activity also occupies the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra , a significant transformation of identity involving an upheaval of the economic activities and their outcomes would occur during the lifetime.

Chandra * matrikaraka (mother) * garha-karaka (village)

Arudra Chandra-4


Karakamsha = bandhu-bhava-4 contains Arudra Chandra

  1. Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in familiar routines * calmed by caretaking * seeks continuous oscillating motion * sensitive to ethnic folkways * contented by recurrent rituals * soothed by customary habits * tranquilized by rhythmic waves * needs pulsation * nurtured by gardening * follows local pathways * feels rooted into the land * settled into home-keeping * undulating patriotism

  • (4) real-estate construction (Rockefeller Center in New York City)
  • restoration of historic buildings (Chandra randhresha-8 , renovation; Rahu-2 history)
  • (4) building of schools on a transformational model of education (University of Chicago, Rockefeller University). He developed the "quarter system" to overcome the handicap faced by students from farming families. The Quarter System allowed students to stay home for the labor-intensive autumn harvest Aug-Sept.
  • shelter and protection of cultural artifacts [karkata-4] = Museum of Modern Art

Kuja * bhratru-karaka (brother) * virya-karaka (virile)


  • Mangala-Kumbha * vigorous community activism * warrior for economic progress * proactive linking * push toward regulated systems * pursues profitable roles * spearhead of mass interconnectivity * futuristic thrust * dominating energy in social networking * conquest of marketplace interactions * champion of distributed associations

  • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy * pursuit of inner guidance * invaders from distant lands * hyperactive ancestors * restless sanctuary * fights isolation * clairsentient dynamics * invisible conquests * aggressive phantoms * innovative research * progressive action in distant lands * imaginative discovery


Mangala-Mithunaya in the 10th navamsha

Rockefeller was well-known and powerful in Mithuna matters such as institutional communications and program administration, Rockefeller was dynamically constructive, productive during his lifetime. He was highly regarded as a commercially capable businessman who was able to bring the skills of strategic planning, accurate accounting and public-relations "spin" to the world of philanthropy and charitable organization.

atmakaraka Mangala resides in the charitable, theological, ideological, patronizing 9th-from-Chandra

Rockefeller Junior was a vibrantly energetic agent of global-scale philanthropic action. However, he and his lineage were also involved in back-room political actions (Kuja-Simha-12) which resulted in national bribery scandals (Zukra-related polarizing catalysis typical for Meena lagna). His capitalist ideology (9) also motivated incisive but harshly dehumanizing actions during labor strikes causing death and suffering to the workers. In Rockefeller's case his beliefs did drive most of his actions since Mangala occupying 9th0from-Chandra is also ruler of the dharmasthana-9.

Kuja Dosha

Kuja-12 drishti to 3, 6, and 7. Upon 3 and 6 = forward movement albeit criticizing style in commerce and aggressive treatment of business problems. Upon 7, definitive Kuja-12 dosha upon the first marriage. Guru in yuvatisthana can indicate a multiple marriages. Considering also his privately rather unsettled and contentious Kumbha-Kuja-12, along with the reality of Zukra in company of three additional graha, Rockefeller would have been a challenging marriage partner from the wife's perspective.

Budha * jamayah-karaka (sibling) * sandeza-karaka (message) * zisya-karaka (student)



Guru * dhava-karaka (husband) * bahuta-karaka (variety)

lagnesha for Meena radical lagna


Guru-Guru bhukti begins age 7. svabhukti of the lagnesha can be an extremely influential and significant bhukti of the lifetime. When the major bhukti of the lagnesha begins at the onset of the age of reason (age 7) and the lagnesha = a kendra-placement of charitable Brihaspati, the auspice is clearly providential both for the native and for one's entire environment.

Brihaspati lagnesha scope of influence:

Guru's humanism

During Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha, Rockefeller earned a bachelor's degree from Brown University with strong concentration in social science and philosophy. He studied extensively in the genre of humanistic, social-transformational writing including Das Kapital 1818-1883 economics Karl Marx .

Zukra * svadu-karaka (sweet) * kalatra-karaka (wife)


typical for the Meena lagna, Professor Bright Bhrigu is the polarizing catalysis-maker since Zukra rules 8 and 8th-from-8th suggesting challenges with relationships, contracts, and money. Indeed he endured bribery scandals and polarizing catalysis with unfair arrangements and exploitive contractual agreements.

Zukra occupies the very complex 11th bhava in company of Shani-Surya-Budha, allowing Rockefeller more choices in his attempt to gain leverage during public perception of his inhumanity (during labor union violence).

Shani * duro-karaka (endurance) * jara-karaka (years)

  • Shani-Makara-Draco * heavy old institutions * obliged to conform to the time-clock * rigidly ranked hierarchies * strict regimes * pressure to complete socially required duties * structural compression upon knees-calves-skeleton * strictly imposed protocols * must normalize old rules * unyielding pressure of public judgment * class-conscious elders * punitive regulators * must endure proletarian manners * must continue to work * scarce building resources
  • Shani in Bhava-11 (beneficial) * steady time-structured goal achievements * must maintain connections with sustained effort * must regulate economic linkage * cautiously conventional friends * class-conscious social network * chronic pressure to achieve realistic goals * works hard for earnings * resists new associations * supports lawful distribution systems * accepts the reality of marketplace rules * community worker fatigue * rigidly dutiful socialite roles * elders maintain lawful community responsibilities.
  • Shani-yuti-Surya * social resistance to individual creativity * pragmatic politics * class-conscious father * limited unearned entitlements * delayed (but not denied) romance * conventionalized theatrical displays * restrained flamboyance * disciplined intelligence * cautious willpower * socially-approved expressions of divine brilliance
  • Shani-yuti-Budha * resistance against signaling * materialistic siblings * responsible for maintaining lawful commerce * pragmatic coupling * limited interaction * disciplined messaging * structured announcements * speaks plainly * proletarian instructions * regulated business * constrained communication * conventionally regulated conversations
  • Shani-yuti-Zukra * resistance against equity * limited luxuries * orderly feminine figures * pragmatic finance * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age * mutuality over time * class-structured arrangements


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

  • Azvini* Rahu-Meza-Arya * shimmering illusion of championship * craving for superiority * exotic use of dominating force * mask of competitive action * mirage of first-arrival pioneer * over-reaching urgency * extraordinary birth * extravagant muscularity * mesmerizing forward movement * unusual athleticism * fascinating conquests * marvelous warriorship * seeks special importance via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) attributes of heroic action * seeks privilege via innovator-roles
  • Rahu in bhava-2 * passion for precious treasuries * in svabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks glamorous goods * mesmerizing memories * risk-rewarding finance * fascinating voice * entrancing face * craves knowledge of sound values * intriguing genetics * outsider who cleverly insinuates into the values-fulfillment lineage * extraordinary recollection * mesmerizing speech-and-song * intermingled traditions * unconventional speech * shadowy interlopers infiltrate the family line * potential for opportunistic second marriage * adventurous character of mother's elder sibling * thrilling stories * remarkable libraries * ambitious hoard * mixed-language vocabulary * desires important evaluator roles * exotic foods * unusual breeds in animal herds * captivating collections * social mobility via values + heritage + memory


Born into a family of enormous (Rahu) material treasury and social entitlement * Rahu-2-Mesha.

dhanapati-2 in 12 rarely harms the personal wealth since dhanapati-2 will occupy the gainful 11th-from-svakshetra.

Professor Rahu occupies the emotionally associative, community-linking, economically fruitful, profit-regulated, friendly, participatory, goal-oriented, socially-networked 11th-from-Chandra providing networks of friendship (his lifelong college friends), elder siblings, marketplace profits .As the youngest child and only son of John Rockefeller Sr, young "junior" felt the powerful emotional influence of his four female elder siblings

Rahu is directed by Kuja = dhanapati-2 + Dharmesha-9 . Mangala-12 ruler of Rahu, in combination with the charitable propensities of the Uttarabhadra-Andromeda radical lagna, suggests that Rockefeller might be inclined to dissolve some portion of Rahu's treasury via dissolution into charities.

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

  • Ketu-Thula * justly dissociates from negotiation * wanders away from compromise * eccentric alliances * abandons agreements * apathetic trades * surrenders trust * ignores restriction on match-making * releases a pale pastel cloud of fair deals into the misty abyss
  • Ketu in classroom-8 (beneficial) * passively dissolves barriers hiding secret knowledge * ambivalent toward initiations * disregards occult boundaries * Witness to cycles of death-and-rebirth * fearless toward catastrophic upheaval * absent from spouse's family * vacuous obscurities * irrelevance of non-disclosure rules * dissolves psychic filters * not intimidated by terrors * ignores threats * dissolves obfuscations. * unless other graha in 8, may prefer to live free from in-laws



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