Drama and Song



born six weeks after


Rex Harrison in his most classic cinematic role, as Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady 1964



Musical Theatre

Hollywood Matinee Idol

Rex Harrison

a.k.a. Sir Reginald Carey Harrison MBE

a.k.a. Sexy Rexy

Earth-birth Thursday-05-Mar-1908

dematerialization 02-Jun-1990 (age 82)


musical dramatist of stage and screen

1908-1990 * Rex Harrison

birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Harrison * tentatively rectified by BP Lama Jyotishavidya

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

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativity


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 Beautiful Bhrigu may considerably affect the outcome.

Due to the definitive influence of kalatra-karaka Shukra, gentlemen born into the realms of Bharani-Yamya, Purvaphalguni-Yoni, or Pūrvāṣāḍhāmay find that their worldview is greatly shaped by the character of the feminine companions.

For those born into the Shukra-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

Shukra-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 Shukra 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 Shukra-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 Shukra 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."


Harrison playing the veterinarian Dr. Doolittle in the celebrated 1967 musical drama


Rex Harrison 1976 (age 68)

Biographical Events matched to Vimshottari Dasha calendar

Ketu Mahadasha *4.7 until age 11.7

Thurs-05-Mar-1908 Earth-birth in Huyton with Roby, Lancastershire, England * Ketu-Shukra bhukti * Shukra karmesha

Jul-1909 until May-1912 Janma Sade-Sati Meza -9

Shukra Mahadasha * age 11.7 until age 31.7

1914 (RCH age 6) a life-threatening bout of childhood measles caused RCH to lose most of the sight in his left eye. His mom took Rex to the theatre as a treat for recovering. He was smitten. * Shukra-Shukra svabhukti * Shukra karmesha career

1924 (RCH age 16) joined the Liverpool Repertory Theatre * Shukra-Rahu bhukti * Rahu in bhava-11 associative networks

Jan-1926 until Dec-1928 Shani Ashtamsha Vṛścika--4 = 10th navamsha

1930 (RCH age 24) first film The Great Game begins what would become a seven-decade career in live theatre and cinema * Shukra-Budha bhukti * lagnesha Surya-yuti-Budha * Budha rules 11-accomplishments

Surya Mahadasha * age 31.7 until age 37.7

Jan-1934 (RCH age 25) exchange of vows for marriage 1-of-6 with actress-model Collette Thomas * Surya-Surya svabhukti * gochara R-K Kumbha-Simha * contact Simha indriya-lagna

29-Jan-1934 (RCH age 25) celebrated the birth of child-1 * Surya-Surya svabhukti * Surya rules 5th-from-Chandra * gochara R-K Kumbha-Simha * contact Simha indriya-lagna

Chandra Mahadasha * age 37.7 until age 47.7

Apr-1939 until Jun-1941 Janma Sade-Sati Mesha -9

1942 (RCH age 34) flight lieutenant for UK Royal Air Force, working in underground bunkers (did not fly due to his left eye) * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru-12 invisible operations rules 8 secrecy ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

1942 (RCH age 34) Divorce-1 * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules 8 ++ dvadasa Sade-Sati

25-Jan-1943 (RCH age 35) exchange of marriage vows 2-of-6 with renowned German actress Lilli Palmer * Chandra-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Meena 7th navamsha * gochara R-K Karkata-Makara

1946 (RCH age 38) his first American film brought Anglosphere fame to RCH via the male-lead role in Anna and the King of Siam * Chandra-Budha svabhukti * lagnesha Surya-yuti-Budha * Budha rules 11-accomplishments ++ Budha rules 5th-navamsha fame

05-Jul-1948 (RCH age 40) an extra-marital lover, the actress Carole Landis (herself divorced four times before age 28) committed suicide after spending the evening with Harrison. A shaming-scandal ensued, creating a feeding-frenzy for the tabloid press * Chandra-Shukra bhukti * Shukra rules-and-aspects 3-publications * vyaya-pati Somana-yuti-Shukra private relationships

1948 (RCH age 40) RCH Hollywood film contract is cancelled due to the shaming-scandal. RCH with wife-and-family move to NYC, where he and Lilli quickly find work in live theatre * Chandra-Shukra bhukti * Shukra karmesha work

1949 (RCH age 41) fame spreads widely in praise of a celebrated stage performance in Anne of the Thousand Days * Chandra-Surya chidra-dasha * Surya lagnesha

Mangala Mahadasha * age 47.7 until age 54.7

Rahu Mahadasha * age 48.9 until 66.9 = 1957 until 1975

Nov-1955 until Feb-1958 Shani Ashtamsha Vṛścika-4 = 10th navamsha

1957 (RCH age 49) Divorce 2 with Lilli Palmer * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti + Shani Ashtamsha

1957 (RCH age 49) celebrated, awarded performance = the musical stage-drama My Fair Lady * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * Rahu in bhava-11 awards

22-Jun-1957 (RCH age 49) exchange of vows in marriage-3-of-6 with actress Kay Kendall * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti * R-K gochara Tula-Mesha contact Shukra-Mesha

Sep-1959 (RCH age 51) wife-3 Kay Kendall decease via leukemia (her age 32) * Rahu-Rahu svabhukti

21-Mar-1962 (RCH age 54) exchange of vows in marriage-4-of-6 with dramatist Rachel Roberts * Rahu-Guru bhukti * Guru rules Meena 7th navamsha * R-K gochara via Mithunaya-Dhanus contact natal R-K

1963 (RCH age 55 celebrated performance in Julius Caesar * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 10th- from-Chandra = public recognition

1964 (RCH age 56) wins Academy Award for the cinematic version of My Fair Lady * Rahu-Shani bhukti * Shani rules 11 from Chandra = awards, prizes

1967 (RCH age 59) celebrated role in Doctor Doolittle reportedly RCH was often bitten by the animals * Rahu-Budha bhukti * lagnesha Surya-yuti-Budha * Budha rules 11-awards * Budha rules 6th-from-Chandra animal bites

Jun-1968 until May-1971 Janma Sade-Sati Mesha

1971 (RCH age 63) Divorce from dramatist Rachel Roberts * Rahu-Surya bhukti * Surya-yuti-Budha * Budha rules 6th-from-Chandra divorce

26-Aug-1971 (RCH age 63) exchange of vows for marriage-5-of-6 with socialite Elizabeth Rees Williams, Elizabeth Harris * Rahu-Budha bhukti * R-K gochara Meena-Kanya ++ dvithya Sade-Sati

1974 (RCH age 66) divorce from marriage-5 * Rahu-Ketu bhukti

17-Dec-1978 (RCH age 70) exchange of vows for marriage-6-of-6 [retirement alliance] with dramatist Marcia Tinker * Rahu-Shukra bhukti * R-K gochara Kanya-Meena contact navamsha R-K

Guru Mahadasha * age 66.9 until decease age 82

26-Nov-1980 (RCH age 72) suicide of 4th wife Rachael Roberts (her age 53) following RCH's refusal to re-marry her * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 6th-from-Chandra * Budha rules Mithunaya 12th-from-12 = dissolution of the 4th wife, contains Arudra-Rahu taboo

Dec-1984 until Dec-1987 Shani Ashtamsha Vṛścika-4 = 10th navamsha

25-Jul-1989 (RCH age 81) knighted by UK-Queen 1926- Elizabeth-2 * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu in bhava-11 awards

02-Jun-1990 (RCH age 82) dematerialization via pancreatic cancer, three weeks after his final stage performance. * Guru-Rahu chidra-dasha * Rahu's ruler Budha maraka rules-2

Distinctive features of the nativity

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

Lagnesha for Simha indriya-lagna

Atmakaraka center-stage, radiantly confident, celebrity, bright lights, romance

  • [Purvabhadra] Surya-Kumbha * Arka * the radiator * radio * brightly charismatic confidence of Center-stage Surya radiates through the linking networked connecting rashi of Shani
  • 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 * political equity * peerage entitlements * eye on fair contracts * agent of deal-making drama * father may be a broker-attorney-advocate
  • 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


Dad = a Liverpool cotton broker. Surya in bhava-7 broker

Surya-yuti-Budha = Budha commercial business

  • Dad was said to have been a partying, musical, man-about-town, a popular fellow - but often unemployed
  • Surya + Budha in bhava-7 contracts rules 6th-from-Chandra = out-of-portfolio
  • pitrasthana = Mangala-9, shows dad's singing voice and love for the ladies Kuja-yuti-Shukra
  • Lagnesha Surya = RCH resembles the entertainer father


Lagnesha Surya drishti into Simha indriya lagna = bright theatrical visage.

Surya-uchcha in navamsha-3 cinema

++ drishti of Budha [ruler of 11 + 2] brings marketplace revenues, voice, face, verbal articulation

Surya-yuti-Budha intake drishti from physical, hormonal, vital Arudhra-Rahu-11

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

  • Chandra-Mesha * comforted by forward pursuit * settled into warrior rhythms * needs vitality
  • Chandra-Aśvini * soothed by detached observing * protectors of start-up energy * needs pioneering invention

  • Chandra in classroom-9 * comfortable with paradigmatic belief * emotionally attuned to sacred doctrine * accustomed to priesthood * maternal piety * soothed by globalist perspective * feels the pulse of preaching * calmed by a broad worldview * acculturated to principled understanding * needs a familiar catechism * protective patrons * habitually seeks guidance * settled into philosophical roles * undulating convictions * mother may be devout, philosophical, a disciple, a proselyte
  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * emotionally pro-active * sensitive to brotherly figures * needs to win * comforted by direct forward movement * invigorates the undulating routine * soothed by pioneering innovation * competitive mother * calmed by routine exercise * feels like a champion
  • Somana-yuti-Shukra * emotionally indulgent * comforted by balanced arrangements * nourished by sensual pleasures * sensitive to feminine folks * needs to negotiate * luxury-loving mother * seeks shelter in alliances * preference for owned properties * soothed by beauty * feels like a partner


Mom = Edith Mary Carey. Chandra in classroom-9 rules-12

  • Rex was her only child, and she lavished attention upon him.
  • Chandra-9 as vyaya-pati would suggest that mom's lifetstyle emphasized public piety [9] and sanctuary [12]
  • Mom loved the theatre, and she introduced little Reginald to the drama when he was six years old


Chandra in classroom-9 rules

  • 12-privacy, bedroom, seclusion, fantasies, imagination, dreamworld - contains Sarala-Yoga producer [uchcha] Guru in bhava-12


Bhava-9 contains the rulers of 3 + 4 + 9 + 10 + 12

9 - patriarchy, patronage. RCH played almost exclusively dominant-male roles.

  • Somana-yuti-Kuja * Somana-yuti-Shukra suggest that in addition to the narcissistic Need to be in Center of audience Attention [5=9] RCH was also comfortable in romantic relationships with men and women. 12 matters of the private bedroom generally remain invisible, but are nonetheless emotionally defining.

MARRIAGE partnership emotional equity support expectations

Learning Pathway Challenges to marriage include

  • Budha-7 activates 3 + 6 from Chandra-Mesha, indicating a pattern of emotionally-charged, adversarial, accusatory arguments within partnership settings, along with mental-health [3] challenges
  • In addition to a legendary pattern of extra-marital affairs, RCH married a total of six times over a 30-year span.

Challenge from Shani-ruled Surya-Kumbha = Surya in bhava-7

  • self-referential [Surya] conduct in one-to-one relationships - affects both the native and the lifepartners
  • in yuvati-bhava, Surya-Kumbha may see relationships as primarily serving the personal entitlement [Surya] and reinforcing the socially approved material achievement [Shani].
  • generally, the social conduct of Surya-Kumbha = less beholden to customary moral boundaries


  • Marriage-1-of-6
  • bhava-3 cinema, advertising, photographs
  • Tula balance, beauty, arrangements
  • [Aśvini] Shukra-Mesha * Shukra-9 * Shukra-yuti-Chandra * Shukra-yuti-Mangala + Shukra rules 4-9 navamsha + Shukra rules 2-7 from Chandra
  • 9-year Rahu-cycle marriage with actress and advertising model [3, Tula] Collette Thomas (m. 1934-1943, one child

HarrisonRex_LilliPalmer_1950Life Mag.jpg8th-from-7th-from-Chandra-9

  • Marriage-2-of-6
  • bhava-10 public visibility, commanding roles, respect, high positions
  • Urisha beauty, assets, face-voice-song, heritage, luxury
  • [Aśvini] Shukra-Mesha * Shukra-9 * Shukra-yuti-Chandra * Shukra-yuti-Mangala + Shukra rules 4-9 navamsha + Shukra rules 2-7 from Chandra
  • 14-year Shani-cycle marriage with wife-2 Lilli Palmer = a widely recognized (10) German celebrity actress (m. 1943-1957)


  • Marriage-3-of-6
  • bhava-5 drama, self-certainty, intelligence, romance, games
  • Dhanus philosophy, humanism contains evaporative Ketu in classroom-5
  • actress Kay Kendall (m 1957-1959)
  • In a sentimentally hopeless story [Ketu] which sold millions of magazines, RCH divorced his wife of 14 years and mother of his son, Lilli Palmer, purportedly for humanitarian reasons. Ketu in classroom-5 tends to blunt the self-certainty and disorient the core intelligence, often associated with misleading statements and mistakes in judgment
  • According to the press narrative, RCH compassionately married Ms. Kendall in order to care for the actress while she slowly died of leukemia.
  • The heavy publicity of this two-year story had its intended promotional effect [5 fame].
  • After the inevitable death, RCH did not remarry Ms. Palmer [Ketu disorientation]. Rather, in the interim, Ms. Palmer had remarried a different mate.


  • Marriage-4-of-6
  • bhava-12 privacy, enclosure, fantasy, dream-world, invisibility

  • Karkata contains randhresha Guru-Karkata [uchcha] confers protective Viparita Raja yoga = [Sarala Yoga] , suggesting that whatever the potentially unsavory goings-on within bhava-8, there would be no harmful consequences to RCH

  • an exalted randhresha Guru in bhava-12 can signal expansive, high-permission addictions, similar to Shukra-12

  • dramatist Rachel Roberts (m. 1962-1971) the union was said to suffer from alcoholism of both partners. It featured vivid public fights, and ended in betrayal.
  • 26-Nov-1980 (RCH age 72) suicide of 4th wife Rachael Roberts (her age 53) following RCH's refusal to re-marry her * Guru-Budha bhukti * Budha rules 6th-from-Chandra


  • Marriage-5-of-6
  • bhava-7 contract, agreement, balance, equity, advocacy
  • Kumbha contains rulers of 2+ 11 [finance] + lagnesha = Surya-yuti-Budha
  • Budha brings funding and the lagnesha of NPD seeks a bit of posh
  • four-year union with Welsh socialite Joan Elizabeth Rees-Williams (m. 1971-1975)


  • Marriage-6-of-6
  • bhava-2 face, voice, speech-song, heritage values, banking, assets, lineage knowledge, traditions

  • Kanya nursing, medication, aide, ministry, assistance
  • 12-year retirement marriage with dramatist Marcia Tinker (m. 1978-1990)
  • "a nurse or a purse"

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


[Yogakaraka for Simha indriya-lagna]

[mūlatrikoṇa Bharani-1]

[karako bhavo nashto]

  • Mangala-Mesha * vigorous pursuit of dominance * straightforward dynamic actions * competitive winner * propulsive battering weaponry * push toward conquest * pioneering vitality * hot yang-energy * thrusting force * forward-driving movement * champion of innovation , innovation
  • Mangala in bhava-9* drive toward doctrine * champion of paradigmatic belief * pursuit of patronage * dynamic preaching * philosophy of innovation * believes in conquest * aggressive or sexualized paternal energies * dominating military father-figures * growth-challenging paternal behavior
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra * invigorated feelings * energized intuition * dynamic nurturance * competitive caretaking * often the dominant parent * needs to win * forward thrusting emotions * seeks security via conquest
  • Kuja-yuti-Shukra * dual sexuality * energized bargaining * dynamic trading * masculine force joins feminine allure * kinetic sensuality * productive arrangements * competitive mating * vigorously balance-seeking in partnership * pursues diplomatic resolutions * innovative arrangements


yogakaraka Mangala in bhava-9 rules

  • 9-celebrity fortunes, patriarchal roles, professor, pandit, king
  • 4-properties, foundations, home, cultural security
  • Kuja rules career Vrischika 10th-navamsha
  • Mangala activates Chitra Svamsha


  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra confers Chandra-Mangala yoga, associated with treasury and material fortune

competitive, innovative Kuja ++ Somana-yuti-Shukra

Succès de scandale = Bhava-9 contains the rulers of 3 + 4 + 9 + 10 + 12

Kuja-yuti-Chandra + Kuja-yuti-Shukra

yogakaraka [Bharani] Mangala-Mesha activates

  • Vrischika = the scandalous, exposing 8th-from-Chandra
  • Vrischika penetrating, predatory, invasively masculine force = career-defining 10th navamsha

+++ Shukra owns-and-operates bhava-3 press,, movie-magazines + bhava-10 reputation

  • Hollywood gossip magazines publishers used RCH's exploits to Sell a never-ending stream of sexualized [Kuja] shaming-scandal to a repressed and hungry readership
  • In an industry for which it is a well-accepted truth that there is no bad publicity, RCH's reputation [Shukra karmesha] indirectly benefited from the romantic masculinization of his otherwise rather milquetoast persona.

Kuja activates 9-credenda, beliefs =RCH was charmingly believable in his roles

  • by choosing only dominating male-lead roles (Kuja-Mesha) and playing to the psychic needs [Chandra] of his scandal-starved audience, RCH flourished in the capricious, competitive, cinema-drama industry
  • Kuja-yuti-Chandra allows emotional dominance (for example, the NPD dismissively arrogant professor in My Fair Lady)
  • Kuja-yuti-Shukra allows dominant behavior while pursuing relationships with either gender.


  • rules 4-familiarity, mother, childhood
  • rules 9-beliefs, father, worldview
  • primal, vital Mangala-Mesha occupies communicative 3rd from Budha

Kuja casts warlike, thrusting drishti into 12 + 3 + 4 = personal and professional attacks

RCH is generally retrospectively assessed to have suffered the classic patterns of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which allows a lover to use - then scorn - the objects of their attraction.

RCH was considered both a master of his dramatic craft and a sour, vicious bully, who denigrated the acting skills of co-workers (3)

  • RCH was said to show special contempt toward the leading ladies [Shukra] who threatened to divert attention from the glamour of his performances.

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

  • [Sadachbia] Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications * systematic pronouncements * articulation of social-scientific networks * descriptive inter-webbed definitions * diagrams the marketplace linkages * futuristic conversations * messages about communities * discusses economic transactions * explains social participation linkage * large-scale logic * skilled weaving * deft knitting * hands-arms-shoulders make connective gestures
  • Budha in bhava-7 * narrative of partnership * discusses contracts * debates on deals * analysis of relationships * discourse on trusts * banters about betrothal * crafting of covenants * delivers negotiating instructions * explainer of arrangements * talks about fairness * advocate for justice * gestures toward settlement of quarrels * mentality of marriage * formulates alliances * defines equity * balanced bargains
  • 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


Moneymaker Budha in bhava-7 Arrangements rules

  • 11 earnings, fan-clubs, friendship contains Rahu in bhava-11 = brilliant social-networking
  • 2 pleasures, capital, face-hair-voice-song, genetics, heritage, memory

Budha in bhava-7 rules 6th-from-Chandra - 6 marriages, 5 divorces

marketplace gainfulness via the union, benefiting both the husband and the wives.

  • RCH played many popular male drama-roles, but he was in particular a master of wry comedy.

  • (low-power Surya ++ Budha while 3rd-from-Budha contains Chandra-Mangala-Shukra


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