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hatha yogini

Martha Kostyra Stewart

Earth-birth Sunday-03-Aug-1941


domestic arts entrepreneur

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Martha Kosytra Stewart

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Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities


Mrigashirsha * Mrigashiras * Mraga * Mruka * Marga-ziraza * Agrahayani * Ena-ziras

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For Mriga-shiras births of a feminine valence, the condition of kinesthetic, direct, yang-energy, forward-pushing bhratru-karaka Mangala may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Mangala-ruled paradigm of Invaka, brother-figures, warriors, hunters, athletes, dancers, champions, challengers, inventors, explorers, dis-coverers, engineers, drivers, drillers, diggers, exploders, aggressors, pursuers, and competitions and battles may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by the civilizations of Orion. Their purpose is to promote engaging, instinctive messages that conquer, compete, startle, stimulate, pioneer, and provoke.


[Kuja] -ruled Mriga-zirasa ladies tend to be physically fit, agile, energetic sportswomen and dancers. They are often found in politics, entertainment, and commerce, especially in sales, marketing, and advertising roles where their energy delivers competitive advantage. They have a particular intuition for crowd-driven movements such as fashions, market pricing, and economic trends.

Mraga are surprisingly accurate markswomen, able to handle weapons if necessary. Natural engineers, they often have expertise in manufacturing, metalwork, and sewing. Agrahayani ladies may have a special affinity for quadruped animals, brothers, and soldiers. Due to the crystalline structure of their noses, Mraga-born have an exceptionally acute sense of smell.

Vrishabha-Urisha pada 1-2 represent the 7-12 angle and the Shukra-Kuja attraction. Pada 1-2 pursue gracious arrangements, match-making, and brokerage in secluded environments, such as the private bedroom or in distant lands. Their goal is the formation of vitally valuable partnerships. Depending upon [Yogakaraka] Shani ruler of 9+10, Urisha pada-1-2 of Mriga have a stronger propensity toward guidance [9] and governance roles [10] .

Mithunaya-Dvamdva pada 3-4 represent the 6-11 angle and the Budha-Kuja tension. Pada 3-4 are vocal socialites skilled in conflict intervention, and natural ministers of aid. Pada 3-4 may focus on community activism, economic profits, and service to the wounded [whether the wounds are physical, mental, or emotional] .

Themes of forward movement, group activity, and sporting competition contextualize Mriga's terrestrial experience. Incoming drishti from Kuja can mobilize their progressive, pioneering actions. Also applies to Chandra in Mrigashira-Invaka

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. [1939] . Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra, p 91

"Usually this person is born in a wealthy family or at least well-to-do.

  • She will be brought up in a religious atmosphere

  • and will be deeply religious herself.

She is an entertaining and interesting speaker

  • and will participate in women's club activities

  • and other social enterprises .

If she adopts a public career, she will be successful and honored.

She is fond of beautiful clothes,

  • perfumes, and jewels,

  • and dresses elegantly and in good taste.

Her favorite color is green."


Martha Kostyra in elementary school


Martha Kostyra Stewart as a college-age fashion model, circa 1960


StewartMartha_adult.jpg Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha calendar

BudhaMahadasha * age birth until 5.7

Sun-03-Aug-1941 Earth-birth * Budha-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-5 entertainment, celebrity

Ketu Mahadasha * age 5.7 until age 12.7

Shukra Mahadasha * age 12.7 until age 32.7

Nov-1955 until Feb-1958 Janma Sade-Sati Vṛścika

01-Jul-1961 [MKS age 20] exchange the vows of marriage-1 * Shukra-Rahu bhukti * samchara Rahu-Ketu via Simha-Kumbha * contact Simha Svamsha

27-Sep-1965 [MKS age 24] celebrated the birth of child-1 * Shukra-Guru bhukti

1965-1972 [MKS age 24-31] worked as Wall St. stockbroker *

Surya Mahadasha * age 32.7 until age 38.7

1976 [MKS age 35] begins food-catering business in the basement of her Westport, CT home. This commercial venture will eventually become the basis of her entertaining empire * Surya-Rahu bhukti * Rahu-5 in 3rd-from-3rd = entertaining, commercial business

1979 [MKS age 38] grieved decease of father * Surya-Ketu bhukti

Chandra Mahadasha * age 38.7 until 48.7

Dec-1984 until Dec-1987 Janma Sade-Sati Vṛścika

1987 [MKS age 46] begin bitter, non-amicable divorce when publisher husband reveals his affection for his secretary * Chandra-Ketu bhukti * Ketu chidrakaraka ++ janma Sade-Sati

Mangala Mahadasha * age 48.7 until 55.7

1990 [MKS age 49] legal divorce concluded * Mangala-Mangala svabhukti * Kuja activates [6th-from-Chandra]

1993 [MKS age 52] begin low-publicity 15-year romantic relationship with billionaire Simonyi

Rahu Mahadasha * age 55.7 until 73.7

19-Oct-1999 [MKS age 58] IPO for MSL Omnimedia on NY Stock Exchange escalates rapidly from a modest offering to 1.6B, making MKS the first USA female self-made billionaire

Mar-2004 convicted of securities fraud. Voluntarily quits CEO position, but retains the Creative Director position.

Oct-2004 until 4-Mar-2005 [MKS age 63] 6-month prison term, during which MKS taught hatha-yoga classes * Rahu-Shani bhukti * gochara Shani-Karkata via 3, imposing frozen business conditions

16-Nov-2007 [MKS age 66] grieved the decease of mother Mrs. Martha Ruszkowski Kostyra [mom age 93] Rahu-Ketu bhukti

2008 [MKS age 67] end of 15-year romantic relationship with billionaire Simonyi

2008-2009 [MKS age 67-69] after prison release, the Omnimedia business expands with no harm to its brand. MKS is perceived not as a criminal, but as a loyal friend who did not rat on her financier colleague * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra lagnesha rules Vrishabha radical lagna + 10th navamsha + Shukra occupies 10th-from-Chandra

Nov-2014 until Jan-2017 Janma Sade-Sati Vṛścika

06-Aug-2014 [MKS age 73] grieved the decease of sister and co-worker, Mrs. Laura Plimpton * Rahu-Mangala chidra-dasha ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

Guru Mahadasha * age 73.7 until 89.7

Shani mahadasha * age 89.7 until 108.7


Distinctive Features of the Nativity


pitri-karaka [father] jyoti-karaka [light]

[homebound-anchoring bandesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[bright center of messages about local culture]

[radiant evangelist of folkways]

[confidently communicates about familiar habits]

[dramatically presents protective information]

[center-stage roles in signaling about security]


[Aśleṣa-1] [navamsha Surya-Dhanus] confidently inspirational-guiding


  • [Surya-Karkata] Bhanu * ray of light * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the nourishing caretaking rashi of Chandra
  • [Surya in bhava-3] center of commerce * mercantile intelligence * smart reports * dramatic instructional delivery * creative descriptions * sparkling retinue * splendid games of manual-skill * self-referential announcements * admirable handcraft * cinematic genius * smart technology * focus on teamwork * entertaining explanations * administrative entitlements * confident writing * eye on process management * regal messaging * bright center of discourse * brilliant gesturing * father may be a businessman-craftsman-communicator
  • [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


Sparkling Surya activates flamboyant charming entertaining Simha10th-from-Chandra containing attractive, architectural independent-minded Shukra-Simha

Surya-yuti-Budha Explaining and demonstrating gardening, collecting, historic restorations

Surya-Karkata strong and well-placed in the hospitable rashi of Chandra-7 * auspicious 5-9 angle between Surya-Chandra supports her parents * Surya yuti Budha-3 the super-Communicator

Dad = a salesman [3] .

Professor Shani-1 casts drishti into Surya-3. According to Ms. Stewart, her dad demonstrated disciplined, hard-working behavior [Shani] and she expected the same from the male figures in her life.

Due to Shani drishti into Chandra-7, MS' mom would have possessed the same work-ethic, and likely also MS' husband had a similar work-oriented, enduring character.


matrikaraka [mother] * garha-karaka [village]


[busy-commercial vikrama-pati for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[comforted by undisclosed business relationships]

[aligned with mysterious partners]

[sensitive to balanced trauma-healing]

[needs polarity for healing discovery]

[emotional sensitivity to hidden bargains]

[mother may be secretive advocate, attorney, arranger]


[Jyeṣtha-3] = [navamsha Chandra in Kumbha] intuitively sensitive economic-populist

[Atmakaraka gardening, farming, home, household, dwelling, property ownership-stewardship , nourishment, seasonal flow, liturgical calendar]

  • [Chandra-Vṛścika] comforted by mystery * sensitive to trauma-healing * needs healing discovery
  • [Chandra in Jyeṣtha-Antares] calmed by competitive signals * protector of prophetic messages * familiar face of direct announcements * Ketta * Kita
  • [Chandra in classroom-7] comfortable with arrangements * familiar with bargaining * needs harmony * soothed by match-making * feels the pulse of deal-making * allied to the mother * accustomed to adjudication * habitual negotiator * calmed by customary arrangements * rhythmic rebalancing * needs fair contracts * sheltered by a parenting partner * nourished by agreements * undulating equity * mother may be a match-maker, attorney, advocate, judge


American entrepreneur Martha Kostyra Stewart built a vast commercial empire energized by her desire to celebrate the lost art of housekeeping [Chandra]


eponymous mom "Big Martha" was a schoolteacher = Chandra-7 occupies 4th-from-4th schoolteaching

Lifepartner [7th from Chandra-7]

Partner provides parenting, emotional equity, social protection, and social facade via 10th-from-10th.

The Shani-yuti-Guru pair occupies 7th from Chandra-7 suggesting dedication to the marriage contract [Shani] but also multiplicity [Guru].

Chandra rules-3 occupies 7

MKS got her start in the publishing business [3] via her husband, an attorney who specialized in publications and licensing law.

MKS married an attorney who specialized in the publishing industry [Chandra-7 lawcourts rules bhava-3 publishing] . During their 27-year marriage, his expertise in licensing law and understanding of commercial communications supported the development of an entreasured marital estate.

Shukra ruler of 7th-from-Chandra occupies 10th-from-Chandra supporting acquisition to increase the marriage coffers via celebrity entertaining and dramatic performances.


bhratru-karaka [brother] virya-karaka [virile]


  • [Mangala-Meena] vigorous pursuit of intuition * warrior in the Dreamworld * energetic action behind-the-scenes * proactive envisioning * push toward private prayer * vitally active imagination * invisible impact * indefinite impulses * pursues clairsentient roles * sound-healing engineer * conquest within walled enclosures * champion of sanctuary
  • [Mangala in bhava-11] drive toward connectivity * competitive earnings * pursuit of profits * dynamic marketplace actions * champion of community activism * invasive networking * vigorous sporting friends * energized scientific systems * economic conquests
  • [Kuja-yuti-Ketu] vigorous break-ups * enervated * passive-aggressive * high-energy collapse * fierce pursuit of impermanence * pointless fights * diffused sexuality * dynamic wandering * apathetic brother-figures * potential for aggressive self-annihilation * pushes toward non-attachment * liberation by force


Motivating Mangala activates the emotionally contentious [6th-from-Chandra]

Kuja activates 10th navamsha

Kuja activates Mrigashira-Invaka radical lagna

Kuja ruler of Mrigashira emphasizes outgoing energy: talkative, productive, engineering


jamayah-karaka [sibling] sandeza-karaka [message] zisya-karaka [student]



  • [Budha-Karkata] comfortable communications * hand-arm-shoulders make protective gestures * rhythmic articulation of root culture * discusses ancestral morality * prescriptive routines * argues for foundational stability * describes protective fencing * parochial talk * converses about caretaking * environmental wardens * issues customary pronouncements * delivers land-use information * patriotic declarations * habitually chats about the local settlement
  • [Budha in bhava-3] [svabhava] narrative of cohort collaboration * chatty siblings * articulate announcements * discusses commerce * instructions for management * conversations about information technology * clever programming * logical reporting * talks about daily business * handles information * skillful printing * scripted dialog * text instructions * writes lyrics * detailed media-messaging * communication tactics * explains marketing * quick manufacturing * descriptive process * signaling gestures
  • [Budha-yuti-Surya] amusing explanations * entertaining chatter * central roles in communication * brightly clear descriptions * dramatic enunciation * confidently delivers instruction * articulation of radiant certainty * political messenger * talkative father-figures


[Surya-yuti-Budha] occupies bhava-3 publications, sales, marketing, advertising, and printing

Busy Budha activates 2- knowledge and 5-celebrity, creative writing, artistic performance, and speculative finance.

MKS built commercial [3] empire of television, print books, branded merchandise, advertising. -- magnified by the commercial agent Rahu-Kanya-5.


dhava-karaka [husband] bahuta-karaka [variety]



[ethno-rhythmic Rohini-4] [navamsha Guru-Karkata-uchcha] intuitively optimistic rhythmic flowing development


  • [Guru-Urisha] optimistic about capitalization * big hoard * many voices * many collections * believes in history * doctrine of values fulfillment * permission for pleasure * financial guidance * many cattle * expands the scope of voice-speech-song * multiple treasuries
  • [ Guru in bhava-1] much vitality * philosophical personality * permission for unrestricted action * generous disposition * numerous identities * expands the scope of competition * many cheerful sporting activities * believes in birthright * expansive aura * extra height-or-girth * embodiment of tolerant cheer * a patron of personal benefit * in a wifely nativity, husbandly-companion may be an expander-philanthropist-benefactor
  • [Guru-yuti-Shani] atta-karaka * multiple elder-figures * permission to hold respected positions * abundant structure * numerous law-makers * expansive hierarchies * tolerance for diverse systems * optimistic philosophy of social regulation * large-scale responsibilities


empowering mutual drishti between Guru in bhava-1 and Rahu in bhava-5

Bhava-11 ruled by Guru and occupied by Kuja-yuti-Ketu

In a wifely nativity, Dhava-karaka Guru represents the husbandly-companion. Professor Guru-1-Urisha is often an indicator of a husband who is oriented to secrets [8] and economic gains [11] .

Guru-Rohini is beholden to yogakaraka Shani-Krittika holder of the higher degree. 7th-from-Chandra bhava-1 provides an enduring and continuous engagement with the personality [1] of the native, well embedded in both Shani's work-ethic and Guru's economic expansions.

Guru-1 drishti to 5-7-9. Husbamd-1 an attorney specializing in publications introduced her to the people and the legal contracts [7] that would enable her social-entertaining books.

As the publishing industry overall became multi-media via electronic outlets, her books parlayed into thoroughly legally structured television programming, and a merchandising empire in homewares.

Benevolent Brihaspati follows His default which is to give the primary results of his mūlatrikoṇa Dhanus-8 suggesting a propensity toward secret liaisons and a gift for undisclosed resources.

Generally, in a feminine nativity when Brihaspati has a companion graha, two marriages are indicated. However, when Shani joins Guru, there can be a long delay from the first marriage until the second marriage.


svadu-karaka [sweet] kalatra-karaka [wifely companion]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[inimical-medicating rogesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]



  • [Shukra-Singha] appreciation of regal confidence * likes admiration * enjoys applause * attracted to creative performers * bargains to play radiant central roles * delighted by celebrity * charmed by romantic pleasures * pleased by ceremonial display * brightly theatrical arrangements
  • [Shukra-4] seeks pleasure via home-based routines * likes the seasonal rhythms of nature * enjoys real-estate finance * attractive gardens * strong feminine presence in the home * aesthetic of domestic stability * pleasing designs to adorn the chest * beautiful breasts * lovely torso * appreciation of owned-stewarded properties * in a husbandly nativity, wifely-companion may be a homemaker-farmer-driver-schoolteacher-police


Shukra ruler of Vrishabha emphasizes values, arrangements, containment of treasuries, beauty, ornamentation

Shukra occupies the professionalizing 10th-from-Chandra

Shukra activates the career-directing 10th navamsha Vrishabha, suggesting a career focus on beauty and ornamentation

Shukra-Simha in the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra: Despite the ignominy of a felony conviction, her public reputation never lost its luster . Many believed she was protecting her trusting relationships [Shukra relationships] . The public generally perceived her jail term [Shukra activates 6-jail] as a noble act [Simha].


duro-karaka [endurance] *jara-karaka [Jahre, years]

[Yogakaraka doctrinal-philosophical dharmesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[Yogakaraka dutiful-commanding karmesha for Urisha indriya-lagna]




  • [Shani-Urisha] heavy old valuables * must endure the sounds of proletarian speech-and-song * obliged to conform to the official bankers * antiquated genetic stock * required preservation of aging assets * must normalize conservation * slow elderly evaluators * must judge the worth of hoards * must endure pressure to store the precious inventories * must bear the weight of historic treasuries * structural compression upon neck-jaw * orderly warehousing * fixed rules govern collection * must gather seeds * must eat dry foodstuffs * must preserve lineage knowledge * scarce financial resources * maintainer of old heritage
  • [Shani in Bhava-1] steady time-structured personality * mature conduct * must produce under pressure * strictly orderly movement * regimented appearance * grim determination to survive * tense competition * muscular fatigue * required activity drills * chronically impeded self-expression * bodily seizures * identified with heavy responsibility * resists unnecessary change * often looks older * lives to work * elders preserve class-conscious identity
  • [Shani-yuti-Guru] social resistance to generous expansions * slow elder teachers * pragmatic philosophy * limited scope of understanding * doctrinal discipline * constrained growth * conventionally regulated beliefs * optimism limited by resistant old structures * faith in the rule of law * class-hierarchical ideology


[Yogakaraka for [Urisha indriya-lagna]

Shani in Bhava-1 casts drishti into [Surya-yuti-Budha] -3

Shani-1 casts drishti into Chandra in classroom-7 [Chandra in Jyeṣtha-Antares] . Martha Stewart was widely praised for "not snitching" on her financial partners

Shani-1 owns AND casts drishti into karakamsha Kumbha-10 profession, public reputation

Bhava-9 ruled by Shani receives drishti from Surya + Budha + Guru + Rahu

Her sustained [Shani] legal battle 2002-2004 began during the notoriously challenging Rahu-Shani bhukti

Shani-1 drishti to 7 indicates proceedings in the lawcourt and loyalty to contracts which prevented release [Shani] of information could have exonerated her. In the stock-trading felony conviction, Shani activates electronic transactions, earned profits, marketplace systems [Kumbha].

The prison term Oct-2004 until March-2005 began and ended in within Rahu-Shani bhukti

[Yogakaraka] Shani. Ms. Stewart apparently experienced a respectable process during her prison time, indeed teaching hatha yoga classes for other imprisoned ladies. She seemed to emerge peacefully and indeed rather cheerfully. remarkably eased her ability to integrate her prison experience into her personality identity brand [Shani-1 identity] and this element of her narrative then became an indelible part of her media image which emphasizes steadiness and traditional lifestyle values [Urisha] .


rajyalobha-karaka [ambition] picchala-karaka [slippery]

  • Rahu-Parthya * shimmering illusion of humility * craving for crime * mask of exploitive assistance * ambitious physicians * intriguing addictions * mirage of medication * fascinating injuries * over-reaching accusations * amazing illnesses * extraordinary arguments * may be obsessed with servants-and-servitude * seeks special importance via apparent [but perhaps not authentic] conflict management * shrewd dealings in sickness * ingenious divorce * extravagant litigation * seeks privilege via victim-roles
  • [Rahu in bhava-] passion for prestige politics * hungry for celebrity * fascinating romance * extraordinary games * in svabhava of Splendid Surya, the Shadowy Specter seeks exceptional children * outsider who cleverly insinuates into center-stage creative roles * culturally mixed entertainment * amplified poetic idealism * enchanting individual charisma * flamboyant fashion * unusual autobiography * craves admiring 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 * pretentious intellectuality * thrilling demonstrations in the eye of the camera * boundary-breaching politics


[Rahu in bhava-5] casts drishti into 9-11-1

Rahu in 3rd-from-3rd ruled by Budha-3 and the ruler of Budha-3 is Chandra-7

Martha Kostyra-Stewart is often mentioned as America's favorite over-functioning, always-busy, perfectionistic Narcissist Female. Rahu-5 supports her iconic status as a resourceful and service-oriented [Kanya] celebrity figure in American culture. risk-rewarding Rahu's ruler Budha-3 in 11th-from-Rahu suggests profit from celebrity roles in a service framework.

Celebration [5] of themes of domestic service., cleaning work, tools, agricultural labor, maidenhood, and instructions for correct delivery of the acts of the servant


kavandha-karaka [headless] chidra-karaka [gaping] vasana-karaka [vacuum]

  • [Ketu-Meena] sleepily dissociates from isolated ashrama * incomplete gestalt * unlimited visionary insight * wandering spirit guides * unsustainable sanctuary * dissolution of private prayer * foggy boundaries of distant worlds * permeable understanding of cetacean cultures * ignores restrictions on clairsentience * disarrayed dreams * releases a golden oceanic cloud of wisdom 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 achievements * intangible goals * ambivalence toward economics * disappearing elder siblings * disregards social awards * ignores marketplace norms * abandons large group systems * unless other graha occupy 11, may prefer to live free from socializing = off-the-grid.
  • [Ketu-yuti-Kuja] restless * surrendered championship * abandons fighting * inconsistent actions * disconnected brethren * odd innovations * unsustainable domination * apathetic competitions * peculiar disability * unfulfilled quest * pushes toward impermanence * incomplete births * liberation via vigorous movement


Non-amicable separation in 1987 leading to divorce * Chandra-Ketu bhukti .

Ketu-timed divorces often feel confusing or misguided albeit one accepts the outcome. Her aggrieved spouse complained that he was criticized and belittled by his verbally aggressive wife per her Kuja-yuti-Ketu and Kuja also rules the [nīcha] Chandra-7 suggesting an emotionally penetrating marital environment. Her response was simple denial [Ketu].


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